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Today's challenge is supposedly about plot hooks: taking the what-ifs from yesterday and using them to find ways to integrate the "speculative element" with your story. I have just a few problems with this:

1. I am a little confused between yesterday and today: to me, what-ifs are the plot hooks.

2. My speculative element is pretty integrated. I mean, I have a priest fighting demons with mystical crystals and a magically-whistling sidekick, what more do you want? Sure, it's a blurry line between magic and religion in this story so far, but still, it's already crucial.

3. I had a really great time at the Arts and Jazz Fest this afternoon, and thus have very little brain and energy for coherent thought.

So yeah, phoning it in today. At some point I will go back and delineate ways that Paori and Vester et al might try different magics to solve problems and/or make things easier, with various exciting results, but for now, I'm just going to jot down a few interesting ideas that came to me in the past 24 hours (yes, even though I can't brain with intent, my brain still keeps going):

~Me (last night to friends): How evil would it be to put key information in an ancient tome when the only MC who can read is mute?
Friends: Deliciously evil. :D

~Me (listening to random DragonForce song this afternoon): This is a cool song, too bad it's too upbeat for my mutelight playlist. Oh well, guess I'll save it for the sequel— WAIT WHAT SEQUEL?!

~Me (watching A Bug's Life tonight and remembering the stories she came up with in high school that started as Bug's Life fanfics until she discovered the concept of OCs): You know, it'd be really awesome if Flynn's ruined city happened to be one of those from the AC in Paori's world— WAIT, SERIOUSLY, BRAIN?

I swear, my brain just mashes bunnies together like a chef throwing spaghetti at the wall to see if it sticks.

....and that metaphor made a lot more sense in my head. Which probably tells you something.

*will be back to taking this seriously tomorrow* As serious as I get, anyway. :P

Date: 2011-04-30 06:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] kdsarge
The more you talk, the more I WANT this story.

I'm going to have to come there and make you write, aren't I? This is far from the only one of your stories I NEED the rest of. ;-)

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