Bleh with Barry

Random with a cynical twist of lime.

Mixing Fictional People, Places, and Ideas

with 3 comments

Lately, I’ve been wanting to write some fiction where I meld together other people’s characters and thing. In these stories or whatever it might be, I really want to manipulate the  characters to show a different side of them; however, I’m not sure that it would necessarily be a viable idea. Why did I even think of such one might ask? It is because I have always played with the idea in my head of what if these figures did not exist in completely autonomous universes from each other. For instance, think of The Lord of the Rings trilogy. What if when they were fighting any of their epic battle, let’s say the X-Men came in and helped them.

But that’s just my randomness taking hold. The real character that I want to put into some of my fiction is the Witch King of Angmar. I don’t know why exactly. I just want to portray him as being more that just the right hand man of Sauron…I think that it would be fun to portray him as being some sort of whiney guy…I think that it would be fun. And while I know I said I would be true to the character, if the character doesn’t have that much background, development etc., how is this being untrue to the character? I mean I could see it if you were trying to make Frodo into a cross-dressing ogre or if you were trying to make Wolverine into someone who is not a dick…but if they have little or no development (other than the stock character aspect of most sci-fi/fantasy characters because most do fit a certain “mould”), I think that they could be used for lack of better word.

I don’t know why I have such a fascination with doing this. I know that it’s been done before, but I really want to write something blurring the lines between realms….and a story that uses the Witch King as a main character perhaps….hmmmm…..

Written by uncannynerdyguy

April 26, 2010 at 8:20 am

3 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. There’s an X-Men/Star Trek crossover, just in case you somehow missed it. It’s kind of old. And ridiculous. You’ll love it!

    Professor Beej

    April 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    • Really? I did not know about that…I’ll have to check it out.


      April 26, 2010 at 10:12 pm

  2. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Barry Rich. Barry Rich said: Mixing Fictional People, Places, and Ideas: […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: