When I was watching RuPauls Drag Race… and thinking about the story of Tournament Cosmos, that the story of tournament cosmos is pretty much “It’s a reality show, the winner becomes a Magical Super Star with fame and cash” it occurred to me that Victoria/SilverSnow would be perfect for such a story, the twofaced dramaqueen, a sweetheart around important people and media, a b*tch in daily life, who main goal it is to be the famous. She wouldn’t be the exact same character that also has been in SMOCT though… I’ll start over with her like SMOCT and all that never happened.
I mean if there’s one thing I learned from SMOCT, it’s that it is for a character to have a drive to win…
Victoria wasn’t willing to sacrifice much to get the prize in SMOCT and a character who isn’t willing to sacrifice things to get to the main goal will get stuck when things get hard.
And with Nina / Zima so far she’s entering, because she promised her grandma to win and because it sounds fun, those reasons might get her half way, but if she would run into someone in the competition who has far more important reasons to win the might turn out to be too nice and not driven enough… I mean Nina doesn’t care for fame and money.
Victoria on the other would be dedicated to win, very dedicated. However Victoria would need quite a revamp, both visual ( she need to lose the sailor uniform off course ) but also personality wise, while I’m fine with her being a snobby, selfish b*tch, I made the mistake of trying to make people feel sorry for her to much. When you have a mean character with a sad back story it can go two ways, the audience can start feeling some sympathy and the audience can start hating the character because there not only mean but also whiny . I now realise that Victoria was stuck to much and two long in “oh poor me” moments.
So now I’m a little stuck, I’m not sure whether I should go with:
The fun loving, easy going, friendly, lazy, carefree Nina/Zima. Who will give me the opportunity for instory friend making, being silly and having fun. But who might also be too nice and easy going to let the story progress.
The snobby, b*tchy, selfish, determined, hard-working, extravagant Victoria/SilverSnow. Who will give the opportunity to get conflicts with almost everything and everyone if I want to which can be more interesting story-wise. But who might also to serious and not fun enough for the contest.
Sigh why do new idea’s always have to struck when I’m already busy with an idea.
Anyway, I really hope you can give advice.