Friday, April 29, 2011

That's Just Wrong

In the spring of 2007, I attempted to write "Hannar", based on a recorded script of Revolution Nine played backwards. It was a nice project at first, until it turned into this demented story of a satanic murderer somehow coming back from the dead and plaguing a small town's police department. So then, I found it almost three years afterwards and wrote some more, and the story got even more twisted, and then Westbury Detectives showed up and filled the place of "gritty experimental detective drama". After that, I dropped Hannar, until now.

What I'm wondering is whether or not I should keep poking at Hannar. I'm seriously not kidding when I say that this is the most gruesome thing I've ever created, and I don't know what to do with it. There's four years of effort in it, so I can't destroy it. But the story contains ultraviolence, elaborate hallucination sequences, and multiple characters slowly going insane. There isn't a solid demographic it appeals to, so what the hell do I do with it?

At the moment, there's only four lines of the Revolution Nine script left, so where's this going to go? I might figure out where to post it when the whole thing is finished, but some stuff in it is pretty rancid, so it might only be tolerated on Livejournal.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fragments of Meldaizer

Not too long ago, Westbury Detectives Part One finished its run and is available in full here. The whole series takes a while to script, but will span three chapters in full, titled "Fragments of Manhattan", "The Chinatown Killer" and "Cry For Me". I named the chapters after tracks from Miki Matsubara's 1984 album Cool Cut because that's how I roll.

I've been writing more and more of Super Defender Gigan-X (the title's been changed, since General Kagiyama would certainly complain "fighting isn't a desirable trait."). The three pilots, Roger Ross, Emi Kagiyama and Diego Cortez have been finalized. I'll be posting almost the whole thing chapter-by-chapter on its own blog with illustrations, but...things depend on the title. Gigan-X sounds kinda dorky to me, especially since it's supposed to be a brand of military robot, and I'm considering other names. Like, stuff that sounds like it came from a 90's anime and then the German and Japanese languages exploded on each other:

Meldaizer, Keldaizer?, Giganex, Gigakaizen (especially since "kaizen" is Japanese for "change for the better"), Melkaizen, Sentodor

I'm going to run this list by a few people and see what I get. It's a bit of a pain how this is will be the second time I had to rename one of the titles previewed in the back of Cinderelliot...