I couldn't have said it better myself. Usually, I give a very general description of a character and let the reader's imagination fill in the blanks.
Originally Posted by Iveechan
Classic example, Elnius (a new Pokemon in one of my Fics). She is human-sized, has light blue skin, long blue hair, and she wears a helmet over her eyes (it might have been a visor). She also wears a silver and blue breastplate, and seems to have small panels on her arms and shoulders, in an almost robotic fashion.
I don't explain the particulars of whether the breastplate is spiked, or whether the helmet is removable or not. I leave those details up to the imagination of the reader and only explain the important things (that'll be used in the story). That way, I don't bog them down in small details that detract from the battle that might be going on at that point.
Last edited by SBaby; 15th December 2006 at 8:04 AM.
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