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Post by Lazarus Cane on Aug 29, 2011 4:04:51 GMT -4
Well, I had an idea, and Ash said I should post it here, so here goes:
I think it would be great to have some kind of big thread or timeline for all the major characters' story and character arcs, relationships, and so on. The purpose of this would be to summarize the great story arcs I keep hearing about in the chatbox for example. So there could be summaries of threads in chronological order with links. So we could read a whole character/story arc like chapters of a book. I realize this is what individual thread trackers are for, but the problem with that is each member writes their tracker differently, so there may not be plot summaries for the threads. The second thing is, in an individual tracker, we may not see the big picture - the relationships with other characters, and the plotlines crossing each other.
Of course, this is just an idea, so I don't have details. But we could discuss it here, and maybe Ash'll come and share her own ideas too, since she was the one who said this is possible. Personally, I thought this was too huge to be possible.
Anyway, this is the idea, and thank you, all who read this, for your time (: .
It's a good idea inprinciple but not only would we need someone to go through and work out the time lines for each character's thread, we'd also have to write summaries for those. The way it works we'd have to get one person to set up the main site time line and then everyone else to PM them with their thread summaries, where they fit and how to put them in there.
...It's a good idea though if we get people involved.
This is quite complicated to do, because many side-plots and shit may be lost because of members dropping out. However, it should be possible to do; members like Ash and myself who've been around longer (even though there are plenty who've been around even longer than me, I'm just saying me and Ash from the top of my head) could organize a timeline. But it'd still be up to members to give their its and bits to either so that a proper timeline could be established.
Alright, so time for me to FINALLY post in here. I was going to last night but I accidentally passed out at the desk before getting the chance. HERE GOES.
I really do love this idea, as I said, because it would help so many people understand the main characters and what each of them have been through. When you think about it, if we waned to make Plagued a novel we would have to do something like this anyways, because there's just so much shit going on that it's not even possible to keep track of it all. (Unless you're Jasper who reads every post on this board.) In any case, when Cane suggested it last night I told him "Luckily Plagued has someone who is such a Plagued groupie that she has the time and is willing to put in the effort to do something as time-consuming and tedious as this." Or.. something like that.
In any case, I agreed to do it. I can't do ALL of it on my own because I would need conformations from each member telling me that I didn't screw up their side of the story, and I would need a lot of time to put aside and READ threads that don't have summaries. (Or I could just ask Jasper who reads ridiculously fast or has already read those threads over.) Or hell, just ask the people who WROTE the threads even. In any case, love the idea, and I'm all for it.
Nobody seems to really understand just how much free time I have. @_@;
Post by Lazarus Cane on Aug 31, 2011 7:05:29 GMT -4
Yeah, this is why I didn't think to post this idea, and I can see we pretty much all agree with this - it's cool, but so massive. I myself couldn't do it. I wouldn't know where to start. As Ash said someone has to read all threads for starters. But if somebody wants to get this going, tell me/us how to help.
I think chances are I'm going to do it as a collective timeline. Kinda like.. months and such. So going month by month I'd explain where each character is or what they're doing. Who they've seen, and what the major events are and arcs that transpired in that time. You know say, for example, in all of those Shakespeare plays there would be a chapter summary at the end of each part. I'll try something like that, perhaps.
I'm still working out the proper way to organize it so it's not confusing as hell. xD