Aw, cheers NaNo!
Ideas & MCIn other news, I bought a new ideas book. It's really pretty: It's red with pink cherries on it. It has blank pages, so I've been doing rubbishy little scribblings of my MC (short for: main character). Who's currently called Mimi. I think I'll keep the name, even though it feels weird to be using it. Originally, she was called Bethany, which is a beautiful little name, but I know two people called Beth and it would be weird to have my MC sharing their name. She's not based on any of their traits.
Inspired by campciabatta, I even dug out my digicam to illustrate my inadequate descriptions:
NamesSpeaking of which, I've been researching the name 'Mimi'. (I always choose the name first and then try to find out what it means). Of course, as per usual, the sites disagree, but there's some consensus:
MimiSite 1. "Although the name Mimi creates idealism and the urge to help others, we emphasize that it causes a materialistic approach that frustrates higher humanitarian qualities.
This name, when combined with the last name, can frustrate happiness, contentment, and success, as well as cause health weaknesses in the nervous system, and
WTF? This one continues with its odd weirdness (it's really big on the whole 'name causes character theory').
Site 2. Origin: ? (Egyptian) - Miriam (Heb) - Mariam or Maria (N.T. Gk) - Maria (Lat) - Mary (Eng) - Mimi (Italian pet form of Mary)
"The meaning is not known for certain, but there are several theories including 'sea of bitterness', 'rebelliousness', and 'wished for child'. However it was most likely
originally an Egyptian name, perhaps derived in part from my 'beloved' or my 'love'."
'Rebelliousness' definitely suits my character best of all these traits. I don't know why I ever bother with these name things...
Mary SueI did a Mary Sue test for my MC. She did alright, although they think she has many Mary Sue qualities. I wrote a bit of a critique on the whole thing, in the forums. My Mary Sue test critique
It was really good in that it helped me to think about aspects of Mimi, which I had yet to consider. I neglected to mention this in my critique though, oh well.
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