Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Beautiful People May 2016 ~ Verena and Liare


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It's time for Beautiful People again!  I'm excited to dust off this story for JuNo.  I probably won't finish the book in another 50,000 words but hopefully I'll come within sight of the finish line.  

 I know that, according to the rules made up by some mythical someone whose opinion supposedly matters, authors aren't supposed to have favorites, but I never was good at following rules made up by people I don't know (or following rules at all, come to think of it).  Therefore, these two are definitely on my list of favorite characters to write.


Verena Silvesti
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How often do they smile?  Would they smile at a stranger?
She hardly ever smiles.  She'll make this sideways uptilt of her lips, but smiles are as rare as blue moons.   She might nod to a stranger but not really smile, no.

What is the cruelest thing they've ever been told?  And what was their reaction?
That her aunt wouldn't take her in because she 'couldn't handle her ridiculous personality'.  She reacted by sealing herself off to love and never thinking kindly of her aunt or cousins again.

What is the kindest thing they've ever been told?  And what was their reaction?
Liare told her that he likes being around her because she's an unusual person who makes life fun.  She doesn't believe he means it.

What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood?  Why is it so powerful and lasting?
The day she was pulled out of class and told that her father had died in the bombing attack they had just seen on television.  I would imagine that the reasons it's powerful and lasting are now self-explanatory.

What book (a real actual published book!) do you think your character would benefit from reading?
Benefit from?  Probably something to do with loving your enemies or at least, not plotting revenge on them.  A book she's read a lot is Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.

Have they ever been seriously injured?  How severely?  How did they react?
She dislocated her shoulder once but didn't realize it had been dislocated until it was put back in place.  She gritted her teeth and carried on through the pain, refusing to ask for special help or treatment.

Do they like and get along with their neighbours?
Like- no.  Get along with- eh, more or less yes.  She is civil and polite but she doesn't really like people so she ignores them the rest of the time.

On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult) how easy are they to get along with?
On the surface, maybe an 8.  She's polite but not very approachable.  Underneath, a solid 10.

If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go?
The galactic capital of Ceruntu.  The planet is one giant city and races and peoples from all over the galaxy gather there.  As for a place on Earth... probably Cairo.

Who was the last person they held hands with?
Her older foster brother Won Jae a few years ago. 



Liare
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How often do they smile?  Would they smile at a stranger?
His default expression is a smile.  He smiles at everyone he comes across- friend, foe or stranger.

What is the cruelest thing they've ever been told?  And what was their reaction?
That he knew nothing of real pain or grief.  He took it with a strained smile, and managed to not stagger back at the emotional punch in the gut.

What is the kindest thing they've ever been told?  And what was their reaction?
That he's a ray of sunshine that never dims.  He blushed and thanked the person.

What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood?  Why is it so powerful and lasting?
His father hugging the man who had been the cause of his mother's death and saying, 'I forgive you.'  Liare couldn't forgive the man for years and didn't understand how his father could.

What book (a real actual published book!) do you think your character would benefit from reading?
Machiavelli's The Prince.  Verena will persuade him to read it at some point.

Have they ever been seriously injured?  How severely?  How did they react?
Not really.  The most he was ever injured was bruising after boxing fights with fellow members in his father's dance troupe, and even then it wasn't too serious because they didn't want their star dancers messed up.

Do they like and get along with their neighbours?
He's a very friendly person who's always willing to help.  He's quite popular among people and likes almost everyone.

On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult) how easy are they to get along with?
He's a 1.

If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go?
A planet in the Outer Fringe of the galaxy.  He likes adventure and exploring.

Who was the last person they held hands with?
A random old lady he helped to cross a street.


1 comment:

  1. They are just so good for each other... XD
    And the more I learn about Liare the more I like him. :D and the more intrigued I am with Verena.

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