Character Profile #3: Castor Cruz-Harris

11 11 2009

Story Title: Rush/Radio Hysteria

Character Name: Castor Cruz-Harris

Theme song (each character from Rush/Radio Hysteria will have one, as the story is based around music): John Legend ~ P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)

  • Main character
  • Protagonist/supporter

Gender: Male
Age:21
Height:5’11”
Weight: 10st
Hair: Black

Eyes: Brown
Distinguishing Marks: Two small scars under his lip from old piercings.
Distinguishing Mannerisms: Clicks his tongue piercing against his teeth, running a hand through his hair.
Describe the character’s appearance in a brief paragraph:
Castor has light brown skin, more golden than anything . He has two piercings, one in his tongue and one in his nostril. His hair was shoulder length, and with a fringe to the side. He can usually be found wearing jeans with holes at the knee and bleach stains, a vest and a random scarf wrapped around his neck. He often wears sunglasses, and has no qualms about wearing them indoors.
What would you find in his pockets?: Key chain, and a few guitar picks.
Personal Reference:

Briefly describe the character’s personality. How does (s)he react to stress, friendships, lovers, job, etc.?

Castor is outgoing, and very smart. He works with his uncle and two brothers at his uncles mechanic shop, and while he doesn’t like it so much, it pays decently and he gets to be around his family. He just sticks his head down and gets to work. He’s very family oriented, and because of how loud and talkative his family are, he’s very quiet and a good listener. When stressed, he gets very sarcastic and snappy. When angry, he often yells in Spanish. He’s very kind and loving to his girlfriends, who he’s usually in relationships with for a long time.
Briefly describe the character’s history. What’s happened in (s)he’s life?

Castor is the third out of six siblings, all of whom are named for Greek mythology, as his parents are both professors of Greek mythology. Unlike many people, he didn’t mind having so many siblings. He’s family are very close, and he spent a lot of time switching between staying at his house or staying with his aunt and uncle who lived two doors down growing up. The family would often all tramp round to one house or the other for dinner and games. He was generally unnoticed in school and college, and when he left college he was immediately offered a job along side his two older brothers in his uncles mechanic shop.

Anything the character can’t shake off? Any important personal promises? Anything (s)he is obsessed with?

Drinks too much.

Comments/Notes:
Siblings:

Icarus (25)

Leandros (23)

Demeter (17)

Hestia (15)

Pandora (11)





Character Profile #2: Dominik Fisher.

11 11 2009

Nabbed from: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/3431369

Story Title: Rush/Radio Hysteria

Character Name: Isaak Fisher

Theme song (each character from Rush/Radio Hysteria will have one, as the story is based around music): Run ~ Snow Patrol

  • Main character
  • Protagonist/supporter

Gender: Male
Age:20
Height:6’3”
Weight: 12st
Hair: Black

Eyes: Dark blue.
Distinguishing Marks: Freckles, small scar on his chin.
Distinguishing Mannerisms: Very jittery, always moving something.
Describe the character’s appearance in a brief paragraph:
Dominik is almost identical to Isaak. If it wasn’t for Isaak’s piercings and tattoos, they would be. Like Isaak, he has short black hair, with dark blue eyes. He’s thin, in a geeky-bookish type of way. He generally wears jeans and tees, like Isaak, or jeans and a shirt. He doesn’t mind his freckles, nor does he have any piercings or tattoos. He wears simple, thick framed glasses at times, or contact lenses.
What would you find in his pockets?: Chewing gum and a spare lighter for Isaak.
Personal Reference:
Briefly describe the character’s personality. How does (s)he react to stress, friendships, lovers, job, etc.?
IDominik is definitely the shy half of the duo. He’s very nervous around new people, and is always very quiet. He works in a library and loves it. He gives in very easily, unlike Isaak. It takes a lot to anger him, and like Isaak, the easiest way to do that is to hurt his brother. When angered, he’s still very quiet but radiates anger and can be very sarcastic. Doesn’t forgive easily. When he’s stressed, he moves around constantly, and snaps his fingers a lot. He’s never really had a “lover” as such, just quick girlfriends and the odd boyfriend because he doesn’t like being touched, even if it’s just a simple hand on shoulder gesture. The only one who really can touch him is Isaak, who does it most of the time. Can be very OCD and hates mess and disorder.
Briefly describe the character’s history. What’s happened in (s)he’s life?
Dominik had a very simple, easy childhood. His family were middle class, but he wasn’t popular in school. He was generally unnoticed, and despite having his head in books a lot, was never really bullied because of Isaak. His family are all very close, and he and his brother would always go to his grandmas house after school for dinner until their parents were home. Even after they were old enough to stay home by themselves, they would still go to round to their grandmas.
Anything the character can’t shake off? Any important personal promises? Anything (s)he is obsessed with?
Obsessed with cleaning. Every sunday will clean the small flat from top to bottom until it’s sparkling.
Comments/Notes:
Very, very close to his brother. Doesn’t mind what his brother does to him as he’s always felt they are a whole that was split. Would go through anything to be with his brother.





Character Profile #1: Isaak Fisher.

10 11 2009

Nabbed from: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/node/3431369

Story Title: Rush/Radio Hysteria

Character Name: Isaak Fisher

Theme song (each character from Rush/Radio Hysteria will have one, as the story is based around music): My Beautiful Life ~ Ferras.

  • Main character
  • Protagonist/supporter

 

Gender: Male
Age:20
Height:6’2”
Weight: 12st
Hair: Black
Eyes: Dark blue.
Distinguishing Marks: Piercings, 4 visible facial ones. Visible sleeve tattoo, in bright red and blues.
Distinguishing Mannerisms: Hums near constantly.
Describe the character’s appearance in a brief paragraph:
Isaak has short black hair, with dark blue eyes. He’s thin, but toned from running. He generally wears jeans and tees, with a random hoodie that will be slightly too big on him over the top. He has freckles, which he hates and 12 piercings, the majority of which are hidden. He has three tattoos, one that covers all of his left arm, another that wraps around his right thigh, and one on his hips.
What would you find in his pockets?: Cigarettes, lighter and a condom.

Personal Reference:
Briefly describe the character’s personality. How does (s)he react to stress, friendships, lovers, job, etc.?
Isaak is incredibly friendly, and very comfortable around most people. He loves his job as a desk monkey in a tattoo parlor, and is generally very calm. He can be incredibly stubborn. It takes a lot to rile him up and anger him, and the easiest way to do that is to hurt his twin brother in anyway. When angered, he gets very loud and aggressive and often refuses to forgive people and will use it again and again against them.. When stressed, chain smokes. He treats his lovers like very good friends, with very little change. He loves touching people, and will always be hugging or touching someone in anyway. He can be very lazy when he wants to be, and can often be found in front of the tv.
Briefly describe the character’s history. What’s happened in (s)he’s life?
Isaak had a very simple, easy childhood. His family were middle class, and he was generally quite popular in school. He was definitely the class clown. His family are all very close, and he and his brother would always go to his grandmas house after school for dinner until their parents were home. Even after they were old enough to stay home by themselves, they would still go to round to their grandmas.
Anything the character can’t shake off? Any important personal promises? Anything (s)he is obsessed with?
Obsessed with running, has been since he was about 15. Has to go for a run every day or will be in a bad mood. Often tells himself and his brother that he’s going to quit smoking and never does.
Comments/Notes:
Very, very close to his brother. Has no qualms about hugging him in public or holding him. Doesn’t care what people think about it. Shares clothes with his brother.





Character Naming…

10 11 2009

is a pain in the arse.

So, I had my main character, Alex. I wasn’t too happy with that name, because it’s my best friends name. But honest to god, it suits him well. So I left him with that name. Fine, he can have his way.

Then he decided he was a twin. Okay, fine, I love twins. Now I have someone else to name who’s not cooperating, and I want to rename Alex. Fair enough, I’ve got weeks to plan this.

Except I really, really cannot name these two. The suggestions I’ve had from people are generally name them for their personalities, but that feels weird to me! Their mum wouldn’t have had time to pop them out, rush off to the future to find out one is very rockstar-y, dramatic, outgoing and the other is quiet and reserved, would she?

Usually I name my characters with common names from the year they were born (1988 for these two). However, that doesn’t suit them because they’re not common guys.They’re not going to be like Trace Cyrus and already have a cool name to go with their cool image.

But their parents wouldn’t have known that, right? Sure, they could change them but I don’t see them doing that either.

 

So that’s my dilemma. Maybe I’ll give their parents a book fetish and give them weird names from books…but how do you name your characters?

 

 





Rush/Radio Hysteria.

7 11 2009

What Is Rush/Radio Hysteria about?

Rush/Radio Hysteria will follow the lives of a band, Hollywood After Midnight (“It’s kind of stupid that a band from Essex are named after Hollywood, but Basildon After Midnight just didn’t have the same ring to it”).

Who’s In It?

I’m still working on this one. So far, we have Alex, the lead singer, Castor (yes, his mother did set him up for a life of being bullied), who’s on bass, and Valerie, who plays drums.

Do You Have Any Sort Of Plot At All?

Um…no 😀 Not yet.

When Will You Start Writing It?

December, most likely.





Four Leaf

7 11 2009

Four Leaf is my NaNoWriMo novel. It has its own blog, which can be found here, which is where any and all posts about it will most likely go 🙂





Wilkommen :D

7 11 2009

Welcome!

Behind The Wall is my general blog. My posts will probably be centered around writing, and my writing projects.

But who are you?

I’m Etacanis, otherwhys known as Emily or Maz.

What are your writing projects?

Currently, they are my NaNoWriMo novel, and a story that is currently in planning, Rush or Radio Hysteria, I’ve yet to decide on a working title 🙂

What are they about?

Check out their tags ;]

Where can I find you?

You can find me on twitter, livejournal, last.fm or the NaNoWriMo website.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/etacanis

Last.Fm: http://www.last.fm/user/cuethemania

Livejournal: http://etacanis.livejournal.com/

NaNoWriMo: http://www.nanowrimo.org/eng/user/509759

Feel free to contact me on any of them 🙂

Do you have other blogs?

Yep!

NaNoWriMo blog: http://fourleafnanowrimo.wordpress.com/

Personal/Fandom blog:  http://etacanis.livejournal.com/

Character blogs: http://desage.wordpress.com/ and http://safrole.livejournal.com/

Feel free to ask any other questions 🙂