marycatelli (marycatelli) wrote,
marycatelli
marycatelli

it used to be clearer

And our intrepid heroes are off on a literal dungeon crawl: rescuing a prisoner from the heart of a magical prison.

When I first poked around at the idea, I knew he was innocent and that he was needed to deal with certain clockwork devices. Now, I'm less sure of his innocence, and even less sure of what exactly his skills are needed for. Or even, in the end, if they are really needed. One of the other characters might be able to manage looking at his notes. . . .

Good thing he's mostly a MacGuffin. But I think it would probably help if I nailed it down. There may be ripple effects.
Tags: characterization, motives and purposes, plot devices
Subscribe

  • philosophy of checklists

    was pondering checklists for world-building, and the possibility of one for a superheroic world. . . . The problem is that they are lists, and…

  • metaorigins and society

    Metaorigins would affect how superpowers affect society more than anything else except the nature of the powers -- type or strength. And in some…

  • observations about inspiration

    One can discuss what the effect of power levels, and number of superheroes, are on world-building. But when building a superhero story, one doesn't…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments