Friday, September 18, 2015

Beautiful People: September 2015

Oh, look. I forgot about Beautiful People again until the half of the month has passed. I should just make it my routine to complete it midpoint of the month, eh?

So what is Beautiful People? It's a link-up hosted by Sky @ Further Up and Further In and Cait @ Paper Fury for writers. It's a list of questions to answer about characters we've created to get to know them a little more and to introduce them to the world.

I've done Beautiful People for over a year now (*cheers*). This month I'm going to highlight Fitz from my dragon story, A Girl and Her Dragon. He's been introduced on my blog before but through a different reading meme so I think it's about time he gets to have the spotlight.

1. They’re in a crisis: who would they really like to see right now?
I would have thought his go-to answer would be his mentor, Tiberius, but surprisingly, he'd like to see Killian when he's in a pinch. He knows Killian is smart and will help him out.

2. Are they easy to get along with?
Yes. Although he's quiet, he has no trouble with other people. He doesn't easily argue and he's pretty level-headed. Plus, his intelligence allows for him to enter any conversation.

3. Who was the last person they had a deep conversation with?
Surprisingly, Killian again. He doesn't much like to discuss deep, personal things with Tiberius. Something about it feels off. So he defaults to someone else close to him, his only options being Killian or later Brielle.

4. They’re in the middle of a huge crowd of people: how do they feel?
Slightly overwhelmed. He would much prefer the isolation of the library with the freedom to read and study. However, he's not so overwhelmed he panics. He keeps his chin up and gets through the overwhelming feelings.

5. Do they believe in luck or miracles?
No, not at first. He's starting to wonder if miracles could be real.

6. Do they like and get along with their neighbours?
Since his "neighbors" are the royal family of Greene, I would say for the most part yes. He has his own opinions of certain actions of the royal family, but he does get along with them and respects them.

7. If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go?
He's curious about the unexplored territories to the east and north, but stories of the far west, beyond the Sea, captivate him as well. In general, he fears becoming stuck to one place for the rest of his life like Tiberius.

8. How do they feel about their body?
He doesn't think much of it. He could hardly care unless it wasn't functioning properly. There are too many other things for him to worry over.

9. What is the cruelest thing someone has ever said to them? How did they react?
Since he doesn't interact with many people, the cruel things come from his own head. He tells himself he's worthless because he has no parents, no family, no choice in his future, no friends. He lives with the thoughts but he hopes something will change.

10. What’s the kindest thing someone has ever said to them? How did they react?
Tiberius told him once that he believes Fitz is more intelligent than Tiberius ever will be. Fitz felt appalled because he could never imagine being greater than Tiberius.

Did you participate in Beautiful People this month? I'd love to read about your characters. Let me know if you did or if you're going to!



  1. Fitz seems cool! Introverts unite! The picture with him and the mushrooms makes me think he's a scientist of sorts. Is he?

    I did BP as well. ^ ^

    1. Fitz is an adorable little thing. He must be protected at all costs. I love how he changes over the course of the entire story arc. He grows so much and learns so much. It's exciting to write.

      He's not a scientist. He's a "scholar" in training. (Basically like a high-class professor for a kingdom) So he studies a lot and takes field notes and sketches things. Maybe he's some kind of scientist, just in a lab with a coat and goggles type of scientist.

  2. Ooh, interesting world! I love dragons (a lot). So, is Tiberius training Fitz? What for? -- oh, wait, I see you answered that in the above comment! Scholar. Huh. And who are Killian and Brielle?

    Emily @ Emily Etc. // my BP post

    1. I love dragons a lot too! (Which is obviously why I want to write about them).

      In this world, a scholar is an intelligent person who is involved with the King's court and educating the royal children. Almost like an advisor/historian/archivist for the king/queen and a professor for the heirs.

      Killian and Brielle are two people Fitz eventually becomes close friends with. Killian is the crown prince, so future king that Fitz will advise, and Brielle is... well a complicated story (hence the novel). I've discussed Killian and Brielle (along with Tiberius and the fifth member of their quest-team, Gilbert) in previous Beautiful People and other character posts. You can find out more about the entire novel (& characters) here, if you're interested:

      Thanks for stopping by and reading/commenting. I appreciate it. :)