So I have all these idea's all this meaning a philosophy, character's, religious insight, all this thought but one thing gets me. Where do I place these? I thought about the past, the future, the preset and even alternate realities where the timeline that we know has no meaning at all. So what to do, the future has been used many times, and what happens in the future? Robots? MEchs? Earth abandoned? WWIII? What, war is boring and overdone even thought I intend to use it as a catalyst for many thing's. The earth has been abandoned so much that it's cliche even thought I do love the idea. I was thinking about a space colony setting, but where do you fit that in with sword's and magic? The present bores me, just like the world around me, so thats 99% out of the question And there's the past, which lacks that feel im looking for, that excuse for philosophy, that human error and evolution that I want to use. And then there's an alternative universe, where I control all, but how do you create such a thing without over cliche-ing it or bringing it into the reader's eye's without a collective "What is this guy on about???". So anyone wanna help me here? How do I place my story in a timeline, I have so much bursting in my mind screaming to come out, but I need to place it first.(In case you're wondering, the story revolves around the concept of one's soul, immortality, and living despite hopelessness, I loved the Idea that my character relates more to a gynoid and feeds emotions for it so future is very appealing to me, but I could really use some help. Ill try to get some of the story basic's up later when I have some time, but for now which time do you prefer and why?