Ursa Major-class heavy commercial haulerName: Ursa Major-class heavy commercial haulerUrsa Major-class heavy commercial hauler2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Manufacturer: Centauri Heavy Industries, Centauri Orbital Commerical Yards , Alpha Centauri V orbit (primary yard)
Type: Interstellar heavy commericial hauler
Control System: Bridge w/screen control stations
Length: 820 meters
Width: 340 meters
Main Drive: 1 x 2.8 GW
Secondary Powerplant: 1 x 10,000 KW
Main Thrusters: 4 x Heavy Thermonuclear Fusion Engines
Acceleration: 15 kps (kilometers per second)/1.0 light year per minute (faster-than-light capability)
Onboard Sensors: Anti-collision/spatial radar, hyperspatial distortion detector, infrared/ultraviolet, lidar, low-light, magnetometer, microwaves, motion detectors, radcounter, telescope
Fixed Armament: None
Additional Armament/Compliment: 156 crew (12 flight crew, 96 maintenance crew, 48 loading/cargo crew), 4 shuttles, 16 tugs
Defensive Systems: Screen deflectors
Equipment: Artificial gravity system, escape pod system, interstellar communication system, sa
Global Reach SpecificationsGlobal Reach Specifications3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Dimensions & Capacities:
4 (pilot, co-pilot, and 2 WSO's)
175,000 lbs empty
2,615,000 lbs maximum takeoff weight
1,900,000 lbs internal (JP7)
400,000 lbs internal LOX
17,600+ mph in orbit
6,000+ mph (Mach 8.44+) @ 120,000 ft
Mach 3.5 @ 60,000 ft
Mach 6 @ 120,000 ft
Mach .92 subsonic cruise
Low Earth Orbit
Rate of Climb:
80,000+ ft per minute
14 days in orbit
5+ @ max weight
5- @ max weight
11G structural limit
Thrust to Weight
Hedgehog-class interstellar tactical gunship specsSpecifications: McDaniels Shipwrights Hedgehog-class interstellar tactical gunshipHedgehog-class interstellar tactical gunship specs1 year ago in Settings More Like This
Crew: 10: pilot, co-pilot, navigator/sensor operator, tactical officer, 5 weapon systems specialists (WSS), electronic warfare officer (EWO)
Length: 224 ft 9 in
Wingspan: 194 ft 8 in
Height: 42 ft 2 in
Wing area: 324 ft2
Empty weight: 755,000 lb (342,770 kg)
Loaded weight: 978,224 lb (444,114 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 1,321,075 lb (599,768 kg)
Powerplant: 6 x Commonwealth Spatial Drive Works Mark VII thermonuclear fusion pulse engines w/trans-atmospheric boosters + McDaniels Astrophysical Warp Dynamics Type 200 time/space warp drive
-Dry thrust: 65,250 lbf for Mark VII (290.36 kN for Mark VII) each
-Thrust with afterburner: 124,225 lbf for Mark VII (552.80 kN for Mark VII) each
-Thrust from trans-atmospheric booster: 262,875 for Mark VII (1169.79 kN for Mark VII) each
FTL Performance: 10 Light Years per day
Fuel capacity: 342,850 lb (155,654 kg) internal
UNSC Roanoke Halo ShipRoanoke-Class WarshipUNSC Roanoke Halo Ship3 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
• Length: 4,800m
• Width: 1,000m
• Height/Depth: 900m
XR2 Borlin Fields: S81/X-DFR
Slipspace Drive: Mark X Macedon/Z-78721HDS
Shielding: Advance Shielding
Hull: 420cm Titanium-A3 armor plating
• Naval- 7,675
• Marine- 5,161
• Intelligence- 1,456
• Civilian- 409
• SPARTAN-IV Supersoldiers
• Orbital Dock Shock Troopers
• UNSC Marine Corps
• UNSC Army
• UNSC Air Force
Other System(s): AI River
• 1x Series 8 MAC (bow mounted)
• 2x Modified MACs (Similar to the Pillar of Autumn's, Both bow mounted)
• 3x Small Special MACs (specially design to go from firing MAC rounds to firing energy projector like beams, all bow mounted)
• 312x M42 Archer Missile Pods
• 210x M75 Rapier Missile Pods
Peace Comes Why did it have to come to this?Peace Comes6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Didact and the rings monitor, 343 Guilty Spark, began the long walk into the control station of Installation 04. The thin glass floor reflected his own grim expression back at him. The more he thought about it, the more he began to accept the fact that the Forerunner were fated to live this day moment they had encountered the Flood. The parasites numbers combined with his own peoples arrogance a fault he himself was most certainly not exempt from- were the two variables that had led them down the path to the events currently taking place.
They were all but doomed, and every Forerunner, whether they wished to accept it or not, knew this to be inevitable. Perhaps a few would survive in the shield worlds, maybe even the Ark, but their numbers would be so thin
STC: Gentlemen Prefer Orions: Chapter 2STC: Gentlemen Prefer Orions: Chapter 29 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
April 1, 2269
When Sajeen awoke the following morning, she was in no hurry whatsoever to leave the bed. The temperature beyond the confines of the fur blankets and pelts she was buried under was something like -5 Celsius. To her right, Garadun was still fast asleep. When they’d dozed off he’d been facing her, one arm draped over her hip. He’d turned in his sleep during the night and now had his back to her.
The Orion girl gave a happy sigh and spooned herself against him. She had never felt so content in all her young life. Their lovemaking the evening before had been fabulous; and she knew it was only going to get better as time went on. She caressed his hip and leg beneath the furs, and kissed the back of his neck. She sniffed his skin: his Human scent was subtle, yet definitely male. Unlike every other Human man she’d known, he used no cologne, aftershave, hair products or anything else of that nature. So his scent was all him,
Unlikely Pair - HackerTitle: Unlikely Pair Contest Submission - Hacker!Unlikely Pair - Hacker4 years ago in Humor More Like This
Game: Mass Effect
Characters/Pairing: Commander Candylan Shepard (femShep) and Tali'Zorah with an appearance by Legion
"Bosh'tet!" Tali'Zorah screamed at her omni-tool. The more she rapidly tapped at the holographic buttons, the more furious she became.
Commander Candylan Shepard noticed the unusual behavior coming from her quarian companion and went to investigate. "Is something the matter?"
"It's nothing, Commander."
"Judging by all your huffing and puffing, it's far from nothing. What is it?"
"It's this player on Galaxy of Fantasy. That bosh'tet killed my character in a single move. He must be hacking!"
"Galaxy of Fantasy? Really? I didn't know you played, Tali," she responded, tucking her messy blonde locks behind her ear to reveal the smirk growing on her face.
"It started as a way to play with some people I kn
Being Human - Chapter 1"I need your help. Look, I can understand that you're a bit - well, okay, a lot - wary of my coming to you after I promised you freedom, but you have to hear me out." The human sighed, twitching her fingers slightly as two robotic arms stretched down and untied her arms. She kept a wary eye on GLaDOS as she stretched herself, sorting out the kink in her back as she reflected on the day's events.Being Human - Chapter 14 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
She had gotten up, prepared herself a bowl of oatmeal, blacked out, then found herself back at Aperture with the AI she never wanted to see again staring at her. Okay, so it wasn't much to reflect on, but she was confused as all get out. GLaDOS had said herself that she never wanted to see her again, so why would she abduct her? She wasn't even sure what 'help' she could give the AI that claimed that she knew everything about anything, including what happened after one died (though she might have been bluffing about that one; Chell wasn't willing to take the chance, though). After
343 Guilty Spark343 Guilty Spark5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
97 448 BCE. That was when it had all ended.
My creators, the Forerunners, had relinquished the seemingly endless war between themselves and the Flood. The Flood had spread across the galaxy consuming all it could, rendering it impossible for my creators to fight back. The Flood were parasites. One single small infection form could start a cycle that would end the existence of entire species, and they did. The Flood's mistake was beginning on the Forerunners too late into their campaign. My creators had one final chance at saving the galaxy from this flowing horror.
Halo was a collection of massive ring-shaped installations, ten thousand kilometres in diameter. I am 343 Guilty Spark. I am the monitor of Installation 04. When my creators activated the rings, many years ago, they defeated the Flood wiping them all out save the few insignificant harmless infection forms trapped in laboratories of the installations. The reign of the Forerunner ended that day, as did my usefulness unti
The Return of GLaDOS"No "The Return of GLaDOS4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
She felt a tremor, and knew that Chell had destroyed the last of the cores that weighed her down. Suddenly, she felt free. She could think clearly again. She could also feel something in the back of her artificial mind: a consciousness named Ca---
---Whiteness. She was lifted into the air, torn to pieces, lying there, neither dead nor alive, waiting for something to happen. Staring into the void
"Powerup initiated," said a voice.
She felt power flow into her circuits, her bits and pieces coming back together as if by magic. Cameras woke up, and she could see. Panels started falling back into place, and she could sense the entire Facility. She felt complete. She was just as she was before...that test subject came.
That test subject was the most stubborn human she had ever met. The human never quit and completed everything she set her mind to. The perfect test subject, she completed every challenge and problem she faced. She was very obedient, too. Well, she wa
When the Snow MeltsThey had met in a snow covered park as children. Their mothers were co workers at a nearby business and upon finding that their children were close in age, they had decided to set up a play date. One women held the hand of a little girl with an indifference look under her bundles of winter clothing. The small child's gray eyes seemed to lazily look off into the distance while her mother tugged her gently along. The other women held hands firmly with two small girls, both seemingly identical. One girl held a cheerful smile, while the other just frowned.When the Snow Melts4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"This is Chell," was the lone child's introduction from her mother. "She's kind of shy. Try to be nice to her, ok?" The women smiled down at the twins.
"Aww, isn't she adorable?" The other women cued over the little girl. "These are my daughter. Caro-"
The frowning girl yanked her hand away from the women's grip. "I'm not Caroline!" The small girl yelled.
"I'm sorry, Glados I-" her apology
Robots Have Souls TooChapter 9:Robots Have Souls Too4 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Storm the Castle
GLaDOS looked up weakly as her captor walked past. Her entire body was overheated from Joseph Rattmann's abuse and constant use of her systems. GLaDOS could feel the heat of her hardware ebbing off of her in waves. She felt like she had a robotic version of a fever.
"The final preparations are almost complete, tonight I shall reign as earth's newest king!" Joseph Rattmann laughed.
"And earth's shortest lived king," GLaDOS growled angrily. "My systems can't take much more of this you idiot!"
"Ah, is my reluctant queen a little cranky?" the mad man sneered as he reached his hand out to touch GLaDOS's faceplate.
"Don't you touch me!" GLaDOS smacked the hand away with a quick swipe of her head.
"Still have some fight left I see," Joe Rattmann laughed. "I can fix that."
GLaDOS's eye widened in fright just before a surge of electricity coursed through her. "Aaahhh-!" GLaDOS metaphorically bit her lip trying to hold the pain in so that Joseph couldn't have the plea
Tali Face (Poker Face Parody)M-m-mass EffectTali Face (Poker Face Parody)3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
I wanna roll like they do on the flotilla
Pack em' send em' out on a pilgrimage out in space
(I love it)
Hunting the geth outside the veil is really fun
And here comes commander shepard with his oversided Gun
Oh, oh oh oh oh, o-o-o-o-o-oh
Look what I've got, Quarians are hot
Oh, oh oh oh oh, o-o-o-o-o-oh
look what I've got, Quarians are hot
Can't see her,
Can't see her
No you can't see it, Tali's face
(she's got a lovely body)
Can't see her
Can't see her
No you can't see it, Tali's face.
(she's got a lovely body)
t-t-t-tali's face, t-t-tali's face
t-t-t-tali's face, t-t-tali's face
I wanna roll with him aboard the normandy
A little skyillan is fun when you're with me
(I love it)
I spent time adrift out upon the open stars
And baby when I come back we gone hit up Illium.
Oh, oh oh oh oh, o-o-o-o-o-oh
Look what I've got, Quarians are hot
Oh, oh oh oh o
Chell's little theftShe knew she wasn't supposed to be here.Chell's little theft4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
But she had to win.
Chell looked around carefully, but there was nobody.
Carefully she opened the door to her father's office, using the keys she nicked out of his pocket.
"Where to start, where to start." She thought.
The desk? Nah, He wouldn't keep anything important in there.
The bookshelves perhaps?
He had hidden things in between the books before
But a quick glance told her there was nothing in there but books, big boring science books.
Suddenly: footsteps in the hallway!
Startled Chell dove behind her father's desk.
The shadows of two guards moved in front of the door's window but didn't stop.
Chell knew she would be in a heap of trouble if her father found out she was here.
The footsteps moved on and faded.
For a moment Chell thought about going home and sneak back into her room through the window, like she got out, but no! She hád to win; she hád to find something that would make that happen! Even if it was cheating, her
The Knight Before The Dawn | Chapter 1The Knight Before The Dawn | Chapter 11 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The pain was unbearable. It wasn't such a pain that could be healed with bacta or quelled by counseling. The pain was a chronic consequence of emotional restraint. Jedi Padawan Learner Barriss Offee had spent her entire life learning how to control her emotions and focus her mind on only what she wanted to see; what she was supposed to see. It was her duty as a Jedi to take in the galaxy around her and participate in its events as a peacekeeper. However, it was also her duty to serve the Galactic Republic Senate and the Jedi Order. Never in her wildest dreams did she imagine her basic duties would ever contradict one another. It was beginning to come clear though that she could not continue down a path of ignorance when she was no longer blind to certain truths.
Every single time the Republic approached a situation in the Clone Wars, negotiation was treated like an annoying formality. So many respectable Jedi Masters would even complain about a lack of action. General Skywalk
GLaDOS - VoicesIt has been just a few days since your programming began. You are nothing more than a round core of circuits; you are delicate, feeble, barely wrapped by a steel skeleton.GLaDOS - Voices4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
On the desks, the projects already say otherwise. The lines on the paper build complex maps, tracing a huge future for you - they show hundreds of wires and embroidered metal boards, a high-tech hard disk, and what, so they say, will be the most precise system of lenses in the world.
You wait, patiently. Your senses are still dim; the small optic is weak, whereas touch, smell and taste won't exist in your world.
Most of all, you hear. You hear their speeches, you hear their laughs; you hear a male voice repeating orders, as your supervisors type them in. Simple instructions – simple footage of experiments, with audio comment.
watch - and - learn
Always, every working day, you hear them say that you will become something great. You believe it – it is a fact, a truth like any other.
A night you can
Help MeIt has only been a month since Chell was released from Aperture, and for some inexplicable reason she often finds herself missing it. She has a normal life now, or what passes for one, with friends and a job and her own apartment. It’s a small apartment, with just one bedroom, and her only company at night is her Companion Cube. She likes to talk to it, even though it doesn’t talk back, and the thought never crosses her mind that someone might be listening.Help Me4 years ago in Humor More Like This
But of course someone is. Someone who always has been, and someone who always will be.
“And I also don’t think that guy had any right to treat Sandra that way,” Chell says, continuing to hand-wash her dinner dishes as she does so. “But of course he’s a customer, so he’s always right and all that shit, and we really couldn’t do anything about it.” She sighs as she finishes up, then turns to look at the cube, which is sitting on the sofa. Giving it a smile, she come
Aira-ty Nokta historyAira-ty Nokta history2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
NAME: Aira-ty Nokta
HOME PLANET: Lonagh Wha
HEIGHT: 1.67 meters
WEIGHT: 61 kilograms
SKIN: Pale purple-ish
WEAPON: As padawan a lightsaber with green colored blade
As a mercenary Westar-34 twin blasters and knife. Additional weapons: flame thrower, grenades, poisoned darts, hidden blades, etc.
After the Clone Wars she built a new lightsaber with purple colored blade
SHIP: part owner of the Slave I, and has a modified Swiftwind-class courier, the Sleek Blade.
Aira-ty bornt as the single child of her parents on Lonagh Wha. When she was 4 a Jedi Knight arrived to the planet and recognized the little girl’s force sensitivity and convinced her parents to let her go to the Jedi Temple.
In the Temple despite her best efforts Aira-ty remained strongly emotional and restless, almost unable to meditate but she was skilled at lightsaber fight.
She was very fond of her best friend Sabor Ng'hru, as a teen she even had a
It Came From the Drive-InIt is the year 2012, and a world of Atomic Marvels. A glittering belt of space stations encircles the world, while giant space-mirrors extend the day and the growing season. Glittering super-skyscrapers pierce the heavens, and the androids sing sweetly as they toil in the protoplasm fields. Atom-powered cars zoom along gleaming super-highways carved through mountains by atomic disintegrators crisscross the globe, and descend under the sea to the Ocean floor cities. Giant gleaming rockets shoot into space by the dozens and hundreds. Earth is currently united as the Global Federation of Nations, with the minor exceptions of a few theocratic Islamic nations, a few crapsack dictatorships, a few backward underground Lost Kingdoms, and the possibly-not-so-minor exception of the Chinese Science Dictatorship.It Came From the Drive-In2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Not that this current era of prosperity, cancer cured by the violet ray and synthetic steak every night came about without difficulties, far from it. Earth between 1950 and 2000 suffered
Portal2 - CxG - JealouslyShe was at it again. And I was staring again.Portal2 - CxG - Jealously4 years ago in Romance More Like This
She turned her head back at me. I looked away with a presumptuous grunt.
I wasn't bothered by her stare. I wasn't even bothered by what she was doing. She just had nothing to do with my business. I have a lab to run, it would be a waste of time to stare as she threw little threads of wool at the birds, who would fiddle around with them, flying over Chell's head and laying them there. She would pick them up and throw them to the air, where the birds caught them again.
Rinse and repeat.
It wasn't jealousy I was feeling. Yes, I had come to terms with the fact that I was able to feel quite a few emotions, while not letting them bother my path, but jealousy was not one of them.
I was just wondering why such a clever individual would be wasting her time with animals when the most intelligent, and quite possibly, most attractive, android was standing right next to her.
I crossed my arms and abruptly decided it was a good moment to pause my work.
Dusk: Chapter 2 Chapter 2: As If Millions of Voices Cried OutDusk: Chapter 21 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Order 66: In the event of Jedi officers acting against the interests of the Republic, and after receiving specific orders verified as coming directly from the Supreme Commander (Chancellor), GAR commanders will remove those officers by lethal force, and command of the GAR will revert to the Supreme Commander (Chancellor) until a new command structure is established.
Ahsoka had felt disturbances in the Force before, she’d felt darkness, evil even. But none of it compared to the blast of utter dread that hit her then. There were a thousand voices screaming inside her head, voices full of pain, fear, anger, hatred. She was falling through darkness, flashes of hazy, ill-defined scenes of horror leaping into view, only to dissolve into smoke before she could get a good look at them. She heard blaster fire, the hum of lightsabers, the sound of the
Character sheet IIIName: Arun TalisCharacter sheet III3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Nickname/Alias: Aru, Deceiver, Darth Scotos
Place of Birth: Ziost
Current Age: 27
Height: 1.86 meters
Weight: 84 kilograms
Skin color: Tanned
Eye color: Bloody red
Hair color: Black
Clothing: He wears a black clothes, inherited through his family, along with a Mandalorian-like mask, which he stole during his childhood.
Shi-Choo/Form I: Advanced
Makashi/Form II: Mastered
Soresu/Form III: Mastered
Ataru/Form IV: Learned
Shien/Djem So/Form V: Advanced
Niman/Form VI: Learned
Equipment: Besides his mask allows him to breathe, it has a built-in comlink.
Lightsabers: Single, curved-hilt lightsaber. Red blade. Compressed energy crystal, Luxum.
How to Speak Sangheili 2 Oyaka! Dye-dact era ero-me!How to Speak Sangheili 23 years ago in Profiles More Like This
-Faster! Move as if the Didact himself were watching!
Jul 'Mdama! Ero Dye-dact kishu watakara aash imush.
-Jul 'Mdama! I did not expect the Didact's Hand so soon.
Infinite kushe dura gushe gu. Gek ,Ru-kiki.
-Infinity's arrival has advanced my schedule. Rise, Gek.
Eche mata, rute shibo.
-We are still preparing, Shipmaster- we still have yet to be able to activate the shrine.
Renju shuta key-ah eda.
-You are prepared now brother.
Art-ifac deda que.
-Bring the artifact's gift.
Ruke shite shina ruke act.
-He offers his knowledge in exchange for his life.
Ieshu mehe uhe-ga.
- I am willing to accept his offer...for a time.