I hope you had a Happy Easter, Holi, or other holiday. It was a busy week on the holiday front. Since I seem to have started collecting new people – hello shiny people who have that new subscriber smell – I thought I’d cover some old ground, clarify what is happening where, and be the friendly, low stress, McSciFi I keep claiming I am.

Last week I got a rejection from an OWA (Open Writing Assignment) submission I’d made of my script, The Brittle Riders. No biggie, it’s not for everyone. However, this time, the author of the rejection letter went out of their way to praise the story and the script itself. They edited the usual list of reasons for rejection down to budget, number of scenes, and complexity. Those are all valid issues. I knew that when I wrote it and I know those are going to be tough hurdles to clear.

Even so, it is my firm belief that there exists a production company, or maverick individual, with more money than sense, whose sole consideration will be, “Is this a good story?”

I think, hope anyway, that having another script I wrote, which is now in pre-production and looking to finish financing by summer (details when funding is finished), may generate some interest in my other efforts.

We shall see what we shall see.

With that being said, let’s start with The Brittle Riders. For you newbies, I’ll try and explain what it is and why you should care.

Edward Q. Rohta was a scientist who created multiple species of slave labor. Furious at being persistently abused, they revolted. After the death of every man, woman, and child on the planet, things got a little weird.

This is the story of what happens if Frankenstein’s monsters rule the earth. Apocalypses are funny that way.

Simply put, I tried to write a novella, ended up writing a trilogy and, while not an international best seller, it has garnered fans from around the globe. The “Frankenstein” quote is from a Chinese national living in London.

Of course, in other opinions, I also got a rejection letter informing me that The Brittle Riders was not a good fit for animation.

Moving on.

The first real project I ever got tasked with, Legends Parallel, has been requested, by people with money and smarts, to be a script for submission. The basic idea is simple. It’s high concept, but will cost less than The Brittle Riders. Not to be a Negative Nelly, but there are those who think that TBR could cost more than Dune. Based on real world evaluations by people who make movies, as opposed to those who choose what to make, that evaluation may be a tad exaggerated.

But, to get to the realists, I must first entice the rest.

Which brings us to Legends Parallel.

Just in case quantum physics wasn’t violent, or sexy, enough for you.

LEGENDS PARALLEL is a, single story, comic book which will span twelve issues.

It tells the tale of five Earths, each very different from the others, and the one woman who wants to control them all.

A man, his mom, and her lover have to save these worlds. No one said this shit would be easy

Legends Parallel has had an interesting history. Long story short, I was going through a rough time. Think mixing couch surfing with sleeping behind dumpsters. Suddenly, my writing was making me money. Brian “Bigger Lion” Daniel, the owner of Hadithi Sambamba Comix took me in, gave me a safe haven, and supported me as my interpretation of his crazy idea of a superhero working in a multiverse began to garner fans and grow. He’s also responsible for me meeting my wife, albeit unintentionally, but that’s why he was the best man at our wedding.

Add in the fun of Phystee Nicole Brown (pronounced fai-stee), see below, embracing her body modeling of the character Oshun, and suddenly humans were paying attention.

Now distributed by Nerdanatix, west coast, and Vivid Panel, east coast and multiple conventions, Legends Parallel is organically winning fans.

Due to its use of Hugh Everett, III’s theory of the multiverse, there are even colleges using it as a primer for freshmen.

As one professor said, “It’s got tits, math, and violence. It’s the perfect gateway drug to physics.”

Far be it from me to disagree with her.

Marcie’s Marviels, the only true teen friendly book I have out, has been getting interest from several production companies. I was hired to write this so all I can do is support it. And, I can do that happily.

Marcie is a super powered teen who fights the exploitation and bullying of teens where ever she can. Marcie’s Marvels is based on the life of a young girl named Marcie who killed herself after suffering endless bullying. Her mother decided to use her daughter’s tragedy to provide hope to others. With that in mind she started the MJG Movement as a Children’s Advocacy organization dedicated to serving as a resource for children and families that are victims of sexual abuse and suicide.

Sometimes you pick up a project because it’s the right thing to do. I am well pleased with Marcie and am looking forward to be involved in more.

You are all wonderful people and I thank you for your continued support. According to one fan, all I need is more nude cosplay selfies based on my work to put me over the top. Since he refuses to send any, I’m thinking his motives may not be pure.

Until next week, stay safe, sane, and occasionally clad.

Bill McSciFi
Bill McSciFi
Bill McSciFi
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