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Machiavellian is the one Kate put up today, so we can do that one too. Aka Littlefinger esque characters :P

Absent-minded professor
Angry black woman
Bad boy
Boy next door
Cat lady
Chosen One
Damsel in distress
Dark Lord/Lady
Drunken Sailor
Eccentric Mentor
Elderly martial arts master
Evil Overlord
Femme Fatale
Flamboyant/Show Off
Fool for Love
Girly Girl
Girl next door
God or Goddess
Grande dame - a flamboyant woman, prone to extravagant and eccentric fashion; usually a stereotype of an elderly high society socialite
Guy’s Guy - masculine in an exaggerated way, rugged, tough, fearful of weakness, adventurous and aggressive
Investigator - Withdrawn, Intense, Cerebral, Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated, Can become obsessed/highly focused on a goal.
Irresponsible - avoids commitment, dedicated to the moment, to his freedom, fears being chained down to a schedule
Lover/Love Interest
Mad scientist
Mother's boy
Scaredy Cat
Tortured Artist
Town Drunk
Tragic Hero
Troubled Teen
Warrior Hero
Wicked Stepmother
Wild One
Wise Old Man
Woman’s Man - loves women above all else, women love him and are drawn to his inspirational, passionate qualities, smooth talker motivated by love and belonging yet may have trouble committing

You just have to be careful with that place... once you go in you never come back... it's just like wikipedia :P

Announcements / Re: Worldsmyths birthday fun thread!
« on: June 15, 2017, 05:49:54 AM »
One more day to enter :)

Wikipedia has a good list of archetypes, as do a few different websites. I went looking for some ages ago. I can compile a list if you like. I am enjoying those posts and think it would be good to do here too because there are so many that can apply. And we can discuss what is good/bad about the archetype, and even talk about our characters in their archetypes.

The Fantasy Genre / Re: Fantasy - it doesn't have to be medieval
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:30:16 AM »
I know of a few series which have excellent worlds that aren't medieval, and one which is extremely rich in it's worldbuilding.

Michelle Paver - The Chronicles of Ancient Darkness (a 7 book series), it's most familiar by the first book Wolf Brother. She is the author with the rich worldbuilding, and did extensive research into the areas which she wrote about, even down to really small things like the food and materials used in clothing. Her series is more of a historical fantasy, but it almost feels like it could be so real. I really adore this series. It's about a boy who has been separate from nearly everybody his whole life finding his way and fighting against the evils of the land who turn on him, when they realise what he is. 

Trudi Canavan - Every book she has written. They all have their own worlds and one series switches to multiple worlds, all feeling real and yet fantastical. Lots of magic involved in her works. Personally I love the world of Ithania best, as each area is both familiar and different, and goes along perfect with her created people, including mermaid-esque people and flying people.

Jay Kristoff - Nevernight. I wrote a review on here about it, I really love this book so much. It does have that slight medieval flair, as in you can imagine it being around those times but it is never written in a medieval time. If that makes sense. I suppose it is hard to break away from the medieval cliche when as soon as you mention armour and swords your mind immediately goes there. But it's about a girl who is on a revenge path.

Introductions / Re: Saying Hello
« on: June 10, 2017, 06:08:54 AM »
HI and welcome :) hope you enjoy it here!

Fanfic got me back into writing, and I found it a great gateway to writing my own things. I used fanfic to build up my own characters in a setting I was aware of and I think it really helped with my characterisation. I think so long as you aren't making money on it, it's ok.

If people do fanfic of my own work, I'll be fine with it. It shows the reader was that passionate about my writing that they wanted it to continue. I can't see how that's a bad thing! I don't know if I'd read them though, as seeing my characters act OOC might be weird. I'm not sure I'd like that. But it'd be interesting.

Writing Games / Re: WIP Wednesday!
« on: June 08, 2017, 04:33:43 AM »
10th page? Think you should have chosen smaller. I haven't got 10 pages of my wip atm. So instead I have picked a line from my second chapter

My father walked in front with Celeste trailing so close she could be his shadow.

Announcements / Re: Worldsmyths birthday fun thread!
« on: June 08, 2017, 04:30:35 AM »
Woah! Some good answers there ;) updated the leaderboard. Hope it was a bit of a challenge :)

Announcements / Re: Worldsmyths birthday fun thread!
« on: June 07, 2017, 06:57:03 PM »
So close with Kevins' name! A couple of wrong answers, will add your total to the leaderboard now

First Time / Re: Intro
« on: June 02, 2017, 06:09:10 PM »
Hi :) welcome to the site, hopefully you'll register and share with us about your WIP, it sounds cool :)

I also hope we can help you finish it! Or give you the motivation to do so

Introductions / Re: Hiya All!
« on: June 02, 2017, 06:00:03 PM »
Hi and welcome :) hope you have fun here!

Announcements / Worldsmyths birthday fun thread!
« on: June 02, 2017, 05:56:41 PM »
So I thought it might be fun to have some activities! I've tried to do different areas and hopefully less google-able things. Of course the main theme is fantasy, and I tried not to do too much... so here it is!

Each activity has points, they'll be pointed out with the heading, and obviously the idea is to get as many points as you can. The person who gets the most points wins. In case of a tie there will be a tie breaker question or something, because there can be only oneeee.

So, let's begin.


Nice and simple ;)
(so she says)

71 points can be made from this, plus two bonus points. Bonus points?! :o
There are two words hidden in there which I found making the answer sheet and I thought they were hilarious to add in :P I won't tell you what the word is (cause that'd be too easy) but instead I shall give you a clue.

Word 1: A beast/creature of fable who resides in the snowy mountains
Word 2: I have a sword and I am going to _____ you!

Please find the wordsearch in the attachments :P


Inspired by Bilbo and Gollum, and of course straight out of fantasy, here are some riddles for you to solve. Each riddle is worth 3 points, so you can get 24 points from this section.


You eat something you neither plant nor plow.
It is the son of water, but if water touches it, it dies.


A serpent swam in a silver urn
A golden bird did in its mouth abide
The serpent drank the water, this in turn
Killed the serpent. Then the gold bird died.


Turn us on our backs
And open up our stomachs
You will be the wisest of men
Though at start a lummox


Bury deep,
Pile on stones,
My mind will always
Dig up them bones


It occurs once in every minute
Twice in every moment
And yet never in one hundred thousand years.


It can be said:
To be gold is to be good;
To be stone is to be nothing;
To be glass is to be fragile;
To be cold is to be cruel.
Unmetaphored, what am I?


There is not wind enough to twirl
That one red leaf, nearest of its clan,
Which dances as often as dance it can.


What has roots as nobody sees,
Is taller than trees,
Up, up it goes,
And yet never grows?


Each question is worth 1 point, and you can get 41 points in total from this section.


1. What 1986 film features a red kind hearted beast named Ludo?
2. Which film shares a word the title above is directed by Guillermo Del Toro?
3. What does the Empress need that will save all of Fantasia?
4. What type of creature is Falkor?
5. What does the Wicked Witch write in the sky above Emerald City?
6. Who does Dorothy's house kill?
7. What are the names of the Pevensie children?
8. Who is Shelob?
9. What's the house number and name of the street that Harry Potter grew up in?
10. What is Harry's patronous?
11. Who greets Aragorn at the black gates of Mordor?
12. Who is the Lady Amalthea?
13. Who does Lucy befriend when she first enters Narnia?
14. What is the name of the owner of the Prancing Pony?
15. What is the name of Fred and George Weasley's joke shop?


1. What tv show starred three sisters with names beginning with P?
2. And their names?
3. Asshai and Lys are places known from which show?
4. Which tv character was originally from Thrace in ancient Bulgaria?
5. In the UK what is the term to describe all types of programs that feature elements of the fantastic?
6. Why do Mal and Zoe always cut their apples in Firefly?
7. A greek legend brought to tv, who were they played by?
8. Emma, Regina, Henry are main characters from what show?
9. What is the weapon used by the famous warrior princess?
10. Jimmy Novak is better known as?
11. Who sends Jayne his hat in Firefly?
12. What is the second language that people in the Firefly universe use?
13. What is the name of the language that Angels use in Supernatural?


1. Which actor born in 1922 has been in at least two multi-film series?
2. This actor in his later years went on to do what sort of music?
3. Which famous English man has been portrayed in many films, mostly played by american actors?

Fantasy and literature

1. Which fantasy creature is found all around the world in slightly different forms?
2. Name the author who wrote fairy tales told in seriousness?
3. What is another name for Welsh dwarves?
4. What makes them special?
5. Charles Lutwidge Dodgson wrote which famous fantasy novel?
6. What is the name of the creatures whose name means “Choosers of the Slain”?
7. Which subgenre of fantasy incorporates Chinese martial arts?
8. Which famous anime/manga features the characters Serenity and Endymion?
9. Which creatures are known for hating iron?
10. Which mythological creature is a large being made out of smoke?

If my maths is right, the maximum you can get is 138 points. I tried to make this a mixed bag of difficulty, and this is my first time making this sort of thing so I hope it is good and I hope you have fun! Please post your answers in a comment when you have finished, one answer post per person please marked in bold ANSWERS. Feel free to post normal comments too! Also you don't have to answer everything just do your best :)  I'll update this post when answers come in to see who is winning.

Answers must be in by the 16th of June, you have til the last second of the day EST :P

Good luck!


justaddnoise1985 - 128 points
Kherezae - 17 points

We had some image prompts before, but at the time people were preferring word prompts so we stopped them. There are image prompts in the normal prompt area though :)

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