maroonjaguar: …Wow. I have applaud you for completing such a daunting task! Claps hands . Wow. Well, onto the question, yes?
It’s cool that you got a concept out of fog, I love catching essences like that C: . Ian? That’s a cool name ^^ And as for the image… Both image and personality may come out of the feeling that you got out of looking at the fog. For example, how would you imagine interacting with whatever character you could extract from your chosen essence? How do you feel it would respond?
Often times if I imagine what kind of character would arise out of an object, I already have an idea of how it might look or act, based on the ‘feel’ of an object. For example, I have a singing bowl nearby that I imagine to have a sense of knowledge and solemnity to it from it’s history around the world, and it’s worn gold and black paint. The character I imagine is similarly adorned with black and gold, head bowed with a thoughtful expression having around it a sense of gravity.
If I didn’t have a look or personality that come immediately, I might more intently investigate the source of the essence (be it a song, object, or something else), and try to get more ‘feeling’ out of it so I might get more to work with.
In any case, the look of the character is much less important than the idea or essence behind it. You’ll find that images can and do change, but the feel for your character is much more constant. As long as you have that, you can concentrate on it, and try to interact…
I’m sorry if that wasn’t very clear ^^; my friend is over and is rather distracting, but I felt I really needed to respond sooner so you might have something to work with. Why don’t you try thinking back on the day you saw the fog? Try to remember details, and the fog itself. You might get something interesting upon reflection about it, and details may reveal yourself to you.
For example, thinking back on my singing bowl, I recall that when it was functional, it had a beautiful, deepening tone. Now that it is broken, it has a sharp, pained pang to it when struck. As if demoralized. Now the character I imagine has gone through some hardship, and has some motivation to correct herself.
Things like that flesh out personality C: .
Updates? Ah… I’ve already posted a word wall for you, and I’m sorry for that-- so here’s a quickie:
Ghost has been dormant for some time, but thinking about him now sort of woke him up, he’s watchful and contemplative as always. He hasn’t had as much involvement in my life lately.
Besides that… there’s Naknus.
Naknus was actually pretty strong at the time of creation for CALD (in fact it was interaction with him that birthed CALD), he’s now a daily presence in my life. He’s thoughtful and developing more interests, and has differentiated his lived life from his fictitious life when he speaks to people.
When he does interact with my other friends, one of the first questions he’s asked is his age. The last two times he replied with “I’m fictitiously 20”, and continued on. Ah, other than that he’s been the leader in lucidity inductions. Two nights ago he decided there would be a lucid dream. It happened, and it was long and vivid.
Hoping my word wall was helpful or entertaining for you C: Can I clarify or help with anything more?