So I haven't written anything lately. Laziness, writer's block, and some real-life troubles have made it harder and harder to sit down at the keyboard for a prolonged period of time.
The thing is, I still have lots of ideas. That might be another problem. I've got so many ideas, it's hard to prioritize and focus. I'm also afraid I might forget an idea, AND I have little to no idea which ideas might be good (or at least entertaining) and which one's I should probably stay away from till I refine them.
The best I can do is write them down here and hope the people that watch me and visit my page will give their input and thoughts. If not, worst case scenario I've got a list of ideas where it will be harder to lose them. None of these ideas are particularly original and everyone puts their own spin on them anyways...and I'm not getting paid for this so I've got nothing to lose there.
Ideas: Listed in order as they occur to me, not in order of preference. Purposefully leaving parts vague because I love the enjoyment of writing a surprise or a funny joke. Definitely leaving out the endings (if any) that I've thought up. That way I have some wiggle room.
The Bagman- This is actually a story in progress that I'm writing right now. It's less of an AB/DL or AR story, but more of a story of revenge and the mafia with elements of AR and AB/DL in it. A young man is systematically finding ways to assassinate high ranking Mafia heads, and a professional hitman, the Bagman, is on his trail. What makes it AR is...well there's a reason why no one has ever found a body of the Bagman's victims.
One Hit Wonder- This spawns from my personal neurotic fear that I already hit my creative pique writing Dante's Infanzia. A has-been Rockstar makes a deal with a demon for fame and fortune. The catch is, his fame and fortune comes back in the form of a hit reality TV show where he's an Adult Baby...he's not really though...so does he keep up the act and take the fame and fortune unhappily ever after? Or does he come clean as a fraud but stay true to himself as a person? Loosely based on Faustus in much the same way that Dante's Infanzia was based on the Divine Comedy.
Wrong Address-A short story about a guy who is minding his own business when reality decides to slap him around a little bit. A babysitter comes to his home, ready to sit for a little tyke that she's never met before. She's at the wrong house...obviously, but doesn't seem to realize it and assumes that the man is her intended 18 month charge....naturally absurd things happen that proves reality right.
Futurama Fanfic (I need a better title)- A Futurama Fanfic where the Planet Express crew gets stranded on a planet inhabited by an offshoot of the big Amazonian cave-women. The difference being they assume that anyone smaller than them is a baby. (actually considering trying to write this to a screen play).
The Power of Dreams- A typical High School loser buys a magic potion to make his dreams come true. The problem is, the man selling the potion never said he'd be able to control his dreams...or what he'd dream about.
College or Cribs?- (Or perhaps Diapers or diplomas?). One of the funny things about being an AB is the desire to be treated like an infant; but there's still a desire and necessity both socially, physically, and psychologically, to be an adult. So we're pulled between two extremes. The concept for this story is a college student who is an AB gets the ability to experience his ultimate fantasy of a second infancy; AND he can switch back to being an adult. The catch is, each time he switches- it gets harder to switch back. ie: One of these times, he's either going to be stuck in his grown up reality, or his baby one...forever. So he has to decide which extreme would be better for him.
The Daycare Job- Honestly...this one is a lot like Dante's Infanzia, as it's about a place where adults are treated as babies and it's mystically enforced (it's MAGIC...I don't have to explain it!)...just a little darker. I probably won't write this one anytime soon as I got a lot of that out of my system with Dante's Infanzia. There are a few differences in mind that would make it different; such as the main character would have their full mind, but be unable to talk, and there'd be more traps and twists to make him babyish.
What does anyone think? Any advice or thoughts on my priorities? Meh...either way
P.S. Just thought of some more story ideas that I forgot to type down.
Stepford Babies- (Working title) Female protagonist moves to a new town for a job. Something's very odd about the kids there and their parents though. Not a direct parody of Stepford Wives, but I love that feeling of paranoia of 1 person versus an entire town. No robots, but there's a neat twist that I am loathe to spoil.
Stranded- (Working Title). Two space explorers (gender undecided...probably a woman and a man with alternating points of view depending on each chapter.) crash land on a strange alien world, inhabited by strange alien giants. To their horror they discover that the humans are treated as babies there. Too soon, they realize that that species' infants just happen to look like adult humans. So they're trapped on a world where everyone thinks they're babies...and based on the rituals, traditions and bizarre and painful looking technology...they might not want to admit that they're grown up...better hope this species has a LOOOONG life where their babies stay that way for a LOOOONG time.
Questions- This one is a twist that almost is given away instantly, so I don't mind telling on myself. So many AB and mental AR stories start with the main character being an adult and goes into their regression and plenty end the story once they're babies. What if this was the opposite? What if there was a story where the mental AR has already happened, and it's starting to wear off and little by little the character is coming back to their adult self and remembering/discovering the events that led up to their regression. This is called Questions because at the beginning the character believe's they're 2ish and is asking simple 2 year old questions like "Why is the sky blue, why is water wet..why why why." and little by little the questions are getting more complex as he or she is noticing inconsistencies.