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WIP Steve Rogers v Big Brother by Albaphet - Captain America / 1984

Discussion in 'Books' started by Andrela, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. Andrela

    Andrela Plot Bunny DLP Supporter

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    Title: Steve Rogers v Big Brother
    Author: Albaphet
    Rating: M
    Genre: Adventure/Suspense
    Status: Work In Progress
    Fandom: Captain America / George Orwell's 1984
    Length: 12,150 words in 8 chapters so far

    Summary: The year is 1984. The world has been subsumed into three warring superstates and the grayness of totalitarianism has blotted out hope and freedom entirely. But a new threat to oppression and evil has emerged in the north. A champion in red, white and blue. For all of the cruelty and calculation of the Inner Party, how could they have ever foreseen this?

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    Fanfiction.net

    AlternateHistory.com original discussion thread.


    I recently created a thread on AlternateHistory asking people what would happen if Captain America woke up in George Orwell's 1984 Oceania. Would he be able to topple the totalitarian regime?

    This quickly sparked a discussion during which one of the members picked up the concept and started writing it as a fic.

    A little over a week later the story has 8 chapters and continues updating.

    I think this is a story worth following and while not much has happened yet, we're on the right track. Rogers is characterized well and the people from Oceania are frighteningly in-character considering their bleak world.

    For now, 4/5 and we'll see how this story develops.
     
  2. Sorrows

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    I like it, its a bit sparce, and Steve seems to be jumping into 'God bless America' revolution a bit to quickly considering his almost complete lack of information. But colour me intrigued its unique and well written premise, and I want to see how it looks with a bit more meat on its bones.
     
  3. Mutton

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    I can buy it; he just got out of a war against National Socialism and here is English Socialism acting like a bunch of cultists.

    I do feel like there should be more "oh god we lost" worrying going on in the back of his head.
     
  4. Sorrows

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    I dunno, he's met like one bunch of soldiers, who shot at him (and he was technically on what was probably a secret bomb-testing site.) He got one propaganda book off of them and some admittedly very sketchy answers. Which seems weird in itself, I would expect him to pump those people for as much info as possible. He then proceeds to blow up a gas station and overthrow a factory while screaming 'god bless america!' because he saw one guy not getting paid early. I mean considering the information he has in his possession, and the position he's in (out of the ice for like a day,) this seems like a wildly over-proportionate response. Plus the fact he should know that when he disappears back into the wilderness, all his new comrades and their families are gonna get shot (or at least heavily punished) for knocking over their place of work and nicking everything inside.

    I mean this is basically what he would eventually do when he witnesses big brother, but he hasn't really seen it yet. He's seen a factory, a helicopter and a gas station, he's in the middle of the wilderness. I mean yeah its not exactly looking rosy but its also nothing paticually horrific, hell probably nothing he wouldn't have seen on the allied side of the war (trigger happy soldiers, downtrodden factory workers, propaganda) I would expect him to want to get a bit more of a grip on whats going on in this new era, witness a bit more of big brother before he decides to single-handedly kick off a revolution, that's pretty highhanded of him to decide that's whats needed by day 2.
     
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  5. Mutton

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    Okay, it hadn't updated that far when I read it so I'll withdraw my comment. I do think I can see a massive kneejerk to anything that sounds like National Socialism though, and he has good reason to believe that he just woke up into a world where the Nazis won