I’ve got a character set in a fictitious world, and he’s supposed to be terrifying. Everyone who knows about him and has been either directly or indirectly victimized by him and his actions in the world that I’m writing about are terrified of him to some degree. I can’t ask what you think about that, because I haven’t really given you anything to work with, but I can say that, like most “evil” characters, he’s power-hungry.
So, for anyone who cares to answer or would like to give me some insight: What makes a character scary? When you have a character in a fictional world, what makes that character scary in a realistic way? What are a few elements you’ve found that make a character in a fictional world frightening on a realistic level (this is the same as the second question, but with an addition to it)? Which characters (and their corresponding stories) come to mind?
(Please use my ask-box! Thank you! :) )
Me: I’m kind of a nutcase.
Who do you tell, and just how much do you divulge?
To be religious means to be devout; religion is a system of belief often involving a code of ethics. Religion, as Colette Baron Ried says, is “man’s need to describe its relationship to God…a means to access God…a means to an end.” Does that make me religious? Yes; I’m a devout writer, constantly writing. Does that make me spiritual? Good question.
As far as I know, I’m a witch. A Wiccan. Mostly, I’m a writer; that was the second thing I ever identified myself as. My morals are important: I try to be good to the earth and others. I practice the Golden Rule. I think about my impact on the world, what others don’t have that I do and how they clearly can cope without it, which means that so can I. I also think how can I fulfill my goals, which have manifested themselves from my dreams.
Recently, I’ve been tugged between what I believe - Christian or Wiccan? The latter makes more sense to me than the former.
Where does dust come from? Or: Why is there war? Or: If there’s a God, then why is my
brother now a cripple?
These are questions that you keep in your wallet, like calling cards."