Conveying Emotions (crappy notes)

Thursday, June 9, 2005

Mysticism: man that conveys his emotions; lives in a cold world as he tries to control his output, always nervous that if he feels anything, those around him will suffer. That’s not a story, that’s a stupid superhero characterization—now, what’s the damn story? Murder mystery? World saving? Intrigue? Thriller? Family? Love story? Horror? The MC should be charismatic, it’s the easiest way for people to like him, and that’s something I really need to include in my stories.

What questions would you like to ask? When did he discover that his emotions can be so powerful? Did his family know? Was he an orphan? (No.) He had a relatively normal family life, but he had to separate himself from his family after, well, I know where this is going, after the death of one of his parents. He realized the destructive powers of his emotions; he dropped out of school because of the same cause—how could he live with himself when each A or D would result in uncontrolled emotions that would somehow hurt the people around him.

How does his powers work?