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How to combine Slice of Life, Fantasy, and Action Adventure:

 1 d Roy, Mon, 21st Mar '11 5:46:47 AM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Those three are my favorite tropes, and I'd like to write an exciting action/fantasy series that also features a lot of Slice of Life and Villains Out Shopping (Go Karting with Bowser) moments. I'm mostly planning to base the setting in Academy of Adventure, with most of the protagonists and antagonists as students.

Any idea?

 2 chihuahua 0, Mon, 21st Mar '11 6:09:32 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
 3 d Roy, Mon, 21st Mar '11 6:30:23 AM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
[up] Ah, so you are a fan of, or at least aware of, that series too, huh? I like the series, but not what I'm aiming for. If anything, something more like anything from Jun Maeda, especially CLANNAD (ok, not so much in action but plenty in fantasy) and especially Angel Beats!.

 4 chihuahua 0, Mon, 21st Mar '11 7:32:01 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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What I mean is that you should rotate genres every story, while having a Myth Arc of sorts.

 5 d Roy, Tue, 22nd Mar '11 9:48:03 PM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Ah, I see. Oh, and would there be any reason for a group of Ordinary High School Students for carrying firearms and whatnots? Also, would it plausible for a {at least legally, ) non supernatural high school to have something inside it that would draw monsters?

[up]Depends on the monsters. If they enjoy feasting on the souls of teenagers then a High School will be a buffet to them.

edited 22nd Mar '11 10:04:32 PM by somerndmguy

 7 nrjxll, Tue, 22nd Mar '11 11:17:06 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Well, it sounds like this may not fit into your ideas, but one concept I've always held dear was the idea of the "Modern Fantasy World" - basically, take 1 Standard Fantasy Setting, throw Medieval Stasis out the window, and advance by 1000 years or so until you get something like the modern era in a fantasy world.

It would be difficult to pull off without becoming at least somewhat parodic, which is why I've never done it, but it would make a good, and unique, way to combine a modern-day Slice of Life story and traditional fantasy tropes. Action-adventure should follow naturally. Perhaps it could be set in a fantasy Earth or close parallel to save on world-building...?

Just throwing out ideas here.

 8 d Roy, Wed, 23rd Mar '11 12:02:29 AM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
[up] That's exactly what I thought!

I actually thought that such combination was utterly impossible to pull off, until I watched the anime Angel Beats!, which is bascially a slice of Purgatory life, where main characters are delliquents who fights against (who they think are} agent of the God from erasing them from existence. Better Than It Sounds.

Oh, and the problem with my setting would be the police; I'm trying to avert Adults Are Useless but if I do, then I better come up with some justification for police not getting involved when students and other citizens get attacked.

Any idea?

 9 chihuahua 0, Wed, 23rd Mar '11 7:08:48 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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[up] This is a little off-topic, but how are your other ideas going?
 10 d Roy, Wed, 23rd Mar '11 7:20:39 AM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
[up] Like I said before, pretty much all ideas I post here is related to a single project. Currently, though, what with this being my last here, I can't do much except posting occasionally. Sucks. Thanks for your consideration :D If you are interested, you might want to check out dRoy's original fic - Prototype. It's a very, VERY rough version, with pretty much no conscious effort, and as a result, it's bad, VERY bad.

 11 d Roy, Mon, 28th Mar '11 6:52:10 AM Relationship Status: Hounds of love are hunting
Is there any kind of wikipedia for firearms and military?

Might try wikipedia.
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