First and foremost I do not see myself as a writer. I find that if I were to try to consider myself a writer it could be construed as an insult to the profession. I appreciate the work that others put forth when crafting their pieces and I feel bad for the written language when it becomes a butchered unreadable catastrophe, mainly online forums (outside of this one of course ). Everyone, especially myself, has poor grammar at times and I accept that. I have been browsing the forums here for a few weeks now and I decided I should finally make a post to get involved. I have a few ideas for stories, but one stands out amongst others to be the one that I would want others to be able to experience. My personal goal is to try and find a way to depict the main story, along with it's side plots, in a fashion that would be enjoyable to the recipient. As I don't consider myself to be a writer, or even a storyteller, I have been toiling of how to best get the story across and I have come to the conclusion that it would probably be best to do by using a visual format. The story is one of science fiction in an altered reality. The diversion in history takes place most notably during WWII where the Nazi party loses power prior to June 1941 and Russia became the aggressors rather than Germany. History takes it's new course and the story commences in the 1990s in a Japan that has been disarmed and heavily pacified post-WWII. The story starts with a failed kidnapping of a boy being foiled by two siblings and their father. Who is this boy and why was he attacked? Bear witness to the story as it unfolds revealing the secrets of his saviors, the truth of his past, and the tragedy of his future. I was originally writing it to be a novel, but with my acceptance of the current truth and my appreciation for stories being told through a variety of media, I am developing it to be an animated series with episodes that fit into 30 minute time slots. I have certain beliefs in what should be maintained regarding the story, but I am not pigheaded and stubborn to the point of refusing criticism that could help the story evolve. It is aimed to be a mature rating, PG-13 at the very least, with a pace that is established by the story and the events within rather than an outside influence demanding X + Y = Z for each episode. There are mechs and medical advancements(sometimes procured through less than ethical means) that provide most of the sci-fi genre claim. That is my writing position in a nutshell I suppose. Thanks for taking the time to read this.