Call this the sequel to my post here, as well as a GnR reference. When last I left you, I was contemplating an exercise in high-speed novelling, to be posted here over the course of this time I took off work to recover from surgery. The way holidays fell, I don’t have to go back to work until the 20th. The idea thus far – High fantasy, something to do with court intrigue, a romantic young royal in peril, most of the cast as bisexual. Read the previous post and comments for what few additional details there are.
As I circle the table furiously trying to come up with a plot outline, I have fewer ideas for plots than I have for characters. But any ideas are good ideas. There are going to be a group of immortal nymphs, sleeping at the start of the story and posed elaborately by royals that keep them as a sort of living sculpture. One or more nymphs will be awakened, some may die, haven’t decided. There will be an elven “royal grandmother” who contributed to the royal line and has some prestige as an immortal noble, but lacks actual title because no human blood. Does she favor her current royal descendant or work against them? Undecided. The other day I was thinking about the bisexual music of Queen as a possible source of inspiration, including the epic cheesiness of the Highlander soundtrack. Not sure.
I will continue “thinking out loud” about this in the comments as the evening winds on.
*”circling the table”: when you have all your inspirations in a heap and you walk around it looking from multiple angles, hoping for understanding.