That's what sidhe said!
A Library In Limbo
So I was sitting there, thinking about how much I miss the library in my home town and how I always imagined it was haunted, and I wish it was. And BAM! The idea came to me.
A number of people are in the town library, minding their own business, when the library suddenly shifts into the space between fiction and reality. Now they cannot leave the library or fall into an endless void. Not that they'll die of boredom, as the library has suddenly become more more interesting. All the books have become pliable- any thing can be taken of them with ease.
They aren't alone in the library. The entity responsible for casting the library into limbo isn't happy to have company. This is an old enemy of humanity, a ghost who feeds on the collective conscience of humans. Tonight, he wants to burn all the books. Besides the threat to the first amendment, how bad could that be? Well, if a book is burned in limbo, it's burned all over earth. It is burned out of the singular and collective memories off all the people who read it or were affected by it, not leaving a trace.
Remember Ringworm Pete and the Pirates of Doom? Neither does anyone else.
As it often is in stories like this, getting home and saving the world are linked. The task: defeat the ghost. Tools: the books. The powerful weapons and the characters from the books are now at our disposal. Not that the ghost doesn't have book pulling of his own, in addition to place things, and people, inside books. And once inside a book, it's nearly impossible to escape.
So I was thinking we could use some classic and some of our favorite books, as we know them best. For instance, from Harry Potter, could pull out the invisibility cloak, or they could pull out Fluffy. However only the ghost has the power to put things back into books, so once Fluffy is out, we have to deal with Fluffy.
Also, if you pull a character out of a book, you choose whether you play them or they become an NPC.
This would be interesting to say the very least. The only thing I think is a threat besides the usual dropping out of people is people who suddenly have incredibly wild or vicious animals/people/whatever to be timid, joyful bundle of fun instead of being a cold-hearted killer who has no respect for humanity. White Fang, from White Fang is a good example of said killer. Anyway, I'm rambling and I should probably stop.
When life gives you lemons, you the eat the lemons raw, barf on life and then proceed to smack it around like the cruel idiot it is
All baked goods entering these premises will immediately be poisoned. Survivors will be eaten.
"I think that everyone has one. A little piece of their heart that makes them interesting. A little button that says: 'Do not push.'"
-Rock, Paper, Cynic
That's what sidhe said!
Ok, good rule: keep characters true to their books. And even if I haven't read the books, I'll sparknotes it, so don't try any funny business with me! Draco is an albino prick, not his namesake his leather pants!
And yes, obscure books are allowed (some of my favorite are!) But they have to be real. I will check!
Forgot to mention that the villain actually wants to put human development back. Like, say everyone on earth just forgot Darwin's or Newton's theories...
Last edited by Mairzy Doats; 02-02-2010 at 09:16 PM.
The Kind Hearted Android
sounds cool...I'm in if you make it.
There's no need to justify the meaningless destruction.
The voices always tell me that it's how I'm meant to function.