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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #45 on: October 25, 2009, 01:23:25 am »
I want to maybe work on this premise from the Original Story Ideas thread.

Slightly different idea in the same vein, a world where literally that which does not kill you only makes you stronger.  The entire world shifts from pain aversion to pain seeking behavior with accidental deaths skyrocketing from those trying to push their physical limits.  The survivors of such radical measures become virtually indestructible.  Governments regularly abuse their own soldiers within inches of their lives in an arms race based on superhuman combat.  Police forces need to likewise train their officers in order to combat gangs swelling with Herculean members.  "Non-lethal" methods of subduing criminals such as tazing and pepper spray are useless, as the dosage required to stop a veritable behemoth would kill any "average" human.  Our hero is a journalist investigating what brought this phenomenon about two generations ago, and stumbles upon a terrible truth.  He is hunted by private and national interests to silence his discovery, which includes how to reverse the shift.  He succeeds, only to bring society to the brink of collapse, every aspect of life having depended on our newfound strength.

It's been stuck in my head since then, but I think it would only really work as a graphic novel.  I might be able to do NaNoWriMo with panel and page layout descriptions adding to the daily word count as well as captions and dialogue.

I'm picking up Comics and Sequential Art by Will Eisner to hopefully digest before the month is out so I have some grasp as to how it all comes together.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #46 on: November 01, 2009, 12:20:08 pm »
Today is the day!

So far.... ZERO written words!

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #47 on: November 01, 2009, 05:25:22 pm »
668 words. If I drink today I can probably do 3000 or so.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #48 on: November 01, 2009, 05:27:30 pm »
641. Better than last year's final result.


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #49 on: November 01, 2009, 07:37:57 pm »
Zero words so far.  Will probably start later this evening.  It's going to be an epic love story between a man and his recently deceased girlfriend.   :fap:
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #50 on: November 01, 2009, 08:11:57 pm »
1,873.  Will probably write more tonight, too.

It's definitely HIMEOBS: the novel, its just not very funny or bizarre so far because I'm having to do scene-setting and character introductions.  All that stuff will happen later though, for sure.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #51 on: November 01, 2009, 08:33:01 pm »
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #52 on: November 01, 2009, 09:33:12 pm »
I can't write on a bus. Tomorrow I'm off though so I'll bust quite a bit out and catch up.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #53 on: November 01, 2009, 10:35:22 pm »
im doing it too now
i stole my idea from twitter, im going to write short sentences of what im doing at the moment in the blandest way possible. in third person.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #54 on: November 01, 2009, 10:41:31 pm »
nevermind the necrophilia love story. 


It's going to be a dramatic hunt for Waldo. 


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #55 on: November 02, 2009, 12:36:25 am »
im doing it too now
i stole my idea from twitter, im going to write short sentences of what im doing at the moment in the blandest way possible. in third person.
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This beats my idea. I was planning on doing a novel in the format of the scrambled pages of an instruction manual for a nonexistent device with some pieces of people's fictional diaries and footnotes by fake post-singularity historians thrown in.


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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #56 on: November 02, 2009, 05:05:32 am »
OH SHIT ITS NOVEMBER.

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #57 on: November 02, 2009, 09:32:12 pm »
Good thing I have days off now.  :horrormirth:

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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #58 on: November 02, 2009, 09:42:52 pm »
I'm gonna drink a bit with my girl-gang and then come home and write a bunch of semi-coherent shit about love, sex, and breaking up.
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Re: NaNoWriMo 2009?
« Reply #59 on: November 03, 2009, 01:07:30 pm »
My nick is Unknownspaceadorer, if someone happens to be interested in that particular piece of information. For example, you can add me as a buddy and brighten my day in enormous amounts, because then I can pretend I have social contacts!
The word count is something like 2700 at the moment, but I have lots of time today. (Which I apparently spend posting here. Well, fortunately I don't have teh internets at home, so I might even write something once I get home from school).

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