Section 3 - Personal Traits
-- Is the character the long-lost child/descendent/sibling of a Beatle?  No.
-- Was the character adopted or did she live with people who were not her parents as a child?  No.
-- Did the character have a tragic youth? (Examples: abuse, neglect, abandonment, sexual trauma, second or third-class cultural status, slavery, extreme poverty, forced criminality, or being the sole survivor of any disaster)  No.
-- Does the character suffer from guilt about something terrible that she did in the past?  Guilt? Nope. Viv does have some issues, though they are issues any normal girl would have.
-- Do the other characters eventually convince her that it wasn’t her fault?  Nope.
-- Did the character have an unusual birth?  No. I haven't even thought about her birth.
-- Does the character have a twin or a clone of the same gender?  Nope. She doesn't even have a sister.
About whom you plan on writing another story later?  No.
-- Does the character have an extraordinary singing voice?  Hmm...tough one. Viv is a singer, but I don't make a huge deal out of her "magnificent singing voice" and she doesn't impress anyone with it. I made her a singer for a reason, so I'll have to say no. Besides, not everyone with a recording group in the 60's had an extraordinary voice.
Or play a musical instrument amazingly well? 
The guitar or flute, for instance? 
More than one instrument?  No to all of these. The Tangerines don't play any instruments.
-- Does the character do what you do for fun or profit? (This includes having the same job you have, or would like to have, or having a job that sounds like a lot of fun even though you know nothing about it.)  Singers have to deal with a lot of show-business bullsh*t, so no.
-- Is your character unusally intelligent?  No, but she's not a moron.
-- Does she know facts that most ordinary people would not normally know? (i.e. the batting average of every member of the New York Yankees, from 1945-1950)  Who the hell DOES know that?
-- Is the character a professional singer?  Yes. +3
An actress?  Nope.
A model?  Nope nope.
A songwriter/dancer/producer/band manager?  No.
A fan?  Nope again.
-- Is this character royalty of any type? Princess Vivian!
That she does not originally know about?  No.
-- Does the character make more wisecracks than John Lennon?  She has a sense of humor, but so do her friends, and she finds herself outwitted at times. So no.
Because John Lennon is your favorite Beatle?  John is my favorite Beatle, but that's not why I gave Viv a sense of humor.
-- Does everyone end up liking your character (at least among the characters you like)?  Hmm. I guess so. +1
Section 4 - Super Powers
-- Does the character have any form of magical/superhuman powers?  No.
-- Is your character from another planet?  No.
-- Does the character have telekinesis or telepathy? (Answer yes if the character has a twin.)  No.
-- Is your character psychic, or does she just "know things" for no apparent reason?  No. Too cliche.
-- Can the character fly?  No.
Without the aid of wings?  No.
-- Do animals (especially cute, fuzzy ones) instinctively like the character?  No. There are no animals in my story--except for "birds". But you'll read about that later...
Section 5 - The Love Connection
-- Does the character fall in love with and/or have sex with one or more of the Beatles?  Gulp! Yes. +3
Because you want to have sex with one or more of the Beatles?  Tricky, because John is no longer with us and I have a wonderful boyfriend. But if I were young and in the 60's ...
Fine. Yes. +1
-- Does the character fall in love with and/or have sex with another person from the music world? (Think: A Beatle’s brother, a dancer, a producer, a songwriter, etc.)  (Add an extra point if that person is Brian Epstein.) Good old Eppy! But no.
With whom you would like to fall in love and/or have sex?  No.
-- Does the character fall in love with and/or have sex with another original character?  No.
With whom you would like to fall in love and/or have sex?  No.
-- Does the story feature the character's wedding? 
To a Beatle? 
And is attended by one or more of the Beatles and/or Brian Epstein, Mal Evans, etc.?  No. No wedding for Viv!!
Section 6 - The Real World and Your Character
-- Would you like to be friends with the character if you met in real life?  Sure. +1
-- Do you think everyone who reads the story should automatically like the character and want to be friends with the character?  No. I would never expect that--everyone's different!
-- If someone tells you he/she doesn't like your character, do you take it as a personal attack on you?  No. Constructive criticism, at least, means they take you seriously as a writer.
-- Do you ever pretend, just to yourself, that you are the character? (Be honest!)  Sigh...SIGH! Alright, yes. Every once in a while. +1
Section 7 - The Fiendish Plot
-- Do you introduce the character and give us her complete life history on the first page of the story?  No.
-- Do you tell the story from the character's point of view, all or mostly?  Yes, the story is told in first person, Viv's POV. +1
-- Does the character meet the Beatles, and after a few tense pages of plot, become friends with them?  Not after a few tense pages of plot, but the Beatles and the Tangerines do become friends. So, yes, I guess. +2
-- Does your character die for any reason?  No. Viv lives!
When she dies, do one or more of the Beatles go into deep mourning?  No.
Is she brought back to life by the end of the story? (This includes your character being presumed dead, but turning up alive after all.)  No.
Is she brought back to life in a sequel?  No.
-- Does the character manage to develop a friendship with an otherwise villainous character, and through this friendship, reform the other character?  No.
Is the villain in question Yoko Ono?  Hee hee! No.
Is the villain in question Mark David Chapman?  (Note: DON'T write a story like this. Ever.) NEVER, NEVER, EVER would I write a story like this, read a story like this, or even THINK of a story like this.
-- Does the villain become evil again after the character dies, but retain some last vestige of goodness from his/her interaction with the character, evidenced in one selfless action at the end of the story?  No.
-- Does the character save the day and/or another character's life?  No.
Through magical/mystical intervention?  Never!
Through dying?  Yeah, right!
Through almost dying?  No.
-- Do you plan to write many more stories revolving around this character?  I hadn't even thought about it, so no.
* * *
And Viv Lang scores a ...
A "borderline character. Characters in this range are potential MS's, who can go either way dependent on the author's skill."
Let's hope I have enough skill.
... she will cry when she learns we are two...if I fell in love with you ...
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