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Thanks Alec. Regarding your comments on Red, I agree that is the interesting aspect of the character. Those elements you highlighted, but also how she deals with being rejected by everyone. She's rejected by society because she's a mutant, but she's rejected by fellow mutants (including her lovers, like Alpha) because she's a vampire. She's the ultimate outsider.
I totally agree on the character vs plot arc argument. Some of my favorite scenes and lines that I’ve ever written were totally organic, just putting the characters in a spot and seeing what they do and say.