When I was reading one of my romance books by one of my favorite authors, Caroline Linden, the line that defined my Troll King's personality jumped off the page. I was able to play with it with the Dowager and her jousting knights, but it was my romance books that clarified the Troll King's personality... devilish without being truly evil... just a little dangerous (maybe even roguish - *smiling*).
So, was this a one off? No, I have often been inspired by my reading which allows me to escape to another time and place. And again, my romance books came into play. As I mentioned previously, my Gooblin King has been very adamant about showing up before I even finished the Troll King's introduction.
And it is hard to talk about someone when you don't even know their name other than you might recognize the face. I am glad my writers are so well educated and research their characters as much as I do when developing my dolls.
~ To Catch an Earl by Kate Bateman
How does this name/definition apply to the Gooblin King? That will be revealed when he is ready to show himself. Have I also answered my previous question? Art and Romance go hand in hand... like the chicken and the egg. I don't think one can say they are separate but both enhance the world... for it would be a sad world indeed if we didn't have art for the eyes and romance for the soul.