Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Hello everybody!  I'm here to re-introduce you to Rafe (remember him from my NaNo novel?) with this month's Beautiful People!

1) What’s their favourite food? (Bonus: favourite flavour of chocolate!)
Hmmm, I don't think he'd ever really think about that because he's never really had much of a chance to focus on anything other than his revolution.  But as his author, I get to choose for him.  He actually has a little bit of a sweet tooth--he loves honey on bread, though he rarely gets it.  One of his most treasured memories is a day when he was about 12 and his father brought back a honeycomb. 
2) What do they absolutely hate?
The king of Deri.  He hates King Lamar with a passion that can sometimes completely blot out everything else in his life. 
3) What do they enjoy learning about?
People.  He likes to study them, find out how they tick, what makes them the way they are.  It's part of what makes him so charismatic.
4) Who is the most influential person in their life?
It depends.  When he was young, he worshiped his mother, but stopped following her every move when he was about five--he's always been independent.  Then for a few years, Corani (his sweetheart) could make him do anything.  When she died, thoughts of her still influenced his actions.  But where he's at now, Tristan is definitely the most influential person in his life.
5) What is their childhood fear?
He was terrified of water when he was young.  It was completely irrational and he soon forced himself to conquer it, but he hated swimming for a long time.
6) What is something they have always secretly dreamed of doing, but thought impossible?
Travel.  Sometimes he just wants to drop everything and go see the faraway countries he's been hearing about.
7) What is something he is impractically afraid of?
Being completely abandoned.
8) Are they a night owl or morning person?
A morning person, definitely.  He stays up far into the night sometimes, but he always gets up early; it was a habit drilled into him when he was young and he likes being up early anyways.
9) Do they say everything that pops into their head, or leave a lot unsaid?  
Ehm, it's sort of a mixture of both, actually.  By nature and inclination he would say everything that pops into his head, but he's leading a revolution, so he's sort of trained himself to keep quiet and not say anything before carefully considering it--unless he loses his temper or gets otherwise very upset, and then his coping mechanism is just to talk on and on.
10) What are their nervous habits?
He rubs the back of his neck when he gets nervous, or rumples his hair.  When he gets really nervous/upset, he'll bite the inside of his cheek or his fingernails, sometimes drawing blood.


Cait said...

Rafe sounds really interesting (and kinda endearing!) XD I want to write a character who's interested in people someday, because most of mine end up rather psychotic and loners. Hehe. Travel is awesome!
Thanks so much for linking up with us!

Eva said...


Jessy Jones said...

Rafe sounds awesome! Revolutionary types usually are, I suppose. But I like him very much. Is there a backstory as to why he was afraid of water? Why does he hate the king so much?

Do you have anything published? You mentioned a NaNo novel, so I figured I'd ask :)

Jessy @ Barefoot in the Snow

Miss Jane Bennet said...

Hahaha, well, *I* find him endearing too. XD My characters tend to be more introverted types as well in general, so it's been really interesting to write him--sometimes he'll be put in a situation where I'd just be like, "Oh no, PEOPLE! I can't handle this!" and he'll just walk in and actually ENJOY it. O_O

Muahaha, thanks dear! ;)And if I ever actually get started writing again, I'll have snippets to bargain with. Heeheehee.

Haha! 'Twould seem so--fictional ones, that is. Yes, there is a backstory to why he was afraid of water: he and his whole family lived pretty near a lake, and one of his cousins drowned once when he was very little. He saw the body and was made to understand that basically the lake did it. So that was that.
And as for why he hates the king so much--that would be a spoiler. ;)
No, I don't have anything published, I'm sorry to say. My NaNo novel isn't at that stage yet (and may not ever be); currently I'm completely changing up the outline and rewriting the book.

Jessy Jones said...

Ah, alrighty then :)

Wow, have fun with that! Hope it goes awesomely.