Once did the same thing with hamburgers. Went for a touch of spice on the frying patties, sprinkled a bit of cinnamon instead. It wasn't entirely bad. I did again on purpose a few days later. Had to make sure I didn't like itMade Chili. Not paying enough attention apparently, probably because my son was telling me about his Minecraft game.
Used cinnamon instead of cumin.
It is the oddest tasting chili I have ever experienced.
I get asked for advice all the time. No idea why. But here's one, "You're good at writing, how do you get that good?"
Read a lot. Write a lot. Repeat forever.
"That's so much work."
Everything takes work, if you're too lazy to do work then don't freaking ask.
I am this way with writing for my game of late... my mind begins to wander after the first couple paragraphs and I get tired, but reading Japanese light novels? I will sit and read for days at a time before popping my head up and remembering where I am and what I was supposed to be doing.
Flip side, does anyone ever not have enough energy to do the real shit, but plenty of energy for just putzing around online or something stupid? Like the second I pick up my real estate book I'm snoring, but stay up 3 extra hours watching a documentary about minimalism?
Reading this, I could not help but think of Joe Pesci in Lethal Weapon 4.Because it's at least a mild rant . . .
Dear John Ringo:
The abbreviation for Lance Corporal is not, and never has been, "LCP."
You can not refer to a character as being a Sergeant and then, two sentences later, refer to the same character as being a Corporal.
A "Sierra" is what the Navy calls a sonar contact. It's really very simple: S > sonar > Sierra. Since you make it abundantly clear that the submarines in your tale have their ESM masts up and are using radar, any contact they find would be called a "Romeo," for radar. See how it works?
On a boat, if it's horizontal, it's a hatch. If it's vertical, it's a door. If it's vertical and watertight, it's a watertight door. If it's vertical and not watertight, it's a joiner door.
Speaking of which, boats don't have ceilings, they have overheads. Nor do they have floors, they have decks. They also have companionways and passages, not halls and corridors. Stairs, at least on military vessels, are called ladders, not, well, stairs.
The Chief of the Boat - the senior NCO on a sub - is a position found only on submarines (which are referred to as "boats," by the way, and never as ships) and the abbreviation is pronounced as "cob," not as C-O-B.
Similarly, a reverse-osmosis water purification unit would be referred to as a "row-poo" (ROWPU, get it?) and not as an R-O-W-P-U.
In short, if you're not going to be arsed to look up some very simple things, stop trying to sound "nautical."
They'd have less time to fire because they're moving faster, they'd just fly past and likely be in a higher orbit on the next pass meaning even less time to fire than the previous run. Kinda defeats the purpose of closing distance to attack, especially since it's a whole lot harder to slow down in space than it is on land, in water, or in air.So, being somewhat bored, I've been rereading the Prelude to Dune trilogy. In the second book, The Machine Crusade, I came across this little gem. To give a brief synopsis, the human and "thinking machine" battle fleets are in the same orbit above the planet Ix, but moving in opposing directions so that they meet once every orbit. When the humans finally decide to mount a determined attack, rather than the two fleets exchanging potshots as they pass through each others' formations, the human commander orders his ships to accelerate to "ramming speed" in order to close the distance.
So, let's engage in a little thought experiment. Can anyone spot the flaw in that plan?
Oh, on a completely unrelated aside: Dear Flat Earthers. Parallel lines never meet, because they're parallel.
You're on the right track. The reaction time actually wouldn't be that much of a concern, but . . .They'd have less time to fire because they're moving faster, they'd just fly past and likely be in a higher orbit on the next pass meaning even less time to fire than the previous run. Kinda defeats the purpose of closing distance to attack, especially since it's a whole lot harder to slow down in space than it is on land, in water, or in air.