So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by TPMM » Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:53 pm

Hi to all.
I have not been here for quite a long time (I'm sorry...), and, as I can see, I've got quite much to read about the Tank Corps :]
Don't worry, be crazy ;]

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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:43 pm

Welcome back TPMM!!!! :D :D :D

Say Niebelung, don't worry--this is the public version. You will appear in all of your bravery in the private version.

That's right guys, the Sequel, the ReWrite!!!!!! :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by M.H. » Sat Apr 11, 2009 3:57 pm

Commissar D, the Evil wrote:...
the Sequel, the ReWrite!!!!!!
WOT???? :shock:

WOTWOTWOTWOT???? :shock: :shock: :shock:

WOAH :D

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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by Me-109 Jagdfleiger » Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:35 pm

:shock: Sequal....Rewrite..... :shock:
COOL! :up: :up:
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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by TPMM » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:10 pm

You mean a lot of new words and a lot of... everything?
Can't wait to :]
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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:53 pm

See Guys, the problem (which was not ever a real problem when I was writing it :D :D :D ) is that this work was written for a specific audience--almost entirely male, definitely military buffs, and definitely folk interested in mayhem and heroism.

So the question becomes--in brutal Capitalist terms--how to appeal to a larger audience? :?: Just suppose I'd like to turn this into something with a hope of being published?

Well, first thing is that I have to eliminate names like "Phylo" (No offense intended Phylo) and decide on a definitivespelling for "Valery Sonofovich" in order to turn it into a more realistic historical fiction novel. And then there is the question of a "love interest", since, after all, women read more than men!!!!!!! So Ursula and Erika's roles have to be expanded.

There are many other changes that have to be made, not so much in the fabric of the story or its main plot, but definitely to make it more understandable to...erhh...outsiders. I knew when I wrote the story too that I took some shortcuts and didn't explain some things well enough. Personally, I'm not satisfied with the Soviet side of the siege or the actual events of the siege. These points need to be sharpened up. (Not that I intend to change any Soviet or German atrocities except to write about them better.

My one request to the Forum is that, for the sake of conformity, could those who chose names that don't fit into the Historical or Linguistic subtext of the area please give me new suggestions for character's names?????? That way, if a book ever comes out of this, you will know that you are a certain character.

Hey, who knows, there may even be a slightly different ending................. :wink: :wink: :wink:

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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by phylo_roadking » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:10 pm

WOT???? :shock:
David Tennant is in da house!!! :D :D :D
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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by Me-109 Jagdfleiger » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:15 pm

Well if we need more realistic names, ill take Harm Rademacher my Great Grandfathers name,
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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by Tom Houlihan » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:54 pm

TPMM wrote:You mean a lot of new words and a lot of... everything?
Can't wait to :]
Having talked with Davidov about this, you'll be happy to know that the story won't be changed so much. However, it would have to be a little more historically accurate. Which means, for example, no green Pumas. There'll probably be a Puma in there, but I know for certain that the drivers will be good German men (I'm going to nominate one from München and one from Essen, but that's just me), not a hobbit and a leprechaun!!
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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by phylo_roadking » Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:02 pm

but I know for certain that the drivers will be good German men (I'm going to nominate one from München and one from Essen, but that's just me), not a hobbit and a leprechaun!!
Excuuuuuuuse me - how more Germanic can you GET than small stunted people...the Dwarf Caverns in Hasel, the many caves in the Harz Mountains and Hohenstein reputed to be the home of dwarves and mine kobolds over the centuries...even Alberich the Nibelung Dwarf that forges the Ring in Wagner's Ring Cycle!!! :shock:

You should be standing up (on a box) for the rights of Germanic "little people"!
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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by David W » Sun Apr 12, 2009 10:59 pm

David.

Why this tale and not one of the previous others?
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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by Tom Houlihan » Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:11 pm

phylo_roadking wrote:You should be standing up (on a box) for the rights of Germanic "little people"!
You'll note that my two drivers are Frodo and Sam. Neither of them is named Gimli, or anything similar. Germanic, they ain't!
Why this tale and not one of the previous others?
While David has done a fine job with all the tales, this one more than the others (well, except maybe one or two) comes closest to a real story about the war in Prussia. It'd probably be the easiest to turn into an actual historical novel. Of course, that's just my opinion, which has been shared with David repeatedly!
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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by AAA » Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:51 am

Hey, you serious? Can it possibly be we managed to cajole DCC into monetizing the forum heroes? :up: :up: :up:

Its for your own good DCC. I mean if Baen can publish a book like "Watch on the Rhine" (Waffen-SS veterans rejuvenated to fight invading aliens) and Sven Hassel's crap can still get republished in 40 languages ....

Of course, ideally it would be a "graphic novel" in the old British style :D

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And Zack Snyder could do the movie ....

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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by Tom Houlihan » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:33 am

Actually, Kamerad, your thoughts aren't far from my own!

There is talk of publishing the Forum Hero Tales, or at least some of them, in a commemorative type book format. Some of the shorter Tales could easily lend themselves to the comic format. I was actually just a few hours ago thinking of how to do that with The Castle of Horror. (Not because it's "my" character, but because of the length and type of the story).

If there was someone here that did that sort of artwork, they could have fun with it. If we knew someone who could make an animated film, we could really have some fun with it! Youtube, here we come!!! :D
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Re: So....My Tank Corps in Prussia...

Post by Commissar D, the Evil » Sat Apr 18, 2009 6:21 pm

IMHO, "Caste of Horrors" would make a pretty decent graphic novel! :D

By the same token, if I look at the past tales, there are only one or two that would make a good historical novel. This one has the most promise (again IMHO), because there are several sub-plots in it that can be expanded, such as Ursula's story. In other words, like the turret of a Panzer IV, it has room for growth! :D :D :D

Say Jahn, "Harm Rademacher" is a wonderfully striking name!!! :up: :up: :up: Definitely deserves a major character to carry it.

Well, I hope these plans come to fruition and I promise you I won't let any Forum Hero down in the end.

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