Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by pattontank12, Sep 25, 2017.
So @theg*ddam*hoi2fan what do you think of the video games and which is your favorite?
I thought the idea was that basically Frank gave Claire the FBI, and that it was basically one law for her, one for everyone else.
I mean, the point of NRC America is basically an ultra-right, ultra-traditionalist state. I'm not saying that the wife couldn't be in the FBI, but she'd likely not be able to rise very high, even under the Underwoods, especially since their entire thing was using the NRC's usual stance to their advantage. Also, NRC America wouldn't have encouraged married women to work at all.
Why not have the husband be the agent, and his wife be involved in some kind of women's patriotic movement. That'd fit better.
I like 'em Especially Trotsky Attacks - they look pretty epic. Especially Britain as TTL's Empire of the Rising Sun
Do remeber these people are not praticuly high ranking they are essentially Field Officers who run survellince and beat down people they are told to beat down,THey are kept from advancing until the Underwood era due to Elizabeth being a woman, and even after the Underwoods take power they are often viewed negatively by other agents and officers to the point where one of them actively tries to sabtoge them out of pure spite at the fact that "a goddamn woman" was in charge. This is also taking into account they are exceptionally capable which got them the approval of Claire who personally gave their carrers a little push.
Yeah, but OTL female agents weren't allowed in the FBI until 1972, and that was in normal America. Here...no, it doesn't fit.
How about this, she was a agent in the much more relaxed CIA(the most Pragmatic agency in the NRC structure),who routienly used female agents even though they never acheive a higher rank than a second command post at a foreign station.She was noted for by Claire Underwood abilities when advising the new Cuban regime on how to crack down on dissidents and she decided to transfer her to be second of command in DC,with her husband as the head, to advance her liberalization campaign in the FBI.As you can guess almost everybody under her command hated her and distrusted her at first yet she earns their respect through increddiblly productive results and taking down a Resitence plot to kill the President,this was before the common people really knew who was in charge. Their is still a ton of sexism aimed at her and their is still that officer who is constantly out to sabtoge the Jennigs carreer's out of sexism. Does this work?
I am tempted to tease somethings though pictures.
Shaghai connection? The Triads route is possible.
John Dillenger, Famous Banker.
Any thoughts or suggestions for the stuff I posted today?
Francis Del Criox
Main protagonist of the original Magische Sterne video game trilogy.
Set in a magical galaxy filled with various fantasy and extra terrestrial races. The original trilogy follows Francis Del Criox the crown prince of the Archduchy of Terryst, a peaceful interstellar monarchy. After its conquest at the hands of the Iron Order, an obvious analogue to various Syndicalist regimes. And his fight to reclaim his birthright and liberate his people.
Over the course of the original trilogy Francis gains a number of various memorable friends and allies along the way. While giving the players various possible routes and different endings depending on the players choices. With two of the games most notable features being Francis's gradual change from a normal albiet magically powered human to a heavily augmented cyborg. Where the player through their choices can either have Francis still retain his original humanity or fully embrace his changes becoming coldly calculating and soul devouring tyrant in the making.
The other feature is it's near seamless blending of various fantasy and sci-fi elements. Including the fusion of technology and magic thanks to application of Serinium a mysterious magic producing element left over by the Ancients and the feul source of nearly all technology in the galaxy.
Francis if he goes full darkness route
The second trilogy Magische Sterne: Ursprünge is actually a distant prequel, taking place on Gea the ancient homeworld of man. During the smaug wars between the United Empire a vaguely steampunk renaissance Empire and the Free Kingdoms an alliance of various independent kingdoms fighting against Imperial expansion. With you having the option to either play has Joan a young peasant girl turned honorary knight and war leader or has Reinhardt a veteran crusader knight of the Empire.
Rienhardt and Joan of the prequel trilogy.
The prequels were praised for their diverse story telling, intense action oriented gameplay, various subtle themes including nature vs technology, enjoyable side quests and the various examples of grey and grey morality in play throughout the trilogy.
OOC: Think a mix of Dragon Age, Witcher, Mass Effect, KOTOR and Final Fantasy.
Not really - the NRC wouldn’t have tried liberalising the NRC under anyone, and the last regime was just as reactionary as all the others, they just sneered at it behind closed doors. But in public it was business as usual only more so.
She could be an FBI analyst though. Yeah, that’d work. Go with that, and that her work is probably more important than most field agents but it doesn’t get the same recognition.
Deal.thanks for the idea
Edit: I also upon thinking it over agree with you on the show it should not be based on a real family,I have a better idea now. The family itself is completely fictional but it takes the stories from families who were torn apart by the war in this way and meshs them all together. Is that better?
And yeah that probably works better. I like the idea of one show ITTL being based on actual events, but too many kind of breaks the immersion. But the amalgam idea works really well
Also making sure to nip in the bud any idea of TTL’s James Bond or something being based on a real person - that’s not happening
(Just joking, didn’t think you’d want to do that )
Won't it make more sense for it to be 'Der Blaue Lotus' in German?
Croatian film director Tomislav "Tommy" Wiseau promoting his films in the Combined Syndicates of America. Considered one of the best directors in the United States of Greater Austria(and, indeed, Europe as a whole) Wiseau's first film, The Room, was met with praise upon its 2003 release for its performances, narrative, and cinematography. The film's protagonist, a man named Johann, is accused of the murder of his former friend Markus over his affair with Johann's fiancé, Elisabet. Although Johann is convinced of his innocence, throughout the film evidence against him mounts until the reveal that he is actually guilty of the murder, and had created a mental block. The most famous scene of the film is Johann's line "I did not kill him, I did not kill him, it's not true, it's bullshit, I did not kill him, I did NOT!"; the delivery of that's line is considered the best performance of the film.
So what does everyone think of the Magische Sterne games?
I have this idea for American storytelling in film that shows a split in American Society.Scene movies have a intent on showing a individual revolt against A system become truly free,Love is involved but more of it is becoming in love and having romances, which helps in the end overcome the evil system.Politically they always have very Social Democratic Themes and Leftism is pronounced in a lot of their films.Their opposite will be called the Dallas machine.Their films has a different focus,one on family.They have a great way of showing each of their individual characters being strengthened by their Family.Religion is also thrown in a lot as strengthening the character in their struggle.In terms of politics they are usually Democratic Leaning yet Conservatives have a strong presence as well.
Edit: the Dallas shows and movies also show what losing the family can mean,for example in It All Comes Tumbling Down,a HUGE theme in the show is what happens after they all separate,with all the characters going through emotional and mental problems as they lose the support system which fundamentally helped them.
So yeah what do you think?
I doubt Hergé would change his mother tongue because of a German victory in the Weltkrieg
ISF Ares, artist's concept, greenhouse, work areas, solar power farm. Living quarters are in the central mound, covered in dirt to help protect astronauts from radiation.
ISF Ares is the Mars base that the ISF plans to build as part of the currently underway Operation Ares, which will be the first manned mission to Mars, and will involve building the first permanent Mars base.
While Operation Ares is equipped to allow for a return trip, the hope is that it will be able to set up a, for the most part, self-sufficient base, which will serve as the foundation for an entire colony, which is currently in planning under the title of Operation Athena.
The base is equipped to allow the inhabitants to manufacture basic equipment and spare parts, search for, mine, and process minerals, grow food and replenish oxygen, and perform surgery.
Artist's rendition of Neues Berlin (New Berlin), the Kaiserreiches Deutsche Luftstreitkräfte's (KDL) first permanent moon base, in its initial form after construction in 2017.
Unlike ISF Luna, the first permanent moon base, Neues Berlin was built to be, for the most part, self-sufficient from the start, able to grow its own food, recycle air, power itself, and manufacture most of the spare parts required for repairs. ISF Luna was upgraded to become self-sufficient in 2018.
The base has since expanded quite a bit, and there are rumors that the KDL is planning on petitioning the Kaiser himself to declare Neues Berlin a proper colony.
Currently, the only civilian colony on the Moon is the British Empire's Kumar's Landing, named for Flight Lieutenant Anil Singh Kumar of the British ISF, the first man to walk on the Moon. It is located out side of ISF Luna, and the majority of the inhabitants work in the various supply bases, running the solar power farms, the actual farms, mining, etc.
Or perhaps, he is doing it as a sort of protest. Alexander Scholsenizen once titled a book out of protest of something else that is not inside his book which sent him to the gulag.
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