Tagged by alimarije and duskbeguile
1. Your persona/fursona
Your character that represents you!
First of all I have to mention that most (if not all) of my characters have bits and pieces of me in them. Sterre however is the one that, I think, represents me most. At least the me of the time I wrote her (which is over 8 years ago and I changed quite a bit since then). Physically she is tall with blonde hair and green eyes, which is based on my own physical features. Also she got a name I always loved. As for her character: she is independent, hard headed and determined. She has a way of always getting / achieving the things she puts her mind on. She got quite a temperament and I recognise a lot of her unmanaged anger - she rather fights than flights. She won't back down for anyone. I was a lot more insecure back in the day and looking back now I think Sterre represents a lot of the person I kept inside but couldn't properly let out at places like school. Now I am not afraid anymore to speak my mind - especially to people who think they can put me in place. I am a lot calmer though, less angry, than she is in the stories I wrote. And I hope I am also a bit more considerate about the feelings of other people. But, in the end, I am most of the time a person that goes with reason before feelings and sacrificing one of the greater good. Oh. And were Sterre is probably the most ambitious creature in the world - I am not ambitious like at all. No universe were I would ever been queen. But hey, there I got this blazing character for <3
2. Your 'Guardian Angel'
You protect yourself through them, vent through them etc, they keep you strong. You probably have a deep emotional connection with this character.
Writing the answer to the first question, I have to recognise that I have deeper emotional connection with Sterre than I care to admit - I sure think she was my guardian angel back then. As for now, I don't think i really have a 'guardian angel'. I mean Myou is a total angel in her own right and Flight is a good outlet for basically anything and everything, but I don't see them specifically as my protectors. If I want to disconnect from the real world, I simply tune in with all of my characters and see which one is up for a story. The only character that comes to mind if I think about a specific protector is May/M'hor, who is much like a princess-assassin (sorry I don't have a page or anything for her) and my first memory/vision/idea of her is through the eyes of her lover who she is about to kill. So I really have no clue whatsoever why I would think of her, when I think of a guardian angel. Ok. I sort of do, but it is complicated, because she protected the soul of her lover with her own soul their whole immortal existence after both their deaths in their original world.
3. Your Sunshine!
A character that never fails to make you smile. Maybe they have bright colors. or maybe they are very cute. A character who's your own personal sun.
Back in the day it used to be Channah (a friend of Sterre). Now I think that's Katar . She is born in the desert, as part of a gypsy clan, outside everything of the normal world. She had no concept of things like weapons, money, politics, until her whole clan got attacked and abducted/killed. And even after that she remained free spirited and overall happy. She is my blazing little bee who loves painting and all bright colours of the sunset. She loves to dance with the sand underneath her feet and do all kinds of crazy stuff. She knows how to be happy - something which is a lost art among most of my characters. She lives a simple life, and she loves it. She has a way to bring more worried-based characters down to earth and remember them to relax - the universe will wait.
Another carefree character I created more recently is Vesper. I still don't intend to keep her, but she is definitely one happy sunshine creature. She is based on hot summer nights on a tropical islands. She loves everything that is a bit crazy, beautiful and radiating with love - if it is either love for the land, the dance or the people. Her moodboard brings you directly to that one beautiful summer holiday we all long for. Yes, she definitely is a little bit of sunshine.
4. The Odd One
The odd ball character you're not sure why you have, but you treasure them deeply. Perhaps because they're just so weird?
I don't have odd characters. Which is not true of course. Flight is totally crazy, but he is also the love of my (writing) life, so he doesn't qualify I guess. I think I have to mention Jackdaw here. He is ... I don't even know where to start. I have him lying around for ages, and the only thing I had sharp for years was that he was a god and a friend of Flight. By now I decided that the other Gods cast him out and took his immortality as punishments for all his mischievous tricks. His sister (Ua) showed mercy and granted him a Kingdom of his own (Land of the singing clouds - Lasinco). Like some kind of lucifer or dark Peter Pan he tricks young boys in coming there: they get to live in world with no rules, play in the woods, start fires, do whatever the hell they want for the rest of forever. They don't know, however, he is taking their life-energy to remain immortal. The only rule he maintains is this: if you come, you can never go back. Main reason for this is, of course, that time stands still in his Kingdom, that is why he can take their energy, and they don't die. Would they return to the mortal world, they would immediately change to their real age - and die. That's why the only ones that survive an escape from Lasinco are the ones that are immortal.
5. Sentimental Value
Okay, now who has the most sentimental value? Maybe a character you received from a friend, or who you have fond memories of. Perhaps they're very old?
This one is easy, I guess: my most precious creature is Myou. I think in all my career as a writer I successfully wrote one angel. She is the one. There isn't really anything I can add to that. She is a forest baby made of stardust and night skies. When she falls in love, it is forever - just ask Avareth. In none of the stories I wrote for her, she had an easy start, but she never seized to find the beauty in all things. She is a creature made out of love and a true angel at that. She is also, I think, the first defined character I wrote. And you know what they say, right? You never forget your first.
6. The fancy one!
Your flashiest character! Probably the prettiest one or the one with the most fancy clothing.
I don't think I really got a flashy character. Both Sterre and Jamie have a closet filled with pretty, stylish, clothes and Foxy is addicted to shiny jewellery and gemstones, just like Ren and Ruya love glitter in general (yes it runs in the family), but none of them I would especially describe as 'fancy'. Okay, maybe Ruya, Ruya got a thing for fancy, shiny, revealing dresses with loads of glitter.
7. The rare one
'The rarity' How about a character you're so surprised you actually managed to get. You probably won't be letting go of them anytime soon!
This is definitely Azar. alimarije has a way of making jaw-dropping designs, but the first time I saw this concept for a Flight x E'ves baby I knew right away that I would never want anything else for a baby of them. I am still very very grateful that she gave this design to me and there is no way I will ever let go of him. Not even to start about the fact that he has now found the love of his life in the cutest creature of the world (also of Ali's hand): Dille.
I have bounded very quickly very deeply with him and every time I see something of Dille, my own mind blockades and the only thing I hear is 'DILLE, IT'S DILLE, LOOK AT HER!! ISN'T SHE BEAUTIFUL, AMAZING, SMART, WONDERFUL?! I LOVE HER!!' I love how he loves her and all the more because he is quite reserved the rest of the time. I guess he has a tendency of overthinking, but then he sees her and he is like 'she is the one'. And I don't know, that's another reason why I won't let go of him easily anytime - there is just a connection, he speaks to me and that is what I am looking for when I create a character.
8. Weird Attachment
Ever get an
adopt character on a whim and then grown very attached? That's this place!
Devaki, without a doubt. I had a concept of him in my head and then I talked about him to duskbeguile and he simply clicked into place. I knew from the start what he should look like (and all thanks to alimarije to put that onto paper for me <3), but his character followed just as smoothly. He is still a work in progress, but I am totally sold when it comes to him (and I guess I am not the only one, he is a handsome little guy <3)
Another one I would like to mention is Deimos. I didn't exactly get him 'on a whim', because I really wanted to be part of the Booth family for quite some time, but I also didn't want another new character. However, the things Ali had already worked out really spoke to me and I just started to write and he came together so smoothly - I couldn't simply leave him alone anymore. So that's why I got another to add to my pile of characters, hehe.
9. The Fandom Character
You heard me! Everyone's got one, fork them over!
I think Jackdaw is my most fandom based character, since he is basically some kind of evil Peter Pan. For most of the others I got bits and pieces from everywhere and nowhere.
- Azar's dream eating powers are for example mainly based on a quote from (the description of) the Pokemon Drowzee: "It remembers dream it eats. It rarely eats the dreams of adults because children's are much tastier."
- Quinn is loosely based on a mixture of Peter Quinn and Carrie Mathison (both from the series Homeland), and he will probably inherit also some characteristics from Division agents out of the Nikita series.
- Moriarty from the series Elementary was a big inspiration for my criminal mastermind Jamie
- Part of Devaki's powers are based on something I once read in a child's book ('de Rode Zwaan' by Sjoerd Kuyper I think, but that's a long long time ago). I also wanted to base bits and pieces of his character on Thomas Shelby from the Peaky Blinders, but that just doesn't suit him - so I will save that for a future character, I guess
- Connor is roughly based on Charles Vane from the Black Sale series, in the sense that I used him as a face claim, and they are both pirates.
10. The newbie
Okay, who just joined your family of characters? Let's see them!
Devaki, Deimos, Fern and even Azar are fairly new to my pile of characters. Not to start about all those babes that got moodboards but no stories (like Quinn or Ivory Blue). The newest thing I am currently working on is a Devaki sister, who not even got a name yet, but too much ideas to spare either way.