The "9/11 Averted" Fanzine 2015

A magazine dedicated to my alternative history story "9/11 Averted". In this magazine, I answer some questions about why I wrote the story as well as give out the background history of September 11, 2001 and how the cousins Logan, Dicky, and Andrea managed to stop the attacks from happening.

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4. Issue #1 November 2, 2015

Page 1 - Introduction

Hello, and welcome to the first issue of the 9/11 Fanzine 2015. In this particular issue, I talk about the beginning of the story "9/11 Averted". I'll also be interviewing Logan Dara in the featured article section of the magazine. So all you have to do now is just sit back, relax, and enjoy this premiere issue of this magazine!

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Page 2 - News Articles Featured in "9/11 Averted"

"5 Popular Video Games of All Time" 

This year's list of popular video games has been released in "Video Gamers Weekly". Now we have the five most popular video games of 2001:

1. Halo: Combat Evolved
2. Grand Theft Auto III
3. Final Fantasy X
4. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
5. Max Payne

And rounding out the rest of the list: 
1. Return to Castle Wolfestein
2. Super Smash Bros. Melee
3. Conker's Bad Fur Day
4. Silent Hill 2
5. Clive Barker's Undying

These games were rated by readers ages 16-45 in an online survey reported by the gaming website videogamerdudes.com. Shawn Flowers, who is in charge of the popular video gaming website, says, "It's surprising how video games seem to evolve from the days when people usually went to the arcade to play those games. However, I'm not exactly fond of how Grand Theft Auto ended up on this list. I think that game should never be seen or played by children. Plus, I don't like how it encourages people to commit crimes and disrespect the police officers who patrol our city's streets."

Don Townsend is a video gamer who writes for the Prentice Times-star Online in Sothorys, Florida.

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Page 3 - Essays

Review of "The Matrix" by Andrea Elan and Dicky Michaelson

At the beginning of the story "9/11 Averted", Dicky and I were watching the movie called "The Matrix". "The Matrix" is a movie about how one man named Neo discovers that the world he lives in is a simulated reality. Neo frees himself from the Matrix (which was built by the machines to subdue the human population) and joins a group of rebels who freed themselves from the Matrix. 

The movie is well-known for its shots in bullet time (and with the perception of certain characters is reduced to slow motion while the camera moves through the scene at normal speed), as well as references to various works by Plato, Lewis Carroll, and Jean Baudrillard. The movie also incorporates many elements from various martial arts films. The movie draws its influences from several religions, such as Buddhism, Christianity, and Judaism.

The Matrix, which was released in theaters on March 31, 1999, was well-received by movie critics and reviewers alike. It received several Academy Awards for film editing, sound effect editing, visual effects, and sound. It stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Hugo Weaving as Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, and Agent Smith, and it was directed by The Wachowski Brothers.

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Page 4 - Advice from Lucy Miller

Dear Lucy,

I'm a high school senior who was told to get involved in an extracurricular activity or I won't be allowed to graduate with my class. I'm a good student and always make good grades, but my high school counselor told me that unless I do an extracurricular school activity, I won't be able to graduate or go to college. What can I do?

A high school student that has a crisis

Dear High School Student Who Has a Crisis,

I suggest listening to my school counselor and figuring out which extracurricular activity to take. But don't just do any activity; find an activity which is centered on something you like. If you're into art, join the art club. If you love to play a musical instrument, then join the school band. The school library is an interesting place for you if you like to read. I suggest that you find an activity that centers on something you like and get to it.

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Dear Lucy, 

I'm tired of getting into trouble for other people's deeds. No matter what I do, people always point the finger at me whenever something goes wrong. I'm now losing trust in everyone, including my parents. Can you help me?

Not a troublemaker 

Dear Not a Troublemaker, 

What I would suggest is that you confront your parents and tell them the truth - you are not a troublemaker. Also, don't hesitate to confide in a trusted adult about your problem.

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Featured Article - Logan Dara Trichenberg

Now we have an exclusive interview with Logan Komaku Trichenberg. Logan was born on August 9, 1974 in Honolulu, Hawaii to Johnny (Leilar) and Eleani Trichenberg. Although he is the heir to the filming empire Moviemagic Films (a filming company built by his grandfather, Winston Trichenberg, in 1957), he was once known as a notorious party boy during the early 1990's. That resulted in a well-publicized meltdown and the death of adult film actor Frankie Little (who was murdered by Logan's then-girlfriend Hazel Coleman). He was also responsible for the critically successful shows "The Teen Rebels" and "Temmy & Venus" and the movies “Adventures in Eswoth”, “The Legend of the Wizard”, "Girls With Wings", "Souls of Mythology", and "Phantom Adventure". 

Nowadays, he lives in Pasadena, California with his wife, Deirdre, and children, Homer and Treasure.

Me: We're happy to have you here, Logan.

Logan Dara: Thank you. I understand that this is supposed to be some sort of interview?

Me: Yes it is. I have some questions for you, if you don't mind.

L.D.: Sure, go ahead.

Me: You were born on August 9, 1974. Does anyone ever tease you for being born on the day Richard Nixon resigned as US president?

L.D.: I'm sure that if they did, I would punch them across the face. We don't talk about Richard Nixon in our family; we just leave him alone.

Me: OK. Next question: You are known as party boy Logan during the mid nineties what happened to make you change your ways?

L.D.: I met Deirdre Langston; she begged me to save her from her insane cousin. For all my parting ways, I just couldn't let her be by herself in Las Vegas.

Me: And that led to your secret yet controversial marriage.

L.D.: Yes, it most certainly did. My parents yelled at me for over an hour because of my "reckless decision to marry a girl that I had just met". But Deirdre apparently put them in their place when she warned them that my sister Emily could have been a kidnap victim if they didn't help her.

Me: I see. And what of your TV shows "The Teen Rebels" and "Temmy & Venus"?

L.D.: Those two shows were actually based upon my personal memories of growing up during the year 1988. I based the characters Josie Tremlett-Kahn, Seth Burke, Moira Downing, and Trixie Kalbrunner on my real-life friends Brittney Gilmore, Dominic Hernandez, Rosemary Boyle, and Valerie Taylor. Of course, I based the character Temmy Bennett on Michelle Carver, a girl who is in my music class who was obsessed with music from the sixties and seventies.

Me: That is interesting. What film project are you working on now?

L.D.: A script for the science fiction movie "The Trouble with Teegafane", which is being produced by Paramount Studios.

Me: Speaking of movies, will you allow your children to watch the new Harry Potter movie when it comes out in theaters?

L.D.: Harry Potter? Oh heck no! I can't believe you would suggest something as ludicrous as that! I heard that that movie was endorsed by a woman who denounce God and decided to put witchcraft into the movie. We Trichenbergs don't play with that witchcraft crap.

Me: OK, I'm sorry to hear that. Anyway, I've heard rumors that your wife's newest movie "The Frostfall" is going to be released in theaters in December of this year.

L.D.: Not if I have my way. I'm trying to persuade her to change the movie's release date to coincide with that of Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone. So far, Deidi isn't budging.

Me: I hope she makes up her mind soon, that movie is already getting some hype from various fantasy magazines and websites.

L.D.: Who knows if that's even going to happen; as far as I've heard, everyone's looking forward to watching Harry Potter, and I'm not sure how I'm going to be able to stop that from happening.

Me: Says the guy who is responsible for "Adventures in Eswoth" and "The Legend of the Wizard", both of which had won various awards in 1998 and 1999.

L.D.: Indeed.

Me: So are you planning to use your character Father Diego in order to stop people from watching Harry Potter?

L.D.: You bet I am.

Me: Then I wish you all the luck in the world.

L.D.: I don't need luck; when Father Diego speaks, everybody listens.

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Page 6 - News article - actor William MacPherson "I'm Beginning to Sound Even More Obnoxious" 

Today, the infamous actor (known for his role in the science fiction bomb "Rescue From Calypso") was caught on tape saying "People think that I'm obnoxious, but it's the opposite. Most of these so-called "smart people" don't even know what obnoxious is if it kicked them in the butt. I don't know whose idea was it to try to paint me as a villain and claim my obnoxiousness, but it has to stop now. I am a human being just like everyone else, and I demand to be treated as such." 

The Alliance Times-Herald, which interviewed him on August 27, 2001, had no comment. 

George Weaver, who is a freelance writer, is currently working on his first book, "The Sunless Planet"; it is slated for a 2002 release.

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Page 7 - Pop culture

(On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was attacked, killing over 3,000 people. Since the attacks never happened in the story, certain things had to change, such as movies that were postponed in light of the September 11 attacks were released in theaters as usual.)

Movies of the week (Theatrical releases)
1. See Spot Run
2. The Glass House
3. The Musketeer
4. L.I.E. (limited release)
5. Our Lady of the Assassins (limited release)

Songs of the week
1. Hit 'Em Up Style (Oops!) - Blu Cantrell
2. Fallin' - Alicia Keys
3. Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve Ft. Gwen Stefani
4. I'm Real - Jennifer Lopez Ft. Ja Rule
5. It's Been Awhile- Staind
6. Someone To Call My Lover - Janet
7. U Remind Me - Usher
8. Hanging By A Moment - Lifehouse
9. What Would You Do - City High
10. Drops Of Jupiter - Train

Books of the week
1. VALHALlA RISING, by Clive Cussler
2. SUZANNE'S DIARY FOR NICHOLAS, by James Patterson
3. HEMLOCK BAY, by Catherine Coulter
4. 10 CANE RIVER, by Lalita Tademy
5. THE SMOKE JUMPER, by Nicholas Evans
6. THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, by Barbara Delinsky
7. ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS, by E. Lynn Harris
8. THE FORGOTTEN, by Faye Kellerman
9. THE FOURTH HAND, by John Irving
10. HOSTAGE, by Robert Crais

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What's in the next issue

Unfortunately, we're now at the end of this issue. But don't worry, because we have some exciting new things happening in the next issue:

1. The truth about Andrea Marshall Elan (plus, an interview with her)

2. Sean's essay explaining his role in stopping the September 11, attacks

3. News article on the upcoming Harry Potter movie

Next week's issue is on its way. If you like it, then please subscribe.

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