Day 15 - Favorite male character
Okay, wandering outside the meme purpose slightly again, because it's a difficult question, and I'm having difficulty separating out the characters I like from the characters I want to be (hello there Sherlock Holmes and the Musketeers). Also, one of the obvious answers, which would be Lucky Jack Aubrey of the Master and Commander books is presently being hamstrung by him being on-land for the portion of 'The Mauritius Command' that I'm up to and we all know that Jack on land is a bad thing.
One might even say, he's all at sea. (giggle, snort)
And that terrible pun brings us to my actual answer. Having scoured my mind for a decent answer, I shall temporarily go with Theo from 'My Family and Other Animals' by Gerald Durrell. Which is a book I recommend heartily. Theo plays one of young Gerald's many, many tutors. He is chosen because he has letters, the previous one having no letters, not even a postcard. (Spiro means qualifications, it's just that Mother is oblivious. Actually, can I change my suggestion to Spiro.)
Theo is wonderful, and has a love of terrible puns, several of which I have subsequently pinched, nicked and merrily pilfered.
Of course, I could choose pretty much any of the male characters from My Family And Other Animals for this.( The Other Days )
On the fic-writing front:
1) So I'm writing a series of stories, and the main character of the first one is a character who I don't like in any of her incarnations, well I like her in one of them, and that's because it plays off her character in other incarnations. Anyway, normally I just write her as being off-screen during fics, because I'm worried I don't do her justice, but she has to be the lead character in this one. And I'm keeping her in-character, and she's affecting me the way she always does, which I figure is a good sign. The only problem is I'm aware I am not the person to be writing this character as the things her fans like are the very things I dislike about her. Help, suggestions, bricks are all accepted at this point.
2) Quick question about the way medical training works in the US. Okay, over here, say you wanted to go into specialism X, after you'd finished your medical degree, you'd apply to the deanery that specialises in training people in X (and there's a couple for each specialism) and if they choose you, you move there. Is there anything similar in the US?
3) So I'm writing a 50kinkyways fic, with Stacy in. Fine, well and good. Except I'm once again making a point of her legs, which I always seem to do, and I worry that it comes off bad-fetishy. Because there is more to Stacy than her legs. And yet, you know, smut fic, and WWE always sold Stacy on her legs to the point that a cover version of ZZ Top's 'Legs' was her entrance music. So yes, again, help, suggestions and bricks are welcomed.