Writing (silliness): I'm talking with gypsy_anna, who is trying to lure me into MoonSet Weyr. (g)
I tossed around the idea of running a cothold...
Chantal: Uh-oh...I hear some characters snickering with glee at the cothold notion. *buries face in hands*
Chantal: "Shut UP, Paul, I'm not bringing you."
Chantal: Paul: "Yes, you are. You know you want to."
Chantal: Me: NO."
Anna: Paul, at MoonSet....? Heh!
Chantal: I'll see if I can beat him into submission--I mean work him into a form that would be suitable for Pern.
Anna: Okay. :)
Anna: And I shall cease the recruitment for now.
Chantal: Hm. I think I'll be very mean to my character and make him blond. *pleased look*
Chantal: Paul: "Excuse me? I don't believe I heard that correctly. You meant to say 'blind,' yes?"
Chantal: Me: "Nope. Blond. With curls."
Chantal: Paul: *sputters* You--you--Dammit, you made me so Victorian I can't call you 'bitch.' BLOND???!"
Anna: Curls, too?
Anna: Oh, my.
Chantal: Paul: "I shall wear a buzz cut."
Chantal: Me, shrugging: "Your choice."
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Chantal: We haven't even dealt with the eye color issue yet.
Anna: Fighting you all the way. (g)
Anna: Sky-blue, right?
Chantal: Actually, I was going to go for green.
Chantal: Paul: Grey. If you are going to meke me blond, I shall INSIST on that.
Writing (serious): All of this arguing with my character over hair color got Anna and me into an interesting discussion of the role that appearance plays in a character's psyche. Usually, Paul looks like a handsome devil--he has raven-black hair and dark gray eyes. But how would people react to him if he had always looked angelic--with those blond curls and lovely green eyes? How would that change his adult personality from the one I'm familiar with? It'll be interesting to speculate upon.