Well, it’s time for Beautiful People again! This time I couldn’t decide who to do so I’ll be doing all of Blue Team in one go. Which might make this post long but I’ll try to keep it from being too messy. On to the questions!
1. Give a brief overview of their looks. (Include a photo if you want!)
^^There you go. We’ll go into more detail with the rest of the questions so I’ll just leave the headshots there for now.
2. Share a snippet that involves description of their appearance.
Not available, since 1) I haven’t started writing properly yet, and 2) It’s going to be a webcomic so there won’t be descriptions beside the basic crappy ones I write for characters I haven’t drawn yet.
3. What is the first thing people might notice about them?
For Marianne, likely her hair, or her height. Long pale blonde hair, though not the strangest colour you’d come across in Unity, kinda stands out. The fact that she’s several inches taller than just about any other girl (and several of the guys) you’d likely see her with also stands out. On the flip side, Johanna is pretty short, but gives off the air that she could probably beat you up at a moment’s notice. Elliot doesn’t particularly stand out appearance wise, but his expression generally gives the impression he’s silently laughing at you. Of course, the first thing people would notice about Adelle is her bright blue hair. For Jackson, probably his orange eyes or general expressionlessness. Lastly, for Cass, her metal arm is pretty noticeable. If it isn’t visible at the time perhaps her red hair or sad blue eyes.
4. What are their unique features? (Ex: freckles, big ears, birthmark, scars, etc.)
Most noticeably, several of them have unnatural hair or eye colours; Jackson has orange eyes, while Adelle has blue hair and Marianne pale blonde (which while not an unnatural hair colour usually, is odd considering the rest of her family have red or brown hair). All three of them also have blue blood because of their fairy heritage, though you usually can’t tell unless they’re blushing or bleeding. Both Johanna and Cass have quite a lot of scars in various places, not to mention Cass’s metal arm.
5. How tall are they? What is their build (Ex: stocky, slender, petite, etc.)
Marianne and Jackson are both around 6 foot (the latter being slightly taller), Cass, Johanna, and Elliot are all hovering in the 5’5 area (approximately), and Adelle is the shortest at less than 5 foot tall. (I have yet to make an updated height chart so all heights are approximate). Build wise, Jackson and Marianne are both tall, but Marianne is more slender. Johanna is relatively short and muscular, and Elliot is around her height but much skinnier. Cass is a bit taller than either of them and somewhere between them in build. Adelle is small and petite, giving her a rather young fairy like appearance.
6. What is their posture like? How do they carry themselves?
Marianne stands very straight, and somewhat stiff. Johanna is more confident and relaxed in her posture, though usually ever so slightly tense, ready to spring into action at a moments notice. Elliot‘s posture would also be described as confident and relaxed, but with more of an emphasis on the relaxed part. He also comes across as ready for anything, but more in a ‘smart’ way than a ‘ready to punch things’ way. Adelle holds herself in a way that oozes constant optimism, with a bouncy but delicate attitude that makes it seem like she might explode with excitement at any instant. She never seems to be standing quite still and practically skips when she walks. Jackson is more stiff and awkward, with a tendency to slouch when he stands. Cass holds herself loosely but purposefully. Almost every move she makes seems to have a certain amount of purpose and routine.
7. Your character has been seen on a “lazy day” (free from usual routine/expectations): what are they wearing and how do they look?
Marianne would dress more or less the same, but less meticulously. She’d be less likely to wear anything with collars, or at least not do up her collar to the top button, something she likely wouldn’t even consider doing on a normal day. Johanna would dress the same as she usually does, since she always wears comfortable clothing, but she’d probably go without her shoes or gloves if she’s staying indoors. Elliot is usually a complete mess on rest days. He probably wouldn’t brush his hair at all and wear rumpled clothing. If he’s been working particularly hard recently he’d probably just crash in bed for the entire day. Ironically, Adelle would put much more effort into her clothes than usual. Time off means more time off to put together the cutest outfit possible, and maybe try something new with her hair. Jackson would be more or less the same as he usually is. Cass would wear even looser, more comfortable clothing than usual, and probably wouldn’t bother to check whether her clothes actually go together.
8. Do they wear glasses, accessories, or jewelry on a regular basis? Do they have any article of clothing or accessory that could be considered their trademark?
Elliot has glasses, and is almost always wearing the exact same black jacket. Adelle has her hair clips. She wears blue almost exclusively, and likes to look cute or pretty whenever possible. She also almost always wears skirts or dresses rather than trousers, regardless of the situation. Cass always wears two wedding rings on a cord round her neck. Johanna‘s black fingerless gloves could be considered a trademark. Marianne has a tendency to dress more formally then necessary.
9. Have they ever been bullied or shamed because of their looks? Explain!
For the most part, no not really. Adelle sometimes gets snide comments about her hair colour, which she finds mildly irritating.
10. Are they happy with how they look? If they could change anything about their appearance, what would it be?
Marianne isn’t exactly unhappy with how she looks, but she sometimes wishes her hair was red or brown like almost everyone else in her family’s. Johanna and Elliot don’t really care, though Johanna occasionally wishes she was slightly taller. Adelle is very much happy with how she looks. Jackson doesn’t really think about it much. Cass doesn’t really mind either way.
That was interesting to write out. It really helped me get a better idea of the characters. Hope you all enjoyed it!