...Which is a problem. Let me start from the beginning. After persuasion from my friends, I've been convinced to write a crime novel. To counter the intellectual mood of my main character, I decided to give him a really down-right wacky roommate. Someone funny and quirky that offsets my MC. The problem, as you probably noticed from the title, is that I'm NOT funny. Currently the roommate, Reo: -Calls my MC by a different nickname every time he comes in the house. And they aren't nicknames that make sense...just random male names that he thinks fit. -Has no personal boundries. At one point he decides to sit on top of my MC to get his point across...currently Reo isn't gay...just saying. What do you guys look for in characters like this? What can I add to make him constantly interesting and a diversion for my MC? Even if I don't end up using them, I welcome all suggestion!