Research for my long term comic project...
Might need this to be moved to general discussion or something, not entirely sure it fits. Sorry.
Anyway, I've been working on this comic for... Three years, now. Obviously, I was a 13 year old weeb when I started and it's suffered through a lot of crap. Gary Sue was everywhere and little made sense.
But I never actually started it, just planned it out a lot (which resulted in a lot of admittedly good and complex plot-points and such that I can re-use). Recently I'd been using one of the characters in the UTAU fandom as an avatar for one of the voices I made, and he'd been completely refurbished.
I started to rethink everything, and now I have a lot of backstory and characters refitted to my current not-so-weeb state. The only thing I can't bring myself to change is that it's based in Japan. Ahaha. It's mostly inside anyway, we'll all survive.
But the reason I made this thread is because I still can't decide some things for a main character, so I'd like to ask the general public for opinions.
Would you expect that the mental state of an immortal man (after 4 or so years of little social contact other than a homicidal devil, delivery boys, dead bodies and convenience store workers) be fairly intact? When I say fairly, I mean he's not going to immediately shoot everyone he comes across or be a mute.
Would you think his personality would be more cold towards everyone, or an okay guy (keeping in mind that he was raised by a loving family and has limited internet access)?
He had a passion for education when he was younger, but it faltered in his solitude and depression. Would he still speak in a wise style unsuited for his younger age, or would he have stopped learning so avidly when he got depressed and now he sounds a little uneducated? Would he be overly formal or not formal enough?
This last one is the one I'm having the most trouble with... I want all my characters to have an individual speaking style, and the main characters doubly so. Since one has a Cannon voice, that was no trouble, but this other one is hard to figure out.
Thanks in advance. This thread might be updated with more questions, should I come across them