[OAU] The CBM OAU Rules

The Online Alternate Universe is up and running! We've had a huge backing and are currently working hard on our first releases, hit the jump to check out the rules behind the group!

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By TheCBMOnlineAlternateUniverse - 1/18/2014


The CBM OAU is actually working! Last month when I started all thus I thought it was destined to fall flat on it's face on withing the week, but thanks to the help of CBM users we have got the project on the move and have at least 10 titles in active development.

But as with anything there must be rules if we are to keep everything running smoothly. Things will go wrong, that's granted, but if everyone involved can stick to the rules any problems should be minor.

#1 Continuity is key


You might have the coolest, most original idea for a Superman story ever made, but if it doesn't fit continuity, you're gonna have to change it. If things are going to go well we need to keep things in line. So if Wolverine has metal claws in WW2 then he shouldn't have bone claws in the present day.

#2 The Group


To sort out/contain the continuity problems, we've set up a group based on Skype for discussing stories and possible clashes. If you aren't in the Skype group, you aren't in OAU cannon. This is the only way that we can keep everything the way we need it to be. It might sound harsh, but Skype is free, easy to use and available on almost everything nowadays.

#3 Releases


ALL titles published within the OAU will be published through this account. It helps us coordinate release dates and who is writing what. Don't worry, you will be heavily credited and hyperlinked for all of the work that you do; AThis is a nonprofit group, ad revenue will NEVER be used on the OAU account and I plan on making nothing from this.

#4 Contributing


If your interested in joining the OAU get in touch with me via either my account or this account. I should get back to you within a few hours. Moderators will be available soon so there will be a wide range of contactable options.


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  • Me (DEVLIN712)
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    Alphadog - 1/18/2014, 7:21 AM
    @SotoJuiceMan It's an online comic book universe created by the fans. I see it like Ultimate Marvel but created by the fans and published online for free.
    Doopie - 1/18/2014, 7:27 AM
    cool, can't wait to get started. just one question...how do we post stuff thru this account?

    also Nova if you see this...i'm in the Skype group on my phone and I can't access the script on that so it might be easier to just email it to me
    TheReddestHood - 1/18/2014, 8:04 AM
    @SotoJuiceMan

    We already have people writing both of those characters.
    Alphadog - 1/18/2014, 8:24 AM
    @SotoJuiceMan I plan on writing Batman but send your ideas to me and Dev after you join the Skype group. I'm totally open to your ideas and if you can write the character better than me than I'll let go of the project in your favor.
    Alphadog - 1/18/2014, 8:26 AM
    @SidTheAstroSloth There are two universes actually. A Marvel one and a DC. There will be crossovers eventually. We also plan on introducing other characters from other companies like TMNT later one.
    Alphadog - 1/18/2014, 8:27 AM
    Give a thumbs up so more people learn of this project.
    Alphadog - 1/18/2014, 8:32 AM
    We're looking for artists by the way. There's a lot writers who still need someone to draw their comics and I'm sure that you guys can find a comic that you want to draw.
    MrCBM56 - 1/18/2014, 8:33 AM
    I don't have a camera so I can't Skype, how else can I contact you?
    MrCBM56 - 1/18/2014, 8:33 AM
    I want to do a Hawkeye series.
    Alphadog - 1/18/2014, 8:39 AM
    @MrCBM56 You don't need a camera, we're just chatting. I don't remember anyone mentioning Hawkeye so I think you're free to write him or draw.
    EddieBrock - 1/18/2014, 8:41 AM
    @MrCBM56

    It's just a big group chat really, no cameras required.
    MrCBM56 - 1/18/2014, 8:44 AM
    EddieBrock & Alphadog

    Oh, Thanks!
    kinghulk - 1/18/2014, 8:45 AM
    sotojuiceman- if you want you can change their entire origin or you can use a already established origin or you could skip the origin story all together.
    kinghulk - 1/18/2014, 8:46 AM
    ow by the way Dev should we maybe include a list of who is doing what in this editorial?
    DEVLIN712 - 1/18/2014, 8:53 AM
    kinghulk
    I should be able to add that in an hour or so
    kinghulk - 1/18/2014, 8:54 AM
    okay sounds good i just thought it might be a good idea.
    DEVLIN712 - 1/18/2014, 8:55 AM
    Evereyone
    I just read RedSkull's Spider Man #1 and it is something else! It was great fun reading it
    MrCBM56 - 1/18/2014, 9:06 AM
    Devlin

    Yeah, what's the name of the Skype group?
    MrCBM56 - 1/18/2014, 9:07 AM
    Also, I have a question-

    Do we need to have drawings/pictures?
    DEVLIN712 - 1/18/2014, 9:11 AM
    MrCBM and Soto
    It's a private group so add me on skype (devl712) and I can add you to the group. Include your CBM name in the invite, it makes it a lot easier for me to manage things.
    DEVLIN712 - 1/18/2014, 9:23 AM
    Soto
    Can you try again, I didn't get it. If that doesn't work you can send me your name
    Alphadog - 1/18/2014, 9:24 AM
    You don't need an artist but it would better.
    Doopie - 1/18/2014, 9:25 AM
    Good to see this is getting so much interest!
    MrCBM56 - 1/18/2014, 9:26 AM
    Soto

    hawkeyefanoau
    MrCBM56 - 1/18/2014, 9:27 AM
    Dev

    I think I just added you.
    DEVLIN712 - 1/18/2014, 9:28 AM
    Doopie
    You know any artists who might be interested in getting involved
    Alphadog - 1/18/2014, 9:35 AM
    @SotoJuiceMan I'm Alphadog The Alien Messiah.
    Alphadog - 1/18/2014, 9:48 AM
    @SotoJuiceMan It's both.
    @MrCBM56 I don't know if you'll find another name but to me it's "CBM.com OAU Group"
    Klone - 1/18/2014, 9:50 AM
    Though I intend on making my own articles based on my personal ideas, I would very much like to have a hand in crafting whatever this Universe is suppose to be about.
    MrCBM56 - 1/18/2014, 9:50 AM
    Devilin

    Ok, now I think I got you.
    Dinotron - 1/18/2014, 9:51 AM
    Whose doing Cap America? I have interesting ideas for him
    Klone - 1/18/2014, 9:53 AM
    This project has me curious. Ten titles?

    Oh, I see where this is going. Basically different writers doing different characters all fitting into one Universe.
    MrCBM56 - 1/18/2014, 9:54 AM
    MartianAbominationClone

    You should do Wonder Woman if not already taken.
    Klone - 1/18/2014, 9:56 AM
    @CBM

    Do you actually know any of my ideas?

    Well, CBM, that did come into my head accept I have limited time to plan everything out in every excruciating detail and I've sorta planned out an idea DCAU in my mind. Potentially more detrimental than anything else lol.
    Klone - 1/18/2014, 9:59 AM
    This does sound like a very interesting idea I'd like to contribute to, but I'm a [frick]ing lazy writer. As in a plan everything out in my mind, imagine scene in excruciating detail (dialogue, music, atmosphere) but I lack the [frick]ing motivation to write them down in a massive article. How exactly are these ideas being executed DEVLIN? Like what, an article talking about a single episode/issue or something?
    giannis - 1/18/2014, 9:59 AM
    That's really nice. Good to see things like that!
    Alphadog - 1/18/2014, 10:00 AM
    I think that there are actually three people doing him. The first one is Black Widow...Heh, I mean Ray Devlin in present day. There's also Christopher Lee(don't know his name on this site) writing past and someone else I can't remember doing another story either in the present or in the past.
    DEVLIN712 - 1/18/2014, 10:01 AM
    Dinotron
    I have cap, doning a story involving crossbones

    MAC
    If your interested get in touch, many hands make light work
    Klone - 1/18/2014, 10:02 AM
    @Soto

    Do you actually know any of my ideas either? I'm only curious why one would be enthusiastic about having a cantankerous, arrogant user that bitches out DC films all the time on board.
    Klone - 1/18/2014, 10:03 AM
    @DEVLIN

    Well, I've sorta mapped out my own little Universe in my own mind for DC. Ongoing storyline and all. Hm, Skype has me curious, if I can get past the fact I sound pretty shitty on it lol.
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