EOY meme

Jan. 14th, 2016 12:51 pm
dmjewelle: (Feel like crap)
Oh look, it's 2016.

Annual meme )
dmjewelle: (Inga grin)
I MISSED A YEAR THIS MUST BE RECTIFIED D8
Meme! )

EOY Meme!

Jan. 1st, 2013 03:38 pm
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I like making this an annual thing!

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] axtar:

Meme under the cut )
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Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] flat_foot, I get to do this annual meme again!

Cut to save your patience )
dmjewelle: (Nose Band Guy!)


You are The Devil


Materiality. Material Force. Material temptation; sometimes obsession


The Devil is often a great card for business success; hard work and ambition.


Perhaps the most misunderstood of all the major arcana, the Devil is not really "Satan" at all, but Pan the half-goat nature god and/or Dionysius. These are gods of pleasure and abandon, of wild behavior and unbridled desires. This is a card about ambitions; it is also synonymous with temptation and addiction. On the flip side, however, the card can be a warning to someone who is too restrained, someone who never allows themselves to get passionate or messy or wild - or ambitious. This, too, is a form of enslavement. As a person, the Devil can stand for a man of money or erotic power, aggressive, controlling, or just persuasive. This is not to say a bad man, but certainly a powerful man who is hard to resist. The important thing is to remember that any chain is freely worn. In most cases, you are enslaved only because you allow it.


What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] piratelicker: Reply to this entry with CITRUS somewhere in your comment. (unless you really want me to) Then I'll choose six of your icons for you to talk about in your own journal.

ALL my icons were ganked from other journals - source is in the descrptions.


From VGCats. Specifically, this strip. Thousands of icons and I couldn't find a "D8" one that spoke out to me. Figures.


I really, really, really, really, really wanted an Inception icon; one that would express the craze I have for Arthur x Eames, and this one was the best line yet.


Taken from Zero Punctuation, though not sure which video. The problem with this icon is some people might misinterpret it as ME telling THEM they're crap; this icon is meant to say *I* am crap.


After my Tokyo trip, I wanted a picture of Reita. In my userpics this is described as "nose band guy" because up till then that was all I recognized him as. Even at the concert I shouted WHOOOOO NOSE BAND GUY! I keep a picture of him in my work locker, and it's a good conversation starter if anything. I also now have a colleague obsessed with cutting Reita's hair because it's TOO LONG. I keep telling the fool girl to just try it.


I used to use this P3 icon for all my angsty posts, but this has been replaced with the Zero Punctuation one. I might change it someday.


The oldest most recognizable icon people connect me to, and I have no idea where the hell this came from. If you know, please do tell me.
dmjewelle: (*grin*)
Meme ganked from [livejournal.com profile] asliceoflove :D

YOU
1. Name:
2. Birthday:
3. Where you live:
4. What makes you happy:
5. Currently listening/the last thing you listened to:
6. Do you read my journal?
7. If yes, what makes it especially good or bad?:
8. An interesting fact about you:
9. Are you in love/do you have a crush at the moment?:
10. Favourite place to spend time:
11. Favourite lyric:
12. A memory you'd like to share (nice, funny, embarrassing, special, whatever!):
13. How did we meet here?
14. LOL: Have I, since you've known me, ever corrupted you into any kind of music/person/show/fandom? If so, what was it?

RECOMMEND
1. A film:
2. A book:
3. A band, a song, or album:
4. A TV show:

PLUS
1. One thing you like about me:
2. Two things you like about yourself:
3. Look at my friends-list and tell what you like about one of our mutual friends:
4. Put this in your journal! (if you so choose to do so)
dmjewelle: (Nose Band Guy!)
What did you do in 2010 that you’d never done before?
Go to a new country.

Did you keep your new years resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
N/A

Did anyone close to you give birth?
Nope.

Did anyone close to you die?
But I'm not THAT close to my aunt...how close are we talking about?

What countries did you visit?
I WENT TO THE LAND OF NIPPON, YES I DID *pose*

What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010?
I don't think whatever I would like to have I'll get for the next few years.

What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
20th July 2010 - Dir en Grey concert.

What was your biggest achievement of the year?
I FINISHED NANOWRIMO AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHHAHHAHAHA.

What was your biggest failure?
I may have actively blocked it out of my mind.

Did you suffer illness or injury?
Chickenpox.

What was the best thing you bought?
This is my PS3, "Social Riot Machine". Meet my Atelier Boz blouse.

Whose behaviour merited celebration?
Nobody's.

Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?
You, you, you, you, and most certainly you.

Where did most of your money go?
Japan took my money and washed it away in a tsunami.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
Would you believe my laptop's new battery?

What song/album will always remind you of 2010?
1. Nobody - Wonder Girls
2. Don't Stop Believing - Glee
3. That Rihanna + Eminem song

Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier or sadder? Neither
Thinner or fatter? If people are saying I got thinner, then...
Richer or poorer? Well there's that job upgrade, so...

What do you wish you’d done more of?
Revenging successfully.

What do you wish you’d done less of?
Angsting.

How will you be spending/did you spend Christmas?
Had Christmas lunch, edited cosplay pics.

Who did you spend the most time on the phone with?
Nobody. See my phone credit skyrocket! <3

Did you fall in love in 2010?
None.

How many one night stands in this last year?
I'm still too old for this.

What was your favourite TV programme?
I still didn't watch any TV this year.

Do you hate anyone now that you didn’t hate this time last year?
I don't *hate*, but I do have a certain degree of loathing for a lot of things.

What was the best book(s) you read?
Despite reading quite a bit, I can't remember any of the books I'd read.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
NieR OST.

What did you want and get?
I got my upgraded job status?

What did you want and not get?
Fencing classes, only because I haven't gotten up to REGISTER.

What were your favourite films of this year?
IN-CEP-TION.

What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I was 24, I got a SUPRAIZ BIRTHDAY CAKE from my colleagues! *O*

What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?
Honestly? Him.

How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
OH MY GOD I LOVE HARAJUKU, aka I've Only A Few Years To 30.

What kept you sane?
Distractions. Distractions everywhere!

Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
A sudden surge of desire to be Audrey Hepburn-esque is still lingering.

What political issue stirred you the most?
It's not political...yet....but that Aminulrasyid case annoys me to no end. Unlawful shooting or not, the kid was FIFTEEN and DRIVING. What part of lawbreaking does nobody get?

Who did you miss?
I won't lie: I still miss him. Maybe for different reasons, but still.

Who was the best new person you met?
I don't think I met anyone new this year.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.
Two sides to everything was terribly reinforced.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year?

Fuck off
With your righteous words
Always in denial with that face
It's time to disappear
Pray

-- GRIEF, Dir en Grey
dmjewelle: (<3)
I'm sure a gazillion people will tell me YOU'RE DOING THIS MEME WRONG IT'S A DAILY THING but I answered the questions and I enjoyed answering them and you probably enjoyed reading them so it's all good.

And now, the meme. For annoyance's sake I shan't be putting the text under a cut.

28. Have you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities? Describe them, and if there's nothing major to speak of, tell us a few smaller ones.

If you count impending heart failure a disability-no? I recall I once had a mute character, but I don't think surgical removal is considered a disability...do you people consider folk who've gone mad under intense mental pressure and then regressed to a childlike state a mental disability? I...GUESS it's a small one....so like there's a hell demon named Sariel who was actually a surgeon in his human life but a series of botched operations took a toll on his mind and he went mad and ran out in front of a passing carriage and died. Heaven wouldn't take a sinner so Belial made him Sariel, demon of the eclipse (he was born during one). However Sariel as-is barely knows how to string words and is just left to be in an attic in the darkness where they'll put out food for him and all. Good thing the demoness Enon takes good care of him otherwise we might find out if demons can die from neglect. Then there's a blue dragon whose arm was bitten by a demon (demons in Dragonverse devoured dragons in prehistorical times) and he couldn't use that arm very well anymore...is that a disability?

Oh, there was this one human in my SFverse that the Supercomputer Daath created that it considered its finest creation: It was deaf, blind, crippled, and mentally handicapped BUT it had the highest sensitivity to machines several light years away and could control all these machines with its mind alone. You could say it was the grand orchestrator of all the events in that universe but that's also debating whether the chicken or the egg came first. You can tell I'm an extreme person, can't you?


29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?

Thinking about writing is a very easy thing. I wake up and I think, "I gotta write down the vivid dream I had last night!". At work I think, "I wish I could hid somewhere and write my story". At night I think, "I should get started on writing!"

Have a cookie if you figured out how often I write.

Thinking about writing is a very useless endeavour - too much time spent thinking is time wasted not doing. It's not like I can up and start writing immediately (often caused by a lack of paper, stationery, electronics, or all three) and by the time I do the moment is gone and my mind is a concrete block again. The lesson here is to say you don't spend any time thinking about writing because you're writing all the time.

A lot of things IRL reminds me of Neji - reading the newspaper, playing games, going to work and meeting all sorts of people (some would dearly benefit from a good strangle), coming home and experiencing sorts of strange incidents. In that sense everything reminds me of Neji. The rest it doesn't matter if something IRL reminds me of them because they're meant to be stories of a different era, which skims fantasy and nosedives into escapism. Stories are my refuge from reality; the Nejiverse reminds me reality is still worth returning to.

When there are no more Neji stories...I shall be very sad indeed.


30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!

I'm not going to tag anyone because 5 people started on this meme when I did so as long as ONE of them finishes all 30 questions it's good. So now I have five writers, but two don't post completed work (or ideas) anywhere, one I've only read their fanfiction (but I don't share their fandom), one writes what I call pseudofiction (it's fiction but no but yeah but no but-), and one has been telling me the same stories for so long I feel awful I can't keep track of the THREE characters they have...

I'd say I like the fact they still think of stories.

We all have story ideas that ten years later when we write them down in a meme we'll realise just how STUPID the ideas were and we'll be so ashamed we even thought of such a thing. The difference between...them...us...whoever...and the rest of the world is that they didn't just stop at that one idea. They kept on thinking and dreaming and creating, whether it was trying to make better stories or redoing the same one until they were satisfied. It wasn't a stagnant one-off idea left to be a childhood remnant meant to be laughed over in their twilight years, or that writing stories was a phase they outgrew - they kept on thinking and growing and writing instead of supposedly growing up and thinking of realistic things. You know what they say about overrealistic people being terribly dull? Yeah these guys don't have the best personalities (or storytelling skills) ever, but they've shared some interesting ideas and that takes up more courage than we'd ever care to admit.


AND DONE! I go pat myself on the back now! 8D


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1. Tell us about your favorite writing project/universe that you've worked with and why.
2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?
3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you're writing about fictional places)?
4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!
5. By age, who is your youngest character? Oldest? How about “youngest” and “oldest” in terms of when you created them?
6. Where are you most comfortable writing? At what time of day? Computer or good ol' pen and paper?

7. Do you listen to music while you write? What kind? Are there any songs you like to relate/apply to your characters?
8. What's your favorite genre to write? To read?

9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.
10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!
11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

12. In what story did you feel you did the best job of worldbuilding? Any side-notes on it you'd like to share?
13. What's your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?
14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?
15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!

16. Do you write romantic relationships? How do you do with those, and how “far” are you willing to go in your writing? ;)
17. Favorite protagonist and why!
18. Favorite antagonist and why!
19. Favorite minor that decided to shove himself into the spotlight and why!

20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?
21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?
22. Tell us about one scene between your characters that you've never written or told anyone about before! Serious or not.
23. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?

24. How willing are you to kill your characters if the plot so demands it? What's the most interesting way you've killed someone?
25. Do any of your characters have pets? Tell us about them.
26. Let's talk art! Do you draw your characters? Do others draw them? Pick one of your OCs and post your favorite picture of him!
27. Along similar lines, do appearances play a big role in your stories? Tell us about them, or if not, how you go about designing your characters.

28. Have you ever written a character with physical or mental disabilities? Describe them, and if there's nothing major to speak of, tell us a few smaller ones.
29. How often do you think about writing? Ever come across something IRL that reminds you of your story/characters?
30. Final question! Tag someone! And tell us what you like about that person as a writer and/or about one of his/her characters!
dmjewelle: (Default)
If I'm gonna put off churning words, I'd best put them off for something fruitful.

A Fistful of Text + Meme List )
dmjewelle: (Nose Band Guy!)
It's a very low point in my year, and this is the only way I'm getting my kicks. Bear with me.


20. What are your favorite character interactions to write?

Guest star [livejournal.com profile] hiimdaisy will summarize my answer with an illustration!



It's no surprise 80% of my characters talk like that.


21. Do any of your characters have children? How well do you write them?

Erinyes (Dragonverse) has 108 children who some get locked in a civil war for the throne he left behind, so that counts. How well though, I'll get back to you when I write it out.

I'm not sure if Neji's father counts because Neji's father is a character and Neji is his child, so...


22. Tell us about one scene between your characters that you've never written or told anyone about before! Serious or not.

The major problem with the Dragonverse is that a huge chunk of the characters have no names, but here goes nothing:

Among the children of Erinyes is a female Red Dragon (fRD) and a male White Dragon (mWD). fRD is one of the major players for the throne and puts up the 4 year old kid mentioned several posts back for empress and becomes the child's guardian and regent, putting her safely in line for the throne after that. mWD is the commander of the strongest airship fleet the empire has, and between the two of them, he supports everything she does because he's got this raging infatuation for her (they're dragons, what do they care about incest) and he just LETS her do any damn thing she wants while he just protects her from the rest of their siblings. Then when the toddler dies and she's Empress the last thing that prevents her from being popular is now the mWD who's done pissed everybody off for HER sake so what does she do? Send soldiers to EXECUTE him and being his head back to her. Him? He's just happy SHE'S happy. So the squad captain brings mWD's head wrapped in a velvet cloth to her on a silver tray and she graciously receives the head and kisses it, finally reciprocating his feelings while being supreme Empress of all (until something happens). I really should try writing out the last sentence - it sounds so damn cool in my head.

23. How long does it usually take you to complete an entire story—from planning to writing to posting (if you post your work)?

Planning - Days
Writing - Years
Posting - Seconds
Completing a story - Anywhere from a few hours to never.

Meme list )
dmjewelle: (persona3)
I realised that I cannot post up my NaNo for now because how I am writing it and how I intend to *present* it are two different matters. For now you'll have to contend with either reading other people's NaNos, or you can keep reading my meme of doom. :D OR you could cheer me on to complete my NaNo so I can assemble the story into its god-intended state. I'm content with either. ^^

To compensate, here are some long-assed meme answers!

Longassed answers + Meme list! )
dmjewelle: (Inception Icon)
This more interesting than NaNo, I tell you!

Benson & Hedges of text + meme list )
dmjewelle: (Feel like crap)
Today has been a long day, and I'm kinda exhausted. Good thing I did a few earlier eh?

10. What are some really weird situations your characters have been in? Everything from serious canon scenes to meme questions counts!

Almost everything Neji and Co. does is weird. There was the time when:
- The Terrorists went to New Mexico to dig up old Atari E.T. cartridges to take over the world with them
- When Neji needed a blood transfusion and everyone donated but each transfusion gave him a bit of their personality as well so they had to keep retransfusing when he lost blood from "accidents".
- Where they had to finish several gallons of mayonnaise and they cooked it into EVERYTHING.
- The time there was a HOT BLOODED SHOUNEN DBZ EPIC BATTLE OF JOURNALISTIC WRITING in the campus cafeteria.
- When Neji got hold a De-su No-to and suddenly it was Kira vs 4Chan.
- When Neji was overcome with jealousy over his father's gay lover that he went and dug a hole to hell.

Perhaps someday I will tell the story of how Neji sounded like Dr Tran (briefly).I always love how with Neji, nothing ever becomes too weird.


11. Who is your favorite character to write? Least favorite?

I figure if I made the characters I like writing them. I haven't really found a character I wasn't fond of writing...yet. Let me get back to you after NaNo, yeah?

Meme List )
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Actually I have to sleep early, so one question today only!

9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.

Today I am going to show you two approaches from two different ideas - Nejiverse and Dragonverse.

Nejiverse:

I was walking in Kino, because Kinokuniya is totally the best place to run through ideas. So I'm at the old Japanese section and they have these really big bookshelves arranged so that if one fell you could imagine the rest toppling over like domino blocks. I think, "that would be a good idea in a story" and then I try to imagine stuff in my head. Maybe a guy crouching at the bookshelf and when he got startled he pushed the bookshelf over and the domino effect happened. So what kind of guy is this? I like the antichrist...antichristantichristantichristantichristantichrist ok he could be an antichrist! But what's the twist about him? Ohh he doesn't have magic! All these chosen people always have magic *picks up random manga ooo this is a nice pic* so he's gotta look normal *picks up another manga* like this one! Except maybe his hair could be brown to show NORMALNESS. So what happens after the bookshelf falls? Maybe a bunch of people freak out and SHOOT HIM! How about NINJA THROWING BOOKJACKETS! But he's normal, so who's going to throw the bookjackets? Wait, how will we introduce him to the world as the antichrist? So we'll start out with him walking a bookstore, and who is the enemy anyway? *Pick up another manga* TERRORISTS! That's what they'll be! The Leader'll be...Leader! Cuz he's the LEADER and all! I R SMRT.

The end.


Dragonverse

The idea for a story first started when I wanted to write a story about political intrigue, but wanted some kind of fantasy trapping. I like dragons, but I don't like JUST dragons, so I first sort out what sort of dragons are there, distinguishing each type of dragon with a physical trait and placing them on a hierarchy. How could I tie in different species of dragons with their eventual evolution to more humanlike physiques? Then I start thinking about the main chara - how about a guy who's a lazy apathetic bum? You don't see that often in stories, so how is he going to get things done? Maybe he could be a token of such importance that everyone's bending over to manipulate HIM. Is he aware of this? Can he be bothered? Since he's a lazy arse he probably would notice but go whatever and let everyone do as they like. Is he rich? If he's related to the royal family, in what way? Could he get away with being lazy in his position? I WANT to let him be in the royal family now, so I start shifting bits around to accomodate his royalness.

Then I start wondering how the royal family came to be, and I create another idea that takes the timeline several centuries back. Remember how I said I like history books? I like to see how would things go until that fateful day of a lazy shiftless king-to-be, so I am now absolutely distracted by another shiny new story. What about humans? Would there be notable human characters in certain eras? What if White Dragons weren't the dominant race at first? How would they have come up to power? Who would be the dominant race first? Would any of these dragons get on well with humans? OK let's go further and further back in time. Who would be a noteworthy character of that era? *Goes play some FFT* Where would a white mage who gets faint at the sight of blood fit into this epic Dragon-filled world? What about crossbreeding?

And on it goes. It's a matter of either thinking really long how the world should be and what would make sense, but it involves a lot of asing questions and doing the difficult job of discarding the idea if it doesn't work. Sometimes like Neji it's a lot easier letting my head go nuts; Aleister Hargreaves was born from a chapter about making homunculi I got from a witchcraft book in BORDERS, Singapore.

It's all about the catalyst.

Meme List )
dmjewelle: (Epic)
After Wednesday's two-for-one deal I'm starting to feel really bored putting one question per post and the longer it takes the lazier one gets, SO I'm going to answer a few questions every night instead!

LET'S PLAY CATCH-UP YO.

Questions 7 + 8 + Meme list under the cut. Did you know Ben Barnes acted in a movie about Dorian Gray? He looks much cuter than in Narnia! )
dmjewelle: (Nose Band Guy!)
Since I am working tomorrow night I shan't be around to do this meme, so tonight you get some extra reading! Aren't you excited!

Hedges of text + Meme list under the cut )
dmjewelle: (persona3)
4. 4. Tell us about one of your first stories/characters!

When I was about 12 I had this really awesome idea of how I and my friends were actually POWER RANGERS and we had adventures and conflict and we lost powers and upgraded them every other- no? Ok there was the time I wrote about a girl who venturered into a place called Pumpkin Village and made friends with a girl who looked like Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas and they became adopted sis-No? Then the fanfic (and diary series) about how I was Sailor Chibi Mercury and all my friends were Sailor Chibi [Planet] and then there were new characters in new areas- No? The fanfic where me and a classmate were Sailor Senshi-no? How about the story 1000 years after FF7 where there was a nuclear war and 11 characters lost their memories but had their destinies entwined during the war-No? FINE *you* think of a non-corny story then! *storms off*

My first character is a much simpler case - meet Jewelle! *brick*

Back when I was on a real Sailormoon kick my original character was a Sailor Jewel, the granddaughter of Sailor Galaxia (because Galaxia's armour was SO COOL) sent to train (as always). Around 1997 when I was obscenely active in the alt.fan.sailor-moon newsgroup I jumped into the Otaku Wars! as Sailor Jewel, who basically mucked around until I gained more RP sense and became Sailor JeweLLE, changing loyalties faster than you could say HERE COMES A BIG ASS KEY. After a hiatus during SPM and thoroughly enjoying Thousand Arms on the PSX, I reentered the Otaku Wars! as Dark Master Jewelle, becoming less sailor-y, less omnipotent, and armed with more geek culture references (but still no Buffy)! Not too soon after "Dark Master" just got really tiring to type and it got abbreviated but it didn't matter because at the point in the Otaku Wars! I got extracted into my Id, Ego, and Superego and they took the form of DUELLISTS.

The rest is history.

Meme List )
dmjewelle: (Feel like crap)
3. How do you come up with names, for characters (and for places if you're writing about fictional places)?

For comparison let's take the characters from Nejiverse and the characters from Finneganverse.

A lot of the characters from Nejiverse had their names pop up randomly - Neji was from Yuki Kaori's story Neji, the French terrorist Trebuchet got his name from a MS Word font that I later found out suited his nature; most of the names in Nejiverse don't have any significant meaning save for Yeshua (whose personality quirk came from the name). Majority of the charas don't have surnames either, but that makes them racially ambiguous. Hitsuki? Avicenna? They could be pen names for all it's worth, but as long as people remember which goes where, it's all good.

Contrasting with Finneganverse, Finnegan was the only character who had a name for the longest time. Allegra was named after allergy medicine, and while I tried to give other characters medication-related names it wasn't easy to make coherent-sounding names which was a factor to dropping the storyline. For Finnegan's case I've been trying to name his fellow party members since forever (Sedna's *name* came about over a year after Finnegan) and the placeholder names I gave them aren't that great. I figure it'll come eventually, but how long eventually is anyone's guess. The irony is Neji characters have no set design (I only finalized the terrorists' uniforms last year) but had names in minutes - Finnegan charas are the exact opposite.

Places? I just string syllables together and hope for the best.

Meme list )
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2. How many characters do you have? Do you prefer males or females?

I have personally no idea how many characters I have. Nejiverse has 20ish. Finneganverse has around 10. Dragonverse has around 20...? Never bothered to keep track. Reaperverse has maybe 10? Aleisterverse...another 10....PseudoFF7verse....you know what sod this, this is too difficult. =__=;; We haven't even counted the abandoned stories.

However, I can tell you that since 80% of my protagonists are males, I indeed favour writing males.

People always think that if you're a woman, you'll write women better - not the case. I once told [livejournal.com profile] carneaglariel that when I write female characters I feel like part of me is either projected onto them or I feel they reflect so much of me I get uncomfortable. While one's personality should always show, it can be a hindrance to designing characters. Imagine I make a female character who reminds me of me. Then (just saying) the story gets her raped. I start feeling really bad because it feels like *I'm* the one really getting raped. Emotion clouds judgement, and now I would want the story to go in a direction that favours her. It leads to a sort of Mary Sue which I want to avoid. There's also a huge stigma with female characters - male characters can be angsty and bitchy and emo but god forbid a woman actually does all that as it would be stereotyping. One story has an unbalanced gender ratio of 4 women:2 men because it was during my Sailormoon kick but it's a rarity and I'm finally working out their personalities beyond "is the heroine" "is conflicted" "is brick"....10+ years later.

It does bum me out when I can't kit my protagonists in nice feminine designs, but that's what female side characters are for! 8D

Also, fashion creativity goes a long long way. <3

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