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Catherine, Czarina of all the Africas (1st story)

Discussion in 'Civ3 - Stories & Tales' started by BuckyRea, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. BuckyRea

    BuckyRea Boldly Going

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    Big props to all yall egging me on to getting this part of the story rolling. Between the radical change in tone, and having to totally refurbish my blog due to a software glunch (yes, dammit, I said glunch), and dealing with a buttload of new duties at work, mostly related to the dreaded standardized tests that they measure all us teachers by these days, I've been in over my head. So I'm using this 3-day weekend to play ketchup. That is, it'll come out slowly and in clumps, but only if you keep beatin it.

    Threats of violence have been greatly appreciated, guys.
     
  2. Drake Rlugia

    Drake Rlugia ....

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    Great story, it seems to get better and better every time! The way your write makes it seem like an actual world, not just a game..keep it up!
     
  3. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Heheh, Yu-Kahn.

    I'm honoured.

    Nice chapters.
     
  4. BuckyRea

    BuckyRea Boldly Going

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    Unfortunately with me in Africa & India and Yu-Khan way on the other side of the world, I don't think we'll see much action over there. But then, I've only played up to about 1700ad so far. In your honor I'll see if I can't at some point send an armada over to your homeland in the next couple of centuries and slaughter thousands of innocent civilians in your province. I mean, what the hey, it's Easter, right?

    Thanks. I'm a history teacher, so my brain just works out the story that way. I'm trying to capture why I love this game; it's fractile so that the closer you look at any single move the more details there are to discover in what it might represent.
     
  5. Sima Qian

    Sima Qian 太史令

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    I think that also excuses you from the fact that "fractal" is the word you are looking for. But yes, I'm in total agreement with the readers before me, keep it up! I'm really enjoying this.
     
  6. BuckyRea

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    Read, read! Why haven't you finished that book yet?.
    Yes, I know tomorrow is Easter Sunday. And I've got a trip planned for you. Just hush up and read, boy

     
  7. BuckyRea

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    Finished that last chapter yet? My lands, you're a slowpoke.

     
  8. conquer_dude

    conquer_dude Imperial Slave

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    Very good! :goodjob:
     
  9. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Well, technically it's a territory. :p

    Once again, nice updates.
     
  10. The Farow

    The Farow NESer

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    Good update

    I like how you make take it from the perspective of a student learning the history of his country in the future. That it is very creative and I have not seen another story like this one. Keep up the good work on future updates!
     
  11. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    OT: Why is your avatar a tiger barb Farow?
     
  12. The Farow

    The Farow NESer

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    Not a tiger barb, a clown loach. I don't know why I just like loaches
    I keep a fish called a kuhli loach. Very cool fish and the closet avatar I could find to them is the clown loach.
     
  13. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    Nice story, I like the names. :thumbsup:
     
  14. BuckyRea

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    Thanks. I'm sick right now, but still stubbornly going to work b/c we're doing standardized testing for the kids and the principal announced "no staff sick days" because of this. I'm not gonna be able to take time to post again until I'm not sick and able to type without convulsing into coughing caniption fits.
     
  15. Lord_Iggy

    Lord_Iggy Tsesk'ihe

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    Gah! Standardized testing!!!

    No, it's OK actually, but all of my finals this year are Standardized, while I'd normally be exempted from the for good marks.

    Anyway, get well soon!
     
  16. The Farow

    The Farow NESer

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    When is the next part of the story?
     
  17. BuckyRea

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    A little bird emailed me (thanks, bird) and told me to update. I'm working on it now.

    Let me repeat my apologies from my previous lapse in updates. Between being a dad, planning for finals at skool, and all other usual excuses, I'm short on time for my hobbies--writing about histories that didn't happen.

    This weekend was the first in a while in which I can work on new chapters. Once the summer lands on us, I should be able to pick up the pace a bit. Of course that'll also involve me getting my Civ3 disk out of my daughter's computer and back into mine if I plan to carry this story past the year 1700. Not an easy task, I assure you.
     
  18. mrtn

    mrtn Shaven not stirred

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    If you buy her Conquests you can get the vanilla disc for yourself. ;)
     
  19. Theryman

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    Well, well, well, looks like I will have to follow through on my threats..:hammer:
     
  20. Theryman

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    *Cough*

    It's too damn interesting to desert!
     

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