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Post by Orcapon on 27th March 2013, 7:18 pm

Hello all, as you may be aware, writing is one of my many hobbies. Well, I've been thinking up a novel in my head for almost a year and finally wrote some of the ideas down and wanted to know what you thought so far. As for a title I was thinking either, "Fail-co", "Horizon City" or something else, not sure.

Story Overview:
In the bustling metropolis of Horizon City there is the headquarters to the largest company in the world, Fail-co. It was founded after the Great Spark, a mysterious event in which the world was bathed in a powerful light and tremors filled the world for a matter of seconds. Once the light was gone, everyone on the planet had developed a superpower, though some better than others. The Falcon, CEO and founder of Fail-co, arrived and sold power stablizers, wonderful machines which helped people control their new abilities. He made a fortune, and used it to build his company, and help rebuild Horizon City. It has been six years since the Spark, and Spring, a savvy marketer, makes her way towards her new home, the headquarters, unaware of what events would soon take place.

Characters:
Andy Psytense
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Age: 17
Gender: Male
Power: Super Intelligence
Physical: Andy has brown messy hair, and wears a yellow labcoat since it helps him stand out in the lab. He has a thin body and is not the most athletic guy out there, though after a few adventures with Christopher, he has developed some decent stamina and can run for rather long distances. He always has some gadget on him, and usually its something useful for just the occasion going on, which often leads to strange remarks on why he imagined Christopher would be tied to a helicopter blade while its crashing into the middle of the ocean, then again this is Christopher....

Synopsis: Andy was a young kid before the Great Spark. He went to school, listened to his parents, and stayed out of trouble. He wasn't the smartest bulb, but he was happy. After the Spark, his intelligence skyrocketed, to the point that he was sent to college once the world had recovered. It took him some time to realize his power had been super intelligence, and that same intelligence brought the Falcon to his door. He now works as the Chief Scientist at Fail-co, designing new inventions and testing them out on Christopher.
Spring Markel
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Age: 23
Gender: Female
Power: Air Paint
Physical: Spring has short red hair and is often seen wearing a very professional suit, as she takes her work fairly seriously. She carries a notebook around which is filled with different possible promotional strategies, and has a couple art supplies on her at all times.

Synopsis: Spring lived a simple, normal life. Nothing exceptional happened to her before the Great Spark, and after it nothing much. She studied marketing and upon graduation found a job at the Fail-co branch in Eterna City. After she was given the duty of selling the new Fail-co Perpetual Candle, she managed to convince the entire city to buy them. Within a day they all exploded and created a fire which to this day has not gone out. She was fired that day. Upon getting home to her apartment she found a letter from the Falcon stating that she was rehired, only this time she would work at the Fail-co headquarters in Horizon City.
Flamboyant Flaming Flamingoman
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Age: 23
Gender: Male
Power: basically superman
Physical: He looks like a regular man....dressed as a flamingo....which is also on fire.

Synopsis: Not much is known about this man, except that he seems to like alliteration. He appeared a year after the Great Spark and started capturing people who used the powers they recieved for evil and the such. He has quickly developed a devote fanbase, and has been given permission from the police force to carry on. He has lately been spotted in Horizon City, and this has gotten Christopher to begin seeking him out.
The Falcon
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Age: 24
Gender: Male
Power: Visions
Physical: He might not seem strong, but there is more to him than meets the eye. He wears a long black trench coat, and normally has it closed up. On ocassion when it opens, what he wears underneath is visible, two power stabilizers. He has short black hair, and also constantly wears sunglasses, be it day or night.

Synopsis: He is simply known as the Falcon, CEO of Fail-co. Nobody knows who he was before the Great Spark, all they know is that he appeared when the world was struggling to recover and sold power stabilizers, metal belts which had a red orb which helped people control their new powers. He set up Fail-co, and made a fortune, one that has made Fail-co the most powerful company in the world. After setting up the company, he has specifically chosen a select few individuals to work, and live in, the company head quarters in Horizon City. Nowadays, he remains locked up in his private lab, only coming out when needed. Some say, if you listen closely, you'll be able to hear him talking to somebody.
Lenard Smith
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Age: 22
Gender: Male
Power: he refuses to say
Physical: Not much can be said about him, he wears the standard blue pants and blue shirt which has come to mean janitor, and wears a ski mask which he says covers up some nasty burns.

Synopsis: Lenard showed up with an application one day, looking for a job. He was hired as janitor. He mostly keeps to himself and tries to stay out of trouble. He keeps the lab sparkling, though seems to suck at cleaning everywhere else...
Zeke N. Doxu
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Age: 21
Gender: Male
Power: Thermal Sensors and Strength
Physical: A thin guy, with short red hair, he doesn't seem intimidating until he gets pissed off and rips your arm off. That aside, he wears leather gloves at all times, and iron tipped boots. He only wears the most durable shirts and pants, and tries to leave the least skin exposed as possible. Why? He's a professional exterminator.

Synopsis: Zeke was lazy in his youth, and the fact that others constantly shunned him made it harder for him to find his place in the world. Cue the Great Spark and him developing superhuman strength. Yeah, the first year was a rough one for the people who insulted him. After one too many bar brawls, Flamingoman finally caught him and put him away in jail for a few years. Upon his release he decided to put his thermal detection abilities to good use and became an exterminator. Almost immediately he was hired by Fail-co to deal with a little plauge of venemous jelly rats. Its been 4 years and he still hasn't been able to get rid of all of the genetically engineered critters. As such, he lives in the head quarters and is always ready to kill on a moments notice.
Christopher P. Bacon
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Age: 16
Gender: Male
Power: Indestructable
Physical: A guy with a small build and quite frankly, has the strength to match. He wears a white shirt and black pants at all times, as they are special clothes which were made using some of his dna to make them almost as indestructable as he is. He wears glasses which are made of the strongest alloys possible, yet still manage to break while on duty.

Synopsis: Christopher lived a nice, happy life in Horizon City, until the day of the car crash. He and his sister were both badly injured, though they were lucky compared to their parents. Now orphaned at the young age of nine, Chris lived with his sister for a year. After that one year, she was fired from her job and she was forced to move to another city to search for a job. Knowing the journey would be too rough on the now frail Chris, she left him at an orphanage where he would recieve th care he needed until she returned to take him to the other city. The day never came as the Great Spark occured that day. The destruction brought on by the Great Spark destroyed the orphanage, though it gave Christopher his indestructability. He was alone for a while, living in refuge centers until the Falcon found him and took him into his company. Christopher is one of the oldest members of Fail-co, and works in the research department testing out Andy's devices. He is often hard at work trying to build his own inventions with Andy's help and has even made one or two over the years. To this day, he is confident that if he could survive the Great Spark, his sister did as well and continues to wait for the day she returns to the city.
Selphy Bacon
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Age: 24
Gender: Female
Powers: Unknown
Physical: She has a plain face, and looks like any average girl though her personality and cheer are often what attract people's attention. Her body has some muscle to it as she has done manual labor in order to care for her and her younger brother. She has long blonde hair, often in a pony tail.
Synopsis: Sister to Christopher, she shares the same tragic past as him up until the day she left him at the orphanage. Her whereabouts are currently unknown.
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Re: Help with a novel!

Post by Truthseeker4449 on 27th March 2013, 9:39 pm

Based on what you've got so far, this will be an interesting story (I get the feeling that Chris will be put through more than a few funny situations). I'll wait for a rough draft or something like that before giving more of an opinion.


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Post by Orcapon on 28th March 2013, 4:59 pm

I actually do plan on having Chris be the main character and since the overall feel I want to give it is something lighthearted save for a few moments he'll be the butt monkey of a lot of things
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Post by Truthseeker4449 on 28th March 2013, 5:09 pm

Should be funny


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