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  1. Turing-Nash Power Hour Redux: A Collaborative Timeline

    Welcome Back to the Arcade, ladies and gentlemen! I'm your host, Awesome Sauce and this is a reboot of the Turing-Nash TL. This time around, it isn't just pop culture, now everything is allowed (as along as it is not ASB or violate the rules of this site) on this thread (of course with my...
  2. Andrew Boyd

    The best books never written

    Essentially, sort of a literary equivalent to The best movies/TV shows/video games never made threats. Only this time, it's about books ranging from novels, comic books and graphic novels, and textbooks for schools.
  3. The Ballad of the Lovecraft: A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

    IDEA: Two acclaimed authors whose work everyone copies but has failed on television and the movies is Edgar Rice Burroughs (Jon Carter of Mars) and H.P. Lovecraft. Starting in the 1920s/1930s till now, make the franchises of John Carter of Mars and Lovecraftian media as popular as Star Trek or...
  4. Welcome to the Arcade Gaiden
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    I'M BACK BITCHES William Higinbotham A name familiar to anyone who knows about video game history, He created the game Computer Tennis, a revolutionary game simulates a game of, well, tennis in 1958 to display it at the annual public convention of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the critical...
  5. XTrapnel

    Visual style guides for producing ATL media?

    As far as I can tell, at present, everyone who wants to produce a mockup of a BBC/New York Times front page, a graphic from The Economist and so on to add immersion to an ATL has got to more or less work out how to approximate the house styles of each of these publications (in terms of fonts...
  6. The Turing-Nash Power Hour, A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

    After having a conversation with Mr_ Bondoc, I decided to start a new TL with him. And yes, this is a collaborative effort so anyone who wants to join in and share your ideas, you can with, (of course) our permission. So here's the POD: POD: June 7, 1954: Alan Turing refuses to commit suicide...
  7. The Stories Never Wrote

    There's already threads for movies, games, and TV shows. Why not literature? The Sandals of Perseus - A 1957 novel by Ray Bradbury about a federal agents working for a semi-dystopian future US in the year 2003, with their current assignment being to stop a right-wing anarchist known only as Mr...
  8. TheDetailer

    Golden: A Pop Culture Timeline
    Threadmarks: OP

    Welcome all to Golden! A passion project of mine in the works for a couple of months, due to my love for the pop culture timelines on this site and popular culture in general. So I wanted to give a try at making a timeline of my own, in the style of a more optimistically* pathed one. Along with...
  9. Andrew Boyd

    Top Books Never Written

    Another offshot of all the "Top X Never Made." Only this time with books. Ranging from fiction to even books detailing various AH events.
  10. The Burning Cauldron: The Neo Assyrian Empire Defended
    Threadmarks: The Rebellion of Nabopolassar and the Early Reign of Sinsharishkun

    This thread, is a minor tl, which could develop into a full-time creation, exploring the geopolitical schematics in a world wherein the Assyrian empire defeats the Medo-Babylonian alliance and contends itself with the changing situation in the Middle East. This is also a thought experiment...
  11. AHC: Neo-Assyrian Empire

    Your challenge if you choose to accept it, is with a POD in 625, during the reign of Sinsharikun (627-614 BCE), for the Assyrian Empire, already over extended and damaged, to fight off all of its foes and restore itself during the reign of Sinsharikun. This is a very difficult task, I realize...
  12. WI: Edward R. Murrow lives longer

    The legendary journalist was an extremely heavy smoker and died of lung cancer at the age of 57. In the years before his death, however, he'd moved from journalism into government service - JFK put him in charge of the US Information Agency, and he was appointed to the National Security Council...
  13. Challenge: Improve "Return of the Jedi"

    Most everyone will agree that "Return of the Jedi," while an entertaining and satisfying movie, is by far the weakest entry in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. Your challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to propose how the filmmakers could have turned "Return of the Jedi" into an overall...
  14. Would This Version of "Batman" Have Been Better?

    Tim Burton's "Batman" turns 30 years old this year. The movie is regarded as a classic of the superhero genre, as it launched the Batman film franchise and laid the groundwork for our modern era of dark superhero movies. But many fans and critics take issue with Burton's execution of the story...
  15. Andrew Boyd

    Your Dream Media Cast

    Hey AHers, what's your personal dream cast? By this I mean that your preferred actor for whoever character is cast. Or the actor who once played them but died is still alive. Go ahead. List yours. I'll have my first ideas in a bit.
  16. WI: George Lazenby Accepts The Six-Picture Deal to Play James Bond

    One of the most infamous decisions in cinema history was George Lazenby's rejection of a one million dollar deal to play James Bond in six more movies after "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969). His agent told him that Bond was a fad who would be irrelevant in the 1970's. Lazenby foolishly...
  17. Ying Blanc

    Breaking News - A News Timeline
    Threadmarks: Chapter 1 - Prologue

    Prologue Hello and welcome! This is my first proper timeline covering an actual narrative, and it is my first timeline in general in 3 or 4 years. I'm highly confident that I've matured and improved over those years to make a riveting, and diverse story. The narrative of this timeline comes...
  18. DuMont will make TV work: A TL
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Allen DuMont worried. He would have paced, in fact, but he had fallen far to ill with the worst flu that he could remember in quite some time to be able to do that. So instead he laid in bed unable to sleep as his emotions raged inside him. “Why now, of all times, for this to happen, when I had...
  19. Top Video Games never made

    Much like the greatest television shows never made, this thread is very much the same as that, except for video gaming. Game Of Thrones (2014): Developer: Obsidian Software Publisher: Bethesda Softworks A game set at the start of the series (series 1), you would begin the game as a member of...
  20. What if floppy discs had serial copy management?

    Most of my alternate history threads are about scenarios where the divergence from real history happens in the pre-digital era. This has to do with being born in the wrong decade. Floppy discs are all digital, and when copied correctly, are copied bit-for-bit. The first floppies were introduced...
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