Try writing them down anyways- there are hypotheses that dreams are the result of the brain trying to sort out stimuli and information from throughout the day, as well as emotions or other stuff that's been on your mind.
I can't remember what I dreamed about just last night, and I woke up an hour ago.
There's no reason why your under-30 cast can't have parents, relatives, or other people in their lives in the 55+ age bracket with the stories and experiences that you find so interesting.
Because one world is highly sexualized, and the fanservice-freak in me wants attractive characters. One could theoretically be still attractive at 55+, but I suppose that in a future-y world, one could have ways of maintaining one's physical appearance and sexual health for quite a while. Or maybe someone has a genetic glitch and ages very slowly. Or something.
You also want to write sci-fi for reasons that I can't recall, but you don't seem terribly enthused about science as a whole. I write some sci-fi, mostly in the form of Bio Punk because I like ecology, chemistry, and medicine.
The visual aspect I think? All I know is that I want "like the present, but about 20% cooler". Also, I've read both the TV Tropes article and The Other Wiki
's, but I still have no idea what biopunk is even supposed to be.
I don't know
what I find interesting really.
Soldiers? They do great things, but I'm not interested. I literally fell asleep the last time a soldier shared a story. (It was at a men's conference held by a church.)
Doctors? Don't know any.
Athletes? Don't know any, don't care to know any. And I myself have roughly the same physique as the Pillsbury Doughboy.
Teachers? The only one I know personally is my mom, who's retired, and to hear her tell it, it was a stressful, nearly joyless experience laden with taxing levels of micromanaging bureaucracy, with the only perk being the ability to change a special needs child's life. (She taught special ed.)
Musicians? Well, I like country the most, and at its core, that's a story- and lyric-driven genre. But I have almost no personal experiences from which to draw a good country song. I don't even have the experiences from which I could construct a stereotypical "bro-country" song about partying with a girl on a truck tailgate.
My personal experience? I sit on my ass all day, fail to find a job no matter how hard I try, and still live with my mom at age 27, meanwhile feeling no desire to improve my appearance nor any clue how to better myself.
Favorite movies? Forrest Gump
, O Brother, Where Art Thou?
, Who Framed Roger Rabbit
, and Terminator 2: Judgment Day
. Try drawing a common line among those. I dare you.
Consume fiction and experience life without any particular obligation to learn anything
That's what I have
been doing. I go into works completely blind, without actively expecting something to light a spark within me.
edited 20th May '14 7:13:04 AM by Twentington