Isolation Potential pairings:
Far future sci-fi, space travel/colonizationElements and Themes: Very
slow building relationship, survival, heavy genetic and cybernetic modification, cultural differencesI will play:
She was part of humanity's best hope for colonization of distant planets; heavily modified both through genetic tweaking and cybernetic implants to be long-lived, durable, adaptable, and capable of surviving long periods of cryo-sleep. She was sent away in her own auto-piloted ship equipped with all the tools to seed a human society. Arriving several hundred years later on a planet never before seen by the eyes of an intelligent being, she wakes to find the majority of her supplies and equipment destroyed. Unable to fulfill her mission, she is left with no option but to make a solitary life for herself on this new planet...but she can't really complain. That was what she was made for, isn't it? Though alternating periods of wakefulness and cryo-sleep, she endures hundreds, perhaps even thousands of years. She sees the planet evolve around her, waking to a new world every time. Then, suddenly, her life of solitude is shattered when another ship from Earth arrives; this one carrying living humans.
I've had the idea for this character for a long time, and I think with the right partner this could be an amazing story. This would be a very slow and difficult romance, and might not even be a 'romance' at all in the most typical sense of the word. I've left the role of the other character intentionally open, but I will be very picky about what sorts of characters I will consider for the role.The BodyguardPotential pairings:
Modern or near future light sci-fiElements and Themes:
Gray morality, unlikely romanceI will play:
He is a brilliant young scientist working for one of the most powerful companies in the world to develop cutting-edge and controversial new medical treatments. After an attempt on his life on his way to work by 'radicals' who oppose his research, he is assigned a bodyguard by the corporation. The two have little in common and at first barely speak, both annoyed at the necessity of being in almost constant company with the other. Eventually an unlikely connection begins to form between them, just as they begin to suspect that the corporation might not be quite what it says it is...
I'd be open to either a male or a female character as the bodyguard. Exact specifics of what the scientist is working on and what the company plans to do with it can be discussed.ImmersedPotential pairings:
M/F, M/M, F/F, otherSetting:
Matrix-style virtual reality vs. realityElements and Themes:
Psychological horror, discovery, reality blur
This idea is still very basic in my mind, but essentially I would like to do a story in a Matrix-like virtual reality world that for some reason or other is beginning to crumble. However, rather than having the humans trapped in this world by the machines, I would like the twist to be that this is essentially the only way for humans to survive because the 'real' world is no longer viable for biological life. The 'machines' in this case will be caretaker AIs which manifest as people with 'powers' (unknown to the general populace) in the virtual reality world. I would like the plot to center around the discovery of the truth, and the eventual need to leave the virtual world in order to make some sort of 'repairs' in the real world. The danger here will come mostly from the environment rather than antagonists, though some AIs with 'conflicting ideas' about how humans should be treated could be incorporated. Human/AI romance would also be an interesting angle to explore with this one.Forsaken PlanetPotential pairings:
M/F, M/M, M/F, any/otherSetting:
Far future penal colony planetElements and Themes:
Survival, criminals, brutality, multiple sentient races, grey morality, harsh environments
It is a small and isolated planet with few natural resources and no strategic value; the perfect place to dump the universe's criminals; those who have committed the most horrifying crimes, those who have committed relatively minor infractions, and maybe a few unlucky people that someone, somewhere, just wanted to get rid of. Supplies are scarce and life is hard. Those who survive do so either through exceptional intelligence...or exceptional brutality.
I have less in the way of a specific storyline for this and am more just intrigued by the setting and the multitude of possibilities it offers. Perhaps the plot could revolve around the attempt to build a ship capable of getting off-planet, or it could be the story of how a few people attempt to bring order and create something akin to an actual society on the planet. This would be the perfect setting to explore 'exotic' pairings and I probably wouldn't really want to play (or play opposite) a human unless each partner took on multiple characters.No MercyPotential pairings:
M/F, F/F, M/MSetting:
Dark sci-fiElements and Themes:
Class struggles, debt, murder, mind controlI will play:
With the world population exceeding 20 billion, natural resources are all but gone, and what's left is firmly under the control of the wealthiest 1% of the massive population, leaving everyone else to suffer from starvation, exposure, and disease in the expansive slums that cover the majority of the planet. There is one way out of this living nightmare for those who are born into it; become a donor. Registered donors are taken from the slums and given proper homes in clean cities, medical care, clean water, good food, and are often not even required to work. The catch is that when one of their body parts is needed to save the life of one of the 1%, it is simply taken...sometimes leaving them dead, other times maimed, weak, in pain, but still 'viable' for future harvests. The collectors are the ones who do the grisly work; once considered failed experiments from the era of cybernetic experimentation, they have been revived to do the dirty work that no self-respecting 'human' would do. They are reliable and ruthless, but when one accidentally breaks free of their programming and decides to help their target rather than harvest them, it quickly becomes a situation that threatens the entire system.Alone TogetherPotential pairings:
M/F, M/M, F/FSetting:
Futuristic hard sci-fiElements and Themes:
Isolation, survival, potential horror
Mining in the asteroid belt is a dirty, thankless, and lonely job; thankfully mostly done by drones. However, the system has not yet been streamlined to the point that no human interaction is needed. For one such mining outpost, exactly two people are required for the job. They will spend years at their post, seeing no one but each other, and if something goes wrong, they'll have no one but each other to rely on.
There are a lot of options for this story; it could be a tamer romance mostly about the characters' relationship, or it could go more in a survival horror direction when something goes wrong at the facility; think something along the lines of the movie 'Gravity.' It would also be interesting to explore different motivations for the characters to be there. Maybe one is an ex-con looking for a fresh start, or one of the characters could be working the job in order to earn enough money to pay for the care of a loved one back on Earth.All The Dreams in which I'm DyingPotential pairings:
M/F, M/M, M/FSetting:
Post-Apocalyptic, environment flexibleElements and Themes:
Survival, brutality, grey morality, harsh environments
Yes, the title of this idea comes from the song 'Mad World', which should give you a decent idea of what this particular craving of mine was inspired by. I don't have a particular plot in mind for this one simply because there are so many potential directions in which a plot could go. Primarily, I like the idea of an over-the-top post apocalyptic world that is simultaneously brutal and stylized, with themes both shamelessly high-octane and surprisingly poignant. Though the default environment is an irradiated dessert wasteland, I could easily see such a story taking place in a mountainous region, or in a place where the cold is more deadly than the heat, like Siberia.