Ugh, it’s been way too long! Anyway, I’m back now, with a new story idea in tow.
This random plot bunny showed up a little while ago, and I liked it but didn’t give it much attention. Very recently though, it started to take over more and more of my thought-life, until it finally just straight-up asked to be written–right now. I tried to explain I had too much going on and it wasn’t fair to the older story ideas if I didn’t write them first, but to no avail. If you haven’t yet realized, I frequently argue with plot bunnies, yet never win. All that to say, the story won as usual, and I started writing the first draft yesterday. Still not sure where it’s going, but I’m still super hyped about it right now and I decided to do The Describe Tag again with five of my new characters!
(I changed the order of the questions and left the last one out, because I’m just having fun here and making my own rules. 🙂 )
Is the character the main character of the book it’s in? Yes!
Is the character magical? I don’t think so. . . ?
What is your character? Human or other? Other. In fact, there isn’t (as of yet!) a single human to make an appearance in this story.
(And because you probably want to know, Alin is an elf.)
(Yes, I am obsessed. End of story.)
Good or bad? For some reason, this question always throws me off! Maybe because I end up redeeming so many of my bad guys and I try so hard to make all my characters realistically flawed? I don’t know. To stay on topic, I’d call Alin good.
What hair color (if applicable) does the character have? Blonde. Because for some reason I’m really “in” to blonde elves?? I do often relate to elves, and I’m blonde, so maybe I just subconsciously portray all elves as me? I really have no idea.
Is the character mean, loud, quiet, reserved, etc.? Hm. Pretty quiet and reserved before he gets to know
people er, creatures really well. Very determined. A bit impulsive, quick to act. A deep feeler, but quiet about it.
Is the character the main character of the book it’s in? No. But he might be my favorite. . . *insert guilty smile* What? Authors pick favorites? Yep, totally.
Is the character magical? Not. . . as of yet? As you can see, I don’t have my world-building figured out yet.
What is your character? Human or other? Nieo is a troll, but since my trolls aren’t typical trolls, I guess that’s not super helpful. . .
Good or bad? Good. Like I said, potential favorite.
What hair color (if applicable) does the character have? Inapplicable.
Is the character mean, loud, quiet, reserved, etc.? Very reserved, very quiet, but very strong and opinionated.
Is the character the main character of the book it’s in? Nope.
Is the character magical? No. (As far as this poor, uninformed author can tell!)
What is your character? Human or other? A goblin. But once again, not a typical goblin, so that’s not an altogether appropriate title, though I don’t know what else to call him.
Good or bad? Good.
What hair color (if applicable) does the character have? Brown.
Is the character mean, loud, quiet, reserved, etc.? Uh. . . Star is hard to categorize. He’s energetic, but pretty laid-back and forgiving. He’s cautious, very sarcastic, squirrelly (in every sense of the word), and pretty emotional.
Is the character the main character of the book it’s in? The story began by following Alin, but I’m pretty sure some of it will be from AEmilia’s perspective as well.
Is the character magical? Potentially. Even probably. I could see her being “magical” like Luthien was in The Silmarillion (subtle magic connected to her voice and–when she wants it–her hair). I think I want to give AEmilia healing powers.
What is your character? Human or other? Another elf.
Good or bad? She doesn’t always move the story in a positive direction, but I’d call her good.
What hair color (if applicable) does the character have? Also blonde. *cough cough*
Is the character mean, loud, quiet, reserved, etc.? Hm. She isn’t reserved, she’s very open and blatant about her opinions, though she usually tries to be respectful of others’ beliefs. She likes to think things through, but once she makes a decision, there’s no turning back! AEmilia goes all in, and she’s very loyal.
Is the character the main character of the book it’s in? No.
Is the character magical? This story world is very open to magic, so I’m really enjoying experimenting with it, as you might have noticed! The plotline would work perfectly well with Kaen only using his wit and physical skill, but I think he’ll use some simple magic as well.
What is your character? Human or other? ‘Nother elf.
Good or bad? Once again, kinda grey area here. But unlike AEmilia, he doesn’t really have a decisive ending and character arc, as he’s not a main character.
What hair color (if applicable) does the character have? Blonde again, but dark blonde, slightly red.
Is the character mean, loud, quiet, reserved, etc.? I wouldn’t call him reserved–he’s friendly and very outgoing–but I wouldn’t exactly call him loud. Kaen is very sympathetic, and very loyal–loyal to a fault, maybe.
And there’s that. Yes, they’re all pretty much good–my bad guys are boring, so I never talk about them. 😉 Hope you all enjoyed reading this! Do my characters catch your interest?