Hey everyone! Today I’ll be doing another Beautiful People post. This awesome meme is hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. I had so much fun doing one of these posts last month, so I thought I’d give it another go. Enjoy!
What is the Beautiful People Meme?
From the Beautiful People FAQ on Paper Fury:
Beautiful People is for writers. Every month, we post a list of 10 questions for you to answer about your characters. It’s designed to help you get to know your characters – their quirks, their personality, their flaws, and who they are.
Last month, the meme was themed around parents, because it was Mother’s Day in May, but there’s no real theme this month. (If you want to check out my May Beautiful People post, you can find it here.)
DISCLAIMER: I cannot guarantee that everything here is or will be canon in the future. I have spent a fair amount of time developing these characters, but some stuff is still unclear in my own mind, so I will try to answer the questions as best I can. Enjoy the post.
1.What’s their favorite place they’ve ever visited?
Esmeralda has never been outside of her country of Plutch, and has hardly ever left the capital city, but when she was younger she traveled to the coastal city of Foundry in order to meet the royal family of Skring, who were arriving by ship there. She loved this city, as she’d never seen the sea before, but she didn’t get to explore nearly as much as she wanted, as there were formalities to attend to.
2. What’s one mistake they made that they learned from?
Esmeralda often shuts people out, thinking or pretending to herself that she doesn’t need anybody. She keeps on making this mistake over and over again, and it is a vicious cycle, but she always comes to the realization that she really does need friendships with other people in order to be at all happy with her life.
3.What was their favorite subject in school? Or favorite thing to learn about?
Esmeralda despised school. She was taught at home by a governess or tutor, and learned mostly about etiquette and manners and diplomacy and how to embroider and sketch (she sketches very badly) and play piano (she doesn’t play very well either). What she does like to do is to study other people; how they speak and act and think. She is a very good judge of character.
4.What’s their favorite flower/growing thing?
Esmeralda doesn’t make it a point to notice flowers and things like that very much, but I think she would like lavender, because it would make her think of Devon.
5.Have they ever made someone cry? What happened?
Esmeralda has never really made anyone cry. She has had a lot of good cries over other people, but always alone in her room or one of her secret corners in the city, where nobody can see or hear her.
6.Would you consider them a reliable or unreliable narrator?
Esmeralda is fairly reliable, although she might be prone to twisting the facts a little to justify some of her more impulsive actions.
7.What do they dream about at night?
Esmeralda doesn’t always get a lot of sleep, and when she does she’s often so tired that her sleep is deep and dreamless. But if she does dream, it would most likely be bad dreams about things she fears, or old memories brought up from the very back of her mind; things she’s tried to forget but that will never really go away.
8.They’ve gone out for a “special meal.” What would they eat?
Probably cake or sweets of some kind. If Esmeralda was going somewhere by herself for a ‘special meal’, she would almost certainly get something as tasty and sugary as possible.
9.What’s at least one thing they want to do before they die?
Go sailing or swimming in the ocean. Visit the great city-state of New Calvin. Go anywhere in the world that wasn’t her homeland. Esmeralda loves to explore and go adventuring. She could never run out of things to do and places to go.
10.Do they have any distinguishing or unique talents?
Does getting in trouble count??? 😉 Besides her penchant for judging others’ characters and personalities, her greatest talent is doing the exact opposite of what she’s told to do; bending or breaking the rules, making crazy decisions or doing crazy things on a whim.
Thanks so much for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed it. Be sure to check out Cait’s original post, where you’ll find links to other writers who have done this meme, as well as the list of questions and a place to link up your own Beautiful People post.