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Lights On The ‘Skin & Earth’ Comic:“I Actually Ended Up Writing Myself Into All The Main Characters”

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Rock Sound 25 June 2019 at 14.23

Can you spot Lights in any of her characters?

Lights is on the cover of Rock Sound, celebrating 'Skin & Earth' - the album that changed absolutely everything for her! Pick up your 'Skin & Earth' fan packs, worldwide from SHOP.ROCKSOUND.TV.

Inside Lights' cover feature she revealed that she writes a little bit of herself into each of the characters in the 'Skin & Earth' universe.

“Everyone says that your first fictional character is just you, or how you see yourself, and I was aware of that going into it,” Lights shared. “Self-deprecation and a bad sense of humour, insecurity... those were the things that I wanted to write into En, the main character, because that’s what I identify with. I can’t identify with a perfect person. I wanted to write this dorky, insecure girl who’s trying to find her strength, her confidence, and what she’s meant to do. But then I actually ended up writing myself into all the main characters: En, Tsu and Priest. I took reference photos of myself as all of them too, when Beau wasn’t around!”

She then revealed which traits in each character that she associated with herself, sharing “En is sort of how I feel I really am, and I think people can get to know me a little bit by her reactions to things, even though she’s totally a fictional character. The Tsu character is more like I wish I was like, beautiful and confident and badass, and she doesn’t give a fuck. There’s a part of me that feels like that sometimes, so when I was writing her I’d literally sit differently, get into the mode of that character and how it feels. Priest is the part of me that maybe I don’t trust, the part that makes bad choices, and maybe isn’t a good person sometimes. It was very revealing about how I feel, how I wish I was, and how I’m not.”

This is just a (super tiny) taster. Read the full story of Lights' 'Skin & Earth' era exclusively inside Rock Sound! Pick up your 'Skin & Earth' bundle below:


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