Last night, I figured I would have a lot of free time today to write. Although I have a chapter of Battle for the Wastelands I can finish up quickly, it has also been nearly three months since I updated "The Revenge of the Fallen Reboot."
(I wrote the last parts of that chapter while waiting for my friend Jamie's birthday party to start at DragonCon.)
Considering how I could finish the first draft of the Battle chapter today anyway and how it's been a long time since I've done anything for my loyal readers from the "Transformers" fandom, I decided to bang out another chapter for "Revenge." Three to four hours and 2,131 words later, it's done.
This chapter is entitled "Then I Saw Another Beast, Coming Out of the Earth," an allusion to Revelation 13:11 in which we meet the False Prophet, who is depicted as being a ram-like beast coming out of the ground. My story features the Fallen being entombed in Jbel Toubkal in Morocco so that he actually rises again (as the opening of the actual film implied) and I figured an appropriate Biblical allusion would make the project a bit more literary and classy. This opposed to the crassness that made parts of Revenge of the Fallen so annoying.
(Seriously, an asexual alien robot humping Megan Fox's leg? Giant robot balls? Michael Bay, I loved the first film and didn't hate the second film, but this was just silly.)
In order to make the tank combat semi-realistic, I had to get into my Character Sketches file and use some of the material I had gathered while doing research for The Gates of Vasharia. Hopefully the scenes from Lennox's perspective of the M1 loading and firing its main gun will ring true for any Armor veterans out there.
Here's the link to the new chapter. If you haven't read the rest of it, you can always bounce back to the first chapter.
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