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The Lost City of Akelor
Locations  (City)   (Mountains)
Ouroboros's comment on 2010-09-16 07:12 AM
Hey Lockheed, and thank you.

I apologize for any grammatical irregularities - english is not my first language. As for adjective-heavy prose, I think the Captain and I are both students of the master in that regard, ie HP Lovecraft.

Hope to be out with some more stuff soon.

Regards,

David Go to Comment
The Lost City of Akelor
Locations  (City)   (Mountains)
Ouroboros's comment on 2011-01-31 11:09 AM
Credit where credit is due: Mountain of Boats inspired this one!
//David Go to Comment
The Chair Of Life
Items  (Home/ Personal)   (Magical)
Ouroboros's comment on 2009-01-05 02:07 PM
One of your best so far, Cheka. Exquisitely original and well worthy of its 5/5. This is exactly the kind of lopsided, out-of-the-box thinking I love and admire.

A very good piece!

/David Go to Comment
The race of Steve
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Any)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-29 01:05 AM
This appeals to me, simply because of my fondness for wacky humor. "Silly" (or, indeed, humorous) subs are a bit of a neglected category here on Strolen, and I´m glad to see some quality put on the hoard. They remind me of Smurfs, or possibly the Bruces in Monty Python´s "Bruce philosopher song". You know; "Emmanuel Kant was a real piss ant, who was very rarely stable // Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar, who could think you under the table"

/David Go to Comment
Palisander
Locations  (Country/ State)   (Plains)
Ouroboros's comment on 2009-02-06 04:34 AM
Yep, brilliant... I do like tales of decadence and futility, and this is one of them, but spiced with desperate heroic efforts and courage.. and the description of the place itself is splendid.. It makes a perfect centrepiece around which revolves The Old World, King Thyr and so on.

As noted, this unfortunately passed under my radar - a mistake that has now been corrected.

/D Go to Comment
The Circle of Pharisrak
Society/ Organizations  (Criminal/Espionage)   (Regional)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-22 02:09 AM
Reminds me of the three Reaver brothers (Sheol, Moksha and.. err... Gehannum? My memory aint what it was..) from Donaldson´s Unbeliever Chronicles. Also that movie with Denzel Washington, whatever its called. Thing is, I think I like this sub better than both of those.

Well executed, superbly written. I especially like the intermittent story of poor Drina.

Well done, sir - You just made my monday morning a bit easier!

/David Go to Comment
Blood Doll
NPCs  (Extras)   (Agricultural)
Ouroboros's comment on 2009-01-26 01:51 AM
Yep, I´m stealing this... Very nice, Scras!

/David Go to Comment
Flight of the Pegasus
Plots  (Crisis)   (Campaign)
Ouroboros's comment on 2009-02-06 06:43 AM
Yep, seems I missed this one as well. I read it, but forgot to comment and vote (cardinal sin, I know). That has now been recified.

For some reason this reminds me of Neuromancer, but I can´t put my finger on why.. Or was it Mona Lisa Overdrive?

Nevermind, this is just as good as Gibson´s novels. And I do like a bit of alternate history.

Absolute top notch!

/D Go to Comment
Patrisha Swan
NPCs  (Campaign)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-07 09:14 AM
haha, I enjoyed reading this one. Funny and original - and its always more interesting with a character who has NOT dedicated her life to hurting other human(oid)s.

Im looking forward to reading more of your work.

/David Go to Comment
Patrisha Swan
NPCs  (Campaign)   (Domestic/ Craft)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-12 09:11 AM
Im a great fan of putting illustrations in subs. It makes the sub that much more attractive and will definitely increase the chances of someone actually using it. Besides, it´ll give you that warm cosy feeling of a job well done...

/David Go to Comment
The True Lords
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-11-07 06:55 AM
Oh, yes...Immortal clockwork tyrants? Godcradles? Lovecraftian steampunk with a dash of Terry Brooks and a sprinkle of Miéville? I´m EXTREMELY curious what this´ll be when its finished. It´s quite thought-provoking as it is, but then, most of your subs are..

/David Go to Comment
The True Lords
Lifeforms  (Intelligent Species)   (Desert)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-05 01:18 AM
Well concieved and written. I will comment in greater detail when I have more time, but in the meantime: Great job!!

/D Go to Comment
Potential Cannon
Items  (Ranged Weapons)   (Magical)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-02 05:31 PM
Gotta give it to you, this one turned out excellent!

/D Go to Comment
Abelard von Richter
NPCs  (Minor)   (Technical)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-02 04:15 PM
Now THIS is steampunk! Solid historical base, tongue in cheek and expert penmanship.

Oh, and the "Colonial Yeomanry"? Consider it stolen...:-)

Welcome back, Scras!

/D Go to Comment
Col. Locker Chapman
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-01 01:11 PM
Haha, I love this dude. Well written, immensely funny, well developed and original. Stiff upper lip, moustashes and silver tea set, brilliant.

Now, about those women´s unmentionables... I read that as if the good Colonel is a secret transvestite. Is that just my unhealthy imagination, or is that what you envisaged? In some sick way, that would fit the character as a whole...

Kudos to you, good sir, for this brilliantly concieved submission.

/david Go to Comment
Col. Locker Chapman
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-02 02:52 PM
And Graham Chapman, as we all know, once attended the BBC annual ball (along with several dignitaries, including the prime minister) wearing a sequined gala dress...:-) I thouroughly approve of that kind of behaviour, so if G. Chapman is the inspiration for Col. L. Chapman, I can only applaud.

/David Go to Comment
Col. Locker Chapman
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-02 02:53 PM
I blame my upbringing....:) Go to Comment
Col. Locker Chapman
NPCs  (Scenario Based)   (Combative)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-12-03 04:31 PM
You know, reading this for the second time, I realized just why I like this NPC so much. He has depth, more so than novels´main protagonists. You have this passage:

"The squadron carries things such as a full silver tea service, which is used daily. The car carrying the service can expect every effort to be made for their recovery if lost in battle. On one occasion, one of Chapman's personal bags ended up on another car, quite oddly it contained a number of women's undergarmets though the Colonel has no lady friends."

And this one:

"If asked about his fearlessness, which borders on lunacy, he replies duty is duty. if inquired about his fits around strange animals, children, certain inanimate objects, and so forth, his voice rises an octave and he refuses any knowledge of said event.

All fun and tongue in cheek, but giving us a tremendous insight into the psyche of this man. I´m stunned by the prose and by the way this character has been developed. Love it! This is a schoolbook example on how to develop and characterize your imaginary personas. Im jealous as hell, coz I wish I had that talent...:-) Keep up the good work!

/David Go to Comment
Company Steamsword
Items  (Melee Weapons)   (Combat)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-11-26 03:30 AM
This is good for any steampunk setting, I think. I like the imagery. It´s bulky, it´s unlikely, it´s overly complicated. Very steampunky. /D Go to Comment
Widowmaker, Hammer of the Master
Items  (Tools)   (Magical)
Ouroboros's comment on 2008-11-24 02:24 AM
Not bad at all. I´ve been following the development of the Ironspirits, and this fits perfectly. So what is it made from? Neutronium? Go to Comment
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