day 05: similar or frequent themes in your characters
LOL okay. Most of you can probably answer this question for me.
I love Jerks. I love them I love them I love them, and I love them because
they have the best dialogue, and tend to have more moral flexibility than other characters, and can get away with a lot of shit if you can still get people to like them. I love true-blue good guy characters too, and they tend to be the well-meaning, somewhat oblivious type. Quite obviously I return to 'prince' characters often - either literal princes like Warren and Kaz (or in a way, Amrit), but a number of my other characters have royal or noble tendencies to them, like Rae (who is technically a princess), Vay, Deon, Roimata.
Fashion is a reoccurring theme in my characters too - they are either rather aware of style and dress well, or they are absolutely horrible at dressing themselves. I think Galen and Rae are really the only two characters who run middle-of-the-road on this.
My characters usually have either a buttload of siblings, or none at all. Galen, Deon, Vay, Mulli, and Rae all have more than 3 siblings each. Warren, Val, Kaz, Julian, and Jay have none.
With all of my characters, I think of them all as prisoners in one way or another. In creating my characters, I keep in mind how that character will be self-sabotaguing him/herself, and plot for them accordingly. No exceptions on this one. For reference, I use The Devil
in Tarot, which symbolizes how people can be imprisoned by their own heart and fears. The songs Senorita
by VAST, Happiness in Slavery
by Nine Inch Nails, and Sober by TOOL
also touch on what I'm getting at.
day 06: scenes/characters that make you laugh the most
Oh jeez. I don't even know. I really love serious, uptight characters forced to do something ridiculous. I really really like AU situations because you can write something about stuff like Pokemon straight-faced, but it ends up looking HILARIOUS if you think about the characters involved. I love flirting and teasing that falls flat. I love characters being proved absolutely, utterly dead wrong in a manner they did not at all expect. I love joking around about shipped characters getting into costume play.