Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Qurius Quirks

Brooke at Paper Mountain is doing a blogfest where people write questionaires about characters and people have to answer in the comments.

By the way, often when I do a blogfest people say, "Aw man, I wish I could have done this." There's still time! This is going on all day. I wish more people would join because answering everyone's questions will be so much fun!

I'm going to do Eric and Savvy from my book Hunger. They're basically my favorite characters I've ever written.
Character Questionaire

1. What is your greatest strength and weakness?

Eric: I don't know. Can we talk about something else, please?
Savvy: Hmm... I think my greatest strength is that I'm adventurous and willing to try new things. No, wait, I want to change my answer. I'm kind to everyone. As for my weakness? I guess I'm too trusting of people.

2. What's your favorite book and why?

Eric: The Portrait of Dorian Gray. I identify with it.
Savvy: Oh my gosh, have you read Garden Spells? It was soooo romantic, I was practically swooning the whole time I was reading it. I could lend you my copy.

3. When was the last time you cried?

Eric: The day my wife's daughter was born.
Savvy: Just the other day Eric took me to the ballet and we saw Romeo and Juliet. I bawled like a baby. Eric kissed my cheek and told me I was adorable. Isn't that sweet?

4. What do you want most? What will you do to get it?

Eric: I want my life back. There's nothing I can do about that.
Savvy: I want to be with Eric forever and ever and ever and ever. I'd die for him.

5. Do you have a secret? What would you do if your secret was revealed?

Eric: Look, I gotta go. It was nice meeting you.
Savvy: Nope! My life's an open book.


  1. I like the way you structured this as an interview! Very in-depth questions.

    Okay. Here goes.

    1) Grey is not intimidated by people which is, I guess, to say he is brave. When he's decided something is right he has no problem sticking to his decision, bar no consequences. But that's not to say he doesn't recognize the difficulty. He's just dog-headed. This is also, in a way, his greatest weakness. He often takes on burdens he shouldn't have to, out of a truly mistaken sense of honor. He doesn't need to "go it alone," but he does, and this alienates his friends.

    2. "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" -- he loves and identifies with Huck.

    3. When his Uncle died and it might have been his fault.

    4. To live in a cabin in the woods with the girl he loves and a family, but for this to somehow not cause him to shirk on his duties. Yes, he will get it, but after a LOT of sh** goes down.

    5. Yes. Be murdered.

  2. Name: Ida
    WIP: Hope's End

    1: I'm very determined, my Mum would say stubborn, but I see it as determination and commitment. By biggest weakness is probably that I'm a little too trusting.

    2: Anything by Sarah Waters; I absolutely love gothic novels, they're so dark and romantic.

    3: The first day I arrived at Hope's End. I was so homesick; it was my first time ever away from my little sister.

    4: My little sister to be safe and happy. I'll do anything for it, even if it means putting myself in danger.

    5: I do. If it was revealed I'd lose my job and completely ruin my family. I have to keep it secret.

  3. 1. Cassie has a very protecting nature. This is both her greatest strength and her greatest weakness.

    2. Cassie doesn't really have the time to read. She would suggest you go talk to Acorn.

    3. When she saw Maggie in the store. Memories can be painful.

    4. Happiness for those she cares about. She will stop at nothing.

    5. Of course she has a secret, a rather big one. He's eating all their food but Mitch seems to like him. If he was discovered, she might be able to convince them he's human.

  4. Athena would say:

    1. I can hurl boulders pretty far into the sea. I can't think of any weaknesses.

    2. The scroll of The Cosmogony. I love reading of the horses that draw the sun and moon through the sky.

    3. I cried at the death of _____ (deleted because of spoiler).

    4. I want to help the Achaean mortals to stand up against the fell beasts of the land and the arbitrary ways of us Olympians.

    5. I cannot let my fellow Olympians know about #4. If you tell them, I'll tie you to a boulder and hurl you into the sea.

  5. Nice questions! I'll answer them with my characters I used in my entry :)

    1. What is your greatest strength and weakness?

    Edgar: greatest strength is that I'm still standing. Greatest weakness? Still standing.
    Ever: I'm like a willow tree in the breeze - bendy but I don't snap in two. Huh? What? No, it's NOT a metaphor...

    2. What's your favorite book and why?

    Edgar: Harvesting the Heart by Jodi Picoult - let's just say I can relate.
    Ever: The Kama Sutra sounds like my kind of thing...

    3. When was the last time you cried?

    Edgar: Inwardly? I'm crying right now. Outwardly, back when I was 27.
    Ever: When I was an infant, apparently I cried.

    4. What do you want most? What will you do to get it?

    Edgar: I kind of just want this to all be over. And I've given up trying to make things happen that I want - so I'm just biding my time until the end.
    Ever: I most want to just enjoy the moment... I'm good at that.

    5. Do you have a secret? What would you do if your secret was revealed?

    Edgar: Not really. Got splashed all over the media back in the day. Not a secret. I guess the secret is that while everyone else has forgotten, I haven't... If it was revealed, I'd get some seriously uncomfortable-making looks and would have to go into hiding.
    Ever: I think my parents were actually aliens who adopted me out to earth-dwelling beings... If discovered, no doubt I'd be whisked away to Area 47 in the U.S. and...'studied'.

  6. 1. Kris' strength is her determination. Her weakness is her inability to show weakness.

    2. Probably a classic with a strong female protagonist.

    3. Kris doesn't cry normally, but the tragedy she faces in this novel drives her to tears on a few occasions.

    4. Kris wants more than anything for her friends to survive the summer. She's willing to die for it.

    5. Kris' secret is what brings on the tragedy--so I can't reveal it

  7. I'm glad so many people decided to participate! Keep 'em coming.

  8. Fun, fun! I loved being a part of this blogfest.

    1. Ceil: I refuse to take things without a fight. That's a good strength, right? My weakness? I guess I'm easily irritated and have a hard time not thinking everyone is going to turn on me any minute. Because you know they could.

    2. I've never read a book.

    3. I think when Peter decided that I didn't understand what I knew I understood. By default, it almost put me on the weak side, where I shouldn't be but didn't want to agree with Peter and be on the strong side again.

    4. I want the hunters to drop off the face of the earth. Alright, so maybe I'll start small and resist them and win. I'll fight, it doesn't get simpler than that.

    5. Nothing big that would completely blow up the earth. . . I'm clean enough.


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