This particular thread is going to be for story ideas/snippets of fic/worldbuilding/The World Building You Come Up With When You Are Miserable and a Teenager/And so on. I am struggling with writing more original fiction for my Patreon (or possibly to self publish where ever you do self publishing). The struggle comes in when I tend to have trouble completing or continuing stories. (This was also a problem I had with fanfic, that I eventually overcame...more or less.) I am sad you can't post Porn on Patreon, because I think I am getting pretty good at the Porn. (Actually getting to the Porn is still pretty obnoxious though.) I am currently exasperated with a the project I began last year, but which got sidelined because I was stressed and had a bunch of doctors appointments, was getting started with re-applying for social security and trying to get my housing and foodstamp ducks in a row. The project I was working on previously was The Forest Room, which involved a cabin in the woods, a mysterious pact made with something that might or might not be a demon, and an equally mysterious portal to another world. I managed to get two or three chapters done before I got distracted by everything else. The current story idea: It’s an arranged marriage story! Plotpoints: that this is some kind of peace treaty/alliance marriage between a line of evil (for a value of evil) sorcerer kings and a good kingdom (for a value of good.) halfway between the kingdoms the “bride” tries to murder the sorcerer prince. also the bride is actually the actual bride’s twin brother in a dress. (meanwhile the princess is impersonating her brother, of course.) This causes a number of headaches that the sorcerer prince does not want to deal with, and in fact would like to dump in his mother’s lap and let her figure it out. However he is an Adult Now and must discover his wife’s motivations, what parts his royal parents’ in law or members of the court or religion may have played in his wife’s decisions, and whether this treaty is worth breaking or not. He questions the twin brother, and sees that this little plot is desperation and panic, not politics. (Mostly.) He decides to continue the charade of the twin being his sister. (As you do.) The twin brother is of course, mildly freaking out. (As you do.) The prince wants to see how far his wife can continue the charade, because frankly, this is hilarious. (Also he Has a Concern due to having a parent whose culture has multiple genders.) I have a teeny bit written already, that I will post next.