O.O you nailed the second part on the dot. I want the crystals to force the Eldritch's influence upon the host to an extent and also you nailed the crystals acting as weeds. I love that past post so much :D and I feel like you would be great at helping me brainstorm. I was thinking of naming the story/RP "Vega" and if you do astronomy research, Vega is an actual star and I was going to build a solar system around it. I was having trouble if I should set the story on the solar system of Vega or on our own solar system and if Vega is the case, then I want to discard the dates I used and create original histories. But regardless what us you input on the story in general and also just a more detailed input?
Hmm. The viral crystals coming from a meteor sort of reminds me of the Command and Conquer series, so perhaps the Eldritch Abomination is similar to the Scrin. Specifically, perhaps the spreading crystalization is the horror's nourishment. The crystals are like the weeds of its world, spreading uncontrollably and choking the world if left unchecked. When the planet is fully enveloped, it fully awakens and begins its feast, the crystals so vast by now that the planet is literally falling apart at the seams. The beast then dips back into hibernation upon a crumbling shard of the planet and patiently waits for it to land upon another planet to sow crystals on. The mental symptoms of infection could be the monster extending its influence over the infectee, perhaps telepathically keeping tabs on the extension of the crystal's spread. The strength of the monster's hold is weak at first, due to the minimal crystals there to resonate with it. But the more the crystals spread, the stronger the monster's grip is, eventually becoming too powerful for the host to throw off. The granted power from those that survive and shake free is actually the fragment of power left behind by the monster, sort of like a beesting, just because the bee is no longer latched onto you doesn't mean the stinger is no longer lodged in your body. The former host's body as adapted and accepted it as a new aspect, and the crystals can no longer harm the former host because they mistake it as the beast.
I've heard of AT4W but the creator's background scared me off as I felt that it wouldn't be serious.
XD and I thought that I was the only one that felt that way bout Visual Novels. I don't know why, I mean people say sex sells but I wouldn't mind it if it wasn't so unworldly or just there for some person with an odd tentacle fetish or something outlandish.
Here is my long half-unorganized plot:
The year is 2137, 50 years after all previously established civilizations collapsed. Many people suffer from a disease, Crysol, that causes crystals to form over the afflicted and spread as the virus reaches advanced stages. As the crystals spread, the host's body is rendered significantly useless and immobile. The disease has 4 stages.
1st stage: It has a 50/50 chance of being benign. The inflicted suffer from dizzy spells or delusions. They are capable of most movement tough the afflicted area is significantly weaker and easily strained. Crystals have begun to form in a concentrated area although contained in one area.
2nd stage: The infected suffer symtoms of schizophrenia and tend to suffer from "visions" and hearing voices. This stage is the last stage that is possible to entirely treat the disease. Crystals maybe become more concentrated in the infected area or the infection might spread to other limbs.
3rd stage: Although not entirely immobile, their senses may become morphed and distorted as they begin to suffer from memory loss.
4th stage: vital organs begin to shut down. Usually 90% of the body has been rendered immobile. This stage is commonly fatal and infected will often die unless put under proper treatment.
The disease is not contagious by contact, although if a crystal manages to breach a persons body, there is a chance they will catch the disease.
There are those who survived the first stage of the disease and and also those who gained a immunity to the disease, known as The Outcasts, and respectively outcasts from society due to gaining abnormal abitlities consisting of being physically stronger, durable, and advanced reflexes and some gained unique abilities such as flight, advanced intelligence and various others.
Maybe people, Outcasts and infected, have attempted to blend into noarmal society. Both have been discriminated by society, Outcasts more than infected. Outcasts became bandits , some bold enough to raid towns. Soon mercenaries to counter bandits arose, although significantly outnumbered by the thieves.
The cause of the disease is possibly from a foreign, planetoid about a third the size of the moon as it was the immediate cause of the collapse of society. Crystals similar to the ones formed from the disease have been found on the surface of the planetoid. The climate change/planetoid crashing into the planet was be the immediate cause of the collapse although civilazation was already on that route then soon race/nationality by location was be hard to determine and certain parts of the planet became overrun by either "wilderness", crystalized areas growing from out the crash site, and also wasteland-like areas between cities.
That is all I have for now but I wanted to have an Elderich Abomination on the planetoid that crashed.
Haha, thank you, I tried to make it something workable, though I've never changed them up before now. I've got a lot on my plate at the moment, so I might not be all that much help, but I can still take a look at your ideas if you want. I don't think I could co-GM for you, at least not right now, but I'd still be willing to help.
And yeah, I figured there'd be at least one H scene that's pretty nasty. I think any H visual novel has one of those. I haven't played many but I can certainly pick out a few in MGQ that I'd be happy to never see again.
(Also, my favourite Eldritch Abomination that I've seen in anything has to be The Entity from Atop The Fourth Wall, if you've seen that. If you haven't I won't spoil anything else, I'll just insist you see it.)
That philosophy is so weird but I love it nonetheless. I sorta want to know if you want to help me with the RP concept that I've been working on for a few weeks since it isn't much. It isn't a horror but more of an post-apocalypse story. If you are interested, I could inform you more about it, since I have been looking for someone who I can brainstorm with since you are familiar with Eldritch abominations. If I see you are keen on the idea, I would be willing to even let you co-GM.
It's not really guro or gorn... in fact if you want me to, I can send you a picture of the backgrounds, which are probably the goriest thing in the VN (it can be blurred/censored at the begining of the novel).... but the 2 monster H scenes was terribly out of taste. Those two parts are the only reasons that would probably offend you if you are easy to scare. Only one scene that involves any gore at all, although to be honest it'll probably offend you unless you sensor/blur the novel. The more I talk about it the worse it seems, so I guess I'll drop it.
I scare ridiculously easily, guro and gorn, standard horror fare, it gets me every time, old or original. But I nonetheless love Eldritch Abominations and the like due to how outrageously awesome and badass they are. I like using the concepts and stuff in my RPs and such, although it's generally either scaled back or done in the format of affectionate parody as, like I said, I don't much care for that whole bleak side of things. I tend to turn that sort of thing on its head, which... yeah... sorta defeats its purpose, but I'd like to think that you can still smile at it.
It doesn't necessarily scare me from it, but eldritch horror has always been something that I could never take well too. Which is actually quite a shame because I love to abuse it. It's less the contents and more the genre itself, no offense.
XD hopefully what you heard won't scare you from it immediately.
KS also inspired me to start drawing after a hiatus (I always wanted to make a VN or at least either help with creating a script or art) and I guess you could say I drew my avatar. I did a picture of Hanako but I can't find the scan...
:D I'm confused how it was the best and worse, guess I have to see for myself. I personally liked Hanako's route the most O.o but I'm not even sure of that because I loved all the others.
Saya no Uta is good though. Here's a idea of it (copied from wiki no spoilers)
Fuminori Sakisaka is a young medical student, whose life is changed when he gets in a traffic accident which kills his parents and leaves him heavily injured. Fuminori undergoes experimental brain surgery to save his life, but the surgery has an unintended side-effect - it creates a form of agnosia, causing his senses to become "warped". He perceives the world as a hellish nightmare with a black sky and buildings covered in pulsating flesh, where all the streets and building interiors are splattered with blood, giant organs and cartilage. Ordinary people appear to him as grotesque, giant grub-like monsters with a hideous stench, and even food that he used to like now tastes utterly disgusting. As he contemplates suicide in the hospital, Fuminori meets a beautiful, human looking girl among the flesh-covered walls. She introduces herself as Saya, and is apparently looking for her father. Fuminori does not want to be separated from Saya, and asks her to live with him. She agrees.
Although it says things like there are (flesh covered walls) it really isn't that bad. I felt that it would make me throw up or something when I saw it but it isn't bad at all.
Oh man, Rin's path was the best and worst for me. I actually found a YouTube video that sums it up perfectly. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF1ehaGQ1SE
I've never played Saya no Uta before, though. I may have to look into it.
I read it already (except for the Rin path) I ridiculously love it. Got it on release and for some reason I never got to Rin's path although I still want to. I felt the plot and H scenes fit together very well as it wasn't ridiculously excessive as most H Visual Novels tend to be.
What you said about MGQ is exactly how I felt about Saya no Uta. Although there were like... 4 H scenes and I felt two were unessisary for plot and one was ridiculous. The plot and music were great for me aside from that and it wasn't very long at all (finished it in about 3 hours). If you try to read it, I'm warning you now that yyou might hate it for the "bed scenes" that might offend people who haven't seen the stuff before.
I've been looking for some VNs to play through and someone told me Tears To Tiara was good
Yeah, every now and then it feels like MGQ is bogged down a bit by it, especially when they start going to dungeons full of monsters that appeal to kinks you REALLY don't want *cough*HauntedMansion*cough*... but at the end of the day I kept playing even through those parts because I wanted to see the character interactions in the plot. If you're looking for something where the plot and H mesh together far better, I highly reccomend Katawa Shoujo.
I've played Saya no Uta and thoroughly enjoyed it (Which was a really awkward thing to follow at times).... The H stuff in it got excessive to a point where I feel that it held the story back from being a masterpiece. Just as long as there is plot and it's not just pointless adult content then I'm sure I'll be fine with it :D