Friday, June 17, 2016

Beautiful People Childhood Edition: Harlowe (Starbloods)

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 EditionBeautiful People Valentine EditionBeautiful People #7Beautiful People Sibling EditionBeautiful People #9Beautiful People: Parental EditionBeautiful People #11Beautiful People: Friendship EditionBeautiful People #13: CalebBeautiful People #14: Writerly Resolutions and Goals, Beautiful People: Valentine's Edition, Beautiful People #16, and Beautiful People #17This link-up has been just so helpful with character development. 

My Starbloods story doesn't get that much attention mostly because it's on my back burner right now, but one day I do want to actually work on it. XD For now I'm just going to have to do character interviews and BPs with the characters from that story. Today I'm doing Harlowe. He's an antihero shapeshifting sorcerer from my high fantasy story. He's a quirky devil and he's never had an interview or a BP before. I'm a bit scared about unleashing him on the blog. Let's see how this goes. 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.) What is their first childhood memory?
Harlowe's first memory was his mother playing with him as a toddler. She picked flowers with him and played games with him with acorns.

2.) What were their best and worst childhood experiences?
His worst childhood memory was definitely the death of his parents, and his best memory was his first hunting trip with his father when he was ten. They left their village for days and Harlowe father taught him much about being a man.

3.) What was their childhood home like?
From when he was born to when he was twelve years old, he grew up with his parents in a loving home in the Native American-like country of Melorain. He lived in a wigwam in a mountainous environment and had many friends who were shapeshifters just like him.

After his parents died on his twelfth birthday, a sorceress took him into her custody and he lived in one of her mansions on a snowy mountain. She pretended to be kind to him for the first year of his stay then she steadily got abusive. The sorceress put him in a boarding school of magic in a Mediterranean environment where she pressured him to do well in his classes. Her favoritism of him alienated him from other students. Basically, his childhood started out great and then nose-dived.

4.) What’s something that scared them as child?
The sorceress Vanmoriel whom he stayed with when he was twelve. She punished him severely whenever he did anything wrong and forced him to use forbidden spells that have left permanent damage.

5.) Who did they look up to most?
The chief of his village taught him much about how to use his shapeshifting abilities when he was a child and Harlowe admired his skill and strength.

6.) Favourite and least favourite childhood foods?  
He didn't like squash very much, but he loved candied fruit and flowers.

7.) If they had their childhood again, would they change anything?
He would stop his parents from dying. That day changed his life forever and he wished it never happened.

8.) What kind of child were they? Curious? Wild? Quiet? Devious?
Harlowe was an energetic and enthusiastic child. He would always get into things and be a handful for his parents. He laughed a lot and played until he fell over in exhaustion. He also was hungry all the time. He was very skinny, but was a bottomless pit.

9.) What was their relationship to their parents and siblings like?
Harlowe didn't have any siblings, but he did have a good relationship with his parents, especially his mother. They had a close mother and son bond.

10.) What did they want to be when they grew up, and what did they actually become?
He wanted to become a good father and husband as a child. But because of his circumstances he's become a very powerful sorcerer and believes that former idea of life is nonexistent now.

My drawings of Harlowe
And that's it! If you'd like to know a bit more about Harlowe's story, check out the interviews from his fellow characters below! Thanks for reading!

What do you think of Harlowe? 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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Interview with Elasa and Silanoc (Starbloods)

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