Things are going well. There was a lot of stupidity on DA recently but it has been dealt with. I knocked a lot of heads and now I feel we are coming into a time of peace again. I'm glad of that. Flamewars come and go in sine waves. I think we're approaching a low now.
I want to talk about my character Scary Fear. I love him. I'm very proud of what I have created and what he is based on the science that I know. Yet another extension of myself so he's rather special to me. I'm so glad I decided to not use Riley as the host and in the comic he resides in the brain of a young INTJ boy named Charlie. Of course he's also my lead emotion. Remember in my theory he's not just fear but also logic and intuition. Because of this I am not at all tied to the laws of the fandom and I love having this kind of freedom. Basically why I'm mostly an OC writer. Also I have never had a character before with electric powers that I have loved so much. I have had them but they weren't that interesting to me either the character wasn't developed or I just didn't see what was so fun about electrical powers. But being a neuron has really made things so interesting for me. I loved studying them in physiology in college, although I didn't totally grasp the concept. I got it in general. But even then it fascinated me. I've always wondered if you could consciously control your nerves and get them to fire an action potential in one location you could shock someone. I later discovered this is what electric eels do. But to do it in water is easier. Through air it's not possible as your target would have to be positively charged to attract your negative energy. That means to shock someone you'd have to grab them and make physical contact. That's not so cool for art, and stories though. It just looks neat to shoot lightning from your hands. But yeah Fear can do this. Also living in the brain I suspect they are all surrounded by a fluid medium too.
AND based on how an action potential works I actually like that Fear has a limit to his powers. I have not figured out just what that limit is yet but he can run out of charge then have to repolarize. I just need to figure out what his limit is. Perhaps 5 of his most powerful bolts. And then what? How long before he can get it back? He would be vulnerable while repolarizing. But of course his electricity isn't his main power. He'd probably use it only if his fear powers weren't working for some reason. Well not ONLY but he doesn't use it as often as he does his mind games and scaring his victims. Another thing that is neat is he doesn't have to be in scary mode to use his electricity. He can zap people while he's got his normal eyes because that power is always there within him.
I have this idea. I don't think I'll ever have time to draw it but would be great for a one page comic. Fear is in the main HQ and has just discovered his electricity. He knows it's dangerous so he's being careful making tiny bolts between his fingers as he tries to master control of it. He's concentrating so hard he's not aware of what's going on around him. Joy comes up to him from behind, "HEY FEAR!" He screams startled and loses control of his powers. A huge bolt shoots out and takes out an entire wall. HQ is now open to the air. Joy is horrified into silence as is everyone else. Fear turns on her angrily. "I told you not to sneak up on me." He says.
"I'm sorry. I thought you weren't afraid of anything anymore. I just had a question."
"I'm not." Fear says annoyed. "But no one is immune to jump scares. It's a reflex reaction. It's not true fear. And believe me I know about reflexes."
"How, how did you do that?" Joy asks looking at the huge hole.
"I don't know. I was trying to learn how to control it when you scared me."
That's all I've got. I just think the exploding wall would be so funny as it's so violent and everyone's scared reactions would be great. Too bad this can't happen in the main comic though because Fear leaves HQ before he finds all his powers.
So yes I love this character. I actually want to make a drawing of him using his electricity but I can't think of how. I'm not seeing a pose or what he'd be doing. I do have a cool idea for him in a Halloween drawing. I need to start on that soon. I finished inking Renegade page 6 today. That's a huge progress. I should finish inking page 3 of Fear Before the Fall tomorrow.
I really love the color of the neighbor's house. It's got white too. I want to paint mine too now. Multicolor would be great with blue in the back wall since I spend most time there.
Back to Fear. I don't know if I have mentioned it here but the reason I have named him Scary Fear and not Evil Fear is because he's not really evil. He has his moments and he does enjoy killing other brain inhabitants once in a while. Non crucial ones of course. But just based on his looks everyone assumes he's evil. And that's part of what this comic is about. He's not evil he's just cold logic as well. So even the other emotions will think he's become evil when in fact he's working to make things better. I'm enjoying that I've purposely created him to be a very misunderstood character. But those that are smart should question why he's not named Evil Fear. He's so much happier with what he has become but there is one side effect to his powers that he does not like. Sometimes he scares others without even trying. A simple "Hello." could scare someone even when he's got his normal face. It might be amusing at first but it quickly becomes annoying when he's out in the town trying to do normal things. He then gets angry and might react with, "I'll give you something to really be scared about!" He left HQ because the others were needlessly afraid of him.
So that's what's been on my mind a lot. I love this kind of speculation and world building.Current Mood: