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Character Study: Lord Conall Maccon

Character Study: Lord Conall Maccon, Earl of Woolsey, Head of HRM Bureau of Unnatural Registry (BUR)

"Mark my words, I will use something much, much stronger than smelling salts," came a growl in Miss Tarabotti's left ear. The voice was low, and tinged with a hint of Scotland. It would have caused Alexia to shiver and think primal monkey-thoughts about moons and running far and fast, if she'd had a soul. Instead it caused her to sigh in exasperation and sit up. ~ Soulless

Lord Conall Maccon, Earl of Woolsey, was yelling. Loudly. This was to be expected from Lord Maccon, who was generally a loud sort of gentleman – the ear-bleeding combination of lung capacity and a large barrel chest. ~ Changeless

He was not drunk in the halfhearted manner of most supernatural creatures, wherein twelve pints of bitter had finally turned the world slightly fuzzy. No, Lord Maccon was rip-roaring, tumble down, without a doubt, pickled beyond the gherkin. ~ Blameless

Original Notes
Human
Dark brown hair
Tawny eyes

Wolf
Dark brown fur, brindled gold and cream
Yellow eyes

Other
Smells of open grassland and wet trees
Just over 200, born 1673
20 years in London

Here is a collection of images that remind me of Conall.






Comments

Sean Bean! Sean Bean! Sean BEAN!
Richard Armitage!? *flails* *fangirls*
Sean Bean I know and love! But who is the gorgeous man in the first picture?
Gerard Butler *insert spratan war cry here*
Now that you say it, yes, it is him! He looks much younger, though and a tad fuller in the face.
Love this, especially the images that remind you of him. Methinks I should do something like this with my characters.
It is fun.
Fantastic set of images. Lord Maccon is a great character, and him being "pickled beyond the gherkin" made me wake up neighbours again. :-)

Although I could kick him for how he treated Alexia...

I have this habit of character-picturing also... it helps so much.
He is fun to write, but a little brash and emotion of action.
Love love love me some Sean Bean. And the Chosen Few!!!!
Oh my...Lord Maccon is most pleasingly arranged.

*fans her face with her hand*
Lord Maccon! *yay* (sorry, fan moment...)

I really like Sean Bean and Richard Armitage, but I vote for Gerard Butler *roar*. I can't help it, I love his Scottish accent (it sounds so wild...).

Associating images with characters is a great idea.
Oh, Sean Bean as Sharpe! Yum!

I really like the idea of having images you associate with the character. Did you come across these pictures during research or were you looking for something in particular?
Some are ones that I have horded, some are concepts that I have always had I just went and found an image to associate with it. Other are particular. I'm pretty visual as a writer so I really like the idea of design boards for characters.
I adore that you make these posts. It's a fascinating look at the characters as you see them as a writer, and it gives me a better sense of them as a reader. Thank you!
My pleasure, I'm having fun doing them and I'm delighted you like them.
Oh my! These are just the three boys who took turns playing the Earl of Woolsey in the version of Soulless and Changeless playing in my skull as I read the books.

Delightful!
Fantastic images! It's great seeing Lord Maccon, or any character for that matter, through your eyes.

Love Richard Armitage too! I never thought of him as Lord Maccon but that man makes me swoon (especially in North and South!).
So many excellent images of Lord Maccon (especially the delicious 'human forms') I love the tawny deerstalker coat and that gorgeous wild countryside shot too. And the amber. Oh yes, I associate him with amber too and not just because of his eyes...the warmth, the sense of stone that has just a bit of sensual malleability to it...
I love your character items (except perhaps the haggis, lol). Lord Maccon has the sofa I want. Beautiful wolf photo. Is it wierd that I haven't seen one with that colour coat before?
Gerard Butler, Sean Bean, and wolves: what wonderful things to see first thing in the morning.

I love the tiger's eye. That's just how I pictured Lord Maccon's eyes.
All those pictures are somehow scarily similar to the image I had in my head of Lord Maccon. Which obviously means your describing him well! Sexy Scottish men, yesh. *give you a big thumbs up*
And a hearty thank you for the Caber Toss!
I have to say I was a Bean fan all the way until you mentioned Richard Armitage. The Maccon in my head has always been darker and broodier than SB, but with more of a chin than Gerry Butler. And Alexia is quite right: he is a handsome wolf. Woof!
I'm rather fond of Sean Bean. He just so happens to be one of my favorite actors. Is it sad that I was already picturing something like him when I was reading Soulless and Changeless for the first time?
I can so see Gerard Butler or Richard Armitage as Conall. Be still my beating heart!

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Just read the first book and loved it. My number one pick for Lord Maccon though would be Paul Blackthorne, from Lagaan, Dresden Files and Lipstick Jungle

(Anonymous)

Lord MacCon, Alexia, Lyall

Gerard Butler would be just perfect, and I can see Armitage and Bean. I could also see Clive Owen because he has the size, or possibly Kevin McKidd (although a redhead) or Daniel Craig for the intensity.

If, for some reason, you are forced to go with a North American - Nathan Fillion fills out tight pants quite nicely (see Firefly series episode "Shindig". :D) Still thinking about actresses for Alexia. :D Maybe James MacAvoy for Professor Lyall? So dreamy!!! And Alan Cumming for Lord Akeldama. :D

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Is it Maccon like bacon or Mason?
Neither. It's like Mac Con, like MacDougal. You know, Scottish.
This is great fun! I really love these character studies. Now uh, could you do one for Professor Lyall (sp?)? I think he is a hoot and very under appreciated.

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I want a sample of how his voice sounds. Sometimes his dialogue starts sounding like Scrooge McDuck in my head.
Have you seen the youtube video of the Steampunk Scholar and i doing a reading? He does a great impression of the way I hear Lord M in my head.
Shaaaaarpe. :D Yay Sean Bean.

I also think Hugh Jackman would be a good Conall. Particularly Prestige!Hugh. But maybe that's also because he made such a nice Wolverine. :p