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Offline Neveesandeh

Re: The 'winter' thing
« Reply #30 on: March 12, 2018, 09:56:55 PM »
I personally hate Winter, so I'll usually associate evil things with cold and darkness etc. But if you want to go in the opposite direction, a drought is a great way to go. Reading about deserts spreading, especially in the parts of the world where there used to be forests, always struck me as pretty ominous and chilling.

Deserts are difficult places to survive in, and they also are usually boring places were very little lives and very little happens. I do not like the idea of them spreading.

My current WIP is about some people trapped in a house by vampires. The house is in the middle of a desert and as the story goes on, their food begins to rot and their water source dries up in the heat. They can't leave the house during the day because the desert is too large to walk out of in one day and buy the time night falls they'll be completely exposed.
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Re: The 'winter' thing
« Reply #31 on: March 14, 2018, 11:10:32 AM »
I personally hate Winter, so I'll usually associate evil things with cold and darkness etc. But if you want to go in the opposite direction, a drought is a great way to go. Reading about deserts spreading, especially in the parts of the world where there used to be forests, always struck me as pretty ominous and chilling.

Deserts are difficult places to survive in, and they also are usually boring places were very little lives and very little happens. I do not like the idea of them spreading.

My current WIP is about some people trapped in a house by vampires. The house is in the middle of a desert and as the story goes on, their food begins to rot and their water source dries up in the heat. They can't leave the house during the day because the desert is too large to walk out of in one day and buy the time night falls they'll be completely exposed.

Have you seen the movie “Tremors”? Really funny, scary flick about a town in the desert being terrorized by earth-digging monsters. Your WIP sounds like it could be really cool. You might check out Tremors for how it handles something sort of similar.
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Offline Neveesandeh

Re: The 'winter' thing
« Reply #32 on: March 14, 2018, 11:19:01 PM »
I have a friend who adores 'Tremors' and is always recommending it to me. Sounds like I should get round to finally watching it!

Offline S. K. Inkslinger

Re: The 'winter' thing
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2018, 10:30:00 AM »
I have lived in Europe for a time and hated the cold there. Made me felt like dying, in fact. When I came back to my country, the heat I've always complained about turned out to be a joyful welcoming.

Offline Dark Squiggle

Re: The 'winter' thing
« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2018, 09:18:43 PM »
This is an old thing. The myth of Persephone already takes winter's evil as a given. You may have died in the Spring, but it didn't kill you, the Winter did.