there’s a few that i am unsure about, that i’m hoping i’ll be able to find when i’m at least halfway through writing it, i do think that some titles of mine are not set in stone because the story plot is unfinished, and there might be something halfway through that i decide is the main thing of the story and that the title should revolve around that. i feel like until i complete the project, i’m just using ‘stand-in’ titles, and that by the completion i’d have gathered exactly what to call the book because i’d have taken everything into consideration. some people work on a title first, story after basis, i work the opposite. it’s like when you start painting something, you don’t give it a name until it’s complete. that’s the beauty of art in my opinion. writing is like an art to me.
omg, ‘i don’t wanna be’ and ‘rescue you’ went through a few. previously, ‘i don’t wanna be’ was called ‘an unkindness of ravens’ but it turned out that a lot of one tree hill fanfictions had that title, so i changed it due to that reason. and ‘rescue you’ had previously been called ‘little girl gone’ which actually is still in the running for the final title. i just have to complete the project first before i decide which of them fits it the most. i hope inspiration is still alive by then!
i love those titles! definitely unique, i like the way it sounds - it actually sounds really mystical - the World of Elgana book titles. The Facade of Quad in Nimrod is actually pretty cool, i like the way it rhymes omg. it does convey a bit of a riddle kind of story but with obvious serious undertones. like something that’s fun but also involves serious consequences too, idk how to explain it.
The protagonists are Lilian, a professor of dark magic at her kingdom’s university (one of the most renowned magic research institutes in their world, actually), and Aleksei, a magic-powered android who she met years prior (after being abandoned by his master for being “defective”), and have since become close friends.
The story’s still very early in its development, but it was inspired by a dream I had about a desert kingdom in a world with a purple night sky, a sun that looked like an eye, and in a place with ash-colored sand. The rest is being built from there!
That’s something I’ve been thinking about too…
I picture him speaking in monotone most of the time, having a more logical and “robotic” personality. His appearance is very human-like, but his way of talking and thinking are more like a machine or computer. Still, he’s capable of developing emotions, and I imagine Lilian has influenced him in some way.
Do you know about the movie, Battle Angel Alita? Alita Battle Angel? or something like that… Alita is mostly android, but she has emotions and a human brain? …I can’t remember if they explained it at all. That movie had so many plot holes
So, Aleksei could still be robotic, but have something human about him that, if nurtured, can help him develop human emotions? Or emotions similar to a human? Maybe there’s some magic for that? Just a thought.
I also remembered some episode of Data getting some new programming or something and it allows him to feel emotions.
Yep! I thought he could have some sort of “adaptive” programming where he can potentially develop emotions, but only if it would be beneficial or advantageous for his purpose (which originally was to be a butler, still gotta think about the reason why he was deemed defective)
That or have him develop emotions from interacting with Lilian over time