Anyway, in all seriousness, did we ever come up with a way to get feedback from our readers (assuming we have any )? I wouldn't mind hearing
what people think of the story thus far. I love it, but then again I kind of have to.
This particular thread is a hard one to follow and I have lots of reading to catch up on, so my bad if we've already answered this one.
Well, alright Neno - Masqua, ladies and gentlemen. I've just wrote in what should be the plug for the two ships to encounter each other. The
Penelope has just picked up an "unidentified ship" off of her port bow - if we want to go ahead and do this thing - there we go. If not, I can just
as easily make it some other random ship.
I laughed so hard I had tears coming out of my eyes. Slayer types up this big dramatic post and saves the day, then you come back with that bit about
the chair cushion. I'm still smiling now thinking about it.
I HAD to write it that way. I already had done my big post for the day, and could only make a short one. As it turned out, I was slack in my big post,
and clear forgot that we probably can't steer Penelope, power or not. It was a 'fix-a-flat' solution.
Besides, neno has some battle fatigue going on... he may not be exactly in his own mind right now. If he even has one of his own.
I've fallen off my rocker with the dream sequence.
This post explains the dream.
(I've settled on making it a dream sequence because otherwise it would be too ridiculous. Plus it gives Studious a reason to be so calm and joking
All the parodies and homages involved in the dream sequence....
The infamous fridge scene of Indiana Jones. Dun Dun Dunnn
The post makes fun of the fact that the fridge is lead lined in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. It also makes fun of the fact that
Indiana survived something like that. (It would have to be very thick to resist radio waves however but oh well.)
The joke about the spinning and flipping and the company name being Tardis is a parody of Doctor Who. A man with a female companion get's into a
small police box which can fly through the air and travel through time. Unfortunately for Studious and Theresa the refrigerator is not bigger on the
This scene really reminds me of the Indiana Jones scene.
This video is a commercial for the weakest link using the cast from Will and Grace. Which is very odd considering they have nothing to do with the
game show. This commercial repeats the phrase constantly.
The Twilight Zone
The entire dream sequence is Studious' trip into The Twilight Zone.
I have a major question for the various crew of the Yydryl. If anyone can answer this it would make things so much easier for me to design things.
I need a rough description of you.
I'm afraid that I don't have time to look through all of the posts in the story line at the moment. So what I'm asking for is a very, very basic
description of you people. Namely how many limbs and a very, very basic description of what you look like . Number of legs, arms, eyes, etc. I'm
at somewhat of a standstill as far as the designs go until that can be answered.
I'll accept input from anyone. In other words if Player B knows roughly what Player A looks like (as far as basic body type) please let me know so I
can figure things appropriately. This should also help things along when the crew meet each other face to face with the descriptions of what they
Here's a pic of Whispers face, if you look closely you will see some
tentacles! She's 4 foot tall. Has many tentacles of various sizes upon which she travels and multitasks with. Her suctions cups allowing her to
travel along side walls and even ceilings. And uh, those are fog emitters on my head
To my knowledge, Scurvy is the only other tentacled Rigellian looking creature and he is, of course, taller then I am. But regarding any of his
attributes, I bow to his own personal description.
It would be great to hang on for Loam a little longer - but I understand Cindy for example is stuck waiting for Loam to post before she can move
If he doesn’t show I guess the Security Officer had better check out what’s going on with the Captains! We’ve had poisonings, deaths, suicides
that are not suicides, and now this Captain going off - and no word from Security... Hmmm... Have you been making Captain Jerky Whisper? lol
In the mean time Ship is alive and on a course set by Loam - plus there's the Whales navigating right? From what I understood we were on course for
Earth? (I could be wrong?)? When we get closer and the Penelope is in sight is that how hook up? The Penelope gives us a hand...?
Just ideas - but Loam seemed to so like the Opera it would be a shame to write him out - or make him disappear - on the other hand it would follow the
story line of Captains gone missing.
*** OH! Deson, before I forget - here’s my description.
Medium height, earthling woman/tomboy body, short spiky lavender/white hair, huge dark eyes and two small antenna coming up from above my eyes on my
forehead. A Ships headband, uniform and sash and high black boots, no armament.
There ya go...
*** To all on the Penelope - you’re providing more fun than I could have imagined - what fab posts, lol! I hope you’re having as much fun
writing it all as I am reading it! Wooohoooo!
Heh, Whisper isn't a cannibal ~ I think loam only looks human but is Rigellian. Having given up her stash of jerky, she is getting some....cravings.
Yeah, let's give loam a little more time. But, in the meantime we can plan. I was thinking of the exact same issue of captain
abductions...hmmm...spacewitch? That way if we move on without him, he has the ability to just jump right back in.
Antar is off to find the Captain, wonder what she will or will not find. Then perhaps we can have an on-ship meeting. Just a thought.
Awesome job by the Pene crew - I'm loving your story lines, creative, and often humorous detail.
Edit: one of these days I *will* make a post I don't have to edit...me fingers get ahead of my brain sometimes
I'm somewhat "playing/writing" the roles of the other bridge personnel (Varlas, McCready, various other lts, etc.) This last post involved the
science officer telling you about a readout he has on a ship approaching. I didn't put it in orange or anything (because he's not me) - but I
didn't know if you caught on to that or not.
Don't really know what my bounds are, but a functioning ship needs more than just an engineer, a captain, a marine colonel, a prisoner, a security
chief and a handful of guards/marines running around - you know? lol
So - I'll be throwing some activity in my posts from the other crew on the ship to keep things active - the bridge crew/command crew are my area as
Captain - the other crews (security, marines, etc) fall to you guys to write.
Neno - I last left you in charge of the ship while I went to go talk to Seeker/Asher.
Of course, I'm down for whatever. I'm not really good at drawing human figures or clothes for that matter, so if someone else wants to just for an
idea of what we all look like running around in the Penelope, that would be great.
The next topic on uniforms. How do we want to discern the various departments on the ship? The obvious and easiest route to go would be (of course)
the Trek route and use color variations to denote different departments. Another route would be to make a specific patch or patches (if we use flight
suits). Again, these are just some suggestions.
A HUGE moment in the Opera. The first contact between the Penelope and the Yydryl has been established in Captain Luder's last post.
The Yydryl crew need to respond as a unified contingent regardless of the situation with absent captains. In a way, being leaderless at this crucial
time benefits the story in that a structured attack against the Yydryl may not be needed as they are currently in a leaderless state.
All the better that everyone survives through the accidental meeting.
Sorry, folks I accidentally fell off the net for a couple days, during critical times. No bruises, I didn't fall far.
Yydryl crew, are you ready for a meeting? Or should this be another ship off of our bow? If the bridge crew knows this ship's approach vector is from
Rigel, then they know where Rigel is, and so if they know where Rigel is, they know where Penelope got dumped out of the wormhole. It's disturbing
that they KNOW, but haven't told me where we are.
Tell ya what I'm gonna do. I'll put a hail out in the story, see if anybody answers.
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