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Friday, October 21, 2011

Story Tweaks

Well, here I am, I am trying to finish this story. It's taking longer than I expected. I haven't been working on much of anything new lately because of the move. I've been putting it off. But my partner is building a new website for UMG Productions, and I would like to have a new story up. I don't want to have him build this whole new website and then not have anything new and different to put up. This story is funny too. I cannot wait to finish it and put it on the site. It's sort of like the Wizard of Oz, with a comical twist. Instead of a girl named Dorothy and a dog named Toto, I have Gracie and all of her buddies getting swept up by a tornado. And instead of the land of Oz, the tornado takes them to the land of Gargantua. Instead of munchkins, they meet giants. But not just any old giants, they are all long deceased actors and actresses. Like Groucho Marx, Marilyn Monroe, Eddie Cantor and more. That was why I had to learn to draw caricatures. I'll tell you though, I am not that great at it! I think I did fairly good though. At least they look like what they are supposed to look like. Well, I'll let the public decide.

I've had to do a bit of tweaking on this story, like several others, but I think I made it funny enough. Now my task is to have it put together with the words and the actual story and all. At first I was going to have just simple random-looking giants. But then I thought about it and decided to make the giants look and act like old movie stars. I thought it was a great idea at the time (the story was originally written in 1996). Even when I wrote it back then, I was not that great at drawing caricatures of old movie stars. But I managed! Don't ask me how, as I had nothing back then to go by. I just did it because I thought it would be funny. These days I have the internet and all to find old pics like that that I need to go by. I think I got it to work.

I plan to do a lot of tweaking. Some of the stories from the past need some serious tweaking! Next I plan to do up the Mount St. Helens story. I remember when I did that story, I got into my first chat room ever and talked about it. The way I described it, everyone said that it sounded a lot like the movie, St. Helens. The movie that starred Art Carney and David Huffman. So, I don't want that, so I have to redo the story. I remember in order to do that story right, I had to look at a lot of pics of David Johnston and Harry Truman. I hadn't seen them since I was a kid! LOL! In doing so, I happened to notice that David Johnston was kinda cute. I didn't think much about him when I was little. I was too little. But now, I think he was cute. Harry Truman should be the center for any Mount St. Helens story! He was the man who refused to come off the mountain. I think when I tweak this story, I'm going to make it child-friendly. Though with Harry Truman, that's going to be a bit tough! The man cussed his way through life! LOL!

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