Why my favourite characters are my favourite.

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There are many different characters I love for many different reasons… one, including Katherine Pierce. Weird… I know. I’m sorry.

The question that needs exploring is WHY. If you ever want to write your own stuff, it is very important to venture into the question of why people like certain characters, and how can looking at ‘WHY’ improve your own characters.

Let’s start with Katherine, Klaus, Murphy, and Draco. Let’s throw in Damon as well.

No matter how mean and manipulative these peeps are, people will ALWAYS love them. (Katherine, not so much.) But why? Because they have layers… they have a past which has turned them into the way they are today. Because they are so extreme, that means their pasts were extreme and complicated, and that is what makes them interesting. We always just love the bad guys because they are bad. They are care free (or so it seems), and sassy. We love that. I am not totally sure why but we do. The reason I like Katherine’s character is because she’s interesting – and she is interesting because she is kind of psycho. Which really adds to the story. She honestly just wants to be loved by Stefan but is SO unhealthy and messed up that she will never achieve that which is killing her inside. We also have so much love for these characters that we are always striving for them to turn to the good side because we want to see them happy. This makes us viewers very engaged in the characters, which is exactly what we want. This is why Damon has so many fans, because in a sense he was bad turned good. And we love it because we travelled with him through the entirety of this. Draco on the other hand, will probably always be a jerk. But we will always love him. Why? Because he never had a choice… he didn’t choose to be this way. He was grown up in it.

moving on…draco

To Rose, Adrian and Bellamy 🙂

Why do I love Rose so much. Well, she has spunk. She has sass. She has heart and she has drive. She is not just a boring, hero-like character. She has flaws but she also has unique personality traits – like her strength. (Emotionally and physically.) I felt like she was my best friend throughout the series – I felt as if I knew her. We got to see the way her mind works which made the whole journey better. (Take note, wannabee writers). Adrian is just the best. He has SO MUCH character. The way he dresses, what he drinks, the way he smokes, his insecurities and securities – these all build up who he is. He is such a unique character and I applaud Richelle Mead for that. His mind doesn’t make sense a lot of the time, which is why we love him so much and why we feel for him. I also just love his cockiness. He knows he’s hot, and he’s not afraid to say the obvious. Bellamy started out as a real jerk, but even as a jerk I loved him. He had motives close to his heart for everything he did and does, and is very loyal to his sister and just wants to protect her and his people. I think he is also scared but is strong enough to do what needs to be done. I like this about him.

As we can see, something that all these characters have in common is unique personality straights and rich history/backstories. A character becomes so much more lovable when we glimpse into their past hardships and see why they are the way they are. We also love REAL traits, not just cliche heroic or villainess traits. Hope you liked my thoughts for today! Happy character creating!

P.S – I need a good book to read next. I realize I haven’t finished the books on my reading list but they are all at home 😦 perks of college. Anyway, I would love some suggestions.

Damonwaving

 

 

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Adrian Ivashkov and Sydney Sage

This is so far one of my favourite Adrian and Sydney moments, which happens in the Golden Lily by Richelle Mead during their self defence class in which Sydney tried to surprise attack Adrian, and he froze up at her touch. She assumed there was something wrong with her, but it was just the opposite.

“You were totally unprepared for her.”

“That’s for damned sure.” – Adrian

I just love this so much because I think that this is the moment in which Adrian realizes that he had actually fallen for Sydney, and that there was no escaping. Before this, he thought he could just stay clear of her. He believed that if he managed to never have to be close to her, or touch her, that his feelings for her could never move forward- never be amplified. He was also shocked that he had initially began to like her because she was the girl who never dated, she was just the brains of the group; the alchemist. She was the girl who was grown up to believe that Adrian’s kind was not natural- and it was downright wrong to be involved with them. Basically, everything would go south if Adrian and Sydney fell for each other. Knowing this, knowing that a possible relationship between them would be forbidden, Adrian thought he was safe- that he wouldn’t hope for an inconvenient relationship with a crazy smart girl with so much more incentive than him. But as he grew to know her and all of her quirks and layers, he began to see who she was underneath the golden tattoo. He fell for her insightfulness, her incentive, her ability to excel in life, but most of all her unconditional love and care for the group. He had fallen for her but again, thought his feelings could never be amplified so they would eventually go away- until she had wrapped her arms around him. He felt the sparks that lit up between them and in that moment, he knew that there was no way to forget her.