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Author Topic: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting  (Read 1892 times)

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Offline wigglebiscuit

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #75 on: September 15, 2015, 01:52:08 PM »
Yeah, everyone knows that the moon landings were done on a stage set and funded by the CIA to spoof the KGB's attempts to learn the secrets to our rockets  not blowing up.... then Apollo 13 happened and the russians gave up on spying on Nasa.

I do hope this is a joke. But the lack of smilies worries me...

OP, which would you rather have for your next submission: a student or an instructor?

Online Dashenka

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #76 on: September 15, 2015, 01:54:26 PM »
*noms the biscuit*

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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #77 on: September 15, 2015, 02:27:33 PM »
Hey Dash! Hope things are going well for you!

Online RedEveTopic starter

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #78 on: September 15, 2015, 04:26:05 PM »
I do hope this is a joke. But the lack of smilies worries me...

OP, which would you rather have for your next submission: a student or an instructor?

Well we are at even numbers now, so either is fine, though probably easier if we keep the students in the numerical advantage (if either side does).

Dashenka, would you be going student or instructor?

Online Dashenka

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #79 on: September 15, 2015, 04:33:59 PM »
I'll be a student.

Offline Chrystal

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #80 on: September 15, 2015, 04:36:06 PM »
Yeah, everyone knows that the moon landings were done on a stage set and funded by the CIA to spoof the KGB's attempts to learn the secrets to our rockets  not blowing up.... then Apollo 13 happened and the russians gave up on spying on Nasa.
I do hope this is a joke. But the lack of smilies worries me...

OP, which would you rather have for your next submission: a student or an instructor?

It depends on whether you are able to get your copy of Conspiracy Monthly magazine in the post or not... If you can, he was joking. If you can't, well there's your answer really...





..... No, Blinkin is blind and has difficulty posting smilies, because he can't see what they resemble. to him, :-D is just "Colon-Dash-D"

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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #81 on: September 15, 2015, 05:02:56 PM »
Sorry, I was being silly. :) Only take half of what I say as serious, and even that half should be viewed with about a pound of salt. I should learn to just not make funny on these threads; it never goes over well and I forget that people who don't know my style don't always... hell, even sometimes... gets my humor.

Now that I have thoroughly muddied the waters... How about them bears?


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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #82 on: September 15, 2015, 05:18:11 PM »
Blinks, dear, even thouse of us who do know your style don't always get your humour....

Bears? Oh my!



The Tupelov TU95 heavy bomber, designated "Bear" by NATO

(For Blink's benefit, it's a sleek silver thing with a huge wingspan, massive tail fin and four engines (two per wing) each having a double turbofan. Red stars on tail and wings).

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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #83 on: September 15, 2015, 06:25:26 PM »
Sounds vaguely like the early B-52... damned russian spies stole another set of plans! lol

Online Dashenka

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #84 on: September 16, 2015, 01:16:38 AM »
They also made a passenger version of it. When Chruchev flew it to New York, they didn't have stairs reaching up to the doors making disembarking a bit of a faff. The props are contra rotating. Meaning the two props per engine spin in opposite directions to generate more power. This was almost just as fast as a jet liner of that age :) It sounds pretty amazing and impressive.

So far my factual history lesson :D


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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #85 on: September 16, 2015, 02:45:21 AM »
Is Bianka a redhead or not? I hate being colourblind :(

Online RedEveTopic starter

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #86 on: September 16, 2015, 03:02:55 AM »
Is Bianka a redhead or not? I hate being colourblind :(

Looks like auburn to me, but the red background might be playing tricks on me.

Online Dashenka

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #87 on: September 16, 2015, 03:08:48 AM »
Ok I call dibs on the redhead then :D

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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #88 on: September 16, 2015, 04:26:17 AM »
There's a reddhead?? Damn it, I hate being blind. ;)

I'm reading a book, and have to ask... has anyone ever seen a red-headed native American? It's the second such character that has passed through my reading world in the past 6 months. My brother-in-law is 3/4th Cherrokee and has never seen one... It would be an interesting combination, but... where do you find red-headed indians.

Ok, back on topic.. sorta... Would the school teach in russian, or be a sort of full emersion English school... IE, "Speak English! you are suppose to be english, not russians!

Online RedEveTopic starter

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #89 on: September 16, 2015, 04:59:10 AM »
Ok, back on topic.. sorta... Would the school teach in russian, or be a sort of full emersion English school... IE, "Speak English! you are suppose to be english, not russians!

A combination of the two.
There would be moments they are required to speak English/French/German/...
Other times they would communicate in Russian.

Online Dashenka

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #90 on: September 16, 2015, 05:15:15 AM »
Just one thing... if you want to type something in Russian, please don't use Google. They're not very good in translating to Russian :D

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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #91 on: September 16, 2015, 05:24:49 AM »
Just one thing... if you want to type something in Russian, please don't use Google. They're not very good in translating to Russian :D

I think I would just imply they are speaking Russian depending on the context. :P

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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #92 on: September 16, 2015, 05:35:28 AM »
haha yeah of course btu I meant if you wanted to translate something into real Russian, don't use Google :D

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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #93 on: September 16, 2015, 04:04:22 PM »
But what else do those of us who don't speak Russian use?

Simple technique with Google for making sure your translations are at least passable: Put the translation back through the other way. If you gat back what you started with it's a reasonable bet that it's correct. If you get back sometyhing different, you can be pretty sure it id wrong!

Oh and Google Translate fucks up ideomatic French, too!

May I make a suggestion?

Obviously the bulk of conversation is going to be in Russian, so that is the default language: we assume speaking in Russian unless told otherwise. To indicate another language, our ilustrious GM pics one of the following:

Colour coding - Red for English, Bold black for German, Green for Italian, Blue for French. Or whatever colour

Acronym tags. Use an acronym around the speech, with the language it is said in, like this:
Code: [Select]
[acronym=Arabic]"This is how you would talk in Riyadh"[/acronym]"This is how you would talk in Riyadh"

Prose identification: the simplest and easiest, just state in your post what language the character is talking in: "We meet at last, Mr Bond", Tityana said in heavily accented English, with a soft ironic chuckle.
« Last Edit: September 16, 2015, 04:24:40 PM by Chrystal »

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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #94 on: September 16, 2015, 04:11:09 PM »
Also RedEve, you might have to change the size of the picture for my character. My background is a bit too short for the pic and I'm the only one who has a picture that's longer than it's width :)

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Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #95 on: September 16, 2015, 05:37:06 PM »
So, we meet for the first time for the last time for the first time...

I can only speak for me, but the formatting is going to go right over my head; the screen reader won't tell me that it's there.

So, I'll just stick to the tried and true method of professional writers throughout recent history... "He said in a thick russian accent..." It's a solid indication of intent and I can see it. ;)

And, yes this post is actually meant to be as non-serious as possible.

Offline Foxy Oni

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #96 on: September 16, 2015, 06:44:16 PM »
Is Bianka a redhead or not? I hate being colourblind :(

Not. The model is more of a a brunette but like RedEve said the background seems to make it look redder.



So redhead away!

Just one thing... if you want to type something in Russian, please don't use Google. They're not very good in translating to Russian :D

Hee hee... maybe I'll use it anyway since Bianka isn't a native Russian speaker.  ;)
« Last Edit: September 16, 2015, 06:47:17 PM by Foxy Oni »

Offline Chrystal

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #97 on: September 17, 2015, 03:41:52 AM »
So, we meet for the first time for the last time for the first time...

I can only speak for me, but the formatting is going to go right over my head; the screen reader won't tell me that it's there.

So, I'll just stick to the tried and true method of professional writers throughout recent history... "He said in a thick russian accent..." It's a solid indication of intent and I can see it. ;)

And, yes this post is actually meant to be as non-serious as possible.

Actually, you're right and I had (as usual) totally forgotten that your text reader can't see colours. So yeah, let's stick with actually typing out which language the character is talking in. Russian being the default, so we don't need to specify they are speaking in Russian.

Foxy, perhaps Bianka should talk mit ein German accent, vot do you zink?

Offline wigglebiscuit

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #98 on: September 17, 2015, 08:39:16 AM »
I'll submit my app this afternoon.

German accents have their appeal...

Offline Foxy Oni

Re: Russian Secret School for Love Spies - Pulpy Cold War setting
« Reply #99 on: September 17, 2015, 11:43:51 AM »
Foxy, perhaps Bianka should talk mit ein German accent, vot do you zink?

Sure! And I'll use all the German I learned from comic books and Hogan's Heroes.

"Gott im himmel!"