April 4th, 2005

Illustmaker me

In defense of one-dimensional characters

I just got a Shifts review which was kind, but which also took me to task for not developing Snape as fully as I developed Peter, and it set me to thinking about the issue. The truth is, I didn't especially develop Peter--he's got a backstory quirk or two, and that's about it--but, yeah... I gave him more page space than I gave Snape, and more motivation.

Why?

It's not that I don't have Snape backstory. I did a fairly extensive one for him in Of A Sort and "Invisible." But I didn't bring it into Shifts at all. Collapse )