Month: October 2013

The Prophecy {Second Draft}

The Prophecy

When comes a raging war,

Betwixt the enemies bitter,

From a far-off land will come the four

And between us peace they’ll bring

What do you all think?? Thanks so much for all your help and suggestions! 🙂

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The Prophecy {First Draft}

I’ve been thinking and praying about the prophecy. I just wrote this: [please note; this is the first draft. I will do at least one follow-up with a more polished version.]

The Prophecy

When comes a raging war,

Betwixt the enemies bitter,

From a far-off land will come the four

Who will settle and make us better.

Tell me what you think! If you have any suggestions for better words, meaning, etc… Please let me know! I want this to be the best it can be, and I’m not sure I can make it that. 😉

Thank you all for your support!

~EDM

Because I can’t think of a good title…

Hello. 🙂

I thought I’d tell y’all (well, I think most of you know already, but whatever) how hard it is for me to be writing the movie right now. It is very, very hard for me to think about writing it right now, so it will probably be a long time before another progress post. Actually, I was feeling depressed when I wrote that post. When you have so many people counting on  you, it is hard to say you aren’t having any inspiration, and then they (very nicely, of course) tell you all the stuff you can’t put it the movie, and make the plot so complex I don’t know where to begin writing.  😛 So that sums up how I feel about that, which is why I will probably write the prophecy and then this story:

A father and daughter live alone together. Their wife/mother died when the daughter was very young. The father vowed that he would keep his daughter safe. One night, when she is a teenager, she wakes up in the middle of the night. She had a dream that she had been kidnapped. Her father reassures her. Soon after, he goes to work, as normal. She goes to school. When he returns from work, she is not there as she usually is. She hadn’t said anything about going to any of her friends. Then he remembers her dream. When several days pass, he comes to the realization that she has been kidnapped. Or worse. Broken, his life falls apart. How can he live without knowing if his girl is safe?!?!?! Is she alive?? He stops going to church. He loses his job. He becomes very depressed. This continues for a year or more. Then, one Sunday, he feels like he needs to go to church. The sermon is on giving everything to God. Right there, he gives his daughter to Him. When he returns home, he is at peace. He starts a journal of prayers to give to his daughter on her wedding day. Two years later, he is still peaceful. (The years go by him writing in the journal) He has resumed working, and is interested in a lady at church. One day, he returns home from work, and his daughter is there, waiting for him, alive and well. He hears her story of the years, and she tells him of the man who risked his life to return her to her father. She marries the guy, and her father marries the lady in a double wedding. Her father gives her the journal, hoping that she will use the lessons inside for raising her own family. The End. 😀

That is not the actual story, it is just the outline for the story. I want to write this waaaay more than write the movie right now…. perhaps somebody should slap me…. 😛

Plus, I have normal stuff to do, like school, and laundry, and cleaning, and cooking. So goodbye till next time!

~Emily

Progress!!

So awhile ago, I posted about how my story is being turned into a movie [read here].

About a month ago, I began writing the plot outline for the movie:

Film begins with a voice-over, while showing the history of the Falcons. Cassandra finds Abelard’s egg, and tells her father and other family members. Her day continues briefly. A few weeks later, Cassandra visits the egg to find it and the flames nearly doubled in size. Upon returning to the house and telling her father, they look at the history books, and discover that the egg should hatch very soon. The next few times she visits it continues growing, until one day, as she comes up to the egg, she finds it pulsing rapidly. Before she can run, the egg explodes, leaving a young falcon in the midst of the wreckage. Cass cautiously approaches the falcon, and jumps back when she hears his voice in her head. She tells him to stay, and runs to the house to report. She bursts into her father’s study, panting, begins speaking very fast and rather in-coherently. She apologizes, slows down, and repeats what she said, then shrieks and points out the window. Her father turns to look, and sees the young falcon looking in mischievously. Abelard mindspeaks to them, telling them to calm down, and his name. He then asks if he can stay until he is grown. Upon being told yes, Abelard jumps off of the windowsill and goes into the Shaden’s (Cassandra’s last name) barn. Cassandra follows, asking him questions…

Two weeks later, Abelard has nearly doubled in size, and is exploring the woods. He finds Tavor’s house, and Tavor, huddled outside, trying not to cry. Abelard comforts Tavor, and offers some council. The two part as unique friends, with Abelard promising to come often. Two weeks later, Abelard is fully grown, and is ready to test his wings. Cassandra watches him rise, circle and land next to her. She asks, sadly, where he will be going, now that he is grown. It is obvious she doesn’t want him to go. Abelard then tells Cassandra that he must bring her, Kurt, and Tavor to help in a war that is going on in Lighton, and they desperately need their help. We then see Cassandra, Kurt, and Tavor making ready to go. A few days later the foursome meet up in the woods where Abelard hatched. A hot wind starts blowing, softly at first, then harder. The three humans close their eyes against it. Once they reopen them, they are on the island Lighton. Abelard tells them to wait, then flies off to find their guide. Soon, he comes flying back, along with Ikus riding her horse, their appointed guide. She has another falcon take their belongings to where they will be staying, and leads them around the city. The travelers ask Ikus if she knows why they were brought there.She tells them that she believes they are all part of a prophecy, and they will bring peace to Lighton.

Then.  On Sunday, we (Mr. Ortiz, Brandon, Cheryl, Carissa, Suki, Josiah, Mama and I) had another film meeting. The points we discussed (and answers/solutions we came up with) are these:

Film Meeting Outline 10/20/13

  • What is the conflict in the falcon’s world?
    Why are they fighting, and why do they need people from earth?
    The reason they are fighting is because of pride. Pride over what, I’m not sure yet, though I have a few ideas.

  • What is the world called?
    We decided it shouldn’t be a world. Instead, it is an almost-inaccessible island named Lighton (Thanks Maria for the name!).

  • What role do Kurt, Tavor, Abelard, Cassandra, and Ikus have in the conflict?
    They are ultimately the peacemakers. They teach through example how to let go of pride, and why it is a bad thing to hold onto it.

  • Who/what are the “bad guys” and why are they bad?
    Well, since the whole conflict is about pride, there is just one side that has one view, and another that has a differing view. Both have bad points and both have good points. The sides are made up of a few falcons each, and humans who stumbled (or were brought) on the island.

  • Who is the Villain?
    Ikus’ brother?
    Again, because of the pride thing, no “Villian” However, the leader of one of the sides is Ikus’ brother Deigo. Ikus is on the opposing side.

  • Should Kurt, Tavor, Cassie, Abelard and Ikus be part of a prophecy?
    Yes. It adds a lot of plot that way. 🙂

There you go! An update on the movie/film.

(Happy Althea??? And Elisa. And Maria. Now you have to leave a comment. Hehehehe. :D)

Later!

~Emily