Felix is an individual you could call “quietly capable.” He seems to be a secondary character, one who prefers to stay out of the limelight and would be seen assisting important people as a personal assistant or as a secretary.
However, Felix is a Prince, and as such, he does not seek to serve individuals. Rather, he serves concepts, and at his current age, he serves the navy of Jiat and his duty to his sister, the monarch Queen Felicity. His sense of duty is such that he will not hesitate to step forward for the interest of his country, but he would prefer not to.
To hide his identity, Felix has grown a trim and well kept moustache. His dark hair is styled with just enough mess to indicate that it was done deliberately. He is cautious and observant. Due to his quiet, subservient manner, the Prince has not attracted any suitors, simply because he does not stand out, not even when placed among introverted types. He has a slim build.
His favourite weapon is the rapier and he is a crack sharpshooter. His clothing style is of quiet competence.
I believe Destiny is responsible only for throwing challenges in our way to see what we are made of. She does not have the power nor the capability to set our life’s path. Otherwise, having a free will is meaningless.
Naoko, on why she does not approve of Karma, the Goddess of Fate Notes from a teacher
I know that the Nanowrimo Dreamwidth journal said to leave things out and eventually you’d wondered back, but going out for coffee and coming back with an idea for NOVEMBER when we haven’t even finished this month’s challenge is a bit much, don’t you think?
Series: Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou (manga)
Personality type: Quiet, reserved
Impressions: Kokone is a very reserved person. For most part, she seems to be rather shy, and before this, robotic about her duties. When meeting her for the first time, the reader gets the impression that Kokone is a very direct, determined young woman. After meeting Alpha though, the way Kokone sees herself and the world around her changes. Alpha has a charming, bright personality that’s very innocent and naive. Kokone, who had been searching for a way to make herself seem less robotic, finds the answer in Alpha’s naivete.
I would say her true personality is revealed in pieces after that first meeting. Kokone’s a stereotypical innocent megane-type, but there’s a quiet, childlike air about her that’s very charming and refreshing.
Something I’ve noticed about the various Chinese dramas on NTV7 over the past year or so. The production value has gotten much better compared to its early days. If a show’s set during a certain period, efforts are made to at least simulate the feel of the age, and one drama not too long ago actually got quite a bit of their sets right.
Even if they did end up with a large cement wall in the background by accident.
The past few dramas I’ve caught snippets of though, make me despair. The one currently showing in the 10pm slot irritates the hell out of me because it feels so unrealistic, shallow and one-dimensional. I just watched a scene in where the hero is jailed for a crime he did not commit.
His wife tracks down her brother who can clear her husband’s name. He refuses and runs away. The heroine’s mother then accuses the heroine of being selfish for she thinks of no one but her husband since she married.
Now, the heroine was forced by her parents, including said mother, to marry the man to settle the father’s debts. So no one can fault her if she decides to point out that her brother’s a selfish asshole who deserves what he gets, right? In fact, I’d think anyone in that position would have resorted to more emotive and angry-filled words.
She just says instead, “Brother, you must take responsibility for your actions.”
…. Personally I’d have said, “You coward and useless piece of shit,” followed by a long litany of how his ass was saved by the husband and that his and mom’s cosy life would be ruined if his bro in law was not rescued.
I suppose there’s a reason why I’m no scriptwriter.
I remember now why I love to write. There’s so many unexpected twists and turns when you let your muses go and just write. Still, that ended pretty fast. This won’t ever be a project I publish, but it was a good exercise. Never did quite pay attention to Seruling and Patrice, so I’m glad I did, this time. After all, they were responsible for much of Sukina and Naoko’s training in their younger days, and how they turned out.