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Sunday, 19 June 2011
09:10:15 PM (GMT)
Now, this is not writing or any sort of prose in truth, but characters are a key element of written word these days. And that's what I need help with at the moment. I am in the process of designing a character for a project I've been selected for locally - it's actually a film project about the Zombie Apocalypse (yes, we're that cool) - but the initial stages do involve script writing, and character/plot development, so I figured what better place to turn to help than you lovely people who all share my passion for creativity.
My character is the "techy" of the group of survivors - she's a social hermit of sorts, between her late teens and early twenties. She finished high school with mediocre grades, due to wasting the majority of her study time playing video games and prowling the Internet. She might not have been the most stand out character in normal society, but her talents with a computer were recognized by the government, and she is presently employed as a computer hacker. She's a "nerd" at heart, and the fact that she has seen nearly all the zombie-apocalypse films ever directed proves an advantage to the group of survivors she ends up with - her technological skills are not a hinderence either. She's a pessimist however, with a brutally honest personality to go along side, due to her inexperience with other people and her lack of social skills. She is rather cynical with a crude sense of humour, but thinks logically and practically - though she might not be academically clever, she is a quick processor of situations and information, and she's is initiatively smart in that sense.
So, there's a brief summary of my creation so far - but herein lies my problem. She needs to be fleshed out - she needs more traits, influences, likes and dislikes. At the moment she is words on a page, and needs to be brought to life. She also needs a name. This is where I would like to request for help - suggestions, criticisms or ideas I could incorporate into my character. And the name. I'm rather stuck with that. I'm swaying towards something using initials - as people sometimes do with longer names (eg. I once knew a girl called Alexandra Jenkins who went by AJ) - and I was in this sense thinking of the name Elsie, which could in turn be written as LC. Opinions? However, I also like the names 'Andrea', 'Eilis' and 'Jen'. But I also need a surname. Please, help me decide, even if you just state what you do or don't like. So, suggestions, please! And if you want to know anything more, please ask me - or even suggest the things I haven't covered.

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‹lottecookies› says :   20 June 2011   286792  
How about Chrissy?
I think LC is a pretty cool name or CL /shot
Or DW /is shot even more
I don't think Andrea suits her personality pest, but if those three
names are your favourites, then I'd go with Jen~ 
 

 
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