Update 54

by David Meadows 3. August 2018 22:00

Harry is a hard-boiled private investigator from the 1950s who has suddenly found himself living in the 21st century. What does that feel like? He tells us in his own words in issue #25 of Heroes, Gumshoe.

Last update included a timeline for 1974. Typically, as soon as I'd uploaded it I discovered two other events that took place in that year. So I've updated it slightly and you can now learned what happened on the 1st and 30th July.

Finally, an Encyclopaedia entry for the Canadian Special Operations Division, who will probably never appear in Heroes again but will eventually turn up in an earlier incarnation in Strikeforce at some point in the future. I mean, past. Confused? Good, so am I.

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Update 53

by David Meadows 27. July 2018 22:29

It's here at last! After too many delays, the hotly-anticipated (well, one person asked about it) next chapter of Strikeforce. I call this Swan Song (Remastered), for reasons that I hope are obvious.

And as usual a handful of background articles. Continuing the new style of timeline, I've added a couple of events 1974, and in the encyclopaedia I've added Señora Azul. There's no particular reason for these, they're not important to current events and they're not foreshadowing anything, they were just there on the list.

Strikeforce chapter 25 is already half written, so I'm fairly confident that I'm back on a regular schedule (famous last words).

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Update 52

by David Meadows 14. July 2018 00:36

A funny thing happened while reading Strikeforce chapter 24. First I decided to re-write the last third of it. Then I decided the action in the first third didn't flow very well, so I changed that a bit. Then I realised it didn't have a middle third at all, so I had to write a whole new scene.

Anyway, to cut a long story short, this is why you're not getting a new Strikeforce chapter again. 

Instead I've added an encyclopaedia page for the Fraternity (remember them from Heroes #15?) and a gazetteer page for the Fraternity's mansion (ditto).

Proper update coming soon...ish.

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England vs. Germany

by David Meadows 7. July 2018 19:53

Full-time score: Strikeforce 1, Atlantean Golems Nil.

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Update 51

by David Meadows 6. July 2018 21:10

No Strikeforce chapter this week, sorry. As a consolation, there are two new encyclopaedia entries:

It's probably safe to say that Cygnus X-1 is the whole reason for Strikeforce existing, so it seemed time to write something about it.

And at the other end of the scale, a short piece on Hailey Hotels, which aren't important at all but it's Sara's favourite hotel chain so it seemed worthy of an article.

Next update will be 13 July. And there will be a Strikeforce chapter for definite. Maybe.

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Update 50

by David Meadows 22. June 2018 22:06

This week we have a new issue of Heroes, issue #24 "Sparks". Our heroes go up against the Electric Raider, and we take the opportunity to have another look at James's past. And if you don't get the surprise twist(s) at the end, you need to go back and re-read the last few issues. It's all quite clear, really.

Not a lot more this week. A gazetteer entry for Chicago and an encyclopaedia entry explaining the Atlantean calendar. Why am I explaining the Atlantean calendar? What's that got to do with anything? I dunno, I just thought it was interesting.

Next update will hopefully happen next week ,but it's a not a firm commitment as I may have other things going on.

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Update 49

by David Meadows 8. June 2018 23:03

The long delayed new chapter of Strikeforce is here. The team is stuck in a future they don't recognise as their own, in a chapter appropriately titled Somewhen Else.

And a couple of minor new pages to make the update look a bit more substantial: Wild Boy in the Who's Who, and Vancouver in the Gazetteer.

Next update is scheduled for two weeks time.

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Writing...

by David Meadows 30. May 2018 18:57

A couple of long train journey's and I've written one and a half chapters of Strikeforce.

Which isn't a guarantee that I'm going to manage regular updates again, but it's a start in the right direction.

Just need more train journeys...

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Update 48

by David Meadows 25. May 2018 22:12

Yes, a ridiculously long hiatus, but here we are again.

This week there aren't any story chapters. I'm getting back into the swing of things slowly, so I'm starting with something simple like... documenting 11 billion years of history.

You will find 11 new (or revised) pages covering events from, deep breath, 
13.7 Billion Years Ago,  
13.5 Billion Years Ago,  
5 Billion Years Ago,  
4.6 Billion Years Ago
4.5 Billion Years Ago,  
4.1 Billion Years Ago,  
2.6 Billion Years Ago,  
2.5 Billion Years Ago,  
2.45 Billion Years Ago,  
2.44 Billion Years Ago,  and  
2.3 Billion Years Ago.

The easiest thing is to start at the first one and just keep clicking through to the next event.

Most of it won't make sense to you in the context of the current story (you'll probably recognise one reference point) but it's all going to be come clear if you keep reading Strikeforce for long enough. You've probably figured out by now that you need to treat the entire web site more like a jigsaw puzzle than an single linear narrative. (Because, honestly, linear narratives are a waste of the on-line medium.)

Next week's update might include the next Strikeforce chapter, but I'm not promising. It could just be a few more random history pages.

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(no) Update

by David Meadows 2. April 2018 23:16

No, there wasn't an update on the 30th as promised. April 6th looks unlikely too, due to too much stuff going on. Best I can say is watch this space.

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