Wow! That's more traffic than this boar'd seen in Ages! Looks like I had a good idea for once <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/wink.gif"><P>OK, now for the questions:<P>> What is Gijah? (meaning what speicies)
Gijah is believed to be a Sphinx. Thing is that while this species is mentioned in the history books, nobody has seen a living Sphinx for centuries... I hope to explore the topic of her origin in a future story line.<P>> Is Bullotzo male female or other?
He's male<P>> Why is Dr Todovu still working on the ship if he's such a hazard?
Intergalactic Health and Safety regulations state that any ship with a crew greater than two (2) sentinents must carry a qualified ship's surgeon. While 163 doctors applied for the job, 162 of them took to their heels when they laid eyes on the Gr0de. Dr. Todovu, as the only remaining applicant, got the job. Undoubtedly he will continue until another doctor can be found.<P>> What is Rode Grode med Flode, does it mean anything?
It's a very nice summer fruit dessert. There's a recipe for it on the site - go and try it, it's delicious! (Don't listen to the Doctor, though. A red herring is *not* part of the recipe... <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/rolleyes.gif"> )<P>> How did Captain Assus Sa Si become the captain?
Well, it's his ship - actually the Gr0de has been in the Sa Si family for generations. He got his qualifications from the ACME interstellar institute of eclectic education (AIIEE)<P>> How does he keep a muesem peice flying?
Bullotzo's really good with the old duck tape <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspace.com/forums/smile.gif"><P>> How did any of the crew become part of the crew?
Well, with Gijah being a rather exotic species (not to mention that she's very short-tempered and that trouble seems to follow her around) her application for other jobs were summarily turned down. While Bullotzo could have landed a much better job, he decided to stick with his sister for now. The Great Amazo, of course, stowed away.<P>> What do they do with all their garbage?
It's used to fuel the fusion reactor. Or so they tell me. I mean, if they *did* toss it into space, they probably wouldn't own up to it, would they? Organic matter ends up being converted to fertilizer for hydroponics.<P>> Where does Assus Sa Si's last name begin?
Assus is his first name, Sa Si his Surname.<P>> Does the Captain's plot hole have anything to do with why TCW's Cthulu is now terrified of cats?
Hmm - possibly. I'm afraid Gijah isn't in the habit of asking her prospective dinner's name, so I can't be sure if it actually was Cthulu. Could have been his cousin - I hear they're a rather close-knit family...<P>> What does the inside of the ship actually look like?
Roughly, the bottom third houses the engines and the fusion reactor. Just above that, heavily shielded from any radiation, is the main engineering deck. This is used only if the engines develop a fault, though. Engine controls and monitoring is done from the bridge.
The middle third of the ship consists of cargo decks.
The upper third contains hydroponics, living quarters, the galley and mess hall and, of course, the bridge. And the broom closet.<P>> How are Gijah and Bullotzo related?
Ah - I hope to do that one as a short story for project zero. For now all I will divulge is that Gijah was adopted by Bullotzo's parents and is technically his sister.<P>> Does the Captain still keep a cache of sardines?
Of course. Since the Gr0de seems to be the preferred means of interstellar travel of members of the Lutra genus, sardines are priority food requirement.<P>> Is Todovu still mad that I ate his supper?
With his temper it's hard to tell what he's mad about at any given time. I'd avoid him if I were you. Heck, I'd avoid him if I was me...
No, wait... err...<P>OK, I hope this was edifying. Keep 'em coming I say!<P>Frauke<P>
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