The motherfucker on the left is one of the craziest characters to ever appear in a video game.
He’s a time-traveller. He shows up in the First Era in plate mail, which is specifically stated as being from the future. He also kills a man while at the same time praising Reman, who is said to have not existed yet.
He’s also a cyborg, if not a full robot. It was stated by Michael Kirkbride (the guy who made Morrowind’s story) on Tumblr and Reddit that Pelinal was a robot/cyborg sent back in time by Kyne (a god of storms) in order to ‘fix’ the future. In addition to this, his left hand is said to be made of a “killing light”, which some theorize is a laser.
Let me rephrase the first two points; he’s a goddamn Terminator in the Elder Scrolls. The future that Pelinal is trying to fix? It involves the High Elves enslaving all men and taking over Tamriel.
It all starts when Pelinal’s husband Huna gets killed by one of the Ayleids, who are pretty much the predecessor to the High Elves. Although the text for this was edited to leave Huna’s gender in the air, Kirkbride confirmed that Pelinal was written to be gay.
Huna’s death infuriated Pelinal, who proceeded to lose it so badly that the gods of the world almost left it in disgust.
Pelinal proceeded to wage war on the Ayleids, along with his queen, Alessia, and his companion, Morihaus. And they fucking succeeded.
Pelinal is kind of a dick.
During this, he felt the judgmental gaze of Akatosh, one of the most (if not THE most) powerful gods in the series. And Pelinal stared right back.
He kills one of the Ayleid kings by himself, Umaril.
Despite being cut into eight pieces, his head managed to have a conversation with Morihaus. He also was present at Alessia’s deathbed, and eventually found salvation from his madness.
It’s also implied that Pelinal is a Shezarrine, which is pretty much a person believed to be an incarnation of Shezarr/Lorkhan, the creator of the world. He killed people who brought this up, however.
TL;DR - Elder Scrolls has a gay divine Terminator who did quite a lot of things.
Story time: Irene is a cyborg and a security officer. She mostly works for executive corporations and sometimes public events. Irene came into being after the previous user willingly donated her body to science. One request the user had was that the headset for Irene be in the shape of cat ears. Irene has concealed weapon within her limbs as she needs to be ready for anything. Her right forearm has an extendable baton and her right contains a smoke grenade. This continues to her lower body as her right thigh contains a hand gun and her left has the magazines x3 to said gun.
Irene has her own consciousness as she has the brain from the previous user. While she may have the same brain that does not mean she is the previous user. The user’s experiences are only memories to Irene, of whom will wonder who the user used to be like from time to time. Irene’s personality is very monotone and rarely shows emotion. Despite this she takes her job very seriously which usually leaves her with no friends. This does not bother her that much as she predominantly works solo, but the thought of friends might be appealing to her. When she’s not on duty, she has taken interest of building lego sets as she finds it relaxing. She currently lives in an apartment within the city where she can conveniently commute to where she is needed.
The World’s Most Famous Detective Stories plus Modern-Day London.
What makes these story concepts so intriguing, and so repeatable?
Yes, they’re genius ideas. But there’s a recipe you can glean from those genius ideas, one which anyone can follow.
And if we can follow it, we can create our own genius ideas. It has, unsurprisingly, two ingredients.
I thought of cooking, then I thought of Stitch baking a cake.
Something timeless. Familiar. Well-known already. Your reader already has imagery and expectations attached to this thing. Take Cinderella for example. When I hear it, images pop in my head instantly: a glass slipper, a clock striking midnight, a pumpkin coach, a ball at a castle, a servant girl. Or how about boarding school? A huge ancient building, classrooms, kids in uniforms, dormitories, living at school with a ton of kids your own age. Mental images abound. And they’re most likely the same images for everybody.
(I want that dress. I’ll wear it when I go to Barnes and Noble and I’ll throw books at anyone that gives me odd looks.)
Something new. Unexpected. Contrasting with that timeless imagery. Creating something one-of-a-kind, uniquely yours. Something surprising. We all have a lot of traditional expectations when we hear “Cinderella”, so when we add “Cyborg” to it, our brains start applying sci-fi to those expectations. Same with Sherlock and boarding school and all other examples. Our imaginations instantly start having fun, creating possibilities of what could happen in the story. Which makes us want to read and find out how those expectations are met. The ideas shouldn’t go together, but that’s what makes them work so well.
It’s like this Remy gif:
Apart, the ideas, or “flavors”, are excellent. But when you combine them, things get infinitely more interesting. Downright magical in some cases.
More than the delight and imagination sparking properties of these concepts make them work so wonderfully. Each ingredient is serving a distinct function.
– One ingredient is suggesting STRUCTURE.
– One ingredient is suggesting AESTHETIC, WORLD, or TELLING METHOD.
Ask anyone to tell you the story of Cinderella, and they probably can. Everyone knows it. There are versions of it throughout the world. With boarding school, almost everyone knows the outline of a school year. Most people have a rough idea of how the revolution (or any revolution) played out. We instantly have a linear outline of events in our heads, no matter how rough or foggy.
Witchcraft and wizardry. Modern-day London. Hip-hop. Cyborgs. When you hear these, they evoke possibilities of what the world of the story is going to be like. What it’s going to look like, feel like, how that story is going to be conveyed. And the “world” of the story is one of the most intoxicating parts of a story, that we really love. It’s one of the reasons we can read the same book over and over again; you’re in another world, a fascinating world, a world that can feel a lot more like home than your own. Give readers a concept of a setting they can easily imagine, and when it’s applied to that narrative, easily want to take up residence within.
With “boarding school” you imagine school sports like badminton or soccer or that one where people slide rocks on ice.
But when you add “wizardry” to “school”, you can imagine sports
where children hurtle through the air on cleaning tools, while cannonballs try to smash into their heads.
Besides making your story timeless and unique, and far stronger for it, this also makes the concept of it highly repeatable. Because what happens if you surprise your reader, spark their own creativity, and delight them because of it?
You’ve created something they actively want to share.
The cycle of finding something you love isn’t complete until you’ve shared that thing with other people. It’s just how humans work. Just ask every person I have systematically infected with Hamilton. You’re not bribing, or bullying, or cajoling people to spread your story: they’re doing it of their own volition. Viral marketing is what you’re going for. The best kind of businesses are ones that “don’t require you’re time or presence” right? It’s the same with selling books. If you create something contagious, all you have to do is tell a few people. Then those people will tell other people, who will tell others, until you’ve spread a delightful bookish plague everyone is happy when they catch. You little plague rat you. Or plague flea, I suppose, would be more accurate.
Oh, one more thing! This element of your premise can usually be summed up with a pithy little one-line of genius: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry or “America then, told by America now.”
Yup, squishing it down into one sentence makes it even more wildly contagious.
So get that one sentence, sit back, and watch your story take over the world.
Me trying to explain TLC’s plot to someone who hasn’t read it
Person: so what’s that book you’re reading?
Me: *gets excited* okay okay so it’s basically like a twist on classic fairy tale stories but with CYBORGS *gets even more excited* and ANDROIDS and SPACE and THE MOON
Me: *bouncing off the walls excited* AND MAGIC MOON PEOPLE AND EVIL MOON QUEENS AND MAD PRINCESSES AND BAD-ASS REDHEADS AND SPACESHIPS AND CYBORG MECHANICS AND RAPUNZEL’S A HACKER AND MUTANT-PEOPLE-WOLVES AND
Phantom was busy, his town was always full of ghosts, Dr. Fate was on a mission, and well, anyone else who dealt with ghosts was doing something more important than ridding the Titans Tower of the Box Ghost.
So that left Raven, who’s powers, apparently, didn’t effect apparitions. Meaning, the flight to FentonWorks Labs was necessary.
It wasn’t the first time the League had contacted them but… she’d heard stories… these guys were worse than Cyborg about his car. Danny Fenton had been named the one to go to, but it was rare to catch him alone.
Arriving, she knocked. And of course, Jack Fenton opened the door.
“Take that, ghost!!!” Green Slime went everywhere. Raven pinched the bridge of her nose,
“Actually, I’m here to buy ghost hunting equipment…”
More threats, more slime and a shout from behind the oversized man.
“DAD! That’s Raven! From the Teen Titans!”
Jennifer Connelly to star in James Cameron's dystopian action film
Jennifer Connelly will play a villain in James Cameron’s next blockbuster film “Alita: Battle Angel."
Set in the 26th century, dystopian future, the story follows an amnesiac female cyborg (played by Rosa Salazar) who’s rescued from a scrap heap and becomes a bounty hunter tracking down criminals, reports The Hollywood Reporter.
The film also stars Christoph Waltz, Mahershala Ali and Ed Skrein.
Based on a series of popular manga graphic novels, the project has been more than a decade in the making for Cameron who will be producing the film. Robert Rodriguez is directing.
The film is currently shooting in Texas and is set for a July 20, 2018 release.