How do you "see" your story?

2 years ago | AdamBolander (Member)

When you visual your story in your head, how do you see it? Is it live action? Animated? If so, what kind of animation? Anime? 90's superhero show style? Adventure Time flubberiness? I imagine Juryokine and The Gray Ranger as animes in my head, Amber Silverblood can switch between that and live action, and The Slayer and the Sphinx is more classic Disney-style.

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  1. nippoten (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    I see it in words when I write it I see it in words

  2. Sharkerbob (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    In my own shitty art style! :P

    Nah, but I guess generally, it can depend on the tone of the story, what kind of story it is. I guess I tend to visualize a sort of "stylized realism" maybe? Like I can picture the characters as live people, but it can easily bleed over into (well done) comic book art in my head.

    Graven in particular is a case where ideally you would visualize the characters as real people, with top-of-the-line flashy special effects for their powers (those that actually have a visual element anyway), due to the function of the powers in the world.

  3. ElliottThomasStaude (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Let us be blunt: the Simulacrum of Dread and Mourners, Abednego, Persistence - and several other tales to follow these - would be the sorts of things that probably should never be adapted to the visual medium, beyond maybe a certain amount of concept art and scattered illustrations of important scenes.

    Then again, they made a movie-ish thing out of Bird Box, so anything's possible.

    So far, though, the in-skull depictions of events in motion have wavered between CG-overweight nonsense a la Star Wars I-III, and the drawing style in the (...British...?) "children's" fantasy book series The Edge; emphasis on the latter because of the apropos nature of the eye-searingly detailed and cluttered art.

    If you've a head for holistic science fantasy, the Library may oblige:
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  4. Rhodeworks (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    A Michael Bay film.

    "Give me your face!"

  5. LadyAnder (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    A well done anime done in a unique animation style. Very rarely do I see anything I write as a live action movie in my mind.

    A cross-genre slice=of-life, some adventure fluff fantasy stories about elves-->
  6. Rhythm (Member)

    Posted 2 years ago

    Kind of anime-esque.


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