Today, I wanted to take the time out to explain the reason why I chose to write a story centered around horror elements and drama. Most people enjoy great story telling, there is no question about this. When people spend money to go to the theaters that's exactly what they want. They want to experience something different, a story that is unlike anything else they've ever experienced before.
About 4 or so years ago I came up with a variety of ideas that I thought would work in the entertainment world. I didn't know anything about programs like Poser until one day I bought poser 7 for around $40.00 back when it was still $100 or so. Anyway, I became very fond of using the program and that's when the ideas were coming to me as I was rendering my very first scene.
You see, I love to write more than I do render. I was never interested in rendering those over the top renders that normally take people weeks to do...Because if takes me that long to render or set up something I will get bored doing it. I love to set my scenes up and just render so I can begin writing the stories.
When I came up with the idea to work on Ghost Runner and Yurei Seed I wanted to bring in a satisfying audience. So with each render I tried harder and harder to either impress my viewers/readers. That is why I tried to take risk until I was caught off guard by restrictive TOS rules that prevented me from going a lot further with my material that I wanted to go. Ghost Runner is a story notorious for its violence and story driven elements. While Yurei Seed is infamous for its sick twisted body possessing scenes that shits all over the exorcist. And don't get me started on the transformations, suicides, birth scenes, and things like that.
In order for me to tell the kind of stories that I wanted to tell, create the characters that I wanted to create, and build worlds immersible by the content presented in my writing. I needed to stretch the rules. Yurei Seed is my first attempt at psychological horror. Last night I had the chance of seeing a movie preview for a upcoming Spanish Horror film called "MAMA" and some of the scenes depict disturbing children. There are somethings that I have already seen in movies like Orphan, and The good son that twisted me.
Point is, I had felt as if so many ideas were being used in all these horror films. And that led me to go into my bedroom where I sat at my machine and I started rewriting segments of Yurei Seed to be one of the most frightening experiences in the world.
At times I find myself judging the number of views and things that I get and that usually makes me feel as if I'm not doing my best when there aren't enough people commenting on my work while being honest about how they feel and think of it at the same time.
I wanted something that would make people cringe in their seat or wonder "What the hell was going through the guy's head that wrote or made this?" Yes I wanted viewers to think I was some kind of taboo freak who had a twisted and horrifying way of giving people nightmares while forcing them to also accept the content because they knew deep down, none of it is real. Its just a figment of my own imagination. Even after that school shooting took place, I still admitted to people "I love violence" and I simply cannot deny it. My style of story telling is influenced by fear, violence, and all sorts of things that occur in the real world.
So when I try to explain to people that Ghost Runner is my longest running project.
Its no different than George Lucas dedicating half of his life building the legacy known around the world as the best selling Science fiction series in filming known as Star Wars and James Cameron who helped pave the way for the Alien Franchise. Christopher Nolan and his Batman legacy, and so on and so fourth. Even though not of all these legacies were as great or good as the public made them appear to be. The fact still remains the producers and directors achieved something that people such as myself dream of achieving one day.
Jan 1, 2013 12:04:40 pmby Cyberdene Homepage »
There is the source for the Movie MAMA.
Let me also go on record to state that when bad things in the real world do happen right here in America, people begin to change their views of things. Its like movies, video games, books, etc. Any of that stuff is the root of evil. I say without it, life would be boring. I grew up on reality, and ever since then my writing and story telling impacted the way I view everything associated with violence, horror, fear, sex, EVERYTHING! My views don't change just because everyone else is scared or afraid. That is why I abandoned religion. I felt that religion was ruining my vision. The first time someone told me that self pleasure was a sin? I knew for a fact I was never going to be religious again. And then they brought marriage into it..That's when I definitely knew I was giving up religion forever.
Jan 1, 2013 12:19:43 pmby A_Sunbeam Homepage »
True ... I often wonder just what sort of world you live in - but I think I understand you a bit better. It is a world that has very rarely impacted on mine.
I admire the pictures, the colours, lighting and techniques, but admit that I am not all that keen on the stories themselves; they make me wonder just how violent a civilisation you have in America.
But carry on producing your work and expressing your ideas; the number of comments is not as important as the content of those comments, and the inner demons that drive you have to be allowed to give expression to all your ideas, dreams and visions.
Jan 1, 2013 12:31:53 pmby ZanderXL Homepage »
Well, I share the same dream as you and would absolutely love to see the manuscript I am workin on at the moment eventually make it onto the screen. How cool would that be??
So, you're into your horror. I get that. And you want to try and show something new and shocking. I get that too.
The kind of work you are doing will probably never get the reconition that you seek on this site. It is primarily aimed at visual artists. So, don't use the amount of comments left on written work as any kind of benchmark or guide to its success.
I don't mind a bit of violence now and then, but the danger is to not go over the top and shove it in peoples faces. I find that the trick is to keep things in context and, when the time comes to depicting the scene, don't pull any punches. When the time comes for something horrific to happen then describe it in as much glorious detail as you can, but don't have those kinds of things happening every five minutes or most of the audience will get bored very quickly.
I know you're not asking for advice and you don't have to listen to me, but I just thought I'd put it out there. Just keep doing what you love - that's the important thing!
Jan 1, 2013 1:28:47 pmby Faemike55 Homepage »
You brought up some very good points and ideas that drive you to write and create the images that you show us.
After working in the Comic book store for over 12 years, there is really not too much that will shock me (Verotik by Danzig) but your writing does in fact entertain me and gives me ideas as well.
In other words - Keep up the great work!
Jan 2, 2013 11:06:58 amby KnightWolverine Homepage »
I know sometimes hearing someone say I agree with what others have said is a weak way to avoid commenting for themselves but really some here have stated what i was thinking and didn't feel to write over what points they already have mentioned to sound repetitive.Especially what Zander had mentioned was to the point of what I too was thinking so...
I'd like to say I "do" enjoy reading along with your thoughts of this subject or that and wouldn't save or comment your work if i didn't see potential in what you do.I do know one thing and that your artistic scenes have been improving with each installment and a good depicting scene always does compliment the story at hand.
Happy New Year to You!