I’m not putting an image to this one because I can find no image that can describe it well. This new quote is distinct to draft two. It still has a few things I can tweak, but this is how it looks right now. Currently, it fits very well into the scene.
“Nobody has to get hurt!” she pleaded. “Listen to me! You don’t have to be the monster!”
He smiled, and the air was still. There was no sound but for a few stones falling from a building near by. He looked directly into her eyes. “A monster? No, I am not a monster, for a monster can die. When one becomes so powerful that men’s hearts fail from his footsteps and mountains tremble in his presence, has he not become more than a mortal? There were those who called me monster once, and they will soon regret it. I have become more than a monster. I have become a god.”
At that moment, this new being raised its arms, and the ground began to shake.
“…And all of you will bow before me.”
Let me know your thoughts!
I am so excited, I have to share it here. This is the scene that I make a tribute to in Dark Soldier. It is one of my favorite scenes in all of the Lord of the Rings.
It’s going to be so awesome! I CAN’T WAIT! I’m writing it now.
Am I my own biggest fanboy? I think I am.
“I mean, it’s hard to talk about death without realizing that’s our end too, right? I am constantly aware of death. It’s not that I want to be, but it’s a fascination of the mind and it plays a role in why I want to live my life a certain way. The more I am aware of my mortality the better person I am and the better I am at choosing a life that is aware of its beauty.”
— Ada Limón
“We are similar – we were molded by the night around us. I love the night. But you and I, we feel it differently. I feel the moon’s power pulling the ocean sands. I feel vibrations in the dirt and the grass growing in the moonlight. I feel the trees swaying in the wind and the earth rolling under our feet. Everything is moving. And now I want you to move with me.”
–Dark Soldier: the Novel
I have no legitimate image for this, so it’s going without one. New planned quote from the second draft of Dark Soldier. Would like to hear some thoughts. I won’t say who says it or under what circumstance.
“When a man becomes so powerful that men’s hearts fail from his footsteps and mountains tremble in his presence, does he not become a leader of men? There were those who called me ‘monster’ once, and they will soon regret it – for I have become more than a monster. I have become a god, and all of you will bow.”
If it gets good publicity, I’m considering putting it up on the Facebook page. If not… eh. I’m a writer. I can take criticism.