It’s quite ironic that how in this attempt to look like a b-movie, it’s suddenly very hard to do those really bad effects, such as crayon-drawn-in-lasers, obvious miniatures of spaceships held up in string, and bad fight choreography.
That spaceship model looks a little too detailed to pass off as a cheap prop….
But those things aren’t my current trouble now.
And yes, as I speak I’m currently rendering another scene, this one’s for 4000 frames though I don’t see myself using all of them, it’s better to have lots of slack than too little material to work with.
My real problem right now, is the plot.
So let me get this straight judging from the teaser pics I’ve shown lately, we have Karen performing at some parade, the toys kinda suggest it’s against her will…maybe she’s coerced into doing so? And then there’s her in her fanservice costume and space stuff… like… whoa, those are two very different things!
How does Karen go from a hokey space adventure into something that looks like a certain theme park run by an iconic rodent?
While I try to tell myself it’s supposed to resemble a b-movie, and boy do b-movies get really outlandish, for me that only works if it either helps move things along.
I suppose if one has watched the classic Star Trek movies, it’s not uncommon for quite a few episodes to equate to: space men come and visit planet that doesn’t have space technology yet, misunderstandings happen and hilarity ensues.
Which was why I began to ponder if maybe in this cheese fest, it would be appropriate again to add subtitled dialogue. Cheesy porn also has very hokey dialogue, so I guess why not?
But there’s a difference between intentionally looking cheesy to just being painful to watch and a waste of time.
So I tell myself, I have made a few shots where the cameraman is just bieng a pervert with the angles. Those are good opportunities to add silly dialogue.
Such as while wearing her fanservicey outfit…
Or in the shower being ogled at by some robot feeding the footage over to her men.
I bet someone’s going to get demoted if she was the ship’s Captain.
As much as I like this scene I’m wondering how it’s handled. I don’t want her to have the elder Airin’s obliviousness or lack of concern of being seen unnecessarily, if that was so I would have just picked Airin.
I guess that’s another reason to just keep it silent. Let the viewer fill in the blanks on what’s she’s asking about. Let the viewer decide if she doesn’t like it, or she’s unconcerned and the bot is delivering some other bad news or whatever it is that she needs to attend to.
Again, the whole “unconcerned about being seen” is an Airin thing. I shouldn’t recycle too much things.
Then again, with scenes like these, it’s best to let them play out as long as they can to allow to the viewers to enjoy the view. With that in mind, I guess I might as well put on some really tacky dialogue to help pass the time.
Though the one part that I find difficult is during the parade scenes itself. I suppose it could be some kind of internal monologue Karen would have to herself.
So let’s take this screenshot for example, what would you put there?
Well there’s the obvious stuff like “this thing’s driving me crazy, i can’t concentrate” but I’m definitely going to need more. I do have a few things in mind
- How embarassing it is
- Where’s her backup and why haven’t they arrived yet
- Whatever it was that got her in this situation in the first place
- Steering clear of this place after she escapes and hoping nobody hears about it.
What I’m trying to say is, I’m not very confident in my ability to write dialogue. Part of me says the cheesiness fits the whole premise, while another part of me says that I’m turning the intentional cheesy fun into something really bad.
Let me know what you think of it.
Aside from retaking the path of silly dialogues, I also considered a non-space version, at the cost of losing that hilarious title…what was it again?
Yeah… best stay on the path. That title is gold XD
The other path I had considered was to just make it a fantasy-based story, a different take on Snow White, where instead of the queen having her assassinated she just corrupts her with some naughty training sessions.
She can still keep her costume though, maybe this Snow White is one of her loyal soldiers or something.
But apart from that I can’t think of anything else. Besides, without the over the top space antics, it kinda loses meaning having to use such retro filters and retro music. Speaking of music, what music would you have playing during the parade scene if it isn’t retro? Modern Electronic music wouldn’t fit, the most acceptable use of modern music in period pieces tend to be Rock during a fight scene but when it comes to festivities they usually stick to what’s appropriate during that time.
Try twerking to that XD
so those are my thoughts today while I’m waiting for my current render to finish. Yesterday I had finally settled on what kind of scenery Karen is arriving to. Ideally I would have gone for a large coliseum type of stage but since there are no exteriors of such a thing, I’m settling for a generic palace, comforting myself that lorewise, whatever ecchi stuff they have planned for her is better off seen only by high ranking nobility rather than the peasants.
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