Working Title: Beauty and the Byte. *rimshot*
Genre: Romance, sci-fi (or magic, depending on your explanation).
Projected Word Count: no
AT THE START DO YOU:
Have an outline?Sort of… this is a rewrite of the Beauty and the Beast, so that’s mostly my “outline”. I’m using a combination of the Cocteau, Disney, and the Christophe Gans films as inspiration, with a mild splash of everything I’ve ever learned from Happily Ever After. I feel as though the Gans films is a terrific adaptation of the abridged tale by Leprince de Beaumont, though I also want to take a look at Barbot de Villeneuve’s original for anything particular that may have been lost among “translation”.
Know how it starts?For the most part :’)
Know how it ends?Ah, but of course!
Have your climax in order? Anyone who knows anything about the tale will probably know what the climax is~
Have your main characters yet? Yep! Bonita Rosa Espinoza del Rey is our beauty… she has two sisters (Valentina Juana and Leticia Gloria) and three brothers (Valentin Juan, Felipe Ángel, and Alejandro Josemaría). Byte has another name, but we’re not getting into that just yet…
Plan to draw on your experiences? Perhaps.
IS YOUR WORK GOING TO BE:
Funny?Some moments of witty banter, perhaps.
Serious? the MOST serious.
Sad? I’d think so.
Based on another story? Yep!
HOW MUCH HAVE YOU PLANNED?
HAVE YOU USED:
A paper journal? Nope.
A computer? Yep.
Index cards? lmao no
Bulleted lists? Not particularly.
Character Charts? Nope.
Character formulas? ¿qué es?
ODDS AND ENDS:
Favorite writing resource? Wikipedia, for the most part. Behind The Name for names and surnames. Ask A Nonbinary and Pronoun Dressing Room for pronouns. Also this fantastic article: Beauty & the Beast: A Feminist Tale?.
A line you would like to use: “So what’s your deal? Your dad fuck a computer or something?”
A scene you would like to include: Robots doing cute things hooookay
A concept you would like to explore: love, cybernetics, humanity, obsessions, sexuality.
A cliché you would like avoid: I don’t particularly like how in the stories, Belle’s sisters are basically evil little twats… so I want to do away with the evil older sisters cliché. They’re misguided, but generally good, and care for their younger sister, as well as their brothers.
A character you would like to use:I want to include more about Bonita and Byte’s family… Bonita does come from a big family, after all, and her extended family is important, at least to her overall character. Byte’s lack of family is also important as well. So more on all that, if I can.
Do you expect to be able to complete it? Yes! I’d consider it as the ultimate tribute to my favorite (Disney) movie.
Do you intend to complete it?Well, ideally.
Would you ever try to publish it? Maybe?
What do you expect to get out this month of frantic writing? Who knows?? But hopefully I’ll have a good time living on the line. B)