madmarthafics: (Writing)
madmarthafics ([personal profile] madmarthafics) wrote2006-05-31 07:39 pm

Black Manor - the floorplans

Regrettably, I produced these very basic floor plans in Microsoft Word - deeply frustrating experience, I don't recomend it. One day I will be able to use my copy of Dungeon Designer to do something better, I hope ....

Overview and side elevation

Ground floor

First floor

Second floor


And [livejournal.com profile] talimee produced this beautiful artwork of Black Manor:

Black Manor by Talimee

[identity profile] redsnake05.livejournal.com 2007-10-29 04:05 am (UTC)(link)
This makes reading Busman's Holiday so much easier. I was getting all confused about which tower where and who turned this way and it was all confounding. Now I shall read it again with the plans and I'm sure those bits will stop annoying me with my lack of spatial awareness. I am amazed you had the patience to do it in Word.

[identity profile] marthas-library.livejournal.com 2007-10-30 11:32 pm (UTC)(link)
I made the floorplans so that I didn't get lost writing the story :-) Although I have a pretty clear image of bloth Black Manor and The Rose House in my head, I'm not very good at keeping track of where everyone is when they're walking around inside the building. And working out where Remus's cellar is in relation to the bath-house and wine cellar is ... well, not something I can easily keep track of without a diagram *grin*

It was only when I was editing the story that I realised the readers might like the diagrams to hand too ...

I haven't mapped out The Rose House yet. Using Word was so frustrating (everything moved around the pages every time I touched the keyboard! I was almost ready to throw my PC out of the window) that Harry's house will have to wait until I've taught myself how to use Dungeon Designer.

I'm glad you found these useful :-)

[identity profile] zed-azrael.livejournal.com 2008-04-03 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
dude, like no joke, that seriously looks like my house. :0

Image (http://s127.photobucket.com/albums/p143/Zed_Azrael/?action=view&current=DSC_0079.jpg)

[identity profile] zed-azrael.livejournal.com 2008-04-03 12:21 am (UTC)(link)
well, not really, but just a bit.... :P

[identity profile] marthas-library.livejournal.com 2008-04-03 06:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Close enough for jazz! Besides, if you really lived in a house like Black manor, I wouldn't know whether to congratulate you or commiserate ;-D

[identity profile] marthas-library.livejournal.com 2008-04-03 06:39 pm (UTC)(link)
THAT is a very cool house! I want a tower with a conical roof like that!

I'm very fond of [livejournal.com profile] talimee's picture of Black Manor - I think it's something to do with the lights being on in Harry's room and the wing they all live in :-)