Maya Joelle created this linkup and I think it’s such a fun way to introduce one’s MC or get to know them better so I had to join before it ended.
The linkup runs January 1-30, with the wrap-up post on the 31st. You are welcome to answer the questions any time after that too, but they won’t end up on her list in the wrap-up post.
So this means I have an excuse to
fangirl talk about my characters again! If you remember, in Roses, Thorns, and Curses I don’t exactly have just one MC, so I thought it’d be fun to answer each question for a different character. Or, at least, that’s what I was going to do until Maelle decided mid-drafting of this post to just answer the questions herself. She can be quite demanding at times. XD Well, she’ll be taking over now, enjoy! This * will indicate that I’m talking again.
1 // Introduce your MC. What’s their name? Age? Appearance? (Sharing collages/inspiration photos encouraged!)
What’s up? Or whatever the cool kids say these days, it’s hard to keep up, especially when you’re in another world and your author keeps putting you in near-death experiences. Anyway, I’m Maelle and I’m twenty-three. As for my appearance, well, hmm, I think Feyden should have answered this question, he would have loved having the chance to extol his physical appearance. But, no matter, instead of giving you a lengthy description you can instead look at the picture my author has of me. (For someone who doesn’t want her picture posted all over the internet, she has no problem posting mine.)
They do say a picture is worth a thousand words. Did you know they can sometimes be worth a thousand lives? Either way, I do want to mention that my ears are not that long and pointed and my eyes are a very dark blue.
2 // Explain how your MC fits into the plot of your book (as best you can without spoiling it all…).
How do I fit in the plot? The plot is set into motion because of me! No. Not me. I refuse to hold the guilt and take the blame for his crimes against me. How do I fit in the plot? I made the plot because of the sins of another. Because of him, there will be so much pain and my darling sister will never again know what a normal life is like.
*Ahem, moving on.
3 // What’s the first thing your MC says in the story? The last? A random quote from the middle that you like?
Oh wonderful. Can we just skip my first words?
Fine. “Let me out.” See? Boring. Not that I mind asking for help when I actually need it, but couldn’t my first sentence have been something more memorable? Last words? I don’t like the sound of that! My story is still being written, so I don’t have a last line yet. Here’s the last words I’ve spoken before my author abandoned me, “I’ll be fine, Sorren. Just take care of my sister.” I suppose that’s a bit better than my first one. Ah, here’s a quote I like, “In your dreams, Fuzzbreath.” Which, I will admit, doesn’t make a lot of sense, but I was still overcoming the effects of being drugged.
*He had bad breath and a fuzzy face, so Maelle couldn’t decide which to insult.
4 // Which other character would die for your MC?
Feyden, Sorren, and Aurana would all try and die for me, but I wouldn’t let them.
5 // Would your MC die for them?
For Aurana, yes. Still unsure about the other two.
*She’s partly joking.
6 // Have any major details about your MC changed since you first created them?
Well, to be frank, my author didn’t even know who I was when she first started writing me. I haven’t changed, per se, but she has come to understand me better.
7 // What characters (from books/movies not by you) remind you of your MC? Why?
Oh, this is too fun! My role-model is Maleficent herself. As for other characters, *shrugs* I suppose you can be the judge.
*Pantsing over here, I have no idea.
8 // Share your MC’s favorites!
[ color, food, type of clothing, place, type of music, season, smell, etc. ]
Well, having a favourite something is pretty pointless after living in an underground chamber for the last five years. Ugh, my author is glaring at me again. Fine, my favourites from before that were the colour silver, strawberries, long dresses with full skirts, the maze in the garden, ballroom music, the time when Winter and Spring coexist, the smell of crushed lavender and pine needles. This… this is bringing up too many memories. Can we move on?
9 // If your MC wasn’t involved in your story, what would they be doing? (Basically: what’s their dream life? Where do they want to live, what do they want to do?)
Well, well. What an interesting question. My parentage would have to be completly changed for my role in the story to not exist. My dream life is simple, to love and be loved, free from those who kill my kind or want us enslaved. I would live in the forests near where I grew up. As for what I would do, I would do whatever I wanted to.
10 // Share a fun extra (another collage, a playlist, a scene from the story, a drawing, etc.).
A fun extra? Hmm… How about I leave you with the knowledge that I’m currently under a love spell and am about to be forced to fight someone to the death if Sorren doesn’t figure out how to rescue me and Feyden doesn’t get his tail feathers back to where he’s supposed to be. Farewell.
*Err, she can be rather abrupt… I hope you all enjoyed Maelle’s answers! Before I close out, I’ll share a snippet.
He stepped forward, searching for her as he cautiously crept in. “Maelle-?” His call was cut short by an arm squeezing around his neck.
“Who are you?” Maelle hissed in his ear. Then she gasped and let him go, yanking him by the arm to face her. “You idiot! I told you to stay with my sister! What are you doing here?”
Sorren massaged his throat. “I’m here to rescue you. Feyden told us you were in danger, so…”
Maelle pressed her fingers to her forehead. “I don’t need rescuing. I told that idiot to watch over Aurana. The both of you seem so adept at taking simple orders.”
Sorren frowned. “What do you mean you don’t need rescuing? Clearly you do. You’re locked up in here, you have copper on your… Oh crud. He already did it.”