30 Days of Writing: #10

10. What are some really weird sit­u­a­tions your char­ac­ters have been in? Every­thing from seri­ous canon scenes to meme ques­tions counts!

Oh my God, I think I am in love with this question.

Ironically though I’m sitting here trying to think up an appropriate answer.

But when you just kinda let your scenes go wherever they want (like I do), then your characters end up in some serious whacky hijinks that make Hanna Barbara look tame.  One of my favorite things to do is mess around with gender norms.  In one series I have a male character that at some point has to go undercover as a female to get information out of another woman.  In another series a male character gets physically transformed into a female for about half the book.  Should be noted that one of these men handles their role a lot better than the other…which is part of the fun in itself.

Otherwise the “weird” situations are mostly small in nature, or at least in the scopes of the plots.  Of course I could argue that, since I write fantasy, nearly every major situation a character is put into is a “weird” one:  case in point, being told that you’re a reincarnated soldier sent to stop the Earth from being destroyed – and you’ve died 99 times before. Or finding out that you have to go pick up a piece of paper, but only after passing seven ridiculous trials first – and even though you’ve got some immortals with you, everyone is still a pussy and won’t go in first. The definition of “weird” has to be pretty wide in my stories’ cases.

But then if you made it too wide, I suppose, suddenly my stories get very boring. Hm.