This is a list of things that inspired me to create my character.
- Song Lyrics
“Got different people inside my head/ I wonder which one that they like best”
This lyric shows how my character is struggling with multiple identities within herself. Not in a multiple personality disorder way but perhaps some sort of cognitive dissonance in different sides of herself when surrounded by different circumstances and people.
“I never sang for love, I never had a heart to mend/ Because before the start began, I always saw the end”
While this one shows how my character is disillusioned by love and romance. She is cynical and does not believe in the love.
“I guess you could that my life’s a mess/ But I’m still looking pretty in this dress”
This lyric shows how my character is living through a façade of beauty and vanity, using these as a mask to hold her real self together and face the world. My character is one who does not easily reveal her true feelings and thoughts.
“What You Are” by Tania de Rozario
This poem inspires my character because it is very brutal but in its harsh brutality, this poem contains the beauty of such harshness. Also, it calls for confrontation, something my character is faced with a lot, no matter with herself or with others.
“Interpretation” by Tania de Rozario
This poem inspires my character because of the disjointedness, the uncertainty. Something my character lives and goes through a lot.
“Goodbye” by Tania de Rozario
This is a poem that inspires my character because of the theme of leaving, which is what my character is used to do.
‘My belief is that if we live another century or so – I am talking of the common life which is the real life and not of the little separate lives which we live as individuals – and have five hundred a year each of us and rooms of our own; if we have the habit of freedom and the courage to write exactly what we think…’ – Virginia Woolf
I think this inspires my character to fight against patriarchy and speak her mind boldly as a woman in her songs.
“Teach your students to see that vulnerability is a human, rather than a female, trait.” – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I think this inspires my character as she bravely faces and acknowledges her own vulnerability, not as a female, but as a human.
“There is nothing permanent in life except change.” – Heraclitus
I think this inspires my character as she only identifies too much with how human emotions are constantly changes, and therefore, she chooses to detach herself from them.
This is a street scene with a heavy emphasis on the neon lighting, making it look rather surrealistic. This inspires me to write about how my character enjoys feeling the energy of the city.
This photo is that of candy hearts. This inspires me to write about my character because candy hearts remind me of overly sweet superficial love, which my character loves the aesthetics of.
This seems to be a blurry snapshot of a night out. This inspires me to write about my character as she is all about living her life in the moment.
7 Rules on How to be a Heartbreaker
I chose this headline because I taught it would be relevant as my character is heavily centred around the theme of love.
A story behind this could be how my character plays around with guys and she finally falls for the last guy, but she stays true to her heart-breaker persona, and she walks away.
I chose this because of how my character has some sort of emotional tendency.
Another story could be how my character is heartbroken and tormented over love and trying to understand the meaning of such. She craves freedom, and does so by crossing over to the other side.
Girl Disappears, Leaving Behind Burnt Town
I chose this headline because of how my character is borderline a little maniac and in the end she does have an extremely cold side to her.
Story: Character is a cold ruthless character, who comes into the town enchants the whole town. A group of teens from the town get jealous, decide to humiliate her. She withstands the humiliation, and instead looks better than before, during a baseball match when the whole town is away, she burns the entire toxic town down.
- Personal Credo
I firmly believe that humans should be able to in their own right choose to explore their sexuality to any degree or even not at all without receiving any form of social stigma or judgement.
My character’s favourite emotion would be the emotion of freedom. This is because she does not like to be tied down, she is a free-spirit.
My character’s least favourite emotion would be trust, this is because she is afraid to trust and open up to someone because it is the position she feels the most vulnerable in.
- Sentence Starters
“I don’t want to live my life any other way”
“I love love. It’s so unknown, like a beautiful mysterious being. But sometimes I think I only love love because I don’t truly know what it is”
“I fear love, the same way humans fear the unknown. It’s so foreign it gives me no place to be.”
“I have always wanted to fly, fly past the rooftops, into the expanse of blue, out of sight, out of existence.”
“I would like to go back into the past, where I was once a pretty young thing.”
- Focus Objects
It gives helps my character create the fake persona she uses to face the world.
She know that promises are meant to be broken and the ring is a daily reminder of that.
Because she likes to write her thoughts down in it, she is a very self reflective person.
Because white was pure, white was innocence.
It was her signature scent.