Q&A - Answers, part III

posted 4th Nov 2021, 12:01 PM

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4th Nov 2021, 12:01 PM

whiteshaix

Third and last batch of answers.
I don't know if Gillia's ancestors came from Naples or she just knows some local insults, I just couldn't pass the chance to make her say something colorful (to better clarify, she saw Ophelia and mistook her for Julian's new love interest :D).
Julian speaks a little Italian. Shouldn't be a surprise, since he's been dating Gillia for 3 years.
Jan doesn't dance and would decline, but I think he's still slightly disappointed that no one asked him to join.
We should also add MY SISTER to the "inspirations" list. If I've become any good is partially due to our friendly competition.

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4th Nov 2021, 12:42 PM

Helystyal

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4th Nov 2021, 1:19 PM

whiteshaix

Come volevasi dimostrare, basta una chat per avere subito buone idee. ;)

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4th Nov 2021, 3:50 PM

Helystyal

Ti è venuta qualche ispirazione disturbante?

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4th Nov 2021, 4:13 PM

whiteshaix

Diciamo che inserire Isolde mi ha risolto alcuni problemi, e ora il fumetto può andare nella direzione che volevo.

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4th Nov 2021, 7:38 PM

Microraptor

Gillia furiously stabbing the voodoo doll is just hilarious! :-D

Also, the name Cletus makes me think of this character!

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4th Nov 2021, 7:46 PM

whiteshaix

EEEEK!
And thank you, this Q&A gave me a chance to give a personality to characters who didn't have any development in the actual comic. Hopefully they'll have their space soon.

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5th Nov 2021, 12:42 AM

princess_lom

I need to take next time part of it and ask WHY HE DIDN'T MARRY ME YET! XD cool stuff. Nice q&a

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5th Nov 2021, 7:51 AM

whiteshaix

You could try joining the W. G. U.
I'm sure Esterina could give you good advice on the matter :')
(And thank you!)

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5th Nov 2021, 6:08 AM

KAM

What to name a character is interesting. Maybe Dickson was going by the original meaning, "great", or maybe he was playing against the idea that only a "hick" would have such a name.

I'm terrible at coming up for questions for things like this, but if you ever do one of these again perhaps you can explain what process, or processes, you use for naming people & things?

Sometimes I go through naming dictionaries, sometimes I look at random names & pick what looks/sounds good, twice I've asked my readers for suggestions.

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5th Nov 2021, 8:11 AM

whiteshaix

Whatever Dickson's reasons, I still think that name/surname combination sounds cringeworthy. The novel is good, if you like military sci-fi.
About my method: sometimes I just like a name or think it would fit my characters (Jan, Esterina, Adrian...). Sometimes me or my sister come up with a made-up name and like how it sounds (Zadra, Helystyal). Other times we take an existing name and change it a Little (Tyelene comes from a Tye, Queen of Egypt). Art and history/mythology books are great for that.
But the best method is taking a random word - or random generated name, and scrambling the letters and tweaking until you get something interesting.
Many years ago we found this little program called NameMage, that allows you to set parameters and styles for the random names.

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7th Nov 2021, 2:25 PM

Llyrel

Gillia :'D
Also yessss, being able to speak a language nobody else knows has its perks! Loving the music influences, btw! <3 Another great Q&A :D

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7th Nov 2021, 4:10 PM

whiteshaix

Thank you very much! Music is very important to me, I almost never work without it.

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view Sheela's profile

8th Nov 2021, 10:51 PM

Sheela

Well, at least it wasn't 50% Cleetus McFarland. 🤣

He's a ... what should I call it ?
A Florida Man!

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8th Nov 2021, 11:43 PM

whiteshaix

I'm afraid I don't know him, but "Florida Man" is enough to kill my curiosity. ^^;

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view Sheela's profile

19th Nov 2021, 6:31 PM

Sheela

To be fair, if you like car, drag racing and some americans hooning about in car, he's your guy.

He's also the kind of guy that went out and bought an old oval race track and turned it into a business, complete with a small drift circuit and skid pad.

He has a youtube channel by the same name.

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