File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 273

Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 14:37:28 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Can Horrendous be Appealing and Efficient?

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On Mar 22, 2008, at 9:46 AM, Mathieu René wrote:

> I feel I need to be more precise about my query.
> I need to make a truly gruesome character, but I will try to avoid  
> overdoing
> it.
> The usual movie monster has so many cliche attributes it becomes  
> funny and
> unbelievable.
> I believe a more subtle approach might be more efficient for what I  
> have in
> mind.
> Have you ever met someone that just gave you uncontrollable fear?
> Well, often the scariest things I've seen were things that were just  
> enough
> "off" to be disturbing.
> It's hard to describe.
> It's not just a physical anomaly, it needs to be more than that,  
> without
> being too much.
> It's becoming esoteric.
> I've half a mind to reproduce a real person's head and start  
> distorting and
> simplifying it until it becomes what I need.
> Who better than myself? I know I won't take it too personally if I  
> end up
> looking awful...
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