I love writing stories, though I don't post them here. Blathering on is also nice, once in a while.1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why.
I haven't made my own universe in a looong time... The only one I ever use often is a planet called Tri, one that I used a lot for my first groups of characters. It's a small planet with three cities (Eln, Korn, The E.C. ) and it's ruled by a council of 7 people. Tri is a neutral platform, like a train station, where people come and go, but mainly live somewhere else. Tri is connected to Earth through wormholes made visible by the power of Spheros, a magic object weapons are made out of. There's a whole bunch more, but I won't drag it out xD2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?
Christ, if I could only count them all... I have hundreds
of characters. Way way way over way too many. I prefer male characters, for some random reason. My girl characters all come out like bitch overlord, so I don't need many of those x]3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you're writing about fictional places)?
A lot of the time, names will just come into my head. I used to have some pretty messed up names back in the day. I'll mostly take inspiration from the dreams I have, so I take any and every name I get from those. As for places, I'll pick up names I've seen before. I had a cluster of cities with names like Bastion, Newport, and Yagner.4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!
Oh god... Alright. My first character was Tari Dragonblade. Her looks were based on Kegali (I think...) from Gundam Seed and her clothes were pretty much a replicate of Toboe from Wolfs Rain. She was a Mary Sue; letter-carrier Tari saved the planet while getting revenge for the death of her parents, all while getting a famous boyfriend and keeping two pets! Ironically, I still use that name (look it up on Gaia, with a underscore) and I'll put her into my stories whenever I need a specialty doctor character. ...She's a doctor too ">>5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about "youngest"?
Ah... Youngest? *looks through 9 pages of notes* I don't give ages since I like going through time lines, but Emily would be the youngest. She's a mechanic that focuses on creating egg-shaped clocks, to sell to rich people who want custom everything. My oldest character would be the gods, Toucan and Nils. They're gods, they're old. Without cheating, it would be Prince; well-known leader of the OriHQ street group. Ahaha, the "youngest" would be KC. He was created for my dARI obsession. =36. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper?
I can write whenever I'm alone, so I don't always have to be checking over my shoulder xD I like writing after dinner, whenever that is, so people bother me less and I won't be interrupted. My hand gets tired easily, so it's computer all the way for me! Anyway, it's easier to share stories when they're on the computer already.7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
Most of the time I don't listen to music, since I need to get into a certain mood for each character's personality. If I do have music on, it'd be something dance-y to keep up my morale. Aw gee... Songs for each person? Haha xD I steal band people to use as my characters (since I distort their personality so much), so it'd be borderline rude to put that here. *cough* Irvin is totally 'Bossy' by Kelis *cough* But really, the only one I can think of right now for one of my self-made characters is 'MAD' by Hadouken! for Delmonti. Ahaha~8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?
Comedy! I looove writing sarcasm and jokes and all that fun stuff! I can't go a single story without getting a laugh. Oh, and I love making characters look stupid. It's a terrible habit. As for reading, I will only like a book if it's jammed with action action ACTION! I want car chases! I want explosions! I want my eyes to fall out of my head from the epicness!9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.
Well, first I find a band that I like, and it all comes naturally! xD Okay, really. Most of the time I'll need a filler character, so I'll file someone in. Bland boring team player. But sometimes I'll use them over and over until they turn into something special. Like, my character Delmonti was just opposition for Prince and Jesp. Eventually he kept worming his way into everything until he became a creepy stalker-murder with years of gang experience and enough drive to keel a cow. 10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in?
I've been through everything. Natural disasters, post-apocalyptic scenes, oh-guess-what-I-have-magic storylines, world-jumping, all of that. Specifically... On one story tangent I had KC inherit a castle with a surrounding village that had the plague. Oh, and there were some ghosts that could pull out people's souls.11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?
I know this one! My favorite of all time is, without a doubt and anyone can back me up on this one, Romeo. I used to write a lot of Cinema Bizarre stories, and Romeo was ALWAYS the one I'd pick on. So much fun. Now least favorite... I'd have to say Toucan, actually. He doesn't act on anything and just watches what's happening. He's a "tired" character and there's just not much I can say about him.12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of world building?
I don't "write" stories as much as I think them, and start over each time one ends. So in that way, the best world building I've done is with the city of Honestly. I know how everything works there, and I had planned a story for my Writers Craft course that I never finished in time. Since Honestly wasn't influenced by anything else, it's something easy for me to lay the blueprints for in the way I'd want it to be.13. What's your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?
Cultuuure? What is this "cult-chur"? I don't look into what I'm writing about, since a lot of it is parodies and fun for the fanfics. So I'd have to go with Canadian culture, as it's the only thing I know. Luckily for me, the new fanfic board I'm going to infiltrate is based in Canada >314. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?
This is an interesting one. I start with a city, like Bastion, and I plot a location. Okay, Zachary the vampire lives in a clocktower to the south-west end of Bastion. I then put down areas. My favorite is the Warehouse District, where most of the gangs are. That's at the east end, along the river, because there's always a river that separates the Warehouse District. Next, the industrial district, housing district, and commercial districts. Then, the downtown area. This usually ends with Main Street leading out of the town into the next one, through a forest and over a bridge. And no, I don't have any maps. I should work on that...15. Mid way question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!
A quick mention to all the great authors on Fandomination.net, which closed a few years ago. Every Good Charlotte and Simple Plan and that one Danny Filth MST author gets a shout out from me. You people are amazing. As for professional authors, I love the works of Erin Hunter and Neil Gaiman. The Warriors world, par Erin Hunter, is really well set and the flow of everything is great. As for Neil Gaiman, his books are hilarious. Smart people only. Anansi Boys killed me (too much laughing at the time Charlie was on a bus) and The Graveyard Book made me bawl over the last 20 pages. Right before I had to face my family for dinner. That was impressive.16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how "far" are you willing to go in your writing?
Uh... I tried that once. My idea was to end all cute and cuddly, but somehow my fingers typed up a kleenix-worthy death ending. People liked it, but it was completely unintentional. And of course, like any good fanfic author, I'll go as far as necessary 17. Favorite protagonist and why!
I have to go with Zeena for this one. She's one of my only female characters, and she always has a tie-in with someone. She's the third in command for OriHQ and the "mothering voice of reason", to a limit. She wouldn't be a good main character, but a great sidekick for any of my other "protagonists", as far as you can go for convicts forming a street gang.18. Favorite antagonist and why!
This is split between my own creation, and my borrowed "character". Delmonti is my favorite of my own, since he has such a presence. His ego alone can eat other people. It's fun, since he never really goes away. As for my borrowed "character", I'm going with the singer of the band Freakout, Bacco. I write him as the self-proclaimed scientist arch-enemy of Dari, the singer of the rival band dARI. IRL, they really don't get along. It's hilarious. That's why I can bend his personality to the complete and utter stupidity I write him as. He has no chance of beating Dari, but he drags along his band/slaves and keeps trying anyway. And he's a Pisces (another IRL fact)! Can somebody say 'endless chatterbox'?19. Favorite minor that decided to shove him self into the spotlight and why!
I'd have to say Horns for this one. I made him as some random bar owner, but he's gotten quite a personality over the times I've used him. Irony for his name too, because he's nice to his employees ( 'nice' can be in plenty of contexts xD ) and 'Horns' actually applies to his hair, as it sticks up like horns. 20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?
*cough* Bacco and Dari *cough* ">> I'm too much of a fanfic author. I'm saying KC, since he has really energetic dialogue and not so much "defiance of authority" as "trying to prove authority stupid". Once again with the comedy, I love writing fun characters.21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?
Uh... Tari had 3 kids, 1 adopted. Aaya and Durac were her kids, and Menra was adopted later on. It was years ago when I wrote their story, so they weren't well written ._." I think Durac ended up getting killed somehow...22. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire storyfrom planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?
It depends. If I get my idea from a discussion, it would take less than a week. If I get my idea from a dream, it'll be less than a day, since it's already there for me. If I have to make something up by myself, I'll usually squish it all into one day when it really should take a week. Oh, and anything with chapters will take me months. 23. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What's the most interesting way you've killed someone?
My characters are never "dead" to me, since I'm not writing a serious series. If I kill them off, they'll be back in the next storyline. But since my stories are basically based on two people, well, "it takes two to tango". If I'm writing the plot for them to die at the end, I won't hold it out. As for most interesting deaths... I'm not too good at those ._." I had a plan to write a dARI fanfic where they'd all die in succession, Fabio from a car accident, Daniel from getting shot, Cadio from getting attacked, and Dari from suicide, but it hasn't happened yet. Now that I just gave it all away...24. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.
Yes! Tari had two ferrets, Shuuto and *points at name* Runeis Nekotar. All my other characters are too irresponsible to keep a pet longer than a week. Or they travel too much. 25. Let's talk art! Do you draw your characters? Do others draw them?
I try to draw my characters, but I can't draw humans. In my gallery here, I have KC (cat representation) , Toucan, and Nils, but no one special. I draw my parody characters too, like the dARI mice and I'm getting some pictures up of Irvin and Raggedy Angry. 26. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters.
...*just realized she's a shitty author* No, not really. If one of them has a "special characteristic", I'll put that down, but nothing really besides that. Such, like how Becky has a blind eye. I have a hard time picturing exact characters in my head, so I can't really design them without trying to draw them, and that never turns out right. My characters are designed based on their personality, like how Delmonti has to have platinum blond hair just because he has that big ego that demands a bright hair color. Height is comparative too. Prince > Delmonti > KC27. Have you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities? Describe them, and if there's nothing major to speak of, tell us a few smaller ones.
I have, sometimes. Sign language fascinates me (though I'll never learn it), so I do a few storylines with characters being mute or deaf. Every so often I'll put my characters through an earthquake and have them in those weird arm-crutch-cane things. My favorite one to pick on is KC, because he doesn't need his voice to have the biggest voice.28. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!
Haha... Sure! I'll tag
because I love her characters, especially Sick and Martin's interactions. She's pretty busy though, so I doubt she'd have time for this. *crosses fingers*