Wall Script for volume 1; update.
Reformatting Chapters 1 to 7.
Hopefully I can salvage most of the original chapter 1.
Prologue, and chapters 3 to 5, are on the cork board to the side.
((The screenshot of the text file above is one of the WRONG ways to perform the theme I want to perform — but we’ll get to that.))
People tell me I’m good at drawing, and it makes me happy to hear it, and I thank them, but my true passion lies in writing.
So, some context: my up-and-coming comic’s series theme is originally & rightfully,
“the philosophy of ‘be yourself’ that we’re taught as children is mostly an unhelpful misconception, and that ‘strive to be someone else/strive to be better than your birth’ would work better, on average, for almost everyone.”
Pretty boring huh? Well, A) it’s the thematic structure of a large series, so it deals in philosophies over specific transgressions, and B) it’s the dramatization of this armature that we find engaging/exciting (which is to say, our getting to read the actual comic book). No one wants to read just the essay’s theses. :P
Now, the ‘graphic’ up above ((the text file I took a screenshot of)) shows us one of the possible forms of thematic structure I wrote to play around with how I could best handle the theme — and the reason I didn’t go with it in the end was because I realised, while writing many of these, that altering them even slightly changed the desired theme in significant ways.
This one changed the theme by putting more emphasis on the importance of knowing how our culture perverts the use of “be someone else” by lying about “be yourself,” where I’d rather do a story about someone who’s super happy about “being who they were born to be” (because they were one of the 10% the “be yourself” philosophy works for), then have the world finally cease to work out for them because of the coming disaster.
And, of course, the only way for this character to prevent the coming disaster is to learn how/why to “be someone else.”
DISNEY HAVE STOLEN MY ARTWORK
I don’t know what to do. I am so upset. Can anyone help me?
My painting was created back in 2010, (see it HERE) and since then so many people have expressed their love for it, not just on tumblr, but in many places. At least 9 people had it tattooed on their bodies. It’s one of my favourite images I created at University and I was proud of it in many ways.
I’m so mad because I have no chance at getting Disney to do anything about it. I had so much respect for the company and now I am just SO upset and disappointed.
Any help, advice or signal boosting would be amazing. And thank you so much to the kind person who messaged me about this.
augh! UGH! UGH!
Going to be re-reading and condensing all my stream-of-consciousness wall-and-computer notes into less-plot-hole-filled more solidified notes today. Always seems like I’m doing everyone BUT drawing/publishing, right? Haha…
That’s because I’m new at this!
And I won’t allow myself to produce shit-tier art/storytelling. We don’t need anymore of that.
Anyhow, when I master note-making, I’ll be seven steps closer to creating the best stories on Earth.
by Adam B. Vary
When Pixar’s Brave arrived in theaters in June, two directors shared full credit for the film: Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman. The project had originated with Chapman — who’d previously directed DreamWorks Animation’sThe Prince of Egypt — but at the beginning of 2011, the studio took the reins from her completely and handed them to Andrews, who’d worked on The Incredibles and Ratatouille.
It was a surprising development to say the least, given that Chapman had been Pixar’s first female director of a feature length film, not to mention that Brave featured the studio’s first female protagonist, a fiery Scottish archer-princess named Merida (Kelly Macdonald). But other than a brief comment to the Los Angeles Times in 2011 that the split was due to “creative differences,” Chapman has remained silent on the matter. Until now.
In an essay for a larger New York Times feature about women’s perpetual underrepresentation in all corners of Hollywood, Chapman wrote that the past year and a half had been “a heartbreakingly hard road” for her. “When Pixar took me off of Brave — a story that came from my heart, inspired by my relationship with my daughter — it was devastating,” she writes.
While she still does not go into any specifics about why she was removed from the film, Chapman makes quite clear she did not agree with the decision. “Animation directors are not protected like live-action directors, who have the Directors Guild to go to battle for them,” she writes. “We are replaced on a regular basis — and that was a real issue for me. This was a story that I created, which came from a very personal place, as a woman and a mother. To have it taken away and given to someone else, and a man at that, was truly distressing on so many levels.”
Chapman does point out that ultimately her “vision” remained in the film, and that she remains “very proud of the movie.” But her last word on the matter (for now) would seem to suggest that after reportedly leaving Pixar to consult on an animation project for Lucasfilm, she’s not eager to return. “Sometimes women express an idea and are shot down, only to have a man express essentially the same idea and have it broadly embraced,” she writes. “Until there is a sufficient number of women executives in high places, this will continue to happen.”
When reached by EW, Pixar declined to comment.
I’d like to hear more about this Brenda Chapman “Brave” fiasco from her (details, I want details) and a few other sources within Pixar before I decide she was removed on account of her vagina.
Accusations of sexism in the work place is a big deal (and if indeed it is true, then this treatment of her removal from her story is bullshit and we should all get mad and proactive) but with such little detail to back up her claim (and with such unwillingness to give that detail — professionalism be damned — relaying facts of this nature require stepping on toes), the only other major possibility is that she was removed because she is a bad director/person-to-work-with/(or)-storyteller-in-general and her anger and refusal to accept these accusations (note: no one wants to believe they suck) may have given her cause to claim that it was sexism.
Full disclosure, I have a penis, and it is suspicious (nay, uncouth) for one with a penis to question accusations of misogyny/sexism-against-women at the time of this writing, but FUCK YOU, sexism is a heavy subject. Throwing that shit around without backing it up is REALLY FUCKING UNCOUTH (passive aggressive, in fact, and I hear that at Pixar they HATE passive aggressive people), and such an action, be it by a man or a woman, needs to be questioned, NOT JUST FUCKING REBLOGGED ‘cuz that’ll give the idea that you SUPPORT her evidence-less claim.