Ever see a phrase and totally go off on your own mental tangent? "/Miss trichotomy" did it for me.
I started with a superhero character, a girl that could create two more copies of herself. But, these were not your normal clones. One comes from an alternate future, and the other from an alternate past. And, these alternate selves were not always the same either. I've spent the last hour with this character going through dialog with herselves, various alternate looks and personalities, costumes and even subtle variations in powers and skills. Some girls had tattoos, strange clothes, or even major body alteration like cybernetics. Once, Miss Past showed up pregnant, boy howdy, did Miss Present and Mrs Future giver her an earful!
I was surprised how much I got sucked into (and enjoyed) character creation just for the fun of character creation.
Anybody run into a tangent like that recently where a stray thought took on a life of its own?
[I figured the Snadbox is the appropriate category for this kind of litter.] :-)