FOR THE HORDE!!!!! wait...no...
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Posted by LeafLock - April 15th, 2010
Ok, I recently saw something on the History channel which really caught my attention. In 2012 a french satellite called KEO (k,e, and o being the most commonly used sounds in human language) will be launched into space where it will enter a deep space orbit of the solar system for 50,000 years (it was originally scheduled for launch in 2006, but got pushed back). The satellite will contain a few things, including a large artificial diamond containing samples of air, earth, water (the three basic life sustaining elements) and a drop of human blood, as well as an encyclopedia of sorts, documenting the current state of the world, along with primers for several of earth's current languages. But most importantly, the satellite will contain 100 DVDs, on which will be placed greetings of sorts from people all over the globe. Everyone is invited to write their own message, up to 6000 characters long, containing whatever sentiments of life the authors wish to contribute. Also included will be detailed instructions on how to build a DVD player from scratch. Once the satellite is launched, the letters will be published uncensored(after being made anonymous) for the public to read and catch glimpses of the thoughts of others from around the world. The intent here being to allow humanity to reconnect with each other. Now, the chances of humanity still being around in another 50,000 years is slim, and there is of course all sorts of ways the satellite could be destroyed or bumped off course in that time, but on the slim chance that all goes according to plan, I think it's a really cool idea. I've read some samples of the greetings, and they're strangely compelling. I think everyone should be a part of this, just as a sort of legacy of humanity. The deadline is currently December of this year. I'll link the site below. And don't think you necessarily have to be Aristotle or something, just write what you feel about life. Below are some entries already in the database.
"... I'll tell you how to make hamburgers. You need:
1 pound ground lean beef
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
4 tomato slices (if you like them)..."
Joshua, 10 years, Canada
"... I also think my Dad is very very important because he's my parent and he means a lot t o me. I wouldn't be able to tie my shoes if I didn't have him because he taught me how to tie my shoes. My Dad also taught me how to wink, swim, fish and canoe.
I think my Mom is very very important too, because, she gave birth to me. She taught me how to walk and talk, use computers, numbers, sing, write, and to read. I think my Mom is the best mom in the world..."
Scott, 9 years, Canada
« ...I wish to have this letter included in your project as a remembrance to my daughter who was killed on 18 December 1998, she was 21 years old. Your project will let me do the one thing for her that I could not have done on my own; to write her name in the annals of history so future generations will also know her. This way she may live on not only in my heart but in history.
...There is a terrible sadness to our life together because I have been in prison since she was 9 years old. I was not able to watch her grow up like other fathers and we could not share our lives together but nonetheless I loved her and she loved me.
...My daughter's life ended all too quickly and now I live alone in a world filled with people. I will be out in a couple of years and I can finally visit her graveside and truly accept the fact that she is gone from me forever... »
John, prisoner, USA
Really, it's just whatever you want to say.
Posted by LeafLock - November 6th, 2009
Yay! I'm actually working on stuff while not in a severe sleep deprived state! (Not that any of you care! :P) My next solo project is something of an informational flash, and i've also got a part in the works for the Lock Legion's next big collab. (I've seen some of the parts, it's gonna be sweet.)
Posted by LeafLock - October 25th, 2009
Happy Ban Day everyone!
For those who don't know, Ban Day is the day when we locks are all banished from the Lock Legion website until we submit a passing flash to Newgrounds.
Keep an eye out for some really great lock flash today!
EDIT:We got a collections page :3
Posted by LeafLock - October 21st, 2009
Only 3 more days 'til the Lock Legion's annual Ban Day. For those of you who don't already know, it's that nifty day when all of us locks are banned form the forums until we submit a passing flash unto Newgrounds. There's allot of really good looking flash in the works so don't miss out.
Oct. 25th is Ban Day!
Posted by LeafLock - October 20th, 2009
Yes, I did another one of these. Shut up. I was bored.
Alcatraz. You could hold murderers and rapists, arsonists and thieves. But no one can hold Sean Connery.
Brazil. The only country awesome enough to have it's own nut.
Card games/tricks. The sad, sad result of a man spending too much time alone. "Go fish" just doesn't cut it flying solo.
Danger. My middle name. (ok, my middle name is Shamus, but I like to think that it COULD be danger...)
Electrocution. Because the lightning bolt symbol on the breaker box does NOT mean "super speed available here".
Fandango. The name of the country I plan to found.
Google. Slowly maneuvering into global takeover position. It's going to happen.
Harry Potter. (/sigh)
Isotopes. Dropping this word in conversation automatically adds ten gold stars to whatever you say. Don't argue.
Jason Statham. You talk like you're British, and you shoot like you're American. The Human Crossover.
Karma. White people, beware.
Lasers. Tasty beams of light capable of making cats run headlong into walls. Truly mankind's greatest achievement...except for maybe bacon...and potatoes...
Marijuana. See this article. http://www.time.com/time/nation/articl e/...21,00.html
Nutmeg. A human sleeping drug. Big Grin
Orangutans. The ginger kids of the animal kingdom.
Pumpkin Pie. Pretty much the most delicious thing in existence. You don't like it? Get the fuck off my planet.
Quarters. In particular, United States "State Quarters". WTF? They were nifty at first, and i can let a Washington DC quarter slide, but quarters for Porto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam? I don't think so guys.
Raccoons. The fucking Ocean's Eleven crew of the animal kingdom (leave my god damn trash alone). Too cool for orangutans.
Shillelagh. An Irish beating stick. I made one. It's spiffy.
Tornadoes. Natural Disaster, or Herd Thinner? (You be the judge.)
Ultra Violet tattoos. They're shiny, they glow in the dark, but they will never be as cool as face paint.
Vroom-vroom. Winner of the coveted "kid's sound effect of the year award."
Warlocks. Magical necrophiliacs. We're all fucked now.
X-rays. Remember holding a flashlight behind your hand as a kid so you could see your veins and bones? It's like that, but with the added bonus of lead underwear.
Yetis. Big furry homeless people of the Himalayas. They're not out to eat the villagers, they just want some god damn change.
Zombies. Like it or not, they ARE (or were) people. And holy shit is there no greater excuse to blow out the brains of the asshole who used to taunt you unrelentingly in freshman year, than when he is trying to eat your face? I think not.