I’ve been thinking about socks lately because one of my fave online shopping places has new designs in, and I’ve been buying one design I love–“Fight Like A Girl”–for everybody. And at roughly the same time I’ve started sinking into who Nita is.
I know she wears all black because she’s so driven that she doesn’t have time for clothes, and because it absorbs heat, and because it fits her mood most of the time. Also, if everything’s black, it all matches. But I thought she’d have a secret lust for color, and that her big sister would know about it, and she’d buy her something that was wildly colorful that she could keep hidden. My first thought was underwear, but I’d done scenes with Liz and her t-shirts and underwear and it didn’t feel right.
And then I saw the “Fight Like a Girl” socks, and I remembered that when I’d gone in for the eye surgery, the nurse looked at my feet and said, “You win best socks of the week” (different socks, same store), and I thought, “That’s it. Socks.” And then I started searching for the Socks That Nita Would Wear.
And then I found Sock It To Me:
(That top squid is Cthulhu. Because Nita says so.)
And of course there’s Amazon:
The key is, I picked them all because they’d fit in with scenes or conversations I already knew were coming up. They’re actually part of the plot.
Socks. The key to characterization. Who knew?
(I’m going to have SO MUCH FUN with these. And the other ones I picked out. And will pick out. SOCKS!)