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 Post subject: Re: Oreo-Hound Knight-Napoleon Alliance Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:01 pm 
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Still workin' on that MOC...

So, I'm thinking we should go with "The Conspiracy of: Area 51." How's that sound guys? If we do sequels, we might be able to call them "The Conspiracy of: The Vatican," "The Conspiracy of: The Fourth Reich," "The Conspiracy of: Blatta Blaata, etc, etc," or "The Conspiracy of: Whatever Floats our Boat." I already have ideas for chapters, so when should we get started?

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 Post subject: Re: Oreo-Hound Knight-Napoleon Alliance Discussion Thread
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Sweet! I can't wait to see how this story unfolds.

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 Post subject: Re: Oreo-Hound Knight-Napoleon Alliance Discussion Thread
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I think that "Conspiracy: Area 51," "Conspiracy: The Fourth Reich" etc. would sound better than "Conspiracy of:" if you take my meaning. I'll PM you at some point Napoleon.

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I think that "Conspiracy: Area 51," "Conspiracy: The Fourth Reich" etc. would sound better than "Conspiracy of:" if you take my meaning. I'll PM you at some point Napoleon.


Actually, you are right. I do like it better without the "of." :)

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 Post subject: Re: Oreo-Hound Knight-Napoleon Alliance Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:53 am 
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Napoleon wrote:
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Ah, no problem. ;) I really like the direction it's going!


Good! I was afraid you thought I was being a Sniffles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sniffles :9 "Howareyoudoingtoday?That'sgreatI'mdoingfinemynameisSniffleswhat'syours, huh?"

HK, being such a big Looney Tunes fan, will know what I'm talking about. ;)

That's Batty you're thinking of actually. He appeared in at least one cartoon alongside Sniffles. 8B

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 Post subject: Re: Oreo-Hound Knight-Napoleon Alliance Discussion Thread
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Hound Knight wrote:
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Ah, no problem. ;) I really like the direction it's going!


Good! I was afraid you thought I was being a Sniffles. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sniffles :9 "Howareyoudoingtoday?That'sgreatI'mdoingfinemynameisSniffleswhat'syours, huh?"

HK, being such a big Looney Tunes fan, will know what I'm talking about. ;)

That's Batty you're thinking of actually. He appeared in at least one cartoon alongside Sniffles. 8B


*laughs* Oh, yeah! I remember that now! :D I remember watching that one.

Well, guys, when are we goin' to start? If you guys can't write all the time, that's fine. We don't have to blaze out 5000 pages in a week. Only 3000. :9 J/K But, this will be a pretty unique story, and I can't wait to see where we go with it!

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 Post subject: Re: Oreo-Hound Knight-Napoleon Alliance Discussion Thread
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Oreo and HK: Do you mind if I write this experimental first chapter? Not necessarily official, but just for fun? I guess I'll try; if you don't like it, just say so. ;) I really don't mind.


TEST Chapter 1

James Baron turned his key, starting up his old Toyota. James was a freelance photographer and Ufologist. Outer Space and stories of aliens had intrigued him since childhood, when he had first watched Close Encounters of the Third Kind. It was his private hobby, but, like most ufologists, a private one only. His real job was, as said before, a photographer. He had come from a well-off family and went around the US, Mexico, and Canada taking photos for newspapers and magazines. He didn't get a lot of money out of it, but he had inherited enough to live a comfortable life. Now, he was on vacation in Nevada. His old pickup truck rattled to life and he drove out of his hotel's parking lot. He had not randomly chosen Rachel, Nevada to vacation in; it was only miles from Area 51, UFO capital of the world.

Area 51 was a highly-secretive US military base and sat about 80 miles from Las Vegas. There were tons of conspiracy theories about the place, but no one really knew for sure what went on there, though many insisted it was filled with aliens or nuclear weapons or both. There were many stories about whatever had crashed at Roswell, New Mexico, extraterrestrial or otherwise, had been immediately taken there by armed soldiers. There were also many fraudulent photos of aliens and monsters that supposedly were kept at the base, but most of them were proven to be total rubbish. Still, James was not sure about it. The government barely even recognized the fact that Area 51 was even operational. When it came up, they would always say it was nothing. President Bill Clinton had been asked about it in an interview weeks before James arrived in Rachel. "There is absolutely nothing bad going on there," said Clinton. "Anyone who says otherwise is either lying or conspiratorial.

So said the president. "Never trust politicians. Politics corrupts even the most well-meaning person," James paraphrased Victorian Era German chancellor Otto von Bismarck to himself. He wished someone had gone with him on his "vacation" of Area 51 investigation. Jack Ticks, a very investigative, nosy reporter and his best friend, had wanted to go, but his job kept him from taking a break at the same time. So, James had to search alone. As he got out in the desert, cars and houses got scarce. Finally, they disappeared entirely. He parked the truck in some desert shrubs. If he just rattled along in his noisy old Toyota, the security would follow every move he made. He walked about a mile until he saw a great big sign on a large barbwire fence: Warning: Secured Area. No Trespassing. Use of Deadly Force Authorized. Even in the middleof the night, he could easily read it. He pulled out his binoculars, "Heh, I don't see anyone, but they're there. Suddenly, a massive helicopter shot overhead. It could not have seen him, and yet it was going at break-neck speed. Then, he noticed: It was on fire.

The helicopter swayed in the air, its crew running madly from place to place, trying to do what they could.

It exploded.

Debris went everywhere as the copter hit the desert floor. James muttered under his breath, "Holy crap... What happened?" He sprinted over to the crash site. Pushing through the rubble, he discovered the charred bodies of the crew. They had been killed instantly. Already, he heard alarms ringing from the direction of Area 51. Within seconds, he noticed a convoy of military jeeps heading his way. Quickly, he found a closed, fire-proof steel container. It was too dark to see what was in it, but it felt like a big metal lump. There was plenty of room to fit himself, though, so he did not complain and closed the lid.

The sound of lots of soldiers rushing through the copter's remains could still be made out, along with a few voices.

"Captain, are they all dead?" asked one soldier.

"Yep. Poor devils were incinerated. Is the 'package' all right?" came another voice.

The first voice responded, "Yessir. The 'package' was made to survive this sort of thing."

"All right, help me load it onto one of the jeeps. Gah! It's heavy! We gotta get this mess cleared up before nosy quacks come buzzing around it like a bunch of media vultures. Corporal Jones!"

A new voice piped up, "Yeah, sir?"

"Radio for a clean-up crew. Nothing's left except the 'package.' Make it snappy, if you can."

Then, James suddenly felt his box being lifted. "Uh-oh..." he muttered to himself. "This ain't good at all. What's in here, anyway? Ah! My pocket flashlight!" He quietly took it out and turned it on. There was a heavy cloth over the metal lump, and he pulled it back.

"Oh... boy."

There, under the cloth, was something that gave him the shivers.

"Oh... boy," he repeated. "I'm in trouble now."


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Just something to spark our imaginations. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Oreo-Hound Knight-Napoleon Alliance Discussion Thread
PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:14 pm 
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Very cool chapter! You really did a great job putting the first chapter together. I don't know if this is just me, but the whole extraterrestrial thing seems a bit too cliche. I think that something a bit more interesting would be the government doing a secret cloning operation, or maybe even fabricating their own organisms. They could make creatures similar to humans, but with special enhanced senses and strength and a visual differentiation from humans. The government could be planning to use these in the military. There could also be space flight technology, especially tech that allows huge distances to be covered in a short amount of time. Also, I think telling straight out that there is an extraterrestrial is giving out a bit too much info at once. In speculative fiction, you are supposed to reveal information very carefully. You want the realization of what is truly in Area 51 to be pretty surprising, and somewhat of a climax. Sorry if I went on too much of a rant, but I hope that this is constructive criticism to you.

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Baylego wrote:
Very cool chapter! You really did a great job putting the first chapter together. I don't know if this is just me, but the whole extraterrestrial thing seems a bit too cliche. I think that something a bit more interesting would be the government doing a secret cloning operation, or maybe even fabricating their own organisms. They could make creatures similar to humans, but with special enhanced senses and strength and a visual differentiation from humans. The government could be planning to use these in the military. There could also be space flight technology, especially tech that allows huge distances to be covered in a short amount of time. Also, I think telling straight out that there is an extraterrestrial is giving out a bit too much info at once. In speculative fiction, you are supposed to reveal information very carefully. You want the realization of what is truly in Area 51 to be pretty surprising, and somewhat of a climax. Sorry if I went on too much of a rant, but I hope that this is constructive criticism to you.


Oh, yes, very constructive. To tell the truth, I was thinking about erasing "extraterrestrial." I think I will. I'll just leave it at "something very strange." :|~ *nerd drool* Sounds good to me.

@Cloning: Hmmm... I don't know about HK and Oreo, but I'd prefer machines and stuff over cloning. Maybe they get... Wait. How 'bout they get DNA from some important people and try to clone them! :|~ *nerd drool* That could be neat...

Also, who could serve as a main villain? Main heroine? Main etc? Lotta stuff to still work on.

I'm thinking that there is a facility under A51. It could have international troops and scientists working on cloning, mutating, and UFO research. I think aliens should still be in it... maybe as test subjects. This isn't supposed to be camp, so we could make it really scary and dark. I don't want wimpy green men, I'm thinking more along the lines of big primitive brutes. Ahhah! How about the government is training primitive aliens into supersoldiers to bring about the New World Order! :|~ *mega nerd drool* OR... the government could be working hand-in-hand with the aliens; that's actually been proposed by Ufologists.

What do my co-writers think? Have ya thought of a character yet, HK?

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James Baron:

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Based on the fig I made a while back. I'll upload the fig soon. ;D

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@Oreo: You said recently that you'd like to try your hand at post-apoc. Well, this might be a good place to start. Perhaps some kind of radiation/plague/virus/zombie outbreak from A51?

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