Red Hypergiant Act 1 - Edge Of Black by Bartan

Red Hypergiant Act 1 - Edge Of Black


8 September 2017 at 21:49:48 MDT

~~Originally Posted on FA and SF on Sept 29th, 2015

This one is a bit shorter than expected, but it's long enough. Red Hypergiant is a bit closer to Science Fantasy than Fantasy, but I guess that's more just splitting hairs. There's really not too much to say about it. But I'll start from the top.

First, no sex. And odds are there will not be anything of the sort for this series (read it, and you'll know why). There are a few... Themes, I guess? Some 'Nudity-'

Can you even call it Nudity, Bartan?

...Maybe? I donno. Just saying, there's cat nipples in it if you think about there being cat... Nipples. Moving on! This series is something I half came up with looking at a few different things. One was the "Lyrics" to Red Hypergiant; a song from Architects, which is a quote from Carl Sagan:

"The old appeals to racial, sexual, and religious chauvinism, and to rabid nationalist fervor are beginning not to work. A new consciousness is developing which sees the Earth as a single organism, and recognizes that an organism at war with itself is doomed. We are one planet."

If I reveal anymore than that at the moment, and I think it'll spoil too much of the story. There's a few more sources that I would like to mention, but will probably do so on the next issue. For now, just let the quote and the song itself show you the mood of the story (don't worry, 100% clean).

The second song, however... It's about a 4/5 on the Harsh Vocals. If you feel you can tolerate it, try it. But it's the chorus that really shined through to me. Making me think of this setting and giving the same radiance of the main character. But I got a bit off topic.

I have hosted a few Pen & Paper RPG campaigns that were on the Sci-Fa or Cyberpunk line, but it's usually not one of my strong points. Though, hosting a game and writing a story are two different things, I hope I did better on the story. We'll see, and I'll let you be the judge.

Anyway, another new story arrives around the end of the month. I'll do what I can for October, but we're getting a Tropical Storm/hurricane (I think) in a day or two. Soooo... I'll do what I can! Enjoy everyone, I'm looking forward to getting wet.

Red Hypergiant © Architects
Edge of Black © Caliban

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