Talkbass, a member story

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by merlin, Oct 6, 2001.

  1. merlin

    merlin Guest

    Hey guys/girls,

    I was reading the flame war in DB and then last night started thinking of this story. I decided to write it up this afternoon cause i was bored. Its based on the history of talkbass, and therefore will contain the names of members on the boards. I decided to keep it short (although its nearly 5 full pages) so if your name isn't in there i apologise. So too, if you wish your name removed not a problem. If i was to include all the detail and story line it would be in excess of 20 or 30 pages typed.

    Please tell me what you think, even if u think it is crap. I have included an exerpt from the story, and attached the word document to this thread. I hope you enjoy. Oh JT can u link it to the DB Off Topic? They should read it too. Oh and why wouldn't it let me upload a word document?? It looks crap and all over the place in a text document.

    Gard stopped by a large intricately carved door and wrapped his knuckles three times. The guard standing to attention with a large spear stared aimlessly ahead. The door opened inwards to reveal a large hall beyond. There sitting in the middle of the far wall was with out a doubt, High Lord Paul. He was dressed in blue and white robes and held a large sceptre with a gold bass clef adorned at the top. He seemed to carry immense power and the silence was deafening in his presence. That was until the giggling buffoon in silky colours bounded in to entertain the High Lord. “Not Now Eric!” boomed the High Lord; “I have a guest to attend to”. Eric the Talkbass jester sulked off with the bells on his hat jiggling ever so mournfully.


  2. armidex

    armidex Guest

    Apr 28, 2000
    Australia, Sydney
    Some ppl have waaayyyy too much time on their hands but i luv it hehahe

    yay i'm in it ! :cool:

    Tis of great kewlness merls, to leap frometh the gaping maw of yonder dragon of writer's block. hehahe

    i wont even try, i wont i promise

    well yep

    Cya Rog
  3. nice work! i even bookmarked it!
  4. gruffpuppy

    gruffpuppy Guest

    Aug 15, 2000
    In your basement.
    Nice flow in your story. Were is the flame war in DB?
    I haven't seen one.

    Do you mean the sarcasim war?
  5. Tee hee hee!

    “Sheepman! Try to refrain from using weapons before assessing if the persons action are hostile or not!”

    Thanks for making me a lowly trainee, merls. :p
  6. *ToNeS*


    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    haha o man, f*cking awesome Merls if i do say so myself, but for god's sake paragraph the damn thing ... it's an absolute vagina to read properly! :D
  7. XavierG

    XavierG In Memoriam

    Since my character appears in your story, do I get a free copy when you publish and release it?
  8. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    it will be a part 2, right? good stuff merls!

    PS:does my character dies at the end? :D
  9. You took 24 minutes of life and I want them back:p , part two should be good am I in it? I'm no longer the standard for twisted behavior, Yay.
  10. Great stuff Merls! I can't wait for a part 2, if there is one

    For those that found the format hard to read, clicking on *edit* and *word wrap* fixes the problem
  11. Justin V

    Justin V

    Dec 27, 2000
    Alameda, CA
    Good stuff. lol When's the sequel coming out? Who you selling the movie rights to?:D
  12. ikickuintheballs

    ikickuintheballs Guest

    Mar 25, 2000
    Freeport, NY, USA
    hmm.. seems like the critics like it.. I'll read it now.. $.02 cents says my name doesn't appear since I'm not a true reg. here. :)
  13. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    Have you been licking toads again, Merlin? :eek: :D

    Nice story. Who have you got lined up to play me in the film? :p
  14. your story is missing one key element -- me

    ;) :D
  15. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Very nice, Merlin.

    Sincerely, the Eccentric Lord Embellisher.
  16. Yay!!! I get to be the Court Jester!! It's been a passion of mine, you see......:D

    Rock on
  17. yawnsie


    Apr 11, 2000
    Yeah, c'mon Merls - you'll never get your own line on The List if you don't see to this oversight pronto! :D
  18. Ari Schor

    Ari Schor

    Mar 3, 2000
    Wow...that was very cool!!!

    but...why am I not there yet? We both play WASHBURNS....:)
  19. merlin

    merlin Guest

    Ahh good to see you like it. Yes i was bored! lol Unfortunately TB wouldn't let me upload a Word document. any suggestions as to how i can overcome this?

    As for not including everyone, i want to, but i just wanted to keep it short in case u guys hated it. I have more ideas planned, it is hard to have 200 cameo characters. lolol

    I am obviously going to take longer on the new parts, just wish i could get the word doc up here instead of crappy text file that stuffs up my paragraphs.

  20. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Portland, OR
    Hey. It's ok. Everyone ignores me anyway, why bother griping I'm not it in. No one would notice anyway.

    Say... Mabye I could use this invisibility for evil. For good? Heck, the power to annoy?...Hmn. Naw. No one would notice.