Bleh with Barry

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Mixing Fictional People, Places, and Ideas

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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…..

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April 26, 2010 at 8:20 am

Writing Mood

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As I’ve mentioned before, the main point of writing my blog is to get myself to write. I am currently trying to get myself back in the mindset of writing on an academic basis, and while my blog is not strictly (if at all) academic, it is getting me to write something whether it be a poem of 10 lines or a rant about actors playing certain characters in movies. I need to write. I’m also currently trying to get myself to continue writing some short stories and children’s stories that I’ve been working on for a while. Yet I cannot seem to get myself in the mindset to write fiction…this is also a big reason why I have been writing so much poetry because it allows my creative juices to flow without having to focus on a cohesive narrative. Let’s face it that is what makes a novel, a short story, etc. function. It’s all about the conflict and the narrative story arc.

Lately, my stories have been pretty lack luster at best from my stand point. I mean I have so many ideas swirling about it’s hard for me to separate the good ones from the crap ones…I mean seriously I don’t know which ones that I desire to write about or not which in turn creates my writer’s block. I have writer’s paralysis due to the overflowing of ideas. It’s hard for me to pick one…and so my mind doesn’t want to write at all…which is kinda sad. Unfortunately, I have yet to get myself motivated enough to break out of this “funk” (writer’s block, not the 70’s disco movement)…It’s quite a vicious cycle actually. I hope as the end of the school year approaches part of me will seek to make this artistry come out again…

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April 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm

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