[StarFall/Info] Official Guide to the StarFall Universe #2: Supporting Cast

Andrew Perron pwerdna at gmail.com
Thu Oct 25 12:54:47 PDT 2012

On Wed, 24 Oct 2012 19:17:46 +0000 (UTC), Ted Brock wrote:

> On Oct 23, 1:41 pm, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Monday, October 22, 2012 2:39:11 PM UTC-4, Ted Brock wrote:
>>> StarFall Comics
>>> Proudly Presents
>> Oh hey, this still exists! <3
> Yeah, it's been a slow year for us... been staring at things and
> deleting random scribblings, at least in my case.

Aw! Instead you should share random scribblings, so people can help!

>>> Real Name: Nikola Tesla.
>> I've never heard of anyone named Nikola! I'm Prince Nikola!
> Believe it or not, it was his real name!  It's Serbian in origin,
> similar to the Russian Nikolai.

Oh, I know! (Which is pretty cool.) I just wanted to make a gloriously
out-of-date reference.

>>>    The first two years after his return Tesla spent in a legal battle
>>> over his patents, not to mention his deceased status.
>> Wouldn't all those patents be loooooooooooooong expired either way?
> Probably, but that wouldn't stop him from at least investigating the
> matter.

True! At the very least, he'd want proper credit.

>>>    Many of Tesla's inventions, he soon discovered, were being declared
>>> classified in the interests of 'national security', a stance which
>>> Tesla himself found at odds with his ideas of propagating advanced
>>> technology.
>> Is this something that ever actually happens in real life? I have to admit 
>> I don't know!
> Nor do I!  But then, we're applying a literary lens to things.

Yeah, but cliches.

>>> Identity: The general populace of Earth does not believe Zeus to be
>>> anything other than a mythological figure.
>> ...okay but how
> But how what?

Hm. Actually never mind, I didn't realize that, yeah, it makes sense he's
keeping a relatively low profile.

>>>    Then something very strange happened.  Roughly two thousand years
>>> ago, Olympus and its underworld realms, Hades and Tartarus, were cut
>>> off from Earth.  As the gods failed to make appearances, their
>>> worship, initially sustained by the highly regimented Roman clergy,
>>> fell off sharply as a sect of a little-known monotheistic religion
>>> that originated in the vicinity of what is now Israel, Syria, and
>>> Jordan grew in popularity.  (Some of the more scholarly gods, such as
>>> Hermes, Athena, and Hephaestus, have attributed this to a "Reality
>>> Quake", similar to the event of a few years ago.)
>> ...hnnnnn. I am not entirely comfortable with this implication? I think it 
>> falls under the same rule as "don't make it so that aliens were responsible 
>> for the Nazis". NOT, mind you, that I am comparing either Christianity or 
>> pagan Rome to the Nazis, but it seems weird to retcon a Reality Quake into 
>> the origins of the current largest religion?
> I think you misunderstand.  The Reality Quake of the 1st Century AD
> was not the origin of Christiantiy, but locked out the means for the
> Greco-Roman, Egyptian, Babylonian, etc. to mess with mortals, paving
> the way for Judeo-Christianity to expand.  There was another Quake in
> 1066 AD that locked out the Norse gods.

Oh, I know. But-- hmmmmmm. I dunno, I'm-a have to chew this over more.

> In short, I figured there'd be a reality quake every thousand years or
> so, give or take a century.

That makes sense!

>>> Strength Level: As strong as he needs to be!
>> Average strength level of a deity who really doesn't get enough exercise.
> Well, as far as his own timeframe goes, he only recently became a
> couch potato (would that be in the last year?), so I figure he'd still
> be fairly fit.  It's not like Dionysus is plying him with drinks every
> hour. ;)

Not until step FOURTEEN of Athena's plan!

Andrew "NO .SIG MAN" "Juan" Perron, mwahahaha

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