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Groombridge Log part II finished

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:22 am
by Tiberian
Some might remember the first part of the Groombridge Log novel, which was finished in autumn I think.
(Here is the link to part I.)

http://koti.mbnet.fi/tibe9mm/Groombridge_Log_Part_I.pdf

After long hours of work and tears (of joy, of course) I have finished part II of the story. It was supposed to be another five chapters, but after the fifth (tenth) I had to do one more, so it is six chapters. Here's the link:

http://koti.mbnet.fi/tibe9mm/Groombridg ... art_II.pdf

I hope (some of) you read it.
I hope (most of) you enjoy it.

All feedback is very welcome.

And a big thanks to oldlaptop for proof-reading the story.

Re: Groombridge Log part II finished

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:37 pm
by Alvarin
Awesome writing! I have enjoyed it verily. I can't make my mind about substitution of mining with scavenging. Yes, it probably makes for a much better story progression and as a source of information, but the mining was an integral part of SC2. In the Spathiwa de-Evilization bit, why did you change the lander chase with on-foot mission?

Re: Groombridge Log part II finished

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:22 am
by Tiberian
Alvarin wrote:In the Spathiwa de-Evilization bit, why did you change the lander chase with on-foot mission?
That's a good question!

You might have noticed that I had completely left out the Precursor planet landers. They are using a standard human 'shuttle' and I didn't see any reason why a shuttle would have a mounted stun gun.

And semi-related to the previous: I haven't completely substituted mining. The people at the starbase are constantly mining the Moon. The planet lander flying over mineral deposits and picking them up was good for gameplay, but I didn't see any reason why and how they could "really" pull that off. (Especially since I left out the specific landers.)

Re: Groombridge Log part II finished

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 4:44 am
by Alvarin
Early in the story the Starbase personnel didn't recognize the shuttle design, as far as I remember, so I assumed it was still the Precursor shuttle.

Re: Groombridge Log part II finished

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:32 am
by Tiberian
Alvarin wrote:Early in the story the Starbase personnel didn't recognize the shuttle design, as far as I remember, so I assumed it was still the Precursor shuttle.
That wasn't the shuttle. It was some kind of an unmanned material transport vehicle. Originally they used the shuttle from the Tobermoon and then they created another shuttle (just in case) with the first resources - and it's a good thing they did, since the original shuttle got pretty messed up at Pluto.

Re: Groombridge Log part II finished

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:11 am
by glory_device
Well well, Tiberian!

I blame you (not really) for the awesome time I had reading the Groombridge Log novel :)!

It's been a while since I visited here or UQM forum and I am glad to hear that you are still around!

Nicely done!

Re: Groombridge Log part II finished

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:17 pm
by Tiberian
Hey, Glory Device, nice to see you're still alive, just like Groombridge Log.

And here's an update: I just finished chapter 12 today. Time will tell how many chapters are needed for part III, but if things go as planned, the next part could be finished sometime in the summer, August perhaps.

Re: Groombridge Log part II finished

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:19 pm
by glory_device
Well, yeah I still breath which is not a bad thing after all! My university degree is finished and I decided to come back into the realm of online community. For now, I don't plan on work on any project...But, who knows in the future!

I look forward for the third chapter!

Re: Groombridge Log part II finished

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:51 pm
by Vman
Thank you for writing this, I enjoyed it :D

Looking forward to part III!

Re: Groombridge Log part II finished

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 4:57 pm
by Tiberian
Part III is going on chapter 15. There's 46 pages now.