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  • Lilith __, in reply to Carol Stewart,

    As well as orogenous ones.

    Subduction leads to orogeny …

    Also, folding and thrusting….

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Telfar Barnard,

    As far as genre(s) go(es), surely we're really talking about a sort of modern Western? A combination of a whole bunch of sub-genres of Western - "Doctor and Preacher" (to include the dog collar); "Manateepunk" (surely a sub-branch of Cowpunk); "Land Rush" (thanks to Gerry, with plenty of scope for "Prospecting" as well); "Romance" (unavoidably); and "Parody" (well, obviously). Now if we can just work in some "Revenge" and "Mormon"...

    Here's Wikipedia's discription of the Western genre:

    "Westerns often portray how desolate and hard life was for American frontier families. These families are faced with change that would severely alter their way of life. This may be depicted by showing conflict between natives and settlers or U.S. Cavalry or between cattle ranchers and farmers ("sodbusters"), or by showing ranchers being threatened by the onset of the Industrial Revolution."

    Apart from the time and place, it sounds pretty applicable to me.

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 585 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    Welcome to geomorphologic -urm, terms...

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Islander,

    Is geology-porn a genre?

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Lilith __,

    Nope - but you are asking an asexual about porn eh?
    My' porn' is infinite pockets...I did try my best here-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart, in reply to Lilith __,

    Is geology-porn a genre?

    I'll see you a horst and raise you a graben. Actually not bad character names ..

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    German exchange students

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Carol Stewart,

    German exchange students

    Who's graben Horst? ;-)

    And is there an aseismic creep? (let me set my creepmeter)

    Will there be plenty of cleavage? And homoclines and transpressure?

    [I think we're onto something here!}

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart, in reply to Lilith __,

    Is geology-porn a genre?

    Sure. What would you like, dike propagation or isopleth elongation?
    Here, in the meantime, a hardness index

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Lilith __, in reply to Carol Stewart,

    I think we should be as inclusive as possible, don't you? Lets have them all!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3894 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    Col Moraine looked at Igneous Tarn, eyes wide with terror. "I don't want to karst aspersions on your character, but keep that volcanic plug away from my sinkhole!"

    Igneous just shrugged. "Oh well. Your loess."

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Tom Beard,

    Eeerrrr!
    Love the language-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Carol Stewart,

    Virtuosic, sir

    Wellington • Since Jul 2008 • 830 posts Report Reply

  • Tom Beard,

    "But the mystery remains, Holmes. What sort of rock is it?"

    Holmes put down his magnifying glass, and looked up with a glint. "Sedimentary, my dear Watson!"

    Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 1040 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to Tom Beard,

    Igneous Tarn

    Character name gets my vote

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha, in reply to giovanni tiso,

    If it does, I'm going to have to come to Auckland

    Welli being too cold for manatees and all

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19745 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Virginia Plain - or fags end revisited

    How about alternate histories?
    One Chch in which the earthquakes never
    happened, and one in which they did.

    Damn, I'd been having flashes on that idea -
    also the reality where Chch is all on the hills
    with the swampy wetlands and plains intact...


    an angle at my table...

    It would probably be symbolic of something-or-other if there was a visitation from an angel and it just shuffled about blobbily and made huffing noises.

    St Gerry is already here,
    now where's the bloody vineyard!


    with his ruggered good looks...
    Obviously, this:

    “Enlightenment came to Reverend Overbridge on the rugby field; nothing could ever be the same after that.”

    follows on from this:

    ...the forward ‘In the Oral Tradition’

    ...speaking of Ru(g)by Red Zones
    - the Reds Owned the Crusaders last weekend!

    Lyndon's idea of a zone for Red Heads
    would surely be the Orange Zone
    (he said gingerly...)

    and at the risk of calling down a flying
    phalanx of DC Lawyers
    could there be Red Craptonite?
    with all its unpredictable effects


    Following in Chad's footsteps...

    Perhaps we could Christchurchify it to Durham Overbridge?

    Myself, I always fancied that elegant sub-urbane fop, Richmond Shirley...


    the coming of the cockatrice...
    and in more on the fly Christchurchifying, this:

    ...tenderly stroked the cracked columns of the Cathedral’s inner chamber…”

    could lead to this:
    ...thus releasing from those faulted towers the basilisk beneath the basilica - a Were-Tuatara if you will, with its coppery green dome and lethal tri-eyed stare!


    The Swinging Shingles ...

    Is geology-porn a genre?

    Subduction of the Innocent , given time even sedimental fools can coalesce into rock hard deposits...
    <edit> sigh, this pales before the offerings above... nice work folks </edit>

    the key of C
    and on a more serious note -

    After losing two to the big effing C in the past 24 hours, you managed to make me laugh way sooner than I expected.

    Recordari, I extend my commiserations, hope you can hold the memories and the laughter up to the light of life.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    <edit> sigh, this pales before the offerings above… nice work folks </edit>

    I, for one, welcome the pun-ative Le Quiff actions of the Dalzealander and his majik stylussss...

    Peria • Since Dec 2006 • 5521 posts Report Reply

  • Amy Gale,

    Dr Bollard eyed the bourgeois chickpeas with loathing. “Normal people don’t do that kind of crap”, he said.

    #tropetastic

    tha Ith • Since May 2007 • 471 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Recordari, I extend my commiserations, hope you can hold the memories and the laughter up to the light of life.

    Thanks Ian. Who would have thought such catharsis could be gained by pruning puns on PAS.

    coalesce into rock hard deposits…

    It’s sedimentary, dear Watson.

    ‘Let me sublimate your substrate’, said Col Moraine to Igneous Tarn.
    ‘Only if I can scoria on your fluvial plain’, Igneous replied, with a Vesuvius grin.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • Hilary Stace, in reply to Jackie Clark,

    Jackie, you and me can ensure that at least some of it is SFC (safe for children).

    Wgtn • Since Jun 2008 • 3227 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Jackie, you and me can ensure that at least some of it is SFC (safe for children).

    I hate to tell you, but I suspect that ship has sailed.

    Oooo! There should be a _ship_.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    The trope of caprice-corn...
    ...and surely any self respecting Red Zone would have an ominous Dark Tower* looming over it, the people marooned in thrall to the evil machinations of the plausible Large Prince and the unspeakably inhumane Fine Prince, who act for the Icy Red State and friendless Ami and their legions of exsanguinated Crimson & Scarlet Pimps.

    *I'm thinking of this as more of a tip of the hat to Jody Lloyd than Stephen King...
    (but really a dig at Dr Haywood's dark nemesisi)



    re the attachment bar
    & some worries thereon:

    Russell, how are you dealing with people uploading material that is not their own, and may well be under copyright to other creators?

    - also if collages are used/submitted are you adopting the rule of thumb that reproduction of part of a copyrighted work, for a collage, is fair use (using 20% of an image perhaps that constitutes 20% of the final image): if more works are used in the collage then the potential obligation is reduced further. if it uses four or eight possibly obtaining permission may not be necessary.
    How can ownership information be ascribed to each image?
    With the attachment or as text under the link ?

    - also does Public Address then have any other use rights over any image thus placed in its tender care?

    - what about the carbon footprint of the vast bank of servers that will be needed to store all these images (and other files?) in perpetuity - if they are to remain 'live' for the life of the discussion and beyond - as they must if context is to be retained, and I am sure PA contributors have much to upload - somewhere upstream a dam breaks...
    plus what country will the server be in?
    is there child labour involved?

    I know you will want to do this responsibly and properly...

    Thoughts?
    anyone, anyone?

    hopefully I haven't ©odwinned the thread
    ;- )

    - PS I note the attached image link when clicked doesn't open in a new window, which is irritating (maybe it's a Firefox thing?)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7953 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    Or it could just be plain silly :)

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

  • Bart Janssen, in reply to Lilith __,

    Is geology-porn a genre?

    I dunno, sounds pretty hard core to me

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 4460 posts Report Reply

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