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Re: The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Spy, and Superhero Genre
« Reply #50 on: April 30, 2016, 07:14:43 PM »
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Re: The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Spy, and Superhero Genre
« Reply #51 on: April 30, 2016, 07:21:55 PM »
Well if anyone wants to steal an idea, here is one, a Neutron Star is heading towards Earth basically and people is trying to leave Earth before the end.
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« Reply #52 on: April 30, 2016, 08:15:53 PM »
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I have not seen that. I did see "Interstellar" on Hulu.
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« Reply #53 on: April 30, 2016, 09:42:17 PM »
"Collabor8te"

I have not seen that. I did see "Interstellar" on Hulu.

Did you like it?
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« Reply #54 on: April 30, 2016, 10:31:40 PM »
Did you like it?

Yes. Some of it was a little corny. Such as corn being one of the few foods still growing (but later his now-adult daughter has a cup that looks like it came from McDonalds or something) But I did like it.

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Re: The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Spy, and Superhero Genre
« Reply #55 on: May 01, 2016, 01:17:06 AM »
First Draft of the Novella is complete!

yay.

Now to make it as good as I can over a few days and then find some beta readers.



The cover could change since people think the moon looks like her ear, lol.
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« Reply #56 on: May 02, 2016, 01:23:09 PM »
I went over the first draft looking for things to improve and fix errors and the wordage increased by more than 300 words.

Now I want to rewrite a certain part and add something at the end, sort of an addendum...

I also note that this story might have been better told in first person but I am not rewriting it. Maybe a sequel will be first person. lol

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Re: The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Spy, and Superhero Genre
« Reply #57 on: May 02, 2016, 05:33:04 PM »
The more people I meet, the more convinced I am that I should be a hermit living in a cabin in a deep forest.

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« Reply #58 on: May 03, 2016, 05:40:01 PM »
Forget the Orion Project and it's atomic bomb propulsion, we should be dropping miniature stars going supernovae to propel starships.


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« Reply #59 on: May 04, 2016, 05:51:01 PM »
Beta readers... anyone...

17,700 word novella needs a look-over

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« Reply #60 on: May 04, 2016, 06:58:29 PM »
Yes. Some of it was a little corny. Such as corn being one of the few foods still growing (but later his now-adult daughter has a cup that looks like it came from McDonalds or something) But I did like it.


I loved that movie, but I agree some parts where a bit corny (no pun intended).
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« Reply #61 on: May 04, 2016, 06:59:07 PM »
"Last but not least, I was a Republican, a Reagan Republican. Still am. Not a Tea Party Republican. Not a Breitbart Republican. Not a talk radio or Fox News Republican. Not an isolationist, protectionist, immigrant-bashing, scapegoating, get-nothing-useful-done Republican. Not, as I am often dismissed by self-declared "real" conservatives, a RINO, Republican in Name Only. I'm a Reagan Republican, a proponent of lower taxes, less government, free markets, free trade, defense readiness, and democratic internationalism."
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Re: The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Spy, and Superhero Genre
« Reply #62 on: May 04, 2016, 07:02:21 PM »
Beta readers... anyone...

17,700 word novella needs a look-over

super power fiction

@geronl  What's your timeline?  I might be game, but would probably need a few days.
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« Reply #63 on: May 04, 2016, 07:57:32 PM »
@geronl  What's your timeline?  I might be game, but would probably need a few days.

I can do a few days.


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« Reply #64 on: May 04, 2016, 10:20:41 PM »
@geronl  What's your timeline?  I might be game, but would probably need a few days.

I just made (not well formatted) .mobi and .epub files for my beta readers.

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« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2016, 09:24:26 AM »
Ok.  Hit me up ... I can do that.
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Re: The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Spy, and Superhero Genre
« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2016, 11:08:55 AM »
OK, don't know if this has been mentioned here before, but there is a new Star Trek TV series set to debut in January 2017. Current plans are for the series to be available on CBS-TV's streaming service, CBS All Access, and to "also be distributed concurrently for television and multiple platforms around the world by CBS Studios International." I guess that means it will be syndicated as TNG and the other series were.

As for the setting, rumors are that it will be set in the TOS/TNG/DS9/etc. universe, and will not follow the movie universe. The timeframe of the series is rumored to be set just before the beginning of TNG.

Read the official announcement here: http://www.startrek.com/article/new-star-trek-series-premieres-january-2017

Read rumors and more recent news here:  http://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/star-trek-everything-we-know-about-the-new-tv-series.html/?a=viewall
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« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2016, 01:56:55 PM »
You have to wonder how many people will pay to watch that, though

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« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2016, 04:18:38 PM »
You have to wonder how many people will pay to watch that, though

Well, actually I've thought of subscribing to the service anyway, as they stream all of the current line-up of CBS shows, and the wife and I watch a lot of CBS shows.  Plus I think they have older content available too, not sure. And it's just $5.99/month (I think) so it's not by itself a bank-breaker.  The new ST show might be the lure that draws enough people in to make the service succeed.
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« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2016, 04:39:04 PM »
I'll watch it. For a season, at least.

Couldn't get into Enterprise at all though. Neat concept, pretty well written, but was missing a spark somewhere.
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« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2016, 04:42:02 PM »
Well, actually I've thought of subscribing to the service anyway, as they stream all of the current line-up of CBS shows, and the wife and I watch a lot of CBS shows.  Plus I think they have older content available too, not sure. And it's just $5.99/month (I think) so it's not by itself a bank-breaker.  The new ST show might be the lure that draws enough people in to make the service succeed.

It will definitely attract fans. I hope they don't mess it up.

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Re: The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Spy, and Superhero Genre
« Reply #71 on: May 05, 2016, 07:53:55 PM »
Here's a promotional video for Independence Day: Resurgence, due out this summer.

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It may end up being a pure popcorn movie, but at least from that video it looks like they've done some logical world-building...  :pondering:
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« Reply #72 on: May 05, 2016, 08:07:31 PM »
Well, actually I've thought of subscribing to the service anyway, as they stream all of the current line-up of CBS shows, and the wife and I watch a lot of CBS shows.  Plus I think they have older content available too, not sure. And it's just $5.99/month (I think) so it's not by itself a bank-breaker.  The new ST show might be the lure that draws enough people in to make the service succeed.


Well in the past, when Game of Thrones was on we use to just to get HBO just to watch it. With HBO now, I save some $$$$...
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Re: The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Spy, and Superhero Genre
« Reply #73 on: May 05, 2016, 08:13:16 PM »
I'll watch it. For a season, at least.

Couldn't get into Enterprise at all though. Neat concept, pretty well written, but was missing a spark somewhere.


Well I liked Enterprise, but here is what I think what happened...
Trek Fatigue... For about 20 years, Trek was on TV and I think people was getting tired of it..
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Re: The Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Spy, and Superhero Genre
« Reply #74 on: May 05, 2016, 08:14:25 PM »
"Last but not least, I was a Republican, a Reagan Republican. Still am. Not a Tea Party Republican. Not a Breitbart Republican. Not a talk radio or Fox News Republican. Not an isolationist, protectionist, immigrant-bashing, scapegoating, get-nothing-useful-done Republican. Not, as I am often dismissed by self-declared "real" conservatives, a RINO, Republican in Name Only. I'm a Reagan Republican, a proponent of lower taxes, less government, free markets, free trade, defense readiness, and democratic internationalism."
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