As these holiday greetings grow ever further from the actual day it happened, I thought I’d just jump in and do some archiving. Truth be told I got scared when The Catacombs, the greatest Team Fortress Classic forum on the internet, got deleted and its data sold to some anonymous ad mining company. What if that were to happen to the majority of the Darwin’s Soldiers stories on the web? Well, to belay that tragedy I’ve uploaded every original document containing stories, role-plays, and other people’s stories I saved for further reading. Just go check out all these attached documents if you so fancy.
Ship of State · Darwin’s Soldiers v.2 in full · Card of Ten · pavlov’s checkmate · nietzsche’s soldiers · nietzsche’s soldiers 3; super men · Nietzsche’s Soldiers 2 · Darwin’s Soldiers (complete) · darwin’s soldiers;Zero hour · Darwin’s Soldiers;Schroedinger’s Prisoners · darwin’s soldiers;aftermath · darwin’s soldiers; fools gold · Darwin’s Soldiers; Gamer · Geneses · darwin’s soldiers; ground one darwin’s soldiers; new divide Darwin’s Soldiers; Survival of the Fittest, darwins-soldiers-disruptive-selection · the Disease · Next of Kin
Note that I didn’t go through these with a fine-toothed comb; they’re full of typos and things I changed later, so they aren’t exactly correct. The ones currently readable on the Gang of Five are better, cleaner and considered the canonical versions of what went down. But in case those ever go down, we’ll always have these. And if you’re absolutely insane you could even glean a bit of whatever creative processes I went through in writing them, they’ve still got notes and everything wherever those go.
The only documents currently missing are Kinsey’s Mimic (because Serris is still writing it) and Disruptive Selection, because it’s so %$#@%^&%#@ing long. Some day in the future I’ll go ahead and finish archiving that doorstopper, at the moment my younger self reached Aimee receiving a phone call in a Platanna hotel, and I’m not even sure where that took place in the thread.
Update 2/16/2017: I finally did it! Some guy on reddit made a thing for me that let me download Disruptive Selection in all twelve-hundred pages of its glory! Learn more on the blogpost from that day.
Update 4/17/2019: Since this is the only blog post whose name I ever remember when looking for these old copies, gonna keep archive copies of the Into the Black RPs and The Approaching Light here. Most of these RPs are incomplete, since the franchise hasn’t had nearly as consistent a history as Darwin’s Soldiers, but it’s better than nothing if the GoF ever goes down permanently.
Scorched Earth · Into the Black · Racing the Storm (epilogue) · After the Storm · Around the Folf · Blanking the Slate (epilogue)