The Ideas Man – A (very) short story

“Regarding storytelling, ideas are a dime a dozen. It’s the execution that matters!”

“Ah, so you’re a big fan of ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’, then?”

“Excuse me? While it wasn’t the worst film I’ve ever watched, it had some truly terrible scenes and characters in it.”

“But it had great cinematography, top-notch visual effects and and some of Hollywood’s best actors in it.”

“Yeah, but the dialog sucked.”

“The ‘Star Wars’ script had to be one of the best edited scripts in movie history. And the different personality of the characters was conveyed really well.”

“Yeah, but Jar-Jar Binks!! … And a trade route conflict?!”

“So you’re saying that right at the beginning of the scriptwriting process, bad ideas were chosen for the characters and plot and then flawlessly executed?”


Ask Novil questions about Gaia

Last year, I posted a news entry which I asked our readers to ask me general questions about Gaia. It was a pretty popular format with lots of questions being asked, so I decided to give it another try.

Do you have any questions about Gaia? Then add them to the comment section of this post. I will try to answer all questions which I don’t consider to be spoilers for the plot.

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Day 6

“Good evening, dear spectators. I hope you’re all ready for the final days of this year’s edition of the Hunger Games, featuring many of your favorite webcomic characters! I certainly am! Claudius, what about you?”

“I’m more than ready, Caesar! And I’m really looking forward to seeing if underdog Woo, who killed District 11’s Lilith yesterday, can actually win the Games. During the last days, this little rascal stabbed and strangled himself into the hearts of many spectators, mine included.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Night 5

“Aww, it always warms my heart when an old alliance like that between Woo and Edmund lasts until the last days of the Games.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Day 6

“That’s it, folks! The winner of this year’s Hunger Games is Woo!!”

“It couldn’t have ended any other way.”

“Indeed, Claudius, indeed.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Fallen Tributes 6

“I wonder if Rocky could have defeated Woo in a good clean fight to the death.”

“Unfortunately, we’ll never know.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: The Winner

“District 4 must be extremely proud of their winner. I’ve never seen a more worthy winner in the history of the Games than Woo.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: The Placements

“This is insane, Caesar! Woo killed six tributes and caused Nin Wah’s suicide, while all the other tributes combined only killed three!”

“I can only hope I’ll never have to face this killing machine myself. I’d probably die from just looking at him.”

“Me too, Caesar, me too.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Summary

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Statistics

“I am Caesar Flickerman…”

“… and I’m Claudius Templesmith…”

“… and we hope all of you enjoyed this year’s Hunger Games!”

“See you again next year! Goodbye!”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Day 4 and 5

“My name is Caesar Flickerman, and this is my co-host Claudius Templesmith. Together, we guide you through this year’s edition of the Hunger Games, featuring many of your favorite webcomic characters!”

“We’re four days into the Games and only five tributes remain after the two deaths yesterday: Rocky from District 3, Woo from District 4, Edmund from District 6, Red from District 8, and Lilith from District 11. Who’s your favorite now, Caesar?”

“Uhh, that’s a really tough question, Claudius. While Woo may have the best kill ratio so far, we also shouldn’t underestimate Lilith and Rocky. Lilith has years of extensive training on an elite academy behind her. Rocky, on the other hand, seems to have the right attitude to win the Games. One of these three will win, I’m sure. Red and Edmund don’t seem to have a chance.”

“All right. Then let’s see if you’re right.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Night 4

“It still seems a bit too early for that, Edmund…”

“Maybe Red is tougher than I thought. Fending away three other tributes isn’t an easy feat for such a small girl.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Day 5

“Yet another bold move by Woo! This little rascal is such a sly old dog! I don’t know about you, Claudius, but I’ve become a fan!”

“Lilith may have made it this far, but she just wasn’t tough enough to actually win the Games. She hasn’t killed a single other tribute until her death by Woo’s hands. You just don’t win the Games this way.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Fallen Tributes 5

“That’s it for today, folks. I wonder how many more days this year’s Hunger Games will last. So don’t forget to tune in tomorrow, because it could already be the last day!”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Day 3

“Welcome to another day of this year’s edition of the Hunger Games, featuring many of your favorite webcomic characters!”

“But not many of them are left anymore, Caesar.”

“Yes, only seven if I counted correctly. Claudius, do you think Woo will continue his yesterday’s killing spree today?”

“Unlikely, Caesar. But let’s wait and see. Anything can happen in the arena!”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Night 3

“A large group has formed, led by our current favorites Rocky and Woo. That doesn’t look good for poor Red and Phoebe.”

“They’re still so young and innocent. It’d hurt my heart to see them die.”

“District 8 and 12 must be sitting on the edges of their seats!”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Day 4

“I’m surprised it took Rocky that long until his first kill. I almost placed a bet on him making his first kill right at the Cornucopia.”

“And he killed Guy with poison. He always looked more like the ‘axe murderer’ type to me.”

“The Games are always full of surprises, Claudius.”

“Yes, they are… Poor Phoebe could tell you a thing or two about it.”

The Webcomic Hunger Games: Fallen Tributes 4

“And yet another interesting day comes to an end. While District 10 and 12 mourn their dead tributes, we’re already super excited what will happen next in this year’s Hunger Games! So don’t forget to tune in tomorrow. Same place, same time!”