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 251 JHM, Sun, 20th Mar '11 8:45:57 PM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up][up][up] Elaborate. This sounds perversely hilarious.
 252 Philosopher, Sun, 20th Mar '11 9:55:16 PM from Behind the Wall
Coming For you
A machine goes through the multiverse using wormholes and consumes everything. The story centers on the machine's creator and friends of the creator stopping it. In the story the destructive machine enlists an army of zombies, werewolves, flying creatures, and body controlling spiders. The creator can't destroy the malicious machine because destroying it would unleash all the energy it had absorbed and kill the creator and the universe the machine was in. The creator arrives on several destroyed planets finding the inhabitants on the brink of extinction due to his creation's army.
Science and magic... It's Ugly. Ugly!
It's easy, mmkay?
[up][up]I don't want to spoil too much, because I'm about halfway through writing it and intend to look into serious publication, but, here's a short, semi-genericized version...

An alien race resembling puppets come to Earth from a dying planet. When they attach to a human, they erase their mind and stay connected. They exploit political power to force everyone to accept them. Our protagonist one day decides that he's had enough of his friends and family being taken over and goes into a government building in secret to figure out what their bureacracy is hiding...

If you're curious about the idea I posted before that, that's an unrelated idea that I am planning as my next work when this one is finished.

edited 20th Mar '11 10:06:14 PM by PDown

At first I didn't realize I needed all this stuff...
 254 Madass Alex, Mon, 21st Mar '11 3:08:19 AM from the Middle Ages.
I am vexed!
After the End, young Alistair Harker is a collector of ancient knowledge. The polar ice caps have melted, and what remains of mankind lives on what once were mountains. But Alistair's peaceful existence is shattered when a neighbouring warlord seeks Alistair out for his knowledge; for he has located one of the Five Arks, massive seaborne colonies that were thought lost long ago. Within each one lies the secrets of times long past and supplies enough to support an army for many years. And if one could speak to the spirit of the machine, they would have a weapon beyond imagination.

So begins a tale of swords and sorcery, ancient technologies and arcane chemistries.
It's easy, mmkay?
A Jukebox Musical based in Lady Gaga. I'm actually currently writing out a full plot summary for this.
At first I didn't realize I needed all this stuff...
 256 Seventy Seven, Mon, 21st Mar '11 10:25:18 PM from Somewhere in the US
A number
[up][up] That I like. grin
I'm working on it.
An AU fanfic of The Room where, on top of everything else that happens to him, Mark gets Tommy pregnant.

"You are tearing me apart, fetus!"

It's easy, mmkay?
[up][up][up] I have now expanded this idea out and posted about it over in Music.
At first I didn't realize I needed all this stuff...
I'm still trying to iron out the kinks to reduce as much Fridge Logic as possible.

I'm essentially trying to create an Eastern RPG world (a la Final Fantasy) but trying to justify as many tropes typically used in Eastern RP Gs. I'm mixing elements of [[Magitek]] into it because I'm a sucker for Magitek. (Plus I know how to write things in a contemporary setting.)

The world is filled with "raw magic" that, if left by itself, will condense into magic creatures called Soulless. If raw magic is moved around and refined into Elemental Powers by magic refineries, they don't get the chance to condense. Power refineries are near cities and provide all the power to everyday objects. (This would explain Random Encounters and why there are none within city limits.)

Soulless can attack people's magic power (hence explaining why nobody gets any physically apparent injuries when fighting mooks and, to some degree, Heal Thyself) so groups of professional Hunters actively search for Soulless to destroy. Killing Soulless is like breaking up lumps of batter in a cake so raw magic can flow again (something akin to Pyreflies in Final Fantasy X)

My story's basically following the everyday (and not-so-everyday) lives of a group of Hunters.

I still find Fridge Logic everywhere each day I think about it, so this is still very likely going to change.

edited 22nd Mar '11 10:02:40 PM by somerndmguy

[up]Sounds pretty cool-sounding. I don't like JRPGs at all and I'd read that.

 261 Pyroninja 42, Wed, 23rd Mar '11 1:35:11 PM from the War Room
Forum Villain
A disgraced war veteran, once one of the most brilliant field commanders alive, leaves his life of solitude once the relatively new colony world he calls home is brutally raided and pillaged by aggressors unknown. Realizing this is his chance to regain his honor and avenge those slain, he embarks on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge against the raiders.

In a ruthless pursuit of the mysterious antagonists, he collects a dreary band of social outcasts that you REALLY do not want to piss off. And they're pissed off. Their journey to the fringes of the transgalactic African Solar Empire, which has been going to shita hundred times faster than the Romans, launches them to the forefront of galactic events. In their venture of bloodlust, they are forced to confront their malefactors: an immortal psychopathic Dark Messiah, a rogue experimental human collective, and the lifeboat-artifact of a long extinct alien race desperately trying to resurrect its species.

I probably made it sound a lot stupider than it actually is, but maybe it's actually just that stupid.
"Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person that doesn't get it."
 262 Ronka 87, Wed, 23rd Mar '11 7:15:28 PM from the mouth of madness.
Maid of Win
It sounds like a good concept (space travel + revenge story + The Squad), but the description is a bit overwrought, like you're trying to fit in too much. Also, there're too many adjectives, adverbs, and complicated phrasing— it just seems like it's trying too hard. If the narrative is written like that, I'd tone it down. But I like the core ideas.
Thanks for the all fish!
 263 Pyroninja 42, Wed, 23rd Mar '11 7:31:43 PM from the War Room
Forum Villain
This is true. I really was trying to condense it as much as possible. The result is an overly simplified summary. Let me find a more succinct summary of it that I posted in the "mention a random quirk about your world" thread:

"Africa + Space Opera + Military Science Fiction + Cyberpunk + Biopunk + Cosmic Horror + After The End + Before The End.

Yeah."
"Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person that doesn't get it."
 264 Philosopher, Wed, 23rd Mar '11 7:32:49 PM from Behind the Wall
Coming For you

edited 23rd Mar '11 7:33:32 PM by Philosopher

Science and magic... It's Ugly. Ugly!
Something like Faust, but from Satan's POV and introspective.

 266 Haldo, Fri, 25th Mar '11 9:30:32 PM from Never never land Relationship Status: Coming soon to theaters
Indecisive pumpkin
Here's a concept I have "in storage" right now, since I'm currently working on a different comic: Basically, it's a Magical Girl story where The Chosen Many have powers based on the Western Zodiac. It will have a mostly-fun-with-some-more-serious-stuff-in-there atmosphere, if that makes any sense. Think Sonic the Hedgehog.

edited 25th Mar '11 9:30:47 PM by Haldo

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^These are interrobangs. Love them. Learn them. Use them.
A harem personality deconstruction series that's set in a Psychiatric Sanitarium. The violent Tsundere? She really is bipolar! The Shrinking Violet? She suffers from extreme introversion that causes her to be nervous around anyone besides no one. The Emo Protagonist who seems aversive to relationships? He was sent to the Sanitarium by his parents because he tried to commit suicide because his ridiculously sociopathic and abusive girlfriend dumped him. The Bottle Fairy? She's actually the furthest along in her treatment, having been a heavy drug user to wash away her woes, she's presently coping with the psychological withdrawal and fallout of basically waking up after a five year high.
 
I need a drink
Haldo: Sounds like fun! I actually look forward to seeing how you handle everything. You better treat Libra right!

Sakura: Interesting, though I don't think I quite understand what exactly your trying to do. Look forward to hearing more of it.

I've been playing with is this idea of an older woman reflecting on her childhood, focusing on her relationship with her imaginary friend Nod, who visited her in her dreams. Kinda in the tradition of Little Nemo or Margie in the Misty Magic Land. This song is really the only way I can convey the mood and tone I wish to show.
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
It's easy, mmkay?
^^I'm getting this really creepy idea out of your idea, where the guy who gets the harem is actually the one who runs the Sanitarium, thus providing an easy explanation for why he feels he cannot choose anyone-he's not supposed to be in a relationship with any of his patients anyways.
At first I didn't realize I needed all this stuff...
Hi everyone. I actually already made a thread about this because I didn't see this one before. I sincerely apologize for reposting it but when I want to be heard I can be really obnoxious about it and there is no need to clutter the forum with more threads. I'm new to the site so if there is anyway to delete my first thread I will do so. Again, I apologize.

I've recently gotten back into fanfiction and I came up with a crossover idea that I want some judgment on. I've seen some wild crossover fics and my idea might be considered a bit off the wall. Before I commit to this I want so feedback to see if my concept is creative or just stupid. I'll start with the title and summary.

The Commander, the Reapers, and the Mass Effect: A Narnia/Mass Effect crossover

Summary:It's been one year since the Pevensie sibling's great adventure in Narnia. As the new school year approaches, they begin to have reoccurring dreams where they are fighting in another world vastly different than Narnia. In this world they fight with guns, explosives, and technology and powers beyond their imagination.This strange coincidence makes them wonder if a new quest is just around the horizon. When the first day of school arrives the Pevensies are transported into a new world and I quickly becomes clear that this isn't Narnia. After they start exploring the area they find a warehouse with weapons and equipment they used in their dreams. Soon they hear gunshots and quickly move to investigate. When they arrive at the area, the group is attacked my metallic creatures guarding a strange device. Using the knowledge they gained in their dreams, they defeat their new enemies and are approached my three human soldiers. While the older siblings explain their unbelievable reasons for being on Eden Prime and claims of royalty, Lucy comes in contact with the Prothean Beacon and a rush of incomprehensible images flow into her mind. With no other option, the siblings are taken into Alliance custody and are brought into a fight to save the future of their world. Question is, will Alsan be with them in this fight?

Reason: I love the both Narnia films and the Mass Effects games and the Pevensies are some of my favorite protagonists in fiction. They already experienced a fantasy world I thought it's would be really cool to see them discover and adapt to a sci fi setting. Plus I think they would interact well with the Normandy crew. Now the challenge of this concept is that while our heroes have military experience, the method of fighting is completely different. I came up with an idea of Alsan teaching them to fight a futuristic war through dreams but I'm worried that it's too contrived and readers won't get on board.

I have very little experience in narrative writing so if this concept gets a positive response it may be years before i write it. I want to be the best it can be so i would invest in some creative writing how to books and practice writing dialogue in preparation. If people are interested in this idea I'll post some characterization ideas and get an opinion on those.

edited 27th Mar '11 7:14:33 AM by SleepingDragon

 
 271 Ronka 87, Sun, 27th Mar '11 7:40:25 AM from the mouth of madness.
Maid of Win
Atom James: I like the cut of your story's jib— Nemo is one of my favourite comics, and the idea of an older person (I'm imagining elderly) interacting with their hyperactive childhood imaginary friend from decades past has this fun, whimsical, melancholy sense to it. The imaginary friend could help her comes to grips with her aging... kinda like Drop Dead Fred, but charming instead of terrible. :)

Sleeping Dragon: Personally, I'm not one for crossovers, and I don't know anything about Mass Effect. The "Pevensies in a different war" concept doesn't sound bad, but I'm worried you're investing too much too early on an idea. By all means, write the story if you want to, but don't let other people's interest be the sole reason you write it. If you want to write it, write it for you. Also, I strongly, strongly urge you to not wait "years before you write it"— the best way to get better at writing is to practice. I understand the desire to make your work the best it can be, but the only way to develop as a writer is to write. Read books on writing, read real books, but always keep writing. Remember that you don't have to post your work until you're satisfied, and you can always go back and edit bits you think are weak.
Thanks for the all fish!
Will Ruin Your Life
Like I mentioned in the Writer's Block and World Building pages, the concept I have I mind right now is to create a reconstruction of the Magical Girl genre. Might sound a little cliche to some at the beginning but like any other story it gets a lot interesting and exciting as the story progresses. A 16 year old friendless girl has to deal with her very troubled life and meeting a rude, Be as Unhelpful as Possible and Ugly Cute mascot to fight the abominations caused by the severe problems of the victims according to the Tarot Major Arcana deck. At the same time she made a new friend, deal with her family problems, have those usual teen problems (but showing it in a relating way instead of a somewhat cheesy way and suddenly making an Asspull out of it) as well as finding out the person behind the abominations. Not as dark as Madoka Magica but is also more realistic than the usual Magical Girl fare.

And yes, she has a rival Magical Girl, but trust me it's not the standard fare of a rival Magical Girl. Can't elaborate further since that will be spoilerific. There will be magical people involved trying to investigate the powers of the Magical Girls.

Not a very original concept, after all, it's a reconstruction of the genre. Yeah, I said this for the thousand time.

I need a drink
Mr Hollow Rabbit: I like the idea, but it doesn't really sound like a deconstruction to me. My knowledge of the genre though is severely limited so ignore me on that front. Overall, it sounds like it has really promise. Just don't take yourself too seriously :)

Ronka: Thanks Ronks! I'm hoping to kinda push the line between reality and fantasy in this one (an elderly woman's senility being a good point to start from) and explore the make-believe/dream world the two characters share.
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
Will Ruin Your Life
Atom James: It's a reconstruction, not a deconstruction. So I'm not sure if you mean the former or the latter, maybe you were in a hurry writing that.

Respect the Red Right Hand
Fan Fiction concept, though I think everything except a couple things will become public domain in my lifetime so perhaps not later.

The ley lines between fiction and reality are fading. The world is becoming a darker place. A wise, eccentric spirit divines a way to help the world in the face of unworldly threats- Bestowed upon seven teens, is the ability to take on the form and abilities of seven iconic terrors of the silver screen: Frankenstein's Monster. Dracula. The Wolfman. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. The Metaluna Mutant. Freddy Krueger. Jason Voorhees. Together, they are tasked with keeping the world safe from the things that bump in the night. They are... the Thrillers.

edited 28th Mar '11 9:18:35 AM by Ronnie

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