It's the next foray into Altiverse 023SG! In this case, it's the (replacement) tale of the formation of the Megaintelligence Bureau. Which is not the Mega Intelligence Bureau. Because there's a space in the name of the latter, which makes it a little more 'mega.'
(I actually coined the agency name, so I'm not filing off serial numbers of that
. I just think it looks a little more cromulent this way, despite it being patently ridiculous).
And of course... there are notes and acknowledgements:( The Notes!Collapse )
Right, it's been... a bit... since the last archives update, in... 2010. But Mongo has patiently gathered up everything posted since then (except the most recent one in June, because Archive Boy is a ding-a-ling and forgot). So here they are!
The Superguy logs for 2011-March 2017 (1334-1345) are now included in the Superguy ftp site:http://archives.eyrie.org/superguy/
and in the Superguy autocollector:http://archives.eyrie.org/cgi-bin/superguy
West Coast Defenders #51
Universal Solvents #23
Trail Boss #1
-2, Cast List
The League #7
Rough Cut #1
Adjusted League Unimpeachable #110
, Cast List
ALU Interstitial #1
Additionally, the SfStory archive, athttp://sfstory.garywolson.com
has been updated with
Universal Solvents #23
Trail Boss #1
-2, Cast List
Archive Boy and Mongo
So, less 'in character toast-brained author'-ish... as I said on-list, as part of my Patreon
(of course I link to it. That is literally the whole point) and my active desire to rework old stories (and make them better), I've spun up an aSG called 023SG. More seriously -- I have been working out ways to tell some of the more interconnected story arcs without... you know, violating other peoples' intellectual property. But, it's still Superguy, so here's the first Goldfish: Rise of the Icthyomancer post:
Obviously I couldn't directly use Wonder Grunion, so the only real commonalities are 'a certain amount of magic,' and 'a fish-person that's kind of goldish looking in color.' Goldfish doesn't act or sound like good ol' W.G., and for the most part his cast is entirely new -- most notably starring Max Santiago.
Max isn't bright.
Anyway. A fish had to be first. That's the rule.
Of course, one of the rules is Ramrod is in every universe and is exactly the same. I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to pull that off.
Not much in the way of notes, but here you go:
- In the Banter Latte/Patreon version, the elder god is Dactylthulu. I missed the rename in the Superguy post, which makes me sad.
- Max Santiago was a name I picked at random. I only remembered that Santiago was the name of the lead in "The Old Man and the Sea" later. And Hemingway was discovered by a book editor named Maxwell Perkins, which I also didn't know.
The Patreon version can be found here ($5 minimum, so, like, don't jump in if this is all you want -- it's literally free everywhere else): Patreon: Goldfish: Rise of the Icthyomancer #1
The Banter-Latte version is here: Banter Latte: Goldfish: Rise of the Icthyomancer #1
A new post that makes me feel good to post even as it was extremely hard to finish. The credits are for both me and Mason, and honestly this is way more Mason's story -- but he's not in a position to finish it. As I indicate in the post itself, if that's true this is at best deuterocanonical, which is also a fun word.
As implied, this is a view -- perhaps distorted -- of the end of Mason L. Kramer's "Twisted Reflections" storyline, which was a thing he and I discussed, plotted and worked on a lot, both in terms of The League and in his own stuff. And, as I'm hitting this point in 1996 in ALU... well, it felt right to put some stuff in the record.
Also, all the posts flagged as Spam incoming back to me, so... um... yeah. That. If you want to read this and it didn't show up, follow the links below or check your spam filter. Thanks.
The notes -- always long from me, I know -- are actually longer this time, I'm afraid -- I wanted to properly credit stuff, and there's an anecdote or two, including a bit about the Mighty Dog you never saw. Regardless, I hope you like.( Notes! Spoilers Abound!Collapse )
This is the League #7
, because what's 8-9 years between friends, right? It exists because of The
Mason Kramer, my friend and collaborator, who unfortunately isn't in a position to write and likely won't be in the future.
Now, of course, we just need the Notes!( Here is where the Notes will be or are, dependingCollapse )
Not for nothing? But Sfstory gets me sweary. I don't know why.
Just in time for... um... nothing in particular... new posts! At the moment, it's coded as both Superguy and Sfstory because the main action's taking place in Superguy but the characters and style's very much Sfstory. It's called Trail Boss, starring Stetson Tyler: Space Cowboy and his extended cast, along with some old friends. The Sage makes an appearance as does Galaxy Hunter and some Xolchipalians.
The story takes us back to the halcyon days of 1994, not long after Satan and the Yesj nearly destroyed the Earth in Bill Dickson's "Yesterday's Hero." Sometime after this, the former Yesj -- now the Pretty Damn Fine Ol' Hellacious Ship 'Alamo's Revenge's Revenge' -- became a significant power in the Superguy universe, but when "Yesterday's Hero" ended it was something of a wreck.
This is how it went from A to B. Or... B to A, I guess.
The story largely stars characters made by Frank "Manly Man" Orzechowicz, handed over to me back in 1997 where they've languished. Since Frank's death back in October, I've wanted more and more to get these character back out to stretch a little bit. I have no idea if anyone's even still on the list, mind.
Notes a little later. Peace, out!
Momentum-and-Healer by demiurgent on DeviantArt
A picture of Healer and Momentum, dating about eighteen months after the genocidal wars, which means it's still some time before the A.L.U. disbands -- thus "Healer." Yeah, this is a thing I've been doing lately.
There's a short vignette on the Deviantart page, because sometimes it's fun to write Mlle. Tirkoff.
(For the record, I'm taking commissions for pretty cheap rates, and I'd dearly love to work on other Superguy characters as part of it. Let me know if you're interested. End of commercial!)
It's sad to bring sad news for the first post here for a long while, but for those who may still be following this... SFStory and Superguy author, Rabbi of Thor and Large Manly Man in often Wet Clothing Frank Orzechowicz -- rabbi_thor here on LJ back in the day -- passed away painlessly and peacefully yesterday, October 29, 2015, at his home with his family, after a very good day. Frank was the creator of Stetson Tyler, Space Cowboy and various and sundry other stuff and things. He was an excellent person, a good man, and my brother. He could also bowl, cook damn good fettucini alfrado, and expertly apply a figure four leglock. He was a photographer, a writer, an artist, a husband and a father. He sang well and played bell choir, but didn't dance.
I may post the lyrics to the Stetson Tyler: Space Cowboy theme song I wrote a while back, but it won't be tonight. Right now, I'm going to go to bed and sob.
Universal Solvents 24
Believe it or not, there's just one more episode to go in this series. And then I... will rule... the tub!
For my birthday, I made a poster-sized picture of my group shot, then was fiddling around with the collage poster options and will probably give myself another poster for Christmas. Here you go! The comissioned group shot, and some of the earlier reference art.