Hi again! Nice to see you outside of Terminator Wiki. I'm also a Wiki Manager with the movies/TV vertical, and I've been assigned to Starship Troopers Wiki. I'm here to help the community and I can be a liaison to full-time staff. Let me know if you have any questions!
Would it be all right if I spiffed up the theme, main page, and top navigation?
This is a nice one! "Service guarantees Citizenship"! I like it.
The wallpaper is a bit crowded, but it's ok. I haven't got an idea for the new one. I've got a fuzzy idea: we have Power Suit (the one from CGI film) on one side and Warrior Bug on another as they are the most iconic objects for whole Starship Troopers. However, I don't know if there is any good image for usage.
Thanks! Not really sure what images to use for a better background images. I considered some film series posters like this one, but I would need higher resolution images to make anything decent. I'll keep an eye out, but let me know if you find any images that could work!
I've updated the main page, with some notable changes! It's now located at Starship Troopers Wiki (rather than Main Page), which is better for SEO. It had a lot of information on it, which could be good for a general franchise page, but not the main page. So I've notably trimmed that. Reorganized a bit. Changed the headings design (the green wasn't working with the theme). Sliders/image carousels are shown to not be very useful for users, so I've replaced it with an image navigation gallery. I've also created a section for the film series, since that's the version that visitors are most looking for, so it'll be the most helpful.
Take a look! Let me know if you have any thoughts or questions.
I'm a Content Team Member with Fandom and they've asked me to reach out to you and see how I can help you expand and improve the content no this wiki, as it's getting more attention in light of recent events. I look forward to working with you. Nerdfightergirl 16:11, June 14, 2020 (UTC)
Would it be okay if I work up some layouts? Like to standardize page layouts so all pages of the same type have the same format to them? If you can tell me all the types of pages you have (Like characters, actors, etc.) and what elements you'd ideally like to have on the page, we can discuss what order might be best and then I'm happy to rearrange the contents of each page and make sure all essential elements are included.
Also categories. It helps people find pages more easily if the categorization system is uniformly implemented. So this will also be a good thing to discuss. Nerdfightergirl 23:43, June 16, 2020 (UTC)
Speaking of actor pages, as well as staff pages, right now I don't we have one.
I think perhaps you can help adding them. The information on those pages require only a simple introduction, a filmography section, and an external link to IMDb (and Note or Gallery section if needed). I do have an example page on Terminator Wiki: Natalia Reyes.
For the category, I think by far is good (though some pages need to clean-up). My opinion is to avoid repeated categories. For examples, "Film locations" is more precise than just "Locations", so we used only "Film locations".
Argh. I typed up a whole response to this and the website just ate it, I think. Boo. Less good version coming at you now.
Okay. So what you're saying about categories is that they only get the most precise version on pages? So you have locations, but within that is subcategories with more precise descriptions of locations and only the subcategories go on pages? Is that correct?
Next is infoboxes. You have some infoboxes which aren't portable, which makes them less friendly for mobile viewers, which make up 56% of your traffic here. What elements would you like in each of your infoboxes? If you let me know, I'll work up a portable infobox for each and you can look at it and we can hash it out from there to make sure people can easily find the most important information.
And finally, I asked about the theme. White text on a black background can be really hard on people's eyes. This wiki can be more user-friendly easily by flipping the theme so the lighter color is the background and the darker color is the text.
I have a lot of experience making actor and crew pages, so that's no sweat for me. I'm happy to help with those. Nerdfightergirl 00:52, June 18, 2020 (UTC)
Arrrgh, that's too bad. (I hate that whenever it happens to me.) But what I have read is still good to me. :D
Yes, that's correct. Because sometime too many catagories can make it difficult to look up an entry in a category page. That's why I made such a suggestion.
I think the current entry in most of the info box is good. So right now we only have to convert infobox into a mobile-friendly one.
Ah, yes, how come I forgot to mention the theme. Yes, the current theme is really bad for long-time as it is so contrast that sometime my eyes can be really uncomfortable after reading a page for a period.
I think this can be attributed to the high contrast between the word and background.
Additionally, the dark green link can be difficult to read.
How come I forgot to mention this. (I am not familiar with the site theme, so I didn't make changes to them.)
Great! That's a good thing to know! ;D
Um, I am not sure what you mean by "a list of all the different kinds of pages". Do you have examples? Thanks :D
All right. I'll make up a portable version of each of them and we can go from there.
If you go here, you can change all of those things. I also plan to add a wordmark for you, which is just a little logo that will say Starship Troopers Wiki, so the heading looks more sleek and up to date.
Right. So over at my main wiki, we have over 9000 pages. Almost all of them fall into these categories: Characters, Episodes, Actors, Crew, Events, Locations, and Credits. Now we have pages that don't fit into those categories, but I'd say a good 95+% of our pages are one of those things. Do you have a sense of what those broad categories are for you? Like I know you have film characters and OVA characters. But they can share an infobox because they all characters, more broadly. And I know it's not episodes because it's a movie, but maybe media would be a good category for those? It would encompass the movies, comics, and the novel? Those could also share a single infobox. It's a way to tie them all together, to make things simple for casual viewers just looking for some information. Nerdfightergirl 10:28, June 18, 2020 (UTC)
I thinks now all the pages are categorized if I recall correctly.
Well, we have been planning to make episode and issue templates for [TV and OVA] episode and comic issue respectively since they would contain different parameters. For example, there will be writer, ink, pencil for comic issue while director for episode
I do have examples from Terminator Wiki, but I don't think they are mobile friendly though.
I'll see what I can do about getting that up by the end of today.
Right, I know they're categorized, but you have over 300 different categories. I was hoping you could give me a better idea of what kinds of content you have, so that I can help fill in the gaps most efficiently.
We can have all those fields available in one infobox! What kind of item it is would just determine which fields you'd use for each page.
What examples are you referring to? Nerdfightergirl 18:21, June 18, 2020 (UTC)
Great, that's good to know if they can integrated into a single info box. If so, is it possible to change color of the heading of an infobox to show user if the page is about whether an on-screen episode or comic issue?
Dear lord, I can't believe I forgot to provide links to examples.
Here's what I'm looking for. You have pages for characters. You have pages for actors. You have pages for media (movies, comics, novel). You have pages for locations. Are there any other major categories of pages? Like are there a bunch of pages for objects or events or anything else like that?
If you want different colors, they'd have to be separate boxes, unfortunately. But I can do multiple boxes. That's not hard. I just need to know how many different types of pages there are so I know what I need to make.
Okay. So those infoboxes have A LOT of fields. So many. An infobox is meant to be just the basics, with the body of the article giving viewers all the other information they might want. Can we narrow down the fields a bit. For example, for a television episode on my wiki, we have the original airdate, writer(s), director, and the episodes that come before and after it. That, the image, and the name of the page are the only field. For characters, we have birth/death dates if know, status (alive, dead, or unknown), nicknames, family, job, and their appearances and the actor(s) who portray them. An infobox with so many fields becomes a labor for viewers to read.
|image = Main image
|caption = Caption for the main image
|title = Film title
|director = Director
|producer = Producer(s)
|writer = Writer(s)
|basedon = Base on what; optional
|narrator = Narrator; optional
|music = Composer(s)
|editing = Editor(s)
|distributor = Distributor(s)
|released = Original released date
|runtime = Run time
|budget = Budget; optional
|gross = Gross; optional
|rating = Rating
|preceded_by = Previous installment, optional
|followed_by = Next installment, optional
|imdb_id = ID of imdb link
|series = Series name, such as ''Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles''
|title = "Episode title"
|season = Season number, 1, 2 or 3; optional
|episode = Number of episode in the aforementioned season, such as 1, 2, 3
|image = Main image
|caption = Caption for the main image
|airdate = Original air date
|writer = Writer(s)
|director = Director
|previous = Previous Episode, optional
|next = Next Episode, optional
|imdb_id = ID of imdb link
|prev = Previous issue
|series = Title of Comic Series
|next = Next issue
|image = Main image
|caption = Caption for the main image
|title = Title of the issue
|publisher = Publisher
|date = Original published date
|coverdate = Published dated on cover, optional
|adaptation = (Optional) which fiction is this comic based on
|writer = Writer(s)
|cover = Cover artist(s)
|pencil = Penciller(s)
|ink = Inker(s)
|color = Colorist(s)
|letter = Letterer(s)
|editor = Editor(s)
|continuity = (Optional)What continuity/universe this issue is in
|isbn = ISBN number; optional
* Optional means if no data is input, the field will not be shown on page, making the infobox shorter. (I think most of the field should be like this)
|image = Johnny Rico SST 3.jpg
|name = Comic Name
|story = test
|writer = test
|artists = test
|editor = test
|publisher = test
|date = test
|isbn = test
|previous = test
|next = test
This is the infobox I've created for comic issues. Are there any fields missing you feel are essential to have in the infobox?
All fields are optional, so if a character doesn't have anything known for that, it can be left blank and will disappear. Are there any missing fields or fields that won't be used? I can easily add or subtract fields.
I made some changes to the navigation and the theme, added a new wordmark, and a header image, to make things look more specific to this wiki.
I'd like to talk more about categories. I know you said your categorization system works, but I see you have many, many categories with only one or two items in them. While that's not always bad, it makes the categories kind of pointless, because the point of having them is to find other pages (or images) like them. You also have 12 categories with no pages in them at all. I know you don't want to have pages bogged down by many categories, but can we talk about condensing some of the categories into more generic categories that will encompass more pages? Like maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea to have Category:Characters for all character pages and within that have Category:Film Characters for characters who appear in any of the films and Category:Comic Characters for any characters who appear in any of the comics. Specifically, how many categories for a page would you consider to be just too many? We can probably get a good system where the maximum number of categories a page has is only 5-6, since you have different pages for the same or an analogous character appearing in different media, like John Rico (film), Juan Rico (novel), and Juan Rico (OVA).
You also have some pairs of similar categories, like Engagements (novel) and Engagement (novel), which were probably unintentional. I'm actually going to go ahead and take care of that one now, so that's one problem solved. Nerdfightergirl 00:14, June 21, 2020 (UTC)
Wow, I like those info box! Nice job! :D By far it looks good. I will add extra field if needed (now they all look fine to me.)
Thanks again for box and the theme. Now it looks more comfortable to read.
By the way, can you make the wiki logo with transparent background like this one? The current version has a white background.
For the category, some of them are pending for articles as there are still many to be created, while others are old categories and I've been cleaning up by deleting or merge. "Engagements (novel)" should be the correct one.
I don't think we need a maximum categories for page so far as it is not really a problem. The problem is, as you see, too many redundant categories. I think usually if there are (or will be) 4 or 5 pages, a category can be created.
I can fix the wordmark, once I figure out how. My co-admin on my main wiki usually takes care of making things pretty, so I'm kind of half copying his work, half learning things on the fly. I'll see what I can do, though.
What do you consider redundant? Would it be too much if all characters, all locations, all events, all episodes, and all artifacts each had a unified category? And then in addition to that, subcategories for what medium they're from? For example, on my main, We have Category:Characters for all characters. Then we have Category:GA Characters, Category PP Characters, and Category:S19 Characters, to show which show or shows that character has been in. Then we have Category:GA S1 Characters, etc. for each season, so viewers can see all characters that appeared in a specific season of one of the shows. There are a few pages which have a lot of categories, but that's because we cover three shows with a total of 517 episodes over 21 seasons of television (and counting!).
I spent quite a lot of time last night going through your pages and I'd like to propose a somewhat radical change, if you're willing (fear not the time commitment as I'll take care of it all myself). For the main categories, I propose these:
Media: will include all the films, comics, shows, novel
Characters: all characters, regardless of where they appear
Units/Divisons: I saw some of these and it's unclear to me how they differ (I'll have to make a new infobox for these, but that's simple)
Vehicles: Any method of transportation, including ships, saw several of these. Ditto on infobox
Locations: All locations. Subcategories would be which media they're in, plus real-life and fictional, if applicable
Events: All the ones I saw were armed conflicts. If all the events are just armed conflicts, The category can be that instead.
Each of these can be further divided by medium, like Category:Locations (OVA) or Category:Locations (Comics).
Would this be okay with you? I truly believe this will help casual viewers find exactly what they're looking for. If this doesn't work for you, let's talk about it more and see if we can find a good solution.
Also, how do you categorize images? I haven't really looked through, so I'd like to hear how you describe it first. Do you divide them by medium? Do you have image categories that are the same as for article pages or are they strictly for images? Nerdfightergirl 14:06, June 21, 2020 (UTC)
Oh, I forgot something. This is specifically for the film universe. Who do you consider to be the main characters? And are their pages fairly up to date? Are there gaps I could help fill? I'd like to prioritize that if there are gaps there. Nerdfightergirl 14:07, June 21, 2020 (UTC)
Category: Units is better than Category:Divisons as Division is quite specific while Unit is more general. There will be
Category:Events will be good as most of the events across ST universes are just war or conflicts.
I will try to clean up categories like Category: Vehicles, since some cats can be merged as some of them contained only 3 pages. For example, I have been thinking to delete Category: Ships in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder and move them to Category: Vehicles in Starship Troopers 3: Marauder.
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Images are basically categorized by media: Film poster, Film captures, Behind the Scene, Illustration, Book covers, Comic Covers, Comic panels, OVA captures, and TV captures. I was working on Image categorization until most of my time were taken over by my real life work. :-(
Basically, we use Copyright template on each image. Copyright templates containing a description of a image, copyright info, and category(s).
Okay. So the current portable infoboxes I've made are:
Actor (just made this one like five minutes ago. You can see it at David Wald if you like.)
Vehicles (including ships)
Can you tell me the essential elements for each of these infobox types? I just need to know what to include.
Also, what can you tell me about Bugs? Should I make a separate infobox for bugs? Or should they fall under character? I've seen so many pages for types of bugs. Sorry for my ignorance. I am planning to watch the film today, but I haven't start it yet. Nerdfightergirl 16:10, June 21, 2020 (UTC)
Okay. So I'll make those infoboxes as soon as I can. So just weapons for artifacts, right? I'll make that infobox portable as well.
Are there a lot of pages that still need to be made? The priority would be for the film universe, characters and essential lore. I can help make those pages as needed. Nerdfightergirl 00:35, June 26, 2020 (UTC)
I'm almost through converting pages' infoboxes to the new portable ones. Then I'll make the new ones/convert existing infoboxes and implement those as well.
Would you like help making those pages or is that something you plan to do yourself? I have access to the film if need be, but I haven't seen it before and since I'm not as familiar as you are with the universe, a page I create will certainly be missing some context, so I'll leave it up to you to decide if you'd rather make them yourself. Nerdfightergirl 15:48, June 27, 2020 (UTC)
Scratch that. I enabled NewArticleText, so now when you click on a red link, it'll ask you what kind of page you're making and will provide you with a template for that kind of page, including the appropriate infobox. The character and issue buttons work already. I'll get the others ready ASAP and will add others as their infoboxes are ready. I am using our conversation above, existing pages, and some guessing to make a uniform layout for each type of page. Nerdfightergirl 17:40, June 27, 2020 (UTC)
That's the idea. It helps keep things consistent so pages are easier to navigate.
Okay. Let me finish adding the ones I already have and then I'll do that. There aren't currently any non-actor crew pages, if I recall correctly, so it's not super urgent to have one.
So the infobox works for both. It's just the newpage template that's specific to Roughnecks. I was kind of thinking to make things easier, either you or I could just create all the remaining Roughnecks episode pages and then I'll flip the newpage template over to work for OVA episodes (Are there pages for any OVA episodes? I don't recall seeing any.). And honestly, if you wanted to use it to make OVA episode pages, there's only one thing you'd have to change, just where it says Roughnecks in the page intro. Nerdfightergirl 17:29, June 28, 2020 (UTC)
I assume those are the OVA episodes. I should clarify that the infobox for episodes works for only one season. If they are not all in one season, I can make another infobox (or you can if you want to try it! I can give you help if you'd like to learn) for seasons 2, etc.
I can make the remaining Roughnecks pages, but they will have only the basic information as I don't have access to see the show as far as I know. But in my experience, having the page there and having pre-designated fields helps users who want to help know how they can be most helpful. It invites new editors in. Nerdfightergirl 17:36, June 29, 2020 (UTC)
Probably because they're less accessible to people. The first movie is on Netflix, but the others aren't. I myself don't even have access to all of them and I work in media.
May I ask why you edited the actor and crew newpage templates to make it so the filmography only includes the Starship Troopers media? That information will already be in the infobox. Typically, the career section of the page is to list other roles the actor or crew member have had, so if you recognize someone, you can click on their actor page and try to figure out where you know them from. It seems redundant to have that. Now, the way I had it, the Starship Troopers roles will still be in that section, but so will all their other roles. You can see an example here. It gives a quick look at their career, because that's typically what people are looking for when they click on actor pages.
Also, is there a reason you set Galleries to be hidden by default? If people don't see the gallery section, they are less likely to attempt to add photos because they won't see a place to put them. Nerdfightergirl 00:25, July 2, 2020 (UTC)
Basically this wiki is mainly dealt with information only related to Starship Troopers, so many information regarding on the crew or actor may not be needed as those are already on Wikipedia entry while what we did was just copy-and-paste. Additionally, such information will require updated, which could be also another copy-and-paste. That's why we tend to put Wikipedia link in the begin of the article.
I hid Gallery in default because the page may not contain any images, such as novel only-characters. Editors can add pictures when there is a newly uploaded images for the page and removing the hidden tag during editing.
Right, but this is information people will be looking for. And if they have to navigate away from here to find it, they probably won't come back and you've lost their eyeballs when you might have kept them. They do require some maintenance, but really not as much as you might think. Some of the actors have already died, so their pages won't need to be updated. And others are retired or only did the one role.
Inexperienced editors won't know that's an option. Most people, especially new editors, use the visual editor, which doesn't show that hidden code and since they're new to the game, they won't know how to find it. Nerdfightergirl 02:28, July 2, 2020 (UTC)
Well, a simple or trimmed down version would be fine. I don't really think just duplicating from Wikipedia is a good approach to expand a wiki. At least it needs a certain degree of rewriting.
Um, I think you have the point regarding on visual editor. I was also thinking Gallery is used to put some related media used on other pages or for future usage instead of being uploading simply for Gallery section, but I think I can work it out on New page template.
Okay. New infoboxes and page layouts are in. Now what fields would you like in the crew infobox and what layout would you like for the pages? While I wait for your response, I'll make the remaining Roughnecks episodes. Nerdfightergirl 16:55, July 4, 2020 (UTC)
Okay. I made the crew infobox. I used the same theme as the actor infoboxes, since there is some overlap, so crew, actors, and those who are both will all have the same color infobox. The only field that's different is the addition of the job field, since all the other fields you mentioned are also part of the actor infobox. I just left the newpage template as you had it other than adding the infobox.
I've also made a few of the episode pages, but the timeline of them is kind of confusing because some earlier episodes are listed on IMDb as having aired after later episodes. I haven't been able to find another source for dates, so the choice is either to leave the dates off or not make the pages until/unless I can find someone who can provide reliable dates. Which would you prefer I do? After that, since the film pages are up to date, all the pages have the portable infoboxes and the new layouts, and the newpage templates are in place for new users, I think my work here is about done? Unless there's anything, especially related to the film universe, you would like to me to finish? Nerdfightergirl 22:57, July 5, 2020 (UTC)
Is there any way to change the color? I entered the editing but I can't find the color editing. I am thinking to make a slight different, such as one with 90 EE 90 and the other with 00 FF 7F (just for example).
Thank you! :D Well, information on IMDb could be mistake sometime. We'll just use them until there is anyone who can provide a better source. I've tried Wikipedia, but there is no air date information.
Most of the film universe article is finished. Martian Incident is about the main event in the fifth film, while other character like Camacho, 101, Geo, Dutch are still red links. But I can deal with them later. :D
Yes, the color can be changed, but you have to do it through the css, because I used themes. Let me see what I can do.
That's why I looked for another source. I'll go ahead and make the pages with the IMDb dates (though if I recall correctly, even some of those are missing).
I wish I could help with that, but I do not have access to the fifth film. Do any of those characters appear in the first film? I could at least get their pages started if you like.Nerdfightergirl 11:42, July 7, 2020 (UTC)
It can be a bit complicated, but you seem like a fast learner. Do you feel confident you could make a new portable infobox if you needed one? And a newpage template to go with it? Nerdfightergirl 10:25, July 9, 2020 (UTC)
Did you take a look at the text, how visible or legible it was on such a varied and prominent background? Why not make the background image dimmer or less prominent so that visitors can still make it out but it doesn't obscure text or even make it difficult to read?
How you're doing? I'm working on the Skinnies for the Film Universe. I have written an exciting story telling the war between the Bugs and the Skinnies.
I'm very very sorry about the translation (Google Traductor is a shit). I will be very pleased if you correct the errors.
The Fall of the Skinnies
Two hundred years before the Arachnid pod fail to incubate on Mars human colony, delaying what could have been the end of human civilization, a technologically advanced humanoid race fought fiercely against the Arachnid, trying to defend their species from extinction.
THE FIRST CONTACT
When the Skinnies reached Klendathu, they established the first contact with a violent, aggressive savage race of giant insectoid beings. This brutal species had exterminated other species on the planet, so it had no rival. The Skinny satellites had already attracted strange and disordered psychic signals for all the surrounding areas, whose most powerful signal came from this world, which attracted humanoids. Somehow, they had never seen a bug in all their travels.
The expedition took several specimens for study in its science vessel. They discovered horrified that all insects were connected through a psychic link with supreme entity to which they have classified the same power as the forgotten gods of ancient myths; also they found that other entities lower rulers of the bugs could see, hear and think through their countless swarms, which made them omniscient observers: they were being watched by these entities all the time. Another frightening discovery was that several nearby star systems were plagued by Arachnids, causing fear by the speed with which the Bug could expand through space thanks to its spore.
THE BEGINNING OF THE END
The end of the expedition and all the Skinny Empire marked with the attack of a horde of flying insects from Klendathu's moons to scientific ship, but the aim of destroying it. Although the expedition sent a transmission to the leaders about the new species and the sudden attack, little use for what was to come ...
In the expedition ship was incubated a brain bug brains sucked and absorbed the minds of the crew, dead or alive. In this way, the brain bug revealed all stellar positions humanoids throughout the universe, in addition to acquiring scientific and technological knowledge necessary to use mechanical and cybernetic devices, which were used to pilot the humanoid spaceship and travel quickly through the spacetime, deciding to expand the brood on distant worlds, especially on those belonging to the Skinny factor.
THE INFINITE STORM, THE ETERNAL NIGHT
Long before the first contact, plasma bugs around the Arachnid empire had begun a massive orgy launch tegument (space bags with eggs) to the colonies and worlds inhabited by Skinny, orgy that had never been detained so long.
When starting the war, these traveling spores were already descending on countless Skinny worlds in what is known as The Infinite Storm, which became The Eternal Night, because the sky of these celestial objects darkened when millions of spores dropped.
On landing, the insects began to rapidly build its colonies in the beachheads of the invaded worlds, preparing huge armies to attack and destroy the colonies. Taken by surprise and paralyzed with shock, the Skinny armies were destroyed. World after world was falling to the swarms, with entire villages wiped out. Of the survivors took refuge in underground tunnels and deep within those worlds, where they organized resistance.
The Holocaust Skinny race that was submitted is indescribable, except for the brutality with which the population was decimated by the Arachnid invasion hits. To counteract the killing and stop the extinction of their species, the scientists woke her Skinny oldest and colossal weapons of mass destruction, which had been civil wars, like giant bio-mechanical meccas individually operated by a major and planetary bombers armed with everything needed to systematically erase the life of a world (or destroy this). The giants were leading land battles against insects, while planetary bombers burned or exploded Arachnids worlds. His interplanetary cities were saved thanks to technology and the spirit of the warriors.
The Skinny armies were about to stop the galactic conquest until his small home world, Arntald, was invaded by the bulk of the swarm. The proud old main fleet was overwhelmed by swarms and they penetrated to reach the planet's surface, heavily defended. When a huge crater opened invaders, insects implanted a god, a living monstrosity, which serves as the ruler of an Arachnid star system. The larva of God was consuming and polluting Arntald, growing slowly, wreaking havoc on the environment, while the Skinny desperately trying to evacuate its inhabitants and destroy the parasite. Meanwhile, Skinny fleets were diverted Arntald, abandoning its main objectives, causing insects to recover from the huge losses and reactivate their plasma cannons, who continued firing spores.
Finally, the numbers better weapons defeated the army of Skinny, like the giants, the long-range guns and bombers. Several fleets of bombers were attacked by insects, act that allowed them to keep their worlds. Although millions of casualties were trying to cover the incubation of God in Arntald, Arachnids were successful. When the veins, arteries and other organs of God covered all the planet's crust, he is finally born. God caused all kinds of natural disasters around the world, but was the total poisoning of the atmosphere that killed the Skinnies.
Arntald was the last planet to fall. Although many Skinnies had fled to distant and inhospitable in what was left of its fleet depleted places, their race had been on the verge of extinction. Unexpectedly, the evil brains established telepathic communications and forced the Skinny leaders to stop hostilities, lay down their arms and surrender unconditionally in exchange for the preservation of their species. The large hierarchy obeyed helplessly Arachnid brain bugs, trying to save what remained of his people. The surrender ceremony was held at the Monument to the Species, a huge structure that symbolized the unity and harmony of all Skinny peoples, built after the great civil wars on the exact spot where the Skinnies had decided to end them. The Arachnids incubated Skinny minds a type of parasitic insect in survivors, he was getting into his mouth and controlled by the brain, turning the survivors into slavery. That was how the Skinny leaders had voluntarily surrendered their home to insects, agreeing to be subjected, dominated and controlled by parasitic Arachnids.
The conquest of Arachnids on their humanoid enemies was over ... partially.
To incorporate the ancient knowledge of the Skinny and evolve their race, Arachnid brain bugs sucked the brains of its scientists, only to discover the existence of other organized advanced species, on the opposite edge of the galaxy, much like the Skinnies, but rather biologically fragile and less advanced in terms of technology. While the Earth was too far away, the thinking Skinny caste sought to use ships to travel to the solar system. With a simple command of self-destruction, the Skinny robots, before his surrender, destroyed what little remained of their ships, shipyards, factories, observatories, and other scientific facilities to prevent them from being used by their conquerors in future campaigns; erased data from its artificial intelligence, the disconnected and hid for fear that the brains were to manipulate. Thus, the slaves had given him a check to the conqueror. But brain bugs not give up and, with the Skinny stolen scientific knowledge, began to translate the alien technology in a new type of insect able to travel through space-time. The millions of Skinny corpses served as food for the hungry hordes, and broken artifacts, weapons and any technological rest of this ancient race would be studied by the cold minds of the brains.
THE LONG SLEEP AND THE AWAKENING
The scientific caste, shortly after all the minds of all its members were absorbed, inserted a bio-psycho-cyber virus throughout the entire network of psychic Arachnid species, causing the gods entered a dream state, reducing to a minimum space between the swarms telepathic, and that the brains in Arntald die in your fitness communications. The god of Arntald suffered serious physical and psychological wounds, cutting many of their tendrils that roamed the earth like veins. The innumerable minions of the whole swarm rushed in disbanded, restless, confused.
The Long Dream would be the key to saving the distant, busy and ignorant human race, which stopped the Arachnids strategically expanding, though not last long. After a century of sleep, in which the entire species was restless and confused, awakening came, and the Arachnid superminds resumed operations space conquest and colonization. The swarms returned to have a purpose and no longer ran wildly disparate herds.
While their race had been almost completely destroyed or enslaved, were distant but weak Skinny colonies scattered across the Milky Way. Skinny arms that were designed were taken and hidden in those worlds. Since then, the exiles began to rebuild their civilization. Confident that humans would arrive one day at the sector and defeat the insects, which would free their brothers and sisters from the enslaving mind control parasites. Other Skinnies would oppose this idea and argue for insect destruction at the hands of the same Skinny, true to the idea that his race could fight without help from another species. The war between Skinnies and Arachnids not ended after the surrender, as several pockets of resistance would rise to fight and survive in the old Galactic Empire, though they were now isolated.
FIGHT IN THE SHADOWS
Two centuries later, as the perfect Skinny calculations of scientists had predicted, began the so-called First Interstellar War (Second War for Skinny), now among the human race of Earth and Arachnids of Klendathu. Still weak and exhausted by the war, the Skinnies continue hiding in the dark cold space until they have gathered enough forces to enter again on the board ... and regain their honor.
I've already resigned from bureaucrat months ago as I am not able to be online everyday since I'm working on my final exam and dissertation. I've asked the wikia staff to look after the wiki before I resigned. Apparently they don't. :-(
Ok then. Ah ok understandable, I left the wiki for a while for the same reason. But no they really havnt looked after it, multiple pages need deleting, and there are numerous in-experienced users that keep vandalising pages. I'm trying to add new content for AoE but im also tryin to maintain the rest of the wikias pages.
In reality they are different as Engineers work on construction like defense while Mechanics deal with something Mechanical. However, I am not sure how is the case with in the Starship Troopers universe.
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