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Favorite Black Void Story

Post by Noise Tank » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:54 pm

To keep things simple, let's stick to the original 30 storylines offered in the beginning as opposed to the numerous branches that spring from it.

I haven't written a ton of episodes for the Black Void (although I'd love to change that), but I have always loved the story of Jaques, the Tour Guide of the Bermuda Triangle, getting sucked into the dark twisted world of the Black Void. I am a horror junkie and there are the seeds of so many great ideas in this premise. Be it a goofy, dark, fun house or a dark psychological thriller, there is the possibility to create any type of horror story you want without it being too jarring.

I've tossed some ideas around in my head about where the adventure could go, but never really sat down to execute it. Right now, I am at a point in my life with a lot of stress and could use a good distraction. Maybe this time (fingers crossed).

What about you? And how is the gang otherwise?
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Re: Favorite Black Void Story

Post by JH » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:53 am

Sadly, the Black Void has been pretty much dead in recent years. It would be good if it could be restored to life and health.

I confess that I never really followed the Jacques storyline. It's hard to remember after so long, what my favourite stories were, so I've had to do a lot of searching. Of the main branches established early on, episode 21 option 1 gave rise to some interesting stuff about the quasi-mystical status of the square root of -1. As does episode 23, where our protagonist mysteriously finds herself in a reality where she appears to have been coerced into slavery. I'd recommend proceeding via episode 1631, where she escapes from the facility and finds herself in a desert, and on via 1949, where she somehow finds that she's strayed into an alternative, quasi medieval fantasy reality. Then there's episode 31, where you're on a starbase. And episode 13, about Sarah the elf. (I don't know why, but I really like writing about female protagonists.)

But the best way to find out which stories have most appealed to me is probably to do a search for the author "JH". Warning: there's 351 episodes of mine, though of course a far fewer number of different stories!
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Re: Favorite Black Void Story

Post by JH » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:03 am

Thanks for 7857. I confess to having forgotten that we'd been collaborating on this story a couple of years back,
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Re: Favorite Black Void Story

Post by Noise Tank » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:53 am

Only because I never continued it. :( Sorry I left you hanging on some of our collaborations in the past. I plan on sticking with this one, though. I'm really enjoying doing this again and I'm excited to see where this could go. If you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to let me know.
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Re: Favorite Black Void Story

Post by JH » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:33 am

Noise Tank wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:53 am
Only because I never continued it. :( Sorry I left you hanging on some of our collaborations in the past. I plan on sticking with this one, though. I'm really enjoying doing this again and I'm excited to see where this could go. If you have any ideas or suggestions, feel free to let me know.
I'm enjoying it too. :) As to making suggestions, I very rarely have any idea in advance about where the story is going to go, but if I ever do I'll let you know.
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Re: Favorite Black Void Story

Post by Noise Tank » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:07 am

And just letting you know that might not be able to write an episode per day (such as tonight), I am still very interested in continuing this and will get to it promptly. I plan on sticking around for a while this time. :D
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Re: Favorite Black Void Story

Post by JH » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:20 am

Noise Tank wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:07 am
And just letting you know that might not be able to write an episode per day (such as tonight), I am still very interested in continuing this and will get to it promptly. I plan on sticking around for a while this time. :D
Great! I certainly wouldn't expect an episode a day. Nobody can keep that up for long.
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Re: Favorite Black Void Story

Post by Noise Tank » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:15 am

Sorry I wasn't able to get to it this week. Just letting you know that I haven't forgotten. :) Life has just been busy is all. Hopefully, this weekend.
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Re: Favorite Black Void Story

Post by JH » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:48 am

Thanks. :)
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