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#1 Athos

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 12:10 AM

Hey all,

I've started work on my latest installment of the AoJT(1)(2). It will probably be slow going as it is the season for the two Xs (that's eXams and X-mas), but I hope not to go too long between updates.

Historical Note: This adventure takes place prior to that documented in Johnny Thunder and the Cave or Terror.

So without further ado, I present the Adventures of Johnny Thunder: Johnny Thunder and Blackheart's Gold.

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg01.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg02.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg03.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg04.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg99.jpg

And the whole gallery when moderated:
http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=103976

I hope you enjoy it,
Steve

Footnotes:

(1) That's Adventures of Johnny Thunder. Maybe I can get a LOTR, or AOTC, thing going on here.

(2) This is my first attempt at using footnotes here, how did you like it?

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 01:39 PM

Real nice and I like the footnotes. Can't wait for the follow up.

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 04:57 PM

kimt, on Nov 29 2004, 02:39 PM, said:

Real nice and I like the footnotes. Can't wait for the follow up.
Same here! :oD

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Posted 29 November 2004 - 07:10 PM

Can't wait for the next episode !  :) Nice backgrounds ! I like how youn are developping the plot here ! What will happennnn  :^D

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 10:08 PM

Here is the next installment:

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg05.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg06.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg07.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg08.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg99.jpg

And the whole gallery when moderated:
http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=103976

Hope you like it. Comments are welcome,
Steve

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 11:34 PM

This is a great story, I hope you get more up soon!!  Adventurers being my favorite kind of LEGO adds to it being a great story!!

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 12:44 AM

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Adventurers being my favorite kind of LEGO adds to it being a great story!!

Have you ever checked out http://www.adventurers.dk?

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P.S. Thanks for the kind words.

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 11:35 PM

I've never heard of it...until now.  Thanks for the link!!!  I have it in another internet window right now, and it's neat!!  BTW, I'm editing from here until I say 'End of Edit.'.  I checked out adventurers.dk and it's great!!  A list of every Adventurers set ever made...  End of Edit.

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 07:40 AM

Part III is available for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg09.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg10.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg11.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg12.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg99.jpg

Plus two new additions to the Cast of Characters:

http://www.brickshel...acters/shaw.jpg

http://www.brickshel...cters/harry.jpg

And the whole gallery when moderated:
http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=103976

Hope you like it. Comments are welcome,
Steve

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 10:33 AM

This web site is also a great source. With great Moc's as well
Byggepladen a fan site for Danes
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Posted 05 December 2004 - 11:41 AM

One question: Do you write the story first and then you shoot the pictures or is the story developing while shooting?!?

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Posted 05 December 2004 - 04:58 PM

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This web site is also a great source. With great Moc's as well

Actually, that is the website that I do my "fact checking" from. When I need to make sure I have one of the official character's names spelt right and things like that, I check Mr. Rasmussenís site. I also was pleased to notice yesterday, that my first adventure is linked from that site.

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One question: Do you write the story first and then you shoot the pictures or is the story developing while shooting?!?

It really depends on the day and my mood. I have the story generally planned out in my head. Just the very basics of it. Usually, I write the next scene in my head, then build the scene for it. Then I'll take the picture. And after that I crop the picture then actually commit the story that goes with the picture to text. Its at this point that I add the dialog and the specifics. Though sometimes there is a very specific piece of information I want introduced so and I write a scene specifically to do that. An example of this is the museum scene (shameless plug). Also, sometimes I have to change the story a bit because I can't figure out how to illustrate it properly. The stories often change a lot during the writing, this was especially true with the Cave story, but not so much with the current one. I'm also currently working out several other stories in my head.

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Posted 06 December 2004 - 02:57 AM

I checked out that other Adventurers site(from ImperialJohn's post) and that one's great, too!!  Thanks!

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 07:04 AM

Well after eleven days, I've finally got around to doing four more scenes for you... Yes, part IV is now available for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg13.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg14.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg15.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg16.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg99.jpg

And, as usual, the whole gallery (when moderated):
http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=103976

Hope you like it. Comments are welcome,
Steve

P.S. For those of you following closely, you'll notice a change in Ms. Shaw. Well I wasn't totally happy with her face. I wanted something more unique and recognizable, and having recently acquired a Deep Freeze Defender, the part of Calliope Shaw will be played by the Ice Planet Babe.

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 08:21 AM

For those of you still following the Adventures of Johnny Thunder...

After another long wait, Part V is done:

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg17.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg18.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg19.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg20.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg99.jpg

The whole thing (thus far), when moderated:

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=103976

Hope you like it, comments are welcome,
Steve

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 12:18 AM

Yes, I know it was quick, but I figured, since I went so long on the last ones, I'd do a double entry for today. Thus, Part VI is now done and ready for viewing. Hope you like it.

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg21.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg22.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg23.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg24.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg99.jpg

The whole thing (thus far), when moderated:

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=103976

Comments are welcome, hope you enjoy it,

Steve

P.S. The bad links are now fixed...

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 04:31 AM

Nice from what I red so far. Nice stages for backgrounds. Have you thought about turning the stories into a comic ?  :)

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Posted 07 January 2005 - 11:08 AM

Thats a good idea, perhaps you should ask if anyone here is good at doing sketches for storyboards :)

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 02:38 AM

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Have you thought about turning the stories into a comic ?

How do you mean? As in a drawn comic, like we used to see on FBTB? Or a photo-based comic? Or something totally different from either?

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 02:43 AM

I must be on a roll, but since I am hoping to have the story finished by the time school starts, I decided to up the ante a bit. So, here is a double dose of Johnny Thunder's Adventures:

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg25.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg26.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg27.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg28.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg29.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg30.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg31.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg32.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg99.jpg

The whole thing (thus far), when moderated:

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=103976

Comments are welcome, hope you enjoy it,

Steve

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 06:48 AM

Athos, on Jan 8 2005, 01:38 AM, said:

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Have you thought about turning the stories into a comic ?

How do you mean? As in a drawn comic, like we used to see on FBTB? Or a photo-based comic? Or something totally different from either?

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I ment on a photo based comic  :)

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Posted 08 January 2005 - 02:36 PM

Wow! I'm really impressed by your little adventure here! I can imagine that it took you some time to get it all together, it's not just to take a shot and add some text. It takes more than that. All the planning of the scenes, all those cool details everywhere and the great quality of the photos. I'm very interested in getting to know what happens next, and I guess I'm not the only one :)

What a treat!

Thanks!

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 02:07 AM

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Wow! I'm really impressed by your little adventure here! I can imagine that it took you some time to get it all together, it's not just to take a shot and add some text. It takes more than that. All the planning of the scenes, all those cool details everywhere and the great quality of the photos.

Thanks for the kind words. There isn't a lot of planning really. The hardest part is trying to get the scene set up with a totally brick background, well that and trying to figure out how to get my heroes out of the situations I create for them. I had a hard time with some of both of those here. I'm glad you like it.

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I'm very interested in getting to know what happens next, and I guess I'm not the only one 

And you shouldn't have to wait long, the story in complete, and I just have to post it over the next few days.

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Posted 09 January 2005 - 02:08 AM

Well all, here is another update. I think it is Part VIII. The story in now complete, and I think it will last two more days if I post my standard four scene updates daily. I might do a double posting tomorrow so I don't have to break up the conclusion. It is actually one scene longer than the Cave of Terror story.

So here you go, scenes 33-36:

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg33.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg34.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg35.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg36.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg99.jpg

The whole thing (thus far), when moderated:

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=103976

Hope you like it,
Steve

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Posted 10 January 2005 - 05:34 AM

Well here are the last scenes in the story. Hope you liked it. I'd be grateful for comments, so I can improve my work, both building and writing. Is there anything you think I did well and would like to see more of? Anything you think I did poorly and would like to see less of?

Here it is:

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg37.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg38.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg39.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg40.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg41.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg42.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg43.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg44.jpg

http://www.brickshel...sGold/bhg45.jpg

The whole complete story:

http://www.brickshel...ry.cgi?f=103976

Steve

P.S. For anyone who is wondering, I've started planning the next one... actually I'm mentally working on two, can't decide which to do first yet.




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