Why Eddy Makes You a Bad Person
Posted by oneofthedragons
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DISCLAIMER: Neither I nor the friend I mention in the video in any way condones genocide.
In this video, I tell you about something that happened to me today. A friend of mine encountered my character death scene and got a little upset. Rampant emotions tend to make a person do rash things–really fun to write about, by the way–and this is a case of that. Full conversation posted below. My friend’s name has been removed, just in case someone misinterprets this blog post into something it isn’t.
[1/5/15, 10:59:22 PM] Friend: I read a little bit . Holy shit
[1/5/15, 10:59:31 PM] Friend: I want to kill eddy
[1/5/15, 10:59:43 PM] Friend: Like… fucking rip out his throat
[1/5/15, 11:00:10 PM] Me: when frankeh read that scene she was like “you know, I was starting to like him. And then NOPE”
[1/5/15, 11:00:15 PM] Me: NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE
[1/5/15, 11:00:33 PM] Friend: Yeah fuck that guy
[1/5/15, 11:00:58 PM] Friend: You know how I said I wasn’t sure if Eddy was the bad guy?
[1/5/15, 11:01:02 PM] Me: (nod)
[1/5/15, 11:01:04 PM] Friend: Well, now I effing know
[1/5/15, 11:01:09 PM] Me: (chuckle)
[1/5/15, 11:01:09 PM] Friend: He’s Hitler
[1/5/15, 11:01:11 PM] Friend: Bad
[1/5/15, 11:01:13 PM] Friend: Fucking
[1/5/15, 11:01:14 PM] Friend: Guy
[1/5/15, 11:01:17 PM] Friend: Do
[1/5/15, 11:01:18 PM] Friend: Not
[1/5/15, 11:01:20 PM] Friend: Like
[1/5/15, 11:01:21 PM] Friend: Him
[1/5/15, 11:01:28 PM] Friend: I want him dead
[1/5/15, 11:01:35 PM] Friend: I want his family dead
[1/5/15, 11:01:45 PM] Friend: And anyone associated with him dead
[1/5/15, 11:02:04 PM] Friend: all said in a John gotti voice
[1/5/15, 11:02:32 PM] Me: (chuckle)
[1/5/15, 11:02:39 PM] Me: welcome to a moment inside Myen’s brain
[1/5/15, 11:03:02 PM] Friend: Fucking rage, man
[1/5/15, 11:03:48 PM] Me: and this is why Myen believes they can never be trusted.
[1/5/15, 11:03:53 PM] Me: they might seem nice and all.
[1/5/15, 11:03:56 PM] Me: All it takes is one moment
[1/5/15, 11:04:02 PM] Me: one flash of anger. One bad glance.
[1/5/15, 11:04:05 PM] Me: TOAST.
[1/5/15, 11:04:21 PM] Friend: EXACTLY.
[1/5/15, 11:04:29 PM] Friend: Fuck those guys!
[1/5/15, 11:04:36 PM] Me: lol
[1/5/15, 11:04:42 PM] Me: now who’s Hitler?
[1/5/15, 11:04:50 PM] Me: because now, like Myen, you’re contemplating genocide.
[1/5/15, 11:04:51 PM] Me: Hm.
[1/5/15, 11:04:56 PM] Friend: (angry)
[1/5/15, 11:04:59 PM] Me: LOL
[1/5/15, 11:05:08 PM] Friend: (wait)
About oneofthedragonsSamantha K. Balk and F. R. Donaldson met on An Archive of Our Own, one of the many fanfiction sites online, when Sam asked Frankie to illustrate the fanfiction that would one day lead to Sam's first novel. They've been friends ever since! This blog was created as a way to share the oftentimes difficult journey any new author experiences on the uncomfortable quest of an introvert for attention to his or her most personal work. It is meant to remind you that authors don't just appear fully fledged like a George R. R. Martin, that all of us start out unsure and feeling inadequate. Feel free to ask us anything. Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org Frankie: email@example.com
Posted on January 6, 2015, in Sam Updates, Updates and tagged Achillea, antagonist, author, blog, character, character death, conflict, disclaimer, eddy, Editing, find and replace, genocide, happines, perception, plot, POV, skype, spoilers, vlog, word count, writer, writing. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.