Discussion in 'Character Development' started by HollowOwl, Feb 13, 2014.
"Do you feel lucky punk? Do ya?" Dirty Harry classic lol
‘So, we’re going to kiss exploration goodbye, in favor of conquering the cosmos like the conquistadors of old? How gauche.’
I think this thread is for the MC of your story, not your favorite quote from elsewhere.
"I want my property back" Vibart tells me
"Yeah well, I wanted to fuck my French Teacher" I say "learn to live with disappointment"
Jonny Wleckawski (PI) in book 2 Missing Parts
"Omega needed a bad accident. Preferably involving catching his testicles in a bear trap before carelessly setting them on fire."
Carla in Blood Tide (dusty miller #1)
What the heck?
I think everything all my characters say is my favorite...
...but I do have one line that always made me chuckle whenever I reread it. It isn't dialogue, but I like it:
'In other visions, she was living alone in a dank, dark cave, miserable and eating lizards.'
I guess you have to read it in context for the humour, I'm not feeling this.
"Funny how everybody who does something to d somebody else is afraid of it being done to themselves. "
"That so? Well I've killed loads poof people and I'm not afraid of death? "
In a flash Groms massive hand made its way around the man's throat, lifting him up like a doll.
"Huh, you seem pretty afraid of it right now."
"I vant to drink your vruit villing!"
OK, not actually my favorite. I had my favorite up, but then decided that
if you want to read my favorite(s) you'll need to read my book.
This is taken from an idea I'm working on, it's a post apocalyptic world and our heroes have just had a successful time eliminating some of the baddies.
The scene contains a couple of my favourite quotes from the work so far;
We’re in Alice’s big new camper van and halfway through our chat as The Judge finds his eyes drawn to the girl sitting next to him, she’s just pulled out a rather tatty tobacco tin and is quite happily skinning up a nice big joint, apparently quite unconcerned with the High Court Judge sitting knee to knee with her at the table.
We all like the Judge, even Alice has got over her monumental - and fully justifiable – prejudices.
“Dearest Alice,” he says in his most disappointed tone, “Please tell me that isn’t cannabis you have there?” Alice puts down the makings and tips her head slightly to one side and contemplates her sin,
“I would prefer not to tell you this isn’t Cannabis, if you don’t mind.” She takes a moment to work it out, she decides it’s ok and nods, “Yes. That’s right; that’s what I meant.”
The judge looks searchingly at each of the faces around the table, the big ugly convict – still technically on the run, the tattooed cage fighter girl, the vicars daughter with the stitched up face, still festooned with guns and knives, the ‘care kid’ rolling joints, also armed to the teeth, her SA80 and Glock, both complete with lurid pink Barbie stickers, are on the table along with an assortment of everyone else’s hardware.
The judge is shaking his head in resignation,
“Someone please tell me how I got mixed up in all this insanity, I’m far too old for all this crap.”
At that moment there’s a knock on the door and Doctor Girl sticks her head in,
“Party not started yet? Shall I come back later?” Alice waves her in,
“Come on in and grab a seat girl, we’re just sorting out a few things before we start.” We shuffle up and Doctor Girl wriggles in next to Alice, she pick up the hash block and has a sniff
“Smells nice,” she says appreciatively. The judge rolls his eyes,
“Even the Doctor?” he exclaims in rank disbelief, “What has the world come to.”
Guess so, for a few people. I got it, felt it, tasted the lizards, and the little nod to Gollum.
Some internal monologue from Jade, one of my major POV characters:
(Jade) wanted to feel happy, active, ready to put herself out there in the world. Sure, it was crowded, and she had never liked that. But it was something. Why couldn’t she just feel like doing something?
But she didn’t.
She just felt cold, cold all the way inside. She was empty, and so very far away.
When will those damn drugs kick in already?
She uhh...she has some issues
Am there. Do that.
I am Jade. I am real. She feels what I feel.
Alright. I think that was my best guess for what you meant.
I have 3 favorite lines from my MC.
“My God, do you ever stop flapping your jaws, or are you in love with your own voice?”
“Last time I looked in the mirror I was. But then, maybe I was drunk when I checked, hard to say.”
3. (After an antagonist called her a bitch)
“Did you not learn something from what just happened? Do you need another example of the consequences when you call me that?”
"I may not be working in my own best interest; I may not be behaving intelligently; but never attribute my actions to stupidity alone. Hanlon's Razor does not apply, malice is the baseline for everything I do."
-Iain Aschendale (Iain is my main character, really. The struggling non-writer, blithering away at the head of the classroom)
My character is a nun dressed as a priest.
Chase’s assistant whispered in my ear, “His daughter has bought the privilege to be called a nun. Please address her as Sister.”
When I met her, Chase introduced her as Sister Catherine. I acknowledged her as ‘Sister,’ for who am I to challenge an unearned position?
I have three main characters really, and several others that are important to the story. But Natalie seems to be one that comes out with the best lines.
Natalie - “Come and eat breakfast, the zombies can wait ten minutes!”
Natalie walked out just as Amy was practicing her breathing with the gun, focusing on her target, “Damn you look sexy with a gun Mia!” She joked slapping her on the ass.
Amy laughed, before leaning on the balcony railing wriggling her ass playfully, “You think?” She teased, before squeezing off a round.
"Yep, ten more sexy points right there!"
She might be the least capable with a gun, but she is the glue that keeps the group same and together.
"Information is extremely dangerous in the wrong hands, so we better maker sure it's in absolutely everyone's hands." - The Tyrant
"Ours was never a love that depended on excessive honesty."
From a short story I'm writing at the moment.
"How do you continue after you find that your life's mission was based on a lie?"
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