Every Friday, I’m posting something about how the real life “The Four” overlap with the fictional four Kota Warriors.
As some of you know, The Kota Series is based on what “The Four” (myself, my brother, and our childhood best friends Kaly and Luke) played as kids. Each of us is represented by one of the four Kota Warriors (Bullseye, Rave, Tigris, Whitewolf). So, I’ll be sharing personal quirks that carried over into fiction, fun/weird stories we played as kids, our childhood drawings, pictures related to The Four and The Kota, etc.
Should be fun, and it’ll give you an idea of how weird or little minds were as we created this story that, years later, turned into my book series. 🙂
This week, Kaly’s quirks in Tigris.
When we were little and creating our characters, Kaly’s character of Tigris went through several metamorphoses. At one point I’m pretty sure she could turn into a horse. In our heaviest X-Men-influenced phase, Tigris basically was a ripoff of Jean Grey, constantly having her powers increase and swooning from telepathic headaches, then going on power-hungry rampages. Still later, she took on a similar persona to Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar version. Finally, by the time I got my hands on her for the writing of The Kota Series novels, I found a way to balance everything out into the character Tigris is today.
BUT, some little Kaly quirks are still a part of Tigris (as they should always be), even if only I notice. Such as:
- Blond hair, petite frame.
- Called ‘Sis’ by sibling.
- The calm voice of reason to the group (at least when we were kids).
- Loves ice cream. (book 1)
- Loves horses (book 4)
- …more that I can’t remember right now.
I love getting these extra little bits of info about the characters you’ve created. It’s fun to find out things like this as I’m reading the book. Keep them coming!