September 2017 Character Studies: Adae of Maran
Time again for a round of questions by Morgan Dusky @ Studies in Character!
I know it’s soon after the last round, but I really need to figure one of my characters (Adae from, well, Adae) out, and the questions are here, sooo? Why wait!
This month’s theme is “the great outdoors!” If you want to do the interview, simple hop over to Morgan’s blog and grab the questions!
About the Character:
This month I’m interview Queen Adae of Maran (I’ve already said this, like, twice, but I’m saying it again now! Hoorah!). She is the main character of Adae, my fairytale retelling WIP.
Adae has social anxiety & her family has always repressed her, so she’s pretty much a shut-in. Interviewing her about the great outdoors should be fun! 😉
Seriously, though, I’ve told Adae that these questions are being asked by the only person she trusts – and that only because he isn’t really a person – her magic mirror, Carmelli. (So keep very quiet and don’t let her know any of us are here!) (I sound like I’m talking to some three-year-olds who I’m messing with, but whatever.)
Can you light a campfire?
I don’t believe I can. I’ve seen some people light an actual fire …
Carmelli: *sigh* Watching isn’t doing, your highness.
Yes, I know. But I think I could do it!
Carmelli: *disbelieving grunt*
What are “s’mores?”
Carmelli: First you take a marshmallow …
What are those?
Carmelli: Fluffy sugar in a sort of pillow-like form.
Oh. I understand.
Carmelli: And then you put the marshmallow on a kind of cookie and put a slice of chocolate over that and roast it. Well, most people roast the mashmallow first, actually.
Carmelli: It’s too sweet.
How would you know?
Carmelli: I know everything. *mysterious music*
A bear/wolf/large-carnivorous-creature approaches your campsite. What do you do?
I probably run.
Carmelli: Silly human. It would just chase you. And maul you. If you ever do happen to be stuck in the woods and meet some large carnivorous creature, just play dead. It’ll leave you alone.
That’s easy for you to say. You can’t really be mauled by a bear.
Carmelli: Or run away.
Can you read the stars?
STARS CAN BE READ?!?!?!?!?
Carmelli: Oh, glory, why did that have to be a question?! I knew the book-shortage was going to some insanity. Yes, stars can be read, but not like a book.
Are there stories?
Carmelli: Well, yes …
THEN YOU HAVE TO TELL THEM TO ME!
Ever gotten poison ivy?
Carmelli: You really are sheltered.
Yes, I know. But what is that? It sounds pretty.
Carmelli: Um … no, your highness. It’s a plant that gives you a dreadful rash.
Favorite funny campfire story?
I … don’t really know any. I know some funny stories, though! My favorite is … ooh, I can’t decide ….
Carmelli: This may take a while.
Favorite scary campfire story?
*still pondering over favorite funny story*
You and your friend go camping/hiking and they get injured. Do you rush them to the hospital/a doctor or do you try to patch them up yourself?
I don’t really have any friends except Carmelli. And I don’t think I could fix a cracked mirror or have a doctor look at it.
Carmelli: You’d have to take me to a mirror specialist.
Do those exist?
Carmelli: I certainly hope so!
You’re on a hike. How long is the hike (how many miles?) and how far will you make it? Is it a one-day hike or a long trip? Do you have the right equipment?
It’s probably very short. Perhaps a walk in the garden. Which actually sounds exhausting. So I might not make it outside.
Carmelli: To be fair, your house is rather large. Being a castle and all …
Anyway, it’s just a five-minute hike, and I don’t have an equipment unless you count a book.
What do you think of politics?
I’m bad at them.
Carmelli: Oh, I don’t know, you could probably learn how to do politicky stuff …
I doubt it. I don’t really want to talk about it.
Ever “camped” in your backyard and pretended you were out in the middle of nowhere?
The path you’re walking is littered with rocks and tree roots. How many times do you trip?
Every single time a rock or tree root shows up.
What shoes are you wearing?
Carmelli: Are you capable of wearing anything else?
I like being cosy!
Never heard of it.
Bug repellant that’s very bad for your skin (that may give you cancer) or bug bites?
Bug bites. Though I don’t know what I’d do if there was actually dangerous repellant on hand …
Your most embarrassing moment that happened outside.
I don’t really go outside.
You’re marooned on an island. What happens?
I sit on the beach and wait for someone to come get me.
You’re marooned in a desert. What happens?
I sit on the sand and wait for someone to come get me.
Do you eat the raisins in trail mix? Actually, do you eat any part of the trail mix that’s not M&M’s?
I don’t know. I’ve never had trail mix. What would happen if I ate it, Carmelli?
Carmelli: You’d eat it all. Because you never think about what you eat.
How tall are you?
Average. About five feet and six inches.
And that’s all for today!
So, the question you’ve all been waiting for …
Why are the posts lame lately?
It’s not that I’m out of ideas. I’m brim-full of inspiration; I just can’t seem to find time to write all these amazing posts!
I got a part-time job – three days a week for several hours in the afternoon – working at an office as a front-desk-person, and I just started this week. Monday is taken up by band, and I never accomplish anything Sunday (I don’t know why; I just don’t!).
That just leaves one other day (it’s either Tuesday or Thursday most weeks). I’m also doing school, homeschool group activities, and other stuff. So it’s not exactly conductive to me having a life?
By the way, I totally forgot to tell y’all that I got my driver’s license a while back.
I haven’t written in forever. I haven’t done a lot of things that I’ve put on the ol’ list. (To-Do Lists, anyone? Am I alone, here?) I just … eventually things will settle down and it will get better.
In the meantime, I need to be patient with myself.
And you need to not unfollow me. Because I will track you down and deal with traitors.
(I’m not joking …
okay, I am, a little ….)
What do you think of Adae (book or character)? Do you have a lot on your mind now? Do you live in a constant state of bestressment? What’s your MBTI Personality Type (if you know it)? I’m either ISTP or INTJ. Like, it could seriously go either way …