I'm beginning to see a trend: People truly hoping things do *not* become movies, because of the amazingly awful things Hollywood does to turn things into movies.
I like this new trend.
@remotenemesis @viciousviscosity I'm going to disagree. If they're done well, then they're good. I can think of quite a few that I've liked, mainly because there have been side characters that stuck with me, and I wanted to know who they were before the main story started.
Even though I hate Anne Rice's stuff, "The Vampire Lestat" is a good example. There was enough there to write a detailed story about his origins.
(Also, I'd like to write one for at least one of my characters, if not two. I tend to go heavy on backstories, even if I never use them in the main story itself. I think you know that.)
(Edited for grammar n'at.)
Hmm, I think origin stories can work - but Tired of seeing them on screen.
I enjoy learning about the characters through the stories, and it usually takes more than a single story to paint them.
I've also been disappointed with some origin stories, often they haven't lived up to the expectation I had in my head.
But for writing my own characters, I completely understand.
Hmm, I haven't seen or read it. But I have been making a point to read any books before watching the series/movies.
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