do you have a general character design when you write about the hero and villain? I always imagine them as the same people and I'm kind of curious what they look like
I tend to imagine different people each time. I suppose it’s worth noting that I don’t default to thinking male when I say hero or villain. I always mean it just by their role in the story as a gender neutral blank. It’s why I personally prefer antagonist/protagonist as terms. Far less connotations.
Actually, in my head if I’m pushed to specify it’s more often two women if people don’t ask for a specific gender. Not that it hugely matters. I just love me female villains and heroes. We don’t get enough of them.
Anyway. It’s a leftover from when I used to write general prompts that I minimize physical description, and what they look like only really enters my head in detail if it is the type of scene where the character’s physical appearance makes a difference to the scene or is somehow necessary. It’s a weird tic specific to this blog not found in my novels. I just sort of assume people don’t want to be spammed too strongly with my specific ocs.
Obviously, the more I write for the same thread, the more details I pool, but the snippets are so short that it’s easy to have a personality focus.