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CCP Abraxas

Posted - 2006.12.06 20:22:00 - [31]
 

Originally by: Red Lark
That one hit...a little too close to home, I think. Let's hope one day I make the transition Matin did. Neutral


Best of luck with that, truly.

Originally by: Joshua Foiritain
Awwww man i wanted em to go rogue and kill everyone Sad
Originally by: HankMurphy
basically i was really hoping after the AI upgrade teh dude gave the toys they were gonna kill everyone in the room.


I'm starting to notice the beginning of a small and psychotic fanbase here...

Originally by: Dellepse
is there an index somewhere of the chronicles? timeline reading order, anythign like that?


The Backstory link in the tab on your left holds all the background material, chronicles included. They're in reverse chronological order, the most recent ones listed at the top.

Originally by: SpaceDrake Taleweaver
One question though, was the couple featured Gallente or Caldari? "Aki" sounds like a Caldari name, but the other two were decidedly European, I.E. Gallente.


To be honest, it doesn't really matter to me. Their races weren't relevant to the story, and I chose their names based on different, non-EVE criteria. (With the trillions of people who're part of each race, names alone don't necessarily have to indicate race. They can, but it's not an ironclad rule.)

I'm not a big proponent of racial personalities, i.e. having only the Gallente act like human beings, forcing all Amarrians to be zealots, and so on. If race matters within the context of the story, I'll include it - "Postnatal" would be a rather poor showing if it had revolved around, say, a Caldarian joining a Gallente sect rather than a Minmatar joining an Amarrian one - but if it doesn't, I tend to leave it out.

Originally by: Yokai Milanis
One thing I don't get is how the title History of Flight applies to this little scene


Several things in the story take flight. Some of them are drones. Smile


Originally by: 50freefly
and the adults symbolize CCP, who after being sleep deprived and overworked by the playerbase (whining baby), finally broke the gap


I see CCPers aren't the only ones who're sleep-deprived. And I'm not letting anyone within ten feet of me who talks about breaking my gap. Very Happy

schurem
Silver Snake Enterprise
Against ALL Authorities
Posted - 2006.12.07 12:08:00 - [32]
 

Beautiful little story, it is layered i think. While it may not appeal to the borderline psychotic unwashed majority of the EvE populace, i shure hope this sets a trend.

50freefly
Caldari
Stimulus
Rote Kapelle
Posted - 2006.12.07 13:44:00 - [33]
 

Originally by: CCP Abraxas
Originally by: 50freefly
and the adults symbolize CCP, who after being sleep deprived and overworked by the playerbase (whining baby), finally broke the gap


I see CCPers aren't the only ones who're sleep-deprived. And I'm not letting anyone within ten feet of me who talks about breaking my gap. Very Happy


Just because I am the only one who understands the underlying meaning doesn't mean you get to make fun of me... Sad

BTW I think your Fedos deleted the rest of my quote!

Anyways I'm not normally this crazy, but reading this chronicle left me in a whimsical mood... Very Happy

SpaceDrake Taleweaver
Posted - 2006.12.07 17:24:00 - [34]
 

Edited by: SpaceDrake Taleweaver on 07/12/2006 17:26:11
Edited by: SpaceDrake Taleweaver on 07/12/2006 17:24:02
Originally by: CCP Abraxas

I'm starting to notice the beginning of a small and psychotic fanbase here...


Consider your early stories. Razz

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Originally by: Dellepse
is there an index somewhere of the chronicles? timeline reading order, anythign like that?


The Backstory link in the tab on your left holds all the background material, chronicles included. They're in reverse chronological order, the most recent ones listed at the top.


As a teeny addendum to this, "The Crystal Boulevard" is best read after "Dam-Torsad". TCB is something of a response to D-T, although an intermediate piece I wrote originally as fanfiction (TCB started life as a fanfic of mine) is missing. Still, for the author's perspective, "Dam-Torsad" first, "Crystal Boulevard" second.

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Originally by: SpaceDrake Taleweaver
One question though, was the couple featured Gallente or Caldari? "Aki" sounds like a Caldari name, but the other two were decidedly European, I.E. Gallente.


To be honest, it doesn't really matter to me. Their races weren't relevant to the story, and I chose their names based on different, non-EVE criteria. (With the trillions of people who're part of each race, names alone don't necessarily have to indicate race. They can, but it's not an ironclad rule.)


Touche. I personally do like to try and stick at least vaguely close to the established "culture" behind each race (a lot of work went into that!) but between the bizzare mishmash of the original colonization of EVE and the century or so of interstellar crossover we've had since the various wars ended, names could easily blend a bit.

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I'm not a big proponent of racial personalities, i.e. having only the Gallente act like human beings, forcing all Amarrians to be zealots, and so on. If race matters within the context of the story, I'll include it - "Postnatal" would be a rather poor showing if it had revolved around, say, a Caldarian joining a Gallente sect rather than a Minmatar joining an Amarrian one - but if it doesn't, I tend to leave it out.


Well, here we disagree, a teeny bit. As I said, the racial cultures are fairly prominent, especially when the contrast is so stark (like Amarr vs. Gallente, I suspect you know how much I love that particular comparison. Very Happy) I mean, in this piece it doesn't matter too much, yeah, but whenever I write an EVE piece I do try to match the cultures up somewhat and let the cultures inform the characters and situations.

(I do try and write everyone as human, though. In a very recent Amarr-centric piece I wrote, there WAS a ultra-zealous Amarrian Paladin, but his intensity intimidated even other Amarrians.)

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I see CCPers aren't the only ones who're sleep-deprived. And I'm not letting anyone within ten feet of me who talks about breaking my gap. Very Happy


... man I'm just not going there on so many levels. Razz Though due to various circumstances (see yonder thread) I've only gotten about six hours of sleep in the past... 40, and climbing. There are times when nervous energy sucks.

Anyway, thanks for replying to me so quickly elsewhere, Brax. I may write you through that channel again in the future, if that's alright.

So, uh, hamsters next Monday, aye?

Patch86
Di-Tron Heavy Industries
Atlas Alliance
Posted - 2006.12.07 21:49:00 - [35]
 

Another great story! Keep them coming!

I did wonder idley if it was a shot at the bugs in the Drone AI that cropped up after the Revelations patch though Razz

James Duar
Merch Industrial
Goonswarm Federation
Posted - 2006.12.08 10:50:00 - [36]
 

Nice story, sometimes it's nice to read a chronicle which doesn't leave me glancing over my shoulder just a little late a night.

But yes, it does seem a little bit related to the latest batch of 'rogue' tame drones.

Red Lark
Posted - 2006.12.08 18:37:00 - [37]
 

Originally by: CCP Abraxas
Originally by: Joshua Foiritain
Awwww man i wanted em to go rogue and kill everyone Sad
Originally by: HankMurphy
basically i was really hoping after the AI upgrade teh dude gave the toys they were gonna kill everyone in the room.


I'm starting to notice the beginning of a small and psychotic fanbase here...


Well, it is kind of what we've come to expect, and even if you take the story out of context, Matin's concerns and the increasingly erratic behavior of the drones do give one a sense of foreboding. It kind of distracted me from the point of the story until I realized that the they weren't actually going to go rogue, but then again, as one might guess from my previous post, I worry about kids a lot. :)



apflux
Posted - 2006.12.11 20:49:00 - [38]
 

as there is already a story about a rogue drone I'm quite happy they didn't go psycho for a change Very Happy

Hexxx
Minmatar
Posted - 2006.12.13 14:32:00 - [39]
 

This one was really well done and hits close to home.

As an unmarried dad, my 5 month old son means the entire world to me. I was pleasently surprised how this story really captures what alot of "single" dads go through in terms of feelings.

My little boy loves being held and hates to be put down sometimes, my arms are sore from hours of holding him but if you're a dad too you know that you wouldn't want to do anything else. =)

I'll be bookmarking this story.


Gone'Postal
Roast and Toast Inc.
Posted - 2006.12.17 14:20:00 - [40]
 

CCP Can't fix the drones so you write a story about them.....

Malik Cygnus
AGP Laboratories
Posted - 2006.12.29 08:16:00 - [41]
 

What a nice story. I never expected anything EVE-related to make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. :P


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