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Scene I wrote today for the expansion of My Empire for Ashes was… 
2nd-Apr-2011 10:39 pm
Body Count - by sforzie
Scene I wrote today for the expansion of My Empire for Ashes was longer than some short stories I've written. And oh yeah it had Janos in.

Janos only appears in three or four scenes in this book, and probably about that often in the others. And it's a damn good thing. As I described it today, "He's mostly a shadow around the edges of things. You know he is going to at some point do something absolutely horrifying, and so you're tense every time you see or hear of him." Like the monster in a good horror movie.

And when he does show up, it's a ballet of psychological manipulation, today with strong implications of patricide and sexual violence. Yeah. This guy needs to not be onstage very often, if only for my own sanity. The fucker is Shakespearean-villain in tendency and action.

Also, as creepy as he is when he is using his gifts, I have discovered a way for him to be even creepier when refusing to use them. Go me?

Anyway, that is done, and I can move on to writing up the Harvest Festival, which will not leave me feeling like I need a shower after writing it. For now, though, bed. I am already medicated. So if I'm not making total sense, that's why.
3rd-Apr-2011 05:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, I get this. I just got through writing a section of my book with some particularly nasty villains. A bit came out of one guy's mouth, something that was simultaneously a throwaway line and also a hint that the guy was very misogynistic, and it made my skin crawl. But it fit, so it needed to stay in.

I guess one reason why people write bad guys is to defeat them.
3rd-Apr-2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
This is one of my favorite types of villains. I can't wait.
3rd-Apr-2011 05:25 pm (UTC) - I really love that icon.
I am glad that you are making progress, even if it is creepy progress.

We do need to find a time that we can get together in the next couple of weeks. I need my fix.
4th-Apr-2011 02:38 pm (UTC) - Re: I really love that icon.
Yes! :)

This week, I'll be at Diesel Tuesday and going to an Anne Lamott reading on Wednesday (you're welcome to join me)... and the Walk for Change is Sunday!
7th-Apr-2011 05:45 pm (UTC)
You were making total sense (or nonsense in a sense/lingo that I understand/speak).

Also? Icon love! Well, Icon quote love but less of the pink-love. Not at all keen on pink myself. Where does the quote come from?
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