It's a week of milestones for Holding The Line. First of all they've reached the huge milestone of two hundred chapters of the story, which is a big enough achievement, but also today marks the 10th anniversary of the WC Aces club which writes the story. Though the main WC Aces site is out of date, the club is still quite active through the HTL project.
Hey all, Raptor here
I'm sure you've noticed the lack of HTL chapters over the past three months.
The reason is that several writing groups in HTL have been working on big
chapters that will wrap up the fighting in Nifelheim. The first of these is
Chapter 15 of the Scraps Of Honour series, which follows the Border Worlds
reserves sent to back up the Combined Fleet. Here, they are preparing for a
head-on battle with the enemy forces coming in from Loki. This chapter is
written by Nick "Chaeronea" Deane. Please send any and all comments to Nick at
firstname.lastname@example.org, not to me.
The chapter is at: http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~theraj/archives/ch200.htm
On another note, this story marks our 200th published chapter, and 1,000,000
words published. Don't worry, I'm not obsessed enough to count every word
we've published. Our chapters average 5000 words, which by my calculation
puts us at a million words total. As an added bonus, this April 15th is
also the Aces Club's tenth anniversary. I would like to congratulate all the
writers who have put so much effort into keeping HTL and Aces active over
the years. Long may it continue.
Around the time of the Wing Commander Movie release, a variety of tie-in promotions were announced. Some were released and others didn't make it, but one of the most fantastic projects to get the Wing Commander license was the Showscan WC Movie Ride. I believe the company had some hard times and a number of their projects like this fell through, but just the thought was absolutely exciting to us back in the day. Six years ago we ran the story that began like this.
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (INTERNET WIRE) -- 04/14/99 -- Showscan Entertainment Inc. (OTC BB: SHOW) Wednesday announced plans to produce two new simulation thrill ride films, "Wing Commander" and "Street Fighter II - The Ride."
I can vividly imagine what the Wing Commander Ride might have been like, but what would the Street Fighter one have been about? You can find the original press release here.
"Wing Commander" has sold more than 9 million CD Rom games worldwide and is one of the top franchises in the computer game genre...
Chris Roberts, who directed the "Wing Commander" feature film and created the game, said: "The Showscan ride is yet another evolutionary step for `Wing Commander.' We are thrilled about the opportunity to truly put audiences in the front seat of `Wing Commander''s spectacular action."
The partnership is currently in negotiations with several top effects and CGI companies in the film industry to round out the "Wing Commander" production team. Showscan, which will serve as producer and distributor of the ride, expects to release "Wing Commander" in January 2000.