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Started by hooplala, June 12, 2017, 03:44:58 PM

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hooplala

Quote from: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 13, 2017, 06:34:37 PM
Quote from: Hoopla on June 13, 2017, 04:48:52 PM
Quote from: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on June 13, 2017, 04:13:14 PM
There are a lot of considerations. One of them is that without plants in the first place, you wouldn't ever be likely to have a cloud cover in the first place. Basically, if this is an imaginary planet, you have to design the planet, and then you can build life with a backstory. For example, you might have a warm planet with a constantly-cycling thin cloud cover around the equator due to all the plant life. Light and heat still get through the clouds, and they can act as a pretty effective greenhouse layer.

The planet is very earth-like, and the constant cloud cover is basically over a landmass the size of the UK. The rest of the planet has regular weather, more or less. It is thought that this one landmass has been cursed by the gods, and has been covered by clouds for at least a few hundred years. Presumably it had more regular weather beforehand.

So I would assume whatever regular crops they had pre-cloud cover would start to yield less and less each harvest, with some of the heartier crops holding on.

The crops aren't a huge part of the story, though the cloud cover eventually would be. Basically wondering if it would be possible for this land to grow its own crops or whether they would have to be imported in from more hospitable lands.

It sounds to me like it would be possible, though the results would be meagre and they would likely depend on imports quite a bit.

Is it just sort of that typical misty-grey light cloud cover that sprinkles occasionally? Lots of crops grow fairly well under those conditions. You'd be looking at a lot of greens, root vegetables, not so much fruit, not a lot of grains. Rice might be OK. If we're talking thick dark clouds and heavy rain, you would have a serious problem; seeds couldn't get hold, you'd end up with severe runoff and erosion.


Much more the former, though they get a fair amount of thunderstorms. So not much wheat and whatnot but potatoes and carrots and whatnot would be fine. That's workable.
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Prelate Diogenes Shandor

Quote from: Hoopla! on June 13, 2017, 04:48:52 PMThe planet is very earth-like, and the constant cloud cover is basically over a landmass the size of the UK. The rest of the planet has regular weather, more or less.

So basically it's the UK?
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PDS bumping yet another old topic with irrelevant stupid garbage.

Ha ha the U.K. never has sun, that joke sure is new, and relevant, and not at all what literally everyone immediately thought of and dismissed as too fucking obvious, no sir!

It's TWO FUCKING YEARS OLD, that means it's current and important and topical!
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Quote from: nullified on August 25, 2019, 07:12:05 PM
PDS bumping yet another old topic with irrelevant stupid garbage.
It is my opinion that PDS is too dense to realize when he's being insulted, too stupid to be remediated, and not capable of communicating with human beings in any meaningful sense, so I just ignore him.

But, if you manage to find an exposed nerve, I'll be cheering you on (from a safe distance).
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It's more just a pressure release valve because I can't poop enough to release the hate he fills me with.
"I am that worst of all type of criminal...I cannot bring myself to do what you tell me, because you told me."

There's over 100 of us in this meat-suit. You'd think it runs like a ship, but it's more like a hundred and ten angry ghosts having an old-school QuakeWorld tournament, three people desperately trying to make sure the gamers don't go hungry or soil themselves, and the Facilities manager weeping in the corner as the garbage piles high.

Prelate Diogenes Shandor

Quote from: nullified on August 25, 2019, 07:12:05 PM
:kingmeh:

PDS bumping yet another old topic with irrelevant stupid garbage.

Ha ha the U.K. never has sun, that joke sure is new, and relevant, and not at all what literally everyone immediately thought of and dismissed as too fucking obvious, no sir!

It's TWO FUCKING YEARS OLD, that means it's current and important and topical!

It's not like there's more than two or three actually active topics here
Praise NHGH! For the tribulation of all sentient beings.


a plague on both your houses -Mercutio


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrTGgpWmdZQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVWd7nPjJH8


It is an unfortunate fact that every man who seeks to disseminate knowledge must contend not only against ignorance itself, but against false instruction as well. No sooner do we deem ourselves free from a particularly gross superstition, than we are confronted by some enemy to learning who would plunge us back into the darkness -H.P.Lovecraft


He who fights with monsters must take care lest he thereby become a monster -Nietzsche


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhrZgojY1Q


You are a fluke of the universe, and whether you can hear it of not the universe is laughing behind your back -Deteriorata


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Quote from: Prelate Diogenes Shandor on August 28, 2019, 04:13:08 PM
Quote from: nullified on August 25, 2019, 07:12:05 PM
:kingmeh:

PDS bumping yet another old topic with irrelevant stupid garbage.

Ha ha the U.K. never has sun, that joke sure is new, and relevant, and not at all what literally everyone immediately thought of and dismissed as too fucking obvious, no sir!

It's TWO FUCKING YEARS OLD, that means it's current and important and topical!

It's not like there's more than two or three actually active topics here

Shut the fuck up, dude.  Jesus.
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hooplala

"Soon all of us will have special names" — Professor Brian O'Blivion

"Now's not the time to get silly, so wear your big boots and jump on the garbage clowns." — Bob Dylan?

"Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)"
— Walt Whitman