Description: Or more specifically his old design
akrona_catgrrl - February 7, 2010 04:38 AM (GMT)
As I mentioned before, I've recently been doing some plot rework and cleanup, and part of that overhaul is getting rid of a few of my less-coherent species and making all those characters into actual full human beings. Specifically the characters that are getting turned human are Gravjit, Onyx, and Zrvx (and a couple other unimportant ones that I've never actually mentioned anywhere)
Now, Zrvx's new design incorporates enough elements from his furry self that it's practically the same thing, and I absolutely hate Onyx's old design so i don't miss it at all.
But with Gravjit, I have a dilemma. I legitimately like his ridiculous neon pink and blue fuzzy self. His character has evolved to the point where it /really/ doesn't fit with his personality and whatnot, so I don't want to keep it as his appearance. But I still like it :C That's the only reason why I even kept it this long. I think it's pretty (even though it is kind of a sparkle-hyenefoxratthing).
So. My problem is this.
I want to keep it. But what do I do with it?
I could keep it as some sort of very non-canon representation of grav but like I said before, it really makes no sense as him, it is not at all reflective of his personality (I mean, it's rather, uh, flamboyant, for one thing) and the only reason I'd keep it as him is because it WAS him for so long.
Alternately, I could try to make it into a new character. I have done this before (Amiretas' physical design began as one of the earliest forms of Onyx) but it's.. kind of incredibly confusing? Not to mention I don't have too much room in my plots for random technicolor animals that are taxonomically confused.
By the way, I'm mostly talking about the quad design which is fairly generic... human!Grav looks rather like anthro!Grav but minus all the fur and sparkles and whatnot obviously
I dunno, thoughts would be nice plz.
Erin - February 7, 2010 02:45 PM (GMT)
Personally, I would just use it for him anyways. :P I don't think a character's design has to match their personality... I mean... that's like saying, "Oh, that girl over there has blonde hair so that must mean she's like Paris Hilton". He can be born with a colorful design and not have a personality to match; just like humans, you can't always judge a book by its cover. :P (That's what I think, at least. xD)
Sun - February 7, 2010 04:48 PM (GMT)
I've had this same problem with trying to humanize my xweetok characters for when I eventually start writing out my plot in book form. So far, the only two options I have are either 1. having a humanoid species that for some random reason has evolved colorful skin or 2. turning their physical design into clothing somehow.
(also you know Grav is hawt don't you dare scrap that design)
Purple_monkfish - February 8, 2010 02:26 PM (GMT)
I have to agree about the whole, appearence not neccisarily matching personality thing.
Heck, the contradiction could be rather fun to play about with.
akrona_catgrrl - February 8, 2010 02:53 PM (GMT)
Well um guys
I am definitely changing Gravjit's design, that's not even up for discussion, I decided this a while ago and I am much happier with him as a human
I'm just not sure what to do with the current design
that's what I'm asking
VVhisper - February 8, 2010 06:17 PM (GMT)
Crazy cult from years past which involved extensive body painting as a way of sticking it to the man?
Yeah, that's all I've got XD
Either that or some freak mutant pet that follows him around.
But maybe you don't really need to do anything with it at all. If you like it and want to draw it some day just for fun then, hey, why not :) I draw pictures of random dragons using balloons to float all the time, but I've never felt a need to make a balloon dragon character.
Heartless - February 8, 2010 07:08 PM (GMT)
i ttly still miss my old anthro Chi design... it was simple but it was cute and i loved drawing her outfits... plust i had lots of nice fanart for it
i remember when i changed her into a human i tried to incorporate old parts of her anthro design and in the end... it just didn't work
sometimes, you just gotta' let old things go :C
/terrible advice sorry orz