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Chaos
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:27 am    Post subject: Character Issues. Reply with quote

http://www.katfeete.net/writing/marysue.html

Take this test and see how you do with your character. This is what I got.


Bob is nothing like you. He may be popular, or he may not, but no matter what he's impossible to ignore; he stands out... just the way you always wanted to. He may have sometimes thought that he was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. He's come in for his share of hurt, but gotten off with minor damage. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever he gains, he's worked for.

In general, you care deeply about Bob, but you're smart enough to let him stand on his own, without burdening him with your personal fantasies or propping him up with idealization and over-dramatization. Bob is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of him.


Who would have ever guessed eh?
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Elly
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Elly is nothing like you. She may be popular, or she may not, but no matter what she's impossible to ignore; she stands out... just the way you always wanted to. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's got no emotional scars to speak of. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever she gains, she's worked for.

In general, you care deeply about Elly, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Elly is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.
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Carley
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Carley is nothing like you. She isn't really very cool: she blends into crowds, she hangs out on the fringes at parties, and wearing shades after dark makes her run into things. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's got no emotional scars to speak of. And she's gotten no slack from you.

In general, you've kept yourself a goodly distance from Carley and given her plenty of room - maybe a little too much. Don't distance yourself so far from Carley that you stop caring what happens to her.
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Lerida
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, this is freaky.


Lerida is suspiciously similar to you as you'd like to be. She is so impossibly hip that she has difficulty seeing over her own pelvis; she'll probably die young, but damn, will it have been a good life. There's never been anything special about her that she could see; boy, is she in for a surprise. She's come in for her share of hurt, but gotten off with minor damage. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever she gains, she's worked for.

You may have let yourself get a little too close to Lerida. Maybe she's you as you wish you were, or maybe you're just afraid no one will like her and are trying to give her a free ride. Have some confidence in your writing! Lerida is a good character. Give her room to be herself before you stifle her.


Physically, a lot of her is based upon me, my love for the old world vaudeville and how interesting it would have been to have existed back then, and who wouldn't want to be a sexy showgirl who is mean at throwing knives? How cool!

I have been thinking about her lately. How her fate seems so unfair. It's true. I should just have faith in my writing and let her do what she does... she's a rollercoaster, that's for sure though.

Thanks Chaos.. this was very accurate.
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JewellRavenlock
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amusing

Jewell is only a little like you. She is so impossibly hip that she has difficulty seeing over her own pelvis; she'll probably die young, but damn, will it have been a good life. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's had a rough life - to say the least! Angst? Histronics? Her speciality. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever she gains, she's worked for.

You may have let yourself get a little too close to Jewell. Maybe she's you as you wish you were, or maybe you're just afraid no one will like her and are trying to give her a free ride. Have some confidence in your writing! Jewell is a good character. Give her room to be herself before you stifle her.
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Alysia Skye
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How droll.

Alysia is only a little like you. She may be popular, or she may not, but no matter what she's impossible to ignore; she stands out... just the way you always wanted to. She always knew she was special, destined for great things - and probablyf made sure everyone else knew it too. She's had more than her fair share of hard knocks, and probably spends more time than she ought moaning about it. And she's gotten no slack from you.

You may have let yourself get a little too close to Alysia. Maybe she's you as you wish you were, or maybe you're just afraid no one will like her and are trying to give her a free ride. Have some confidence in your writing! Alysia is a good character. Give her room to be herself before you stifle her.
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Amaltea
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amaltea is suspiciously similar to you as you'd like to be. She may be popular, or she may not, but no matter what she's impossible to ignore; she stands out... just the way you always wanted to. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's got no emotional scars to speak of. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever she gains, she's worked for.

You may have let yourself get a little too close to Amaltea. Maybe she's you as you wish you were, or maybe you're just afraid no one will like her and are trying to give her a free ride. Have some confidence in your writing! Amaltea is a good character. Give her room to be herself before you stifle her.
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Soerl Lute
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Soerl is only a little like you. He isn't really very cool: he blends into crowds, he hangs out on the fringes at parties, and wearing shades after dark makes him run into things. He may have sometimes thought that he was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. He's come in for his share of hurt, but gotten off with minor damage. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever he gains, he's worked for.

In general, you care deeply about Soerl, but you're smart enough to let him stand on his own, without burdening him with your personal fantasies or propping him up with idealization and over-dramatization. Soerl is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of him.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suliss\'urn is nothing like you. She may be popular, or she may not, but no matter what she's impossible to ignore; she stands out... just the way you always wanted to. There's never been anything special about her that she could see; boy, is she in for a surprise. She's had a rough life - to say the least! Angst? Histronics? Her speciality. And she's gotten no slack from you.

In general, you care deeply about Suliss\'urn, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Suliss\'urn is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.


LOoooOOoOL
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Grem
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grem is only a little like you. He isn't really very cool: he blends into crowds, he hangs out on the fringes at parties, and wearing shades after dark makes him run into things. He may have sometimes thought that he was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. He's come in for his share of hurt, but gotten off with minor damage. And he's gotten no slack from you.

In general, you care deeply about Grem, but you're smart enough to let him stand on his own, without burdening him with your personal fantasies or propping him up with idealization and over-dramatization. Grem is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of him.
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Ariana MacGyldren
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ariana is only a little like you. She may be popular, or she may not, but no matter what she's impossible to ignore; she stands out... just the way you always wanted to. She always knew she was special, destined for great things - and probably made sure everyone else knew it too. She's had more than her fair share of hard knocks, and probably spends more time than she ought moaning about it. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever she gains, she's worked for.

You may have let yourself get a little too close to Ariana. Maybe she's you as you wish you were, or maybe you're just afraid no one will like her and are trying to give her a free ride. Have some confidence in your writing! Ariana is a good character. Give her room to be herself before you stifle her.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woody is only a little like you. He may be popular, or he may not, but no matter what he's impossible to ignore; he stands out... just the way you always wanted to. He always knew he was special, destined for great things - and probably made sure everyone else knew it too. He's had more than his fair share of hard knocks, and probably spends more time than he ought moaning about it. And you've been pretty kind to him, always ready to intercede on his behalf and give him a nice easy victory.

You may have let yourself get a little too close to Woody. Maybe he's you as you wish you were, or maybe you're just afraid no one will like him and are trying to give him a free ride. Have some confidence in your writing! Woody is a good character. Give him room to be himself before you stifle him.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wyheree is suspiciously similar to you as you'd like to be. She may be popular, or she may not, but no matter what she's impossible to ignore; she stands out... just the way you always wanted to. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's come in for her share of hurt, but gotten off with minor damage. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever she gains, she's worked for.

You may have let yourself get a little too close to Wyheree. Maybe she's you as you wish you were, or maybe you're just afraid no one will like her and are trying to give her a free ride. Have some confidence in your writing! Wyheree is a good character. Give her room to be herself before you stifle her.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this good or bad?


Baker isn't a character: he's you, or you as you'd like to be. He isn't really very cool: he blends into crowds, he hangs out on the fringes at parties, and wearing shades after dark makes him run into things. There's never been anything special about him that he could see; boy, is he in for a surprise. He's come in for his share of hurt, but gotten off with minor damage. And he's gotten no slack from you.

In general, you care deeply about Baker, but you're smart enough to let him stand on his own, without burdening him with your personal fantasies or propping him up with idealization and over-dramatization. Baker is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of him.
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Maranya Valkonan
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maranya is only a little like you. She may be popular, or she may not, but no matter what she's impossible to ignore; she stands out... just the way you always wanted to. She may have sometimes thought that she was special, or destined for greater things, but probably dismissed the idea as a fantasy. She's had more than her fair share of hard knocks, and probably spends more time than she ought moaning about it. And you've been sparing with the free handouts: whatever she gains, she's worked for.

In general, you care deeply about Maranya, but you're smart enough to let her stand on her own, without burdening her with your personal fantasies or propping her up with idealization and over-dramatization. Maranya is a healthy character with a promising career ahead of her.
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