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1 hour ago, adsii1970 said:

I've also had a few characters named after forum members. There's @Kuzzter, who happens to be the best tracking officer at the KSC. I did give a description of his character in a off-topic thread. Then there's @obney kerman, who is a Major who is in charge of the Training Academy. He's an engineer but has a very rough attitude and demands professionalism from all. And then there's @Just Jim's namesake, J. Jim. And he's, well, he's... :wink:  

@Lo Var Lachland will be memorialized with the orbital space station Lachland, which will be at the edge of Kerbin orbit - beyond Minmus. But that's in a future chapter. :D

Hahaha! Woo hoo! Thanks dude! :D 

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Side note, is it a coincidence that my most distinguished pilot (currently on Minmus) is named Gusster Kerman?

I am drafting a new story, which I hope will be up soon.

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Hey SiriusRocketry, I am willing to run over your draft whenever you want to. I want to eventually become a writer, but I need to know enough about editing so that I can be (mostly) self-reliant. I hope that if you accept this offer I would not be a burden but a help.

Sincerely, Alpha  

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3 hours ago, DarkOwl57 said:

Talking about first characters? Our favorite, lovable, possibly-slightly-maybe-just-a-little-bit-insane kerbal.... Jeb!

Definitely ! Can't forget Jeb. But I was more thinking characters we created ourselves, and not the fab-4. 

However, having said that, it is fascinating to read all the different versions of Jeb and the gang that each writer has.

On 1/11/2018 at 12:16 AM, Alpha 360 said:

Hello TWW! Or what you guys here call this thread. I have been staying up in the mission reports section, but I do believe I have enough writing experience to join onto this thread.

Oh, no experience required! Just a desire to write something... :D

3 hours ago, obney kerman said:

Just make me sarcastic and you've got it.

I can do that.... not right away... he can't just suddenly turn sarcastic... But a few chapters down the road there will be a good opportunity to make him more sarcastic... and perhaps even a little jaded.  :wink:

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@Alpha 360 thanks for the offer mate, I'll think about it and get back to you. If you want to be a writer, I could run over one of your drafts with you in PM (if you'd like)

3 minutes ago, Just Jim said:

Definitely ! Can't forget Jeb. But I was more thinking characters we created ourselves, and not the fab-4. 

However, having said that, it is fascinating to read all the different versions of Jeb and the gang that each writer has.

Oh, no experience required! Just a desire to write something... :D

I can do that.... not right away... he can't just suddenly turn sarcastic... But a few chapters down the road there will be a good opportunity to make him more sarcastic... and perhaps even a little jaded.  :wink:

 

My 'version' of Jeb (as seen in my story Jeb's Ride) is a jokester, albeit also a very talented pilot. His offhand and laidback attitude is a coping mechanism. He believes that Malmy's death was his fault due to a mishap during descent. I haven't fleshed out characters yet due to Jeb's Ride being a one-shot thing... But if people want me to, I could shake out a second chapter? 

 

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10 hours ago, Angel-125 said:

Another thing I’m toying with is that the good guys aren’t as above board as, say, Star fleet. James accepted a bribe and got caught. The Kerman States accuses others of having nukes and hides their own. It’s giving more for me to work with.

This is where good, deep characters come from. Good guys who struggle with their own dark side, bad guys who secretly long for redemption. Gooder-than-good guys often become unbelievable, badder-than-baddies easily become chichés.

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@Just Jim‘s Thompberry is a wonderful example. I’m still not sure if I trust him.:wink:

 

Now with ol’ Jeb, I seem to be the outlier. I killed the poor guy off before my story even started. :blush: Val has been my focus of the Fab Four, and she really began with the first time I saw her in the game menu. She just looked so... small. Like a kid trying to see over a countertop. I figured yeah, she’s gotta be a feisty one. 

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I think that one thing us writers can agree on though is that Jeb and Val have a thing going on (except for the kraken series, in which case he's dead). I don't think I've read a single story so far where those 2 haven't been together in some way or another 

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@DarkOwl57 Ah, but in my story BOB and Val had a thing for each other. Bob is my favorite of the Four- I see him as a timid but loyal friend who will complete his tasks no matter what.

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Yes! Some one who finally shares my views on the Four. I still don't understand why so many people I have found on the forums advocate that Jeb and Val are married or whatever. It is my firm belief that they are twins, separated twins at birth to give Jeb his roguishness from his father and Val her actual piloting from her mother (Because we all know Val is just the better pilot) :wink:

 

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20 hours ago, DarkOwl57 said:

I think that one thing us writers can agree on though is that Jeb and Val have a thing going on (except for the kraken series, in which case he's dead). I don't think I've read a single story so far where those 2 haven't been together in some way or another 

Ahhh - I'll be the exception that proves the rule then. :)

In my story, Val has definitely heard of Jeb - anything else would be rather like somebody in the 1960s US piloting community (or general population for that matter) not being aware of John Glenn.  But she doesn't know him personally and has never met him. In fact, until very recently, my Val hasn't been a part of the space program at all and even now she's only peripherally involved.

How well my Val and Jeb would actually get on is an interesting question which I don't honestly know the answer to.

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