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Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:46 pm
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I feel like I've made a thread for this novel in the past, but the only ones I've found that were related to it were nicknaming polls. So here I am once again, this time with a newly revised plot and set of characters!

The Novel with No Consistent Name

Also known as the novel that I've had many titles for, but none of them fit the current plot in the slightest.


Asmira Sapienti's life has been defined by three things: her abnormal upbringing, the loss of a childhood friendship in the summer before seventh grade, and the discovery of magic in that very same summer. All of this likely can be attributed to the lack of a parental figure in her life, as her older somewhat-sister (a distinction her sister frequently makes) Rosa taught her to love her independence and to stand up for herself. While Rosa certainly had good intentions with this teaching, it's cultivated in Mira stubbornly believing that it's wrong to want to be alone - which is why she hates Kentaro Hinamori with a passion.

Kentaro Hinamori, up until seventh grade, had a relatively normal life. He lived with his mother and only occasionally heard stories of his father, but he was content with just his mom. But then a kidnapping by an organization said father was involved in led to him getting the type of secret that should have been fiction instead of fact: when Kentaro is sixteen years old, his body is going to be taken over by the demon prince of a faraway world. So he did what any panicking teenager did best - he distanced himself from everyone he knew (except his mother, because she would never let him get away with that). Though it was a desperate, foolish hope, he believed that being away from others would limit the effect the demon would have when he inevitably took over.

Though their stories are seemingly unconnected, a shared tattoo of a crystal in front of an empty hourglass makes them realize they are more alike than they ever realized. Together, they'll have to discover the secrets behind their perspective pasts - even if it means pushing past three years of resentment and guilt.

But the demon's arrival is drawing closer, and a darkness has begun to creep into Mira's magic...
“You cannot get through a single day
without having an impact on
the world around you.

What you do makes a difference,
and you have to decide what kind
of difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall
  





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Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:48 pm
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Speaking of old nickname threads, the one for the demon prince can use a little more love. Please let me know which nickname you like the best, or if you have any other suggestions.
“You cannot get through a single day
without having an impact on
the world around you.

What you do makes a difference,
and you have to decide what kind
of difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall
  





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Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:59 pm
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As the tag on the thread suggests, the main cast are all queer in some way. Mira identifies as bisexual and/or biromantic (still deciding), Kentaro was accidentally written as ace (thanks to me being ace myself) and the demon prince is probably the walking dictionary definition of disaster gay, as he's a disaster and he's gay.

Spoiler! :
He's actually a really good person, so don't worry about the villainous gay trope.


I've always thought that Kentaro's mom is queer in some way, and I think Mira's somewhat-sister Rosa is also queer. I'm just not entirely sure what they identify as.
“You cannot get through a single day
without having an impact on
the world around you.

What you do makes a difference,
and you have to decide what kind
of difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall
  





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Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:11 am
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I'm not sure how to describe my usual writing style, but I think I want to try adding the quirky touch some of my favorite novels have. I can't quite describe what that touch is, but it's something I've always loved and want to partially replicate.

Ultimately, I want this story to have a lighthearted tone, but not shy away from danger/angst throughout the story itself. Each of the main and some of the supporting characters have been through some kind of struggle that they're in the process of overcoming, and I want to show that there's hope for people like them by the end of the novel.
“You cannot get through a single day
without having an impact on
the world around you.

What you do makes a difference,
and you have to decide what kind
of difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall
  





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Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:18 am
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I was going to make a post detailing the magic system I was thinking of for this novel, but this post in my old LMS thread does a great job of explaining how it currently works. You might even recognize a name or two from this story in there~

I try to keep the magic system constant throughout all of my stories, but there a few extra details in each one and/or don't work exactly the same because I haven't figured out ways to get around those problems without drastically altering the plot.

But the magic system mentioned in that LMS thread was devised after I started really focusing on this novel, so it should all be constant to how magic works in this story.
“You cannot get through a single day
without having an impact on
the world around you.

What you do makes a difference,
and you have to decide what kind
of difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall
  








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