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I'm trying to avoid talking to cubes...

A Character is a Character

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So, I was asking myself earlier: how could I create a character that looked like something really cool, yet be totally new?  And then I wondered, how would I create a character without the humanoid shape?  (After all, it’s used way to much with science-fiction alien lifeforms.)  My only solution would be to animate inanimate objects – make them come alive.  But how uncool is that?  And how many times has it be done?

Please don't talk back to the little grey cube - we wouldn't want to encourage it.

There are animal-people, also called anthropomorphic characters – but that’s not what I’m looking for.  So, I suppose I’ll be sticking to the norm and create an awesome character based on the human form, but I’d love to discover if it were possible to create a character that easy to relate to, recognizable as a character, and yet breaks the mold of needing to have eyes, feet, hands, move, or even speak.  We don’t need any more living plants eating people – let’s play safe and dive off the deep end with ingenuity.

So the question is, what makes a character a character?

Peace out and please share your thoughts on this!

Having a wonderful time on the hike!

Speaking More Slowly

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Did you ever realize that speaking more slowly is an art?  When you try to communicate across the language barrier you stop and go “Whoa… maybe what I’m saying really is hard to understand!”  It’s the gift of finding simple, new ways to tell people the most important things.  It’s tough, but it’s good.

Today I went on a walk with my sister and two Chinese ESL-student friends.  It was a great time!

Having a wonderful time on the hike!

Having a wonderful time on the hike!

After that, my sister and I headed over to our church to help film a church short film for this Easter’s production.  We were shooting a short scene where a teen girl is on her first day at school at a cafeteria, where she tries to find someone to relate to.  Expect to see a version online sometime before Easter!

And yesterday evening Becky, Tim, and I went out on a nice trip around downtown Fayettevile, asking people if they wanted to be interviewed.  We ended up in the park and got the majority of our whopping 5 interviews, and I got to play basketball with a bunch of teen dudes who I’ve never met before – it was awesome.  I plan on going out to film some more interviews in Beckley soon.

And tonight I finished a new version of my little character.  Hope you like Mr. Ugly!

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My name does not reflect my kind heart - so stop staring at me, bub!

And that about concludes everything for tonight.  I wish you all the best and look forward to my future of bright opportunities, friendships, and discoveries.

God bless!

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