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Reading Rainbow: the March 2020 Superdraft

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Yeah, he agreed to switch publishers, but only if the new publisher agreed to FIRST do a run of a porn book he wrote and drew. He didn't really change his art style much, so it looks like a Tijuana Bible made in Whoville.

 

https://comonocreerendios-lem.blogspot.com/2013/12/dr-seusss-first-book-was-porn.html

 

Chase your dreams, I guess.

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Once upon a gloaming dreary, while I pondered weak and weary

over a book of quaint Lewisian Lore

I came upon a tale so disturbing, I tell you it was quite unnerving

The Adventures of a girl in a place of logic curving, swerving into madness one deplores

"Tis merely a stab at new math," I reasoned, "Merely this and little more"

Yet Alice's wrath shakes me to the core

 

And yet clearly I could read, how Alice made Wonderland bleed

As her curiosity she would feed, from flower bed to Mock Turtle's shore

Ever was her size a changing, by cakes and mushroom bites exchanging

Wonderland she was re-arranging, homes broken and queens endangering

"Curious" She cried, "And curiousor!"

 

Tea parties she crashed, leaving their ruins to smolder

her mad indifference ever colder, picking apart this world ever bolder

Why I think she even killed some soldiers! Scattered them like cards upon the floor

Madness taking her, and remaking her, into a monster any sane man would abhor

"Curious!" She howled, "And Curiousor!"

 

There is no haven, home, or palace-that can keep out the Alice

As she destroys that which is different, different from her!

As she bites growing cakes or drinks from shrinking chalice, now with a thirst for ruining

ruining more!

Alice cries, as her wrath she lets flies!

"CURIOUS! AND CURIOUSOR!"

 

Character Pick: Alice, From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

 

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9 minutes ago, Hermit said:

Once upon a gloaming dreary, while I pondered weak and weary

over a book of quaint Lewisian Lore

I came upon a tale so disturbing, I tell you it was quite unnerving

The Adventures of a girl in a place of logic curving, swerving into madness one deplores

"Tis merely a stab at new math," I reasoned, "Merely this and little more"

Yet Alice's wrath shakes me to the core

 

And yet clearly I could read, how Alice made Wonderland bleed

As her curiosity she would feed, from flower bed to Mock Turtle's shore

Ever was her size a changing, by cakes and mushroom bites exchanging

Wonderland she was re-arranging, homes broken and queens endangering

"Curious" She cried, "And curiousor!"

 

Tea parties she crashed, leaving their ruins to smolder

her mad indifference ever colder, picking apart this world ever bolder

Why I think she even killed some soldiers! Scattered them like cards upon the floor

Madness taking her, and remaking her, into a monster any sane man would abhor

"Curious!" She howled, "And Curiousor!"

 

There is no haven, home, or palace-that can keep out the Alice

As she destroys that which is different, different from her!

As she bites growing cakes or drinks from shrinking chalice, now with a thirst for ruining

ruining more!

Alice cries, as her wrath she lets flies!

"CURIOUS! AND CURIOUSOR!"

 

Character Pick: Alice, From Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

 

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Fabulouser and fabulouser :thumbup:

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31 minutes ago, Cancer said:

Character pick: Jack Aubrey

 

Idle curiosity, how do you envision them in the story? Is Hornblower still a midshipman, or does each of these captains have their own ship?

 

Also, have you seen The Great Eastern? A novel of Ahab vs. Nemo. (I assume you'll draft Ahab, or at least one character from that book)

 

And I have to say, my first thought when I saw you had a theme, was, "I hope he gets the kid from Captains Courageous"

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1 hour ago, Sociotard said:

 

Idle curiosity, how do you envision them in the story? Is Hornblower still a midshipman, or does each of these captains have their own ship?

 

Also, have you seen The Great Eastern? A novel of Ahab vs. Nemo. (I assume you'll draft Ahab, or at least one character from that book)

 

And I have to say, my first thought when I saw you had a theme, was, "I hope he gets the kid from Captains Courageous"

 

Frankly, still working on the full story, mostly because I'm still trying to construct a coherent set of adversaries.  I also am not positive on the tone/mood/theme I want; that's inherent to the author selection, of course.  At this moment I lean toward early ship-command era for most of the ship captains: e.g., Hornblower is a commander in Hotspur.  With Nemo that's more difficult, of course, and I still haven't decided if I want the admiral commanding the squadron as part of my cast (and whom that would be if I went that way); that really depends on the opposition.  There will be some non-captains in the cast as well.

 

As for Harvey Cheyne Jr. ... Shhhh!  I could still be sniped!

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52 minutes ago, Logan.1179 said:

Changed my mind, picking today as my vision becomes clearer. 

 

Violet Baudelaire, from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. 

 

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Ooh, I almost picked her today, then went in another direction. Well played.

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18 hours ago, Sociotard said:

You gonna buy him a drink first?

 

I kid. Anyway, you are referring to the nameless character the the novel by Emmuska Orczy?

The armchair detective, yes.

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After drafting three captains, time to pick some crew.

 

Following the spoiler upthread, we will pick Harvey Cheyne Jr from Captains Courageous.

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