How it's gone. How it's not going.
Things I should be doing: Working on February’s Haunted Location.
Things I am not doing: Working on February’s Haunted Location.
January’s Haunted House was a resounding success, insomuch as I finished it on time and it came to a satisfying, if bleak, conclusion. The story was somewhat mundane for the majority of the month—the intruders could choose to leave at any time, but where’s the fun if they aren’t propelled by stupid to plow forward to their dooms? Things really kicked off in the last third of the month. The horror went cosmic, psychological, body, and weird-as-shit. No one gets out.
The whole thing is a mess that needs flashing out to be usable, but that’s how these things go. I put about an hour a night into this project and it is usually the last hour of the night when exhaustion has taken root. It’s a haphazard effort.
Seeing as how January is laid out as a narrative with some attempts at tables for the sake of randomizing flavor, I decided that something like Abenteuerspiel! would work for running it. Maybe I will make that happen one day.
February’s haunted space was going to be a Swamp, but a lack of inspiration was bugging me. At the very last moment, I veered off and decided to go Nautical instead—we’re going diving! The problem with this decision being that I have even fewer resources and sources of inspiration for this than I did with the Swamp.
I reckon one of two things is going to happen here:
I forge ahead and try my best not to fall back on tired and misinformed shark attack tropes.
I start February over again with a space that I have resources and inspiration for.
This whole diving thing started when I asked a friend which haunted space they would like to see and they responded with, “The Titanic.” And you know what, I am all about seeing a ghost story playing out in a shipwreck. It might not happen in February, but it’s going to happen.
Also, The Deep House would make for great inspiration here if the story was so god-fucking-awful that it drags the rest of the movie down to its watery grave.