Beautiful People--August 2017 Edition

Guten Tag!

For the sake of my greeting, I shall delightfully assume it's day wherever you delightful folks are.

Here I am, back for yet another Beautiful People post. I'm working on two book reviews at the moment, so don't worry, you wont be too swamped with these ;) Here's a quote from Paper Fury's Cait, one of the creators, explaining it,
"Beautiful People is a writing blog meme which I co-host with the marvelous Sky @ Further Up and Further. We post questions at the beginning of each month (generally around the 5th) that you can answer on your own blogs! It’s designed (A) to help you get to know your characters better, and (B) share with us about your writing projects!"

For the characters of this month, I'll be using Hope and Ladrao, two characters from my story “All Our Darkness”. I did a post using Hope’s parents, which you can view here. Anyway, Hope and Ladrao are Fates, beings who control and oversee destinies and watch over duties with their power. Now, onto the questions! 

What are they addicted to/can’t live without?
Hope is addicted to coffee and gets headaches if she doesn’t have at least to cups of it before noon.
Ladrao, being the thief Fate that he is, is a major-league kleptomaniac and can’t live without snatching a few things from everywhere he goes.

Name 3 positive and 3 negative qualities about your character.
Hope is loyal, sincere, and generally decently positive in her outlook on life. However, she is a bit impatient, very stubborn, and she can be coward.
Ladrao is enthusiastic, charismatic, and he has an uplifting sense of humor. Nonetheless, overall he’s an unpredictable, two-faced, thieving liar.

Are they holding onto something they should get rid of?
Hope begins by holding into the past, but she does eventually get rid of that. Literally most if not all of Ladroa’s stuff should be gotten rid of, but he holds on hard.

If 10 is completely organized and 1 is completely messy, where do they fall on the scale?
Hope is probably an eight, or seven and a half, while Ladroa is a rather messy dude at three or four.

What most frustrates them about the world they live in?
The state of it all. Hope just doesn’t like it. Complicated, dark, hypocritical, controversial, war ridden, and so on, so she tries to make the best of it and help people see the little light that’s left.
Ladroa is of course a bad Fate, so he’s decently chill with the world, but he’s got a grudge on the status quo.

How would they dress for a night out? How would they dress for a night in?
For a night out Hope would probably wear a modest A-line dress, in blush-pink. Shoe wise she’s have some sturdy black flats. For a night in, lounge pants and a fandom shirt two sizes too big, and slip-on slippers.
Ladroa would wear a dark blue blazer over a gray shirt with dark pants and sensible shoes. For a night in he’d wear a long-sleeved shirt with jeans, and socks with no shoes (he likes wearing socks).

How many shoes do they own, and what kind?
Hope owns 10 shoes which total five pairs: sneakers, flip-flops, wedges, flats, and boots.
Ladroa “owns” a lot more shoes than he, or anyone, needs. The two kinds he most often wears are vans and oxford shoes.

Do they have any pets? What pet do they WISH they had?
No, on both accounts. Hope adores the thought of a few corgis, whereas Ladroa dreams big and things it would rock to own a wolf.

Is there something or someone that they resent? Why and what happened?
They both resent many things, but for this I’ll cover the main people they resent.
Hope resents herself a lot. She also resents her father for giving her and Cody away, thought she understand it was for the best. She has a burning hatred toward three other characters, but that isn’t resentment, so it’s for another time and another place.
Ladroa resents having to coexist with Erpressung, Temnoy, and Stranno (all three of which are other fates). He also resents Hope, mostly just because he’s rather fond of her but knows it’s a rather foolhardy endeavor. On top of that, Ladroa resents most if not all law enforcers for making his job hard.

What’s usually in their fridge or pantry?
Regular items in Hope’s fridge/pantry: Bread, peanut butter, chocolate chips, soda, chicken, ham, green beans, peaches, apples, and bacon.
Regular items in Ladroa’s fridge/pantry: A small amount of really fancy stuff he doesn’t actually enjoy and that most people can’t afford, because A) semi-immortal as he is he doesn’t need to eat, and B) he’s extra enough to want to offer people champagne and caviar when they request chips or something

Thank you all oh, so much for reading my nonsense! 


  1. Guten abend where i am now (no I don't speak German). Love Ladrao would love for him to be my friend. there's some things I would like him to steal for me =d he' sounds cool

    1. Ha, thank you! He'd undoubtedly be happy to take anything you desired--just check your pockets after the exchange, you might be missing something ;)

  2. This sounds like a really intriguing idea for a story and your characters are fantastic! I love how much they contrast each other, and the idea of a kleptomaniac character is really interesting! Great post!

    1. Thank you very much, and I'm glad you like their dynamic!


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