Need Help...

Have a great idea you want to kick around? Let's hear about it!

Moderator: Bmat

Post Reply
User avatar
JGC137
New User
New User
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:13 am
Location: Fort Lauderdale

Need Help...

Post by JGC137 »

Ok, you are a powerful vampire. You want to see a human girl's worth. How do u test her usefulness for her to stay alive? :roll:
J.G.C. - 'love & hate, too close'

User avatar
Ariel
Resident Author
Resident Author
Posts: 9530
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:05 pm
Location: Rhode Island,U.S.A

Re: Need Help...

Post by Ariel »

Test her loyalty and her ability to keep secrets.

User avatar
Bmat
Super Moderator
Super Moderator
Posts: 5909
Joined: Tue Apr 05, 2005 5:31 pm
Location: East coast US

Re: Need Help...

Post by Bmat »

By how quickly her body can renew its blood supply?

User avatar
JGC137
New User
New User
Posts: 22
Joined: Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:13 am
Location: Fort Lauderdale

Re: Need Help...

Post by JGC137 »

I need something more.. risky? Mind text or physical test, something.... :?
J.G.C. - 'love & hate, too close'

User avatar
Starfire
Site Regular
Site Regular
Posts: 390
Joined: Tue May 24, 2005 10:21 am
Location: USA

Re: Need Help...

Post by Starfire »

How bout a test of courage. It would help to know more about this girl. Does she have any special abilities. Maybe she is a ranger to protect the world from vampires or at least finding out about them. Maybe she has metaphysical gifts that would be crushed if she were made a vampire. This may be out in left field, but some thing like psychic surgery. She has the special ability to channel healer and shaman of the past and use their gifts to cure physical illness and spiritual attack (Soul retrieval for example.) Making her a soul sucking vampire could ruin her gift or something.

Like I said out there. It never hurts to get a little crazy with ideals and then real them back in.

User avatar
Spiderkeg
Site Regular
Site Regular
Posts: 320
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:37 am
Location: Southern Maryland, United States
Contact:

Re: Need Help...

Post by Spiderkeg »

Uh, well, I'd like a bit more information... such as "usefulness" in what way? To feed or to turn, to make into a submissive slave, breeding, what?

If you're thinking in terms of loyalty, mental usefulness, then this is very subjective based on a person's willpower and ability to be brainwashed into servitude.

If you're thinking physiology, I'd go with blood and taste. The sweeter the blood, the more <insert adjective> the person is. Someone with sweeter blood could be a human with purer genetics and higher stock.

Considering that taste includes Sour, Sweet, Salty, and Bitter... there's a large range to define how and why someone tastes the way they do.

User avatar
Starfire
Site Regular
Site Regular
Posts: 390
Joined: Tue May 24, 2005 10:21 am
Location: USA

Re: Need Help...

Post by Starfire »

I get the idea that you must write some twisted stuff.

User avatar
Spiderkeg
Site Regular
Site Regular
Posts: 320
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:37 am
Location: Southern Maryland, United States
Contact:

Re: Need Help...

Post by Spiderkeg »

Starfire wrote:I get the idea that you must write some twisted stuff.
Me?

User avatar
Starfire
Site Regular
Site Regular
Posts: 390
Joined: Tue May 24, 2005 10:21 am
Location: USA

Re: Need Help...

Post by Starfire »

Yeah.

You didn't think I meant Ariel, that mistress of fairy dust.

User avatar
Spiderkeg
Site Regular
Site Regular
Posts: 320
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 9:37 am
Location: Southern Maryland, United States
Contact:

Re: Need Help...

Post by Spiderkeg »

Starfire wrote:Yeah.

You didn't think I meant Ariel, that mistress of fairy dust.
Hee hee. You could have meant Ariel.

I just take a practical approach to solving literary problems. Rather than first relying on some mystic or magic answer, I try to roll back to basic ideas. In this case, dealing with vampires, I figured a biological determining factor could be the easiest solution.

I don't think I write twisted material, just unusual or different. I don't readily aim for twisted. I have one character who has his eyes sewn shut so that he may walk the dream, although I suppose plucking out one's eyes would be considered pretty twisted.

Post Reply