Originally I was going to put this in off topic but then I realized how good some of the stories that could be made with this. The only problem is I don't have any real good plots that come instantly to mind so I would like to make this an open contest.
I and any of the Forum Moderators who wish to particiapte will judge the stories. Remember this is just for fun but if we all really want I supposed I can find a way to give the winners some awards.
Remember to use all of the scientific data and existing fan fictions you have available, if you have any specific scientific questions about how something in NS works PM me and I'll get back to you ASAP.
1. Have you ever felt after watching some crime or seeing someone being torutured that you could just get some of those amazing powers you see in the movies and games and pwn the bad guys? This contest is dedicated to that feeling of wanting to save when you are helpless to do so and know that if you just have this one piece of technology you could save the day. So try figure out that feeling.
So in that way it is very serious but I don't like to put a cap on creativity. It could also be a frankenstein (or prime directive reiterating) type of story where even the best intentions and precatutions are inevitably disasterous. Or could make it a commedy like what if this fade came to our continium on earth and became kinda liek a crocodile dundee or back to the future type of thing. Funny like the fade start getting into all the "bad boy" things like getting a pimped out car and a bling bling around his neck. Or it can be a distopian view of the future, kinda like terminator where the Heavy is trying to stop the future.
2. If you remember from litterature history. Some of the best scary stories from the previous turn of the century came form a contest:
QUOTE (el history book)
The origin of Frankenstein is almost as mysterious and exciting as the novel itself. It all began back in the summer of 1816 at the famed Villa Diodati on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, where Mary Shelley (1797-1851) spent most of that summer together with her future husband Percy Bysshe Shelley, her stepsister Claire Clairmont, Lord Byron and Dr. John Polidori, Byron's physician. Inspired by a reading of the Fantasmagoriana, a collection of German ghost stories, on June 16 they decided to try their hands on supernatural stories themselves. The first one to come up with a story was Polidori, who began his famous The Vampyre. Its main protagonist Lord Ruthven was supposedly based on Lord Byron. Initially, Mary Shelley suffered from a kind of writer's block and produced nothing until one day she had a sort of vision that finally inspired her to write Frankenstein.
Now of course we aren't making supernatural stories, but rather more realisitic with basis on the facts of this world and the NS world.
Example of heroism plot: Terrorists are toturing their hostages and evily living off the fun of their fear and pain when skulks come in and kick there arses.
Rules: no time travel; don't explain where the technology came from, just start telling the story thinking, "If I had this marine/alien technology from NS" Time is not quantified in nature and is what is known as a abstract perception of change. So technically speaking there isn't such a thing as time and thus why going "back in time" is a stupid impossibility. You can however "shift" to a parallel universe in theory to go back in time... but no time travel. (see even I started falling into talking about it) For that matter also scrub anything supernatural. Only NS things in our present continium on Earth. Don't take things from other films or games, of course if you had a fade just playing Halo2 or something that'd be different. I mean like don't say I have HMG and Zerg shows up and then Inuyasha kills it and then Predator comes and kills us all and the then big text letter appear in the sky and say Doom3. Ok? Just what ever NS thing you choose and Earth. Only choose one of the following: Kharaa or Frontiersmen. For that matter try choose one or a few things. For instance like a story of having a skulk as a pet. Or if I had a phasegate to get to school and work instantly. You might find yourself writing an epic novel is you try to take a whole bunch of things.
Outside of that. Knock yourselves out and we will all be bedazzled by you creations. Make us cry, makes us laugh, make us get angry and rejoice when the NS thing saves the day. I've already thown out many ideas seeds people can expand on tremendously in this post. I will be waiting anxiously to read and love the creations you make in response to this challenge.
PS: post them here in this thread (try to), in new threads, or host them and post a link here so we can find them.
*Seperate humor contest to be canceled unless additional funding for prizes, just one catagory for best story *Prizes incomming *official list of elements we will be judging you on will be listed soon *a reminder that judges cannot participate *we are always open to more help in judging (the more the better a job we'll do)
Rock on, and may the best author win!
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Coined the qualitative attribute entropy in reference to game maps. Do not eat the dark energy balls, please.