Looking good, too. I’ll give it a proper watch in a minute here, but i thought i’d post the link since i know a good number of you are always excited to watch new Dolls productions that find their way online.
The full cast and crew credits is at the YouTube link. If you like it , be sure to say a few kind words to the cast and crew.
At the edge of the galaxy, shadows gather. The true dark, not merely the absence of light. At the vanguard of its advance, the youngest of a near-immortal race is flung into the fulcrum of cosmic history.
In order to solve the mystery of the shadows, he must first unravel the riddle of his species’ existence, a secret which has been well hidden for over 20,000 years.
What he finds will change everything. From the author of Rewired comes an adventure into deep space, both without and within.
Matthew Broyles, whose excellent first novel Rewired i’ve already waxed on about previously, has an indigogo campaign to help fund the publication of his new novel, Threnody. You should help. Also check out the awesome trailer (with music by yours truly). And be sure to check out his Indigogo campaign
So there’s this big headcanon going around about the Floozies from Raven’s Carnival. It goes as thus:
There was on original Floozy, Violet who came to the Carnival. Raven took a liking to her and gave her a job. Over time an unusual thing happened which surprised even Raven, but he went with it, as it was truly interesting. Violet started multiplying. There is currently twelve of her. They all took up jobs and in no small way, run certain day to day details of the Carnival that Raven is frankly glad to not have to manage. This goes so well that many of the working folks there become “Honorary Floozies”. The Twelve obviously are held in particularly high regard and are the go to people for keeping things civil and running, with Raven as the final say, of course, but as said, he’s pretty much fine with things. The floozy/Raven relationship is complicated and not something we need to go into here.
This then, is the list of all Carnival workers, that is, honorary floozies. Floozy is kind of synonymous with “carny”, and so yeah, the guy who works one of the game booths is totally delighted when Violet calls him a floozy. That’s how the culture works there.
(Names in PURPLE are the original 12 Floozies, a hive mind and collective intelligence who are all clones of the Original Floozy, Violet.)
(Names in BLACK are women who have been accepted into the Floozy community as “Honorary Floozies”)
(Names in BLUE are men who have been accepted into the Floozy community as “Honorary Floozies”)
(Names in RED are non-binary individuals who have been accepted in the Floozy community as “Honorary Floozies”)
Now, it stands to reason that in the cyberpunk age, New Albion has its share of hackers as well as general computer riff raff. I would imagine that some of the best hackers, the elite, would have noticed and concluded that on the web was… some arbitrator of rules. There are things you cannot do if someone does not want you to. Is it government? Is it corporate? Is it… someone? Something? Because in the end, the net in New Albion is not truly free, the AIs have final say as to what they will allow to go on or not go on there.
Theories might abound. But only amongst the circle good enough to even have noticed and concluded something is there.
Now, the AIs might wish to interact. It’s their only real interaction with humanity since they got into the room. Maybe they wish to understand this new generation. Maybe they wish to have a finger on humanity in case they need to alleviate paranoia that they even exist. Maybe they don’t mind a couple people knowing they exist. Who knows? But at some point they decide to interact and as that interaction grows, they try to join in on the memeing fun.
What would that look like? Former humans (with PTSD) from two generations previous who haven’t actually been human for 20 years trying their hand at being hip and humorous…
(thanks to phoenix and nero)
It will be available soon through other outlets like iBooks and Nook, but it is currently available through https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/752286 in most formats should kindle’s .mobi not be your thing.
Three new stories and a lot of new content added to pre-existing stories. Also, now with 98% less grammar and spelling errors!
It is of course available through Amazon in the Kindle .mobi format:
The book is here! Featuring the long awaited Ballad Of Lloyd Allen, two to other brand new stories that expand on the lore as well as a whole heap of other new content added to existing stories. If you enjoy New Albion i promise you won’t be disappointed.