Do you ever notice, how when you write a story and create a main character with the intent for her/him to be totally original, he/she starts to look suspiciously familiar? I have. I solved the problem – create characters with my own traits on PURPOSE!! HAHA! I have FOILED the problem!!!! I was thinking about Elmeria and all my characters there and began to wonder exactly what traits each of them had that I had, too. So, for your enjoyment and my inventory, here they are!
Sienna – She is ‘my character.’ She’s pretty much me. She’s sarcastic, not afraid of a whole lot, but sometimes insecure.
Alec – He’s not me. He’s my imaginary little brother. I have a little sister and an older brother and combined them. =)
Eristor – I tend to keep things inside and not talk about them until either encouragement or Chinese Water Torture is ensued. I’m often sharp-tongued, and his ‘looks’ that he gives Sienna, Alec, Tylir, etc.? Yup, those are all me. Mine! MINE MINE MINE!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! Me and the glare shall conquer the WORRRRLLLDDD!!!!!!!!! *thunks head onto computer desk* Can you tell I’m in a weird mood?
Salebeth – Books! Knowledge! Maps! Learning! His hobbies are basically mine, although I don’t have the gentle encouragement and patience that he has. Sadly. Cool if I did, though.
Sahäla – Everything herbal! I’ve always wanted to be a healer, skilled in the art of wildcrafting. I’m not exactly there yet, but at least I’m a certified family herbalist! It’s a start!
The Twins – They have the whole ‘I-am-being-used-and-unnapreciated’ attitude that I tend to have sometimes, even if it’s not true. They embody my blue-funk days. Sounds weird, I know, but you’ll understand once you’ve read the second book. In the first book, they love to argue and have good-natured debates, like me! I’ve never wanted a twin, but find them endlessly fascinating, especially Siamese ones. And I love the amazingly-skilled-assassin types. Which they are.
Tylir – He’s all his own guy! I don’t think there’s any similarities between us. *hugs Tylir*
Malec – We’re nothing alike. But he’s fun. And he provides lots of arguments for the twins. I actually would delete him, but everyone liked him. Poor guy *pats Malec on the shoulder*
Treefist – Sarcasm and grumpiness. This is also me on blue-funk days. Gotta love dwarves.
Argond – Aha! The antagonistic, ‘you-can-tell-me-to-leave-but-I-won’t-just-to-bug-you’ type. Fortunately, there’s not much of a similarity here.