I feel I must explain iRogue here since I don't know if anyone has read earlier stories in the series.
When developing the second story, "The Rogue and The Jackal" I knew I wanted to have Gadget deal with MAD's idea of a human cyborg agent. But I turned that into two characters. You've seen Terry before in this story even if he hasn't been speaking up any and simply shown ( remember that tall guy in red & black, beside Amazon Annie? ). He had already appeared in the first story as a grunt. While he's more formidable and lethal as a cyborg, he still has all his marbles ... he's also slightly dim. iRogue quickly lost his mind after being altered, turned on MAD but tried to continue his job and even attacked Terry ( using a army of rodents ). At the near end of the story he's finally taken down and in the fourth story of "Iron and Steel", it's revealed HAPPY has removed all his weapons as he stays put in a large jail cell in Area 38. The guy just has very much been out of sight for a long while. But the last time he appeared in best sense was at the end of "Devil's Blood". I did that to drop a hint that he should be remembered as still present.
Both iRogue here and the AU drawing of Maelstorm weren't meant to show some form of trend in mustaches for character design. The first Maelstorm already had one and mine was modeled to a degree off him. iRogue I wanted to look unkempt and a bit insane, so I wanted his hair and face looking eccentric. Also encase you're wondering about his eyes. In the Rogue and the Jackal, it's noted his eyes have been removed and replaced with camera lenses. His altered body is also why it wears a hat. ... It's not a pretty sight if he removes it.
( I just tried to look over my older postings to try and discover if by mistake I'm repeating relaying information. One thread shows all the images can not be displayed. But I have been told the site hosting the images is ok with this forum. What happened? )
Looking back at near the start to this thread. I'm sorry for rehashing some information to you guys. It's a pretty vast fiction-verse, so it's something to try and relay pieces of it without knowing if the other content has been read .
Before I show page 46 here, since this hasn't been touched on much in this story. In fact Isaac Chalopin has barely been brought up in earlier stories. He first appeared in Forge of Hate, got mentioned in Devil's Blood, and he's seen in one panel of Underground Moving Forward. You did see him earlier in this story. This piece explains why he seemingly wasn't all together as noted in Forge & Blood.
Also this question has been bothering me for a couple days. I'd like to relay Snake Pit here through a PDF link since I like including connecting artwork at the end of my prose based stories. Like the bonus features of a DVD. But I realize the story being up front shown might garner more interest in being read. That's a big reason why I've uploaded two related art pieces so far, not counting the cover minus text on it. Which would work best for presentation? ... I really would like reviews for it. I have no faith people on DeviantArt and FF.net will care I've written this and say anything .
Next up after this page, a return to the plot line which connects to this forum's chosen fandom.
I'm now over the most difficult parts of rewriting & detailing the second draft to Snake Pit. Who here plans to read it when I post it? I'd like to know please? I already have the strong feeling one of you might not because of how the pacing to it works. But I ask to the rest of you to give this a chance? I do a little rehashing of Smoke, Steam and Mirrors, mainly for the sake of new readers to the AU.
I think it's easier to digest and can taste good if spiced correctly.
.... After the most recent failure. .... If anyone has a real interest in reading .. ( Honestly the failure feels worse with every new publication ) I updated my FF.net profile the other day giving details for easier to follow reading over this. .. Does anyone have an interest in reading that information?
As I told Jules in PM, I consider it so outside the box from the norm here, I don't know how people will take to it because of that. I dearly hope they give feedback. Why I say outside the norm is I have the impression most fan fiction here is the result of development & prompt or extensions from RP sessions. Which you know doesn't serve as basis to what I do. What I posted to FF .. eh, not easy to sum up on the fly. Do you think I should share it here? ( If you want I could show this in a PM first. )
Its a little of both our fanfiction worlds are what we showed up with, then RPing caused us to include each other cause of mutual respect. but I started immediately writing stories that had nothing to do with my fanfic or RPing and you could share it here people are curious about your methodology and you can PM it if you want.