View Full Version : Monstura needs some thoughts on ideas for his story
March 17th, 2005, 04:01 AM
Ok, I don't know if this thread should go here, but, I thought it might work. Anyway, I am kind of stucked with the whole Monsturra thing. I got the characters, the monsters, and something kind of planned out. Problem is this:
How do I have a 200 foot tall dragon be transported off of a tropical island? How should I involve my main character with the creature itself?
How can I make a island backstory without making it sound too "Kong-ish"?
My thoughts with the main character is that his father goes missing and they find him on this island. Of course, this is similar to the new Kong book that is a prequel/sequel to the 1933 film. Still, I think it might work. I don't know though.
So, do you guys have any advice for me? I don't want to make it a total cluttered mess like the last versions.
March 18th, 2005, 10:03 PM
A dragon, eh? Would flying be an option? I'm trying to set aside any previous references to Monsturra so we can make like we're starting from scratch and avoiding the dreaded PLOT HOLE. Since it has to get to somewhere else, let's review various options while we're at it and maybe see which will WORK BEST FOR YOU.
I really like the idea of the main character's dad being missing. The longer the better IMO! This sets up all kinds of neat ways for him to find out he's still alive and where he's at. THEN the action can begin, describing this "lost world" or whatever scenario you're thinking of setting up.
A "story within a story" is always exciting, I think, when well written and thought out. This approach should be of interest to others who might have a neat kaiju but no idea how to get their story started. It doesn't have to be the monster right off the bat that sets things in motion. Here, I would think the hero and his dad are the focus, something renews his quest to see him again, there just happens to be a monster (or two) involved and the story unfolds. Actually, your OUTLINE (remember the pinned topic in this forum?) will be a big help here.
Looking forward to seeing this one! :thumbs:
March 19th, 2005, 12:01 AM
Raptor. you do bring up a good point. I been toying with the idea of Monsturra having some form of wings, being a dragon and all. Of course, how would he lift off the ground? I think of something.
I was thinking about attaching another kaiju or two on the story. I mean, a island of dragons, as well as dragon-based predators. The "Blitznolias" character I was going to used in the second story could work here. A kind of sea serpent that prays on dragon chicks (as in babies, not dragon/human hybrids) maybe.
You are right though, that human storylines are better than say, just plain out kaiju stories.
I will think of something.
May 11th, 2005, 08:23 PM
A update, the wings weren't working. Oh well, expect a new design for Monsturra soon.
June 15th, 2005, 05:10 PM
I kind of stuck now. Can anybody help me?
June 15th, 2005, 05:22 PM
What is it your stuck on? Does it involve design?
June 15th, 2005, 06:19 PM
Not really the design, more so the story itself. Mostly, I want to know if it is really important to name the year the story takes place? That's really the most major problem, but, I do have others as well.
February 16th, 2006, 10:11 PM
Ok, I'm no longer stuck on it. I will have it written before the end of June prehaps.
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