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2nd Jul 2019, 7:23 PM #21
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#02: What is the overarching theme of your story?

The central theme of Super Galaxy Knights Deluxe R is, to put it in a word, acceptance.

Accepting that you can't change the past, accepting that you can't control everything that happens in your life, accepting that other people come from different walks of life and experience different hardships from you, accepting that you can't change other people's hearts, and learning to accept yourself even when others don't accept you.

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2nd Jul 2019, 7:44 PM #22
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#02: What is the overarching theme of your story?
Every story has some kind of theme running through it. What is yours?
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For Bloom Saves Everyone, I'd say the overarching theme is about endings being new beginnings, therefore cyclical. I guess you could also say it's partially about how the natural world adapts and survives, regardless of the cyclical destruction that occurs in our world (be it due to extinction-level events or by the hand of humans).
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2nd Jul 2019, 8:15 PM #23
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#01: What is the elevator pitch for your story?

The story takes place in the modern world, and it's about people working at the department of cryptozoology at a university. So basically they are cryptid hunters. This means that they'll encounter many strange critters during their (often globetrotting) adventures, but they'll also have to deal with a lot of other stuff coming from the fantasy genre, like magic, Atlantis, pirates, evil toy companies...
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2nd Jul 2019, 10:29 PM #24
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2nd Jul 2019, 11:51 PM #25
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#02: What is the overarching theme of your story?

There's a few.

Everyone has some kind of personal demon, regardless of their position in life.

Being a friend does not always mean getting along perfectly.

The lower points of your past will always define you, if you let them.

Without change, there is only misery and stagnation.

The greatness of a person is like a glacier. You see the impressive part, but below the surface, you see everything that it took to hold that glacier up in the water. And most importantly, no glacier formed overnight. It's the result of time and gradual building.
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3rd Jul 2019, 12:37 AM #26
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#02: What is the overarching theme of your story?

Beyond: The good and bad of different kinds of relationships, strength and resilience in difficult times and to some degree, remembering, dealing with and reconnecting with the past. Other stuff too maybe? But I'm tired.

S&S: It's... Really too early to say, and I'm not writing the thing, Blue is XD Which means while I know what happens, the way it's written and themes may end up different to what I expect. But I suppose 'messing with death is bad' is a biggie. as is 'conflict hurts everyone.'

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The Rose Thief: Loneliness, recovery, being judged for what you can't help, and accepting yourself.

No, the beast curse in this version totally isn't a metaphor or anything what are you talking about

Blarg. Nailing down themes is always the thing I suck most at when it comes to questions, it seems.
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3rd Jul 2019, 1:05 AM #27
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You are your own worst critic and enemy, and it can bring about problems if one doesn't deal with it.
3rd Jul 2019, 1:42 AM #28
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Question 2: Overarching Theme - Ignition

There are 2 main themes that will be explored in Ignition. The first theme is that of acceptance. Because Torin is an orphan he often feels that he is not loved or does not belong.

The second theme is about whether technological progress is really progress if understanding does not come with it. Just because we have the technology to save lives, it doesn't mean that we will.
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3rd Jul 2019, 2:22 AM #29
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#2...

I was afraid that was going to be asked, as it is very hard to summarize the theme of Autumn Bay without reaching into religious and/or spoiler territory (and religious talk is somewhat likely to derail a thread and get people banned), so I'll go with "Each of us has a place in the universe, and a part to play".
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3rd Jul 2019, 1:09 PM #30
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#02: What is the overarching theme of your story?

It would probably be easier to assign themes to individual chapters than to Cryptida as a whole. (Sometimes they end with an implied "lesson of the story".)

Perhaps... not thinking things through can have grave consequences?
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3rd Jul 2019, 3:14 PM #31
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Onward to the third day!

#03: What is the nature of your central conflict?
There are many general shapes that a conflict can take: Man vs. Man, Man vs. Society, Man vs. Nature, Man vs. Self, Man vs. Fate. Which one describes your main conflict?

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It's kinda fuzzy? It starts out acting like a Man vs God conflict (character versus sentient being of vastly greater power), but transitions to acting like a Man vs Man, since the game *does* end with a boss fight using the same mechanics as every other fight. Maybe it would be better considered God vs God at that point?
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3rd Jul 2019, 3:36 PM #32
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3. Monster hunting is basically Man VS Man, in a very loose sense of the term "man". Though some monsters aren't comparable to men. Like, say Stetson fights a blob, or a giant virus, or zombies. Those are beasts. Meanwhile, creatures like vampires, slashers, bogeyman, and poltergeists are all on a "man" level, being sentient enough to plan ahead. Werewolves are tricky, sometimes they're beasts, sometimes they're "men". Sometimes even in the same night.
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3rd Jul 2019, 4:44 PM #33
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#03: What is the nature of your central conflict?


Obsession/fixation vs man.
Guess my previous answer already did that.
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3rd Jul 2019, 5:01 PM #34
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#03: What is the nature of your central conflict?

The main overarching conflicts of the series are Man vs Self and Man vs Society, though the story is structured like a series of episodic Man vs Man conflicts.
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3rd Jul 2019, 7:08 PM #35
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1 What is the elevator pitch for your story?

Not so good at pitches, so practice is nice >_> Ehem *commercial voice*

Beyond Bloom is a mostly fun and lighthearted adventure story with roots that take you deeper into the quiet island of Jaddo, where we meet two peculiar girls who were mysteriously transformed from flowers. Follow their adventures as they make new friends, face off against enemies, and discover the secrets behind their magical existence in a world without magic.

2 What is the overarching theme of your story?

Overcoming ourselves is probably the best way to boil it down. We all have our lot in life, our fears, our pride, our shortcomings and inner demons. Do we make peace with them, work to conquer them, or let them drag us to a dark place?

Other possible themes:
Great things are hidden in humble places,
Forgiving those who wrong you(?)

3 What is the nature of your central conflict?

Man verses nature bwahaha I'll say it flip-flops between man vs man and man vs self? (Sprinkle in some man vs society for good measure)
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3rd Jul 2019, 8:13 PM #36
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So I'll do for both Melancholy and The Adventures of Sir Power:

The Adventures of Sir Power
#01: What is the elevator pitch for your story?
I try to tell a story, Power doesn't listen and does whatever he feels like.
#02: What is the overarching theme of your story?
It used to be the hidden unhappiness of the main character, but it got resolved, now it's emotions in general and also the fact that looks are decieving.
#03: What is the nature of your central conflict?
desire of love and peace vs the necessity of constant fight.


Melancholy
#01: What is the elevator pitch for your story?
Steven decides to abandon his previous life to go on a journey to find himself and his place in the world.
#02: What is the overarching theme of your story?
Mental illneses.
#03: What is the nature of your central conflict?
Man vs himself
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3rd Jul 2019, 8:44 PM #37
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Rethe - Human vs Self vs Society cage match

Left to Rot - Man vs Food Human vs Human vs Social Media vs Like a Bog Monster or Something Sometimes
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3 What is the nature of your central conflict?

Beyond: Hard to pin down. Man vs a large number of other guys who don't like him very much, perhaps.

S&S: Man vs systems of power
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The Rose Thief: Man vs personal demons
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3rd Jul 2019, 10:45 PM #39
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For Ignition I would say the main conflict is man vs society. Torin is going through fitting in while not becoming a boring adult
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3rd Jul 2019, 11:25 PM #40
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Man vs. Entities from beyond time and space (and their human pawns, of course man has help too). So man vs. man and man vs. god.
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