|I'd love to help.|
|Posted By: MrHen||Date: 1/7/06 12:39 p.m.|
In Response To: Re: Marathon Book? (twiztedambience)
: I'm not really asking for anyone to do this, as it is a hobby I'd like to do.
I would love to help. I don't know how much help I'd be, but I would love to see something like what you are (trying) to explain.
I tend to bounce in and out of different worlds, unfortunately, so I can't really guarantee I'll always be around.
But I agree with what you are trying to do.
Here are my thoughts on a Marathon novel:
Everything in Marathon is first person. The amazing beauty of the game, to me, is not that it is a wonderful First Person Shooter but that the story is one of the few (in my limited literary knowledge) that is an interactive First Person Story. The events and the characters are interacting with you.
HALO did not have the same feel, and that is why I had a hard time getting into the story. HALO was a clash between first person/third person. The action was all first person, the story was not. HALO was a fun game, but the story was on par with a good sci-fi movie that had to be interrupted all the time. The HALO story would entertain me more as a movie.
In Marathon the terminals allowed Durandal or Leela to talk directly to you. There was no character descriptions of the Marine, no pictures of him. You never heard his voice and he was never called a name. There was nothing to pull you away from immersing yourself in the world.
Transferring this to a book would be extremely difficult. If not impossible. I haven't read nearly enough books and I don't study writing or language so I don't know if it has ever been done. In my mind, the first decision that would have to be made is to decide how to tell the story.
Everything else, all the facts and the events that take place, are basically done. They can be found here and within the avid fans of the game and story. They aren't entirely complete yet, but the Story Page is a perfect place to start.
So I guess I'm asking you, how are you going to convey all of this knowledge?
In any case, I'm more than willing to help.
|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.|
|destiny||MrHen||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.net||Blayne||1/17/06 10:26 a.m.|
|An addendum||Blayne||1/17/06 10:35 a.m.|
|Re: An addendum||thermoplyae||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.|
Problems? Suggestions? Comments? Email email@example.com
Marathon's Story Forum is maintained with WebBBS 5.12.