Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I is for Ideas

I love to write. It bothers me when I don't write something (not including notes for classes) every day. I write down ideas constantly, and I think up new plots or characters almost every day. It makes it difficult to watch or read anything without thinking of how I could fit something into my writing.

Take my ScriptFrenzy 2012 draft, for example:

The original idea came from the F.E.A.R. games, with Alma (the antagonist) being incorporated into the character of Ennis Gillespie. F.E.A.R. 2 gave me ideas of a minor antagonist named Michael, who becomes obsessed with Ennis. I took the idea of a cult sacrifice from the Silent Hill movie, and a fog blanketing the town of Ashe from Silent Hill Downpour.

There was supposed to be a pair of characters called the Watcher and the Devourer. The Watcher came from the character Antubus from Kingdom Hospital, and the Devourer is an adaptation of the Slender Man.

I haven't worked on either of those characters yet, and I'm not completely sure how I'm going to fit them into the script. I've instead started to use The Killing to give some ideas about writing a murder mystery, but I want to incorporate the scare tactics of The Grudge into the script. I've combined parts of Arang and Muoi to add a subplot to the story. I have the manga 07-Ghost to thank for adding yet another idea (lost forbidden love), though I originally add it for a different story.

It's a bit annoying sometimes, when I'm writing about one story, and I'm already thinking about the next plot. I will finish this story, even if I keel over dead afterwards.


  1. Sounds like you definitely have the writer gene. Great meeting you.