THE STAR-SPANGLED EXPANDED UNIVERSE OF
"WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?"
"WHAT MADNESS IS THIS?"
Due to an almost constant output of little bits of fiction written by fans of WMIT Redux: The Union Forever, dare I say one of the darkest - yet really fun and intriguing - dystopias you'll ever read (I hope you agree, at least), I say it'd be neat to have a thread solely devoted to this additional content. Because a lot of it is really great and deserves attention!
The only rules are fan-content can't be any later than the most recent chapters (example: posting about 2018 when it's only 1905 in the timeline proper. Small exceptions are allowed, like the little songs a lot of people have been posting about "Patriot-Saints Day." But as a rule, no serious fiction should be set later than the year of the most current additions. Believe me, you'll never be able to predict what I have planned for that far horizon anyway. lol The other rule is by posting your content in this thread, I'm free to borrow ideas from it or use it as I see fit in the TL proper. I'll definitely give shout-outs and thank yous when I do!
So have fun! It's open to everyone. I'm especially looking forward to backstories for minor characters I've mentioned (example: "What was Wyatt Jenkins up to all those years between him becoming Field Marshal of the Union and his brother being the first to die during the Union invasion of the Green Mountain Republic?"). Other fun stuff could be companies and backstories for them (SPUD and Fire-Breather Cigarettes and such have to start somewhere). In general, I just want the universe of WMiT to expand and be made more real and breathing. I work a full-time management job, and I still churn out truckloads of work, but my imagination is fried some days. If I think your post in this thread is amazing, I will threadmark it and it will be considered canon for the TL! Feel free to post posters, uniforms, videos, and all sorts of pictures or relevant content here as well! I desperately need help finding more and more suitable illustrations.
I would also like to remind everyone there is a Wikia! http://what-madness-is-this.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page
And a TVTropes! https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Literature/WhatMadnessIsThis
I have considered making an official WMiT Youtube channel and doing videos similar in style to Indie Nidel's The Great War series (although I could never be as cool as him by any means). But that requires cameras and editing programs I don't currently posses. In the meantime, here is the channel I uploaded some WMiT videos too a good while back but that are still fun: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5tKM5mudavi3-cvWJlCKJw
And here is the 2013 1.0 version of WMiT that is similar to Redux, but differs very heavily by the mid-1800s: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/what-madness-is-this-an-alternate-history.301192/ (thanks go to Zoidberg12 for compiling it).
Have fun, everyone! And thank you very much for reading and being such great fans of the TL. It's my baby and it really is encouraging to see so many people enjoy it. I'm blown away by all the positive comments. Happy holidays!