"And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about." —Haruki Murakami
Imagine dragons sleeping the same way giraffes do
Yessss! I wanna draw sleeping dragons tooo
Maybe they sleep like camels…
or…. uh… snakes?
Or maybe they sleep on trees
There is nothing about this post I don’t love
The invasion! We finally got there! Or at least I finally got my head around writing it. So far POVs for the invasion include Rex 1, Tarkin 1 (yes, that Tarkin), and Rex 2; upcoming ought to be, I think, Stass Allie (or another Jedi, but Stass Allie is most likely right now for no particular reason; I’d use one that was introduced in TCW, but I think I’m out of named TCW Jedi of appropriate status. For obvious reasons none of the Council Jedi are involved in the invasion) and Aimil Agathon, who’s an OC. (None of the Naboo naval officers are canon characters since in canon Naboo doesn’t…have a navy…since in canon Naboo didn’t feel the need to militarize.)
I am finally at the point where I am suddenly really into this scene — sequence of scenes, rather. There’s a point I get while writing certain scenes where my adrenaline’s up and I’m grinning and it’s just going really nicely — the penultimate chapter in Wake, the ending scenes of Wake 9, went like that. We’ll see if that feeling resumes tomorrow, since I’m going to call it and go to bed now.
Writing music for this chapter seems to be really peppy pop, which is predictable — sometimes my writing music is thematically appropriate (I’ve talked about how I wrote the Temple scenes with Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Palpatine to “Duel of the Fates” and “Requiem for a Dream”) and sometimes it…isn’t. The most recent chapter of Gambit, the Trials and the massacre, was written to, uh, the Pitch Perfect soundtrack. Hey, I didn’t say my brain made sense. (Peppy pop music is great for action scenes, though, because it’s usually fast-paced and it’s got a good beat.)
Also, I figured out a backstory scene I want to write at some point (probably not as a flashback, just because I want to write it), so that should be fun.
“Do we have Republic forces on the ground anywhere else besides Theed?”
At the answer, she swore viciously. “And you still haven’t found Commander Panaka? Well, keep trying! I doubt he’s sleeping through all this. Crown out.”
Moteé clicked her comlink off and straightened up, breathing hard. Her gaze flickered to the holodisplay, then she glanced at Rex and said, “Captain, you’re with me. I need to get to the palace and find the Queen.”