Saturday, June 18, 2016

A Novel Idea: Character "Pictures"

To look at my first part, or to get more information about the link-up, go HERE.

The Prompt:  
This week we are asking you to describe your character without using a picture. What do they look like? What do they wear? What is their personality like? Help us get to know your character without using any pictures at all!

So first, when I saw this prompt, I was like, "Wait, WHICH character??" Then, after actually thinking about it, I was like, "Ok, so it probably doesn't matter which one..." Next, a gleam came into my eyes and I thought, "In fact, I bet I could do more than one..."

And so I'm going to give you five characters, favorites of mine, from different stories I've written. Three protagonists, one animal, and one villain. Sound good?

Let's get started! ^_^

My First Protagonist: Megan (from "The Princess & I")
>>What does she look like?
Megan is a lady from Medieval England during the reign of King Frederick, she has waist-long auburn hair, sparkling blue eyes, and tends to freckle during the hotter months of summer. (Much to her personal dismay and her brother's amusement.) She has a dimple in one cheek. She's a few inches over five feet, and wishes she was taller...since her brother has lorded over the fact that he was taller then her by the age of twelve. It would be rude to tell you how much she weighs, but for posterity I'll tell you she's not fat, nor is she thin...sort of in-the-middle-there. ;)
>>What does she wear?
Typical Medieval England stuff?? So mostly long dresses, leather shoes or boots, a cloak if it's cold outside, and sometimes a headdress. Megan prefers simple dresses that are more neutral colors because she hates being the center of attention. Brown, dark green, dark blue, and all shades of gray are some of her favorite colors to dress in. She prefers boots over shoes, even though they are less ladylike, because she believes they are easier to run in. Megan rarely wears jewelry or fancy headdresses, first off because they feel uncomfortable, and secondly because its really just not her style.
>>What is her personality?

She's an ISFJ to the core. To learn more about her personality type and what that entails, go HERE.

My Animal Character: Thistle (from "Thistle the Dragon" and "Thistle & Friends")
>>What does he look like?
Thistle is a red hermit dragon and looks much like dragons you might see pictured in a "Medieval Legends" book. His looks are a bit deceptive though, as you will find out when I get to his personality, and he's really a gentle creature...he lives on a strict diet of mountain goats and sheep (sheep are a Sunday delicacy only). His wingspan is a good thirty feet long, and his body is twenty feet long from his muzzle to where it tapers into a round square inch at the end of his tail. He weighs over a ton, but it's all muscle. His eyes are blue, and he loves basking in the sunlight outside his hermit cave in the middle of his hot valley.
>>What does he wear?
Scales? He's a dragon...so yeah, he doesn't WEAR clothes. He doesn't need to.
>>What is his personality?
He's an INFJ. To learn about this personality and why I think it's his, go HERE.


My Second Protagonist: Fovil (from "Beyond the Galaxy")
>>What does he look like?
Fovil is about six feet tall, and has brown hair that is in a constant state of semi-chaos because brushing it is too much work. He has blue eyes, two dimples, and loves to smile. He weighs about 130 pounds, and is a total computer and food nerd.
>>What does he wear?
He's definitely a jeans and tee-shirt person, though he sometimes adds a hoodie to the mix if it's cold outside. Fovil hates to "dress-up", preferring casual wear. His favorite shoe choice is sneakers, or sometimes flip-flops during summer months.
>>What is his personality?

Fovil is an ENFP and it certainly shows. If you're interested in finding more about his personality type, go HERE.

My Villain: Neil Ferric (from "Beyond the Galaxy")
>>What does he look like?
Neil is an older man, in his mid-forties, and though his hair was dark brown, it's now graying around the edges which gives him a distinguished air that can be a bit deceiving. He has green eyes which sometimes betray his deeper thoughts to others. Neil is a few inches over six feet, but he has ways of making people taller than him still feel small and insignificant. When up close, he can be very intimidating. He weighs almost 150 pounds, but wears it about him well and uses it to his advantage. Neil Ferric rarely smiles, but frequently frowns, so he has a permanent line between his somewhat bushy eyebrows.
>>What does he wear?
Neil is very conscientious about his appearance and makes sure he dresses perfectly for whatever role he fancies himself playing. Whether a distinguished ambassador between Earth's various nations, or as Civilization Authority on the planet Tridiom, he dresses for success: which ends up mostly being carefully groomed  and tailored suits with black dress shoes.
>What is his personality?

Neil is an ENTJ. Want to know more about how that makes him a good villain? Go HERE.


My Third (and last) Protagonist: Nicole (from "Ocean Mist")
>>What does she look like?
Nicole has shoulder-length strawberry blonde hair that never seems to behave itself. She has gray/green eyes and some freckles (as all red-heads do). She's about five feet, four inches, but both her brothers have her beat height-wise, which she's totally fine with. She's a little over 130 pounds, but both her brothers have her beat there too, which she also doesn't care about.
>>What does she wear?
She likes to dress comfortably and practically without drawing attention to herself. This usually meant either a jean skirt or pants, tee-shirts or plain blouses, simply designed skirts and nothing flashy.
>>What is her personality?
Funnily enough, Nicole has almost the same personality as Megan: an ISFJ-a, which is a close but not exact version of Megan's personality. I guess I like my girl characters to have that personality. ;) If you want to learn more about her personality type, you can check out the link to Megan's personality.

So...there's my characters. Which one is your favorite? Why? Would you be interested in more? Maybe voting for your favorite character that I didn't mention on here?


14 comments:

  1. Okay so I've concluded that my personality is the perfect blend of Neil's and Fovil's. XD
    Other than that, I have nothing to say. :P Great post!

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    1. Wow. Ok, I can see how that would be...
      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed! :D

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  2. Wow, what a great, fun way to get to better know your charcaters! :D I had to laugh when I read Fovil's height and weight. My brother is 13, a little under 6', and about 110 lbs. Bean pole!! XD

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    1. I have a few brothers who definitely fall under the "bean pole" category. ;) Glad you enjoyed! Thanks for your comment. :)

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  3. I tagged you for the It's Showtime Tag!! If you're interested, you can see my post here: http://fireflysstoryspace.blogspot.com/2016/05/it-show-time-tag.html

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    1. I've already done this tag recently, so I don't really want to do it again so soon...but thanks for thinking of me! :) It was a fun tag! ^_^

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    2. Whoops! I should've realized that. Haha, sorry! ;)

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    3. That's ok. Thanks again for thinking of me. :)

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  4. Oh, these were fun to read! I should try and see what personality type my characters fall in to. :)
    I think my favorite was Neil Ferrick! I can't wait to meet him! (I have this problem with actually liking the villains. . . ;P)

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    1. It's SUPER helpful to try to tag down which personality type your characters are!! I highly recommend doing it! It helps you really figure out how they would actually act in any given circumstance.
      Yeah. Neil is interesting. ;)

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    2. Except I get paranoid when I can't "tack down" facts, which lead to a complete frustration with personality types... I was always something different. *sigh* I gave up the quest (but I'm still glaring at it).

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    3. Sometimes having a sibling help out is nice. They often catch things you miss. Believe me, I speak from experience. ;)

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  5. Thanks for writing. Fovil was probably my favorite :D.

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