Sort of a weird question, BUT unique character power ideas for a story…?:)?
So, I’m writing a book and I was hoping for a little bit of help….So, something like ‘control over sand’ or ‘control over ice.’ I guess something specific 🙂 I really appreciate it!Thanks everybody!It’s going to be posted under XAwkwardxDestinyX on Wattpad and Destiny of Burning Sand on Quotev, I promise to give full credit to who ever for the powers( Plus not to mention POINTS!)
OH!And before I forget( Sorry!SQUIRREL moment!xD) I’m looking for a powers that may work with my main character.She doesn’t have a name yet(Still deciding…xP), but she’s a 16 year old girl ‘without emotions’.She has inky black hair that reaches to about the middle of her back, and pale grey eyes…oh, and her best friend( a guy named Isaan, red-head) has control over sand…So, YUP!Thanks again everybody!:D
Hmm, here’s some ideas:
– Control over emotion
As she doesn’t have any emotion herself, perhaps she could control other people’s emotions.
– Control over life
Again, perhaps her power has contributed to her having no emotions. Perhaps she accidentally killed her cat when she was younger because she was having a tantrum. So she realises that her power is bad. But then she can also make plants grow quicker, heal people, revive etc. Just a few ideas there feel free to take what you want from it.
– Control over fire
Always a kickass power and as she sounds like a relentless, potentially kickass person, perhaps it would suit her. But then again it is quite common.
– Control over voice
Sort of like ventriloquism, she can ‘throw’ her voice out so that people hear it but don’t see her lips move. It was in a comic once. The detective fooled the criminal by making echos of “we’ve got him” behind his back so he would turn around and the detective could arrest him. Pretty cool huh?
– Disguise power
She can change her features to whatever she wants, even morph into other people. I guess this fits on because she sounds like an outsider.
– Control over light
She can absorb and emit light. So she can then a lit room to pitch black in daylight etc. Or perhaps, less drastic, just electric lights, which leads onto the next power)
– Control over electricity
Says it all really.
– Control over wind
This could fit in well with her friend’s power, so they could make sandstorms.
That’s all I have for now! Good luck with it!
The main story of Isaan is most certainly its history, for which anyone can refer to Wikipedia to gain a surprising amount of information: History of Isan.
memoirs of an Isaan story
jeddersdrumsnmusic Uploaded on Jan 5, 2009
I sung this in Thai, however it is rough and needs more work. All instruments are played by myself, and I wrote and recorded it in a 3 hour studio session, so it is very rough. I am also not a singer, and have never sung before….especially in a language that I only know a little of, so go easy on me tiger!
It is a response about my time in Thailand, and the song is about the Thai man who meets a young lady, leaves her with child, and then meets her years later to find her working the bar because she had no choice. It is about regret and the loss of innocence, however many Thai people will probably not understand my attempt at their language.
Please give honest opinions, as I am doing this for my degree in music, and I will be writing about it.
Tell me what you think of it, what things you understand about it, how well you think I am interpreting parts of the Thai culture, what you think of the musical nature, etc. cheers!
There is an entertaining blog that anyone in the West who is interested in Isaan should be able to enjoy:
After decades in dog-eat-dog corporate America, a businessman throws out the white shirt and necktie for the T-shirt and open-toed sandals of Northeast Thailand, or “Isaan”, where he morphs into an English teacher. There, he finds a culturally unique and rich environment–still largely undiscovered by the tourist crowd.
For Isaan news pieces from a Western and Thai perspective, why not check out the Isaan Record │ Telling the Stories of Northeast Thailand:
Based in Khon Kaen, the capital of Northeast Thailand, our team of Thai and American writers focuses on the social and political movements redefining the Northeast region, officially known as Isaan, and the country at large.
In the past 30 years, three seismic shifts have awakened the Isaan populace and empowered them to fight for meaningful change in their communities, cities, and the region at large. First, the rise of the NGO movement in the 1980s demonstrated the very real power that effective social mobilization can have in changing the life of the average villager. Second, decentralization reforms of the mid-1990s established the Tambon Administration Organization (TAO) as a local governmental unit comprised of popularly elected local representatives. By giving power directly to local constituents, the TAO invited rural villagers to take political initiative in their own communities. And most recently, in the early 2000s, Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra’s populist platforms of rural debt relief and affordable health care gave the people of Isaan reason to believe that government in Bangkok can respond to the needs of Thailand’s rural constituents.
Today, the 21 million inhabitants of the poorest region of Thailand have political and social critiques of their own, but almost no voice in popular media. By reporting on the grassroots movements of the region, The Isaan Record offers more insight into the lives of those Northeasterners who are fighting for institutional change in Thailand. We deliver stories from Isaan in the earnest belief that a better-informed populace is the foundation of a healthy democracy.
For much of its inception in 2011, The Isaan Record had been just a blog by the same name: The Isaan Record │ Telling the Stories of Northeast Thailand. And for awhile — most unfortunately — it had even ceased publication.
Earlier I mentioned the blog of an English teacher living in Issan. A more cynical blog by a Westerner or Farang is Isaan Life. It often yielded some interesting observations, and has many times proved helpful when I was researching for a post of my own. However, I am unsure if it is still being maintained — its last post was December 2, 2012, as I check on it now. The authour may be neglecting it in favour of his other blogs — which collectively have had less visit-time from me than this single particular blog.
Oh, well. We all have our priorities, whether or not anyone else deems them of equal merit.
A university research paper that I have referred to in the past focuses on Isaan story-telling — here is its “Abstract:”
Throughout much of northeast Thailand (lsan), Lao is the dominant local language. In areas near the Cambodian border Khmer is dominant. Suay is spoken in certain areas. There are pockets of Phutai speakers in the region. And various other dialects are dominant in places (Khorat) for instance. In the entire area of Isan, at least fifty dialects still exist.  Today, however, central and official Thai is rapidly becoming the dominant language throughout Isan. Villagers are embarrassed to speak their own language in front of more urbanized Thai. Children are taught not to speak in their own local dialects and are sometimes even punished for doing so in the schools. If this attitude exists among people of all levels, we are in danger of losing our diversity in languages and cultures. Thailand may become mono-cultured (language included) and whenever this culture is threatened, we may not have any culture that is considered our own at all. Our one language, central Thai, could easily be threatened as we adopt more technological advancement. This paper discusses a three-year research project, using storytelling to revitalize the local dialects and folktales. The successes, failures, and suggestions for future cultural challenges will be discussed.
 Smalley, William. (1994), Linguistic Diversity and National Unity: Language Ecology in Thailand. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
If you want to give it a look, it is barely 11 pages long, and was written by a Thai: STORYTELLING, A MEANS TO REVITALIZE A DISAPPEARING LANGUAGE AND CULTURE IV NORTHEAST THAILAND (ISAN).
Of course, there are other stories about Isaan, such as this:
This particular book is also available in German.
There are quite a few books featuring stories centring on Isaan themes.
I shall close this eclectic post with these further related references:
So some of the negativity is warranted, but this should not stop you from being interested in Isaan women, not by a long shot. Instead you should use all of the horror stories out there as cautionary tales to help you avoid the …
Publish Date: 04/16/2013 5:26
Tourism Council of Thailand needs to meet with Tom at www.isaan-live.com to get up-to-date, accurate information on Isaan (Northeast Thailand). … “Building a dinosaur city would be one option to create a new attraction in the northeast …we can use excavated dinosaur bones to create a story board and imitate forest conditions seen in the Jurassic Park film.” It won’t be new. There is already Jurassic Park in Kalasin but I guess the Tourism Council of Thailand isn’t …
Publish Date: 04/12/2013 21:52
KoratFart.com – Nakhon Ratchasima and Isaan Forum for Art, News & Culture. * Simple Machines Forum. Welcome, Guest. …. Maybe there’s more to this part of the story: Quote. She had lived with Mr Dokset for about six years …
Publish Date: 03/01/2012 5:53
Wat Pho Chai is the most important and revered temple in Nong Khai. The temple houses the Buddha image of Phra Sai, a sacred image, which is much revered by Lao and Isaan people alike. The centuries old Phra Sai …
Publish Date: 11/26/2010 19:16
I spent last weekend in Northeast Thailand (Isaan): Ubon Ratchathani, Sisaket and Surin. I was with a group of women from all parts of the world who were traveling, as members of The Thai Textile Society, in search of silks.
Publish Date: 12/02/2010 19:57
Lao History In Issan
1ProudLao Uploaded on Feb 5, 2009
How it all started…
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