6213FIC: What's Past is Prologue, Series Information
- Jul 18, 2005Series Title: Whats Past is Prologue
Characters and Pairings: Various characters appear in
this series, both canon and original. The main
pairings are Scott/Logan, Jean-Paul/OMC, and a
heterosexual couple who are both OCs.
Rating: This series is intended for an adult
readership. It contains graphic descriptions of
sexual activity and deals with adult relationships and
Summary: Everything changes for the X-Men when
Charles Xavier dies. Will echoes of the past impair
their ability to move ahead?
Format: A story series of 18 stories. Total length
is about 50,000 words. Ill be posting one story a
day to mailing lists and to my livejournal.
Scenario/Sequel: X1 Movieverse, although much has
happened since the movie. This series was written
well after X2, but does not attempt to include the
events portrayed in that film. I attempt only to be
consistent with the first movie and my previous
Whats Past is Prologue begins two months after the
events depicted in A Time to Every Purpose. In my
timeline, the not so distant future of the movie is
the year 2006. This series takes place during the
summer of 2012.
Brief biographies of the main characters, both canon
and original, are available on my website, to make it
easier for those coming in well into the story. They
can be found at:
The characters, situations and events in What's Past
is Prologue are consistent with those portrayed in my
previous stories and series:
Anything Can Happen
I Know What You Are
Were Not What You Think
What a Long, Strange Trip Its Been
Night and Day
Different from All Other Nights
Chips Cashed In
Reminiscences (available at
A Time for Every Purpose (available at
All but the most recent of these can be found, with
illustrations of characters and locations, at
www.angelfire.com/comics/mo. Later fiction can be
read on my livejournal:
www.livejournal.com/users/mofic, with specific urls as
indicated above. My website is under reconstruction.
All stories will be on the reconstructed version, with
illustrations. Im working on it, really. I just
have to stop writing fiction long enough to do it.
Note on Character Origins: As covered in some of my
previous fiction, my version of Cyclops has neither
the origin story of the comic books nor that the movie
novelization. His back story is one of my own
devising. It is covered extensively in Canadian
Nights, Commencement and Chips Cashed In, and is
revisited and expanded upon here. Charles Xaviers
origin story is covered in somewhat greater detail in
this series than has been shown in my fiction thus
far. It is, as well, a story of my own invention. I
believe it to be consistent with what is shown of him
in the movie, but it does not follow comics canon.
Disclaimer: The X-Men and Alpha Flight belong to
Marvel. The movie belongs to Fox. Adam, Miriam,
Anjuli, Rick, Wendy, Jake, RoseAnn, Jamie, Babies Hank
and Ezra, and assorted other characters are the
products of my fevered imagination. Scott and Logan
feel a little bit like they're mine, too, since I've
been borrowing them for so long.
Feedback: Oh, yes! I love feedback. Direct all
comments to mogbrg@...
Archiving: Sure, just ask. Alternative file formats
available upon request.
Additional Information: Most of my characters as
Magneto points out in the movie live in a school.
My version of Cyclops is an English teacher and tends
to think in literary terms about events around him.
Consequently, my fiction includes a lot of literary
quotes and allusions. It has been my practice to
publish a literature guide providing supplemental
information on literature quoted in each series, along
with URLs for the complete works, if available. The
guide for What's Past is Prologue will be posted after
the stories themselves. It contains spoilers so
should be read after the series. As is my occasional
practice, the file contains information not only on
literature referenced but also on some issues raised
in the series.
Acknowledgements: Thanks to my very helpful and
insightful betas - CEA, SLM, Ann Marie, and Kay for
sticking with me on this one and offering many
suggestions for improvement, as well as providing some
of the jokes and a few of the plot twists. Their
assistance was invaluable. Mistakes are mine alone.
Mofic Website: www.angelfire.com/comics/mo
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