Godhood Has Come With Its Drawbacks

Idea: Jacob, a 21 year old college student, has their life turned upside down when a stranger shows up to kill him. Turns out, he’s a new god! The God of Destruction, Death, and Decay to be exact. Having realized this guy has no idea what he’s talking about, Ian, a Godkiller, now sees this once in a lifetime experience of shaping a god to their own perspective. Others, however, see things differently and they now have a battalion of Godkillers out there dead set on killing the supposed God of “everything bad”. Hijinks ensue.

I would like to preface this by saying that I hate names with a passion. So you’ll probably start to see a pattern of only seeing the most generic names possible for everyone. Either that or a random assortment of syllables I came up with to sound fancy. This rule, as you’ve probably noticed extends to titles whereby I try to have them explain their story in the title. Or in the case of Error 500, I thought the name of too many windows open on your computer causing it to crash was a good shorthand for the story.

(Above) Our main characters, (Below) some Godkillers

If you can’t tell, the Godkillers all wear masks over their faces. Some like the aesthetically appeal, others go for more functional. Either way their face can’t be seen. I think it was something to do with Godkiller culture, but I can’t remember. What I can remember is that all Godkillers have special weapons ordain with some magical hoo-hah that allows them to kill a god dead. Ian’s a Mace.

The story would revolve around Jacob coming into his newfound powers and the slow, but dawning, realization that being the God of Death, Destruction, and Decay doesn’t only have it physical ramifications, but intangible ones too. The death of his many friendships. Destruction of his family. And decay of his self worth. Being a “good” god isn’t as simple as not doing bad things. Fated to always hurt the ones closest to him, Jacob becomes unsure of himself. In the end, self-isolation doesn’t solve anything, the falling out of the relationships with his friends was bound to happen, and his family loves him no matter what.

VG Idea #1 – Record Scratch

April 25, 2020

Idea: The game takes pace over three completely different storylines that follow the exact same set of characters (in terms of motivations and arcs). The last one follows a villain who, after being defeated, changes the ending. Altering every other timeline and causing a total eclipse the stories. The villains now are working together, while the heroes are struck ping ponging between their own single existence. The supporting cast of each story is unaware of what is going on. The rest of the game is separate supporting cast members helping the heroine save the day by fixing the timelines themselves.

Paranormal Horror Whodunnit

April 22, 2020

Idea: A game involving a detective agency in the paranormal field. Of sorts. Employees are paid to go to different locations, find out the reasoning behind unnatural phenomenon, and then exorcise whatever may be haunting the place. The company was founded to help ease spirits onto their next life as well as keep the public safe from what lies beyond the veil. However, as of recently, the company has gone under new management and seems to put more emphasis on the “pay” part of the work. Some of the phenomenon can actually be explained by logical deductioning.

Locations and Supernatural Phenomenon Present:

School

  • A school teacher that chases down tardy students on their way to class.
  • A football player that messes with equipment in the locker room and supposedly possesses those that aren’t taking fitness seriously
  • Lunch lady that swore an oath to feed all children. Angry with new lunch payment policies the school has enforced. Not actually harmful. Becomes ally.
  • A child. Just a child. A sad story about accidents and being pushed down some stairs.
  • An art student that writes over student made posters on the with criticisms

Small Lake

  • A murdered women who drags any unruly character into the water and nearly drowns them.
  • A fisherman that pushes others into the water and laughs
  • A giant goldfish
  • A siren living underneath the dock. In love with the tackle shop owner
  • A boat that’s haunted by someone killed by a snake. Stuck in the shallows.

Train

  • Made from part s of an older train that crashed and killed everyone on bored, it’s haunted by several spirits
  • Conductor. Creates a dimension wherein the passenger is transported to a lone car and asked for their ticket. If they don’t have it, they’re trapped within the car forever
  • Wait staff and passengers wait patiently and blankly for their next stop. Interaction with them results in some. unfortunate events

New Journal!

Developing A Video Game

I’m thinking a Witch Simulator of sorts. You play as a small Sprite that goes through the different aspects of being a witch. No plot of any sort. More of a completionist game with different objects to collect, animals to interact with, and recipes to make.

There’ll be different places to go to with different events and people to interact with.

And throughout the lands there will be different kinds of witches that can help you.

This is Adgartha and Herringbone, the Hat Witch and Dress Witch.

You use the stuff you make and learn to help others and sell to neighboring villages.

The running title is Witchery in Making. Of course this only a vague fluffy sense of identity in this game, but I’ll work on it.

Story #3

Setting: A boarding school/testing facility for minors that have suddenly gained supernatural abilities

Introduction:

  • The Main Character (MP) is introduced through different activities of the facility
    • They are nice, caring, loyal to friends, and will to stand up for others (despite having only just met)
  • Introductions to supporting cast:
    • Lie Detector: Has the ability to tell if someone is lying. Not if what they are saying is the truth.
      • Catch: They can’ lie themselves. Lying causes immense pain that has only increased as their pain tolerance increased with it. It’s likely they wouldn’t feel a gunshot wound
    • Mini-Space Manipulation: Can manipulate anything inside of a 5in. cube of space of their choosing.
      • Catch: Can’t manipulate anything they can’t directly see and nothing inside the area can be moving without the manipulators intervention.
    • Emotion Puppet: A person? who’s body is made up entirely of wood. They can control the emotions of anyone and anything they so choose. Cannot control the thoughts or actions of an individual however
      • Catch: They themselves cannot feel emotions. None. They have no motivation in life. No need for self preservation. No want to make friends. No greed, selfishness, anger, happiness. Just empty.
    • Body Manipulator: One of the head guards in charge of keeping everyone in line and safe. They can control every physical function of the human body and warp it to their own ends. If they want to, they can rip the skin off muscle, veins from skin, cells from bone, and keep you alive as long they remember to keep your heart pumping and lunging breathing
      • Catch: To control one part of the body is to control the entire thing. If they mess up and don’t place everything back where it once was or forget to keep blood pumping to a certain area then they’ve ruined a part of someone else’s body without even realizing it.

Story Idea #2 – Boxman

It’s a modern world of magic. Fairies, dragons, orcs and what have you all live in semi realistic harmony with one another and our main character (MP) is your normal everyday mail delivery human. Been working in the field for over 12 years and despite living with the knowledge that they can literally be and do whatever they want with the help of magic, they only know one spell. It’s the only real spell any delivery man needs in this day and age and that’s a spell that makes magical boxes. That’s it. They can make them big, small, long, or tall and even make several move without touching them, but that’s the only spell that they can do. But damn if they’re not the most amazing magical box spell user there is.

One day, while doing what they do best, the MP gets caught up in magical heist shenanigans. Without even realizing it they’ve gotten themselves caught up in the world of magical crime mafias, gladiators, assassins, and cops. Fortunately for the MP a different hardened criminal has gotten entangle with helping them find a way to “deliver” the item that was stolen in the previously mentioned shenanigans.

Gimmick: You can either be average at everything or really amazing at one thing and that’s the MP in a nut shell. Their Box spell can be used as a shield, bridge, weapon, pole, etc. the possibilities are endless. The only reason why they were able to get involved with heisty shenanigans is because of the box abilities. Every single person the MP comes across either underestimates or overthinks their magical abilities and ends up losing the fight because of it.

Studying A Mysterious Black Entity Inside My Apartment: Video Series

April 15, 2020

Idea: Some strange and unexplainable occurrences have been going on in the apartment Main Character(MP) has moved into. Cabinets opening and closing. Mugs flying off tables. Flickering lights. None of these things have deterred the MP from living here, they only wish they could record evidence of these phenomena without worried about being called fake. Well one day, this formally invisible entity, becomes a full blown apparition. Thus starts a video docu. series noting all the strange things about this entity living inside MP’s apartment.

Entity: The mysterious black entity, dubbed “Buddy” by MP, is a shadow being with no distinct shape other than fuzzy and vaguely ovular. It cannot speak other than through angry hissing/growling. Most and all communication is done through actions only. The camera, or at least in the MP’s line of site, should never sees it move. When the entity moves it should be like a jump scare: The camera looks away and turns back to see the entity in front of them.

Perspective: This story should be told from a first person perspective of only showing the audience what the camera sees. Any and all knowledge about this world relayed to audience by what can be observed, assumed, and told by the MP. What is known about the world and the MP should be severely limited to the confines of the apartment. There is NO explanation about the what/how/why of the MP or the entity. The story is only their interactions with one another.

Story Idea #1 – Change the Ending

An action-fantasy episodic series about your average good verses evil. Magic is used. Destinies are fulfilled. And the Main Protagonist(MP) is just some flimsy human that has no business being a part of any of it. They’re only here because they’re best friends with the real hero, who needs so much love and support holy shit is this destiny crap hard. The story gimmick is that the MP writes in journals about the every goings ons of their best friends adventures. Kinda like a scribe.

At the supposed season finally of the series, the evil is defeated. Everything is amazing! The people are saved. The MP has a love interest now. Best friend has fulfilled their destiny. It’s all great. Except, right as the episode is about to end it PAUSES. and a laugh is heard. That’s how the episode ends.

Next episode, it begins exactly like the previous one. The whole “Last time on [blah blah blah] we-“. Wherever, whatever crucial moment that changed the course the entire battle, the episode PAUSES at and the Evil Villain(EV) enters into frame. The whole world is PAUSED and in the EV’s hand is the magic McGuffin allowing this to happen.

EV looks terrible. The fight that had occurred in the “previous” episode had obviously done a number on them and the look angry. No. Enraged. Pure, unadulterated, rage. They use their time-traveling-stopping magical McGuffin to change how the battle went. With, for starters killing the MP. Then of course killing their previous self. Multiverse theory’s a bitch. After they’ve done their dirty work they destroy the Mcguffin and time presses PLAY.

[Last time on blah blah blah] [we let me die] shows the mourning [wait. that isn’t how it happened] everyone being slaughtered [that isn’t how it was supposed to happen] EV has claimed the world as their own [it’s not supposed to be like this. it’s not supposed to. its not. its not. it]

STOP

cut to the MP becoming hysterical at their writing desk. The love interest steps in and asks if they’re alright.

  • “I’m fine. Just got to that part again.”
  • “You need me to stay?”
  • “No. no. This is helping helping me. Helps me stay centered.”
  • “Okay. I’ll be in with the others”
  • *smooch on head*

MP continues reading.


Error 500: Movie Unknown

April 15, 2020

Idea: A whole bunch of movies crash together and begin to destroy one another from the inside out. Four different protagonists from four different movies must band together to find out what caused this to happen and save their movies before there’s nothing to go back to.

Index

  • RP – Romance Protagonist
  • AP – Action Protagonist
  • HP – Horror Protagonist
  • CP – Comedy Protagonist
  • OGHP – Original Horror Protags.
  • HPV – Horror Villain

Introductions:

Romance

  • The wedding. Everyone’s smiling, some crying. The bride is given a knowing smile by a woman in the front row.
  • “You may now kiss the bride.”
  • BWAH!
  • Shit hits the fan! Alien monsters start attacking people. The groom gets abducted. Bride runs out of church and looks on in horror

*RP was once a down-to-earth librarian. Although a little shy her fiancé help push her out of her comfort zone and showed her how great the outside world is in comparison to her books. She is now forced to save her should-be husband from whatever took him.


Action

  • AP is kicking alien ass. Punching through throats, tearing heads, explosions!
  • BWAH!
  • Shit hits more fans? AP looks on in curiosity as the sky warps vertically

*AP is just done with the apocalypse. Been there, currently doing that. Their world sucks. Everyones dead or brainwashed. The only reason why they keep fighting is that there’s an alien dictatorship hellbent on taking over the galaxy and no one else is going to stop them. AP is just here to keep their respective universe safe from harms way.

Horror

  • A group of ragged survivors are running from something big, loud, and not far behind. One person trips and falls
  • “Leave him! he’ll only slow us down.”
  • BWAH!
  • Just as the lone HP is about to be crushed by the monster:
  • Statically warped building begin to appear all around. The OGHP’s are either decimated by aliens or forcibly engrained into a sudden building. The monster becomes separated from the only surviving HP.
  • HP is freaked out. Now in an alleyway, They walk to the main street.

*HP is a play on the Black Guy always dies in a horror film. He was the one that was supposed to die in the film not his compatriots. He has no name. No backstory. Not even a character motivation. Worse of all, he’s awful at running.


Comedy

  • Appears to have tripped and stands up. They look rather bewildered

  • The quadrio are now staring at each other.
  • “uhhhh…..”
  • TITLE CARD

Writing Journal

I’ll be starting less of a writing journal and more of a place that hold all of my different ideas. Or maybe they’re the same thing. They don’t feel like the same thing. Whatever. I just need a more permanently secure place for these ideas. I love more than the next guy, but in terms of longevity. They kinda have some ground to cover. I’ll also put down my thoughts on writing and some haphazard ideas that come to me.