Character: A Distillation

by sketem

Characters are projected into one or more dimensions; they are flat or round. Through them speaks their history, their nature and disposition. They are protean and changeable and change they do. They can be trusted insofar as they are trustworthy. Their acts and clothes speak as loud as their words and their words sometimes agree, sometimes disagree with one another; sometimes a whole horde conspires against a rebel in the ranks. They have friends and associations, families and affiliations. They are ranked and reputed, commended and slandered. They were raised within a culture with aspirations and thus aspire to belong and escape. They find themselves within conflicts; wittingly or unwittingly, they prod forward the skein of thread as it unwinds towards the end.

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