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ColumbusGuy last won the day on November 6 2015

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    History, Victorian Decoration & Architecture, Reading, Writing and Gardening. All sorts of music except Urban contemporary or modern Jazz. I love black and white sci-fi movies, musicals and comedies.

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  1. ColumbusGuy

    Chapter 11

    Some disturbing developments with Gestin...I hope he hasn't been given some special artifact to damage Kieran's progress.
  2. ColumbusGuy

    Part 5

    A great ending, my friend. It's rare for a couple to meet so young and to remain together, at least in today's world of distractions and lack of privacy. My parents didn't find it, but both sets of my grandparents had. After a long search, I found it but Fate intervened and I lost him after more than a decade. I hope everyone can know the joys of a perfect match, but you have to understand that the magic needs help to grow and endure, just like any precious gift.
  3. ColumbusGuy

    Chapter 66 Happy Birthday, Mom

    I'm not even going to try, my dear. You've captured what my mom meant to me just as yours meant to you. I lost mine five days after my 49th birthday, which she'd planned to spend with me and bake a cake. We did spend it together, but in her hospital room. She went in the day before, and I was there until the end, with her remaining sisters, children, nieces and nephews. That final day in 2007 was the last we were together except her funeral buried in a plot where her husband--my stepfather--would join her two years ago. An infinity of hugs, kisses and love to you, and to our moms who have gone before us, but are not forgotten.
  4. ColumbusGuy

    Chapter 29 Giver of Life

    Taking a puppy out in your Winter. Must want a pupsicle pretty bad. 😸 There's nothing like sharing the world with a young heart and pair of eyes to restore all the wonder that we too often take for granted. Baby or puppy...hmm, no diapers to change with this one.
  5. ColumbusGuy

    Part 4

    Well I wasn't expecting this turn of events--Griff giving up his stars for a while--but he still has his own star--Benny. The other thing that resonates with me is the fact that they both want to go back to their country roots; I've now lived half of my life in Columbus, and still am not used to it. Sure, it's a residential neighborhood, but houses are too close together and you can't escape noise, whether it's passing traffic at 6AM or the distant hum from larger thoroughfares. I miss the quiet nights, and the open sky above even now. I'm eager to see what awaits in the next chapter of our guys' lives.
  6. ColumbusGuy

    Part 3

    Ah good--Gary has found a companion at last! Are you developing your own collection of boys like me?
  7. ColumbusGuy

    Fragment Five: Refugees

    @GanymedeRex I'm glad you found this one, and believe me it hearkens back to my earliest writing in elementary school--promise, there are no canine aliens foiled at subjugating Earth by being petted. I was twelve, what can I say? I don't think I've read those books by Gerrold, so I'll have to find online copies. The Tribble episode was one of my favorites of the original series, which I saw in the first running. I guess I'd been hooked on sci-fi before that with Lost In Space and My Favorite Martian with Ray Walston, but I can hardly remember that one other than later cable runs. For some great sci-fi, read Robert Sawyer's Human trilogy, and his Quintaglio stories such as Far Seer. More of Harman Halveg ahead for a while...among other things.
  8. ColumbusGuy

    Fragment Two: Home

    @GanymedeRex I try to keep the science within the boundaries of what might be possible, and some signs indicate that humans could live a lot longer with the effects of aging slowed or eliminated...with what we are learning about genetics and cloning, why not toss in some nano-tech that could make the process easier? We are learning what genees control certain things now, and how they can be manipulated to turn off other evolutionary factors... We also are finding other species of man that we didn't know about before, and that they too contrib uted to our genetics through interbreeding, like the genes that make high altitude living easier in Tibet. I forget the name right now, but it starts with a 'D', so that's at least a second or third species that has helped us evolve...and both of them so far have done it within the last 50,000 years or so. More to come, and I'll try to keep things in the realm of the possible as we know it--but we all know that advances come often from leaps of intuition and wonder too.....
  9. ColumbusGuy

    Part 2

    Man it's difficult to merge outlooks which seem so opposed to one another. My California friend I met when he was an undergrad at OSU, and he has degrees in Metallurgy and Programming, but he's also into science-fiction and D &D, which meant we had a couple things in common. My science is more historical in nature like archaeilogy, while his is more mathematical and physics-oriented. The boys are working this dichotomy out rather well...lets just hope one isn't into anime or manga like my friend is--I just couldn't get into it despite his efforts, though Nausicaa was okay.
  10. ColumbusGuy

    Part 1

    Okay, this is just too good to not get everyone involved. You have a way of getting us to see the scenes quickly, and you've done it again here. Celestron eh? You own one? Maybe my friend helped program the mount software....
  11. ColumbusGuy

    Chapter 65 Engaging

    Hoping for an early Spring? Is tomorrow soon enough? 🎁 As beautiful as you make the sun on snow sound, I'll stay inside with my central heating and wish for a cup of hot chocolate. We've had it easy so far--upper 20s, but as you say, the coldest month for us is a couple weeks away. I can do without it all since it's not fun anymore. As a kid, I'd be out in it sledding or building a fort or snowmen, and having snowball fights with the neighbor kids...now, just hoping my arthritic knees aren't going to hurt at the same time. Sigh. ☕
  12. ColumbusGuy

    Fragment Nine: Results?

    Fear not, Starry...I've just got a few decades of wide-ranging reading and a lot of sci-fi inhalation to base my story on. Believe me, I research things online now to see what is going on in my fields of interest like Mars, and some fields like space travel and archaeological discoveries. I got my BA in English Lit--does that tell you how bright I am? I doubt it...when was the last time somebody needed a quote from Chaucer? I had wanted to go into archaeology but my high school counsellor talked me out of it, so I went with my next interests: Literature and German. At least I've always liked reading and learning, so I can fake it. :)
  13. ColumbusGuy

    Chapter 1

    Such a great story, makes me want to be a vampire if it really worked this way. Gives a whole new meaning to the question of what McDonald's special sauce is made of from your comment above. I know the place I worked didn't use what John and Rendy found. 😸 Gotta wonder if vampires would become adept at computers to alter records to keep their longevity a secret....
  14. ColumbusGuy

    Fragment Nine: Results?

    Damn it, G-Man, ask the question that hadn't even occurred to me! The only problems, I think might come on Earth from the GA, but clearly Harman can't ever go back there with the Hunt for any of his family going on. For the 'thals, if they find out, I don't think it will be a problem since they were created as well. It appears Harman is a product of Hartmann and Pavel...but what is the significance of the numeric sequence that seems to be involved? You guessed my response, my dear. 😸
  15. ColumbusGuy

    Fragment Nine: Results?

    Ah, that's a good question...can this thing be set on an automatic timer? Doubt it. More to come in the next thrill-packed chapter....

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