This could have gone in more than one area, but I think this one suits it the best... I have a very specific character in mind - I have been attempting to RP her, slowly, to get into her mind and master her speech patters/gestures/etc... My problem is that she is a fairy. This would be fine in a children's book, or maybe even a young adult's tome, but I want this to be an adult-aimed story/short book (think Mary Shelly's Frankenstein - technically a novel but very short). When I think of the Fairy, I'm automatically in the mind of "Fern Gully" or "Land Before Time." Is everyone else the same? Here is my basic story... Forgive the Star Wars type referencing, I'm still coming up with/partially hiding my names for things. ---------- Lily is the priestess-in-training of her land, presiding over the funeral of her grandfather. During his funeral, the "dark forces" open a hole in her world and her mother, the priestess, is killed. Nothing comes in from there, but it is killing the flora and fauna slowly from the "wormhole" out. The force of the hole also changes her people slowly from earth-loving, gentle people to evil, violent creatures. She must save her land by venturing to the "dark side" and confronting the "dark lord" on her own. She will kill him, but the damage is done, the hole is still there. She must take the priest of the dark world to a different, pure land. He will change to a fae, his previous form, and together they will fix the hole, fall in love, etc. ---------- Is it possible to get past the children's' character by keeping her speech patterns that of an adult? Even when I read what I have, when I go back to the word fae I'm immediately reading something for a kid... Suggestions?