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Offline BB_JackRSmith

    
       
          
                        
                Quote Originally Posted by Kodasa                 View Post              
             
Sorry man I've been busy quite a bit. It's had to take a bit of a seat by the wayside. But I'm adding to the story! It's still getting worked on, just at a much slower rate than it was before. I'll make sure I keep posting it until it's done though. I'm just struggling to work out exactly which direction to take with the rest of it. Don't worry I won't change things up too much.
                  
    
 
zZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZz xD, not pushing you, just can not for it xD

Offline BB_Kodasa

The Boom Beach Story ~ Chapter 4, 5 and [eventually] 6.
« Reply #1 on: Jul 12, 2015, 01:00 AM »
    
       
          
                        
                Quote Originally Posted by JackRSmith                 View Post              
             
zZzZzZzZzZzZzZzZz xD, not pushing you, just can not for it xD
                  
    
 
Well I'm busier than ever now. But I'm trying to find time to work on it.

Offline BB_Katsukic7

The Boom Beach Story ~ Chapter 4, 5 and [eventually] 6.
« Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 2015, 01:00 AM »
Nice work, how long does it usually take you to create one chapter?

Offline BB_Kodasa

The Boom Beach Story ~ Chapter 4, 5 and [eventually] 6.
« Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 2015, 01:00 AM »
    
       
          
                        
                Quote Originally Posted by Katsukic7                 View Post              
             
Nice work, how long does it usually take you to create one chapter?
                  
    
 
That depends on how busy I get, and how much inspiration I have. Chapters can be anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. Then I go through and edit them once they're already posted, editing grammar I missed on my initial sweep and the like.

Offline BB_TheBossl

The Boom Beach Story ~ Chapter 4, 5 and [eventually] 6.
« Reply #4 on: Nov 26, 2015, 12:00 AM »
    
       
          
                        
                Quote Originally Posted by Kodasa                 View Post              
             
That depends on how busy I get, and how much inspiration I have. Chapters can be anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks. Then I go through and edit them once they're already posted, editing grammar I missed on my initial sweep and the like.
                  
    
 
So, ever gonna finish the story? :-)

Offline BB_Kodasa

The Boom Beach Story ~ Chapter 4, 5 and [eventually] 6.
« Reply #5 on: Nov 30, 2015, 12:00 AM »
    
       
          
                        
                Quote Originally Posted by TheBossl                 View Post              
             
So, ever gonna finish the story? :-)
                  
    
 
That would be a big negatory. This story is unfortunately going to remain unfinished for the next forever. I haven't even touched BB in over a month. It's difficult to explain what happened I just... stopped playing. Something I honestly thought would never happen. But unless I suddenly have a flash of inspiration and am near my laptop at the time, this story is ending where it is. Someone else can pick it up if they want to.

Offline BB_BlackWingBB

The Boom Beach Story ~ Chapter 4, 5 and [eventually] 6.
« Reply #6 on: Nov 30, 2015, 12:00 AM »
That's sad.

Offline BB_cocranking

The Boom Beach Story ~ Chapter 4, 5 and [eventually] 6.
« Reply #7 on: Dec 27, 2015, 12:00 AM »
Plan the entire book! Look forward to the boombable ever after ending

Offline BB_agentpenguinjoe7

The Boom Beach Story ~ Chapter 4, 5 and [eventually] 6.
« Reply #8 on: Jan 13, 2016, 12:00 AM »
    
       
          
                        
                Quote Originally Posted by Kodasa                 View Post              
             
As of right now, only Chapters 4 and 5 are ready, I am placing 6 in the title so that it doesn't need to be edited later. I think for formatting reasons I'll upload them as 3 chapters per thread. If that is not ideal then a Moderator can merge the two threads (Just let me know if you do that.)
 
 
JanOlovTa approached me recently and mentioned that he has trouble reading the story in it's current format here, because it's a long path and not well broken up. He took it upon himself to create a new document which is this story copy pasted and better formatted for people who have trouble reading long paths. You can find the Formatted version with all 5 current chapters here:
  Chapter 4

  Location: Fortified Island, Hammerman’s new HQ
  Sector: 17
 
 
  Hammerman strode down the beach towards his gunboat with a sigh, the executives had told him they wished to speak with him again. He put on a brave face for his men, trying not to let them see his fear. All around him the island was bustling with rapid construction. Resources were being carried up the sand from the landing craft and put to immediate use erecting much more fortified positions. Now that the threat of invasion was ever present, he had to be prepared to repel an attack at any time. Hammerman shook his head as he boarded the small dinghy and sailed back to his gunboat.
 
 
  Location: Blackguard Executive Command, Battleship Lemuria
  Sector: >Redacted<.
 
 
  “Hammerman, we called you here today to congratulate you. You’ve been doing a fantastic job with sector 17, your shipments of regular power stones have truly been of use to us. Since you’ve kept the archipelago so quiet…” Hammerman averted his eyes towards the floor at this statement; he didn’t want to admit he’d been losing territory as fast as he was gaining it back. “… We’ve decided to assign a weapons specialist to you. His name is Eustace Mayweather, but you will call him by his chosen title, Doctor Terror. He’s a brilliant man with some crazy ideas; we feel your sector is the perfect opportunity for him to prove his designs. You will guide him back to your island and give him a place to set up, give him everything he needs Hammerman, we will be watching with increased scrutiny. You’re dismissed.” The Lieutenant nodded and marched back to his gunboat, standing beside the gangplank was a short, stocky man with a balding head and large tufts of snow white hair sticking out the sides. He was dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and board shorts that looked like trousers on his stubby legs, he looked quite the sight considering he still wore dark black welding goggles.
  “You must be the Doctor then, a pleasure to meet you, I am Lieutenant Hammerman, will you be accompanying me on the boat or do you have your own?”
  “Oh yes yes yes Hammerman I’ve heard you run quite the operation in Sector 17, I will be coming on your boat, they already loaded all of my equipment I’m ready to set sail at any time.” The old man talked surprisingly fast and he gave Hammerman the vibe of a mad scientist.
 
 
  Location: Hammerman’s Headquarters
  Sector: 17
 
 
  Doctor Terror was quick to make himself at home, and quick to get on Hammerman’s nerves, always running to and fro, cackling and laughing about how he would have unlimited power once he cracked the secret of the stones. At least he’d dressed in something more fitting, a long white lab coat with dark rubber gloves. One of the first things he had demanded was a crate of each type of power stone for his experiments. In the end the Lieutenant couldn’t take it anymore.
  “Doctor! Clearly my headquarters isn’t big enough of a lab for you, would it help if I set you up your own science outpost?”
  “Why yes Lieutenant that would help a lot. Go go go go go set up a base, leave me to work in peace!” Hammerman shook his head slightly, tempted to wring the Doctor’s neck, he restrained himself however and headed out the door to arrange the new set up.
 
 
  Location: Uncharted Island
  Sector: 17
 
 
  Zhao heard them long before he saw them, the sounds of bulldozers and men shouting, he saw flocks of birds racing away in fear. As he made his way through the dense jungle he soon came upon it, a clearing that stretched inland from the beach, in which men with the uniform of the blackguard were chopping away plants and carrying resources. He couldn’t believe it, the blackguard? Here? Zhao had been certain they would not find this island. For a second he panicked, had they come looking for him? Then he saw him… Hammerman himself was striding around, directing resources and construction to where they were needed. Zhao strained his ears to listen, they were discussing what sounded like a dock, and it seemed they hadn’t come looking for him after all. Zhao breathed a sigh of relief and ran back to his cottage where he collapsed by the fire and sank into a restless sleep.
 
 
  Chapter 5
  Location: Uncharted Island, Dr Terror’s HQ
  Sector: 17
 
 
  “What is it Doctor? I’m a busy man you know…” Hammerman marched into the lab with an exasperated sigh.
  “Ah yes yes yes yes yes Lieutenant, busy busy busy I know, but haven’t you ever wondered what those stones you’re collecting actually do? Do you not wonder why the executives want them so badly?”
  “I don’t question the board Doctor I simply do their dirty work. If I was paid to question them I would.”
  “ah a soldier to the core I see I see. Well come here and look at these experiments. The stones truly are magical you know, I can’t quite explain it but I think it’s something to do with the radiation they give off. We’ve tried to isolate it with a spectrometer but each kind of stone seems to emit something different weirdly they don’t do it alone though.” The Doctor led Hammerman up to a room in which there were several plant pots, each with a small sapling growing inside of a contained chamber. “You see these trees Lieutenant, both are the same, planted at the same time, watered and fed at the same time, now look at what happens if we introduce a single green gem into the mix.” Terror pushed a small button and a green triangular gem lowered into the left box, yet nothing happened. “As you can see Hammerman, nothing happens, but we understand the reason why now.” The button was pressed again, and this time 6 gems were lowered in beside the one already there, immediately the fragments began to glow and emit a low pitched hum, the sapling meanwhile began to visibly grow at an increased rate. “We’ve tested this with all manner of natural objects; they seem to cause certain materials to react. Iron and gold deposits have grown before our eyes, and they seem to reverse the effects of erosion on stone. With these green stones, we can have increased natural resources, extending mining operations well beyond their old capacity and such.”
 
 
  The Doctor then led Hammerman into another room that resembled a firing range, In this room were several weapons, all infantry issue, and a rifleman standing ready to test them, about 30 feet away at the end of the firing range were iron plates of various thickness.
  “Now Lieutenant, this should interest you, since you’re a soldier… you may proceed with the test when ready Geoffrey.” The rifleman nodded and raised his weapon; he fired one shot at each of the iron plates and then pushed the button to pull the plates toward the firing bench. “As you can see Lieutenant, the rifle did not manage to penetrate many of these plates, it is not powerful enough. However when we introduce these red stones…” Terror opened up a lead lined box that contained seven glowing red fragments, they all began to hum and the rifle took on a slightly red hue. “you may fire when ready Geoffrey!” The rifleman returned the iron plates to their original location at the end of the range and took aim again, this time the shots sent sparks hissing off the iron, and as the plates returned, it was clear the bullets had penetrated deep into the iron plates, even making visible holes through the thinner ones.
  “So you see Hammerman, these red stones seem to increase the power of weapons in the nearby vicinity. There is one other thing they’ve been known to do…” The Doctor reached for the table and lifted a small pistol, then took aim and shot Geoffrey directly in the foot. Where the rifleman should have been dancing around in pain, he simply stood staunch and through the new hole in his boot, the wound could be seen closing up. “Our troops seem to be extra durable when these stones are around, we’re not sure why but it’s beneficial none the less.”
 
 
  The next stop was another section of the firing range, this time there was a defensive emplacement, a large machine gun set up, at the other end of the range were more iron plates.
  “It would seem these blue stones have similar effects to the red ones, but they only affect our large emplaced weaponry, they also seem to create a magnetic shield around our buildings, it catches most of the bullets fired at it and as such, our buildings are more durable as well as dealing more damage. These stones are truly fascinating you know.”
  The final stop was a circular laboratory, in the centre there was a pedestal and in it was a green fragment, suspended on visible currents of electricity. “This is my final experiment, and it’s the main reason I called you here today.” The Doctor cackled as he handed Hammerman a pair of dark goggles that matched his own. “You’ll want these.” Terror then flipped a lever and entered a code into a console, the machine began to hum and the green fragment began to rotate, the currents of electricity increased in brightness and power and a warm glow was soon emitting from the machine, the power stone was lost in an orb of light. Then all of a sudden it seemed as though sound itself was being sucked in towards the orb. It built to a crescendo and then, for a split second there was silence, followed by a loud explosion that almost threw Hammerman off his feet. When he regained his balance the stone was floating in the middle of electrical currents again, although it was no longer green, instead it was a deep, dark purple and when Hammerman looked into it, he could have sworn he saw nothing but the blackness of space
  “So Lieutenant, by bombarding the stone with its own radioactive particles I have managed to reverse the polarity and create a brand new type of stone.”
  “Fascinating Doctor, these stones are… unique. But what does it do?”
  “Well now, that I am not sure about, this stone is my seventh, so I have yet to find out, but I will contact you when I have an answer.”
  “Very well Doctor, I will take my leave now. Thank you for the insight into your experiments.”
  “Oh yes Lieutenant there is one more thing.” Terror grabbed a blueprint from a desk nearby and handed it to Hammerman. “It is my latest design, I call it the Mega Machine Gun 9000, Set one up on your base and try it for yourself, you will not be disappointed.” At that Hammerman thanked the doctor one more time before marching back to his gunboat, he couldn’t say for certain, but it felt like the boat moved faster than usual.
                  
    
 
I NEVER KWEW DR TORRORS REAL NAME WAS EUSTASE MAYWEATER! HATS COOL. but to be honest with you, his parents were preety mean people to name him that.

Offline BB_Texinator

The Boom Beach Story ~ Chapter 4, 5 and [eventually] 6.
« Reply #9 on: Jan 21, 2017, 12:00 AM »
Kodasa, whatever you are doing for a living, you need to quit and start writing full time. I am a voracious reader and like to think I know a good writer when I read one. I would definitely buy the book!