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Subject:Luna Free State flag, anyone?
Time:06:03 am
I live in Luna County, NM, which due to its bordering Mexico is fast becoming a police state. I'd love to fly the Luna Free State flag over my house... does anyone understand the design well enough to make a nice one? And how much would Betsy Ross Garcia O'Kelly charge to make me one? One person's (rather crude) mock-up is crwflags.com/fotw/flags/fic_mihm.html

Thanks, Loonies!

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firedrake_mor
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Time:2008-10-21 12:58 pm (UTC)
The only error on that flag is that the description says "bar sinister" not "bend sinister" which is what is shown.

A bar sinister ends shy of the corners of the shield -- see here: http://uk.geocities.com/barensteel/bastardy.html

I can do you up a better picture later, if you like -- I'm about to go to the gym.

Free Luna,

Your Basic Heraldically Compulsive Editor
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jcomeau_ictx
Subject:better picture
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Time:2008-10-23 11:52 pm (UTC)
I'd love to see it! But the link already gave me some good ideas, maybe I can come up with something myself too. This could be a collaborative effort!
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fearthainnlent
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Time:2008-10-21 04:52 pm (UTC)
ooh!! such a lovely idea ('specially through this election)
Tomorrow I'm off work, I'll see if I can come up with something--while I'm not much of a drawing artist I can sew and I just got an embroidery hoop . . .
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jcomeau_ictx
Subject:please do!
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Time:2008-10-23 11:54 pm (UTC)
If we can come up with a good design, any idea how much you'd charge to make, say, a 3-foot-long flag? And later maybe a 10-foot-long flag so it can be seen from the highway :)
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kajiracad
Subject:Jealousy
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Time:2008-10-21 04:55 pm (UTC)
So can someone design me a "rock shield" for use in late November? ::giggles::
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bigmojo
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Time:2008-10-21 11:19 pm (UTC)
I can't really help with the mock up but I can recommend a wicked awesome seamstress.

http://www.sterlingstitches.net/

Disclaimer: This business is owned and operated by my cousin-in-law (the Diety willing) and, as such, I should be viewed as a less than unbiased source. But I do believe she is a very good seamstress and she should definately be able to provide references on request. I've seen her work and it's very solid in my opinion. Her focus is on bridal stuff but she also does alot of ad hoc work and I don't see her turning down a job if she has time and you have money.

Anyway, hope that helps. Please post a pic if you get one made. Sounds very cool.
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hippypaul
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Time:2008-11-19 04:41 pm (UTC)
Not what I would think of as a courthouse brass cannon. And the correction on sinister is well taken. Otherwise I think the link is a good start. Any more action on this that anyone knows of. I have a flag pole that a Luna Free State flag would look nice on.
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jcomeau_ictx
Subject:is this better?
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Time:2008-11-20 10:18 pm (UTC)
I don't yet have permission to use the cannon image, but maybe it won't appeal to other Heinlein fans anyway. It's a Russian brass cannon, which kind of fits in well with the book, with so many on Luna of Russian descent.

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jcomeau_ictx
Subject:ok, so anybody here live in or near Austin, TX?
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Time:2009-03-14 08:41 pm (UTC)
I've seen photos of a brass cannon in Austin that looks better than the above. Can someone get me a nice shot of it? Or better, two or three at different angles? I really want to get this done this year!
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jcomeau_ictx
Subject:found another one
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Time:2010-04-21 12:55 am (UTC)
check out http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Tanstaafl.jpg
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allucquere
Subject:Re: found another one
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Time:2011-04-28 07:16 pm (UTC)
I like this rendition quite a bit.
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jcomeau_ictx
Subject:posted a bid at vworker.com
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Time:2011-02-26 10:08 pm (UTC)
Not wanting to let this die, I've posted a bid at vworker.com: http://www.vworker.com/RentACoder/misc/BidRequests/ShowBidRequest.asp?lngBidRequestId=1608397
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jcomeau_ictx
Subject:a picture
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Time:2011-02-28 02:37 am (UTC)
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Brass_cannon_in_iasi_romania.jpg is now in the public domain. I don't expect it fits everybody's idea of what the cannon should look like. It's not really my ideal, but it's good enough for now. I don't imagine a bunch of anarchists on Luna are going to agree on a single design either; Novy Leningrad will probably have a slightly different design than that of Hong Kong Luna. And that's the way it should be.
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jcomeau_ictx
Subject:Re: a picture
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Time:2011-04-26 09:19 pm (UTC)
the flag design, possibly finished, is at http://unternet.net/tanstaafl/tanstaafl.png. The script, flag.py, that generates it is in the same folder. all water brothers are welcome to riff on this as they wish.
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