Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Food Log
Breakfast: Gingersnap granola from Whole Foods. The last of it. Must buy more. Still no coffee!

Lunch: Peanut butter on whole wheat. Little chocolate donuts.

Writing Log
This morning: Very happy stuff for two characters.

Lunch: The death of a major character, and the immediate fallout thereof.

That's from one perspective only, and really written strictly as a writing exercise, getting me inside the head of the character who's reacting. The scene itself is part of one of the three most important scenes in Shayara, and is one of the most cinematic. Even more so than Capri during the Purges, which is a image that's permanently engraved in m0usegrrl's brain.

This one's the most visual for me. Generally, writing Shayara is like transcribing a movie. With this scene, however, it's frame-by-frame, it's artistic edits, it's... well. Generally I just describe a scene to X'Ana. It's rare that I'll specify exactly what should be in each panel. She's a storyteller in art as I am in writing; she *knows*. This is one of very few scenes that I'm specifying panel by panel, heartbeat by heartbeat.

I may try to write it in script form tonight. I'm still rolling with it. But gods, after writing that, I've got every little detail in my head... I wish I could draw.

EDIT: You know you done good when your artist's reponse to your three-little-paragraph description is "wow. just... wow. this gave me chills, dude. i can see the panels where [character] gets hit, very slow-motion, isolated... very cinematic.


I am chuffed.
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