Actually this is old news.
Only the post I wrote to describe my glee seemed nearly cruel, so I decided not to run it.
Let me show you what I mean.
I don’t have for every character a tight visual beyond hight and build and hair-type. Like in real-life, I’m more interested in how their brains work than in what they’re wearing or the curve of their noses.
So when I was watching a YouTube my mother-in-Law sent I was shocked to see a man I *knew* was Kennett (never mind that he was in his 30s instead of his 20s).
Things I hadn’t consciously identified were there in front of me: medium-length hair smoothed back and tied at the nape of the neck, *slightly* slanted, almond-ish eyes (no, not the Asian kind. I’ve never noticed eyes like this before), a large, excuse me, strong, straight nose and narrow cheeks, proportionately broad chin. And a look that I could imagine resembling a friendly snake.
I hope by now you can understand why I didn’t name the fellow, or post the pictures I have collected from the internet for Kennett’s file. The description sounds rather uncomplimentary, and even assuming I protested he’s quite handsome in his own way (because of course, Kennett is), I have never been comfortable with discussing public-ish people any more freely than non-public people.
Which is why you’ll never (I hope) see anything on this blog critiquing an Actor/tress’s appearance for him/herself. It makes me cringe whenever I see that on someone else’s blog.
Anyway, Kaye Dacus has talked about this before (excellently), and I have clipped magazine pictures so I’ll be more concrete in my own mind, but (other than Irene– my wicked stepmother) I’ve never had this *match* happen before, and I wanted to note it, because it was quite fun.
LOL!! That’s great. Well when you’re book becomes a movie, you should request him to play the part.
He’d be pushing 40 by then. I don’t want this to play like Jane Eyre (May-December).
I’m cool with a private e-mail between friends (like I would be with showing a pix to someone in my living room), I just feel a public display is imprudent (because of how I describe him).
You are quite kind, I have to say, in not showing those pictures. Awesome that you found him, though!
That’s fun! I’m more focused on how a character thinks too. Some of mine have basic hair color or eye color mentioned but not much more than that.