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17 June 2017 @ 10:48 pm
&^%$ Brain!!!!  
Right. The brain does not want to write this story. It has not, however, come up with something else to write.

This is not a good sign.

Now taking suggestions.
 
 
 
Zan Lynxzlynx on June 18th, 2017 04:15 am (UTC)
In a world where no one ever permanently dies because they all have memory backups, or even live inside a computer-simulated VR, the last homicide detective soldiers on, unsure of why she even bothers anymore. . .
(Anonymous) on June 18th, 2017 05:46 am (UTC)
I have two completely different suggestions.

1. Start seriously plotting the werewolves. Outline, not jump in writing. Either you'll find the discipline to keep going, or you'll keep coming up with reasons why Xen and Q would do it better, which will still give you ideas.


2. I keep imagining ways in which a moderate war-monger-Earth businessperson would be able to benefit from the judicious use of witches. The idea most recently pinging, is a swim pool manager trying to find a way to cheaply fix a leaky pool instead of needing to either tear down the thing and start over, or spend lots more money on maintenance. (this happened in our neighborhood - the pool got old, got too expensive to maintain since the basic concrete envelope had a trickle leak.) The attention of a minor power person from Cometfall would make such problems go away. Surely not *everyone* is so totally indoctrinated that they can't see some way to make money?

Another one was someone looking for a way to clean up the water-table at Hanford (leaking radioactive waste, basically). and btw, where does the mass of impurities go in one of the "magic pipes" that deliver clean water? I understand heat energy goes to or from the earth like a heat pump, but mass of stuff that tastes bad?


Last but not least, go edit something else that still needs to be published. Get that Dimension Doors stuff out! It's time for the library summer reading programs, and you should have your shot at the curious minds.

Darqref
matapampamuphoff on June 18th, 2017 11:41 pm (UTC)
Currently stalled for research into the FBI and/or other police departments and procedures.

I'm outlining it for the mystery aspects. Crime, evidence, scavenging for other information, and conjectures.

All the while Stone has recovered enough to regain human shape, found a job and an apartment, been spotted by his nasty relatives, spotted them in turn and tried following them . . .

And so on. But . . . research . . .
(Anonymous) on June 18th, 2017 07:11 am (UTC)
I knew I should have stayed in bed when I opened the door and the elf exploded on my doorstep.

Go ahead, finish that story...
mbarkermbarker on June 18th, 2017 07:11 am (UTC)
Blast, that was me. Forgetting to sign in...
matapampamuphoff on June 18th, 2017 11:42 pm (UTC)
Nooooo!!!! Not exploding elves!
ekuah on June 18th, 2017 08:45 am (UTC)
Maybe a...
... followup story to 'Dark Lady'?
What have happened on the Arrival side of the Multiverse?
How does all that Cometfall Magic and the reduced Arbolia threat affect Arrival?
What happened to Kurt and Liz and their new town in the West Hills?
Being on the doorstep to a dimensional gate with all the possible commerce it must be all the rage.
All the dimensional possibilities (big stores in a little hut, corridors etc.) combined with magical building techniques must turn that city to be a mind boggling sight.
Even Jeramtown with it's corridor to West Hills must have raised in importance.

That story could be a nice playing field, could kept canon easily (it's way back) and would let you stay away from Q and Xen for while.
Bill BeyerBill Beyer on June 18th, 2017 11:04 pm (UTC)
Suggestion
Okay, this idea came from my inner 10 year old, but it won't let go...

How Xen and Eldon bonded with Beer & Football
Chap 1-
Two me are watching the playoff game, with much beer and grunting when...
"this is Tom Brokejaw from the Nearly Biased News corp with exiting news from the New Mexico wilds! A fascinating find of a creature thought to be a myth... a hunter shot the first known jackalope! We'll send this to our corespondent, Shill Whine, the Scientody Dude- Shill, what can you tell us?

Shill: " Well, Tom, this is a truly amazing discovery! Sadly, the first sight was by a hunter who shot it, but we do have the specimen to examine, at least. The first thing we see it that it's eyes have pupils like a goat, and the hunter claimed he shot it for the 'devil eyes'
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Okay, this idea came from my inner 10 year old, but it won't let go...

How Xen and Eldon bonded with Beer & Football
Chap 1-
Two me are watching the playoff game, with much beer and grunting when...
<blink> "this is Tom Brokejaw from the Nearly Biased News corp with exiting news from the New Mexico wilds! A fascinating find of a creature thought to be a myth... a hunter shot the first known jackalope! We'll send this to our corespondent, Shill Whine, the Scientody Dude- Shill, what can you tell us?
<snickering erupts from the couch>
Shill: " Well, Tom, this is a truly amazing discovery! Sadly, the first sight was by a hunter who shot it, but we do have the specimen to examine, at least. The first thing we see it that it's eyes have pupils like a goat, and the hunter claimed he shot it for the 'devil eyes'
<hehehehe... from the couch>
And indeed the eyes are unusual, with red pigment I've never seen before, and horns that look goatlike, and are unusually sharp, but these aren't the strangest thing about this exciting new find. As we look closer, it appears to have developed a secondary sexual characteristic completely unique in the animal kingdom: look under the tail here- there's *purple* fur around the anus!
<<mwahahahah!!!>> <<hehehehe>>
"Purple butts!!!" <hysterical laughter ensues>

Chapter 2
Months/years earlier:
Xen and Eldon walking into a living room dominated with large TV
Eldon: I'm telling you, youll love football, it's the national pastime here!
Xen: Well I'll give it a try, but this canned beer... is that the best they can do?
Eldon: You get used to it... so the game comes on in a hour, so I'll show you another great pastime- channel surfing!
So... many channels were surfed.. and Eldon runs across a 'nature' show on cryptozoology, and stops to laugh...
Eldon: Bigfoot? Ha! What would it eat in northern forests?
<program shifts through mermaids, then to jackalopes...>
Xen: Oooo look at that! You know, I could build one of them!
Eldon: Oh, sure.. <derisively>
Xen: No, really..! Look , I have this purple bunny spell, and well, you know some of Granda's goat spell, remember?
Eldon: I'd rather not remember...
A few more beers, and then came "we can do this!"
By the end of the game, they plotted development and distribution...


<<<and the rest is filler>>><maybe a piece about the EPA going Gonzo on the poor guy who owns the land, because 'endangered species!>


Edited at 2017-06-18 11:08 pm (UTC)
matapampamuphoff on June 18th, 2017 11:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Suggestion
Not to worry, Eldon gets to be a hero RSN and nobody will want to arrest him any more. But the attempt to recruit him for Disco does not go well.