Hey, everyone. These days I'm usually looking for fandoms, and I do have several strong cravings in previous posts that you can check out if you're so inclined - but I also periodically decide to resurrect all my old original concepts on the off chance I might find a really great partnership (or two). Hopefully I'll catch someone's eye. (:
I do have a few things for which I'm specifically looking in a partner, though, so let me lay those out for you before I get ahead of myself:
- I'm looking for "advanced/literate" partners with as much love of the language as I have (know your possessives, "your" vs. "you're," proper comma usage, flowing sentence structure, etc.).
- I only do hetero pairings, and my characters in these ideas are all female.
- I'm a SFW writer. Think PG-13; I love romance and conflict, but don't get gross. That said, 18+ partners are still preferred.
- I'm well into my 20s, so I don't feel comfortable writing with minors.
- Email is preferred, but I can do others. Just ask.
- I don't do one-liners. Multi-para, please. Give me something to work with (without giving me eight-page novellas every post).
- Sometimes I disappear. It happens. I have major depressive disorder and can sometimes lack the motivation to reply. If that happens, poke me. I might say I'm not into it, or I might just be having a bad day. If it doesn't work out between us, please know that it's me - not you.
All righty, so, ideas next? I think so.
A. Moon Dancers (Medieval Fantasy):
Most of life as humanity knows it is lived during the day. The world awakens at dawn and retires at dusk, unfailingly. There are nocturnal beasts, of course, but those are just animals. And what traveler or criminal hasn’t stayed up to walk by the moonlight many a time himself? Even still, night is meant for sleep and silence, and daytime for work and play. But that’s not true of every sentient race in the world. There is a race of people, called the Aventine (AH-ven-teen), who not only live their lives at night, but are physically incapable of retaining consciousness in the daytime. Think of them as the “elves” of the world – magical, fairly mysterious, largely peaceful, in tune with nature. Not a lot has been known about them over the centuries. They keep to themselves most of the time. In old days, they would even play harmless, good-natured tricks on their human counterparts, or leave playful messages, or sit and soothe a child who had awakened in the night while his parents slept on. There was goodwill between the two peoples. They were seen as anything from myth and folklore, to guardian angels, to fairies, to spirits of good fortune and blessing. But just as with anything people don’t understand, mystery eventually turned to wariness. A wedge was driven between them as mutual suspicion and fear began to take root, and the “Moon Dancers” (humanity’s nickname for them) withdrew into themselves. They have to be the more proactive in protecting themselves, after all, because of their very nature. Like I said, the Aventine are only active at night. When the morning comes, they immediately fall into a deep slumber, like flowers that only bloom in the evening. Nothing can break that sleep, and it’s not possible to “stay up late.” They’re completely vulnerable if this happens out in the world – not something you really want when the other race finds you unnerving at best and downright malicious at worst. What usually happens, and is supposed to happen, is that they retreat into the Vale, a magical place kind of existing outside the normal realm. There, they’re free to sleep and dream away the whole day. Now, I have in mind to play a young Aventine woman with your typical failings of curiosity, rebelliousness, wanderlust, and inquisitiveness. She’s restless with this careful life of secrecy, always watching the sleepy human towns and villages, wondering if they’re really so bad. I’d like the other role to be left up to you: do you want to play a human? Someone who encounters her, with ensuing potential for adventure as they learn about each other and have to protect each other from their respective peoples? Or do you want to play another Aventine who is either tasked with keeping her out of trouble or is trying to convince her because he actually cares for her, with that potential for adventure as they’re discovered and cut off from the Vale and have to navigate this terrifying world ruled by humans? There are lots of possibilities here, and I’d really like to brainstorm with you more about the world, the story, etc. The only thing I ask is to play against a male character, because…hopeless romantic.~
B. The Wyv (Medieval Fantasy):
There are beings called Wyverns in the world. They have a form that looks like normal humans on the surface, and they were once a thriving, powerful race. They have formidable magic, live extraordinarily long lives, are even purported to have prophetic capabilities, and their other forms are similar to dragons - hence the name. Derp. They lived largely in peace with the other races of the world, even somewhat deified by mortals. A long time ago, the other races of the world started hunting them like animals, sometimes for the hide of their beast forms, sometimes to harness their magic. They were largely wiped out over the years and are now very rare and *very* hidden. A lot of people actually think they're extinct, and some don't believe they were ever anything more than legends and fairy tales. The discovery of one would be a big deal, and among nations that are in conflict, having something like that in their arsenal would give the holder quite an edge. I would like to play a young Wyv either in captivity by one such nation, or on the run from it, and I'm looking for someone to build his/her own *non-Wyv* character and collaborate on the world and story with me. I want you to have creative freedom with your character. The only thing I ask is that there be no human-animal hybrids, and no other Wyv. That would defeat the purpose.
C. Demon Seed (Medieval Fantasy):
So, the idea is that there's this one kind of magic that is seen as unholy and evil. It's also an exceedingly rare gift; someone is born with it only once every (insert large amount of time here). There is a legend and superstition surrounding them that says they're the descendants of a demon who in ancient times came and bred with mortal races to corrupt them and steal them away from their benevolent gods. These people are referred to as demon seeds and are both hated and feared. They're seen as bringers of death and misfortune. And over the eons, this view has been supported by the seeds - because being hated and mistreated will ruin people, and many of them became the villains everyone said they were.
My girl will be the current seed, shrouded in superstition, trying to make sense of what she actually is and how the world sees her. I'd like to discuss more world- and story-building with my partner and leave the other character up to you entirely.
D. Inseparable (Medieval Fantasy):
This one is actually the only one in which I'm not looking for romance. Rather, I'm looking for a deep platonic bond between my character, a sentient creature type, and yours, some sort of humanoid creation (the only races I'd like to avoid are the ones considered half creature/half human).
Now, bear with me, here. My character is a half-demon (apparently I'm in a demonic mood?) tigress. There are two "clans," for lack of a better word, of feline creatures that are more than just wild animals. They're bigger, they're sentient, they can "speak"; think of them as more spirit creatures than animals. I gave them ridiculously corny names eight years ago when I came up with this, so I'm not going to embarrass myself by putting them here - but essentially, the panthers are bad, and the tigers are...considerably more benevolent. You do not want to run into a panther at the best of times; you only have to worry about a tiger if you've wronged them or the lands they protect. Panthers are demon-cats, like one of my tabbies would be if she had supernatural abilities. If it helps, I'll call the tigers the angels. Guardian spirits, more like.
So. My character is the product of mixed parentage. Her mother was a tiger; her father was a panther. Don't ask how that happened. The world is not black and white. She lost her mother as a cub, however, when poachers raided the glen her kind called home and pretty much wiped them out (my guess is they had some help, if you know what I mean). I would like to find someone to play a character who finds this little mystical fuzzball, "raises her," probably without either of them really knowing what she is, and thus creates such a sweet, timeless bond of friendship.
We could either start with their meeting and then time-skip to adulthood a few years later, or start with adulthood. Beyond that, the challenges they face, the rest of the story, any baggage of your character's own to bring into play - that's all open and up for discussion. It's just the relationship and my own character I have.
E. Wishes & Whims (Flexible):
So I had a dream last night, and it's led me to doing some plotting and musing today. I'd like to do something involving a genie, of sorts - only not exactly the typical "three wishes" deal. I envision young female spirit sort of being, trapped by some great power and freed by a young man, who then becomes her "master." Now, I'm not talking about *that* kind of master, so kindly get your mind out of the gutter. She would attach to him; want to do things for him and make him happy; protect him at all cost. It may be that once, these beings were in partnership with humanity (and/or other mortal races); a soul link would be created between two individuals who were compatible, and they would fight together, with the human(oid) channeling the spirit's energy. I'm thinking that there are certain people who are *born* with the innate ability to link with them. Perhaps humanity began taking advantage of this partnership/pact system, however, and began using the links to conquer instead of just protect. So, most of them abandoned humanity and refuse to pact now - but she didn't. She still believes, and is waiting for her soulmate.
Or maybe she's just extremely grateful to be freed. I kind of like pact systems, and a bond growing out of that, but I'm totally open to discussion and brainstorming, too! It's just a rough idea I pulled out of the air, anyway.
F. Fish Out of Water (Realistic/Fantasy):
(Note: This is probably the lowest on my preference list. I've had a few attempts to start it, but it always sort of falls flat. So I'd love to get a really good version going, but I'm a little discouraged about it. Keep that in mind.)
This is kind of a mix of modern realistic and medieval fantasy settings. It involves a young man from the "real" world (our world), and a girl from another world entirely; a world with magic and knights and medieval kingdoms. However, unlike your typical, patriarchal systems, her homeland recognizes equal female authority, as well as female knights and warriors. The world from which she hails is currently under threat of cataclysm, and the girl in question is one of those warriors. Though young, she was tracking down some magical doo-dad to help her country turn the tide of impending doom, but she was intercepted by a powerful sorcerer on the other side. There was a fight, and in the commotion, the artifact was destabilized, and there was an accident. She (along with the object) got dumped into another realm. Boom. Earth. She has no idea where she is, or how to navigate this odd place and its even odder customs. Enter your character. Whether he's some plain 9-to-5-er, or something more interesting - that's up to you. It may even turn out he's some special, prophesied hero in her world and doesn't know it. The point is the comedy, frustration, and emotion of the fish out of water situation. If you've seen the movie, Enchanted, you can see an example of that - though I'm not intending to play a giddy, stereotypical Disney princess. She's fiery and determined. I do want a bond to form between them, though. And eventually, I think it would even be cool to take the RP back into *her* world, where *he's* the one floundering,
G. Reverse Phantom of the Opera (Paranormal or Fantasy):
So, I've finally seen the show, and I love it, but I'm not looking for a direct copy. It simply serves as the inspiration for an idea I had; I'd like to change up the genders (i.e. female phantom) and potentially make her *actually* a ghost of sorts, or some other kind of being, "haunting" the theater. It's really just a rough, vague concept, but it's open to all kinds of discussion and interpretation.
I don't really have any specifics on this; it's more a general genre. However, I do not want zombies. I want something more sci-fi and dystopian than horror or fantasy. Ruined civilizations, humanity struggling to survive... That kind of thing. Rating rules still apply here, though!
I. Paranormal Collaboration:
Talking actual ghosts, here, not just things flying off shelves a la corny ghost hunting "documentaries." I'd love to play a ghost against a human. Skillet's song, "Lucy," inspired me a bit here.
J. Science Fiction:
I also love sci-fi and am happy to come up with an idea together. Except for my Star Trek love (Voyager), though, I'm not interested in space travel. I like artificial intelligence subjects and futuristic things, but not really keen on aliens and interstellar ambling.
K. Frozen (Medieval Fantasy):
Based on a song, not the Disney movie. This one is also not romantic, but I'm still looking for a male character. It involves twins, a young man and woman, and a massive secret kept by the sister from her brother at all cost. Historically, she had always been a happy, friendly, open girl. Suddenly, after the invasion of sorcerers and their demon familiars leads to the death of their parents, she becomes hard and closed off, but extremely protective of her brother. The exact reason remains unknown (though I'll happily tell you if you want spoilers), but the two are nearly inseparable as she tries to protect him and he tries to find his old sister once more.
It's based on the song, "Frozen," by Within Temptation. If you listen to it, it will give you a good idea of what's going on. This is an old idea I had while playing WoW, so it's totally up for world-building and fleshing out.
L. Hand of Sorrow (Medieval Fantasy):
As you might be able to tell, this story uses Within Temptation's "Hand of Sorrow" as its sort of theme song. Basically, there's a guy who's more or less a champion of his people. He's a knight or something, and he has to travel to some holy site to receive his calling. He has a lover, more of a clerical type; sweet and quiet and fully supportive. She accompanies him on the trek. However, once there, they both receive a calling of different sorts. They learn that a great evil will rise and that either the man will die or the evil will. The kicker? She's supposedly the one who will bring this evil to pass and be the greatest enemy. This freaks her out, and she hides herself away in fear for the man she loves and the world. He doesn't believe it and thinks there's another way, and they set out on some adventure in search of a different answer.
There's room for building and fleshing out on this one, too. Fun fact: I was also inspired by Nickelback's "Lullaby" when I came up with this one.
M. Angels (Modern/Realistic):
This involves a cult of of people who believe in "mercy killings." The primary doctrine, or mission, surrounds providing “merciful deaths to the irredeemably suffering.” Fittingly, they call themselves “Heaven’s Host,” and the individuals responsible the actual murders are specially-trained assassins called “Angels.” Terminology such as “mercy,” “release,” and “freedom” are used liberally while there is not a single mention of words like “murder,” showing it to be a psychological state of delusion rather than a self-acknowledged band of hit men. The members of the Host truly believe that they are doing the work of angels and profess to value peace and compassion above all else, yet outside the walls of their weekly meeting place, every person appears absolutely normal, with normal lives and responsibilities. We can play this several ways: a "suffering" victim and their would-be "savior," two members of the cult, or a member and a former member now marked as a target because they've fled and are deemed to be suffering. I d'know. We can talk.
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