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Part 4 of Alien: Solara Now Online! – Alien Fan Audio Drama

The fourth and latest episode of the awesome Alien fan audio drama, Alien: Solara, is now online and available for your listening pleasure! The story continues as Doctor Paul Church and the newly arrived Colonial Marines continue on their investigation of the Alien presence on Plutus!

Part Four is also available for direct download via Dropbox. If you haven’t already, head on over to YouTube to check out their previous three installations and their latest short episodes, John and Mr. Deckard! You can follow also Alien: Solara on SoundCloud and Twitter. Be sure to let creator Anarchist86ed know what you thought down below!

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  1. Anarchist86ed
    Charon, Part One.

    LV-426 still has many secrets. Secrets Administrator Carter wants to get his hands on. Listen to "Mr. Deckard" to get to know administrator Carter.




    MP3: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2fic12ycgfogy0n/CharonPartOne.mp3?dl=0

    Now for all that fun behind the scenes stuff and Easter eggs.

    Acheron is not a planet, it's a moon. But no one seems to get it right. No one wants to live on a moon, but those who should know it's not a planet should always refer to it as such anyway. This will be a long running joke.

    AJ kept saying "Florina", so eventually we'll just say no one can get that right either, because some even call it Fiori 16.

    Moon river sung by Louis Armstrong. It foreshadows Carter's fate of ending up on Acheron. Moon and river being appropriate because Acheron is a moon, and Acheron means river of pain. AJ suggested Carter be a fan of Armstrong.

    Wakey wakey eggs and bakey from Kill Bill. Kylen says it to Carter as his cryo pod opens, much like it was done in the film.

    AJ's audio for carter was not good at all, so I had to add reverb to make him sound like he was in a small room. He recorded with his friend, that's why his audio is different with her. He was moving at the time, so I didn't ask him to do it again. We're not making a penny doing this, so I don't ever want to pressure people for any do overs.

    Kylen was originally going to be played by our Captain, Stephanie Carlson, but she's too busy wasting her life away getting a PHD to do it. She was going to make the character British. She was to be a hard drinking ass kicking bang anyone she wanted type. We literally could not get anyone else to take the roll, so AJ got a friend of his to do it. She is not a voice actor at all, so the character was changed to a damaged Brothel droid which will come up later as to why she sounds "off".

    The Merc on the phone was the guy who shot Morse on Fiorina, regrets not knee capping Ripley because it cost him his pay.

    Wey-Yu bought another space station from Seegson, who are now long defunct apparently.

    Scripted but not recorded: Carter originally was having a conversation with his secretary after the state of the company report. He talked about Wey-Yu ending up like all the old fast food franchises, bought out by Taco Bell for pennies on the dollar. This of course was a nod to demolition man. Carter also discussed Disney's low bid to buy Wey-Yu and that Walmart was currently out bidding them. This was a subtle nod to Comcast fighting Disney for Fox. During the fly over of the Hadley's Hope, I scripted Kylen spotting a Colonial Marines APC, to which Carter would have informed her there were Marines stations at the colony. Both a reference to the abandoned APC from Aliens  and river of pain. Also originally scripted was as the transport flew away from the colony we'd hear the sound of what we'd assume to be a Human observing. I was actually considering making this person Hudson, who would have survived and ended up escaping the clutch of the alien. But this was beyond stupid, so I dropped it.

    How the hell is this possible? How could the colony have survived intact? There was an easy way out of it being nuked by the processor. The company is, as we know, not all that concerned about peoples lives but they are concerned about their profits. Building weapons of mass destruction that would annihilate their investments didn't make much sense, so the engineers designed them to air burst in the event of catastrophic failure, or to chastise colonists who might get it in their heads that they didn't need the company anymore. So as they destroy themselves, they channel the energy up, not out. So what you got was an air burst nuked the size of Nebraska. This is also a way of explaining how anything could have been so intact in Colonial Marines, which is NOT canon in our story.

    The storm shutters are sealed.

    We learn Wey-Yu basically blamed Burke for the destruction of the colony. Especially in the commercial aboard Gateway. If you go back and listen to Mr. Deckard, Carter mentions that Burke could have done this from any functioning terminal if he deemed the colony un-salvageable. But didn't Burke know what would happen, did he have a plan to escape the concussive blast and radiation? Yes, he had a plan to gather specimens on his own, which Carter did not want, and encourage the recovery of the drop ship. It never made sense to me that them shooting their guns would cause such a disaster with the processor. So in our canon, Burke did get greedy, did set the processor to air burst and he did this in the hopes of encouraging a rescue attempt. The plan went well, till it all went wrong. Later in the series, Carter will discover evidence of Burke's actions.

    Spoiler: In part 2, Carter will discover Newt's "Hidey Hole" and will end up keeping Newt's citizenship award picture.
  2. Anarchist86ed
    The colony ship arrives at Acheron, LV426, Zeta II Reticuli, orbiting Calpamos in approximately one week. Get your gear ready and don't complain about the potatoes. Welcome to Charon colony, property of the Weyland-Yutani corporation.
  3. Anarchist86ed
    I've been looking for a new audio drama for my hour long walks to and from work.  Three episodes in, and I'm hooked.  Awesome work

    We aim to please!  ;D

    Stephanie told me to recast her so the project could move forward. Ships second motto: Never leave family behind. Her education and future is more important and would be even if she was getting paid to do this. So we'll wait for her or until she says she definitely can't do it anymore.

    As for Charon, there's been a minor snag. AJ got a friend of his to do a pivotal role, but she's NO voice actress. So she's quite frankly not what you'd expect to hear so I had to alter the character into a damaged android.

    I also changed Stasis: Interrupted into an entirely different story. That'll be a one man show with a text to speech computer voice because I'm sick and tired of casting people.
  4. Anarchist86ed
    Well butter my biscuits and drown me in gravy, someone reviewed us?  ;D I'll need to share this.

    I suck at website making. I tried a free thing, it looked like garbage. Totally 90's geocities.

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    how tight the budget for the project must have been

    There is no budget!!!!!!!  :D
  5. Anarchist86ed

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    Anyways, even if I've got one or two people really enjoying my work, that's good enough. I have the motivation to keep writing and keep telling the stories I'd like to tell.

    Keep writing. If you want, I can help you adapt it into an audio drama. Don't be shy.  :D

    That's be an honor, actually. And really cool. I don't know where to start.

    Big things have small beginnings.

    Well, I can PM you the original story, if you're serious. Take your time, no rush. I honestly don't mind. Feel free to go nuts, I guess. All I'd like is credit. I don't have any equipment or tech skills, though.

    Absolutely. Let's see what you got.
  6. TheSailingRabbit

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    Anyways, even if I've got one or two people really enjoying my work, that's good enough. I have the motivation to keep writing and keep telling the stories I'd like to tell.

    Keep writing. If you want, I can help you adapt it into an audio drama. Don't be shy.  :D

    That's be an honor, actually. And really cool. I don't know where to start.

    Big things have small beginnings.

    Well, I can PM you the original story, if you're serious. Take your time, no rush. I honestly don't mind. Feel free to go nuts, I guess. All I'd like is credit. I don't have any equipment or tech skills, though.
  7. Anarchist86ed

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    Anyways, even if I've got one or two people really enjoying my work, that's good enough. I have the motivation to keep writing and keep telling the stories I'd like to tell.

    Keep writing. If you want, I can help you adapt it into an audio drama. Don't be shy.  :D

    That's be an honor, actually. And really cool. I don't know where to start.

    Big things have small beginnings.
  8. Anarchist86ed
    Yeah, I'm gonna do it myself. Problem is my voice really was wrecked years ago from an infection. I've never sounded the same since. I hate how I sound. But I work quickly. Plus I found a really good text to speech voice to use. No, I don't care if it's obvious. More or less doing it just to do it until after the holidays are mercifully over with.

    I thought about adding some kind of voice effect to make me sound better, but nothing really works. I still sound like I'm gargling dog crap. I can't yell, nor can I really even speak without it still hurting all these years later. Honestly, I'm practically mute in real life. It's the worst during the winter breathing in cold air.  ::)

    Yes, this is AFTER Solara. The original cringe idea was aboard Sulaco. I'm not going into details.  :-\

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    I don't think you need a Soundcloud account to listen but YouTube is just as easy!

    You do not need one.

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    Anyways, even if I've got one or two people really enjoying my work, that's good enough. I have the motivation to keep writing and keep telling the stories I'd like to tell.

    Keep writing. If you want, I can help you adapt it into an audio drama. Don't be shy.  :D
  9. Corporal Hicks
    Considering I don't have Soundcloud, I should listen to this on YouTube, given that people are enjoying this, and it's early in the morning, so I'm kinda bored and scrolling through the forums. The fan section is quiet most of the time, so it's nice to see something relatively active in these parts of the forum.

    I don't think you need a Soundcloud account to listen but YouTube is just as easy! :)

    actually it's pretty much improv. No script. It might go a few episodes.

    One idiot on the planet Lothos runs a company supply depot. A job they wouldn't waste an Android on. One miserable day a ship locks on to the depots beacon when it's in distress. But it's cargo of survivors from some gold mining facility brought other passengers in them.

    Will this lone idiot be the only hope for these plagued survivors, or will the company finally have it's prize?

    Starring a moron who can't be bothered to write a script, cast or spend more than $30 on a microphone and using a text to speech British voice as his computerized companion comes Stasis Interrupted.

    That same idiot who once had a throat infection that wrecked his voice.  :laugh:

    Okay, I'm interested. I had thought it'd be something pre-Alien 3 like the Stasis Interrupted DLC but I'm really intrigued by this. You're going to be starring in this yourself?

    Anyways, even if I've got one or two people really enjoying my work, that's good enough. I have the motivation to keep writing and keep telling the stories I'd like to tell.

    At the end of the day, that's what truly matters to keep going.  :)

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    Hell, the co-admin of this site likes your work. I'd be thrilled if that happened.

    I'd be thrilled if I had the time to read everything and watch everything that other fans make. Hell, I'd be happy if I had the time to work on my own projects in earnest.  :laugh:
  10. TheSailingRabbit
    Considering I don't have Soundcloud, I should listen to this on YouTube, given that people are enjoying this, and it's early in the morning, so I'm kinda bored and scrolling through the forums. The fan section is quiet most of the time, so it's nice to see something relatively active in these parts of the forum.

    I'll likely leave my feedback here. Might be some time because I've got my own projects, but I love seeing other fans pushing themselves to get their stories out there. If you have some tips (mine's writing), that'd be welcomed.

    I'm an awful writer. Don't ask me for advice. Just do the best you can. You're not getting paid.  :-\

    I meant tips on putting it out there. I'm limited on tech (and skills) and the most I've done is pin a link on Twitter and posted the link in the Fanfiction section.

    I've tried everything. Posted on the audio drama reddit. Spammed twitter hashtags. Used every keyword I could think of on youtube. And honestly it's amounted to almost nothing. There are people out there who put out literal garbage and suddenly have a thousand $'s a month in patreon pledges. I've been told to stop promoting so successful projects can get the attention. We never get mentioned by anyone despite my spamming. Honestly it's kinda way more trouble than it's ever going to be worth. But a friend of mine once told me if you can get enough people to listen that can fill a room, you've succeeded. He then went on to edit porn movies, as if that takes any effort at all so maybe his advice wasn't that great.

    It's true that the lowest form of entertainment will always succeed. I just watched a video of a fat guy chug a whole bottle of soda and it had tens of thousands of views and comments of praise and delight at the ground breaking achievement of a fat man guzzling corn syrup and belching. The simple fact is you can try everything to promote yourself, but unless you're incredibly lucky you're going to end up with maybe a handful of people who care enough to stick around.

    I can understand your frustration. It's literally the same in the writing world. Look at the stats of my stories compared to the stats of one of the ever-present "Alien-hybrid girl bangs a Predator" stories. It's incredible. I'm not the greatest writer out there, but I don't write the same crap as the rest of the website. But, you know, why read something original when you can read someone's Twilight rehash with Aliens and Predators?

    Anyways, even if I've got one or two people really enjoying my work, that's good enough. I have the motivation to keep writing and keep telling the stories I'd like to tell.

    Hell, the co-admin of this site likes your work. I'd be thrilled if that happened.

    In short (sorry if I'm derailing the thread), I do get it. You've come pretty far and I hope a miracle comes along for you. Don't let it get you down.
  11. Anarchist86ed
    Considering I don't have Soundcloud, I should listen to this on YouTube, given that people are enjoying this, and it's early in the morning, so I'm kinda bored and scrolling through the forums. The fan section is quiet most of the time, so it's nice to see something relatively active in these parts of the forum.

    I'll likely leave my feedback here. Might be some time because I've got my own projects, but I love seeing other fans pushing themselves to get their stories out there. If you have some tips (mine's writing), that'd be welcomed.

    I'm an awful writer. Don't ask me for advice. Just do the best you can. You're not getting paid.  :-\

    I meant tips on putting it out there. I'm limited on tech (and skills) and the most I've done is pin a link on Twitter and posted the link in the Fanfiction section.

    I've tried everything. Posted on the audio drama reddit. Spammed twitter hashtags. Used every keyword I could think of on youtube. And honestly it's amounted to almost nothing. There are people out there who put out literal garbage and suddenly have a thousand $'s a month in patreon pledges. I've been told to stop promoting so successful projects can get the attention. We never get mentioned by anyone despite my spamming. Honestly it's kinda way more trouble than it's ever going to be worth. But a friend of mine once told me if you can get enough people to listen that can fill a room, you've succeeded. He then went on to edit porn movies, as if that takes any effort at all so maybe his advice wasn't that great.

    It's true that the lowest form of entertainment will always succeed. I just watched a video of a fat guy chug a whole bottle of soda and it had tens of thousands of views and comments of praise and delight at the ground breaking achievement of a fat man guzzling corn syrup and belching. The simple fact is you can try everything to promote yourself, but unless you're incredibly lucky you're going to end up with maybe a handful of people who care enough to stick around.
  12. TheSailingRabbit
    Considering I don't have Soundcloud, I should listen to this on YouTube, given that people are enjoying this, and it's early in the morning, so I'm kinda bored and scrolling through the forums. The fan section is quiet most of the time, so it's nice to see something relatively active in these parts of the forum.

    I'll likely leave my feedback here. Might be some time because I've got my own projects, but I love seeing other fans pushing themselves to get their stories out there. If you have some tips (mine's writing), that'd be welcomed.

    I'm an awful writer. Don't ask me for advice. Just do the best you can. You're not getting paid.  :-\

    I meant tips on putting it out there. I'm limited on tech (and skills) and the most I've done is pin a link on Twitter and posted the link in the Fanfiction section.
  13. Anarchist86ed
    Well...I'm certainly curious to see where you go with that! Is it a one-off?

    actually it's pretty much improv. No script. It might go a few episodes.

    One idiot on the planet Lothos runs a company supply depot. A job they wouldn't waste an Android on. One miserable day a ship locks on to the depots beacon when it's in distress. But it's cargo of survivors from some gold mining facility brought other passengers in them.

    Will this lone idiot be the only hope for these plagued survivors, or will the company finally have it's prize?

    Starring a moron who can't be bothered to write a script, cast or spend more than $30 on a microphone and using a text to speech British voice as his computerized companion comes Stasis Interrupted.

    That same idiot who once had a throat infection that wrecked his voice.  :laugh:

    Considering I don't have Soundcloud, I should listen to this on YouTube, given that people are enjoying this, and it's early in the morning, so I'm kinda bored and scrolling through the forums. The fan section is quiet most of the time, so it's nice to see something relatively active in these parts of the forum.

    I'll likely leave my feedback here. Might be some time because I've got my own projects, but I love seeing other fans pushing themselves to get their stories out there. If you have some tips (mine's writing), that'd be welcomed.

    I'm an awful writer. Don't ask me for advice. Just do the best you can. You're not getting paid.  :-\
  14. TheSailingRabbit
    Considering I don't have Soundcloud, I should listen to this on YouTube, given that people are enjoying this, and it's early in the morning, so I'm kinda bored and scrolling through the forums. The fan section is quiet most of the time, so it's nice to see something relatively active in these parts of the forum.

    I'll likely leave my feedback here. Might be some time because I've got my own projects, but I love seeing other fans pushing themselves to get their stories out there. If you have some tips (mine's writing), that'd be welcomed.
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