Update 64

by David Meadows 18. August 2019 22:45

This week I'm adding new places to the world Gazetteer. First, New Pittsburgh circa 2350 AD, which featured in the recent "back to the future" epic storyline. Second, Egypt circa 1450 BCE. And it has a map!

Astute readers may notice that Egypt has never featured in the story, let alone ancient Egypt at the time of the New Kingdom. Never fear, all will be made plain next week. Well, maybe not exactly plain, but at least you'll see why I wanted to included it now.

And that's all. I know two pages (and a map!) is pretty pathetic, but while I was looking at the gazetteer pages I realised that at some point I had changed my style sheet so everything was looking very inconsistent, and I'd changed my mind about how exactly to structure the information. So I've re-done every page to make it all look consistent and I think present the information more clearly.. You can go and (re-)read all the pages if you like, the index is here.

The pages are now tagged with the era they belong to, which I think will become more important as I start to document more different time periods, and I'll roll out this idea to biography and encyclopaedia pages too. I'm thinking that at some point I might want to colour code things, but that sounds a bit ambitious at the moment.

Anyway, that's too much waffling so I'll stop and let you go and read the new pages.

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Update 63

by David Meadows 11. August 2019 21:38

I know, it's months late, and I have no excuses, it's entirely my fault.

But, finally, I have written a new chapter of Strikeforce. Chapter 27: Red Alert (PDF) is now on line.

This is what, in comics, they call a "jumping on point": if you have never read any of the story before, this would be a good place to start. It's a self-contained chapter, not part of a long storyline (though inevitably it touches on several on-going sub-plots, because that's just the nature of serial fiction), and I've done my best to explain everything you need to know about Strikeforce in this chapter.

Of course, the entire story is on line anyway, so if you really are new then there's no reason why you couldn't just go back to the start and read the whole thing. But don't feel that you have to.

Anyway, that's it for this update. I would normally put up several supporting pages, but for now I'm just counting this one short chapter as a major victory. I'll try to get back to more chunky updates next time.

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