||[Oct. 2nd, 2005|06:32 pm]
The Absolute, Most Boring, Sci-Fi Shit
I have been pondering about my science fiction megastory I am working on, and I figured I could ask the BSF crew for some initial opinions.|
Right now I have the major plot broken down into five arcs. I guess the first and last arc can be considered Acts I & III respectively. Act II could in that sense be the middle arcs. I can see this building up to a few novels or an ongoing series, because I have a whole lot for it. I have been testing out the waters in how I want to begin writing it out. I right now have a very very loose outline. It's an outline of the overstory that happens. I haven't written out any super detailed outlines for the inner workings and I haven't connected a few parts that need to be connected. What I do have is a very detailed background of the setting, dating back to millions of years ago. Taylor, I've talked about all this stuff with you.
I guess I am just worried because the only thing I can think of to do with the intro of this story is have it begin with either a flashback of a battle the captain of the ship that the story involves was in. This is so cliche right now and i don't know if i really want to go that route. I was thinking maybe i should begin it with a conflict in the war going on while we are reading the story, and we discover much later on how that factors into the story. I also thought of maybe beginning with a good introduction for one of the main characters who isn't on the ship the story begins with. This is all very unclear as of right now, so I will just laydown the progression of my story.
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That backstory was written about 8 or 9 months ago and I need to edit a little, but most of it is accurate still.
Captain Dresden and his crew: Dresden is a former "gunboat" captain who has since left the military life. He is currently in a state of inactive duty. If a military situation ever arised where they needed his expertise, they reserve the right to call him back into duty. He has a crew of about 9 on his ship. For the most part they work legal jobs. They are usually used as an escort ship for officials or people trying to avoid public eye. Dresden and his crew gets drafted by the Galactic Allied Fleet to run some spy missions. This is about where the story picks up.
Catherine Summerstrong and her squadron: Catherine is a very advanced pilot who basically goes through a bunch of shit and thinks her choice of a military career is bullcrap until she gets assigned to a squadron of test pilots that are now trying out the first fighters that can easily transition between being an aerodynamic atmospheric fighter and a well rounded space craft. Catherine and Dresden eventually have to work together.
The Two Admirals: I haven't thought of their names yet. They are the two most respected GAF Admirals who lead most of the battles. One is for sure named Katherine (not to be confused with Catherine) and the other (a male) is unnamed. They are in love yet have never expressed that once. Both are completely devoted to military and are beloved by their crews.
DoE: one of the warring factions is known as the Descendants of Evolution. They are the disgruntled First Gens left around from previous battles who have banned together as a radical movement for "freedom."</u>
Humanity Foundation: this is just the douches who think everything should stay pure and very separated by caste. This means that all the first gens and so forth are the bottom and they are the top. this faction is pretty much aristocratic asses.
That's enough information for now. Yikes.