Fanfic is back
I'm hoping that some more of the old writers will jump on board if we can get the thing moving again so BB get on with it
I read through the whole abbreviated fic (and a few newer posts that aren't covered) and I made a list of topics to follow up before I started writing.
To be honest I was expecting to get more of them covered in my own post but it ended up being quite personal to my characters and the aircraft situation. It wasn't very clear in the past anyway so I think it's good to have a recap (for the writers and the readers!) We need to do the same thing with squad assignments and research as well as cover a few other thigns. All of my notes that I didn't follow up on in the last post are below if it helps you out
I thought maybe a news report concluding that the explosion in Buenos Aires was caused by problems with the gas station and volatile materials stored in the warehouse (as both were vapourised)
Terrick took a laser pistol in the mercenary mission and despite multiple searches for it I don't think it was ever located. He also took a bullet for Rick in that mission so he's not a purely evil character and may be saved. Remember he wants the tech to save his family, can't remember who from. Ah of course... When he made a run for it and shot down Trigger he would've been captured with the weapon in his possession. Interrogation needs to happen soon.
Apparently there are 2 prisoners from the merc mission but I only found one from a quick readthrough. Bernard (a diplomat who didn't believe the alien story) was nabbed by Rick and needs questioning. There may or may not be another merc/diplomat in custody but all of the named persons escaped safely.
Of note in the diplomat mission, the 50y/o with white eyelashes was behind the meeting and has developed a human/alien hybrid Ranger. They were meeting with the aliens to obtain more fuel for it as they're running low. She is said to have helped develop the Hurricane. 'Captain America' was the front of the operation but is revealed later to be a dumb soldier in WEyelashes employ. Red, anotehr diplomat, escaped on a chopper piloted by Marvin Rice who is in the same situation as Terrick. Rice rescued a bald merc/dip who had a plasma pistol and plans to trade it with some Japanese for the return of wife and son Alice and Charlie. (WE=Maria Shipley - CapnUSA=FrankBurns)
A live Reaper was rescued from Buenos Aires and transported by a private company to the base. It is safe and healthy in containment (don't remember building that) but has not been commented on or researched. Perhaps some preliminary observations should be reported to the commander so he can decide what research path to follow next?
Daniel made a breakthrough with moion sensors and should have the theory done by now, recommend he presents it to Genega who can pass it on to the workshops for final design and manufacture.
Dana has been working on personal armour for all troopers and gave a time scale of 1-2 weeks till completion. 3 days has passed as of right now so at least a handful of troopers will now have this armour.
Genega has given laser rifle research the go ahead but the early pistol designs still have flaws such as operating in mist/rain/snow etc.
Need to make further research choices. Currently assigned to laser rifles. Motion scanners presumed complete. New subjects are Sectoid autopsy, reaper terrorist, alien grenade, plasma pistol.
Need 3 new recruits to fill up all 3 squads (30 people) though Gaston is still off sick. Current roster follows though squad assignments need altering to allow for some cannon fodder.
Rick Osmond Chez "Ping"
Jack Thomas "Warlord"
Tamara Hilliard "Tammy"
Tim Day "Timmy"
Jack Donovan "Ripper"
Jack Howitz "Bomber"
Bob Jennings "Stump"
Greg Conner "Ghost"
Hiroshi Escalante "Hero"
Kilam Chung "Tank"
Karl Green "Green"
Cleo Andrews "Poison"
Christel Keller "Mouse"
Bernard Dujardin "Gardener"
Norton Wexford "Stick"
Nathaniel Jacobson "Hankosha"
Paul Jasper "Jasper"
Alexander Fitzwilliams "Fitz"
Igor Zhandovich "Sandy"
Isaac Rubenstein "Brick"
Samuel Thompson "Shades"
The last 4 are new recruits but there is some info on them. Will add it to the reference or something as necessary. Shades knows Hankosha. Sergei was introduced in a post I don't like (chapter 3 #3) due to matrix references and the fact he changes his surname mid post
If Dumb Commander is still here we can do something with it, if not I'd advise we lose the post and bring him in later with the other new recruits we need.
Apparently Sandy was heavily injured but I left him out of the sickbay scene. Let me know if you think I should edit him in (can't be botehred to read up on the situation right now
Thought we needed 4 more troops but unless I duplicated one the list above suggests only 3. Still we could use as much troop turnover as possible anyway so either way is fine
Maybe we should get 13 new troops and make 4 squads? Seems rather ott but at least we can get more casualties that way and a mission with no expendable troops is no fun to write...
That's all I can think of right now (youll be pleased to hear!) off to put up curtains now
Edit : Just had to edit my post, so much for bringing continuity back to the fic. Left a glarer of an error in there but it seems now that noone will ever know