How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy
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As a rule, a novel based upon a television series, no matter how good the series is, is a sketchy proposition at best. The authors are incredibly handicapped in this pursuit. First off, the publishers just want to get something in print for the sake of merchandising. Then you're dealing with a set of characters that were created by someone else, and your audience is coming to the book with a preset notion of how these characters behave. You can't betray this, but you still want to add your own twist on the characters, otherwise, what is the point? A good book needs character development, even if the characters are prepackeged. But you can't develop them away from what people know, or add strange twists that would not be coherent inside that universe. And to that end, you've got to involve the reader in that universe, yet simultaneously, adding something new and interesting to it, but not something incoherent with the predeveloped aspects.

And infinitely more complex issues can arise.

On an unrelated note, the level designs for Jedi Knight (an old, Quake II era game) are very true to the Star Wars feel. aspects from the movies carry over, from the ultrafast door opening effects, to the design of control consoles. It looks and feels like Star Wars, without being repitions of things we already know.

Tomorrow, through the grace and hospitality of Sarah and Dennis (, ) I will be moving out, and into thier apartment. For as little time as possible before I move into my own apartment. That aside though, I am out of my parents' house and out of Kingston and into the start of what is going to be my life.
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