Chapter 1 - Theme... theme... theme...
[background=rgb(250,251,252)]The toys are alive![/background][/font][/color]
So early in the competition, it's all about inception: securing the RIGHT idea from a sea of incomplete thoughts.
The possibilities are endless... and yet, the reminiscing thought of Toy Story dominates.
"I don't want to go there!", I hear myself scream aloud.
I search for toys, google-ing up hundreds of images to no avail. There's nothing there I haven't seen a thousand times before.
And, to be fair, I can't think of anything original enough to make it entertaining, so I take a second stab at the concept and focus on the entire theme, not just the "toys" part.
A first concept emerges...
What if the events of the game led to toys becoming alive?
I hear myself chuckle...
It would probably be a bit out of theme: if the theme is only the final consequence, it could be replaced with anything and still work, much like a game about a toy invasion could be a reskin from a zombies game... in essence, I'd be missing the theme.
I'm deep in thought for what seems a lifetime when I realize I'm talking to myself aloud, and there's no one else in the room.
The ominous silence beckons me. I will get no reply now that I am aware. My thoughts have stopped to wander...
A second concept emerges...
I've been reading on TV tropes for a bit longer than I should've, and have been cutting back on sleep a lot more.
Trying to remember movies that have left an impression on me, I look back to "The Usual Suspects".
A Rashomon-styled movie led by an unreliable narrator...
"That's a start?"
I let my mind wander, and the thoughts evolve on their own...
"Yes!" I shout, almost laughing.
What if "The toys are alive!" was an exclamation? Something someone shouted aloud, quite unexpectedly?
"It is understood that sentient toys live in a masquerade of lies, trying very hard to conceal their existence to the world. What if one person saw them for what they truly were?"
"They shouldn't be allowed to hide in plain sight, they deserve to be made, and if I'm the only one that KNOWS, then it falls unto ME!"
"That's my idea!"