Friday, December 30, 2016
Subject Twenty-Four 18
Sometimes, when I write a caption, I start with an idea and look for a picture to illustrate it. But just as often--maybe more often, actually--I find an interesting image or sequence of video that suggests an idea to me, and I build up a story around the image. Subject Twenty-Four is an example of the latter.
I came up with the idea for Subject Twenty-Four as I was catching up on the final few episodes of last season of Arrow over the summer. The idea of a character being held captive in, and escaping from, what appeared from the outside to be a quaint suburban neighborhood seemed interesting. That eventually evolved into the idea of the Doctor's compound and his body-swapping experiment.
The second half of this series evolved from the fact that Thea--Willa Holland's character in Arrow--is a costumed vigilante. The image above was, in fact, one of the first I found for this series, and I structured much of the latter half of the series around it. The fact that Thea's boyfriend dies while she's being held captive--that would be a spoiler alert if I hadn't already used an image of his death, albeit with his face off-camera--brought the first and second halves of the story together nicely.
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