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The Starcaster Chronicles 07.13

April 27, 2020 by Tim


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Hunter
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Hunter

Sometimes there’s one person that just gets f***ed hard. The universe just points it’s finger at you and says, “You are getting f***ed hard, from every angle, and it’s not going to stop.”

Cort had become that one person.

nealithi
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nealithi

Ever notice it is a basically good person too? You never hear about the nasty sod that got it coming.

Rockie
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Rockie

The Grin has had a pretty rough time.

Andrew Wilkin
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Andrew Wilkin

Because nobody gives a flying **** if the nasty sod gets it. Unless it’s to celebrate.

The Legacy
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The Legacy

I agree, Cort is suffering The Worf Effect.

Eldest Gruff
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That’s the job of a storyteller. “And Cort found the Starcaster, was able to hole up in a tiny little unknown planet, learned how to use it, had a peaceful chat with the government, then worked together to gently encourage the murderous aliens to be less murderous and then lived a quiet, unassuming life wearing long sleeves and living anonymously” makes a pretty boring comic strip.

Crestlinger
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Crestlinger

*and then he woke up.*

Hunter
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Hunter

Yes Eldest Gruff. I know that and I think everyone here knows that. Conflict makes characters interesting.

A friend of mine, whose going through the editing phase of publishing a novel, has said once he’s established who the characters of his story are, he puts them through the worst shit possible.

BakaGrappler
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BakaGrappler

So I just wanna appreciate her punching skill. It’s hard to nail the 48 Hour Coma Punch. And she had to let go of Cort, letting his body go into freefall, and nail that dropping target. Now THAT’S skill.

Soag
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Soag

With a metal hand…

TheSnowedOne
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TheSnowedOne

Yeah… that’s going to leave a mark. >< 🙂

Eldest Gruff
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Or would, if not Starcaster.

John Swift
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John Swift

Ya he needs to learn how to control that, wonder when he will get a spare min to even try.

Andrew
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Andrew

Maybe in 3 and 3/8 episodes later or even later than that or even sooner…or maybe not.

DrakeStarkiller
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DrakeStarkiller

Hes been unconcious for most of the time hes had it…..

Bwauder
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Bwauder

Something more than fading into a pain coma was happening there, with the hand going gold and what he was mumbling she panicked.
Someone has some splaining to do…

sigh
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sigh

I’m not proud of the fact that it took me several moments to realise that that was, in fact, not a reaction to him copping a feel.

Sarah
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Sarah

Maybe I’m forgetting something, but why is Cort sick? I remember the whole incident where the Starcaster healed him from near death, but that was some time ago. Hadn’t he recovered since? Was there something else since?

Went back a few pages from 2018 and didn’t see anything obvious.

Digi
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Digi

Subtle….yet quite effective.

Andrew Wilkin
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Andrew Wilkin

They’re gonna have to find a way to shield that thing. Gods forbid he has a wet dream and blows a hole in the hull.

Zair
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Zair

Even in a universe with mimeons (is that how you spell Speck’s species?) and nivium, I’m not sure anything can shield against the full power of a star.

Him.
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Him.

“Sir, we have found a short-term cure for Starcaster.”
“Truly? What is it?”
“One quick THOK to the head.”

Timothy
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Timothy

Was he singing or something?

BakaGrappler
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BakaGrappler

It was an advertisement jingle for Sunspit.

Eldest Gruff
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Admit it, Nyrah. Deep, deep down inside, there’s a part of you that really likes slugging the human who keeps putting that Starcaster in danger.

Rolando
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Rolando

Personally, I find Cort’s difficulties and suffering with the Starcaster a refreshing change from stereotypes. Makes for more realistic, better drama and storytelling so far. I really hope he never quite learns how to handle it. Not without years of training and practice, at least. Most fiction fails pathetically at this. They show you the hero mastering whatever weapon/technique/fighting style/super-power in an absurdly short amount of time. AND using it to defeat someone who often has WAY more experience in (whatever) contest. Like, they’re decades or centuries ahead. Yet the hero wins, because he’s the hero. LAME way to murder… Read more »