optimus fett says:
id like to see the realisation of suddenley not being able to put fuel
in your car,boat lawnmower etc set in.
Watching all those people come to terms with the fact that theyve
taken oil for granted for so many years.
I think it would be more effective if you concentrated more on the
individual human side of this disaster and not the big world wide
disaster. It would also be nice to see the ingenuity of man come into
The story begins and ends in a sort of shanty town where between the
main female role and her daughter, she relays the triumphs and hardships
of going through the collapse - quite possibly one of the most difficult
transitions mankind may have to deal with. Like any good movie, the
human aspect is a necessity. Primarily the story revolves around the
lives of ordinary people, but some scenes will be added enough so to
show the larger picture. As to how society will cope after-the-fact
regarding alternatives; I do not know. I imagine an entire movie
could be made about that, but I am leaning on setting up the ending to
leave it to the viewers imagination and to offer a shred of hope in light
of what may happen.
If you tell a story that has no happy ending; no success, then you are
telling the culture as a whole that there is no purpose in life and no
purpose in trying to find good solutions or partial solutions or new
solutions because it's all going to fall apart in horrible wars.
Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I respect that. One of the
hurdles I have read writers reveal is that they struggle with a good
story. There are a million different possibilites of what to write, not
including the style of writing and other factors. I have found myself
asking the question, should I scrap this and create something else that
a different audience would like? The point is, that some people will
enjoy it and some won't - you cannot please everyone all the time. Even
critics may enjoy it as they sometimes are entertained by what they hate,
like some Howard Stern listeners.
You are correct in your own opinions that you see things in a way
that says negativity breeds negativity. You seem to believe that if
we aren't always shown the positive outcome of something that people
will tend to get discouraged and give up. Some people probably do so.
Life, however, is not about winning all the time. We all meet our ends,
so to speak, and there is nothing we can do about it. Perhaps we need
to see that without oil, that life can still have meaning and a purpose,
just like it did for most of civilization. The oil age is only a recent
thing and people did just fine without it. We do have one advantage
that our ancestors did not have - and that is technology. So you see
I am not trying to paint a picture of doom and gloom, but one of a hard
change that we would all have in order to live more harmoniously with
one another and the world.