Beautiful People #19

10928109_595959117172101_1450331761_nBeautiful People is a meme or writing tag hosted by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. It’s designed to help you to get to know your characters a bit better, and I think it did!

Bit of background to my characters: Arria (yes, she now has a name!) is a female Centaur in a fantasy realm a little like Ancient Greece but (after a bit more world building) not really. It’s a place full of elves, warlocks, Gryffins, giants, dragons, hippocami and a cute little creature I invented earlier today called a Wuffle and I wish they existed already (although they’re so big one would fill my double bed but y’know and they’re actually quite scary but oh hush now). 

I hope that’s enough background. Feel free to ask any questions in the comments! And, on with the questions (and answers)…

  1. Do they want to get married and/or have children? Why or why not?
    YES, she would. Centaurs are herd creatures, but they often have their own little families in these herds. Arria wants to get married because she wants the connection of someone else. She would like her own biological children, but she is also happy adopting or just looking after the herd’s children, too. The prospect of having twins, after already seeing other females have babies (clue: it’s painful) isn’t one she is particularly fond of… but if it happens, it happens.
  2. What is their weapon of choice? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical weapon.)
    Her journal. It contains everything she knows, but no one else really knows she has it. She has a history book from an unknown author which helps her a lot when she’s on her own – it’s not just history, it helps identify other species, plants, foods etc. She would be (literally) lost without it!
  3. What’s the nicest thing they’ve done for someone else, and why did they do it?
    Whenever her father comes home drunk, Arria cares for him – not her mother, or her brother. This is something she does for herself, to prove that her father isn’t always a bad person, but it’s also a nice thing for her mother and her brother, because it means they don’t have to deal with Arria’s father.
  4. Have they ever been physically violent with someone, and what instigated it?
    Once, her twin Sonny was being beaten up by some older boys in the herd who were a little drunk. Arria stepped in to defend him, Sonny already on the floor, and hit one of them across the chest. Centaurs are generally peaceful, and some of the older ones came to intervene, trying to prise them apart. It’s the only time Arria’s ever been violent – but it did give her a thrill she’s both desperate to and terrified to try again.
  5. Are they a rule-follower or a rebel?
    Rule follower, definitely, but Arria sometimes gets a little lost in herself on her expeditions, and it’s always home when she says she will be, which can cause a bit of a rift between her and her mother.
  6. Are they organized or messy?
    Organised. With her possessions so precious to her, Arria has to know where they are and where they are located in her satchel at all times.
  7. What makes them feel loved, and who was the last person to make them feel that way?
    Her mother, and also her history book, because it seems like someone is personally guiding and helping her. Her mother is always the last person to make her feel that way, whether it be a smile in the morning, an apple to take in her satchel or a goodnight kiss.
  8. What do they eat for breakfast?
    Eggs are often used, sometimes taken from the chicken-like creatures in the world called koppas. These are cooked, much like regular scrambled eggs although they often turn a shade of green. Having two stomachs means Arria can eat almost anything for breakfast, from vegetation to oats (in a porridge) to meat. Her favourite breakfast meal is porridge and berry bark.
  9. Have they ever lost someone close to them? What happened?
  10. What’s their treat of choice? (Or, if not food, how else do they reward themselves?)
    Arria will reward herself by reading, or noting in her journal, or doing a drawing. Sometimes, she just has a break from the herd and retires, or goes exploring. Often she doesn’t really reward herself, but if she’s feeling extra happy she’ll take some berry bark for herself.

Let me know if you’ve done Beautiful People too and make sure you check out more of my Beautiful People posts by clicking on that hyperlink to take you to the tag! 😀

Thanks for reading! I can’t wait to get started on the official novel for this!


5 thoughts on “Beautiful People #19

  1. I love how much thought and care went into this post. Sounds like you’ve been living in this world for awhile. And curious about what a Wuffle looks like. I don’t care if they’re dangerous! I’m sure they’re adorable and that they need love.

    But Greek mythology is right up my alley. Sounds interesting. Also, it’s intriguing that you’ve decided to focus on centaurs. Nice.

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