Nightstalkers May 10, 2012 2:58:08 GMT -6
Post by Aimee Nicole on May 10, 2012 2:58:08 GMT -6
This style of writing has been something that's actually grown on me over the last few months and I'm going to try to integrate it into the Outcasts once the reboot starts. I felt like changing it up eleven episodes in would be a little off-putting so I've held back quite a bit, but I'm glad you liked it here. I really enjoyed writing it this way, and it helped me actually even more detail into what I was seeing in my head down on paper without it being insanely thick like Outcasts was when I first started writing. I'll definitely have to try to stick with this style. It's went over well.
Abigail is definitely a character that has several layers that we'll get to delve into as the series goes on. I think she's going to be one of the most likable (or hated, depending on your preference) characters in this series. Or, at least I hope she is.
That said, my main problem centers around Brady's comment - it does get repetitive. Personally, I read all relationships, and view all relationships, the same - whether its a man and a woman, or two women or two men. Its still love, and romance, and all of that. However, whereas its something I felt was creatively great for the Outcasts, I'm not quite sure how I feel about another character, in a long list of characters from your "Marvel Universe" sharing homosexual traits, especially when its often rare to see heterosexual relationships develop in this vast universe you've moulded with the Outcasts, and later Age of Heroes, and now with Nightstalkers. I think its great to have main homosexual protagonists, however... looking at what your response to the topic was: "a lot of shows feature main characters that are heterosexual and the universe Maddie and I have created is aimed not only at the normal audiences but also to appeal to audiences that aren't usually appealed to directly," I have to say that there doesn't seem to be a balance for audiences (in terms of the universe you've created, not this series in particular), and that your aim to appeal to both seems to favor one more than the other. I don't mean to offend, but I think it would be interesting to see a heterosexual relationship develop in this universe. In terms of Abigail, it comes down to how you see the character - you know, what is her sexuality? Either one is fine. My main point to get across is finding some balance, and whether or not we'll see a heterosexual relationship get as much development and focus than a homosexual one (especially with this series not sharing the same themes as The Outcasts).
We discussed this in the chat box, but for those with this same concern that didn't see it -- Nightstalkers has no gender-swapping and all original sexual orientations for the characters were kept. There was a bit of confusion on Abigail before the show was written, but it fell into place as-is because it's what best fit the character and the show. There was no gender-swapping to create homosexual couples or anything like that (which, wasn't the case in the Outcasts either but I digress).
Taylor and Zoey both are Abigail's grounding. Though, Zoey definitely ends up playing a bigger part in that as the series goes on. Zoey actually becomes a pretty important character, I like to think, over the course of the series. She's not going to stay some side character -- I do eventually want her in a spotlight because she has so much room to grow as a character.
I'm still getting used to the whole webisode thing, so I understand I probably did some things wrong. I really like the format, and I definitely prefer it over a major, full-length series (at least for right now) for this show in particular because of Outcasts and any potential that R.A.N.G.E.R.S has. I like writing it, I like working with it, but I'm still learning. So I'm probably gonna have a few mistakes here and there as I learn. I think the second episode is better, in regards to a solid story -- but we'll see, I guess XD.
Thanks so much for reading and reviewing, Jack! I know you're really busy, so it means a lot that you took the time to do it. You know I always appreciate your feedback.