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by SmoothPapaJ
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 79
Views: 126740

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

Brant crouched with her back against the door frame, holding her pistol up in front of her, trying to catch her breath. Toh stood next to her, and Mickleson and 78 were braced against the frame on the other side of the opening, all cradling sidearms and darting eyes at each other. “Come, cowards! St...
by SmoothPapaJ
Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:59 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 79
Views: 126740

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

“Have they spotted us?” Toh whispered, reflexively, as if the other ship could hear him. “Can’t tell. They might be charging weapons, but through all this interference it’s hard to tell. Got to play this by the book, anyway.” Regulation dictated that as captain, she was required to establish communi...
by SmoothPapaJ
Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:14 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 79
Views: 126740

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

The bridge door slid open, and Brant and 78 strode in. Her uniform was freshly cleaned and the Federation insignia on his chassis shone with fresh polish, and they both had stainless steel cups of hot stimulant in hand. Brant walked up to the pilot station and looked over Toh’s shoulder at the vario...
by SmoothPapaJ
Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Collecting Information for a Novel.
Replies: 11
Views: 8371

Re: Collecting Information for a Novel.

Not really a story, but a worthy consideration. One thing I've been playing around with for the next installments of my FTL story (Ghosts of the Federation) is what makes humans unique. it's unlikely that the other species just consider humans "uninteresting" like their in-game description...
by SmoothPapaJ
Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:01 pm
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 79
Views: 126740

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

Wow, this reads and feels wonderful, like home... You know what this reminds me of? Ahab : You have the Rebels on you; pirates and Slugs. Half the people on the ship have been shot or wounded, including yourself... and you're carrying military secrets. Brant : We're still flying. Ahab : That's not ...
by SmoothPapaJ
Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:00 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 79
Views: 126740

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

Half an hour later, Brant stood on the bridge of the Kestrel, 78 standing beside her, Toh at the helm. Only Toh strictly needed to be in there – the spacefaring races had all learned quickly that centralizing major ship functions on the bridge only invited the enemy to target the bridge and paralyze...
by SmoothPapaJ
Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:20 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 79
Views: 126740

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

English Narwhal wrote:My NAME is English Narwhal, a nickname I acquired through my usage of the English language and writing stories, and I bow to you.


Thanks! Chapter 2 is incoming. Have you written any FTL stuff?
by SmoothPapaJ
Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Future fisrt person FTL?
Replies: 14
Views: 9499

Re: Future fisrt person FTL?

There's a Garry's Mod mode in the works that's pretty much first-person FTL. Doesn't seem to be any news about since the summer, when it was in pre-alpha, so hopefully it's still on the way:

http://www.facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1277720
by SmoothPapaJ
Mon Feb 03, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Discussion
Topic: Are Mantis cruisers really worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 11668

Re: Are Mantis cruisers really worth it?

if you put your boarding party in that room then the drone will get pushed to another room with a system. Then you can power it down while you wait for your teleporter to come off cool down. Then bring your crew back and power the drone back up to get the last point of damage. ...brilliant. I'm ass...
by SmoothPapaJ
Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Stories & Storytelling
Topic: Ghosts of the Federation
Replies: 79
Views: 126740

Re: Ghosts of the Federation

tremor3258 wrote:Great adventure story!


Thanks! Working on Chapter 2 now.