Something better: Thoughts and Prayers on the back of his hands, in a twisted 'reverse mark of the beast' kinda way.
He also has "Love" and "Hate" tattooed on his knuckles. Something which I am going to have appear in this TL as a reference, but haven't decided on what character. Perhaps Billy Graham, who will be one of the first characters we meet in Pinnacle Future.
Reverend-Colonel Billy Graham with two full sleeves of tattoos would be amazing. It could suit his "brash young preacher taking a stand against the decadent corrupt Council of Jehovah" punk angle.Something better: Thoughts and Prayers on the back of his hands, in a twisted 'reverse mark of the beast' kinda way.
Maybe when he “slays people in the spirit” he punches them which each fist.He also has "Love" and "Hate" tattooed on his knuckles. Something which I am going to have appear in this TL as a reference, but haven't decided on what character. Perhaps Billy Graham, who will be one of the first characters we meet in Pinnacle Future.
Doesn't seem much like a "future" in the same group as the 70s. My idea is skip it but leave refrences and breadcrumbs as to how it went. I would prefer doing WWII tho.Why would pinnacle future end up skipping WW2? In many ways it was the closest we ever came in otl too something like the occurrences in the madnessverse (at least with the axis) and it is the perfect opportunity too arrive at maximum madness as we see how much more horrible Napo can make it. Skipping it would be a huge waste of potential.
And then he whips them with an American flagMaybe when he “slays people in the spirit” he punches them which each fist.
On the contrary, I think Oswald, Graham et al. will have the view toward WWII that the Futurists (and later fascists) had toward WWI, namely that it was the defining moment in history that marked a violent and complete break with a decadent past and the birth of a revolutionary new age of overmen striding toward a glorious future in lockstep to build a better world. Given political developments TTL it's no surprise that historiography has progressed down a path that we as moderns in OTL are unfamiliar with, given that in our timeline that view was A) a niche one and B) discredited with the fall of OG fascism. Through that lense having the glorious cyberfunk future start with an industrialized global war makes perfect sense.Doesn't seem much like a "future" in the same group as the 70s. My idea is skip it but leave refrences and breadcrumbs as to how it went. I would prefer doing WWII tho.
Stand User: Billy GrahamMaybe when he “slays people in the spirit” he punches them which each fist.
RUMP Supreme Chief Cassius Clay?Unless the cast is already overloaded, I'd like our tattooed pugilist to be a new character. A former prisoner, maybe, who is trying to find a new life through the Church but finds it's almost as corrupt as the life he left...
I don't know, I just think it would be fun for Graham or Oswald to be accompanied closely (bodyguard, chief of staff, secretary) by a character who really truly doesn't want to think they're better than their boss, but... just keeps coming back to that conclusion after seeing their employers' antics. They don't even want to think it, much less act on it, but... they know themselves, and increasingly they see their boss for the person they are too.
Richard L. Nixon... SUPER GENIUSI'm so sorry to hear about your loss, Napoleon. Take as much time as you need.
I've always thought one of the many brilliant things about this timeline is the term "pinnacle" that gets used over and over in the propaganda. I was thinking about all the pinnacle this, pinnacle that, and I had an idea: If the author had wanted the timeline to have a somewhat sillier tone, "pinnacle" could be replaced with "acme". It's an old word that once had a similar meaning as pinnacle, but nowadays it's mostly used as a name for generic stores (such as Acme Furniture, Inc.), often implying that they are low-quality, run-of-the-mill establishments. It would be quite a sight to see Oswald and the others running around screaming "I am an ACME MAN!"
I ship it."What? No, Bill you can stay right here. You have your studies. This is my problem," Andrew said breathlessly as he threw a few pairs of socks and a box of revolver ammunition into his suitcase and slammed it shut, clicking the locks into place.
Billy waved it off and shrugged. "You're my only friend here. People don't take kindly to Cokies around these parts, I'm afraid. Besides, you aren't worth a hill of beans with that gun. I'm going with you. I'll start packing. Give me ten minutes." Billy stuck his hand out for Andrew to shake.
Seriously? Is the RU really trying to censor any news regarding the giant duststorm?They haven't been talking about it on the talkieboxes for whatever damn reason
Ain't that the goddamn truth."Billy Graham, you're a crazy son of a bitch."
I'm kinda curious about this. I would have figured that the Yankees were more bemused by Cokies than hateful towards them"You're my only friend here. People don't take kindly to Cokies around these parts, I'm afraid
They're probably pushing the narrative that its not nearly as bad as the survivors are saying, that they're in shock, Infee lies, etcSeriously? Is the RU really trying to censor any news regarding the giant duststorm?
Because i am pretty sure prople will notice the number of refugees moving to the north and the shortages of food that this storm will cause