1. What is the maximum amount of time your character can sit still with nothing to do?
I give him three days, tops, and that’s generous. He’s a very action-oriented person, always needs to busy himself somehow. Poor Nathan would have a very anxious Stan bugging him for something to do, he’s fallen down too many YouTube rabbit holes and is going a little nuts.
4. How easy is it to earn their trust?
Stan’s optimistic and likes to hope for the best in people, but he’s also good at reading them. The second he senses ill intent in someone, it’ll take a lot of proof to win trust back.
11. How do they cope with confusion? (seek clarification, pretend they understand, etc.)
Stan is not ashamed to ask questions when he doesn’t understand something. Only if a situation were short on time would he skip the crash course and just roll with what he knows and sees.
12. How do they deal with an itch found in a place they can’t quite reach?
Begs Nate to scratch it or finds anything remotely resembling a backscratcher.
18. What embarrasses them?
His own shortcomings, mostly. He’s highly critical of himself, but he keeps a lot of that inside. When he does make a mistake, he’ll go through self-flagellation before reverting to humor and eventually moving on with his life. Depends on the mistake.
Of course, Nathan can always find a way to make him turn bright red.
A. Why are you excited about this character?
Of the characters I’ve built over the years I’ve been writing, Stan is the only one that has taken me completely by surprise. I didn’t plan him as more than a passing character, yet he emerged. I continue to learn about him as I go, whereas with my other characters I carefully plan out their backstories beforehand. It’s an interesting experience, to be sure, and I can’t wait to see where he takes me.
Thanks again to @nightmares06 for asking and waiting patiently for my answer!
Feel free to send me more questions from this list if you’re curious about my OCs