This series has a very different feel to it than Captain N had. It's about heavily-armed thriller-seekers who expect rewards for their deeds. They don't always behave ethically or morally. Yet they are heroes, and these are the stories of their exploits.
2) Read The N64 Team Character Profiles section.
3) Read the How to Write an Episode section.
4) E-mail me the ZIP file and a summary of the story.
What I'm looking for right now are flashback stories to the Perfect Dark, Resident Evil, and Tomb Raider games. Have the team gathered someplace with a lot of time on their hands, waiting for something or whatever. One of them starts telling a story, and then it goes into flashback mode. Remember, give the characters a lot of characterization and a depth of emotions.
I started thinking up the new members the day before, while I was taking a shower outside in my backyard.
I was originally going to keep the original team members and add no one new. I decided to change the members to make a fresh start with this series and to keep the original members free to play music in the "Dazzle" series.
Two additional team members I had considered were Flynn Taggart and Chase Carver. When I dumped Chase, I considered Li Shiroshi as his replacement. I also considered keeping Fly and Li in and dumping Jill and Claire, since having them on the team might conflict with the next Resident Evil sequel. I eventually decided to keep them in and dumped Fly and Li. I never wrote any material with Fly and Li on the team.
When I put "START" up, it was originally the first episode of Season 1. On Wednesday, November 1, 2000, I did away with the seasons division for two reasons: 1) I can't write / get enough episodes to fill up multiple seasons, and 2) I had recently learned that Nintendo will stop making new games for the N64 in about 6 to 8 months, so there wouldn't be enough new games to fill up multiple seasons. So, this series will consist of a smaller number of longer stories, similar to Mandi Paugh's "Mega Man--The Series".
I originally wrote in the introduction to the series that it's been 3 years since the N Team disbanded. I changed it on Saturday, January 13, 2001, since I had decided to continue "Captain N: The Game Master" until June of 2000.
The title was inspired by the Start option in most vide games.
I started writing this story on Sunday, June 25, 2000, at 11:10 AM. I finished the first draft on Friday, July 7, 2000, at 3:29 PM. I finished the final draft at 9:05 PM.
Samus calling Fly "the only surviving veteran of the Doom campaigns" was inspired by some Doom material I read somewhere. I'll try to find out what it was.
Joanna and Arlene saying "Hi" was inspired by Sonia Belmont saying "Hi" in a fanfic called "CastleVania Legends" by John Morey.
Jill saying "a real English manor" was inspired by a line in the "Jem" Season 2 episode "BRITROCK".
Samus and Lara's conversation before taking off was inspired by a scene in the "Star Trek: Voyager" episode "The 37s".
Chase Carver is in the "Tomb Raider: The Series" comic books.
Lara's line about the proctologist was inspired by her line in Vol. 1, No. 2.
Lara's line, "Jolly good", comes from Nick Hopewell in "Stephen King's The Langoliers".
Lara's lines, "For fuck's sake, shut the fuck up!", "Patronizing sexist fuckwit", and "Fuck you" come from the fanfic "Dark Warriors' Monastery" by DONATOR.
The palm-licking comes from a "Highlander" film. I forget which one.
Lara's line, "Now, let's have a look, shall we?", was inspired by Nick Hopewell's line in "Stephen King's The Langoliers".
The part about Chase grabbing Lara's ass and her line to him comes from a Season 5 episode of "Xena: Warrior Princess".