Ongoing Issues and Stories
Index of Characters and Issues
Readers, writers, and roleplayers of Elliquiy,
I am starting a writing project with esclavage that explores the themes of comics and superheroines, with just about every campy cliche in between. The idea is to explore a range of short stories, or 'Issues' a la a comic series that will encompass a variety of themes of a team of superheroines and their battle against evil. A central theme will involve a wide variety of characters in perilous situations with bondage, like an ode to classic damsel in distress themes. Themes like the defeated heroine strapped to a sawmill conveyor belt as she is inched closer to the spinning blade, watched over by a gloating villainess, or the heroine trapped in an air-tight room filling with water after being baited by a cunning opponent. Sometimes they may be saved in the nick of time, or perhaps their fate will be left ambiguous and up to the reader to interpret...
Not all of the heroines are quite up to par in being peacekeepers. Some have an ideal, but naive, sense of justice, or are inexperienced. Some are just cowled vigilantes who happened to be in the right place at the right (or wrong) time. A few are genuinely interested in fighting crime, others are more interested in looking perky in a leotard for the cameras and all the attention. Others are distracted by rivals within the group, and are willing to take heedless risks to come out the best. Their opponents are crafty villainesses, bent on world domination, and in one way playing with a loaded deck. Perhaps the heroines don't so much as fight them as they are allowed
to fight them, simply for the sake of enjoyment as if their victory is inevitable. Still other times, they just happen to get it right, and justice prevails...at least for a while.
At its core, this idea would be driven and written by the two of us, but there is room for more interested parties, hence my posting this in the group section. What I'd like to hear from readers is how interested they would be in following along with this concept. Esclavage and I were discussing the option to bring in some reader involvement within the Issues themselves. This would entail voting on which heroine/Issue is to be written next based on a set of choices on what we have planned ahead. It could also involve offering suggestions for different scenes and scenarios, as well as chances to suggest a heroine/villainess type to see featured in an Issue, but that would depend on how popular this is with other people. However, it wouldn't be dependent
on voters or participation, either; this is a project that we really want to do, regardless of any player feedback, so you don't have to feel that your participation, or lack thereof, will cripple the game.
Feel free to voice your questions, intrigue, or suggestions here. Once we are set to go with our special initial Issue that sets up the overall story, I will post all relevant links here. It will consist of a character index page, with full bios and background of the ever expanding roster of heroines and villainesses, and one main thread that will house all the Issues, all linked together for easy access and reading. Perhaps there would be room for a general chat thread for people to talk about the overall concepts and themes if there is enough participation. If you would rather not participate, then you may just simply bookmark the threads and dig in to any fresh stories that our hapless heroines might find themselves in.