Comic 374 - 100 Characters Challenge

25th May 2013, 5:13 PM in Special
100 Characters Challenge
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Jocelyn 25th May 2013, 5:13 PM edit delete
Jocelyn
(Huge file. Sorry. ^_^)

This doesn’t pertain to Rain specifically, but there are several characters from it included, so I thought I’d show you guys this too.

Anyway, every year, I try to draw something nice for my birthday and post it. I call it “my birthday gift to myself for you”. My birthday is not actually until this upcoming Wednesday, but I decided to post this today (I don’t like posting more than one pic a day, and my birthday is a “Rain” day and I have something planned for the day before too). Anyway, this was a bit of a side project I was working on. If you follow me on DA, I actually mentioned finally finishing it about two weeks ago after nearly six months of on/off progress. So, I’m proud to finally present this and I hope you’ll enjoy it. ^_^

Now, unfortunately, I can’t begin to give even a brief rundown of all of these characters. It’d take forever and it’d be excessively long and most people wouldn’t read it (or I’d be dropping some serious spoilers). So instead, I’m gonna try something a little fun and different; I’m going to give some nifty statistics based on the characters above (I’m sure most still won’t read it, but the rest of you might have fun with it). As a disclaimer, all numbers mentioned beyond this point ARE subject to change. Not one of the stories is 100% complete (many in fact, are just outlined on paper or in my head), so there’s still time to alter things (in other words, don’t assume you’ll learn any real spoilers from this). Let’s just have some fun:

- I have enough stories and characters that I could do this meme again (I won’t, but I could). Probably twice. That would really start dipping into totally irrelevant side characters and abandoned story ideas though, so it probably doesn’t even count. For this list, I tried to make sure everyone who went on it played a legitimately important role.

- Of the 100 characters above (from 21 different stories), there are 48 males and 51 females. The last one is a robot, and thus, genderless (but is often referred to as a “he”). It’s important to note that you might get a different number if you actually count based on what some of them look like. 7 of the above are actually transsexuals (gendered by who they are, not how they look); 6 MtF, 1 FtM. It’s worth noting that they’re all in varying stages of pre-transition and transition. Only one of them is technically post-op.

- On that note, there are 64 straight characters, whereas there’re 4 gay and 8 lesbian characters. Also, 16 are bisexual. The remaining 8 are asexual. It should be noted that every single one of my stories features at least one LGBT character. It may or may not always be relevant, but I like including it.

- Why, yes. I am the 100th character. I HAVE been in a few of my own stories before, hence the cool outfit I (sadly) don’t actually own. I don’t ever really get a big part, but I’m there all the same. There is actually a character above whose design is based on how I USED to draw myself when I was a teenager too. That character is LESS representative of me though.

- Even though I write a lot of fantasy and sci-fi, my casts are largely human. 83 of the above listed are completely normal humans. And a majority of the left over 17 non-humans are still pretty humanoid. In fact, 4 of them even “started out” human, but are not anymore.

- There are about 13 couples with both persons on the list (as in, there are 26 people on this list who are in love with and enter a relationship with someone else on this list… at least, at some point in the story). There are additionally 15 more characters on this list, whose love interest is NOT included for one reason or another. Beyond that, there are a number of characters that also have unresolved/unclear/unknown love interests as of this writing. This one is difficult to put an exact number on (it’s complicated).

- I focused mainly on protagonists and heroes here, so there are only 10 "villains" on the list (but not all of them are even that bad).

- 34 of the above characters are under eighteen years old. And here I always thought my characters might get older as I did. Anyway, 20 of them are thirty or older (and 5 of them are WELL past natural human ages, ranging from hundreds to thousands of years old).

- All of the characters here range from stories originally conceptualized as far back as 1999 to as recent as 2012 (incidentally, I’ve had no new story ideas this year so far; odd for me, but kind of a relief). Some stories and characters have changed dramatically over time. 12 characters have had their names changed over time. 13 characters have had their sexual orientations change in later planning. 19 have changed in physical appearance (some much more dramatically than others). Just 2 have switched alignment from good to bad and bad to good. And there are even 2 cases of characters who were originally intended to be guys but are now written to be as girls (and for the record, neither one is transgender).

- For a little added enjoyment (if anyone is interested), I made a playlist on YouTube of songs that pertain to the characters and stories above. These are songs that either inspired me in the writing of the stories and characters, or reminded me of them when I heard it. It’s MOSTLY epic/symphonic/progressive metal, but there are lighter rock themes, ballads and love songs in there too. It’s nearly three hours of music, so I guess I’m just hoping you guys’ll get the same enjoyment from it that I do. ^_^
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLXIveQQLcHK4bCIQZGeZ6LyWAd4nxepwP


#01-09 Bleak Divinity ©1999-2013
#10-15 Black Magic ©2002-2013
#16-20 Prodigal Hearts ©2003-2013
#21-24 Legend of the Legendary Thing ©2004-2013
#25-33 Rain ©2004-2013
#34-38 Through the Eyes of Outcasts ©2006-2013
#38-39 Lavender Town ©2007-2013
#40-45 Idle Herald ©2006-2013
#46-49 A Winner is You ©2007-2013
#50-53 Dusk ©2007-2013
#54-55 Princess Bitch ©2007-2013
#56-57 Ill-Fated Hero ©2007-2013
#58-66 Contest of Heroes ©2008-2013
#67-72 Shangri-La ©2009-2013
#73-79 God Complex ©2009-2013
#80 Halloween Princess Pandora ©2010-2013
#81 Bystander ©2008-2013
#82-84 The Hero’s Choice ©2011-2013
#85-88 Id ©2011-2013
#89-96 Impure ©2012-2013
#97-98 DeviantArt Exclusive ©2007-2013
#99 Black Wings, Kaminari ©2010-2013
#100 Myself ©1984-2013
All stories, characters and all other aspects of each story are copyright material belonging to me.
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Comments:

Guest 25th May 2013, 6:06 PM edit delete reply
let the shipping begin
CyberSkull 25th May 2013, 7:04 PM edit delete reply
CyberSkull
Wow that's a lot of characters! :D
Jadelynn 25th May 2013, 7:16 PM edit delete reply
Jadelynn
I read all the statistics.

ALL OF THEM.

bookmarking the playlist for future enjoyment.
AliJ5533 25th May 2013, 9:56 PM edit delete reply
AliJ5533
Dang... I need to start reading more of your stories
j-eagle12212012 28th May 2013, 11:50 AM edit delete reply
j-eagle12212012
awesome. the last one is great she looks just like you
DiEvAl 12th Jul 2015, 2:01 PM edit delete reply
Do you mean that there are 13 polycules with exactly 2 people in each, or that there are 13 edges in total in all of the polycules? :P
Transginger 25th Mar 2016, 4:34 AM edit delete reply
Transginger
Achievement unlocked; Read all the statistics.
Tamu 2nd Jun 2016, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
11, 13, 44, 61 & 89! <3 <3
Akane 20th Jun 2016, 2:15 AM edit delete reply
Reading the pages ahead with the playlist going in the background and loving it so far, thanks for giving me some new music to enjoy!:D
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