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anonymous asked:

Do you have any tips for writing cruel characters? I'm trying very hard to come up with reasoning for this character's cruelty, but I'm having trouble thinking up what kind of past leads to somebody becoming cruel enough to become a street legend feared by even the most well armed gangs. Any tips or advice? Sorry for bothering you, also your blog is very nice!

Aw, I’m glad you like my blog!

Writing cruel characters is actually something I have a lot of trouble with, especially anti-heroes. It’s hard to strike a balance between apathetic and maniacal. This is a tip that might not help everyone, but you should think about your character’s alignment. If you’ve never seen an alignment chart, here’s a link to a pic (or you can just google D&D alignment chart).

Obviously there’s plenty of room for variation, but if your character is chaotic evil, as opposed to lawful evil, that changes the kind of cruelty they might exact on victims/bystanders/underlings.

For example, a character who genuines relishes violence and derives pleasure from it might be more likely to be chaotic. But if they’re orderly about this vice, they might be more lawful.

Another tip is to think about what can motivate cruelty in real life. Have you ever been cruel to someone (probably in a small way). Maybe you shut someone down when you didn’t like their idea, or said something that you knew might be hurtful.

Sometimes people can be cruel out of a genuine sense of benevolence (the idea that they are “doing what’s best for someone”). Sometimes people are aware that they aren’t actually doing what’s best for the person in question, but they are willing to lie to themselves, or lie to others.

A character who lost their parents to crime might think that they can exact justice to clean up the streets, and therefore protect citizens. But the allure of power might lead them to act in a brutal and merciless way, forcing people to bend to their will. 

When thinking about what makes your character cruel, my last piece of advice is to think very closely about what they are most afraid of, especially what they are most afraid of losing. Their life? Legacy? Pride? Dignity? This may have a bearing on both their past, and their future actions.

Hope this helps!


Season 6 Episode 6 “Na Pilikua Nui” 

It’s Halloween in O’ahu, and Five-0 must track down a serial killer inspired by Frankenstein. Also, Jerry calls Five-0 for help when an armed gang raids a blood bank, and Danny must track down Grace who lied and snuck out to a Halloween party, on HAWAII FIVE-0, Friday, Oct. 30 

You & Me Forever!

Armed Gang - All I Want (We Are Monsters Re-Edit) by We Are Monsters

Sometimes you get the vibe. When your turkish dress are fresh from the laundrette, new washed car, weekend off & a party tonight. The sun is warming the clothes off and you feel like your on fire. Mr San Fran-Disco calls you up to see if you want to meet up before the evening. You say “you know im too cool for school, where shall fine gents like us meet?”. And you meet up in his yatch by a very beautiful harbour.

I wish i’ve been there sometimes, but nature calls. Too much pollution & my salary would run to zero as fast as a moped breaks, if you catch my drift. Anyway, meeting up with Dallas & Fanky in a beach in Tunisia made me see that guys that dress that cool often are gigolos. Anyway, daydreaming is still ECO friendly.


In the episode “Sotto Voce” (airing Monday at 10/9c), the criminal mastermind known as “The Voice” returns and traps Reese and Fusco in the cop shop with several armed gang members and the latest POI. Shaw meanwhile continues her journey home from the Johannesburg facility where she had been kept by Samaritan all this time. [x]

Migrant Prisons of Libya: Europe or Die (Full Length)

As Libya descends further into civil war and lawlessness, migrants from Africa and the Middle East continue to journey to the country’s coast in search of smugglers to take them across the Mediterranean Sea and into Europe.

Search and rescue operations by Libya’s coast guard are restricted due to diminishing resources, and have to contend with dangerous gangs of armed traffickers.

Those rescued at sea by the coast guard are brought to detention centers, where they face deplorable conditions and are forced to remain for long periods of time. In some instances, migrants are detained by militias in unofficial prisons outside of government control.

We gain access to chilling footage from the Libyan coast guard and travels to detention centers in Libya, where we hear migrants speak of torture and serious human rights violations.