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BonBonBoi
10-29-2011, 05:44 AM
I need help choosing the deciding plot of the story. There is a boy in high school that has too choose between a junior and a freshmen girl. The freshmen girl is Asian, sweet, and a great friend. The junior is white, awesome, and also a great friend. The boy gets stuck having to choose between the two girls.

Give your ideas and plot twists you come up with...

zupaton
10-29-2011, 07:31 AM
Wich one has bigger boobs?

SnipySev
10-29-2011, 07:31 AM
Maybe the peculiar (and kind of weird) game Catherine can give you inspiration in this theme.

BonBonBoi
10-29-2011, 02:53 PM
Zupton, hahaha wow...

SnipyRev, yes that game is fun... I will later...

Valeview
10-29-2011, 02:58 PM
Well, he could say to one he has dumped the other.
while telling the other the same thing.
Eventually they both find out and leave him, leaving him with no-one.
That sort-a-thing?

Rpg Maker
10-29-2011, 03:39 PM
I need help choosing the deciding plot of the story. There is a boy in high school that has too choose between a junior and a freshmen girl. The freshmen girl is Asian, sweet, and a great friend. The junior is white, awesome, and also a great friend. The boy gets stuck having to choose between the two girls.

Give your ideas and plot twists you come up with...

Well what kind of twist can you put on a plot like this that no one has seen before? You could do the Catherine thing and leave it up to players, but if you want a linear story plot, I think you are going to have to make the main character a "jerk." Hold that thought for a moment...

The thing is, you haven't really told us which one he finds more attractive--attraction is very important in love plots even though its sometimes never the deciding factor. We need more details on the boy and the girls, since ethnicity and grade years are irrelevant when it comes to making a relationship. Maybe the freshmen girl a really good athlete, and he likes girls that play sports, and his friend that is a junior is more mature classic school girl, perhaps prettier( Maybe he just likes her boobs) but less interesting or vise versa.

Whatever you decide, making the character simply choose between one or the other is...well boring. Unless you make the players care about all these characters first. It could turn into a great plot, but it seems like the characters need a bit more thought.

Once you do that, there are tons of plot twist you could throw in, like maybe he decides to date both of them at the same time and ends up getting dumped by both of them at the end. Or one anime i watched had the main character go back to one girl and ditch the other one. But the one he ditched came to his house and killed him--and then the girl the guy chose killed the girl he ditched and carried the main characters head away on a boat lol

Of course you dont need anything obscure like that, but there are some interesting things you can do once you establish the characters more. Make us care/know more about these characters, then it will be way easier to do plot twist.

Most Romantic plots fall into three categories( Could be missing some, haven't read much romance lately)
Romeo and Juliet--A constant love quarrel between a guy and a girl, that usually ends in tragedy
Hollywood Romance--Usually a guy or girl deciding between two love interest, usually ending in the two "soul mates" getting together.
Comedic--Love only serves as a tool for comedy, in essence, it uses the Hollywood romance and puts funny twist on them--usually resulting in unpredictable outcomes.

BonBonBoi
10-29-2011, 08:40 PM
More detail on characters? Got it, when I'm not on a ipod and when I got more time to put it up...

ATMLVE
10-29-2011, 11:26 PM
Yeah, Id like a better description. Its hard for us when we dont really know anything about them besides their race. Also, how old is the guy?

rialrees
10-30-2011, 12:21 AM
Or one anime i watched had the main character go back to one girl and ditch the other one. But the one he ditched came to his house and killed him--and then the girl the guy chose killed the girl he ditched and carried the main characters head away on a boat lol

just a few words into that sentence I somehow already knew you were talking about School Days. Now I simply have to go and watch that again!

As for the OP, I can understand you probably feel a little lost, perhaps a bit overwhelmed even, at the possibilities of where a plot can take you - but my best advice is this: take what rpg maker has advised you about the varying archetypal romances, and read around a little. watch some movies, tv shows, read some books or plays - find different ideas that you like. then twist them, make them your own.

All being said and done, no story is going to be interesting unless it is told from your heart and soul - a clinical plot idea born from a forum thread is unlikely (not impossible, but just unlikely) to turn into a story you'll be passionate about telling. Whilst advice is never a bad thing, make sure that the story you tell is your own.

Spazz
10-30-2011, 01:24 AM
Wich one has bigger boobs?

When did this site stop being kid-friendly? :P

Anyways, I'd say do a love triangle. The three are great friends, but the girls like the boy.

Or, maybe they wouldn't mind a polygamy, if they go both ways ;)