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After rereading Who Goes There and another more developed interpretation of it that's more similar to the movie (I love you that much more for writing a novelization of The Thing on top of Spellsinger, Alan Dean Foster) I'm reminded of where exactly my fixation on transformation horror came from.

The Thing is one hell of a mix. Not only is it visceral with copious amounts of body horror as the transformations occur, but there's also a focus on growing paranoia and the mental element of horror as well; the worst in everyone is brought out once they're cornered and emotions run high. Add in the isolated setting and the tension caused by no escape route and being unable to trust anyone or anything, and you've got a perfect storm.

There's something profoundly disturbing about being taken over from the inside out by something that violates both your body and memories and molds both as it pleases without caring for the significance either things had for you, and I feel the idea itself is just as taking as the movie or stories. I think that was why the short story hit me as hard as it did when I first read it: it was a blend of smart and grotesque, with room to spare for both physical and psychological mauling, and at that age I had never run across anything like it. I chased down the movies when I was older and could stomach visual gore better, but they completed my attachment to the idea and way of viewing--and later writing elements of--horror.

So if you ever wondered where lots of my ideas stem from, this explains a lot.

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SaraaLuna
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Someone who does things on the internet and likes writing about and drawing fluffy medieval animals who kill each other. I also like dead things. A lot. I have a tendency to use profanity n' shit, but I think a lamb could beat me in aggression contest. I haven't checked yet; I've been too busy procrastinating and skeletonizing a raccoon.

Almost all dead things and whatnot are on tumblr to avoid giving someone an eyeful of rabbit corpse when they don't want it, and scribbles and writing drabbles are over there too. But if you wanted to filter out a large amount of my junk and personal warbling, then here is the place to be.

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SomeoneImSure Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama, minkspit. ;P
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SaraaLuna Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. ;)
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
You know Sara? I've recently thought up ideas to how I could have made Echoes better. In fact I had ideas for an alternate version. But I think I will stick with what I have now. If I ever wanted to make an alternate version I could always do it later.

But it's fun to come up with new ideas.
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SaraaLuna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you have an alternate ending to the story, or an alternate character arc?
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Noratcat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Alternate everything to be honest. But still the same themes. Nevertheless, I am going to finish the current version even if it kills me.
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SaraaLuna Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Best of luck, friend. But remember-- you don't have to finish it. If the project loses its spark entirely for you, and you're just forcing yourself through it, you don't have to finish it.
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Noratcat Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I just prayed that you do well on your finals :pray: Hope it goes well :hug: I know you can do it.
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SaraaLuna Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :hug: I wasn't the best at my tests, but I finished them, and I passed, I believe. That's enough for this year.
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Noratcat Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
Well you deserve to pass.
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SaraaLuna Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! x)
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