November22012

Day One: 425 words.

Still writing.  So far, we have Roderick and Ylli in a pub.  Roderick has had a lot of beer.  Nothing else has happened.  Yet.

October262012

Tell me something to write.  Please?  All my writing urges are NaNoWriMo related, and I can’t do that yet because life is hard.

October172012

adriana is very srs.  this was feeling flat, but still better than the first time i tried to draw her.

ridiculous trolls are dancing to ridiculous dance music with lots of synths and absurd bass, even though they died out fifteen hundred years before ridiculous dance of that variety was around.  i don’t know.  my grasp of autonomy is terrible, and i do awful things with colors.

2AM
sweet nothing
these are the kind of things that i sketch over and over again.  and then erase over and over again.

sweet nothing

these are the kind of things that i sketch over and over again.  and then erase over and over again.

October152012

impreciselanguage replied to your photo: aislinge is killin’ it this isn’t finished.  i’m…

Okay. Yes. Series. Okay.

Have to pick who else to draw, though.  Which is always hard for me.  I’m torn between just doing various characters from Vessel and doing a bunch of Aislinge.  Maybe both?

I have too many ideas for projects and not enough time or drive.

5AM
aislinge is killin’ it
this isn’t finished.  i’m going to make a series of these.  okay.

aislinge is killin’ it

this isn’t finished.  i’m going to make a series of these.  okay.

August72012

Day 03: How do you come up with names for characters and for places?

I steal them, either in whole or part.  I used to try to come up with my own, but they were such gibberish.  (Hidden away, there exists fragments of a language that I was making for one of my original races.  It’s awful.)  So, I steal from all over the place.   For example:

  • Jack was the name of three different characters that I role played the early version of Máire.  He is nothing like any of them, except that he’s an ass and a fool.  Shelley was from P. B. Shelley.
  • Máire is the Irish form of Mary.  Her sisters, Medb and Beibhinn, both have traditional Irish names.  Their initials (M, M, and B) correspond to Irish goddesses and thus to maiden, mother, and crone.
  • Everything Liberi ever is basically stripped from the Romans or Greeks.  Liberi is itself the Latin word for children, as they claim to be the descendants of primordial forces that shaped and are found in all of existence.

…and that’s pretty well all I can think of right now, but you can always feel free to ask me about names if you are curious. I love rambling about names and have wasted many hours in studying them and giving them to characters, places, and things.

August62012

Day 02: How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?

It’s technically still Day 01 for me, but it’ll be Day 02 by the time I finish.  Also, I do what I want.

I have way too many characters to count.  I’ve tried.  I have sat down and started to make lists of only developed characters.  Every damn time I end up distracted half way through and coming up with ideas for characters and wanting so badly to write them…  that I just write them.  I keep meaning to try to update the last list, but it’s on my desktop.

As for the second half of this question…  what is that even.  I have characters of a wide variety of gender variations, and I love them all.  I’m having a hard time trying to put into words about how I feel regarding my characters’ gender.  It obviously has an effect on them and how I write them, but it is not as though those somehow fundamentally alter how I feel about them.  Except for when Jack is a misogynist or cissexist asshole.  In which case, he is a massive dick, and I want to punch him in the throat.

August52012

Day 01: Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why.

I don’t know about “favorite,” but the one I’ve spent the most time on is my fantasy world, Nan.  Have the history mapped out, rather roughly, from the formation of the world to present era.  Some particular areas and eras are more fleshed out than others, and many areas, eras, and peoples correspond to actual historical things.  For example, the Liberi, which is Latin for “children,” are an original race of mine that closely resemble the (surprise, surprise) Greeks and Romans.  There is a city called Padova which is built in a lagoon on a series of wooden piles with canals for streets, and there is Libuše, the City of Golden Domes, jewel of the east and last of the great cities, built of stone and mortar.  (They correspond to Venice and Prague, if you could not tell.)  I could basically ramble about it for weeks and weeks.  Since I incorporated the Liberi, Jack, and Máire into Nan, it’s become my major focus primarily because it has all of my oldest characters.  Some of them have been in existence, albeit in a much different form, since I was around seven or eight.  I started writing really early, maybe?  I mean, I’d be drawing since I could hold a crayon, but I never pursed it as determinedly and devotedly as I did writing.

Within that world, it’s difficult to pick my favorite project.  There are just so many and so many that are very dear to me.  I’ve spent most of my time lately on Vessel, which focuses on Jack, Medb/The Morrigu, Pépin/Ankou, Máire, Mikha’el, Aislinge, Roderick, Abrosia…  (lots and lots of characters, ugh.  I’ve probably forgotten someone else that’s crucial.  O—Dougal…)  The Liberi, particularly their early history, is pretty well developed.  They have even more characters than I’d care to try to list right now.  I’m also incredibly partial to a whole shit ton of stand alone characters.  Hollow, which I’m supposed to be working on right now, is set within Nan.

And O shit I could totally fit Hyacinthe into Hollow and it would work so fucking perfectly holy shit yeeessssssss

August42012

30 Day Writing Meme

seedsofdestiny:

30-Day Writing Meme

writerscompanion:

30- Day Writing Meme

  1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you’ve worked with and why.
  2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?
  3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you’re writing about fictional places)?

  4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!

  5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them?

  6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol’ pen and paper?

  7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?

  8. What’s your favorite genre to write? To read?

  9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.

  10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!

  11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

  12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you’d like to share?

  13. What’s your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?

  14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?

  15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!

  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!

  20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?

  21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?

  22. Tell us about one scene between your characters that you’ve never written or told anyone about before! Serious or not.

  23. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?

  24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What’s the most interesting way you’ve killed someone?

  25. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.

  26. Let’s talk art! Do you draw your characters? Do others draw them? Pick one of your OCs and post your favorite picture of him!

  27. 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.

  28. 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.

  29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?

  30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his or her characters!

If you guys do this, link me to it!  I want to include some of the answers you have on here.  

I’ll be doing it too.

(via flywrites)