I’m so excited that you are writing more for vital! I absolutely adore your writing! As far as inspiration goes, maybe try looking back into the MCU character? Touch base with the movies and listen to rookers voice again. ￼￼￼I find that always helps me! Maybe it’s worth a shot? Happy writing!
That’s what another user (maybe you? 😉) said! Great idea 👍💙
One thing I do when I'm stuck or need to get the drive to continue writing for a character is to watch interviews with the actor. Its a way to both remind yourself why you like the character/actor so much and hear the way that they talk. Sometimes its difficult to write because you can't imagine the character saying it, so watching videos/interviews/compilations help you get used to how they speak. I hope this helps? 💜💜💜💜💜
This actually helps a lot, thank you! I will consume some Yondu media and get some writing done next week 💪
I’ve been struggling to balance story along with fanservicey nsfw scenes since it’s a “trying” chapter.
Additionally I’ve been making more headway in my personal novel in the last couple months than I have in years so I’ve been spending more time on that.
Plus… I feel like I’m slowing down on my Yondu fandom. I still love it but I’ve been working on the Vital for so long that I’m getting a little tired of it 😔 I just need to get back into it and find inspiration for it again….
Could there be a part in the vital series maybe where y/n really wants to discover more about￼ Yondu so she temporarily deactivates her translator somehow so she can spend time listening to Yondus actual voice and language/dialect. The only other time she was able to hear that even for a moment was when they first met. I don’t know…I just think it would be really interesting and romantic. ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼I’ve just been thinking about this a lot lately. I love your work you’re amazing!￼￼ xoxo
Awwwwww I LOVE that idea! Aww maybe since the babies don’t have translators they’re hearing his natural voice and so she wants to??
The question is, what does he speak? Does he speak Centaurian? Kree? Galactic Standard? 🤔💙
Peter Quill: my guy friend. We joke around a lot, bond over earth music. We laugh at inside jokes about earth culture. No one else gets it - makes it super fun. We think we are cool.
Gamora: my go to for fashion advice and hand to hand combat training. We talk about killing men we don’t like together.
Drax: annoying uncle type. Like omg you seriously need to chill we are not talking about that in public. Asks really personal questions. He’s working on it. Would battle entire armies for you.
Mantis: BFF. She knows all my secrets. Girl talk all the time. We giggle like little girls and paint each other’s nails and talk about boys.
Rocket: fun uncle. Super rude, constantly cussing. Teaches me about inventing stuff and helps me with custom weapons. He let me scratch his ears once. I am not allowed to tell anyone.
Groot: will grow me flowers sometimes. Coloring buddy. Needs to be supervised sometimes, still learning to understand him.
Yondu: HUGE CRUSH. He doesn’t know. Totally clueless. Just how I like it. Helps me with target practice occasionally. Super protective because I’m the new “little Terran”. Mantis knows I like him but she’s sworn to secrecy.
Kraglin: big brother vibes. Very attentive and caring. He’s totally a killer, but hides it well. He will listen when no one else will. I can trust him with anything. Except my secret crush obvi. He would totally tell.
Handling cultural differences with Yondu Udonta would include...
Okay, so I lied… I won’t finish Rampage before posting Michael Rooker content… I just had ideas that needed to be realized. Also, I’ve finally replied to a bunch of your lovely comments! I apologize for not doing so before - I kept putting it off (and I couldn’t figure out how bc I’m dumb like that). I’d also like to say that one or two of these were loosely inspired by Vital, a Yondu fanfic written by the one and only @loveisyondublue! Please check it out if you haven’t - you’re in for a treat!
I did not reference race, gender, sexuality, or physical appearance. If I missed something, please let me know so I can change it!
- Literature and media is present in many alien cultures, so the concept of what a movie or book is is not completely lost on Yondu (there’s also Peter to thank). The problem is that it’s super rare to find any from Terra. The stuff you do find, you either don’t have the right equipment to watch it on or it’s in another language…
- Alien music is kinda fun, but kinda dangerous too. You have to be careful if there’s a live performance somewhere because some vocal frequencies - while fine for others - are painful for Terrans. You once were at a bar with Yondu and there was a live performance. Halfway through the third set, Yondu freaked. You had started to bleed out of your ears, but hadn’t noticed. You ended up being fine, but Yondu has never been the same since.