reply to post by mf_luder
Also, for clarification to Masqua and Neno,
1) The title page had the names of all 28 authors on it as well as the following page having a legal disclaimer warning against copying or using for
2) Masqua, you were part of the people I U2U'ed on that list - aside from the people who've read about it in this thread.
3) Sorry for my earlier harshness but I'm frankly offended on two counts. 1) The fact of "hours spent" and "love" for this story. I didn't
realize my contribution to the space opera was so marginal... 2) The mere thought that I would try to take this thing and make it my own.
As best I recall, Masqua's original intent was for there to BE an overwhelming enemy force that WOULD FORCE us to unite in the beginning. It took
nearly 15 pages of thread to GET to that point and even then, what!?!? I'm sorry, I fail to see how gallivanting through time was relevant to
fighting the Opiuchi...
Then you throw in the people who wrote and vanished forever.... Yeah - I got it - DJMessiah had issues in real life - I don't hold that against him
AT ALL, but he did leave a post which means - a character. Then whiterabbit85 bounced, but there was no real hand-off between he and Slayer, Cadbury
- I could go on.
Then, no offense to Gorman91, but wth? What did the mash-up of BSG/SG1 have to do with either the Penelope or the Yydryl!?!?! Care to explain that
one to me?
But no, I sat at this computer for an entire day and copied EVERY SINGLE POST by EVERYONE including pics AND ALL and separated them into a one note
file to divy up into the word document.
At that point, I was committed. But, simply throwing the whole thing straight through into a word document would inevitably look ridiculous. Sorry,
it's true. That goes for all of us. I decided - using the first idea "an as is" that I would Edit, Compile and Expand it. Meaning - clean up the
storylines, make the dialogue actually look like story dialogue instead of two posters in a forum talking to each other and make it make sense. That
was the first idea.
After reading through the voluminous amount of information that WE established, I realized that about 80% of the story had NOTHING to do with the
Opiuchi - at all. Only a small portion of it. So, I thought, well hell - why not give it an adaptation and make it into a an Opiuchi driven story,
using most of what WE had written? There would be TWO versions of the Space Opera - for FREE - on THIS SITE.
Neno, you were right man. I'm already at about 40 pages and we haven't even really left Earth yet. It would be a huge ebook.
But as I said before and Masqua has made abundantly clear. If there's going to be issues, I'm not putting my account at risk for drama. So forget
it. I'll just save what I have and move on to another project. Sorry I ever brought it up.
It was good conversing with you all again.