Prettiest sibs in the world
"I’m not a hero. I really am just a madman in a box."
"She briefed me on the insane science behind cloning and it just gave me such key into that world, because I could see the connection - how it’s emotional, it’s about humans, it’s about life…" - x
“Get out of my head!”
"Oh… You think a lot about the Doctor, don’t you Clara?”
comic about how I’ve been feeling recently
Anonymous asked you:
Hi!! Do you have any tips about writing death scenes without making it seem rushed? I want it to be heart-breaking, but I don’t think adding lots of details and descriptions will help.
I think I can help you out. For me, in order for a character death to put me through the stages of grieving, I need all of these elements to come into play:
- The emotional connection.
- The character relationships.
- The buildup.
- The release.
- The aftermath.
Character deaths in fiction emphasize the feeling of mortality, that no one’s really safe, which can absolutely elevate a story (which I talked a bit about here). So, with that in mind, let’s tackle this list.
- The Emotional Connection
This is the way we relate to characters, also “the bond” that we share with characters. Relating to a character doesn’t simply mean on a surface level (“This character goes to high school, just like me.”), but also on a more emotional level (“This character struggles with identifying themselves within the whole of society, just like me.”), hence “the emotional connection”.
Relating to a character means seeing ourselves in this character, and it also helps to elevate the character off the page, making them more “real”. The “real” part is what gets readers. A character we connect to, or can empathize or sympathize with in some way, is a character we’ll afford greater emotional output for – as in, we’ve invested ourselves in this character. We feel we gain something when the character grows, and we have something to lose when the character loses, and when this sort of character dies, it has the potential to travel right up our emotional ties and rattle our little black hearts.
Think of a story where lots of characters die, both in the main cast and the secondary cast and the background. How many of these deaths really hit home with you? Which ones left a lasting impression? How were you connected with these characters?
ALL WATER DOES NOT TASTE THE SAME
ISTJ: The one in denial that there’s actually a killer
ISFJ: The one who calls out “Who’s there?” as if the killer will answer
ESTJ: The one who tries to tell everyone else what to do
ESFJ: The one who screams at everything
ISTP: The one who finds a really good hiding place
ISFP: The one who dies first
ESTP: The one wondering around without a flashlight
ESFP: The one who tries to hook up with the killer
INFJ: The one who knows what’s going on but no one will listen to them
ENFJ: The one who keeps saying “It’ll be ok” even though they don’t believe it
INFP: The one who sacrifices themselves
ENFP: The one who figures out who the killer is a little too late
INTJ: The one who everyone thinks is the killer
ENTJ: The one who tries to fight back but ends up dead
INTP: The one who created the monster
ENTP: The one who makes it until the end
apparently in niall’s last show tonight, all the cast said their goodbyes to him during drink with me, shaking his hand and patting him on the back and stuff
and he was sobbing quietly but with lots of tears then as he died as feuilly for the last time
niall sheehy my heart i can’t go on
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