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Re: The Martian is awesome. Keep it up.

Postby TorqueStone » Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:16 pm

From the Great Hydrogen Scare of Sol 37 to the Pathfinder-murdering drill to naming a kilowatt hour per sol a pirate-ninja, this epic is epic.

Oh, and
treydestepheno wrote:I only know one thing...only ENGINEERING can save him now!...again.
I thought it would be obvious that fixing the rovers is going to take BOTANY.
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Re: The Martian is awesome. Keep it up.

Postby Casey » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:24 pm

TorqueStone wrote:From the Great Hydrogen Scare of Sol 37...


When I was first reading that scene, before I even got to the explosion, I stopped to IM Andy and ask, "WHY THE HELL is he not in a spacesuit for this procedure?!"

Turns out the answer was that Andy is a capricious and spiteful creator, and enjoyed Mark's suffering. ;)

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Re: The Martian is awesome. Keep it up.

Postby Andy » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:31 pm

He also IM'd to remind me that gaseous Hydrogen would not separate and go to the top of the Hab. It would diffuse in to the air and be omnipresent. I'll have to rewrite that section to keep it scientifically accurate. One of many tidbits on my "to do" list for after I finish the first draft.
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Re: The Martian is awesome. Keep it up.

Postby Olli » Sat Mar 10, 2012 1:36 am

whatever happens...I'll follow to the bitter end ;)
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Re: The Martian is awesome. Keep it up.

Postby Leg1on » Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:30 am

treydestepheno wrote:
someguy wrote:I get super excited when I see 'New Story Posted: The Martian, Sol x to x'

I have no idea how Mark's going to get to the MAV. Can't wait!


I only know one thing...only ENGINEERING can save him now!...again.



That and a whole lot of cussing like a drunken sailor. :lol:
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Re: The Martian is awesome. Keep it up.

Postby pablohunny » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:17 pm

I concur with all that is/ was said above.

And in the absence of anything original, I'd like to say how sad I am that the ending looms :(

-A-
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Re: The Martian is awesome. Keep it up.

Postby Olli » Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:48 pm

yeah, similar here...I kinda loved the cliff hangersin a bad way... and I really enjoyed reading the description of Mark's victory dance... :D
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Re: The Martian is awesome. Keep it up.

Postby ericvschultz » Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:32 am

Yikes! Just read part 25 and my damn heart rate jumped 10 or 20 BPM by the end of it. Good job on making it seem real, Andy!

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Re: The Martian is awesome. Keep it up.

Postby Olli » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:48 am

god, this is worse than watching 24 with episodes a month apart or something... ;-D
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Re: The Martian is awesome. Keep it up.

Postby Andy » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:58 am

I'll try to be a little quicker on this next chapter. By the way, it'll be the last. :)

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