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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 09:23 pm (UTC)
Five Things About Éomer 1/2
1) He is a solitary man. Part of this is because he and his sister came to their Uncle’s house as children, and Théoden King was already pushing away his own son in his grief. Théodred was kind to them, but older and soon a Marshal himself. Thus he and Éowyn were all too often left to themselves, and the folk of the Mark are expected to grow up quickly. And, too, he was ever the elder, and the only son of his father, and it was his duty to see to his sister’s welfare, even above his own. When the War is over, he sees Éowyn with Faramir, and rejoices in her happiness, but he has the keep and the crown to see to, and doesn’t expect to find any for himself.

2) He thought he was going to die at Pelennor Fields. He thought the end was come, and finding his sister’s body on the field mere feet from that of his uncle merely seemed to confirm it. There are songs now of how he roused his men to battle fury in that last rout, of the spears he threw, but he doesn’t remember any of it. Sometimes he dreams of a feeling like ice in his stomach and burning behind his eyelids, and he knows he was thinking of Pelennor. But that’s all that battle glory has ever meant to him: nightmares and madness. He tried to explain it to Éowyn, once, but she didn’t believe him or affected not too. They call her Lady of the Shield-Arm now, but she never talks about the battle either, so maybe they aren’t as different as he has sometimes wondered.

3) War is all he has ever really known. He was fourteen when he went on his first patrol with the Riders, and for years the length and the breadth of Rohan was more of a home to him than the keep or the Golden Hall. Even after he is crowned King, he rides with his men to weed out the last pox of the land. He is more comfortable by far with a sword and a spear than sitting at court. He is thankful King Elessar is of the same mind, as is Prince Faramir—though of course he, born and bred in the White City, can also be very formal and reserved. Prince Imrahil is even more so. He thinks it must have to do with living behind stone walls all your life.

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