posted on Sep, 27 2012 @ 09:51 PM
You guys go for it!
I don't see a problem with writing in the same story thread if you want to. We already have 3 or 4 separate story arcs going on, and one more can't
With the repair of the Big Rip, we are in an alternate time line, where a lot of the previous story line never happened, and no one in the universe
knows it except those of us who were present at the repair. We can't tell anyone of the "old" history we recall, because no one else will recall it,
and they will think we're nuts. This means that you can essentially re-write your entire back story for your characters, and it will still be valid.
Most of the previous story events "never happened", but some of them may have - you can add and erase that story as you like in the "new" time line.
The canon of history in this time line has not yet been established, nor has it been established just how far the divergence is between the "old" time
line and the "new" one. All I can say for sure is that the Opi Buzzard attacks never happened, so Earth still is, and your characters will not recall
that it was ever destroyed.
it might be best to keep the Penelope "salvageable", rather than a total loss. I was going to blitz her when everyone left, and Luder had a bout of
melancholy over her destruction. A towable frame and a Missing crew (did they abandon ship? Where might they be?) ought to work, I would think. maybe
you've something else in mind, though. makes no difference to neno - he's been discharged from service. Might irritate him that Lt James is gone, but
then again it's never been established that Lt. James is aboard Penelope in this time line.
Luder has mentioned the possibility of coming back a couple of times, but right now he's up to his elbows in his UA trilogy which is about to be
published, so he's a bit too busy for it, I think.
Neno has been granted a claim on a solar system towards Opi space and the Black Rock Archipelago, but only 45 light years out from Earth or so, and
that is where the bulk of the characters are at the moment, I think. Any location in the UEF is wide open to you.
edit on 2012/9/27 by nenothtu because: (no reason given)