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message 1: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
Discuss ideas for the group book here.


message 2: by Shelby (new)

Shelby What if this might sound silly but what if it was the life of house elf's the ones that clean houses and grow crops at night it was how they get ready and how they clean and it would be like a day in the life of a house elf


message 3: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
That's an interesting idea. We'll have to see what people think. I think from previous discussions I've had with other members the idea was for ancient Greece, but nothing has been set in stone.


message 4: by Shelby (new)

Shelby What if it was like a mom book where we would answer question about how we think our moms life's are and if we can't wait to be a mom /dad or if we don't want to be one

That one does seem a little weird


message 5: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
I personally wouldn't care to write about that topic. Here's my idea for how we should decide things. Anyone with an idea for setting and time period can post it here; then we all take a vote on which we think is best. My idea is ancient Greece with gods and heroes and cyclopes and such.


The Mighty Katara I like the ancient Greece idea as well. I just don't want any vamps or werewolves, cause they're lame.


ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Supernatural Freak} (Taggerung) | 112 comments Mod
I think y'all know what I would prefer. And ditto on the lame-o wolves and vamps.


message 8: by Izz_insane (new)

Izz_insane (Bronwynzavala23) | 2 comments The Mighty Katara wrote: "I like the ancient Greece idea as well. I just don't want any vamps or werewolves, cause they're lame."

I agree with that because they are so overdone these days.


The Mighty Katara They are very overdone.


message 10: by Izz_insane (new)

Izz_insane (Bronwynzavala23) | 2 comments Yes they are and that makes it very boring.


message 11: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
Ok, guys I'm going to put up an idea poll to vote on soon, so if you have any ideas for the setting now is the time to say.


message 12: by Taliah (new)

Taliah Lagons | 31 comments What about a ghost story? Like, a haunted house or school... a person that sees ghosts and finds a group of people who share the gift... maybe a family whose life is being made hell by a malevolent spirt...


message 13: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington (thewritestuff) I like the idea about writing a tale set in Ancient Greece. You can weave a lot of mythology into that.


message 14: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
Hey, guys, I posted a poll so we a can all vote on what we think should be the premise for our book. Feel free to vote for your own idea if you wish.


message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

What about a book about a bunch of kids at a school for special people (special meaning academically challenged or academically forward).


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

What about a story about human trafficking? Teens that have been sold to an wealthy landowner and who have to work for him, like slaves. We could base it in the Victorian Age, and have several teen characters. They could rise up and fight there way out of their enslavement. But this would be a complete secret, they would be children who were kidnapped. And what if the landowner was like psychotic, he could be nice and then really twisted. He could even have a son/ daughter that falls in love with one of the slaves....


message 17: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
Baylor wrote: "What about a story about human trafficking? Teens that have been sold to an wealthy landowner and who have to work for him, like slaves. We could base it in the Victorian Age, and have several teen..."

That's actually a pretty cool idea. We currently have a poll up to vote on ideas. If you want to do this you can go vote on "Something Else."


ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Supernatural Freak} (Taggerung) | 112 comments Mod
I agree, that's a cool idea too :)


The Mighty Katara That's a very cool idea, Baylor. It's definitely something I might be interested in writing.


message 20: by Taliah (new)

Taliah Lagons | 31 comments From the polls, it looks like were doing two points of veiw on something based in ancient greece. They had slaves in Greece, didn't they? So maybe we tie the two ideas in together?


message 21: by [deleted user] (new)

Baylor wrote: "What about a story about human trafficking? Teens that have been sold to an wealthy landowner and who have to work for him, like slaves. We could base it in the Victorian Age, and have several teen..."

That is a cool idea :D


message 22: by [deleted user] (new)

Baylor wrote: "What about a story about human trafficking? Teens that have been sold to an wealthy landowner and who have to work for him, like slaves. We could base it in the Victorian Age, and have several teen..."

That's a pretty sweet idea, I give you props:)


message 23: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
Ok, guys I have some pretty awsome ideas for our novel. Let's see what everyone thinks. First, I'll just fill in those of you who don't know about the Prometheus myth. Ok so in Greek mythology there are the old gods called Titans with Cronus as their king. Anyway, Cronus eats his children as they get born, but his wife deceives him when Zues is about to be born by giving him a stone instead to eat. This allows Zues to escape, come back, free his siblings, and eventually after a 10 year long war defeat the Titans and lock most of them away. One of the main reasons he wins this war (according to the play Prometheus Bound) is that the titan god Prometheus, sick of his fellow titans ignoring his counsel, defects to Zues' side and gives him extremely wise and cunning advice during the course of the war. After the war, Zues wants to wipe out humanity, which are a product of the old regime, and replace them with a new race, but Prometheus intervenes and dissuades him. Then Prometheus, who loves to play tricks and use cunning, tricks Zues into taking the worse portion of meat and gives the better to humans. Furious, Zues banishes mankind from eating at his table and takes away fire from them. Daring Prometheus steals it back and proceeds to teach mankind all the necessities of civilisation (writing, mathematics, house-building etc.) Veangeful and angry, Zues senteces Prometheus to be bounnd by an adamant (an unbreakable metal) stake trough the chest to a cliff and to have a giant bird eat his regenerating liver every day. Hephaustus is forced to carry out this task but is sad to do so. Prometheus is defiant to the very end.

I hope you're still reading this post cause now comes the part where I tie it into our story. Here's my idea. We have this evil cunning centaur, who is labouring to free Lord Prometheus. Prometheus plan will be to unite all of humanity under his tyranny and teach them such advanced technology that they can overthrow the gods. In order free Prometheus, the centaur needs an adamant sword to cut the bonds. The humans have never been able to find or synthesize this metal. But one world-renouned blacksmith is very close, and the centaur will get that adamant by any means. His daughter could be one of the main protagonists (to tie in Taliah's idea) and our other point of view can be a slave (to tie in Livvy and Baylor's idea), maybe even a punished god who has been sent to Earth as a slave. The cool thing about this is that the Prometheus-Zues conflict will be gray, and then we can have other straight-up villians involved in the big mess. Tell me what you think.


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

That sounds awesome (just mentioning, though, that it's Zeus, not Zues)!


The Mighty Katara It does sound cool, although the Zeus thing was driving me crazy the whole time I read it :) But it's a very interesting plot idea.


ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Supernatural Freak} (Taggerung) | 112 comments Mod
great idea! Lol same here, and I think some books might spell it differently, but I've only ever seen it Kronos.


message 27: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
Ah, I can't believe I spelt Zues wrong; You can spell it Cronus though. Anyway, I'm glad people like the idea.


ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Supernatural Freak} (Taggerung) | 112 comments Mod
Dude...ya spelled it wrong...again! XD


message 29: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
Lol, I thought I had fixed it.


message 30: by JazzyJams (new)

JazzyJams | 46 comments Nope... Zeus, not Zues XD


message 31: by JazzyJams (new)

JazzyJams | 46 comments With this Ancient Greece thing, it reminds me of the other group story I've written... It was about a poor, lonely farmer named Marcus (I think...) who broke into his neighbour's basement and discovered a luminescent bottle that had a womanizing Zeus inside XD


ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Supernatural Freak} (Taggerung) | 112 comments Mod
Oh gee willikers, aren't all the male gods womanizers?


message 33: by JazzyJams (new)

JazzyJams | 46 comments ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Lerman Lover} wrote: "Oh gee willikers, aren't all the male gods womanizers?"

Probably, but this one lived in a glowing bottle... Later Marcus the farmer somehow trapped Poseidon in another luminescent bottle and became Poseidon... It was a really stupid story, and it was absolutely hilarious XD


message 34: by ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Supernatural Freak}, Fickle Maiden (last edited Sep 29, 2012 08:50PM) (new)

ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Supernatural Freak} (Taggerung) | 112 comments Mod
I mean really it's like: male god sees mortal woman 'hey how ya doin'?", male god sees female god "hey there", male god sees nymph "come back here baby I love you!" *sound of running feet*

*Shakes head in bewilderment* is that seriously all those dudes did? I know it's not, but it's at minimum 60% of the time


message 35: by JazzyJams (new)

JazzyJams | 46 comments Haha, very true! And when they aren't offending woman everywhere, they're killing things...


message 36: by The Mighty Katara (last edited Sep 29, 2012 11:40PM) (new)

The Mighty Katara ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Lerman Lover} wrote: "Oh gee willikers, aren't all the male gods womanizers?"

Yes, definitely. Well, not Hephaestus. He seems to be pretty decent from certain stories.


message 37: by [deleted user] (new)

The Mighty Katara wrote: "ϮAʛʛⅇℛʊℵʛ {Lerman Lover} wrote: "Oh gee willikers, aren't all the male gods womanizers?"

Yes, definitely. Well, not Hephaestus. He seems to be pretty decent from certain stories."


Well, that's 'cus he wasn't exactly the cutest god ever, if you get my drift.


The Mighty Katara Well, he was lame (literally). He wasn't an Apollo or anything.


message 39: by Taliah (new)

Taliah Lagons | 31 comments A young girl is sentenced to become a slave for a rich merchant. The merchant is known for being (not exactly kind, but not evil) towards his slaves, giving them good food and comfortable sleeping quarters, so she is relieved. However, the Merchant’s son begins to take an interest in her. Not wanting punishment or to be sold to a cruel master, she does not know how to deny him. Enter Artemis! Artemis feels the young girl’s distress and comes to her rescue. She transforms the son into a pig, shoots it through the heart and offers it up to the merchant as a gift (hey, Artemis was known for being brutal, and it was the first thing I thought of).

To expand on her life as a slave, perhaps she had a friend with his/her own problems. Maybe an injury that he has to hide from the merchant to avoid being sold? Maybe an illness – leprosy?


message 40: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington (thewritestuff) Danny wrote: "Ok, guys I have some pretty awsome ideas for our novel. Let's see what everyone thinks. First, I'll just fill in those of you who don't know about the Prometheus myth. Ok so in Greek mythology t..."

I like the sound of that, Prometheus has always interested me as a character. You could introduce other Titans as well perhaps... I reckon with doing that you need to be able to have some sort of priests which Prometheus gives power to (perhaps fire could be some sort of symbol in this case, like the fire he gives them could be immortal power that gives his priests superhuman abilities or so?)


message 41: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
@ Taliah: you have aome interesting ideas, but they don't really tie in with the whole blacksmith's daughter and Prometheus thing. Also, the slave should probably be male to balance out the genders.

@ Jonathan: Good ideas! The centaur I spoke of could work for the priests, who are dedicated to restoring the old gods (specifically Prometheus). Prometheus is a god of prophecy and forsight so maybe he could gift the priests with this. I don't know. Also, because Prometheus taught the humans all the technology they started with, with more time he could teach them even more advanced weopons, maybe ones using fire.


message 42: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington (thewritestuff) Or perhaps his priests could cause others they touch to be disorientated by a vision of their deaths? They could have mastery over fire or gain the ability to regrow body parts like Prometheus could?


message 43: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
I LIKE the idea of the death visions! They could see a little into the future and a little into the past and give other people visions whether true or false. Mastery over fire sounds cool. Not sure about the ability to regenerate body parts.


message 44: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Terrington (thewritestuff) Yeah I've been thinking about that idea for a while, never saw how it could be used. I mean what would you do if you were told 'you will die at such and such a place' would you try and avoid it and accidentally cause your demise? Those fortune seeing priests could manipulate you easily...


message 45: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
Yeah, they could easily manipulate you; they could use this to gain followeres and such. Hey, I have an idea for the centaur. In our book, centaurs can be a once-great but now despised and trecherous race. They can be almost like gypsies. This centaur could want revenge or something.


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

LivvyLu[loves you!] wrote: "Baylor wrote: "What about a story about human trafficking? Teens that have been sold to an wealthy landowner and who have to work for him, like slaves. We could base it in the Victorian Age, and ha..."

Thanks!!!Even if we don't write it I might:)


message 47: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
Hey, Baylor, since we're including your idea for slaves, do you have any ideas for what to do with it and how to tie it in to the rest of the story.


message 48: by Taliah (new)

Taliah Lagons | 31 comments So. There’s a god nailed to the ground with an unbreakable nail. A group of clairvoyant priests send a vengeful centaur blacksmith to create a super-duper cutting tool to rescue him.

Am I missing anything?


message 49: by Danny, Goomba face (new)

Danny | 78 comments Mod
Not really except the centaur isn't the blacksmith.


message 50: by Taliah (new)

Taliah Lagons | 31 comments So how does the Blacksmith come into it? Is he helping the centaur out? Is the centaur trying to stop him?


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