So, this is the last part of the #MyCharactersAreReal tag, and most probably, gonna be the last post about Melanie for at least a month or so! I’m still toying with the idea of doing another four posts, all with the questions from this challenge going to Albert – the forty-odd year old guy who finds Mel’s diary – but I haven’t decided on it yet!
And, here is a synopsis for the Nanowrimo project this whole tag is based on!
Set in a zombie apocalyptic Britain, a forty-year old guy called Al, finds a diary of the twelve-year-old Melanie. Inside, it documents the beginning of the apocalypse and the world she experiences. He doesn’t want it to ever finish; but he can see the un-penned, blank pages at the end. Did she decide she didn’t need it? Did she lose it? Or did she die…
Nervous Habits or Ticks?
Although, not mentioned in the diary, because it’s not really something that Melanie notices, because it’s something she sort of does unintentionally, is bob her knee when she’s nervous!
Do They Immediately Say Whats on Their Mind or Put Their Thoughts Through a Filter?
She thinks before she speaks. She’s a well-mannered kid most of the time, and she knows how much words can hurt you. This doesn’t mean that in tense moments, she won’t say things that could potentially hurt people, but, in every day life, she thinks about the words.
What Does it Take to Tick Them Off?
Liars really tick her off, only because she see’s no real need for it. White lies, fair enough, but not the sort of lies that can hurt you, that could end up killing someone if you said them enough. The world she lives in needs trust now than anything else, and it’s hard to come by, even in the early months.
In Most Situations if Your Character Passive, Aggressive or Defensive?
To begin with, she’s very passive, she doesn’t like to fight. She’d much rather run away, but as time goes on, she becomes defensive, but, if she didn’t, she’d end up dead. Simple as that.
On a Scale of One to Ten, How Patient is Your Character?
Probably an eight out of ten. She’s not easily rused, and she can accept that people aren’t perfect at it the first time. I think kids have a lot more tolerance than grown ups, which mean they have a better advantage at accepting people as they are, and therefor, living longer.
In What Ways Could Your Character Grow as a Person?
Melanie could probably benefit at being able to read people better, but, I’m sure she’s on the right track.
What Does Your Character Learn by The End of The Story?
If you look long enough, you can make yourself believe that the monsters are your friends….
Or, maybe I have no idea yet. Or maybe she dies, and gets eaten by zombies. Or she turns in to one. Who knows?
Anyway, that was the end of this! It’s been a bit different, using an instagram tag as a blog post, but it’s been nice to sort of delve back in to Mel’s journey and look at some things I perhaps hadn’t considered before!
By the end of this post now, I think I’ve decided that I will continue the tag over for Albert, considering he is the other main character and need’s just as much development as Mel does! So, if you’re feeling it, look out for it next Sunday! Whether it’ll be a whole post with all the questions, or split out over two parts – or four, I’m not sure yet, but, it’ll happen! I’ll need it for when camp nano comes back around in April!
Also this following week, I have my second guest post over at WelcometoRealiti’s blog publishing itself on Tuesday I believe, and my monthly wrap-up on Wednesday!
I can’t believe February is already over. Like, how the heck did that even happen?
Anyway, until then,
Just Keep Writing,