Because Tigris is a wonderful person who agreed to help me with an original idea! Thank you so much! (And, of course, if anybody else would like to give some input…wink wink hint hint.)
Okay, I can do it this way, no worries about the email. Apologies if this is a bit disjointed.
Ooohh, such wonderful ideas! Thank you so much!
Oh yay! I’m glad you like them!
I am insanely enjoying this conversation right now. You’re so good at this!
Okay, Tumblr is being idiotic and deleting my reponses. I think I figured out a way to make it save. Ergh it is being even more stupid. Sorry for the format, it’s the only way I could get it to work.
Thank you very much! I do this sort of thing all the time in my head, one of the main reasons I never actually get around to writing, actually. Wasn’t sure I was ever any good at it, but I’m really enjoying this conversation, too!
I could see Jason’s dad (does he have a name?) having very conflicted feelings over his son. On the one hand, he loves the only piece of his wife left in this world, yet on the other, he hates the powers that took his wife away from him. All sorts of fodder for Jason’s anger issues. Also, when did Jason’s stepmom come into the picture? Did she help raise him?
So, I’m a bad person. What if the reason that the stepmom can’t have kids is because she was pregnant with her own superchild and she was hurt enough to be rendered infertile, but she had a miscarriage of some sort so that’s why she doesn’t have a kid of her own. In fact…so, what if there was some sort of group for people whose lives have been affected by babies with powers. I could see Jason’s dad joining one, and then he could have met her there and they could have grown closer and heeeeeeey, they have something to bond over and help each other with! I hope you like this idea, because I am insanely proud of it.
You might want to come up with a few theories of where the word comes from. Either that or just don’t mention that its etymology is unknown. I know when I’m reading that one of the most annoying things is to be told that there’s this new term but the author flat out says that they don’t know where it came from. It feels like the author’s being lazy when they do that, and you are not a lazy author and I don’t want anyone to have that impression. I much prefer if the author throws in a new term with clear connotation of what it implies.
I have to say, when I first read the idea about this being an alternative to penitentiary time…I couldn’t help but imagine X-Men/Suicide Squad. It’s up to you, but I’m personally not as crazy about the idea. It’s going to be harder to have the reader personally invested in the missions they’re doing. Same with if you go with them being more like mercenaries. Anything that they run into on the missions, particularly if they run into people they know or find issues connecting to them, are going to be based on statistical probability. Yes, it could happen, but you’ll definitely have to include that they go on missions that aren’t central to the plot. If Jason et al. are the ones deciding what the group does, then I know I’d feel more invested in their goals, and then any characters they come in contact with are either helping or hindering their goals rather than just their mission.
But that’s just my personal take on it. As I said, it’s up to you and what you want to write.
Also, if Jason is sentenced to seeing Bruce and ends up on the team, I’d think he’d need another form of punishment, as well, given that that seems a bit light for his offences, especially when combined with his history and the prejudice of the day.
I would think that prisons would have been made that could contain anoms. Society has known about them long enough that I’d be hard pressed to believe that they didn’t.
Yay! I’m glad you like the idea!
Okay, that’s all I can remember writing up before (and hey, I added a couple of new things). Sorry about that!