Where wild minds come to rest
So basically I've had the same daydream for the past ten years. The first thing I imagined was a magnificent flying warship in the skies. Ever since, I built around hat concept. By the time of 5th grade I had a nice plot going, with things being added left and right. I added a crew to that ship, named it and put a nice back story behind it. Everyone on board was a child, it was like the boy scouts. I took this idea from one of my favorite shows: Codename KND, So I tried to figure out how to remove the adults from the equation in my daydream: an alternate universe--nawh, they all left--nope, I finally settled on the fact that everyone over a certain age would die from some horrible disease.
Later I realized that this disease should be intentional, so I formed a small terror sect in my mind (with their goal of world domination). That formed to be the main antagonists of the plot. They would be called the Hoffman Terror group named for their founder Walter Hoffman, some strange religious nut. He had a daughter named Heather, who is egotistical and a major sociopath. (though she doesn't share Walter's religious fervor, she desperately wants to rule the world) She goes with her dad to all terrorist meetings in upstate New York and even contributes to some. They create a disease by kidnapping several scientists and forced to do the dirty work. Jumping the gun, Walter decides to go through with the plan of releasing the disease in a major city centers around the world before it was tested completely. This disease was released, but it only seemed to kill people over the age of puberty, including Walter Hoffman. Leaving over 50% of 7 billion people dead in under 5 months, the disease quickly mutated again, but this time people didn't see the results.
When I was in 6th grade I learned about senescence, or deterioration due to aging, and what the leading cause was. It was due to the shortening of the ends of alleles during mitosis. This disease then attached itself to the ends of alleles thus stopping the aging process when puberty ends, leaving everyone biologically immortal.
Which I thought was pretty cool back when I was younger. So these characters I made up don't die unless of an accident or being killed. I know there are some plot holes for other diseases and cancers, but I'm saying they're all immune now for the story's sake.
This universe actually starts in late 2015, it was a long way off when I started this daydream. The main characters for the first couple hundred years at least are: Colonel John Willows (a better version of me), Queen Victoria Corona (a version of my old middle school crush), the brute Adam Cooke (a real life asshole), Heather Hoffman (a figment of my mind based loosely on Hitler), Lieutenant Parker (another old crush), John and Michael Woodman, Amanda Prophet (physically the female version of me), and hundreds of other smaller characters that live their lives struggling to survive in this cruel new world.
I would arrive to the fact I made myself a completely new world on accident. And I loved it. When I was younger, I would walk in the woods behind my house, acting out battles between nations, talking out lout. (passerbyers were confused). Then I resorted to drawing them down so I wouldn't forget.
A big part of my original dream was the fact that there were huge ailing ships in the sky, all fighting each other in massive sky battles. I still acknowledge their part in my new world, but not stress their importance anymore (because I didn't think a wooden ship could be put in the air by helium alone--major plot hole.)
I would draw maps like the one at the beginning of the post, and redraw them, and redraw them. These boundaries were fluid and changed as my dream progressed in scope and time. I even made some sort of flag atlas for country facts and flags.
Whenever I go on vacation somewhere, I bring my imagination, for example when my family visited the Everglades, I thought it would be dandy to have a massive Venice-like city there and be attacked by pirates. The possibilities are endless.
I have recorded history for this universe well past the year 10000 AD... if you guys want to know more, see the pictures section or some of my comments in discussions, I love to share this story, I might write and publish a book on it someday. I know I'm not done with my daydream, but more important it's not done with me.
Ask me questions! I can help you cope with your MD too... it's been a struggle.