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I have not been here in years. It is unlikely that I will finish the lone story I've left here. Sorry. :/ Depending on how Bizenghast ends, my interest might be renewed, though. *shrug*
UPDATE: Okay, it doesn't matter how Bizenghast ended, because the story was doomed to failure anyway. In fact, I'll TELL you what it was about. One of two things occurred-- Vincent received word before he died that his parents were divorcing and leaving him the house, which they did not feel inclined to return to "because of all the memories" -- let me just pause there for a moment to say LOL-- and he fell into a deep depression, OR he was already disturbed enough by his parents' continuous absence that he ended up in the Mauseoleum by virtue of that alone and imagined the previous scenario in his dream. The reason this could not really be executed was because it was not legally possible. I was under the impression that Dinah and Vincent were 17 and 18. My primary basis for this assumption was the size of Dinah's jugs in addition to the fact that I simply didn't believe the Monroes would leave their 16-year-old alone in the house with the company car (recipe for disaster! :p). ANYWAY, Vincent was expressing anger at Dinah in his dream because he could not understand why she was not visiting him or interacting with him at school. He had not yet come to the conclusion that he was dead at that point and was actually lingering around school as usual, thinking he still belonged there. One might think it's hilarious that he didn't question why no one ELSE seemed to acknowledge him either... but Dinah's probably the only one he pays attention to. :p I had also forgotten that he was a member of the student council, but hey, he might have withdrawn from that anyway because he was depressed. Bullshit plothole-patching powers, activate! Eventually, Vincent WOULD come to the conclusion that he was dead (because he's just smart like that), due to the fact that...um...he began PHYSICALLY MELDING WITH THE HOUSE. This would make the dream even more difficult for Dinah and the gang to solve because it would cause Vincent to just give up. In fact, the house was going to start sinking into the ground-- or be overgrown by the garden, I can't recall. I believe I was going to insinuate that he stopped being able to leave the house because his world, literally as well as figurative, was shrinking more and more the more he concentrated on how he felt trapped, isolated, and alone without his family (or Dinah). His melding with the house was meant to be symbolic of the fact that he felt owned, that his parents thought of him more of a possession than a child, as if he were a part of the house. I believe I intended for him to start regressing as well, so that by the end of the story he was a child again, around the age he was when his parents started going on the extended trips. I feel like I mentioned something about a bird interacting with him in a strange way. That was Cagey. At the end, she was going to escort him to the next life. I seem to remember something about a garden maze too... there may be more plot elements for me to explain here. Anyway, now you know what it was going to be about.
I have plotline ideas, but I will probably not write them. THEREFORE I will let other people execute them if they so desire. Please just say in your author's note that the idea for the plot was mine but you executed it. Seriously, I have worked out some stories scene for scene but am too damn lazy to write them. JUST ASK and I WILL GIVE. I think there's a private messaging system here now, OR you can go to spiderjuice.deviantart.com and ask if you have an account there.