i'm excited for your character

anonymous asked:

I'm so excited to hear about your story! Do you yet have any side characters planned? Or like nebulously sketched?✨

Yeah! A few. I’m thinking I want to write a few shorter stand-alone stories that are tied together, rather than one big one. I’ve got a few plots in mind, featuring the Civilian Conservation Corps, a disabled circus performer, a former Klansman, and a series of fraudulent séances. Possibly also Niagra Falls? I know it was a popular vacation destination in the 1950’s and I think it might be funny to write a fake honeymoon murder mystery. I’m still trying to decide if Crane was old enough to have served during WWI and how that might have affected him, if he even got deployed.

I feel so lonely I don’t know what I’m supposed to do

anonymous asked:

by your estimation which Black Sails character is the biggest mess, and which is your favorite mess?

i’m only three episodes in but literally the dynamic here is this

captain flint: *breathes* I–

gates: shut the fuck up you fucking fuck,,,

markusxc94  asked:

I originally found your blog because Starco but I read "Greedy Flower" and now I'm also really excited about your webcomic!! I really enjoyed all the characters and the story seems really cool and interesting!! I look forward to seeing more Greedy Flower and more Starco!!! :D

Hiiiiii, I’m really really glad you also like Greedy Flower!
I can’t wait to put new translated pages soon and let you know the new characters (you’ll love them)!
The new chapter will arrive in november :D so, very soon!!!
in the meantime, enjoy Broken! :3

anonymous asked:

Duke! I am very excited about your book! But I'm very curious-- your main character is male. So many female authors make their protagonists men, and sometimes I just can't see why, unless it's because that's assumed to be more "marketable". (Like Harry Potter-- easily could have been a chick). Not attacking you at all, I'm just curious as to your reasoning.

This is one of those questions that I find slightly infuriating because it’s one of those questions nobody asks male authors. Nobody questions a male author’s decision to write a female lead or narrator (my male narrator is actually not the main character, but that’s splitting hairs), and making women constantly justify their creative decisions or assuming that if they write a prominent male character they must be working an angle or even just demanding to know why they didn’t write a female character instead is both exhausting and unfair. There’s no nefarious anti-feminist agenda here. I did not write a male narrator to make the book more marketable. I wrote a male narrator because that was what worked for the particular story I was telling. Why? I’m not going to get into specifics, but some of the major conflicts that arise between these characters are spurred by homosocial power dynamics, and that’s because the story itself has Shakespearean source material and that was a major theme I wanted to explore. The main characters are almost exactly evenly split as far as gender ratios go and the men are not more important or prominent than the women (narration =/= representation), but for the mechanics of the story to work I needed my narrator engaged in a very specific kind of competitive conflict which does not typically arise between women and girls. That’s why he’s male. But the decision to write a male narrator was hardly that logical. There really was no “reasoning,” as you put it. It was simply what felt right for this particular story. It was what worked with the group dynamics. It just fit. That’s all. It’s that simple. No marketing scheme, no misguided attempt to appease the Straight White Male literary establishment or prove myself by writing a character not of my gender. This time I just happened to need a male narrator. In my next book I needed a female narrator and in my current WIP I needed a third person omniscient narrator who follows characters of all genders. 

I write what’s right for the story. I don’t think I need any better justification than that. 

anonymous asked:

Your Bruce/Batman is so well-characterized and also so distressing. The post you just made about his issues with physical intimacy and touch is giving me Lots Of Feelings. Did he end up with the playboy persona because people kept wanting to touch him and he just went along with it? Does he ever get to a point where he can experience physical intimacy as emotionally pleasant and healing? I really hope so. I'm excited to see where you go with these characters, your writing is amazing.

Partition is pretty representative of a lot of his sexual encounters (in Third Wheel he is actually enjoying himself more than that because he legit finds Lois attractive) while Unmasked is an example of the kind of thing he is actively trying to avoid. And in his chapter of Unrealistic I think I make it pretty clear that he does have a sex drive and he is attracted to people, there’s just a disconnect. The origins of his weird playboy rep is kinda in Gotham High? Like, he is interested in Annie, but that only goes anywhere because she recognizes him as a safe way to experiment. He still only sleeps with people he likes, but the primary thing that his partners have in common is that they asked.

In Arm Candy there is a certain amount of platonic cuddling and friends-with-benefits-ing, and he actually does kind of enjoy that. Because he and everyone involved is just kinda dickin’ around and there is no emotional investment whatsoever on anyone’s part, and he doesn’t have to worry about hurting anyone. Which is rare. Whether he will get to have that with someone who really knows him is trickier business because he will probably never be entirely well-adjusted. Because he’s Batman.