Memes

[Meme] Writing meme continuation!

Nearly forgot to do this LOL. 4 more questions this time:

What are your favorite character interactions to write?
Arguments usually. Or anything that involves bratty stuff being done. I’m surprised at the amount of brattiness that takes place in the novel; not so much cajoling as sulking and threatening. Also, moe!Elliot is dangerous. Juufy, my characters are now planning to actually pull that stunt on me. T_T

Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?
Adopted, yes. Giving birth, only one, and that’s not even well-fleshed out. Geraldine is shaping up to be one of those pretentious kids who’s horribly spoiled. No redemption for her at this point, because when I wrote her, she was being controlled by a demon, so her behaviour was meant to allay suspicion that she was not her usual self. Otherwise, she tends to be rather intelligent and sweet. More like sweet. We’ll see if intelligent panders out later.

Tell us about one scene between your characters that you’ve never written or told anyone about before! Serious or not.
Asad and Chrodechild. In bed. Doing um… adult stuff. Which I could never write because I couldn’t even get the excuses of why they were in bed in the first place right! (and that’s very important to me, though need to note Chrodechild tops Asad).

How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?
Drabbles can take as little as 15 minutes. Shorts at least an hour or so (mainly for spell check purposes). For epic-level stuff like Nano? Try a few years. If that. 😛

More tomorrow!
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[Meme] Update time~

This is going to be a 2 in one meme. Which would explain why the URL ends with a double = 6060. XD The first one is from Neon.

1) How many of these (and what) do you enjoy? (Books, Anime, Manga/Comics, Games, others (elaboration is optional))
Books, anime, manga/comics, games, interactive novels and drama CDs (I only listen to Drama CDs if I know the story well, aka like Men’s Only Version: Little Women. This is because I need context;

2) What are your pings?

Genres – Usually fantasy, though for drama CDs it depends on how well Neon sells them to me. However, games that try to tell a story in an unusual way pings me, though games that are absolutely wrong like Monkey Island and classics like Baldur’s Gate also count. For anime, manga and books, it’s almost always how the authors tell the story and what their sources are. For fantasy novels, I go to books that have obvious sources like the Harry Potter series or explore things few other authors do like cartomancy and assassination… from the assassin’s point of view. XD

Tone – Funny books and the sense that the author doesn’t take themselves too seriously.

Seiyuu – I is not seiyuu fan. :3 Akira Ishida being the *only* exception for now. XD

OTHER PINGS – strong female characters. Women who are strong not physically, but in self-confidence. And preferably on the good side, rather than always being on the bad side. Women who can inspire, who lead because it’s a choice they make themselves, not because the lead guy died/disappeared/is a complete wimp. Cute megane types who are on the side of both the bad and good side. Guys who are very straight forward and honest (Seriously, why is SHIZUO pinging me in DRRR instead of Izaya?). Also, destroying fairy tales/common misconceptions (Kaori Yuki I love you).

3) Give me a sense of what you like? A few of your favourites please.

Currently: Mmm… DRRR! (Neon I need to leech Baccano from you), Pandora Hearts (manga), the Gates saga by Kate Elliot, and I just finished Test of the Twins (Raistlin <3333333).

Writing meme! Stuff covered here:
16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how “far” are you willing to go in your writing? 😉
17. Favorite protagonist and why!
18. Favorite antagonist and why!
19. Favorite minor that decided to shove himself into the spotlight and why!

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[Meme] Cultures, Maps and Midways!

What’s your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?
I… don’t really think I have one. I like components of a culture, like how they cast spells, what they believe in and the like, but I don’t think per se I do have any particular culture in mind when I write. How I approach culture in this sense is pretty much how I approach culture in real life; it’s a component, and I only examine it if it affects how I write.

How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?
Do timelines count? Because I have a really, really bad sense of direction and distance, and well… I’ve tried mapping once, many, many years ago. To say that it didn’t work out… :3

Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!
Dimmie actually. There’s a lot of thought and life that goes into her characters, and you get the sense that there’s a certain irrelevancy in the way she writes. Not that what she writes is irrelevant, but that it’s irrelevant what happens to her characters because you know they’ll be brought back for more. In other words, she abuses her characters the way I wish I could.

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[Meme] Making Worlds

In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share?
Considering the world where my stories take place, there’s only one world where I really did spend time building up the entire world, which would be Jiat. There was that unnamed world where I tried writing the story as though it was a game project, but that kinda failed after a little while.

The main thing I learnt was to look at your world as a platform to tell a story. It’s a stage you can set elements in, but once they’re there, they’re set. Don’t change them.

Or something like that.

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[Meme] Sticky Situations, Hated Charrie

Two questions instead of one cause the other’s a giveaway:

What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!
This is my only answer.

Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?
Fandom characters are the hardest to write because you have to ensure that they stay IN character. Yet they are some of my faves to write because when you get under their skin, they do it so well!

Right now, my least favourite isn’t a particular character per se, but the idea of RP itself. This is mainly because I can’t quite seem to get into the heads of my characters as I did once before, so for me, it’s not so much the characters that I don’t like writing, it’s more of the genre I chose to write into.

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