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Pieces of Stories

Postby Kimra » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:28 am

Anyone who wants to brainstorm or post any bits of story and idea they've been working on so far, this is the tread for it.

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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby Felstaff » Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:16 pm

So, they find this incomplete dinosaur-like skeleton in Chad, but after extensive analysis and carbon dating, they decide it is actually the skeleton of a dragon that existed only a few hundred thousand years ago. Suddenly: DRAGON HUNT!

Then, using advanced Science™, they can piece together the dragons' movements and migration patterns etc., and locate a nest, where a host of slaughtered dragons' remains are, along with archaic weaponry and humanoid ("missing link") skeletons. The battle, and events leading up to it, are archaeologised. Or something. Not sure where I'm going from this point, but it would be totally fun.
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby Kimra » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:10 am

Sounds awesome. : ) I love dragon stories. Especially when cleverly interwoven with the 'real now'. : D
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby DonRetrasado » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:32 am

I was already planning to revisit one of the recurring Nightmareland stories about the psychopath father, and it turns out that he has a grandson and the grandson's father is kinda schizophrenic and the final chapter would be about the grandson who's having to face up to his family, and the return of the grandfather who's still kind of a dangerous dude and it's more of the family turning away from his lifestyle and coping with the problems it brings. Aside from that I was just planning on running through some of my poetry ideas.
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby AHMETxRock » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:11 pm

So let's say a guy RAPES a girl. But he does it for like, her own good. And he loves her and the situation makes it that getting raped benefits her, and now she wants to kill him. And he loves her and he's going to let her do it. HOW fucked up is it?
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:31 pm

AHMETxRock wrote:So let's say a guy RAPES a girl. But he does it for like, her own good. And he loves her and the situation makes it that getting raped benefits her, and now she wants to kill him. And he loves her and he's going to let her do it. HOW fucked up is it?

What?

Also, I fail to see how getting raped will ever be of a benefit. If this is a story, you are going to lose readers in an awful hurry.
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby AHMETxRock » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:33 pm

It's supposed to be not told to you right away. Also, it totally does benefit her, cause she was totally asking for it with her outfit.
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sat Oct 01, 2011 6:43 pm

AHMETxRock wrote:It's supposed to be not told to you right away. Also, it totally does benefit her, cause she was totally asking for it with her outfit.


Okay, then you will probably have a lot of pissed off readers when they get to that point.
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby DonRetrasado » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:30 pm

AHMETxRock wrote:So let's say a guy RAPES a girl. But he does it for like, her own good. And he loves her and the situation makes it that getting raped benefits her, and now she wants to kill him. And he loves her and he's going to let her do it. HOW fucked up is it?

I wonder if he's crossed the line from "good ol' Ahmet" to "danger seeker".
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby Oldrac the Chitinous » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:53 pm

Hey, speaking of things I probably shouldn't admit, does anyone else read Dominic Deegan? He had a storyline with essentially that same premise. It was kind of disturbing there, too.
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby sotic » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:55 pm

I want to write something themed on psychological degeneration. Mostly how I want to accomplish this is to have the main characters become more and more centered on self-defeating behaviors and thoughts, maybe even being aware of the vicious cycle but still unwilling to give the effort to escape it. It's sort of a top-down approach (or bottom-up, depending on how you look at it) and kind of backwards from how I think most novels are written, but that's all I've come up with so far. I have no experience writing anything longer than a couple pages.

Another way to say it is that I want to construct some variously deficient personalities and see how they destroy themselves. Of course, since I'm a total shut-in it's going to be mostly speculative and probably very wrong about human psychology in general.

If I were to write, say, ten related mini-novels of 5,000 words each and "published" them as one work, would that qualify as an entry in Nanowrimo?
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby DonRetrasado » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:58 pm

I read it for a very long time before I started to realise that things had Gotten Weird.

sotic wrote:If I were to write, say, ten related mini-novels of 5,000 words each and "published" them as one work, would that qualify as an entry in Nanowrimo?

We don't have a lot of rules in our "local" NaNoWriMo. Mine last year was a lot of unrelated short stories and poems, so I don't see any problem with what you're doing.
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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby Lethal Interjection » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:05 am

sotic wrote:I want to write something themed on psychological degeneration. Mostly how I want to accomplish this is to have the main characters become more and more centered on self-defeating behaviors and thoughts, maybe even being aware of the vicious cycle but still unwilling to give the effort to escape it. It's sort of a top-down approach (or bottom-up, depending on how you look at it) and kind of backwards from how I think most novels are written, but that's all I've come up with so far. I have no experience writing anything longer than a couple pages.

Another way to say it is that I want to construct some variously deficient personalities and see how they destroy themselves. Of course, since I'm a total shut-in it's going to be mostly speculative and probably very wrong about human psychology in general.

If I were to write, say, ten related mini-novels of 5,000 words each and "published" them as one work, would that qualify as an entry in Nanowrimo?


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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby GUTCHUCKER » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:19 am

Oldrac the Chitinous wrote:Hey, speaking of things I probably shouldn't admit, does anyone else read Dominic Deegan? He had a storyline with essentially that same premise. It was kind of disturbing there, too.

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Re: Pieces of Stories

Postby Asherian » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:06 am

Another example of "rape for her own good" in the Anita blake books. Main character gets possessed by a ghost and challenges the local werewolf pack to have sex with her - her ex-boyfriend (alpha werewolf) fucks her for her own good after she's chased through the woods and several near deaths/actual deaths of the local pack fighting to fuck her. Yeah- Anything that you can pull an example from those books is a sure sign of a failing idea.

As for my own I've got a couple I'm juggling that I haven't decided on. (and their cheesy working titles in my head)
Revisit Victor Versus Vexing Vampires and actually finishing it up- this has the advantage of being fully plotted, but feels totally like cheating since it already has ~10k words already written.
Rise and Fall - Following an adventuring group in trying to discover the undead queen of a small but violent nation's history so she can be defeated.
Fishy Doom - Actually fleshing out and completing the Detritus short story that exist here on the forum.
SpacE! - A scifi novel about aliens, human space programs, and why sometimes going camping is a bad idea.

Or who knows, maybe something else will strike me out of nowhere. Or I'll say screw it all and just write down bits and pieces I remember from my life as justification of 'its writing!' though that I'm sure will come off way to bitchy so probably not
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