I don’t play a lot of video games, but I did try Star Wars: Battlefront. The focus in all the scenarios is the AT-AT, that elephantine monster we first saw on the planet Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.
If you play the rebel side, you try to destroy the AT-ATs. I always played the empire so I had to defend them. Problem is, the AT-AT has a lot of firepower up front, but nowhere else, leaving it open to air and ground attacks from the side and rear. It can take a lot of hits, but it’s not invulnerable.
That got me thinking. Becaise it’s a troop transport, seems like a few stormtroopers could operate ball-turret guns on the side and rear, like they had on B-17s, and other WWII-era bombers.
I think it could look like this.
I looked at some Carl Barks duck paintings before starting this.
My son likes the Five Nights at Freddy’s video game so much that he wants his own custom-made FNAF hoodie. The shirt company doesn’t allow copyrighted images but is okay with fan art. So I made this for him.
The BSFW readers (Left to right): Connor Drexler, Matthew Dunn, S.A. Chakraborty, Rob Cameron, Fred Stesney, Marcy Arlin, Sam Schreiber, and Brad Parks. Not pictured: Elliotte Rusty Harold.
Last Friday night was my first public reading and my first visit to a sci-fi convention. New, and yet so familiar.
Reading my own work was much easier than either playing with a band or doing standup, because I didn’t have to memorize anything. And the Lunacon experience was much like a folk music conference. A similar crowd but with cosplay replacing banjos.
We were an impressive group. Good stories read right. The plan is for the BSFW to do Lunacon every year, and I plan on taking part.