Script Upgrades…on Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 8:07 pm
It seems I’ve managed to do the expectable once again and miss writing weblogs for a matter of months. So rather than complain about having written nothing since November, I’ll let you inset a generic procrastination phrase here…
Actually I’ve been making real progress on my script behind the scenes. Having never written anything creative in my life before, I often feel like I’d be better of just mashing random keys until something better appears. I suppose it could be worse,… for instance if your half-blind, riddled with arthritis and tacking away on a typewriter. Still I doesn’t give me comfort to only barely do the image in my head justice. Coming from a background of drawing and painting, I think I’m finally beginning to understand why so many writers find it difficult to avoid the cliché lines stacked on the discount pile.
Fortunately, or perhaps even ‘unfortunately’ as some ‘experienced’ critics would think, I’ve managed to choose the genre of Science Fiction. I’m following the shadows of greats like Arthur C. Clarke, Gene Roddenberry, George Lucas, and (uhh) Joss Wheaton,… For anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock since the 1970’s would understand it takes balls to want to be counted next to those guys. What’s even more important to know is where to draw the line, what to take away from their example, and what to avoid.
One thing I’ve tried really hard to do is avoid following the classic example of imitation. It’s true that alot of concepts get remodeled and slipped into a story, all you have to do is look at the Vulan for five seconds and you should see a faint glimmer of the Elves. In fact the whole concept of sci-fi bi-pedal aliens kinda irked me, and the fact they all borrowed too heavily from the older fantasy stereotypes. I can’t say I’d even remember all my sources, but the last thing I want to achieve is something that’s been thrashed before. I’m hoping my comic will grow into something truly unique.
The last thing I wanted to mention in this log was that I’ve written my first 10 pages of the script. I haven’t yet decided whether to follow my promise and start my comic by this month. At the moment it’s really a matter of knowing I have a sense of direction, and long as I can establish I’m on the right track I’ll try my hardest to begin. Otherwise there might be more teaser comics.
As always you might wanna keep checking this space,… the Raven will be landing here soon!