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For anyone who is wondering, Wednesday became 'black Wednesday' for me because I cannot draw mid-week!
In fact I'm sure the rainforests mourn Wednesday too by the amount of paper I tear through in frustration... so this is a blog for all who know what like it is to regularly shout at their pencils
Oh yes it's also all about fictional characters plus interviews with them, yeah, that too :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Tor Riel

Another unusual character to add to our ever-growing collection Tor is not only the first Druic elf we have ever interviewed but also the first eunuch. We never inquire why at 26 years of age Tor has been stripped of his genitalia, it is possible he was born that way but much like the subject in question we don’t have the balls to ask.

Tor is 6ft 6in and usually identifies as male, he has a somewhat feminine build but with broad shoulders. The androgynous look seems to be en vogue with male elves at the moment; still unlike the majority at least Tor has a genuine reason. That said he reveals he is, understandably, often confused about his sexuality.

Confused or not he is confident in his skin, an assured exhibitionist who enjoys flaunting his physical prowess. He explains that being a eunuch doesn’t bother him but it does make other people uncomfortable as they don’t know how to respond. A sentiment we wholly support as we skim the subject for a second time.

In person Tor is kind, polite and far too honest for our liking. He has a quick wit and an open smile. A flirtatious and chatty egocentric he likes to talk about himself a lot. He could easily be labelled as a cheap and flamboyant gossip, that is, if his inherent narcissism were not quite so obvious. 

It surprises us then that he considers himself a master of stealth; he assures us he is very good at blending in and keeping secrets. (Please note: we immediately distrust anyone who says this with our secrets.) He enjoys a good mystery and solving puzzles. Tor tells us he likes to play detective, that he always chooses smarts over fists and that there’s nothing like following your gut feeling to itch a good hunch. This notion is laughable at first, until we discover that he really does freelance as a Private Investigator and can literally become invisible. 

Tor may appear overly-trusting yet proves he is anything but na├»ve; he has a sharp intellect and sleuth-like intuition. He leads our line of questioning and selects the content of subsequent conversations without us even realising. He admits he likes to be the clever person in any given relationship, as though having a high IQ gives him superiority over us lowly drones. That’s not to say he doesn’t enjoy having his mental agility tested, it gives him great pleasure to outmanoeuvre worthy opponents.

Just goes to show that narcissism has its uses, without it we suspect he would be utterly crushed when beaten at chess.