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02 June 2014 @ 07:23 pm
Huh.  
I wonder if I should be a little worried that writing from Arnim Zola's POV was super easy.
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 3rd, 2014 02:21 am (UTC)
I always feel a little that way about Sherlock's POV. Like, apparently genius!child!crazy!brain is super easy for me to get into. Much easier than John, originally.

Let's pretend it's a sign of us being awesome.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 3rd, 2014 02:30 am (UTC)
Let's pretend it's a sign of us being awesome.

I'll go with that.

Yeah, I was all, "Oh, this is awesome. It's just flowing! Zola is so easy to write! Wait..."
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 3rd, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
I hope this doesn't sound weird, but you have a good insight into less-than-wholesome minds than other people, because of your profession. You'd have a very good take on what makes people tick--and maybe a sympathy for them more than other people.

Whereas I think I empathize with Sherlock a lot because I felt very odd and out of place and like I was a freak growing up, due to the non-conformist nature of my interests and the force of my imagination, so I guess I understand how someone with a weird brain might think and feel.

Does that make sense?
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 3rd, 2014 02:41 am (UTC)
Does that make sense?

Definitely. You write Sherlock in a way that pulls out how he is human, even when he's doing things that would make it easier for others to write him off as a bit inhuman. At this point, I like your version of him much better than the one I tend to see on screen.

I feel like a lot of the time the writers try to portray Sherlock's less than endearing eccentricities as evidence of why he's so cool and non-conformist and I never do well when someone is telling me I should like a character rather than showing me. But whenever I read your Sherlock, he comes across as very genuine and real (as he can be) which frees me up to actually read what he's doing and like him (most of the time).

you have a good insight into less-than-wholesome minds than other people, because of your profession.

Thanks! If this therapist career doesn't take off, I can at least apply my skills to writing villain-ish characters. :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 3rd, 2014 02:47 am (UTC)
But whenever I read your Sherlock, he comes across as very genuine and real (as he can be) which frees me up to actually read what he's doing and like him (most of the time).

Thank you!

Thanks! If this therapist career doesn't take off, I can at least apply my skills to writing villain-ish characters. :)

I'm rubbish with villains, so I maybe I could consult you.

Speaking of odd interests and weird brains: Loki & Galdra. It's so hard to find good pics of people with their feet visible. I have no idea how I'm going to do Bruce and Nemi. I like shoulder!daemons much better.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 3rd, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
There's something about Galdra's pose that's wonderfully and hilariously casual. Like, I expect her to be leaning on an elbow going all, " 'Sup?"

I'm rubbish with villains, so I maybe I could consult you.

My Consultation of Villains business is open.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 3rd, 2014 03:08 am (UTC)
Like, I expect her to be leaning on an elbow going all, " 'Sup?"

Haha!

Both of them are probably acting casual because shit is about to go down and they don't want anyone to suspect them.

I sort of thought of it is some sort of royal portrait where Loki is trying to look like he doesn't care, but Galdra is just like 'yeah, pay attention me, I'm beautiful, 'sup royal portraitist, I bet Thor's stupid sheep wasn't as photogenic as me'.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 3rd, 2014 03:10 am (UTC)
'yeah, pay attention me, I'm beautiful, 'sup royal portraitist, I bet Thor's stupid sheep wasn't as photogenic as me'.

Hahaha!

I'd be curious how Loki and Thor's daemons acted around each other pre-the major events of Thor.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 3rd, 2014 03:19 am (UTC)
I'd be curious how Loki and Thor's daemons acted around each other pre-the major events of Thor.

Don't you tempt me with fic ideas!

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 3rd, 2014 03:21 am (UTC)
Like, I'd personally want to see a "Over the years" type of fic where you see Thor and Loki as kids and what animals their daemons enjoyed being and how they were around one another. And then what happened after they settled. And then what happened as they just got older and Loki got a lot more angry.

Don't you tempt me with fic ideas!

Hm? What? Oh...oops...
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 3rd, 2014 03:24 am (UTC)
Oh man, right in the kid!fic.

Well played, ma'am.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 3rd, 2014 04:06 am (UTC)
Hey, you're more familiar with the Norse myths than me: does Mjolnir have a sex? Like, would Thor think of it as a 'she' or 'he' or an 'it'? 'It' seems obvious, but I wondered if it was like Lord of the Rings, where weapons have personalities and genders and stuff.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 3rd, 2014 04:11 am (UTC)
In Norse myth, Mjolnir is an object and is probably just referred as it. The dwarves made it and Loki got it on a bet (he got his mouth sewn shut so not sure if the really WON that bet but still...)

I'm not sure if the Marvel-verse made Mjolnir more sentient, though.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 3rd, 2014 04:16 am (UTC)
Cool beans. Thank you!

Oh, I forgot to tell you, I was listening to the Thor:TDW commentary tonight, and they mentioned that Thor is the only person who can pick Mjolnir up, but that others can deflect it. So, to answer our question from the other night, Magneto would probably not be able to lift it with his powers, but could probably deflect it flying at him with them.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 3rd, 2014 04:18 am (UTC)
Thor is the only person who can pick Mjolnir up, but that others can deflect it.

INTERESTING. So others can't wield it to attack but they can possibly defend themselves against it. Well, I guess that means the X-Men would definitely defeat the Avengers. Thanks for the info!

I still think Steve is worthy enough to pick it up, though. And it would totally be casually while Thor just sputters in surprise.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 3rd, 2014 04:19 am (UTC)
I still think Steve is worthy enough to pick it up, though. And it would totally be casually while Thor just sputters in surprise.

I might be slightly working on a fic along those lines, though based on a prompt from tumblr I saw this morning. Not so much casually picking it up, more finding it in his hand in the heat of battle. Thus my Mjolnir question.