The Ballad of the Lovecraft: A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

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December 14, 1919: Tiburon Entertainment is founded as Feline Follies Productions in Tiburon, California by Pat Sullivan to to produce animated cartoons, including his creation Felix the Cat.
You probably want to change it a year earlier.

"Feline Follies" was released in November 9, 1919 in OTL....

April 19, 1923: "Felix the Cat" (King Features Syndicate) comic strip begins distribution,...
 
You probably want to change it a year earlier.

"Feline Follies" was released in November 9, 1919 in OTL....

April 19, 1923: "Felix the Cat" (King Features Syndicate) comic strip begins distribution,...
Done.

Now Bondoc, since I named a lot of stuff for you, it's only fair if you do the same for me.

Here is Operation Sundevil, a 'master plan' designed to get rid of the "degenerates" and their ideologies out of their countries.

You can do whatever you want with this concept, but I'm just giving you some context to this situation.

Operation Sundevil:

(Insert date here): A group of gamers named (insert group name here) led by (Insert 2-3 names here) of (insert group name here) declare "holy war on the Cultural Marxists that plague their nations and their beloved hobbies",...

(Insert date here): Jane Cavanagh's home in (insert place here) was swatted by members of (insert group name here) which resulted in the death of her parents viva bullet to the head and her imprisonment, sparking international attention and outrage from inside and outside the gaming community,...

(Insert date here): 'Free Cavanagh' rally is held in the streets of (insert place here) featuring (insert 2-3 names here), with the support of the gaming community; the rally came to a sudden end when (insert group name here) supporters started to attack the protesters, turning the rally into a riot, sparking international attention and concern,...

(Insert date here): (insert name here) suggests the conspiracy that "Operation Sundevil is a master plan created by the conservatives as a response to progressives gaining control of politics, education, and media" in an interview with (insert Network here), gaining international attention,...

(Insert date here): Bicentennial Celebrations are interrupted by the formation of the "National People's Government" led by (insert 2-3 names here) in (insert place here) proclaiming themselves as the "government in exile for humankind against Globalism",...

(Insert date here): (insert group name here) member (insert name here) proclaims the need to "purge Globalist influence out of our schools, our governments, and our entertainment" during a debate with (insert name here) in (insert place here),...
 
Not a problem...

Done.

Now Bondoc, since I named a lot of stuff for you, it's only fair if you do the same for me.

Here is Operation Sundevil, a 'master plan' designed to get rid of the "degenerates" and their ideologies out of their countries.

You can do whatever you want with this concept, but I'm just giving you some context to this situation.

Operation Sundevil:

February 8, 2008: A group of gamers named "American Crusaders" led by Aaron Earls, Josh Larson and Ryan Green declare "holy war on the Cultural Marxists that plague their nations and their beloved hobbies",...

November 13, 2018: Jane Cavanagh's home in French Lick, Indiana was swatted by members of "The V-League" which resulted in the death of her parents via bullet to the head and her imprisonment on alleged "illegal weapons possession" charges, sparking international attention and outrage from inside and outside the gaming community,...

March 30, 2019: 'Free Cavanagh' rally is held in the streets of Indianapolis, Indiana featuring Nick Monroe, Marty Prehn and Jacob Engels, with the support of the gaming community; the rally came to a sudden end when Antifa and Code Pink supporters started to attack the protesters, turning the rally into a riot, sparking international attention and concern,...

October 17, 2019: Cenk Uygur, head of The Young Turks (TYT) suggests the conspiracy that "Operation Sundevil is a master plan created by the conservatives as a response to progressives gaining control of politics, education, and media" in an interview with Air America-TV, gaining international attention,...

July 4, 1976: Bicentennial Celebrations are interrupted by the formation of the "National People's Government" led by Benjamin Spock, Angela Davis, and Julius Hobson in Chicago, Illinois proclaiming themselves as the "government in exile for humankind against Globalism",...

September 11, 1991: New American Identity (NAI) member Pat Buchanan proclaims the need to "purge Globalist influence out of our schools, our governments, and our entertainment" during a debate with Noam Chomsky at Columbia University,...
 
Not a problem...
Well, Operation Sundevil is meant to be an way for nationalists to "resist globalism and the NWO" and the swatting of Jane Cavanagh, the chaotic end of the 'Free Cavanagh' rally, and the National People's Government is an example of their ways to accomplish their goal.

But you did good as always!
 
Well, Operation Sundevil is meant to be an way for nationalists to "resist globalism and the NWO" and the swatting of Jane Cavanagh, the chaotic end of the 'Free Cavanagh' rally, and the National People's Government is an example of their ways to accomplish their goal.

But you did good as always!
Consider that one scary element that has been the fact that we know how to turn commercial drones into weapons:

January 20, 2017: YouTube video from Aleppo, Syria demonstrates how a commercial drone can be used to fire an automatic weapon or drop a grenade,...
 
Consider that one scary element that has been the fact that we know how to turn commercial drones into weapons:

January 20, 2017: YouTube video from Aleppo, Syria demonstrates how a commercial drone can be used to fire an automatic weapon or drop a grenade,...
That would be very useful for the nationalists' goal. Also consider that the 'Alternative Media' will recruit people into nationalism, like Infowars and Breitbart for example.
 
That would be very useful for the nationalists' goal. Also consider that the 'Alternative Media' will recruit people into nationalism, like Infowars and Breitbart for example.
I am also considering that the scary thing is that the combination of these technologies will only serve to justify censorship and bans on gaming worldwide.
 
I am also considering that the scary thing is that the combination of these technologies will only serve to justify censorship and bans on gaming worldwide.
Why will killer drones make video games get a bad reputation? I think it's more plausible that Silicon Valley (or TTL equivalent) will get the blame for the killer drones.
 
Why will killer drones make video games get a bad reputation? I think it's more plausible that Silicon Valley (or TTL equivalent) will get the blame for the killer drones.
Consider it's a lot easier to blame an isolated subculture rather than Fortune 500 businesses. Just consider that even members of geek subcultures rarely admit to being isolated subcultures, and think of themselves as part of the mainstream...
 
Consider it's a lot easier to blame an isolated subculture rather than Fortune 500 businesses. Just consider that even members of geek subcultures rarely admit to being isolated subcultures, and think of themselves as part of the mainstream...
Will there be some people that'll prove that video games are NOT the reason why killer drones exist?
 
Will there be some people that'll prove that video games are NOT the reason why killer drones exist?
Yes, but consider that much like mass shootings in OTL, they can be overwhelmed by the 24-hour news cycle, talking points and social media. Just consider how the Trump lie of "Mexico is sending their rapists and criminals..." has continued to be a talking point since 2016, and certainly by the right-wing since 1994,...
 
Yes, but consider that much like mass shootings in OTL, they can be overwhelmed by the 24-hour news cycle, talking points and social media. Just consider how the Trump lie of "Mexico is sending their rapists and criminals..." has continued to be a talking point since 2016, and certainly by the right-wing since 1994,...
Perhaps all of this censoring and scapegoating by conservatives will lead to gamers thinking that there's a conspiracy to ban video games worldwide and thus will drift off further to the left which will lead to even more scapegoating and calls for censorship by the right-wing until eventually a event happens that makes the nationalists feel justified to purge everyone in the industry who "supports ideas that will advance the NWO".

Also, video games at this point will make more money than Hollywood, which will lead to people who are pissed off by this fact blaming the industry on the killer drone epidemic to shrink their profits.
 
Here are some PODs to flag that the Anglo-French Union is a bad place to be:

February 25, 1980: Tensions rise as Anglo-French Union troops are deployed to Paramaribo, Suriname, placing the United States and Anglo-French Union in conflict with each other politically and militarily, ....

May 30, 1981: Anglo-French Union troops are implicated in the assassination of Bangladeshi nationalist leader Ziaur Rahman in Chittagong, sparking international attention and concern,....

July 13, 1981: Anglo-French Union are deployed into Senegal and Gambia, after General Kukoi Sanyang leads a military uprising in Banjui, sparking international attention and concern,.....

September 1, 1981: Anglo-French troops install General Andre Kolingba in Banjui, fueling military and ethnic divisions in the region, along with anti-Western sentiment, sparking international attention to the region,...

August 1, 1982: Kenyan democratic leader David Arap Moi leads a failed coup attempt against the government in Nairobi, Kenya, forcing military deployment into the region, sparking international attention and concern,...

December 10, 1982: Surendre Rambocus leads an armed insurrection in Paramaribo, Suriname triggers the deployment of Anglo-French goops into the region, fueling anti-Western sentiment throughout Latin America,....

April 6, 1984: Anglo-French Union deploys troops into Yaounde, Cameroon, overthrowing the government of Paul Biya, sparking international attention and concern, and fueling the image of the Anglo-French Union as being racist in nature,....

October 15, 1987: Anglo-French Union forces announce the assassination of Thomas Sankara a.k.a. "Africa's Che Guevara" in Burkina Faso fueling anti-Western sentiment in Sub-Saharan Africa,.....
 
Well, here's the first REAL draft of the TL:

POD: November 13, 1918: Virgo Publishing is founded by Edmund Tatee and Edvin Reevese shortly following the end of World War I, in New York City, New York, publishing a magazine focusing on the new genre of science fiction, Strange Tales,...

December 14, 1918: Tiburon Entertainment is founded as Feline Follies Productions in Tiburon, California by Pat Sullivan to to produce animated cartoons, including his creation Felix the Cat.

February 17, 1928: H.P Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu novel is released, a book that lit the horror and sci-fi world on fire and put Virgo Publishing on the map,...

December 5, 1929: Warner Bros. releases the movie adaptation of the first novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series, A Princess of Mars, starring Errol Flynn as John Carter,...

July 20, 1929: Inspired by a fever dream, Frederick Graves writes the weird fiction piece Tuzur,...

May 8, 1933: Aubrey Terry Meskill writes the story Valley of Gapon, seen as rivaling Lovecraft in the emerging genre of weird fiction,...

October 13, 1932: MGM releases the movie adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu, directed by F.W. Murnau; while the film only got middling reviews, it did well enough at the box office to get MGM to continue the partnership with Virgo Publishing,...

August 15, 1945: H.P. Lovecraft passed away in his house with Virgo Publishing and his family honoring the deceased author with his funeral at Swan Point Cemetery of Providence, Rhode Island,...

September 30, 1946: Virgo Publishing acquires a small but quickly-growing company by the name of DC Comics; In addition to their standard superhero comics, DC began to fill their line-up with horror and sci-fi comics,...

March 9, 1951: British government is implicated in an unsuccessful plot against the government of Liaquat Ali Khan in Rawalpindi, fueling anti-British sentiment in the region,...

October 3, 1952: Great Britain detonates its first nuclear weapon at Monte Bello, Western Australia, sparking international attention and concern,...

June 7, 1954: Alan Turing refuses to commit suicide in Cambridge, England, but tenders his resignation from the university,...

September 21, 1954: British military forces install Ghulam Muhammad as head of the government in a military coup in Islamabad, fueling anti-British sentiment in the region,...

May 23, 1955: Alan Turing meets John Nash at Princeton University, developing "game theory", the theoretical basis for the "game console device (GCD)",...

October 29, 1956: Anglo-French Union is established in London and Paris, by Guy Mollet (Fr.) and Anthony Eden, proclaiming the need for political, economic and military alliances,...

February 10, 1957: John Carter Saves The Universe (Allied Artists) written and directed by Roger Corman, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, stars teen sensation Fabian as the titular character, starring Beverly Garland as Dejah Thoris, makes its hit debut, despite low budget for B-grade special effects,....

June 7, 1957: Alan Turing develops the first game console, unveiling the "gaming console device (GCD)" in Boston, Massachusetts,...

May 13, 1958: Anglo-French Union announces its detonation of a nuclear weapon in Reggane, Algeria, sparking international attention,...

July 16, 1958: Amidst advertising hoopla, RCA unveils the "Atomovision 1960" (a.k.a. "AV60") in New York City, New York, sparking a massive consumer rush,...

August 7, 1958: William Higinbotham showcases the Tennis For Two computer at the Brookhaven National Laboratory; after the critical acclaim, William Higinbotham opened up American Computer Entertainment (ACE Games) to produce more software; The following year, Tennis For Two is released as a arcade game and is installed in bars, restaurants, and other places, quickly gaining popularity,...

December 8, 1960: The Color From Outer Space (20th Century Fox) based on the H.P. Lovecraft story, written, directed and produced by Ed Wood, narrated by Criswell, starring Lyle Talbot, Steve Reeves, and Tor Johnson, makes its hit debut, popularizing the genre, but savaged by film critics for cheesy acting, and over the top dialogue,....

April 21-26, 1961: French generals led by Andre Zeller, Raoul Salan, and Maurice Challe, demand French independence from the Anglo-French Union, in a failed coup attempt in Paris, sparking international attention,...

October 20, 1961: Ping (ACE Games) an upgraded Tennis For Two, makes its hot debut in the arcades, becoming a major bestseller,...

January 27, 1962: Anglo-French Union troops are deployed to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, after nationalist erupts in Ceylon,...

April 3, 1963: ACE Games officially releases Spacewar!, created by the newly-hired Steve Russell and his fellow members of the Tech Model Railroad Club (TMRC) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),...

February 18, 1964: Gabonese President Leon M'ba is overthrown by Anglo-French Union troops, fueling anti-Western sentiment throughout Sub-Saharan Africa,...

June 5, 1964: Starfighter (ACE Games) makes its hot debut in the arcades, becoming a major bestseller,...

November 15, 1964: Bombing Run (ACE Games) makes its hot debut in the arcades, becoming a major bestseller,...

February 18, 1966: Anglo-French troops are deployed to Ceylon, after General Denzil Kobekkaduwa launches a coup in Colombo, fueling political tensions in the region,....

March 10, 1966: Baseball Stars (ACE Games) makes its hot debut in the arcades, becoming a major bestseller,...

March 12, 1966: Anglo-French Union withdraws from NATO in Brussels, Belgium, fueled by anti-American sentiment, triggering civil unrest across the region,...

April 17, 1967: Anglo-French Union troops are deployed to Accra, Ghana in an effort to support the military government sparking anti-Western sentiment in Sub-Saharan Africa,...

March 14, 1968: Batman (ABC-TV) "The Bat vs. The Octopus" starring Adam West and Burt Ward, features Batman doing the "Batusi" dance against spandex-wearing Cthulhu worshippers led by Ernest Borgnine, who use "the Octopus" as their dance move,...

August 1, 1968: Alien Invasion (ACE Games) makes its hot debut in the arcades, becoming a major bestseller,...

March 25, 1969: Anglo-French Union troops clash with pro-democracy forces led by Agha Muhammad Yahya in Islamabad, Pakistan, sparking international attention and concern,...

March 25, 1971: Anglo-French Union troops are deployed into Mujibnajar, Bangladesh, crushing pro-democracy forces by Mukti Bahini, sparking international attention and concern,...

July 15, 1971: President Robert F. Kennedy announces his efforts to meet with the leaders including President Georges Pompidou of the Anglo-French Union in Paris, citing the tensions over Northern Ireland,....

January 13, 1972: Anglo-French Union troops are deployed into Accra, Ghana firing on pro-democracy leaders led by Kofi Busia, sparking international attention and concern,...

August 20, 1973: Anglo-French Union troops launch air strikes in Vientiane, Laos, in a failed attempt to crush nationalist sentiments,....

July 4, 1976: Bicentennial Celebrations are interrupted by the formation of the "National People's Government" led by Benjamin Spock, Angela Davis, and Julius Hobson in Chicago, Illinois proclaiming themselves as the "government in exile for humankind against Globalism",...

June 4, 1979: Military forces led by Jerry John Rawlings overthrow the government in Accra, Ghana, sparking international attention and concern,...

September 20, 1979: Jean Bedel Bokassa I survives a failed attempt to overthrow his government by Anglo-French Union troops in Bangui, Central African Republic,...

February 25, 1980: Tensions rise as Anglo-French Union troops are deployed to Paramaribo, Suriname, placing the United States and Anglo-French Union in conflict with each other politically and militarily, ....

May 30, 1981: Anglo-French Union troops are implicated in the assassination of Bangladeshi nationalist leader Ziaur Rahman in Chittagong, sparking international attention and concern,....

July 13, 1981: Anglo-French Union are deployed into Senegal and Gambia, after General Kukoi Sanyang leads a military uprising in Banjui, sparking international attention and concern,.....

September 1, 1981: Anglo-French troops install General Andre Kolingba in Banjui, fueling military and ethnic divisions in the region, along with anti-Western sentiment, sparking international attention to the region,...

August 1, 1982: Kenyan democratic leader David Arap Moi leads a failed coup attempt against the government in Nairobi, Kenya, forcing military deployment into the region, sparking international attention and concern,...

December 10, 1982: Surendre Rambocus leads an armed insurrection in Paramaribo, Suriname triggers the deployment of Anglo-French goops into the region, fueling anti-Western sentiment throughout Latin America,....

April 6, 1984: Anglo-French Union deploys troops into Yaounde, Cameroon, overthrowing the government of Paul Biya, sparking international attention and concern, and fueling the image of the Anglo-French Union as being racist in nature,....

August 7, 1984: The Princess of Mars (MGM Studios) starring Bo Derek and Miles O'Keefe, directed by John Derek, softcore version of the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic, stars Bo Derek as the titular character, billed as the "the princess who likes to grok", sparking international attention,....

October 15, 1987: Anglo-French Union forces announce the assassination of Thomas Sankara a.k.a. "Africa's Che Guevara" in Burkina Faso fueling anti-Western sentiment in Sub-Saharan Africa,.....

September 11, 1991: New American Identity (NAI) member Pat Buchanan proclaims the need to "purge Globalist influence out of our schools, our governments, and our entertainment" during a debate with Noam Chomsky at Columbia University,...

July 16, 2001: U.S. President Donald Trump and Anglo-French Union President Marine Le Pen establish a Treaty of Friendship in Rome, sparking international attention,...

October 29, 2006: Anglo-French Commonwealth conducts celebrations across the globe, celebrating 50 years in existence, sparking international attention,...

February 8, 2008: A group of gamers named "American Crusaders" led by Aaron Earls, Josh Larson and Ryan Green declare "holy war on the Cultural Marxists that plague their nations and their beloved hobbies",...

March 13, 2011: People's Pledge is formed by David Cameron, Boris Johnson, and Mark Seddon, to split the Anglo-French Union, sparking international attention,...

November 13, 2018: Jane Cavanagh's home in French Lick, Indiana was swatted by members of "The V-League" which resulted in the death of her parents via bullet to the head and her imprisonment on alleged "illegal weapons possession" charges, sparking international attention and outrage from inside and outside the gaming community,...

March 30, 2019: 'Free Cavanagh' rally is held in the streets of Indianapolis, Indiana featuring Nick Monroe, Marty Prehn and Jacob Engels, with the support of the gaming community; the rally came to a sudden end when Antifa and Code Pink supporters started to attack the protesters, turning the rally into a riot, sparking international attention and concern,...

October 17, 2019: Cenk Uygur, head of The Young Turks (TYT) suggests the conspiracy that "Operation Sundevil is a master plan created by the conservatives as a response to progressives gaining control of politics, education, and media" in an interview with Air America-TV, gaining international attention,...
 
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So how do we want to deal with the Soviet Union and its collapse? If anything Russia and China will certainly take advantage of the political divide taking place.

Second, what should happen to British pop culture? It's reasonable to assume American TV, rock music and literature will be heavily regulated. Consider that this eliminates the Beatles to the Spice Girls,...
 
So how do we want to deal with the Soviet Union and its collapse? If anything Russia and China will certainly take advantage of the political divide taking place.

Second, what should happen to British pop culture? It's reasonable to assume American TV, rock music and literature will be heavily regulated. Consider that this eliminates the Beatles to the Spice Girls,...
Well, how about Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Alexander Lebed, threatening to turn the former Soviet Union into a nuclear civil war in the 90s?
 
Well, how about Vladimir Zhirinovsky and Alexander Lebed, threatening to turn the former Soviet Union into a nuclear civil war in the 90s?
That could work, but also consider that this is at a time when Spain and Yugoslavia are collapsing into civil war and ethnic cleansing. The Soviet Union and the Ango-French Union are are an utter mess...
 
Consider that most of them were under the Anglo-French Union Commonwealth. They are going to be pissed at the United States for acting as enablers, and are more likely to support Soviet or former Soviet leaders,...
Perhaps 9/11 (or TTL equivalent) will be a prelude to an invasion by China.
 
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