August 7th, 2010


Precious Little Life

Just finished the final volume of Scott Pilgrim. A satisfying wrap-up, for me. Hey, the movie is out next week; anyone one else want to see it?

And now it seems appropriate to segue into the next writing question:

24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What's the most interesting way you've killed someone?

I am willing, in theory, but it doesn't happen very often. Most of the character deaths in my stories -- Braska, Auron, Kinoc, Auron again... -- have been required by canon. In fact, I can't think of any on-stage character deaths I've written without force of canon besides the handful in "Death Shall Have No Dominion", and one OC in "Guardian's Legacy". Which means that I haven't written an on-stage death in over three years. (I have killed Nooj and a few others off-stage, but that's not quite the same.) Partially that's personal taste and partially it's that I don't typically write the kinds of stories where character death makes sense. None of my deaths have been particularly interesting, I fear -- in battle, almost every one, even all the off-stage ones if death by Sin counts as a battle, and I tend to think it does.

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