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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #30 on: November 22, 2014, 01:43:54 PM »

What if one person just stays in one spot. For over a billion years. Just letting the road move on with them on it, just to see if it has an ending?

Or what if he finds that it does?
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #31 on: November 22, 2014, 01:45:44 PM »

Ooooh.

So is this going to be a HUGE cast of characters, or just a couple? I mean, again, we're not really looking to develop the characters so much as the world around them.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2014, 01:49:04 PM »

Well, if the characters were sentient landscapes then they would change as the road did.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2014, 01:50:56 PM »

Eeeh, I'm not too excited about that idea, because I feel like writing a semi-sentient humanoid (not necessarily a human) would make the story a little less... Abstract. 
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2014, 01:52:02 PM »

Fair enough, watch a playthrough of the game Journey.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2014, 01:53:44 PM »

I have! That game was absolutely beautiful.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2014, 01:56:18 PM »

The audience does need some characters with human emotions to relate to.

If we have a huge cast of characters (or even just a couple), some of them could try to "solve" the road. I like your idea of staying in one place for a billion years. What if someone went backwards, in the opposite direction of everyone else? What if someone tried to reach out across the entire road?

Walrus, for some reason your experiment idea reminds me of the maze runner...
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2014, 01:59:59 PM »

Oh, yeah, it is similar to that, isn't it? My bad. :P

Oooh, maybe there could be a character that's intensely rational and tries everything to figure out the secret of the road because they have an obsession with being right? And they'd do absolutely anything to solve it, including risking their own lives and killing the few surviving sentient beings, or something else crazy or immoral.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2014, 02:06:18 PM »

Also before I go to sleep, I'd like to mention that this gives me a kind of SCP Foundation vibe, except on a larger scale. Also the angel idea made me immediately think of Neon Genesis Evangelion whoops
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #39 on: November 22, 2014, 02:06:56 PM »

Our official point of reference from now on is evangellion
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #40 on: November 22, 2014, 02:53:42 PM »

except idk what evangelion is
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #41 on: November 22, 2014, 02:54:59 PM »

Canned mind rape.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2014, 02:56:46 PM »

Wait wat
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #43 on: November 22, 2014, 04:22:09 PM »

OKAY I MISSED THIS SOMEHOW UNTIL NOW BUT THIS IDEA IS SERIOUSLY GIVING ME SHIVERS SO I WANT IN IF I'M NOT TO LATE.
I have been too caps-lock heavy as of late. But seriously, this sounds sooo awesome O_O
But perhaps any actual writing should be saved for after Novemeber ends?
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2014, 06:31:53 PM »

YES.

But if anyone has ideas go ahead and post them.
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