The story I'm working on now was inspired by this picture (and others by the same artist.) I came up with the idea of a world were everything is super over the top cutesy and eccentric, while also having a very gritty and violent story line. Since then the story has transformed into a much more realistic story, there's still magic, but besides the magic wielders everything is just like our world. (In fact it is our world.) Looking back on the story I'm making I kind of miss it's crazy roots, and still want to use the idea, but then I realized that there's pretty much no way to write the story in a novel like format. I felt it would be to hard to describe everyone crazy attire in detail while keeping it a fast paced shoot em' up type story. I told someone in the writers club I just joined about my stories origins and I told him that I think that in order to make it good, it would have to be a TV show or a graphic novel. He competently agreed with me and told me "You're going to have to wait until you meet an artist, or have lots of money laying around." The question is do you agree with us two? Is there really concepts that don't work well with just long form writing?