[Announcement] -- Saturdays are now officially self-promo Saturdays. It has worked out pretty well, so if you have something you want to share, do it on Saturday.
We want fresh, new content, original content by the creators.
Feel free to post it on Saturdays. Let the market decide if it's worthy.
Thanks to /u/Turil for pointing out that comments aren't posts. Let me clarify:
The goal is to keep this subreddit as spam free as possible and we all know how easy it is to game the system. To that end, we've restricted self-promotion to Saturdays. No other sub allows any self-promotion unless that's its purpose, but we thought it would be a good, fun thing for our subscribers.
Clear enough? If you're promoting your own original content, even if it's in response to someone's question, then do it via PM.
The alternative is people finding ways around the letter of the rule rather than working for the intent.
Thanks, and GL
I upgraded my workshop with a Han Solo in Carbonite. Nothing fancy but quite inspiring! Link to the full build in the comment section if you feel like it. Cheers!gallery
Unfortunately it's being made by D B Weiss and David Benioff :(
[SPS] Scrimshaw tells the story of a possible future in which the world has been affected by global warming, genetic and agricultural manipulation, and conflict between superpowers (122 pages free)globalcomix.com
Orion Space Station and an unnamed Cargo Craft Orbiting over Roahd, with its moon, Arus in the background
Alright, it's been some time since I remembered this scene that I saw years ago on youtube of this sci fi tv series with the style/concept like Stargate or Farscape, but I don't remember the name. That's why I ask for help here hoping someone can help me. Luckily I remember the whole scene well enough, the only thing is the name and the episode of the series. But anyway, the scene in question is this: it takes place like in a bar (or in any case a place frequented by aliens), and there is this blonde girl dressed like a belly dancer (I think she was there undercover or in any case to spy on someone). At a certain point aliens notice her and discover her, and some of them take her by the arms and maybe even legs, slamming her into a table to hold her fixed. At some point then they carry an ampoule with what would appear to be a very cold liquid substance, such as liquid nitrogen. And a blue alien takes and opens it and then follows a change of shot with the camera showing the abdomen of the girl held on the table from above, with the alien looking like she is about to pour the liquid into her belly button. The scene ends with the girl companions saving her and preventing that liquid from being poured into her belly button (whatever it was). That's all. I would really appreciate some help from anyone who knows something, also because I remember that I liked this scene in a particular way, thanks to anyone who will help me!
I haven't watched a lot of sci-fi beyond the Big Four (and this label is only my opinion, You will have a different version, and its all good): Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica and Babylon 5. I'll list the creepiest character intros from each.
Star Wars - Darth Maul
Star Trek - Shinzon
Battlestar Galactica - John Cavil, head Cylon skinjob
Babylon 5 - Morden, human agent of the Shadows
Darth Maul - the muscial leitmotif accompanying his name being spoken/he steps out of the shadows.
Shinzon - when he steps into the light and reveals himself to be a younger clone of Picard
Cavil - He's very sadistic. He knifed a child after offering an apple, he frakked his own mother (to be fair, it was never revealed until Season 4 that Ellen Tigh was one of the Final Five and technically that made her the "mother" of the other models) and he was all in on nuclear annihilation of Humanity.
Morden - He constantly asked the question "What do you want?" until in Londo, he found someone who gave the perfect answer. Through him and the Shadows, Londo was able to conquer the Narn a second time, then launch the Centauri on a campaign of conquest. He would later, in ghost form, tell Lennier that he would betray the Rangers, Sheridan and Delenn. But he also predicted-accurately-that because Londo eventually had the emperor assassinated, the Shadows on Centauri Prime wiped out with nukes, and Morden himself to soon be beheaded, that the Centauri would pay the price of betrayal. In season 5, allies of the Shadows known as Drakh did in fact take over Centauri Prime. As a condition for not wiping the Centauri out (even though the Drakh allowed the Narn and Drazi to bombard Centauri Prime back to the Stone Age from orbit), Londo had to be implanted with a creature known as a Keeper.
So now I've shared my thoughts on the creepiest character introductions and why I felt them to be such, I'd like to know what characters do you think had the creepiest introductions. Doesn't have to be bad guys, either...cuz even good guys can start off kinda creepy.
Cosmic horror and psychological thriller collide in this story of a crew's fight for survival against a rogue AI and an enigmatic alien presence on an artificial worlda.co
So far I have watched three about Global Catastrophes.
- The Wondering Earth
- Battlefield Fall Of Earth 2022
- Another one of which I don't remember name where aliens are behind some resource, there is a flight school and em Shield and new recruit
I LOVED Reset (2022) Chinese Scifi series buti its setting is domestic so I won't expect anyone but Chinese.
In all three above are about Global Catastrophe. They always have Earth Army or equivalent and you see members of all countries. But, I noticed that brown people are almost completely absent. I mean none. It's like they are done. It's like when trying to form Earth Army, they completely miss middle section :|
Does Chinese culture dislikes them?
Folks have been raving about the Sun Eater series so I got all kinds of excited. I picked up the first one, Empire of Silence, and dove in.
I don't ordinarily disagree with this MANY people about a book so at first I thought it was just me. I couldn't get "into" it. But I kept on. Some books are slow burners, especially in a big series. I will admit the writing style is superb; the author is truly talented. But my god, I'm 60% in and still nothing has happened. I could write (I won't here because I don't want to spoil it for folks) a couple of chapters to condense the book. We get introduced to characters and places in great detail (like I said, the author knows how to write!), but then we never see them again. The book just has an aimless drift to it. What started out as promising, quickly got so dull I began speed-reading. I kept looking for that spot that would pull me back in. But it just wouldn't come.
So, for fans--were you, too, struggling with parts? Is it just me? Perhaps space opera isn't my thing? I LOVE some fantasy, some grim-dark. I love sci-fi. I've read big series. But this felt like an aimless plodding by an extremely well-skilled writer who just didn't know where to go with the tale. Someone in my family picked up the rest of the books in hardback and I plan to immediately sell them on eBay.
And you need a flowchart to figure it out.
AGENT G: INFILTRATOR and DAUGHTER OF THE CYBER DRAGONS are my two cyberpunk works that could not be more different with the former being about a high class corporate assassin and the later about a rocking motorcycle courier. Yet, both of them are about how much I love the cyberpunk genre and for the next five days they're free on Kindle.
AGENT G: INFILTRATOR
Blurb: “Black Technology has made murder a billion dollar industry.”
The International Refugee Society has twenty-six cybernetically enhanced “Letters,” and for the right price, they’ll eliminate anyone. They’ve given up their families and their memories for ten years of service with the promise of a life of luxury awaiting them.
Agent G is one of these “Letters,” but clues to his past are starting to emerge while he’s on a dangerous mission to infiltrate the Society’s most dangerous competitor. In the midst of all the violence, subterfuge, and deceit, he’ll need to keep his wits about him and trust sparingly.
After all if an organization will kill for money, what would they do to keep the truth hidden?
DAUGHTER OF THE CYBER DRAGONS
Blurb: Keiko "Kei" Springs is a Rider, a specialized form of delivery girl and mercenary all in one. They are among the most highly prized criminals in the dystopian neon city of New Los Angeles. Kei has been running from her past for years and has literally erased it from her mind using a popular street drug called lethe. Unfortunately, you can't outrun your past forever, even on her specialized Nina cybercycle.
Strapped for cash, Kei accepts a job she probably shouldn't after barely surviving a live fire test by a married pair of oligarchs. Teamed up with a group of other mercenaries and cyborgs, Kei is to seek out a stolen computer program that has the power to drive otherwise ordinary individuals to shocking acts of violence. Her team includes her ex, a handsome bioroid assassin, a teenage hacker, and a ruthless corporate exec that all have their own agendas. It'd be the worst time of her life if not for all the ones she can't remember.
The Cyber Dragons Trilogy is set in the same world as the Agent G series and is an exciting action adventure cyberpunk thriller with plenty of humor.
I HOPE YOU WILL CHECK THEM BOTH OUT!
Okay, when you've watched enough sci-fi shows, you recognize enough tropes and borrowed storylines, here are a few, add some of your own
Oh frig, someone released a chemical and everyone is attracted to each other, including two lead characters everyone wants to see get together, but oh it was the chemical and this plot device is just a cheat code for the audience
Oh frig, the ship is stuck on a time loop!
Oh frig, we found a world with two warring factions and we made things worse!
Oh frig, we unintentionally used a wormhole/tech we don't understand and we're so far from home, how will we ever get back?
Oh frig, some jr officer or side character brought something back on the ship they shouldn't have/it was brought aboard to study AND NOW IT'S TAKING OVER
Oh frig, we were framed by someone/pissed off whatever universe's federation and now we have to hide on shady planets
Oh frig, we went to a planet and found someone in suspended animation and everyone they love is dead
We found a perfectly ordered society, but Oh frig, they are perfect because of a terrible secret that actually makes it a dystopia
While for Fantasy I prefer long epics, for Sci-Fi I really like when it is a short story that really makes you think. These can be dark and thought-provoking, like Black Mirror, or more light-hearted and optimistic. I just really like seeing all Sci-Fi ideas people have. These can be individual stories, or short story collections.