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⚙Oh, one more—wherever the setting is, the state is usually pretty ineffective and silly in a somewhat Blackadder-esque manner, full of strange and detached individuals and at best having huge useless pieces left over from an earlier age. This doesn't reflect my politics at all; it's just parody of my history studies. Truth can get as crazy as fiction sometimes.
BRB Being Gendo IkariStuck and The List (my other thing I'm not actively working on now, but later) both seem to be epic-scale adventures about the mundane, sort of like how Scott Pilgrim and Azumanga Daioh turn the Serious Business level up to eleven for something like making a sandwich. Hence,
An accurate depictionAlso, as I just realized: Downer Ending or Bittersweet Ending. I have never written a happy ending for any serious work. They just don't seem fulfilling.
edited 22nd Oct '10 6:26:20 PM by Morgulion
This is this.
My stories are usually personal, character dramas — people are the driving force and raison d'etre behind everything. Rule of Drama comes first. I don't particularly like heaving Rules of X's onto the story, as I feel they cheapen the verisimilitude I aim for with hackneyed contrivances. But that don't mean I'm a joyless schmuck, noo. I'm not a big fan of 'genre' — for genre you have a set of conventions that are expected and already anticipated (the tropes been seen countless times in similar works), and I want to open up my readers' minds to a different, possibly more intriguing story if I toss these constraints out the window. I want to try something that readers could not anticipate.
Roses are redI strive to make my characters like people you can meet in Real Life — with their own personality and feelings. If not being able to sympathise with them, you can at least grasp where they're coming from. Grey and Grey Morality pops up more often than not. My protagonists tend to fall outside the social norm, having a larger-than-life feel to them, wanting more from life than what is just there. They're more interesting than Joe Q. Average like this. I write the narrative to reflect the characters' state of mind — like stream-of-consciousness. The present-tense exposition is laden with their viewpoints, and sometimes it gets into Neal Stephenson-like digressions on a particular topic before it returns to what's happening. Other occurrences that come up are Magnificent Bastards as the 'Antagonist', hyperreal moments shared by two people, slapstick comedy and elements of gangster crime.
Violets are blue
You think this might rhyme
But it ain't gonna
edited 23rd Oct '10 10:13:59 AM by QQQQQ
Humans Are Morons. Or at least "normal" humans, like extras. I have "some" smart people in the more important cast which is a kinda justified. But when normal civilians react to anything, it's played straight. Gets funny too.
edited 22nd Oct '10 8:05:59 PM by PsychoFreaX
I don't like thinking of people as simplistic fools (like The Simpsons, or Family Guy). I'd rather say that they too can and will find enlightenment someday. All it takes is someone to show the light.. Speaking of which, I have a fondness for love. Love in its form, and how people find love and let it affect them — whether love nurtures the soul and/or drive a person to terrifying extremes. It's a good way for exploring a character. And I like food. Cuisines. You might find a cooking or baking scene with ingredient porn featuring.
edited 22nd Oct '10 8:45:33 PM by QQQQQ
Humans Are Morons trope for laughs though and the fact that I get so much of it in the real world, I thought I'd incorporate it into my work. As I said I DO have smart characters. Though, not many. Just think of it as the "not a dumbass" trait is an uncommon characterization in my fiction. Some other trademark of mine I think would be the Freudian Excuse trope and the fact that a lot of my characters lives get really whacked out at some point around age nine. Of course you should never have too much writing quirks. But a little, just enough, might not really be such a bad thing.
Mo' like The Sexinator!
Do not fear me, mortals. I have come from the future ... to ROCK!
Humans Are Morons where "I" live ^^
Lucaruka!!I tend to write a lot of naive characters. I don't know why, they're just really fun. The ones that get more than one story end up changing a lot as they face the realities of the world which I just find plain interesting.
Cry for the moon!
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First Person Narration about 90% of the time. Lots of Author Appeal. Even when I try to avoid it, it creeps in.
But soft! What rock through yonder window breaks? It is a brick! And Juliet is out cold.
the it-thingyEvery single main character I have either contracts Science-Related Memetic Disorder or starts to pick up Guile Hero attributes. Even when I design a character with avoiding this in mind. And my first person characters seem to be picking up tendencies of being fairly normal outside, but Cloud Cuckoolanders in their own heads. People who read over my shoulder would like me to mention I'm becoming known for World Building, Eldritch Locations, Grey and Gray Morality, Loads and Loads of Characters, high school and college settings.
edited 23rd Oct '10 2:25:17 PM by Noaqiyeum
"GIANTS, as in the wise old fairy-tales, are vermin. Supermen, if not good men, are vermin." - G. K. Chesterton
Maid of Win
Thanks for the all fish!
frozen in time
no one will notice that I changed this
Tropes I almost always use:
No breasts/scrotum on that last post. Shit just got real. -Bobby G
I do a lot of Rebellious Princess inversions, subversions and aversions—my princesses are almost all honor bound. I also do a lot of friendship is greater than love stories.
Amateur cook Professional procrastinator
life is hard U_U
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