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Character Development - Jack by chill13 Character Development - Jack by chill13
Yeah, Jack. I know. Don't look at him that way. I was twelve. I couldn't do you justice.

Jack Benson's a very old character of mine. I came up with him when I was about ten and writing a novel about the Bermuda Triangle (it's a time warp back to dinosaur times, you know). Then he became a character in a comic strip called Blonde City.

Jack is, in short, a statistical anomaly. (The proper scientific term is CMS Coincidence Misfortune Syndrome) No matter what he does or where he goes if something can go wrong...it does. For instance, he's been hit by lightning twice, lived through a tornado and an earthquake, been in four bank holdups and has had three cases of amnesia. And he always manages to crawl out of it alive.
But he doesn't really mind. In fact he's under the extremely misguided expression that his life is normal. Despite his crazy life he's generally upbeat and optimistic. Although he does have a few neurotic tendencies.

He has two noticeable scars on his face. The one across his nose was from a disgruntled parrot. And the one on his jaw came from a vicious sewing machine accident. There's a cryptic tattoo on the back of his left hand. You can ask him where it came from:

"What? This?" He holds up his hand and glances at it with a airy shrug. "I was mugged. Woke up in an alley behind a tattoo parlor."

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LilaBlack Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
u were twelve?:O_o: dude, that's pretty good for that age!
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chill13 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Round abouts.  Thanks!  He was kind of my pet.  I used to draw him all the time.  He was a main character in both a sci-fi novel I started and a comic strip.  (neither of which were very complete)
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LilaBlack Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that happens often around that age..:D i'm currently writing around 10 stories, around 3 with my friends, and i have ideas for a bagillion comics...but i seriously doubt any of them will be ever finished...:(
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chill13 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As of now I have around 40 unfinished stories. Some have been abandoned quite awhile ago but some I'm still working on.
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LilaBlack Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gosh..i wonder if it's like that with every writer...:? i mean, did J.K.Rowling have tons of unfinished stories before she actually finished something? are there 1238 never finished books on J.R.R.Tolkien's attic or something???:O_o:
The world may never know...
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arcnova Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
For example: my 2.5yr old recently got "hospitalize him" sick, (turned out to be a passing thing thank goodness, food allergies stink) while my husband was hiking in a canyon and unreachable to come and take us to the ER. The three weekends before that my husband hung out at home playing video games, murphey's curse would have placed the incident on one of those weekends forcing us to go to the ER because the pediatrician wasn't in and ruining an otherwise uneventful, relaxing weekend. But noooo, it had to be at the worst possible time that could be arranged! I count my blessings that I only have a mild case of the curse lol.
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chill13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, dear!!
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arcnova Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
excuse me, it should say ...video games, murphey's law would have...
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arcnova Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think I still have the manuscript for the Bermuda story! (no more floppy drive though lol)
I call CMS murphey's curse, as opposed to murphey's law. Murphey's law happens to everyone, it's when your two year old barfs while you're getting ready for work and you have to call work and tell them you'll be a few minutes late, murphey's curse on the other hand is when your two year old barfs all over your work clothes after you've already arrived at the daycare five minutes from work and a half an hour from your house. Jack just has a really bad case of Murphey's curse lol!
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chill13 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. A very bad case! He's the kind of guy who gets trapped in the elevator when the power goes out...with a pregnant woman...who goes into labor.
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