Tag: Writing

Character 1: Videoandy

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments


ANDY: Hellooooooo internet! It’s big bad club king daddy Videoandy bringing you the news of the now.

CUT TO: *The Videoandy andyVideo intro graphic*

SFX: *A clip of the Beatles singing “Oh yeah” from Glass Onion*

ANDY: Check this out, okay. Fact that will make you seem old of the day – it was one hundred years ago today that Sargent Pepper taught the band to play. That’s right, 100th anniversary of the release of that eternal album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles. That’s right, one hundred years of John, George, Ringo and John. Speaking of, guess what I got today, bitchesss??

*ANDY holds up his phone*

ANDY: Yeah that’s right – tickets to Ringo and the BeatClones!

SFX: *Flashing club lights, neodubstep remix*

ANDY: *Dancing* Awww yeah, boy, awwww yeah. Gonna get my dance on with DJ Ringoooooooo!

*CUT TO – Image search picture of a cow*

SFX: *Moo*

ANDY: Hey you know what else happened today? Yeah that’s right, Stepp Wattaaaaaa baby! Stepp hit’s the big five-oh today – not that you can tell, am I right? – can you believe it’s been fifty years since Ringo looked like this?

CUT TO: *Ringo Starr, circa 2011*

SFX: *Wilhelm scream*

ANDY: *Shudders* Ouch. DJ Ringo ain’t getting any ladies lookin’ like that. Sorry big pimpin! So Stepp’s got the biggest party of the year coming up this Fry-fry – a little birdie told me that The Rolling Stones’ll be there. The Rolling Stones. Man, you gotta say, Mick Jagger’s gotta be glad Jim Stepp found that shit. Guy’s gotta be, what, getting up to the one-five-oh? And he still can’t get no satisfaction?

CUT TO: *Picture of Mick Jagger at a 2034 Youth Regeneris Benefit*

SFX: *Wilhelm scream*

ANDY: Oh shit, my thirty seconds are up, so quick catch up on the rest of the world – someone’s fighting someone for some reason, fuck it. Stay classy, you beautiful bitches.


Videoandy, also known as Video Andy and Andrew Morwitz, is a vlogger in the year 2067. His video channel is the third highest rated streaming video channel in North America, after TMZ24-7 and CBS. Although he’s 65 years old, like many of his generation and social status he appears to be in his early 20s due to the Stepp Waters Co.-distributed water of the Fountain of Youth, which was discovered beneath a house in New Jersey circa 2009.

He is the most annoying, irritating person on the face of the earth – think Ruby Rhod in the era of YouTube.

G. Brett Williams #1 – CYCLONE

| November 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cyclone’s origins are a bit embarrassing to admit, but here goes; Cyclone was created as the central villain of a LARP my friends and I developed in high school. Over the years I sat on the characters in that world, letting them stew in the ol’ brainpan until they became a delicious dish of genre tropes and sci-fi weirdness. Recently I revisited the setting and its characters for a Mutants & Masterminds campaign that never came to fruition, but I had so much fun working on the story that I thought I’d share some of it here.

Cyclone was the most powerful of the original Evos, a group of evolved teenagers who manifested super powers sometime in the near future. The US gov’t. jumps to the forefront of Evo study and policy, going so far as to collect the first of the discovered United States Evos into a special strike force meant to win more hearts and minds than actual battles. The race for Evo supremacy is something of a new cold war and the relative mystery surrounding the teenagers, their powers and their numbers throughout the world makes for a rather prominent threat of mutual annihilation. Therefore, the US Evo team is as much a publicity stunt as anything else.

Cyclone, a young pilot already ingrained in the US military, is the natural leader for the group. His control and understanding of his powers surpasses all the others and his natural charisma and level-headedness make him a natural leader. He’s a good soldier, but there is more to him than just a simple follower of orders.

The world and its people try desperately to evolve as quickly as its residents appear to be. Eventually Evos end up involved in direct combat and the world begins to warp around this powerful new force and regular, non-evolved humans begin to wonder after their place on the rapidly advancing planet.

As the world reaches its boiling point, a race of faceless aliens who communicate completely through telepathy launch an invasion from space. They control a race of Lizard Men that they have subjugated from a world in deep space, using their telepathy to guide the weaker brained reptilian race to fight their wars for them. The devastation is swift and catastrophic and the world soon cows to the will of these invaders. But there is resistance. Resistance, which at it’s core, is led by Cyclone. Cyclone’s resistance learns that the Faceless are actually a highly evolved form of psychic humans who left the world millenia ago and who share similar genes with telepathic Evos. The coalition forces managed to break the control over the Dragon Soliders (Lizard Men) and turn them against their former masters, a move which ultimately allows them to end the war.

The world is desperate for leaders in the wake of the war and they find none better than the war’s greatest hero, Cyclone. Cyclone wisely allies himself with the remaining humans, using them as a police force and being careful to make sure that those among them who have not evolved maintain a feeling of importance in his new world. There are still enough humans left alive that he needs their support to buttress his new administration. Cyclone sets up warlords of his own choosing throughout the world’s decimated continents and rules over the long rebuilding process.  His desire to protect humans, who he still views as his people, and his fear of losing power lead him to start a campaign of genocide against any psychic Evos. Cyclone believes that, if allowed to continue to evolve, those psychics would become as dangerous as the Faceless before them. For the most part, he employs Dragon Soldier death squads for these (less than) secretive campaigns against the telepathic and telekinetic Evos. It is this campaign, this abuse of power, that eventually leads Cyclone to his own end at the hands of a human/Evo coalition much like the one he originally formed to repel the alien invaders.

Sorry for the crazy long post, but trust me, with Cyclone it could have been WAY longer. haha In case you’re wondering, Cyclone has powers similar to those of Storm’s and is easily the most powerful and evolved Evo on the planet.

2011 Challenger: Paul Montgomery

| October 28, 2011 | 1 Comment

Hey, I’m iFanboy staff writer Paul Montgomery. I’m also the co-host of Fuzzy Typewriter, a podcast dedicated to story, storytellers, art and artists.

I’ve decided to take on the #30Characters Challenge for the first time this year…as a writer. Though my updates won’t include visual representations of my characters, I’ll attempt to showcase my creations through a variety of methods, from prose bios to journal entries to scripted interrogations. Hopefully I can explore a number of sub-genres as well, with characters suited to tales of science-fiction, crime, historical, slice-of-life, super heroics and more.

Excited to take on this project with such a talented bunch of creators and storytellers. Let’s break some legs!