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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #60 on: December 12, 2014, 11:24:55 AM »

I was wondering when this would be revived. You guys are done with NaNo, right?
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #61 on: December 12, 2014, 11:27:05 AM »

All but meeeee  :'(
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #62 on: December 12, 2014, 11:28:25 AM »

Don't worry, you're not alone.

So, aee we going to start writing  or we still in the brainstorming stages?
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #63 on: December 12, 2014, 11:30:55 AM »

BRAAAAAINSTOOOOOORM
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #64 on: December 12, 2014, 11:31:28 AM »

'Kay XD

So, where were we?
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #65 on: December 12, 2014, 11:33:34 AM »

I'm all done with NaNo :)
And this idea is still awesome :)
So, I think the gist of it is that we have a road and the road is the world and it's monitered by scary angels and people are sort of immortal but I can't remember what the sort of part was. And I don't think we had plot or characters yet.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #66 on: December 22, 2014, 03:39:27 AM »

Maybe we could od it as an "Odyssey" type thing? Like, a group of people don't get along, they drive into some backwoods, and they end up on some weird trash-dimensional highway?
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #67 on: December 22, 2014, 10:12:29 AM »

I was thinking it would be about creatures native to the road itself.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #68 on: December 27, 2014, 11:32:13 AM »

The story can have a beginning and an end, it doesn't mean the road has to.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #69 on: September 17, 2015, 04:49:23 PM »

You know what? Let's bring this back :D Where do people first appear on the road?
« Last Edit: September 17, 2015, 04:56:11 PM by GentlemanBesly »
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #70 on: September 17, 2015, 11:54:08 PM »

Maybe it could start with somebody's resurrection at the start of the Road and an explanation of how this has happened over and over and over again, and the drive to find the end of the Road. That would set up the world and character motivation and still be a beginning point.

Also, do people on the Road die of old age, or do they have to be killed/starve/get sick/ whatever?

Also also, do you guys want an ensemble cast or just one or a few main characters? My vote is for an ensemble cast, I think it would be cool to show several viewpoints on the situation. Like, one person could be hopeful about finding the end of the Road, one person could think they'll never get there, one person could think there just isn't an end, one person could believe in an end but think it's not worth finding, one person could just want to know what was over the edge, one person could just want to settle somewhere and live a peaceful life and be satisfied knowing they'll never solve all the world's mysteries, maybe there's someone who doesn't believe in the angels, etc.

Also also also, what sorts of religions are there in this world? That'll probably be relevant. Light-years-long roads and planet-sized angels would probably give way to a lot of speculation about supernatural causes.
And on that note, what scientific developments are there? Is everyone still walking to the end of the Road, or do they have wheeled vehicles animals can pull, or maybe something mechanical with pedals, something wind powered, maybe motorized vehicles? A society based around getting to the end of something and having millions of years to do it woud probably do something to make it easier. But not having settled anywhere could probably make it harder.

Also also also also, how worried are people about food if they just ressurect when they die? I mean, death is more of an annoyance than a really awful thing, but it's still probably a big deal, especially further down the Road.

And finally, should they ever find the end of the Road and what should be there?

This is just me going through my brainstorm process but in complete sentences :P
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #71 on: September 18, 2015, 01:18:04 PM »

Religions would probably be few, and similar but distinct. I mean, if you all know exactly what the world is like and literally have divine messengers drifting around there are some things you're all gonna agree on. I think the biggest differences would be in terms of purpose and agenda; stay put, move up the road, move down the road, jump off the road, worship the angels, worship yourself that sort of thing.
As for food and drink, well, death is an annoyance but starvation is slow and agonizing, just because you'll come back from it doesn't make it less scary.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #72 on: September 18, 2015, 01:19:15 PM »

True. So they probably worry about starvation.
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #73 on: September 18, 2015, 01:20:39 PM »

Yeah. Death sentence? Meh, slow death sentence? Horry sheet
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Re: We are going to write a book.
« Reply #74 on: September 30, 2015, 12:27:16 PM »

Oookay so I sort of accidentally-on-purpose did a full-on brainstorm session in my notebook for this ._.


First of all, I wrote a thing that could maybe be like the blurb on the back cover/the online equivalent or possibly the beginning of the book? Basically it just summarizes the idea but while sounding kinda nice I think:

The Road is immense. It is worlds wide and an eternity long, though the people have an eternity to discover it. Watched by equally immense, monsterous angels, the Road is where these people will live, die, and be born again. The Road encompasses the sky with its endless twists and turns. There is nothing beyond the Road. Many have attempted to venture over the edge, though none have returned. There is only one way to go, only one force driving the people of the Road:

To find the End.

(I think capitalizing the End looks nice, anyway)


And now for the brainstormy part: I was thinking it could be cool to have seperate chapters be largely separate stories told from the perspectives of individuals in various groups and time periods over the entire history of the Road, probabky with the chapters arranged chronologically, maybe not. That way we could share a big variety of perspectives that people as a whole have on the whole Road thing (what the meaning of it is, how to find the End, if finding the End is even worthwhile, etc), along with the perspectives individuals have on those perspectives (World History is having a big effect on my writing .-.). And of course, the stories should tie in to each other somehow, like we could have one story about someone who breaks away from the dominant beliefs of their culture and founds something based around their beliefs instead, and a later story about someone in that new thing a few hundred years later.

We could also have some chapters that were super action-packed (like chapters where characters jump over the edge, come tantalizingly close to the End, encounter angels, etc.), and other chapters that were more about development of society on the Road (like the example I mentioned before about the foundation of a new way of thinking) and still more chapters that are very focused on thought and maybe even entirely people just musing about the Road (Walrus's (I think it was Walrus) idea about the guy who just sits on the Road and lets it take him places could be like that).

Also, there could be some chapters that aren't necessarily garunteed fact, but are myths and ledgends told in various cultures/societies on the Road (the guy who just sits on the Road could probably be one of those, too)

I also think it could be cool to in between those chapters put short (like, a paragraph) chapters from the PoV of the Road itself that gives a very general and very objective view and hints at things without totally giving them away.

And as far as technical bits, I was thinking 2,000-3,000 words (10-15 pages, I think) for regular chapters and like 100-200 words for the Road's chapters. I also would think limited 3rd person for regular chapters and 3rd person objective for the Road chapters (or you could still think of it as limited 3rd person, just from the PoV of a character that doesn't think (unless the Road does think O-O), so it's basically the same thing).

Finally, did we decide on if the Road really does end and if/how we're going to show that?

And some bullet points that I couldn't fit into the summary/am proud of my wording on:
- "a veiw of the creations and falls, triumphs and defeats, advancements and regressions of cultures and worlds through the eons, as experienced by the ordinary and the extraordinary people who were part of them"
- a chapter from the perspective of a young child could be interesting
- should we use real or made-up names? Using real ones feels kinda appropriative
- maybe instead of angels they could just be called They and Them with a capital T ("angel" has positive and peaceful connotations to me)


There's my brain barf anyway .-. I've never tried to summarize my brainstorms before, that was interesting. And not actually much shorter than the actual brainstorm. I had to add stuff too so my ideas actually made sense to other people ._.
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