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    Hello, my name is. . .

    Discussion in 'Writing Prompts' started by starrynight89, May 15, 2008.

    So, I saw this somewhere and thought it was pretty neat. You have to complete the phrase "Hello my name is. . . " from your main character's perspective and a sentence or two about him/her.

    I'll start.

    Hello, my name is Lisa Rubin and like many teenage girls I have boyfriend issues, but mine has gills and cerulean eyes. . . yes, I'm very open-minded.

    Just make sure it's not a paragraph. I think this helps pick out the most important traits that define your main character. . .


    :D
     
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    I'm moving this to Word Games.
     
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    Interesting.

    Hello, my name is Kaij. I'm an experiment bent on destruction due to having a demon living inside of me. Fun, fun. I get an "itch" when someone gets on my bad side, and just gotta scratch it, if you get my meaning.
     
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    Yeah,

    My name is Cobra. I'm nice when I'm nice, but don't toss the f@#$%^g dice, if you get my meaning.
     
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    And I am talking to you Kaij. Make no mistake about it.




    Keep it up...




    "Go ahead, make my day."
     
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    Hello, my name is Conner Hudson and I have never been one to follow the rules, as I prefer to be a bit of a rebellious one.
     
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    Hello. My name is Travis, not that it matters. You won't be telling anyone.
     
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    Hello, my name is Swain. I think. I am confused.
     
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    Hello. My names have been mantras and I will not abide the gift of another. I know who I am and I am too old to care if you do or not.
     
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    No, but someone else will...


    And then?
     
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    Am I stupid for not understanding this in the least? D:
     
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    It's a character definition exercise. The idea is to convey the essential nature of the character concisely, staying within the voice of that character.
     
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    I was right there with Bick, until Cogito said "main character." I thought MC was like a rapper or something... MC FRESH YO-Ditty... couldn't figure it out. Main Character.

    I still don't understand the exercise though. How can you stay in the framework of a character in one sentence, especially when no one has any prior knowledge of the character?
     
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    It's just supposed to be a very short introduction. What is the one thing your character would convey when introducing himsef/herself. What is the one trait that shines through when someone meets them?

    Hope that was clear. :)
     
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    Think of times you have met someone, and you have gotten a strong first impression of what they were about after the first couple sentences. Maybe it was body language, but other times it was simply what they said that set your expectations.

    ***

    Hello, My name is Michele, but I don't really expect you to remember, or care. Just ignore me.
     
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    My name is Charlie. Um, hi. I go to school with a 15-year-old harlequin fetus. Only he's not really a fetus anymore, I guess. Uh...yeah...
     
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    My name is Miriam. I dream of space and one day I am going there.
     
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    My name? It's DethEdj. Whatchu looking at, Meat? Look away, you don't wanna get cut. Yeah, that's right, you look away.
     
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    Hello. My name is Addy, but if you would please, stop staring at my chest. I may appear to be an angel, but honey I'm far from it.
     
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    Hello, My name is Kevin and I'm completely insecure about myself because I have yet to find a definition which encompases me.
     
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    Hi. My name's Rabbit. If you have the money then I have the tools to get that person you want, dead or alive.
     
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    Hello, my name is Jewels and I feel lucky tonight watching the darkness creep in. I am safe.
     
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    Hello. my name is Jacob Sewell, and last night I was set upon by ruffians after a few pints of bitter at the Hearth and Flagon. I woke in irons in this here hold, and the creak and sway of this darksome hole tells me we're out to sea.
     
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    Cogito-Love how you talk. I can imagine all the lines you spoke. Makes me think of my heritage.

    Hello, my name is Kai. I was introduced to my own hell tonight. There is no going back.
     
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    My name is Ethan. I feel what you feel, I am who you are. I am never angry, unless you are angry, and I am not experienced at controlling anger. So please, be careful with your feelings, you never know who will feel them.

    ((I'm not sure what an MC is, so I just did one of my characters))
     
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