Mar 1, 2014

"Example of the Mind"?

When I talk of my main projects I like to call them "examples of the mind" rather than a comic or a film or whatever. Simply because they are not JUST those material things, if I didn't go out and VISUALIZE those stories and ideas they wouldn't cease to exist, I still have all the stories and ideas projecting vividly inside my mind. There is no beginning and there sure as hell isn't going to be an end to this "madness". (unless I die, which wont happen cuz im like 12 levels higher than you)
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But yeah, the world my characters and stories happen to occupy isn't a literal world even in the imaginary universe that is my mind. ALL OF DIS CHET ams whats is a metaphor.
All the characters and events represent different ideas and different points of view.
The characters I have represented as scarecrows symbolize the adult mindset. They are our responsibilities, fears, ideals, you know pretty much anything that comes to play upon maturity. The scarecrows go out, do their 9-5 hanging out on their posts and lead a boring ass life doing what they are made to do and lacking independent thought.
The bird type characters symbolize a childs mindset. Much like the real world birds, my birds are free, (oh snap, like an actual child too!) they come and go as they please with no worries or responsibilities, to them anything is possible and there is no problem that cant be fixed with a little imagination.
Then what happens?
A child grows up for one reason or another, something tragic could happen and they suddenly see the ugliness that is the "real" world... or maybe they just realized over time that their mindset has changed and they no longer think of things the way they used to.
This is represented by the scarecrows moving in and taking over a once bird populated area. New rules are enforced and like a childs sense of wonder, the birds are forced to hide in the dark and left to be forgotten. As a child becomes an adult they may look back at certain ideas they once had and maybe thought very highly of those ideas... but now all they see is impracticality and something that just wasn't as great as their child-self had remembered. This is shown by (in my world) over time the birds who are forced to hide away in caves, they start to mutate and become horrific, barely recognizable anymore.
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Now that ive said this little tid-bit, maybe the actions that take place in my projects will make some sort of sense to you. I will say though, that that is NOT what happens in WtN, what happens then you'll just have to figure out for yourself, atleast now you're familiar with the "mythology" that is NORMALITY.

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