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CCP Abraxas

Posted - 2009.11.02 16:01:00 - [1]
 

This week we've got a two-parter for you. If it sounds familiar to anyone, it might be because you heard me read it out loud a while back. Very Happy It's about faces, and what's behind those faces. The next and final part comes in two weeks' time.

Read the Chronicle here.

This is a new entry in our chronicle series, published on Mondays every other week.

Destination SkillQueue
Are We There Yet
Posted - 2009.11.02 18:38:00 - [2]
 

A deliciously evil chronicle with nice glimpses of what incarna and even planetary control might provide. More please ugh

Trustworthy Joe
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.11.02 19:03:00 - [3]
 

Originally by: Destination SkillQueue
A deliciously evil chronicle with nice glimpses of what incarna and even planetary control might provide. More please ugh


indeed, this is exactly what i was thinking.

oh boy, i cant wait to steal someones face!Twisted Evil

Flamewave
Crimson Moon Society
Posted - 2009.11.02 19:56:00 - [4]
 

MJ's face melted off? Laughing Nice touch.

Zaknussem
Everybody Loves Donuts
Posted - 2009.11.02 22:19:00 - [5]
 

Quote:
The man returned her smile. "Very well. Vertan Nejowin, at your service. Vertan. Please, have a seat."


Quote:
"The prisoners are quite many," Vorlon said. "They're worked hard, but treated well enough that they have reasonably long lives.


I see CCP haven't hired a dedicated proofreader yet. Wink

Thanks for the unintended Babylon 5 reference, though.

Trustworthy Joe
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.11.02 22:44:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Flamewave
MJ's face melted off? Laughing Nice touch.


oh god, im laughing my ass off at that one. I had thought there was something about that line when i first read it that my subconscious caught but i couldnt get.


+1 to CCP

Sader Rykane
Amarr
The Dark Space Initiative
Revival Of The Talocan Empire
Posted - 2009.11.02 23:30:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Trustworthy Joe
Originally by: Flamewave
MJ's face melted off? Laughing Nice touch.


oh god, im laughing my ass off at that one. I had thought there was something about that line when i first read it that my subconscious caught but i couldnt get.


+1 to CCP


lol

Halunoto Vankaalen
Caldari
State Protectorate
Posted - 2009.11.03 04:46:00 - [8]
 

Edited by: Halunoto Vankaalen on 03/11/2009 04:45:57
Originally by:
Vertan got up, sat behind his desk and sighed. "Marlovian Joocasta. Yeah. We'll never live that one down."

"Story has it his face simply melted off," Gilea said.


Well played sir! Laughing

Myrhial Arkenath
Ghost Festival
Naraka.
Posted - 2009.11.03 08:10:00 - [9]
 

First body modification in the Silver Twin, and now face swapping. Interesting. I do hope these things will be in Incarna Razz

Wacoede
Amarr
Swag Co.
Sandbox Bullies
Posted - 2009.11.03 09:16:00 - [10]
 

Edited by: Wacoede on 03/11/2009 09:19:48
Originally by: Myrhial Arkenath
First body modification in the Silver Twin, and now face swapping. Interesting. I do hope these things will be in Incarna Razz


this isn't exactly new the idea was introduced in Prosopagnosia

also if I had to guess I'd say this is leading up to Incarna and a feature where we will be able to change our appearance

Charoline De'Lanari
Native Freshfood
Posted - 2009.11.03 10:56:00 - [11]
 

The thing is that we've been able to change faces for a long time.

All you have to do is create a new character (or as in the chronicle find an unlucky prisoner) and swap faces for a small fee.

Can't wait to create a body to accomodate my pretty face when Incarna is released

Great chronicle btw Very Happy

Myrhial Arkenath
Ghost Festival
Naraka.
Posted - 2009.11.03 13:16:00 - [12]
 

Disagree on Prosopagnosia, afaik the general conclusion there was that it refers to the disorder carrying the same name which the crew is subjected to.

Didn't think off the current ability to portrait swap though. Still, want face swapping and body modding for Incarna, pretty please with sugar on top Smile

Typhado3
Minmatar
Posted - 2009.11.03 13:20:00 - [13]
 

very nice, but splitting em in two is just evil now what am I gonna do while waiting for the next one.

ChronoLynx
Caldari
Federation of Freedom Fighters
Posted - 2009.11.03 15:47:00 - [14]
 

I like this one very much. Very dark and twisted.

Waiting on Part II now.

Dansel
Gallente
Telsa inc
Waterboard
Posted - 2009.11.03 16:53:00 - [15]
 

Great chronicle, nearly had me missing my bus this morningVery Happy

frsd
Caldari
No.Mercy
Merciless.
Posted - 2009.11.03 17:46:00 - [16]
 

Edited by: frsd on 03/11/2009 17:45:46
Now that was evil... very EVIL Twisted Evil

But honestly, good work

Quote:

"Who said anything about volunteering?" he said.



This was my favourite Wink

Julian Darklight
Posted - 2009.11.03 18:09:00 - [17]
 

This has to be the best EVE chronical to date! simply wierd. gives your brain somethin to wrap around an absorb. O an this aint evil. there is no right nor wrong, so,therefore, no evil. evrythin is just decisions an consequences.

HURRY THE F**K UP WIT PART TWO!!! lol

Sidrat Flush
Caldari
Eve Industrial Corp
Posted - 2009.11.03 20:08:00 - [18]
 

Nice story can't wait for the conclusion.

I'm not sure she (or anyone really) CAN be ready for the psychological effects of not recognizing ones features in the mirror.

Although after just over 30 years on this planet the face staring back at me is a stranger too. I thought I looked more like Edward Norton from Fight Club, but it's resembling Roy Chubby Brown as the months progress.

:(

Still a gradual shift can be ignored a total facial makeover with weird bone structure is something altogether that much harder to comprehend.

Tirrus Rex
Minmatar
Infinite Dynamics
Posted - 2009.11.03 21:10:00 - [19]
 

Loved the writing. The last line was delicious. Can't wait to see what happens next week.

What I really like about these chronicles isn't always the stories- face swapping stories in sci fi aren't unusual, but the eerie tone and creepy characters make it entertaining even so. I really enjoy storytelling that goes on here.

K'uata Sayus
Posted - 2009.11.03 22:13:00 - [20]
 

That the face-swapping and underground jails are common throughout Eden unveils yet another depth of darkness in our favorite game.

Wouldn't a face-swap be performed on a clone, to avoid any risk to one's original body?

Just curious....

Teinyhr
Minmatar
A Club for Reputable Gentlemen
Posted - 2009.11.03 23:37:00 - [21]
 

People see Incarna, but I immediately though of the paid character portrait swap :P

Anyways, this is one of the chronicles I've bothered to read through completely, in a while. (That was a compliment, by the way)

Call me weird but I haven't been really enthusiastic of this more prosaic style in the Chronicles, I liked when they were simple glimpses to the world of EvE. That is not to say I don't enjoy reading some of these, but then again I feel the more prosaic approach should be used mainly for the short stories, such as Theodicy & Ray of Matar. And I in fact wouldn't mind seeing more of the short stories, novellas about important or less important events in EvE history...

...In fact, I would very much like to hear a story from the annals of history, months or years after the eve gate collapsed. There must be pretty interesting survival stories from Caldari Prime which I recall being a very inhospitable place not even halfway through on terraforming.

Well, nothing I expect to see really - CCP seems to want to keep the ancient history just that, but what I would like to see nevertheless.

Azura Noctis
Amarr
SWARTA
Posted - 2009.11.04 10:07:00 - [22]
 

Edited by: Azura Noctis on 04/11/2009 10:21:12
The link to Present Pieces discussion redirects you to this one. Just a heads up.

Other than that interesting story, just finished it. Gives you another reason to avoid prison no matter where you are. What goes on in the darkest part of the worlds are still very much well hidden from the public eye.

Nika Dekaia
Posted - 2009.11.04 20:43:00 - [23]
 

Can't wait for the second part.

The possibilities for a writer in such a huge universe must be great. Although I think CCP Abraxas is secretly ghostwriting for Hello Kitty Online just to compensate this dark setting with some happy-fluffy stuff. Laughing

Originally by: Azura Noctis
The link to Present Pieces discussion redirects you to this one. Just a heads up.
And "A Beautiful Face" itself is missing the link completly (again).

Morgan Brykein
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2009.11.04 23:12:00 - [24]
 

Does this mean we'll be able to redesign our characters? Very Happy

...

Very good chronicle.

Nika Dekaia
Posted - 2009.11.04 23:44:00 - [25]
 

Originally by: Morgan Brykein
Does this mean we'll be able to redesign our characters? Very Happy

...

Very good chronicle.
Well, when Incarna hits, we actually HAVE to redesign our chars.

Spaztick
Terminal Impact
Kairakau
Posted - 2009.11.05 11:06:00 - [26]
 

With this I feel ready to face Incarna.

Rachel Silverside
Caldari
Handsome Millionaire Playboys
Warped Aggression
Posted - 2009.11.06 10:56:00 - [27]
 

wouldn't this be stupidly painful as your bone structure would have to be altered to accommodate your new face?

Lusulpher
Gallente
Posted - 2009.11.07 00:19:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: Lusulpher on 07/11/2009 00:24:55
Edited by: Lusulpher on 07/11/2009 00:20:39
Originally by: Spaztick
With this I feel ready to face Incarna.


o//

Twisted Evil

"We've been completely and utterly incident-free for a long time now, Miss Kiljaani-"

Need a proofreader? I'll proofread everything in the building(except code) for 10USD/hr and a native, female, Icelandic assistant/guide/lover...(one with a beautiful face AND body).


I see the tattoo(SMOKE!) and smoking(SMOKE!) features are added to the Incarna render...nice.(SMOKE!)

MJ is moonwalking in his grave.SadConfusedSurprisedLaughing



Edit:
"general susurrus was more like a fading wave of sound, reverberating off the stone walls and the banisters. To the supplicant majority the voices were crystal clear, the words etched on their minds after years of daily recitation. But the masked men spoke their own tongue, and were understood by no man.

This one, prostrating himself, didn't so much chant as moan. Unintelligible sounds came from beneath the mask, soft, glossolalian wails"---that's what ruined it for me...the language was far too purty.

Not one of the best Chrons, just one of the more informative. 3.0/5.0, so far.

Jonathan Mcarthur
Caldari
Stargazer Exploration Company
Sundiver Technology Diversified
Posted - 2009.11.12 13:05:00 - [29]
 

I will probably one of the few people in the game that will probably turn to RP once incarna comes, because I'm probably going to against all genetic engineering and face changing, as morally objective. Hopefully, some one doesn't hire Dust Mercs to kill me...

Chrysa Narfatu
Amarr
Joint Shipbuilding Industries Ltd
Posted - 2009.11.13 02:23:00 - [30]
 

The link from present pieces directs here. However both these chronicles are top work. Keep it up! waiting for part 2 nowCool


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