Click here for Done Deal Pro home page

Done Deal Pro Home Page

Loading

Go Back   Done Deal Pro Forums > General > Research and Resources
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-17-2017, 11:07 PM   #21
Mark Twain Weck
Member
 
Mark Twain Weck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Melbourne Aus.
Posts: 731
Default Re: Drug research

How about... Phil has a couple of weed plants strictly for himself. Unbeknownst to him, they are infested with microscopic bugs of unknown species. When he fires up, they cook and that's what does the weird and wonderful to him.

You can show him rolling up and the camera can zoom in on the bugs and the audience can put two and two together. No need for scientific or even accurate explanations.

Just a thought.

Mark
__________________
Mark Twain Weck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2017, 06:42 PM   #22
Darthclaw13
Regular
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 277
Default Re: Drug research

For your character, I would suggest Ayahuasca. It's called the Vine of the Soul for a reason, because people who do it usually astral project. It is a 2 part combination tea.

It has been used in South American tribes since before pre-written history.

Some of the foremost researchers on it are Terence McKenna (who is dead now), Jonathan Ott, and Rick Strassman.

But McKenna is who I would read up on as he knew the most about it and did it many times. He went to S. America a lot to do it and saw ufo's and what he called the "machine elves" from a different dimension.

Alex Gray, the painter, is also a big user. Also many Hollywood actors/actresses.

It has it's own religion, the Santo Daime and here in the states there is a church dedicated to it called Uniao de Vegetal. It's also non-addictive, partly because it causes violent vomiting. It also leaves the bloodstream within 3-4 hrs.

Supposedly it allows you to see into other spectrums like infrared, ultraviolet, etc. And it also allows you to see what's "really" around us at all times because what we perceive as "reality" is really the hallucination.

Just my 2 cents.
Darthclaw13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2018, 10:44 PM   #23
theblondewritr
Member
 
theblondewritr's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Malibu, CA
Posts: 1,218
Default Re: Drug research

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark Twain Weck View Post
How about... Phil has a couple of weed plants strictly for himself. Unbeknownst to him, they are infested with microscopic bugs of unknown species. When he fires up, they cook and that's what does the weird and wonderful to him.

You can show him rolling up and the camera can zoom in on the bugs and the audience can put two and two together. No need for scientific or even accurate explanations.

Just a thought.

Mark
Dude, don't do drugs. Just the ones that are good for ya
Phil is a Chemist for a major Pharma Co., and he has to claim a Nautural Remedy for Cancer. His BOSS got something to say about his or her CLaim. bingo. story.
__________________
si
theblondewritr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-10-2018, 05:01 AM   #24
MoviePen
Regular
 
MoviePen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 330
Default Re: Drug research

My first question was not "which drug," but "what does this add to the series?" As I read the long description, I thought "If he doesn't remember the incidents when he's sober, this strongly suggests that it's a gimmick meant mainly for your convenience."

So are you including this not just for convenient plot complications, but for what this allows (or prevents) for hazard and conflict and character? Does it affect the characters in any way? How does it make your universe stronger for storytelling? What does it do for (or to) your story logic?

If that character can see the ghost while under the influence, can others? Why or why not?

If that character can see the ghost while high, can he see other ghosts? (Why/why not?)

What does this say about your protag, who would likely use this character (make him do drugs? become his supplier?) to talk to the ghost? Does that force you to change the tone of your series?

And does it affect the marketability of your pilot? (Short answer: yes.)

I personally don't need answers to any of the questions above, so no need to share them. Every choice like this has consequences to the series as a whole and I wanted to offer food for thought if you hadn't already considered it.
MoviePen is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin Version 3.6.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Done Deal Pro

eXTReMe Tracker