Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Beautiful People - July

It's time for Beautiful People again!

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This month I've decided to introduce you to a book I've never mentioned on this blog (which is ironic, seeing as how it has much more to do with tangle webs and fairy rings than medieval fantasy or space opera does). It's been in the works since I was about eight years old. The last draft I finished was supposed to be the last one; but looking back I decided that although that "final" draft is horrendous, the concept is worth taking up again.

So here we go! I am pleased to introduce to you the titular character of my middle-grade fantasy, Lillian.

There are two things you should probably know before reading the questions:
1. Lillian is three inches tall.
~and~
2. She was raised by mice.

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Lavender is Lilian's favorite flower.
By the by, none of these pictures are mine.

Does she want to get married and/or have children? Why or why not?

Since Lillian is very little in age as well as in stature, she doesn't think about such things yet. She's a very loving person, though, so she probably will want to eventually.
What is her weapon of choice? (It doesn’t necessarily have to be a physical weapon.)

Lillian and weapons. Hmm. That does not compute.

I suppose it'd have to be the passionate side of her character. If she's upset or angry or horrified or delighted, it shines in her eyes and bounces from her voice. She doesn't realize how helpful this is, but it has come in handy a number of times when asking permission to do something, go somewhere, etc.

Unfortunately this trait can't protect her from the Turvies. They're not very sensitive to shining eyes and trembling voices.
What’s the nicest thing she's done for someone else, and why did she do it?

Lillian's always doing nice things for people. Most recently she cleaned the entire mouse hole without being asked. It was a surprise for Mrs. Mouse, who was out on an errand.

THUMBELINA BY LAUREN MILLS:
Thumbelina illustrations are so perfect.
(Lillian doesn't look at all like this Thumbelina, though. She has jet-black hair
that's perfectly straight except for the locks at the very end. Because I know
you were all dying to know that.)
Has she ever been physically violent with someone, and what instigated it?

Oh no. No. She may have pushed or slapped her older brother Andrew a few times the way little kids do, but that's about it.
Is she a rule-follower or a rebel?

A bit of both. Generally, Lillian is a very obedient little girl, and her conscience keeps a close hold on her curiosity and love of adventure. Mind you, that curiosity and love of adventure is still there...
Is she organized or messy?

She's fairly organized, but not in an over-the-top way. Just enough to keep things tidy and homelike rather than reminiscent of a pigpen.
What makes her feel loved, and who was the last person to make her feel that way?

Lillian always feels loved; she can't help it, being around her family as much as she is. Mrs. Mouse continually dotes and fusses; Mr. Mouse is a gentle and caring father; Melissa always has time for her (unless Tipperkik Fieldmouse is around); Andrew considers her one of his best friends; and little Coreopsis adores her.

So, whoever she's spent time with most recently was the last person (or mouse) to make her feel loved.
What does she eat for breakfast?

Whatever she can get her hands on - usually the mouse hole is well-stocked with cheese and nuts and berries. Lillian is especially fond of berries.

Beatrix Potter:
If Beatrix Potter were alive today she could totally illustrate Lillian.
Oh well.
I guess I'd better finish the book before soliciting the services of dead artists, huh?
Has she ever lost someone close to her? What happened?

Very interesting question. Let's just say, "not that she knows of."
What’s her treat of choice? (Or, if not food, how else does she reward herself?)

I mentioned her liking for berries. Mrs. Mouse makes a delicious triple-berry pie, and that would have to be her favorite treat.

I hope you've enjoyed meeting Lillian! Are any of you doing Beautiful People this month? If so, do share!

8 comments:

  1. Amazing! Enjoyed meeting Miss Lillian (as my Vance would call her).

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    1. Thanks, Isi! (I love your Vance.)

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    2. You're welcome! Hehehe (Me too!).

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  2. Aw, she sounds like a real dear!

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  3. Lillian seems like a really darling character to write. (Hopefully the character with my name is nice too XD) Oooh your answer to has she lost someone is very mysterious indeed...I did actually do Beautiful People this month, and could give you the link if you'd like. :D

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    1. She needs a little more development, I think, but she's a sweet one. :) (Melissa is very nice, don't worry.) Oh yes! I would love a link to your Beautiful People!

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    2. Haha great to know I'm not a villain or something of the sort! XD
      Here's my link: http://melissagravitis.blogspot.com/2016/07/beautiful-people-july-edition.html

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