SO MUCH LOVE GODZILLA I DO
I’ll take these, thanks.
And I know CG can do crazy stuff like this. Don’t tell me it can’t.
Anonymous asked: I was wondering if you agreed with a lot of the rules that authors,teachers, and writing books had. What I've been told is that a story should open big, and that the first five minutes or five pages need to hook the reader or viewer. That there always needs to be something at stake and every character should want something. I feel like I'm forcing characters to do things and adding elements to the story that shouldn't be there. That if I do these things, the story no longer feels like mine.
I’m not a fan of rules when it comes to art. When you read my book out next year now available for pre-order on Amazon :-) you will not hear any rules. you will be hearing from a lot of successful people telling you things that worked for them. I abide by Robert McKee’s one universal truth: there are things that work.
but just because there are things that work doesn’t mean you should only do the things that work all of the time in all scenarios.
every time someone tells me THIS is the only way you should do this my brain, like many others, immediately start cataloging all of the times someone has done the opposite of this and been successful.
one would argue that we didn’t get into things like storytelling because we like to follow rules.
if you feel like you’re forcing your characters that means you are forcing your characters. let your characters tell you what they need and want.
Great reminders for any creative endeavor. Rules get you from point A to point B. They are useful as railroad tracks. But if you want to go somewhere not on the tracks, uncharted territory… you have to get off the tracks, and follow the journey where it takes you.
it’s the law.
Ugh, I wish we would be getting Thanos a lot sooner in the movies…
laughed too hard at this
The Australian Apocalypse begins
"Several people have commented on the letter about Kate going to bed with Marvel Boy. A tricky one to respond to. I did several drafts before eventually getting down to something that could be printed, and even that was taken down a gear, because there’s limits to what you can say in a Marvel Letters page, y’know?