A: Okay, lets go take the safe route and stick with THIS
we change them from vampires
no wait, thats been done
How about a cow that is some ancient mythical creature. no..
I gotta get away from trueblood influences..*damn thats a good show
wait, lets look up some mythology...brb
OKAY, GOT it,
its called a Jesus
its a spirit thing that walks the earth in the form of a man
it has special powers but it only reveals them in the presence of special people
in order to be one of these characters we have to have them be somehow attracted to the jesus thing
so we make it walk around creating relationships with the human characters
we give them common names so the reader can identify with how these guys and gals get duped by the jesus
and then we can have a sort of sitcom young acting troupe thing
where they become a 'gang' of sorts
they go to the bar together on friday nights
talk about dating, and have internal conflicts
they question their paths in life..good stuff
and then as soon as they all get really connected to one another
we throw a wrench in the works
this is when the jesus starts creating conflict within the core group
he can do something like "challenging" their commitment
like the sparkle motion thing in Donnie Darko
This can work with a wide audience and be very marketable
if we vary the ages and cultural ties of the characters
we definitely need a melting pot of sorts. fill the racial quota , sexual preference quota, moral spectrum...etc
now we start getting more complicated and throw in the mythical aspects of the character
make the reader begin to question whether any of the "others" have powers as well
the jesus can say...apparate, conjure objects in order to gain power, loyalty or to threaten the core group members
he can use his powers to drive a wedge between otherwise innocent characters
we can suggest the notion of "mind control", where the jesus appears innocent,
is never seen doing any evil deeds
but people get dead, and bodies start showing up
with no explanation
sudden tragic things happen and there he always is, walking around all innocent like
in the aftermath
maybe connect with contemporary teen interests such as having something glowing, burning, flashing
we gotta give him supernatural abilities
can the dude fly? lets think about that one
if we have him fly, we're gonna have to explain that
is he somehow related to Roc? gargoyles? demons? i dunno.
I gotta think this one through
well, I better get going. This is the kind of thing we need to release at holiday time
sell as many copies as possible
skip town, and buy a fucking yacht.
sail away with the cash...pppfff, "the jesus" what a crock!
then from our island, run the website for merchandising
run some after xmas sales
lets make lunchboxes, watches, ball caps, tees, handbags, mousepads, coffee mugs, CD holders, wallets, shanks?
I dunno. all depends on which demographic eats it up more voraciously
talk to ya later.
think about it, I need a check to get started
come on man. the jesus, its catchy!
and a large proportion of these consumers will be spending uncle sams check to pay for it.
Im thinkin, why not try to get some of my money back
harry potter hasnt had decent competition in a while
and the damn story just wrapped up
the audience is RIPE. lets jump on this train...