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Holding Pattern Theta

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Holding Pattern Theta

We’re currently in holding pattern Theta. This is quite normal as we have entered a space bubble.

“A space bubble? What’s that?”

Ah, I’m glad you asked. Space bubbles exist randomly in space (hence the name) and are an encapsulation of the space-time continuum. In such a bubble, space-time doesn’t ‘happen’ in the same way it does outside of one. You would think that just powering through would enable a speedy exit but not so. Speeding, slows and massively impedes progress whereas slowing and waiting has the opposite effect. This was found by trail and error and so, Holding Pattern Theta was developed to navigate space bubbles.

Space Bubble Detection – negative

So far, no method of of detection of space bubbles has been found. People on much higher pay grades than mine still ponder the theoretical physics but as yet have come up with nothing of note.

It is what it is. Annoying? yes. Insurmountable? No.

Please stay tuned while we flap the inertial dampers, as much for something to do as a requirement.

Normal service will be resumed imminently.

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Christmas – it’s not very Sci Fi!

We are in the throes of Christmas, a time we love even though it falls short of the snow scenes with holly, robins, churches with choirs and warm lights emanating from picturesque cottages. The nearest we get to snow here is opening the fridge (must defrost that).

It’s that

“I’m not going to the sales, there’s never anything worth looking at, never mind buying. It’s all the leftover rubbish but we’ll go anyway, just in case”

time of year. It’s not very sci fi tho’.

However, there is ‘A Spaceman Came Travelling’

Now this is Christmassy and it is sci fi so we can take heart from this.

It’s also the time when the New Year is almost upon us and we are looking forward to 2020, not least because it has a sci fi feel about it – 2020! The future! Two Zero Two Zero! It has a very call sign-like feel to it. It is in this new year we are hoping that MEET ME AT THE JUMPGATE moves on apace and we can get to some of the ‘vegetarian’ meat of the subject.

Now although you might be forgiven for thinking that life is all very pedestrian with Christmas, New Year and that it’s not very sci fi, (apart from a couple of things mentioned) it is the very mundane nature of life that feeds into JUMPGATE and makes it what it is. The future maybe futuristic but it will still be populated with boring stuff (err, don’t quote me on that).

There is still a little way to go with Chapter 1 and its introduction of the spaceship XTC-3323-1 but Chapter 2 will introduce cleaning! Yes, actual crumb removal!

You don’t get much more sci fi than that!

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It’s the far future, not that that’s any excuse.

MEET ME AT THE JUMPGATE is an episodic, sci fi, webcomic set in the far future with Max as the main protagonist. It is executed in watercolour by mu and written by rp. For further detail go to ABOUT

Follow Max in MEET ME AT THE JUMPGATE weekly, here – AT THE JUMPGATE. It updates Saturdays 1800 GMT

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