We are in the midst of a heated argument – James and myself, the co-writers, are at odds.
This is my perception of City-State’s ultimate villain, Supreme Judge Kaisin Harkin:
To me, a female reader and writer, Harkin exudes power with remarkable good looks and exceptional charisma. As a co-writer, I have spent many hours intricately describing Harkin’s savvy appearance and bold fashion choices. He is “mine” – and he is hot.
On the other hand, this is how James, my writing partner, envisions Harkin:
Really? What the hell, James? This guy?
Villains and antagonists drive the plot and give life to a story and its conflict. Harkin makes City-State incredibly horrible, so he needs to look gorgeous while he destroys lives, right?
And this argument between James and myself continues. It may have something to do with male versus female perspective.
What do you think?
Harkin will survive… in his long, black trench coat, his red shimmery tie, and his shoulder length dark hair pulled back into a loose ponytail.