Yall wanna know what a discovery writer looks like?
Everything he says when he talks about his story, I’m thinking about how I come up with stuff or put things together for my own works. Maybe that’s why I get so angry when people point to those same interviews or comments and try to tell me he doesn’t care. Bruh, discovery writing is a thing.
And Toriyama made it work x 1000000.
I fucking love him for it.
“The setting of Dragon Ball has a sort of Chinese feel to it, but it’s not necessarily China. Exactly where it takes place is uncertain. The overall story is very simple, but I’d like to keep making up details and illustrations as I go along. This way, I can draw anything I want to and enjoy the tension and excitement of figuring out what I’ll draw next.” - Akira Toriyama, 1985 (from volume 1 of Dragon Ball, Collectors Edition)
[Pretty sure it’s in more than the Collectors Edition, but I’m holding the hardback copy right now and my sister has the paperback so… can’t check, lol.]
Anywho. I just wanted to ramble about how much I love that he discovered it as he went. I want some of that magic, Toriyama-sensei. Please. XD