Well, another Character Studies has come around! As some (most, that is) of you probably know, Character Studies is hosted by Morgan Dusky (https://morgandusky.wordpress.com/) She has the coolest blog you ever saw! Her characters have (supposedly) possessed it, and they write the posts. Very entertaining (and informative).
Today, as usual, I’ll be doing Parts 1 & 2. 🙂
This month’s theme is “comfort.” Well, Ereinne (one of Morgan’s characters) calls it “affection,” but whatever. Same thing. 😄
This week I’ll be interviewing Tae (or, if you prefer, Crowned Prince Taevian of Gigia), a character from my partially-finished work-in-progress (and likely to stay a work-in-progress for a long time), Caught in a Spell. He’s conceited and uncaring and … this is going to be fun.
Also, I thought it’d be fun to comment on his replies this time. So I’m going to. As the all-powerful author.
One more thing … I wrote this in modern lingo, even though he’s more of a medieval guy. So … yeah.
- Who’s your best friend?
Well … my most recent best friend was Sir Ichabod Plaine, once of my knights, but … he sort of got eaten by a dragon so … I don’t really have a best friend at the moment. But applications are open, so we’ll see. Whichever of you is willing to be dragged about the countryside until you get eaten.
Some friend you are.
- You’re feeling miserable. Who tries to cheer you up? Does it work? Do you appreciate it?
I. Am. The. Crowned. Prince. Everyone tries to cheer me up. And it sometimes works. Other times, the greater half of them end up with their heads severed. It depends on how bad the mood really is. Of course, if they leave me alone I may get so angry that I’m being unattended that I’ll have all of their heads chopped off. So … it’s probably best if they come. Because at least some of them get away that way.
When are you ever miserable? Everything always goes your way.
Well, I kind of meant ‘in a bad mood’ not so much as miserable.
- What actually is the best way to cheer you up?
Um … I don’t know if there’s a way. Just bide out the storm, and I’ll recover in time. Probably. Unless … another dragon comes along and eats me. Like Ichabod. And Geoffrey. And Reid. And … basically, all of my retinue. I should know better than taking those court sissies on adventures. It’s just a bad idea.
- What’s your favorite comfort food? Or what do prefer to eat when you’re sick?
COMFORT??? I’M THE PRINCE IN THE NAME OF ST. LORELAI I DON’T NEED COMFORT!!! AND I’M SO MACHO THAT I’M NEVER SICK SO BACK OFF!!!! Wait, didn’t I just say up there that I have people trying to comfort me all the time, making it seem like I need comfort, therefore … oh, they’ve probably forgotten that by now. I’m the prince. I can say whatever I want. #politics
Yep … that’s politics. 😄
- You’re being congratulated on/for something. How do people congratulate you?
My bravery, my swordsmanship, my horsemanship, my clever remarks, my intelligence, my perfect good looks, my … horse. I have a pretty good horse. Raised him myself from a colt. His name is Eskei. Basically, they could be complimenting me on anything about me. Like, anything. ‘Cause I’m so awesome.
And so humble!
- What’s your idea of a perfect date?
Ah, yes, women. I have time for them, too, in my already busy schedule. Although … I admit it is handy to combine the things I want to do into one thing … and take my girlfriend(s) hunting. Although they’re all so weak. *high-pitched voice* “Ooh, I got a little mud on my dress! It’s the end of the world as we know it!” *regular deep, masculine voice* Yeah. Right. The end of the world would be, like, breaking a saddle girth. Stupid women.
The end of the world is breaking a saddle girth? Oh-kay …
- What kind of relationship do you have with your parents?
Eh ………………………………………….. moving on.
So not good?
I don’t want to talk about it!!!
- If you could have anything at all, what would you want your parents to give you? (Not something tangible)
But … but … I want something tangible!
You’ve got to answer.
Fine. A million dollars!
But that’s tangible!
I’M TIRED OF THIS CONVERSATION!!!
- Hug or fist-bump?
Fist-bump. Please. Unless … you’re Ellia. Or Magen. Or … what’s-her-name … Bethi. Or … basically, any girl who’s slightly attractive.
You’re so … ugh. I hate you.
But you created me!
I still hate you.
- Are you ticklish?
No. Definitely not. *backs away from tickling people slowly* *with sword drawn* *and shield raised*
- Which is your preferred fight—words or fists?
Fists. Fists, every time. Words are … stupid.
You do know you’re the product of words, right?
- How difficult is it for you to apologize when you were wrong about something?
I’m never wrong about anything.
Except … everything.
LEAVE ME ALONE YOU EVIL OMNIESCENT THING!!!
I’m the narrator. 😄
- You had a nightmare. Do you go to anybody for comfort? If so, who?
Nightmares? Nightmares are for children! I laugh in the face of nightmares! Hahaha!
- Someone is trying to ask you out. What could they do to really screw it up? What is, in your opinion, the ideal way to be asked out?
Not being absolutely gorgeously beautiful would be the way you could mess up asking me out. The ideal way to be asked out is not to be asked out. I mean, seriously. I can make my own selection, ladies. I prefer hard-to-get.
- What would you do for love? What would you do for hate?
Next-to-nothing … and just about everything.
- What is your perfect happily ever after?
I’m eventually going to find a princess who lives up to my exacting standards. What? I am to …
- What would you do if someone hugged you so hard, they knocked you both to the floor?
It depends. If it was a guy, I’d probably have his head chopped off. If it was a girl, it’d be totally fine. No problems there.
Which just means you’d try to kiss her or something scummy like that.
Keep out of this, author! *waves sword in the air*
- What’s your favorite thing about your favorite person?
My favorite person. I don’t have one.
What about yourself?
Oh, yeah! I can’t pick something about him. He’s too awesome.
- Do you like to be touched by other people, or would you rather they kept their hands to themselves?
I think I’ve addressed this in earlier questions.
- Do you like plants?
Do you mean as a diet or in general?
As a diet: no. In general: no.
Duh-duh-duh duuuuuuuuuuh!!! (what?!)
If you don’t hate him … um … WHO ARE YOU???!!! Megamind? Dr. Doofensmirtz? For heaven’s sake, crazy evil person GET AWAY FROM ME!!!
Funny thing is, Tae’s actually one of my protagonists … 😄