I love the 1800s as well~. The only problem I find is trying not to make a story that I've already read in one of my many romance novels under my bed. >.> BUT! A lot of the other posters bring up the theme of Steampunk which our favorite period can be fitted into. More on this as I answer the other posts.sayuri wrote:Princes and princesses are always fun. I personally like stories set in the late 1800s. Though the timeframe is slightly different, if there was a visual novel in the same genre as The Count of Monte Cristo I would be in heaven
I find elements of all time periods that I adore. >///< So my problem comes down to which I want to try first before getting myself into anything deep that the project and I may drown under. But the Steampunk that you mentioned, (I've never heard of Dieselpunk) is very appealing. The strict rules however may be a hurdle to overcome. Post-apocalyptic also has a large pull. As you stated, if I create a world with its own rules then my only hurdle would be brainstorming to make sure everything tie together. A very nice suggestion.IceD wrote:If you really want to be original, take a turn into deep water and make a historical fiction visual novel, just as sayuri says. Also, if you heard about steampunk or dieselpunk, you might try those - they give many opportunities for creators, because those worlds have some strict rules, but also give much freedom. Afaik, practically there weren't any apocalyptic or post-apocalyptic vn's (incorporating such elements as in fallout), so you might try to make a sci-fi/steampunk mix set in such settings - this might be really interesting, but only if you create a nice world with it's own rules and settings.
Ah, that gives me a better idea of what you mean. I love Persona, never played Earthbound, I'm actually replaying Persona 3 in preparation for the release of P.3.P. ^.^LVUER wrote:Persona and Earthbound are two examples of present day setting.
Wintermoon wrote:Fantasy is good. Especially if the author actually uses her imagination instead of repeating the same fantasy clichés that I've seen a thousand times before. However, even clichéd fantasy is often enjoyable to me.
A lot of the answers I'm getting seem to say that as long as the story is interesting enough people wouldn't mind what the setting is. This is good to know, I know there have been times when I've looked at a story and been like, "It's set in this? Hm, maybe I'll save it for another time..." I'll try my best to make sure the storys presentation will do it justice and capture peoples interest. ^_^Jake wrote:I tend to find high-fantasy stuff boring, but there have been good high-fantasy stories that I've enjoyed; I tend to find cyberpunk and sci-fi interesting, but I'll still dislike a bad cyberpunk book. Write the story you want to write in the setting you feel most comfortable with, and you'll definitely find some people who naturally like that setting anyway, and if it's a good story it'll be a good story even outside of people's preferred setting.
I understand how you feel. A lot of people, maybe a lot of the younger people, simply adore the Japanese high school setting. It can sometimes be overbearing to see so many of the Senpai, Whoever-kun or Dude-sensei. Especially when you read it in English, or worse, hear it in English!Deji wrote:I personally like present day as long as it's not set in Japan where characters are in high-school (I think I developed an allergy to that theme already >_o)
I adore high fantasy, and I like historical as long as it's not politics or war-oriented.
I'm not a fan of sci-fi.
Whew, done with the quotes I hope... Sorry if I missed anyone. But with all your wonderful suggestions I think I finally have some good ideas I want to start writing about! Thank you all very much!