Monday, August 7, 2017

A New Character With a Special Place in My Heart

So to understand where this character came from and why I love her so much, you have to know a little about my mom. My mom has been loosing her sight rapidly sense I was a teenager. She is now legally blind, and only has a bit of peripheral vision left, but she hasn't let it slow her down, and she has just kept on kicking life's ass despite barely being able to see it anymore. She has always been my hero, always been there for me, and always accepted me. Her attitude toward loosing her vision has only made me admire her more.

All this brings me to my character, who I made sort of in honor of my mom. My character is named Suzania after my mom's name Susan, and Suzania is completely blind. While Suzania's reason for blindness is a childhood alchemy accident rather than genetic eye disease, and Suzania's eyes are clouded while my mom's are still green, I still based Suzania's personality off of my mom's and gave her long black hair like my mom as well. My mom uses her last bit of peripheral vision, her trusty white cane, and sometimes a hand on my shoulder to navigate the world, but Suzania uses her innate magical ability to sense the world around her. I installed a night-eye replacer and she has it on constantly to mimic this.

Anyway, here is a picture of Suzania. I didn't model her face after my mom, but her general character is all about her.


2 comments:

  1. I'm very deeply moved by your story! So beautiful, touching and inspiring!

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  2. This is really sweet; thank you for sharing this personal story and connection to your character.

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