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Re: Marathon Book?
Posted By: BlayneDate: 1/3/06 6:29 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Marathon Book? (Callie21V)

I think 'twiztedambience' has a problem with the fragmented, multifaceted nature of Marathon Fan Fiction. There are some very long stories (look at some by Matt Francis [Yossarian] or Scifiteki that run into 40+ pages in length) but they aren't "Marathon: The Continued Adventures of Durandal and Friends" - so to speak.

Twiztedambience's call for someone to pull a Timothy Zhan on the Marathon Universe and novelize something runs contrary to the medium that Marathon exists in. At the core of the experience, it's reading bursts of information, combined with some overarching power telling you to punch switches and people to achieve some greater purpose.

Anyone trying to turn that into a 300 page epic will hit a stonewall unless they focus on some other aspect of the universe that isn't bound to "the Marine", Twizted's continuation of the Trilogy would be.

3rd party scenarios are the closest thing we'll see to Halo: First Strike, and other Bungie quasi-canon marketing grabs - entertaining as they might be.

The nearest thing to what Twiztedambience calls for can be found here - and unfinished teleplay of the beginning of Marathon 1.
I'd love to see an author try to explain the wacky death-circus machinery at work inside the UESC Marathon during the later levels. ^_^

Regards,
-Blayne

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Marathon Book?twiztedambience 12/26/05 9:45 p.m.
     Re: Marathon Book?kyjel 12/26/05 10:59 p.m.
           Re: Marathon Book?twiztedambience 12/27/05 1:17 p.m.
     Re: Marathon Book?Ender 12/27/05 4:14 a.m.
           Re: Marathon Book?twiztedambience 12/27/05 1:23 p.m.
                 Re: Marathon Book?Andrew Nagy 12/27/05 1:55 p.m.
                       Re: Marathon Book?twiztedambience 12/27/05 4:56 p.m.
                             Re: Marathon Book?Bob-B-Q 12/28/05 6:00 a.m.
                                   Re: Marathon Book?twiztedambience 12/28/05 9:31 a.m.
                                         Re: Marathon Book?thermoplyae 12/28/05 2:28 p.m.
                                         Re: Marathon Book?Callie21V 12/31/05 12:09 p.m.
                                               Re: Marathon Book?Blayne 1/3/06 6:29 p.m.
                                                     Re: Marathon Book?twiztedambience 1/3/06 8:38 p.m.
                                                           I'd love to help.MrHen 1/7/06 12:39 p.m.
                                                                 Re: I'd love to help.twiztedambience 1/8/06 6:50 p.m.
                                                                       destinyMrHen 1/9/06 5:31 a.m.
                             Re: Marathon Book?Matt 1/1/06 7:40 a.m.
                                   Re: Marathon Book?Dave 1/5/06 2:38 a.m.
                                         Re: Marathon Book?thermoplyae 1/5/06 7:57 a.m.
                                               Re: Marathon Book?Ripcurl 1/16/06 7:52 p.m.
                                               Regarding Jjaro.netBlayne 1/17/06 10:26 a.m.
                                                     An addendumBlayne 1/17/06 10:35 a.m.
                                                           Re: An addendumthermoplyae 1/17/06 1:08 p.m.
           Re: Marathon Book?Andrew Nagy 2/19/06 2:23 p.m.
                 Re: Marathon Book?Ender 2/19/06 4:24 p.m.
                       Re: Marathon Book?Andrew Nagy 5/10/07 10:33 p.m.
                             Re: Marathon Book?Ender 5/11/07 11:30 a.m.
                                   Look at me! I can read previous posts! *NM*Ender 5/11/07 11:32 a.m.
                             pro'ly should've changed title to "M.Movie Script" *NM*Andrew Nagy 5/11/07 5:53 p.m.
                             M.Movie Script and the MaraFF *LINK*Blayne 5/14/07 11:09 a.m.

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