I have been trying to think of a character I could create as part of my St. Patrick’s Day Story Challenge 2019 and it hit me like a ton of bricks.
Why not create a shamrock? I got out my iPad and started to draw my shamrock character, which, by the way, started to take on a life of its own. I started drawing a female shamrock but my drawing started looking like a male.
I was very pleased at how the drawing turned out and I thought to myself, okay, now this guy needs a name. I thought of a few but then the name Shammy Rock popped into my head and it immediately stuck.
So, where did the idea of having Shammy Rock come to life as a result of a meteorite come from? Well, in the mid 1990’s, when I was living in Sharbot Lake, Ontario, I witnessed a bright light streak across the sky. It was a pretty cool sight to see and the next day I heard about a meteorite that landed in Quebec somewhere. That had to be the bright light I saw.
Pit Questions and Answers
- Which character has a jealous tendency?
– I believe Angry Leprechaun is jealous of Shammy Rock because Shammy Rock is a new character to Storyland and he does have an impressive story to tell as to how he was created.
- Which character have I written about the most?
– I have written about Angry Leprechaun the most because Angry Leprechaun is an older Storyland character.
- Which character feels like they are treated fairly?
– I don’t think Angry Leprechaun feels that he is treated fairly because he is angry all the time but perhaps if he wasn’t so angry, he would be treated better.
- Do these two characters like each other?
– I don’t think that Angry Leprechaun is capable of liking anyone but himself. However, if Shammy Rock were to meet Angry Leprechaun, I believe he would like him because that is just the type of character Shammy Rock is.
- Which character is closer to my heart?
– Shammy Rock would be closer to my heart because he was created because of the meteorite that I witnessed.
- Will I be writing future stories about these two characters?
To sum up the character pit between Shammy Rock and Angry Leprechaun, it would be fun to write stories about these two characters. Angry Leprechaun would be angry about something, just because that is what Angry Leprechaun does but Shammy Rock would definitely try to calm him down.