Sometimes you get an idea for a story and you have absolutely no idea how it’s going to turn out until you start writing it.
And then to your amazement stuff just starts falling into place, including the perfect capper that comes from what seemed like a wholly extraneous side point.
And you wonder:
Did I create that? Did my subconscious put all those elements together and shape them into a coherent story?
Or has the story simply been waiting all this time for someone to find it and tell it?
Creativity can be a puzzling thing.
Gawd, I love ‘em, but you can only find ‘em online now.
This entry is about a story that came together over a single afternoon, written by hand on a collegiate notebook using a PaperMate Flair pen and transcribed / revised into my computer this evening. It needs to sit for a few days / weeks and then we’ll see how well it stands up, and whether it goes straight up here or if I try to place it somewhere first.
I’ll keep you posted.
Not one but two video podcasts I recorded at TFExpo in Wichita.
First, a half hour interview with Duron Land for TransFormers For Your Listening Pleasure (also available on iTunes).
Then a lengthy interview with co-guest Matt Frank conducted by Chris Ho of Vengelus Central.
Transformer and other Sunbow / animation fans in the Witchita, Kansas area are invited to come to TFExpo, a fan-created convention celebrating Hasbro Inc’s “Transformers” toy brand, as well as many other related transforming toylines.
I’ll be there along with voice actor Dan “Bumblebee” Galvezan and comics artist Matt Frank for a weekend of Transformer related fun!
almost every sci-fi / fantasy / superhero epic out there
he pushed the big blue button
the red things
the green things
they fought and fought and fought to prove
some obscure point
their hearts / minds?
filled with hate
their blood sang of fire and ice
and in the end
the heroes won
and virtue triumphed
it always does
it always will
get to tell their stories
art by Gray Morrow
text © Buzz Dixon
You beg for mercy and say you were only following orders.
Tell me, which would you find more horrifying:
Me just following orders?
Me doing this on my own?
thank you, Chuck Palahniuk
you keep writing ‘em,
we’ll keep reading ‘em
“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” — Ernest Hemingway
“As things stand now, I am going to be a writer. I’m not sure that I’m going to be a good one or even a self-supporting one, but until the dark thumb of fate presses me to the dust and says ‘you are nothing’, I will be a writer.”