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.
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?”
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.”