Sunday, October 31, 2010

Inside Ursula Hitler's Head 53: Bigger - THE THRILLING CONCLUSION!

This is yet another storyline that I went into without a solid plan for how I was going to end it, and once again I ended up desperately trying to think up a satisfying conclusion at the last minute. I even posted something on my old Livejournal blog, begging the people on my friendslist to come up with an ending I could use. Seriously, I was up Shit Creek in a leaky boat. When will I ever learn?!

This was what I came up with, and I'm not sure what to think of it. If you're looking for a conventional, tidy narrative conclusion, this undeniably fails. We're following Meany through the whole thing as he tries to save Sweetie, and then at the very end, bang, it suddenly becomes a story about Sweetie's messed up self-esteem. But Inside Ursula Hitler's Head has always been just random as hell, so hopefully nobody was too disappointed that I didn't exactly follow the classic, Hero with a Thousand Faces model or anything.

This was another instance where I built an episode around my limitations. Xtranormal offered a green screen environment, but at that point I had neither the expertise nor the equipment to do green screen effects. So, I made Mandy's microscopic universe into a featureless green void.

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