Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Beautiful People: May

Sooooo my good friend Annika informed me of the wonderful world of Beautiful People, and I think I should participate! [insert cheering emoticon HERE]. I started this post before they came out with their next edition, so I'm going to finish posting the first ten questions and then move on to their latest set-- Villains. So! Getting to Know Your Characters, pt. Un!
The Lucky One

Lucky Freeman
(Isn't he ADORABLE? Gah, I love Jake Abel xD )

Lucky is half demon, half angel. He didn't know this until he turned sixteen and his powers first appeared. For some reason, he's always in the middle of danger when it rolls around-- which is often. Despite him growing up without a mother, he's very passionate and sincere. He's an avid closet painter. He's a seraphim, a fire angel, which means he can start and put out fires at will.
  1. What is their full name? Luke Anthony Freeman
  2. Does his or her name have a special meaning? Weeeell... His nickname does. "Lucky". He got that nickname because he's constantly in near-death situations and yet somehow gets out of them without a scratch. And 'Luke' is so close to 'Lucky' it just stuck.
  3. Does your character have a methodical or disorganized personality? Methodical. He's an artist-- a painter-- and he takes things step by step. Was raised more as an adult than a kid since his dad was always super busy with work. Despite his maturity, however, Lucky has a very snippy, sarcastic personality.
  4. Does he or she think inside themselves more than they talk out loud to their friends? (more importantly, does he or she actually have friends?) Lucky has one friend: Dominic. Dom usually does the talking for him. Lucky's quiet until he doesn't need to be. Sometimes he talks without thinking, but that's only when he's upset, which is rare. Lucky's a chill guy.
  5. Is there something he or she is afraid of? Heights. Almost fell of a bridge once and that affected him more than his other near-death experiences. Had to hang by a rung for almost two hours before they were able to get to him.
  6. Does he or she write, dream, dance, sing, or photograph? He paints. Sketches sometimes, but he prefers to paint. And he has some bizarre dreams, but that's before he learns he's half angel, half demon.
  7. What is his or her favorite book? (or genre of books) Lucky doesn't read much, but he likes science fiction. Hates romance. Hates horror. Fantasy is okay, but he'd rather read sci-fi-- the modern kind.
  8. Who is his or her favorite author and/or someone that inspires him or her? Well, his favorite artist is Monet. Painting is more or less his life-- not that he'd ever admit it out loud-- and he secretly aspires to be a famous painter one day. He specializes in the sky and the ocean.
  9. Favorite flavor of ice cream? Vanilla. Weirdo.
  10. Favorite season of the year? Winter (he has a hard time painting snow and he likes challenges).

Death and Other Things I Fail At


Atticus is the Ghost King. He's a little nutty in the head but very fatherlike, despite the fact he wants to destroy the human race. He's only one of the main antagonists in this book and definitely the most entertaining to write. His purpose as a ghost is to find his daughter and deliver a message-- a message he'd long since forgotten, which, of course, drove him mad.

  1. What is their motive? Humans have been hounding him for decades, figuring out a way to eliminate ghosts-- "kill" them-- and Atticus, being the longest surviving ghost, decides that it needs to stop. He wants revenge for all the ghosts killed by humans. And he wants humans to stop trying to hunt ghosts.
  2. What are they prepared to do to get what they want? Yep. The way Atticus sees it, he kills humans and the ones that become ghosts either join his cause or get hunted by the humans. It's a flawless plan. If everyone is a ghost, or dead, or whatever, then there wouldn't be any problems being hunted by the living. He planned on turning Sophia, the protagonist, against the humans and use her as an asset to launch an attack to kill hundreds, maybe thousands of humans. And of course when she refused, that made him even angrier.
  3. Are they evil to the core, or simply misunderstood? He's crazy. Like, the literally definition of crazy. But he's also misunderstood. He's very parent-like and a good king, if you ignore the fact he's trying to wage war on the living.
  4. What was their past like? What about their childhood? Was there one defining moment that made them embrace their evil ways? Atticus, like all ghosts, don't remember anything of their past aside from a single thing: their purpose. The reason they didn't pass on. All ghosts have a purpose, and Atticus had his, but he'd been hunted by humans for so long that he'd forgotten his purpose. It drove him mad, not being able to fulfill his purpose so he could pass over.
  5. Now that they’re evil, have they turned their back on everyone, or is there still someone in their life that they care for? (Brother? Daughter? Love interest? Mother? Someone who is just as evil as they are?) He's an effective leader. A great king. He's gentle to all ghosts and protective, too, but when it comes to humans he gets nasty and violent. He used to be a good guy, but decades of hatred towards humans turned him bitter towards them, and crazy. He's definitely crazy.
  6. Do they like hugs? Yes, actually.
  7. Are they plagued by something? (Nightmares, terrible thoughts?) Just the incredible urge that he needs to fulfill his purpose. He can't pass over until he fulfills it.
  8. Who are they more similar to: Gollum or Maleficent? Gollum. Driven by one thing-- well, two-- and two things only: the fulfillment of his purpose and the destruction of the human race. He has this war within himself whether he wants to hurt people or use them for his own selfish gain. Oh, and he's crazy. 
  9. If your villain could have their choice of transportation what would it be? He's a ghost. He can fly. And possess people. He has all the transportation he needs, really.
  10. If you met your villain in the street, how afraid would you be? Are they evil enough to kill their creator? He's a fair king. He just hates humans. So I wouldn't be too worried, as long as you specify you're not a blood crazed human with deadly intent to ghosts before he kills you. He's not evil-- he's just crazy.
  11. Does the dark side really have cookies? Mm, I hope so. I hope they're chocolate. That would make sense, right? Chocolate is amazing.


  1. Hay! stopping over from the BP link-up! Such a great interview...I loooved reading it. Especially the villain part with Jim Carrey/Count Olaf cast as Atticus. How fitting for a crazy-king-ghost. Sounds like a really cool story your writing. I'd definately read it!

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  2. Love your villains! They seem very likable, even if they are evil!

  3. Great villains! Just discovered this Beautiful People exercise, looks very interesting!