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08 April 2009 @ 10:11 pm
Backstories  
My first post was my intro post, so I'm not sure if this counts as double-posting. If it offends, feel free to shred this.

Per request, I would like to inquire if any of you have a backstory? Like, did your character (or you, depending on your viewpoint) sprang out of your head, fully formed, or is there is a dark and horrid past behind him/her/it/you?

For example, I have perfectly illogical origins: As I've commented in the post below, Drak'rrth doesn't have a clear point of origin; he's just me, and vice versa.

Where did you come from?

EDIT: I'm rather heartened by the response, but I'll try to clear things up a little. The backstory is where the character came about, from an in-universe viewpoint. The out-universe viewpoint I'll call a history instead. For example, that example I put is a history, because I don't have a backstory. This should be a lot clearer now.
 
 
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Ezekiel Oruvenzekedragon on April 8th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
The story is long...
Well I had expected that it would be a backstory for the character himself, rather the origins of someone's personal character. I'll write both.

I came up with Zeke 9 years ago, at the age of 14, as a character for a series of stories I was writing back then when I was a pretty prolific writer with dreams of being published (Lulu could make that a reality these days). He was just one of seven very differing characters, though I will admit that I developed him probably more fully than my others since he was the subject of the first book (now game). Each of these characters also had certain aspects of myself that I projected upon them, in the case of Ezekiel (yes, the name was loosely based on the Book of Ezekiel, the strangest book in the Bible) I let shine through my own traits of a frightening callous indifference, incredible atrocities, and ultimately my own sorrow for being as such.

His character backstory explains it better, and I'll give a quick overview of the setting since it's important to the characters development, he lives in a feudal republic called Sembia, the fact that the planet is 2/3rds larger than Earth and has horrible torrential winds dividing the multitudes of islands made it difficult to trade and communicate between their varying cultures, as well as fair distribution of technology, until one of those cultures achieved large-craft air travel, which propagated their own culture on a global scale, however the less technologically advanced cultures' customs and mores still prevail during the setting, so you get an interesting mixture of modern technology used alongside iron and medieval techs.

This actually works out rather well, and in Sembia results in a particular division of 500 or so soldiers called the 47th Division, "Masters of the Gun and Blade". Zeke trained with this division at the ripe old age of 16, however around 19 left due to a dishonorable discharge. Despite this, he continued to refine his techniques, and all at once, after finding a new sword, enters into an involuntary, yet controllable and quite memorable, rampage in the town of Armenis. The weapon was coated with a chemical substance that altered his body chemistry, invoking a great hatred, and he subsequently slaughtered over 300 people there. This atrocity landed him into a very high security prison and a death sentence, relieving him of all weapons and such, then he's released by a daring prison break by another group of people who believe that he can be forgiven, as it were. They're secretly financed by the company that manufactured the weapon, as well, and succeed in breaking him out, even though he'd rather be punished for what he did. Throughout the rest of the game it's basically you trying to "repent" for your past actions, and thus you have his backstory. Hope that cleared things up a bit, if there's anything else you're curious about do ask. I'd like to answer.

- Zeke
Drak'rrth Ssekmithdrakrrth on April 8th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
But my bandwidth isn't...
I've switched to a limited bandwidth connection here, so I'll make this brief.

It sounds interesting and all, but I'm wondering if the game has been published - or even made. If not, it may be possible to start an RPG somewhere? Would be interesting.
Ezekiel Oruvenzekedragon on April 8th, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
Re: But my bandwidth isn't...
No, nothing has been published. It's a disappointment, but to be honest I've been worried more about doing my software development rather than game making. A different W:A was supposed to be an RPG, not Zeke's story, but I'd love to work on that one too. And hey, if you've got ideas...

- Zeke
Drak'rrth Ssekmithdrakrrth on April 9th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Wow, I can't even do any programming, besides the very simple (although I'm hoping to learn). And I don't know what's a W:A, but I assume that's a world you've created with the intent of becoming an RPG. I don't have anything myself, except for my stories, but we could try to find a furry-RPG friendly forum and start something.
Sasha DarkCloudvulpixnine on April 8th, 2009 06:52 pm (UTC)
The only real back story that I have is that I am me, except in anthro form for now. I still need to develop my fursona as a character. But then again, I have other characters as well that I have not developed yet. So, I need to get going on that.
Drak'rrth Ssekmithdrakrrth on April 9th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
I have to admit, I didn't bother developing either a backstory or a character, which just shows how bland I am. My character is simply myself, albeit in a different form (of course).
MagicLocket ::magiclocket on April 8th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
Azazz-a-zaz-a-e!
Heh <3.
Azazzii was originally created as just a character I wanted to make for a story/comic of mine. She's depicted so oddly because she's also supposed to represent a bunch of random stuff I like and such.

Her design came off what I liked and what my close friend looks like (Ex. her hair = my friends hair). But her personality is more around like me and made up wise.

She was re-modified to fit me when I wanted to draw what I would look like if I was a Dragon. :3
Ezekiel Oruvenzekedragon on April 9th, 2009 02:15 am (UTC)
Re: Azazz-a-zaz-a-e!
Ooh I'd love to see a drawing, your icon isn't necessarily that revealing. :)

- Zeke
Drak'rrth Ssekmithdrakrrth on April 9th, 2009 05:17 am (UTC)
Re: Azazz-a-zaz-a-e!
Agreed, it's just a rose. You should try drawing yourself sometime and put it as your userpic!
MagicLocket ::: Rawrmagiclocket on April 9th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
Re: Azazz-a-zaz-a-e!
BLASPHMEY!
IT IS A DRAGONFRUIT!!

XD

But I'll add one. =3
Drak'rrth Ssekmithdrakrrth on April 12th, 2009 03:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Azazz-a-zaz-a-e!
Personally, I think you have fruit on the brain. Never really liked dragonfruit, except the name. Hope you put up that picture soon.
MagicLocket ::magiclocket on April 12th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Azazz-a-zaz-a-e!
I'm starting to think that myself.
Dragonfruits an acquired taste...I like it.

And I guess I'll massage you a W.I.P.
Cause I'm a person who hates to show my own work =~=.
MagicLocket ::: Detailsmagiclocket on April 9th, 2009 06:36 am (UTC)
Re: Azazz-a-zaz-a-e!
Revealing?...
;D How's that?

The fruit is a perfect example of what Azazzii is like my friend.

It's revealing enough. ^-^

(I'm working on a full body picture now tho ;3)
Majymajy_the_dragon on May 4th, 2009 12:46 pm (UTC)
Its ok if you double post as long as its not the same exact thing twice x3.

But my fursona Majy comes from an entirely different dimension and planet. The planet is named Wikia and he comes from an island called Wikiwiki Isle. Its really a strange concept since the planet isn't at all like earth.

In universe he came from the original concept if you've seen Yu Yu Hakusho. Hiei's demon form. For a while i had a fan char like that then he started evolving over the years to be more draconic but he only recently became a dragon like two years ago x3. It was a wierd transformation. Thats also why hes green. His species is a very old concept i had around the time of his creation which is named Demagrogen. Its a Dragon demon hybrid. The dragons being Eastern and western. The western im not sure which specific breed of western but the eastern id have to look up the two types to remember.