Update, A Square Paradise pt 2

Update: Here’s Ben! (Written by T.E.Waters)

“A Square Paradise” is an experiment in round-robin fiction.

The explanation for how it was set up is here.

To start from the top, clicks here.


January 2011 collaboration: Up Close and maybe too personal *_*

This month the four members of Creative Wenches sat down and interviewed one another about their projects. Over the next few weeks we’ll be posting the electronic interviews right here!

To start off – SgL interview TE Waters on “Memory of AUSOS” and they obsess over Mecha. Read here!

Collaboration Contribution

Storyboard - Memory of AUSOS episode 1

As we are now officially underway, collaborations (or in this case “inspired’) works will become a regular appearance on this specific blog.

In reading the two part episode, there are two things that visually grabbed my attention.  The first was the idea of Intan, the lead heroine, wandering through the junkyard and standing before four giant dolls.   The second image draws from the second half of the episode and a part that I felt sort of toying with.  What is an intimate scene in the setting of the episode is chilling when you pull the camera back.    In thinking about what to do, I thought a lot about the visual of the doll in the backdrop.  Maybe I”ve been watching too much BigO, but mechs to me are interesting monsters in a way – although they are human controlled and operated.

There are a few artistic liberties here – first putting Intan’s doll in the water, largely because the symbolism of “birth” is important to me. This is the birth of a Doll in a metaphorical way in that it is now being used by a novice who was not intended to have it. (Or was she? I’m a fan of conspiracy stories, so I say YES. YES. YES.).  I also could not figure out what to do about the writer’s prompt that the Dolls looked like the wooden human figure dolls often used by artists.  Is the head the brain of the machine? All the circuity?  ANd what of the note regarding the enemy Doll and its monstrous face?  I had to think about that — and rather than giving Intan something crazy , I gave her something slightly anonymous, but sinister with insect like eyes on the Doll’s head.   That’s just me inserting my wishful thinking here. Ehehehe.