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Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 4 - Barbecue Discussions

Daniel Taylor sat in the shade of the treeline at the northern edge of Randall's property. He was sure the big man knew he was there, he'd seen a few of the strange small bears that were ubiquitous to Grey's organization dart to and fro around him. It looked like they were playing some kind of game, but he didn't discount that they were also keeping an eye on the grounds. He chuckled at that. Here he was, trying to provide some security, and he didn't even need to bother. He even spotted one of Wallace's androids strolling along the perimeter. He recognized Ryat24, the youthful look of the synthetic human's face, made with fake, green-colored flesh, belied his ruthless nature as a gunman. He'd considered recruiting the android when he broke off from Kipland's Blue Talon organization, but thought better of it at the time. He wasn't sure how the Hunting Lodge would treat an android. "What are you doing back here?" Ryat24 asked suddenly and Daniel realized he wasn't as hidden as

Ultra Terra Extraterrestrials

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Ultra Terra Extraterrestrials

A recent discussion has had me mulling over this topic. I feel it's time to detail how the Ultra Terra setting handles extraterrestrials. Earth Organizations Aside from the UN, national governments and private organizations that deal and negotiate with extraterrestrials on their own, most diplomacy is handled through the Black Suit Society. The Black Suit Society In the 1920s, the Black Suit Society was established shortly after meeting the renegade extraterrestrial prince known as the Chicago Cricket. Over the course of the Twentieth Century, they established themselves as a clandestine international organization carefully keeping Earth a quiet backwater in which a few extraterrestrials could find a moment's peace. They also keep the people of the world from knowing about the aliens in their midst. Their role expanded exponentially in the wake of the Tikreet Invasion in 2012. By 2017, they were the global extraterrestrial authority and de facto defense force for the planet

Ultra-Terra: Prologue

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Ultra-Terra: Prologue

2012. Pop culture was abuzz about the year. Suddenly everybody was an expert in Aztec culture as they declared the end of the world. Some joked, others were serious. Archaeological experts tried to tell people the facts, but that didn’t stop books, movies and all sorts of entertainment from making a quick buck. Life was proceeding as normal until the month of June, though. That was when astronomers made an astounding discovery: A group of objects had appeared at the edge of the solar system. They seemed to be on a trajectory to circle the sun and many thought the mass or objects were an undiscovered comet or perhaps some extrasolar asteroid. By the end of the month, the objects had passed Jupiter and were nearing Mars. A previously unknown authority, black suited men with dour expressions, made the dire announcement before the world’s governments could dither on a decision. The objects were space ships. The black suited men were agents who dealt with extraterrestrials, and

Ultra-Terra Story Timeline Considerations

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Ultra-Terra Story Timeline Considerations

So, I've been dithering on this since starting the group. I'm sure some people who are interested in writing here, all... Four of us... Are wondering "What are the restrictions I'm looking at aside from the main rules? I mean, it wouldn't be congruent to tell a story from before the main post-2012 setting and have superheroes on every street corner, right?" I'm glad you asked (I think... I hope)! So, here's a quick and dirty timeline for superheroics in the Ultra-Terra setting! Pre-Renaissance: Dark Ages, Roman Empire, Greece, Egypt, Bronze Age, etc. The times when myths and legends were abundant, nobody could tell the proper story of what was going on. In this setting, magicians were rampant in these eras, but they were still limited in scope. Mythical creatures kept to their hunting grounds, the Fae were still in another dimension that only brushed the normal world in a few places, various people were imbued with power that made them gods among mortals, often getting

Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 3 - The Swimming Hole

Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 2

Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 1

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Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 1

Ezekiel Durj stood in front of his refrigerator, staring at its contents. He didn’t know if he wanted to finish off the venison he’d wrapped up the night before or tear into the macaroni and cheese left over from when he went to Char’s Bar and Grill two nights earlier. He settled on the venison, figuring the macaroni and cheese would make for a good breakfast in the morning. Grabbing the aluminum foil wrap, he grabbed a beer to go along with it and closed the refrigerator door. As it closed, his heart skipped a beat when he saw the woman standing in the kitchen doorway, having been obscured by the fridge door. “Jesus Christ, Cath,” he grumbled before setting the beer on the table and opening the aluminum foil, “You could have given me a heart attack!” His ex-wife smirked and strode over to give him a hug. Zeke huffed a quick laugh and wrapped one of his arms around her waist as she did. After giving each other a quick squeeze, he took the meat to the stove so he could start

The Way Things Are, a More In-Depth Setting...

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The Way Things Are, a More In-Depth Setting...

The world of Ultra Terra is Earth, but with superheroes and mythical beings. If you’ve got even a passing understanding of comic books, then you know this kind of setting. History doesn’t deviate much from the standard of our own world, save for one thing: the Protector and his allies across the globe tried to help wherever they could. Knowing their abilities were the stuff of legend, they declined to be involved in combat unless they had to deal with foes who were also super-powered. This led to the single war they fought in being World War 2, where the Nazis really went off the rails and deployed super soldiers, the Reichs Blut, weird science projects and the Schwarzesonne Bestellen (Order of the Black Sun). In the decades that followed, the surviving heroes tried to help wherever they could. This means that many great tragedies still happened, but were often softened, if only slightly. The Protector wasn’t able to stop Pearl Harbor, but he was able to save a little over a
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Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 4 - Barbecue Discussions

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Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 4 - Barbecue Discussions

Daniel Taylor sat in the shade of the treeline at the northern edge of Randall's property. He was sure the big man knew he was there, he'd seen a few of the strange small bears that were ubiquitous to Grey's organization dart to and fro around him. It looked like they were playing some kind of game, but he didn't discount that they were also keeping an eye on the grounds. He chuckled at that. Here he was, trying to provide some security, and he didn't even need to bother. He even spotted one of Wallace's androids strolling along the perimeter. He recognized Ryat24, the youthful look of the synthetic human's face, made with fake, green-colored flesh, belied his ruthless nature as a gunman. He'd considered recruiting the android when he broke off from Kipland's Blue Talon organization, but thought better of it at the time. He wasn't sure how the Hunting Lodge would treat an android. "What are you doing back here?" Ryat24 asked suddenly and Daniel realized he wasn't as hidden as

Ultra Terra Extraterrestrials

U

Ultra Terra Extraterrestrials

A recent discussion has had me mulling over this topic. I feel it's time to detail how the Ultra Terra setting handles extraterrestrials. Earth Organizations Aside from the UN, national governments and private organizations that deal and negotiate with extraterrestrials on their own, most diplomacy is handled through the Black Suit Society. The Black Suit Society In the 1920s, the Black Suit Society was established shortly after meeting the renegade extraterrestrial prince known as the Chicago Cricket. Over the course of the Twentieth Century, they established themselves as a clandestine international organization carefully keeping Earth a quiet backwater in which a few extraterrestrials could find a moment's peace. They also keep the people of the world from knowing about the aliens in their midst. Their role expanded exponentially in the wake of the Tikreet Invasion in 2012. By 2017, they were the global extraterrestrial authority and de facto defense force for the planet

Ultra-Terra: Prologue

U

Ultra-Terra: Prologue

2012. Pop culture was abuzz about the year. Suddenly everybody was an expert in Aztec culture as they declared the end of the world. Some joked, others were serious. Archaeological experts tried to tell people the facts, but that didn’t stop books, movies and all sorts of entertainment from making a quick buck. Life was proceeding as normal until the month of June, though. That was when astronomers made an astounding discovery: A group of objects had appeared at the edge of the solar system. They seemed to be on a trajectory to circle the sun and many thought the mass or objects were an undiscovered comet or perhaps some extrasolar asteroid. By the end of the month, the objects had passed Jupiter and were nearing Mars. A previously unknown authority, black suited men with dour expressions, made the dire announcement before the world’s governments could dither on a decision. The objects were space ships. The black suited men were agents who dealt with extraterrestrials, and

Ultra-Terra Story Timeline Considerations

U

Ultra-Terra Story Timeline Considerations

So, I've been dithering on this since starting the group. I'm sure some people who are interested in writing here, all... Four of us... Are wondering "What are the restrictions I'm looking at aside from the main rules? I mean, it wouldn't be congruent to tell a story from before the main post-2012 setting and have superheroes on every street corner, right?" I'm glad you asked (I think... I hope)! So, here's a quick and dirty timeline for superheroics in the Ultra-Terra setting! Pre-Renaissance: Dark Ages, Roman Empire, Greece, Egypt, Bronze Age, etc. The times when myths and legends were abundant, nobody could tell the proper story of what was going on. In this setting, magicians were rampant in these eras, but they were still limited in scope. Mythical creatures kept to their hunting grounds, the Fae were still in another dimension that only brushed the normal world in a few places, various people were imbued with power that made them gods among mortals, often getting

Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 3 - The Swimming Hole

Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 2

Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 1

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Grey's Army Reunion Pt. 1

Ezekiel Durj stood in front of his refrigerator, staring at its contents. He didn’t know if he wanted to finish off the venison he’d wrapped up the night before or tear into the macaroni and cheese left over from when he went to Char’s Bar and Grill two nights earlier. He settled on the venison, figuring the macaroni and cheese would make for a good breakfast in the morning. Grabbing the aluminum foil wrap, he grabbed a beer to go along with it and closed the refrigerator door. As it closed, his heart skipped a beat when he saw the woman standing in the kitchen doorway, having been obscured by the fridge door. “Jesus Christ, Cath,” he grumbled before setting the beer on the table and opening the aluminum foil, “You could have given me a heart attack!” His ex-wife smirked and strode over to give him a hug. Zeke huffed a quick laugh and wrapped one of his arms around her waist as she did. After giving each other a quick squeeze, he took the meat to the stove so he could start

The Way Things Are, a More In-Depth Setting...

T

The Way Things Are, a More In-Depth Setting...

The world of Ultra Terra is Earth, but with superheroes and mythical beings. If you’ve got even a passing understanding of comic books, then you know this kind of setting. History doesn’t deviate much from the standard of our own world, save for one thing: the Protector and his allies across the globe tried to help wherever they could. Knowing their abilities were the stuff of legend, they declined to be involved in combat unless they had to deal with foes who were also super-powered. This led to the single war they fought in being World War 2, where the Nazis really went off the rails and deployed super soldiers, the Reichs Blut, weird science projects and the Schwarzesonne Bestellen (Order of the Black Sun). In the decades that followed, the surviving heroes tried to help wherever they could. This means that many great tragedies still happened, but were often softened, if only slightly. The Protector wasn’t able to stop Pearl Harbor, but he was able to save a little over a
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Hm... What to say?

I suppose I like to think of myself as a moderate thinker. I've seen enough extremism, both internationally and personally, to realize that this world needs more people who are willing to sit down, listen, and work together.

My musical tastes drift toward stuff with a lot of energy. My favorite bands remain Nothingface, Fear Factory and Bad Religion consistently. If there's music I need to set me in a proper mood, they're the ones I turn to, for they've run the gamut of sensation.

Artistically... I'm terrible. I'm a writer, not a drawer or painter. I can come up with plenty of concepts and bring the events to motion in prose, but when it comes to getting what I'm visualizing to paper... Well, you can see the art I'm capable of in my gallery.

Otherwise... I don't know what else to say.

Current Residence: Adams, New York
Favourite genre of music: Punk Rock; Heavy Metal
Favourite photographer: Katherine Keck
Favourite style of art: Beautiful
Operating System: Windows 10
MP3 player of choice: Samsung, damn thing's lasted me a fucking decade!
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson; Yakko Warner
Personal Quote: If one hopes to make a change in this world, they must first present something to it.

Favourite Visual Artist
Brom; Jolly Jack
Favourite Movies
Falling Down, Inception, 300, DCAU movies
Favourite TV Shows
Firefly, Star Trek DS9,
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Paradise Lost; Bad Religion; Fear Factory, Metallica, Nothingface, The Offspring
Favourite Books
The Kingdoms of Thorn and Bone, Shannara, Lord of the Rings
Favourite Writers
J.Gregory Keyes, Terry Brooks, J.R.R. Tolkiern
Favourite Games
City of Heroes, Fallout (1, 2, 3, NV), The Outer WOrlds
Favourite Gaming Platform
My Computer
Tools of the Trade
Computer, keyboard, brain, bare hands, and eyeballs to see it with
Other Interests
Video Games, Webcomics, Debate, History
Ugh... What a shitty year. Back in March, I thought maybe my writing output would increase, but I've just been in a near-constant state of anxiety. Just about the only thing I know for certain is that I'll be letting my active military contract e
Ope, never mind.  JUST SOMETHING ELSE THAT BROKE IN ECLIPSE.
Anybody else unable to view mature content? I can't even look at my own stories. What the Hell, DA?

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