Holiday!

This picture reminds me of Sonrisa! I never stop thinking…I know!

I’ve been trying to write something but Maya is back from her holiday and my mum and my little cousin will be here for the rest of the month so, since I asked annual leaves to stay with them, I’m going to concentrate on my family!

I’ll see you mid-September!

Enjoy the rest of the summer and happy writing and reading!

Advertisements

Farewell…

 

I wanted to write a different thing today but I woke up with bad and sad news. You might know it by now, I’m referring to Robin Williams’ death.

I usually don’t follow the flow, even if I’m very sorry for the loss. But this time is different.

I think that on the web enough is said already and I don’t want to repeat anything despite its importance. So I’ll go personal.

Thanks to you, Robin, for making me laugh, for taking me company when I was alone and for giving me the excuse to write my first public article.

He is one of the last survivors of the past and better generation. I have no clue why he took his own life but it’s just a great loss for everybody. It is always the nicest and best people who are the saddest and who are the most in need.

Why do we never remember it? Idiots….

Farewell great man!

Working on characters.

Oda Sensei!

As I mentioned in previous posts I’m working on a project and maybe I’m starting something that is much bigger than me but I don’t really care as I want it so badly.

You might be disappointed again, because I don’t want to talk about the project itself right now. Once again I have to postpone it in order to talk about one detail: the characters.

My ideal characters are the ones like Eiichiro Oda sensei portrayed in One Piece. I know that I’m comparing my writing to a graphic novel, but I don’t think there is that much difference.

My ideal characters must be noticeable and people should remember them. I know that the character’s voice in writing is very important and you should be able to recognize who’s talking by the way he or she is talking. But I think more can be done.

Also I think that we don’t give enough consideration to the secondary characters and even less to the even smaller ones, the ones you meet for one scene. If you ever watched One Piece, you know what I’m talking about. It seems that Oda sensei takes his time to make sure that every single person you meet it’s perfect, with his or her background and oddities. In this way you hardly forget them and get bored.

Maybe it’s just my impression, but it seems to me that my characters look exactly the same. They belong to different races, sometimes they have peculiar characteristics but I don’t know… there is something missing. A small voice in my head is telling me that I shouldn’t think that, because in the past I was prised by workshop teachers (all writers) about my characters.

The crew!

Still I’m not happy, hence the idea I want to share with you!

I think I’m going to try to use the thousands of people visiting my workplace as source of inspiration again, but this time for a different purpose. If with Monster flash I tried to look for the odd and noticeable characteristics in order to stretch my imagination and create flash stories or plot ideas, this time I’m looking for elements and small details to build my characters.

Whenever I’m going to jot down a character then I’ll have just to pick one or two details to make them unique and particular but also real enough to be empathized with.

Considering that the project I have in mind will involve many characters, I think I have to consider myself lucky to work in such a busy environment.

I just hope I won’t confuse anybody! And I won’t get confuse myself in the process!

That’s it for now!

Talk to you soon! Let me know what you think about that in the comments below!

It seems he did the same thing! More or less…

80’s Lover feels nostalgic!

I was born in the 1979 and at the moment I think I’m going through the phase in which I miss my childhood. Maybe I’m just getting older and on one hand I am a bit sad, but on the other hand I think I had one of the best childhoods possible.

A part from strict parents I think that the 80’s and early 90’s as well had to offer the best. Film wise and music wise included they were much better of the present times.

Oh yeah, I think I’m getting old! This is something that my dad used to say. He used to tell us how and why the years he grew up in were better than ours.

I guess it might be a generation bug. When you reach a certain age you try to compare what you have and what it’s gone. It might be normal.

The reason of this post is that lately I have experienced strange feeling of nostalgia towards everything. I keep watching films like Pretty Woman, Dirty Dancing, and Trading Places and so on. I’ve been listening to 80’s music, a part from my Nightwish momentarily obsession.

Yesterday I went to the cinema with my partner and we watched Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s a nice Marvel film. You want to take into the account that my only approach to American comics is through the films, and this was in the average. I loved it but I had a strange feeling. The main detail, because yes, it was just a detail, was that the only way to appreciate wholly the film was being born in the 80’s. If you’re not, the music doesn’t affect you more than a normal soundtrack, even a deadly one, can do. But mainly you’ll never recognize him:

Howard the Duck

We waited for the scene after the credits and when I saw him I hold my breath for a few seconds with my hands on my mouth. I travelled to the past in a few seconds.

Coming back home we listened to the music we used to listen to when we were younger. We speculated about the old days, when kindness was more common, when relationships among people weren’t so fragile. We thought that we are lucky to be able to mend things rather than substitute them when they seem chipped or cracked.

Sometimes it’s sad because you feel you’re growing up, you’re getting older and the most of the times it’s a scary process.

At the same time, if my youth gave me this cultural background I’m happy I’m older!

I hope this all makes sense to you. And if it doesn’t, bear with me, I’m done!

Just sayin’….

Croatoan Day

image

I was looking for a nice and original post for today, and here I am!
When I opened Facebook this morning I found Misha Collins’ post reminding his fans that today is Croatoan Day! This means you write the word on your arm and share it in the net! 
I’m afraid that this will be understood only by Supernatural fandom, still I’m one of them! But in case you want to join the madness, here you can find the episode! I hope you can open it!

For the rest of the day I think I’m going to work on my fantasy world, as you can see on the background! 
Have a good day!