If I told you that you had awful, perverse, gross, skeevy, thirty year old pickup lines that were terrible then and are much worse now, would you let me crack your skull open so I can harvest your brain and preserve it for science, so that future generations can observe the mind of the least funny or charming person who ever lived?
Unless you’re someone I actually know. In which case, it depends. I might hold it against you, who knows :eyes:
DAY THE SIXTH -
Draw your characters siblings if they have any. Draw your character’s family.
Jenna’s mother died when she (Jenna, not her mom) was very little, and she’s been raised by her dad ever since. David is… a little overprotective. He means well, but his private interviewing of her friends and family, and extensive background checks are a little creepy, and might explain why Jenna didn’t make any lasting friends until middle school.
He also (recently) bought her a vicious guard dog, Apollo. To keep her safe when she goes on those long walks in the park. You’re very intimidated by this ferocious animal.
DAY THE FIFTH -
Are there any side characters you’re particularly fond of? Draw some of Jenna’s friends.
Jenna has two close friends her age, Rebecca (the Voltorb-haired one on the left and Britt (the one too busy playing with her phone to be interested in your presence). Rebecca likes video games, hit TV series starring attractive (usually British) actors, anime, and the like (she would like Tumblr, if it existed at the time). She and Jenna like to discuss these things together. Britt is less into those sorts of things, more into shopping, clothes, and vapid discussion about other people’s personal lives. She has less in common with the other two, but is still inexplicably their best friend.
fight crime do what most thirteen-year-old girls do together: Hang out, mostly.
DAY THE FOURTH -
Draw your main antagonist (and/or any secondary antagonists). Draw some more side characters, because your story doesn’t have any major significant antagonists…?
Yeah there’re people Jenna conflicts with but if their very identity isn’t a spoiler, they’re not notable enough to really be called an “antagonist”. Like she argues with her dad but he’s not the Big Bad
Guides of Souls come from all walks of life (and death), and they also service all walks of life. Some, like the gentleperson on the left, look like your western idea of a Grim Reaper, and cater mostly to humans. Then there’s the precious little Kitty Reaper, who deals mostly with felines (and some rodents).
And then there’s the Death of Bugs. We don’t talk about the Death of Bugs.
DAY THE THIRD - Draw any other main protagonists or secondary protagonists.
Okay I’m doing one at a time because the next five days of this are just variations on “draw side characters characters”, so
Jenna’s world contains a variety of spirits of great importance. Grim reapers, gods of the dead, psychopomps, or more commonly “Guides of Souls”. Anubis is the Egyptian God of the Dead, and so he is a Guide.
He likes dogs, sand, and measuring the weight of circulatory organs. Jenna thinks he is a cute puppy who tries so hard to be a stern and mystical mentor figure.
DAY THE SECOND - Draw your main protagonist’s love interest/partner/it’s complicated
Dominic, the bespectacled friend of Jenna. I wouldn’t go so far as to say “love interest”, but
And so it begins.
RUKE’S SPECTACULAR THIRTY-DAY CHARACTER DEVELOPMENTATHALON 2013 REMIX PLUS: THAT SCYTHE GIRL EDITION
(Borrowed from this here.)
DAY THE FIRST - Draw your main protagonist.
This is Jenna Pearson. Thirteen years old, enjoys wearing oversized hoodies and discussing supernatural politics with otherworldly beings.