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Poll: Characters of Time Crash (34 member(s) have cast votes)

Which character do you want to learn more about?

  1. Shamaness Uhla ~ 8000 BC (10 votes [7.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.35%

  2. Assassin Ferid ~ 200 BC (7 votes [5.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.15%

  3. Viking Thurbaldr ~ 1000 AD (6 votes [4.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

  4. Maiden Ywen ~ 1300 AD (5 votes [3.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.68%

  5. Black Knight Ghast ~ 1300 AD (4 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  6. Witch Morrigan ~ 1300 AD (2 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  7. Mystic Zhu Que ~ 1500 AD (7 votes [5.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.15%

  8. Apprentice Huang ~ 1500 AD (4 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  9. Pirate Rosette ~ 1700 AD (8 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  10. Lieutenant Santiago ~ 1700 AD (4 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  11. Old Pirate Jeremiah ~ 1700 AD (3 votes [2.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.21%

  12. Bandit Trigger ~ 1840 AD (6 votes [4.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

  13. Lakota Princess Cougar Claw ~ 1840 AD (4 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  14. Sheriff Northfalk ~ 1840 AD (2 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  15. Lakota Chief Dancing Mountain ~ 1840 AD (2 votes [1.47%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.47%

  16. Lord Ashton ~ 1880 AD (4 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  17. Prostitute Eleanor ~ 1880 AD (8 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  18. Commander Sergei ~ 1940 AD (9 votes [6.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.62%

  19. Doctor Matthew ~ 1990 AD (4 votes [2.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.94%

  20. Paramedic Bob ~ 1990 AD (7 votes [5.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.15%

  21. Patient Anne ~ 1990 AD (5 votes [3.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.68%

  22. Schoolboy Parker ~ 1990 AD (6 votes [4.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.41%

  23. Captain Dereq ~ 2200 AD (3 votes [2.21%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.21%

  24. Explorer Vanya ~ 2200 AD (7 votes [5.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.15%

  25. ??? ~ 2200 AD (9 votes [6.62%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.62%

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#1 Sandy

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:04 PM

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I was greatly inspired by Batbrick's magnificent Interactive Apocalypse, and had this idea of an interactive LEGO story of my own. But instead of focusing on just one character, this story features a large and varied cast hailing from different points in history. They are all survivors of a dimensional collapse, and they will get stranded on a strange place between time and space. In each episode, some of the survivors will lose their lives, while others join the group as they explore the place further. The best thing is that it's totally up to you readers who gets to live and discover the secrets of the dimensional crash!

But that's all in the upcoming episodes. This first episode is all about the backgrounds of the first 25 characters created for this story. That's why there is no poll for killing anyone off just yet, just one about which characters you want to hear more about. Note that you can choose multiple options.

The background stories are accompanied by pictures of MOCs I created and photographed just for Time Crash, so I hope you'll enjoy both the text and the images. I hope this interactive story kicks off well, so I will get the boost to make the next episode soon.

All comments, feedback and especially questions are very welcome, so don't hesitate. But for now, I'll leave you with the actual story.

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Prehistoric Era ~ Oceania, 8000 BC
1. Shamaness Uhla

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She stands on a high cliff with the ocean raging below her, and wind whisking her dyed hair. She knows the sea and the wind, so she does not fear them. They are her brothers.

But suddenly, something changes. She senses that the sea and the wind grow afraid.

”Why do you fear, indomitable sea? Why are you afraid, ever-travelling wind?” asks Uhla, the shamaness of the small tribe that inhabits this island.

The sea and the wind bring a warning to her, but it is too late. Uhla wants to warn her tribesmen, but there is no time. She can just watch in terror as the brightness takes over.

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Ancient Middle-east ~ Persian Empire, 200 BC
2. Assassin Ferid


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The night was hot, which suited Ferid well. It meant that his victim would keep his chamber’s windows open. Without a sound,  Ferid jumped like a cat to a ledge in the wall and climbed into the chamber through the window. Silently and without mercy he slashed the throat of his victim.

”The will of the gods is fulfilled”, he muttered. He took a moment to look at the dumbstruck expression lingering in the face of his victim. This man was a treasurer for the shah, but he had fallen to the common vile of humanity: greed. Thus Ferid was hired to end his days.

Without a sound or guilt, Ferid climbed back to the window he came through. A sudden light blinded the eyes of the deadly assassin, and for a split second he thinks he was caught. In that moment, he felt sheer joy. But that moment passed all too soon.

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Viking Age ~ North Atlantic, 1000 AD
3. Viking Thurbaldr

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”My men, beyond that horizon lies Vinland, where untold wealth await us! Few ships have reached it, but we will make it! In the name of Odin!”

”In the name of Odin!” cried Thurbaldr, along with the rest of the hundred warriors on board. But enthusiasm had long died from his cry, for they had been on this cursed journey for weeks, and Thurbaldr dearly missed his wife and the newborn son he left home.

Alas, the obligations of a viking warrior outweigh the obligations of a father, and the captain of the ship was a very persuading man. You either join him or face his blood-smeared axe.

Thurbaldr wished nothing more than a mutiny on the ship, but he was too afraid to start it, even though he knew many of the other men felt the same way. Ashamed and bitter, he hung his head down, and thus missed the brightness that encircled the ship.

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Middle Ages ~ Scotland, 1300 AD
4. Maiden Ywen
5. Black knight Ghast
6. Witch Morrigan

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Ywen did not know where the brute of a knight was taking her. The man in a black armor had just entered the household of her father, slain all those who opposed him, pillaged the family heirlooms and swept the young maiden away with him. Now she couldn’t do anything but hold tight as the knight rode through the morning mist on his fierce black stallion. She tried to hold back tears, but failed miserably.

Eventually they came to a halt in front of an ominous tower. The knight roughly pulled her down from the saddle.

”Get in” the knight muttered, and kicked Ywen forward. Ywen opened the creaking door, and saw a woman sitting by the fireplace. What little Ywen could see in the smoky room was chilling her spine.

”Back so soon, Ghast? Ah, you brought a guest!” the woman said when she saw Ywen cowering in the doorway. ”Come in, lass, make yourself comfortable.”

”With all due respect, Lady Morrigan, the girl’s mine”, the knight said as he entered, carrying the sack filled with loot. ”These are for you.”

”Why did you bring me here?” Ywen managed to ask, trying to act brave.

Lady Morrigan watched her with cruel pity in her eyes. ”You poor thing. So oblivious to the darkness of the world. The life of innocent souls is always so short and sweet…”

The woman reached to the floor and took a human skull to her hands, gently stroking it. Ywen gasped with horror, and turned back to the door, only to meet the knight, whose face was spread in an evil grin. At that moment, she fainted.

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Mysterious Orient ~ Ming Dynasty China, 1500 AD
7. Mystic Zhu Que
8. Apprentice Huang

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”Laozi said: even the longest journey begins with the first step. You will do well to remember this, my apprentice.”

Huang bowed her head, taking in every word her master Zhu Que uttered.

”Now, look again.”

Huang opened her eyes to the starlit sky. It took a long while before she finally saw it. ”The Vermilion Bird… There is something wrong with it… The stars… Are they moving?”

”Yes, my apprentice. Do not be afraid of moving forward slowly, only be afraid to stop.”

”But master, what does this mean? An ill omen?” Huang asked in despair. She was only fourteen, not versed in the secrets of the stars at all. She was just learning all this from Zhu Que.

”Distortion in the tapestry of being... It can bring nothing but a great misfortune. Be aware, my apprentice.”

Huang looked at her master in confusion, and saw his eyes widening as the stars exploded.

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Pirate Age ~ Caribbean Sea, 1700 AD
9. Pirate Rosette
10. Lieutenant Santiago
11. Old Pirate Jeremiah

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Rosette was not going to give up easily – she was the daughter of the notorious Jasper Hook, after all. Her cutlass clashed with the lieutenant’s.

”In the name of the Spanish Empire, woman!” the Imperial lieutenant shouted. ”If you hold your life in any value, you surrender now!”

Rosette grabbed one of the loose ropes hanging from the mast and swung her to the other side of the ship.

”I will not follow my father to the gallows! If you want me dead, Lieutenant Santiago, you will have to pierce me with that sword of yours right here!” Rosette yelled back across the raging battle between the pirate crew and the imperial army. The battle was already lost, the ship was on fire and most of the crew was dead. But Rosette had the spirit of a true pirate, a persistent instinct on surviving.

If her plan would succeed, Lieutenant Santiago would come after her, allowing Jeremiah, the oldest and most trustworthy member in the crew to get him from behind.

But luck wasn’t on the pirate woman’s side, for at that moment the deck split in two. Rosette lost her balance and fell overboard to the embrace of the sea. Just as she hit the waves, she saw a bright light engulfing the sky.

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Wild West ~ USA, 1840 AD
12. Bandit Trigger
13. Lakota Princess Cougar Claw
14. Sheriff Northfalk
15. Lakota Chief Dancing Mountain

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They ran as fast as they could, but the sound of the hooves grew nearer all the time. Hiding in an abandoned shack, they had just enough time to exchange their final words.

”What are we going to do?” cried Cougar Claw, the beautiful girl from the native Lakota tribe that Trigger had fallen for. ”They are going to catch us soon, and I will lose you forever.

”Don’t you cry, darling! I’ll take as many of them with me as I can before they get me. I’m the fastest gunner in the Wild West, after all”, Trigger lied. His boasting didn’t work on Cougar Claw, and he knew it. But he wanted nothing but to make her feel safe, even in this desperate situation.

”But my father is there! Trigger, you must promise you won’t hurt him!” Cougar Claw begged.

”He ain’t nothing but trouble for us, sugar! He banded together with that no-good sheriff as soon as he found out about us! You’re better off with me”, Trigger said.

”With you?! You’re a wanted bandit! How the gods must have laughed at me when they made me fall in love with you!”

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The distressed lovers shared a passionate kiss, but it was interrupted when the riders finally arrived to the shack. Sheriff Northfalk, a self-absorbent man, landed from his saddle and aimed the shack with his rifle. Behind him, Chief Dancing Mountain and twenty of his men peered around with their eagle eyes.

“We gotcha, lovebirds! Trigger, we don’t want your woman get hurt, and neither do you! So come out with your arms raised, now!” the sheriff barked.

Trigger gazed deep into the hazel eyes of his lover, and that was the last thing he saw for a good while.

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Victorian Era ~ United Kingdom, 1880 AD
16. Lord Ashton
17. Prostitute Eleanor

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Ashton gripped Eleanor by the arm as she was leaving. “Now you listen to me!”

“Ow, you’re hurting me!” Eleanor exclaimed, fury burning in her eyes.

“I can’t go on like this anymore! I need you to marry me so I can take you away from this rotten life!” Ashton shouted on the verge of tears.

“Who said I wanted out? This is the only way I can live as a free, independent person, and I won’t let any man prevent that!” Eleanor shouted back. Their heated argument echoed around the estate. Ashton knew that the servants would hear it and spread the gossip, but he didn’t care.

“But I love you, Eleanor! I want to protect you!” he tried to explain, but the woman was as headstrong as ever.

“I don’t need your protection!” Eleanor hissed, released herself from his grip, and marched away.

Tears filled the eyes of the lord of the manor just as a bright flash of light blinded him completely.

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World War II ~ Soviet Union, 1940 AD
18. Commander Sergei

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War is hell. Sergei knew it better than most people. He had been fighting for his entire life. For what, he didn’t know himself. He had risen in ranks because of his dedication to war. Passion for battle was all he knew, all he ever wanted.

Sergei did not fear death. He feared life. Life had nothing to give to him, it had taken everything away. So Sergei fought, and would fight, until death would finally come for him in the euphoria of the battlefield.

How devastated he was when he was suddenly swept away from there.

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Postmodern Time ~ Australia, 1990 AD
19. Doctor Matthew
20. Paramedic Bob
21. Patient Anne
22. Schoolboy Parker

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“Oh, doctor! You’ve always been so kind to me”, Anne said with a weak smile as Matthew pushed her stretchers into the ambulance. The middle-aged woman had been a patient of hers for a long time. She had survived from cancer several times, but it had always renewed worse than before. This time Matthew had come personally to bring her to the hospital as the symptoms had gotten intolerable overnight. Anne was still in her pajamas, rambling about her precious pets. “Dangit, I forgot to ask Tara to feed the cats.”

“Everything will soon be alright again. I won’t let anything happen to you”, Matthew assured.

“I take that as a promise, Doctor”, Anne said, closing her eyes.

“Let’s go, Bob!” Matthew shouted at the ambulance driver and climbed next to the stretchers. He felt a lump in his throat. Anne’s condition was getting worse every minute. He did not know if he could keep the promise, but he was sure going to try his damn hardest.

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Parker was crossing the road, on his way to home after a school day. His forehead was still hurting from the stone that the bully Fred threw at him. Of course the teachers said nothing about it, Fred was from a wealthier family than Parker, after all. But Parker knew that injustice was one of the main principles of any private school.

Distraught and feeling light-headed, Parker didn’t see the ambulance speeding towards him. And then, all was white.

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Space Age ~ Earth’s Orbit, 2200 AD
23. Captain Dereq
24. Explorer Vanya
25. ???

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The whole ship was shaking, and Vanya had a hard time finding something to hold on.

“I knew I shouldn’t have trusted you and this rusty ship of yours!” she shouted at the elderly man piloting the vessel.

“Oh relax, Miss Vanya! The Starduck and I have been through a lot, she wouldn’t let me down!” the man replied nonchalantly, flicking the controls.

“Captain Dereq, may I remind you that your ship is carrying invaluable specimens from alien civilizations. And I did not travel to another galaxy just to crash land on my home planet! You better get us down safely, or I swear I’ll…”

Vanya was out of words. She was a famous intergalactic explorer, but much to her dismay, stupidity was an intergalactic phenomenon as well. She couldn’t believe that she had accepted this old fart’s offer for a cheap shipment to Earth.

If only she would survive this with the fantastic specimen she found intact, she would be rich enough to buy her own, brand new spaceship – and then the universe would be hers to conquer!

Suddenly all the lights in the cabin started flashing red and the alarm went off. Vanya turned around to see a dark figure enter the cabin.

“What the…?” Vanya gasped, but her words were cut as the red lights were overtaken by a brilliant brightness.

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That was it for now! I really hope you liked it, so you'll come back for Episode 2, where the characters find themselves in the bizarre Void Island.

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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:12 PM

Sandy, this is really nice. The Mocs look good and the background stories for all of them seem to be top notch.
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Posted 01 March 2009 - 11:21 PM

Wow! You must of put a lot of work into that. I have read your Princess quest comic and it was very good so I can't wait for this one to get going. Good work.
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:23 AM

Wow, thats great!

The character I want to hear of more of Paramedic Bob though, because he shares my name.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 12:38 AM

I voted for quite a lot of people.......... :blush: I really want to find out more about the Assasin, the prostitute, Lieutenant Santiago, and the viking. They seem like very interesting people. This is a wonderful interactive LEGO story and I can't wait to read the next epsiode! :wub:
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Posted 02 March 2009 - 09:53 AM

Thanks for the comments, guys! :wub:

Just a word about the poll: the characters that get the most votes in this episode will become the main focus in the next episode. This will apply to future polls as well, only then the characters that get the least votes will be killed off, too. But I don't want to kill anyone off without a proper introduction, so I left out that option from this episode.

So if you want to see your favorite character in future episodes, make sure to vote for them every time. :wink:

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:10 AM

This is a fantastic idea!  :cry_happy:

I voted shamaness Uhla, and the chinese Zhu Que and Huang.

BTW, how did you create the arabic-styled dome? Is that an official LEGO part?

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 10:15 AM

View PostLegoist, on Mar 2 2009, 12:10 PM, said:

BTW, how did you create the arabic-styled dome? Is that an official LEGO part?

Everything in the MOCs are official and authentic LEGO parts. The dome came with 7418 Scorpion Palace, which was part of the Orient Expedition theme.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 08:03 AM

View PostSandy, on Mar 2 2009, 10:04 AM, said:

[i]I was greatly inspired by Batbrick's magnificent Interactive Apocalypse,
I approve  :grin:

Seriously though, IA is not magnificent, but THIS is looking to be! My gosh you knocked the ball out of the park with this one Sandy!  :oh:
Congratulations on such a wide cast range, looks to be very interesting. Awesome set ups too, you have me at a disadvantage when you use photoshop  :laugh:

The most interesting characters to me are:
Assassin Ferid:
As a cold, somewhat Deadshot-like assassin (Deadshot is a character who also relishes a grand end, which sounds similar to this character relishing being caught) it will prove most interesting how he reacts to other characters.

Maiden Ywen: With her circumstances this will be most interesting, though if she goes down an angsty, self pitying path, I'll killer her in a heartbeat!

Pirate Rosette: I always love a strong woman character, and this is no exception. Hopefully she gets to kill that Lieutenant eventually!

Bandit Trigger: Just the name, say it with me- Bandit Trigger, and tell me that's not cool.

Lakota Princess Cougar Claw: Lovesick characters in situations like this are always adorable, I give my stamp of approval.

Patient Anne: Terminal patients when written well always come out with great, heart wrenching stories, or uplifting ones, your choice  :wink:

???: Mysterious characters are always neat!

I would've chosen Explorer Vanya, but she seems too much like Rosette too me, and Rosette looks cooler.

My only criticisms of this so far is that I really think more future characters would've been better, like a robot to shake things up. And I always thought a character far, far and more far into the future would've been the ultimate, as either a post apoc character, caveman, ridiculously futurised or maybe a prisoner in the style of THX118.

But these are ridiculously minor. This is shaping up to be a wonderful experience Sandy and I cannot wait to start killing people!
Well done on crafting your own beast and now it's time to let it out of it's cage. Good luck!  :sweet:

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:54 AM

View PostBatbrick, on Mar 3 2009, 10:03 AM, said:

My only criticisms of this so far is that I really think more future characters would've been better, like a robot to shake things up. And I always thought a character far, far and more far into the future would've been the ultimate, as either a post apoc character, caveman, ridiculously futurised or maybe a prisoner in the style of THX118.

But these are ridiculously minor. This is shaping up to be a wonderful experience Sandy and I cannot wait to start killing people!
Well done on crafting your own beast and now it's time to let it out of it's cage. Good luck!  :sweet:

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Thanks, Batbrick! :wub: Your feedback means a lot to me.

I have to remind that this is not the full cast, as more characters from different points in time will appear in future episodes.

As for the robot, just look at the title picture a little closer... :wink:

Also, there is a reason why the Void Island was born, but whether the characters will ever find it out or not, is up to the readers.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 11:11 PM

Sandy, you never cease to amaze, looking very much forward to this, the MOCs so far are very good. :classic:

View PostSandy, on Mar 1 2009, 11:04 PM, said:

”In the name of Odin!” cried Thurbaldr, along with the rest of the hundred warriors on board. But enthusiasm had long died from his cry, for they had been on this cursed journey for weeks, and Thurbaldr dearly missed her wife and the newborn son he left home.
So what gender is Thurbaldr? :tongue:

And is this inspired by the TV-series Lost in any way? (or am I just strange that thinks so? :wink:)
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 12:16 AM

Sandy, this is really impressive. Your stories are all great and I'm amazed by all the little MOCs you've built to illustrate the character stories. My favourites are Ferid's scene and the Victorian building (nice reworking of the Harry Potter parts which many MOCers seem to avoid).

I chose to know more about a character each from the past, present (roughly) and the future. Once again you have given us some strong female characters which is always a plus. I wonder if Vanya's Leia bun is a self-conscious reference to a classic old movie (by that time)? :grin: Also, I'm not surprised that the ambulance managed to knock someone down seeing as they put a 50 zone right next to a pedestrian crossing! :laugh: :wink:

I am intrigued and really looking forward to Chapter 2!

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Posted 04 March 2009 - 01:05 AM

Ooh! Wow, well done! You've put a lot of work into this!

I'm not sure which is my favorite scene. You've certainly put a lot of effort into each. And the sidestories of the characters are all well done, too. After this intro, I really can't wait to see the first episode!
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Posted 04 March 2009 - 08:22 AM

Thanks guys! :blush:

View PostQuarryman, on Mar 4 2009, 01:11 AM, said:

So what gender is Thurbaldr? :tongue:

And is this inspired by the TV-series Lost in any way? (or am I just strange that thinks so? :wink:)

Fine, I'll edit it... :hmpf_bad: I'm always a little gender-confused when I write.

And yes, Lost is one of the inspirations to this story, as is Survivor. But I'm not mimicking either of them, just taking their best parts and making my own thing out of them. :wink:

View Postsvelte_corps, on Mar 4 2009, 02:16 AM, said:

Also, I'm not surprised that the ambulance managed to knock someone down seeing as they put a 50 zone right next to a pedestrian crossing! :laugh: :wink:

You can just tell that I don't own a driver's license, can't you? :tongue:

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:50 PM

Great new series Sandy, I was too late to keep up with the story for IA so I'll be sure to follow this story closely. I for one want to know a lot more about Sergei, I mean so many questions; why is he alone, where is he, why is his leg bleeding? (well not that many...)

My only criticism would be that 2200 seems a bit early for widescale space travel and I would have loved more extreme dates, past and future.

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:33 PM

What a brilliant idea! I am very much interested to hear more about the tribe shamaness, the unhappy viking and the schoolboy in peril. Off to cast my votes!

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Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:13 PM

View PostRazzer, on Mar 5 2009, 09:50 PM, said:

My only criticism would be that 2200 seems a bit early for widescale space travel

Really? I know that in the mid 1900's they thought that we'd conquered the universe by the year 2000, and that didn't quite happen yet, but just look at the technological and scientific progress we've had during that short time. Imagination is the only limit to what we can expect to see in two hundred years, in my opinion. :wink:

And to me, 10.000 years is a huge time frame to choose characters from. I don't think a real Neanderthal would fit the story I'm planning very well... :tongue:

But I hear you.

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 08:12 AM

Just bumping the topic to say the poll is now officially closed, and the results are clear.

The six characters who will have the next episode told from their perspectives - as voted by you guys - are:

Shamaness Uhla
Assassin Ferid
Mystic Zhu Que
Commander Sergei
Paramedic Bob
Explorer Vanya

Don't miss the next episode where these 25 survivors wake up and find themselves in the strangest of places. Based on the results of the poll in that episode, at least 5 of them will not make it to Episode 3. :oh:

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#19 Quarryman

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:21 AM

View PostSandy, on Mar 10 2009, 08:12 AM, said:

Don't miss the next episode where these 25 survivors wake up and find themselves in the strangest of places. Based on the results of the poll in that episode, at least 5 of them will not make it to Episode 3. :oh:
At least 5? This sounds bloodier than a Hinckley mafia game :tongue: Looking forward to it, always been annoyed about writers that don't have the guts to kill off useless, uninteresting characters. Though it can at times be overused, of course.
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#20 Sandy

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:33 AM

View PostQuarryman, on Mar 10 2009, 12:21 PM, said:

At least 5? This sounds bloodier than a Hinckley mafia game :tongue: Looking forward to it, always been annoyed about writers that don't have the guts to kill off useless, uninteresting characters. Though it can at times be overused, of course.

It depends on how the votes are divided. If there are more than five people with the least votes in the next poll, I won't start to choose the survivors myself, but will ruthlessly kill off all those with tied votes.

Let's just not hope that every character is tied, or else Time Crash would face an untimely ending. :tongue:

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Posted 10 March 2009 - 11:44 AM

YES! I will make SURE that Assassin Ferid wins!

And you outsmart me again Sandy, there IS a robot! YES!

I can tell already Time Crash will be an epic win of epic proportions, can't wait for the next part!  :cry_happy:

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 02:00 AM

Okay Sandy.  Let's start off with the bad...

It took me up untilv now to be motivated enough to read this :tongue:

And that really is the only bad thing about it.  At first, I didn't want to read it becuase it looked far to long, but it was needed.  When episode two came it it looked exciting, so I decided to read this episode!

And it was worth it!

Simply fantastic work Snady!  The intros were very well done, and I already like quite a few of the characters!  Sadly it is to late to vote, but I know I would of had a hard time not voting for almost all of them!

It was just a tad long, I admit I skimmed the last one (with numbers 23, 24 and 25) but I do plan to go back and read them.  Try to make them just a tad shorter.  I'm sure that will come naturally when they start to get together, so it should be fine, but still, just slightly shorter.

Over all fantastic job!  The builds, while certainly not "Oh my god!" quality were really good, which is not normal for a story like this!

So yeah.  Great job Sandy, and keep it off! Ii'm now off to read episode two and give you a long reply on that one too!

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:41 AM

Pardon my late replies in this episode.

Interesting back stories on the characters.

The plot really reminds me of the old SNES game LiveALive, wherein people of different time periods fight a common enemy that transcends time.

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