# 0. Actually, maybe can't pinpoint exactly when came together--but a few dominoes !
A. I was just sitting around one day, thinking--w/ Harry Potter, Series of Unfortunate Events, etc.--"Why are they always stupid orphans?"
Then thought, "I should write my own. Have, like, a...Home for Magical Hoboe Orphans." B/c:
1. Of course, has to be magical, too.
2. Who would have orphans more than hoboes ?
3. Hoboes, in the abstract are funny--like on the Simpsons. (But I know: not in real life. Not making fun of anyone--you'll see.)
B. A long time ago, in high school... [I never liked UFO's.]...Thought up the phrase: "God put me here on earth, to be a Scarecrow-to-the-Aliens." I liked the concept.
C. I think sometimes: "The trouble with writing Fantasy is: if a bunch of crazy stuff going on, how do you explain its effect on the real world?"
I like my stuff to co-exist with the real world.
So, eventually thought of a marble world super-imposed on the real world. That way, a war could happen in secret--not freak out the norms. (I like stuff super-imposed on other stuff.)
D. Then: I like the idea... "If this crazy war is going on...What if it's all a charade? That the soldiers or agents don't even know they're being used."
So, needed to take a step back--some kind of puppet master, pulling strings.
E. And if there is such a character as "The Scarecrow-to-the-Aliens," what would he / she look like ?
Thought it would be fun if what they're doing: kind of secret. People don't know exactly what they're doing.
I've been to a butterfly pavilion before. They're pretty cool.
& I like the idea of voodoo dolls. Holding some little object--and it really affects a person. So, why not butterflies ?
Anyhow / Sincerely !