Hi there! I'm Minutia. I write fanfiction, draw the occasional fanart, and burble on about fannish things. I also do other things, but not with this identity.
Pick a character I’ve written and I will explain the top ~three to five ideas/concepts/etc I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to accurately depicting them.
Oh man this is just really cool to talk about/see with fanfiction as well! :)
Well, if anyone is interested, I would be happy to do this! If I had been writing this meme I would probably have phrased it differently—I tend to have a more organic sense of a character while I’m writing them—but I could definitely pick out a few essential character traits or whatnot about various characters I’ve written.
Brutus and others: *stabs caesar 23 times*
Julius Caesar: I came here to have a good time and honestly I'm feeling so attacked right now
"Well, it seems like a miracle to be able to look forward — to — to see all the minutes in front of one come hopping along with something marvelous in them, instead of just saying, Well, that one didn’t actually hurt and the next may be quite bearable if only something beastly doesn’t come pouncing out —”
"As bad as that?"
"No, not really, because one got used to it — to being everlastingly tightened up to face things, you see. But when one doesn’t have to any more, it’s different — I can’t tell you what a difference it makes. You — you — you — Oh, damn and blast you, Peter, you know you’re making me feel exactly like Heaven, so what’s the point of trying to spare your feelings?”
Well, I don’t recognize the particular quote, but I’m willing to bet it’s Harriet Vane and Lord Peter Wimsey.
oh my god i just remembered conrad’s eccentric, neglectful, madcap feminist mom who briefly shows up at the end of the book in the horrible dress she reserves to ‘embarrass people in’
she was a mild puzzle to 14 year old me, but is a role model to 20 year old me
Franconia Grant Tesdinic is an incredibly, incredibly awful mother, and especially and hypocritically awful to her daughter (her response to Anthea’s news that she passed her university entrance exams is, “You can’t have; you’re not smart enough.”)
And yet much like Christopher’s mother she is kind of a delightful character in her own way.
I file them both under “people who in a better world would never have had children.” (Or indeed, in Miranda’s case, gotten married. Franconia might have done well with a steady and not-dying-young spouse who was willing to minister to her eccentric genius.)
She had curves in all the wrong places - some of them cast a 3-dimensional shadows, still others hummed a low, discordant note as they flitted about like flies. She was nothing like other girls - she was an abomination from the 6th plane of torment