I'm playing a little game this morning, doing a writing exercise I found online. It's a character development exercise, I'm fleshing out our friend Bessie. You're welcome to help with this, tell me what I've missed, suggest elements of her life and personality which will fit. And if you're new here, Bessie is one of my best buds. You can find her adventures with Fred on the left if you scroll down a bit.
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Name: Bessie Kow
Age: three years old
Height: Approximately two and a half inches tall
Body shape: Rather boxy, with heavy udders
Hair & skin color: Hair, block and white. Skin, pink
Favorite saying: Holy Pie! (instead of holy crap)
Typical Outfit: Her favorite green daisy collar and bell – yes, that’s all she wears
Mode of transportation: The redheaded Giant’s pockets or purse; sometimes the basket in the van
Immediate plan: Lick the butter
Long-range goal: Have Fred’s babies, learn to drive
Education: Bessie is illiterate
Home/Apartment: Formica Fields – the counter top in the Good Flea’s kitchen
Pet: Flat Moobie isn’t really a pet, but she considers him so, as he requires the care typical of a pet.
Best friend: Fred
Favorite food: Butter!
Financial situation: Barters with popcorn kernels, which are in plentiful supply
Hobby: Traveling, climbing, meeting new “people”
Skill: Tying cherry stems into knots with her tongue, calming Fred down
Moral attitude: Wound a little tightly, a good girl with a wild streak – she lets Fred talk her into things a little too often
Philosophical attitude: Proceed with caution, but once committed, throw all caution to the wind
Favorite book/last book read: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm/ The Secret Life of Cows
What is bedroom like: Bessie sleeps near the butter. The kitchen is typically messy, and the butter is cool and safe
Parents/siblings/kids: Bessie never knew her parents or siblings, as she was taken away as a little calf, to a farm far away from her home, then shipped to a kitchen in
So there's my little Bess.Until I write again ...
How can she read a book if she's illerate?
Favorite Book? Bessie likes the look of Babe. But she's always been fond of pigs.
Bah Ram Ewe... Bah Ram Ewe!
Bessie actually likes knowing that Babe can talk to sheep!
I absolutely adore the adventures of Fred and Bessie.
I LOVE IT!!!!
Bessie needs books with pitchures!
You've got bling!
AG - Good catch with illiteracy. And the whole Babe thing, one of my favorite movies. :) I'll have to find some picture books she loves, like Goodnight Moon or something with cows. A Fly went By, maybe. But more cows. And pigs.
Dlyn - I'm working on it! :D
Hey, I caught the illiterate thing, too, but because of the super glue, not the books. You know, as in, how did she know what it was if she couldn't read...? This is great, btw! Luvvin' it!
Sleeps near the butter. Ha!
I am feelin' the bovine love!
Holy Pie! Love it!
Um....I AM a little confused about her infatuation with butter...
I mean, I myself LOVE the stuff, but I don't MAKE it...do you see where this is going?
Anywho, about The Shack-I have about 10 pages left and I am a little sad that it is coming to an end. It is about a man who has a very close encounter with God. It is so interesting and moving. Gave me a whole new picture of how God loves us! If you ever read it, let me know your thoughts!
You are a nut! You make me laugh.
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