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About the arena and other stuff

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 25, 2013 by newtiepie

It’s been couple of days again, and the world sucked me in to the stupid paperwork I also need to do. It kinda sucks to be the one doing all the work, but at the same time, time to grow up. What also warms my mind is that my stepmom has been calling almost every day. It kind of makes me feel awful for not having been the one calling, but at the same time I just love her more of it. She’s so full of advice, sarcastic and humorous remarks that she really makes me miss home even more. And it’s still kind of funny how she’s more like a mother to me than my real mom, although I’m living with the latter now. It’s just that she’s shown me what it is to open your mouth, to see the world full of possibilities instead of possible traps. God I miss her.

 

But yeah, all the time with the stupid paperwork and going to the notary and shit really has postponed me from planning, which I started to take up again last night. At first I thought I’d start the characters, but well, there are so many of them I just can’t help to feel a lot helpless, so instead I started with the arena. Just small little drawings, basic ideas, and I’m already so into it. I mean, to design all the mutts, the ways the gamemakers can kill the tributes (even if never used, they still are there and I want to know it) and all that kind of stuff, it’s really interesting. I think someone could get little worried that I like to plan these, but well, to me they are parts of the story I want to tell, and kinda important parts too. Anyway, here’s the pic of the scribbles.

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Aside from that, nothing really. I have meant to get it on with the characters, but well, it’s still kind of scaring me. And I’m not sure I want to create the plot first or the characters, although I think the latter is better, so I can really create people, not just someone who fits the storyline. Ah well.

Why I shouldn’t write longer stuff than one-shots

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on July 19, 2013 by newtiepie

Lets start by the challenge given to me: this person, going by the name nover, said they wanted a THG fic with at least 24 chapters, each chapter in the point of view of a new tribute. Meaning that I need to actually get 24 quite well made tributes. And they all had to be new, so not writing about Katniss & co. Oh and at least one femme/slash pairing and one het pairing. Sweet, right?

The writing isn’t just taking me in today. I need to focus on the plot right now, because I want to get the draft ready, but I can’t help to be drawn back to my character. And the fact that I need so many of them. Shit.

Also THG names are kind of hard, because I want to stay in the canon. I think flowery names are quite alright, although I don’t know about the not-so-close-to-nature districts, like three for example. I mean, their victor-tributes in the books were named Beetee and Wiress, so I think I need something more technology-sounding than Marigold. Or Flora. Maybe something like Case(y) could do.. I need to think about it more.

I’m also confused about the possible other characters. I mean, I need at least one stylist, couple of escorts, maybe Gamemaker, that kind of stuff. And the Arena itself will be painful. I think this requires a lot of drawing and mind maps. And lists. I mean I need to kill 23 tributes, maybe even someone else, hmm?

Or I could write 48 chapters + prologue and epilogue. 50. I like that one, it’s a round number. Yeah, I could do that. I can give a little more space to people that way too, to the characters I mean. But that needs careful planning, because, well, usually like half of the people die during the first hours.. Maybe I should have few that I focus more on and then the random “murder me” characters, eh? That could work.

Writing different characters will be fun though. To get into their worlds, learn how they think, that kind of stuff. Maybe someone had abusive parents, someone lost their siblings to sicknesses, someone hates everything, someone is all Capitol brainwashed and doesn’t question anything while someone asks all the questions. Like people in general. It will be interesting to see how they get along, who is the coward, who is fighter. Some don’t have any issues with killing people, while others will have sleepless nights for the rest of their (short) lives.

So to answer the headline: it gets so confusing that I usually just give up after some time. But this one I really want to make work. So I hope the characters will play with me.