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Current 53,145 words, and Done.
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Hope : Poison :: Despair : Hot Fudge Sundae with Sprinkles and soft chocolate chip cookie for decoration... maybe 2
2 yrs ago
@LittleMouse Start tying plot threads together to see order in chaos. And about running into a wall, look up "Hobson's Choice" to put to a fun name to the bad advice.
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I hadn't meant for mine to be anonymous, so clearly this will give it away. And I will not vote for myself, as a personal rule.

For the other three entries, however:

* The Uncle - I enjoyed it. It did make me feel a little sad, however. The main character has it rough emotionally, perhaps. Could be worse, but everyone has their own burdens, and this was a little insight into hers. The story of her life in three parts. I think it could have used a couple more parts to really delve more into her psyche. A glance at her late teen years or college life as a truly turbulent time that she would have relished that escapism towards her uncle and the stories. And on the other end, when she became an empty nester, perhaps, where escapism might either be a dangerous attraction or to push back against it.

* The girl unseen - Interesting. Definitely had the fairytale storybook vibe which I find difficult to pull off myself. It's short and to the point and there's a happily ever after ending. Made me feel better for the main character. Whenever I look at old fairytales however, some of those characters either do not get happily ever after or it's bought and paid for by some loss and then I'm smacked across the face with an old dead fish called "the moral of the story". I wonder what an alternative telling of this tale would be with a bitter lesson learned.

* Now you see it- Do you? - Fun. A world with the Unperceived, and Perceivers. I feel like there are two stories here. The first part introducing us to Aggie, and the second part where we receive some story within this universe. In the first part I wanted a bit of being shown the world instead of being told about the world (but it helped to be told). In the second part it was all "being shown" the world, but it didn't feel exactly like the same world. In the first part, it feels like a couple of inconsistencies about objects being manipulated by the unperceived, and it seems like there is some vagueness about what it means to be unperceived or a perceiver. This vagueness is carried over into the second part to basically come across as rudeness on the part of the "ghost hunters" (I'm guessing that's essentially what they are). Despite these criticisms, I'm certain this is exactly the kind of idea I would geek out over with friends in my younger years.

So my vote goes towards "Now you see it- Do you?" purely for geeking out reasons. (Like for instance, animals. If I was unperceived, would me dogs bother me the same at their breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Would the cat be spooked whilst cleaning her litter? Could I approach a squirrel outside undetected?)
This is going to be my first year since 2014 that I will be skipping NaNoWriMo.

I skipped a year a few years back. You'll thank yourself for the break. Next year you'll probably find yourself eager to do another Nano. When I skipped I had way too much going on and it felt weird not to write, but after a couple days it was like allowing myself to have a vacation. Cheers to ya!
I'm in. I think this will be the 12th or 13th time for me. I can't remember anymore. I get 50k every time, but I'm a planner. I have my outline and ideas ready to go. I just have to let the characters speak for themselves and work on transitions from scene to scene.
- Morris "Shaggy" Ginuac, Mister Myster

For review... Up for editing and reinvention if this doesn't work out.

- Morris "Shaggy" Ginuac, Mister Myster

* NOTES: Updated as per Recommendation. Move to Char Section as per Directed.
Interest expressed... but you already knew that... didn't you? You were in my mind!
Name: Zhiniba

I am interested in this idea. I'd like to take up one of the beast-kin(anthro) leaders.

Zhiniba, Anthro Cougar, Sorceress Queen.

I see WolfHorns has contributed quite a lengthy submission and a lot of information. What information / How much information would you like other than my interest and the barest of ideas?
A modern day contentious romance between the children of two powerful families.

The two families are represented by one of the colors of the MtG game. Each family owns business, owns various land developments, controls personalities in the arts and media, and more importantly has a secret organization used to deal with less legal matters. While the each main family is one color, e.g. Red vs Blue, the secret organization is the other. Each family and secret organization is therefore a color combination like Red and Black. The fifth color is neutral to the machinations of the families. The characters of each family and organization are personifications of the cards with some abilities of the cards, therefore magical creatures and abilities are present in the world. Being a modern day setting, however, these abilities need to be cloaked under a façade. Regular people should not know about the true capabilities of the families and the people therein.

This rivalry that takes place in the public and in darker places is part of the backdrop of the main story. The main story is of course Romeo and Juliet under this context: forbidden love ultimately ending in tragedy.

Wraith: the Oblivian and Twitter
I'm surprised that I don't see any other interest for this idea.

White gouts of steam rising from drainage grates while surly looking trolls in bowlers and fancy jackets hang out in front of the casino. High over the city a team of elves float in a dirigible cloaked from detection in the hopes to evade the pixie gangs. In more civilized parts of the city a Vampire casually inspects a blood diamond with a loupe in one hand and holding a small silver pistol in the other to ensure that the deal is done properly with the human aristocracy. They have their own guarantees for the deal, a well-dressed sorceress with a silver cross and an engineer with a holy water hand cannon. Deals done at night are always tenuous at best.

During the day a mixture of mankind and monster go about their own individual business while enchanted automata assist the rich, ferry the working and upper class alike, and ensure peace. Built by the guild of engineers and enchanted by the guild of magi, automata are mistrusted by all and used by many. A young boy affected by the lupus curse hands out newspapers, really just a couple of folded pages while another member of his pack lifts a watch just a block away beneath buildings that tower over the smooth stone streets. "Blood Diamond Thief Strike Again!" headlines the news.

You probably have different ideas though. I'm happy to discuss.
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