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Indeed! Remember - lines are more important than rollingstock here, perhaps more so. There are a number of High-Speed Lines - the LCR has one between Swindon right across the Pont Hafren to Castreleon, I think, as well as the GNR from Peterborough to Doncaster, the NER north of York all the way to Middlesburgh, the FBK from Merddlan to the outskirts of Edinburgh and LNWR from Watford to Coventry. As for Rollingstock, that would be something like the APT.

Days and Months

Good boy, I see you've learned your lesson quickly! :) Yours, —IJzeren Jan Uszkiełtu? 15:44, 27 January 2009 (UTC)

It helps to have good teachers. BoArthur 15:44, 27 January 2009 (UTC)


Dunno, extend his mandate permanently ? --Marc Pasquin 18:41, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Space voyage 2245 space suit

like the design but if I could make a suggestion, the crimson band of the command staff is hard to tell apart from the spacemen's one. Maybe you could make it golden ?--Marc Pasquin 16:47, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

That's a good point. I'll do that. Thanks! BoArthur 17:26, 27 July 2009 (UTC)


Sorry to be so slow getting back to you. My internet was just restored moments ago (huzzah!). Honestly, I was imagining that the Eldren were vaguely humanoid (because SV races tend to be) but also fundamentally different in social norms and outlooks -- like the Martians in Stranger in a Strange Land or the Vorlons of B5, or the lost Krell of Fantastic Planet. Hope that helps. Zahir 15:59, 25 September 2009 (UTC)

For what it is worth, I would suggest that the "Ancients" are what the Eldren have become rather than what they originally were. One wonders just how much of their tremendous storehouses of knowledge do the "Ancients" actually understand? Rather like the galactic Civilization in David Brin's Uplift Series. Zahir 20:32, 25 September 2009 (UTC)


Please feel free to use him to your heart's content. Merry Xmas! Zahir 06:47, 19 December 2009 (UTC)

Spacial Voyage -22

I have put a few elemtents that are parody of generic sci-fi but I would like to know, is ther any particular aspect of SV2245 that would deserved to be parodied ?--Marc Pasquin 00:44, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

i am still around, although mostly unseen

not at all ;) i am still somewhere around reading almost regularly recent changes on IB. so if you have smth particular on mind for me, PM me or mail me. cos of my new study, i have even less time for extensive work on IB, but my education in linguistics gets deeper and deeper and i plan to use it redesigning nassian and bohemian languages and cultures asap. i am happy to help with bohemian and/or nassian small things you may need for IB stuff. Jan II. 00:01, 14 March 2011 (PDT)


So I noticed you were a fan of techno and house... What would those genres look like in IB, if they even developed at all? And would genres like the rather reggae-influenced dubstep that seems to be oh so popular in clubs nowadays be possible *there*? I'm not entirely sure reggae could have developed under the NAL's differing socioeconomic conditions and a probable lack of Rastafarianism. Also, what kind of impact has the somewhat slower development of technology had on IB electronic music? In the lack of digital instruments, is it simply more like avant-garde music except somewhat more commercial (read: danceable)? Juan Martin Velez Linares 19:21, 27 August 2015

hmm...I think that there would be more instruments akin to Moogs, I think that we might be more likely to see 80s style techno stuff, synthesizers, and so forth. I think we probably wouldn't have reggae, for aforesaid reasons, unless Elemtilas thinks so, he's the parain of the NAL-SLC. In the realm of avantgarde, I know there's a group called Hé Ouai from Louisianne. Some of their stuff is danceable, but it's not the most commercial, eg three minute tracks, or even five minute tracks. Closer to what you're thinking, there's the group Bethinaut (베디넏), and they're kind of like *here*'s Devo in sound, but verging toward the 90s boy-band sound, but they play their own inventive instruments. They started at the Kieñseñ Polytechnic University. BoArthur 18:02, 27 August 2015 (PDT)
Speaking of synth instruments, at around what time do you see the highly influential Fairlight CMI and Synclavier synthesisers/samplers being invented? My guess would be late 90s, early 2000s or so. Juan Martin Velez Linares 11:11 (Make a wish!), 30 September 2015 (CDT)

L'Affair des Tramways

Could I work with you on this one? I have a bit of an interest in rail travel myself, and kind of wonder how North American streetcar networks panned out in IB (I suppose Oregon conserved almost all, if not all of them!). Juan Martin Velez Linares 15:44, 03 September 2015 (CDT)

Though I've not started it, it's based on the General Motors Streetcar Conspiracy. I had thought to make it Louisianne-focused, but I'm interested to see your thoughts. Read up on it, and let's see your take on the matter! FWIW, the end result would be that the car manufacturers were found to be moving against the civil good, and that they were restricted from putting the Trams out of business by purchasing them up. They tried to do buses, but that only ate some of the marketshare, and in the end, the bus lines were merged into the tram and rail companies, thus giving IB the more rail-aligned view that it has, now. BoArthur 13:52, 3 September 2015 (PDT)
Ah. I had figured that's what it was meant to parallel! I was kind of wondering whether it would have been localised on Louisianne or generalised across North America. And it's interesting that *there* the conspiracy failed! I bet a lot of cities look rather different owing to that... Juan Martin Velez Linares 18:58, 03 September 2015 (CDT)
That's my thought, and that's why I did it. Ill Bethisad is a much slower pace than *here*, and I figured that would give a strong reason to that reality. BoArthur 09:09, 4 September 2015 (PDT)

Frisian Islands

Hiya Dan, in case you've overlooked it: see Talk:Frisian Islands Project#Image. Cheers, IJzeren Jan 16:04, 21 September 2015 (PDT)

Ciudad Saratoga?

Isn't Saratoga an Iroquois name? Must have taken quite the trip for Iroquois immigrants to end up in Deseret! Juan Martin Velez Linares 08:54, 13 October 2015 (CDT)

No different than the Saratoga that exists *here* in Australia, and it certainly wasn't founded by the Iroquois. It was just founded when people had heard the name and liked the sound of it. Sometimes a name's just a name. :) BoArthur 09:35, 13 October 2015 (PDT)
Oh my goddess, I am so sorry. Somehow I completely forgot that the first Mormons started in that part of New York (well, Aquanishuonigy *there*.) I can't believe I forgot about the Burned-Over district! My bad! Juanmartinvelezlinares 13:23, 7 August 2017 (PDT)
No worries. BoArthur 12:28, 17 October 2017 (PDT)