Anyway, I'm dinking away at my website, trying to figure out layouts and theming in Drupal. I must say, once we get this all situated, the website is going to rock muchly... there's just a bit of a learning curve, and a small matter of permissions. (roho is looking into how to get me ftp access without giving me Root. Because that would be bad. It's complicated.)
So I have a surprise day of semi-leisure, and am contemplating the best use of this found time. I believe I may work on a painting, as I haven't gotten diddly done this week. If you have a commission from me and have not seen pencils for approval, please please let me know. Part of the website redesign is a snazzy new commission queue to help me keep track of everyone and everything.
Next month, I will be doing a free icon day. Watch this space for further announcements on date!
For something fun, I have been thinking about fictional characters, and what takes a character from 'interesting' to 'fascinating'. I'm probably expressing this poorly, but my question for all of you is... What makes you love a character? It's easy enough for an author to write someone likeable. What makes you love them?
Some examples that stand out to me; Diana Gabaldon's Jamie. He's not perfect, he's stubborn and pigheaded and aggravates the women around him to no end. But... he's realistic. I can believe that he's a real man, and what's more, I would very much like to know him. I adore him, and all of Gabaldon's characters.
Jacqueline Carey writes deliciously real characters as well. Joscelin... ah, Joscelin. How I love you! And Phédra. (haikujaguar, have you seen this?! Amazing!)
So my question to you is... who do you love? Why do you love them? Tell me, I implore!