Where wild minds come to rest
I used to think, up until recently, that my DD characters didn't really resemble myself but I just realized, that I've put more of myself into them than I realize.
My main DD character is Jay. Recently, I've decided he is 15 years old and just starting High School. He's blind, due to a car accident that took his Mother's life and he has a twin sister who is sort of like him but at the same time tries to distance herself from him because he is just so... Out there, that she has gotten tired of 'Oh you're Jay's sister...' from everyone. Jay, despite being blind is independent to the point where if somebody tries to do something for him that he knows he can do, he's liable to punch them. He loves Martial Arts, and is something of an expert and even teaches despite his handicap. He also loves hitting the skatepark, and he will keep at a trick till he nails it. He has a band called No Limits, in which he is the lead singer, and also lead guitarist.
These are all things I wish I could do. I can't skate to save my life, and I can't really play guitar all that well. I used to be into martial arts, but when I was younger, while I was good at the katas, I couldn't really spar, because all it took was one punch to my stomach and I would be gasping for breath. I also hate my voice even though I love to sing.
In attitude, Jay is my opposite. Where I tend to go with what other people say, if Jay doesn't like something, he lets it known, and if someone is in his face, threatening him, he's going to knock them on their rear end. I don't know why I made him blind. Maybe it's because of my love of the movie Daredevil, or because I see all too well the failings of people and just wanted him to be able to follow his gut instead.
One thing that seems common across most of my fantasy worlds is that either the main character or one of the main character's friends are twins. One of the earliest fantasy worlds that I escaped to was that of Dolphin Girl and her brother. I don't remember a lot of details, except I think I gave her the power of turning into a mermaid or maybe she was just really really good at swimming (I love swimming). She had a twin brother. In my X-Men world, the main char, Tomokai, was friends with a pair of telepathic and telekinetic twins.
I would write more, but I have plans to help a friend with their computer today and I'm hungry anyway so I'll leave this here. Does anyone else notice this sort of stuff?