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hi there! ( I must sound like Dr. Nick Riviera from the Simpsons XD ). I was doing a backup from an old PC and I found something that I wrote 10 thousands years ago when I was (and still am) frustrated with the end of the show.

No, it is not a suing letter to Fox! And yes, I know it's not even close to be good hahaha but in case you are at home boring... It is a first act.

 

Open scene: city. today.

People running. Total chaos. We can see from far away, the backwards of a man. He is talking/yelling on the cellphone. The camera approaches to him  (sounds a melody of a cello) and show us an older Frank. "Yes...hello? I hear you ... hello... Jordan?". He hangs up and comes inside the car. Frank thinks for a moment. Then the cell phone rings and interrupts him. It is a message. Frank regains consciousness and reads it. He throws the phone to the passenger seat. Opens his wallet and takes a photo. We can see Frank with Catherine and a young Jordan. Behind the photo, there is a credential. We can distinguish an Ouroboros. Frank breathes heavily and starts the car. The camera shows the message of the cell: "The time is now."

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Black screen with text and audio from The Doors -The soft parade

"When I was back there in seminary school, there was a person there who put forth the proposition that
you can petition the Lord with prayer (flashes like Frank has of today's chaos, mobs protesting)
petition the Lord with prayer...(flashes of war, chaos, mobs protesting faster)
petition the Lord with prayer...(more flashes of war, chaos, earthquakes, floods, even faster)
YOU CANNOT PETITION THE LORD WITH PRAYER!" .
                                                                        The doors - "the Soft Parade"


white flash
title: 5 years ago - Seattle

Open sequence:
Cemetery. It rains. We can see a group of people gathered in a semicircle around a new headstone. A man says prayers in english and a few words in latin. The camera moves to show the people of the semicircle and stops at a woman with her face covered in a black veil. In the distance, we see a silhouette of a man witnessing the ceremony. The voice ends saying "Rests in peace. This is who we are". Everybody throws dirt and then, leaves. Finally the man comes closer. He stands in front of the tomb and says: "We have our differences. But in the end, you protected me and saved my daughter's life". Then, he throws dirt. "Thank you. Rest in peace my friend...". Frank walks away. The camera shows the name of Peter Watts on the tombstone. From a distance, the woman looks at Frank leaving.

Frank gets inside his car and drives around to clear his mind. A car is following him but Frank doesn't realize it because his gift has been sleeping for too long since he left town with Jordan many years from now. He lives in a very quiet town, retired. He usually makes pottery plates as a hobby. The rain is worst now so Frank stops in a small restaurant. He sits down all wet and hang his classic jacket on the chair. He thinks about Peter. How he saved him and Jordan giving him the MGroup files as a final warning to leave town immediately. The waitress interrupts. "Hello. What are you having, dear?". "Hi. Just coffee please." "Sure" she says and leaves. Frank decides to go to the bathroom to dry up a bit. Meanwhile the person who was following Frank gets out of the car. It is the woman covered by the veil. She walks into the restaurant, notices Frank´s jacket and left a usb flash drive inside its pocket. Frank comes back and sits down. He drinks his coffee and suddenly, he has a flash. He got scared because he didn't have one for a very long time. Frank looks around because he can feel that someone is staring at him but his gift is still a little numb. So he stands up, throws some money on the table, catches his jacket and leaves. "Something wrong dear?" the waitress asked. "No, thank you" Frank said and left in a hurry. The woman sitting in the background watches him go while she drinks her coffee.

Late that night, Frank returns home . He listens to his messages. The camera show us old and current photos of the Black family. Frank smiles while he listens to her granddaughter's voice saying: "Grandpa, are you there? Remember that tomorrow is my birthday!". The camera stops at a photo where we can see Frank next to a grown up Jordan with her daughter. "See you tomorrow Grandpa! Mom sends you a kiss. Bye!". Frank takes off his jacket. He empties the pockets: wallet, keys and then notices that there is something else. His hand grabs the usb flash drive and suddenly he has a flash and a clear image of the MGroup. Frank regains consciousness and furiously presses the usb flash drive inside his hand. He turns on his laptop. He sits and waits. He plugs it. Nothing happens. Frank relaxes for a minute but out of nowhere, the classic ouroboros logo appears and it says: "Welcome Frank". Frank violently closes the laptop. He watches a photo of Catherine and takes the cellphone thinking of calling Jordan. We can see her name on the cell phone but he changes his mind and decides to open the laptop again. He does that and clicks the ouroboros logo. The audio check comes along. Frank thinks for a moment and says "Soylent green is people". Now the screen changes and shows us images where we can see the Old Man's cabin in the woods. Then, another photo comes along to show us the interior of the cabin, filled with boxes with documents, files, books. The camera then, goes to Frank´s face watching them closely. Then he sees an image that gives him a flash so powerful and frightening that makes him staggered back. When he got recovered, he sees the screen with the logo of the MGroup. Frank finally closes the laptop.

(following day)
Frank drives to Jordan's house but he still remains restless. He goes out of the car, take the present and walks to the door. He rings the bell but we can see in his face that his mind is thinking about what he has seen in his laptop or wondering what could the MGroup want with him after all this years. Then, his granddaughter opens the door and takes him by surprise. "Grandpa!". Frank smiles now, more relaxed. "Hi!", he says. Then he kisses her and gives her the present. "Happy birthday beautiful" says Frank. His granddaughter takes the present, kisses Frank and runs happily to show it to her friends. Then Jordan appears and hugs his father. Jordan knows something is wrong so she asks: "Dad, what is it?". Frank says "They've found us". Jordan´s face turns pale. "Mam! Mam", her daughter shouts. She looks at her and smiles. "I see you honey", she says to her daughter and asks Frank "what do we do? Should be leave again?".
"No, not this time", Frank says while he is watching his granddaughter dancing and now smiling at him, like a younger Jordan once did. "Not this time".

At the next day Frank sets up his classic bag and decides to go the Old Man´s cabin. After a long journey, he found the cabin. When Frank gets out of the car, he immediately finds himself facing the vicious dogs that always surrounded the house. He relaxes and passes through them and then enters inside the cabin. After a few minutes of looking at some of the ancient things that the OId Man had, Frank starts looking through the boxes. He knew that there was something in those boxes that MGroup wants him to find. He stops in front of one box with a strange mark. He has seen that mark before. Frank was about to open it but he suddenly stops. He knew that there was someone else in the cabin. So he says aloud: Why did you give me those photos? Why now, after so long?
- No answer. So Frank says: "Talk or I leave now".

A voice finally says: I knew you would come (The elder's voice).

Frank: I came for my family. Not for you. What do you want?
The elder: We need your help Frank.

Frank breathes heavily: "You want ME to help you?". The Elder looks at Frank in silence. Frank still without turning around, and looking to an ancient ouroboros says: "It was always about control. Nothing more. And you know that".
The elder: Today is all about control. I´m not going to lie you about that. You are absolutely right Frank. And he (the camera shows the staff of the Old Man) knew that too. Frank didn't expect that kind of answer.

The elder: The MGroup was founded to help mankind. Our mission was to understand Evil so we can recover our humanity and the course towards the light. Then our mission became to maintain and protect that course, no matter what the cost.
Frank: You mean to control it.
The elder: No. To guide, Frank. Over the centuries, we have been gathering information and preparing the best minds, and the people with gifts like you so we can come to understand the path that is laying ahead of us. That is why the MGroup looked for you and helped you. So you can develop that gift. And today, we are here for that reason.

Franks finally turns and seats down and says: "Helped...like you did with Andrews? What about Lara Means? You promised to help her to control her gift...another lie. Now her mind is broken. And Peter Watts? Mmm?.

(Frank gets up to face The Elder). Frank: Let me tell you what the MGroup did for me. You came to me in my weakest moment and used me, like you did with others before me.

A voice interrupts from the back of the room and says:

"The Old Man trusted you Frank. That is why I offered as your Patron, to guide you and to help you become a member of the Group".

Frank turns to look to the shadow of a man that comes out to the light. It was Peter Watts. Frank stands before Peter in silence.
Watts looks at Frank almost in shame and says: "I had to disappear Frank. Not for me...for my family". Frank looks at Peter for a moment and then says: "I understand Peter". Peter bows his head to Frank.

The elder: For centuries, we have fought against the darkest hours that the world suffered so when the Time came, the world would be ready to take the right path.
But when the MGroup divided between Owls and Roosters, we lost our own path and you know the rest. Look at the countries around the world Frank. Look at our own. Economies collapsing, wars, terrorists, famine and diseases that are growing stronger everyday. Governments spying and manipulating their own people with the media corporations. Telling people what, when and how to think. Even if you were there, they will tell you what really happened. (The elder continues). Now look what happened to the world in the last ten years:
 
Year 2000: Mozambique Flood: more than 800 people died.
2001: Gujarat Earthquake: 20,005 people.
2002: Hindu Kush earthquakes: at least 1,166 dead.
2003: a 6.6 earthquake in Iran, killed 31,000 people and over 10,000 injured. The Heat Wave in Europe killed 70.000 people.
2004: Asian Tsunami across southern and southeast Asia. 230,000 people.
2005 Hurricane Katrina: 1,800. Kashmir Earthquake: 86,000 people.
2006 Java Earthquake: 5,778 people.
2007 Cyclone Sidr in Bangladesh: at least 3,000 people.
2008 Cyclone Nargis: at least 138,000. The Sichuan Earthquake: 68,000.
2009 The Sumatra earthquake: 1,115.
2010 The Haiti Earthquake: approximately 222,000 people.
2011: Great East Japan Earthquake: 15,882 people.
2012: Nigeria Floods:363 killed and displaced over 2.1 million people.
2013: Typhoon Bopha, Philippines 6,340.

And I can go on and on. ..So you see a pattern here. The world goes where we choose to go. And as the MGroup is broken, the world is running blind towards the end. You know Frank that every path has a beginning and has an end. You saw it. That is why you are here. This is who We are.

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that's all I have :)

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  • Elders (Admins)

I know very little about sport, but I know it’s important to very many people.

There was supposed to be a very, very important match last Saturday, in Manchester. Thousands of people travelled there from all over, and all tickets had been sold.

Shortly before the proceedings were to get underway, one of the fans went to the bathroom, and spotted a suspicious device – a mobile phone taped to some tubing. He alerted security. Fans were evacuated from that part of the stadium, and the start of the match was delayed.

(Security was on high alert – Manchester has been bombed by the IRA in the past and terrorist concerns still continue.)

The match was then cancelled, and all fans (I think around 75,000) had to leave. The bomb disposal people came in and identified it as a dummy, but by then it was too late to get the fans back in.

Subsequently, it was discovered that the dummy device had been planted there by the security firm who had done a training exercise earlier in the week, and they had left it behind.

 

:wtf:

Libby

"Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape." Terry Pratchett

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I agree with the  :wtf: over the stupidity of the security firm.  Where were their heads at?  And being a "security firm," makes it even more pathetic.  Hope the fans got their money back, or at least a rain check.

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too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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The match did take place again, but midweek, so there weren't many fans who could get there. I think it was a David -v- Goliath type of match. The Manchester team has huge amounts of money; their opponents, Bournemouth, don't get anything like the same kind of revenue. The Manchester team did offer to pay for coaches to bring Bournemouth fans up to Manchester, but very many fans of either side couldn't get time off work/school. Very sad situation all round, but it wasn't malicious.

On the other hand, there have been bomb hoaxes affecting many schools around the country. This time of year is exam season in the UK. SATs for primary schoolkids, and GCSEs for secondary schoolkids. Huge amounts of anxiety anyway; and then for schools having to be evacuated; and then for schools to re-schedule those exams; and then for those youngsters having to psych themselves up again for the re-sits. That was totally malicious.

Libby

"Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape." Terry Pratchett

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If it isn't a bomb threat it's a shooting.  This world has gone off the deep end.  Glad my kids are grown, but I so feel sorry for their kids, and so on.  If I were young without children, I would not get pregnant and bring a new person into this chaotic world.  I would adopt a child without a family and love him/her with my whole heart.   If I were younger and more able, and even though I am not married, I would still try and adopt.

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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In our country (Argentina) we have an artist that among other things composes music and sings, write books and has a great radio show (the show must be at least 30 years old). And because of the knowledge that he has (he talks about world history and philosophy in the show and later he does improv humor with magazine articles or made up stories) they asked him in an interview how did he see the world, the things that happen nowdays, the new technology. After mixing a serious talk with some funny remarks, finally he ended up saying something like "Yes, mankind sure evolved but also evolved everything that goes with it. So, we can say that evil evolved too".  "Evil evolved too". I remember thinking that was totally a Frank Black line.
That´s why I still believe that we can use a character like Frank nowdays. I think he can help us better than watching another crappy marvel superhero, that seems to ruled Hollywood now.
At least for what, the last 15 years?

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"Evil evolved too" - that's a very thought-provoking idea. I think it's worth having a separate topic to discuss that. Do you want to start a new topic for that, Frank Black Jr? Or I could set it up over the weekend. I'm currently reading a topic on another forum, which is asking if anyone has ever met a psychopath/sociopath, and there are some interesting and scary examples there that I could post.

I agree, it's very much a Frank Black line.

Libby

"Humans need fantasy to be human. To be the place where the falling angel meets the rising ape." Terry Pratchett

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Hi Libby! and yes, be my guest and start it :-)
And though I know for example that this show is based a lot of stories on real cases, it is not the same for me to read testimonies of real people talking about them. I rarely watch war documentaries for example...too much for me. If it is fiction bring it on, like horror movies haha but real people, real cases...mmm...nop thanks :P

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Frank, Libby, I can't believe I missed this conversation, and yes, I have met psychopath and sociopaths, while working in a prison as an officer for awhile in a high security men's unit.  I slowly began to hate my job and left.  It was more about the officers as to why I left, and the way they worked then the prisoners themselves.

I too prefer staying away from real cases.  They are disturbing and some can stay with you to the point where you lose sleep.  Give me Science Fiction, Fantasy, monsters, children's, heartwarming, animation, and a good mystery.  I too don't like war documentaries either, mankind killing each other, but every once in awhile there's an exceptional movie out that I will watch, and always a true story, but only once, like Green Zone, Lone Survivor, or 13 Hours: The Secret soldiers of Benghazi, to name a few.  Not a fan of horror that glorifies Satan, or blood and gut movies.  I prefer not to see the graphics.  I think that's what made MLM such a great show, the violence was there, but we rarely had the graphics, just the suspense and terror the character was experiencing.

M. Scott Peck wrote in "People of the Lie," "If we seriously think about it, it probably makes more sense to assume this is a
naturally evil world that has somehow been mysteriously contaminated” by goodness, rather than the other way around: the mystery of goodness is even greater than the mystery of evil."

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"Time is too slow for those who wait; too swift for those who fear;

too long for  those who grieve; too short for those who rejoice.

But for those who love, time is eternity."

(Jane Fellowes)

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On 6/11/2016 at 2:21 PM, Earthnut said:

Frank, Libby, I can't believe I missed this conversation, and yes, I have met psychopath and sociopaths, while working in a prison as an officer for awhile in a high security men's unit.  I slowly began to hate my job and left.  It was more about the officers as to why I left, and the way they worked then the prisoners themselves.

I too prefer staying away from real cases.  They are disturbing and some can stay with you to the point where you lose sleep.  Give me Science Fiction, Fantasy, monsters, children's, heartwarming, animation, and a good mystery.  I too don't like war documentaries either, mankind killing each other, but every once in awhile there's an exceptional movie out that I will watch, and always a true story, but only once, like Green Zone, Lone Survivor, or 13 Hours: The Secret soldiers of Benghazi, to name a few.  Not a fan of horror that glorifies Satan, or blood and gut movies.  I prefer not to see the graphics.  I think that's what made MLM such a great show, the violence was there, but we rarely had the graphics, just the suspense and terror the character was experiencing.

M. Scott Peck wrote in "People of the Lie," "If we seriously think about it, it probably makes more sense to assume this is a
naturally evil world that has somehow been mysteriously contaminated” by goodness, rather than the other way around: the mystery of goodness is even greater than the mystery of evil."

you worked in a prison??? Damn!


changing the subject, I recently found a site where I could finally download the Millennium Comic. I have only seen the covers because as U can imagine, I can´t find it in my country :-(
Now...I´ve got to say... I think it is terrible. The story was way too X-files, too paranormal and boring. I think it focus in the wrong spot. I wish they did like Peter Jackson did when he was shooting the Lord of The Rings. He consulted the fandom periodically.

Anyway, even the drawings are awful. In fact, I actually have to read in the dialog to find out who was supposed to be Frank (Lance). I guess the person who did the covers didn´t draw the rest of the comic ´cause the covers are pretty cool.

have anyone read the comics?? Thoughts?

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