My number one advice on creating a three-dimensional character: GIVE THEM FLAWS! One of my favorite characters is a major screwup, but it didn’t make me love him any less.
So, let’s talk about all the wonderful mistakes Frodo Baggins makes. Because perfection is boring.
In the YA world of hunky men like Tamlins and Jaces and Edwards, I stuck with Frodo. He doesn’t have “flawless skin that sparkles in the sun” or “crispy, chestnut, golden orbs for eyes”. There’s nothing “cool” about him. He’s short, and plain, and probably a bit pudgy.
So why do I put him above the Tamlins and Jaces and Edwards?
I think it’s because he’s so unorthodox. Heroes are typically valued for their strength, their wits, their beauty. Frodo lacks in all three categories. The genius in his character design is that he’s a hero, not because he’s strong and smart and sexy, but because he isn’t all of those things. He doesn’t desire power or greatness. He’s just a flawed, fictional character. And that’s okay.
That wraps up my TED talk.
Pero hazlo solo de un modo;
Sin mirar atrás, olvida todo. El qué pasará, el si está bien o si está mal, e incluso el qué dirán. Deja todo eso para quien quiera negarse a volar, para quien desee dejar sus alas oxidar por miedo a la felicidad.
Por miedo a luchar y ganar, a revelarse y no ceder. A hacerse escuchar y valer.
Por miedo a amar. -se y -le.
Déjaselo a quien prefiera morir viviendo y vivir muriendo.
“E che eravamo fragili
come i bimbi sperduti,
e occhi contenuti,
da adulti già abbattuti,
ci hanno tagliato le ali
ma siam sopravvissuti,
ma volti muti” 🥀
#Day16 - Dawny 🥑
From painting my nails as a wee lad, to wearing matching Spice Girls jackets, to now rolling around in the roads of London, this girl has always been my ride or die! Seeing Dawny today just floods 23 years of friendship and love back to my mind. Whether it’s her no nonsense advice, crazy sense of humour or impeccable fashion advice Dawny made my day a very happy one. Thank you for being so amazing today!! I love you 💜 #100HappyDays