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17 August 2009 @ 06:25 pm
Oh my dear darlings, my precious Headquarters, my first and most hallowed of comms...how I've missed thee! It's been ages, hasn't it? Life's pulled us all in different directions but the time for re-converging, for gathering and displaying what new information and ideas we've fabricated, is upon us now.
There is so much work to be done.
I've been doing massive amounts of thinking, starting with something as simple as the location of Shadow Sector Headquarters itself. I propose that we move it out of the city and into some nondescript area northward, perhaps a place called Nowhere? That would require us to rename Nowhere the City, possibly, but I've been playing around with the idea of calling the city something different. New New York City? Neo York City? Five Points? Or maybe we should just stick with New York City? Again, I don't know...but I encourage discussion about this! Actually, now that I think about it, I kind of like the sound of Five Points City because that's a nod towards both the physical geography of the place (still keeping the islands, you know? don't know how to pull that off but we'll think of something) and a reference to the notorious Five Points ghetto that existed in NYC's earlier days.
Because, really, upon second thought it'd be kind of ridiculous to expect the denizens of that metropolis to not notice all the paramilitary activity going on. It's a cool concept but it just kind of makes more sense to move the HQ into some wooded area in Westchester County, north of Yonkers, where you can pull that kind of shit off and no one gives a crap because you own everything in a twenty mile radius of your fancy-ass compound. Also, that would give our boys a certain degree more freedom to roam about Five Points City (see, I like how that looks) without too much fear of the Shadow Sector.
Also, I was contemplating dropping Morgan's age by a year and upping Seven's by one. Just because, that seems to suit them better for some reason. Am I the only one who thinks so?
Anyway, hopefully this will be the first of many new posts and many new discussions. I've missed this world so much. I've had a blast playing in other sandboxes, also of my making, but this one feels like home. May the autumn of '09 be our best season yet.

Long Live Project Arcana.

(and in St. Bastard we still trust)
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Hannah EILEEN! Sharp.: stomping boots!kilderok on August 31st, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
You know, I love the idea of getting headquarters out of the city because it makes things more believable as far as our out of the ordinary characters being able to hide. I agree with your proposal and to avoid Futurama mixups, I say we call New York City just that, New York City. PROJECT HEADQUARTERS can be called "Nowhere" to place that irony on it that it is SOMEWHERE, but nowhere. Outside of North island? Sounds fabulous. Five Points City IS very tempting though. You know what? Let's call it that. I may take some editing in the storyline that we have already to establish that, but that's alright, you've already done plenty of editing from what I hear.

And dropping and adding ages? So Morgan is 24 now and Seven is 28?

Hell yeah girl. Hey, tell me what times you can be online. I wanna hook up and chat with my homeslice on MSN. :P I can be on usually around 7-10 PM on weekdays, and 6-12 on weekends.
m_buggie on August 31st, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Oh hell yeah, the more I think about Headquarters being outside of the city the more it makes sense and the more I want to shake myself by the shoulders for ever thinking otherwise. I mean, it's just so quiet in the suburbs, or in the sprawling backroad country of horse farms and other hidden shit that it's more plausible to conceal an entire compound complete with outdoor obstacle course. You know? You know.
And yeah, I was sorely tempted to go New York City but damn all if Five Points City doesn't sound kickass in an of itself. The same amount of words, a historical connection - it just kind of clicks. Now that the name change has gotten your approval I'm going to start going back through all the stories I have saved to my computer/flash drive and editing things here and there. As soon as I'm done with that I'll be mailing a CD to you with that data burned so you can have a full copy for your own records. Sound cool?

And yeah, just a couple years' difference can mean a lot and somehow it just like Seven being a hair's breath older and Morgan being younger. What do you think? Is the change worth the trouble or should we just keep things as is?

And oooh HELL YEAH! I actually have this whole week off from work, from the last day of August to September 7th so we can definitely chat with the MSN machine real soon! God, I so look forward to catching up on shit and just plotting the way we used to!