The Back story for Blackstar Squadron is being discussed right now. The decision of which direction to go in determines the patches and pins we will be wearing.
If we decide to go canon, official events will require a costume based on something seen on screen. For example a Colonial Warrior from Galactica, Pegasus, Atlantia, or Martin's elusive Battlestar.
This would not mean that we cannot come up with patches or pins or even do custom colored jackets. It would simply mean that our main focus would be on canon costumes and those costumes would be a requirement for membership.
The council will reach a verdict on this by August 15th. The story itself may not go on line by then, but the direction we will be going in will be announced.
Post by monolith21 on Aug 11, 2009 23:55:46 GMT -5
I thought I should clarify that we have brought the issue down to two choices that are being thought over by the council. Feel free to chime in here!
Don't worry about the pins or patches just yet or the details of the story. We're mainly deciding on whether to be part of the rag tag fleet in our story line or going with something uniquely our own. Both options have their pros and cons.
Ragtag fleet option: Limited resources based upon ships & population that are left to build upon story wise Unlimited resources and control in terms of using the already developed story arcs/timelines from the show/media (i.e., what’s canon, EU and what’s not)
Unique option: Limited resources based on little to no support ships & population if situational dictated (i.e., security patrol left behind trying to catch up will not have access to very much, etc.) Unlimited resources and control in terms of using only what we want of the developed story arcs/timelines from the show/media
Just my opinion but I would opt with the ragtag fleet option, it allows for the maximum amount of options all around and it's what the fanbase is familiar with.
Prime example; Custom Mandos show up at a convention alongside the 501st. Kid points to one, "Hey you're Boba Fett!". Mando replies, "No, I'm a custom Mandalorian." Kid says, "No, you're Boba Fett." Mando replies, "Yep, that's right." Kid says walks back to his buddies, "see I told ya it was Boba Fett."
Moral of the tale as it applies to Blackstar; We know BSG, canon and non, like it was part of our own family history . But most fans don't, they know "Apollo, Starbuck, Adama, etc.", brown jackets, tan uniforms, cool helmets and boots and a robot monkey/dog thing bouncing around like an idiot. It won't matter one bit what history, patch or insignia we use to anyone but us. Just as long as we establish something to go by and stick to it.
I don't think I'm letting anything slip prematurely, but The group background will more then likely be based in the Rag Tag fleet, in and among the Story we all know.
There are little details still being discussed, but we'll probably be early, based on the timeline Monolith has posted.
When this issue is resolved, I'll rewrite the Background, and post it up for all those interested. At that point, we'll have the official standing on patches and pins, and the open discussion will last one week. At the end of the week, we'll have these issues complete covered and ready to move on from there.
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