Uh, so I came across this today, and decided to join in. Beautiful People is hosted by Sky @ further up and further in and Cait @ Paper Fury. It’s basically a character questionnaire thingy. This month is about siblings (yay!), so I’m doing my characters Red and Snow from that fairy-tale thing I was talking about last post (which I’ve ended up writing for Camp NaNo :D). They aren’t the protagonists (in fact, Snow only appears in the last quarter or so), but Red especially is rather important to the plot. Here they are:
Snow White – the ‘perfect’ older sister
Rose Red – the, um, sister they don’t talk about any more
Now, on to the questions!
1. What is the first memory they have of each other?
Playing together under the rose bushes outside their house.
2. Describe their relationship in 3 words.
Used to be: loving, inseparable
3. What kind of things do they like to do together?
They don’t any more, but they used to play in the forest, groom bears and save dwarves. A lot.
4. What was their biggest fight?
They used to have little fights when they were younger from time to time (like siblings do). The biggest ‘fight’ would have been that time Red ran off into the wild and never came back (it’s a long story). Although it was only Red who was fighting as such. Snow mostly sat down and cried a lot.
5. How far would they go to save each other?
Even with their relationship being almost nonexistent at the moment, each would most likely go as far as death to save the other.
6. What are their pet peeves about each other?
Snow always found Red’s tom-boyishness mildly irritating, and Red is frustrated by her sister’s seeming perfection.
7. What are their favorite things about each other?
Snow admires Red’s strength of character, and ironically Red loved that Snow was always kind and gentle
8. What traits do they share? Mannerisms, clothing, quirks, looks, etc?
They have few similarities, but they are both imaginative and unconventional (Snow to a lesser extent in the latter), and they have matching cloaks from their grandmother. (Snow’s is White, and Red’s is well… Red)
9. Who has the strongest personality?
Red, although Snow is strong in her own quiet way.
10. How does their relationship change throughout your story?
Not quite sure as yet, but I do think they’ll become friends again at some point in the series.
So, not exactly the happiest of siblings at the moment. Yes, they are based on a fairy-tale (well, Red is based on two), and it shouldn’t be too hard to work out which one they’re from. There’ll be more about this series in later posts, but for now I can tell you that the current name for book one is Wolf Cry, although that’s likely to change in the future.