Monday, July 14, 2014

Beautiful People - Lykan {July 2014}

It’s that time again! Or more like has been that time for a while because I’m always late to these things. But another edition of Beautiful People is up! *cheers* What is Beautiful People you ask? Why, it’s an amazing blog linkup in which the lovely hosts Sky and Cait give us ten questions each month to answer about any story character we may have of our choosing. Simple, fun, and unbelievably helpful. If you want to join in be sure to link up, which you can do here on Sky's blog or Cait's blogly here.

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So who is getting featured today on Musings of an Elf? Lykan has decided to steal that spot, because that’s what he does. I was kind of thinking since I just finished the story he’s from, Fallen Matter, I should choose someone from another book. But in a few weeks (hopefully? perhaps? probably?) I will be doing an uber major editing of this book, so the more I get to know the characters from it the better. As a result, I’m consenting and letting him take the spotlight again. Or maybe he tricked me into letting him. I don’t know. >.>

You guys tired of hearing about Fallen Matter? I feel like that’s all I’ve blogged about since starting it in December. I’m telling you, this book kidnapped me to the utmost degree. It’s quite rude, really. But if you’re not tired of it or curious about what keeps kidnapping Christine I officially made a label specifically for it so I can find each post featuring all things Fallen Matter. Something I meant to do months ago. It only took like 10 seconds. I always have these little things that I tell myself I’m going to do and then never actually get around to it. I don’t know why I’m like that.

Oh, right. I was doing Beautiful People.

“Yeah, you blather too much, Christine, I think I’ll answer the questions for myself, thank you.”

Wait, what? Lykan, you can’t just take over my blog post like this!

“I already did. Now off you go. If anyone’s going to ask questions about me I’m going to be the one to answer them.”

I. . . >.> Fiiiine.


“If you're looking for some kind of way out of your misery, you're not going to get it. Life stinks, sweetheart. That's how it works. You just have to learn to accept the misery until the day you die. And then..." He shrugged. "Who knows. Nothing, probably. You live, you die, the end."

Slowly, I brought myself back to my feet. "That's how you feel?"

He stared straight at me, eyebrows lowered. "That's what I've learned. The only point I see in life is to see how long you can keep it from killing you. Self-preservation. Isn't that what we all do? Isn't that why we're here?" He gave the wall a kick, the heavy point of his black boot thumping against the hard surface. "They built this place to preserve the human race. It's all about staying alive. Life is never going to be good, so you might as well make a game out of it."


1) What’s their favorite food? (Bonus: favorite flavor of chocolate!)
I like the delicacies the French and Italian have to offer, but hey, food is food. If it’s edible I’ll eat it. I’ve lived off canned mush my entire life. I’m not exactly picky.
Sadly, I haven’t had the pleasure of testing too many forms of chocolate, it’s in a bit of a low supply where I live. Yes, you may feel sorry for me. But I’ll eat anything chocolate. Who wouldn’t? Oh right, my author who has horrendous taste buds.
“It’s not my fault I don’t like chocolate!”

2) What do they absolutely hate?
Hahahaha! The real question here would be, “What do I not hate?” and there’s not much. Darlings, we’d be here all day if I listed what I hated.

3) What do they enjoy learning about?
How people tick. It comes in very handy in my line of. . .work.

4) Who is the most influential person in their life?
Uh. . .me? Why would I let other people influence me? People are stupid. The quicker you learn to rely on only yourself the easier life will be. Although there was this one girl. . .Maddie. . . You know what, forget it. I have no intention of ever being influenced by other people.

5) What is their childhood fear?
Seriously? Could these questions get any worse?
”You said you wanted to answer them yourself, so do it right or I’m taking over!”
Fine. Whatever. Being controlled. There, happy? I hated being controlled then and I hate being controlled now. I hate not having full power over myself and circumstances.
”That explains a lot. . .”

6) What is something they have always secretly dreamed of doing, but thought impossible?
These questions are getting annoyingly personal.
”Hey, I could have done another character but you insisted.”
Speaking of annoying. . .
All right, secretly dreamed of. . . Having full control of everyone I come in contact with is definitely up there on the list. Which used to it did seem almost impossible but circumstances have taken a very interesting turn for me lately. . .

7) What is something he is impractically afraid of?
What? Didn’t I already answer this question?
”No, you told us your biggest childhood fear, this is something stupid you’re afraid of.”
Does my author continuing to talk count?
I don’t know! Getting one of my limbs amputated?
”Or going bald?”
Shut up.

8) Are they a night owl or morning person?
Come on, night is when all the good stuff is happening! I don’t understand people who choose to get up early. It’s so useless.

9) Do they say everything that pops into their head, or leave a lot unsaid?
What do you think?

10) What are their nervous habits?
Being nervous isn’t something I have a habit of doing.
”Fine, I’ll answer the question. Most of the time he’ll go very silent and tense if he’s nervous. It’s easy to spot because usually he’s very lax and constantly spouting things from his mouth. He also tends to fiddle with his hair more while nervous.”
Have you even seen me be nervous?
”Why yes, shall I share a snippet?”
Shall I shove you in a closet?
”You know, there are still two more books to this trilogy, plenty of chances to kill off certain annoying characters.”
I hate you.
*grins* “I know.”


  1. Awesome!
    Nice post stealing, Lykan. :)

    1. Lykan: Why thank you. I thought I was much more interesting than Lauri, didn't you? I should take over her blog more often.

      Lauri: NO!

  2. I love how so many of your are doing it by the POV of your characters...that's just awesome! ;) I really love "meeting" the characters too. Lykan sounds adorable and he has quite the smile there. ;) His answer to #2 made me giggle. XD
    Thanks for linking up with us!

    1. Hey, Cait! :D Thank you! This is my first time to do it this way but I really like it. It makes it more personal, really gets you into their heads. (Although being in Lykan's head might be a bad thing...)

      Thank YOU for taking up BP. I've missed it so much! I can't tell you how thrilled I am it's back!

  3. Very nice post, thanks for doing the interview Lykan! :)

    1. Lykan: You are most welcome, fair lady. It was my pleasure. Really.

    2. Fair lady? *giggles slightly hysterically* Aw, thanks.

  4. *gives Lykan a careful appraisal* I've the most unsettling notion that I'm going to like you, Lykan. I can almost already wish that you knew how much good is waiting in you somewhere. Which, of course, would be a ridiculous thing to wish, as I haven't even read your memoir - ah, I mean, Lauriloth's FM, yet XD

    1. Lykan: Unsettling? Don't be ridiculous, I'm quite a treat. But what is this "good waiting in me" dribble about? Heh. If that's what you want to believe, whatever.
      Memoir? I like you already, Arwen. Want to help me make a petition against Lauri to make me the main character? I'm like third or fourth in line of the main character status. Isn't that just so wrong?

      Lauri: *shoves Lykan away* Ahem! This was great, Arwen. XD I love how you believe he has good in him, he needs people to believe that. (Because he totally does have good, he just hasn't been convinced yet.)

      There. XD

    3. Lykan: YOU. I LIKE YOU. We should hang out and be awesome together.


    Lykan, you silly boy, stealing the interview like that. XD (I can't believe he didn't make a jab about how it's called "Beautiful" People for a reason and was obviously made for him. XDDD)

    :O That snippet sounds a lot like my character Bithoa's outlook on life... Self-preservation, especially focused on the "self". :P I WUV HEARING THE SNIPPETS IT'S SO FASCINATING.

    What. Who was dis Maddie...? O_O *pokes*
    Controlling everybody! No, BAD Lykan. *shakes head*

    Answer to number 8: EXACTLY. LYKAN I AGREE WITH YOU 120%. YES. NIGHT IS WHEN ALL THE GOOD STUFF IS HAPPENING. *just realized the reason why my bedtimes are atrocious* (Oops, sowwy Lauri. o.o)\

    "Have you even seen me be nervous?
    ”Why yes, shall I share a snippet?”
    Shall I shove you in a closet?
    ”You know, there are still two more books to this trilogy, plenty of chances to kill off certain annoying characters.”
    I hate you.
    *grins* “I know.”"

    Aaah, it's so amusing when you two argue. XD Loved this! I should totally start doing Beautiful People. o.o

    1. Lykan: Don't hate me because I'm beautiful.

      *Lauri facepalming*

      Lauri: *griiins* THANK YOU. (I sort of had way too much fun writing it but don't tell a certain person, shhh.)
      Hahahaha! Actually, he did say something like that to me in my head, it just never made it into the interview. But yeah, he was going on and on about how the name of the linkup was perfect for him. >.>
      "Especially focused on self." Ha! Sounds like Lykan and Bithoa have a few similarities. XD Silly boys. But yeah, Lykan's outlook on life needs
      Lykan has many secrets. *wicked grin*
      That's basically how all our conversations go. It's quite a problem really. At least it's amusing. XD

      You always make me feel so good. I love your comments!!!! <33333

  6. Okay, Lykan, I love you now. I always do love characters. I still hate you, though. Does that make sense? Hmm. Figure it out, boy.

    Lauri: About the bit about it taking only 10 seconds and all of that? Yes, that's exactly me! I have this running list in my head of all these random things I'm going to do. It sometimes takes me forever to get to them, but once I do, I'm like, (to myself) "See, now that wasn't so hard, was it?" lol

    I've loved reading these two posts, and I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog! In fact, I think I'll work on that label next. After I finish all the other posts I've got in queue to be read.

    the writeress @ barefoot in the snow

    1. Lykan: I knew you'd get there. It doesn't take long. And yes, I get you. It seems most people feel that way about me... (I'm still scarred from you proclaiming your hate for me though. I'm not sure the pain will ever truly heal.)

      Lauri: Yes, yes, yes! You put it into words. I'm the exact same. I don't know why I do it. XD

      Awwww, thank you! I'm honored! It thrills me to hear people enjoy my blog and characters. You're too sweet!

    2. You are not scarred. You are looking for more declarations of my adoration of your person. Sorry, not today. I love characters of all sorts. You, I hate. In the way that frenemies might hate each other, I suppose.

      That doesn't mean I don't look forward to more posts from and about you. Like I said, I love characters. And despite your shortcomings, you are an interesting one, for sure. I'll even admit you'll probably be a favorite of mine. But forget I said that, I wouldn't want to swell your head bigger than it already is. ;)


      Haha, the things we humans do...

      You're welcome! I know, it's always awesome to hear (or read) that someone likes what you've created. Aww, thanks!

      the writeress @ barefoot in the snow

    3. Lykan: Yes, I am! And I shall never heal! You only cut deeper and deeper. I can't--

      Favorite you say? Well, you're only human. Obviously it can't be helped.

    4. You will heal. And yes, that's what a said: favorite.

      Hey, you like to talk. Go check this out. I'd love to see what you've got to say.

    5. Lykan: I knew you'd warm up to me eventually. It doesn't take long.

      Ah, that looks quite interesting. I'll have to tell Lauri about it. And by tell I mean annoy her until she caves.

    6. Haha, good for you, Boy. Try not to be too annoying about it, okay? ;)

      I'll be looking forward to reading your post! And the others' if they'd like to join in sometime, of course.

  7. This was too hilarious. The last question was our favorite, of course... though we don't think that life would go very well for you if you shoved Lauri into a closet, Lykan. Don't do that. We want you to stay alive through every sequel! ;) But don't let it get to your head.

    ~Kirsten and Sylvia

    1. Oh man, I nearly forgot about this post. Lykan is so ridiculous. XD Lol. Thank you!

      As long as I had my laptop I'd probably be fine in a closet (just don't tell him that).

    2. Lol, you're welcome! We won't tell him. ;)


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