Thursday, May 8, 2014

Rambling about a new project

Currently my head is full of concepts and ideas for a new project.
Characters keep popping into my head and taking form. I have no plans yet for sculpts, but since it's a future project, I'm not in a hurry.

The story is set in Wajd, which is a sister country to Karr. It's loosely based on Syria.
In comparison to Karr, Wajd is less influenced by the power of the white people, but is still economically dependent on Karr. However Wajd has been able to keep much more of it's original culture and religion.
But the values and beliefs of the white people in power of Karr has been adopted into Wajd's culture, which means it's become a lot more conservative.
The story starts when the main character Raja is 10 years old.
The main plot is Raja's journey to become a Griffin trainer, while growing up and finding an identity.

I wanted to show the characters I have so far.
Raja:
Raja is so excited about becoming a griffen trainer. She idolises her mother, who is a griffin trainer too. When Raja starts getting crushes on girls and boys, she's so scared. Different sexualities are something people in Wajd doesn't talk about, and Raja feels like an outcast. She's ashamed and wants to be "normal".
Her mother discovers Raja's secret and decides to do everything in her power to help Raja feel okay, so the mother searches for other queer people and brings Raja to them.
Raja finally feels like she's not a lonely freak. They welcome her and Raja befriends them. She even falls in love with Atiaya.

Aminah:
Aminah is Raja's mother. She loves Raja a lot and wants to support her, even when she doesn't understand Raja 100%. She's very openminded.

Sahar:
Sahar is a 25 year old trans woman, who looks after the younger queer people in their group. She's a caring and warm person.

Nima:
Nima is Raja's childhood friend. She's Raja's first crush on a girl.
When Raja tells Nima about her sexuality, Nima is accepting, but she doesn't return Raja's feelings.

Atiya:
Atiya is in Sahar's group. He is a young genderfluid person, and uses he/him/his pronouns. Atiya was a troublemaker, before he met Sahar. Society had treated him roughly and violently and it made him angry.
After meeting Sahar, he found a place to let out his anger and frustrations.
He's actually a nice person with a great sense of humour.

6 comments:

  1. They sound like a really intersting group too! argh I swear your characters are so interesting generally @w@ different everything

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    1. Thank you so much for saying that! ;w; My characters are my pride.
      And yeah, I care a lot about representation. Haha. Even before I knew tumblr, it was what drove me to my first story. :P

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    2. That's really neat :P I mean, I agree, we need more general representation of different ethnicities and sexualities and what not, so go you! :D

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  2. This sound really interesting! I really like they way to plan characters :3
    Thanks for sharing it is so interesting to read about them!

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  3. I have to say that's a really good idea for a story! I can't wait to hear more about it from you ( :

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