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#1 FullAuto

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 12:39 AM

Titles, then their authors.

Here's the beginning - FullAuto
X-Com Archives - Skonar
X-Com Chronicles Twilight - Skonar
Unknown Menace - Hobbes (not actually here, but we could just post a link to it, or ask Hobbes if we could put the full story on there, along with any other fics he has)
Chronicles of the Apocalypse - Skonar
My first ever fan fic - Pumpkinhead
My 2nd-ever fan fic - Pumpkinhead
Admiral's Log - BladeFireLight

That's it, I think.  Most of them, because they were posted (duh), have replies in their thread from other users, so depending on how we're going to move the fanfics, we may need to edit them out.
If I've missed any, or anyone has been holding back or knows of other X-Com fanfics anywhere else, please speak up.
Cheers.

P.S.  I've left out the collaborative fics below because a) they're very prominent and b) no-one's mentioned them.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 02:33 AM

FullAuto, on Mar 16 2005, 12:39 AM, said:

Unknown Menace - Hobbes (not actually here, but we could just post a link to it, or ask Hobbes if we could put the full story on there, along with any other fics he has)

I have all of my stories (Unknown Menace, Eulogy, Abyssal and Destined Alliance) at fanfiction.net but can send you also the files to post them here. I have the Unknown Menace in .pdf format posted at my site but if you don't mind the 6.4 mb size I can also send it.  Just let me know which one is better.


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That's it, I think.  Most of them, because they were posted (duh), have replies in their thread from other users, so depending on how we're going to move the fanfics, we may need to edit them out.
If I've missed any, or anyone has been holding back or knows of other X-Com fanfics anywhere else, please speak up.

There's 2 of them missing, at least: Kansai Arc and Apocalypse Arc, both by Ben Fishcher. Also there's another one that I don't remember if it was posted but it should: X-Com Story, by Fernando
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Posted 16 March 2005 - 05:48 AM

Don't forget TFTD: Elemental Saga, by Larry Mann. First one I ever read. It's on fanfiction.net, and probably a couple other places.

Edit: Sticking in a link to here wouldn't be a bad idea either.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 04:04 PM

Nice one.  Keep them coming.
Found Kansai Arc, that'll be going up despite my better judgment  :D .  Found X-com by Fernando.

Thanks for the link, Zager.

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Posted 16 March 2005 - 11:15 PM

Ah, I remember the days back when that site was updated practically every week.

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:21 AM

Were those the days when young people respected their elders?   :lol:

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 02:02 AM

FullAuto, on Mar 16 2005, 04:04 PM, said:

Found Kansai Arc, that'll be going up  despite my better judgment  :D

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 03:54 AM

What?  It's going up, isn't it?  Am I allowing my feelings on the matter to sway my decision?  No, I am not.   :D

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 04:25 AM

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Were those the days when young people respected their elders?

No, it was the days back when I had to walk to school, forty miles in a blizzard there abd nack, uphill both ways. And you youngins had some respect for your elders, by gum!

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Posted 17 March 2005 - 04:30 AM

LOL.  That's some walk, old timer.

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Posted 27 December 2018 - 12:04 AM

Sooooo...did Kansai Arc ever get uploaded?


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"Thank you, sir."
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Posted 28 December 2018 - 06:37 AM

It's not on the Fan Fic page so I guess no. In fact, none of Ben Fischer's stuff is up. Let me see what I can do. Might be this weekend or Monday or Tuesday. ;)

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Posted 28 December 2018 - 10:00 AM

Well, that wasn’t the response I was expecting 👍

I managed to recover almost a complete set via the Wayback Machine and the remains of Danny Blakemore’s site, but I’m still missing one of the Apocalypse Arc parts.


"Don't deny it, Jack.  You're a helluva lot smarter than me."
"Thank you, sir."
"You just lack the sex appeal."
"For someone dragging a dead body, sir, you do talk big."

-May It, Ben Fischer's Kansai Arc

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Posted 30 December 2018 - 06:48 AM

View Postusmarox, on 28 December 2018 - 10:00 AM, said:

I managed to recover almost a complete set via the Wayback Machine and the remains of Danny Blakemore’s site, but I’m still missing one of the Apocalypse Arc parts.

If you find anything new, let me know here and I'll try and add it in when I get a chance. Posted Image

Be aware that this is going to take some time to complete. I'm not really familiar with Pete's setup for the site software concerning fan fiction. This actually was FullAuto's area of expertise. Anyway, I studied it a little yesterday and this evening and I think I have a basic understanding of it now. As a test, I tried adding a story by John Possidente named Angel Diver (got that in an email from Quentin Chaney on one of his MicroProse website backup disks, dunno if John actually wrote this or someone else - let me know). It seems to work properly so that's a good sign. Posted Image

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 01 January 2019 - 01:51 PM

Well, the first one seems to have worked out alright.

Very much looking forward to the rest in due course 👍


"Don't deny it, Jack.  You're a helluva lot smarter than me."
"Thank you, sir."
"You just lack the sex appeal."
"For someone dragging a dead body, sir, you do talk big."

-May It, Ben Fischer's Kansai Arc

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 04:29 AM

Well, I worked on this today and I think all of the Kansai Arc is up now. You might want to double check to see if anything is missing or messed up. ;)

Sorry it took a little longer to get the stories up as I had an issue with getting the Author field to work properly. After studying the site software I was able to figure it out which should help when adding stories from authors without a forum account (I created a temporary forum account for Ben initially, but it isn't necessary). There's a lot more stories on the scifiemporium site which need to be added here, but that's going to have to wait till I get some more time (might get to some during the week or next weekend). So that's the news. :)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 06:31 PM

Looking good so far.  Many thanks!


"Don't deny it, Jack.  You're a helluva lot smarter than me."
"Thank you, sir."
"You just lack the sex appeal."
"For someone dragging a dead body, sir, you do talk big."

-May It, Ben Fischer's Kansai Arc

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 02:11 PM

So as a sudden thought...is there any chance of indexing them somehow?  Either with the part number in the thread title or an index post?  I just noticed the last post on “Livebirth!” Knocked it out reading order.

Happy to sort out an index post if that’s agreeable?


"Don't deny it, Jack.  You're a helluva lot smarter than me."
"Thank you, sir."
"You just lack the sex appeal."
"For someone dragging a dead body, sir, you do talk big."

-May It, Ben Fischer's Kansai Arc

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 08:58 PM

Yeah, I suddenly realized this might be an issue when I was adding the stories. Right now are they out of order because it's set as alphabetical by title name presently. The order can be changed to say, forum topic which would work assuming all the stories by each author were added according to publish date but I didn't want to do this without researching whether it was the case. A navigation menu at the top of each story in the arc would work also but unfortunately the text from each story is parsed directly from the forums into the site page so you can't modify the page to add this in. The only option left is to rename each page with a header like (Kensai Arc 1). Lots of work, but at least it would allow people to choose the sequence themselves.

By the way, when I added the stories in the Kensai Arc I didn't keep the publish date at the bottom. Do you think I should add that back in? ;)

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JellyfishGreen said:

Zombie: Empirical data's your only man, when formulating a research plan.
A soldier's death is never in vain if it makes the formula more plain.
A few dozen make a better case for refining that third decimal place.
They call me Zombie because I don't sleep, as I slowly struggle to climb this heap,
of corpses, data points, and trials, but from the top - I'll see for miles!




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