Tag Archives: SPACE OPERA

CURVED HILT SWORD

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A few years ago, I discovered the significance of swords with curved hilts like this katana. When a sword’s hilt is curved, you not only have better blade control and precision, but you also have a little extra power with each strike. The curvature of the hilt also makes your techniques and movements unpredictable compared to swords with a straight hilt. I will be featuring a sword with a curved hilt in my space opera story.

REALISTIC DUAL WIELDING

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I had an interesting skill to give one of my characters in my space opera story. I am thinking of giving them the ability to dual wield two weapons at the same time. I am thinking of modeling their fighting style after the Japanese Daisho sword pair. Normally, when these blades are used, the larger blade is used for offense and the smaller blade is used for defense. However, this character will not be using a katana and wakizashi, which are the usual blades for a Daisho sword pair. Instead, they will be wielding one large blade and a small blade at the same time. I won’t say which blades they will be using, but it will be impressive.

SPACE PSYCHICS

In many space opera stories, there have been examples of psychics with extraordinary powers. Spock from Star Trek had psychic abilities when he performed the Vulcan Mind Meld. The Jedi and Sith have prominently displayed psychic powers through the Force in Star Wars. River Tam was implied to have psychic powers in Firefly and Serenity. Sarah Kerrigan was one of the strongest psychics in the Starcraft franchise. The list goes on and on. I am thinking of carrying on this tradition by including an organization of psychics in my space opera story. These psychics will be the most prominent military and law enforcement organization in known space. Real life militaries often perform experiments to try and create an army of psychic super-soldiers. A prime example is the Stargate Project from 1991, which was conducted by the United States Army. One could argue that my organization is a manifestation of what that psychic army would look like if it ever bore fruit.

SPACE BATTLES

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I have always been a fan of space battles. They are a common theme in space opera stories where two or more fleets fight one another. I like how they are like the naval battles and dogfights from World War II. I recently discovered that the Starship Enterprise was named after a World War II warship called the USS Enterprise. I am thinking of including at least two space battles in my first space opera story. I am even going to name the various ships after real life ships and aircraft from the United States Navy.

SPACE OPERA BOOK: CHAPTERS 3 AND 4

I have written the third and fourth chapters of my new space opera book and I have reached the 20th page! The story is flowing quite well. Even though this is a relatively new story idea, I have been planning the idea of a potential space opera story for some time now. I have depicted my first major space battle and what life is like on an interstellar city. Overall, I am liking how the story is turning out so far.

SPACE OPERA STORY: TIMELINE, CHAPTER 1, AND CHAPTER 2

I have started my space opera story idea tonight. The creative fire burned so brightly in me tonight that I just could not ignore it. Because I have so many story ideas burning in me all at once, I think I will write whichever one works for me each day. Normally, I get distracted when I am writing multiple projects at the same time, but my creative fire is burning from one idea one day and another the next. Either way, I will enjoy the writing process the whole time.

With my space opera idea, I have formulated the timeline that creates the setting of my fictional world. I have started the first chapter, which introduces six of the main characters. Also, an armada is assembling for war and the fate of a strategically important star system hangs in the balance. The second chapter will revolve around introducing the prime main character and what kind of planet he lives in. Overall, I am glad I am finally putting this idea on paper.