I’m participating in the Beautiful People linkup again, and you can check it out here. In a nutshell, it’s where two bloggers (Cait from Paper Fury and Sky at Further Up and Further In) ask interview questions to help you get to know your characters better.
It was monstrous fun last time (book reference!!), so I had to do it again, of course. I’ll be answering the questions with my character Ryker Kane from my current WIP Project Supernova.
Ryker is fourteen years old, goes a high school that I haven’t named yet, and has a mostly normal life. He’s an average size, with dark brown hair, probably blue eyes, and pale skin. The features that stand out the most are the scars on his left cheek from the surgery after a car accident. He lives with his older brother Luke and has a fear of riding in cars. You can read my previous Beautiful People post with him here.
Since I’m tired of rambling and I’m dreadful at introductions, let’s get on to the questions! I’ll be doing this in more of an interview format like last time, but today I’ll be interjecting in italics.
1. What’s your favorite place you’ve ever visited?
I don’t do travel. If I can’t walk, I don’t go. My favorite place is home.
His parents died in a car accident. Cough, cough. Poor baby.
Stop pitying me. *scowls*
I did go to Niagara Falls once, though, when I was maybe six or seven, with my family. It was fun.
2. What’s one mistake you made that you learned from?
The biggest mistake I ever made was caring too much.
You gonna expand on that?
No. And you’d better not try.
3. What is your favorite subject in school? Or favorite thing to learn about?
Ehhh, social studies are okay, I guess. I like it when we get to read whatever we want.
Comic books, right?
You’re pretty good at drawing cartoons.
Whatever you say, Miss Almighty Creator, ma’am. I guess you get to decide, don’t you? *scowls some more*
I have a name, you know.
4. What’s your favorite flower/growing thing?
I’ve never really thought about it, honestly.
Yes, he has. He won’t ever say it, but he likes watching butterflies and insects. So basically anything butterflies are attracted to.
WILL YOU STOP?
5. Have you ever made someone cry? What happened?
Not answering that! I am not answering that, and you aren’t either, Zane!
Ha ha, you do know my name! And sorry, yes I am. He made a girl he barely knew cry. And it had disastrous consequences on all sides. I’m not going into details because #spoilers.
6. Would you consider yourself a reliable or unreliable narrator?
Reliable. I’m no liar.
Unreliable. You’re biased like everyone else, Ryker.
7. What do you dream about at night?
Who comes up with these questions?
He dreams about-
DON’T. Fine. I have nightmares. A lot. About.. stuff.
About the car accident.
I said don’t!
8. You’ve gone out for a “special meal”. What would you eat?
Homemade pineapple and ham pizza. And my mom’s dark chocolate brownies.
9. What’s at least one thing you want to do before you die?
I… I don’t know. I’ve never thought about it. Why am I doing this interview anyway? There’s something for you to think about.
You’re doing it because I say so.
You’re not my mother.
Ah ha… I kind of am. Anyway, he’d like to see his comics published and make it through college, maybe settle down with a family.
I don’t like you.
Yes, you do. You just don’t know it yet.
10. Do you have any distinguishing or unique talents?
No, not really.
You should see the comics he draws. He’s an amazing artist, but he would never tell a soul.
STOP IT. STOP.
Okay, okay! The interview’s over, anyway. You don’t have to talk any more.
Thank goodness. I don’t know why I even agreed to this. Stupid, Ryker, stupid…
C’mon, don’t beat yourself up. It was fun.
If your definition of fun is “probing into other people’s past business that doesn’t concern you”, then sure! It was “fun”. Now this is my definition of fun. *charges Zane with a pillow from the couch and begins smacking her*
Help! Hellllpppp…. *grabs pillow and starts smacking back*
That was really fun! I love doing these interviews, even if my characters find it torture. Hope y’all enjoyed it! As usual, feel free to comment below. 🙂