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Offline KeithTopic starter

Keith's Musings
« on: May 23, 2015, 11:27:08 PM »
Greetings and salutations.

If my ideas grab your attention I ask that you at least scan through my particulars, and that if they don't you are free to drop me a story idea into my PM box.

Best Friends

Friends from birth is a rare thing, but less so when their parents live in the same neighborhood and both got pregnant within a few months of each other. Their parents got very close during the course of pregnancy and after they were born they became easy friends. They grew swiftly and stayed close. Even when they hit puberty they didn't drift apart as gender gaps started to form between their other friends, but how long would that last?

[Scenario #1] The girl has dated other guys despite being unusually close to her best friend, and every time something bad happens she is comforted by him. Never realizing that the foundation for her mental well being and joy stems from his wisdom and strength, until it's casually mentioned by his mother that he's going to leave for a week to tour college campuses, the longest stretch of time she's ever really been unable to see or speak to him.

[Scenario #2] The girl has dated numerous guys, usually getting in trouble because of their bad influence, and every time he would be sent out by her parents to bring her home. It wasn't a task he disliked, and he was good at it, but every time he found her in worse trouble, and the guys she dated kept being worst type. He could see the pattern was leading her to a dismal future.

These are just two paths it could take, but I'm looking to play a protective and dominant presence. I've played with the idea once before and I enjoyed it. They were naturally close, cuddled frequently, their parents were comfortable with them being alone together even in high school. Finally she picked the worst guy possible who used her highly sexual nature against her, injected her with drugs, and shared her with a bunch of sadistic punks for a weekend. He went looking for her two days into that and dealt with it. I liked the idea and would like to do something like that again, but that and the above scenarios are on the table.

The One Hundred

It's been one hundred years since the nuclear apocalypse devastated the earth. The only "known" remnants of humanity spent their entire lives on a space station, where the best and brightest fled and bred. The second generation did not share their education or lofty goals. Resources dwindle as the station slowly breaks down. A desperate plan has been put into place. One hundred of the stations juvenile delinquents are to be sent to earth, some say as scouts, others say as guinea pigs. Is the planet liveable? They can only discover this by sending people down. What dangers aside from radiation could they face?

Upon landing the group discovers that the earth has been transformed into a place far more savage and brutal then their parents fairy tales had lead them to believe. Mutated animals, vicious wildlife that no longer feared humanity, harsh climate, and what if there is something worse then all that?

The people sent down were all minor criminals. The angry, disenfranchised, thieves, general trouble markers, they are what make up the community they can depend on to keep them alive, but who can lead such a group and how?

Stranded On The Island

How they got there was unimportant, they couldn't think of that long because they only washed up on shore with the clothes on their backs and nothing else. Only one of them knew how to survive, but how long would he put up with providing, and who is he providing for? What's stopping him from simply going off on his own and leaving the other(s) on their own?

This idea is the vague because I can envision a lot of different scenarios. As you may expect I'd prefer the pairings to be antagonistic and unlikely before whatever accident led them to be stranded. Two people that hate each other, a taboo that can only be excused by being alone and expecting to never see civilization again, people who never would have met otherwise, that sort of thing.

Parallel Apocalypse

A mysterious and decrepit looking building, no different then the others that went unused due to a shift in the economy. A building that looked as though it had stood up to the nuclear blast better then the others, spawning horror stories for miles around and a superstition that it was a den of supernatural evil. An odd and unnatural structure that no one had seen the likes of in their lives, the locals thinking it was a sign that the gods had descended to visit miracles or horrors upon them. The structure looks different depending on it's surroundings but it is always intact, looking abandoned, and is filled to the brim with incomprehensible graffiti.

[Scenario #1] A survivor of the nuclear apocalypse takes shelter for the night in the most structurally sound looking building around. He has lived with small groups, traveled through trading posts that survived by theft and brutality, and was finally surviving on his own. He fought and evaded marauders, bandits, the feral, the evil of the world going through a dark age. He woke to the sounds of horns and thought for a long time he was hallucinating. Running from the building, thinking something inside was effecting his mind, only to find he was in the midst of a city that was untouched by the bomb, it's fallout, or the EMP that followed to ensure the country ended. No ID, no money, no idea if he was going to be pulled back, he did what came naturally to him. He stole food, ammunition, and on his way back to the building that had brought him to the treasure trove he also took a woman.

[Scenario #1] They had just been drinking and were heading home when they spotted the odd building, and a series of dares lead to them entering the building. Inside was weird graffiti, scents they couldn't identify, paper with equally odd messages strewn around. The building began shaking like there was an earthquake and those dared ran out as fast as possible, but when they burst through the doors the sights and sounds were entirely alien. The landscape was covered in moss, trees, heavy uncut grass, vines snaked in and out of windows, and a stiff wind howling it's way through the suddenly aged buildings was the only sound. Where were they, and would they ever get back?

This is open for a lot of different angles, but I expect that nice places are going to be rare, adventure, dangers, survival. How will they survive, what will they have to do to stay fed, who will they interact with, will they see people they recognize? In a universe where travel between dimensions seems to be as simple as stepping into the wrong building anything is possible, but it always gravitates toward words with a great number of similarities. Start in an apocalypse and one will likely happen soon, paranoia is healthy when there is no guarantee the building will return to shelter you from a nuclear bomb or a zombie outbreak.

Bucket List

He lead his life as well as he could. Grew up on the streets, built himself up a sizable amount of money and finally was comfortable with his life while keeping his nose clean. All that despite having grown up with people who went on to be career criminals. Hell his best friend was a member of the Bratva, a Russian criminal 'brotherhood' he had been born into. It would have been easy and way better money to work with his family.

It all changed when the other shoe dropped. He got off the streets but his future was still bleak. Diagnosed with an incurable disease and given an expiration date changed his whole mindset as his future shrank. If he was going to die he would stop doing the good and lawful things. He would delve into his dark baser desires and get what he wanted. As long as he was willing to go through with it he could get whoever he wanted. A mother and daughter at the same time, twins, a celebrity, hell a whole cheer leading squad wouldn't be beyond him if he worked at it and cared a whole lot less what happened after. Angry, scared, and riding on a lifetime of pent up desires he finally explodes and starts working on his bucket list.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2015, 09:12:39 PM by Keith »

Offline KeithTopic starter

Re: Keith's Musings
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2015, 09:13:25 PM »
May 25th: Putting a hold on Best Friend scenario.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2015, 11:19:13 PM by Keith »