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    Weird and wonderul wanted.

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Elgaisma, Mar 20, 2011.

    I am writing a children's story about Castle Creep - a place owned by Gobi the Ghostly Ghost. He was forced away from society and has allowed all sorts of other weird and wonderful animals to move in with him.

    I have
    Ozzy the Opera Ox (sings opera keeping everyone awake)
    Percy the Potty Peacock (chases his tail like a dog)
    Chalky the Chunky Chihuahua (eats chocolate all day but wants to chase his tail)
    Qunicy the Quipping Quail (can't stop laughing and telling jokes)
    Ken the Kicking Kangaroo (he can't stop kicking)
    Ollie the Odd Owl (he's a snow owl and the guide - not really odd beyond being a snow owl where there is no snow)

    Basically Ollie and Percy cure all the ills by getting the characters to chase their tail lol

    Need one or two other ideas.
     
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    Al the alligator – thinks he crocked teeth and will need to get braces.
     
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    Terence the Toothless Tiger. Terence is a vegan and and animal rights campaigner. He is shunned by his fellow tigers. He faints quite a lot.

    Lena the Litigious Lion. Is disturbed by the want of attention to health and safety matters in the jungles and plains round about and regularly serves writs on the unconscientious - esp the monkeys who refuse to pay the slightest regard to working at height strictures.

    Dave the Tortoise - Is frankly a narcissist. Unstable, unpredictable. You never know where you stand with Dave. One minute he's all calm and sweet and six hours later, he's all up in your face etc.
     
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    Barry the Bantering Bull (like the quail only bigger)
    Callie the Crying Cat (explains itself...doesn't cry all the time but in key situations)
    Morey the Merry Monkey (...always havin' a good time)
    Wendy the Wondering Wombat (always getting lost)
    Gary the Green Nose Reindeer ('When it turns green, you can go...' hehe)
     
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    Some of my favorite animals for children's stories ~

    Animal, (Same letter Words)
    Lemurs, (Loving, Lazy, Loopy, Late, Loud, Leaping, Lonely, Lucky, Lyrical)
    Sloth, (Slow, Sad, Scared, Screeching, Serious, Selfish, Silent, Silly, Sleeping, Sassy)
    Bushbabies, (Bashful, Blushing, Brainy, Brave, Bouncy, Busy)
    Shrews, (Same as sloth)
    Galagos, (Gabby, Gaudy, Glamorous, Giddy, Goofy, Grateful, Greedy, Grumpy)
    Baboon, (Same as Bushbaby)
    Orangutan, (Obnoxious, Obedient, Old, Ordinary)
     
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    My favorite suggestions are the Wandering Wombat and the Obnoxious Orangutan.

    Charlie the Chattering Chimp, who never shuts up?

    So in the end, the animals all chase their tails and their problems are cured? Just wondering.
     
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    Randall the reading rabbit (runs into walls because he can't put his book down.)
     
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    I love this concept, Charlotte. A castle full of misfits who've been shunned by society? Genius!

    What if the misfit problems the animals have go beyond physical attributes and instead go onto the emotional level? Say an eagle can't stop dreaming of swiming. It's absolutely impossible but he wants to swim. And so he can't stop trying to dive into water. He's like a bee taking to pollenating.

    What about a mole who's afraid of the dark, even though his kind is supposed to live underground? He was in so much danger exposed above ground that your Snowy Owl picked him up and brought him to the misfit castle. Maybe this is your Snowy Owl's role in the castle :)
     
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    Thank you for your help - I am going to be writing it in chapters.

    Although it is a chapter book it needs to be accessible to two boys one aged two and the other four. Emotional problems are great but I am trying for things they can do like - sing loudly, chase their tail, pretend to scoff chocolate etc. Also it needs to be fixable by chasing your tail (losing weight, tiriing the Ox out so he sleep, can't kick when running in circles etc)

    -Charlotte

    Hmm I am reading through and will use some of your suggestions thank you.
     
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    Your welcome :D I just really love the whole concept. Good luck.
     
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    Charlotte, I don't think I can beat your creativity, but just a few from a swift brainstorm:

    Peregine the Pompous Pinguin
    Ronnie the Rueful Rabbit (or Rat)
    Donald the Doleful Donkey
    Polly the Phony Pony
    Bertram the Brest-pounding Bear
    Freddy the Frivolous Fly
     
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    Osman the Oscilating Ocelot.
     
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    Caspin the Cowardly Cat - his secret fear is he's afraid of mice

    Dogdger the Dogmatic Dog

    sorry, I'm super tired but I'll try and think of a longer list later on :)
     
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    A rambling failed thespian who is A. always "on stage" B. always spouting Shakespere period sentences that make no fuggin' sense
     

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