Witnesses will be contained indefinitely to ensure Continuity.
Check out the youtube version for a ~mysterious puzzle~
i gave houndeyes a feathery pelt like the pterosaurus’ :]
Ok I am still on this idea.
-Missions are: survive initial disaster, get Alyx, get to the satellite launch, get to Lambda, get out of Black Mesa, all a few steps ahead of Freeman.
-Player as Dr. Vance use a ‘Dimensional Predictive Algorithm’ Vance created for teleport programming to predict movement of scientists, aliens and soldiers throughout the base. This lets the player model multiple movement scenarios before they remotely open security doors, ensuring that when the player does open them for real, if they have taken the time to solve the maze, everyone gets out alive.
-Vance needs to install the program on the satellite before it’s launched, then calibrate the Lambda software to send Freeman to the correct destination; while not strictly timed, there is a sense of urgency to the player completing each task. If Freeman gets there first, the satellite will be launched without essential software and the teleport will send him to empty space.
-The DPA also lets Vance influence the Cascade’s path of destruction. While he can’t stop it, he can control where certain wormholes end up, letting him plan ahead for getting through an area, Portal-style, by logging into research terminals and moving multiple entry/exit holes around before entering the level.
-The player can use maintenance stations to see where enemies are in upcoming rooms and plan to avoid them by programming distractions and traps via the Mesa’s 'automated cargo’ interfaces- setting up simple order-of-operations commands for the robotic warehouse cargo systems.
-Picking up Alyx from the dorms is an early mission, involving navigating the concessions levels and more civilian-style housing. Use food collected there to bribe your way past the soldiers guarding that area. Food is rare but can be used to bribe any human soldier up to hazmat and black ops and any alien up to a grunt.
-The DPA allows Vance to predict Freeman’s most likely paths of travel, though it has to be re-calibrated due to him getting captured and dumped outside. If the player tracks him using the suit tracker and periodically calibrates the predicted route from different terminals, they can clear his path by blocking off hostiles, opening key doors, etc.
-The Gman is in the background like always, but is only encountered face to face just before the Cascade and again briefly in Vance’s house, when he finds his wife dead but daughter still alive. He’s seen in the final moments of the game, watching Vance leave.
-Alyx can walk or be carried but can’t be left behind. If she’s walking, the player character’s pace slows to match hers. If she’s being carried, she 'takes up’ several inventory slots. She cannot be killed in-game, but the player can be. Extra special bonus points if the player finds her robot dog toy along the way.
I would assume this isn’t new information to you as you know a lot more about birds than me but I recently learned in uni about the breathing system of birds and that they have a bunch of air sacs and that sort of thing and I can’t believe I never thought about that type of thing! It was very interesting I mean I just assumed they had lungs like mammals but it makes a lot more sense for them to have the breathing system they do and I just found it cool how they adapted to absorb as much oxygen as possible. Almost makes me envious of them due to my asthmatic awful lungs, I could use an adaptation like that.
The worst part is science still isn’t 100% sure how the sacs work. Birds also have lungs, but they’re connected to the sacs. Their breathing gives every human a headache trying to understand.
Also, the sacs are super fragile so you don’t envy them trust me. Birds can drop dead if someone lights a scented candle nearby. Or cooks on the wrong metal.
hilarious how D’Annunzio shaped the next generations of poets and italian literature because he was such an asshole that everyone wanted to do ways differently from how he did things
In the Summer of 1986, photographer Sage Sohier set out to document the lives of gay Americans in their homes. It was the peak of AIDS hysteria, and her intimate photos stood (and continue to stand) in humanizing defiance to the horrible rumours and fears circulating about the gay community in mainstream society.
1. Tim and Chuck, Key West, FL, 1987
2. Bruce and Don, Washington, D.C., 1987
3. Bill and Ric, with daughter Kate, San Francisco, 1987
4. Reno and Lee, Fire Island, 1988
AU where humans domesticated birds of prey instead of wolves. Which species did ancient homo pick and what traits did they selectively breed in/out?
I can’t even answer this because seeing the phrase “ancient homo” has sent me to space even though I know what you mean.
Uh. Harris’s hawk if they could find them. breed for bigger and smarter. polite.
So I spend quite a bit of time in the mountains, but as a disabled person I end up spending a lot of time hanging out at the cabin or only getting to see the views via car accessible overlooks. But!!! I just discovered this wonderful website called Accessible Nature. It lists “easier”, wheelchair accessible, and trails designed for the visually impaired all across the United States and Canada. It’s of course not a perfect system, because we all have different varying degrees of physical capability, but an incredible resource all the same.
They are also always looking for more info! Definitely get in contact if you can help build this database!