Friday, May 10, 2013

Characters in Costume - Lillillil

I'm joining in on a link-up thing called Characters in Costume. Basically, you dress up like a character (if your an author, make it one of you own) and tell your readers about said character.

Since I couldn't fine any working picture of Lillillil online for my monthly character encounter, I decided to dress up like her. Actually, I'm not 100% sure that I have the correct clothing ... but then again, I don't think she has a status quo when when it comes to her clothing.

(Oh, and her name is pronounced Lil-lil-lil.)

Lillillil is a Silion Princess from my work-in-planning Silivock. Silivock is the name of their world/planet, and it's part of my sister's SciFi/Fantasy world. According to V, it's in the Andromeda Galaxy. Silivock is inhabited by three very different people groups, the Silions, the Alivocks and the Ridlers.  

Silions are the ones who don't like to do anything that make sense. They're Range Empaths (they can project and read emotions) and touch Telepaths. Alivocks are pretty much their complete opposites. They don't do anything unless it makes 100% sense, and even then, they must make double sure. They're Range Telepaths and Touch Empaths.

Ridlers are the lowlife of society. They're similar to humans when it comes to how much they like to make sense ... but telepathic and empathetic communication is poison to them. Since they live in a world where almost everyone is tele/empathetic, they don't often live very long lives.

As Silivock opens, the Alivocks and Silions have not been on speaking terms for about a thousand years. In fact, both are convinced that the other group has ceased to exist.

Lillillil is the fourth daughter of the Silion King, and when the Silions capture an Alivock teacher/explorer, she's the one who begs his life to be spared, claiming that she has fallen in love with him. He is then made her tutor.

This is her jumping off of a cliff. She's "testing" Rikkard (the Alivock) to see if he "loves her." Supposedly, if he doesn't love her, he'd let her fall to her death. Since he catches her, she claims that means that he does.

Yes, she's a typical Silion.

And this is her begging Rikkard to "teach her to be sensible." And, no, I still haven't figured out what she means by that.

The hair style is the important part of the costume, for all of the Alisili (the general name for the inhabitants of Silivock) girls wear their hair in braids. Ridler wear one braid straight down the back. Alivocks and Silions get a bit more complicated. Alivocks have two or more braids spouting from the same ponytail, and Silions take their braids and loop them up so that the tails form a bit of a fountain.

Here's a bit better of a picture.

Lillillil fancies herself an inventor. She's trying to invent the computer, and she convinces Rikkard to help her.

Here she is trying to install the computer into a tree ...

I asked her why, and she replied that it was because popcorn grows on trees.

And I have no idea what she's trying to do in this picture.

So, that's Lillillil. I'm looking forward to writing about her when I get around to it.


  1. Wow.

    She's quite the character! : )

  2. What fun pictures. Lillillil sounds like a fun character too. I'm glad you participated in the challenge! :)

  3. Sounds like an interesting character. :)

  4. Sounds like Lillillil is a fun character. My family calls me "Lil", so I love her name! Also, I like the different hair styles thing. That whole world sounds fun, actually.

    And is that a "Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree" reference I see?

    1. Aye, it is a fun world. I haven't written anything about her, but I have written about her several-thousand-years-worth-of-greats granddaughters, who are ... something else.

      Popcorn popping on the Apricot tree? I've never heard of that. She was using one of the phases I like to use when I don't feel like explaining something to my younger siblings and cousins.

    2. Popcorn popping on the apricot tree was an old nursery rhyme/little kids' church song I learned when I was just a wee thing.

      Several-thousand-years-worth of greats, eh? That's fun.

    3. Ah. I'll have to look it up.

      Yup. Lillillil lives about the time our world was expriencing the Flood, while Elsie and Elise, the many-greats-granddaughters, live about the time as Star Trek. (My sister is a huge Star Trek fan, owns a good-sized collection of the novels. She actually found a character in one who we're convinced is Elsie in disguise.) Elsie and Elise are the librarians and resident computer geniuses aboard the main ship of the Mika fleet.

  5. She sounds SO cool. So does her world and her story.

  6. Wow, really cool. I hope you write the book!

    1. I'm thinking about doing it for NaNo ... if one of my other ideas don't win out and insist on being written. I have about six candidates at the moment.


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