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Tell me about a dream project of yours (Within the world of writing)

Discussion in 'Writing Discussions' started by Ban, Oct 15, 2020 at 5:19 PM.

  1. Ban

    Ban Sir Laserface Article Team

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    As the title says, tell me about a dream project of yours, something truly fun and ambitious. I'm not talking about finishing your next book, or attending a writing convention, or any other typical thing any bog-standard writer already wants. Use your creativity. If right now the doors of the world opened to you, what project would you want to work on?

    I would love to one day "write" the narrative of a dark ride in the Efteling. It sounds like a ton of fun to come up with a journey for visitors to take, revealing the story and world you want to sell them through animatronics and pretty environments. There's something magical about the idea of people being able to physically experience your work, and then decades later taking their kids with them to enjoy the exact same work.

    For those who are unaware, the Efteling is the Netherlands' largest theme park created in the 1950s. According to legend it helped inspire Walt Diney's Disneyland. Over the decades the Efteling has become a rite of passage for folks born in the Netherlands. And for good reason I'd say. It is a wonderfully fantastic place and if you love the thematic aspect of theme parks, I recommend a visit.

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    So what is your dream project?
     
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  2. Svrtnsse

    Svrtnsse Staff Article Team

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    I'd like to write the main story for an MMO based on my own setting and creations.
     
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  3. Ban

    Ban Sir Laserface Article Team

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    That sounds like a ton of fun.
     
  4. Svrtnsse

    Svrtnsse Staff Article Team

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    One thing about it, that's not necessarily relevant to the story itself, is that with an MMO there's plenty of opportunity to show off all of the little details of world building that never finds their way into a novel. And there are a tons of little subplots that can be told in parallel without having to worry about confusing readers.
     
  5. joshua mcdermott

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    i used to write for MUDs-- it is a lot of fun. I am sure you could set up an easy virtual MUD using lpc and sketch out the world - then if you ever got backers for doing the graphics... you would have the bones.
     
  6. joshua mcdermott

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    My dream at the moment is to turn one of my more mythic stories into a webcomic. problem is that while I am ok at backgrounds and storyboarding and layout, not so good at characters. so now exploring options with someone else to do that part! heh.
     
  7. Kasper Hviid

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    I would create a AAA quality recreation of the Crystal Palace in Virtual Reality.

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    EDIT: Oh, sorry, somehow I missed that you said "within the world of writing"
     
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  8. I'd like to turn my books into an animated series. Preferably an anime-style one.
     
  9. Svrtnsse

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    Oh, yes, me too. :D
     
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  10. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    I could be here all day answering this question. That's not a joke or exaggeration. I have ideas for everything from a board game, to an RPG, to video games, to a webcomic, to a superhero universe, and that barely scratches the surface.

    Let's go with, err.... okay, I'll do the "big pipe dreams" for my Smughitter series.

    Buried in the background history I have a premise for a movie trilogy set three hundred years prior, where the region in the story was established. It starts off with a powerful fairy queen who kind of breaks bad and it leads to a massive war. There's a lot of magic, personal drama, and big characters. The deep history in this setting is all towards being cinematic, including the fall of Kax Helyis and the second tragedy of the Seelie Court.

    Also buried in the story: The starting point for a video game. I'm deliberately creating the world to be filled with potential micro conflicts, with puzzles and enemies and dungeons everywhere. The idea is that a video game might begin and pick things up after book 5, set up to resolve all those little conflicts. An example of this is the fairy stone sites that have been seized by militia-type groups known as the Wantonlings, and given names like Hussy Stage and the Pissing Stone. Those are relevant to understanding the characters' history and pain, but they're not going to be reclaimed during the books. They're conflict sites for a video game.

    And, err, one more: A TV series would be designed to follow a group of characters as they join the Anjana fairies and leave the region to explore the rest of the continent in search of seelie magic that may have materialized elsewhere... There's also room for an animated show maybe in a school that goes back to the bare-bones starting idea of my story, and involves a fairy character pulling small magical pranks on people in exchange for a bit of cash. And, uhhh, maybe a darker short series about a hob that has just woken up, alone, in a small town, and starts wrestling with its urge to torture everyone.
     
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  11. Writing a quest (or The Quest) for a video game would be heaps of fun. I love gaming and it would be amazing to see my story come to life. The same would go with writing for the Efteling. I love visiting the Efteling and seeing a story in real life would be epic. (In case anyone from the Efteling is reading, pick me, pick me! Not Ban. Me!... ;) ).

    But to add one of my own, I would love to do a cameo in a movie based on one of my novels. Not that I have dreams of being a movie star. But it just sounds like a really fun experience. And it would be great to point at the screen in a random scene and go "See that third orc on the left there, the really ugly one? That's me!"
     
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  12. Miles Lacey

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    I'd like to see my work in progress turned into a gritty black and white crime noir style movie where I play the villain when it's completed.

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