Yeah so I had a work thing on thursday and when I got home I felt like shit and didn’t want to do anything, hence no content haha.
Which is fine because the only person I let down is myself as always.
I decided just to call them ‘parts’ instead of scenes because the scenes are so short some of them I just decided to lump them together.
This scene specifically is displaying the incongruities between the book and the movie. Because in the movie he’s dating Carmen and they break up and there’s this love square going on. But in the book they’re more like acquaintances and they go on one date later on. They’re not in love, the book isn’t about love, Diz isn’t even a character in the book, he’s just a guy who dies in the first chapter haha.
So there’s no love triangle, there’s no square, there isn’t even a love line or a love circle haha.
And although I’m sort of super autistic about romances, I don’t know how to write a good romance and although I think including romance in your story is sort of played out, I really do think it’s necessary and I appreciate a good romance in a story. As long as it’s not tacky or too over the top.
Like for instance the romance in the expanse is handled really well. There are two romances one between a cop and a girl he knows is dead. And another between the two main characters which I really like. Because in shows like this you either get these shitty ‘will they won’t they’ romances where they constantly dangle a romance and never deliver or deliver at the end. Or they have the romance and it has rocky patches here and there and what not and it seems like it’s going for the later but so far I like it. It’s nice, not too in your face or over the top and I think one of the reasons I might be having feelings for my ex is that Naomi really reminds me of her. I know it’s really stupid.
A good example of a shitty over the top romance is probably between Geralt and Yenniffer in the witcher books. Because their romance is like built up to be this epic, world altering romance but in every other part of the book they’re just two people that are kind of asshole and hate eachother haha. Yennifer is probably one of the least likeable characters of all the books and Geralt is sort of a nothing character, he’s just an audience insert. So the romance is really wooden but you’re meant to believe it’s shakespeare because of how it’s built up, but it’s just cringe. As you can tell I’m team Triss haha.
Yeah so I included the romance but sort of left a little more to the imagination. I elevated the non-romance in the book and brought the romance down a notch from the movie. So it’s like a sliding scale of narrative romance the lowest being no romance going up to ‘will they won’t they’ to the highest ‘oh they did and it fucked up’ haha.
I didn’t watch a film this week or have anything worth reviewing, just been in a miasma of work and videogames and hating life. I barely managed to get a chapter done this week. Which is shameful considering I could average a chapter a day at one point. I dunno, my mind is just on trying to find a new job and be with the people most important to me right now. I’m sort of shelving writing but I can’t actually stop so I’m just keeping my pen moving.
But I can’t complain really, well I can and I will but you know.
Well that’s enough for today. I will have a chapter of Cur done by thursday for all those masses of no people that read this.
INT. Rico parents house. Day.
You’re going to
, not throwing your life away like this.
It’s my life, my decision, not yours! I’m going!
You’re going on vacation and that’s the last of it. You’ll resign, it’ll look bad but it’s better than wasting your life.
I wont quit! I wanna be a citizen!
If you walk out of that door you’re cut off, do you understand me?
Rico walks off, his mother takes him by the arm,
Johnny does citizenship really mean that much to you?
RiCO’S MOM (
No one in mine or your fathers family has ever had citizenship and look at us, the nice house we live, the life we live.
(Hesitantly) Yeah, I guess.
I hope you’re not ruining your life over some silly little girl who wants you to look handsome putting on a uniform.
It’s not – it’s not like that. I can’t explain it. I just – I just need to get out on my own.
Rico walks off to the station with his bags packed.
ExT. A pARK. DAY
Johnny and Carmen are enjoying a day at the park when a weird blue light fills the atmosphere. The ground shakes and rocks start to float in the air as everything around them is decimated.
INT. ROGER YOUNG SPACE SHIP.
Rico is in a darkened room in the ship looking down at the earth through a huge window as it’s destroyed by a giant blue plasma meteorite. He watches the earth turning black and dying.
INT. Karl’s house. Night.
Rico wakes up in a cold sweat from his dream staying the night at Karls house to escape his parents.
He goes to get a drink of water and stares up into space at all the stars.
EXT. Outside the transit hub on terra. Day.
Karl, Johnny and Carmen are meeting up to say their final
before they set off on their tour of service.
I’m wearing everything I own?
I told you your dad wouldn’t go for it.
Thanks for letting me stay at your place last night.
What are friends for?
Johnny, I’m sorry.
It’s fine, the federation will give me everything I need for the next two years right?
So Karl did you get
I don’t know yet, they said I need to undergo more tests in an off site facility, whatever that means. But a little birdie tells me
is heading off to the fleet academy.
A little birdie
Carmen, that’s great.
What about you Johnnie?
Yeah tough guy what did you even put down as preference?
Hey that’s personal
and I don’t know either, they need to run more tests too, I guess.
. I guess this is it.
Hey, let’s make a pact
? Let’s promise
what happens that we’ll always be friends.
Well we’ll probably be in
galaxies light years away from
but sure why not?
That’s the spirit.
Anyway my transport is leaving soon so I gotta go.
Bye for now.
See ya soon buddy.
Good luck Karl
My transport is leaving soon too
I’ll see you off, help you with your luggage.
Rico helps her with her bags as she goes to the terminal.
Are you sure, you might be late to your shuttle?
Yeah of course.
She leads him off towards her shuttle platform.
I couldn’t let you go without a proper goodbye.
A ‘proper goodbye’.
He puts her bags down.
Well you know.
He takes her and kisses her.
I love you.
She boards the shuttle still looking at him.
You can say it too.
The shuttle pulls away and jets off into space leaving Rico staring at his own reflection as there’s nothing but darkness there now.