Hello. And if you are reading this, welcome. You have all chosen to join Dead Reaping, a new joint-story that we will write as a team.
As a team.
This is the idea that I had in my head, but of course if someone wants to add something or take it away etc then feel free to have a suggestion. Everyone's voice will be heard.
Your story has a bad guy, right? Someone who causes mass destruction and is eventually beaten, in a very dramatic and expert way. I have had several. Ytol Heas, Durham Laslit and currently The Dark Shadow who will be featuring in my fanfiction, which I have not yet written.
But, what if the bad guys came back to life? What if they joined forces? What if they decided it was a good idea to take revenge on those who had beaten them? What if the entire world was in jeopardy and it was time, for the people who defeated them the first time, to stand up and fight for their lives?
However, teamwork would be the key factor. I know my villains are exceptionally powerful, able to destroy a building at a wave of a hand. So, of course, no one would be able to indivudally try and destroy numerous people of this strength. No one would be able to, by themselves, take on their army of evil mages who are all hell-bent on destruction.
So, of course, teamwork would be the only option. Even if our characters don't exactly get along, they would have to work together to be able to succeed. And, as a team, we would have to meet up. We would have to discuss what our plans were. We would work in small groups. We would have to plan things.
So why not write it as a story itself?
I was thinking, every 2 weeks we'd go on to a specific post and talk about what our plans would be, and reply etc as our character. We would have to talk about recent things that had happened, and the future plans for trying to take the army of villains down. And if there were other characters we wanted to use apart from the ones we've named our taken names after, we'd be able to use them too.
Then we could vote for someone who would write up the discussions in a story form. The person couldn't be chosen more than twice in a row, so everyone would get a turn. They would write up the discussion and post it as a story, so it could work as a meeting of our characters to discuss what they were going to do.
And, by nature, we would have to split off into smaller groups. If you wanted to partner with someone, you'd have to ask them and write about the same thing, just from a different perspective. So if, for example, your character and that of your friends' was going to target a specific person and team up to do so, both of you would have to write about the experience but saying how your character specifically reacted. How he/she felt.
These are just ideas, and it'd be great to hear some of yours. I will do several other posts where we decide on the people involved, as this post is just for general ideas and what the storyline will actually be about, in general. So next post, we the list of our characters we want to use. The post after that, villains. Then we can sort out groups, if people want to do that.
Then we start writing.
As for the rules, I'm trying to keep them as relaxed as possible. So, basically, if you want to add swear words into your story, make sure you put ***s between the first and last letters. And don't do anything with a character the owner doesn't want you to.
And also, be nice.
Welcome, Dead Reapers.