JAY-L's Plots, thoughts, ideas and general thread of nonsense.
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Current Status: Basically, I have a free slate. I haven't wrote in a while and I'm desperate to jump in and start creating some characters and stories with some new (and maybe older) partners.
What I'm looking for: I love writing. I love creating new stories and characters. And of course, I love collaborating with a partner.
- Character Development. - I can't stress this enough!
- Strong stories with real characters and plots.
- A grasp of literacy. I'm not expecting Wordsworth from anyone, but I can be picky in this sense.
- M/F pairings only. Personal preference.
- Decent post lengths. Honestly, I hope/expect for at least 2-3 paragraphs per reply.
Posting Frequency: Ahead of anything, I'll be upfront. I can never guarantee immediate/fast replies. I can reply once a day, or once a week. 8-14 day breaks away CAN happen, I will say. But these are rare. It will all depend on my work schedule and my personal life. I do thoroughly enjoy writing and advancing the story however, so expect me to get to things as quick as possible.
(More than willing to discuss new ideas with partners)1. For the MotherlandInspiration:
Most WW2 films. 'Enemy at the Gates' more specifically. Tone:
Harsh and realistic. Expectations:
Although this would contain romance, it would be gritty and real. Reflecting the real heartache and chaos of war.Setting:
Stalingrad, Russia.Background and introductions:
December 19th, 1942.
The German war machine had advanced with relentless aggression. Encroaching fast towards the city of Stalingrad, the 6th army smashed any and all resistance they came across. By mid-Novemeber, a mere three months into their invasion, they sat precariously on the banks of the river Volga. Millions lay dead and the assault showed no signs of stopping. With barely a few thousand left, the Red Army rallied together a small guerilla unit. Tasked with holding the Germans amongst the rubble and destruction of the once great city, they would harrie at all costs and strike the enemy ruthlessly. Giving their commanders time to organize a counter-attack.
was to be one of these chosen soldiers. A veteran aged barely twenty-five, he volunteered. Hardened by the loss of his entire family.
Joined alongside them, was to be the cities local militia. Men and women of all ages, people with no place to go or nothing left. From teenagers to grandparents. Themselves volunteers, fighting to rid their great city of the enemy.
(YC) (name can be changed) had been born in bred in Stalingrad, the eldest daughter of a Jewish banker. The death of her father had put an end to her dreams of moving to study in Moscow, replaced instead by a steely determination for revenge against the Wehrmacht scum. Thoughts:
Together they'd form a friendship, bonding almost immediately amongst the networks of tunnels and broken buildings of the destroyed city. Becoming inseparable. They'd fall in love, a stark contrast to the bloodshed and brutality around them. Though of course, things would never be that simple. I imagine a lot of frank and harsh realness to be present, with the horror of war playing against the very real romance blossoming between them. 2. Forbidden LoversInspiration:
Off the top of my head.Tone:
Similarly, Harsh, unrelenting and realistic. Expectations:
A unique and taboo love story between an SS officer and a French girlSetting:
France, 1942. Background and introductions:
It took the German war machine barely three weeks to reach Paris and claim France. That was all. Their iron will and ruthless aggression had seen Europe fall beneath their feet. They dreamed/hoped to create a perect Germanic Empire across the continent, with the Fuhrer as its Lord and Emperor. Millions upon millions swelled the ranks of the Wehrmacht, though the Pride of the Reich was the Waffen-SS. Barely a million in number, they represented the very best storm troopers Nazi Germany had to offer. - Lt. Sebastien Deisler
was an up and coming hot-shot within the Waffen-SS. Raising through the ranks meteorically after proving his skill in battle and leadership qualities on the field. Impressing the right people, he was stationed within a section of Northern France, tasked with bringing the area under his complete control.
-She (YC) was a French villager stationed within Deisler's new 'playground'. With her husband off fighting with the French resistance, and more than likely dead, she was forced to hold down the family home by herself.
Fairly on the nose, as I presume most wouldn't imagine falling in love with an SS officer! This would be a taboo styled love, with their romance severely looked down upon on both sides. Quite a bit to flesh out on this one, so hopefully a prospective partner can help me put things together. - An interesting take, though perhaps a step too far for some, could have the female character as a Jew in hiding. Though, again, we would need to iron out and discuss the details involved. KEY: - Wehrmacht = The German Army.
- SS (Schutzstaffel) = A paramilitary group and the personal guard of the Nazi party. Tasked with enforcing the FŁhrer's 'racial policy'.
- Waffen-SS = The armed wing of the SS. 3. Ezekiel MossInspiration:
The works of Cormac McCarthy. Tone:
Tense, dark and atmospheric. Expectations:
A romantic yet dark and (Potentially) chilling horror. Setting:
Depression era USA. Background and introductions:
1934, the heart of the Depression. In a small town, too small for anyone to care about the name even, lives 10 year old Joel, who has a giant imagination and zero friends. He lives with his widowed mother, in the small ramshackle inn she runs.- Iris
is Joel's mother. An emotionally fragile woman who hit mental rock bottom after the accidental death of her husband. Exhausted and depressed, she finds occasional moments of happiness sleeping with the nameless salesman who stop by her Inn. (Age: 28-32)
The thing with Irisí job is that itís predictable to the point of boredom. The faces may change, but itís the same travelling salesmen, the same practiced smiles, the same broken promises. That is until the darkly intense Ezekiel Moss shows up with his witch-like partner, Hepzibah Webb. -Ezekiel Moss
was a drifter and vagrant. Mysterious yet surprisingly charming. (Age: 25-30). Accompanied by Hepzibah Webb
, a beautiful yet callous woman who acts as Ezekiel's agent and confidant. (Age 35-45)
Joel finds the odd but vulnerable Ezekiel fascinating, which of course worries his mother to no end. After a week at the Inn, the truth about the shady two becomes evident. They themselves, are salespeople, but of a different kind than they are used to. Ezekiel claims a unique talent, he can embody the dead. Channel them from the other side.
After seeing one of these possessions himself, Joel is a amazed, and he runs to his mother to tell her whatís going on. But because Joelís imagination has always been so outrageous, Iris doesnít believe him. Nor does she want to believe him, as sheís begun to fall for Ezekiel.
At first Iris remains skeptical, but longing to communicate with her deceased soul mate and husband, she acquiesces to Ezekiel and Hepzibah. Indulging them in hopes for closure.
The town's priest, Reverend Josiah Reed, grows to fear them for their black magic and 'sorcery', so does his best to look into their back story, which leads him down a shadowy path. Accusations fly in from other towns, where the two are wanted individuals. Words is, that they're nothing but con-artists. Scamming people out of their money and livelyhood.
Is Ezekiel the real deal? or a con-man? Thoughts
I would obviously play Ezekiel, and my partner Iris. With the Reverend, Hepzibah and Joel being NPC's controlled by both. Pretty standard but unique plot, with supernatural elements becoming a large part of things. Whether Ezekiel is a con man or not, we can discuss.