It's time for this month's Beautiful People! Yay! This is a link-up hosted by Paperfury and Further Up and Further In where you answer questions about your characters. I participated in Beautiful People #1, #2, #3 and the villain special last year. And I've done Beautiful People Author Edition, Beautiful People Valentine Edition, Beautiful People #7, Beautiful People Sibling Edition, Beautiful People #9, Beautiful People: Parental Edition, Beautiful People #11, Beautiful People: Friendship Edition, Beautiful People #13: Caleb, Beautiful People #14: Writerly Resolutions and Goals, Beautiful People: Valentine's Edition, and Beautiful People #16. This link-up has been just so helpful with character development.
My dear Faol from Red Hood has never done a Beautiful People, and it's right time I've fixed that. It's going to be interesting with these questions considering he isn't human, but it's going to make this fun. *rubs hands togther* He is an eight foot tall blue werewolf with yellow eyes and a metal front leg. If you'd like to participate in this link-up yourself, check out either Paperfury or Further Up and Further In to see how. Here we go!
1.) How often do they smile? Would they smile at a stranger?
Faol is an exceptionally friendly werewolf. He likes to smile at others whether it be at other werewolves or Isamaour (the humanoid race of his land). He would definitely smile at a stranger.
2.) What is the cruelest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?
Gosh, he's been told a lot of cruel things. He's been told he's a mindless monster by humans, and he's been called a dumb dog or bad batch when he's failed on missions for his master, but he's taken ever blow with grace. That's one of the special things I love about Faol. He has a meekness to him that no character I've had possesses.
3.) What is the kindest thing they’ve ever been told? And what was their reaction?
Right after Faol was created he noticed he didn't have the same behavioral tendencies as other werewolves. He wasn't as warmongering as they were and Faol felt like there was something wrong with him since he didn't want to fight anyone. He wanted to live a peaceful life. His first caretaker told him that he didn't have to fit in with the stereotype and that Faol could be who he wanted to be.
4.) What is one strong memory that has stuck with your character from childhood? Why is it so powerful and lasting?
This brand of werewolves don't really have a childhood since they're created into already fully grown giant wolves by Nzelt's formulae. But when he first came into being his Isamaour caretaker was very kind to him, unlike others who can be harsher to werewolves. Since Faol formed without a front leg (some of the werewolves come out missing parts), this caretaker was very patient with Faol until a metal prosthetic could be constructed for him.
5.) What book (a real actual published book!) do you think your character would benefit from reading?
Faol would need some help turning the pages, but he'd enjoy books about philosophy. I think he'd like the Great Divorce, Mere Christianity, A Grief Observed, and Miracles by C.S. Lewis.
6.) Have they ever been seriously injured? How severely? How did they react?
Werewolves can only be killed if they are struck in the head or the neck. Faol has gotten close to death many times with wounds in those regions. His first time was especially scary, because he could feel himself melting. This brand of werewolves melt into a sludge when they die to keep the secret of how they're made.
7.) Do they like and get along with their neighbours?
Faol tries his best to get along with other members of his pack and his Isamaour masters. He's gotten angry before, but it takes a lot to provoke him.
8.) On a scale from 1 to 10 (1 being easy and 10 being difficult) how easy are they to get along with?
I'd say a four. When he's relaxed, he's a very amiable fellow, but when he's in a fight he's vicious.
9.) If they could travel anywhere in the world, where would they go?
He would flee to the lower mountains of Silfurlund where he could escape his fate as a created soldier.
10.) Who was the last person they held hands with?
Since Faol is a wolf this is an interesting question. I think the closest thing is he had a little girl hold onto one of his paws with both of her tiny hands.
|My drawing of Faol|
And that's it! If you'd like to know a bit more about Faol. You can check out his bio and character interview. Thanks for reading!
What do you think of Faol? Did you participate in the Beautiful People? Are you planning to? If so let me see your posts in the comments!
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