Mythology final Picture

Finally the director looked up. “What kind of name is 'Distrakt”. The technician let out a quick sigh of relief before responding. “Well,” he started, “its a creature that appears in the corner of your eye, making you want to stop what you're doing and look over at it. It looks really cute and innocent, but that's just because it's making trouble and trying to avoid being punished. It's like distraction incarnate.” The director looked at the hand drawn picture again and raised his eyebrow.

The technician shuffled his feet again, unnerved by the silence. “It makes a good anti-hero,” he blurted, nervous again. “You know, because in the script the main character encounters 'the trickster' and after a while he befriends it. So, through all the movie it keeps popping up and creating all sorts of problems, even though the main character keeps trying to tell it to behave. But you cant really control distraction unless you're really strong-willed, which the Distrakt makes fun of him for. 'Cuz I mean, even though they became friends, it just really like to mess with people.” There was another silence where the technician expected a response, but because there was none, the technician continued. “The end scene, during the battle, the Distrakt helps him by fooling his enemies, and by then the main character had become strong-willed enough to be able to ignore it.”

“Hmmm...” The silence this time was short, and the director looked back up at the technician. “So whats with the design. It looks too random.” The technician smiled to himself, glad that the director seemed interested in it, and not angry. “Well I used different parts of animals that tend to be 'tricksters' in myths.” He leaned over and pointed to different parts of his drawing. “Well, it has the face of a coyote, but I made it fluffy to look cute. And see, it has a raccoon mask, 'cuz they're sneaky, y'know? And then there's the back legs, tail and ears of a rabbit. The bottom part of the tail is supposed to be a coyote's too, with some raccoon in it. And then the wings are from a raven.” The technician glanced up at the director, who was still eyeing the piece.

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