Ellipsis: Character Profiles   2 comments

Hello gang! It’s Tuesday (at least it still is here in AZ) and I’ve been working on something to post for today! I’ve been working on these character profiles for days. At first, I thought this was going to be fun, but I realized how hard it was for me to do this. I never really stopped to think about who my characters are. Surprising since I’ve written so many episodes. When I write, I have a general idea who the characters are, but then I let the characters tell me who they are. They react to things when they happen and their characters are revealed to me. It’s an interesting way to write.

For your approval, here are the character profiles I worked on. It’s not much, but there was only so much I could say without spoiling too much. (I’m still about 40 episodes ahead of you!)

Basics

Name: Sundance D. Starmont
Age: 28
Sex: Male
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Red, trimmed with bangs styled up
Skin: Tan
Height: 5’11”
Blood Type: B+

Bio

Captain Sundance Starmont is a hot shot S.P.A.C.E. agent who is always going on wild space adventures, several of them result in saving the planet of New Earth. Because he graduated in the top ten of his class at S.P.A.C.E. Academy, it has afforded him preferential treatment from his superiors, much to the chagrin of his colleagues. Colonel Graves tends to give him the best assignments. One of his strengths is his ability to think on his toes, but this is due to his lack of foresight. His impulsiveness causes him to rush into situations without formulating a plan. No matter what the odds, he always manages to find a way to get out of trouble.

Sundance is usually in high spirits, but one doesn’t want to get on his bad side. He has been known to have a temper. The worst thing one can do is mess with his friends. The best thing one could do to make it up to him is make him breakfast! He loves breakfast.

Factoids

Favourite Colour(s): Blue
Personality Points: Determined, impulsive, quick thinking, feisty.
Favorite Foods: Blueberry scones and waffles.

He is the youngest of three kids. He has one sister (Starla) and one brother (Solan).

He has always dreamed of owning an octopus.

He graduated in the top ten of his class from the S.P.A.C.E. Academy.

Has a goldfish named Steve.

Important Relationships

Timmy – Sundance’s partner for two years. Timmy is, hands down, Sundance’s best friend. It’s rare to see one without the other. He would do almost anything for Timmy and knows that Timmy would do the same. Sundance is very protective of Timmy. They are beyond brothers!

Astralyn – A recently acquired friend. They first met at an unveiling event at the New Earth Museum of Artifacts when the Space Chickens came and stole the Crystal Eggs. Her relationship with Sundance is an interesting one. At times they act like a bickering siblings, but there have been moments where there seems to be something a little deeper. Neither one of them ever stop to see where it could lead.

Colonel Graves – Sundance’s boss. Colonel Graves is almost a second father to Sundance. At the completion of a successful mission, usually saving the world, he likes to take Sundance and his friends out to eat.

Basics

Name: Septimus “Timmy” Falken
Age: 23
Sex: Male
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black, short, parted in the middle
Skin: White
Height: 6’1”
Blood Type: O-

Bio

Lieutenant Timmy Falken is Sundance’s sidekick. He has almost a childlike innocence and is always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. He looks up to Sundance and aspires to be like him someday. He is always thinking. His mind is always full of questions. He oftentimes questions Sundance’s orders because they seem to be very random. Despite his questions about Sundance’s plans of action, Timmy has the utmost faith in Sundance. He helps bring balance to the Dynamic Duo. Timmy is also handy to have around. If it is broken, Timmy can fix it.

Factoids

Favourite Colour(s): Green
Personality Points: Smart, cheerful, inquisitive, a real thinker.
Favorite Foods: Italian food.

Timmy is an only child.

Timmy has a pet cat named Argyle.

Timmy is an expert pilot and graduated at the top of his class in flight school.

Important Relationships

Sundance – He has become more than a brother to Timmy. Having grown up an only child, Timmy had always wanted an older brother to look up to.

Astralyn – Ever since she has started hanging out with them, Timmy considers Astralyn a part of the crew. He likes to think of her as a sister he never had. The two of them band together when they feel that Sundance is getting ahead of himself and anchor him down.

Basics

Name: Astralyn R. Winner
Age: 27
Sex: Female
Eyes: Green
Hair: Blonde
Skin: White
Height: 5’10”
Blood Type: AB+

Bio

Astralyn Winner is the Chief Curator at the New Earth Museum of Artifacts. Before she met Sundance and Timmy, she was not much of an adventurer. She preferred to stay inside with her shiny things and books. Ever since the incident with the Crystal Eggs, she has decided to expand her horizons. Initially what was intended as a solo mission to obtain yet another artifact turned into a long lasting friendship between her and the boys. There is an unspoken bond that allows Astralyn to be considered a crewmember aboard the StarTango.

Factoids

Favourite Colour(s): Red
Personality Points: Practical, witty, caring, heroic, never backs down from a challenge
Favorite Foods: Vegetarian meat loaf.

Astralyn is a military brat. Her grandfather and father were pilots for S.P.A.C.E. Her grandfather went on a mission and never returned.

Her ideal date is dinner and an archeological dig, maybe dancing.

Was runner up for Prom Queen

Important Relationships

Sundance – Her relationship with Sundance is complicated. She believes that he is one of the most courageous person she’s ever met, but she also believes that he is one of the craziest people she’s ever met. As much as he can drive her crazy, she has to admit that he is dashing and charismatic. Deep down she feels that she could tell him many things, but is unsure if he’s ready for that.

Timmy – She admires Timmy’s sheer faithfulness. She sees him as a pure person who is willing to do anything for anyone. She knows that she can trust him with anything.

Colonel Graves- The colonel is an old family friend. He served with her grandfather and has become more of a surrogate grandfather.

Well, that’s all for now.

Oh, how do you like the name for my writing blog? Ellipsis? You may have noticed that there are three dots after the title: Meanwhile in Space… I am really adamant about them being there. An ellipsis is used to denote that there was something there that isn’t now. I like to think of the title as one of those time when you’re telling someone something or a narrator is telling a story and then abruptly switches to another scene and says, “Meanwhile in space…” and you can add what happens next in there. Giant Space Chickens invaded the cafeteria and liberated all the chicken tenders into the wild. So yeah! Just in case you were wondering where the inspiration for the title came from! 🙂

Alright, I’ll let you get back to your daily life! I’m going to start plotting for Volume 2.

XJ

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2 responses to “Ellipsis: Character Profiles

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  1. I love it! This is great stuff and really helpful for writing. I love that Timmy has a cat! Will Argyle make an appearance?

    I’m so jealous that you’re 40 episodes ahead of me, but that’s how it should be since you’re the author. 🙂

  2. These profiles are a great idea. Certainly help bring us new readers up to date.

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