Episode 213 - What makes a good character? Part one

Apr 6, 2015

After several interesting discussions about Mary Sues, we'd like to talk about characters a little more. We asked people to let us know their thoughts on what makes a well written character VS a poorly written one. People talked about their favourite and least favourite characters in fiction and why they dug or don't dig them… as well as their own characters and how they put them together! Banes and I blather on a lot so this will be a multi-parter as we talk about what makes good characters. And as usual there's the great theme by Gunwallace! This time a classical number for the Adult comic Tina's Story.



Gunwallace at 5:52PM, April 17, 2015

Glad you liked it.

graymuzzle at 4:41PM, April 9, 2015

Thanks, Gunwallace! I love 'Tina's theme' and can certainly see it as a perfect fit for the story. Appreciate your work, and thanks for following Tina!

zenia at 7:20PM, April 8, 2015

Great music Gunwallace! :) I just linked the author of Tinas Story (as I am just the artist) to it so he can listen as well. :D

tupapayon at 12:32PM, April 8, 2015

I hear some echo…

tupapayon at 12:32PM, April 8, 2015

I hear some echo…

ozoneocean at 4:16AM, April 8, 2015

I think it's OK for a character to hog screen time if they're the main character and you don't have any other main ones.

tupapayon at 12:16PM, April 7, 2015

Love those voices… I just didn't see KimLuster as the damsel in distress…

Jaggedclaw at 8:31AM, April 7, 2015

Well, I love magical girl stories, but I usually hate the protagonist. Usagi is so obnoxious (as is Ichigo of TMM and Raf of AF etc. etc.)! I find that's usually because they tend to be whiny, obnoxiously optimistic spotlight hogs that get way to obsessed with guys. I think it's important to not let the main character hog all the screen time, just as being an AroAce, I really don't get drama-filled romance stories and find them unappealing. I find that most drama of romantic nature turns the best of characters into idiots that I lose interest in. Of course, I'm very partial to redeemed villains myself. When it comes to design, it's very important for a character to have a unique and interesting silhouette.

skreem at 7:58AM, April 7, 2015


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