Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Diverging Dramas

Aberration Blog Hop: Finding The Most Aberrant Characters

By definition aberrant means the departing of an accepted standard, or the diverging from the normal type (Google search, 2013). Author, Lisa Regan, in celebration of the release of her second novel, Aberration, is hosting the blog hop, which runs through June 6th and 7th. In Aberration, FBI profiler, Kassidy Bishop is on the hunt for a serial killer who is an aberration - a freak - even among serial killers. In lieu of Regan's new novel, the Aberration Bog Hop is to highlight characters that, like the serial killer her main protagonist is searching for, might be labeled as 'different'.

Top 5 Aberrant Character - Small Screen Edition 

5.) The Walking Dead (2010) - The Governor (David Morrissey). Where do I even begin with this psychotic character? The Governor definitely lives in his own psychosis and the dangerous part is that he portrays himself with normalcy, yet when he draws you in, you glimpse the chaos that resides within. The Walking Dead on IMDb.com
4.) Game of Thrones (2011) - Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey). The Lannisters are a clan of interesting and mostly aberrant individuals. Cersei and her brother Jaime, qualify as aberrant because they do not follow social standards, in the means that they have children togetherGame of Thrones on IMDb.com
3.) Dexter (2006) - Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall). Dexter is a serial killer living by a strict code that was set by his police officer foster father; far from any normalcy. Dexter on IMDb.com
2.) Homeland (2011) - Carrie Matheson (Claire Danes). Carrie struggles with her CIA position and Schizophrenia, a disorder of the mind. Homeland on IMDb.com 
1.) True Blood (2008) - Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin). Sookie was labeled a 'freak' at a very young age, due to her telepathy abilities. True Blood on IMDb.com

As a writer, almost like a 'bonus' character I would like to introduce you to Xylo. Xylo is an aberrant character within my first book, Going off Dreams (K.E.Nowinsky). She was not always different, but because of her choices in life, she has been transformed into a woodland dryad that is cursed with her indiscretions. To read more about the Woodland Dryad General, Xylo - read Going off Dreams.