Rae Not really shes super scariesh cause she was from country now shes in where there lound cars jets flys by here and there 3 dogs barking in house and loud noises When she perfer quite but she getting uses to it little by little
I do like that one. Then I can use my real dog. >u> Who, by the way, just gave me and Brian a helluva heart attack and an ER visit for unexplained anisocoria. Might've poked herself in the eye with a cactus.
@Spell, We can do something like that. Made me think of a gang situation kind of(with dogs). Like there is a dominant gang of dogs who are hellbent on controlling certain areas, gaining power, terrorizing others, etc. To have the dystopian feel, maybe there are no more humans at all, the world has gone dark, etc... Either because humanity has been wiped out by an illness, natural disaster.... or if we wanna add a slight fantastical twist, some unknown killer monster.
Then maybe some/most of our dog characters are strays who are trying to survive, or maybe even ex-gang members who are on the run and fleeing.
I actually kind of like a couple of the things you suggested, though I may have interpreted one wrong.
The idea of the world going dark, like literally. There isn't any sunlight, or if there is it's for brief periods at certain times or just very short days. So maybe all creatures, including the dogs, have evolved or mutated to be better suited for a solely night time lifestyle.
I also like the idea of them being plagued by some sort of killer beast. Perhaps, depending on what caused the apocalypse it's some sort of mutated beast. It might be something we could call a "Chimera" with the idea that it's been mutated so far it no longer resembles just what it was before. It could be a creature that was an experiment gone wrong that escaped when the humans died, or was a regular animal that became mutated during the apocalypse and now hunts anything it can find to try and quench an insatiable desire for bloodshed or something.
If we do something like the latter or even combine the two we could create a whole lore behind the creature. Obviously this would be in a setting that is several years, perhaps generations, after the initial apocalypse.
Edited at June 10, 2022 10:57 AM by Imperial Sands
I love the gang idea. We can certainly create a lot of drama based off of that alone. We can have feuding gangs, a single one, etc. I quite like the idea of humans being wiped out by natural disasters and illness. Personally, I like the idea of both wiping them out.
Now, I also like this "killer" creature idea. It can definitely be mutated, either by humans/experiments, or maybe even radiation. That way, the characters not only have to survive, but they're constantly being tormented by this creature. We can add things onto the creature as well. Maybe it only hunts at night, etc. Like Imp said, we can create a lore behind it. Are there more than one of this creature? If so, do they hunt in packs? Do they all look the same?
Sure! We can have the world be dark for most of the time. Like maybe the daylight comes only for an hour or two, instead of like twelve hours.
And I like the idea that the creature only hunts at night, too. And the dogs themselves have become better suited for living in the dark, maybe. Like better night vision, etc.
As for the monster, I think it would be best if there is a single one(for now? Maybe there is only a single one that they know of. Like in their area, at least. Maybe later, more pop up). I like the idea that it is a mutation from a lab of some sort. Giving it a few mystical elements could be fun.
I am a huge fan of what Imperial has listed. So gang(s)? of dogs who are hunted through out the night by a carnivorous beast. Day, like Red Moon said, can come in for at most two hours. I think it'd be cool to have, what Tene said, "feuding gangs" through out this apocalyptic onslaught of monsters.
here's my idea for the creature (which i am enjoying this entire idea so far)
-the creature only hunts at night, but is periodically active throughout the day (so it isn't entirely nocturnal either)
-there could be multiple of them, but instead of them hunting in packs, they're very territorial creatures and travel alone
-for some reason i imagine them sorta looking alien-ish in a way, but also like you could still see what they could've been before the mutations happened -this creature lures its prey in by crying/weeping and then will attack -light keeps the creature away, altholugh it won't entirely prevent it from attacking
-the only way to kill them is stopping their heart
that's just what i have in mind. i imagine them being black with blood red eyes and looking like they might have rabies or carry some sort of disease. if bitten/scratched by them the victim could turn into said creature? maybe that's a stretch