I'm so excited and inspired! A lot has happened in my life lately, and it kind of birthed a character xD
So I'll get her ref out soon, but I'll give you guys some teasers and why I chose them:
I got a bike recently, it's old but I love it. I'm currently fixing it up a bit, and i may repaint it one day, but it is rideable.
I love fixing up things and this inspired me to create a character who's.....
1.) a bicycle mechanic! She fixes up old bikes and does repairs. I thought that was an interesting trait.
Next, I've been learning the language of Esperanto. It was created in the 19th century to be the international language and easiest language to learn. And trust me IT IS. It's awesome! It combines many common languages around the world, and there are actually societies that speak wholly in Esperanto. They are considered "natives" of the language, though it's not a country. I found a group in Houston, TX that speak it! That's the closest area to me that I found
***I love learning languages, so I'm going to do an intense 2 week study on Esperanto (as suggested by the Irish Polyglot Benny - go check out his blog fluentin3months.com - he's not even joking, if you have the passion for it, and if you check out his language learning tips, you can learn a languages within 3 months or less than a year; pretty darn fast!)
2.) She's an Esperantist! I'm thinking she's going to either be in a society that speaks it, but if not that, she's definitely fluent in it, so she'll have an Esperanto flag in her workshop and home.
I've been taking a class on Buddhism, and I always loved meditation, but I understand it a whole lot better now.
3.) She practices Buddhist meditations and mindsets, but she is a strong Catholic.
Since she's an Esperantist (probably learned from her parents), I decided to name her with a name of the Esperanto origin.
4.) Her name is Pipra. Esperanto for "Pepper" (then I thought of the Iron man movies, I love Pepper )
I just have to decide on her appearance now. I'm really excited because she has some fun substance to her!
Hope y'all are doing well!