Alan Wake has been out for probably a month, and it's given people enough time to thoroughly trawl through it and pull up some good stuff. And with it, we get what the original Max Payne developers feel about the demise of the Max Payne franchise when it was taken from their creative control. Alan Wake Easter Eggs at 5:05Alan's a writer, so at some point we pick up a few pages of his written works. However, it's not just what Alan's writing- it's Max's voice, his thought and speech patterns, and for all intents and purposes, kind of a "late goodbye" by the developers to their erstwhile project. Both of the little snippets are tellingly labeled "Sudden Stop", and both of them describe the gradual descent of Max and what seems to be his final moments of life. And honestly, I think I would prefer it if in the developer's canon, Max ended up dead 13 years after the first game, rather than in Brazil slumming it up as a merc. It's more fitting, in my view. Of course, that's just interpreting literally what the directors (most importantly Sam Lake) wanted to say figuratively: that to them, anyway, Max Payne died in the snow.Man, I loved that second snippet, so goddamn heartbreaking. They ended it with what started the whole thing. (Also bloody slushie MMMM :D) Ideas? Discussion?
Hey all! So, how many people have we got lurking in the shadows of this place? *pokes around experimentally*
TV shows are an important element in Max Payne 2, particularly to Max himself. They establish and influence his state of mind, and interestingly, are sometimes products of the man himself. (Well, not Lords and Ladies, but 8D)This fic explores the origins of Dick Justice, the '70's ghetto cop that's a parody off Max Payne. My basis is from a little snippet you can hear in the game as a conversation prompt with a bum. He informs Max that Dick Justice was based on a real case that happened in the area, and had a lot of research done into it, talking to ex-cons and the like.So this fic gets into the heads of the people that created the show. Enjoy!
And I'm back with a new fic!When: Max Payne 1, during Max's undercover stintWho: Max, Vinnie Gognitti, Joe the random mob-connected guy.What: In order to bring them down, Max has to become them. In order to become them, he's got to get them to trust him.Warning: Deals with drug addiction, criminal activities, and refers to violence. Probably PG-13-ish. No sex or bewbies, sadly.
Man, this place has been dead for quite some time. *gently blows the dust out of the corners*Well, just for giggles, I'm going to post a new fic here. I wrote this originally for Doomsays, but I figured others would get enjoyment out of it, too. Max/Vinnie, pre MP1, Gognitti solves a problem with Max's unwitting help. ( The call was what woke me up.Collapse )
I got to thinking, about Max's psychological predicament. Dude's got some serious issues, right? Made me wonder: why didn't he ever get help, or why didn't he get sent to a therapist/psychiatrist/psychologist? Well, what if he did? This is my take on how he'd handle someone prying into his psyche. (Note: I've never been one on one with a shrink, I don't know how they operate. Chances are? Not like this. :P) As always, I'd appreciate it if you'd tell me what you think, even if it is, "Meh", or ">_<"
And still some more stuff, seeing as it's a little slow right now and I've got a bit of a surplus. :D Just some drabbles, none of them connected, really.
Here's the rest of that reallynotadrabble thing, hopefully not too infested by subliminal math.( Crossing LifelinesCollapse )
So, I wanted to post something before Uni dooms my ass, but I haven't finished that-which-begun-as-a-drabble-and-ended-up-10-pages-and-counting, so I'll just post the first mini-chapter and hopefully update the rest soon.It's a post MP1 AU, and a pretty much a ripoff of Volt's SG, structure-wise. Wheee!
Figured that I should finally post something after an indecently long time of semi-lurking. Please blame FP. ^_-Little Max Payne drabbles-Author: vasherRating: RWarnings: Slash, the usual jazz, etc.( ...'M not drunk.Collapse )Second one is part of a larger series not-yet-written-( Hallucinations make life more colorful.Collapse )
This isn't really being uber productive, just spamful. :DRandom idea, mostly character driven- Mike comes to Vodka(rock), in search of Vlad, and instead finds Kaufman. Mike questions, Kaufman "...".x_x I swear it's more interesting than that.
Aha, and I have returned. This isn't very pleasent- nor is it entirely coherent. I have the feeling that the skips in POVs will confuse people (stupid me), but I really don' wanna play with it any more. I wrote it for the purpose of graphically torturing the pretty Russian, and have succeeded in that respect, I believe. I made this sometime last year, and it's been lurking about my flash drive ever since.
Yes. It's me and my...fic? O_O Not really. Just the first translated chapter of nonsense. It's maxpayneless thing, aha. You may just skip it, really.I promised to translate it for doomsays once, long-long time ago. ^____^ *tickles the kid* So here we go.I have to thank wonderful-great-best-editor-eva fantasticpants</lj>. *bows* Your English skills rock. *hugzzzzzsnapspanful lovin'*And I have to thank Venenum for his generous help, also. ~___^And for criticism, I don't mind any. You're free to say whatever you want.Oh well. Let's make it fast, so will be less pain.
What a good boy. This Kaufman.
So, with the Alfie/Vlad, for those looking for some shoepukage. Kinda short and not very pleasant. Borderline noncon.
'llo there, peoplses. Khronos and I have been shedding blood, sweat and tears over this manifesto business for some time now, but now it's finally done.*Deep breath. Heart attack.*Max/Vlad Ship ManifestoFeedback would be warmly appreciated and awarded with chainsaws and painkillers.
Russian game press rules. Really. I just love Igromania.ru.That's what I call 'unGNed pic'.
This is the epilogue to the piece.(Thank you Volt, for giving me a swift, inadvertant kick to the pants.)Enjoy, all. And do tell me what you think, please!( Read more...Collapse )
( And in LJ-ful format, since FF.net is playing hard to get...Collapse )
Part 2, to be followed by an epilogue.( Read more...Collapse )