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Old 14-09-2005, 07:29 PM   #1
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Im currently writing a written assignment about a ballon journey but im totally drained of ideas. So i thought that maybe you would have something i could write about? I havent even started jet :blink: so anything is appreciated...
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Old 14-09-2005, 07:34 PM   #2
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Back in <insert time period here>, there were a couple of windbags that thought they could fly. For that, they created some more windbags, which they inflated with hot air, and tied a basket to it.

Good start?
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Old 14-09-2005, 07:36 PM   #3
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Back in <insert time period here>, there were a couple of windbags that thought they could fly. For that, they created some more windbags, which they inflated with hot air, and tied a basket to it.

Good start?
so what youre actually suggesting is that the windbags are alive? and that I should tell a story from their point of view?
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Old 14-09-2005, 08:33 PM   #4
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Do you want it to be a historical or fantasy story?
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Old 14-09-2005, 08:49 PM   #5
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so what youre actually suggesting is that the windbags are alive? and that I should tell a story from their point of view?
...err...
If one is talking about a PERSON who is a WINDBAG - it refers to somebody who talks a lot, but does little, somebody who is full of himself and full of HOT AIR (empty promisses)...
But the HOT-AIR balloones are also windbags...

How about this for a start:
Poeple have always dreamt of flying. Ever sinse the story of Icarus there have been attempts to make wings, so people could fly. But all have failed. The in the 18th century a revolutionary idea came forth. People don't need wings to fly, they need an air-ship. Just like things with their specific weights less the that of the water don't sink, so yould things with their specific weight lighter then air get off the ground. And what is lighter then air? HOT AIR!
So if one would collect enough hot air, one could fly and thus the HOT-AIR balloones were born.
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Old 14-09-2005, 08:54 PM   #6
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Needs more semicolons.
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Old 14-09-2005, 09:06 PM   #7
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Needs more semicolons.
LOL Oh, come on, FPJ, I'm sure you can do better on the topic of aviation (well, sort of).
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Old 14-09-2005, 09:26 PM   #8
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"...And now Samos, sacred to Juno, lay ahead to the left (Delos and Paros were behind them), Lebinthos, and Calymne, rich in honey, to the right, when the boy began to delight in his daring flight, and abandoning his guide, drawn by desire for the heavens, soared higher. His nearness to the devouring sun softened the fragrant wax that held the wings: and the wax melted: he flailed with bare arms, but losing his oar-like wings, could not ride the air. Even as his mouth was crying his father’s name, it vanished into the dark blue sea, the Icarian Sea, called after him."
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Like Icarus mankind has always relished the idea of being to soar between heaven and earth, in defiance to all laws of nature...



this really writes itself.
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Old 14-09-2005, 09:43 PM   #9
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LOL Oh, come on, FPJ, I'm sure you can do better on the topic of aviation (well, sort of).
You know, balloons just don't hold my interest like planes. I think it's because in a balloon, you're pretty much limited to control in one dimension: you can make it go up, and you can make it go down. For everything else, you're at the mercy of the wind. I respect the fact that they led the way, though, and early balloonists had solid-steel cojones, without a doubt.
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Old 15-09-2005, 09:23 AM   #10
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early balloonists had solid-steel cojones, without a doubt.
Sounds painful...
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