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Things I am really good at:  Character studiesCharacter interactionDialogueWriting body…

Things I am really good at:  

  • Character studies
  • Character interaction
  • Dialogue
  • Writing body language

Things I am pants at:

  • PLOT

Sooooooo… basically these two are going to talk and posture at each other for an unknown amount of pages, probably resolve nothing, and everyone who reads it will say, “That was amazingly written!  …what was it about?”  So I will respond:

“I don’t know the author is dead!!!!!”

And laugh maniacally while I bury myself in a pile of unused outlines.

THIS IS MY DESIGN

Nothing feels good, everything feels bad, it’s a delusional joke to think I might be able to…

Nothing feels good, everything feels bad, it’s a delusional joke to think I might be able to do grad school on top of working full time and trying to keep a lid on whatever’s broken in my brain.

I already pre-ordered a copy of Civil War on Blu Ray, but it’s not coming until the 13th. And yet, I might buy it on Amazon Video just to be able to watch it today because clearly all the options on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and YouTube are not doing it for me.

I hate this I hate this I hate this. Why brain? It was almost easier when you just wanted to die all the time. At least then I could distract you. Now I can’t sit still for more than 5 minutes and I want to chew the walls. And yet nothing satisfies. Why this?

When you want to gush about how fucking hot, beautiful and talented your unrequited crush is, but…

When you want to gush about how fucking hot, beautiful and talented your unrequited crush is, but she reads your tumblr and you don’t want to embarrass her or make her uncomfortable because she is also a close friend and not attracted to girls so you don’t want to jeopardize the friendship.  Also you’re terrible at flirting anyway.

–A Special Interest Novel By Me

superhumandisasters: theimpendingd00m: Q: Do you want to…

superhumandisasters:

theimpendingd00m:

Q: Do you want to change the red Hydra star on Bucky’s arm to something that honors his friendship with Captain America?

A: No, I really like that arm. I don’t want to mess with it. It’s good the way it is. I kinda hope that the star is still there. Look, I think of it as like… It’s a part of him. It’s who he is now. And a part of who someone is – in order to get better – they have to sort of embrace the not so great part about themselves. So in a way I think he would want to keep that to live with it and not run away from it. (x)

I like what he’s saying from a thematic, character-based perspective, but also from a purely aesthetic standpoint. LET’S TALK DESIGN, YA’LL. The original arm looks so good, and I’m very curious about its future film replacement. How do you improve on that?

The red star is a genius little detail that takes the Winter Soldier’s look from pretty good to fantastic. I’ve read fanfic and meta that explore SebStan’s interpretation, and I’ve read alternative takes where Bucky removes or changes the star as a part of his recovery, and both are great conceptually. However, on the page is one thing, but in a visual medium like comics or film? A white star or mini-shield are never as good.

I haven’t read notes by Brubaker or Epting about their process for the Winter Soldier’s design when they reintroduced him in 2005, but it’s so easy to reverse engineer that I’m reliving the journey in stylish flashbacks like Will Graham. First of all you gotta dress your blue and red uniformed sidekick in black, duh. HE’S A DARK ASSASSIN NOW. All those extra buttoned chest straps are an homage his old outfit, but more BDSM. Next, give him luscious locks as a shorthand for passage of time. Check and check. Domino mask as another homage, wisely (in my opinion) changed to the ‘muzzle’ in the films. Give him a fuck-off metal arm as a symbol of his permanently altered self/visual reminder of his superhuman abilities/interesting textural contrast against his matte black uniform. 

PRETTY GOOD SO FAR.

It’s all coming together, but something’s missing. He looks unfinished. Buck’s still pretty monochromatic, so how do we make this guy distinct, make him pop? A primary color detail! Classic. Even better if we can borrow from Cap’s color scheme. White doesn’t add anything, blue is good with black, but red? Red for spilled blood, red for passion, red for Russia – not really a contest. A star isn’t emblematic of either HYDRA or the Red Room (their logos are too busy for a detail, unless you went with an X for Department X maybe) but a star is about as iconic a symbol as you can get, interesting without being complicated, and so widely used that you can retroactively map just about any backstory onto it. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Steve is wearing a big ol’ star in the middle of his chest. Now the Winter Soldier is a dark mirror of Captain America; now he’s set apart from the other black-clad goons; now you can put down a red star and instantly know what character is being referenced. It’s a small change that makes a huge difference.

image

Nailed it.

superhumandisasters: theimpendingd00m: Q: Do you want to…

superhumandisasters:

theimpendingd00m:

Q: Do you want to change the red Hydra star on Bucky’s arm to something that honors his friendship with Captain America?

A: No, I really like that arm. I don’t want to mess with it. It’s good the way it is. I kinda hope that the star is still there. Look, I think of it as like… It’s a part of him. It’s who he is now. And a part of who someone is – in order to get better – they have to sort of embrace the not so great part about themselves. So in a way I think he would want to keep that to live with it and not run away from it. (x)

I like what he’s saying from a thematic, character-based perspective, but also from a purely aesthetic standpoint. LET’S TALK DESIGN, YA’LL. The original arm looks so good, and I’m very curious about its future film replacement. How do you improve on that?

The red star is a genius little detail that takes the Winter Soldier’s look from pretty good to fantastic. I’ve read fanfic and meta that explore SebStan’s interpretation, and I’ve read alternative takes where Bucky removes or changes the star as a part of his recovery, and both are great conceptually. However, on the page is one thing, but in a visual medium like comics or film? A white star or mini-shield are never as good.

I haven’t read notes by Brubaker or Epting about their process for the Winter Soldier’s design when they reintroduced him in 2005, but it’s so easy to reverse engineer that I’m reliving the journey in stylish flashbacks like Will Graham. First of all you gotta dress your blue and red uniformed sidekick in black, duh. HE’S A DARK ASSASSIN NOW. All those extra buttoned chest straps are an homage his old outfit, but more BDSM. Next, give him luscious locks as a shorthand for passage of time. Check and check. Domino mask as another homage, wisely (in my opinion) changed to the ‘muzzle’ in the films. Give him a fuck-off metal arm as a symbol of his permanently altered self/visual reminder of his superhuman abilities/interesting textural contrast against his matte black uniform. 

PRETTY GOOD SO FAR.

It’s all coming together, but something’s missing. He looks unfinished. Buck’s still pretty monochromatic, so how do we make this guy distinct, make him pop? A primary color detail! Classic. Even better if we can borrow from Cap’s color scheme. White doesn’t add anything, blue is good with black, but red? Red for spilled blood, red for passion, red for Russia – not really a contest. A star isn’t emblematic of either HYDRA or the Red Room (their logos are too busy for a detail, unless you went with an X for Department X maybe) but a star is about as iconic a symbol as you can get, interesting without being complicated, and so widely used that you can retroactively map just about any backstory onto it. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Steve is wearing a big ol’ star in the middle of his chest. Now the Winter Soldier is a dark mirror of Captain America; now he’s set apart from the other black-clad goons; now you can put down a red star and instantly know what character is being referenced. It’s a small change that makes a huge difference.

image

Nailed it.

superhumandisasters: theimpendingd00m: Q: Do you want to…

superhumandisasters:

theimpendingd00m:

Q: Do you want to change the red Hydra star on Bucky’s arm to something that honors his friendship with Captain America?

A: No, I really like that arm. I don’t want to mess with it. It’s good the way it is. I kinda hope that the star is still there. Look, I think of it as like… It’s a part of him. It’s who he is now. And a part of who someone is – in order to get better – they have to sort of embrace the not so great part about themselves. So in a way I think he would want to keep that to live with it and not run away from it. (x)

I like what he’s saying from a thematic, character-based perspective, but also from a purely aesthetic standpoint. LET’S TALK DESIGN, YA’LL. The original arm looks so good, and I’m very curious about its future film replacement. How do you improve on that?

The red star is a genius little detail that takes the Winter Soldier’s look from pretty good to fantastic. I’ve read fanfic and meta that explore SebStan’s interpretation, and I’ve read alternative takes where Bucky removes or changes the star as a part of his recovery, and both are great conceptually. However, on the page is one thing, but in a visual medium like comics or film? A white star or mini-shield are never as good.

I haven’t read notes by Brubaker or Epting about their process for the Winter Soldier’s design when they reintroduced him in 2005, but it’s so easy to reverse engineer that I’m reliving the journey in stylish flashbacks like Will Graham. First of all you gotta dress your blue and red uniformed sidekick in black, duh. HE’S A DARK ASSASSIN NOW. All those extra buttoned chest straps are an homage his old outfit, but more BDSM. Next, give him luscious locks as a shorthand for passage of time. Check and check. Domino mask as another homage, wisely (in my opinion) changed to the ‘muzzle’ in the films. Give him a fuck-off metal arm as a symbol of his permanently altered self/visual reminder of his superhuman abilities/interesting textural contrast against his matte black uniform. 

PRETTY GOOD SO FAR.

It’s all coming together, but something’s missing. He looks unfinished. Buck’s still pretty monochromatic, so how do we make this guy distinct, make him pop? A primary color detail! Classic. Even better if we can borrow from Cap’s color scheme. White doesn’t add anything, blue is good with black, but red? Red for spilled blood, red for passion, red for Russia – not really a contest. A star isn’t emblematic of either HYDRA or the Red Room (their logos are too busy for a detail, unless you went with an X for Department X maybe) but a star is about as iconic a symbol as you can get, interesting without being complicated, and so widely used that you can retroactively map just about any backstory onto it. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that Steve is wearing a big ol’ star in the middle of his chest. Now the Winter Soldier is a dark mirror of Captain America; now he’s set apart from the other black-clad goons; now you can put down a red star and instantly know what character is being referenced. It’s a small change that makes a huge difference.

image

Nailed it.