The Mr. Nightcrawler Trilogy: Book I

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  1. WayneConrad

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    That's some of the pulpiest pulp I've ever read. It's great! Good writing, and especially memorable characters. I like that guy. I want to know what he does next.

    Tomorrow would be a good day for you to post the beginning of the next book. I can wait that long. OK? I'll wait.
     
  2. Flintlock Tom

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    Nightcrawler: Bravo Zulu

    Correia:
    Some things are just too scary to joke about.
     
  3. fiVe

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    I agree. That would've been major cruel.
     
  4. Nightcrawler

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    Heh. Nobody caught that Valentine shook hands with Gordon after he'd been picking his nose with that same hand. :D

    Thank you for all of the kind words and support, everybody. I'm going to be getting started on the rewrite of Book II, which is going to be a major project in of itself. It'll be worth it, though.

    Book III is going to be epic. You guys just have no idea. :cool:
     
  5. Red Dragon

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    DAMNIT!!! Why the hell do I keep getting shot?!?!?!



    Corwin :mad:
     
  6. Gifted

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    I PMed him about that. I was looking at power armor with fifty cals, in the not too distant future. He wants to go retro. Either way, it'd be fun to work with him.
     
  7. Arkie

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    That's Great!!!

    Makes you feel like your right there in the action.

    Keep up the Good work and I'll keep reading! :D
     
  8. Nightcrawler

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    For anyone wondering, member Red Dragon is the person on whom I -loosely- based the character of Corwin.

    As a matter of fact, a great many of my primary characters are based on real people, to one degree or another. I know it's kind of cheating, but it makes character creation easier.

    At any rate, Mr. Dragon takes it personally when I abuse his counterpart. I was going to kill Corwin off, but...I'm too nice for my own good sometimes. You wanna be in the story, you gotta take your lumps. One solid rule about the 'Crawlerverse is that everything breaks, gets shot, explodes, or has something happen to it eventually. Like that Yellow Mustang. :D
     
  9. Correia

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    On the other hand, none of mine are based on real people. That's why mine die a lot. :D
     
  10. Nightcrawler

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    You'd better not kill off anybody I like in the sequel to Monster Hunter. I'm serious. Ya got blood lust, boy, blood lust! :D
     
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    Nightcrawler, I'll bet you had some spectacular battles with those little green plastic military toy figures and a set of Lincoln Logs. I will also bet that you drove your mother nuts with all the "battles" and the sounds of war emitting from your mouth as your army carried out its assignment. You had to have had an extremely active imagination at a very early age.

    Kudos to you, Sir. We here at THR are graced by the presence of you and Corriea. I am also proud that you are Utahns. It is, by its very nature, a rather unusual combination of high velocity shoot-em-ups from such a conservative State.
     
  12. Nightcrawler

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    Yeeeeahhh...when I was a kid...:uhoh:

    *runs off and hides big bucket of green plastic army men*

    Now I'm an adult. I do adult things, like paying taxes and shaving. I also have to push the grocery cart instead of riding in it, which is lame.
     
  13. Mac Attack

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    I just started reading episode 12 -1 then noticed that you ended the story on the next page. I will have to read extremely slow so that all the words last until the next story.

    NC, excellent story. Your words kept me captivated and eager for the next episode. Thanks for a well written an exciting story.

    Mac
     
  14. Brian Williams

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    I just got big, I still ride the shopping cart, but I do pay taxes.
     
  15. Rey B

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    Like I said to the semi-driver that hit me, when I crawled out of my smashed little pickup "Wahoo what a hell of a ride!" Thanks Nightcrawler and Correia for the best excuse to avoid reading chemistry texts I have found in a while. Eagerly awaiting the re-write of book two and all of book three.
     
  16. BB93YJ

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    Well, I dunno... when reading a piece of literature such as this, and it makes me fondle my G30, causes my pulse to quicken and raises my blood pressure to unsafe levels, I guess I'd have to say you have hit a home run.

    Yup. No doubt about it.

    Outa the park.

    Thanks!
     
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    I know it's not much

    But all I can say is thanks for the great story. Best of luck rewriting Books 2 and 3.

    Jay
     
  18. Nightcrawler

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    Thanks are not needed. Trust me, I'm having way more fun with this than you guys.

    I'm glad everyone enjoyed the chaotic final battle. :)
     
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    I have said it before I will say it again. This thread and Nightcrawler's writing helps me get through Econ at nine in the morning.
     
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    Teriffic job! Looking forward to see your next installments.

    The ending was great... Valentine thought he'd got away scot-free, and all was well with the world - until he hit the cow. Man, was THAT a plot twist to remember! :D
     
  21. Nightcrawler

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    You know, the above post gets me thinking. If you would all be so kind as to humor your humble (yet rakishly handsome and incredibly talented) author...

    What was your favorite scene? How did you react to it?

    Which was your favorite character, and why?

    What was your favorite line, quote, etc.?

    Correia already admitted that he loved the scene where Mr. Valentine boots the dead guy off of the stage. If I do say so myself, that'd look awesome on the big screen. :cool:

    EDIT: To be fair...my favorite character by far is Ling, followed by Hawk. My favorite lines?

     
  22. Billy Sparks

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    Hmmm favorite scene?

    The wreck with the Mustang. That was just too real. In the movies the heros get captured or get shot by a dying bad guy but NO ONE rams Elsie the Moo Cow.


    Favorite Character?

    Hawk, he reminds me of my late father. Cool, never gets excited.


    Favorite Line?

    Don't know got to reread it.
     
  23. NukemJim

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    Ohh a reason to reread the story, sure I'll be happy to get back to you on that as soon as I get done.:D

    NukemJim
     
  24. Correia

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    Overall favorite? And remember, my perspective is different, because its more about what was fun to write, and that was when NC and Lorenzo finally meet in II, and have a good old fashioned knife fight and slugfest.

    Okay, I'm biased, but I think my favorite scene I did was in book II, with Carl in the desert after the big heist. (ain't gonna say what happened, because some folks here might not have read II yet). That one choked me up.

    My favorite scene from NC has to be when he executes the auctioneer, and beats the "don't you know who I am?" guy. He had already told me what was coming, but it gave me shivers. That is the first time that Valentine loses it.

    The best scene ever will be in Book III, when the time machine malfunctions, and NC has to save the princess from the dinosaur people, while Lorenzo is being DNA tested to see if he is Anna Nicole's baby daddy, only to be interupted by the terrorist group CAREBEAR and their rainbow-love puff bomb.

    Just kidding. Lorenzo has way too much pride for that.
     
  25. Nightcrawler

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    DUDE! You gave it away! For crying out loud, we're going to have to change it now. You know how long it took me to come up with the sinister organization CAREBEAR? How many cans of Rockstar? (18% less than the lethal dose!)

    CAREBEAR poisions the world, spreading their Commie "sharing" idea and forcing it down the throats of liberty-loving people everywhere.

    Well, they were, anyway, but Larry can't keep things on the downlow, so we're going to have to scrap the whole thing.

    Onto Plan B: Valentine and Lorenzo are once again thrown together, this time having to take care of a little baby girl while facing the challenges of everyday life! Can they get along in the suburbs? Stay tuned for Book III, The Thief, the Merc, and a Little Lady.

    ANYway...

    My favorite scene of Larry's was when Lorenzo was watching the videotape of Dead 6 in Adar's house. The ensuing commentary was hillarious, and I love it when our characters rip on each other. :D

    It's like a buddy flick without the buddies!
     
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