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I suspect I am somewhat resting on my laurels now it's gone to a schmoozy woozy big shot agent.
I'm doing a horror script soon, murder mystery will help get me in a conniving criminal/evil mind set!
is going to send his victims out to sea in oversized bottles after murdering them. i just need a reason for him doing this. maybe he was abused as a child and sent messages in bottles out of sea asking for help but no-one ever got them/replied. hmm..
I'll have a think.
He's going to have to be a glassblower isn't he to be able to get bottles THAT big?
Do something like The Collector, like yeah if he was abused then maybe the abuser was a real quiet type who had a room filled with ships in bottles and whenever he wasn't with the protaganist he was locked away in a room pouring his efforts into making more ships. But I suppose that route has been followed a few times, not just The Collector but Silence of the Lambs, One Hour Photo makes you lean towards that idea, and that one with the doctor chap, I forget. Good formula though, the lonely guy.
the bottles are going to be shaped so that the person couldnt just fit straight into it too, like the ships in bottles.
I'll think over some ideas for you anyway x
You get 20 questions.
have them on drugs
and include plenty of http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/BigLippedAlligatorMoment s
"I'd like to report a murder. Mine!"
there are very few original storylines, as long as you do a good job of your version that it doesn't matter that it's not the first go at the idea
"It's not the 'what', but the 'how.'"
And there's none of that spirituality bullshit. The central character is a corpse. It's 345 pages of description.
In fact I think there are a few like this. If you can write it well though, its got potential to be brilliant.