So in my last post I introduced a term I may not have used before. Unsterilized. I’m not going to go too deep with this because quite honestly, I haven’t spent hours wrestling through it. It’s kind of a learn as I go thing, like most everything else. Originally I had used the word unsanitized–that’s a real word, right? Anyway, on second thought I decided to go with unsterilized Mostly because, because unsanitized, on the surface at least, had a connotation of being dirty. Unsterilized seemed be “hey this is clean, but hasn’t been thrown in the fire” sort of thing.
I think sometimes stories meant to be good and beneficial are too “pretty” –a little unrealistic. (I can see how I could get in trouble going down that trail lol) I’m not suggesting that it’s a good thing to be crude; as evidence, the fact that I censored a couple words from that post. Not because they’re the worst words in the world, but because “everyone’s” doing it. At least it’s a more prevalent thing, so I fell no great need to do it. Now of course, I’m not trying to do this because I think it makes me better than anyone. Certainly a story about warriors and ex assassins is somewhat unsterilized. I just think I can do a good job telling the story without using those words necessarily. Technically I did use them, but they’re censored. I’m still working out my process. One thing I do know is that I’m not going for the most shocking, just a very real and gritty kind of feel. A little darker tone than what I’m doing with Marianna, which is supposed to be more of a cool family friendly feel. So those are my thoughts for what it’s worth, I don’t know if that made any sense. I’ve been like a zombie this week. I’m sleep deprived, so I think I will catch up on that now. Not now, now. But now. You know.
lol Okay I’d better stop. Look out for my next post and hopefully more random goodness coming your way.