March 8th, 2007


I sat and stared at the page for about twenty minutes going “What is in those bushes?” before drawing the first appearance of the shadowchild.

If it wasn’t for the seat of my pants, I’d have no plot at all.

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Discussion (8)¬

  1. WuseMajor says:

    Given that the seat of your pants gave us Ed, the Shadowchild, and who knows what else, I obviously have been shopping for pants in all the wrong places.

  2. Snuffle says:

    Hahaha! I do that all the time when I’m writing. Everything’s flowing along nicely, and then I stop. ‘All right,’ I’d ask my character, “what do you see?’ And after a bit of staring and tapping on the keyboard, I’d get something random, which frequently ended up being one of the most interesting parts of my story.

  3. NigaiAmai Yume says:

    Digger of Unnecessarily Convoluted Tunnels…
    But only if you’re looking at them wrong.
    It’s the things that don’t seem important at the time that grow to take over the entire network, and frequently provide it strength.

  4. brickhugger says:

    Obviously, you are shopping at ‘worldwide pants’.

  5. saphroneth says:

    Shadowchild: Yay! I’m a much more major plot point than planned!

  6. Ellemerr says:

    Yees, by now we can finally say with absolute certainty: Shadowchild’s spices is “major plot point”.

  7. Draco Dei says:

    Time marches on and now “the seat of your pants = plot” just means you are a pastel pony.

  8. JET73L says:

    Shadowchild is always more unnerving in its early appearances than I expect. I can see why Digger was… well, unnerved by it.