Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wrath

Do you wish to bask in the beauty of hatred?

I've been away from this series for far too long. It's time to get back on track. And so I present the third installment of Seven


This one is a little different than "Envy" in that I didn't focus on an underlying insecurity present in the tg community. I realized that in order to properly capture the anger I wanted for this piece, I would have to start with a character who hates what has happened to them. So while those characters are abundant in tg captions, they really are not a true reflection of any of members of the community.

So instead of trying to force some type of deep meta crap that would just feel out of place, I just created a basic character and let them go where they wanted to. So after several trips down some very dark and rather graphic roads which really did not capture the psychological aspect I'm shooting for with this series I ended up at Robert Frost, who's influence can clearly be seen in the second to last stanza. In the end I finished with a character committed to "curing" the world, even if it means destroying a good bit of it along the way.

I'm not sure how well this piece is going to fit into the series as a whole, as I plan to follow the example of "Envy" more for the other pieces. But I have to say I really like how this turned out as a single panel caption, even if it can't quite stand on it's own as a full independent story.

8 comments:

  1. wow, It's amazing, and I am not just trying to blow smoke up your butt, I love the style with which you write. I can't wait to see the rest.

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    1. Thank you, I've spent a lot of time getting the tone of the writing exactly the way I want it and I'm happy to see it has been worth the effort.

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  2. Your one of a small few that I can say that I look forward to seeing new content from, very sexy & good to see you back n' cappin' ;9 ~

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    1. Thanks, it feels good to be producing new content again.

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  3. There is an elegance beyond the words in the way the text starts and stops. If you removed the image altogether, there is still beauty in the design and I love the way it reads. "From what I've tasted of desire...I hold with those who favor fire."

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    1. Thank you, and I'm glad you got the reference to such an amazing poem.

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  4. Loved the caption .. but I can't help but read it in a serious voice like its the start of a television show .. one that I would LOVE to see, but still, its got that monologue feel like the beginning of a movie.

    Hope that doesn't come across like a dig, I really meant it as a compliment.

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    1. That's actually the kind of feel I was going for. My original plan was to do seven vignettes, each with a more full story.

      But as the project progressed I realized it worked better if I left it more open ended, creating a series of characters the take some aspect of the tg universe and push it to an extreme, then letting the reader fill in the blanks themselves.

      I want these to be more a framework for the audience to fill as they see fit. Hopefully by the time this is done everyone who has read the series will find one character they find particularly disturbing and maybe use that as a kind of mirror to learn a little something about themselves and their tastes or beliefs. I know it's a lofty goal, but I feel that it's something worth striving towards.

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