(Story) Green Ghost of Selva Rocosa

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  1. DriftinCovet1987

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    So, after looking through the ECA and Hirochi art files (mostly in the shapes sections), I found these things that either will be featuring in Firwood, getting a mention, or are just world-building info. I have included where these are located, so that you can verify that these are real.

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    New Brand: Eco-Splash (portable lavatories/toiletries) (Hirochi Raceway > Art_V2 > Shapes > Objects > Toilet_d) (will get a mention)

    From this giant pile of shop signs (East Coast USA > Art_V2 > Shapes > Clutter or Buildings > eca_bld_shop_opaque_decoration_d)...
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    New Person: Micheal Austin (likely a country singer) (probably will not get a mention)
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    Whalewatching is an event in Firwood (probably will get a mention)
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    New Shops: Seamless Shop, Beat Wave Store
    (no idea where these are located in ECA the map) (likely will get a mention)
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    From this shop decoration file (East Coast USA > Art_V2 > Shapes > Buildings > eca_bld_shop_window_decoration_d)...
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    Confirmation that Portland, Maine, as well as Washington/Oregon, exist in the Beamverse
    (outlined in red)
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    (Portland probably will get a mention, but Washington/Oregon will probably not get a mention)


    Some of these are probably very minor, but they're nice world-building details.
     
  2. HeadlightsThePerson

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    Will this story become an actual book? Or at least a scenario pack?
     
  3. Cooldriver10

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    This is a story book, not a scenario
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  4. HeadlightsThePerson

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    Ok, but what about a book?
     
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  7. DriftinCovet1987

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    Not a book, but...I'll have to consider the scenario pack. There's a few races that could definitely work as scenarios, such as the Chapter 6 gravity race (which works well for the AI) or the Chapter 11 race (which probably doesn't work well for the AI).

    I will admit that there will probably be some custom skins made by me and Rusty for Firwood - not going to show any of them yet, but just know that there'll be some more modding to the vehicles than in Selva.
     
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    Hey, if you need any extra liveries for cars I’d be happy to add a couple.
    I’d like to think I’m fairly good at doing period racing liveries.

    Big fan of the story by the way, was looking to start something similar myself but I’ve written something completely unrelated to BeamNG instead.
     
  9. DriftinCovet1987

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    I was already considering using a couple of your Super Touring skins for the '88 Pessima for background shots, and I was just about to ask you for permission. I'm glad that you're interested in making some skins for this story. Shoot me a DM and we'll talk there.

    Well, thank you! I'm glad that you enjoy it!
     
  10. DriftinCovet1987

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    So, I've been going back and taking pictures of the vehicle characters. I've added all of these to the first post, under the "Vehicle Characters List" spoiler.

    Replaced: Carla's image (now added her piano, Hamilton)

    Old: (this was awful)
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    New (much better)

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    Added:
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    Ingrid Galford

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    Leonard Barnstorm

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    Pamela Irwin

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    Sally and Sam Irwin

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    Roman Galford


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    Han Alberts

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    Tammy, Tyler, and Terrence Griffin


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    Max MacAdams


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    Bonnie Burnside


    This was something that I thought I would do, to give y'all an idea of what the characters look like.
     
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    So...it's official. After more than two years, we have finally completed this massive story.

    Thanks to @YellowRusty, the epilogue for Green Ghost of Selva Rocosa has been finished. Here's the first preview:
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    Also, I've been ill recently and busy with school, so progress on Firwood has slowed somewhat. I hope to get back onto writing next week, though.
     
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  12. DriftinCovet1987

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    Epilogue is now out! The story is finally complete!
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    Also, here's a screenshot of the entire (living) vehicle cast (save for Percy and Carla) from @YellowRusty.
     
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  13. DriftinCovet1987

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    People, hi!
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    Yes, it's me. I am The Driftin' Covet. Your resident keyboard scrublord, part-time novelist, realism rambler, NFM modder, etc.

    With the completion of BeamNG's first fanfiction novel, Green Ghost of Selva Rocosa, @YellowRusty and I have officially completed one of my/our life goals. It's taken us 28 months to complete it (including a year-long hiatus), but it's done. It's finished. At least...for now. (I may be going back and revising the first three chapters later; this is not a guarantee, though.)

    I'm...honestly amazed that people cared so much about my old story. Why, this whole story started when I casually mentioned in this drivel in the Dreams thread that I had written some old story for a school project. @YellowRusty decided to ask to read it...and we've gone from a ~7,500-word info-dump to a full-fledged novel in a little over two years. That's incredible for just a couple people working in their spare time.

    I...don't really know what else to say, so as a parting shot, I'd just like to say thanks to all the people who let my use their stuff for this story.

    Thanks to @mike94 for his Satsuma 210 and Ibishu Dove mods (starring as Sid, Sally, Sam, Daisy and David)...
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    ...to @NinetyNine! for his Miramar Z Coupe (and Z Coupe front end swap) (starring as Minnie and Han)...
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    ...to @Inertia for their (deprecated) T-Series Rollback mod (starring as Tammy)...
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    ...to @Taza for his Pigeon Mod Pack (featuring in Chapter 10)...
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    ...to @SandwichesANDmilk for his T-Series Tanker Truck (starring as Terrence)...
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    ...to @Crash Hard 01 for his Moonhawk Offroad/Pickup mod (starring as Maurice)...
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    ...to @LJFHutch for the Jungle Rock Island map (starring as Selva Rocosa, Philippines) and all the other devs for the game, the forums, etc...
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    ...to @Googlefluff for their map of JRI...


    ...and to @YellowRusty for the prologue, epilogue, some of the screenshots, a lot of the editing, most of Chapter 10, and...just generally being there. If it weren't for him, this story wouldn't exist as it does now.
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    We bid you farewell for now. I'll hand over to Rusty and let him do his thing.
     
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  14. YellowRusty

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    Alright, well, I hadn't planned a speech, but I really do want to say that as much as DriftinCovet seems to want to give me a large chunk of the credit for writing this, 95% of this is all theirs. I was just the editor.

    From the concept, to all of the characters, to the actual work of rolling up sleeves and cranking out chapters (seriously - I wish I could write at half the rate DC does), just about every word you see in the final product was chosen by him. All I did was make suggestions (and occasionally set us back on a yearlong hiatus).

    Speaking of those words, our final count stands at exactly 65,270 according to Microsoft Word. That's surprisingly close to my initial estimate of twelve 5400-word chapters, though the final count does include both the prologue and epilogue. It's also a handy size - readable in a day if uninterrupted, a week if only for an hour or two per day. For comparison, here's how we stack up against a few well-known novels:

    The Time Machine ----32,149
    The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe ----38,421
    Fahrenheit 451 ----46,118
    Black Beauty ----59,635
    Lord of the Flies ----59,900
    All Quiet on the Western Front (English edition) ---- 61,922
    Green Ghost of Selva Rocosa ----65,270
    Treasure Island ----66,950
    Into the Wild ----67,671
    Frankenstein ----74,800
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ----76,944

    Hopefully, I'll have a little more bonus content ready shortly - I'm just waiting back for word from Driftencovet on that. I may get to show off some deleted scenes, alternate endings, cut characters, and other exciting things like that, so keep watching this space!
     
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