I love writing speeches

Spoilers for The Princess and the Fox Demon 

I loving shaping my mouth around the words and finding the rhythm, the dusty point between overdramatic and battle-worthy.

I'm sketching a scene where Chirikai leads a crowd of terrified aristocratic soldiers against a volcano god. He's taken the form of their ruler, and he's convinced them that the nearby gods and demons are going to take revenge for them worshipping new deities, and if they want to earn the gods' respect, they have to challenge them head-on.

This sketch is overblown, and writing it out will soften it, but it is so much fun. Chirikai and Asuka are fun to write in general because they talk in negative space, lies, and doublespeak.

Chirikai is never talking about one thing at a time.