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Comic Creators Thread: Ways to Stay Motivated, Creative, and Productive?

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I gave up on lost like years ago

    Maybe I'll catch up when the whole thing is done

    Scooter on
  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Updated the OP with connect info and the "agenda". Note the IRC channel for overflow.

    irc.slashnet.org, #GV_creators

    Geebs, TIVO is your friend.

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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    1) fuck lost

    2) There's plenty of room man, come on in. It's just me and WWtmask now.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited March 2008
    I don't think you guys understand at all!

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Crap, crap, mega crap.Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    24.197.7.53

    That's the new server if someone wants to put it in the OP

    There is no password, just click the client tab, type in your PA forum username,NO password, and click the "...+" looking button to join.

    Heads up: OC only allows three or four other people besides the host to connect, so anyone that doesn't get in just post in here, and we can start up an IRC chat or something if we need to for the writers side of things, till we get all of this software worked out.

    just because it got BOTP'd

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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    alright, it's back up.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Rest, You Are The Lightning. Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    hmm so

    I guess this thing isnt for macs huh

    thats too bad

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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Sars_Boy wrote: »
    hmm so

    I guess this thing isnt for macs huh

    thats too bad

    virtual pc or dual boot man.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Crap, crap, mega crap.Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Everyone get IRC, we are chatting it up there. check OP for info

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Alright guys, first brainstorm session down, hopefully first of many. If anyone wants a copy of the chat logs, let me know. If anyone else wants to write up a summary of what we came up with, feel free to do so. Otherwise, I'll get around to it on Saturday or Sunday. Good job everyone who participated. :^:

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    couldn't catch this one

    i will next time

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  • MoSiAcMoSiAc Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Very interesting time glad I could be a part of it. I might even try to think of something constructive to add for the next one.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    So the five semi-finalist pitches for Shadowline's Who Wants to Create a Superheroine contest have been posted.
    1. Challenger
    Makaela owns a garage on the east side of town that earns her a meager living. One night while she’s closing up, a car crashes into the lamppost right in front of her shop. Mak watches as a vigilante escapes, leaving his car behind…a 1974 Dodge Challenger! She pushes the vehicle into her garage and starts tinkering with the mechanical miracle. Within, she discovers a briefcase, and inside is a vial filled with a strange liquid and a note which reads: This is my last dose, Dr. Carroll. Use it wisely. On a devilish whim, she drinks the liquid and loses consciousness. Embarrassed at her own stupidity when she awakens, Mak takes out her frustration on the Challenger. She reaches for a monkeywrench and tries to smash the engine…and the Challenger hums to life! Just then, goons break into the garage; they want the Challenger, and more importantly, the briefcase. Using her monkeywrench, Mak battles the goons and makes her escape in the Challenger. The only way she’s going to get some answers is to track down the mysterious Dr. Carroll, and hope he can explain what the liquid has done to her and why she now has ability to fix anything…by smashing it!?

    2. Hope
    For the last six years, Tiffany LaVelle has been secretly moonlighting as a masked super-heroine called Hope. However, the delicate separation of her life as a devoted wife and mother versus her exploits as a super-heroine become irreversibly intertwined when she is unexpectedly forced to openly use her superpowers – sans costume – during a terrible car accident that threatens the life of her husband and their eight-year-old daughter. With her secret suddenly exposed, her husband now in a coma and her daughter taken from her by Child Protective Services, Tiffany now finds herself in a struggle to regain custody of her daughter. She must also defend herself and her actions as a super-heroine to prove in the eyes of the public that she's fit to regain and maintain custody of her child, despite having an identity that will place them both in constant danger.

    3. I Hate Galaxy Girl
    Gifted with the ability to control the four classical elements, Renée Tempête moves to Clement Harbor to compete in the next Galaxy Girl pageant. When she applies for the position with local superhero guild "The Fellowship of Freedom," they reject her for not being pretty enough. Instead, they give the title to a buxom blonde who possesses no actual powers. Now, as rogue super-heroine "The Tempest," Renée has two missions: 1) Defend Clement Harbor from the forces of evil. 2) Take revenge on the Fellowship of Freedom and the inept Galaxy Girl!

    4. I’ll Fly Away
    College-student Jessica Hopkins lives a normal life, until the day she discovers she can fly. At first she keeps her gift a secret, until faced with a fire where she must reveal her power, or stand by and let people die. She makes the only choice she can, and the world discovers her ability. Now she is faced with all the trials of being an instant public celebrity (“The World's First REAL Super-Heroine!”), and the government begins to get involved and people even start to worship her! The power of flight hardly qualifies her to save the world; nevertheless she changes the world completely. Some people start believing that just about anything might be possible. Given this power, she must now find a way to keep her feet on solid ground and still make a life for herself. Through it all, her best friend Chloe Munroe will be the one person to stick by her. Narrated through Jessica’s journal, we get an in-depth look into this young girl’s mind as she struggles with the moments of awe and terror her new life brings.

    5. Incredible Journey!
    Journey Dominguez was a normal teenage girl with big dreams living in a world full of superheroes. All she ever wanted was to be one of them. Everything changes one day when she finds a strange necklace on the street. She puts it on only to find out that she cannot take it off, and that it gives her the ability to summon a temporary superpower for whatever situation she’s in. There’s only one catch; every time she uses a power, she is really stealing it from one of the Superheroes, leaving them permanently powerless and the world increasingly defenseless. All Journey Dominguez ever wanted to be was a super hero. Now, she must convince the world she is not a super villain!

    Anyone else kind of underwhelmed? Hope sounds like the premise for your average Lifetime movie, with superpowers. I'll Fly Away looks to be kind of a cliche "superpowers in the real world!" with a dash of "coming of age" in there. Challenger sounds kind of interesting, but the powered aspect seems like an afterthought and the "goons chasing a briefcase" story isn't terribly original. I Hate Galaxy Girl has a mildly confusing pitch, but the idea of women competing in a pageant for a superheroine position, and the protagonist of the story seeking revenge on the winner, sounds kind of funny. Incredible Journey is the only one that I'd be likely to pay for though.

    I have to say, I'm also kind of surprised they chose two finalists that had a similar, "powers are revealed during an accident and their lives are forever changed by media attention," pitches. The origins of Challenger and Journey's powers are painfully cliche too.

    In the interest of fairness, here's one of the pitches I submitted to the contest, expanded upon a bit. When I submitted it, it was pretty barebones.
    Munch wrote:
    As the heroic Blue Blazes, Jillian Miles enjoys fame and fortune as Imperial City's resident pyrokinetic celebrity superheroine. And as the high-jumping Leaping Lizard. And the speedy Dust Devil. And as the invincible Josephine Magarac. And the intangible Nowhere Girl. Gifted with five amazing powers, Jillian might have become Earth's mightiest hero. But early in life she came to realize the profit potential in becoming a corporate-sponsored superheroine, and created a unique identity for each of her powers, with each identity funded by lucrative endorsements. She's kept the scam going for years now, using her varied powers to protect Imperial City single-handedly, while raking in money by the pile. But when she wakes up one morning to discover the papers are reporting Blue Blazes murdered through ironic immolation, and that Leaping Lizard was seen fleeing the scene, she's faced with a few problems. As numerous imitators emerge hoping to carry on the legacy of Blue Blazes, she has no way to prove she's the real deal. To further complicate things, numerous superheroes from other cities have come to town, as well as Blue Blazes's former sidekick, hoping to bring Leaping Lizard to justice. With one of her identities being hunted by another, and dozens of new heroes threatening to destroy her monopoly on superheroics in Imperial City, Jillian must find who framed her, convince her peers to leave her city, and make sure her lucrative endorsement contracts are secure! In the end, Jillian discovers that Blue Blazes's former sidekick is the one who set up the whole thing, having become aware of Jillian's scam some time ago. Hoping to step into the role of Blue Blazes as a new, "legacy" hero, and steal Jillian's endorsements, her sidekick approaches her threatening to squeal on her if she doesn't peacefully cede the identity to her. With no other options available, Jillian agrees, but only if her former sidekick helps her clear Leaping Lizard's name. With Blue Blazes's death officially ruled an accident, the visiting superheroes leave the city, and Jillian is left wondering if she can somehow spin a new identity from her now useless pyrokinetic powers.

    Munch on
  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Munch, your pitch sounds better than most of the finalists. I think you may've been done in by the idea of creating a hero that is an opposite (of sorts) to Bomb Queen.

    My Monkey Girl pitch is actually fairly lame in retrospect. I think I got uptight over the word restriction and didn't go into enough detail.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    That sounds really cool, Munch.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    This definitely reinforces the idea that writing women heroes is not only difficult, but doing it well seems to be especially rare. I do like Munch's idea more than the selected finalists' entries. I mean, God knows how much time I spent working on the original basis for my comic heroine just thinking about her, her place in the world, and getting in her head (a little too inside, at one point) and I'm still not pleased with the result, and probably never will be.

    I do like the idea behind the contest. There's plenty I see to merit a concern at the lack of superheroines, and good superheroines. Actually, Mask brings up a good point. I thought the idea behind the contest was in part to create a counterpart to Bomb Queen, who is pretty much the embodiment of many of the worst stereotypes of heroines in comics. Unfortunately (and this does go to my self-questioning as to why I read it) Ms. Marvel (and MM in Mighty Avengers) covers the rest. There's plenty to admire about her desire to become the hero she was in House of M, but for the most part she comes off as whiny and over her head, which seems absurd for a woman with her background.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Thanks dudes. I still plan to do something want to pitch the idea to Image at some point, since I kind of like it, and I think the gimmick could carry a few minis before it got played out. I've got a page of notes for potential stories involving her developing new powers/combining old powers creatively to create new identities, enduring makeovers when one of her sponsors decide to change their image, having companies turn one of her identities down for photo ops because she's "let herself go" while another of her identities gets offered the gig, dealing with young upstart heroes showing her up, and so on.
    wwtMask wrote:
    I think you may've been done in by the idea of creating a hero that is an opposite (of sorts) to Bomb Queen.

    You know, I've never actually read that, even though it's been on my To Do list for a long time. I understand she's kind of a folk hero/ruler of her city, like a more evil Robin Hood. So yeah, I can kind of see the similarity. My idea actually came out of a mix of elements pulled from Booster Gold, Ultra Boy, and Identity Crisis (the Spider-Man one). So she'd be more like a superstar athlete than a beloved local legend. Kids would wear t-shirts with her logo on them, carry her lunchboxes, buy her toys, etc.
    Actually, Mask brings up a good point. I thought the idea behind the contest was in part to create a counterpart to Bomb Queen

    That's what confuses me about the fourth entry. The contest seemed geared towards building a kind of Invincible-verse around Bomb Queen, but I'll Fly Away doesn't really allow for that kind of world building.

    Munch on
  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bomb_Queen_(comics)

    It's... I'm torn between the fact that it's a lot like Wanted in that it's about a horrible person ruling a city even as fun as their antisocial shenanigans go. On the other hand, she's an evil bitch of a supervillain. I don't know. It's not particularly good.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Just reading the wiki I'm kind of amused by the fact that the character seems like a huge Mary Sue.
    She's so tough she beats up all the superheroes in her city, then all the supervillains, and then she kills a teenage clone of herself and gets its powers, then declares war on the Image universe and all its inhabitants, and then gets killed by a demon, but conquers the demon's Hellish realm, and gets magic powers when she comes back to life. And she distributes porn videos of herself.

    It reminds me of when I was a kid and would make up superheroes that were tougher than Azrael, Batman, Spawn, Badrock, and all the members on Blood Strike and Brigade put together!
    I liked really bad comics as a kid.

    Munch on
  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Mary Sues are fun until you actually try to tell good stories with them. Then it just turns into neverending escalation as you try to create obstacles and antagonists that can challenge them, finally turning towards absurdity as your character reaches god-like levels of power. This is probably why these kinds of stories do well with young boys.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    *cough*Harry Potter*cough*

    What?

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Let's be fair, though. Harry is not a Mary Sue in the traditional sense. He's a somewhat above average wizard, average intelligence, moderate looks, and a ridiculous task set to him. His most extraordinary attributes were things given to or done for him by others, primarily in the form of other people dying in his stead, and some crazy luck. Putting that on balance with having to defeat a nigh immortal dude who's arguably the most powerful wizard on earth, in addition to him being socially inept and emotionally damaged, it's hard to argue that he's a mary sue. I do get your point about escalation of power, but I don't think gradual growth and development can be thrown in with that.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Guys, let's figure out a time for the next brainstorm session. We might turn it into a weekly thing if everyone is cool with that. Also, suggest some things to talk about next time we meet.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited March 2008
    I'd be able to join in if you did them on the weekends.

    I think my classes are going to be running a bit later this semester.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    If you guys did one on the weekends, I could do it too. I work second shift, so I am unavailable from 130pm-midnight (eastern US timezone, DST) monday-friday

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  • ZombieAsumaZombieAsuma Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Munch wrote: »
    Just reading the wiki I'm kind of amused by the fact that the character seems like a huge Mary Sue.
    She's so tough she beats up all the superheroes in her city, then all the supervillains, and then she kills a teenage clone of herself and gets its powers, then declares war on the Image universe and all its inhabitants, and then gets killed by a demon, but conquers the demon's Hellish realm, and gets magic powers when she comes back to life. And she distributes porn videos of herself.

    It reminds me of when I was a kid and would make up superheroes that were tougher than Azrael, Batman, Spawn, Badrock, and all the members on Blood Strike and Brigade put together!
    I liked really bad comics as a kid.

    I thought you were talking about that character Ant for a minute there....then I went back to page 4.

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  • wwtMaskwwtMask Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'm open for a meeting Sunday evening. Anytime after 5pm EST should work.

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  • NogsNogs Crap, crap, mega crap. Crap, crap, mega crap.Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    damn, I'll be in new york.

    oh well, not like i was really there last time anyways

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  • ScooterScooter Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    It's ok if Bomb Queen is a Mary Sue, cause really, the book is fun for gore, evil, and tits. Reading BQ is fun like popping on some cheat codes in GTA and standing on top of a building with a chain gun.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    And yet people give me shit for enjoying Wanted...

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    wwtMask wrote: »
    Guys, let's figure out a time for the next brainstorm session. We might turn it into a weekly thing if everyone is cool with that. Also, suggest some things to talk about next time we meet.

    One thing I want to bring up about these brainstorming sessions are the potential pitfalls associated with a bunch of people getting together to create new stuff. Say a few people are pitching ideas around for a new character or story, and someone from the group actually pitches a project involving some of those ideas to Image. That could lead to some problems if someone else ends up feeling like the ideas they put into the pot were stolen, or they weren't fairly credited. Or someone could just be throwing out their ideas and later find someone else trying to use it. So it might be a good idea to have a specific agenda/plan for these things, to steer discussion in a productive direction.

    I should also mention that for anyone who's free about discussing their ideas in a public forum should take precautions to safeguard their ideas, if you're worried about theft. Personally, I keep a few self-addressed, sealed, and postmarked envelopes laying around filled with brief descriptions and sketches for ideas I plan to use one day, in addition to a little nook on the internet filled with similar information and a copyright notice. But then, I'm paranoid.

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  • WildcatWildcat Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    You might want to send one of those letters to your attorney for storage, if you have one.

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  • SatanIsMyMotorSatanIsMyMotor Fuck Warren Ellis Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    http://www.comicbookchallenge.com/

    Not sure if that will really interest any of you folks or not but it's an "American Idol" type of comic book challenge put on by Platinum Studios. Just thought I'd put it out there in case any of you are in the San Diego area.

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  • The One Dark KnightThe One Dark Knight Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'm currently working on sort of fantasy/anachronistic urban steampunk skyship fairytale sort of story right now. I have a good plot down in my head, the execution is just difficult since it requires a lot of world building and a lot art wise. I might tackle it more when I am more confident with that stuff. I'd really like to create a good, solid short comic though... I have several ideas for one but haven't gotten around to pulling them off.

    Hm, I guess what I'm trying to say is, what are some good tips to getting started on a project that's going to require a lot of investment to finish?

    EDIT: I'll also throw some of my plots around here later if you want.

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  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    I'm currently working on sort of fantasy/anachronistic urban steampunk skyship fairytale sort of story right now. I have a good plot down in my head, the execution is just difficult since it requires a lot of world building and a lot art wise. I might tackle it more when I am more confident with that stuff. I'd really like to create a good, solid short comic though... I have several ideas for one but haven't gotten around to pulling them off.

    Hm, I guess what I'm trying to say is, what are some good tips to getting started on a project that's going to require a lot of investment to finish?

    EDIT: I'll also throw some of my plots around here later if you want.

    SIN!

    A friend of mine that owns a comic shop went to a con last week and met Garth Ennis, and he told my friend that the key to successfully self publishing something, and actually getting it done, is devoting 30 solid, interruption free minutes a day to it. Period. Start with brainstorming, sketching, whatever, then move into the actual workload, soon you won't even have to time yourself at half an hour because you'll want to do it longer. He said it was like learning to play the guitar. It's agony until you get good at it, then you look forward to it.

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  • The One Dark KnightThe One Dark Knight Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Cheers! That's a great help actually.

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  • The One Dark KnightThe One Dark Knight Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Well here, I'll throw around one of my predominant ideas and see what you guys think. I just realized this thread is a few weeks old, but that is ok.

    Just going to throw this out there, it's kind of a long description.

    (Warning: long world building paragraph ahead)
    One of my ideas is set in the far future, where body modification through genetic engineering and neuroengineering has become the standard. Unrestrained capitalism has advanced to the point that there is no longer any government, but society has reverted to a feudal state of affairs, where the CEOs of corporations are essentially feudal lords, and corporations themselves hold the power of life or death over their citizens. There is no central government, but each corporation essentially forms its own city state. Cities may be split along lines of territory belonging to certain corporations, and people live in housing that is built, run, and controlled by a particular corporation. The average person has been reduced to a serf, who is actually physically owned by the CEO, and 'brand marked'.

    Along social lines, people are split up into the 'mod' , the 'parmod' and the 'unmod'. The unmod are the great masses of humanity, they perform menial and manual labor, and are rarely, if ever modified. Their 'owners' have the right to modify their unmod against their will, and control every aspect of their lives. They live largely in slums that blanket the bottom layer of cities and even go beneath cities, down miles and miles. The unmod are kept distracted from political revolution through direct control and 'bread and circus' tactics - basic living conditions and bloodsport.

    The 'parmod' are the civil servants, personal slaves, and skilled laborers that work for the 'mod', effectively the lower middle class. They have slightly more civil rights, but are still bound by law to their corporation and their masters. Moving from unmod to parmod is basically impossible, but moving from parmod to mod can happen if the parmod saves up enough money to afford the surgery. The mod are maybe the 1-2% of society that can afford extensive body modification. They are generally viewed as 'perfect' humans. Some are not even recognizably human anymore. They make up the upper crust of society, the leisure class who can afford to live in their own dreamworld, and the CEOs.

    In this world, most of the western US is a nuclear wasteland, and the coasts are largely submerged. The environment is dying, the whole earth is collapsing on itself due to massive environmental exploitation. Societies do exist outside of the corporate city states, but they are largely ragtag and barbaric.

    The main storyline focuses on one of the parmod - a young woman (I don't have a name for her yet), owned by one of the top technology and weapons corporations. She is overweight, which is a huge thing in this society because it is generally viewed that it's a sign of poor genes. Stress and pressure to 'ascend' to the mod class cause her to commit suicide at the very beginning of the story. However her body is recovered, repaired, and she is turned against her will into a biocybernetic super assassin. The conscious part of her brain is actively turned off, but during a mission, her brain is hacked into by a rival corporation and she is effectively set free.

    So essentially, she wakes up (after having committed suicide), having several months of memory completely blocked, blood on her hands, and a perfect, sexy, cyberassassin body. Essentially she has become the perfect human, the ideal killing machine, against her will. Does she hold her previous views and revel in her own perfection, or does she realize what has been done to her and see society for what it really is and join the underground? FIND OUT NEXT TIME.

    There are other character ideas I have such as a soldier who has deserted his unit and refuses to go back, and is hiding in the city. He was bred specifically for combat, he's 8 foot tall and should have died at least four times in combat, but each time the corporate chirgueons have brought him back. Legally death is no escape from your term of service for being a soldier, which is close to life. He is kept alive by his extensive cybernetic enhancements despite his body being an absolute ruin, and he is removing them gradually. All he wants to do is die, in a world where everyone is struggling to live forever.

    He is accompanied by a bipolar woman who is a quadruple amputee but has cybernetic limbs to make up for it.


    So yeah, basically a cyberpunk/biopunk/dystopian bleak corporate future assassin story.


    Sorry for the long ass post.

    EDIT: Spoilered it for convenience's sake

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  • PantheraOncaPantheraOnca Registered User regular
    edited March 2008

    One of my ideas is set in the far future, where body modification through genetic engineering and neuroengineering has become the standard.

    ...

    Along social lines, people are split up into the 'mod' , the 'parmod' and the 'unmod'. The unmod are the great masses of humanity, they perform menial and manual labor, and are rarely, if ever modified.


    not to bash, but that seems inconsistent to me.

    other than that, i like it.

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  • CrimsondudeCrimsondude Registered User regular
    edited March 2008
    It should work if you add "within corporate fiefdoms" at the end of the first sentence.

    The setting reminds me of a mix of the core settings of Ex Machina RPG and some other CP lit and RPGs. Not bad. Actually, the first character kind of reminds me of Cybernary, and if you remember that you get a special cookie from me.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2008
    Dark Knight, it also seems like bod-mods would make sense for people doing lots of hard manual labor, especially if the serfs have no say in what happens to themselves.

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