Character Studies: Part One (Beliefs, Ideals, and Morals)

Hey, guys! So you know that writing update I’ve been promising?  I decided (since I’m still planning Lost Worlds) I’d get to know my character, Queen Aleksandria of Atlantis! Queen Alek for short. (But don’t call her that unless you want to be fed to the sharks.)  And you get know her too! NOTE/DISCLAIMER: Her personality might undergo a major change, it depends on how the scene works. But right now, this is how I picture/portray her. I am getting to know her by participating in a character study, hosted by Morgan @ Studies in Character! This is my first time, wish me luck!

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Introducing… Queen Aleksandria!

The Questions:

(Queen Alek) (Me) (Questions)

  1. Do you believe in true love?

No.

Details?

My private life stays private.

  1. How about love at first sight?

You can’t judge a clam by its color. Otherwise, the (insert species name here) Would have fallen to the sharks.

 

  1. Have you ever been in love—like really in love?

What did I say about my private life? 

It stays private. *Notes Queen Alek is staring at a picture in a clam shell frame of an (insert species name here)

Good, you listened. 

  1. Do you believe in second chances?

I used too, but not anymore. There are no such things as accidents. Subconsciously, you know what you’re doing.

*Nods* I can understand that. 

  1. Is there something more to life?

If there is, it’s lost to me.

I’m sorry.

I don’t need your sympathy. Or you. Are we almost done?

Halfway. And you do need me, I could erase you if I wanted too.

*Shifts uncomfortably* We’re moving on now.

  1. Do you believe in unicorns?  (Hint: If you say you don’t, somewhere a unicorn dies.)

Do you mean narwhals? I have a pet one named Morrie. I use her horn to cut criminals before I send them to the sharks.

Um… okay. *backs closer to the wall*

  1. Are you superstitious?  Why?

I control my fate, not Kraken. (The seas equivalent of God/divine ruler)

  1. Somebody you just met claims to be a time-traveler from the future.  Do you believe them?

No. The future wouldn’t come to see our past. 

Why not?

That is for the Ruler’s Court and Anseants to know.

  1. What would paradise look like?

My paradise would be a person. It’s private.

O-okay.

  1. Bonus: What are your thoughts on balloons?

Balloons? What are those?

*Holds up picture for Queen Aleksandria to see*

You mean these? *Shows a picture of a clam with a string of seaweed attached.*

Um… they’re similar. 

Too childish. Too painful.

Alright, that was the last it. Thanks for answering these questions.

It wasn’t a pleasure. Bye. 

Good–bye? *Calls to Queen Alek’s retreating back* Where are you going? This is your house! You left your- *sighs* Whatever. I’ll write you back in any way.


Feedback:

Could you please leave me some feedback in the comments? This is the first time I’ve done a character study and I wonder if you like it. (Sorry for the horrible grammar.) Should I do it again? Do you have any tips? I was thinking of including a glossary in the book for the sea terms, is that a good idea? Do you have any ideas for what I could call a mermaid like species? I will credit you! Anything is appreciated. Don’t sugarcoat it, but don’t be openly rude, either. Thanks!


TBFN & Fi v/s Fa Update:

The 2nd prompts for these camps are out! I am working on my TBFN story. Hint: It’s going to be how she broke the boy. ATTENTION: I am hereby changing the name “Reverse” to “Imaginaries”. I will probably be doing some slight re-editing of that after the contest is over. *Sighs* More work to do. I plan to try and keep it a dialogue story, but I might have to retract that. For Fi v/s Fa, we meet the 1st… scary, huh? Actually, not that much.  Camp NaNo: I have made some progress with plotting but, have procrastinated actually writing it. I think I have a pretty good middle and I keep thinking of ideas to further it. Well, that’s it for today. I’ll see you all tomorrow with another post!

your procrastinating writer,

liv

 

 

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