Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Kala Roote And Alsenoth Ongeller
I found the perfect song to describe the relationship that Alsenoth Terris Ongeller and Kala Bae Roote share in the fifth and sixth books. Of course though, it is sung by Regina Spektor (one of the people I would like to play Kala). The song is entitled Dust To Dust (although the song Real Love is also EXTREMELY applicable to their scenario: listen to both of them) and can be found at the bottom of the page on my playlist (it is the second to last song on the playlist). Alsenoth and Kala go through huge mishaps that eventually lead to them hating each other at one point. They go in and out of this loop where they don't want anything to do with each other, to where they can't stand to be apart once again. In some senses it's kind of funny, but when the deeper meaning is understood it's horrible. I really love the relationship that they share in the books. The subplot of Alsenoth and Kala is probably the most interesting one (followed closely by Rajax's subplot and Chi-Chi's subplot). I get really excited when writing their scenes, because they flow more naturally than any of the other scenes that I write. That is why I write excerpts about them often to overcome my writer's block: it makes it easier to think when I write about them. I am not one for romantic writings, but Alsenoth and Kala's story is very touching when you read the whole thing, and it becomes a major subject by the end of the series. Their personalities are both stubborn and proud, which makes them very good to play off of each other. However, Alsenoth's timidness and intelligence, and Kala's boisterousness and naivety make them both quite opposite at the same time. That being said they both care for each other deeply. The only problem is how stubborn each of them is, making their situation quite difficult. At one point in the story (in a flashback) Alsenoth doesn't seem to care that Kala likes him because he is too focused on liking someone else entirely. So when Kala does the same thing to Alsenoth later, it drives him insane. The little quirks just make me laugh; they both learn from their mistakes (Alsenoth at one point almost gives up on everything because he can't live with how he "mistreated" Kala). The end of the series is shocking: it becomes the pinnacle of their relationship and something terrible happens. I tried to make these two characters more real than any of the other characters, because I wanted my audience to feel as if they were real life (even if they ARE dragons). I think that is why, other than Wreaknatter, these two characters are my most treasured creations. I just hope that everyone else loves them as much as I do. Like the second song I mentioned says: "It's real love". That's how I wanted their situation to feel like, and that's how I feel towards them. I hope that if no one gets anything else out of my stories, they get the importance of these two character's lives. That's all, I guess. Even if I feel like I have a BOATLOAD more to say about them. Thanks for reading! Thanks K1/2!