52 44 Days To 52 Weeks
For the 52 days leading up to the 52 weeks of Addergoole: Year 9, I will be posting something Addergoole-related every day.
Today: parts of a character development meme!
1.) Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
Wylie lived with a man who was, biologically, his mother, and the woman who foster-mothered him. He believes them to be his mom and dad and has never met his biological father (nor do I think they’d get along).
He had a decent childhood and grew up generally happy – not spoiled and not rich, but not starved or neglected and not poor, either. His parents provided more discipline than he thought was appropriate, trying to tame his unruliness and trying to prepare him to be sent away. Neither worked well, but the practice will serve him well in the long term.
His foster-mother has always treated him as her own, and raised him with his older sister Kendra and his baby sister (who will be in Addergoole Year 12 or 13) as a family. As far as she’s concerned, he’s family. His “father” has always been a bit confused by him – he feels he’s a bit of a cuckoo’s egg, distractible and hyperactive where Cedric is level-headed and straightforward – but has done his best to love him and parent him properly despite that.
One week into Addergoole, they’ve gotten Wylie’s hastily-scribbled postcard, mailed off a care package, and aren’t sure if they should be worried or not.
2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
Before the Change, Timora’s long dishwater-blonde hair and her coltish long legs counted as her most prominent features, although she almost always hid her legs behind long Little-House-on-the-Prairie skirts.
After her Change, her hooves and tail are likely more prominent, although she maintains the hair (just blue now) and the very nice legs.
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?
Most of Noam’s small scars were erased by the Change; the butterfly markings across his torso and face actually altered his skin, bringing it back to baby-smoothness while they covered it with brilliant patterns.
Noam was more than a bit of a nerd in his old school, but he had the not-entirely-uncommon distinction of being an attractive nerd. He was never a sports-team joiner, or really much of any sort of joiner, but he and some of his friends in school did play back yard football or whatever other excuse to run around in the mud.
Thus, he has his share of small scars – the dime-sized scar on his thigh where his friend Max Fralick accidentally stabbed him with a piece of wood, the long slice mark across his forearm where he fell in a junkyard, the three burn marks on his shoulder from a mishap with a model rocket.
Of all the things the Change wrought in him, he dislikes the loss of that scar the most.
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