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Just writing along in this journal~ I felt the need to update it cuz I don't think mentioning shiny Pokemon and leaving it like that is important (I'm not really one for bragging since I only found two, and I know I guy who found 15 in under an hour). That, and I just like talking about random stuff.
I've had an urge to start the 5th rewrite of my story. I feel like I really should, otherwise I can't get to the others (namely one involving (minor) characters I have yet to fix and post up, along with the otherworldly guys). I also written a few ideas down that would work. But there's also thinking of the logic behind it.
I thought about making my Fulisha story anime-like before in the past, but threw it away because of how it would be perceived by others. I don't hear about the negativity animu fans have nowadays like I used to, but I have the feeling it's still there. And I have looked at the very first chapter I've written since that time; dear god.
My writing has improved since then of course, but I think its more of planning and following logic that I have problems with.
For example, I thought of the idea that Fulisha should be about a boy living in a dead world on the verge of disappearing for good until he meets a god (Fulisha), and together they set off to save his world by finding the good gods and defeating the evil ones, with the main nuisance being Buisha. They would then restore the world back to normal and teach something (I thought of hope or something around those lines... how cheesy)
But then I think, "how will I write this without sounding repetitive?" I certainly wouldn't just write fight after fight, but adding too many or too little fillers may turn the story off for a reader. And if I don't like it, why would the reader like it too?
There's also the real life logic of how you go about fighting others without being noticed. What I mean is, when I read/watch a story, I find it awkward when the main character fights a bad guy in plain sight and either no one is around to notice or they do notice but freak out and run. I thought of an interesting point if the fighting took place in real life but also in a dream so the main character doesn't gather the attention of others and doesn't leave his area and freak out his parents. It might sound silly though...
Then, there's the main focus of most of the characters being gods
. If you haven't noticed, I happen to like making god characters. Probably because I like religion and its concepts. But people usually don't like god characters because they break the world. How can you beat something that controls that very aspect that you live with? And if you simply kill it, it'll destroy that aspect (with my gods in this case). And it would seem silly to have the most powerful god be not a main character, but a villain instead, one who can destroy everything. (Fulisha controls light, but her power is nothing compared to Shadow, who is evil and controls dimensions, allowing him to kill everything and anyone, including the source that Fulisha uses). It is hard to make a story that consists mainly of god characters facing a mere human and one god, without making someone completely weak or over-powered.
And then there's symbolism. Which is pretty obvious. I sometimes feel like when I redesign my characters to fit with a particular symbol, they don't make sense to others. I've certainly seen quite a few amazing people draw god-like creatures in detailed ways and with different animals, aside from me who just draws them looking nearly similar to each other. It's not me being lazy, it's more of them being the same/similar species to each other. If I made them different, it would be interesting but how would they all relate to each other at all?
Sorry for my ramblings, I just feel the need to write about it. I want to write this story and more as my job, but I can't help but think about the smaller things people might notice and call attention to.