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Judge my characters!!:

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Ok, so I thought I would work on some characters that have been on the backburner for a while and see what people think and if I could imporve them in some way, so here it goes. I'm a little pressed for time, so they'll be coming as soon as possible. Just old Atticus for now.

Atticus Bedlambe: Mad Bad and Dangerous to know, Atticus Bedlambe possesses one of the most notorious reputations in Western Europe. Though he's current professional occupation is a Private Detective, he has dabbled in pretty much everything: Soldier, Sabateur, Inventor, it's all a rich tapestry.

Though gifted with a high intelligence and an aptitude for lateral thinking, Atticus is inconsiderate, cynical, blunt and just loves to prove how better he is compared to everyone else and never takes anything seriously. His reputation as a ladykiller and conman doesn't help him either. He has very few friends as a result and those who do consider him a friend are either able to see past his pretentiousness, or are equally disreputable themselves.That's not to say he's completely heartless. He's just finds it very hard to show his feelings.

He's also a man of many talents. A master of subterfuge and deceit, good to have in a fight, a rather accomplished hunter and a pretty mean magician and tinkerer to boot. He also loves puzzles to no end, which he freely admits had something to do with his career path.

When the story starts he already has an established relationship with his ward and apprentice Irving, though distinguishing which one is the child and the other is the adult is rather difficult. The two get along rather well. Despite his abundant flaws, Atticus really does care for the boy, and despite acting more like his parent than his apprentice, Irving does look up to the man.

Atticus' niece on the other hand is a different story. They are siply too similiar to get on at first, though as time passes, Atticus can come to appreciate just how blunt and headstring she can be. He even starts to consider himself as a father to his two wards.

Ok, one down. What do you think?

edited 4th Feb '11 8:41:30 AM by AtomJames

Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
 2 Mousa The 14, Fri, 4th Feb '11 8:56:25 AM from Northern Virginia Relationship Status: Showing feelings of an almost human nature
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This guy gets my House Seal of Approval.

This is fascinating to say the least and to read more of this Atticus fellow would be a joy.
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Mind giving us a little background? What kind of story will they go into?

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Well right now its sort of an affectionate parody/homage to inspiratons like A series of unfortunate events, harry potter, Hayou Miyazaki films and Sherlocke Holmes with elements of Jane Eyre. The characters belong to a world of clock punk and magitech. I'm still working on the world itself but for now it resembles ours.
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
 5 Bobby G, Fri, 4th Feb '11 10:32:40 AM from the Silvery Tay
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Promising. Atticus sounds rather larger-than-life, but many of the most entertaining protagonists are.
Be very careful with this Atticus guy. He almost sounds too awesome, skilled and perfect, and that is usually not something you like to have. I don't consider snarking much of a flaw, even if he has only a few friends as a result of his altitude. (Obvious commment about stuff you already knew, but anyway.)

Um...can we post other characters here? That way we could all receive critique.
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Sure why not. Make for an interesting thread.
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
 9 toalordsothe, Sat, 5th Feb '11 2:55:14 AM from Hell, Michigan
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I like this guy, seems cool and house-ish. I look forward to whatever stories you have to tell about him. Although I do always associate the name Atticus with To Kill a Mockingbird. I'll post some of mine once I'm at a computer that both belongs to me and has a spell check function.
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Funny you should mention To Kill a Mockingbird because that's where I got it from. I specifically wanted a name that would make a misanthrope seem, well...less misanthropic and what better than a Gregory Peck character?
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.
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Um...can we post other characters here? That way we could all receive critique.

There is a Character Advice and Sharing Thread. You could necro it if you wanted to do that; it saw a lot of use in its' time.
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