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Jun. 16th, 2013

I am trying very, very hard to avoid anything having to do with Father's Day today. It's not been easy.

Anyway, I'm wondering if this happens to any other people who write J-rock fic, or if it's just me: You're writing a story. You know damn well what time period you're setting it in. And yet, the characters look in your head like they're from a different era of the band than what you're writing. Sometimes, it's mix and match - you get some characters from one era, some from another.

This happened to me when I was working on the fic I posted yesterday. It's set very recently - right after the second Visual Battle Royale, which was in April. There were four characters involved: Ruki, Byou, Kazuki and Aoi. Now, Kazuki never changes much - he's like Reita in that respect - other than when he had the dreads for Xanadu. He looked like he does in the Teardrop PV. Aoi, however, showed up in my head looking like he did in Vortex, with the bright pink hair. (Which isn't unusual. I almost always see Aoi with pink hair, unless the fic is set in the NIL to DIM period). Ruki looked like he did in Invisible Wall, and Byou like in the Duality PV.

There's also been instances of Kai looking like he did around DIM for a Division-era fic, Shou showing up like The Beautiful Name in a story set around Gemini, and Saga with his Rainbows-era look in just about everything. (Surprisingly enough, my favorte Kai look, Before I Decay, doesn't show up where it's not supposed to be that often).

Well, the muses are the ones who are in control of the story (anyone who thinks the author is the one who is in the driver's seat has never actually tried writing ~_^), so I guess they figure they'll look like they damn well want to. ~_^

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deranged_cloud
Jun. 16th, 2013 08:18 pm (UTC)
Oh, I know what you mean~ XD Though I describe or give hints as to what they look like in the fic and what era it is, for some reason, I get to imagine them in a different era. It's weird. XD
bbhc18
Jun. 16th, 2013 11:22 pm (UTC)
Lol agreed I sometimes i sketch the characters out before hand so the muses don't change but they do anyways

random_x13
Jun. 17th, 2013 10:33 pm (UTC)
I generally leave out a huge description to depict the characters in a certain era, and just let my audience imagine them how they like. (though in one of my fics, Ruki had his famous pineapple hair.)
Other times I make up their appearances without any era to go by.

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