I'm going to try to explain, with a little more depth, with a little more clarity, what it means when I say "The characters tend to write themselves."
It is quite true and I recognize that it comes across quite nuttily. But it is true! The characters do tend to balk and get rather moody when I try to force them into situations that don't sit well them. It's almost as if they are physically resisting my pencil (or these days my stylus).
Of course, I arrogantly will try to throw my weight around as their creator and insist that I know best.
And it is always futile.
The farther off track I push them, the less they cooperate, and generally, as I said, I tend to wake up one day and acknowledge that I am defeated.
I'm force3d to agree that Mr. Spook would not say such a thing. This really isn't the way the Pod'l'pool Cuties would react to that particular situation. And I end up reworking the sequences until everyone is quite happy with me.
And of course, as I reread this, I recognize that this sounds either really pretentious or thoroughly insane.
Well, regardless, I think it does help make sure , in the end, that there will be better Beanworld stories.