June 6th, 2010

Planets of Peril

Romance is in the air

Here's the first part of the "romantic plot / subplot" section - I'm still working on the game-related part of the chapter, e.g. character traits that are particularly appropriate to this type of plot such as "Devoted," "Unfaithful," "Wandering Eyes," etc., but that should come together fairly easily.

Anyway, here are the sample plots I mentioned - I've had to cut some of the suggestions down considerably, if I was able to use them at all, but I think everything based on suggestions is credited - let me know if I'm wrong.

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Anyway, this takes me past 100 pages, once this section is finished I start on the adventures, which ought to go reasonably fast, various hand-outs etc., and I'm done.

Fanfic Rec: Journey's Dawn

Journey's Dawn by ameretrifle

This is a weird one - a Doctor Who / Diane Duane's "Young Wizards" crossover that works perfectly, and explains a LOT about Donna, the Tenth Doctor, etc. It helps considerably if you know both universes, of course. The crossover is (not quite explicit but almost) Young Wizards canon.

This is a link to the LAST part, which has links to all the rest

Planets of Peril

Adventures Ho!

I seem to be starting on the adventures, which (as discussed some months ago) will have the section title "Have Spacesuit, Will Travel" and acknowledge Heinlein in the credits.

I need some sort of illustration to symbolize the idea of two-fisted action SF adventures on alien planets, but it needs to be out of copyright and not too inappropriate for 1930s SF. I think that the sort of thing I need is a man, a woman, a rocket, and some sort of alien beastie dying horribly as they zap it with ray guns.

Another possibility is something expressing dramatic tension, e.g. this still from the 1930 SF musical Just Imagine:

But it's all too easy to give it a very slashy interpretation.

Any suggestions?