Aside from the usual.. "when are you gonna draw more < insert art I do that people have a fetish for > pics". XD
I do get a few people asking, " do you listen to music or anything when writing/drawing?". Answer is a flat no, I have ADD and well I need all the focus I can get though sometimes I do leave stuff on in the back ground because silence drives me up the wall even more. However, there are songs that do "inspire" certain story arcs and parts and yes some pics. I mean ever hear a song and just picture something in your mind? I do all the time. I grew up back the day when MTV showed music videos..ALL THE TIME, and well my imagination would come up with music videos with my characters in it. But anyway yes sometimes songs do play a part. Case in point G-Sides. One thing I have not shared or even shown are the parts I'm working on involving Monguse and Geauga. There... is a great romantic tragedy. Monguse and Geauga are 2 people that fate brings together, then rips them apart again. Worst part about someone who is loved dying.. is that the person who loves them continues living. They carry with them memories, feeling, sometimes even guilt. It's hard.. many people move on, many people linger behind, some even find it too much and take their lives. Monguse has it in a way I can only compare HELL to. See Monguse, every time he loses her gets sent back to the very beginning.. only to wait till he sees her again and see it all happen over and over again. I won't lie this is something that gets revealed slowly over the coarse of the series. He's just kinda in the background watching everything happen. He's reached a point where he doesn't want it anymore. He's defeated because after thousands and thousands of attempts.. it still happens. So he gives up, but then realizes when he does even WORSE things happen. So he there, playing a part in a world he feel disconnected from. And at the heart of this is someone he can't escape, no matter how he tries. Geauga always seems to come into his life, and make him care. Like a cruel joke told over and over again. Monguse is there close enough to make sure nothing bad happens, but too close that he gets sucked in. The hell it must be to have someone you know better than yourself, look at you like a total stranger. The pain of wanting to tell them "I don't want to get close to you because I'll lose you one day". Counting the days knowing it's going to happen. And knowing that after tons and tons of attempts, there's nothing you can do.
Too much to throw at you? Well there's more..it's not as hopeless as it seems or it wouldn't be much of a story would it? But anyway getting back to the original reason I wrote this.. there's this song... written by Gregg Alexander, yeah the guy from New Radicals. ( remember? probably not ) Anyway the song is "Lost Stars" and while featured in the movie "Begin Again" is got attention for not only being nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Song, but for being song my Maroon 5's lead man " Adam Lavine.
This song I think represents Monguse's feeling when he sees her again every time. And this song makes it one of the hardest thing I've ever had to write. If you haven't seen/heard it check it out for yourself here: