This poor thing. It's going through its fourth proposed plot. Let's see what I have this time.
I've been inspired by Wattpad, lately (take that as you will). First it was werewolves and vampires, now it is merfolk. Only, since I like tentacles, I was thinking of a merman who is half-octopus half-human, like Ursula from Disney's The Little Mermaid. This could be...really fun.
Dero is a broken, bitter man. He wasn't always so. He once had a husband, Jorah, and they would fish out on the rowdiest seas with their companions. One day, Jorah fell overboard. Of all their friends, Jorah was the only one they lost. Dero, having jumped into the turbulent waves in a futile attempt to save the man he loved above all else, watched as the ocean drowned him before his eyes.
Today, Dero drinks like a fish. He talks to no one. He retired from his life as a fisherman and, unable to pull himself from the place his husband died, is instead a lighthouse keeper.
Perhaps, the ocean has plans for him. Perhaps, just perhaps, the strange, tentacled merman he swears isn't out there is a reincarnation of his dearly departed...
1: The trope of a fisherman who discovers a mercreature is one of my favorites
Tropes aren't bad if executed well. I believe I could do it justice. Said fisherman also having a deceased loved one is also a common trope, but gosh, do I love it. Why not have a homosexual twist to it?
2: The trope of the fisherman having an alcohol problem because of a dead loved one is also a favorite
Eventually, as more of my stories make it to the big outside world, you will come to find that a staple for my stories is alcohol. The main character has to have either an estranged, abusive, or other matter related to alcohol. This works particularly well because...
3: The fisherman's alcohol issue, whatever it may be, works with the title of the story
This is obvious. Also...!
4: The merman as a half-octopus goes with the tentacles seen on the story's cover/logo/title.
I particularly love this idea! I always did wonder why I decided to go with "tentacles" and swirls for the logo/title. This explains everything.
5: I've never worked on a merfolk story before
Throughout my entire writing life, I've worked with fey, Children of the Night, werewolves, aliens, demons, devils, angels, monsters, bogeymen, all the other staples. Except merfolk! It's about time I give it a shot.
This is a much more interesting idea for Liq, wouldn't you say? What say you, in fact?
Personally, I'm done with vampires and werewolves...for now. I think this could be far more interesting, myself.
Does this idea for Liquorish sound more aesthetically pleasing than the others?
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