Okay, before you read the rest of this post, what color are demons? Not in Nita’s book, in real life. When you think of demons, cartoon demons, movie demons, whatever, what color are they?
Decide before you read the rest of this.
So I googled for text answers and found out that demons come in different colors–really, don’t google “demons”–but mostly they’re red and yellow. (Yellow? Really?) Then I googled for demon images and found a lot of red, black and gray. When I googled for demon clip art, it was overwhelmingly red, with a few blue ones mixed in.
So did any of you reading this think, “Wait. Demons aren’t green . . .” I like it that it’s the wrong color because that’s a huge clue that whoever designed the amusement park knew demons were real because that person started the whole green make-up bit. (Reverse-engineering, it is my specialty.) Is this one of those thing where Mort says “Demons are green” and then later Dag and Rab are green, so you as a reader say, “Okay, in this world, demons are green”?
In other news, I spent some time on those next scene sequences and finally admitted to myself what I’d known all along but had been avoiding: Nick’s scenes suck. (That’s a technical term.) And Mort would be doing things differently in Nita’s scenes. So I’m tearing apart Nick’s scenes and going through Nita’s again. So no scenes today. Scenes tomorrow, demons today.
Also, I’m thinking of getting another tattoo. Oh, and carolc, I have not forgotten this:
“Wait. Soft and hard turning points? Why haven’t I heard of this before? Can we have a Questionable on the difference between soft and hard turning points?”
I just haven’t gotten to it. Short answer, that’s something I made up for my own work, not anything that’s official. But I can certainly talk about it. Once I get Nick’s scenes out of Suck.
Because I was asked, here’s the tattoo I want: