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


Dude, I feel so sorry for Johnathan. He gets in way over his head, he screws up so bad... but it's just him being a typical teenage guy. There's no malice there. He's just struggling.

This is why I'm glad I can take a deeper look and learn stuff about my characters, though. In the first incarnation - back when I was their age - Lily and Johnathan were straight-up Bad Guys. Fucking with Napalm on purpose. Now they're just teenagers, man. Lily's just learning about the power she, as a hot chick, has over guys, and is just reveling in it, flexing her "muscles"... Johnathan is just a shy muddleheaded guy who doesn't know how to handle her attentions.

And we have Napalm and Lyric stuck in the middle...

Can you say train wreck, boys and girls?

But again - glad I've taken a deeper look. Because if I'd written this whole thing when I was 16, 17, these kids would have been utterly one-dimensional. Now they feel like people. And I am glad of that.
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