We all get some of our ideas for our characters from elsewhere. Books, movies, TV shows, comics, manga, anime, etc. A Facebook post has been circulating where you post the "three fictional characters you identify as" and it made me think of Lusternia and how that's often true of our own character personas.
So! What characters have inspired your Lusternian persona?
Sylandra I think has a bit of the following character archetypes in her DNA:-Margaery Tyrell from Game of Thrones
-Highly ambitious player of the political game through social maneuvering, particularly through marriage.
-Careful in what she says to which people.
-Exceedingly well connected.-Daisy Buchanan from The Great Gatsby (The good and the bad!)
-Shameless flirt and a cynic. But sentimental.
-A bit self-serving, but never overtly so. Subtly manipulative.
-Appears more innocent than she actually is.
-Similar fashion aesthetics.-Lady Amalthea from The Last Unicorn (mainly her appearance, but also a few mannerisms)
-Mainly the appearance, but also, Lady Amalthea's uncertain awkwardness in her human form is basically Syl at her most vulnerable.
-Also probably the part of Sylandra that's obsessed with writing tragedies.
-Also I could see her with Mia Farrow's voice.-Lady Mary Crawley from Downton Abbey
-Both shady and a lady, but even though she's known her share of past scandal, manages to always redeem her image.
-Stubborn beyond all reason, yet manages to stay graceful.-
Ambitious and sometimes a bit too standoffish (particularly in matters of the heart), but actually a good person. Usually
Your turn! Share what characters have inspired your Lusternia personas.
Sylandra has a very signature (and somewhat twisted) sense of humor