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What do your adventures look like in your head?

    • 149 posts
    April 8, 2014 8:24 PM EDT

    Seeing that no one has invented a printer that hooks up directly to the brain... 

    When you imagine your characters, journeys, stories, etc., what are they like in your mind?

    Lately, after seeing the most recent ESO trailer, I've starting imagining scenes from my story in a similar, animated style. Of course, I've always done this sort of thing - what I see in my head is translated into writing. And I daydream a lot. Probably more than most healthy human beings. But sometimes I wish I could just make a movie or something from the sheer will of my imagination. 

    Can anyone else relate?

    • 1483 posts
    April 8, 2014 8:28 PM EDT

    They are like ones I make in my games  Overall, I don't have a clear vision of a character when, say, reading a book. From description I form an image in my brain which gets blurred once I move on but each time when that character converses with someone I imagine how his prominent features behave etc. - the vision becomes more clear. Same with writing fictional characters

  • April 8, 2014 8:29 PM EDT

    High Quality animation. Not with freakish huge eyes, like anime  but definitely animated. 

    • 360 posts
    April 8, 2014 8:43 PM EDT

    Depends on the situation, I have a tendency to picture fight scenes in an animated perspective, while talking and more intimate stuff it's usually film noire quality.

    I can definitely relate to the daydreaming. I usually get lost in thought in the middle of class (math and physics, I know I shouldn't but I just can't help it) and while jogging. Most of my idea and come from these moments... Now that I think about it, after I started writing The Outsider I think of stuff for it all the godamm time, showering, walking, watching stuff and even playing video games. The only activities I can actually pay attention to without thinking about this stuff is sometimes during class (since I do have to keep at least average grades) and playing tennis (still talk to myself during this one, but mostly cursing myself for missing that point and then telling my "alter ego" to shut the fuck up)

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    April 8, 2014 9:04 PM EDT

    I always imagine my characters animated as well (I write sometimes, outside of this blog so my friends can read what I have and give me tips. Most of my friends don't play Skyrim and don't know about this blog so I just stick to pencil and paper. :P). They're always animated in an art style that I'd really like to draw in. I daydream a lot in class, and those daydreams are usually put on paper.

    • 158 posts
    April 8, 2014 11:35 PM EDT

    I imagine my Skyrim adventures more as a live-action movie - much higher res than the video game, definitely not animation style.  I think in my brain I write more like a screenplay than a story, too.

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    April 9, 2014 12:32 AM EDT
    I mostly picture what Drifa Skir pictures, except I think it's more of a James Bond sort of feel; sort of a Casino Royale feel.
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    April 9, 2014 4:33 AM EDT

    Live action with Smell-O-Vision.

    • 562 posts
    April 11, 2014 1:30 PM EDT

    ...and playing tennis (still talk to myself during this one, but mostly cursing myself for missing that point and then telling my "alter ego" to shut the fuck up)...

    I'm quite familiar with things like that.

    • 360 posts
    April 11, 2014 7:29 PM EDT

    Ha-Ha, every individual sport player is, but it's particularly noticeable on tennis. People tend to give you a certain look when you start walking around in circles and cursing the ground 

    • 243 posts
    January 6, 2016 12:16 PM EST

    Like a movie. I always think in images rather than words and it's the thing that doesn't let me write properly(

    • 60 posts
    January 6, 2016 7:36 PM EST

    Yep, I usually have a running swear-filled commentary of everything I'm missing and have actually had opponents thank me for the tips against myself

    • 60 posts
    January 6, 2016 7:48 PM EST

    A mix of as if I was living it and cinema-graphic style 3rd person, but both with smell-o-vision and kinetic-o-feel! Great thing about your mind is you can simulate all the senses. That said, I have trouble holding all that info clearly in my head and secondary things tend to blur. I think the ultimate form of entertainment would be if you could package and sell dreams.

  • January 7, 2016 6:07 PM EST

    Court intrigue, battles against nature, people interacting, and magical expeditions that may or may not result in running from the undead or having to bed a noble to get funding, or it was until I decided to build my own world. I leave the banal battle scenes to others.

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    January 12, 2016 11:09 PM EST

    Well, I'd say my go to Fantasy Character can be described as the Teacher of some Obscure College or High school Class. He has a villainous pointy beard, Some form of close to the head ponytail, an Orange Mage Robe, Boots like these, and simple dark green Jewelry. I image him in some form of uptight, snobbish pose though he is neither or holding up his hands in protest trying to calm something down with a Charlie Brown-like Worried look on his face, squiggly mouth and all.

    • 415 posts
    January 13, 2016 2:10 PM EST
    Khajiit Snorking moonsugar
  • January 13, 2016 2:24 PM EST

    I'll leave this here. sometimes it's like that.

  • January 13, 2016 4:05 PM EST
    Webcomics are pretty much my favorite form of media (next to games, natch), so I invariably picture my adventures in comic form. I like to think of the comics I'd draw if I had the patientce (or skill, or ability) to actually do it.
    • 393 posts
    January 14, 2016 1:10 PM EST

    Mine would be XXX rated. Best to not go there 

    • 51 posts
    January 15, 2016 3:38 AM EST
    When I think of my adventures, I tend to imagine them in a more dark styled anime (those animes that have proportional faces and body structure but their drawings are a bit grim) or I tend to imagine them in a comic series.