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 1 KSPAM, Sat, 9th Oct '10 5:41:11 PM from on the ground Relationship Status: In another castle
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Okay, okay, all joking aside, here's the idea.

An unspecified (but most likely early nineties) time ago, humanity made First Contact. The extraterrestrials, known as the Collective (clockwork to humans) arrived on Earth. They sought peace with our civilization, and for a good while it was as such.

Ten years after their arrival, humans have taken to the alien technology willing given to them by the Collective as a sign of good faith, incorporating it into their own with mixed results. All seems well as a final meeting that would declare an alliance between humanity and the Collective draws near. But only days before, a large scale attack of unknown origin downs the mothership suspended in the atmosphere, killing everyone in the ship and on the ground.

The meeting is called off, both sides accusing the other of orchestrating the attack. The two sides clash, or rather they would have, had a good amount of the Collective's technology and weapons not been on board the mothership. With nary a fight to speak of, the Collective are forced into exile as the human's new punching bags.

Cue even more years later, as we focus on a P.I. named Stockholm. Crime continues to rise in his part of the city, as armed humans and Collective duke it out on the streets. One day Stockholm receives an anonymous call, tipping him off of a crime to be. He follows the tip to the depths of Collective territory, where he meets a young girl in possession of valuable tech. Tech from the ship.

Things are about to get a lot more difficult for Stockholm...

So, thoughts?

edited 9th Oct '10 5:41:53 PM by KSPAM

Team? You mean cannon fodder? — neobowman

Goodfae: a mafia web serial
Well, the explanation WHY the aliens got corralled on Earth is absolutely satisfactory at first glance.
"Hey don't underestimate the stopping power of The Coffee Mug." - Major Tom
Seems like a viable plotline. Only one question: why would the humans accuse the Collective with downing there own ship/why would the humans be angry about it in the first place? Wouldn't the humans want to continue peaceably? Or were they really just waiting for the collective to lose their weapons in order to corral them and "use them as punching bags". as the humans have enjoyed lasting peace with the collective, was there any kind of outcry against eh unfair treatment of this sentient race?
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 4 KSPAM, Sun, 10th Oct '10 5:24:30 PM from on the ground Relationship Status: In another castle
BEST. PRINCESS. EVER
Many important political figures were aboard the ship as well. So the humans think it's assassination on a grand scale and the Collective thinks the humans are declaring war.
Team? You mean cannon fodder? — neobowman

Goodfae: a mafia web serial
I guess you haven't followed the events after the presidential plane crash on April 10th here, but basically: the Polish president died in a plane crash, along with a fuckload of politicians and generals. One of the candidates in the upcoming presidential election died as well. Now, the twin brother of the deceased president (who decided to run in the election himself and lost by a small margin) has the nerve to claim the current president was elected illegally. Here's the kicker: the loser guy is paranoid, has totalitarian tendencies and if you think logically, he's the only person who could gain ANYTHING from the crash: his more popular brother dies. He bases his campaign on this and almost wins (until the last moments, votes were distributed almost equally between him and the current president). And he's extremely xenophobic.

How does that fit into your story?

edited 11th Oct '10 11:52:03 AM by NotSoBadassLongcoat

"Hey don't underestimate the stopping power of The Coffee Mug." - Major Tom
 6 KSPAM, Mon, 11th Oct '10 2:06:35 PM from on the ground Relationship Status: In another castle
BEST. PRINCESS. EVER
Quite well. This could work out just marvelously.
Team? You mean cannon fodder? — neobowman

Goodfae: a mafia web serial
Oh yes, and the plane crashed in Russia. Now if you transpose that to your story... Make the aliens confused, yet still trying to defend themselves.
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