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She seemed on the level
Great work, coz! The writing evokes Marlowe and the dialogue is especially sweet. I feel like I'm in the front row watching Bogie.
Why the name of the the aar?
Good to know my reputation precedes me. Thank you sir and glad to know you'll be along for the ride.Amazing start! Looking forward for more, I am very intrigued. This is the first time I read any of your AARs, and I heard only good things, so I am excited.
You have touched exactly what I was going for in that scene. That you could hear the music too is a great compliment. Gotta love the shorthand of film noir. One knows it when they read it (see it.)I feel like I'm watching a Film Noir, with the music and all!
Excellent writing style you have, sir!
Indeed, there will be some jumping around here. Again, I don't want to give too much away but we'll be following a few stories here, at least at the beginning. I promise they all tie together. As for Sam & Max, I admit, I had to look that up. But while not cartoon, it is certainly the same premise...to a point.1938?
I am mightily intrigued. I very much like your writing.
Our detective sounds like a depressed version of Sam & Max .
Thank you, sir. Glad you are enjoying. I hope to keep up a steady pace so you won't have to wait too long.You sir have an amazing writing style.
Love it! Great AAR so far, I'm eager to see what is next.
Thank you. As I said above, we'll be looking at a few places in time here and I may change styles up a bit so that each narrative goes with the time for which it is written. I hope that works. Not sure yet. You guys will have to tell me how effective it is. As for Sam...well, let's just say she was an exceptional beauty. He may not have been thinking straight. But what men are when it comes to noir?You've got a decent and solid narrative start. I am curious how things tie together - you have two times visited so far, one with a gothic feel and the other with a noir feel. Interesting. Oh, and:
NO SHE DOESN'T
SAM YOU MORON
Well I don't know about that but there are a great many wonderful narratives going on right now, certainly canonized and phargle's among them. Hopefully I can at least compete for reading time.This is great writing sir! Seems like canonized will have a though time winning his next two ACA's with you and phargle challenging him this well.
I'm glad you liked that dialogue. I'm no Joe Storey but I hoped to get that feel, and especially pleased that the description worked since I wasn't doing first person narration as many of the noirs do. Marlowe, Sam Spade and of course, Bogie's portrayal were certainly influences that I hope I can keep up when the narrative requires it.Great work, coz! The writing evokes Marlowe and the dialogue is especially sweet. I feel like I'm in the front row watching Bogie.
Indeed, there is a question I suspect I'll get a lot. Again, I don't want to give too much away but trust me - it fits. We'll be touching the EU timeframe plenty but I wanted to widen the scope a bit. At first, we may spend more time in the "present" but we'll be back there as it all ties in. Have patience and hopefully it will be rewarded.Intriguing start. Wonder how this is all related to the EU3 timeframe.
Thanks. The name is another that will have to wait for explanation. But when it comes, you'll understand exactly why it is called such. And that explanation may come soonish. Not sure exactly when, but like I said - you'll know it.Yayz, another good aar!
Why the name of the the aar?
Thanks Joe! You were definitely an inspiration here as well with your Desert Tides. In fact, I admit to looking a bit at that recently to get the feel for writing this. And I am sure I'll be revisiting that when it comes time for the dreaded cliffhanger, oh great teacher of the hanging cliff. Anyone reading this should definitely give Storey's work a look see if they haven't already.Marlow is a good guess but Dashiell Hammett would be a better quess.
Great start cuz. You know I have a soft spot for a good murder mystery.
Yes, that could be true. Sam has his work cut out for him. And indeed, Miss Sullivan was a temptress. Certainly got Sam's number.Trust me it is going to be a looooonnnngggg Night! Harharhar
Brilliant chapter! The desciption of Miss....surely got my attention I may have re-read a couple of sentence more than twice
I can only wonder where this is going.
Excellent! Hope it remains in such high esteem.Loving it *approval stamp*
You may be more spot on than you think but I'll not give away anything yet. Let's just say the title is entirely fitting. More than any other title I've ever decided upon, this one came quickly.In a simple context, it could just mean that the investigator has a long night ahead of him. In a broader context, it means that there is going to be a revolution; this lost gem, and the conspiracies the investigator uncovers, will bring down the very underpinnings of civilization.