So! I achieved what I wanted. Exploring Xianshia and other things helped me figure out how to create boundaries and set rules on a (created by me) universe.
No one wants to write themselves into a corner. Example: but the Warg could have just set that guy on fire, before the guy got close enough to stab it right? Coz a giant dog with huge teeth also, naturally, casts Fire 9. And Phoenix Down.
Wuxia is like Bruce Lee level of martial arts, incredible but still just believable. Then you have a genre that has demons and humans as expected races in the universe. Keep going and you get Gods and other Immortals and whatever else that I haven’t read up on lately.
Instead of updating and explaining in this topic, I’ve been brainstorming and identifying the plot holes in the storylines I’m working on. Guess that’s what I wanted - a way to ground myself by using established genres as a jumping off point.
Just so you guys know, I’ve been super happy in this head space, which is new. It’s been freeing to ruthlessly untether couples that neither change or improve each other. My friend Ash and I have spent many hours roleplaying our “people”, getting to know them. We’ve got 100+ individuals, including humans and non-human.
After brute forcing the world’s limits and y33ting some characters, about less than 10 of the established personalities is what I’m likely working with for the Romance I want to write now. It’s in the Boy Love genre. Sorry, idgaf.
In any case, it’s something I want to do as it makes me happy. May never ‘publish’ the story and since Ash is so busy, we may not even collab. It’d be like making a fanfiction of our previous works, lol.
At the same time, I’m exploring more music and finding out that Apple has all the best editing apps. >.< If you’ve read this far, thanks for the likes on this thread, though it wasn’t helpful to anyone really, meep!
Will keep it here for further updating as I learn to multitask better. Two swap is still too many hours spent on one activity. grumbles