On the first half of Sita Sings the Blues I took an instant liking to the narrators. They are humorous and the way they go about telling the story is the exactly the same way I would end up doing it. Confusing characters and etcetera. They also gave information that I didn’t already know as well as make some very valid points.
I would really like to keep the humor of the narrators, and think that possibly doing a narrated story (much to the tune of what they were doing). It may be different to really narrate instead of having the characters speak. Then again, it may be something different enough to really put a different spin on the story just like Nina Paley did.
I also thought the concept of Sita being a blood thirsty women an appealing aspect that has great potential. I was reminded of Elizabeth Báthory, considered to be one of the world’s most prolific serial killers. She killed countless women, by torture and other means. I only mention Elizabeth Báthory because giving Sita’s personality a complete overhaul and making her vindictive, manipulative and dangerous a very real prospect. I won’t go into gory details or make it as severe as Elizabeth Báthory’s blood lust, but I think that making Sita having planned the downfall of Lanka and the murder of people to really be an interesting turn of events, for the entire story.
Also, by separating the reader with the narrators I really think that it would give it an outside perspective, a point of view that isn’t a lead characters, but basically the readers point of view of Sita’s actions (If that makes sense).
Nina Paley, Sita Sings the Blues (Pt 1)