I made my contract with you…
At the very least, I’ll stay with you to the end.
I AM HUGGING YOU BECAUSE I LOVE YOU
ALSO SOMEONE ATE ONE OF YOUR SHOES BUT THIS IS NOT ABOUT THAT
If I told you that I came from the future, would you laugh?
- Pick an emotion to be your character’s default emotion.This will help color your character’s voice and make them more of a complete, congruent human being than a list of traits.
- Give them something you’re insecure about. This will be your character’s internal conflict. Avoid balancing it by giving your character a trait of yours you’re proud of. The idea is to make a character you can relate to the issues of, not an author avatar.
- Find traits, hobbies, and quirks that other people have that are interesting, but not really your thing. For example, I’m not a scuba diver, but I do think it’s an interesting thing for people to do. Those kinds of things make your character unique.
- Figure out two things your new character wants. One should be a concrete motivation, like “the girl he loves” or “the magic spheres of Punco.” The other should be a motivation that by its nature can never be completely fulfilled, like “more happiness” or “more power.”
- Give your character at least one major flaw. This should be something readers won’t think is adorable. Shallowness, megalomania, self-hatred, and indecisiveness are good examples of flaws. Clumsiness, ugliness, being “too heroic,” and being “too much of a dreamer” are not good examples of flaws.
- Take your character’s concrete motivation and put it as far away from your character as possible. Make it so hard to get that your character seems to have no chance. Other characters can arrive to help or harm your main character on his or her journey.
- Be sure to change your character during the story. Watch out, though, when altering your character’s abstract motivation and default emotion, because you can make them an entirely different person instead of a different version of the same person. Make sure that by the end of the story, your character still has flaws.
- Bam. Instant story. Proceed to rake in the
“i feel a million bucks” i say to you. you assume ive made a typo, but in reality ive spent the past 15 years of my life systematically feeling every male deer in the world. their hooves are so strong, and their fur so soft.
It’s the other way around. Gon, I should thank you. I’m truly grateful… to have met you.
“you’re chihiro, huh? what an extravagant name, from now on you’ll be sen.”
I haven’t been especially busy; the reason I ditched tumblr for a while was because I didn’t feel drawn to it sufficiently. This might be because I was off trying to learn how to be a writer, or that the last few months didn’t provide material that I could become passionate about. No conclusions about why I haven’t been on, but one important thing is that I’m back! It’s great, really, to see all of you on my dash again.
If you’ve already noticed, I’ve posted a lot more in the past few days than I have in the past five months. I hope this will be a set trend. Hopefully, I’ll be able to get photoshop back up and start making edits and gifs, too!
For the mean time, it’s great to see all of you again! Feel free to message me if you want to converse!
“so you say you’re under a curse? well so what. so’s the whole damn world.”