Tag: Obolonk Murders
The Obolonk Murders was first started in 2002. And then it took on a life of its own…
What is the Story Behind the Obolonk Murders
So, the first thing you need to know is that, in 2002 or so, I was becoming extremely performative online. I would, essentially, put on a show.
And I quickly learned that one of the easiest and best ways I could do so would be to write. This reawakened a lot of my interest in writing. Among other bits, I wrote three chapters of a science fiction noir.
That was the start of the Obolonk Murders. But then I shelved it.
I took a left turn straight into fan fiction. And that turned out to be a very good thing indeed. First of all, I made friends. But I also got better.
After a while, I was writing nearly 100% original characters. And that meant, hey. wait a second. Why not create my own universe and populate it with my own characters?
After I wrote Untrustworthy in 2013, I cast about to try to find something to write for NaNo in 2014. And then I remembered, aha! I had the Obolonks floating around somewhere.
I found the bits online, copied them, and pulled the topic (like I would do with spam or a topic breaking other forum rules). But before I did, I read the comments.
People actually wanted to find out what happened next!
So there was but one thing to do — write it.