You're probably better off not trying to read the archive at this time. Imageshack dropped like a thousand images so the archive might be less than helpful. Don't feel like you have to know what's going on.Eulogy
Hello, and welcome to Space Voyage. Since you're looking at the original post, you're probably looking to
read the whole thing from the beginning. Before you decide to undertake such an epic quest I must inform
you of a few things. First and foremost, Space Voyage is very, very long. Space voyage is the largest illustrated
forum adventure on Bay 12 by a considerable margin that continues to grow. I mean, Oric the awesome
might be longer by this point,
(I disappeared into the Stygian void sometime before it started and never got around to reading it), but Space Voyage was more "cinematic"
camera angle changes everywhere, redrawing scenes even when I didn't have to, stuff like that. There wasn't any picture of a face and a paragraph after here,
if eleven seconds was going to pass ingame you could be sure I would spend an hour frantically scribbling the things that happen in it to no effect
It was really inconvenient and resulted in a lot of lofty ideas with less than ideal execution, but it had it's fans. I like to think they saw it for what it could have been rather than what it was, that or they were bored, realistically; a bit of the two.
Secondmost, most of the images, almost 1000 of them, were uploaded to imageshack circa 2011, which as of writing was between three and four years ago. The
image links are dead, and the archive is almost completely devoid of content whatsoever. The images uploaded to img.ie and imgur stand alone like islands amongst the sea of dead links. The undertaking would be great and I am unlikely to devote the hours to repairing it. The continuity of Space Voyage is a mystery half remembered by elder forumites and spoken is whispers by sages. I like to rely on some internet nostaligia where folks remember it as being better than it was now that the evidence to the contrary is lost to time.
I spent much of 2012 wishing I was better or more knowledgeable and capable of making something grand and original to justify my work past, but I suppose the real
saving grace to the project was that original frantic effort that kept it going for 400 days. If you can still fins enough in these pages to capture your imagination then I might show up from time to time to put those choices into illustration. I have nothing but forndness for this forum and I thank you all for the time you've put into this adventure with me.
There's a Tvtropes page
that's sorely if you're into that kind of thing and avery dead site
that has maybe 100 images added because the CMS was bad for the kind of thing.
There have been sporadic summaries of previous segments Halfway through the first chapter.At the end of the first chapter.
Thanks for giving me such a consistent way to waste my time.
Keep on Suggesting.
Rexfelum made some kind of list of the segments the story has been broken into.
Chapter 1, Page 1 - TQ-01: We'll be space voyaging in no time
Page 27 - TQ-02: Let's be irresponsible
Page 51 - TQ-01: IMMELMAN . . . IN . . . SPACE
Page 103 - TQ-04: Blatant discrimination against TQ-03 may now commence
Page 122 - TQ-02: Iron Sectoid
Page 153 - TQ-01: Hmm wrench
Page 180 - Alpha Rauthaz: And now for something completely different
Page 200 - TQ-666: How in the name of Chi Naur can this be so sad
Page 214 - TQ-02: The stranger is trying in vain to kill TQ-01 with mind bullets
Page 229 - You are now TQ-666 for some reason
Page 238 - TQ-03: Finally
Page 262 - Alpha Rauthaz: How can you reverse engineer ovens out of power armor, how does that happen
Page 305 - TQ-01: You've never much trusted diadems
Page 320 - Character roster: WHAAAAAAT there's a character roster
Page 321 - TQ-666: Going insane, one haiku at a time
Page 337 - TQ-04: Slimy mind-scarring tolerance
Page 346 - Plot recap: The story can't be going that fast can it
Page 347 - TQ-04 (con't): Okay, the mind-scarring is over here
Page 388 - TQ-02: Leeanne Beauregard
Page 446 - TQ-666: The meta
Page 476 - Character roster: We have discovered an exciting new way to be kicked back to the roster
Page 477 - TQ-03: Revolution is calling
Page 528 - TQ-04: Stupid Gran Mungo
Page 592 - Character roster: Awesome, the majority of the cast is miserable
Page 593 - Alpha Rauthaz: Misdirection, levitation, execution
Page 645 - TQ-02: Motion lines
Page 670 - TQ-01: Why can't we all just get along
Page 735 - Plot recap: DING DING DING
Chapter 2, Page 736 - Alpha Rauthaz: The Acier Rouge may actually voyage in space at some point
Page 760 - TQ-02: Diplomacy and more efficient diplomacy
Page 778 - Alpha Rauthaz: The first indication that anything around here is organized
Page 795 - TQ-02: PUZZLES . . . IN . . . SPACE
Page 832 - TQ-01: Pink = muffins
Page 849 - TQ-03: An uplifting experience in diversity, open-mindedness, and preparation for armed revolt
Page 900 - Character roster: Did . . . did we just make progress
Page 901 - TQ-04: Looking for trouble with TQ-42
Page 920 - SN-191: Spoiler: Stupid comic
Page 921 - TQ-04 (con't): TQ-42 and the cosmic yogurt-flavored trouble
Page 979 - TQ-666: They're cute
Page 1007 - At long last, TQ-666 brings the funk
Not-really-a-page - TQ-666 (not-really-con't): Loop . . . that . . . funk
Page 1009 - TQ-666 (con't): Giga-Nana
Page 1029 - Alpha Rauthaz: Your friendly conversation has critically intimidated your pursuers
Page 1080 - TQ-02: ALIEN
Page 1210 - TQ-01: An inventory system draws near
Page 1239 - TQ-03: You got the nickel medal of leadership
Page 1279 - Metagame: The quest for zemblax
Page 1285 - TQ-03 (con't): Butterfly Kisses and Davey Jones
Page 1333 - TQ-04 (concl'd): You've never much trusted animated GIF files
Page 1366 - Character roster: Also, you got the platinum medal of self-sacrifice
Page 1367 - TQ-01: Spekli and boss fights, two things you can't win
Page 1413 - Character roster: Hey, still alive
Page 1414 - Bound to your oath to defend and expand and something about partying you are Omega Puniceus (concl'd)
Page 1419 - TQ-02: Keep reading, it gets worse
Page 1430 - Plot recap: Doubling the archive since the last time tends to cause a lengthy recap
Page 1432 - TQ-02 (con't): [Current events]
I haven't been getting enough drawing in my daily schedule, so I decided to start one of those MS paint adventure things to guilt trip me into drawing more.
I have copious amounts of free time so this is sure to go quickly.
Post actions in BOLD
, so I know you're being assertive.
It is a new Mandated-Conciousness-Period on the powerful space station Zerblex-14.
You stand in your oversized pre mandated dormitorium.
You've as of last MCP finally logged 20,000 space-hours in your ZX-14 spaceflight
simulator, enabling you to apply for sponsorship and leave the humdrum of
Post-Scarcity civilian life behind you.
What is your name?