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    Your Plot in a Nutshell

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    Quick! Summary of your plot, go!
     
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    How long? A sentence? Three? A whole Wikipedia-esque synopsis of all key points? What are we talking about here?
     
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    Anything you feel like. A sentence, a paragraph, heck, write the whole darn thing if you want.
     
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    Okay. Oscar is a playwright of moderate and rising fame, Luke is a fan. They meet at the gym where Luke works. Luke's narration reveals he has a crush on Oscar, they start dating after a week or so. Along the way of their relationship developing, they get involved in stuff happening around them. Some of the personal dramas, good and bad, of friends, family and colleagues. There's a bunch of stuff with homophobia, religion vs atheism, other people's relationship successes, personality conflicts, old history, and more. And eventually, stuff kind-of-mostly works out. The end. Ding! :)
     
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    Err, ok, let me think...

    John Smith meets Goth girl, they bond by weird means, and they have grandchildren who wear dog collars.

    That was the first thing that came to mind.
     
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    What book is that? And what's it called? I am confuzzled.
     
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    I thought you were asking us about a plot we were working on.
     
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    He is. And I want to know what you one is. It's sounds interesting but weird. Hence, I am confuzzled. (Confused/dazzled).
     
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    It's just something that came off the top of my head.
     
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    So you're not actually writing it?
     
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    No.
     
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    Aww.
     
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    Six dwarfs, a prostitute, and a wayward wizard struggle with their personal sexual dysfunctions. If they aren't impotent or have Oedipus complexes, then it's a strange proclivity toward sea creatures (not that the wizard's sexual preferences matter.) The only ones who lack a dysfunction are gay and I'm left to wonder if we'll ever get that prostitute pregnant!
     
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    Uum, okay. I didn't realize you're story was that weird. Unless this is a different story from the one I know?
     
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    I was inspired by the "describe a book badly" post!
    Why just massacre other peoples work when you can really mess with your own? LOL
     
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    Super Soldier created by a malevolent xenophobic military corporation becomes a turncoat whilst a new plague spreads across the galaxy causing chaos.
     
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    Can I do more than one?
     
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    Of course.
     
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    Stand up for the truth, don't cower and hide!
     
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    First thing I thought of after reading that was a Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs porn parody.

    My WIP involves a climate changed damaged Earth, a politician working on a government project to fix the problem and global the politics that surround who will be allowed to survive (the who in question referring to which religious groups, racial groups, etc will be represented).
     
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    A guy that worships the local cthulu investigates the murder of nobleman. Hijinks ensue.
     
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    Think of your usual YA kid-detective story. Put it in a fantasy realm. Kid is an orphan who is blind and has a neurological disorder.

    That's my story in a nutshell.
     
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    God of death is imprisioned after murdering the most powerful dragons on the planet. Guess what happens if you free him a hundred years later after killing his followers and disposing of the gods which once managed to capture him...
     
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    An elaborate song and dance number?
     
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    First contact. Parasites are bad. Especially big ones that can wipe out a civilization, given enough time. Better whip out a dozen or so friendly neighborhood shapeshifters to take care of it. Merry chaos ensues when you find these shifties have been hiding among us for 15 odd years....

    ur...wtf?
     
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