Heartbreaker and Equity Kill the Sentinels Universe

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Heartbreaker and Equity Kill the Sentinels Universe

I'm interested in doing this. Like...super-interested. Whether it's a single session, mini-series, or ongiong, episodic pseudo-podcast, I'm all about it. I'd like to brainstorm with one or two other people, script things out ahead of time, and play out the back-and-forth of them discussing their successes against mooks and failures against heroes over drinks. A few caveats, though.

  • I don't have much experience with audio editing, but would be willing to learn if someone with a knack for it wouldn't be available.
  • Chances are, this won't be done in person, so both parties (plus any interested guests) would either have to record separately or through some sort of group chat, which may reduce the quality.

Before I go putting my basket of chickens before the cart and getting too excited about this, would anyone else be interested?

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Brainstorming fan-fiction? I'd be down for some stuff there. IS there a time-frame? You can also use skype to begin, to get a flavour of how the story should go. 


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Oh, man. I hope this happens. 


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Christopher wrote:

Oh, man. I hope this happens. 

 

Did we just get encouragement frome one of the few pwoers greater than OblivAeon himself?! The pressure is on. 


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That's a good idea. A couple of practice sessions, so to speak.

There's no real timeframe. I'd like to get to it a bit sooner rather than later, but people have schedules and such. I'd like to commit to maybe recording on Friday evenings, spending the rest of the week in communication over the framework and script, editing if need otherwise be. Saturdays tend to be my gaming days and run a bit late. Other than that, usual grown-up responsibilities and whatnot occupy me through the workweek.

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UXM266 wrote:

 

Christopher wrote:
Oh, man. I hope this happens. 

 

 Did we just get encouragement frome one of the few powers greater than OblivAeon himself?! The pressure is on. 

 

surprise

 

*dies*

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The Blue-Eyed Bard wrote:

 

UXM266 wrote:
 Christopher wrote:
Oh, man. I hope this happens.  

 

 Did we just get encouragement frome one of the few powers greater than OblivAeon himself?! The pressure is on. 

 surprise *dies*

*Resusicates*

 

Nope.  none of that happening.  Not until after the podcast is a thing.

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Blackfang108 wrote:

 

The Blue-Eyed Bard wrote:
 UXM266 wrote:
 Christopher wrote:
Oh, man. I hope this happens.   

 

 Did we just get encouragement frome one of the few powers greater than OblivAeon himself?! The pressure is on. 

 surprise *dies*

*Resusicates* Nope.  none of that happening.  Not until after the podcast is a thing.

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I'd also be interested in this, in some capacity (UK time zone be damned). I'm a writer,role-player primarily (as regards the idea), but I wear many hats.


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I think we should creat a google docs or something to get ideas out. At least get something out there where we can communicate better. These forums are good, but not the best for this kind of conversation and discussion (imo). 


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Ugh. Why am I so damn happy to be soaked? What'd I miss?

Okay, so I think we'll need two recurring participants, of which I will be one, to handle the voices of the eponymous characters. I'd like the occasional guest, maybe even recurring ones, be they other villains or the ever-present bartender, barman, or barmaid.

I've been roleplaying for the bulk of my life, but haven't done much actual acting, so I'm not anticipating any kind of little golden statues for performance here. It's a labor of love and fun, that's all. One that will hopefully be entertaining, of course.

I'm operating out of the Eastern time zone (GMT -5, last I checked), and am most available for recording on Friday evenings, with the rest of the week dedicated to scripting, storyboarding, and editing.

One more idea I have regarding guests isn’t just with regards to voices. I’d like to let people submit not only suggestions for who is being discussed, but possible scripts or frameworks for the conversation – give everyone a turn at contributing to the stories. Everyone who would be interested, anyway.

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The Blue-Eyed Bard wrote:

Ugh. Why am I so damn happy to be soaked? What'd I miss?Okay, so I think we'll need two recurring participants, of which I will be one, to handle the voices of the eponymous characters. I'd like the occasional guest, maybe even recurring ones, be they other villains or the ever-present bartender, barman, or barmaid.I've been roleplaying for the bulk of my life, but haven't done much actual acting, so I'm not anticipating any kind of little golden statues for performance here. It's a labor of love and fun, that's all. One that will hopefully be entertaining, of course.I'm operating out of the Eastern time zone (GMT -5, last I checked), and am most available for recording on Friday evenings, with the rest of the week dedicated to scripting, storyboarding, and editing.One more idea I have regarding guests isn’t just with regards to voices. I’d like to let people submit not only suggestions for who is being discussed, but possible scripts or frameworks for the conversation – give everyone a turn at contributing to the stories. Everyone who would be interested, anyway.

 

Sounds awesome. Let me know how I can help. Whether it's ideas, storyboarding, acting (i do have a credit on IMDB), or something else.  I wrote a super quick, and super brief scene in the OblivAeon update if you want to see what i can come up with on the spot. 


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https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DSKgPy9zSnZCV7y5PDrv1k6tvmcYDdJShjvrzzJ_Dus/edit?usp=sharing

I'd like to still keep some discussion here, for anyone who may be interested, but we can keep the nuts and bolts of it to the doc.

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Let me know when this is up. And I could give suggestions.


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I don't think I'd be comfortable playing a major role in this, I roleplay for games but recording a script people will listen too is a step further than I think I can take at the moment.

 

However, any ideas or such that I can hep with I'd be glad to try and do my part. Even if it is simply being another pair of eyes on the script to catch mistakes. I'll check out the google doc later.

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I like the idea.  I just don’t know how much I’d be able to contribute.  


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I have time and could contribute.  I think I'd do okay with voice-acting, but it may take practice.  You'll want to figure out a voice and a personality for each character.  Then deep-dive all we currently know about them.  From there it's just fun and games discussing how to take out the most powerful heroes the Sentinelverse has to offer.


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At the moment, HB has an unapologetically exaggerated New York accent. Equity, by contrast, has a calm and cool tone without any discernable accent. HB's brash and conceited, but Equity's level, scathing remarks tend to cut a bit deeper when the two get antagonistic. They're peers on speaking terms, who get along about as well as any two can in the field.

At least,that's what I envision. I wouldn't be opposed to any kind of constructive feedback or correction.

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I would assume that equity would be the one who would have to reign in heartbreakers more psychopathic tendencies but that's just my opinion. 


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I'm of a similar thought, except that I'm not entirely sure Equity would be motivated to reign HB in. He might comment on it, or contrast it with his level-headedness, but I don't think Equity would think it right to 'correct' HB.

"Well yeah, I backed over him. Needed to make sure he was dead, didn't I?"

"And you don't think three rounds to the chest was enough to ensure that?"

"Maybe. Better safe than sorry, yeah?"

"Hm. And you then decaptiated him?"

"Heh. What can I say? I'm thorough."

 

I don't think HB's quite that psychotic, but what do I know?

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I have to say I would be EXTREMELY happy to do some v.a. for this project, and I'd love to put myself forward for Equity - since I have a mild (or 'cultivated,' as they call it) Australian accent, I think it'd be a good fit.

Even if we just needed a tiny cameo or something though, that would be very cool!

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I love the idea of this whole thing (I mean who hasn't had fun thinking about how you could defeat each hero's powerset?), and could help with any ladyperson voices, but otherwise I think it'd probably be best to have you guys do you so the writing style stays consistent.


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What a delightful game to play, prospective Murder talk! While likely unable to delve too deeply in the lore with writing, I did do a good amount of voice acting over the years, and still perform on stage and the rare screen. Playing the villain is rarely less than a thrilling moment for any actor!


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LOL, I think we may have more trouble narrowing it down to a small cast of "2 guys plus the occasional extra" than anything else

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DEfinitely interested, but also definitely would either help with backend or 'occasional extra' stuff. My voice is too high-pitched to be either of the mains


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I may have invited myself into the doc so don't freak out.


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Theta_Sigma wrote:

DEfinitely interested, but also definitely would either help with backend or 'occasional extra' stuff. My voice is too high-pitched to be either of the mains

If I’m able to record for this (actual possibility this time!), then above post. Even if I can’t record, I’d still love to help with this.


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You could have rotating guest stars for Nemeses.

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Can’t wait for the guest star Vyktor episode. 


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I'm just imagining it. Vyktor tortures the Sentibels multiverse.


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I feel like anything involving "tortures the Sentinels universe" is probably redundant with Tactics where most heroes already seem to be in an ironic hell.


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Hippo tries to punch random people in the sentinels universe but fails spectacularly.


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I can't say I'm totally sure about how to get this ball rolling, but I think I'm going to script out a mini-scenario and act out both parts myself. The 'script' will be a skeleton with tips on improvisation and reaction tones more than anything set in stone. I'll focus on HB, and allow anyone who wants to go over the script and record their lines as Equity in response to not just HB's scripted lines, but my tone and demeanor. From there, I’ll either dictatorially decide who gets the part or I’ll upload however many variants we have and let the community decide on who they feel has the best rapport and performance.

As we have a few ladies interested, I’ll see if I can’t add a few lines from the barmaid…and pointedly avoid referring to these roles as lady-parts.

And, well…we’ll take it from there!

 

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"Hippo?! That friggin' guy. Anything he can do, I can do!"
"I once saw him lift a bus. Can you lift a bus?"
"...Y'know what? Who needs to lift a bus, anyway? If you can't hit 'em with a bullet, you can't hit 'em with a bus!"
"A bus is considerably larger than a bullet..."
"Can you lift a bus, Two-Tone?" (I see HB rarely calling Equity by his name.)
"No."
"Pfft. Then wh-"
"And I am not the least bit insecure about that."
"Bite me."
 

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I'm just gonna keep coming up with random names for guest star episodes because it's hilarious. Highbrow outsmarts the sentinels universe. Amit makes broken deals with the sentinels multiverse. Calypso splashes water on the sentinels multiverse. 


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I'm just gonna keep coming up with random names for guest star episodes because it's hilarious. Highbrow outsmarts the sentinels universe. Amit makes broken deals with the sentinels multiverse. Calypso splashes water on the sentinels multiverse. 

I'd love to hear Highbrow's plans actually, I think she'd be a good addition to the cast. It would be a Freud trio, Highbrow's the Super Ego, Heartbreaker's the ID, and Equity balances them out.


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Has anyone ever told you you should be a writer?


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Once casting's been set, I think we'll work on Skype or Google Hangouts, acting out the week's script with each part recorded locally then merged in post...or however people phrase that stuff.

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Can't wait to hear it.


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Equity, by contrast, has a calm and cool tone without any discernable accent.

An insurance adjuster from suburban middle-America could be just about anything, but this description made me think of Kevin Costner’s eponymous Mr. BrooksI’m unsure if Equity as Equity rather than as Andrew Jones should sound different, though.

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I would absolutely LOVE to be part of this. I'm pretty good at voice work. I can do a variety of voices, too.


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My thought is that each of these men is trying to conceal his identity. Otherwise, why the masks? Tony Taurus may not have an overdone Brooklyn accent, but Heartbreaker does. And Jones may be a mild-mannered midwesterner, but there's no reason for Equity to not have, say, a charming and polite Australian accent. 

This is, of course, all until I'm told otherwise by someone that outranks me. :D

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I don't think Tony cares much for concealing his identity.

Also, side note, I'd be a good narrator!


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@McBehrer: Would we want to go for "normal comic book narrator", Ostrander's Heroes for Hire comic book narrator, "adventure game narrator that snarks about the main characters", or "adventure game narrator that breaks the fourth wall and snarks to the main characters"?


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I think it would only count as fourth wall breaking if the characters snarked back.


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Yes, exactly. (See: Space Quest 6.)


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IDK, I'm not the one writing it. I was thinking mostly serious, but with exceptions for Guise, Setback, and the like.


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I'm debating a narrator, actually. The jury's out on that one. I'd like to be able to paint the picture through their dialogue, but I don't see why we couldn't try it a couple of different ways. I'll hopefully have something good to go soon. I'm currently on the mend from an accident back in September, and it turns out that a broken back and neck don't lend theselves to "free time for writing" quite as much as they contribute to "perpetual exhaustion and pain."

But enough of all that. I'll have the trial script done and hopefully recorded by the end of this evening, EST.

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Again, I love that this is happening.

As we have a few ladies interested, I’ll see if I can’t add a few lines from the barmaid

Eh, why the barmaid when there are so many worthwhile guest star possibilities? Glamour is always willing to work with others. Kismet could show up in an episode accidentally. Highbrow can come in and be haughty and smart at everyone. Heck, some version of La Capitan could even show up! So many options!


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Heck, some version of La Capitan could even show up! So many options!

... Now I'm gonna want an episode that is La Capitan talking to La Capitan and La Capitan about taking down the Sentinels and arguing with her/themselves about who has the best ideas until La Comodora comes and rounds them up like an annoyed grandma babysitting her unruly grandkids.
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I have this weird yen to play Becky Blast as a one-time thing. I imagine an overly-excited dissonantly adorable valley girl type whose every suggestion is some variation on "blow things up" and talking about how pretty explosions are.

But yeah, there's actually quite a few potential lady villains among the major villains, team villains, mini nemeses, environments, and Citizens.

@Blue-Eyed Bard: Yikes, dude, are you like OK? Please rest up, those types of injuries can cause major problems if you exacerbate them or don't heal up right. :/


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