And moving it around made me realize...I have a LOT of stuff. And that I REALLY need to organize it some time soon. Not to mention, to blog about the accumulation of stuff I got together and wrote but never got around to doing much about. (Speaking of blogs I never got around to writing, I owe you at least one story which I thought about back on Sunday but haven't done anything about since.)
But what I mainly came here to talk about was today. I'm a little bit frustrated, because I got an idea for a trans-focused song, one which had not only lyrics but also a tune backing it, but work kept me so busy that by the time I wrote the lyrics I remembered down, all the flow of the song was killed, and with it, the continuity needed to finish. I COULD present it, but I'd rather not.
So that left me some time to instead tinker with my magical girl. She's still me, but I do like the idea of turning it into a story. Obviously, it'd require a change in name because making it COMPLETELY me is generally a practice frowned upon, but all the same, I thought I'd outline a few things.
-My/her Magical Girl/Superhero name is 'Red Hood Rider', and she is called Ruby for short.
-When releasing Forbidden Art 1: Dark Aura, she's been given the nickname 'Dark Ruby'.
-Her family knows her secret (unlike mine), and is present in the story, but none of them are actively involved, basically just being secret keepers who're heavily snarkish about the whole affair in the friendly family way.
-She's blood brothers with the other co-lord of the Darkblood Coven (or whatever I named them before), and he's actually not a large player, not even in vampire politics--one of the reasons he isn't THE lord is because he didn't really want to deal with that stuff anyway so delegated it to her, but she still will come to him for advice in vampire affairs and he's her main vampiric contact.
-I'm thinking she has at least one more male vampire contact within her coven, mainly contacted for covert operations as a vampiric spy network of sorts.
-Her best friend is a male supporter, who later gains powers himself to become one of her first assistants in combat.
-One of her other first supporters is an initial rival magical girl, turned friend after conflicting a few times.
-She gains another vampiric ally, this one a battlemaster, after revealing to him Forbidden Art 2: Blood Staff (or whatever I named it before), and terrifying him. He basically got scared straight, abandoned the life of supervillainy, tried the civilian life, but needing blood, began feeding off of criminals vigilante-style. (Ruby is not a vigilante, because she leaves every-day crimefighting to the every-day crimefighters, AKA, cops; she only fights supervillains.) However, he's kinda bad at it, and he tells her that male crooks' blood tastes absolutely TERRIBLE. (Which she already knows, but he doesn't know that.) He eventually gets a donor, but stays out of the direct story...
-...Until the donor herself becomes a magical girl. Now, normally, magical girl blood would be poisonous to vampires, but because she was his donor before becoming a magical girl, she can still donate to him, but only him. And he can drain her, but only her, and only as much as she wills him to have.
-At least one or two additional magical girls.
-All of this before I add in a magical girl who is The Mole, but who the characters don't know is The Mole for quite a while, well after other characters have joined. (In fact, Ruby only finds out because a supervillain makes a slip of the tongue and with no malice and no "I can't believe they've got ME doing it" in his voice said, 'I want Ruby dead!' which gave away that someone had been feeding him information.) She, predictably, makes a HeelFaceTurn to be a legitimate good guy at the resolution of the arc. (Well, sort-of-resolution. The whole arc is very much cloak-and-dagger, filled with gambit and memory pileup, layered one person at a time with one reveal after another including the first time Ruby's vampire lord form is shown.)
-And then at least one or two magical girls after that.
-This, all before an eventual story arc's resolution where the Darkblood Coven is, via unfortunate magical circumstances, almost pushed into an unwilling civil war between the two blood brothers and co-lords, which they resolve in a highly-unorthodox method: by using human tech (which is almost advanced enough to make it work, but not quite there yet) combined with a little bit of black magic and natural vampiric abilities, they manage to produce a biological daughter of Dark Ruby and the co-lord without the two having actually, ah, 'bonded'.
Said daughter, within two years, has grown to teenaged age and maturity, thanks to how vampiric genetic memory works. (The vampire child remembers things like languages the parents have learned, thus becoming well-versed in English, and things like math, and things like morals instilled and disciplines, so the child is rather mature for their physical age, but while these concepts get translated, experiences such as anything identifying who their parent is are not--though the vampire generally is going to be able to 'feel' their parent, they won't already know by memories alone.)
And she joins the cast as well, to effectively become Ruby's sister. (Aside from occasional moments of funny where Ruby acts as a mother to her.)
By the way, time passes in the story if you couldn't tell. The main character begins as either a freshmen or a sophomore at the beginning of the story, and moves on through high school as it progresses. It's also not going to shy away from subjects--I probably won't have explicit material, but implicit material including plenty of dirty language is going to be featured. (But reasonably so.) The whole thing is Magical Girl meets Superhero (because each magical girl is outfitted in garb that's closer to that of a superhero) meets Power Rangers meets vampire politics with a shade of slice-of-life thrown in.
I love it.