Something wicked this way comes...
My thanks to JoeyBallast for the "throw the sword" idea, which was brilliance.
Yeah! He totally threw his sword!
I influenced something!
Page looks awesome, by the way!
Thanks! It was such a great idea!!
I just screamed, "He threw the sword!" so loud it probably woke half the apartment building, but it was totally worth it!
Love the sword throw! These are the kind of elements that make adaptations so fulfilling to read.
And even more so, the blood splatter over Taran's chest. It makes it very palpable the danger he was in, and that he's seen the awful reality of something he's romanticized for so long. A great choice.
I'm surprising myself at my willingness to deviate from the text with elements like this, to be honest. I'm always such a book purist, but finding it true that a visual medium is just a very different animal, and opens up such great opportunities for this kind of moment.
Props to you for noting the significance of the end of Taran's innocence re: bloodshed. Those are the kinds of things that go through my mind when I work on this, and it thrills me when others turn out to be on the same wavelength. :)
The depth and perspective. The start of the rain--makes everything more tactile. You've become much more adept at the use of onomatopoeia. Fast learner!
Ha - not really that fast; the work up to this point took well over a year. ;)
Thank you so much for all your comments, Kevin. It thrills me when people take the time to engage so fully, and interact with the material and with me. Hope you continue to read and enjoy.