Ask Nigel Feb 18, 2012 18:53:36 GMT
Post by Nigel Kitching on Feb 18, 2012 18:53:36 GMT
I would to start this post by saying that you're my favourite writer from Sonic the Comic as I highly enjoyed many of the stories and characters you had created.
There's a question that had bugged me for quite awhile and I hope that maybe you could answer them if possible?
Is Dr. Zachary related to Knuckles in any way? Or, was he just an echidna villain that had survived?
Your reply would be much obliged ^_^.
Always nice to hear that somebody enjoys my writing - although it's going back a bit now.
I'd never thought that Zachary was related to Knuckles he was just one of the echidna race. I don't really have a detailed back story for Zachary - I had some idea he was a criminal and had been imprisoned on the Floating Island in some kind of suspended animation or something. I'm not a big believer in creating a character then patiently developing a detailed back story. I like to think of (hopefully) exciting story ideas and then developing charters to tell that story. I like that creative freedom. Too many of my students have obsessively detailed 'stories' lots of complex world building and detailed characters - but what's the point if you have nothing to say? Other people I speak to think you should know your characters in minute detail - I'm not so sure. Not every detail of somebodies past is relevant to a specific moment in time and it's that moment in time you want to be interesting to a reader.