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1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why.
Currently, I mostly do work on Lunavis, but even then I'm waaaaaay behind on drawing. I really liked constructing the world.2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?
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I have no preference, though.3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you're writing about fictional places)?
Delay naming them for as long as possible, hope for miracles. That and sometimes I want them to have a specific sound to it and then I just have to pick syllables that fit it.
4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!
It was probably some mishmash of superheroes and cartoon animals.
5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about "youngest"?
I like having vague ages, but I think Shaela or some friend of hers.
6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper?
Computer, late at night. I don't write a lot of prose currently, though. With ideas, I try to write them down as soon as I have them.
7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
Sometimes I get an idea of a scene from the mood of some song. I listen to that on repeat if I want to keep it in mind.
8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?
For reading, I'm vacillating between horror and sci-fi. With writing, I like to think sci-fi, but then again Lunavis is probably more like a fantasy world. I really like the idea of magic powers/supernatural so I don't end up writing pure sci-fi stories. I don't have the attention to detail hard sci-fi requires, either. Maybe I'll do something more sci-fi later, who knows.
9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.
Usually I get an idea for a trait or a relation to a particular other character and then build around it. The initial idea might be thrown out in the process. I have some character archetypes/prototypes I sometimes incorporate design elements from.
What are some really weird situations your characters have been in?
Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!
I think the best ones have yet to come, because I'm bad at making progress, but I once drew a demon in an inflatable pool. With floaties.
11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?
I have several that I enjoy writing currently, but I can't pick a favorite: Shaela and Kaia, when they are interacting and an upcomic character who's comically serious/impassive all the time. I'm planning to do a short comic when I have time and I really like writing the two main characters for that one, too. Least favorite right now is perhaps Locke, because he'll be closer to a background fixture until later in the story.
12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of world building?
I like to think I've done enough on Lunavis. There is also auxillary stuff that's not likely to come up in the comic but enjoyed working out the details of.
13. What's your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?
I don't think I have a favorite.
14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?
I have a mental map of the area the comic takes place in, and I did a few sketches. I really should do floor plans for rooms I'm drawing because they end up mostly empty when I try to draw a thing on the fly.
15. Mid way question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!
I'm having trouble recalling favorites anythings off the top of my head, so I'll go with the most recent: I got introduced to George
R.R. Martin through
and I really like the thought that has gone into the Song of Ice and Fire world.
16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how "far" are you willing to go in your writing?
Usually they are there as a matter of fact. Maybe I just find overcoming adversity more interesting to write about. There is a project that has a lot to do with ~FEEEEEELINGS~, the romantic relationship of two characters there will be more important. But same goes for every sort of relationship in that project. I don't want it to steal the spotlight anyway. As for how "far"? For reasons stated above, usually there's just a mention of it if anything. The farthest I guess is characters being all ~unguarded~ and ~being themselves~ with each other. I'm not really comfortable thinking about/writing e.g. sex scenes, especially how my characters that are in relationships would be probably underage anyway.17. Favorite protagonist and why!
hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Whoever is in the spotlight at the point in the story i'm working on. Currently a lot of scenes I've been writing/drawing had to do with Shaela, so now it's her, for example. Alternatively: whoever is the most emo at that particular point in time. BDc18. Favorite antagonist and why!
There is this one antagonist who is acting upon their convictions and doesn't realize the harm he/she is causing. That is/will be interesting to write. Come to think of it, the other "antagonists" in Lunavis are more like forces of nature, than antagonists.19. Favorite minor that decided to shove themselves into the spotlight and why!
He's not appeared, but impassive guy was planned to have less of a role than he does now.20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?
As I mentioned, I really like the writing the interactions Kaia and Shaela will have. Kaia will be like a cool older friend to Shaela, but they will also annoy the hell out of each other because character flaws. In general I like to write best friend/partner in crime sort of interactions, as well as ones where one (or both) character helps the other keep it together.21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?
The children of those who do are usually adults/nearly adults/not appearing in the story/AWOL, so I didn't have to think about this.22. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?
I never complete anything
But we'll see how much that short comic will take me. Plus some other projects.23.
How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it?
What's the most interesting way you've killed someone?
I'm hilariously bad at it. My stories usually involve some form of afterlife and cheating death is kind of a given, if that's true. There are ~plans~ but they aren't worth talking about until I get to them, as they will change.24. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.
One of my characters magically combined a snake and a bat. The result is annoying and immortal.25.
Let's talk art! Do you draw your characters? Do others draw them? Pick
one of your OCs and post your favorite picture of them!
I like to draw my characters, and my main project is a webcomic, so yes. Favorite picture? Probably something randomly picked from the doodle pages I've been posting.26.
Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories?
Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your
I like designing appearances/clothes/etc, but they aren't that important. Moreover I'm not too good with keeping consistency for example with relatives, uniforms etc. Or consistency between between two times a character appears.27. Have
you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities?
Describe them, and if there's nothing major to speak of, tell us a few
I don't trust myself to write accurately about mental disorders, and unless I want to explore a particular disability's effect on someone's life, I don't like to just "pick" a disorder. Same goes for physical disabilities. I do have characters who are in general emotionally dysfunctional, though. d(*w*);b28. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!
Can't really pick anyone. If you've taken time to read this, go do it; it's interesting.