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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Update 47

by David Meadows 16. March 2018 23:32

Another Heroes issue this week: #23 Moving On. It's a "quiet" issue, with the team still resting at Luey's place, but trouble is not far away. See if you can guess who next issue's villain is...

The new History page format seemed to work pretty well, so I've added a couple more pages in the format. But instead of my usual scattershot approach of documenting events of historical significance, I've decided I should be more methodical start at the beginning. So there are pages for 13.7 billion years ago and 13.5 billion years ago. Yes, I really meant the beginning!

And a final small addition, the Encyclopaedia gets an entry for the Antarctic Volcano, which you may remember Strikeforce accidentally causing a few weeks ago.

No update next week, it's a designated skip week (because your writer will be at a concert) so come back on the 30th for the next update. Though I may do some interim blog posts, as usual.

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Dates

by David Meadows 13. March 2018 00:00

And on the subject of dates, you've possibly noticed that I always write dates out in full, "12 March 2018" not 12/3/18. This is annoying to do, but I think I have to to avoid confusion between whether I'm using American format or everybody-else-in-the-world format. It's the Americans' fault for not understanding how numbers work.

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Update 46

by David Meadows 9. March 2018 23:32

Strikeforce have gone ... Back to the Future! Yes, that's what I used as the title of chapter 22. So sue me.

In other news, I've been playing with various ways of making the day-by-day history pages look cleaner, and I think I've found a layout that I like. I've started somewhere out-of-the-way -- the beginning of the 23rd century -- so if I decide I hate it I won't have too much stuff to undo. You can take a look at the timelines for 2301, 2302, 2320, and 2322 and see what you think.

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The Heroes Universe is an ongoing work of fiction, conceived and chiefly plotted by David Meadows, with help from a group of friends, over a 30-year period.

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