All posts tagged character-idea

Plot up for adoption

Published June 19, 2015 by Iphis of Scyros

Okay, that may be a strange way to put it, and maybe “plot” is over-stating what I’ve got here.  But this is something I know I’ll never get around to writing.  So I thought I’d just put it out onto the ‘net in case anyone else wanted to use it.

This is more a kernel of a situation, a set-up, than a true plot, really.

So you know the old folklore motif about the “seventh son of the seventh son” being blessed with x, y or z great power?  (Yes, you can easily guess what movie I was watching when I thought of this.)  So I’m pretty sure that somewhere, in something, I’ve seen the same apply to the “seventh daughter of a seventh daughter.”  (In all honesty, I suspect it was in Discworld.  But I’m not positive about that.)

Anyway!  In a world where both the seventh son of a seventh son and the seventh daughter of a seventh daughter is blessed with power, what happens when the following situation occurs?

A seventh son and a seventh daughter marry.  They have six sons and six daughters, and then their next child is born XXY.  (Though most likely this would not be set in world where chromosomes would be acknowledged and understood, mind you.)  So not quite a boy and not quite a girl…and thus having access to whatever benefits would be gained from both the seventh son of the seventh son and the seventh daughter of the seventh daughter.

Technically, I suppose that’s actually just describing who and what the protagonist is more than the plot or even the set-up, really.

Anyway, as I said, I think this could yield a really interesting character/story, but it’s not something I’d ever get around to writing.  (I’m probably never even going to get around to writing half the things I feel more determined to write as it is!)  But I wanted to give this character/story a chance at life despite my lack of time to write that life, so I thought I’d put this tiny seed out there in case anyone else wanted to nurture it.  (Especially since what I’d have written probably wouldn’t have lived up to the idea’s potential anyhow.  My writing usually does that.)

This set-up could be great for a Young Adult novel with a transgender lead, since the protagonist literally isn’t sure if she’s a boy or if he’s a girl.  I know there’s a need for more diversity in Young Adult novels, so if any aspiring authors looking to write fantasy (?) YA think this sounds promising, please take as much or as little of this set-up as you’d like!  (Not that there’s really much to take, of course.)

(Given how little I’ve provided, I obviously don’t require any credit in return, though I would love to read any stories/novels born out of this tiny seed, so please let me know about it if you write anything!)

Vocaloid Tarot

Vocaloid, UTAU and Tarot; individually or all-in-one

Matthew Meyer

the yokai guy

Arwen's Butterflies and Things

My BJD creation blog. Here's where my sewing creations and projects are showcased. Some outfits are for sale. Please use the tags & catagories to navigate this blog. I love comments and reviews!

History From Below

Musings on Daily Life in the Ancient and Early Medieval Mediterranean By Sarah E. Bond

The Bloggess

Like Mother Teresa, only better.

My Tiny Joy

Where little things matter!

Klein's Other Toys

Comics, Funko Pops and Anime figures oh my!



Creating Herstory

Celebrating the women who create history

Kicky Resin

BJDs et al

Lala Land


A'Cloth the World

Where Textiles, Fashion, Culture, Communication and Art Come Together.


Occasionally my brain spurts out ideas and this is where I put them

The Social Historian

Adventures in the world of history


Erik Kwakkel blogging about medieval manuscripts

Sara Letourneau

Poet. Freelance editor and writing coach. SFF enthusiast.

Zounds, Alack, and By My Troth

A tragical-comical-historical-pastoral webcomic by Ben Sawyer

Project Doll House

never too old to play with dolls

knotted things

All about the things that I'm all about.

Eclectic Alli

A bit of this, a bit of that, the meandering thoughts of a dreamer.

Omocha Crush

Secret Confessions of a Toy Addict



Onomastics Outside the Box

Names beyond the Top 100, from many nations and eras

Hannah Reads Books

This is an archival site for old posts. Visit for art, puppetry, and links to any current media commentary.

Ariel Hudnall

the writings, musings, and photography of a dream smith

Taking a Walk Through History

Walking back in time to discover the origins of every historical route on earth



Pullips and Junk

We're all mad about Pullips here!

Dutch Fashion Doll World

A Dutch Barbie collector in Holland

Confessions of a Doll Collectors Daughter

Reviews and News From the Doll World

It's a Britta Bottle!

Small Stories of a Twenty-Something Adventuring Through Life


It's all small stuff.

The Photographicalist

Preserving the photographical perspective

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

We're All Mad Here!

<---This Way | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | That Way---> News

The latest news on and the WordPress community.