Thursday, June 6, 2013

Aberrant Animals

Aberration Blog Hop:Finding The Most Aberrant Characters

By definition aberrant means the departing of an accepted standard, or the diverging from the normal type (Google search, 2013). Author, Lisa Regan, in celebration of the release of her second novel, Aberration, is hosting the blog hop, which runs through June 6th and 7th. In Aberration, FBI profiler, Kassidy Bishop is on the hunt for a serial killer who is an aberration - a freak - even among serial killers. In lieu of Regan's new novel, the Aberration Bog Hop is to highlight characters that, like the serial killer her main protagonist is searching for, might be labeled as 'different'.

Top 5 Aberrant Characters - Animal Edition

5.) Happy Feet (2006) - Mumble (voiced by Elijah Wood) was considered a 'freak' because he wasn't like all the other penguins. Happy Feet on IMDb.com
4.) Babe (1995) - Babe (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh) was a pig raised by dogs and learned to herd sheep. Babe on IMDb.com
3.) An American Tail (1986) - Warren T. Rat (voiced by John Finnegan) presents himself as a rat but is really a cat! An American Tail on IMDb.com
2.) FernGully: The Last Rainforest (1992) - Baty Koda (voiced by Robin Williams) is a bat that has has been the victim of one too many experiments. FernGully: The Last Rainforest on IMDb.com
1.) Dumbo (1941) - Dumbo's mother actually names him Jumbo Jr., but with his 'freaky' physical features of his large ears, he's quickly renamed by some rude elder elephants. Dumbo on IMDb.com

As a writer, almost like a 'bonus' character I would like to introduce you to Xylo. Xylo is an aberrant character within my first book, Going off Dreams (K.E.Nowinsky). She was not always different, but because of her choices in life, she has been transformed into a woodland dryad that is cursed with her indiscretions. To read more about the Woodland Dryad General, Xylo - read Going off Dreams.