View Full Version : The Great Tierra de los Muertos Fest '05

03-16-2005, 12:52 PM

8 of 12 has gone for a while, and with him missing I think it is up to us to take up his job in bringing life to these forums. Hopefully enough people still check up around here to make this work, but over the next few days I'm going to start the The Great Tierra de los Muertos Fest '05; a series of threads in memory of the show that got it all started. So, my first thread is about your favourite characters. Pick your character and write why they are the best and tell us your favourite moment with them in it.

Miguel Huesos
Miguel is a reaperman, and has been since the day he died. He was put in the Land of the Dead rather early in it's genesis, and in recent years has found his death rather pointless. His mother created Tierra de los Muertos, and his younger brother is Death.

Tomas "The Red" Encion
Called 'Red' by those who stay alive long enough to be called friends, Tomas is a recent addition to the Land of the Dead, and believes he has a long time before reaching the final afterlife. He died due to a fatal encounter with three bullets, during a 'holding your breath' contest with Big Donnie. His skills include the ability to read ancient Hynerian.

Death, or 'La Parca' is the grim reaper of Tierra de los Muertos. He was the first inhabitant of the Land of the Dead, and it is his job to regulate the flow of souls between this world and the afterlife. Death is the younger brother of fellow reaper, Miguel, and isn't really a bad guy, he just has a bad publicity agent.

Number 2
Number 2 is a mortal, who finds his way to the Land of the Dead through the use of a Stargate. He is proclaimed to be the Chosen One, who will lead the way to the Gates of the Afterlife, to which he alone holds the key.

03-17-2005, 01:02 AM
Wow. Has it been that long?

I've just been reading the character desciptions.... and man, those four guys have changed a lot. I'm writing the book version of Tierra (up to nearly 100 pages) and pretty much nothing about them is the same.

Miguel has still been in the Land of the Dead for a long time, he can't remember who he was, or how he died. He is no longer brothers with Death.

Tomas' used to be a lounge singer in a mafia night club, got in too deep, started leaking information to the feds, and was killed for it. He no longer speaks ancient Hynerian.

Death... is still a nice guy. But he also feels out of place, because he's the only skeleton in Tierra de los Muertos who never had the benefit of being alive before being dead.

Number Two is still Number Two. :)

I leave Perth on Saturday. My way of dealing with grief will probably be to throw myself into Nightlight. Lucky for you guys.

03-17-2005, 02:54 PM
Hey, get out of here, you.

03-17-2005, 05:14 PM
Haha, Thomas is winning by miles. He's definitly my favourite character (except I prefer Death on my mug ;)) partly because I like his voice the best. ;)

03-17-2005, 07:08 PM
Well, for me, Number Two is still Number One... if that makes any sense.

On another note, you'll notice that my new avatar is my favorite person in the world. Kaiser Wilhelm!

03-18-2005, 11:05 AM
It was hard to decide, but I have chosen Number 2.
I love the " Friend in me" song ^^

yah Kaiser Wilhelm ! Good choose ;)

03-18-2005, 01:45 PM
Tomas for me. He was a classic from his first lines. My favourite quote of his is probably "You, you broke the barrier of trust. See this barrier here? Well you can't, 'cos it's no longer there, 'cos it's BROKEN!"

03-18-2005, 02:35 PM
Kaiser Wilhelm is without a doubt one of my favourite Kaisers EVER!

His moustache alone puts him in the top five.


03-19-2005, 05:06 PM
I'm laughing outloud at the idea of a Kaiser Willhelm discussion on Nightlight...

God, that man was an idiot... but ya gotta love him!

03-20-2005, 02:05 AM
Who is he? :confused:

03-20-2005, 02:23 AM
Deutschlandy Dandy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaiser_Wilhelm)

03-22-2005, 04:16 PM
Have to say, Number Two was my favourite character, but since reading what you have of the book (good old proof reader, I do it so oft) Death is becoming my favourite, with a smattering of Larry thrown in. Number Two of course, is still fantastic. But then they are all so great.
(I will try and get round to putting a few notes together for you Eight, just need to give me time, as work is taking up about 9 or 10 hours a day at the moment).