?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Monday, June 15th

What to say, what to say...
Saw "Moon" this weekend (thank you again Clio for the ride! So appreciated). Ah, what a breath of fresh air in the sci-fi genre of recent years. This is not a special effects movie (oh no it's not, ha ha! The exterior moon shots were cute...especially if you remember Space 1999). No, this is more of a psychological, thoughtful, questioning film.
Definitely worth a look. The pace is slow, but never boring.
My brain got corrupted by Hollywood though.
Every time I made a guess as to what would happen next, I was wrong. Whatever edge I had at deducing what would happen next in a movie or a story has been dulled.
Not that I was ever good at it. My mind is full of cliché.
*sigh*








Before I move on to what I consider the last few acts-ideas, thought I'd have a bit of fun by...making you work.
Well, only if you want to, of course.
See what I said above about cliché? I keep feeling I'm reusing boring ideas. Blah! Déjà-vu and all that. Oh, I'm having fun with it, but it could always be better.
At work, the most fun is the brainstorm moments for sequences, when people throw in ideas.

So throw ideas at me - just a line, a few words, of stuff that could be happening within Water Tribe. Could be from the past, could be the present. Could be just Zhao, just the kids, Zhao and the kids, other characters that have appeared so far.
Keep it short and simple. Don't want you to waste too much time on this thing (not as much as I do!)
I'll make a few doodles from the ideas that really spark in image in my head.

Ground rules though: do not go beyond this point in the story. From now on, things will be happening fast and won't be filler.
Do not use the Avatar and his gang- they're busy with their own problems elsewhere. It's a big world.
A bit of Zuko or Iroh is okay.
You can also bring in random characters that have appeared in the episodes.
I mean...what if June was hunting for Zhao, hmmm?
How would that end?
...
*Arluk, shut up!*

Though I have a few possible endings, maybe one of these idea input will either make me decide on one OR maybe spark yet another alternate ending.


On a last note about "Moon"- after I had seen the trailer and decided I really wanted to see it, I discovered the director was...David Bowie's son. I knew he was in that industry, but had never seen any of his work.
Good job Duncan!
Or Mr.Jones.
Whichever.
Or both.

Comments

( 24 comments — Leave a comment )
teacup_werewolf
Jun. 16th, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
I like the kids running into Haru or someone, I also like the idea of spirits visiting Zhao in his dreams
rufftoon
Jun. 16th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
Zhao doesn't have the "spirituality" to have spirit dreams. Yeah, he's kind of thickheaded that way.
But the kids running into Haru. Hmmm...I'll think about that tonight.
teacup_werewolf
Jun. 16th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
Zhao doesn't have the "spirituality" to have spirit dreams. Yeah, he's kind of thickheaded that way.

which makes it's kinda lol and Omgwhut at the same time

I do have a WT OC that probably might work in the story line
rufftoon
Jun. 16th, 2009 06:09 am (UTC)
OCs are welcome.
I'm throwing enough of them into the mix to keep this story moving along.
Maybe too many. I can't tell.
One more can't hurt.
teacup_werewolf
Jun. 16th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
I have like two WT OC,s Tikaani is my semi-verbal autistic non-bender who probably won't fit into the story at all. He is pretty intuative and responsvive in his own way.

Shona however might fit, he's about mid-fourties and a non-bender, he loves kids and probably be rather apathetic to Zhao.

Shona might be with the search party for the kids, or on his own looking for Kavik and might run into Zhao..

IDK Shona is more favorable
rufftoon
Jun. 17th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
Tell ya what- since we're going to see Aku and his crew a bit later on, I'll put Shona in there.
teacup_werewolf
Jun. 17th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
O.O Oh wow I'll PM you some of his referances.
rufftoon
Jun. 17th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Perfect!
teacup_werewolf
Jun. 18th, 2009 10:26 pm (UTC)
Did you get the refs Rufftoon?
rufftoon
Jun. 20th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Yup, I did. Thanks!
loveroftheflame
Jun. 16th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
I'd like to second the Haru idea. :D
(Deleted comment)
rufftoon
Jun. 16th, 2009 06:35 am (UTC)
Arluk meets Bato and they end up talking about Pink Canoes!!
Arluk: there's no canoe he won't attempt rowing.
Or is that a double negative?
Ooh, I may have an idea.
I'll doodle something tomorrow. Time for sleep.
And dreams of Pink Canoes.

Edited at 2009-06-16 06:38 am (UTC)
alisa_tana
Jun. 16th, 2009 06:44 am (UTC)
I really like Aku's design.

I'd love to see the kids (and zhao) meet up with the swamp benders... but the challenge would be to make it so it wouldn't be a repeat of when the Gaang met them. I would imagine at first Zhao would like the idea of a water tribe being some place warm and not wearing clothes (especially the women), but he'd quickly get frustrated with them.

But the only reason I could think of why they'd be there is because it's on the way to the Town of Chin, and then Kyoshi Island and the South Pole.

iroh_fancier
Jun. 16th, 2009 07:15 am (UTC)
I'm probably alone in this, but I think it would be cool if Zhao could meet the Earth King, Bosco and/or/but preferably and Long Feng (both of whom I just adore, can you tell? And you draw Kuei so beautifully!). Has Kuei been restored to his throne, or is he still wandering the world with his bear and probably getting the crap beaten out of him because he's the most naieve creature in Avatar? Is Long Feng in a Ba Sing Se jail cell, or is he out causing trouble? I mean, their sole fangirl has to know! ;)
snapes_angel
Jun. 16th, 2009 07:38 am (UTC)
"I warned you. No one listens to me." FTW!

It looks liek the spirits and/or the guru may have to intervene again on Zhao's behalf, as regards the spirits.

youkaislayer
Jun. 16th, 2009 08:10 am (UTC)
Aww so no Firelady Katara? Yes, I had to try. I want to see Zhao meet up with his old pirate cronies, the ones who had their water scroll pilfered and were Zhao's hired assassins to blow up Zuko's ship. That interaction would be most interesting. If not that then I want to see Zhao meet up with the Boulder and the Hippo. Much Lawls to be had there.
rufftoon
Jun. 17th, 2009 10:07 pm (UTC)
Seeing as Zhao captured those pirates in part 3 (yes, for one page we see them!) that would leave The Boulder!
Fighting for money maybe?
youkaislayer
Jun. 18th, 2009 05:10 am (UTC)
I have to go look back for that although imagine how teed off they would be at him should they meet again after that. Zhao fighting the earthbenders in the tournaments would rock. Fire Nation man must be there too.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 16th, 2009 11:07 am (UTC)
I think it would be awesome if zhao and the kids got captured by Yi-Li (He's a cool villain by the way) and brought before Azula (to which he has finally defected).Azula plans to control the spirits via their earthly anchor.Then they could have another battle ,perhaps with water tribe intervention. In the end Azula should fall in the ocean (or any spirit containing quantity of water) and get memory-wiped by the fishies.she'd make a great Kyoshi Warrior.i don't know if zhao should survive or not,but him making a sacrifice for the tribe and be readmitted posthumous would be a strong ending.
rufftoon
Jun. 17th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
I have upcoming plans concerning Li-Yi and a few other characters. You'll soon see.
(Anonymous)
Jun. 17th, 2009 12:16 pm (UTC)
zhao has a lot of near-drowning accidents.
this is usually the time that the spirits put some mojo on him. i like to think that since he's such an unspiritual person, the only way for him to be spirit-touched is when he is close to the border between life and death, unlike the shaman or avatar, who just need to meditate.

imagine that he's not insensate for this time in spirit world. for the story to make sense, he would still need to forget spirit-world events, but these segments could still be part of the story. what would happen if he made the connection that he can speak with the spirits if he's nearly drowned? what if he needed to confront them? would he try to drown himself? if arluk/nauja/horuk were around, would they hold him under?
meryl_jed
Jun. 17th, 2009 08:22 pm (UTC)
Since you are asking for anything we can think of...how about some of the interaction of the kids and ol'Uncle Zhaoka? Before he got his memory back. I don't know how much you want to develop their relationship, but it could be nice fluffy interplay with how things have turned out for them now...

Just cuz I love Zhao being thrown into fluffy-bunnies-aaaaaaaaawwww situations, no matter how much he may wanna roast the rabbits. ;D
archangelbeth
Jun. 18th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC)
I want to hear Arluk's tale about what happens if Jun finds Zhao!! O:D

(I would never say no to a little interlude with Iroh. Or Zuko, for that matter; perhaps talking Mai down from running off to hunt down this troublesome wretch herself. ("Honey, you're seven months pregnant..." "That still gives me two months, right?"))

Doodles of the spirits making snide MST3000 comments about Zhao's bad attitude and tendency to get into trouble?


Edit: Whatever did happen to the Earth King, anyway? Did he get back on the throne after running around with his bear? Did they turn into a democracy? Are they having things run by committee while people run around searching for him to bring him back? Does he sometimes wander off and make cameos with his bear before going back to the stuffy stresses of rulership? Are their any rogue dai-lee agents running around in the woods not wanting anyone to find them? O:D

Edited at 2009-06-18 06:00 pm (UTC)
( 24 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

July 2012
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner