So, as you can probably see from the title, I’ve got a new story idea. I’m calling it Valor at the moment, but I’m sure that’ll change once I get more into the story. Right now I just have a few bits and pieces, places mostly, that I really like and want to piece together.
Where did I get this idea from, you ask. Well, I got them from other people’s ideas, if I’m being honest. I finally sat down and watched Deepwater Horizon a few days ago. This movie stars Mark Wahlberg and Dylan O’Brien, along with a lot of other big name celebrities. Or people I think are big name celebrities. This story in particular is a true event, following the crew onboard the offshore oilrig, of the same name, that blew up in the Gulf in April of 2010. I remember this happening, the news stories, the interviews, the trials. In the beginning of the movie, the characters are at a heliport, getting ready to fly out to the rig, located 40-some miles off the coast of Louisiana. This heliport is impressive. It’s not huge. It’s not stories-high. But it can probably hold two dozen helicopters at any given time.
That’s one of the things I see when I think of Valor.
I don’t know who’s going to be in the story yet. Names, dates, and stories are all nonexistent at this point, but I know Valor Heliport.
Which is why I would really like to be able to see it. Like, drawn out so I can pick it up, study it, all that stuff. My drawing skills aren’t that good, so I have set to cutting up old notecards. I have no glue at the moment, so it just looks like I went scissor-happy on my desk. I really need to get some glue during lunch.
Anyway. There are a few other places that I’d like to talk about when it comes to Valor, but I think I’ll save them for next time.
How are your projects going?