SW10/REVIEW: Catalog of Earths, 2015 Update #5 of 5: Recently-Discovered Universes
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Sun Jan 17 13:09:37 PST 2016
On 12/31/2015 10:31 PM, Scott Eiler wrote:
> --- PART 5: Recently-Discovered Universes ---
> UNIVERSE: Super Wizard From Space
I expected this to be in "Legacy", TBH.
> - Activity: none for 2015, though new stories are known to be in the works.
> - Critique: This storyline seems to be a victim of its own critical acclaim.
> Dramatic, complicated, critically acclaimed sagas can be difficult to maintain,
> let alone complete.
> (Author's Note: Psychovant the Duck is hereby made available for a Super Wizard
> story. I know it's a weird thing to throw in, but, well... Think of the Rush
> album "Hemispheres". When they had a God War and wrote themselves into a
> corner, they threw in a spaceship from Beyond!)
> UNIVERSE: The "DiVerse"
> - Threat Analysis: Low (reduced from Intermediate last year). The universe has
> Light and Dark factions of mages, in a relationship both confrontational and
> symbiotic. However, it's an entire universe.
It really is one of the settings that most explores itself as a *universe*.
Gawd. <3 Both space opera and intensely small-scale stuff, I love it.
> - Psychovant's Comments: Yawn. Where's Salon Dark-Yet-Always-Lovely when the
> universe needs it?
Oh hey, a new DYAL story. <3 Just what the ducktor ordered.
> Do *I* need to go there and find out? Heh, I bet my sign is
> Fire. Or is it Air 'cause I fly, or Water 'cause I swim, or Earth 'cause I'm so
> damn earthy? Could be anything!
Somehow, I gotta assume it's Dark.
> (Author's Note: Psychovant the Duck is hereby made available for a Salon DYAL
> story. Might I even write that story?)
:D :D :D
> UNIVERSE: "The Truth About Fiction"
> - Critique: It is great fun to read, and has potential. It just needs to
> follow up. And "Torpy the Torpedo" is classic.
True and true.
> (Author's Note: Psychovant is hereby made available for... well, if you want,
> but the story's weird enough already.)
That'd be a neat hallucination.
> UNIVERSE: "The Girl Who Saved The World"
> - Threat Analysis: High. This is a "World War One Never Happened" world, with
> some major differences; for instance, the Aztecs still rule Mexico.
I think the differences go way further back in history than that.
> greatest threat on this world is a "Namestone", which has been captured by a
> young superhuman. The world powers are deciding how to respond. We recommend
> to prepare omniversal quarantine!
:D :D :D
Drew "SAVE the World" Perron
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