May 01, 2012
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote this opera, which I've been listening to, and it is fantastic. Going to watch this version this week; the wikipedia synopsis sounds really intriguing. I don't have much experience interpreting operas but stirring and suspenseful classical music, horror and gambling seem to be a match made in heaven. The music is on Spotify and I would fight a moose to grind online poker to it right now.
My immediate next steps are writing a scene by scene outline and character sketches. Having these will put me in a much better place to go back into Dramatica and look at the storyform again. Which will produce my first attempt at the "vision" of what the modern adaptation could look like. It will probably look decent, but in actuality it will suck. Seizing destiny will not be so easy--Tchaikovsky and Hermann went mad in the pursuit of theirs.
(spooky opera music, ghostly things)
I'll post some ideas as I go...
PS I'm about finished reading Joss Whedon's run on Astonishing X-Men. Fucking awesome. There are some epic turn-the-page reveals. The man should just be called Fucking Awesome.