A Smooth Operator
- Jun 22, 2007
This is one of two short series I was going to begin after the end of Dante’s Blood but now that the story is privately coming to an end and the ending chapters are planned for release in the middle of November, I’ve decided to kick start this idea. Working with shorter posts and a more serial-friendly format, this is The Link.
The common AAR exploits of integrating the past and present/future with such as time machines, magical items and so forth are gone. Instead the story takes place a few centuries ahead of modern day where a technique has been developed to detect residual energies of the influential few. The new discovery is merely a learning tool for those in the present as altering history is an impossibility. Another impossibility is also the main character’s inability in gathering funds for this radical idea. Immediately the Islamic Syndicate rejects Howard Hall’s proposal; in order to see his invention come to life he’ll have to fight through governments, travel restrictions, bureaucracies all while trying to prove that his creation works whether those in power want it to or not.
A few ending notes:
Comments are to be restricted from this thread. I recall writing my The Revolution AAR and enjoyed the continuing silence. Therefore, if you have something to say, you can still say it; send me a PM, write a visitor message on my profile or create a comments thread which I will provide a link just under the picture above. But I’d just as soon like to keep this thread pure. Although I’m sure that’s something I wouldn’t have to worry too much about since this is in the Rome AAR forum and this is a story written by Brandenburg.
I’m not much of a CK fan. There’s too much family drama going on, too much micro-management with the characters. So many people complain about Victoria but CK and HOI are nightmares in comparison and I’m just not down with it. I’ve also been wanting to do another Rome AAR for a while and to tell the truth, I first had this idea specifically for the Rome AAR forum for a long while, almost since the start of the year. CK could go a long way with me if they adopted much of the Rome style.
Usually I like to refrain from writing my ideas and stories on a public forum since that dispels any rights you may have to the work or idea. But I don’t write science fiction or fantasy and consider any fiction I write as free to use. I don’t read the genres either and have no desire to eventually publish anything I put out here. Not only would it be near impossible since by doing this I’m - along with anyone else who publishes anywhere, including websites - waiving first publishing and electronic rights, but you’d also need Paradox’s permission.
I don’t know how long this AAR will last. It will be a serial styled AAR unlike my Dante’s Blood AAR which went by Chapters, and small Chapters at that when concerning actual books. I don’t imagine any of The Link’s “chapters” will exceed 1000 words but they’ll never be below 250. This AAR is also a practice effort for me to condense my writing when I can. Usually I can fix all the problems in editing but who likes editing? This means there will be no editing outside of spelling mistakes my writing program catches. It’s all a rough draft.
Lastly, there will not be an index. Since there won’t be any comments in this thread, the next chapter should be easy to find. I just feel like being lazy for a while.
The other serial style AAR will come after both gameplays and Dante’s Blood have concluded. That one is planned to be very short and will take place in the Victoria II forums. Even though I hate the lag of v. 1.2, I’m working on a game for the story right now.