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- 4/2015 (32)
Hello there folks!
It is once again that time of the month! The spotlight is when a particular character, as well as it's biography has stood out to site staff, and the work put in by the RPer we feel should be acknowledged. So that others may take inspiration from the way this particular character has been developed.
This month, the character that has been selected is Chante Ateara, who is RPed by the lovely Madz. If you have a moment, do take the time to read through her biography!
As per usual, we asked Madz to answer a couple of questions for us,
What was your initial thought when you were contacted about being spotlighted?
Aaaaaaagh! This is like Madlyn all over again, only it's her daughter. That's pretty cool!
What was the inspiration for your character?
Madlyn, and then she started to become her own person. Like, I'm trying real hard to make her own person and not just follow a straight narrow path and make choices that I think she would take along the way. Not be too predictable. And maybe a little bit of Jacob Kowalski in the near future.
What is your favourite RP that your character has taken part in?
Dropped your beanie? When she meets Len for the first time, a part-goblin who she swooning over currently.
Thirteen is a charm. I love this one because it's her first trip to the sanctuary and it's on Willow's birthday. Their small little family was in that thread.
Relaxing...Her first crush with a professor, which she shares a lot in common with her mom in that department. With Madlyn it was the former muggel studies professor.
Anything with her is great to be honest. I'm just glad I get to roleplay with her and expand on her development!
What is your favourite aspect of your character?
I just love the fact she friendly and protective over people she cares about. And that she breaking away from what's predictable from characters like her. In comparison to her mum, she a whole lot different and is making it known as the years go by.
Your least favourite aspect?
Really having to think about every time I post with her if she will actually do this or that, and don't make too distract of a change. Which I did with her new look. But that's playing naturally well with her giant blood and I thought I was going to go crazy when I changed her fc. So far it suits her well!
If you could meet your character in real life would you want to? Why or why not?
Yeah, why not? It would be fun! Except, maybe not her parents. Or her aunt and uncle. Chante could pass of as model, while her family not so much. Give it some time, maybe.
What do you feel your strength in developing characters is?
Strength, definitely playing her mum helped and the mashup of Mia's character with Chayton. Sadly, we didn't get to roleplay the pair often, so I am mostly going with Madlyn but she is a Hufflepuff like her dad. Weakness, probably writing the bio and updating. I'm the worst with bios, but I'm getting better I think!
What would you recommend to those looking to further develop their characters?
Remember, that you're just like authors when they're writing books, don't be afraid to get into your character's head. Try to write more from their perception than your own. I feel like too many people forget that part and try to make their characters to fit their own narrative. And it's okay to give a bit of yourself in the character but not completely. Also, remember they live in the magic world, there magic happening all the time all around them. Add it more often!
What are you most looking forward to on HNZ in the next several months?
Everything! What do the staff have up their sleeves, huh?! More plotting, more developing and more fun read!
What is your favourite part of HNZ?
I have been on and off here for years, and I just love the wholesome community we have here. It's great! I wouldn't want HNZ any other way, as cheesy as that sound. Love y'all!
A huge thank you to Madz for filling out this questionnaire for us! Congratulations, Chante is an excellent character! I'm sure everyone would like to join us in congratulating you on your character!
(On behalf of the Site Staff)