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Are prophecy dreams useful?

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  1. ANT (Bar YOSEF)
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    Prophetic dreams

    Discussion in 'Plot Development' started by ANT (Bar YOSEF), Dec 22, 2007.

    Is it cliched to feature a prophetic dream in a story or can it be useful still? In a new project im working on, the Supreme one sends warnings to the hero and i wanted it to stay cheeseless.
     
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    I'm not against them, maybe because I have had such dreams myself, but since this is a fantasy novel, why not? Though, I'd suggest that if you can go on without them it's better. Or a vision, rather than a dream. Even if you use a dream, not more than once or twice. (Or base your novel off prophetic dreams). Hope I helped.
     
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    Cheers- this new project is fantasy, about 2 saviours sent to free their people. They are twins who were separated due to a slaughter of children. One is a warrior and one is a peace loving prophet. The vision was of the mission revealed to the warrior.
     
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    I hope you end up happy with that ;).
     
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    Its hard though as lots of different plots and subplots are intersecting, making it confusing.
     
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    Just keep a track of the plots, and how are they interlinked, and you should be fine.
     
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    Why not? ^-^
     
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    Anyone any suggestions for the name i could use for the supreme one- i looked at hebrew and the titles ADONAI and ELOHIM sprang out but could i use them in a fantasy novel?
     
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    I wouldn't suggest it, mainly because people might get angry.

    Maybe you could switch the names around, like Adonai could be Ianoda!

    ^-^;
     
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    or elohim could be il'ohem
     
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    im thinkin of using the hebrew language as the language of the kepha tribes and they belive in one God.
     
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    Exactly! ^-^
     
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    First off, go for the prophetic dreams, but don't make it obvious. Keep the prophetic-ness to a minimum- symbolism can work wonders. As for the name of the god of the world, I'd keep away from it. Leaving something unnamed tends to make it seem more important/ dangerous (Voldemort for an obvious example), and if you're going to name him/her/it you're probably going to have to figure out the rest of the mythology. My suggestion- pick out something like 'the great one' or 'the lord' or 'tallest' (small invader zim joke there). Good luck.
     
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    I love Invader Zim! :D
     
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    Man. Say that stuff in a PM if you REALLY REALLY NEED TO. Don't block up threads with half-line posts like that. It's annoying.
     
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    Sorry...
     
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    Could the prophecy involve an actual depiction of events or symbols, or prople the charcter knows saying cryptic passages.
     
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    It can be anything you want it to be. It just depends on how your write it. :)
     
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    Invader Zim FTW.
     
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    I'm all for using dreams in writing, if, and it's a big IF, they're left vague as hell.
    As for the Names of God: http://www.ldolphin.org/Names.html. Although, I know little of Islamic names for God.
     

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