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by Stewart M
2020-07-07 01:41pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Three's Company
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Batman 1939: Three's Company

Batman 1939: Three's Company Chapter 5: Strangers in a Strange Land​ The mansion’s front hall was lit by four hundred and three candles set in eighteen candelabras, twenty-seven sconces, and seven crystal chandeliers. This flickering polyphony drowned the room in dreamlike unreality. Zatanna could ...
by Stewart M
2020-07-07 01:33pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Three's Company
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Batman 1939: Three's Company

The Batman/Catwoman dialogue is a lot of fun. Batman takes the supernatural in stride at this point, I guess. Pretty much. At least at the level he's seen so far. Oh... fuck.. this ain't good... if it IS the House of Mystery (or its companion the House of Secrets) "Any uninvited visitors that unwit...
by Stewart M
2020-07-03 11:50am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Thoughts on advancing Social ideals vs advancing technology [in a fantasy world setting]
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Thoughts on advancing Social ideals vs advancing technology [in a fantasy world setting]

I think your notions of what was going on in the middle ages is more than a bit overinfluenced by some outdated Renaissance notions that they were living in an enlightened age compared to their immediate ancestors. The medieval period wasn't stagnant or particularly church dominated compared to wha...
by Stewart M
2020-07-03 08:29am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Thoughts on advancing Social ideals vs advancing technology [in a fantasy world setting]
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Thoughts on advancing Social ideals vs advancing technology [in a fantasy world setting]

How practical would it be to try and reverse what one imagines would happen to a hapless fantasy world? Instead of advancing ‘technology’ rapidly, what if one seeks to advance ‘culture’. Or to be more specific, a more egalitarian, and progressive social way of thinking of all races and creeds. The ...
by Stewart M
2020-06-03 11:30pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Three's Company
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Batman 1939: Three's Company

Batman 1939: Three's Company Chapter 4: The Lisbon Building [/b] ​ Zatanna Zatara rarely thought about her ancestry. This morning she knew she was born in America. Her father Giovanni had Italian roots. Her mother was long deceased and rarely discussed. Her father once said they met in Turkey, but ...
by Stewart M
2020-05-19 09:33pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: The Demon of King's Landing (Batman/Game of Thrones short story).
Replies: 18
Views: 2073

Re: The Demon of King's Landing (Batman/Game of Thrones short story).

This is really cool. Thanks! Coming from such an accomplished writer of Batman and Catwoman stories, that means a lot. That's quite kind, but they're really not so difficult a pair to write about. Just imagine a guy who spends all his waking AND sleeping hours looking at corpses and hasn't had a hu...
by Stewart M
2020-05-19 10:58am
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Three's Company
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Batman 1939: Three's Company

madd0ct0r wrote:
2020-05-15 03:54am
Loving the quiet foreshadowing for Babs.
Yeah, it's a shame I won't get around to writing her story.
by Stewart M
2020-05-14 03:14pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Three's Company
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Batman 1939: Three's Company

Batman 1939: Three's Company Chapter 3: A Magician Never Reveals His Secrets Zatanna Zatara waited uneasily on Franklin Wash’s porch while the man himself ran a hand through his thinning hair and sighed. It was a sigh of resignation and dread, like he had bet the rent on a losing horse or spilled i...
by Stewart M
2020-04-23 05:43pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Three's Company
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Batman 1939: Three's Company

Batman 1939: Three's Company Chapter 2: Should Old Acquaintance Be Forgot​ On Saturday morning, just before dawn, Alfred Pennyworth was startled out of bed by a loud crack of shattering wood. His mind already flitted on the hazy edge of sleep since the screams started minutes ago, so he was primed ...
by Stewart M
2020-04-20 12:35pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Three's Company
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Batman 1939: Three's Company

That is a VERY nice start to something new. I'm going to love seeing "John" juggle Catwoman and Zantanna. As for "Making the Arabia Look Bad", I'd call that 100% perfectly done. Selena should get extra for that bit. And if word got out about how Sid was going to handle Mr Zatara's kidnapping by cha...
by Stewart M
2020-04-17 07:49pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx
Replies: 220
Views: 101263

Re: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx

Dear Readers,

Breaking my promise that I wouldn't be continuing this series, I've decided to start another Batman 1939 story. You can find the link here.
by Stewart M
2020-04-17 07:48pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Three's Company
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Re: Batman 1939: Three's Company

Batman 1939: Three's Company Chapter 1: A Night At The Casino [/b] ​ October, 1941. On Friday nights, the Arabia Casino was the biggest party in Bludhaven. Floor action was always brisk at the Arabia, but the joint really came alive once the fight card finished. All fights in Bludhaven were fixed, ...
by Stewart M
2020-04-17 07:45pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Three's Company
Replies: 21
Views: 2725

Batman 1939: Three's Company

Author's Note Dear Readers, When I finished the most recent story in this series, Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx , I promised that it would be my last, and that I would turn my efforts to write original fiction instead. I meant to keep that promise, and my novel is still in-progress (I think it'...
by Stewart M
2020-01-21 10:52pm
Forum: History
Topic: What are the consequences of a longer atomic monopoly?
Replies: 4
Views: 4630

What are the consequences of a longer atomic monopoly?

It's common knowledge that the Soviet Union stole American and British atomic research in the 40s which sped their own atomic weapons program. One article by the DOE claims this may have accelerated the Soviet bomb by one to one-and-a-half years. "Soviet spies penetrated the Manhattan Project at Los...
by Stewart M
2019-10-28 05:49pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx
Replies: 220
Views: 101263

Re: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx

Dear readers, I apologize if this counts as thread necromancy, but it seemed appropriate. When this story was finished, I announced that I intended to stop writing fan fiction. I am indeed writing a book of original fiction (when I'm not working or studying). However, several people asked to let the...
by Stewart M
2019-02-22 12:10am
Forum: Gaming, Electronics and Computers
Topic: KOTOR 1 & 2 comparison
Replies: 6
Views: 4999

KOTOR 1 & 2 comparison

Several months ago, I started playing KOTOR 2 off an on. I played the original almost a decade ago. The sequel isn't exactly "fun" (I've grown impatient with old-school RPGs), but it is compelling. Playing KOTOR 2 gave an unsettling feeling that I've rarely felt from any fiction*. It took me a long ...
by Stewart M
2018-04-02 05:59pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx
Replies: 220
Views: 101263

Re: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx

Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx Epilogue​ Coastal Road East. Three miles from stately Wayne Manor. Bruce Wayne leaned against the door of his silver BMW roadster. The little open-topped race car was parked in a grassy forest clearing, hidden from the road by a curtain of pines and boulders. This ...
by Stewart M
2018-04-02 05:56pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx
Replies: 220
Views: 101263

Re: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx

Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx Chapter 31: The End of the Beginning​ [/b] Chile. The twin-engine airplane carrying Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain Steven Trevor, and Coronel Santiago Romero away from the midnight battle for Río Gallegos didn’t carry enough fuel for a trans-continental flight. Happ...
by Stewart M
2018-03-25 07:49pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx
Replies: 220
Views: 101263

Re: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx

Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx Chapter 30: A Bat Out of Hell​ [/b] Captain Steven Trevor woke up to to a rough headache and a sore jaw. He’d started a few fights in his life and taken his share of lickings, so this wasn’t new. He could handle it. Step one, he sat up and looked for coffee. Steve ...
by Stewart M
2018-03-19 07:37pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Harry Potter and the Prime Minister's Plan.
Replies: 103
Views: 57732

Re: Harry Potter and the Prime Minister's Plan.

There are a couple of things going on here: The first is that M and the PM want to keep knowledge of magic limited to as few people as possible, because once the genie is out of the bottle, there's no going back, and its the cluster fuck to end all cluster fucks. And because they don't want M and B...
by Stewart M
2018-03-18 11:39pm
Forum: Pure Star Trek
Topic: What does the Prime Directive say about dealing with a culture at an "intermediate" technological level?
Replies: 18
Views: 9472

Re: What does the Prime Directive say about dealing with a culture at an "intermediate" technological level?

Perhaps the formal text of the PD (assuming it's a detailed protocol) is hazy or silent on your scenario because most civilizations pass from crude, superstitious, pre-industrials to warp-capable space neighbors in a cosmic heartbeat. Most sapient species the Federation meets seem to average within ...
by Stewart M
2018-03-18 11:14pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Harry Potter and the Prime Minister's Plan.
Replies: 103
Views: 57732

Re: Harry Potter and the Prime Minister's Plan.

"He moved his cope
*scope

Good chapter. Interesting that some of Fenrir's camp recognize a gun on sight (unfortunately, the first stranger Bond runs into), but others are not even aware they exist.

It's well within Bond's MO to go in alone, but maybe next time he'll be more amenable to backup.
by Stewart M
2018-03-17 10:54pm
Forum: User Fiction
Topic: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx
Replies: 220
Views: 101263

Re: Batman 1939: Swimming in the Styx

Batman 1939: Swimming In the Styx Chapter 29: The Vergency ​ Río Gallegos, Argentina. Batman wasn’t a military analyst. He didn’t schedule time to study cannon calibers and navel tonnage and which battalions used what boot polish. His passion, at its most distilled, was to protect his neighbors fro...
by Stewart M
2018-03-02 12:21am
Forum: Fantasy
Topic: Muggle Technology in Harry Potter
Replies: 74
Views: 15868

Re: Muggle Technology in Harry Potter

Here's what I want to know. Evidently, wizards have spread across the globe and exist in every culture. So what's going on in those 21st century cultures where wizards and magic are still mainstream in Muggle society? We can visit, say, the Congo or Nepal and find communities where everyone owns a c...