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 Post subject: Preview Of My Story
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:27 pm 
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Well, I've been trying to right a story but the story had other ideas. Here's the best rendition I came up with so far, and I'd love to hear what you think about it.

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Introduction: May The Odds Never Be In Your Favour

Far off in space lies a region of space seven intergalactic jumps away from what is now known as Galaxy One. As such, it was unimaginably dubbed Galaxy Eight, presumably

by a bunch of fools. Somehow they managed to survive long enough to jump a complete circuit of the galaxies to tell everyone of their discoveries and sadly, their

new names. Legend has it that the sector of space now known as Galaxy One was once called by another name, but as this rather unimaginative crew decided to name

the galaxies they went to numerically, the old name for Galaxy One had to be given up. Now, surely you must think that the names for these new galaxies were to be

rejected (as they were so boring), but everyone else didn't care. Soon as people heard there were other galaxies out there to explore and exploit they were off. The way

old Earth gold rushes are described wouldn't even begin to do it justice. No one gave a hoot about what the galaxies were called as they were all too busy firing up

their spaceships and jumping out of the galaxy, and to this day the galaxies have been named numerically. The names of the galaxies have been changed recently

though, about fifty years ago. You see, until then apparently everyone believed that there were eight separate galaxies. Somehow a team of scientists discovered

that the eight galaxies were actually separate sections of one galaxy. The galaxies were renamed (as they weren't actually galaxies) as Galaxy Sector One, Galaxy

Sector Two, and so on and so forth. While the names of the galaxies -oops- sectors remained the same, nothing else did. There were huge changes from those early

days of space flight until now. Planets were named and colonized, technology took a huge leap forward, spacecraft changed and improved drastically and weapons of

mass destruction were created, just to name a few of the changes. What hasn't changed over the centuries is the luck and foolishness of those original explorers, or

more to the point, their children. The unimaginative crew of that historical journey numbered eight. One would assume that there would be plenty of young and foolish

offspring running around by now, but thankfully that's not the case. If it took only eight of them to change history, imagine what hundreds of them could do. Luckily

*snicker*, their luck and their descendants' luck had run out eventually, leaving only three surviving offspring. Space is huge, and filled with trillions of inhabitants.

What are the odds of the three offspring being in the same sector, or in the same system? What are the odds of them meeting? Maybe something like a

gazillion kajillion to one. The odds are against them, that's for sure and hopefully always will be. May Lord Giles have mercy on us if they ever do meet, because

who knows what havoc they'll wreck.

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Your formatting seems to have gone awry, btw!
Yeah, I noticed that.... just fixed it up, though. Kind of hard to format it properly, especially with a slow connection.

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 Post subject: Re: Preview Of My Story
PostPosted: Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:59 pm 
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As the prologue to a tale, it sounds intriguing.


An attempt was made (in one version of Elite) to rename the galaxies, but it didn't catch-on:
  • G1. Santaari
    G2. Colesque
    G3. Lara’tan
    G4. Angiana
    G5. Proximus
    G6. Sol
    G7. Jaftra
    G8. Xrata

Your formatting seems to have gone awry, btw!

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 Post subject: Re: Preview Of My Story
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Well, I've been trying to right a story but the story had other ideas.
As quite a few authors here have discovered, stories, and the characters in them, have a tendency to do that.. :lol:
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As the prologue to a tale, it sounds intriguing.
Agreed.. looking forward to more.

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As quite a few authors here have discovered, stories, and the characters in them, have a tendency to do that..
Ain't that the truth! Especially the characters - minds of their own, some of them!

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