faerie_dreamer: the disney princesses as dark, chibi characters (characters)
I'm still on characters at the moment, specifically my character Alydrium.

I don't really want to post too much about him, honestly. I don't know if I'll ever publish anything, but I think I'd like to keep my characters, ah, private, I guess.

Alydrium is not my usual character because although he is fae, he's not of the race I usually write about. It makes him more of a puzzle to me. He comes from a culture of the fae where the court is matriarchal. Everything in his world is handed down from mother to daughter - his younger sister, in fact, is the sole heir to his family's fortune and lands. He'll only keep a title himself if he marries well enough, and it's worth mentioning that though this is normal that doesn't mean it doesn't chafe some of the males in his world - but Alydrium isn't one of them.

It isn't exactly that he doesn't dream of being able to do or be more - he does - it is more that...he is content to work within the system to manage it, and he feels it is worth holding to tradition. It's gotten his race to where it is, and it's in a fairly good place. He despises his queen, but would lay his life down for his princess without hesitation. He's willing to do work that needs to be done, in spite of the fact that it is considered lower-class and insulting. He was born to wealth and privilege, and the understanding that it wasn't really his. If he is to keep it, he's got to earn it.

I don't know my way around Alydrium's head too well yet, and that makes him a lot of fun to pay attention to. I need to see if I can learn any other interesting tidbits about him, the way he thinks, why he does the things he does. Why doesn't he like the queen? Why does he care so much about the princess? He's not married to a lady of the court yet - does he ever plan on doing that to keep his status in the nobility? Does he even care about his status, or keeping it? New characters are like puzzles waiting to be solved - and then, even when you do solve them, they usually have a few surprises left for you.
faerie_dreamer: the disney princesses as dark, chibi characters (characters)
Well, it's been over a month since I posted on here, last. ::shakes head:: And that's not even surprising for me. Not to mention that I may not get another chance to really do much posting on here until after the holidays. Work gets crazy at Christmastime, and that's fast approaching.

Most of my writing I do for fun. As such, most of my characters are fae - elves, fairies, pixies, and the like. To me, the fae are fun. They are interesting, and different, and it makes them enjoyable to write about. They exist inside their own specific cultures, and their individual cultures vary even as they have certain things that are the same, or at least similar.

Recently I have actually been working on a story that involves humans - given the stories that I want to write (not to mention usually write), that's actually weird. It has the fae in it as well, though. Watching fae culture through the eyes of humans has been an interesting experience. It's been so long since I've viewed it that way myself that it's kind of crazy. I immersed myself in one specific fae culture fairly completely when I was in about eighth grade. So much of the way they think and behave is completely normal to me. Normal enough that I often have to think a moment to understand certain ways my friends deal with things. It's an odd place to be, and I've been there for a very long time.

Anyway. This post is about characters, so on with it! )


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