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Post Reply Have you ever grown attached to a character of your own creation?
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Posted 1/24/16
Yes, my OC is like a little sister.
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saksiss wrote:

Yes, my OC is like a little sister.


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qualeshia3 wrote:


saksiss wrote:

Yes, my OC is like a little sister.




Just not counting the things I make her do.
Posted 1/24/16
I've written some stories in and out over the years, but Dalilah is still probably my favorite character. I have this bad habit of stopping stories too much, but Dalilah is still the main character I always end up using.
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All the time in my MMOs. I make up interweaving backstories for them all the time. You should have seen my City of Heroes stable of like twenty characters, hero and villain. I had a chart showing relationships and everything. Some have been carried over to Champions in one form or another.

I like how The Old Republic has something like that in the game and wish they would expand on it more.
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PastelUniverse wrote:

I've written some stories in and out over the years, but Dalilah is still probably my favorite character. I have this bad habit of stopping stories too much, but Dalilah is still the main character I always end up using.


Strange. I'm sorta like that.
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I basically developed Nasujima in almost his entirety on my own, so I declare him mine.

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animegirl2222 wrote:

I basically developed Nasujima in almost his entirety on my own, so I declare him mine.



Nasujima?
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Yes, I have one stuck in my head right now that's just demanding I tell her story. I've really never had that happen before. I'm not a good writer but I like to write and I practice to get better. Unfortunately I never finish anything. All my ideas just kind of peter out or I realize they're just not that good. Usually I come up with a cool character, start to write for a while then lose interest. This one though is really different. She popped into my head one night while I was trying to go to sleep and then I started thinking about the world she lived in. What the people were like. Their economy, religion, what they do for fun. What's their technology like, their clothing, tools, food, etc. and a whole world was born with neighboring countries. Night after night more just kept coming to me so I sat down and tried to write the story.

The main character was supposed to be the narrator and meet up with an exiled prince (yeah it's a horrible cliché) but I quickly found out that she doesn't talk that much and I couldn't get her to tell me anything. She's just not a woman of many words. Then a different character - one I hadn't even thought of yet popped up and started telling the story and it was a much different story than I had intended. It started way more brutally than I'd like and the main character doesn't fall in love with the prince at all...she doesn't fall in love with any man lol. Up to this point I had the whole story with four major arcs and all the plot points in my head and it did a complete 360 and became something new. I've always heard authors talking about how they're always surprised about the outcome of their story just as much as the we the readers are and they just went along for the ride and listened to what their characters had to tell them and wrote the story they told but I've never had that happen to me before. It's still the same world with some of the same people but vastly different than what I was trying to force it to be and honestly it's so much better this way...a bit darker but definitely better. So I've been writing it. I started out doing a few short stories to try and get the hang of the characters and to flesh the world out a bit. I doubt I'll ever publish it though. I'm still not that good but I'm going to keep working on it. The character will not leave me alone and I have no choice but to tell her tale. It's so weird.

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Oh, I have plenty of characters in my head that I'm attached to... Some of the characters I'm so attached to that I'm worried that I actually wrote a story containing that character they'd turned into a Creator's Pet, or a Mary Sue or something.

But of course, it's been such a long time since I've written anything.... And I haven't finished anything in years!
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Ya, she's like the princess type. She is pretty but she never respond to me. I'm pretty sure she's a good girl at heart.
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If little stuffed animal characters count then yes
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FilipinaMelina wrote:

If little stuffed animal characters count then yes


Nope. The type of characters you make for a story. Have you ever grown attached to a character you made for a story?
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Yes, a few times, some I wish I could be more like in real life.
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Part of being a writer is how characters eventually become very real to you, especially if used in multiple stories or a series.

One of my favorite creations is a tomboyish girl (18) who is into Asian culture, a bit of an otaku. She is athletic, having reached black belt in karate in her youth, but had to give it up shortly after to focus on school at her parent's (mother's) orders. She's the type who would go out of her way to befriend someone everyone else avoids. On her down sides, she is quick to anger and is not afraid to push others around or make them follow her whims. She prefers to be the one setting the agenda.

People who have read my books with her in it tend to say she is the most human of my characters. I like her a lot, but the sad thing is that bad things ALWAYS tend to happen to her. In my mind I have to keep apologizing to her.
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