Characters

What makes a good character?

Someone mysterious? Boring? Risqué? Over-the-top? Untouchable? Surreal? Perfect? Ludicrous? Rude? Quiet? Professional? Heart-felt? Needy? Brash? Sexy? Offensive? Kind? Alien? Square? Thoughtless? Thoughtful? Dreamy? Inept? Quirky? Confident? Artistic? Argumentative? Stubborn? Creative? Constructive? Forward-thinking? Magical? Business-minded? Helpful? Shut-off? Energetic? Charismatic? Disabled? Old-fashioned? Forward-thinking? Imaginative? Colourful? Radiant? Beautiful? Ugly? Robotic? Moronic? Warm? Cold? Holier-than-thou? Devilish? Inappropriate? Risk-taker? Stick-in-the-mud? Comical? Interesting?

A mixture of all? Just one? Maybe a couple?

There are a lot of ‘interesting’ characters that call by this blog that could easily fit into the list above. Myself included… Tom Merriman’s a character, don’t forget. OK. Maybe ‘interesting’ was the wrong choice of word.

My characters are all adaptable. They try to fit into a number of different scenarios. Some they take to like a duck to water, and others they’re like a fish out of it.

But they are still characters. Surreal creations that exist in Universes far, far away. Surreal lives with surreal existences that desperately need for their surreal stories to be told.

But are they good characters?


I don’t know. They’re all a work in progress.

Whistle

Pfft.

Pfffft.

Pfffffttttt. Pfft. Pfft.

Pfft.

PFFFFFTTTTT!!!!!!

It’s one of life’s little mysteries
That’s never really bothered me
I’ve never been able to whistle, see
But I’m OK with that.

I’m not musically minded, though
And when I try it really shows
But I very often have a go
And I’m OK with that.

I can whistle a little bit
Very faint and quite high pitched
It actually sounds a little shigh
Yet I’m OK with that.

I find lately I hum a lot
As whistling I just cannot
Do. This poem’s gone to pot
Still I’m OK with that.

But whistlin’ and me, we don’t get on
And it’s terrible when I hear a song
And I simply have to pffffft along
‘Though I can live with that.

Pfffft.

A bit of fun for this week’s Brew’N’Spew Café; the link to Eugenia’s site is above.

Confusion

One Word Sunday this week is ‘Confusion’.

So, I’ve flipped it around a little and gone with ‘Understanding’. And by that, I mean our way of going about understanding the confusion of the Universe. Well, Outer Space. Well, radio waves. Well, pulsars and the like.

This is the Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire, as it was a few years ago, although it looks pretty much the same today, and probably as it looked when it was first built back in 1957.

I love the magic of the Universe; and the fantasies. I’m more than bamboozled by the workings of it, but have at least some understanding of it thanks in part to the data gathered by telescopes such as this. I couldn’t answer questions on it (or pulsars, quasars or other ‘spacial’ stuff for that matter) and if I did I would receive many a confused look back at me… but as I don’t have any photos of confused looks to use, this representation of understanding will have to do!

Visit Debbie’s site (on the link below) to see more takes on the theme:

One Word Sunday

Now with a hint of blue

Yes, it’s part 845 of this year’s Bluebell Saga.

The flowers are almost out. The colours are a deep purple / pale green right now, but it will only be a matter of time before… wait! Yes, we have confirmation! The bluebells are forming. Proof is in the first photo above, if you hadn’t noticed.

Eyes are now expertly being peeled.

Six Word Saturday

Another bluebell Six Word Saturday post.

Pretend

The world has been at peace today, Monday. Strangers greeted each other with warm hellos, and traffic flowed congestion-free for the first time ever. Supermarkets opened their doors early with quality goods at their best ever prices, providing exceptional quality to the consumer. These like-for-like prices promoted sales which have never before been seen, and provided a much needed boost to the global economy.

Companies which damage the environment, whether for ‘profit’ or ‘research’ have found themselves subject to a new environmental levy of 75% of their turnover if they do not prove what they do harms the planet in any way. If they prove they harm the planet, their levy increases to 90%. Win win all around apart from those companies that damage the environment.

Warmer temperatures mean more tourism, and the tourism industry is welcoming a sharp increase in numbers due to the current temperatures. Experts advise the numbers will level off, as the environment begins to adjust to legislation changes, but with countries experiencing a boost in income due to the consumer quality sales promotion this will be counter-balanced. This in turn means that more tourists will stay home to explore their home lands and islands, adding a further boost to the local economy.

Bicycle sales are up, and smog levels are down. The air has never been fresher! Open those high-rise windows and smell the freshness!

In other news, schools are saying…

Huh? Snort. Wha???

I – erm – I didn’t fall asleep there. I was pretending…

Posted for Eugenia’s Brew’N’Spew Café. Link below…