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So, I have some original characters that I kinda love, and I figured that this would be as good of a place to introduce them as any. Please feel free to put your own here, too, this isn’t just a me-dumping-my-writing-on-you thing. I wanna hear more about these nanowrimo characters, and any others you creative people have come up with. I will say, out of the following four, only the first two exist in the same universe.

 

Favorite characters I’ve made:

Elsie Coltrane Ross
Med student. Red Angel any other time, because with her mercy comes blood. Doesn’t use like real weapons bc she wants to give her victims the honor of a fight. No real family but self-named “Den Daddy Renner” is good enough. Has exploded a spaghetti squash.
Memorable quote: “If I ask you if that’s blood, you’re not supposed to answer that with a question.”

Hugo Kestrel
Big bro and little bro. Goes by Aves when he’s busy saving Red Angel’s life. Not really sure if he’s in love with Elsie or just like absorbed her into himself. Will take apart anything and draw it and put it back together even better. Eats lemon frosting by the bowlful.
Memorable quote: “That, or you're just too terrifying to have people be like, ‘holy shit! I gotta have her kiss my infant daughter!’” 

Tessa Emilian
A living queer queen with a taste for girls and politics and paint and shipping people she sees on the street. Lives with the guilt of the maybe-death of  her older bro. Stronger than everyone and will stab anyone with her stiletto heels who says otherwise. Loves her girlfriend Mahalia, who is Military but also a Cinnamon Roll.
Memorable quote: “Look, I don’t ask for much in life, but just this once, could you not question my madness for like ten minutes? I know it’s three-forty in the morning, and I refuse to share my mac and cheese.”

Noah Rowle
Loves making his friends uncomfortable, but then hates when anyone else does. Sarcastic. A little space invasive. Down for movie nights but not people stealing his cookie dough or sharing his chair. Jealous of his best friend. Wore a beanie like once and now will never forget it because his friends are all terrible.
Memorable quote: “What does ambition have to do with you throwing all the good pillows other than both involving me leaving?”

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omfg this is awesome and i love your memorable quotes so fucking much sdkfjsdjfs most of my characters are living shitposts and i dont even know if ripping shiro and keith as the mains of my nanowrimo autobio AU fic counts as 'original' (hint: it totally doesnt) but im doing this anyways bc it's all i got for the moment 

 

shiro: 19, apparently. fond of yoga pants and eyeliner. and fuzzy white coats. is very tall and dabs unironically. has 55k instagram followers and runs a gang of kids who dont know what theyre doing. chaotic good.

keith: like, 16 or 17. terribly gay and a pining fool to boot. dresses like an emo scene kid, because it's just that phase in his life. short and forever angry about it. a living meme. writes sappy poetry and is a whole mess. true neutral.

matt: side hoe. probably 18. hasnt been Formally Introduced yet, but keith is always texting him, or skyping him, or drawing comics for him, or writing poetry to send him. as far as the reader knows so far, matt is probably fairly normal compared to keith and shiro's shenanigans. (oh, no. ohohoho no.) chaotic neutral.

 

lemme know if u want the shitty mspaint doodles i did of keith n shiro *dabs*

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9 hours ago, woundedBirds said:

shiro: 19, apparently. fond of yoga pants and eyeliner. and fuzzy white coats. is very tall and dabs unironically. has 55k instagram followers and runs a gang of kids who dont know what theyre doing. chaotic good.

oh god this is great

'dabs unironically' i'm laughing thank you for this 

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3 hours ago, aflamecoloredglowstick said:

oh god this is great

'dabs unironically' i'm laughing thank you for this 

the person i based shiro off of is sitting next to me right now howling sdkfjskdfjs 


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1 hour ago, woundedBirds said:

the person i based shiro off of is sitting next to me right now howling sdkfjskdfjs 

omfg yes that's great

 

there's just something about the idea of unironic dabbing that gets me and i don't know why 

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i'm procrastinating on test prep right now so have a list of the absolute fucking disasters!! that my nanowrimo characters this year are

 

Cody: 15, sophomore in high school. has friends who keep a list of why he's a perfect all american boy. is not at all a perfect all american boy. cries in the bathroom at least twice, probably more. is he gay?? who knows??? doesn't let anyone tell him what to do, usually. there are exceptions. ummm what else... yeah i think that's about it for notable traits he has.

Nicole: also 15, also a sophomore in high school. sort has a crush on cody, but it's confusing as hell. smart, has short hair and like three younger brothers. takes no shit from anyone. 

Hayden: way more of a salty asshole than i meant him to be and that's really all there is to say. and he kissed cody once. 

Val: plays soccer, wears a varsity jacket. and he wore a dress to the school dance because nicole said that he should. has a missing boyfriend and is upset about it. also his full name is valintin sanchini and it's honestly kind of the worst.

Dez: so he was meant to be like... mystery incarnate or something, but now he's a ray of sunshine with mommy issues who dresses like a republican man who goes hunting for fun. 

 

i might post more excerpts if anyone's interested but i don't want to spam the forums y'know 

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42 minutes ago, aflamecoloredglowstick said:

cries in the bathroom at least twice, probably more. is he gay?? who knows???

......mood

 

42 minutes ago, aflamecoloredglowstick said:

now he's a ray of sunshine with mommy issues who dresses like a republican man who goes hunting for fun. 

MOOD OMFG DSKGJDFJSFS

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Ooo, characters. Following today's theme of sharing tidbits about my current (Sherlock fanfiction) novel...

the leads:

Catrin Jones - Graduate student at University College London, specializing in cryptography and cryptanalysis; did undergraduate work in mathematics and linguistics. Works in a coffee shop and hates tea, despite being from the Mumbles, Wales. Runs stairs and does aikido/judo in her spare time. Does yet not realize her own badassery.

Emily Bagnall (Em) - Catrin's best friend and co-worker. Studies cello at the Royal Academy of Music. Loves a good adventure, but primarily when they occur in science fiction novels and are accompanied by blankets and tea. 

Guy Oliver - The everyman, if the everyman were a violent political insurrectionist with a massive criminal following. The hero of another story. 

Sherlock Holmes - Consulting detective extraordinaire. Damaged, delusional, and believes in a higher power - in this case, himself.

John Watson - The soldier, in every sense. Currently most preoccupied with raising his daughter, Rosie. 


the others:

Molly Hooper - Medical examiner at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. More awkward than not, but a knowledgeable and trustworthy friend.

Mycroft Holmes - The elder brother, and effectively the British government. The fate of the free world depends on his laptop. 

Mrs. Hudson - Landlady of 221B Baker Street. Grandmotherly, but with a sordid past and a sports car. Generally a plot device, but a good one.

Greg Lestrade - Detective Inspector with Scotland Yard. Works with Sherlock out of both friendship and necessity. 

Sally Donovan - Detective Sergeant with Scotland Yard; Lestrade’s trusted right hand. Dislikes Sherlock and co. on principle, but is fundamentally decent person and determined to do right as she sees it. 

...and definitely others, but too many to list. 
 


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I have a bunch of characters, but for now, I'll introduce the ones from my novella and some other miscellaneous OCs

 

Corryn of Thestra - a town witch who goes on a quest to rescue her brother and falls in love along the way. Has twenty years of compulsory heterosexuality to get over.

Circe the Witch - I basically took the concept of Circe and just completely changed basically everything about her. She's a lonely lesbian and wants Corryn to hold her hand.

Medra the Wanderer - Corryn's brother, a merchant. He likes cats and is a big dork.

 

Cairn - a sanguine-insectivore vampire who's a bit of a jerk and has 2.5 friends. She's a Thief of Blood and loves moths

Thestra - an OC from the Xenaverse; she survived the fire of Cirra and really wants to get back at Xena, but the Fates told her she won't be the one to kill her. She makes money as a traveling fool and honors Dionysus.


O. Captain / Cap / Nevermore || fae/faer, they/them, it/its, neutral pronouns

your local space captain and eldritch horror extraordinaire

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On 11/14/2017 at 4:19 PM, flamecoloredglowstick said:

a ray of sunshine with mommy issues

MOOD!

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they/them pronouns please
i love you all

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Okay so I'm not doing NaNoWriMo this year but these are some characters I made:

Cecil, too old to be named Cecil. The sweetest juggling, pop-music-loving, facial-hairless rich-kid-grown-up you’ll ever meet. Wants to travel, but is too afraid of foreigners hating him for the sins of his home country. Tries really hard when it isn’t needed, but the second someone asks he gets really lazy. Cried when he realized that after two and a half years of studying Spanish he could only understand half of the lyrics to “Despacito.”

 

Jack, hardcore musical theater nerd. Spent hours trying to get Hamilton tickets, but failed. Learning ASL for his brother’s girlfriend’s kid from a previous marriage. The kid just wants LEGOs. Borderline workaholic, despite only taking two Poli-Sci classes this semester and working nights at Safeway. His optimism consistently clashes with both the course material and the people who shop at Safeway past 10pm.

 

Marianne, low threshold for decision fatigue. Can’t remember who she voted for in the last local elections. Has stopped trying at all. Uses “mm-hmm” for yes and “mm-m” for no so she has more plausible deniability. Gets bored when a song lasts for more than two minutes. Might be depressed, if the problem were her and not the entire friggin world. Only seventeen, but hates anyone below twenty-five as a general rule.

 

sam way too edgy doesnt believe in punctuation no one gets him tries to connect everything to marxism but says humans dont deserve justice so maybe this is fine hates being asked to show his work overuses the term cultural appropriation has good grades for some reason

 

Orion, Jack’s sort-of half nephew. LEGO fanatic. Only has one friend, and she lives in the same town as his dad. Refuses to wear jeans or any pants that aren’t sweatpants. Once asked if there was Tinder but for friendships and his teacher sent him to the school counselor’s office, so now he’s part of a “Lunch Buddy Group” every Monday. Always does the extra credit work before his actual homework but sometimes forgets to do the second part.

 

Orion’s LEGOs, trying to be an important metaphor but always missing the point.

*****

All of them make me sad, though.

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19 minutes ago, The Invincible Troodon said:

Cried when he realized that after two and a half years of studying Spanish he could only understand half of the lyrics to “Despacito.”

ME but i took four years sdkgjlsdfjs and i still  dont understand despacito

20 minutes ago, The Invincible Troodon said:

doesnt believe in punctuation

im crying all ur characters are so relatable i lvoe them so much


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I really only have one...My boy Matthias.

He's a time-traveling ex mercenary from a gaelic tribe with PTSD and a fondness for fine whisky. Prefers to fight only with swords, but if he must, a Winchester rifle. Strangely acrobatic. Nomad. Mourns his friend Tomas and blames himself for his death. Very much Irish. Tends to stay away from technology, except for when he needs his Irish (U.S Civil War era) music fix. Weak spot for bagel bites.


Not quite sure where I'm going, but I'm going somewhere, that's for sure.

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Aubrey.

Faintly certifiably  crazy...  you know she's not quite there yet (okay so most definitely nutty). Only child from a Hippy and Metal Rocker how the heck that happens no one knows. Thinks that aliens are after her and because of that she has some weird fixation with space but is terrified of anything comet. Her best friend is the Constatation Orion and tells him everything. Till she meets this dog who she names Moony. 

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On 11/25/2017 at 8:06 AM, Short_comedian said:

Prefers to fight only with swords, but if he must, a Winchester rifle. Strangely acrobatic. Nomad. Mourns his friend Tomas and blames himself for his death.

i was laughing about the swords bc swords are great but then it got sad

 

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Wow this topic is kinda old now whoops but anyway. I want to share, so. Characters! I've actually been working on a concept for a while (it started out as a novel but now I think it's gonna be a webcomic) so here's mine:

Athen Herrera: 

The main character. 18. Female. Flaming bisexual. Royal knight, total boss. Loves swords and dancing. Could probably benchpress a grown man and has slain dragons but is absolutely terrified of spiders.

Dalia Joshi:

The love interest. 17. Female. Lesbian. Village sorceress with amazing powers. Pretty and femme, likes skirts and sunflowers, could 100% kick anyone's butt. Absolutely despises violence and, before meeting Athen, carries a strong dislike for knights, as the ones frequenting her village are total bullies. (She's the one who takes care of the spiders.)

Jayd:

The cute third member of the trio that the other two basically adopt as their little sibling. Mentally and physically 14. Chronologically 8. (This is because I messed up the timelines and just decided to say screw it.) Agender. Asexual. Either panromantic or aromantic. You decide. Half-dragon, half-human, generally ostracized. They've had a hard life. Secretly the illegitimate child of the absent queen. Likes hot chocolate and hugs. 

Thilam: 

The damsel in distress. 17. Male. Prince of the kingdom, absolute goddamn angel. Very soft and precious. (It runs in the family.) Gets kidnapped almost immediately and spends most of the story locked up in a castle with an evil sorceress (who is secretly the queen, but under heavy magic that messes up her memories) and a dragon. 

 

There's more but those are the main ones. (Ok so Thilam isn't technically a main but I just love him so much that I had to include him.)

 

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im trying to write a script about the following Impossible To Write Superpower-Endowed Gay Messes, im crossing my fingers infodumping about them will help kjnfvjkdf

im only going to do three of them bc otherwise id get carried away, but pls ask if you want to hear about the other folks!

 

kas olmdahl: younger sibling frigg, 18, shapeshifter, lowkey genderfluid but goes by they/them pronouns as a catch-all of sorts, r e a l l y into guys. like ridiculously into guys. wears this neon pink shiny windbreaker that looks like it should've been found at the side of the road but it really cost them like 300 bucks. gets crushes on the wrong people and refuses to better themselves until absolutely necessary. kinda selfish tbh. idolized loki as a kid bc they were like 'oh shit,, Another genderfluid shapeshifter,, and hes Also a complete jerk,, #relatable'

frigg olmdahl: older sister of kas, 23, shapeshifter, highkey a trans woman, bi, the mom friend, later has an accident due to shapeshifting strain (bc she and kas shapeshift nearly 24/7 to present the way they want) and it permanently damages about half of her face. gets really excited about astronomy and ancient history. really bad at understanding that people need space, she's very clingy, bless her heart. still trying to get the number of the local college librarian even though she already graduated college, b l e s s  h e r  h e a r t

juana “jussi” fontaine: older sister of breeshelle (Who I Will Talk About,, Later), 24, Is The College Librarian Mentioned, the butch lesbian of your dreams, african-american, has no superpowers (besides the power to charm frigg apparently). strong in her beliefs and gentle with others, pretty much the definition of a hufflepuff. color codes everything from her calendar to her medicine cabinet. gets more stony when shes out in public and kinda overwhelmed or trying to stay calm, which makes important emotional conversations with her kind of hard. cries happy tears really easily at romcoms (if its a gay romcom?? Honey You Better Have A Tissue Box Ready)


current number of classic lit characters ive gone out of my way to project on and reason out why they might be gay: 8

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On 12/11/2017 at 11:26 PM, thepensword said:

Athen Herrera: 

The main character. 18. Female. Flaming bisexual. Royal knight, total boss. Loves swords and dancing. Could probably benchpress a grown man and has slain dragons but is absolutely terrified of spiders.

okay Listen im 1000% here and ready for sapphic fantasy stories, this sounds amazing?? im so glad athen has someone to get rid of spiders for her, lmao.

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 Gets kidnapped almost immediately and spends most of the story locked up in a castle with an evil sorceress (who is secretly the queen, but under heavy magic that messes up her memories) and a dragon. 

i have two questions 1) Is That Dragon Jayd's Dad? 2) why did thilam get kidnapped? what did this sweet sweet man do to deserve this treatment?


current number of classic lit characters ive gone out of my way to project on and reason out why they might be gay: 8

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6 hours ago, flamecoloredglowstick said:

frigg olmdahl

 

6 hours ago, flamecoloredglowstick said:

okay but do other people ever use 'frigg/friggin' as a curse when she's around bc if not they are missing an opportunity 

'frick oh my god' but really fast = frigg olmdahl

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12 minutes ago, woundedBirds said:

'frick oh my god' but really fast = frigg olmdahl

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okay but do other people ever use 'frigg/friggin' as a curse when she's around bc if not they are missing an opportunity 

y a l l thats the best thing ive ever heard?? i Have to use that now its too good not to

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current number of classic lit characters ive gone out of my way to project on and reason out why they might be gay: 8

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okay so i already posted some characters but! I have more, so here goes:

WARNING: these names are 100% stolen from the back of business handbooks

lynn: 19 years old. tall, blond, Very Bad at being a leader. well, he can be a leader, but he's not nice enough to get people to trust him. just wants to sleep, please leave him alone. definitely tired of you. internally a better person than he acts like most of the time. the stress of trying to parent a bunch of kids his age is getting to him. 

koren: also 19. lynn's bf, why the HECK isn't he in charge instead he's much more suited for the role. nice to everyone. he's like, the mom and cool uncle combined. would probably give you way too many gifts on your b-day. or any day, he's just that sweet. 

schell: a larger piece of shit than any 17 year old boy has the right to be. has purple hair and zodiac tattoos. yes, he did them himself. disagrees with lynn on almost everything, which causes lots of fights. needs to stop. 

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@flamecoloredglowstick

you: hey heres three characters, they all have interesting personalities and-

me, immediately: id die for the piece of shit one

(mm thats a lie they all sound rad as all get out)

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current number of classic lit characters ive gone out of my way to project on and reason out why they might be gay: 8

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On 12/13/2017 at 9:17 PM, conradbirdie said:

okay Listen im 1000% here and ready for sapphic fantasy stories, this sounds amazing?? im so glad athen has someone to get rid of spiders for her, lmao.

i have two questions 1) Is That Dragon Jayd's Dad? 2) why did thilam get kidnapped? what did this sweet sweet man do to deserve this treatment?

Yes the dragon is Jayd’s dad and no Thilam did absolutely nothing to deserve this but he’s getting it anyway. Basically the queen was like “I don’t remember anything but my suppressed memories are telling me to be near this kid so obviously kidnapping is the answer”.

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