One of my new favorite blogs that I’ve been stalking is paperfury.com. So many beautiful photos, guys. It makes my color-loving soul very, very happy. Every month, they do a link-up with ten character questions, with a spot for people to add their blog links. Because following the rules is not one of my talents, I cut two of the questions that I didn’t really care about and went with eight. Because #rebellion.
The character that I answered these questions with is from a WIP that is in a rewrite/outlining stage, called How to Mock Electricity. This story features:
A Winchester-esque brother relationship, small daughter/daddy relationship, nightmares, gooey chocolate cake, phobias, cinnamon rolls, old scars, sharp knives, sassy texts, abstract art, shy stammering, winged eyeliner, failure, crayon scribbles, google searches, coffee beans, old grudges, sitting on top of a roof, sleek phone screens and fall out boy, old photo albums, puddles of blood, periwinkle blue, jazz music, tulips, little girl hugs, bobbed hair, torture, gifs, twinkle lights, snipers, warm coffee shops, pink lipstick, broken hearts, abandonment, warm blankets, red knee-length dresses, the ocean, abstract art, bookworms, tiny fighter girls, cinnamon roll boys, angst, stained glass windows, sunglasses, and batman.
- What are they addicted to/can’t live without? Atlas is sort of addicted to his daughter, Cassidy, honestly. He’s way too overprotective of his relationship with her, partially because she’s too young to know he is/was an assassin and he wants it to stay that way. Besides that, he can’t live without art, music, and cheesecake. He loves drawing pen and ink sketches, listens to far too much Fall Out Boy, and indulges in cheesecake at every opportunity.
- Are they holding onto something they should get rid of? Atlas is an emotional hoarder. So yes. He’s holding on to his guilt over being partially responsible for the murder of hundreds of superhuman teens.
- If 10 is completely organized and 1 is completely messy, where do they fall on the scale? Atlas would be a 8. He is kept from scoring a perfect 10 by the fact that he has a toddler in his house. And Cassidy would score a 1 on that scale. There’s only so much that can be done to counteract toddler messes. So his score, alas, is a lowly 8.
- How would they dress for a night out? How would they dress for a night in? For a night in, Atlas would wear black jeans, black t-shirt, and black jacket. If it was warm, and he was alone (because he’s paranoid about showing his scars), he would ditch the jacket. For a night out, he would wear the same thing + combat boots. Unless he was trying to impress someone, in which case he might wear a tuxedo. Also black. Yes. I need a mission to get some color into this boy’s life.
- How many shoes do they own, and what kind? Atlas owns two pairs of shoes. This boy has very boring style habits. One pair is combat boots, and the other pair are red Converse. (yayy Atlas has something that isn’t black.)
- Do they have any pets? What pet do they WISH they had? Atlas is the official owner of a small white rabbit, even though Atlas’ small daughter is the one that makes sure that this amazing rabbit actually gets a daily quota of carrots and love. Atlas wishes that he had a black cat, perfect for alarming the superstitious and cultivating his Sith lord persona.
- Is there something or someone that they resent? Why and what happened? Atlas resents everything. The fact that the cookie jar is empty. That the paperboy can’t aim straight. That his favorite black shirt is three years old and needed to find a new home in the trash can about six months ago. On a more serious note, he resents the fact that he was forced to become an assassin.
- What’s usually in their fridge or pantry? Definitely vodka. Yes. He is underage, but shhh. This is futuristic sci-fi, which means that he can be #abovetherules. Besides that, he keeps a supply of chocolate cheesecake on hand, because Atlas has much love for it. Also animal crackers because they’re a good snack to give to his small daughter Cassidy.