Hello there, everyone!
Times are weird. Good grief.
My mantra right now is basically:
Be mindful of others
Prepare for the worst
(But stop hoarding, for Pete’s sake)
Hope for the best
Appreciate the things you have
(Did I mention “Don’t panic”?)
Appreciate your family
Stop and smell the flowers, because spring is here.
Crazy things happen, but life goes on. Thus, blogging goes on.
I was (more or less) tagged for this thing by sarahseele, so I’m doing it because it looks like fun! Or because I want to torment myself by trying to figure out who my characters are. One or the other. (And you should check out her post so that you can meet Miss Ryeira, because everyone should meet Miss Ryeira.)
Anyway, here are THE RULES:
One: Thank the lovely blogger who tagged you. (Many thanks to the wonderful sarahseele for her creative way of tagging pretty much anybody who reads her posts!)
Two: Include a link to the tag creator’s page (That would be the lovely Phoebe.)
Three: Use your own lovely Original Characters (OC’s); don’t use a friend’s characters or characters from your favorite fandom. They can be from any project, so long as you created them. For more fun, try to use as many different characters as possible. (Just wait till I get started…)
Four: Tag at least five lovely blogger friends to play along. (Um…we’ll see.)
Well, on to the “most likleys” now…
Most likely to be a poet
I have several characters who are poets. But I guess the most poetic of them all is probably Zindor.
Zindor is a boy who grew up on a mountain with his parents and his cat Clarence. He amuses himself mainly by writing stories and poetry. He often recites poetry that he creates on the spur of the moment. It’s how he relieves stress.
Most likely to dance in the rain
Hm, I have just realized that none of my characters are big dancers. Unless I’ve forgotten one. Which I probably have.
I know I’m supposed to be using different characters, but honestly I have to go with Zindor again.
Most likely to look good in a kilt
Well, I don’t know if he would actually look good in a kilt, but Denfiss Blotch would be most likely to think he looks good in a kilt.
Denfiss is a weird bloke who once accidentally made his hair the consistency of a rock.
He grew up on a farm and thought that driving a tractor was the epitome of happiness- until he actually learned to drive one. He went to jail, fell in love, ate bacon, joined a traveling circus, rescued his true love from a dungeon using mainly paper, got married, and became an acting teacher.
And yeah, he might be the most likely to look good in a kilt, but honestly I don’t know.
Most likely to get punched in the face
Oh. So many to choose from.
I know which of my characters would most likely get punched in the face by me. That would be Edwin.
I love the guy. But I also hate him.
Then again, “most likely to get punched in the face” generally would probably be Andy Derk. Because he just says the wrong things at the wrong time, and he’s not all that great at dodging.
Andy is a fun-loving kid, but his life is wrought with tragedy. His dad sold him into slavery when he was sixteen and he has emotional issues from that. His best friend Konya is very nice but also has a habit of hitting people when they are aggravating. Andy has a habit of being aggravating.
Most likely to drop everything and become a sheep-herder
Well, Lochinvara dropped everything and became a snail-hunter. Sheep aren’t that far off.
Lochinvara is…not that great. She kind of abandoned her son. When he was seven. To go snail-hunting. So. Yeah.
Most likely to be found in the library
Trive-Resco loves books and learning and knowledge and literature. He is only twelve, but he is a dedicated scholar and a wonderful playwright. He takes his art very seriously. Sometimes a little too seriously.
Most likely to sleep through an earthquake
I don’t know. Maybe Jonas…because he’d be too ill to notice the earthquake.
Wow. That was terrible.
Jonas is the middle child, sandwiched by his older brother Brecken and his younger sister Leona. Their parents died when they were kids. This story is set in a vaguely medieval time and features the most healthy sibling relationships you ever saw in your life.
Most likely to steal food from other people’s plates
Shrew. Definitely Shrew.
Shrew is a little girl who lives at the circus and she loves to eat and she knows that if she doesn’t take food for herself she probably won’t get any. She’s around eleven, but she tells everyone that she’s thirty. Just because.
Most likely to cheat on a test
My characters are all VERY HONEST.
Hehe. Okay. No.
Andrea would cheat on a test. With the best intentions.
Most likely to say “Oops” after setting something on fire
I think I have to say Denfiss again. He blew up a barn once. Accidentally.
Most likely to open an orphanage
Winston might open an orphanage. He has such a big heart and he wants to share it with everyone.
Winston grew up in an orphanage actually, but it wasn’t a very good one. If he had an orphanage it would be a much kinder place. And he would bake the kids cinnamon rolls.
Most likely to run off with the circus
Um, well, I have a story that is almost entirely populated by such folk. So.
Of all of them though, I’ll say Andrea is the most likely. Because she’s so desperate and so determined and prone to doing rash things.
Most likely to survive the zombie apocalypse
Probably Edek. He’s rugged and wise and basically an Aragorn rip-off.
Most likely to fake their own death
Lochinvara DID fake her own death. And she’d do it again, too. She literally faked her death so that she could go snail-hunting, guys.
Most likely to die and haunt their friends
Spider. I think Spider might do that. He is from the circus story as well. He can play the piano. With his toes. He’s a great guy but he’s the slightest bit creepy and sort of socially challenged. He basically haunts his friends already in life, so I don’t see why anything would stop him from doing so in death.
Well, there you have it. I find it weirdly hard to predict my own characters’ behavior, even though I invented them. It’s awkward.
Oh, right I’m supposed to tag people.
…anyone who has characters that are most likely to do any of these things.
Which of your characters is most likely to become a poet? Which of them would look good in a kilt? Have any of your characters run off and joined the circus? I would love to hear about them all! Don’t lose heart, and keep writing!