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More from the Asheville Viking Festival. 
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From the Asheville Viking Festival. Great little event.
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Current state of the Velastreon map. Calculating the correct positions of the latitude lines for this interrupted projection is a giant pain in the dick. Some moving of landmasses to make everything work had to be done as well, but that's relatively trivial. Thee southern continent of Thurivé may need to be pushed around still.
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Map Progress 98%. All that's left are islands.
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DOCKSIDE, NEW ENGLAND—Shipman and stevedore alike confirmed that the crate is unpleasantly cold to the touch, and none reportedly wished to remain in its presence for long.
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Hah! Love it.
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Okay, Calendars.

The year-keeping system of Melearum is named after a fellow named Erytheos, an annalist and astronomer who produced the solar calendar now in common use with some modifications. Which of the following names sounds coolest? Other suggestions are welcome, but I'd prefer to stay away from the word Reckoning, since I've used it elsewhere.
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The Tables of Erytheos (TE)
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The Measure of Erytheos (ME)
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Erytheos' Count (EC)
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These all suck.
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It's even better with your modified ending, +Gary N. Mengle. It sounds more authentic.
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There may be more tweaking of coastlines and I'll want to add some more islands, but this is the Velastreon global map, completed. The resolution is fairly high, should you wish to zoom in.

Everything is mathematically accurate down to the meter. No, I'm not even kidding. Now I can proceed with the work of, you know, actually mapping stuff. 
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I need to do something like this with my maps someday.
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Map progress. The lines of Longitude are less heahache to calculate but more trouble to place, since there are more of them and each has 19 nodes rather than 2.  Still, progress is good.

The red lines mark 10° Latitude or Longitude, by the way. So the map cuts off at 70° North and South Latitude, although there is land beyond that. The tropics and polar circles are in as well, but they're hidden in this image.

There will be further land editing once all the lines are in.
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Based on this quote, I think I need to read some John Scalzi:

"My own supposition as to why neither Torgersen nor Correia realized what a bad idea it was to beclown themselves with Day’s company is that the two of them were, simply, too naive to think that the enemy of their enemy (i.e., the non-existent social justice warrior conspiracy designed to keep fun stories and/or conservative writers from the Hugo ballot) could be anything other than their friend. "
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I really enjoyed Red Shirts
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Worldbuilding playlist pick of the day. Rod Stewart's career peak, as far as I'm concerned, was with this band.
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Not true. Small Faces officially disbanded after Marriott's departure. Marriott officially quit at the end of 1968 at New Year's Eve gig. However Small Faces had a tour commitment so they played some gigs at the beginning of 1969 and that was pretty much it. Rod performed with three ex-Small Faces members much later in 1969.
Kenney Jones said that they never had intention of replacing Steve Marriott, because he was too unique and had too much impact on Small Faces music (With Ronnie Lane they were two main songwriters, he was also a main singer and a guitarist, not to mention that he was a frontman of Small Faces) . From the first rehearsal with Ronnie Wood (Rod joined a little bit later) it was clear for all ex-Small Faces members that it was a beginning of a new band.
It's true that Faces first LP "First Step" is labelled as "Small Faces" in North America, but it was record company executives who wanted the band to keep their old name (against the band wishes).
Ian McLagan did many interviews when Small Faces and Faces were nominated and later inducted to Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and he emphasised many times that Small Faces and Faces were two completely different bands (which happened to have the same three members), and he was very discontent that this institution (RRHOF) threw those two bands to the same bag. Just don't let media and music journalists to fool you - I'm sure that Small Faces members know it the best ... for sure better than music media.
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You know, I'd have given a lot to see a Superman/Batman movie with Christopher Reeve and Michael Keaton. At least there would be fun.
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Last continent - Rehoean - is started. After that, The Chains - a massive archipelago system.
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Overrated. Not a bad restauant, but a terrible _German_ restaurant. Schmidt's sells itself as such, but the best sausage in the place is the distinctly non-German Bahama Mama - which is admittedly very good. And the creampuffs are amazing. The bratwurst, however, is of vending machine quality, and there is simply no excuse for that from a place with the pedigree of Schmidt's
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