Defunct FuturesSo, what's it like in the year 2012 in the...Defunct Futures 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
The Helghast-Covenant WarThe Helghast-Covenant War 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