Another project of mine, “Embedded In Sand” has just gone live! It follows the Lives of two Fictional Embedded reporters In Afghanistan around 2006 onward. It should be a interesting ride! So, come visit us at “Embeddedinsand.bogwraith.x10.mx”
By the way, Charlie Chaplin? Yeah, I’m liking him now. Go Google “Speech For Humanity” Do eet. Do eet nao.
I’m VERY pleased to announce the Addition of iEuphoria to the GIC Broadcasting Network! http://sarasuicidexx.tumblr.com/
Now, Go Bug her. ^^
Mono here, I’m pleased to announce the addition of another member to the Garbled In Communication Broadcasting Network!
Welcome , CeltyNoir!
Celty has set up shop at this Location. Drop in and give it a look around!
May we never forget.
Alright, So, a couple days ago, I dropped in on the Nice folks at the Young Writers Society, Now, Normally, I’ll poke around for a bit and then settle into the chatroom they have set up. In fact, that’s what I did. Anywho, they apparently have a quite expanded RP community. Not Pen and paper D6, but pure textual role play In the form of a group written novel.
Which actually Makes for excellent reading. Point in case, The Harry Potter RP, (called a “StoryBook” On the site. Which, if you think about it, Makes more sense.) Potterbook, Is a complete Rehashing of the beloved novels with entirely different cast of characters. I actually had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with the creators of this Storybook (Although not at the same time due to the amazing mechanics of time zones.) CelticaNoir, And ScarlettFire.
So, what is PotterBook about?
CelticaNoir: Um, let’s see. It’s an AU (Alternate Universe,) storybook where Harry and his generation don’t exist. More like, they’ve been replaced by another generation entirely. Alice *is* Harry, technically, but she’s not just a feminine version of Harry; she’s a different person altogether.
Mono: Will we recognize anyone?
CelticaNoir: Hm, you might, if you read on enough. Alice and her two friends, Allen and Samara, for example, are very obviously the trio.
But then you have people like the Senior Trio who aren’t really ‘recognizable’. So it depends, I guess.
Mono: Is The Staff the same?
Yes; actually, most of the older generation is still here. You don’t have Draco Malfoy, for example, but there were references to Narcissa Malfoy and all such.
Mono: Is the World the same Too? (Order of the phenoix etc.?)
CelticaNoir: Yes. ^__^
Mono: Has the History been changed? (e.i. Harry’s Father picking on snape, Etc.)
Mono: The Dursley’s exist, Do the Weasleys? And the other prominent Families?
CelticaNoir: Hm. I believe the Weasleys have either been changed or perhaps they just took a back seat. But if I’m correct, The Weasleys are currently the Rockharrows now. As for other prominent Wizarding Families, they’ve been left untouched…mostly.
Mono: Any other projects In the works?
CelticaNoir: ^_^ Well, you could say I’m working on my own original novel; that’s the only other project I can think of.
Potterbook is going to go through all seven years, so it’s a pretty big project in and of itself right now.
Mono: What is Potterbook About?
Potterbook is a storybook that basically retells the story of the Boy-Who-Lived, only Harry is a girl named Alice and has been Sorted into Slytherin. The current storybook follows her adventures, and those of her friends, through Alice Potter’s first year of school.
Mono: Will we recognize anyone?
A few, like the Staff and Voldemort, though many are original characters.
Mono: Is The Staff the same?
ScarlettFire: Mostly. There may be some changes in future Potterbook years, though I can’t say anything else on that yet. We’re still plotting things.
Mono: Is the World the same? (Order of the Phoenix etc.?)
ScarlettFire: Mostly, though there may be some changes. As I said, we’re still plotting things.
Mono: Has the History been changed? (i.e. Harry’s Father picking on Snape, Etc.)
ScarlettFire: Ah, this is also mostly the same. Especially since the werewolf thing plays an important part on Snape’s side of things–I play that to its fullest. And that’s extremely fun to do.
Mono: The Dursleys exist, Do the Weasleys? And the other prominent Families?
ScarlettFire: Mostly–the Malfoys exist, as they’re cousins to my main Character, Samara, (they just don’t have a son named Draco; it’s actually Zaccahaeus Malfoy), and probably most other Pureblood Wizarding families, too. The Rockharrows actually take the place of the Weasleys, sort of. They’re pretty much the same, just mostly female and with a different name.
Mono: Any other projects In the works?
ScarlettFire: Maybe, but I kind of maybe can’t say? I can say that there’ll be more storybooks–probably one for each Hogwarts year.
I also managed to scupper a small excerpt from their current storybook. (alright, So It’s just the plot, and they GAVE it to me but, shut-up and read it.)
It is Halloween at night, 1981; and incidentally, it is also the birthday of a very cheerful little one-year-old girl, Alice Potter. However, it was also the last day she would experience any form of happiness for a long time; for it was also the day where she became the Girl-Who-Lived. With both her parents dead and a godfather rumored to have betrayed them, she is left at the doorstep of her aunt, Petunia Dursley, and her family.
However, on her eleventh birthday, she receives a letter telling her that she has been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Of course, she thinks it is a hoax at first, but when the Gamekeeper of Hogwarts comes bursting in through the front door and curses her cousin’s face into a pig snout, she is quite ready to believe him.
And so our story starts, with a little girl standing on Platform 9 and Three-Quarters, carting around school supplies and a snowy owl named Hedwig. Who will she meet? And will the Girl-Who-Lived actually live up to her fame? A complete rehashing of the Potter books, with similar plots but different characters.
So, go down and enjoy the wonderful community and read the wonderful literary works being made at the http://www.youngwriterssociety.com
I would also like to take the time to thank ScarlettFire and CelticaNoir for their patience in letting me badger them (With an actual Badger,) at unholy hours in their respective timezones.
Yours, Mono The Elder
Alright so wow. The White Feather forum, (located here, http://whitefeather.forumotion.com ) Has been getting quite a bit of activity! We re-worked the appearance a bit and have added a couple new members! We have even started a forum version of the Pen and Paper RPG called “Shadow Run” So, Come on down and register at white feather today! The community is starting to grow and as always, the more the merrier! Register at white feather today! You won’t regret it! ( well, You might. But it’s highly unlikely.)
Mono the Elder,
Well, It’s that Time of year again. We cleaned the leaves out of the RV and have started work on getting her up and rolling. We should be getting out of here in the next couple of months. You know, Barring any unforeseen ” ACK, IT’S ON FIRE!” Moments. We plan on heading out to one of the Dakotas, Or both. Anyway, We’re going that general direction, You understand what I’m saying. I think. ANNNYWHO.
We’re all looking forward to the experience and I’m planning on trying to record bits of the experience and posting it on the forum (And here.) But it won’t be around for a while. Probably not until I stop dreaming about all the horrible drivers were sure to encounter. (Since we always do encounter them.)
And fix the cabinets on the wall that throw canned food at us everytime we make a left turn. You know, The basic events that make us wonder what the hell we were thinking leaving our nice, safe, mid-western home. Not to mention the tornados and hail and all the other bad storms on this trip. Should be a interesting trip regardless. Even if it all goes great. But at least if everything goes pear shaped the video footage will be interesting…. right? RIGHT?!
Yours, Mono The Elderish.
Which is worse? Something that can have survivors or something that would wipe out an entire planet regardless of intelligence, Strength, speed, Or any other positive attribute that would possibly save the entity in question.
They absorb things right? What makes these sponges “Killers”? If it absorbs water, (Which, They don’t, unless their dead. they filter water through themselves.)
It would be a problem but only if they somehow stopped the process of evaporation. Kinda hard to do that considering.
Alright, So they don’t absorb water. What do they do then?
They absorb air. Let’s assume that these particular sponges need oxygen for food and procreation. That would mean that the more sponges bred, The more oxygen was used, and the more sponges would be there to bred and so on.
eventually, the planet (E.I. oxygen producing algae.) Would be overwhelmed and the sponges would continue to put more pressure on it until there wasn’t enough air for animal life. Even then humans could conceivably manage it. But if were talking about using anything other than Bio-Dome like cities,
(Self supporting using rescued plant life in theory. But various trials have proved that our current level of technology is insufficient to sustain a closed man-made environment.)
The population would then decline and eventually go extinct. Then your only left with plant life which has no way to combat the threat. (We’re Totally FUBARED at this point by the way. Gone. Everyone’s Dead. Unless they escaped the planet or used the method I mentioned previously.) And eventually, barring an unforeseen external intervention, the sponges (still breeding exponentially at this point,) would overtake over take the plants, Starve them of oxygen, and drive them to extinction. At which point, With their food source denied, The sponges would start to die off and eventually go extinct. Leaving only the husks of our world’s once great civilizations.
And this is why I shouldn’t be allowed to stay up past nine ‘O clock.
Mono the elderish.
Well, I got a call today from my father. Something about how the suspension of our lil’ geo metro had failed in a spectacular way. Got on the scene about a half hour later, there was oil all over the road and the car was continuing to bleed out all over the road. A helpful Neighbor (who shall here be immortalized as J.) Ran out with some non-scented kitty litter and helped my father spread it over the road. Speaking of, my father is fine but, to quote him, “If I’dda been go’in any faster I’ve been FUBARED” And he’s right. We were very lucky. The people around the crash were AWESOME. They came out and chatted with us for about an hour in the freezing cold weather until the truck came.
The car will probably never run again. Since there’s evidence the frame itself was broken in the crash. Bully. Awh well.
Mono the Elderish out.
So, After a longer than wanted Period, Yet another podcast!