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Gratuitous Meme is Gratuitous

Shamelessly liberated from tocourtdisaster:

Pick a character I write, and I will give you the top five ideas/concepts/other I keep in mind while writing that character that I believe are essential to depicting them accurately.

Five Things About Bones

Five Things About Mal Reynolds

Five Things About Richard Castle
(Yes, I KNOW I've never written Castle fic, but when has that stopped me from anything, ever?)

Five Things About Willow
(Holy fuck, it's been ten years since I've written fannishly about Buffy. I...don't even know how I feel about that.)

Five Things About Simon Tam

Five Things About Éomer

Five Things About Jim Kirk


Jan. 14th, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
Five Things About Mal
1) Mal will tell you he's an atheist, and that he doesn't believe in any God, Gods, or fat babies with feathers and harps. This is a lie. He does believe in God. He just thinks God's a nasty piece of work and they'd be better of if He, She, or It wasn't around mucking about with everyone.

2) He is an educated man. Self-educated. On his Ma's ranch, even with about forty ranchhands to help, there was more work than schoolin' had time for, but when he was a kid he read as many books on the cortex as he could get his hands on. Most folks assume he's not that smart, never mind he has a head for figures. That's fine by him. You wouldn't believe the gosse folks from the Core will spout if they think you don't understand 'em.

3) He don't believe in forgiveness. If you harm by accident, then it was by accident, and you atone or make do. If you harm a'purpose, that's somethin' else again. He does believe in fairness, though. And he expects his crew to believe in that as well.

4) Your crew is your family. You don't get that, you don't get nothin'. As Captain, the crew is his responsibility, which makes him the gorram Paterfamilias, which you better hold in mind.

5) He once told the moonbeam that the first rule of flyin' is love. He won't admit it to hardly anyone, but it is somethin' he believes with all his heart. The fewer that know that, the better.
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:04 am (UTC)
Re: Five Things About Mal
Perfect, and perfectly in character! ♥
Jan. 14th, 2011 02:06 am (UTC)
Re: Five Things About Mal

Yeah, we should probably worry that I write about a character...IN CHARACTER. O_o
Jan. 14th, 2011 05:12 am (UTC)
Re: Five Things About Mal
#1.... HELL YES. This is absolutely my canon.
Jan. 14th, 2011 05:16 am (UTC)
Re: Five Things About Mal
...only 1? :P
Jan. 14th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
Re: Five Things About Mal
Uh... just especially #1? Also, it's the one point that I believe with all my heart but that I don't see reflected in fandom very much.

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