Just some more on Roy's story. After the war, losing his brother and father, Roy wanders off...not caring where he was going. Unknowingly, his was bringing himself back to his home. Which he hasn't seen in years. He comes across a hospital, where all the humans that served in the war were being treated. Amongst the chaos and panic in the room, Roy spots a familiar figure, his master.
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Am I the only who sees your work as a movie (I'm sure I asked this before, lol)? I can sort of imagine that when the screen goes black, the credits roll to this music showing amazing effects to go with it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYSN-9… or www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IiUKo…
I wonder what the title will be... Well, whatever it is, it just sounds so epic and might give everyone so many feels and shed manly tears because of how strong it is. Is the theme to the story Loyalty?
I too love sad dog movies (Though I don't really see many these days, I could be wrong as I haven't been looking into many movies lately), because to me they just have some kind of soulful and unbreakable quality to them than the ones that go for comedy cannot reach, because it's easier to relate, and just leaves a heartfelt impression on the viewer/reader as it was so well written; that the story just impacts them hard in the chest and has them thinking about it for days on end... I find that most effective. I love the movie "My Dog Skip", which is a lovely family film. It does have some drama, especially around the third act, and little dabs of humor to even it out a bit in the first two acts before the heavy stuff arrives. I couldn't stop thinking about the movie "Dog of Flanders" because of how depressing it was, though I didn't really understand some parts of it, being really little at that time of viewing it. And then Lassie; that one little dog dying around the 3rd act really left me hanging in tears, and later had me sitting with my mom and talking about it with her along with my sisters because it upset us, though again, we were kids xD Oh wow, you've been writing it since 2006? That's long! I've been barely piecing my own stories together; I'm saving the strongest materiel for the characters since I feel they matter the most at the moment.
When I feel stuck with any of my stories (Whether it be the Detective-Dog 'Sleuthhound" series 1 and 2, the WW2 trilogy, that unnamed 19th century-anthropomorphic dog story, or that Great Depression one that also has no title) I've found that upon feeding my ears one or more lovely pieces of musical scores filled with heart really strike a chord with me for when I try to write an emotional scene for any character, and the whole time similar questions roll inside my head “What sort of emotional depth is this character feeling?”, “How can I approach his/her conflict without adding too much unwanted pressure, or force?”, “What exactly lead this character to where he/she is now?”, “How will he/she get out of this?”, “Will he/she fall into darkness or succeed in overcoming this mental struggle?” the list goes forever on. And by the time I feel I'm done listening to the music, I already know what I want for my stories and for the audience – To be able to start up a strong association with the characters that inhabit their own world, and to have the viewers find that they’re not so much different from them in theirs (Even though the characters are all dogs, lol). For setting up a really strong, often poignant sequence, I think it all connects better with the audiences' knowledge of already understanding the character as well, so they could feel for him when something tragic befalls him, and they’ll just keep hanging onto the edge of their seats, dying to witness how and when that character will rise up from the ashes and prevail, or have his grief/anger/desire consume him like fire... Aside from a great story and fantastic characters, I also think one of the other most important aspects in just about any film is the music, because without it, most films would often fall flat in really important scenes, but heck, I'm sure that even without any background music, the emotions and the believability in the film(s) would just be equally strong enough for it to carry well on its own, and as long as it succeeds in bringing out its message to its audience in clear perspective, it all sounds good enough for anybody ;D
And speaking of beautiful, epic music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=OD4Xyb… (A film I love – And its score served as the key inspiration for my WW2 Trilogy: A Memoir for Our Departed) Pretty much anything John Williams has written is gold: www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo9Wqq… (Yet another film whose score brought me a lot of inspiration for this one, though I have yet to watch it)
I just think that, overall, films or novels that contain such effective drama that in the end, bring so much emotions out of a person are one of the finest examples of masterful storytelling. I have a similar theme going on for my WW2 dog story, which I have yet to expand. But I have the theme "Loyalty" practically stamped on there, so hopefully it'll guide me along on my story-construction-journey x3 Speaking of which, I think one of the best ways to achieve a good, strong story is to really think about its theme, hold on to it and just listen to its voice very carefully. Or just think about how this band Daniel Amos went in one of its lyrics:
"Central theme, the most important thing.
Central theme, the tie that binds together."
And with that said, I think you two are already on the right track in accomplishing such a feat :’)
I try my best to get inside my character's head and think of how they will react realistically in that kind of situation.
yea, our Pembroke was named Majors's Little Bear, but we called him BearBear. I swear he was the prettiest tri-colored ever! It looked like he had a tuxedo on, he was gorgeous! But one day while Me and my Twin were at high school, our little sister at middle school and our Mama at work, our neighbors [who hated us] picked him up and dropped him on the highway. I do we know that, because another neighbor who was a friend saw him walking on the side of the highway!! AND SHE DIDN'T THINK TO STOP AND GET HIM!! OHMYGOD! Till this day we have found him or even know what happened to him....God it hurts me so bad to even see a picture of a Pembroke Corgi that looks almost like him. I swear on Facebook I saw a picture of a Corgi puppy and it looked exactly like him...I spazzed out and made everyone look. Maybe it's a sign that he's alive or I might just be being ignorant.
As for our blonde Cardigan Corgi, Thumper [Bear's son], he must have followed a female in heat because he kept disappear and a nice lady who was the CEO of The Lost Corgi Association [or something of that name] brought him back to us twice but we could never find him after the third time
Now my only wish is to get another Pembroke corgi like BearBear so I can name him BearBear Jr. nickname BJ and maybe even a blue Cardigan like your boy Roy [hey that rhymed]....but for now I can't but patience is a virtue
I miss them so much!! Luckily if I even get another Corgi[s] I don't live near those b*****ds anymore. MAY THEY BURN THE F***ING DRUG ADDICTS!! For now I can just remain calm and pray they are happy and well...I hope. God I miss them so much.
I can't wait for the day I get another...or two.
I'm so happy yours are in loving arms and safe. I've never heard of a Vallhund breed
But, yes, I will eventually draw one. :3
D8.. A happy ending?! Well, a bittersweet one.
I was almost 100% certain he was going to croak. ;_; Dude. Deep stuff.
Probably one of my favorites from you for sure.
I really like Roy's story from what I've read.
Those puppy eyes!!!
Yeah, I would love to get a comic finished of it. XD