Okay...so before "THIS" truly begins...I have a few points to makes first & foremost.
~ I am NOT a writing or storytelling expert.
~ If I make a noticeable error you believe needs fixing...please feel free to post
it here so I can make the necessary change/s.
~ The story will be in a constant "state of flux" as far as editing goes...so don't
be surprised if small changes are being made constantly.
~ This story will not be very descriptive...as that will be left up to the readers
to "see what their own mind sees"
~ I am writing this strictly for fun as well as a cheeky tribute to this forum, its
members & the many, many films, songs & artists that have left a mark on me
in the last 36 years.
~ It will be filled with many, MANY references to other films & media.
~ It will have a beginning, middle & end.
~ It will hopefully be entertaining to all those who read it.
~ I will not be obeying any "rules" while I write this...so the tone & style may
change greatly between parts & chapters...meaning basically if I want to try
out an idea...I will...even if its "strange" or "doesn't fit"
~ While I understand this is a wrestling forum & not a film forum...I have been
a witness to the the "problems" involved with writing anything wrestling related...
hence why I decided to go with a general science fiction story instead.
~ I will be posting an update on the 15th of every month until it is finished.
Now...with all that out of the way...Welcome to the "Discussion thread" for
Project: God Flesh
This thread will be for discussion, questions, ideas & feedback as well as
allowing me to list & keep a record of ALL the references I will be making as
well as some character details not featured in the overall story itself.
So I will ask you all to please keep this thread on topic & resist the urge to
post anything random or any bullshit memes that I won't get or care about.
I will be deleting posts that are unable to keep to these basic rules.
If you would like to have some input or a character based on you in the story...
please feel free to PM me with the message title PGF & we will see what can be
And my final point is this...
If you don't like what I'm writing or you aren't getting anything out of it...
then simply don't read it.
So with all that out of the way...let me get this started:
~ Agent Z is a nondescript character at this time...I simply needed him to get
the plot going & he will be given a proper identity later.
~ The use of the black humvee & metal briefcase are meant to be cliche.
~ Originally this piece was meant to be titled "Project God Spam" after the
idea of the God flesh being a processed meat in the shape of a cube...but I
decided to change the title to make it sound less corny.
~ These events take place in the year 2020. That's right...THE FUTURE!!!
~ The title is NOT a reference to the English band "Godflesh"
~ This story is actually set in the same universe as the film Tarantula (1955),
taking several elements & plot points from it.
~ The mentioned character Colonel Glenn L. Manning & the "Colossal Rage" incident
are references to the film The Amazing Colossal Man (1957).
~ This entire story is also based heavily on the film The Food of the Gods (1976).
~ The God Flesh is cube shaped as a reference to the Tesseract from the Marvel
cinematic universe...well...that & I just think cubes looks cool.
~ For some reason I love sugar glass...so I had to throw some in here.
~ This story will basically be a stupid, over the top sequel to the film Them! (1954)
hence the giant ants who fucking eat people.
~ The stench given off by the God Flesh is meant to be the same as that produced
by a meat works. Thinks cheap dog food mixed with week old roadkill.
~ Like in most creature feature films I had to give at least one ant a defining
characteristic separating him from the rest...hence the mention of the albino ant.
He will be important later in the story.
~ I didn't want any flying insects...hence the protective mesh domes Agent Z uses.
~ The name of the town Crystal Pines comes from the film Annihilation (2018) &
the crystal/glass-like trees seen on the beach near the lighthouse. Plus I think
Crystal Pines has a really nice ring to it. I've been told its the name of a town
in a cartoon series...but I don't even know what series that is.
~ The Mexican beaded lizard is a reference to the film The Giant Gila Monster (1957).
~ The chapter title is a duel reference to the film 28 Days Later (2002) & the System of
a Down song Attack.
~ The name Richard Brody is a reference to the films Jaws (1975) & Godzilla (2014).
~ Solaris Solar is a reference to the film Solaris (1972).
~ So I wanted the first attack scene to be subtle but terrifying while also
providing some small details about the Northern Colony. I wanted to establish
the albino ant as the lead warrior of the colony. He is the biggest & smartest
of the male warrior ants & will basically be the main antagonist for a large
part of this story. He will be given a proper "name" later on down the line.
~ Having an albino creature in this story is a homage to the film Tremors 3 (2001)
& the ants using boulders as a roadblock/trap is also a sly reference to the
Tremors series in general. I'm a big fan of those films.
~ Okay...so...this is a weird one. The mentioned character Fred Olen Crayo is
a duel reference to the film maker Fred Olen Ray & former forum owner Crayo.
~ J.J Bezant is "kind of" based on current former owner & member Solidus
Hey Sol-Man...I hope this is okay? Oh...and Bezant is another name for an
actual Roman Solidus...which is how I came up with the name.
~ So...I'm trying to give the town of Crystal Pines itself some geography...
but I may end up just making a crude map in Microsoft Paint or something.
~ "The Prometheus Pit" is named after the Greek Titan...& the Ridley Scott
film that I both love & hate.
~ The water tower will come into play later...remember it.
~ The scrapyard to the North is a reference to the Cypress Hill Song" Valley
~ So the idea was for these short "intermission" pieces spoken by the local radio
DJ was to fill in some more details about the town as well as some exposition
later on down the line.
~ This idea of this Radio DJ character is an homage/reference to the the same
style of character seen in the film Eight Legged Freaks (2002) remember that one?
~ The DJ himself is based on forum member Seto who gave me a great deal of
material to work with. Cheers for that Broski.
~ I also want to thank Seto for editing Killjoy's part & tweaking some of his
~ This "Project" will feature a few songs throughout it. Some will serve a
narrative purpose...some just because I want people to hear the song themselves.
~ The "Sun Runner" truck is actually named after a G1 Micromaster Transformer.
~ The truck itself is a homage to the truck featured in the film Duel (1971).
~ The "Acid" smell will be explained later...although those who have seen the
film Them! will already get the reference.
~ So...check this out. Simply by switching his names around & adding a Y...
Sheriff Fox Jacoby, who is of course based on forum member & turtleneck model
@Jacob Fox ,is a reference to Fox Mulder from the X-Files AND Dr. Lawrence Jacoby
from Twin Peaks! BOOM! Best.Triple.Reference.Ever! And its pronounced JA-CO-BEE.
~ With this chapter I wanted to show how the town operates & give you idea of its
~ The idea of the Mason Jar having employees who work three jobs was just something
that popped in my head randomly...plus it will allow me to focus on less characters later on.
~ The Mason Jar & its owner (who we will eventually meet) will somewhat be based on
the forum member @Jeffry Fucking Mason Hey Jeff...is this cool? Let me know Broski.
~ There have been attacks on cars coming into the town from the North & South...but
I decided to skip the Southern attacks & explain them through dialogue.
~ I had to throw a Bermuda Triangle reference in there.
~ Brian "the Pilot" will return later in the story. He's just a random character.
~ The idea of people worshiping the sun kind of makes sense to me...so I decided
to have one of my characters be a sun worshiper.
~ Karl "the Loudmouth" is again another random character...just a name on the page.
~ The different colored signal flares is a reference to the manga/anime series Attack
~ This opening 5 part section comes to a total of 4,100 words...which I guess sets
the benchmark for future installments. 4000 words a month, a 1000 words a week till
~ The theme of spirals & spiraling is a reference to the Soulfly song "Spiral"
~ I really like the band Paradise Lost...you guys should listen to them...
~ Chloe Starling is a reference to Clarice Starling from the Hannibal Lector
films...which I'm a big fan of.
~ The Sun Runner is kind of meant to be like a truck you would have seen in
Mad Max Fury Road...its big, ugly & covered in rust...
~ While it hasn't been stated outright yet...the character Tank is missing his
left leg from below the knee down...that is why he walks with a limp...
~ Remember that sawed-off shotgun...
~ Tank is also a mute...he doesn't talk...hence the notes & writing pads...
~ Brie Tarro is of course based on forum member Solid Snake who not only
picked out her own character name..but also the names of her two kitten sidekicks
Twinkie & Broccoli...who are both of course references to her real life cats. You all
know this had to be done...like...I didn't have a choice.
~ So the idea is that Twinkie & Broccoli both normally sit in special shoulder
harness that Brie wears allowing them both to live out the "Cat on Shoulder" anime
trope...hence the comment about "furry parrots"
~ I have no idea how Solidus & Solid Snake interact...but I'm going for
romantic without being kinky...which is a first for me as far as writing goes...
~ Apparently cats can have bacon in small amounts...I did check that...
~ As you can tell...I'm trying to have character of J.J Bezant be a proactive &
honest town leader. I didn't want to fall into the cliche of the Mayor being a
complete bastard...like in the film Jaws...and all of its knock offs...
~ The character of Geoff Mason is clearly based on forum member
@Jeffry Fucking Mason
~ The character of Geoff Mason is basically an homage to Sons of Anarchy with
the character controlling all of the "illegal" fun coming into the town...apart from
one element in particular...
~ The reason why its called "The Mason Jar" is a reference to the characters
name & because I actually drink out of a Mason jar...
~ Geoff Mason smokes...deal with it...
~ Product placement for Jack Daniels...
~ So...and I thought this fitted perfectly...the talented new chef recently hired
to work at the Mason Jar is based on forum member @Just Kevin is that cool Kev?
~ I like nachos...& olives...just saying...
~ The Green Room is of course based on the film Green Room (2015)...
~ I like the idea of a room built strictly for high stakes card games...like it
makes perfect sense in this kind of environment...
~ So the waitress Tess is "kind of" a reference to Brooke Tessmacher...at least
that is who I pictured in my head when writing that part/character...
~ So the idea is that at the very center of Crystal Pines is an actual pine tree
made out of shattered glass...I know...its weird...but then nothing about this
story is meant to be normal...
~ R.I.P Chris Cornell...Gone but never Forgotten...
~ So "Brian the Pilot" has now become "Flying" Brian Murphy...who is a reference
to the wrestler Brian Pillman (R.I.P) & the character of Alex Murphy from the Robocop
films (but mainly the first 2)...
~ I also need to send another thank you out to Seto for checking over all of the
Killjoy/Radio parts. Just to be clear...I write the first draft before Seth goes over them
editing & adding more "character" to them.
~ The "Fortress Scrapyard" idea might be a reference to something...I mean I can't
be the first person to have that idea of building walls out of cubes of crushed cars right?
~ Basically Tank handles anything & everything a city council would handle...hence
all the different vehicles he owns.
~ The "Lady of Light" will be payed off later. I'm not really sure if its going
to work...but like I've said...I throw every idea or concept at the wall to see
~ Same sex relationships are pretty standard these days...so Starling being into
women isn't really that big of a deal. I'm not trying to make a point or push an agenda...
she's just into women.
Okay...so before I start I need to state that while the first 2 parts/pieces of
this overall story/narrative were written quickly over the space of a couple of
days...the third piece was written over a longer period of time as well as me
having to take an entire week off writing because I was house sitting for a friend
& I cannot write creatively unless I am sitting at my desk at home.
This is also the longest part as far as the number of chapters & words goes...and
it also contains a couple of random ideas I just ran with because again...I'm not
following any rules or conventions with this story.
I'm writing this exactly how I want to.
~ Basically this is simply set up for later while letting the reader know that
the mastermind of this entire situation is simply sitting around...waiting for
the shit to hit the fan so to speak...
~ So I was a big fan of Sons of Anarchy (apart from the final season that is) &
I'm also currently watching the series Mayans...so I wanted to have some bikers
in this story...hence Geoffrey Mason is a former member of the Marauders M.C club
& still conducts "business" with them...
~ I love the word Emissary...and I really wanted to use it...
~ The Marauders name was basically taken from Solo: A Star Wars Story...although
I'm sure it would have been used in some media somewhere before that film...
~ Lucas "Monk" Marshall is a reference to directors George Lucas & Neil Marshall...
~ Señor Pintado (AKA the Painted Lord) is a reference to the wrestler Pentagon Jr...
~ The title of the chapter is kind of a reference to "Red Dead Redemption"
~ So...another attack scene...but this one is completely different in scale & scope...
~ Gerald, Cindy & Chris Robinson are completely random characters not based on
anyone...although I'm pretty sure the last name Robinson has been used in some
famous TV shows & films...although I couldn't tell you which?
~ So I also tried to use this chapter to give some more back story on the Geoffrey
Mason character which will hopefully explain some of his actions & abilities later
in the story...
~ So...the Southern colony are smaller in size, greater in number & red (with a
touch of green) in color...
~ I wanted to have "friendly" ant in all of this...mainly because of the Ant-Man
films...I love those movies...
~ I wanted to have a reference to the atomic age of science fiction films in which
insects & animals grew to enormous size because of the A-Bomb...which is what the
A-Bomb test thought is meant to be...
~ The leader warrior ant of the Southern colony will serve the same purpose as the
albino ant does for the Northern colony. Its basically a war general who "orders" all the
other ants around...
~ There is meant to be a difference in the sounds the ant colonies make...the
Northern ants "screech" while the Southern ants "chirp" I would provide an example
of this...but I'm struggling to find audio samples of insect calls...
~ Picture the most brutal & violent animal attack you've ever seen...and then
multiply it by 10...that's what the attack on the Robinson's in meant to look like...
like the film "Critters" but with ants...
~ I again want to thank Seto for helping me with the DJ Killjoy chapters...but I
have to state for the record that I am picking all of the music...
~ I wanted a John Carpenter reference in here...so I just mentioned one of his
films...because I can...
~ The idea is Killjoy gets emails, phone calls & even letters from the citizens
of the town which he will freely read on air...
~ While the Brie Tarro character was originally meant to be a vet...I decided to
have her act as the town's doctor & forensic specialist because...well...it kind
of works for the character...
~ Yes...you should picture her with a cute kitten on each shoulder...just like
you see in anime...
~ "Speedy the Roadrunner" will serve a purpose later in this story...
~ Yes...the computer makes cat noises...
~ So...Rats are a common theme in nearly everything I have written in my life so
far...and the desert rats currently plaguing the "Stockpile" warehouse & the fact
a character in this story catches & eats them is pretty standard for something
I'm writing...seriously I could write a children's book & it would have to have rats
in it for some reason...
~ J.J is not going to turn into the Mayor from Jaws...I swear...
~ Has the least creative title I could think of...
~ Ant footprints...look like bird footprints apparently...I don't know...
~ There is also a big difference between a natural acid...and chemically created
~ The "Outlier" road is a circular dirt road that runs around the entire town that
is mainly used by Tank & any heavy construction vehicles...
~ Chirp! Chirp! Chirp!
~ Yes...there are CB radios in this reality...
~ Aliens? No...never...well...maybe...lol
~ Back up is on the way...
~ I thought it would be nice to have a chapter with the female characters (who
aren't strippers) interacting. I'm not playing any political cards here...I just thought
it would be cool...
~ Brie may or may not figure it out in time...I haven't decided yet...
~ Killjoy is such a prick...
~ My old boss would throw coffee mugs when he was pissed...so personal reference...
I do not know if @Jacob Fox throws coffee mugs when angry...
~ RANDOM CHAPTER IS COMPLETELY RANDOM!!!
~ You'd eat there right?
~ @Just Kevin actually checked over this menu for me...
~ So...the idea is Speedy the Roadrunner knows something the humans don't...plus
the food at the vet clinic is super awesome...
~ The character of Tank Williams will basically eat anything...as you would have
to in a desert...
~ So I actually wanted DJ Killjoy to interact with some of the other characters
before the story became too intense...
~ Seto also ran his eyes over this chapter & did some editing...Thanks for that!
~ The conversation in this chapter is meant to be very "male" & vulgar...
~ Kev is cooking some awesome food for the town...
~ Who is Curtis I wonder?
~ Bailey is a reference to my favorite porn star Bailey Jay...
~ Yes...a drug dealer was killed. No great loss really...
~ Okay so Robert Dawson is a complete random character...but his name was inspired
by Richard Dawkins...I know...I'm fucking weird...
~ Hey...we have Deputy Collins now...again...he's not based on anyone...he's just
a random character from my random mind...
~ I'm not saying anything else about this chapter...only it could have been called
~ I actually really enjoyed the Lulu album by Lou Reed & Metallica...that's all I
wanted to say...
Okay...so originally I wanted to make every update (or section) of this story
longer than the one before it...but I decided I wanted to post an update for
Halloween & because of that I tried to end this update on a horror-styled
~ So...I wanted to bring in some new characters to represent Project Genesis who
may...or may not show up later...
~ The Yucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository is a reference to the 2014 film
Godzilla. If you remember the second female M.U.TO appears from that fictional
military "base" & I also wanted to have it somewhere in my story. Check the link
for some history/backstory...
Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository - Wikipedia
~ Does anyone care to guess what Dr. Sinclair actually is?
~ So the idea of a team of scientists cutting up giant human bones really stuck
in my mind...so again I included that idea in here...
~ Dr. Jason Anderson is just a random generic...no homage or reference there...
~ Agent Zimmerman...sounds like a Bond villain right?
~ Okay...so the basics of the character Ismail Shariq were provided by forum
member @ThePhenom97 but I will admit he is more a creation from my own mind...
~ Crystal Pines is down the road from Iron Rock...
~ The "shrapnel wound" backstory for Ismail is again an idea I find interesting.
Its meant to read that his brain was damaged by the shrapnel & after it was
removed he was able to use a larger portion of his brain.
~ The ostrich farming detail is a reference to Tremors 2 I think? Maybe Eight Legged Freaks?
I honestly can't remember...it might be both actually...
~ He's also a tracker who uses a "totem" (the piece of shrapnel) to help focus
his mind. Think of the character Billy from the film Predator (1987)
~ Now...I wanted to give him a weird speech pattern or "inflection" to his dialogue...
but I'm not sure how that translates in the written word...and lets be honest...I'm not
the most skilled writer around...
~ The sunflower seeds is another reference to the character of Fox Mulder from
~ The title is an Anchorman reference...
~ More Killjoy snark...and a couple of tunes I think you guys need to hear...
~ Thanks again to Seto for helping with the Killjoy parts...you are Awesome.
~ I don't really have much to say about this chapter. It honestly just poured out
of me one night. It shows Jacoby is focused, Tank is indifferent & Ismail may have
some kind of special mental powers...
~ Also...something is watching Tank...remember that for later...
~ Oh Hey...those water tanks finally arrived...remember those?
~ "The Wall" is basically a reference to those giant, sprawling evidence displays
you see in films & TV shows. I'm not sure if they really do have these in real life
but I wanted one in this story...
~ Again...I don't really have anything else to say. Its simply a chapter showing
the characters being smart & trying to work out the best course of action...
~ I love this song...
~ And this is my "Halloween" chapter. I tried to make it weird, violent & scary...
but I don't think it came out that way...
~ I also tried to give it a "Horror" title...
~ So this is a complete call back to the epilogue & I tried to match the details
as closely as I could...& I have to admit I'm pretty happy with it...
~ An actual citizen of Crystal Pines finally bites the dust...or does he? Yeah...
he's pretty fucking dead...
~ I tried to write this like a "short story" like the kind of stories you would read in
the old horror comics or see featured in "live action" in the Creepshow films...
~ A cooler is the American version of an esky right? That's what I was going for...
~ The "Christ I must be in a fucking cartoon!" line is a reference to the film Con Air...
~ I wanted to make Brian defiant even in the face of death. I think its important
that even if you are going to kill off a minor character...at least let them go out as
"strongly" as you can.
Okay...that about covers me for now.
Please feel free to leave comments, opinions, ideas & questions below & thank you for
taking the time to read this. Have good one & I'll see you all...around the traps.