In honor of the fact that November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and that I plan to participate, I thought this would be something fun to do. It’s a variation of the game in which you chose one character you want to be, one you want to be roommates with, and one to throw off a cliff, but I’ll be using characters from the unpublished novel length works I’ve written and the one I plan to write this November.
This post was inspired by Shaelin from ShaelinWrites on Youtube. You can watch her version here.
I’ll be assigning the characters numbers and randomly choosing three of these numbers for each round.
Interesting, this round I got the only two characters I entered from the work I’ll be writing this November. I also got a character from my NaNoWriMo 2014 project that I’ve been revising lately. The reasons the names of my characters from my project this November are capitalized funny is because I wanted to give a sense that this is a world in which robots have replaced humans and capitalizing names that way emphasizes that point to me.
Be: ReBAH1 (Raised by Robots)
Rebah is going to be the protagonist of my project this November. She is the last human on Earth which is a definite downside to being her. Even though I am an introvert, I do still enjoy a certain amount of human interaction, but I’m practically going to be her as I write her story anyway.
Room: GenE24 (Raised by Robots)
This is the robot who raised Rebah. Because she is a robot I do not want to be her, but I think she could make a good roommate because she’d be in her lab most of the time so I’d practically have the room to myself.
Cliff: Princess Glenda (A Rose Like Death)
I can’t remember for sure, but I think in the first draft of this story Glenda fell off a cliff and died in the second or third chapter. I kind of feel bad about that now, and that doesn’t happen anymore. However, I’ve already technically written this scene so its already happened.
This round is so hard. I got three of my protagonists and I love them all!
Be: Princess Titania (Not a Faerie Princess Anymore)
Titiania has a lot of really stressful responsibility I would have trouble dealing with, but I think I could eventually adjust. I would also enjoy seeing all of the magic of Faerie on a daily basis even if I had to accept that I could never preform any of it like Titania does in my narrative. I also don’t want to room with her because I have a feeling our room would be very loud.
Room: Parisa (Unidentified)
Parisa could be a good roommate, but her life is complicated in ways I wouldn’t necessarily want to deal with, so I’m going to room with her.
Cliff: Yuliana (A Rose like Death)
I feel so bad about this because Yuliana may just be my favorite protagonist. I wouldn’t want to be her because her life is terrible, but I also wouldn’t want to be her roommate because she reads minds. I like to keep my thoughts to myself. Unfortunately, this means she gets cliffed. I actually feel like crying because I’m so devastated by this right now!
This is a fairly easy round. I’m not very attached to most of these characters as their primarily very minor.
Be: Becca (Unidentified)
Her life is very similar to my own, so the adjustment wouldn’t be difficult. I’d also get to be close friends with Parisa so whenever strange things started to happen I could chose whether I wanted to support Parisa and get involved or just continue on with my life from a safe distance.
Room: Catrine (A Rose like Death)
Our room would be converted into a walk-in closet with beds, but she would make all my clothes. Having my own personalized wardrobe wins over the inconvenience of living in a room surrounded by clothes on hangers. I also think Catrine would make a good friend.
Cliff: Anabelle (Unidentified)
This is a character who is falsely accused by my protagonist of doing a lot of nasty things. She isn’t nearly as bad as she is often made out to be, but she is still far from a great person. She is the character here I care about least so she is getting cliffed.
I got two side characters from my NaNoWriMo 2013 project and the main character of the first novel length work I ever finished.
Be: Alina (Unidentified)
Of all these characters she has the easiest life, so I’m going to be her.
Room: Dawn (Martian Murders)
Dawn has a personality a lot like mine and I think we would get along really well. However, I put her though a lot of stuff I don’t want to deal with, so I wouldn’t want to be her.
Cliff: H/Lori (Unidentified)
I like this character, so I feel really bad about this. She’s getting cliffed because I don’t want her life at all, and I’m more emotionally attached to Dawn since I narrated an entire novel length work from Dawn’s perspective.
All of these are either characters with terrible lives, or characters who are annoying. That makes this difficult.
Be: Adela (Not a Faerie Princess Anymore)
I don’t like Adela much, but of all the characters here she has the best life so I’m picking her.
Room: Queen Shella (A Rose like Death)
I wouldn’t want to be her because she has so much responsibility, but I also feel too much sympathy with her to throw her off a cliff.
Cliff: Andrea (Martian Murders)
Technically I’ve already killed this character twice in one narrative by throwing her off a cliff. Her murder is the one the title speaks of, and this story involves time travel hence it happening twice in the same narrative. I cried while I wrote that scene because she doesn’t deserve it, but there was no way around it happening.