During the past couple of weeks me and my 160 group have been meeting up and having discussions about our project which is to talk about our cabinet or curiosities and see if there are any similarities or uncommon, strange things and create a realistic character with a real back story.
First off we all sat down and showed everybody in the group what we had in our cabinets from this we had a good idea of what the groups interests and strange hobbies are, from this we then moved on to see if anybody had any ideas for a character they would like to create. After talking and looking at each others cabinets Emily from our group has been to Cape Town in South Africa and she has relatives over there so I put forward the idea of maybe associating that into out character maybe a south african accent?
After that we then moved onto to a back story or stand out moment in his life that would have some sort of shock factor amongst the group, but we don’t want to build him to be a massive sob story with the usual poor life, we all decided that he should be living and breathing in real time. This then meant we needed to create a FaceBook page and other various social networking websites.
This is our characters Facebook page which is kept active as he is a living and breathing character with friends and a social community that populate his page.
Another thing a member of our group had in there cabinet was that they enjoyed surfing, i suggested maybe be a surfer as i felt that taking from each others cabinet was part of the task, and after having his background and hobbies we could maybe build a character around that.
That was our first discussion about our character.