Monday, February 23, 2009

Curse/Or: Casting Call

Monday is my slack day, but I wanted to keep the creative momentum going, so here are some pictures to help you visualize the three characters you've met thus far.

I don't know about you guys, but when I read a book, I turn it into a movie inside my brain. Which is probably why, as I write this story, there seem to be several jump cuts in the narrative -- I just think, "Hm, in the movie, they'd just cut away to them sitting at the table," so that's how I write it.

I've no idea if this is normal or not.

Anyway, these pictures should help you with the visualization, if you're into that sort of thing. The actors involved were, at least in part, instrumental in the creation of each character.

In order of appearance:

Michelle Rodriguez as Teresa / Camel

Ruby Dee as Esther / Fulcrum

Alan Cumming as Yevgeny / Yarrow

And special guest Eddie Izzard as Character Whom You Haven't Met

Bwahahahahah. Mine is an evil chortle.


  1. Heh. I hadn't realized the others. But Alan Cummings what I pictured Yevgeny as after the "it's inwincible!" comment. It was pretty much the same way he delivered the line "I am invincible" in Golden Eye (as Boris Grishenko).

  2. ...P.S: If Yevgeny starts channeling Alan Cummings as he preformed in Cabaret I'm going to need brainbleach. Lots of it.

    Or maybe he already is...
    I'll have that brainbleach now...

    P.S: Although I imagined Yevgeny as more overweight.

  3. Michelle Rodriguez! Yay! She is so hot in a "I want her to kick my ass" way!

  4. When I read I tend to imagine the characters as abstract concepts with sort of nebulous physical presences but I still sometimes feel that the author has got them 'wrong' and will sometimes go "Nope, he would look stupid with a beard, I am ignoring that, no beard for you".
    But all the folk you've chosen as examples of what your characters look like fit pretty neatly with the impressions I have of them in my head.
    I see Teresa with shorter hair and a few more scars and wrinkles but her attitude goes with Michelle Rodriguez's patented sneer.
    The smug look on Alan Cumming's face in that picture really works with the self-satisfied vibe I'm getting off Yevgeny.
    Ruby Dee looks like she'd be able to pull off the strict, no-nonsense manner of Esther.
    And dear Lord, anything that even remotely involves or references Eddie Izzard is instantly enhanced. I am already imagining laconic sass.


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