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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    Here's something of a writing question. In Genetics, I use a couple of phrases ("prodigal son" and "Machiavellian") that wouldn't necessarily make sense in the Alternia City context. I don't know if this should bother me, but it kinda does (like when I encountered the phrase "train of thought" in a Zelda fic [written BEFORE Spirit Tracks]). Does anybody actually care about that here?

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    Heh, I know I was a tad nonplussed when a troll adventure used the Oedipus riddle. How would that story even go in a world with no parents and no incest taboo?
    I think as long as it's a pop-culture thing that could be reasonably expected to have parallels and doesn't somehow directly conflict with the world it's fine.

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    I think I should make a habit of checking my writing an hour or two after the initial review. Coming back and cleaning it up, it was a lot easier finding things I did wrong than the three consecutive times I checked it after I finished typing.
    I just cleaned up some of the errors I made, and reads a little better now. I'll work on my consistency with tense in my next fic.

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    Got bored on skype with my RP friends. This ensued:


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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    Interestingly enough, a question and a few IDEs.

    Question: Is there a mental asylum in Alternia City?

    IDE: Doc Scratch has a doctorate in clinical psychology.

    IDE: Tavros was experimented on in this asylum.

    IDE: Doc Scratch = Hugo Strange

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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    Oh my god
    oh my god he was TOTALLY ROSE'S MENTOR AAAAAA


    this is perfect

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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    It's called: Alternian City Sanitorium.
    or If you're like aspiringHelpfulness its part of the Veil.

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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    Question: Is there a mental asylum in Alternia City?
    Yes. Ms Paint works there and AH is a frequent 'guest'. It's in a few fics.

    IDE: Doc Scratch has a doctorate in clinical psychology.
    I can see happening. It needs to be written.

    IDE: Tavros was experimented on in this asylum.
    I'm pretty sure that has been done before. I'm not sure who wrote the fic, but it's somewhere in the thread.

    Edit: Damit ninja'd

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimudragonfeline View Post
    It's called: Alternian City Sanitorium.
    or If you're like aspiringHelpfulness its part of the Veil.
    Eh, boring. Arkham and Blackgate weren't together after all.

    And yes, I know Tavros was experimented on. I just wasn't sure if it was elaborated where.

    I intend to make these plots in the RP canon.

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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    IDE for a Troll!Cops Season 4.

    The Karkat Gang has never been much of a force in Alternia City's eternal turf wars. But without warning and even less explanation, Karkat himself is thrust into the center of the power struggle. The MC want him dead, the Felt want his secrets, and the Trolls find themselves coming close to repeating a history they thought they had already forgotten.

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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    I'm pretty sure the general idea is Doc Scratch was a lawyer, one who never appeared in public, and defended the felt whenever they were brought to justice. He had to withdraw into hiding when the Watchful Vigilante came within a hair's breath of exposing his true nature to the world. (His true nature is he's the guy in charge of the felt, in case that wasn't apparent.) Of course all of that is changeable.

    @Rational Absurdity: I like that you have given the Black King a place in the setting. He seems pretty interesting in this position.

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    Well that's the first I've heard of it. And yes it can change, that's what headcannons are for!

    Besides, I am thinking of these IDEs for the roleplay. The RP canon isn't exactly linear with the thread's canon.

    If I had any logs, I'd share them up on here. We got a recap, but it's horribly outdated.
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    Happy birthday, Mr. Pupa (as per my headcanon)! Sorry I didn't get around to writing your story. Maybe tomorrow? Do you take belated gifts? Because I was thinking that- *gets killed by Mr. Pupa*

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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    A Happy Reunion, Part 2 of 2

    A/N

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    Hrm. Interesting music. Starts sounding military then gets... suspenseful.

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    Setting Up the Board



    A/N:



    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaah, RA, Watership Down is one of the best books ever! Aaaaaaaaah...

    I just read your fic, but I'm all kinds of sleepy right now due to staying up to type mine, so I think I'll have to give it another go tomorrow. I liked the detail about the lack of Dersites/Prospitians and BK's own thoughts on that, though. Nice world-building.
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    Huanir, you have built a crazy complicated world in a short by yourself. That is pretty impressive.

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    Thanks for the encouragement, tectonicRobot! I'm actually worried that it's too much exposition in too little space (honestly, that was kind of an expofic with chess and flashbacks to pad it out), but on the other hand, the idea's coming from left field to begin with, so no matter where I stuff it, it'll feel out of place until I can start building around it. Like scientist-Karkat, whom I have not been able to leave alone (now I've clarified that he's not a scientific genius, just a schmo with fancy gadgets supplied by Mr. Pupa who got them from the remains of some dissidents who brought them out of a city that was destroyed 1411 years beforehand).

    --EDIT--

    Yeah, that last sentence makes me want to both laugh and cry. :P
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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    Not all nights in the City are filled with gangs, explosions, cops, and action. Some nights, a coolkid just needs to walk home in the dark.





    EDIT: I loved the chess-fic. If I had a problem with it, it was that it's central included device ( IE:
    ) device was completely new, not adapted from canon or its characters, which is always a risky move. I remember a Harry Potter fanfic which completely rewrote the story around time travel, which was fine until the lost city of Atlantis and the skull golems turned up.

    The characterization was great here, though, and I loved the way you used a new idea to explain reintegrating a story device. Probably the best I have seen this sort of thing done, to be honest: Deviation to include devices which could not be explained otherwise. Please keep writing, I will keep reading.
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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    Sopor Somnolence



    A/N:



    @Fire Goliath:

    Thanks for the compliments! Yeah, I know that what I'm doing with the city carries the heavy risk of being TOTAL SUXOR. :P Fortunately, I've left myself a lot of wiggle room into which I can shovel more canon until Ektos ends up seeming like it actually belongs there or something. ^_^

    Also, I love the little details you worked into the picture. I don't know what's hanging out of the trash can, though. What is it?
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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    I... that... I don't...

    Sigh Here Huanir, this is my soul, take it, you've earned it.

    In other words, that was beautiful. I mean come on! The prose and the imagery just worked so well. That was gamzee as I had never seen him before, and I liked it.
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    staring at the clock that only he could see and wondering what it was counting down to
    this is a really really really really good sentence for lots of reasons

    I love the imagery in this short fic.

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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    Quote Originally Posted by Huanir View Post
    I don't know what's hanging out of the trash can, though. What is it?
    Police Tape, ripped off after the "Po"

    E: Also, Evil Gamzee Yay! I loved that, especially the birdcage metaphor and the clock. Neat stuff.
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    Re: TROLL!COPS: The AU

    Oh god, I disappear for over a month and awesomeness happens.

    Huanir, I'm loving your stuff and when I'm not half brain dead I'm gonna read everything.

    I'm gonna continue Would You Kindly along with the rest of the background bios and other stories I promised so long ago. I probably should write up head-canon bios and other background details (like city & world history, landmark details, etc) for myself to share...maybe that'll get me back in the writing mood again.

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    Loved the Gamzee and Pupa stories, Huanir. I love it when scenarios like your chess match play out. The best part of characterization is connecting it with the story details and vocabulary.

    And welcome back, Wigmund! I can't wait to see what you hatch up. It was your fanfics that got me addicted to the thread.
    So, since there was apparently never an entry on Karkat's time spent in The Veil, I think I'll start writing a fic on it. I'm half-tempted to call it The Week Vantas Spent in Jail.

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