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05 October 2007 @ 02:05 pm
Would this work?  
I was thinking of re-doing my Frankenstein story with original characters instead of MCR. Do you think it would work? It would have to be a little longer because I'd need to set up the characters a little more, but not much I think. It's AU anyway. I thin the only MCR-specific things in it are a reference to Mikey and Gerard being brothers and a comment about Ray's hair that doesn't make any sense since I never described him. Oh, and the line about Mikey coming dangerously close to having a facial expression - I wonder if I should just take that out or elaborate on it. I think take it out, since in another place I have him grinning. OOPS.
tempore on October 5th, 2007 07:41 pm (UTC)
I think it could work, definitely. Though I kind of like the idea of having an original character who is stone faced, and the line might still give characterization.
Crossbow1crossbow1 on October 5th, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but he's an actor. Hmm, maybe that's the key to the character - he can only express himself on stage.

Okay, so Gerard is the reader's proxy and I have a good idea for Mikey; I still need to firm up the other guys.

If that's the phrase.
tempore on October 5th, 2007 07:49 pm (UTC)
Works for me. :) I want to read it (again) when you're done and have teh new stuff.

My characters are becoming less and less band boy personas and more and more their own characters. To the point where they all have their own names, except Frank, and I now have a shortlist for him to decide on. :) Characters are such picky little things.
Crossbow1crossbow1 on October 5th, 2007 07:55 pm (UTC)
I know, they warn you that once you start writing the characters take on a life of their own, but they don't tell you how INSISTENT the little buggers are. They have their own ideas and they don't do what you tell them.
tempore on October 5th, 2007 10:49 pm (UTC)
Yup, exactly. And I just did some character sheet stuff as this is the first time that some of the characters have shown up, or are starting to become important -- the Powers are really working together for the first time, seeing what they do, and wow, doing that was quite revealing. It may only ever be back story for me, but at least they've given me some clues and insights. :)
diebyownhandsdiebyownhands on October 5th, 2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
I haven't read the story, but I know that with some character development and forgetting that the reader "knows" the character most most very well written fan fics can translate into originals.

If you can read your story and forget that they are mcr band members than you can probably pull it off.
Crossbow1crossbow1 on October 5th, 2007 09:15 pm (UTC)
I've never read one that was changed form one to the other. I've seen people take originals and turn them into fan fics, but not the other way around.