Characteristics of the “Bad Guy” Antagonist
A few footnotes:
1. This list is meant to characterize an “evil” antagonist - some antagonists are perfectly decent people, and some are not even people.
2. Can also be used as a general flaws list that pertains to any character.
3. I wrote the list with masculine pronouns because English is hard, but all of these can apply to characters of any gender.
4. The four categories are just conceptual, for thought organization. Characterize freely.
Stages of Deterioration in the Human Body
The Moment Of Death:
1. The heart stops.
2. The skin gets tight and ashen in color.
3. All the muscles relax.
4. The bladder and bowels empty.
5. The body temperature begins to drop 1 1/2 degrees Fahrenheit per hour.
After 30 minutes:
6. The skin gets purple and waxy.
7. The lips, fingernails, and toenails fade to a pale color.
8. Blood pools at the bottom of the body.
9. The hands and feet turn blue.
10. The eyes sink into the skull.
After 4 hours:
11. Rigor mortis has set in.
12. The purpling of the skin and the pooling of the blood continue.
13. Rigor continues to tighten muscles for another 24 hours or so.
After 12 hours:
14. The body is in full rigor mortis.
After 24 hours:
15. The body is now the temperature of the surrounding environment.
16. In males, the semen dies.
17. The head and neck are now a greenish-blue color.
18. The greenish-blue color spreads to the rest of the body.
19. There is a pervasive smell of rotting meat.
After 3 days:
20. The gas in the body tissues forms large blisters on the skin.
21. The whole body begins to bloat and swell grotesquely.
22. Fluids leak from the mouth, nose, vagina, and rectum.
After 3 weeks:
23. The skin, hair, and nails are so loose they can easily be pulled off the corpse.
24. The skin bursts open on many places on the body.
25. Decomposition will continue until the body is nothing but skelital remains, a process that can take a month or so in hot climates, and two months or more in cold climates.
This is actually pretty interesting.
Important for writers…helps avoid either walking in and knowing someone died moments ago “from the smell” (unless that smell is piss and shit), or finding someone dead for a week that “looks like they’re sleeping.”
Reblogging for reference.
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Hey everyone! As NaNoWriMo approaches, and the month of November itself, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a masterpost of tips, techniques, and preparation exercises. I did not make any of the content listed below myself, so credit goes directly to the respective content creators. Happy writing, and remember- keep your head up. It’s not about quality, it’s about finishing. You got this. Good luck.
- 10 Tips from the Writing Box
- Five Things I Wish I’d Known Going Into My First NaNoWriMo
- Pre-NaNoWriMo Tips
- October 31st Planning Advice
- How To: Write a Novel in 30 Days
- How To: Start Your Novel
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective Writers
- Is Your Novel Working?
- Story Idea Generator
- How To: Reach Your NaNoWriMo Goal
- Staying Motivated
GENERAL WRITING TIPS:
- Developing a Well Paced Novel
- How To: Write a Novel Using the Snowflake Method
- The Opening Hook
- How To: Write a Novel
- Effectively Outlining Your Plot
- Developing Your Style
- Novel Outlining 101
- 9 Simple Writing Habits
- Dialogue Writing
- Busting Your Writing Rut
- Name Generator
- Name Playground
- Behind the Name
- Characterization Tips
- Character Chart
- Seven Common Character Types
- Advice for Writing Specific Characters
- Pre-Writing Characters
- Main Character Tropes
- Creating a Likeable Character
- The Universal Mary Sue Test
- Myers Briggs Personality Test
- 100 Positive Traits
- Character Development Exercises
- Eight Bad Characters
- Using Mental Illness in Your Writing
- Family Tree Designer
- 123 Character Flaws
- Writing Realistic Platonic Male Friendships
- Writing Intriguing Male and Female Characters
- Writing POCs
- Writing Sexuality
- Writing Primary Characters
- Writing Secondary Characters
PLOT & CONFLICT:
- How To: Write Without a Plot
- 36 Dramatic Situations
- Tips for Writing a Compelling Plot
- Plot Development
- The Art of Foreshadowing
- Plotting Without Fears
- What is Conflict?
- Conflict Test
- 5 Tips for Writing an Effective Plot Twist
- How To: Outline Your Novel in 30 Minutes
- 25 Ways to Plot, Plan, and Prep
- Plot Bank
- The ABCs (and Ds and Es) of Plot Development
- 12 Things to Keep in Mind When Writing an Ending
- Various Plot Resources
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