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Something like this...
We'll start another thread, present the guidelines, and let people post their own contribution to the ATSPaM (ATS Philosophy and Metaphysics) "Bible."
The main character's name, that everything happens to, could be something like Adam Trascedere Studere. (Get the idea?) (Adam = archetypal man, trascedere = Latin root for "transcend," studere = Latin root for "student"... hey if you can make it more subtle and sound like an actual name give it a go )
He can travel many places, depending on the settings deemed appropriate by the writers themselves.
It can be any point during his life. We should only pay attention to others and make clear certain details (like his mother's name) if someone wants to write about that, and then someone else wants to also write about the same thing later. Unless we are comfortable giving two varying names to his mother, and never bothering to explain. It's not like the Bible itself had no such instances of apparent contradictions after all.
The writing style can also vary. The point of view, 1st person, 2nd, 3rd, etc., could also change. Creativity is obviously never a bad thing! And I like mosaics.
After all the stories are collected, I can take them and put them in as close to chronological order as I am able, and write an introduction to it, to give a fore-taste of the whole scope of tales to follow.
So it would end up something like this:
The Great ATSPaM Bible
by Contributors from the ATSPaM Community
Tale by Member A
Tale by Member B
Tale by Member C
Tale by Member D
Tale by Member E
Tale by Member F
Tale by Member G
Tale by Member H
Some key "structural" points of any life we might want to cover:
The character's birth
His childhood experiences
The character's symbolic passage from childhood to manhood
His experiences as a young man
His discoveries of True Self
Sacrifices he makes during his life
His days as an old man
Some stories we can only do one each obviously.. like birth and death.
In general it would be nice to maintain a consistency of tone and personality as well, that can probably be achieved by making the character have very little dialogue himself, just basic exchanges, and letting the action tell most of the story.
Originally posted by rogerstigers
If you are going to put together an archetype of a religious compendium, you might as well let people tell the same story (birth and death, etc) from their own points of view.
Originally posted by LifeIsEnergy
Plus, shouldn't this be wrote in some sort of a chronological order so it makes sense?