Women. I don't know why, but whenever I think of a new character, I always default to a woman, be it in writing, a drawing, or some random daydream. I'm still trying to break myself of this one, though right now that only seems to end in me creating a lot of Bifauxnen
I also think a lot about how things look when I'm writing, so it tends to be peppered with references to lighting, angles, perspective, and color. This one is a lot more positive than the first one though, so I actively try to encourage it when dialogue scenes start getting sparse on description. I'm not sure if people would actually take note of that if they read my writing, though.
I'll also tend to go in the exact opposite direction of Dark and Troubled Past
, and go with people who had a decent parents and childhood, but end up in some really deep shit as the story progresses. Sometimes I'll even go so far as to have something that sounds
like a Dark and Troubled Past
, but have the character be well adjusted enough that it doesn't come off that way. I'm particularly fond of using Parental Abandonment
that way, if my track record is any indication.
One that I've gotten into more recently is The Clan
, and how people inside of it deal with their nuclear families and with people on the outside. I find it interesting, so I imagine I'm gonna be sticking to this one for a while. Its especially fun when you get into things like the planned breeding of family members.