To Co-op a story with me?
And by anyone I do mean anyone. If I’ve known you for years or we’ve never spoken ever, or anything in between, by all means say so if you’re interested.
ALRIGHT SO. Time for explanations.
By co-op, I mean that we share the creation of the world/plot/characters. It might be an even split, everything might be co-created, or we might just pull some ideas from each other here and there; I’m not picky about that part. I have an idea or two, or you can present me with an idea, or whatever works.
As far as making this into a real thing, I’m also reasonably open. I love writing, and I draw creatures, but most of all I love mutually bouncing ideas off of someone and having them bounce right back. I’d like to write for this, but that’s not a necessity either. (Can we tell I’m all open for discussion and all that?)
That being said, I’d rather not do a RP-style writing, although I’d be all over alternating chapters if that’s something you wanna do. Roleplay is fun and great for character development, but I don’t think it makes for all that great of a long-term story project type thing.
OKAY SO All that business outta the way, IDEAS. I have two that I might like to co-op on, though like I said, I’m open to your ideas as well.
First One is about a fairy-girl who’s in the 18-20 range, and somehow she ends up having some sort of quest thrust upon her, and she has to travel to various lands and all that. Her traveling companion is a young wolf-boy who’s the equivalent of eight or so (actually about nine-ten months old because his people grow from baby to adult in two years) and he’s a good hunter, aka fighter, and he’s really capable in spite of his small size so she keeps him around.
Their journey takes a few months, during which time they do all sorts of interesting things and yadayada (can you tell this world isn’t fleshed out yet) and they’re getting near the end of their trip when the wolf-boy starts to fall in love with the fairy girl. Because he’s practically been raised by her and she hasn’t taught him much of the ways of the world, he doesn’t know how to deal with or express that and starts acting really weird. She has to send him back to her home city so that he won’t bungle up the whole decorum and stuff in the elf-queen’s court (he doesn’t know how to be chivalrous either) and he really doesn’t wanna leave but she promises him a million times that she’ll be back when she’s done and so he goes.
When she returns, she’ll find that he’s the equivalent of basically her age, and also that he’s gotten hot as hell, and she was starting to fall in love with him before and that’s just gonna snowball. And that’s about as far as I’ve got.
I’m kinda attached to this idea and stuff but depending on what works out, I’ll be glad to share it, especially the world. I would like to do alternating chapters if possible? But I’d insist on writing as the wolf boy were that the case.
Her name is Mona and his is Radko.
Second one is about a world that’s too far from its sun to support life naturally, but it is kept warm by three supernatural beings. The first one is called the Heart of Earth, and it looks kinda like a massive, green, double-helix thing that’s kinda insubstantial. And glows. It creates life and warmth basically just by existing (very little effort) and is what makes life on the planet possible. It’s very passive in nature, because there are no forces great enough to cause it to need to resist. It is also benevolent, but spends most of its days in a dreamlike state in which it watches over the world but doesn’t really do much.
The second is called the Heart of Gold, and it resembles a not-quite-as-massive jellyfish. It’s responsible for the autumn harvest, the proliferation of culture, richness of nature, etc. It derives power from the Heart of Earth. It is proud and vain in nature, but when it works it works actively and hard.
The third is called the Heart of Winter, and takes the form of a sorta smallish, white dragon. This probably isn’t its true form, and while there are legends about it, nobody knows if it is or isn’t. It’s responsible for putting the Heart of Earth to sleep in the fall and waking it up in the spring, and regulating the cold months between. It derives its power from the Heart of Gold. It has a quiet, somewhat melancholy nature, even though it’s actually fairly happy. It secretly desires more acknowledgement, but doesn’t let that distract from its duties. It works hard during the winter, but lives in the mountain like a hermit for the rest of the year.
At some point in this perpetuating cycle, something goes pear-shaped. The Heart of Gold gets greedy. It envies the Heart of Earth’s way of doing its job, and wants to have endless power while not having to work hard. It starts trying to suck extra power from the Heart of Earth, and starts withholding power from the Heart of Winter.
The corrupting effects of the drain drive the Heart of Earth insane, and it flees to the north pole and the ice-wastes there in the form of a troll, and hides. The planet is soon plunged into an endless winter. The Heart of Gold is nowhere to be found, the Heart of Winter practically powerless, and there seems to be no hope.
A hero is selected from among the people—the prince-heir—and the Heart of Winter imbues him with what little blessing it’s able to, and he sets off to find the Heart of Earth. He has to fight it until he is victorious, then impose his will on it to bring it back to sanity. He does so, and all is spring and summer and wonderful… but then autumn never comes, nor winter.
Someone had to find a way to get the Heart of Gold to return from wherever it’s gone, and give the Heart of Winter its powers back.
At that point, I woke up, so the ending has yet to be figured out.
OKAY SO there’s me. Take it or leave it :3
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