So little brother is hooked on Digimon now – a show whose entire premise makes no sense to me. However, it is pretty fun watching all the hugely over-the-top transformation sequences. Which, me being me, immediately made me think of the transformation that happens between the first draft and the last of a story.
Start throwing enough ideas at a page and and things will end up combining in weird and wonderful ways. That plot hole might just be filled by an idea pulled in from three different sources, and a layer of depth may come from a slight tweak to the existing idea.
However, I still think that it would be way cooler if there was an awesome transformation sequence and then you had a new draft. You know, with theme music and everything.