Thursday, August 28, 2014

If my characters went to high school

   As you can tell, this post is what role the characters from my WIP would have in a typical high school.

   Kaleth: Definitely a jock. The popular quarterback that all the girls love.

   Katria: The punk kid that gets in a lot of fights.

  Ritamarie: The shy, quiet girl who has a disturbingly overprotective mother.
 (but seriously, this picture doesn't even begin to cover it…)

   Barrow: The class clown. He jokes around a lot, but doesn't have many real friends.
(And he gets in a lot of trouble.)

   Egin: The introvert who doesn't talk to anyone, really. He likes hunting and has a crush on smart girl in his class.

   Danica: The quiet, straight-A girl who sits in the back of the room. (And has a major crush on the jock.)

   These are my babies. Yeesh, I have a lot of quiet ones.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Beautiful People Linkup #3

 So, this month I'm doing the Beautiful People linkup again. These are fun(if not extremely mentally challenging).

 Today, I think I will interrogate  interview Barrow. This guy.

So, without further ado, I give you Barrow!

Barrow: Hi guys! So, what exactly are we doing?

Me: I'm interrogating you.


Question 1: What do you regret most in your life?

You have to answer or I'll do it for you.

Fine. I regret trusting people.

Anyone specific?

My cousin.

Ok, we're moving on because you look like you want to kill something.
Question 2: What is your happiest memory, and your most sorrowful memory?

I remember once, when I was a little kid, I was in the garden playing with my best friend. Mother didn't call us in until it was nearly dark. I'd never had so much fun in my life.
Of course, he died that winter, so that kind of ruins it.

That…that is awful. I really needed more sad stories to use against you, didn't I?

And my worst memory…I was hiding in the corner, and Teir was kicking me and saying horrible things about me and…and…

Ok, we're moving on now. That's enough misery for one question.
Question 3: What majorly get on your nerves?

When people try to control me. I do what I want, thank you very much. 

Oh no don't-

When people criticize my rock collection.


I mean seriously, what's wrong with my rocks? I like them. They're pretty. You don't have to be spiteful because of it.

Dude, you're sixteen!

And that's applicable because….

Ugh, never mind.
Question 4: Do you act differently when you're around people as opposed to being alone? If so, how?

Yes. I'm very gregarious when I'm with other people. When I'm alone…

When you're alone you do nothing but hate yourself and bemoan your miserable life.


*clears throat* Question 5: What are your beliefs and superstitions?

Well, I believe in the gods and all. I am not particularly religious; not like Danica. But I pray and do my best to follow them.

Good boy.
Question 6: What are your catchphrases or things you say frequently?

"Well, this is absurd."

"Are you sure that's wise? It could end badly."

Ummm…any others?

"Where's the food?"  "Can I sleep now?"  "Ooh look at that!"  "Why not? It looks fun."  "Don't tell me what to do!"  "You're all so boring…"

That was very good, especially since I haven't come into the story yet…

Why thank you.
Question 7: Would you be more prone to facing your fears or running from them?

Well…I don't like people to know that I'm frightened, so I have no choice but to face my fears.

*cough* people pleaser *cough*


Question 8: Do you have a good self image?
OK. I'm just going to answer this one for him. Years of being abused by the person he admired most has left him…a little lacking in confidence. Which he doesn't need to be, because he's awesome. Hint hint.

You still have to write the character development. You can't just fix me in the nothingness world known as character chats.

I know. 
Question 9: Do you turn to people when you're upset, or do you isolate yourself?

I usually isolate myself. I have to trust you a lot to share my problems with you. Which doesn't happen often. I do use my friends as a distraction though. Works well until they're gone.

Oh wow, that was your last question! This next one is for me.
Question 10: If they were standing next to you, would it make you laugh or cry?
Well, after the "HOLY CRAP YOU'RE REAL THIS IS AMAZING" freakout, I would probably laugh. Because we would just be awkwardly standing there and he would say something really funny.

Thanks for letting me interrogate you, Barrow! That was fun.

For you maybe. But can I watch next time? I want to watch Katria squirm.

No. I'm not doing Katria next. And you will be turned off when I turn her on to interrogate her.


Thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed it. I did. :)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

The Liebster Award

So, Lily at Lily's Notes in the margins nominated me for the Liebster Award a few weeks ago. Thanks Lily! :) Here are the rules.

Thank and link back to the person who nominated you. 
List 11 facts about yourself.
Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
Nominate 9 bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers.
Ask them 11 questions.
Let them know about the nomination.

1. I'm a Mormon.
2. I'm slightly addicted to earlvin14's mashups on Youtube.
3. I have a little sister who is almost two and a half years younger than me.
4. I love In-N-Out.
5. Lindsey Stirling had a concert in a city near me last month and I'm really sad because she was sold out and i couldn't go.
6. But I have been to an Imagine Dragons concert.
7. I play piano, recorder, dulcimer, glockenspiel, drums, guitar, and bass. I can also sing(but not all that well). My family is very musical.
8. We also have two cats, and I loveth them.
9. A new character showed up in my WIP a few weeks ago, and I couldn't get rid of him if I wanted(which i don't). I'm just not sure how he fits into the pre-arranged scheme of things.
10. I'm having a hard time thinking of facts about me.
11. I have blue eyes.

Wow that was hard. Now for Nessie's questions.

1. If you could have any super power, what would it be?  This question always used to stump me. Now I'm pretty sure that I would want to be able to fly. Seriously, how cool would that be?!
2. What is a job you have absolutely no interest in having?  A banker. Dealing with numbers and math all day? Just… *shivers* no. Or the people that have to prepare dead bodies? No way.
3. You are a character in the last book you read. Who are you? Mimi Langlander from Key to Rondo. (Please tell me I'm not the only person who's read that. One of the best-written books ever.)
4. If you could be a side character in any book ever, which would you choose?  What counts as side character? Well, probably Marta from Jessica Day George's Dragon Slippers series. Love her sass and bravery.
5. If you found buried treasure, what would you do with it?  I would probably tell the authorities, as long as they promised that I could keep a lot of it.
6. What is your favorite smell?   THIS IS HARD. 1. In-N-Out. The restaurant smells so amazing.  2. Balance essential oil by doTERRA. I could smell it all day. Speaking of…..I'll be right back.
7. You are suddenly given the opportunity and power to dictate that one item of clothing or accessory is popular. What do you choose?  TUTUS. NOT JUST FOR LITTLE KIDS. That would be so amazing. I would totally wear a bright red tutu with spiky combat boots. *sigh*
8. If you had the ability to transform into any animal you wanted, which would you choose?  Probably a falcon or eagle or some other bird of prey. (I want to fly; can you tell?)
9. What are some of your favorite words?  ALL OF THEM. Jk. I love words so this is also hard. Discombobulate, eradicate, effervescent, vivacious, imagine, hobbit...     
10. Have you ever broken a bone?  Yes. I broke my right arm when I was ten. I was riding my scooter with my sister, and then suddenly I was on the ground and my arm and face hurt. (My mom says I'm lucky that I didn't break my nose as well.)
11. What's a song or piece of music you really like right now?  Nocturne by Celtic Woman. PLOT BUNNIES GALORE.

My questions:
1. Who is your favorite author?
2. Favorite TV show?
3. What's one kind of music you can't stand?
4. If you could date one fictional character, who would it be?
5. One author (living or dead) you wish you could meet?
6. Favorite blogger?
7. What is a weird dream you have had?
8. What fictional world would you most like to live in?
9. Favorite soda?
10. Celebrity crush(come on, everybody has one)?
11. What saying would you want on your gravestone?

I hereby nominate Stacia. And anyone else if you want it.