Alright! My too ambitious community based collaborative science fiction space adventure podcast is about a half inch from the point where I can start bringing people in to help work on it.

We're still a few months from having anything listenable, but I spent a few hours today doing logistics and planning and writing.

I am so excited. (small thread)

I need to do some software housekeeping and make sure that we have backups, basic infosec, and enough resources to support 30 or 40 people, but the core software is there and functional, and all the introductory text and groundwork is there.

I'm excited, and a little nervous.

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I'm mostly feeling better, still a fair amount of congestion. I scheduled today for working on this, and I really wasn't feeling up to it, but I worked on it anyway and I'm glad I did.

I have a few more hours scheduled for it this week, and I'm going to drop up a sign up sheet and a few homework worksheets on character backgrounds and stuff.

Anyway, I'm sure I've talked to a lot of you about this at various points, and I'll send invites to as many of you as I can remember this week, and I'll post a few links as soon as I'm ready.

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The pitch:

will be a community based collaborative podcast about life aboard a civilian deep space exploration vessel (or elsewhere in the extended universe) told in the form of mission reports and personal logs, as recorded by me, my friends, and whoever else wants to participate.

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If you want to get a jump on me, and be ready to participate as soon as everything is ready, you can do that!

Start thinking about where you would fit in a civilian analog to Star Trek's Star Fleet.

You're a crew member in the background somewhere, offering your commentary on whatever is going on in your life, and however you relate to the events on the ship.

Who are you? Where did you grow up? What's your role on the ship?

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@thegibson the setting is roughly 1000 years from now.

Deep Space travel is well established, we've had diplomatic relationships with two extraterrestrial species for more than 100 years, (and we know if a few others with which we don't currently have formal agreements) and we're several decades in to an interplanetary alliance.

Human colonies exist throughout the sol system, and a few dozen are scattered further out than that.

@drwho @thegibson I have room for many more. The idea is to bring in as many folks as I can. I'll share more as I get there.

@ajroach42 @thegibson I don't know how much time I can dedicate, but with some planning (to get it on the schedule) it's doable.

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