June 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm #6912
I am writing a Sci fi novel exploring the “what is real?” of the future of the internet and video games. If you’re doing something away from your computer, in IRL (In Real Life), does that mean your experiences on the internet or playing computer games are not real experiences?
Currently people are learning/experiencing what it’s like to be in a war torn city as a non-combatant from a game and you-tubers who put out videos weekly are being sent hundreds of messages of how they saved people’s lives in depression.
People’s lives are massively impacted through the digital world and yet we still have phrases like IRL. My fictional universe has another phrase, IMOS, meaning to do something In My Own Skin… and is ready to reflect on the reality of our own experiences in game and on the Internet.
Brian is a boy born in the self sustaining city-state of Amour. Its technological success is most noted in their immersive play which has reached past virtual reality and they have actually created biological/artificial SUITs which the human consciousness can be transferred into so that the citizens can experience exciting, formative events without being in danger or leaving the city. The citizens spend their entire lives inside the city; the few who are not citizens, are not inside the city and are called outliers. Brain has been told outliers are viscous and will kill any citizen they see. He gets the opportunity to test a new prototype SUIT that has passed the uncanny valley and appears convincingly human. However with his mind inside the SUIT he falls from the city nestled on/in a mountain and is found by outliers.
I would like someone to help with generating the ‘what’s missing’ in future character interaction as it has become a grind to continue writing even though I know all the next (and interesting) plot points. I’m missing the “Well if these two very different people met, wouldn’t they have a conversation about ____?” after they have been together for month. I’m missing the feedback that will give me the inspiration for interesting character interactions, interesting dialogue scenes for story information to be included in. It would be helpful for this person to be more than antiquated with the internet culture. I’ll take whatever story you have, to give my own feedback on but I prefer scifi/fantasy/supernatural ect.
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