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Here it is [Mar. 26th, 2007|02:40 am]
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frankyness
[mood |accomplished]
[tunes |The Killers - "Mr. Brightside"]

The last backstory before it all goes down. I still haven't done Chara's recap, I know. And, by this point, I don't think I will. I did the whole video thing, but it was too big, and I didn't feel like editing it or making a new one, so, you'll have to go without.

This one probably won't get one, either. It's really short. not even a whole page on Word. So, without further ado, here's Lian.Collapse )

Enjoy. And, tell your friends about us!

- Frank
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It's about time [Feb. 18th, 2007|02:51 am]
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frankyness
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[mood |accomplished]
[tunes |The Fratellis - "The Gutterati"]

Yep. here's Chara's backstory.

On paper, it was a good eight pages. In type, it's a good three.

So, here you go:


The Life And Times Of CharaCollapse )
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Long awaited, and finally here. [Jan. 2nd, 2007|04:40 am]
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frankyness
[mood |accomplished]
[tunes |Men At Work - "Who Can It Be Now?"]

O-kay. I finally finished Babby(aka GL, aka Sentry)'s background story.

SentryCollapse )

I'd put my banter here, but I'm saving all banter/re-caps for the new capesopt_ooc. Everything related to Capes Optional that isn't a bit of story goes there. So, please, if you've joined this community, or are watching it, please do the same with that. It's essential. Thanks.

- Frank
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Finally [Dec. 29th, 2006|06:57 am]
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frankyness
[tunes |The Rolling Stones - "Paint it Black"]

Finally what? Well, a few things. maybe two or more.

For one, I finally finished all of the comics I bought very recently. They include Runaways Volume 1, Young Avengers Volume 2, and Infinite Crisis. You may be thinking "My dear Frank, are you.. a Marvel Fanboy?!" My honest answer is: yes and no. I enjoy reading Marvel the most (YA being my favorite series), but, my favorite superhero of all time is Green Lantern, which is why I'm going to be putting a lot fo work into his character in Capes Optional.
Also, Infinite Crisis gave me some good things to use in CO, I think, and will definately be a big reference book for me in CO's future.

The second, is that, now that I'm done being a indless nerd, scanning through all these comics, I can finally get around to finishing Bobby(Young GL/Sentry)'s backstory. I say "finish", when really, I mean "pick back up". Because, I started it, and got about two paragraphs done before I started reading these comics. Now, though, I have nothing of more importance, so this steps up on the ladder.

And, going on to more Green Lantern things.. doesn anyone know where I can buy (or at least look at all day and wish I had enough money to buy) a real, metal, Green Lantern Ring? Now, I've seen some pretty crappy incarnations.. the one I wanted most, though, was actually made of green metal, but, there was only a picture of it on some Spanish GL fan page, and no obvious links to it's origin. So, yeah. If you know of anything, hit me up.


That'll do it for now. Next post: The backstory of Bobby McKay, the Sentry.
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Just a bit of re-cap. [Dec. 18th, 2006|01:07 pm]
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frankyness
With Sentry's backstory in the works (currently in the not-on-paper-but-in-my-mind stage), I think I'll do a little bit fo recapping on the first bit of work I posted.


Sure, it was more about the team than Robin. But, Robin is the life force of the team. The leader. of course, you all know Dick Grayson's history, so I didn't really need to go into it. I didn't want to reinvent Robin. He's too great a character. Which, coincidentally, is why I want to Read Batman and Robing The Boy Wonder by Frank Miller.

Anyway.

The R-Cycle. It's been depicted so many times. In The older Batman series', it was a stylish black motorcycle. Another was from the Teen Titans cartoon show, a red, sleek thing. My R-Cycle is a mixture of both. Sleek, about a foot wide, five and a half feet long. It's kind of what you'd call a crotch rocket, with more head room. It has contours for the knees to tuck in to. it's color is a mix of red and black, in random swashes, to make it hard to distinguish where it starts and begins.

His secret identity.. Now, in Teen Titans, he never, ever revealed himself, either by name or even by face. I think that was a little.. well, dumb. I can understand not being public about who he was, but he could easily have told his friends. People would easily figure out Batman was Bruce Wayne if they knew Dick Grayson, his assistant, were Robin. My Robin will tell his teammates his name, but no one else. And, in the records, his name will not exist.

Now, there really wasn't too much about Robin in this, as he's predefined. Kon-El "Conner" Kent, I wanted to tell more about with this. Kon-El was a clone of Superman, who, at the time, was presumed dead. After being raised in a government facility in Hawaii for some months (this is where I made things up. The clone thing, and the hawaii bit are actually from the comics), he was taken by Ma and Pa Kent who, "Just wanted to give a nice boy a nice home" forgetting to mention they'd raised the original Superman.
Of course, Superman was soon found alive and well, and Conner was left to grow up with the Kents. He met Robin at dinner in Metropolis. Bruce was hosting a large dinner at the Daily Planet, and would of course bring Robin. Clark, knowing of this some time in advance, asked Conner if he'd like to attend on a visit to the farm. Bruce had asked him to, becuase he knew Robin would be bored.
The two were hostile towards each other, trying to size each other up, and prove their masculinity. Of course, they ended up being best of friends somehow. Anyway.

Some might take notice of the fact that you don't see, or even hear Pa Kent in my exerpt. Why? Well, I thought of having him dead, from a heart attack or some nonsense, months prior to Robin's arrival. I was perfectly fine with this, until I realized Conner would be leaving Ma Kent all alone on the farm while he went off to Gotham to fight crime. So, for Ma's sake, let's say he was on the john, or taking a nap, something elderly.

Also, Conner has an accent, which is far from anything like Clark. He grew up with most of his Kryptonian instincts still intact. Kon-El, however, was entirely succeptable to his surroundings, and picked up the accent from his neighbors. I like it, myself. It makes him distinguished. he's smart, with that sly accent. it's also very, very attractive.

I had also planned on giving Conner a motorcycle, as he had in the comics. But, I've decided against it. Instead, Bobby will get the other bike. But, he won't use it as frequently as Robin uses his. Robin's is battle-ready. Bobby's is for show and pleasure.

Conner's a great character. I prefer him over Superman, myself. He's not as strong, not as invulnerable. Not as perfect.

That'll be all from now. The next thing I post will probably be Bobby's backstory. it's going to be cool, I think. It's drawn from another failed attempt at superheroifiction.
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Here it is [Dec. 17th, 2006|05:30 am]
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frankyness
[mood |accomplished]
[tunes |Kenna - "Out Of Control"]

I've finally gotten around to finishing this. It's not exactly Robin's background. Why? Because everyone knows Robin's back story. It's more of a background for Capes Optional, with Robin leading the charge.

So, here you go.Collapse )

And,
They MeetCollapse )

Ignore the fact that nothing seems indented. It's LJ, if the indentions don't show up.

I'm not sure who's background is coming next. It's either going to be Chara's(wonder girl) or Bobby's(Sentry/Green Lantern).

So long for now!
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Names and such. [Dec. 15th, 2006|08:52 am]
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frankyness
[mood |creative]

Some names I've decided on.


Bobby McKay, the Sentry(green lantern)
Dick Grayson, Robin
Wally West, Teen Flash
Chara[no effective last name, yet], Wonder Girl
Conner Kent, Superboy
Unnamed girl, Arrow.

That's about it for now. I'm nearing the completion of Robin/CO background on paper, and will revise and type it when it's done there.
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Something or other. [Dec. 12th, 2006|05:30 pm]
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frankyness
Some bit of news: I've named The Green Lantern Character. both his real name, and his code name. Bobby (insert last name), the Sentry.
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Come one, come all! [Dec. 11th, 2006|11:38 pm]
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frankyness
[locale |Gotham]
[tunes |Colin Hay]

So, first post in Capes Optional!

This isn't going to be much, as the premis for the series is set in the userinfo, though not much. It'll be updated as the story developes.


Right now, I want to introduce myself. Hi, I'm Frank, the brains behind this all. Capes Optional is my child, and I shall treat it as so, witin sane boundaries. You can call me Frank, I suppose. I've tried my hand at writing a bit of superhero fiction before, on a few accounts. Once with a few Young Avengers original characters, and again with Teen Titans.


So, why Capes Optional? because, I wanted something a bit different. The idea stems from SuperBoy's outfit, which consists of a Black T-shirt bearing the Super S logo, and a pair of jeans. I really liked it. Plain and simple. In writing my other superhero fics, I always had troubles thinking up original costumes like the ones most people are used to. So, in thinking on Superboy (who is an increadible hottie), I thought, "Why can't everyone have such a simple outfit? Yeah, that'd be cool.. and it'd be called.. Capes Optional." Why capes? Capes are cool, at times. I like Batman's cape, as well as Robin's. Of course, I was a no-cape person, after watching The Increadibles, but in this case, screw that. Capes, for the win.

Wow, that turned into more than I wanted. The main reason for this post was to introduce myself, and to make mention that the backstory for Capes Optional(hereafter referred to as CO) Robin. His backstory is not onlyhis own, but the entire team's beginnings. Also, the team doesn't have a name yet. I'm open to suggestions. I tihnk I'll take as many suggestions as I like, then poll everyone for the future team name.

I think that about covers it, for now. Expect CO!Robin's backstory soon!


- Frank
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