I have a few that have read my ARCs (Advance Reader Copies) and asked me, especially the writers, who inspired my characters.
As you know, my original version of this and all of my writing are fan-fictions.I have a base who loves them (and I love them back) and are my super readers for tweaking stuff and giving into an idea 100% out of love and without worry about profits and editors and marketing and all that crap.
The original source is Onew/Eunsook (the loves of my life). Skye was Kibum, Neah was Tae, and Torrez was the late, but immortally great Kim #Jonghyun. This fanfiction won acclaim and awards. It was a great story to me.
For the novel version, the inspiration lied with Jaye Davidson. I’ve always loved Jaye Davidson’s portrayal of “Ra” in #Stargate. My universal draw to science fiction and his ability to slip in and out of genders always AMAZED me. His grace and demonstrative power through simple actions (don’t get me started on his characterization of Ra, it was so profound) drew me to him, eternally.
When I imagined Ezra, I imagined someone powerful and someone who moved with an inherent grace (even if Ezra wasn’t aware of how graceful they were -because he’s a weirdo–).
Jaye Davidson and this clip particularly, was all the inspiration in the world.