Welcome one and all! This is the place where all those scripts that were submitted for the Fall Formal go to be made into something new. For those who need the backstory, RegularJOE had all of us interested RECreators put together script submissions for a skit to be performed at an event called the Fall Formal. Alas, only one could be selected. It was AND it was awesome!
But we had so many other scripts! We decided that being all shiny and new they needed to be used in a creative way. And this is…Read More
*This is only my second time trying to upload on the site. We'll have to see how it goes, lol. In the event this doesn't load up the way I would like, I'll do additional uploads until I have the material appear in the fasion I deem fit. I'll repost pertinent information from this upload's text as well. If I need to, hopefully I won't need to...*
Hello all! While sifting through the different content on hitRECord I came across the Shadow collab concept we're batting around and it got my brain rolling with ideas. I haven't looked at the hundreds of materials that have already been put online (there's so much everyone has already contributed!). I've always found the best way to make sure an idea gets produced is to just go with it and ask questions later, so that's what I did here. If it ends up that my idea isn't something we could use, oh well, I had fun working on it.
In particular, I had a character concept come to mind. The character is reminiscent of a comic book villain, but I think has enough personality that it could be adapted to another medium. I worked on four pages for a sort of introductory story and have decided I'd like to upload those as well as give some background info on the character.
The antagonist is named "Doctor Crepsla" which is a play on the word 'crepuscular' (of or resembling twilight) and Nikola Tesla (who some would have called a kind of mad scientist, though not necessarily as much so as Crepsla). In a nutshell, Crepsla is a Fauxbeam mad scientist with a purpose. The shadow of a lab-bound scientist, Crepsla has existed perpetually for an inderminate amount of time, isolated from other Fauxbeams as the environment he is in never ceases to be lit and never experiences sunlight or moonlight (think underground bunker). The time he has had to himself has given him much opportunity for contemplation and it appears the perpetuity of his existence has granted him more vigor than normally attributed to the Fauxbeams. He considers his people to be disenfranchised, consigned by fate to exist in an undesirous state, looked down upon by other shadows and unable to inhabit the Shadow World or exist in the true light of the sun. He seeks to change the balance, to revenge his kind on other shadows and even Nature itself.
Using shadow devices created by objects in the laboratory he is in, Crepsla events an apparatus from which he is able to craft a device he calls a "Soal". The Soal is an artificial sun about the size of a coal. In the same way regular shadows are invigorated by the sun, so are Fauxbeams given greater vitality by the Soal. It is his plan, with the help of his fellow Fauxbeams, to wipe the real sun from the sky and replace it with the Soal. Of course a few humans will die - lives sacrificed for the cause. Of course the other shadows will be forever resigned to the Shadow World - serves them right. With Soal in hand, he reaches towards a better and brighter future... for the Fauxbeams!
And, that's it so far. I attached the pages that I managed to finish while doing the little introductory bit for him this weekend. I figured I better put them up now or I may never do so, lol. I hope they load well and that people like them. Obviously, my story has a notable level of scientific impossibility. However, we are talking about sentient shadows so I think I'm well within the limitations of the realm, lol. Please, comment, discuss and collab! Peace!