My name is CB2001, aka codebreaker2001 or just Code Breaker if you like. I'm posting here to let you guys know about a BSG fan fiction series I am trying to work on. Now, before you begin, you're probably thinking, "Oh great, some stupid text-based fan wet dream that has impossible storylines like Adama and Roslin getting married or the group coming across the aliens from "Aliens" or some other thing like that." Or at least something along those lines, right? Well, I'm about to cut you off at the knees with what I am doing.
Have you ever heard of machinima? The art of making one form of media through the use of a video game or a real-time 3-D graphics engine? Yeah, like how "Red vs. Blue" uses "Halo" and "Halo 2". Well, did you know that before "Red vs. Blue" people used "The Sims" to make sort of comic-bookish stories?
Well, thanks to video games like "The Sims 2" (with its expansion packs) and "The Movies", and programs like Planetwide Game's Comic Book Creator, I am developing a new style of fan fiction stories that people may have forgotten about. And my series will be told in this way, a machinima comic book fan fiction series.
The series is currently titled "Battlestar Galactica: Born to Run" (working title of course). The premise involves a small group of survivors on the planet of Picon, all of them starting out as prisoners of war because the Cylons believe they have knowledge that may be useful to them. They may have started out as strangers and prisoners, but they end up becoming a team and escaping from their captors. The whole series deals with not just capture and escape of the group, but the problems and potential threats they face while trying to keep on the move (yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Cylons aren't the only problems this group will have to face).
The series will be using Sims based off of real actors and actresses, and a lot of custom-made content for "The Sims 2" and may also feature other video games and simulators in order to create the stories for the series. Below are some test shots I've made with the use of "The Sims 2" and "The Movies".
Below is a test shot of a city model from "The Movies" with it's "Stunts and Effects" expansion pack. This picture is an attempt to make the "nuked out atmosphere yellow" hue that have been seen throughout Seasons 1 and 2 on the actual show. I altered this picture with Photoshop Elements to see if I could closely match the appearance (and I'm still trying to find the right adjustments)
Below are some shots of the "cast" of characters. Note, there are currently eight characters, but I have left one out depending on if I decide to use him or not. This character may be excluded from the whole series because he has no past and no future to me (he's a complete enigma, even to me). So, the Seven sims you see WILL be the series.
The scorned (John Coba, modeled after Jake Gyllenhaal, left) and the lover (Kate, modeled after Grace Park, right).
The husband (Rollin Phoebus, modeled after Vincent Cassel, left) and the wife (Dr. Selena Phoebus, modeled after Monica Bellucci, right).
The leader (Dr. Fred Cryas, modeled after Kiefer Sutherland, left), the Battlestar engineer (Renta Norme, modeled after Don Cheadle, right) and the soldier (Capt. Elle "Sheba" Malfi, modeled after Sandrine Holt, center)
Right now, I am working on a test comic called "All We Left Behind" which uses screencaps from the actual show, as well as in-game captures featuring the sims. The story follows Laura Roslin a week before the discovery of New Caprica and her ties to one of the characters in the fanfic series (this story may be excluded from the fan fic series, depending on the outcome of the question "Who are the remaining five Cylons?"). The comic will be available in PDF format and is meant to only be a test run of the program itself.
If anyone has any questions or comments, by all means I am willing to hear them and respond. I thank you for your time. Have a nice day.