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Character Interview: Beth Coulter

 

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  • How should we call you and from what part of the galaxy are you?

 

I was born in Germany, on Terra (Earth), and have taken the name of Beth Coulter.

 

  • What things do you like or dislike?

 

I like power. I don’t like people—I tolerate them. I prefer to deal with people who can take orders and complete them quickly and with a modicum of errors.

 

  • Any love interest in your life?

 

No. Love is for losers, without self-reliance or a backbone.

 

  • Anything you dislike about yourself that you would want to change?

 

No. Although, I could be a smidge younger, a smidge taller, a smidge thinner, a smidge blonder, and blue-eyed, but then no one would take me seriously. I am highly intelligent and wield more power the way I look now, than any one of a hundred pretty people do on any given day. Enough said.

 

  • If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?

 

Be awarded dual Nobel prizes for cybernetics and terraforming.

 

  • What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they have known you for a while?

 

I’ve learned to act very unassuming and project a likable persona with a self-deprecating style of humor. People don’t see me as a threat; it puts them at ease and allows me the opportunity to use them to my best advantage.

 

  • If you could spend the day with someone you admire (living or dead or imaginary), who would you pick?

 

Genghis Khan, Joseph Stalin, or Kim Jong-un.

 

  • What’s the worst thing that’s happened in your life?

 

I don’t know who my parents were or why I was orphaned at the age of 6 years old. I’m over it—but still.

 

  • What did you learn from it?

 

To be self-reliant, take what I want, if possible with a smile on my face, if not, then I leave no witnesses.

 

  • What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done to someone?

 

Relieve them of their last breath.

 

  • Why?

 

They weren’t of any use to anyone but me, so I don’t view it as a negative thing.

 

  • Describe your ideal mate.

 

Moot point. No one measures up to my standards.

 

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Character Interview: Julia Smith

Character’s name
Julia Smith

Personal history (parents, siblings, history, backstory)
I grew up in 16th century England. I was close to my sister Crystal and was in love with Adam, our servant’s son. Unfortunately, I had to marry a man named Gregory instead. The only good thing he ever did was give me my daughter Marie. And then he . . . he did something unforgiveable. My baby is gone and I became a vampire.

Personality (pros & cons)
You know that asking a person about their personality tends to give a skewed result, right? I am kind and love fiercely. I’m resilient and resourceful, although I probably tend to doubt myself. I’ll admit I have some serious pent-up anger. Occasionally, I have made reckless decisions that hurt those I care for. I’m not perfect, but I haven’t met anyone who is.

Why will reader sympathize with this person right away?
I think readers will see parts of themselves in me. I don’t come from another planet, and lived a rather normal life for a while. I may be hundreds of years older, but I’m still just a woman trying to make the best out of her situation, just like any human.

What does character want from life?
(Julia laughs.) I’m guessing you’re expecting an exotic answer for a vampire. What I want is fairly mundane, I’m afraid. Fame and riches don’t interest me anymore. I want to love and be loved. I want to enjoy little things, like a walk under the moonlight. Oh, and I want to be able to lead my kind into having a peaceful co-existence with mortals so I don’t have to worry about being hunted down like a rabid dog.

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do?
I wish I get a day like that. Well, I would enjoy a nice meal and visit a Riverwalk with the moon shining down. If it was a winter day, maybe I could visit a human museum before it closes. Honestly people, would it kill you to have them open later a day or two a week? We vampires enjoy culture too.

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Character’s Interview: Aimee & Erin

Aimee

Character’s name: I’m Aimee, although depending who you ask they might know me as Nicole – it’s complicated.

Personal history (parents, siblings, history, backstory): I never really knew my father, he wasn’t important to me and then my mother died of cancer before my sisters fifteenth birthday, suddenly I became a parent for her – if only that was my biggest struggle in life. My sister died on her fifteen birthday. Her throat was slit and to this day I still do not know if it was a blessing or a curse.

Personality (pros & cons)
I have been told that I am strong, i’ve been called a bitch, worthless … Nothing. Through it all though I kept fighting, living for those who weren’t as lucky as I was. I was taken by Draco, forced to live this horrendous life but out of it i built something better. Something that made the hell I was in worth it.
I am not trusting but loyal to those I love. I don’t forgive easily and I take revenge very seriously. I have seen death, and it no longer scares me.

Why will reader sympathize with this person right away?
Right from the start you know that Erin is all I have left in the world. You know I have lost so much and how important this birthday is to both of us. How happy we were, how amazing that holiday could have been. Instead you witness with me my sister being murdered, you witness the start of an incredible trip only to see that we would never get to spend that time again. What I endure is not for the faint hearted but every second I only thought of my little sister and how much I needed to live for the both of now. How I needed to honour her.

What does character want from life?
I want to be happy, of course but I also want to protect women who weren’t as lucky as me. I want to stop this happening to other girls. I don’t want anyone to go through what I went through.

If you had a free day with no responsibilities and your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do? I would be with someone incredibly special to me, and I would do something so simple. Just sitting by the fire, with a glass of hot chocolate and snuggling close together. That is my idea of perfection. That or kicking some low lifes ass.

What impression do you make on people when they first meet you? How about after they’ve known you for a while? When people first meet me they probably perceive me as weak or standoffish but i would like to think I am warm but guarded. I have learnt that it is necessary to not trust people in life.

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Joint Interview with Jikkun & Nevon

 

Joss: Tell us your name and a little about yourself.

Jikun: What? Truly? I just answered this god-damn question. If they didn’t read the interview prior they certainly aren’t going to put up with Navon babbling all over the place.

Navon: And so it has begun. (Jikun complaining in the background*) Beside me is Jikun Taemrin, the prestigious and incredibly talented former general of Sevrigel. Boorish, to be sure. He grew up with something close to a barbaric childhood and has an underdeveloped talent for both poetry and cyromancy.

I am Navon Heltura, former captain of Sevrigel.

Joss: Would you elaborate on yourself, Navon?

Navon: Oh, no no. Jikun is right. I am not at all interesting. And if we don’t keep a quick pace on this, I’m afraid the general is liable to just wander of—There he goes already. GENERAL!—DISPLAY SOME MANNERS FOR THE LADY!

Jikun: (begrudgingly returns*) I can see their eyes glazing over from here.

Joss: What are some things that you like to do together?

Jikun: Taverns. War. Bicker. Women.

Navon: Let me clarify that: we do not do the same women together.

Jikun: I don’t know why that was necessary to clarify.

Navon: (flustered*) I meant, we don’t do the same women. (blushes*) I meant to say, I don’t “do” any of the women! I mean, I don’t have relations with women. No women! None!

Jikun: …Well that was embarrassing. Probably should have just let me answer this one.

Navon: My mind is still caught by the last interview!—I just wanted to clarify that you and I—

Jikun: The last interview?—What in Ramul are you talking about?

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