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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Oh, what the hell. I'm just going to write a thing with a luchador in it. The greatest moment of his life. Mid-match, he is summoned/powered-up. He gets... transported somehow by the satellite, to the downtown area and beats the shit out of an alien... robot. Yes.

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    srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    as for the beaming - it only works in America as it is meant to deal with American threats.
    alright, swell. still would make it difficult to have a character who really, really didn't want to do it, because with something like this, someone who passionately didn't want to become a superhero for the government would definitely be able to go out of their way to make that registration not happen.

    what about America's interests outside its borders? could a citizen be recruited for something somewhere else in the world for the sake of American politics?

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    srsizzy wrote: »
    as for the beaming - it only works in America as it is meant to deal with American threats.
    alright, swell. still would make it difficult to have a character who really, really didn't want to do it, because with something like this, someone who passionately didn't want to become a superhero for the government would definitely be able to go out of their way to make that registration not happen.

    what about America's interests outside its borders? could a citizen be recruited for something somewhere else in the world for the sake of American politics?

    goddamn it people need to stop this line of thinking

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    FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Justttttttttttt haveeeeeeeeeeeeee funnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn withhhhhhhhhhhh itttttttttttttttttt

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    RingoRingo He/Him a distinct lack of substanceRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Or, you know, write it down. If it works, it works, and TLB would be a fool to throw away a good story just because it didn't conform to his vision.

    But that means, of course, you have to write a good story. And if you actually go ahead and write a story and TLB does something foolish, well.... we have a whole forum for you to post in and then we can all congratulate you on takin' it to the man.

    But once again, that means you would have actually written something.

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    I know my last visit to my grandpa on his deathbed was to find out how the whole Nazi werewolf thing turned out.
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    HeyListen!HeyListen! Registered User new member
    edited August 2009
    Instead of Government you could have it as a Scientist who made the Satellite who wants to prove that common man would be more effective. Kind of an anti establishment Dr. William Magnus?

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    okay new rule:

    no political stories will be accepted

    there

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    addendum to rule: unless it involves the president getting superpowers and fighting something from outer space

    then I will allow it

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    What about ex-presidents?

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    no only the current president and zombie richard nixon are allowed

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    FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    What about Millard Fillmore

    The greatest of all presidents

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    Futt BuckerFutt Bucker CTRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    What about computer program Ronald Reagan?

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    faynor you are banned

    why do you ask questions about things you can never write

    also the best president is chester a arthur

    double also one more stupid question and I shut this whole thing down

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    CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Why don't you look at me when we make love?

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    THAT'S IT

    PROJECT CANCELLED

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I guess I should probably start writing the luchador vs alien robots thing
    I'm not sure what power he will request. Maybe a superhuman physique? Something sort of generic, without any flight powers or fireballs or anything. The powers of Spider-man would work pretty great for an urban gymnast/wrestler type. Suplexing dudes off of the skyscraper instead of the top rope, that sort of thing

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    FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I guess I should probably start writing the luchador vs alien robots thing
    I'm not sure what power he will request. Maybe a superhuman physique? Something sort of generic, without any flight powers or fireballs or anything. The powers of Spider-man would work pretty great for an urban gymnast/wrestler type. Suplexing dudes off of the skyscraper instead of the top rope, that sort of thing
    THAT'S IT

    PROJECT CANCELLED

    Sorry :(

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    As someone who loved both Strongman and Lucha Libre, I support the inclusion of any and all stories involving luchadors.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    okay project uncanceled for sweet luchador action

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    faynor still banned

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    FaynorFaynor Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Sorry I bought stock in the project when you opened it

    I am on the board of directors, you cannot ban me

    You are my subordinate

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    MUTINY

    gonna go for a vote of no confidence here

    get you banned

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    goddamn the pressure guys

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    better make it good

    gonna give you my best artists

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I have no idea how to script at all.
    Luchador is in the ring, mid-match against an umasked wrestler. He's obviously a few moves away from victory. A little battered looking, but you should see the other guy sort of thing. No idea on colors or mask details. Maybe a few panels showing him knocking the other guy around, getting him "stunned" and ready for a suplex.

    All of the sudden, bam! The satellite hits him with the power-up beam! And it starts giving him orders and stuff. You have been selected to defend Your Country from Alien Robots! And it zaps him over to where the alien robots are! Pick your powers, citizen!

    Is that workable?

    How many pages are we working with here? I don't know how to do this. I need to introduce the protagonist (a luchador) and show him being in the middle of something (a wrestling match against a werewolf in a singlet), and then transition to him getting hit with The Beam, but I am not sure how many panels I should be trying to do this stuff in.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    the standard story length is 5-10 pages

    I figure this should be about 8.

    I'd have page 1 be a few panels of him fighting

    page 2 being a splash of the beam

    page 3 be him on his way to fight robots

    then just do the battle for the next 4-5

    only need 1 or 2 panels to show him losing the powers

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    thanks
    I've never actually written a complete story in script format before, despite being told to write my sci-fi pulp story as a comic instead of as prose for a long time. Start and stop, start and stop. Get a few pages done, decide it is garbage or lose interest, whatever. I've been pissing around with it for every other week or so for about a year. I've started a couple of times, but lost interest or whatever.

    So actually doing a complete story is kind of terrifying.

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    143999143999 Tellin' ya not askin' ya, not pleadin' with yaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Faynor wrote: »
    Sorry I bought stock in the project when you opened it

    I am on the board of directors, you cannot ban me

    You are my subordinate

    Perry White took out a loan and bought back controlling interest in the project.

    You're out, Warfield.

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    guys I promised an update monday, and here it is:
    okay art guys, I said I was gonna give you something to do and here it is:

    draw a cover!

    the only elements I absolutely need are the satellite and an everyman becoming a hero

    the composition can be whatever you want

    the title is Sentry Duty

    I'm gonna go through them all and we can vote on the best cover when all is said and done.

    as for the interior art, as soon as I start getting outlines, I will PM everyone who said they'd do art with the pitches that are in need of an artist and it will be first come - first serve on what you draw unless I really think x artist would work with y story in which case I will be a dick editor and force you two together.

    once you get in contact, I'll want you artists to kind of help the writer along with the script. not write it, but just tell them NO NO I CANNOT DRAW THAT DO NOT PUT THAT IN or give them some ideas for panel structure because they ain't know nothing.

    once the scripts are done, PM them to me and I'll go through them, tell you what changes to make and then you guys can get to the writing/drawing portion.

    reposted from AC

    any questions for this process, please ask

    and by friday, I will have the script of the first story done and given to projeck so we'll have something accomplished

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    Me Too!Me Too! __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    TLB I will draw the best cover

    You just watch

    (If I had ambition I'd draw the whole thing in MSpaint over a Blackwulf cover but nah)

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited August 2009
    oh dang I just came up with a story idea

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    The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    well gimme a pitch then geebs

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    LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    oh dang I just came up with a story idea

    A guy who uses MS Paint to fight crime?

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    i will try to have my script done by wednesday. going to work on it tomorrow, it needs some elaboration. is that OK?

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited August 2009
    Yo here's a basic summary of my idea: comic shop owner obsesses over the program, takes all the tests or whatever, has detailed files and binders in his shop covering various strategies, watches tapes of previous superpowered activities to better prepare himself, in the hopes that he'll, one day, be the best temporary superhero the world has ever seen.

    Then finally a crisis comes...

    ...and the ass that runs the sporting goods store next door gets the powers and goes off to fight the crisis. (That's not the end! But I gotta have some surprises!)

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Does the sporting goods guy yell, "NEEEERRRRRRD!" before flying away?

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited August 2009
    Shit man, he doesn't even care about pizza face mcparachute cheeks, he's got fine ladies to save!

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    MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    There is nothing I don't like about that idea.

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    see317see317 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I just got done reading American Gods again.
    I think I need to see an Arabic taxi cab driver get ifrit like powers. Possibly with a giant sword (that's on fire?).
    Maybe he could be fighting an ice-giant, just to mix some norse mythology in there.

    After he wins, he goes back to his taxi-cab and discovers that some meter-maid has left him a parking ticket for parking in front of a fire hydrant.

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    DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited August 2009
    Name him Ranjit.

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