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What kind of story do you want to read?:

"unequivocally vile, monstrous and loathsome"

Lame.
And better than thy stroke; why swellest thou then?
In-depth emotional stories with psychological aspects. And one where we cannot rush to such quick B&W judgement once it's over.

Joining the Team.doc

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[up]Ooh, subtle.
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 105 Aniventerie, Sun, 18th Dec '11 3:59:46 PM from Imagination World
Detective Extroadinaire
I think an urban fantasy with invented or re-imagined races, a unique magic system, and a healthy dose of light-heartedness would be nice. A lot like El Goonish Shive, actually.
Need a tall, brawny fella to come by and inspect your pickle? Perhaps I may be this fella.
read
Funny, I don't see you in the EGS thread much.
oddly
 107 Noir Grimoir, Sun, 18th Dec '11 4:15:25 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
"Healthy dose of light-heartedness "? Ugh, perpetuation of the problem with UF evil grin. I won't rant here about how I hate that in Urban Fantasy. If anyone cares, they can find the rant on my troper page.

edited 18th Dec '11 4:16:06 PM by NoirGrimoir

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 108 JHM, Sun, 18th Dec '11 5:22:58 PM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
[up] Wow. Rants. Yeah. Wow. I mean, well-articulated but... bitter.

</Shocked Xander Speak>

edited 18th Dec '11 5:24:45 PM by JHM

 109 Noir Grimoir, Sun, 18th Dec '11 5:54:35 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
I figured no one would read it who hadn't expected a rant so I could be as bitter as I liked. I just take it personally when the publishers try to sell me blatant clones of increasingly degrading quality. I feel like I've been duped.
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 110 Aniventerie, Sun, 18th Dec '11 6:15:08 PM from Imagination World
Detective Extroadinaire
@Noir

It has nothing to do with Urban Fantasy in particular, that's just the sort of story I typically prefer.

@Atticus

That's because I stopped reading EGS long before I was a regular on these forums. I'm planning on doing an Archive Binge up to the current place in the story. You might see me around there after I've done that.
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 111 Noir Grimoir, Sun, 18th Dec '11 6:18:56 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
Ah, I see.
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 112 USAF713, Sun, 18th Dec '11 6:22:47 PM from the United States
I changed accounts.
@Noir,

Hm. I hesitate to say that perhaps I should run my high/dark fantasy setting and storyline by you one of these days. I wonder whether it would pass the test. tongue
I am now known as Flyboy.
 113 Noir Grimoir, Sun, 18th Dec '11 7:28:14 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
Well, I'm notoriously difficult to please, so I wouldn't necessarily take my preferences as judgements of whether something is good or not. If I think it's good it's probably awesome, if I think it's bad it's could still be awesome. But yeah, if your story seems like something I wouldn't like just on the basis of genre, then I'd run it by someone else who can give you a less biased impression. But then again if you are trying to break the mold, then I'd probably be the perfect person to run it by.

edited 18th Dec '11 7:28:57 PM by NoirGrimoir

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 114 USAF713, Sun, 18th Dec '11 7:55:19 PM from the United States
I changed accounts.
The basic story is "main character's cousins (not really, but that's basically the relationship they share) accuse him of doing shit, his parents get mad and tell him they're gong to punish him and all his friends, and his brothers can't convince them to do otherwise, even as the cousins conspire to use this distraction to steal all their shit."

...

The main character is the grim reaper, his cousins are angels and demons, the shit they accuse him of is destroying the connection between reality and the afterlife and potentially causing a ghostly invasion, his parents are the gods of the setting, and "all his friends" is one of only two continents.

There's the baseline high concept. [lol]
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 115 Noir Grimoir, Sun, 18th Dec '11 8:04:26 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
[up]I like this concept. As long as the grim reaper is badass and not whiny.
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 116 USAF713, Sun, 18th Dec '11 8:11:18 PM from the United States
I changed accounts.
Well, he is badass (or at least, I do try to make him such, as there is a reasonably significant amount of fighting), though he isn't whiny. Just... detached. Imagine somebody who lived for a thousand years with nobody but the resurrected soul of a dragon grafted to a captured eldritch creature from another dimension so she can shapeshift and an army of undead soldiers to guard a castle which serves as the aforementioned connection between reality and the afterlife.

He's... not well-adjusted or accustomed to dealing with people.
I am now known as Flyboy.
Terror Management Theory
Lame.

You've expressed your opinion.

Anyways, is it often that a hero turns all the way to being an utter bastard? Either way I'd like to have a piece of fiction recommended where such a character arc is depicted.
It was chance, fate or whatever you believe in that enabled us to meet.
 118 Noir Grimoir, Wed, 21st Dec '11 4:38:29 PM from San Diego, CA
Rabid Fujoshi
It's pretty uncommon. I can't really think of anything off the top of my head.
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 119 JHM, Wed, 21st Dec '11 4:41:25 PM from Neither Here Nor There Relationship Status: I know
Thunder, Perfect Mind
Reminds me a bit of the third sub-series of Lewis Trondheim's Donjon, actually...
 120 Enemy Mayan, Thu, 22nd Dec '11 10:28:42 AM from A van down by the river
Anyways, is it often that a hero turns all the way to being an utter bastard? Either way I'd like to have a piece of fiction recommended where such a character arc is depicted.

I'm writing some, but they're works in progress. I think my WIP short story The Warden is probably the closest to what you're looking for. It starts with the protagonist — a high-school teacher (like any of my stories that involve high school, it makes the prison comparison) — looking to stop bullying and other childhood atrocities (a noble goal) and eventually resorting to torture, murder and in one case rape in order to accomplish that goal.
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Anyways, is it often that a hero turns all the way to being an utter bastard? Either way I'd like to have a piece of fiction recommended where such a character arc is depicted.

We have a whole trope on it.
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 122 nrjxll, Thu, 22nd Dec '11 1:16:07 PM Relationship Status: Not war
Doesn't that, however, usually involve the protagonist becoming a fairly sympathetic villain?

 123 Journeyman, Thu, 22nd Dec '11 1:30:06 PM from Here and there.
It's the Over Lord!
It's not literature, but I believe the series finale of Law and Order original handled that from start to finish as you learned about the criminal in question.

I'd like to see a space opera involving humanity's first contact with extra terrestrials, which follows the first forays into deep space and then how those forays shape society back on the homeworld. John Ringo did this with his Looking Glass novels, but I'd like to see one that a.) doesn't have a war in mind from the very beginning and b.) takes place in an alternate universe that has nothing to do with Earth. I like this planet, I live on it, I don't need to see my homeworld torn apart by invasions. Let someone else take that risk.
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[up][up]Not necessarily. Check the examples.
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