This Week's Topic:
If you went to high school with your characters, would you be friends?
Wow, now this is definitely a GREAT topic!
Sadly though, I don't think we'd be close friends. We'd probably be friendly, since I like to model my characters after my own psyche, but the truth is, my characters would probably end up being either the "cool kids" or the "loners" and I'd just either be a "geek" or an average joe.
You see, most of my characters either have special abilities or can leap 10 feet in the air with a cutlass and hijack a pirate ship.
This is why I create characters who seem so much cooler than I am...lack of self-confidence?
Anyways, this is actually a good question to reflect upon. I'm really tired right now - it's been a hell of a week - but I WILL think about this all through tomorrow's boring classes because it's a good way to get to know your characters. In fact, if I was in high school with them, I'd like to ask them a few questions...
What are your favourite classes?
Which teacher do you hate?
Like the caf food?
You failing classes? Yeah, I thought so...
But most importantly...
WHO DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH ON AND WHY??!! HOW??!!
(I'm hopeless when mapping out romantic relationships...)
So what kind of questions would YOU ask your character if they suddenly showed up at your high school one day and you were the given the duty of showing them around?
I apologize for the randomness of my writing this post. Just kinda overwhelmed by now...but have a few blogging topics I can talk about in the near future.