Something I been wondering to do as of lately is what to do with Terra. I originally wanted to make a story in a steampunk fantasy with plot and a climax and all of that stuff, and I REALLY wanna do that cause I, like a lot of people, love such stories. We are in a world full of media, whether it be books, music, live action or animated movies and so forth. I wanna do something like that, have fun with it, and maybe have some people to read it who will also enjoy and have fun with it.
Then my friends bring up a good point...
"Miura's Magnum Opus wasn't done until later in his life" to quote
Kentaro Miura is the creator of the manga Berserk which is a fantastic read.
And that there is a good point... I been rushing into this ambition that I'm gonna churn out a good story. I wasn't aiming that high, no... Just something that was fine. Even then though, creating a decent fantasy story is NOT easy.
So I'm conflicted in what I should do with Terra to the point I been asking my friends about it, and then my friend, said "Do what you think is fun and fuck anyone else".
I'm thinking that perhaps I should do something a bit less complicated and demanding, and something thats just fun... For one, my friends are right. Not to always go to second opinions from my friends, but they are legitimately right. My Bread'n'Butter is creating things and being REALLY good at it. I can create pretty fantastic things and designs because I have a very good imagination. Dragons? I'm pretty good... weird monsters? Yeah. Mutations? Bet your mother fucking ass that I CAN do it.
To quote Sirk, again... "Thats what creators do. They come up with and drop all sorts of ideas. Thats part of being a creator."
Maybe going in another direction isn't such a bad idea. Story telling wise... I'm an amateur. Nothing to scoff at. I'm just average, and at this exact point in time, ill equipped to go telling a story without a lot of hassle. I need to really take my friends advice into consideration, instead of worrying over asking for critique left and right so I can build a story.
That said... I think I'll do something a little different with Terra. Something that doesn't involve a big story of main characters, and instead focus on what I'm good at... creating creatures and the like just for fun. Cause thats fun and junk.
Maybe I'll just explore the world of Terra, or make a little world within this world.
Definitely alot of editing to do. I'll end up changing Terra's lore just a little bit, change up the creatures, all that sort of stuff.
We'll see where it goes.