Thursday, May 26, 2016

Beautiful People: Ren & Farrah Queen

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Beautiful People is a meme created by Cait @ Paper Fury and Sky @ Further Up and Further In. The meme's for writers to share all about their characters! It's super fun, find out all about it here.


I'm doing Beautiful People this month because it's fun and I've been editing again. I started revising and editing the newly renamed: The (Sometimes Grand) Adventure Of Ren & Farrah (it used to simply be Ren & Farrah) earlier this month and thought, hey, why not do this to help get myself reacquainted with my lovely little protags?

The Grand Adventure of Ren & Farrah follows Ren and Farrah Queen. Ren is 10 and believes in magic and her best friend (besides Farrah) is a tiny giant. Farrah is 14 and waaay to old to still believe in magic. She's a cynic and kind of mean but she loves her little sister and would do anything to protect her. So let's get to the questions!

1. How often do they smile? Would they smile at a stranger? 
Ren: Ren smiles all the time, especially if something magical is going on. Honestly though, no she wouldn't smile at a stranger. She doesn't trust strangers and she only likes magical people. She'd smile at anyone she knew all the time but not a stranger.
Farrah: Um, nooooo. She's more into glaring and rolling her eyes. She would glare at a stranger or smirk but not smile.

What is the cruelest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?
Ren: That magic wasn't real. And she denied it. Her reaction was to ignore the person who told her this (Farrah) and defend her beliefs and eventually yell a lot.
Farrah: Hmm.... Probably that she was "just a princess" and her reaction was to stomp on the boy's foot. Of course.

What is the kindest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?
Ren: Hmm. Probably that she was an excellent dragon slayer and her reaction was to grin proudly and blush slightly because she has a little girl crush on the knight who told her this.
Farrah: Probably Ren telling her that she was magic like a fairy when she danced. Her reaction was to blow off the comment but then hug Ren fiercely.

What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
Ren: Oh, the day Farrah first took her to the wishing tree. Ren was only like three or four but she remembers it because Farrah had always told her magic existed but that was the day it became real to Ren. That was the day she started seeing the giants and the dancing lights, the day she first really started to believe.
Farrah: I don't know... I guess if I had to pick like the most important one it would be the day Ren was born. Farrah was only four but it was a very big moment and she loved Ren right away and their parents explained how it was her job to protect Ren and yeah. It was important.

What book (a real actual published book!) do you think your character would benefit from reading?
Profit from reading??? I don't know. Ren would enjoy anything with magic but I don't know anything that she would profit or benefit from reading...How To Train Your Dragon? Farrah would benefit from reading Harry Potter though, I think it would help her believe in magic again and open her mind to her imagination and everything.

Have they ever been seriously injured? How severely? How did they react?
Ren broke her wrist once, she took it like a champ and showed off her battle scars (there were no scars). It happened when she was climbing a tree looking for a mythical phoenix nest. She fell before she could find it. =( Farrah's never really been injured but she freaked out when Ren broke her wrist.

Do they like and get along with their neighbours?
Oh they LOVE their neighbors. Of course, they live most the time in a Renaissance faire and their "neighbors" are the cast members and everyone. They've known them forever. Ren fights dragons with most of them on the weekends.

On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult) how easy are they to get along with?
Ren: With Ren it's kind of hard to rate. 1 for other faire people, they all get along with her great. 6 for most kids her age because they don't get Ren and Ren doesn't like people who don't believe in magic. 10 for strangers and people outside the faire circuit.
Farrah: For Farrah it's like a solid 9 all around. She's prickly and doesn't get along with people.

If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go? 
Ren would of course pick a mythical land or kingdom of some sort. Probably Narnia. Farrah...hmm. France? Probably, because she sees it as this fabulous exotic place.

Who was the last person they held hands with? Each other!
And the end.

I haven't blogged in forever so my peeps, tell me what's going on?!?!?! All you other lovely writers please leave me links. And yes. Um, so who do you feel you connect more with? Ren or Farrah? For me it's gotta be Ren. ;)

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