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LIU Atlas - Nabu
There are billions of stars, millions of planets, but there is only one man, Terrance McDoogal. Welcome to LIU Atlas. About this creation
About this creation
LIU Atlas - Nabu


The Ludgonian Industrial Union's galaxy contains billions of stars and billions of planets. Unfortunately, most residents of the LIU could only name a handful of these worlds. In order to improve astronomy grades across the LIU, TV2 has started a new program called LIU Atlas. Follow our host, Terrance McDoogal, as he takes you on a tour across the LIU and some of its more obscure worlds.

Note: This episode is presented in full screen. The corresponding dialogue is underneath each photo.


Doog: “Welcome to another episode of LIU Atlas. I’m your host, Terrance “Doog” McDoogal. Today, we’re visiting a small, Mid-Rim planet known as Nabu. Nabu has few natural resources, its arid climate and mountainous terrain prohibit most forms of agriculture, and its native inhabitants never developed any significant industry or commerce. Despite all these limitations, Nabu has become one of the most powerful and important worlds in the LIU Galaxy. Let’s find out why.”




Doog: “The first visitors to Nabu originally believed the planet to be uninhabited, as there were few signs of civilization. Besides some ruins in the southern hemisphere, the only visible structure on Nabu was this small temple. It was later discovered that this temple, known as the Great Library of Scio, opened into a massive underground facility within the surrounding mountains. That‘s where we are headed.”




Doog: “Alright folks, I’m now inside the entrance way to the Great Library of Scio. It’s dim, musty, and eerily silent. Oh yeah, and there’s a group of freaky looking alien guys waiting for me at the end of the hall. I’m assuming one of them is my guide, otherwise, this might get awkward.”




Doog: “Uh, hello there. Are you my guide?”
Praefectus: “Indeed. I am Praefectus, High Scion of Nabu, Overseer of the Great Library of Scio, Curator of Knowledge, Scholar of a Million Worlds, and of course, Captain of my Trivia Team.”
Doog: “That’s quite a résumé. I’m Doog, Host of LIU Atlas, Convicted Felon, Warmonger, and Universe Renowned Ladies’ Man.”
Praefectus: “Hmm. Your exploits have yet to reach this world, but if you’re are as notorious as your titles indicate, I’m sure we will be studying you closely in the near future.”
Doog: “Studying?”
Praefectus: “Yes. The other Scions and myself are researchers. We’ve studied vast swaths of the Universe and penned our acquired knowledge in large tomes. These tomes are then stored within the Great Library of Scio. Because of this, many of the races refer to us as the ’Encylopedians’.”
Doog: “Encylopedians is a bit of a mouthful, I‘ll just stick with calling you High Scissors, or whatever your name was. Shall we head inside?”
Praefectus: “Sure. Follow me.”




Praefectus: “Behold! The Great Library of Scio!”
Doog: “It’s amazing…uh…what is it?”
Praefectus: “What do you mean? It’s a library. It’s full of books.”
Doog: “Oh! Books…of course…uh…what are books?”
Praefectus: “Seriously? Sigh. They’re collections of written knowledge. You read them and acquire the knowledge for yourself.”
Doog: “Oh yeah, I think I heard of those. I can’t say I’ve actually read any of them before, but I remember seeing a few at my grandma’s house. So, wow, eight shelves full of books. It doesn’t look like too many, but for a man with zero books, I guess it’s a lot.”




Praefectus: “Oh, no. This isn’t our whole collection. This is just the introductory library. These tomes all deal with how to use the Great Library of Scio. Our actual collection spans for hundreds of miles in both directions. Let’s head down this hallway. I’ll show you.”




Doog: “Holy…Kaadu! That’s a lot of books.”
Praefectus: “Shhh. This is a library after all. Anyway, this is section AA, which holds great tomes like Aardvarkian Political Structures and Aargoth’s Treatise on Black Holes. Admittedly, the AA section is one of our smaller collections, and it only stretches a few hundred yards.”
Doog: “This is all information you guys collected?”
Praefectus: “Yes, for centuries, the other Scions and myself have traveled across the Universe and collected this knowledge. It’s safe to say, the Great Library of Scio is the largest collection of knowledge in this section of the universe.”




Praefectus: “Of course, with a collection of this size, it was necessary to develop a quick, reliable method of transportation. Otherwise, it would take weeks to get to some parts of the library. We use Hover Lifts, like this, to traverse the library and to reach the upper shelves.”
Doog: “Ooh, ooh, can we ride?”
Praefectus: “I don’t see why not. Let’s head back to the introductory library. Once you finish reading the twelve tomes on the proper usage of the Hover Lift, I’ll be glad to give you one of your own.”
Doog: “What! Screw that. I’d rather walk, and that’s saying a lot. Shall we continue?”




Praefectus: “Hidden among the endless rows of bookshelves are small study lounges. Here, Scions read, write, and discuss various tomes.”
Doog: “You guys read all these books?”
Praefectus: “No, no. Even with my race’s extended lifespan, we would never have enough time to read them all. Besides, we rather devote our time to acquiring more information for the collection. We do this work for the greater good of the universe, not personal gain. Of course, in my spare time, I’ve managed to read about two percent of the tomes, making me an expert on a few million subjects. Not to brag or anything…”




Praefectus: “On this table over here, you can see that one of the Scions is translating an ancient text from an extinct culture. To many, it may seem like a fruitless effort, but we’ve learned in the course of our studies that even the smallest, most insignificant bits of knowledge are pieces of the great puzzle of life, just as a solitary atom is a building block of the universe, just like a…”
Doog: “I’m going to go ahead and lie down on this table while you finish your speech. Wake me up when you’re finished.”
Praefectus: “Sorry, I get a little passionate, and somewhat longwinded, when we discuss the importance of knowledge.”
Doog: “What? Did you say something? I was napping.”
Praefectus: “Alright. Alright. Let’s continue.”




Praefectus: “Our library also holds several hangars for our Scion’s ships. Everyday, several Scions depart the library and head out into the Universe searching for undiscovered knowledge. They may spend up to a decade abroad researching, before returning to write about their experiences.”
Doog: “What pays for all of these fancy ships and Hover Lifts? I mean, even the air conditioning bill must be outrageous. Do you make any profit?”




Praefectus: “No Doog. Unlike most worlds of the LIU, we’re involved in a non-profit venture. The LIU pays for all of our costs, and in return, they get access to all of our acquired knowledge.”




Praefectus: “While the library doesn’t profit directly, the knowledge contained within helps various organizations within the LIU increase their own profits. The knowledge is used by scientists to develop new technologies, economists to determine the economic possibilities of unknown worlds, and government officials to exploit other cultures. We have no preference how the knowledge is used, as long as it is used.”


Doog: “Well folks, Nabu and the Great Library of Scio are an important part of the LIU, allegedly. For someone like myself that isn’t into all the fancy book learning stuff, the place is basically a useless money pit, but I guess some people find it important. Let’s not forget about these Scion Guys. I mean, I wish I had a job where all I did was travel around the universe learning about stuff. Oh wait, I do. Oh well, see ya next time.”




Note:


Doog: “Hey Praefectus, before I go, I was wondering if I could check out his book?”
Praefectus: “Tome #XFDUED6B, the Study of the Mating Rituals of the Golgol Race. Uh, sure. I guess. After your little criticizing wrap up, I figured you weren’t too interested in books, but I can’t say no to anyone seeking knowledge.”
Doog: “Oh, I wasn’t planning on reading it. I have this uneven table on my ship that’s driving me crazy. It looks about the right size to stuff under the leg.”
Praefectus: “No! Give that back!”
Doog: “Wait! I was planning on using it for the table before you said it was about mating rituals. Wait! Come back! Does it have pictures?”



Comments

  November 24, 2012
I love! You made the library especially realistic, and I am so jealous of your lounge...
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  June 6, 2012
Saw this when it first was 1st posted... my good intentions were to return to read & comment... forgot! But due to your other recent episode, I found this. Library mocs always catch my attention. Anyhoo, having discovered your LUI episodes, you have a new fan. Went back and viewed some of your past stuff & gave you a few smileys. Anyhoo, I await the next installment! :)
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  May 30, 2012
WHERE IS THIS PLANET??? Do you think they would mind if Nexutron got to access that library?
  May 27, 2012
I agree with daniel Nelson cool episode though
  February 4, 2012
Do you still exist lugonious you've not posted anything for ages. :(
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  December 11, 2011
I like this.But I have one Question.Are you going to continue of is this dead?
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  November 8, 2011
Funny! As usual. When's the next episode gonna be?
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  October 21, 2011
lol! that is very funny especially the end part,LIU rocks!!
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  October 7, 2011
The shot of Doog and the scion walking down the library halls is superb; a perfect MOC in and of itself. Can we expect a new installment of LIU Atlas soon?
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  August 23, 2011
i wanted you to know, that i think you should have had the story mocie award! i hope you re alright lugdo, it s been awhile! good luck!!!
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  May 19, 2011
What set is that face in?
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  May 19, 2011
come on ludgo! your preview is making me starve! lol!
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  April 1, 2011
When I saw the mantlepiece I half expected Doog to make an Alexandria by accident lol!
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  March 29, 2011
You are seriously too good to be amusing such mediocre MOCpagers as we. But we're happy you do! The builds are amazing; I was particularly impressed with the fireplace and general design of the library itself. Great lighting and dialogue as always; we shall forever be in your debt! This is once again incredible.
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  March 28, 2011
WOW you're too good!
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  March 23, 2011
YAAAAAY!!!! Love that Scion ship.
Ludgonious .
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Brendan Dore
  March 22, 2011
That Praefectus guy sounds like he studied Latin.
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  March 22, 2011
Awesome..!
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  March 19, 2011
It always makes my day reading these episodes. I loved the last comment and picture, LMAO. Sooooo many brown pieces.
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  March 19, 2011
just amazing !!!
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  March 19, 2011
Nabu/Naboo? Scion? You're not running out of names are you? ;)
Ludgonious .
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karsten Rees
  March 18, 2011
i like to read but this..... IS A DREAM COME TRUE:)
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  March 18, 2011
Nice!
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  March 18, 2011
Quoting JC REX Awesome!!!!!1?!!!!! I love it! Is it possibly Naboo inspired?
Quoting Hrvoje Hedžet From where Nabu sounds familiar. Oh, yes, Naboo in SW.
Nabu is the Assyrian and Babylonian god of wisdom and writing. It sounded fitting for this episode. According to the wikipedia article (unsourced), it may be the origin of Naboo in the Star Wars universe as well.
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  March 18, 2011
Quoting Chris Phipson Soo... when are we getting to the "exotic dancers with self esteem issues" planet? ~ Chris.
Haha. Your wish may be coming true soon.
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  March 18, 2011
Awesome!!!!!1?!!!!! I love it! Is it possibly Naboo inspired?
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  March 18, 2011
Another great episode ! I was expecting Doog to put fire to the books (when I saw the fireplace) or something like that... But the last note was very funny. Next episode please !
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  March 18, 2011
Wow, now I've seen more Lego books than any other amount of books in my life!!! could i have a turn on the hover lift?
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  March 18, 2011
"Captain of my trivia team" and "Only eight shelves" were two of my LOL moments in this one. Another awesome addition to the Atlas. Soo... when are we getting to the "exotic dancers with self esteem issues" planet? ~ Chris.
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  March 18, 2011
When I caught a quick glimpse of your work in today's email the 1st thing I thought was this is the 2nd and 3rd floor of BARNS & NOBEL's 14th Street/Union Square store! BUT Then I was treated to Eye Candy when I clicked on the image in my email and was brought to your awesome creation! Woosh!
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  March 18, 2011
Impressive work!
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  March 18, 2011
That was one of the funniest notes in the last episodes.
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  March 18, 2011
Wow, nice! The arches and the fire place really give the library a classic feel. Well done!
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  March 18, 2011
that fireplace was stunning, awesome llibrary dude...
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  March 18, 2011
Another great installment! Amazing design as well.
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  March 18, 2011
Funny stuff. I loved the hallway scene, and those little hover thingys are great. The library itself is awe-inspiring, and I like the use of sand green in the floor. Now then, when I thought of Doog in a library I couldn't help but wonder what sort of senseless violence he might encounter; I'm surprised he didn't get an infection from a nasty paper cut. Another worthy effort!
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  March 18, 2011
From where Nabu sounds familiar. Oh, yes, Naboo in SW. =D This is really great episode and 'Note' made laugh really hard.
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  March 18, 2011
haha, nicely done
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  March 18, 2011
cool episode! great scenes, i tought you were going to mistreat gungans, next time maybe?
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  March 18, 2011
I really like the bookshelves! I was imagining their voices as those from the underwater guys in the first season of Samurai Jack. Pretty monotone and raspish in a way. Great work!
Ludgonious .
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Jared Waldron
  March 17, 2011
Doog seems to disrespect EVERY single person on his show. Yet he still has it, and no one seems to be offended.
Ludgonious .
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Jarod Waltz
  March 17, 2011
Droog VS. books. Who will win? Great episode
Ludgonious .
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cj cutrone9
  March 17, 2011
Wait does it have pictures. Lol. keep um comin.
Ludgonious .
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Commander Fed's Pie
  March 17, 2011
Awesome Episode. The shelves are awesome. Keep on making them! You got my support!
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  March 17, 2011
Very well done
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  March 17, 2011
You seem like you were quite commited in building this, and all that useless dialogue was brilliant. 5/5!
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  March 17, 2011
I think we need a special program on those mating rituals. I mean, who wants to read that in a book? Nice library. Wish I was there. see ya. garth
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  March 17, 2011
For a second I thought this would be a first where doog hadn't offended anyone... then that thought ended in the note :))
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  March 17, 2011
How did Doog cope with all that silence? Great installment! Side-note: I was unaware that trivia teams had captions. Just thought you should know. Keep 'em comin'!
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  March 17, 2011
Awesome! Love the alien dudes!
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  March 17, 2011
very funny! love all the books. Books what are books? i'm as stumped as you are McDoogal!
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  March 17, 2011
All that vast knowledge amazing
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  March 17, 2011
Superb build, great story as ever, I really look forward to new episodes of the LIU. Wonderful.
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  March 17, 2011
Very nice job! I look forward to seeing more episodes.
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  March 17, 2011
Hahaha! I'm a big reader myself, which is why I wear glasses, which has given my nose a rather un-attractive notch in it (I've since moved on to contacts, but I'm still single, drat it)...wait, where was I? Oh right! A fantastic episode as usual! Is there any one on the planet who can match your awesome imagination!? I doubt it:)
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  March 17, 2011
That book at the end was huge, imagine the difference in the short table leg. >Eric
  March 17, 2011
Yep, short and sweet. The bit at the end gave me a giggle and reminded me of something out of a Bob Hope movie. Oh, and to tell the truth, I didn't notice the setting because it looks so real that I filtered it out. I didn't realize how perfect everything was until I went through it a second time and looked at the actual construction. Congratulations on portraying such realism in plastic!
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  March 17, 2011
Just on the strength of the main pic, I can tell that this is going to be an amazing episode! Now to find out if my expectations are met.
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  March 17, 2011
Another awesome episode! This is amazing!!
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  March 17, 2011
AWSOME!!!
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  March 17, 2011
Does Doog even have a library card.
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  March 17, 2011
really great.. the story and build are both great! and you always have a way of making amazing characters. really nice work!
 
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