leasspell_dael: Chrono Trigger character sprites, caption: extended family tree (ct - chrono trigger - family tree)
[personal profile] leasspell_dael
Dear Self;

Using video-game cameos to fill-in for the KH characters' parents was supposed to prevent you from needing to make up back-story and characterization while still having standards with which to hold yourself. Giving the parents further back-story defeats the purpose of this. Especially as it's not plot relevant. Remember the plot? The bit you haven't started writing yet?

...

*sigh*

The worst part is I'm not even certain that the scene that's causing me this consternation is going to make it into the final draft. I'm not even sure the scenario that's plaguing me would make sense in the greater scheme of things. I'm going with it for now, though, because I'm having problems getting into the groove today, and I have to write something.

*mutters mutinously before returning to the document*

(In the interests of helping others procrastinate on their NaNo/general discussion, how do you guys deal with characters having absent or vaguely referred to family?)

Date: 2011-11-14 00:32 (UTC)
stealth_noodle: Sora, Donald, and Goofy sharing a big Kingdom Hearts hug. (kingdom hugs)
From: [personal profile] stealth_noodle
I usually try to keep vague families more or less vague (unless they're an important part of what I'm writing) so that I don't fall down the rabbit hole of endless backstory.

I've been down there before. It's deep, dark, and filled with the urge to write rambling domestic scenes.

Date: 2011-11-14 01:25 (UTC)
stealth_noodle: A baby tapir sticks its tongue out and is the cutest thing ever. (:P)
From: [personal profile] stealth_noodle
Hee, Kingdom Hearts is like a deep, sticky trap for this. It is pure BACKSTORY OVERLOAD. I'm 80% sure that my not having written any KH fic is because my sense of self-preservation keeps kicking in. :P

Date: 2011-11-14 01:47 (UTC)
stealth_noodle: A Cactuar running to the right. (cactuar)
From: [personal profile] stealth_noodle
Someday I will go on a Great Hunt for all the good FF/KH fanfic that makes intact backstories work, and I will bookmark it ALL, because it really is fascinating. There's definitely good stuff out there for FF8, but 7 is tricky.

Have you read But That Was in Another Country? I'm pretty sure that, at this point, it will never be finished, but it's still my favorite take on getting the FF7 characters there.
Page generated Sep. 22nd, 2017 16:56
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios