Idea for Rewriting the Book Aug 3, 2010 19:18:09 GMT -5
Post by Brain Of F'n J on Aug 3, 2010 19:18:09 GMT -5
I enjoyed him for a time. Like anything in wrestling, it got old, and before they realized it, they'd run it into the ground. But at the time, I was fine with Vince. If you didn't like him, hey, more power to you. But for the story, I felt he was integral. I never claim my stories are what WOULD have happened. Only what MIGHT have. They're fun, not fact or opinion. Which is why I won't defend them like an opinion. I'll explain my decisions and motivations, but if someone has a bone to pick with them, that's their call.
With Bearer, there was no need to take him out. Roberts was the Higher Power, but Bearer was still Undertaker's mentor and father to his half-brother. True, he's a bit extraneous as far as a mouthpiece goes, but he fills a role Jake doesn't: the slimy, helpless weasel.
Strangely enough, this very early story, while I like the overall outcome and the angle decisions it went through, the overall execution ... yeah, you can tell it was my second story. Very different narrative flow. Choppy. Inelegant.
~If Jake could've stayed sober, we could've had another DECADE of awesome work from him, at least.
I really disliked the supernatural stuff, especially with a key part of the face's side in the actual storyline that the supernatural crap was well, crap. Actually treating it like it was real totally turned me off.
They treated it like it was real. I saw no reason to deviate. Sure, WE know it's garbage, and I always shook my head when Undertaker would "control" lightning or Kae would "control" fire. But if I suddenly grounded the story in reality and took away the supernatural element, it wouldn't be true to the era of the story. Russo loved his overbooked soap opera crap.
~I also forgot the Trilateral Commission. I don't wanna make THAT many enemies but outing all these conspiracies!