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Old 2010-03-17, 08:06
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Imagine a world...

Imagine a world where the earth is flat. If the earth is flat, gravity isn't in mass, it's in direction. Gravity simply pulls you down.

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-|-
./\.
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And if gravity is in direction, that direction can be defined in the molecules that make you. We, the people of earth are simply beings that fall toward 180 degrees.

There can be other beings, that fall toward other directions, but they're not on earth, because even if they fall toward a slightly different direction from 180º, they'd eventually slip off the edge of the earth and fall toward another plane, only finally stopping when they hit a plane in their own slope.

|..|
|>--O
|..|
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And in this world, they wonder: What if the world was a box? A very small box, containing people of all directions. A small world, where even though people fall in different directions, they'd eventually meet each other. They will build structures that will enable them to occupy the same room, and cooperate in tasks that can benefit from people of different directions.

|..|.......0.
|>--O...-|-
|..|......./\.
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In this world, a girl and a boy falling toward opposite directions became good friends. Even since they were little, they hung out together against all odds. When one of them visited the other one's house, that one walked on the ceiling while the other one walked on the floor. When they were outside, they put on a leash and attached it to a heavy rock on wheels, so they won't fall to the sky.

They always made sure they weigh the same - exactly the same. If one was heavier than the other, the other one would have to put rocks in their pockets. When they weighed the same, they could hold hands and fly in the sky. One falling up, one falling down... and together, they can defy gravity. They knew that if they accidentally let go the result would be catastrophic, but they took the risk and did it anyway.

|..|.........|..|
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17 years later, they were still together, and everything was still perfect.... But not for long... Because now, an epic adventure begins...
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Old 2010-03-17, 11:30
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Oh this is going to be a story, I didn't realise that till the end.
I suppose I shouldn't bother asking why gravity doesn't work conventionally even though it still would if the earth was flat?
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Old 2010-03-17, 12:43
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Well, if gravity was conventional, youd never get a flat planet to start with.
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Old 2010-03-17, 13:27
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Oh this is going to be a story, I didn't realise that till the end.
Me neither TBH. Will probably never happen though.

(but I do plan on making some artz of some sort about it so it can be visual and stuffz)
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Old 2010-03-17, 16:55
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Because someone set the planer gravity modifier to that direction silly :P
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Thinking about it, Ive played games that worked a bit like this;
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/503275
(get past level 10 and you will see what I mean )
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Old 2010-03-17, 20:08
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Why if the Earth is flat then gravity has a direction?
I dunno, it just makes sense.

Darkf - I played that game, t'was nice. (totally forgot about it)

...Now I want that game but with developed people characters and storyline and AI and awesome GFX in real 3D environment, instead of 2D cubes.
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Old 2010-03-17, 21:00
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But if gravity would work the same then you won't flip. You'll always be pulled to the center of the object. So the closer you'll be to the edge, the more you'll get pulled backward by gravity.
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Old 2010-03-17, 21:28
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Youd have more chance digging a hole. Then youd only need to have some sort of small rocket/projectile to push you past the centre, and someone to catch you the other side.
(before you go down again and get stuck oscillating around the middle)
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Old 2010-03-18, 00:21
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But if you're strong enough to get to the edge, you could start walking on the bottom as well.
When you'll be near the edge, the ground won't seem like floor anymore, it will be like a wall in front of you, and you'll be climbing it. So whichever direction you choose to take after you climb off the top, you'll still fall down. But, yeah, eventually you'll flip (but very gradually).
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Old 2010-03-18, 00:26
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That situation reminds me of another Flash game.
Wowz, interesting game.
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Old 2010-03-18, 20:40
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You're all wrong, gravity doesn't come from the walls, from the rules created by Chaosfish, it's something pre-determind for every single person.

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And if gravity is in direction, that direction can be defined in the molecules that make you.


by the way, does anyone knows what the morse message means in the game Darkfame posted ?
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Old 2010-03-19, 21:51
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Thinking about it, Ive played games that worked a bit like this;
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/503275
Nice... quite addictive.

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That situation reminds me of another Flash game.
Thanks for posting that. I liked it. Although, what the hell???

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In this world, a girl and a boy falling toward opposite directions became good friends. (...) they could hold hands and fly in the sky. One falling up, one falling down... and together, they can defy gravity.
Very romantic, fishos.* In a sci-fi'ish way.

*I know they're depicted as best friends, yet it does have a romantic quality...
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Old 2010-03-20, 01:31
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by the way, does anyone knows what the morse message means in the game Darkfame posted ?
If I remember correctly I think you get a translate option if you play far enough.
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Old 2010-03-20, 15:34
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Sorry for the bump, but I think it is worth it!
I've made an art of my own version based on this story, how I imagine it to be:

http://lapichon.deviantart.com/art/Weightless-309987974 .

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Old 2012-06-23, 00:31
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I like how childish and simple it is

You bumping the thread made me play that game posted by Darkflame again
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This is work of higher intelligences, who take other, esoteric and psychological sciences into account than we are normally used to even consider, numerology being one of them, because everything for them is ritualistic and everything is meant for a deep programming of our psychological state. One day witchcraft and science will collide.
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A few years ago, under the guise of protecting the population, Dr. FunFrock herded the planet's habitants into the southern hemisphere. The repression is harsh. Every day brings more and more arrests, and the people slowly begin to lose hope. In an effort to keep their spirits up, the people sometimes evoke an ancient legend along with the name of a goddess, Sendell. The mentioning of the legend or Sendell has since been forbidden by Dr. FunFrock. Meanwhile... a young quetch named Twinsen has been having strange dreams...
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Old 2012-06-23, 01:50
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I am bumping this because, as has been pointing out on the TV thread....this idea was done as a movie;



"UpsideDown "

Seems to make sense to discus it here.
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1. Also take a look at this 3ds max scene that I made shortly after making this thread. I'd be happy to explain everything that's happening there if something is unclear

2. Got any download link for the movie? I can't find it.

3. Do you think I can sue them? I'm not joking... it seems to me that it's not outside the realm of possibilies they actually stole my idea.
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Stole your idea? As in, came to the magic ball network forums, saw your post and used it as inspiration for a movie?
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Its unlikely, simultaneous invention is possible and this world has 7 billion people, but its also quite a co-incidence.

I think the films based on a book, but I can find no reference online...probably because it was french.
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Old 2013-11-21, 13:05
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Anakin, the MBN isn't a fortress. Every post in this forum can appear in a Google search result, etc. My point is it isn't impossible as it may seem to you. Once you put something on the internet, people can find it, and even when they're not looking for it.

But yeah I don't know how likely it is. And still this is not some banal idea, it also seems unlikely someone would use the exact same thing for a movie released three years later.
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I would say it's not enough of a match to seem likely. Your idea was based on a flat earth and gravity working in a slightly different way, but this movie is two neighbouring planets where the gravity pulls in different directions. And a love story... what else is Hollywood going to do? The holding hands to fly thing is the only thing I would say parallels your idea exactly.
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