I'm not sure what you are saying. I don't find people random at all, everything has motivation. What is realistic is going to vary from character to character based on those motivations and their life experienses.
To take my own work as an example. The Eastern Range is a dragon nursery. Egil, who just moved there, is freaked out by all the dragons. Aelric, who has lived there his whole life, feeds them scrap metal when they stick their heads in his forge.
That said, I find all stories are ultimately character driven. Sure, non-character related events can happen, but if no one reacts to them, they amount to nothing.
New topic then?
edited 3rd Oct '11 9:16:09 PM by TheEmeraldDragon
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