Remember last month we talked about Lili and Alicia, my siblings from my contemporary WIP/plot-bunny, The Glare of the Spotlight? (The novel is kind of in its really early stages.) (But it does have a working title, which is not normal for me. I title things late.) Well, this month, we take a closer look at Alicia, my MC. (She cuts her hair over the course of the novel.)
1. Do they get nightmares? If so, why or what of?
Family members turning evil and trying to kill her. *shiver*
There is no Freudian analysis or hidden meanings here. They're just creepy dreams.
2. What is their biggest guilty pleasure/secret shame?
She really likes buying different shades of lipstick and experimenting with them. This isn't exactly a secret as much as it is something her friends tease her about a lot.
3. Are they easily persuaded or do they need more proof?
She needs proof, but not necessarily physical proof. She'll do something if she ponders it over long enough in her head and her logic-ing convinces her that it is the right thing to do.
4. Do they suffer from any phobias? Does it affect their life in a big way?
Cicadas. The gooey food bits while washing dishes. A lack of reading material.
I'm not sure how these things could affect Alicia's life in a big way. She has to wash the dishes no matter what, so no luck there.
5. What do they consider their “Achilles heel”?
A vulnerable weakness that could cause Alicia's downfall? Her boyfriend. :-P
(This is literally the novel.)
(Also, I've forgotten his name - bad Sophia. I scribbled it down in some notebook one night and now cannot find the notebook. So he will have to be renamed, unless I find my scribble.)
6. How do they handle a crisis?
By trying to separate herself mentally from the situation, and thinking about it objectively. She's actually very good at it - it's one of her best skills.
7. Do they have a temper?
It takes a lot, but when the dragon is awakened, it's furious. But it sleeps really easily. It's a tired little dragon.
8. What are their core values and/or religious beliefs?
She is Christian (I think?). She has very defined boundaries in terms of boyfriends/romantic relationships (sex - for marriage, kissing - after trust has been solidified, hand holding - ASAP PLEASE THANK YOU), and believes that everything happens for a reason. (This belief can sometimes be hard to hold onto.)
9. What things do they value most in life?
Her family, probably. Also, in people, Alicia values kind hearts and sincere sweetness more highly than practically anything else.
10. What is one major event that helped shape who they are?
Lots of little things shaped her - I don't think many people can point to One Thing that made them who they are. But reading was definitely impacful - it made her empathetic and creative. At the same time, her parents were instrumental in keeping her grounded, sensible, and confident in herself (most of the time).
So that's Alicia! I like her lots. (Confession: she's partially based on me. I don't know why that happened, but it did.)
And because it's cute, here's Alicia and her boyfriend. (Cant find the artist credits unfortunately. Sorry!)