AH Title and Description Game

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Emperor Norton I, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. Vahktang A not so Well-Known Member

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    Spirit of '76
    One of the many 'fromages' (cheesy tributes) to Monty Python produced over the decades by talented (or less talented) fans of the group, this one to the movie Life of Brian
    This is a tongue in cheek biopic of John the Revelator during his exile on the Isle of Patmos, and the writing of the Book of Revelation.
    The movie was made on location on Parmos, but without proper permits or sets, a guerilla style film making, featuring staring bystanders and the occaisional car or phone noise in this period piece.
    John is portrayed as usually drunk or on other drugs and most of the signs and scenes described in the Book are poytrayed as John's relatives, neighbors, and things that occur to him.
    The 'whore of Babylon' is a prostitute down the street that moved from Babylon to Patmos ("i heard this was a happening place. Imagine my surprise") who refuses to do any business with John, the 'many headed Dragon' is his landlady, ocean going mammels, seals, show up playing ominous music on horns, eventually seven of them,, etc, etc.
    There is also attempts at satire, a gang of victory obssessed athletic thugs keep giving John problems, and all wear Nike running shoes.
    The movie never found general theatrical release, but did have a cult/midnight movie following, and an eventual laser disk release, but any VCR or DVD recordings are bootleg.

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    The Thousand Island Empire

    Whoa
     
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    Not for nothing but just to let me know ... when someone proposes a security is obliged to describe a TL or not ? Because the written above , is not exactly TL .
     
  3. ramones1986 Grumpy and Lazy

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    A scenario set in the pre-Spanish times where the Namayan people, speaking a descendant of proto-Philippine language and living in the eastern banks of Pampanga River, managed to unify from different city-states, forged alliances with other pre-colonial states across Luzon to create an empire that lasted for six centuries (10th to 16th centuries).

    The scenario, which combined the elements of elements of pre-1900 and (geographical) ASB timelines, depicted in detail the settlement patterns, economy and society of pre-colonial Philippines; in particular, the scenario described the different waves of migration of Namayan people to the southeastern coast of Panay and Guimaras and central-southwastern part of Buglas/Negros island and the whole Spratley Archipelago.



    Choose your pick:

    a.) El Capitán: The Story of Eugenio López Moreno and the Making of Telesistema Filipina

    b.) Blood, Sweat and Tears in the Land of Milk and Honey: The Shared Histories of the Hebrew-speaking People of Palestine

    c.) No volá sin mi: The Autobiography of Aldred Gatchalián

    d.) Chaldea and Erek: The Complicated Intertwined History

    e.) Chicle Gang: Los primeros veinte años

    f.) Aoreatoa: The History of Zealandia and its People

     
  4. Barbarossa Rotbart Well-Known Member

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    Among others. The real problem is, that they are unformated. You can really not discern where one title and and where the next one begins.

    I doubt that Emperor Norton I had such titles in mind when he wrote:
     
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  6. Barbarossa Rotbart Well-Known Member

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    An ASB TL about a world wide mass amnesia in the late 18th century. Every single person on the planet has forgotten who they are and where they come from. And there is also no way to rediscover the lost knowledge. The writer of this TL had plans for this TL up until the 21st century but he abandoned it after some critics poked fun at the title.




    Choose (and write at least four sentences! But more would be better.)
    Restauratio Imperii

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    The 99 Deities of Islam

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    Going Commando - A Fashion TL
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    The Incredible Adventures of God and her Scribe

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    Isabella the Great
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    The Rise of the American Social Democrats
     
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  8. woweed New Hippie

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    Is English your native language?
     
  9. The Champion Well-Known Member

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    Not really , I'm from Brazil , being very frank I use a translator to be able to write in English.
     
  10. Pesigalam Banned

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    "This is based on creativity. So please limit your creativity to my liking" :rolleyes:
    A speculative TL where Shia LaBeouf never became a movie actor and instead lives a double life: one as a performance artists and another as a serial killer. He travels across the USA and the world with his theater group, thus ensuring that his victims are scattered across a wide geographic are and thus the murders are hard to link to one another. Although the TL focuses on the law-enforcement hunt for the serial killer, tidbits of the wider world are revealed in various updates: Andrei Chikatilo was never executed and in fact never went to prison due to a mistrial (even more bizarrely, by the time the TL takes place he had moved to Japan and co-hosts a reality TV show there alongside the local cannibal-celebrity, Issei Sagawa), Iraq was never invaded and is currently run by Uday Hussein who is known for his sexual excesses and love of torture, the North-Irish War is still underway though it's relatively low-intensity conflict and Raman Raghav is still at large in India. The title of the TL is taken from an art-performance LaBeouf does in the TL (which in turn is based on his OTL "I'm no longer famous" stunt).

    The Shinto Roma -- Rise and Fall of Japanese Gypsies (in Denmark)
     
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  11. Mr.E The Man that Time Forgot

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    I'll take a crack at this as best as I can:

    A short story set during the early part of World War II, where, during the Nazi invasion, a group of Romas in Poland escape the Nazis, and journey to then-neutral Denmark. There, they try to find a country to flee to. Only one Japanese diplomat is sympathetic, and tries to get them to Japan. However, then the Nazi invasion of Denmark happens, and they are trapped at the Japanese embassay, while the claim is processed. Finally, the diplomat is able to get them the necessary documentation to reach Japan, where they remain until the end of the war, where they leave a devastated Japan, and return to a devastated Poland.

    Red, White, and Green
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    The Indo-Soviet Invasion of Pakistan
     
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  12. ramones1986 Grumpy and Lazy

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    The post-1900 sequel to the long-running Hungarian-centric alternate history scenario "The Seven Magyar Tribes and the Eighth", which continued the saga of the Hungarian-speaking Orthodox Christians of Transylvannia and its relationship with the rest of the Kingdom of Hungary since the arrival of the seven principal Magyar tribes in the Pannonian basin. The basin, also known by its subtitle "The Orthodox Magyars of Transylvannia and its relationship with Hungary in the 20th Century", narrated the complicated relationship they have with the rest of Hungary starting with the outbreak of World War I and the eventual break-up of the Kingdom of Hungary by Treaty of Trianon, the first division of the country into two feuding nations (monarchic Kingdom of Hungary and the Communist Hungarian People's Republic), the outbreak of World War II and the Communist takeover of the whole Hungarian nation, the second division following the successful 1956 Revolution in Budapest, the efforts for eventual reunification of the two Hungaries that would eventually realized in the St. Stephen's Day of 2000.


    Choose your pick:

    a.) The Unification of Arabia: The Tale of the Hashemite Kingdom

    b.) Blood, Sweat and Tears in the Land of Milk and Honey: The Shared Histories of the Hebrew-speaking Peoples of Palestine

    c.) Chaldea and Erek: The Complicated Intertwined History

    d.) Aoreatoa: The History of Zealandia and its People
     
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  13. Shiva Dreaming... always dreaming...

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    The BST series is a long running Alt History book series that diverges when Greek influenced Hebrews (the words 'Jew' and 'Jewish' die out in Antiquity) managed to defeat the Maccabees, driving them into the desert, cementing the first of several divisions in the Hebrew tribes. Through a series of characters spanning over millennia we see the Hebrew peoples divide along lines of religion and ethnicity even while retaining similar languages and retaining the 'Holy Land', though actual control varies between Empires, Nations, and periods of Hebrew 'self-rule' though in the hands of one Hebrew sub-ethnicity, or Hebrew inspired faith.


    Maria Theresa, the Habsburg who Lost Austria

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    The Reign of the Sadist: the Maquis de Sade's reign over Revolutionary France
     
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  14. Barbarossa Rotbart Well-Known Member

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    Both titles are great ...
    Donatien-Alphonse-François, Marquis de Sade managed to avoid prison and a death sentence during the Reign of Terror and even managed to succeed Robbespierre after his fall and execution. During his rule from 1794 to 1798 the revolution was completed and France became a utopian socialist republic. Although he described what we in OTL call sadistic practices in his plays and novels, he did never made them legal, but other things (homosexuality, racial and gender equality) did and France became the most progressive nation of the time. Since then Sadism describes his utopian but working brand of socialism which is still the foundation of the French Constitution, even if his successors turned France into a dictatorship and later into a restored monarchy.



    Choose (and write at least four sentences! But more would be better.)
    Restauratio Imperii

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    The 99 Deities of Islam

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    Going Commando - A Fashion TL
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    The Incredible Adventures of God and her Scribe

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    Isabella the Great
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    The Rise of the American Social Democrats
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    There is no God Except Aten, and
    Akhenaten is His Prophet
     
  15. ramones1986 Grumpy and Lazy

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    A long-running Spanish-centric alternate history scenario that deals on the life and reign of Isabel of Trastamara as Queen of Castile , her relationship with both husband King Ferdinand V of Aragon and their children, and the life and government in the Iberian Peninsula in between the late 15th and early 16th century. The said scenario include the policy where Tocharian-born mercenaries replaced the expelled Moors and Jews in their specialized occupation, mostly marrying both Conversos (from a significant part of both Iberian Moors and Sephardic Jewish population) and Iberian Roman Catholics, as well as the consolidation of the guild system in both Castile and Aragon. Also included was the story of Miguel de la Paz, who survived his infant sickness and growing up in the courts of the unified kingdom of Spain. Currently, Isabella the Great is one of the nominees in this year's Turtledove Awards for Best Continuing Renaissance Timeline; it was the second nomination for the said timeline.


    Choose your pick:

    a.) The Unification of Arabia: The Tale of the Hashemite Kingdom

    b.) The Hittites of Cyprus: From Antiquity to Contemporary Times

    c.) Chaldea and Erek: The Complicated and Intertwined Histories of the Two Nations

    d.) Aoreatoa: The History of Zealandia and its People

    e.) Dyma Teledu Cymru: The Complete History of the Dedicated Welsh-Language Regional Fourth Channel
     
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    Abdul Aziz, the head of the Al-Saud family is killed at the Battle of Riyadh in 1902 whilst attempting to recapture his family's former capital. The Al-Saud forces are routed upon their leader's death and Al-Saud resume their exile in Kuwait. The Great War breaks out in 1914 with the Ottomans finding themselves on the side of the Central Powers. Prime Minister Asquith rejects the eccentric plan of first Lord of the Admiralty Churchill for a landing at the heavy fortified heights at Gallipoli instead opting to land forces at the relatively undefended front near Alexandretta. The British and French expeditionary force's success cuts off Ottoman Anatolia from the Arab Provinces. However the Allies do not have enough men to occupy the Arab Provinces and mob up the remaining Ottoman garrisons. So their turn to Sharif Hussein bin Ali of Mecca. With Allied support he drives the Ottoman's out the Hejaz and by the war's end in 1917 has even occupied as far north as the city of Amman. After the war the Allies recognize Hussien's conquests as the Kingdom of Arabia, although they refuse his requests that his sons be given thrones as well. From 1917 to 1923 the Hussien would focus on conquering the rest of Arabia. In 1923, he would crush the last resisting tribe, the Rashidis at a much more famous Battle of Riyadh, uniting all of Arabia under the Hashemite banner.

    Take your pick:

    A) The Russian Revolution of 1878

    B) The Death of the Sublime Porte and the rise of the Kingdom of Armenia

    C) Emperor Guangxu and the Modernization of China
     
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  19. Shiva Dreaming... always dreaming...

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    Hell in the Imperial Valley is a long running ASB fanfic in which after a vaguely defined apocalypse wipes out civilization as we know it a thousand years prior, the 'Napa Empire', who's capital city was built in the old Napa Valley region is in political crisis. The death of Emperor Alex II has resulted in a power struggle between his brother Paris and his two sister Myra and Darla. The War of the Siblings is, as of the latest posting, tearing the Napa Empire apart, as shown through the eyes of the various POV characters and script-written segments.


    Maria Theresa, the Habsburg who Lost Austria

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    The Revolution Will Have a Soundtrack
     
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