Set Up Scene:
Scene 1: A cluttered artist's studio, filled with half-finished paintings, sketches, and sculptures. The main character, a passionate but struggling artist named Esmeralda, is seen wrestling with her latest creation - a painting of a ship named Baudelaire. She is haunted by the ghost of a past lover, who she had once promised immortality through her art.
Scene 2: A flashback to Esmeralda's past, where she is seen in a passionate relationship with her lover. They share dreams of immortality and artistic glory, but their relationship ends tragically.
Outlook on What Might Happen Next:
Scene 3: Esmeralda, driven by her guilt and longing, decides to give her ghost lover the immortality he desired by painting him as the god-like figure on the ship Baudelaire. However, she struggles with the task, as she is also dealing with her own fears and insecurities.
"Haunted by the ghost of her past lover, a struggling artist must overcome her fears and insecurities to create a masterpiece that will grant him the immortality he desired."
"In a battle against her own demons, an artist must find the courage to paint her ghost lover as a god, or risk losing him to oblivion."
June 10, 2023
I can't shake him off. His ghost lingers in every stroke of my brush, in every color I mix, in every canvas I ruin. I promised him immortality, a life beyond death in my art. But how do you paint a ghost? How do you capture a love that's now just a memory, a whisper in the wind? The ship, Baudelaire, it's supposed to be his vessel, his ticket to eternity. But it's just a painting, and I'm just an artist. I'm not a god. I can't breathe life into my creations. I can't bring him back. But I can't let him go either. I'm stuck in this limbo, this purgatory of paint and canvas. I'm tired. I'm tired of the smell of paint, of the sight of my unfinished works, of the sound of his voice in my head. But I can't stop. I won't stop. Not until I've given him what I promised. Not until I've painted him as the god he wanted to be. But what then? What happens after I've finished the painting? Will he finally find peace? Will I? Or will I just find another ghost to paint, another promise to fulfill? I don't know. All I know is that I have to keep painting. For him. For me.
Character Exploration Step Outline:
- Esmeralda's struggle with her art and her ghost lover is explored in depth.
- Her past relationship with her lover is revealed through flashbacks.
- Her guilt over her lover's death and her promise to him is examined.
- Her fear of failure and her insecurities about her art are delved into.
- Her determination to fulfill her promise to her lover is highlighted.
- Her eventual success in painting her lover as a god is celebrated.
- Her feelings after completing the painting are explored.
- Her decision on what to do next is pondered upon.
Interview with Esmeralda:
- How do you feel about your current project?
- What inspired you to paint the ship Baudelaire?
- Can you tell us about your relationship with your ghost lover?
- How has his death affected your art?
- How do you deal with the pressure of fulfilling your promise to him?
- What challenges have you faced in trying to paint him as a god?
- How do you handle your fears and insecurities about your art?
- What keeps you motivated to continue painting?
- How do you envision the final painting?
- What do you plan to do after you've finished the painting?
Anecdote Title: "The Day When Esmeralda Promised Immortality"
"The Day When Esmeralda Promised Immortality" was a day of love and dreams. Esmeralda and her lover were in the throes of passion, their love as vibrant as the colors on her palette. They spoke of dreams and futures, of art and immortality. In a moment of fervor, Esmeralda promised her lover that she would make him immortal, that she would paint him as a god. It was a promise made in love, a promise she would spend her life trying to fulfill.
Scene for Stage:
The stage is set as Esmeralda's studio. Esmeralda is seen painting, her hands moving with a fervor. The ghost of her lover watches her from a distance, his expression one of longing and sadness. As Esmeralda struggles with her painting, she breaks down, her tears falling on the canvas. The ghost moves closer, reaching out to her, but he cannot touch her. He is just a spectator, a memory. The scene ends with Esmeralda determinedly picking up her brush again, her resolve strengthened.
Speculative Step Outline of the Entire Story Arc:
- Introduction of Esmeralda and her struggle with her art.
- Flashbacks to her relationship with her lover.
- The promise she made to him.
- Her lover's death and its impact on her.
- Her decision to paint him as a god.
- Her struggles with the painting and her own insecurities.
- Her determination to fulfill her promise.
- Her eventual success in completing the painting.
Her feelings after completing the painting.
- Her decision on what to do next.
Genre & Uniqueness
The story is character-driven, focusing on Esmeralda's emotional journey. The genre could be considered a mix of drama and supernatural. The uniqueness of the story lies in its exploration of art, love, and the concept of immortality. The selling point would be the emotional depth of the story and the character of Esmeralda, who is both relatable and intriguing.
Characterization of the Main Story Driving Force:
Esmeralda exhibits Negative Affectivity (6D11.0) in her constant worry and fear about her art and her promise to her lover. She shows signs of Detachment (6D11.1) as she isolates herself in her studio, consumed by her art. Her Dissociality (6D11.2) is evident in her disregard for societal norms and expectations in her pursuit of fulfilling her promise. Her Disinhibition (6D11.3) is seen in her impulsive decision to promise her lover immortality. Lastly, her Anankastia (6D11.4) is reflected in her obsession with her art and her compulsion to fulfill her promise.