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The Beasts of Electra Drive—Video-Book

The Beasts of Electra Drive (novel)
by Rohan Quine: Video-Book format

Click on the six headings below, and you’ll land on the six pages where the novel’s Video-Book format lives…

 

From Hollywood Hills mansions and Century City towers, to South Central motels and the oceanside refinery, The Beasts of Electra Drive by Rohan Quine spans a mythic L.A., following seven spectacular characters (or Beasts) from games designer Jaymi’s game-worlds. The intensity of those Beasts’ creation cycles leads to their release into real life in seemingly human forms, and to their combative protection of him from destructive rivals at mainstream company Bang Dead Games. Grand spaces of beauty interlock with narrow rooms of terror, both in the real world and in the incorporeal world of cyberspace. A prequel to Quine’s other five tales, The Beasts of Electra Drive is a unique explosion of glamour and beauty, horror and enchantment, exploring the mechanisms and magic of creativity itself.

 

The Beasts of Electra Drive Part I—Video-Book format
comprising mini-chapters 1–14

THE BEASTS OF ELECTRA DRIVE by Rohan Quine - video-book format - mini-chapter 14
 

The Beasts of Electra Drive Part II—Video-Book format
comprising mini-chapters 15–35

THE BEASTS OF ELECTRA DRIVE by Rohan Quine - video-book format - mini-chapter 33
 

The Beasts of Electra Drive Part III—Video-Book format
comprising mini-chapters 36–66

THE BEASTS OF ELECTRA DRIVE by Rohan Quine - video-book format - mini-chapter 41
 

The Beasts of Electra Drive Part IV—Video-Book format
comprising mini-chapters 67–85

THE BEASTS OF ELECTRA DRIVE by Rohan Quine - video-book format - mini-chapter 67
 

The Beasts of Electra Drive Part V—Video-Book format
comprising mini-chapters 86–107

THE BEASTS OF ELECTRA DRIVE by Rohan Quine - video-book format - mini-chapter 105
 

The Beasts of Electra Drive Part VI—Video-Book format
comprising mini-chapters 108–120

THE BEASTS OF ELECTRA DRIVE by Rohan Quine - video-book format - mini-chapter 120
 

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Table of Contents of The Beasts of Electra Drive

 
(These 120 little mini-chapters are ever so short, nibbly and snackable.)
 

PART I. AMBER’S CREATION, BANG DEAD GAMES, AND THE LONE VIOLINIST

1. The lone violinist in the woodlands at dusk (Ghost, as Hook)
2. The terrace pool at the house on Electra Drive
3. Here come the Beasts, up the slopes of the canyons
4. Declaration of war by the Dreary Ones (Inciting Event)
5. Ain’tTheyFreaky! by Bang Dead Games
6. Jaymi conceives his game The Platinum Raven
7. Development and basics in the Avenue of the Stars tower
8. Infrastructure and stress-balls in the Avenue of the Stars tower
9. Jaymi creates Amber’s code
10. Visuals and laughter in the Sunset Boulevard building
11. Coding and khaki in the Sunset Boulevard building
12. Jaymi creates Amber’s appearance
13. Jaymi’s games The Imagination Thief and The Host in the Attic
14. Jaymi incarnates Amber (First Doorway of No Return)
 

PART II. “GAL SCORE”, EVELYN’S CREATION, AND THE STALKING OF THE DREARY ONES

15. Amber incarnate in the house on Electra Drive
16. The Hollywood cafe on Cahuenga Boulevard
17. The “Gal Score: Babe or Gross?” Newsfeed
18. Jaymi creates Evelyn’s code
19. The Silver Lake bar on Hyperion Avenue
20. How very concerning—did you report it?
21. Herb hacks Evelyn’s code
22. Herb at home in the Westwood Village cottage
23. Jaymi creates Evelyn’s appearance
24. Amber stalks Ashley through the motel by LAX
25. Evelyn’s appearance comes alive
26. Kelly smudges Evelyn
27. Kelly at home in the Factory Place loft
28. Jaymi creates Evelyn’s soundtrack
29. Ashley at home in the Century Park East apartment
30. Evelyn’s soundtrack comes alive
31. Amber stalks Dud at work
32. Jaymi test-drives Evelyn
33. Kelly tails Amber through the Hollywood Hills
34. Jaymi incarnates Evelyn
35. Ashley and Dud attack Evelyn (First Pinch Point)
 

PART III. “GUY SCORE” AND “TRIVIA SCORE”, SHIGEM’S AND KIM’S CREATIONS, AND THE RIGHTEOUS GUN COCKPIT

36. The “Guy Score: Hunk or Gross?” Newsfeed
37. Jaymi creates Shigem’s code
38. Amber with binoculars on Sunset Plaza Drive
39. Shigem emerges within his code
40. Herb hacks Shigem’s code
41. The infinity pool at the Blue Jay Way house
42. Jaymi creates Shigem’s appearance
43. The severed grey tongue-meat swinging round the football
44. Shigem’s appearance comes alive
45. Kelly smudges Shigem
46. The “Trivia Score: Wacky or Boring?” Newsfeed
47. Jaymi creates Kim’s code
48. Herb hacks Kim’s code
49. Evelyn, tiny in the face of the deluge
50. Jaymi creates Kim’s appearance
51. Kelly smudges Kim
52. Sun-glare and skinny palms in Westmont, South Central
53. Jaymi creates Shigem’s and Kim’s soundtrack
54. The Righteous Gun Cockpit, from Bang Dead Games
55. Jaymi test-drives Shigem and Kim
56. Amber’s eyes in the photo of the motel by the vacant lot
57. Jaymi incarnates Shigem and Kim
58. Ashley and Dud attack Shigem
59. Evelyn’s eyes in the photo of the motel by the liquor store
60. Ashley and Dud attack Kim
61. Kim on the canyon by Hercules Drive
62. Dud shocked in the motel by the liquor store
63. Dud shocked in the motel by the vacant lot
64. Dud’s ghastly photo opportunity
65. Jaymi refines Shigem
66. Lethal attack, understanding and despair (Midpoint)
 

PART IV. “ARTS SCORE”, THE PLATINUM RAVEN’S CREATION, AND ELEVATING DOWNTOWN L.A.

67. The “Arts Score: Simple-Smiley or Complex-Frowny?” Newsfeed
68. Jaymi creates the Platinum Raven’s code
69. Herb hacks the Platinum Raven’s code
70. Three Beasts sneak into Herb’s computer
71. Jaymi creates the Platinum Raven’s appearance
72. KitKat and Krispy Kreme dramas in Downtown
73. The Platinum Raven’s appearance comes alive
74. Kelly smudges the Platinum Raven
75. This Downtown L.A. is a more peculiar one than most
76. Jaymi creates the Platinum Raven’s soundtrack
77. The street queens of Violet Street
78. The Platinum Raven’s soundtrack comes alive
79. Hatred across the L.A. River: a cruel and stupid world
80. Jaymi test-drives the Platinum Raven
81. Shigem shames Herb
82. Jaymi incarnates the Platinum Raven
83. A unicorn’s-horn of invention by Herb
84. The Platinum Raven’s mission to Blue Jay Way
85. Ashley and Dud attack the Platinum Raven (Second Pinch Point)
 

PART V. “COSY SCORE”, SCORPIO’S CREATION, AND THE BEASTS GO REPURPOSING

86. The underground server farm beyond LAX
87. The Platinum Raven in the house on Zeus Drive
88. The “Cosy Score: Normal-Comfy or Strange-Scary?” Newsfeed
89. Jaymi creates Scorpio’s code
90. Kim shames Ashley
91. Scorpio emerges within his code
92. Feint of a hack into Scorpio’s code
93. Jaymi proposes the repurposing to Herb
94. Jaymi creates Scorpio’s appearance
95. Scorpio’s appearance comes alive
96. Talking of meat
97. Kelly smudges Scorpio
98. Jaymi creates Scorpio’s soundtrack
99. Jaymi test-drives Scorpio
100. Jaymi instructs the Beasts for the repurposing
101. Jaymi incarnates Scorpio
102. Amber’s mission in the El Segundo refinery
103. The Platinum Raven’s mission on Avion Drive, LAX
104. The Beasts converge on Sandpiper Street
105. The club night in the server farm
106. Amber heading east on a mission to murder
107. Victory and disaster (Second Doorway of No Return)
 

PART VI. THE JAYMI BEAST’S CREATION, BATTLE AND TRANSCENDENCE

108. Dud’s bad morning
109. Police romance and the apex predator
110. Feint of a co-attack on Scorpio
111. Scorpio as succubus in the house on Jupiter Drive
112. The weak tan figure and the vast tornado
113. Jaymi’s games Apricot Eyes and Hallucination in Hong Kong
114. Jaymi creates the Jaymi Beast’s code and appearance
115. Jaymi incarnates the Jaymi Beast
116. From Mulholland Highway to the Hollywood Sign
117. Transcendence, vengeance and fierce beauty: the private screening (Climax)
118. Torment on Mount Lee (Climax)
119. One apart (Climax)
120. Bridge to The Imagination Thief (Resolution)

 

Individual links to all 120 mini-chapters of the video-book format of The Beasts of Electra Drive on Vimeo are here:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119 and 120.

Individual links to all 120 mini-chapters of the video-book format of The Beasts of Electra Drive on YouTube are here:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119 and 120. (If playback of any of these videos looks at all fuzzy on YouTube, then you can quickly and easily adjust the YouTube video-player’s playback “Quality” setting, by doing the following: (1) if you’re on a mobile device, first touch the video image, then touch the three-dots symbol that appears in the top-right corner of the player, touch “Quality” and choose “1080p” (or the highest other setting available on your device, e.g. “720p”); or (2) if you’re on a laptop/desktop device, click the cog symbol on the lower edge of the video-player, click “Quality” and choose “1080p” (or the highest other setting available on your device, e.g. “720p”).)
 
Production (21-23 May 2018) and post-production credits of The Beasts of Electra Drive‘s Video-Book format: the Director of Photography / Lighting Cameraman was Paul J. Lucas of FASTERTHANLIGHT; the Sound Recordist was I.P.; the Autocue Operators were Alex Osborne and Clare Clarke; the location was Jon Mason’s and Lydia Roscoe’s Multichannel Studios; and the Producer, Narrator and Editor was Rohan Quine. The Mastering Engineer for the audiobook was Sandy Holmes of SiLoMixMastering.
 

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