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Lost story: guy wins lottery and buys old missle silo

malbywax1

A guy wins the lotto... Buys an old missle silo... And ends up with his own harem and several other groups living with him and on his land. Was pretty long story.

Franco

@malbywax1

The title is 'Castle in the Sand.' Can probably be found on asstr or other sites using google. It's popular and asked about a lot.

The address for the first five chapters on asstr is below. You can probably find the rest from there.

http://www.asstr.org/files/Collections/Alt.Sex.Stories.Moderated/Year2008/57354

zellus
Updated:

http://www.asstr.org/files/Authors/Apache/

Click then: "My Favorites" then "Web" then "Apache"
Find: Castle In the Sand.doc

It's impossible to link directly because SOL forum don't like the space between My and Favorites.

Replies:   BlinkReader
BlinkReader

@zellus

It's really easy:

http://www.asstr.org/files/Authors/Apache/My%20Favorites/Web/Apache/Castle%20In%20the%20Sand.doc

As you see, instead of space there is now "%"...

zellus

@BlinkReader

Thanks for the info, I'll try it the next time.

docholladay

@BlinkReader


http://www.asstr.org/files/Authors/Apache/My%20Favorites/Web/Apache/Castle%20In%20the%20Sand.doc


I tried that file and for some reason it messed up. However the files labeled: CIS_1 thru CIS_5.html all seem to be the same story as indicated. I just pulled up the first one out pure nosiness and it was the same story. I am not sure if the 5 files are the complete story or not however.

Replies:   zellus
zellus
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@docholladay

If you open the corrupted "doc-file" in Notepad, you'll be able to read it. And then you can copy the text to another program or saving it as a Notepad-file.

PS! In Notepad you will find the corrupted text at the start and end (of the hole story), and if you delete the corruption (all the special symbols) it will be repaired, and you can then open it in Microsoft Word.

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_word-mso_other/double-click-on-doc-file-opens-with-notepad/18fc670e-afc1-4396-b7c4-07ba2fee3365

"Always use the selected program to open this kind of file" should NOT BE checked, when you open the .doc-file in Notepad.

saemon.snowlock
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@malbywax1

Try this


Chapter 1-14

LonelyDad
Updated:

I have the complete file in html, mobi, and pdf. I have loaded it to my Google Drive. Use the included link to access. I will leave it up for one week.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2LpRK6gMf3qNnk1ZkgwbklXTkk?usp=sharing

Replies:   graybyrd
Crumbly Writer

@BlinkReader

As you see, instead of space there is now "%"...

"%20" is the ASCII code of the single space character.

Replies:   LonelyDad
LonelyDad

@Crumbly Writer

"%20" is the ASCII code of the single space character.

I'm going to let my pedantic demon loose here - be warned.

'20' is actually the hexadecimal (base 16) code for a space. the '%' symbol is an escape character that tells the html parser that the next two characters are not ASCII but hexadecimal. Hexadecimal is used instead of ASCII so that the so-called ALT characters can be encoded in two ASCII characters, enabling things like ø and £ to be imbedded in the text.

/End of Pedantic Mode. The demon is caged again.

Replies:   The Outsider
graybyrd
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@LonelyDad


I have loaded it to my Google Drive.


Nice... thanks!

I'm going to let my pedantic demon loose here - be warned.


Bad demon! Bad, bad demon! No quiche for a week!

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer
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@graybyrd


Bad demon! Bad, bad demon! No quiche for a week!


Ahh! Demons love quiches. (I've got to add that to my new story The Demons Within!)

Maybe the sequel should be The Demon Without (Quiches)? 'D (They're extra mean that way, just like when they don't get their gingerbread lattes.)

The Outsider

@LonelyDad

And there's only 10 kinds of people who understand Hex: those who do and those who don't.

maroon

@The Outsider

I guess you're part of the "don't", because the joke is that there's 10 kinds of people who understand *binary* :)

Replies:   The Outsider
The Outsider
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@maroon

I know. I was being deliberately obtuse...

I'll make like a tree and get out of here.

Replies:   richardshagrin
richardshagrin

@The Outsider

I'll make like a tree and get out of here.

For "get out of here" read leave. (Trees grow leaves).

Replies:   maroon
maroon

@richardshagrin

He's quoting Biff from Back to the Future.

Ernest Bywater

@The Outsider

And there's only 10 kinds of people who understand Hex: those who do and those who don't.


I see you're the person listed in the 'e' position of the list of those who understand hexidecimal.

As to understanding hex - you have to be a trained witch or warlock.

The Outsider

@Ernest Bywater

Once again, I briefly thought I was funny.

I'll go back to my corner now.

Replies:   Ernest Bywater  Wheezer
Ernest Bywater

@The Outsider

I'll go back to my corner now.


You mean we have to leave the ring and stop trading poor puns and jokes? Damn.

Wheezer

@The Outsider

Once again, I briefly thought I was funny.

I'll go back to my corner now.


Don't sweat it. richardshagrin always thinks he's funny too...

Replies:   richardshagrin
Obliterous

@The Outsider

What about the other 15 types?

Replies:   The Outsider
The Outsider

@Obliterous

Various levels of sarcasm to mask their lack of knowledge of other base systems.

Replies:   Dominions Son  Not_a_ID
awnlee jawking

@The Outsider

It ought to be sexadecimal so both roots derive from Latin. Leading to: There's only 10 kinds of people who understand Sex: those who do and those who don't. :)

AJ

Dominions Son

@The Outsider

I use Q-Power for my base system.

https://jet.com/product/detail/03ce021ac5424d3fbb68dfa592b88e49?jcmp=pla:ggl:NJ_dur_Gen_Electronics_a1:Electronics_Portable_Audio_MP3_Player_Accessories_a1:na:PLA_785706707_43734973169_pla-292505964629:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15

Not_a_ID

@Ernest Bywater

I see you're the person listed in the 'e' position of the list of those who understand hexidecimal.

As to understanding hex - you have to be a trained witch or warlock.


I'm a bigger fan of the people who live in the world where 1+1=10

Not_a_ID

@The Outsider

Various levels of sarcasm to mask their lack of knowledge of other base systems.


Well, we could also venture into this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reference_designator

Which some people would also sometimes (incorrectly) reference as "The electronic alphabet" where the letters I and O are notable for not existing, and lower case letters are not supposed to exist so you'd never see an "l" either(but "L" is acceptable). This was largely by design, to prevent confusion of letters for numbers, or vice versa.

Replies:   graybyrd
graybyrd

@Not_a_ID

Here's a 'shout out' for the dedicated Luddites who insistently type lower-case "l" for 1 and capital "O" for 0, because their mother's typewriter did not have dedicated numeral "1" or "0" keys. And if they took typing class in High School they still enter double spaces after each period.

Replies:   LonelyDad  jimh67
richardshagrin
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@Wheezer


Don't sweat it. richardshagrin always thinks he's funny too...


Sometimes funny-haha, sometimes funny-peculiar.

Replies:   The Outsider
The Outsider

@richardshagrin

The latter can be good if you want to be left alone sometimes.

LonelyDad

@graybyrd


@Not_a_ID

Here's a 'shout out' for the dedicated Luddites who insistently type lower-case "l" for 1 and capital "O" for 0, because their mother's typewriter did not have dedicated numeral "1" or "0" keys. And if they took typing class in High School they still enter double spaces after each period.

Back in the Dark Ages (60s) that is what we were taught: Two spaces after a colon, two spaces after a period, three spaces between the state and the zip code in an address. A blank line between the salutation and the body of a letter, a blank line between the body and the closing of the same. And of course, if you wanted something emphasized, you either backspaced an underlined it, or backspaced and retyped it, since the second time through would never completely register with the first time, so the letters appeared darker.

The single best class I ever took in terms of usefulness was the summer class in touch typing. They only had two IBM Selectrics in the back of the classroom, and no one else wanted to use one, so I got to.

Replies:   maroon  Dominions Son
maroon

@LonelyDad

the second time through


This continued into the computer age to some degree. A spreadsheet program would print Courier Bold (not Courier New), even though such an animal didn't exist. Turned out it printed the text to the printer, then reset the print 1 pixel up and 1 pixel to the side, then reprinted it, causing the letters to appear bolder because they were thicker than they normally appeared on the laserjet.

jimh67
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@graybyrd

Two spaces on an iPhone or iPad keyboard will get a period and a space.

Dominions Son

@LonelyDad

Two spaces after a colon, two spaces after a period, three spaces between the state and the zip code in an address.


I still use too spaces after a period, because my eyesight is poor (nearsighted, beyond 20/400 without my glasses). It can be difficult with some fonts to distinguish between a coma and a period, so the double space after a period makes text easier to read.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Crumbly Writer

@Ernest Bywater

As to understanding hex - you have to be a trained witch or warlock.

I thought all bumblebees understand hex (16-dimensions)?

Crumbly Writer

@Dominions Son

I still use too spaces after a period, because my eyesight is poor (nearsighted, beyond 20/400 without my glasses). It can be difficult with some fonts to distinguish between a coma and a period, so the double space after a period makes text easier to read.

Just be sure to do global search-n-replaces to fix it before posting/printing.

By the way, is that "too spaces" as in 'spaces in addition to the period'? 'D

Replies:   Dominions Son
Dominions Son

@Crumbly Writer

Just be sure to do global search-n-replaces to fix it before posting/printing.


1. If I ever print one, it will be for my own use.
2. As for posting I never have, but the process seems to strip them out automatically, because they show up without the double spacing.

By the way, is that "too spaces" as in 'spaces in addition to the period'? 'D


:P :)

ZerboMolo
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@malbywax1

I ran across this story (Castle in the Sand) about 15 years ago on ASSTR. At the time, it was listed by an author (penname perhaps?) Deanna Johns. I believe however that it was removed long ago. I have the complete 14 chapters as Word docs now. If you have major time obtaining it, you may email me and I could attach and email the docs to you. email to >>>>> jimweltich@frontier.com

Rambulator

Deana Johns aka D.J. Pedersen is now "Thaumaturge" on SOL. I e-mailed him last year and he sent me more stories that he had written. Castle in the Sand was originally 97 Chapters long. I have had it since 2000. I keep it on a backup disc. You might email him and he may send you a copy if he still has it.

LonelyDad

I made this offer on the other thread about this topic. I have placed my copy on my Google Drive in a shared folder.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B2LpRK6gMf3qNnk1ZkgwbklXTkk

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