Okay so I’ve been lurking on this forum for a month or so now and I finally came to the idea that I should also come up with something too. I went on an AHS S3 binge the other day and became totally immersed in it. I also recently started watching Salem and as a result, this plan formed in my head.
You - the MC - are a witch experienced in grey magic (you’ll be able to dabble into white/dark magic later), haunted by demons, ghosts and visions of your life before this one. You get accepted into a prestigious yet seemingly ordinary college in order to uncover the truth about your childhood best friend/sweetheart’s mysterious disappearance and meanwhile juggle the responsibilities tied with keeping up the public front of being an “ordinary” young adult and a witch seeking for a place to belong.
ROs (brief descriptions, with as little spoilers as possible)
Peter Augustin : A typical ‘boy next door’ kind of smile brings out the healthy tanned skin and light scattering of freckles across his nose. Butterscotch hair dances in the wind–dirty blonde, the longer you stare at it. Blue eyes that twinkle under the light stare at you, a salty mixture of where the sky meets the sea. Athletic; his hands may be slightly callous, but his touch is soft whenever you’re in contact.
Emil Santiago : Olive skin glows beneath a dark mess of tight curls, sitting on his head untamed and very much like him. His eyes are of the same colour, a gold backdrop shimmers beneath brown. No matter how much the smirk on his face tries to conceal it, you can’t disguise tired eyes.
Jackson Carter : caramel skin burns beneath your fingertips, rough around some edges and worn down by little scars of ambiguous origin. Piercing green eyes, a stark contrast to the caramel brown coils that frame his face. A tooth gap barely winks at you from beneath the natural pout of his lips.
Clyde Choi : Black on black is what you see when you think of Clyde. Black hair, black clothes and a black soul to match. His eyes are just as dark behind the thin frame of his rounded glasses, and his hair is styled into a loosely parted perm. It’s short enough that you can see the mismatched earrings in each lobe glint in the light, bouncing off his pale skin.
Jade Cooper : Her lashes flutter every time she smiles, lips shaped like a heart as wide as her own. There’s a dark ocean in her hair that falls in endless waves past her shoulders. A dewy, honey-like glow emanates from her face, and faint freackles dance across the bridge of her nose. you don’t doubt that her lip gloss would leave a stain on your skin for days.
Angela Zhu : A vision in pink. A pale complexion on a lithe body that clashes with pin straight pink locks. Her fringe is neatly trimmed, despite the various hairstyles she’s accustomed to wearing, and her dark gaze pierces deep. Despite the firmness of her resting expression, a wide grin can never seem to stop itself from spreading across her face when her eyes meet yours.
Noor Batra : Her thick waves of dark hair give way to her Indian roots. It falls over her forehead in a messy fringe and frames a long nose and full lips that capture the attention of many with an airless grace. Mouth slightly crooked into a perpetual knowing look, her thick eyebrows betray nothing but a neutral expression. It’s only when you peer closely into the browns of her eyes can you see the amusement, joy, anger and sadness resonating within.
Carlos : You wonder if demons consider ethnicity as much as a characteristic as human do. Sun kissed brown skin and tousled brown curls give way to what appears to be a six foot tall demon of spanish origin. He’s an adonis sculpted by the careful hands of michelangelo. Refined muscles give way to ink black veins along his forearms, hands and wrists dipped into charcoal fire – burnt to black. Fingernails sharpened to claws complement the horns that curl forth like a ram’s. An unnerving shade of red lines the snake like pupils of his eyes. A black sclera pools around each iris, eager to engulf the blood coloured glow.
G. Fisher : hey this is spoiler territory but I’ll indulge y’all anyways. You can recognise those green eyes from anywhere. they’re a haunted tattoo in your memory, a stark contrast to the pale peach of their skin. Brown hair, short and windswept, falls into their eyes with every movement. Blue and purple veins peek at you from the delicate skin on the wrists of their lean body. Their eyes droop into a quiet look of sombre nostalgia when they think you’re not looking.
- rough prologue
- Clyde’s profile rewrite
- Natalia removed and replaced by G.
- page of ch. 1
- prologue tweaking
- code and typo fixes
- 1/3 of ch. 1 written up - unrefined
- rough Wren dialogue
- refined dialogue
- setting exploration
- course choice - which will influence certain skills
- first witch RO
- smoother writing flow
- revamped prologue and ch. 1
- three past lives to choose from
- one in depth RO interaction
- brief interaction with three other ROs
- choice of study implemented
- minor setting exploration
- settling to class
- more RO interaction
- author tearing her hair out bc she doesn’t plan consistently
Questions, comments, advice and critique are always welcome!!!