Okay. So this is how I think it will work:
I'm going to start, and I'll write the part where the shunting experiment goes wrong and sends people to another dimension. I'll need profile/bio things for any characters you want included. If you want to write it from your character's perspective later you can as well. It's optional. And then someone else (Ember may have volunteered) will invent the first dimension and do two posts--a first chapter and a brief description of anything she wants to specify about her world. Anything minor that wasn't specifically said about a place can be decided later by whoever's writing at the time. And then people who want to write for the dimension can do so, and we probably need a writing order or people can split up, whatever works. Because it's not just called the Shunting Experiment because it's an experiment that goes wrong in the plot. The entire collab is an experiment, really.
And if any of that sounds like it won't work, or you have a different idea, then comment! I'm open to suggestions and ideas of any kind, and I would love input on this idea.
Also: After the collab has started, I'm leaving the option open for anyone to guest write a dimension without joining the collab, if no one else has a particular idea that time around. Unless anyone has an objection to this.
So, um, I might start like advertising this collab in Blogland, but if I'm really annoying you, you can tell me to shut up.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Thursday, July 25, 2013
...WHICH PROBABLY MEANS IT'LL ACTUALLY HAPPEN AT SOME POINT IN TIME.
I haven't the faintest idea how to run one of these things, though. I mean, I can add authors and yeah, play with the font, formatting, etc., but as far as the actual logistics behind it..like getting people interested, getting the working together bits to work out okay, and all those little details like that...I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING. How exciting!
Copy-and-pasted idea summary from my blog:
Then, everyone could take turns coming up with a dimension. Like, anything. One person would set the stage and specify anything important they wanted to have in their dimension and then anyone else who wanted to try would have a turn and then we'd all be automatically shunted to another dimension. If the characters split up, they wouldn't necessarily appear in the same place in the next dimension, so different people can write at once (after the first person has invented the dimension) and if anyone was touching someone when everyone was shunted again, they'd join. And anyone who dies dies.
There can be anything in a dimension, alternate endings with SP characters, (Like Tanith with no remnant! :D or Sanguine being from somewhere other than Texas. That'd be weird, but the whole point of this would be a fun experiment-y thing, so weird is okay)
And that's my idea as it currently exists--subject to changes depending on what people want to do.
And if no one wants to do this, I might write it myself, because it sounds like fun, to me anyway. :-)
BUT PEOPLE READ THAT AND COMMENTED OR TALKED TO ME ABOUT IT. AND NO ONE READS MY BLOG! SO APPARENTLY THERE'S INTEREST IN THE IDEA. SO I GAVE IT A BLOG NOW.
AND THE ANSWER TO EVERY QUESTION IS "I DON'T KNOW."
EXCEPT IF YOU'RE ASKING TO JOIN. THE ANSWER IS YEAH, IF I DON'T LOSE INTEREST IN THE IDEA. FABI CAN BE FLAKY AT TIMES AND FORGETFUL. ALSO SHE GETS BORED REALLY EASILY.