But I did set up the RP. I would have had it set up sooner but I missed your comment on the hellhpund page giving the go ahead due to complications involving vomiting and diarrhea at the same time. Less said about that the better...
Hey, Noodler! Sorry about the late reply. I actually read it a few times; I typically do any time I read a written piece.
Is this something you intend on publishing? You say that it's the first part of your first book; how much do you have, and how long have you been developing it?
I ask because it's quite good. I was an editor for years, and it's always nice to find something that clips along like this. You go with what's important. And I'm not able to get much of a handle on any of the characters yet because what you sent me was short (and that's ok if it's part of a larger story) but if they're as well developed as what I've seen you do before, they ought to be fun to read.
It's actually just the beginning to the first story in the book. My plan is to tell a bunch of crazy short stories all along the same timeline only out of order, with the bookend story being a fun little what if far future thing set a couple of million years in the future. Right now, I've just been editing that bit, planning other segments. planning progression, more world building.
I've spent about 3 years developing it to write as a book, because I originally planned it as an online roleplay back in the past, when it became clear it wouldn't launch I decided to write it myself and that's taken about three years, to connect all the previously unconnected worlds and stories along a timeline, deciding how to make the stories that happened earlier shape the future stories and stuff, long crazy convoluded thought processes.
Nothing wrong with that. You're doing what 99% of the work actually is: writing. Actual physical writing, hammering out the groundwork. The only way to refine what you have is to do exactly what you're doing. You'll find.some stuff works and some stuff that you thought would work actually doesn't; that's natural. But, you're well on your way, and I highly suggest thay when you are at a comfortable level, get someone close to you who knows you well to read it. Family members who read make the best editors because they won't bullshit you.
Hey, Noodler! I'm intrigued by the possible backstory with Harley. I like the way you write, and if you've anything to share and feel comfortable with it, I'd be interested in reading it. (I'm a writer by trade, so I know good writing when I see it. If you haven't done any writing, you should. You're fun to read.)
I've actually been trying to write a hard/soft science fiction anthology that achronologically follows a universal timeline. I'd ideally like to publish like 2 books. I used to do story droven roleplaying online (no not the sexy kind though i've done that too)
In real life, Harley really kind of arose out of a crush on Harley Quinn from Batman and imagining her as a Hellhound. However story wise, her Father was a big batman fanboy loved Harley Quinn, her mother thought it fit cause she was born Blonde. She kinda grew into it, became a fetishistic dominating clingy badass kickboxer/wrestler in highschool, and she bullied my alterego, the son of scientists who are heavily implied to have worked at a place similar to Black Mesa.
If it's anything like the snippets you've written so far, it should be interesting. It already sounds like it. MGE-flavored science fiction is something I'd like to see more of. Character bios are always fun.
The book sadly has nothing to do with MGE, though I guess there are Beast People mutants. The book goes through an alternate timeline Earth where an asteroid/primordial alien ship turned genetic crypt, obliterates New York. Political crap happens, World War III, the dust from the space rock gets irradiated and becomes an alien mutagen that mutates a lot of people, fallout style world for a bit, then things build into a cyberpunk world and eventually starts sputtering out in space age era and then finally super far future.
So all "Mamono" are mutant versions of what is found in MGE? That certainly is a buildup, but all the better for a well-developed world. Always develop the world first, I always say. Is this going to be an actual published book, or something you post as a fanfic? It could technically still be MGE if you wanted, or are you diverting from most established rules?
No no, the book is unrelated to MGE at all. the Mutants are Mutants, I called them DemiHumans, they're more similar to like the X-Men than they are Mamono, I started the world building for the book long before I found MGE, I found MGE because I was looking for Yeti Girls one day for....other reasons....
Like, the Demi-Humans were created by the inhalation of residual dust fall from the Asteroid, which is largely a cache of long dead alien genetics, when WWIII starts, that dust becomes irradiated and highly mutagenic, bestowing nearly absurd super powers upon the afflicted. Technically, all Demis are alien/human hybrid mutants, like one story features a demi girl as a main character she controls and generates a peculiar astral fire, and can become an entity made of it, drawback, she has two different personalities, kinda wild punk girl who likes fun, then her astral side is totally combat obsessed, almost as if she's a screw loose Justicar on a mission she forgot the details to.
They aren't monsters, they're people, they live amongst humans, though there is a faction during the Post Apocalyptic era that wants to eradicate the Demis out of fear and so they can reclaim what they called America.
As for like Varieties, there's elemental types, reality breaker types, beastman types, golem types, possible vampire types, astral types, bodymorph types, parasite types, Demi powers are diverse and can be outright absurdly powerful. I guess variety wise the best comparison is like Mutants in X-Men, mutations are diverse and numerous, not all are unique to one person but all are uniquely used.
I have a faction that's similar to how monster girls act, though, basically just Nuke worshipping Amazon Vikingesses who sacrifice enemy females to their nuclear bomb god and have massive rape orgies with the conquered men, the strongest of which going to Queen Doom's chambers to become her pet. I could put that as a Hellhound fan fic of course.
That's what I meant by varieties. They retain different appearances but have definite classifications. In a Sci-Fi setting, that could be potentially very interesting, especially if they're still people. Have you written any stories in this world?
I have them planned in my head but I'm working on stories for a later part of the timeline in the beginnings of the cyberpunk era.
Timeline goes Post Apocalyptic age, Cyberpunk Age, Space Saga Age, Space-punk age, and then a bookender one offstory set a couple million years in the future.
sorta gotta be detached in her line of work as it is in the book. She deals in secrets, information people would get nauseous over you know? I mean she isn't a hellhound in the Book, she's just a normal mutant girl with blonde pig tails.