Defunct FuturesSo, what's it like in the year 2012 in the...Defunct Futures3 years ago in Settings More Like This
2012 in 50's-world, everyone in the US wears hats. Men wear suits, women wear dresses or cute pantsuits. T-shirts and jeans or sweats are something nobody older than a teenager would be caught wearing. There are a lot of uniforms. Everything is very clean and often metallic or gleaming.
The Cold War is of course going on, and China, the Soviet Union, indeed everything from East Germany to Vietnam is the Red World, a unified entity which includes some parts of Africa, including the Red Congo. (Cuba, on the other side, is Capitalist and more-or-less democratic, if corrupt). Everyone in the Red World dresses the same, drives the same standard car, and reports for interrogation four times a year. (Except for the Inner Committee. But to get to that position on must have taken the interrogation drugs dozens of times). Although a "standardized" Socialist culture is promoted, the Chinese are still Chinese, and the increasing tendency of
APH Lebanon- General InfoCountry Name: Republic of Lebanon (اَلْجُمْهُورِيَّةاَللُّبْنَانِيَّة al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah)APH Lebanon- General Info3 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Capital City: Beirut
Home Town: Tyre
National Tree: Lebanese Cedar tree
National Anthem: Kulluna lil watan (All of us, For Our Country!)
National Animal: Striped Hyena
Human Name: Alima Mansour
Nickname(s): She doesn't have many nicknames, but the Arab states call her by, 'Lubnaniyah' or 'Lubnan' (Arabic for 'Lebanon'). The people closest to her call her by her first name. Syria, however, will either tend to call her a, 'snob' or will use the term of endearment, 'habibti'.
Human Age: Physically she's 28 (Around 2,850 years old. Born in 838 BC)
Birthday: 22nd of November (Recognition of In
Tau-English DictionaryTau/English DictionaryTau-English Dictionary5 years ago in Settings More Like This
How to use this Dictionary: The first column is the English spelling and pronunciation, the second is the tau spelling, the third is the meaning. Sections in quotation marks are literal translations. N means noun, V means verb, Adj means adjective, PN means proper noun, numbers following these abbreviations mean multiple meanings
Al Al N; structure, organization, Adj; small
Aloh Aloh Adj; cold
An An Adj; location (as in 'the place of union' 'An'lissera')
Anuk Anuk N; bird
Ar Ar Adj; high, both in altitude and respect/morals/etc.
Ar'Cea Ar'Cea PN; "High Ones," Eldar
Au Au N; age, era, period of time
Aun Aun Adj; ethereal, celestial, N; an Ethereal
Au'taal Au'taal PN; "time of salvation" a tau sept world
B B N; a shepherd, V; to shepherd
Bap Bap Adj; lost
Be'Gel Be'Gel PN; Orks, including all subspecies, as a race
Bentu'sin Bentu'sin PN; "Wise-gifted Ones," Demiurg
B'kak B'kak N; "Sand Herder," shepherd of sand creatures?
National Profile: The American Empire (Scraped)National Profile: The American Empire (Scraped)2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Official Name: The American Empire(2039-2066)
Alt names: The United States of the American Empire,
Empire of Greater America, The Empire
Predecessor: United States of the Americas
Successor: The Empire of the Morning Star
Motto: E Pluribus Imperium
Royal Motto: As God is our witness the stars are ours!
National Anthem: Our Empire Forever
(Code Geass soundtrack "The Master")
Imperial Anthem: March to War
Capitol: Washington DC
Languages: English(official), Spanish, Portugese, German, French, Arabic, Hebrew, Filipino
Religion: American Christianity (State Church)
Other Religions(recognized): Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Lastatism
Population: 4,300,400,200 (2100 census)
Government: Federal Absolute Monarchy
- 2039-99 Augustus Caesar I
-2025-89 Octavius Thatcher I
First President of Council:
(General) Richard Marshal
Legislature: Imperial Congress
-Upper House: Imperial Court (Senate)
-Lower House: Council of Representatives
Ad Astra Per Aspera: Beginning of the Galactic WarWhen the galaxy entered the 28th century, the careful balance of power between the three superpowers was deemed by the leadership of all three states to be stable and immovable. Indeed, the balance was believed to guarantee peace between the competing ideologies of National Conservatism, Dijonist Communism and Oligarchal Technocracy. Each power knew that instigating a conflict would bring the other two against it, ensuring defeat. Assuming perfect rationality and perfect information, the plan was infallible.Ad Astra Per Aspera: Beginning of the Galactic War5 months ago in Settings More Like This
But humans are not perfect.
The tiny world of Neu Stuttgart IV would, in most circumstances, be a backwater. It provided little in the way of resources, its population was significant enough to put it on the map but otherwise unimpressive, and its industrial base laughable by galactic standards. However, the factors of history placed it in a strategically desirable position: right between the Coalition of Western Republics and the Conseil of Workers' Systems, two of the behemoths w
The Presidents: William J. ClintonThe Presidents: William J. Clinton2 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Introduction and Early Life
William Jefferson Clinton would have a mixed presidency, at times he was highly successful and at times he was not, but his presidency defined the 1990s, a more peaceful era away from the issues of World War 2 and the Cold War. He would now lead the most dominant nation on earth. Born William Blythe III, he was born in 1946 in Hope, Arkansas. Despite his tough life at home due to his alcoholic stepfather, he would be very successful in school and would become a good musician.
He visited the White House in 1963 and shook hands with President John F. Kennedy. He went to Georgetown University a year later and worked on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee chaired by anti-Vietnam War Arkansas Senator William Fulbright. Then, the following year, he was drafted into military service. However, he would not serve in the Vietnam War. In 1970 he went to Yale Law School to complete his education. While there he met a young woman named Hillary Rodham. Clinton r
Hedonic Engines and the Grand CogitatorThe hedonic engine, otherwise known as the pleasure engine, the paradise machine, and other similar terms, was a form of highly advanced virtual reality that dominated the Second Empire of Man from its height up until the War of the Cog Lords. Hedonic engines inspire both awe and dread among the galactic populace, as they are rightly considered both the pinnacle of human technological development and the key to the Second Empire's downfall and the resulting chaos and barbarism that made up the Dark Ages. Hedonic engines are therefore banned throughout the entire galaxy, and the edict banning them is of such paramount importance that the destruction of a discovered hedonic engine can stop wars.Hedonic Engines and the Grand Cogitator4 months ago in Settings More Like This
Hedonic engines began as medical tools for the disabled and the infirm, individuals whose bodies could no longer support their minds even with cybernetic augmentation. A full transfer to a robotic body was possible, but typically expensive and required constant maintenance. The first hedonic engi
The Lord Of The Rings I Am FireThe Lord Of The Rings I Am Fire:The Lord Of The Rings I Am Fire2 months ago in Settings More Like This
A Lord of the Rings/The Hobbit AU. This scenario will be set in the interpretations presented by the movies of both franchises. Additions by Games Workshops' Battle Games in Middle Earth will also be used to fill in any gaps.
In one world, when Smaug the Golden torched the village of Laketown in a fit of pique caused by a band of dwarves he would be shot by a black arrow fired by Bard the Bowman. However in this world, whilst Smaug was taunting the Lakeman archer, he stumbled as building broke under his weight. What was at most a minor inconvenience for the dragon was disastrous for the Lakemen for Bard's shot missed and the black arrow was lost in the lake. Smaug completed his immolation of Laketown, killing Bard as he did so and then returned to Erebor and torched the dwarves that had frustrated him.
There was only one survivor of Thorin's company. Bilbo Baggins was able to make it out by using the magical ring he possessed to turn himself invisible.
Oligarchal TechnocracyPresenting itself as an alternative to National Conservatism and Dijonist Communism, the totalitarian, hierarchical system of Oligarchal Technocracy focuses on the utter submission of the citizen to the “stereotype” of their designated caste and the obliteration of the individual. Blending the hierarchy of the right with the collectivism of the left, Oligarchal Technocracy views the existence of the concept of the individual as the cause of conflict, as the individual seeks to pursue his own good at the expense of the community. The Great War, the Collapse and every other ill were all blamed on the aspirations and ambitions of individuals. Therefore, if conflict is to be eliminated, the concept of the individual must be destroyed. It is only then when the people can work together for the collective good.Oligarchal Technocracy4 months ago in Settings More Like This
The philosophical roots of Oligarchal Technocracy in the history of the Soviet Union and the post-Soviet colonies: central planners discovered that state control of the eco
MINIPAX REPORT STATE OF HOSTILITIES//MINIPAX REPORT ON STATE OF HOSTILITIES//MINIPAX REPORT STATE OF HOSTILITIES4 months ago in Settings More Like This
The time for final victory is here. Only the Big Three remain as contenders. The puppets of the Inner Sphere have fully exhausted their militaries and are mere shadows of their former selves. Their patrons have taken up the burden of war and bleed each other to death. Their worlds have been bombed so extensively that they are, for our intentions, useless. The Earth has changed hands between the communists and the capitalists over a dozen times and may now be permanently uninhabitable.
Most importantly, civil war seems inevitable within both the Coalition and Conseil Systems. A significant portion of the Coalition's military establishment fear that their rivals, especially the DSS and NCPDF, may attempt to use their failure to properly conduct the war as an excuse to launch an extensive purge. Minitru reports that many prominent families have lost beloved sons and profits to the war and may provide logistical support to the rebels. They also re
Ad Astra Per Aspera: The War is OverUltimately, the "Great Stalemate" was doomed to failure. Three supposedly equal combatants, theoretically in total control of their war efforts, may be able to maintain an eternal war, but reality does not conform to such perfect models. While particular factors led to the end of the Great Stalemate, there were general trends that led to the collapse of the most stable portion of the war.Ad Astra Per Aspera: The War is Over5 months ago in Settings More Like This
No state, no matter how great its control over its population, could long deny the ambitions of its military. The commanders graduating from the officer academies of the Big Three were trained to become a part of the inevitable victory of their national cause. While incompetents were a dime a dozen, a few gems inevitably rose to prominence and began to question why, after several decades of war, very little progress had been made at all. In assuming, in this case incorrectly, that ignorance is a better explanation than malice, these commanders began to deviate from the orders passed down from the top
The Old World Will BurnThe Old World Will Burn:The Old World Will Burn5 months ago in Settings More Like This
A Lord of the Rings AU set in the movie universe with the materials from the Games Workshop “Battle Games in Middle Earth” series helping to fill in a few blanks.
In this telling of the tale the Uruk Hai armies at Helms Deep were able to rally as the relief force led by Gandalf and Eomer arrived to assist the beleaguered and outnumbered defenders of the Hornburg. Though the Rohirrim were able to drive a few ranks deep into the army the Uruk pikes skewered hundreds. The charge faltered and was quickly overwhelmed by the weary but heavily armed and enraged Uruk soldiers. The Rohirrim were routed as they struggled back up the steep escarpment they had charged down minutes earlier or fled into the shadows of the dark and gnarled forest that had suddenly appeared at the other end of the valley.
Many brave defenders had fallen in the battle including King Theoden, Aragorn son of Arathorn, Legolas the prince of Mirkwood and Gimli son of Gloin. The Fellowsh
A Song Of Ice And Fire: The Stag FellA Song Of Ice And Fire: The Stag Fell:A Song Of Ice And Fire: The Stag Fell2 months ago in Settings More Like This
A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones AU. In this turn of events Robert Baratheon was a little too late in his retreat from the Tyrell forces at Ashford and was caught by Randyll Tarly's forces just as Mace Tyrell's reinforcements arrived. Robert was killed in battle and the rebellion immediately faltered.
Aery's response was immediate and brutal. All those he considered his enemies were captured and burnt. Egged on by the wisdoms of the Alchemist Guild who now made up the majority of his Small Council, Aery's initiated a period of blood-letting, pillage and rape that shook the Seven Kingdoms. The Riverlands and Stormlands bore the brunt of the slaughter but even the Vale and the North were assaulted (though these ones were much less successful). Prince Rhaegar led the attack on the North and exemplified himself by not only succeeding in seizing White Harbour by sea but even managed to defeat the Northerner armies and kill Eddard Stark.
Viscus Morbus: L.A.Viscus Morbus: Los Angeles, the city of StarsViscus Morbus: L.A.4 years ago in Sketches More Like This
4/27/13 - 9:30 A.M
"Sir, can you come down"
I opened my eyes and looked down to see a team of security guards down below. I had apparently flown into Paramout Studios in my fatigue, and they were not happy about it.
"Come down Immediately" the guy repeated.
"I've got a better idea" I said. I backed up a bit and took off running towards the edge. I leaped off, spread my wing (I had shifted to normal a while ago) and took off, much to everyone's surprise. I flew off towards the city. I couldn't resist and on the way there, I flew through one of the O's in the Hollywood sign. I got to the city and landed on the top of a large skyscraper. I looked around for some indicator of a hospital, I found several, unfortunately, none of them were quarantined. I even did a buzz of each of them, none were housing infected. I wondered if the camp I had hit was the place for this area. I flew back to the skyscraper and looked around when
Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)5 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Verse: (The universe your character belongs to. Can be original or fanfiction. [Ex: Original : The name of your book, movie, game or whatever. Fanfiction: Pokemon, Star Trek, Naruto, ect.)
Date: (The date this sheet was completed.)
Full Name: (Self explanatory)
Pronunciation: (Self explanatory)
Nickname/Alias: (Does your character have a pet name, fake identity, or any other thing they like to go by? Put it here.)
Meaning: ([Ex: Emily means "admiring" and William means "protector"] If you aren't sure your character's name has a meaning look it up, I'm sure you'll find something. If it's a fantasy name you made yourself, give it a meaning.)
Origin: (How did you come up with your character's name?)
Title: (Do have a title along with their name? [Ex: Sir, Captain, Ms.])
Pet Name: (What do other people call your character? [kid, squirt, babe, ect] May be insulting, endearing, or a combination of both. May have more than one, if other characters call them different things.
ID Number: (A num
NINTENDO VS CAPCOMPublishers: Nintendo, CAPCOMNINTENDO VS CAPCOM4 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Console: Nintendo Wii/WiiU?
Players: 2, with a team of 3 each, like Marvel VS CAPCOM 2/3
1.Mario (Super Mario)
2.Link (Legend of Zelda)
3.Samus Aran (Metroid)
6.Pit (Kid Icarus)
7.Fox McCloud (StarFox)
9.Captain Falcon (F-Zero)
11.Marth (Fire Emblem)
12.Bowser (Super Mario)
13.Peach (Super Mario)
14.Ganondorf (Legend of Zelda)
15.Zelda (Legend of Zelda)
20.Caeda (Fire Emblem)
21.Captain Olimar (Pikmin)
22.Little Mac (Punch-Out)
23.Isaac (Golden Sun)
25.Alexandra Rovias (Eternal Darkness)
26.Exclamation Warrior Red (Exclamation Warriors)
27.Sukapon (Joy Mech Fight)
28.Ryuta Ippongi (Ouendan)
29.Saki Amamiya (Sin & Punishment)
30.Mike Jones (Startropics) (UNLOCKABLE)
31.Mr. Game & Watch (Game & Watch) (UNLOCKABLE)
32.Tabuu (Super Smash Bros. Brawl) (UNL
The ArchaeoprobeThe Archaeoprobe is a veritable treasure trove of information on archaic man. The Archaeoprobe passed by the Merexis system in 30557 AFC, where it was detected by Imperial defense ansibles. An Imperial scouting party was send to determine the origin and nature of the object. Upon closer inspection, it was concluded to be both harmless and of unknown origin. Imperial authorities contacted the local scholastics for further investigation. Determining that the object was not equipped with a faster-than-light means of travel, and that the object was moving away from the center of the Solar Anomaly, the scholastics send the Archaeoprobe to Megnenkrad for investigation into the object’s possible human origins.The Archaeoprobe3 months ago in Settings More Like This
The construction of the Archaeoprobe itself is uninteresting, save for the fact that it betrays the object’s ancient origins. The technology used on the probe is extremely primitive, of a level that even a Class Gamma world could reproduce. The Archaeoprobe lacked even a rud
The Helghast-Covenant WarThe Helghast-Covenant War5 months ago in Settings More Like This
My people. Sons and Daughters of Helghan. Two centuries ago Scolar Visari, our nation's father, bound together our nation. He crushed the cowards of the ISA, those haughty fools who thought they could oppress and divide us. He united mankind under our banner and showed the universe the the might of the Helghast. In their victory, our forefathers ushered in a golden future, not only for the Helghast, but for all of mankind. United, we claimed our rightful place among the stars!
Now we face a new threat. These aliens, this "Covenant," seeks to undo everything our forefathers have fought to create. The arrogant fools believe that their gods have mandated our destruction. They will stop at nothing until the Helghast have been killed, to the last man, woman and child!
Will we falter? Will we break before this threat to our very existence? No! The Helghast nation has suffered greater hardships than this, and we have triumphed over them all! The hardships of the past have strengthened us f
Ashfall PrologueCountless eons ago, mankind found this world. Over the millennia they turned this planet from a barren rock into one flourishing with life. With their unparalleled wisdom And for millennia they lived in peace. Then their creations turned against them. The stars were riven with bloodshed and burned with the fires of war. For centuries, terrible weapons were used against and unspeakable atrocities were visited upon humanity. While mankind triumphed, the stars were lost to man forever.Ashfall Prologue1 year ago in Settings More Like This
Cut off from their brethren and ruined by war, mankind divided into countless tribes and polities, each led by megalomaniacal warlords who sought to unite the world under them. The last remaining shreds of wisdom from the old age were burned in the furnaces of the Unification Wars. Ultimately, the great warlord, Elun the Great, succeeded in uniting the planet and named it after himself. But as his bloodline generated madmen and incompetent rulers, his empire fractured, never to be reunited, and the world en
MarsMars4 months ago in Settings More Like This
Classification: Inhabited World
Population: 15 Billion
Discovery Date: Prehistoric
Gravity: 0.376 G
Moon(s): 2 (Phobos, Deimos)
Named after the Roman god of war, Mars has become the opposite of its namesake and is the most peaceful planet in the Sol System. Mars was the first alien world humanity had major involvement; the Kaiser’s banner flew proudly in its red skies in the 1990s and it was fully terraformed in the 2130s. The initial terraforming of Mars was not without its problems, forcing its inhabitants to live in sealed-off glass domes for many decades, where even use of air was charged or taxed. The terraforming also failed to create adequate radiation shielding for the first colonists, resulting in rampant mutation throughout the lower classes.
After devastating nuclear attacks during the Collapse, Mars was plunged into a period of unending civil war. The American government took refuge on the world before departing for the Columbia system, sacking th
DOYLE FANTASTICDOYLE FANTASTIC: Part IDOYLE FANTASTIC2 years ago in Settings More Like This
Another Alien Space Bats setting.
In this one, I give you a world based on Conan Doyle’s more fantastical writings, most notably the Professor Challenger stories. I am not including Sherlock Holmes in here, since the poor man would be most put out by being included in such company.
I will note that there is a bit in “The Land of the Mists” which makes out “The Lost World” and “The Poison Belt” to be fictions in-universe, stories which Challenger finds quite annoying. I am disregarding that on the basis of it being a retcon made in the light of WWI and the passage of time, and anyway spiritualism is sillier rot than any surviving colony of dinosaurs.
Due to excessive length, I am splitting this in two parts.
The year is 1950, and it is a very different world from ours. It is a world where man’s place in the universe has been turned upside down over the course of a few decades, a world where an afterlife is a solidly
greatwar1.fil>run_greatwar1.filgreatwar1.fil4 months ago in Settings More Like This
>>The Great War
>> The Great War was a global military conflict lasting from 1941 to 1945 involving all of the world’s great powers, eventually forming two opposing alliance systems: the Allies and Entente. It was the largest, most widespread conflict in human history until the Collapse.
>>While the treaties that ended the Kaiser’s War never listed the Entente as having lost, most of the damage of the war was on Entente land and many soldiers returned to the front feeling that their sacrifices were all for nothing. Many veteran organizations, usually overtly right-wing in nature, arose throughout Europe. From this croixism, named after the Croix-de-France party, is a populist, nationalist ideological movement arose throughout post-war Europe to counter Soviet communism and American international capitalism. Emphasizing on rebuilding national pride and being independent of foreign investment, croixism was powerful throughout war-torn Europ
The Stars Belong to ManHumans of the Milky Way, I speak to you not as a leader making a demand, but as a comrade asking for a friendly ear. I ask for nothing in these next few moments but for your undivided attention and a fair consideration of what I have to say.The Stars Belong to Man1 year ago in Settings More Like This
We have come far as a species, haven't we? Even though we are fractured, even though we have fallen, we are still, without a doubt, the dominant species in the galaxy. Who can challenge the will of any human empire? Who can threaten our mighty fleets? Who can defeat our inexhaustible armies? Are there any in this galaxy who can take our place on the galactic throne?
No one man can fully grasp, fully appreciate, the might of mankind. Our achievements are myriad and grand. The wormgate network that crisscrosses the galaxy, the colossal system spheres of the Second Empire, the dozens of species that serve us, were all crafted by the hands of Man.
Our history glorious, stretching into time immemorial. For eighty millennia we have stood as masters