Well, it's been kinda dead in the forums but I thought I might toss out a little discussion about the current story and see if any are interested in talking about it.
Let's start with the fairly obvious conclusion nearly all of my stories start with my just scribbling down some random idea about BE/GTS. If you are onboard with that you should be OK with the logic that follows. Lately I have been working to tie up a bunch of loose threads in the various Growth Labs. Mainly the things that happened between the Naomi period and the Luna period and what exactly are the various abilities and powers of the people affected.
I would also like to say that Ragnarok385 is CLEARLY a huge influence on the latest stories. He has had a profound influence on the work I have been doing and his dialog and storytelling have really helped me along (though I am nowhere near his level).
So, a few things before I dive in. There are basically two core types and one sub type people in the stories:
- Power Sources for the growth energy - these people would be the ones who through there actions or intents can give off growth energy. Naomi
- Batteries - these people can basically absorb a huge amount of energy and store it. For the most part they do not grow at all unless they are near their limit. Luna is this type of person.
- Regular Affected (or maybe infected) - these are the people around the other two who are affected by the growth energy.
Now - this is all not set in stone and there are variations and stuff within the various people but it sets up a dynamic where we can have Luna run around and basically sponge up a bunch of energy for a long time and never grow. Naomi is kinda the opposite ALTHOUGH she can hold off a growing but it is very hard. All the rest though are pretty well subject to the amount of energy around versus their own person willpower and ability to resist growing.
I have never really given the whole thing any sort of giant science relating backing or really looked to explain it but i thought it might be fun to put some of the general thinking out there for people if they were curious. I guess since the GLabs have been going so long some rules sort of codified over time.
One of the things I'm doing with the latest (as yet unpublished story) is going over the events right after the prom night in GLab 7. Sorta the backstory on what exactly happened with people like Benton and some of the others. Kinda makes for an interesting side story to see the effect of the whole thing from a different angle.
More to come but feel free to chime in with any things you are liking or want to see more of. I will explain what I can but many answers may be "It seemed OK at the time!" unless of course Ragnarok385 had a hand then it will make much more sense in general. haha