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Bob, Guardian 452 of System Mainframe ([personal profile] mendanddefend_archive) wrote2008-04-17 06:28 pm
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It's meme time again!

Taken from [ profile] camwyn and posted here because I never actually use my mun journal anyway.

Name a character that you know I write or have written, and I'll tell you:

a. What initially prompted me to like the character enough to write about him/her.
b. One of his/her best traits.
c. One of his/her worst traits.
d. How easy/difficult I find it to write the character.
e. The story/thread/chapter/post/paragraph/tag/phrase where I feel that I truly captured the character.
f. My plans (if any) to write the character in the near future.
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[personal profile] basic_powers 2008-04-30 12:23 am (UTC)(link)
Kit Baxter.

Why? Because I wanna hear.

[identity profile] 2008-04-30 01:09 am (UTC)(link)
a. Because she's a strong, smart, capable female character in a genre noted for its lack of same. When I first discovered Decoder Ring Theatre, I started by listening to "Season Zero," which was nice goofy fun, and then we got to the Red Panda Adventures proper. The first time Kit Baxter spoke, my first reaction was, "Oh, the sidekick is a girl," followed almost immediately by, "I like this girl!"

b. Her class consciousness. Unlike her boss, who started crimefighting as a lark and sticks with it out of rich white boy guilt, she genuinely knows what it's like to live in poverty, and how much impact criminal activity has on that rung of society. It makes her that much more motivated.

c. She's juuuust a little too quick to resort to violence in a stressful situation. It tends to alienate her from people.

d. Kit's one of those characters that I have to be in just the right mood to write properly. In this case, the mood is generally "just listened to a bunch of podcasts."

e. Hmm. That's a tough one, but I think I did a decent job with this thread with Logan. (

f. Hopefully, we'll be able to get both Kit and Tyler back into Milliways in another week or two. After that... we'll see.
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[personal profile] gorgonfondness 2008-04-30 01:24 am (UTC)(link)
Dominic Deegan

Because I feel like geeking out about Dominic Deegan. And you're responsible since you got me into reading it.

[identity profile] 2008-04-30 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
a. The moment in the Storm of Souls storyline in which we discover that Dominic is the Champion of Balance. ( I was really struck by the notion of a fantasy world that's based not on good and evil but on balance and imbalance. It appeals to the part of me that studies Zen Buddhism.

b. His sense of responsibility. However much he dislikes it, Dominic realizes that he has an obligation to use his second sight to help people whenever he can. There may be no Stan Lee in the Deeganverse, but Dominic had "with great power comes great responsibility" hammered into his head at an early age, and abides by it to this day.

c. Unless they immediately show a high degree of intelligence, he tends to assume that everyone around him are the same kinds of idiots he dealt with back in Lynn's Brook. This does not endear him to people.

d. It varies. I find it more difficult to play Dominic when I'm in a good mood than when I'm in a bad mood. Thus, he's kind of become my default "just got home from my crappy day job" character.

e. It's short, but I'm particularly fond of Dominic's reaction to Ray-inna-Yith. ( It's got the same blend of grump, snark, and WTF as the webcomic itself.

f. I just kicked off the Oracle Hunter plot last Friday, and will be moving Dominic forward through the storyline over the next couple of weeks. Expect certain portions of it to bleed into Milliways. :)