This balloon racing games is going to have an appendix listing all of the citations from books and scientific papers that were used in the text.

My hope is that the book will look sufficiently real that someone might be fooled into thinking that wild 18th century daredevils were racing balloons around the moon.

A game about two sunflowers growing either side of a fence who fall in love while growing, they see each other for the first time when they grow tall enough to see over it but they never see each others faces because they are both always facing the sun.

A game about being a sunflower and telling the daisies at your base what you can see from your vantage point.

"Lady Elanor insisted that the modifications she had designed for the circulator in her balloon (La déesse interstellaire )
had not only saved a substantial amount of weight, but also conserved more air for longer."

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having a bit too much fin writing the lore to go with my new game Deep Space Baloon Race.

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"At last Renée Montgolfier had her name cleared and was given the credit she deserved for her work in the field of aeronautics. Later that year she founded the
Institut de recherche sur l'exploration interstellaire where she continued her work in advancing the field of extraplanetary balloon travel."

Germination week 1. 

I assume it is splitting where the leaves will emerge once the seed has been pushed above the soil.

I do not know if the sprouts will be strong enough to push the seed out from the jar as I think they are more snug than when in soil, the bean will probably detach and allow the young leaves to shoot up and out.

The seed jackets at that point don’t provide much but a modicum of protection for the leaves anyway so it would not matter.

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Germination week 1. 

Ok so we are a week on and the shoots have been growing every day.

The colour of the shoot seems to change over night. I do not know what relevance the colour has although I can start to see roots starting to grow out from the purple section.

I am wondering if maybe the purple part will be the root system and the green part of the stalk.

I can see the bean starting to split in half vertically but can’t get a picture because of how the jar sits.

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This morning the chosen game is “Daddy trampling”.

“Do you mean Daddy trampoline?” I enquired.

“No, Daddy trampling!” I was informed.

How have I only just learned about rope lighters? These things are wind proof and were apparently very popular on boats.

Every time I look at what google analytics offers I just end up thinking “whatever is the point in all this shit” and move on.

If you ever wanted to see a me from 13 years ago doing 10 seconds of rad skateboarding then are you in for a big old treat.

Germination day 4, tails. 

Each of the three seeds have now cracked and have tails.

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Germination day 3, cracks are showing. 

Only Day three and this seed is showing signs of a tiny crack forming already!

All of the beans have swollen somewhat from soaking up water. I can see it when I hold a dry bean up to it but the difference doesn’t come out on camera well.

I knew the sprout comes from that part of the bean, when they pop out of the ground they are often wearing the seed as a hat having exploded from that point.

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I actually can not think of a better signifying quality of a dying platform than apathy towards continued use.

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The thing that got my wife to leave Facebook finally happened! The app logged her out and she can’t be bothered to log back in.

Actually I just sat down in front of the computer to fo this and just sighed a big sigh.

I don’t have the energy for this.

Off to happy place and to get some soil under my finger nails again.

I’m kind of on half steam with computers at the moment. I find them interesting, but am utterly unmotivated to actually take part.

I am going to put plan9 on my rpi3 today probably. It’s going to be in s place with no ethernet so it’s going to be fun getting the wifi working I guess. If it even does?

seed germination day 2. 

I think the seed has swollen a little already.

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Observing the growth of a dwarf French bean seed with the kid and sharing the results with you folk because I know yall love sprouting things.

3 seeds have been placed in this jar pressed against the glass with damp kitchen paper. Each day ill top the water up and tip the excess out.

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