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Welcome ladies and gentleman, to the first annual community art project. You may be asking, WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING GANTIC'S BEEN MAKING TONS OF PROJECTS LATELY.

You are right, but here's the thing. The projects here involve individual work. Here, is teamwork and teamwork only.

Our goal: To make a community novel requiring loads of helping hands.

Here are the jobs you can choose from

-Writer- This job requires you to write at least one chapter at a time for the book. You may choose this and another job from the list below.
-Illustrator- Drawing some scenes related to the chapter. They must be GOOD. Show us some of your work before signing up for this one.
-Plot Directors- These people will be the main people who plot out the main events in the story. Everyone will be able to suggest, but these people will have the last say and will contact the writers with their ideas.
-Specialist- This person will be the creator for any miscellaneous items needed in the story. Ex1: There's a band story, you write the songs. Ex2: Two pen pals write letters. You write the letters. Note: You may not get as much jobs as you want, maybe even none, so you may choose this, Writer, and another job
-Editor- Reads over the chapters for spelling and grammar, makes minor changes for misunderstandings.

Rules:

1. Writer's write one chapter at a time. You must state when you are writing. Simply say which chapter you call so nobody ends up writing it too.
2. Writer's may not write until the plot directors have a clear plot for you. You may make only minor changes and add anything you like, but stick the bare plot points.
3. Illustrators can either write black and white or color. Each drawing will be approved by a majority vote by every participant
4. Read the whole story before starting a new chapter. This is not a random make a story thread. It's a serious project

That's all.

So, let's start off by asking for who will participate and maybe get some suggestions for the beginning of our book.

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The country is Firmamentum, simply because it is now Firmamentum.


The province is Firmamentum. I don't have the name for the country. Is that what we're voting for, or are those names for people?
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Not sure if there is still an open writer's spot, but, if there is one there, I'd take it.

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The province is Firmamentum. I don't have the name for the country. Is that what we're voting for, or are those names for people?


We're voting on the names of the cities within the sovereign state of Firmamentum (because we all need support in our lives ^_^)

I was presenting ideas for neighboring provinces/countries/states based off of other flash sites.

-Chillz
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And, on the subject of what names I like out of those.
I'd personally pick A. Variantia.

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Not sure if there is still an open writer's spot, but, if there is one there, I'd take it.


You're welcome to join as a writer! Did you read everything we have so far?

And so far the winning castle name is Variantia. It translates from Latin to "differences" or "diversity" due to all of our varying personalities.

@Chillz, the names runner upped in voting are the outer province names.

Again, what is the country name?
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Variantia seems to be the lead for the name of the Castle, which is appropriate, if we only have one castle. Diversity~~~~~


And I've never played, but Acmed said Dragons and Land feuds, so I said goodies turn bad and baddies get worse. Feel free to say anything else concerning the plot, nothing is set in stone!

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http://i.imgur.com/JMc0j.png

This is the finished map. The country is Obleyn, and the provinces are the runner up names. We have a setting now guys!

Now, onto main characters...

I think there should be 3 or 4 to start with mainly. Each in a different part of the province. They all meet up eventually. I was thinking a low class farmer, a prince, and a warrior. We could add one more. What do you guys think?

And, the war with the dragons. Do you guys want to keep that?

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I think there should be 3 or 4 to start with mainly. Each in a different part of the province. They all meet up eventually. I was thinking a low class farmer, a prince, and a warrior. We could add one more. What do you guys think?


I like these but I also think we should add one with a bit more flexibility in the character development, say maybe, a messenger? Someone who delivers important messages. Actually, now that I think about it, he would have great use in dragging the other three together, or at least a little guidance.

And, the war with the dragons. Do you guys want to keep that?

Sure.
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a messenger?


I think a messenger would be more of a reccuring role, but yes, that is a good way to bring them together. I believe Chillz is writing the first chapter. Does everyone agree on the characters? If so, LEZ NAME DEM!
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I was thinking a low class farmer, a prince, and a warrior


Too cliche. Nobody ever has criminals in these kinds of stories, hunters are rare, bounty hunters and low level officers, competitive marksmen and jousters, all things we could pick from, and much more. I think we should avoid the cliche as best we can.
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I think a messenger would be more of a reccuring role, but yes, that is a good way to bring them together.


The City of Ember tried this for a main character and it kind of fell apart. The book wasn't bad, but you could tell there was a lot more potential. In the beginning they made it so prominent that she become a messenger. It didn't really matter later on; it was inevitable of what was going to happen.

Ah... The stuff I remember from children's books.

Not participating; just a little FYI.
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Well I'm gonna start writing the first bit. Click the link here to check out mah progress and confirm a few ideas.

I think I have a pretty good foundation to write ^_^

-Chillz

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Well I'm gonna start writing the first bit


Not yet, yo. We still don't have characters. Hold the horses at the gate until everyone says go.
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Growl. Alright.

Here's what I've compiled:

Start out with who-gives-one (but not in a ****** way) merc fighting belligerents from the Tekko-Joust Ruins (Video Game thread ruins). His entire camp and team is destroyed, so he decides to find more work in the central castle.

-Chillz

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Start out with who-gives-one (but not in a ****** way) merc fighting belligerents from the Tekko-Joust Ruins (Video Game thread ruins). His entire camp and team is destroyed, so he decides to find more work in the central castle.


Okay. That's a good start to the first chapter. I like it. You can start writing! Go!

Too cliche. Nobody ever has criminals in these kinds of stories, hunters are rare, bounty hunters and low level officers, competitive marksmen and jousters, all things we could pick from, and much more. I think we should avoid the cliche as best we can.


I think we should take it one at a time via chapter, like Chillz just did.
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