Saturday, July 23, 2005

How it developed...*carelessness?*

Boredom creates wonders... so it's boredom? Nope.... But boredom is a big factor nevertheless.
It started with a drawing. How it developed was a tricky part. Halt!!! It's no secret... just mere imagination... or should I say.. wild? crazy?
Confused yet?? ... then let me make you wise:
That day, school bored me out by all means... teachers wouldn't stop blabbing, and when they did, they replaced it with writing... which was not any better! The only thing that entertained me then was daydreaming... ofcourse I was seperated from my close friend, Jay, who was almost in the other corner of the classroom. Bother!
What lesson was it I wonder... islamic? history?... what? no...not arabic...simply cuz the teacher has wide eyes and a voice that could awaken you from your tomb no matter how deep you've been barried. One would have guts to say a joke under her nose... but either way... I was fortunate enough to sit behind Jay once... the same lesson bored us out... so as usual, I took out my sketchbook and started drawing, hoping the lesson would end soon...
My drawing was a boy wearing clothes one usually sees in games. The sketch raised my interest and showing it to my friend she asked me to draw another one... the second was a red-haired girl... since the lesson was about 45 mins long... it was enough for me to fill the paper with about 9 characters... later on, the numbers increased into several papers back home, going upto 30 characters. They were a variety of ages, genders, creatures, sizes... There I stopped!!
Indeed I spent time hanging and staring at these pages on the wall.
So my dear friend and I started planning... we passed a paper round the class asking them to write their favourite names of both genders. Having passed the paper, it came back to us with whole lists of various names. Seeing each character's features we chose the names that suited them best out of the list. Having done that, Jay asked me to write the main part of the story.
Accomplishing that, I've then given her the sketches to figure out how each character would fit in. Fitting 30 characters into a story was quite challenging, yet amazing since each one had a certain background and history. After having done that, I needed another detail which helped me tremendously... namely a map!!... we've then created two maps showing where the story took place. Using all this information I started writing, and along the line I introduced every character in a simple way which wouldn't confuse the reader...developing the story slightly and adding last effects...after a few months of creating it, step by step, I finished it! Expressing my joy and sharing the news with my friend, giving it the title of "The Exes" ... and setting out to publish it. The help I got from Jay was remarkable. I've done all I could to write it in the simplest form. And there it was... it is a fantasy world I'm quite proud of...
As a writer, joining the information I had into a book was the most interesting part... ofcourse the time in class was most useful as well.. sorry? careless? was it? hehe... It probably was... but luckily since I don't depend on memorising in my studies I managed to pass without paying much attention in class...
what I said was: "If you try to remember what you learn, you will forget. But if you try to understand what you learn, you will remember!"
Over all, this is what happened... yes I've used the boring lessons to practice my interests... yet fear not, it is but a once in a lifetime thing... for I will not risk wasting other lessons again... hehe... careless indeed! :D

2 comments:

nin said...

so cute... i like it.....
take care........

TripleTee said...

hi avik!... lol, ok
thanx for passing by :)