Grape sat on the couch, staring at the screen of her laptop. She was in the middle of writing her twenty-fourth sequel to her smash hit, unofficial prequel to the Pridelands series of novels, and she realized that she was bored. This was scary. She'd never been bored at her own work before.
How can I be bored? Grape thought. Romantic fiction about Lord Parnok's perfect abs is all I've ever cared about! You don't write two dozen fan novels over the same subject and then suddenly just get bored writing it. Do you?
Grape closed her eyes, mulling through her options, some of which were inappropriate to mention in the company of children, but very appropriate to mention in the company of a typical Pridelands fan. Then, she made a decision.
What she had to do was branch out, and conquer new literary fields. The idea was so perfect, she could picture it. She would become the Leonardo da Vinci of words - a savant, a genius ahead of her time. Authors and poets around the world would gaze upon her books, and bow down in awe. J.K. Rowling would cry herself to sleep in shame after reading a mere footnote, penned by the illustrious Grape Jelly Sandwich. Statues would be erected. Planets would be named in honor of her work. The human and animal races, moved by Grape's prose, would collectively band together under world peace and name their new nation 'Grapesonia'.
Grape knew she could do it. It was in her bones, her blood, her very soul. All she had to do was try. She leaned forward on the couch, and set her fingers on the laptop keyboard. Before she could even start, however, she had to ask herself a question:
What do I write?
Story 1: Trouble on the Waterfront
(Suggested by Gren)
Chapter 1: The Client
Chapter 2: The Bust
Chapter 3: Connections
Chapter 4: Dockside Blues
Story 2: The Babylon Incident
(Suggested by Legotron123 and hyperfox)
Introduction: Babylon Sinking
It's been four months since I've even visited this forum. I'd grown disillusioned with my writing, and lost a deal of interest in the comic itself. Now, though, I think I'm ready to try something different.
Give me a genre, theme, or topic, and I'll try to create a story that matches your suggestion. It could end up as anything from a one-off to a whole series, depending on how interested I am in what you give me.
Be as general or specific as you want, but I have some guidelines:Rollofthedice wrote: For future reference: Romantic stories regarding any characters are going to be a low priority for me. I'd prefer for people to think up imaginative genres/topics/scenarios. If anyone asks for a PG and allowed pairing along with a cool idea, then sure I'll do my best to work it in, but it won't be the focus of whatever I try to do.
1. I'm not going to be adding any characters not from Housepets!, so don't tell me to turn Severus Snape into a catnip dealer or something
2. Only canon pairings, and I'd rather not have a story that revolves around one either. (this bears repeating)
3. Nothing creepy, and try not to be overly specific. For example:
-'Tolkienesque, but with Rufus the farm dog as Gandalf' is fine, if maybe a bit boring.
-'Lady Chatterley's Lover, with Tiger as Lady Chatterly' is definitely not appropriate.
-'Lady Chatterley's Lover with elements from House of Leaves, set in ancient Mongolia, with Tiger as Lady Chatterly except Tiger's both a literal and metaphorical tiger who wears a bolo tie and tapdances into the hearts and bedrooms of working-class unreliable narrators', is terrifying and I feel unclean for even thinking it.
Finally - most, if not all of the stories will be as close to humorous as I can manage. However, if you want to suggest something dramatic, feel free.