Good afternoon, Cyberspace! This past weekend has been super crazy hectic, what with my glorious birthday, proving my existence to the local DMV because apparently I am the mythical sasquatch, and going to Cedar Point (in which I was the lone rider of the Max Air
[standing in line was so awkward]), all spaced out within four days. In fact, it was so super crazy hectic that I completely failed in putting together an original smudge to post today.
But never you fear, dear beans, for we have all been saved once again by the Great and Powerful Beautiful People, which is a monthly meme hosted by Cait and Sky! It’s literally one of the best memes to participate in if you happen to be a writer with a blog*, so definitely go and check that out if you’re ever
in a blogging crises and need something quick and easy to post about hahahahaha in the mood for a fun meme that helps you dig deeper into your characters’ lives, while also giving your readers smol crumbs of your story to rant and rave about.
Seriously, though. You must check this meme out.
But not before you finish reading my answers, obviously. My answers are always the best.
It actually took me a minute to figure out who I was going to talk about in this episode of Beautiful People. Of course it’s going to be someone from the cast of everlost
(it’s literally all I talk about), but picking between these characters is like picking between my smol children.
And when I say children, I actually mean cookies.
It’s just impossible, okay? But after some extensive thought
that took 5.3 seconds, I decided on the one character who I have severely failed to talk about on this blog. It’s a shame he has yet to be mentioned, really, as he is so integral to the plot holes.
And who is this dapper young stranger you might ask?
Thao, my dear cookie crumbles.
(*technically every blogger is a writer but SHHHHHH, no one cares about the technicalities, sir)
Beautiful People – August, 2017: Thao Edition
Question One – What are they addicted to/can’t live without?
Ah, yes. The truth shall reign with this question… Addictions are nasty businesses, such as my addiction to cookie references and intense YouTubing.
I honestly think the majority of answers from other writers will include things like books or tea or coffee (
because literally everyone is addicted to coffee now????) or love.
And to all of these answers I must say BLECH! (
except for the books, obviously) Predictable, peasants. Very predictable, indeed.
As for Thao, there is one thing–and one thing only–that he cannot stand to live without. And that is hand-sanitizer.
Yes, yes, you heard that correctly. I said HAND. SANITIZER.
He also happens to be addicted to puns and sarcasm, but let’s not get ahead of ourselves.
Question Two – Name 3 positive and 3 negative qualities about your character
Oh goodness, this should be interesting…
– Positive –
- If he cares about someone, he really cares about them. He will do literally anything to be there for them, even if that means jumping into a pit of burning flames and fishing them out of the melting rubble.
– Negative –
• The only person he cares about is himself.
– Positive –
- He has a spectacular sense of humor.
– Negative –
• His humor
usually always comes at someone else’s expense. Preferably Peter’s.
– Positive –
- His heart is made of gold. He always does what is right, even if it is the exact opposite of what he wants to do.
– Negative –
• He usually runs away first.
As you can see, he is a living contradiction.
Question Three – Are they holding onto something they should get rid of?
Hmmm… This one is tough. See, Thao is holding onto something–a pocket watch that his father gave him before shipping off to sea. And this particular pocket watch brings him many memories.
Memories of lies. Memories of deceit. Memories of pain and heartbreak and all of the things he would rather forget.
But it also brings him good memories, along with the bad. Memories of a time when the sun was still golden, and the stars still bright. Memories of the days when the world was flat beneath him, when there was nothing standing in the way of his dreams.
So should he get rid of it? Should he get rid of such an intricate piece of his past? Should he toss this watch to the seven winds and begin anew, with no hindrances of the life he once had?
I don’t know.
wow that was deep
Question Four – If 10 is completely organized and 1 is completely messy, where do they fall on the scale?
Thao is, without a doubt, the cleanest person ever to step foot in the Locket. He’s so organized he’s like a three-ring binder on legs.
He’s so clean he’s running Mr. Clean out of business.
The man literally goes nowhere without having a pump of hand-sanitizer in his pocket (as I have already mentioned). He refuses to come in contact with anything that might contain contaminates, whether it be the communal tortilla chip bowl in the break room or the patient with the bloody red eye.
Because he also just so happens to be a doctor, as well–a profession he loathes with a fiery passion. Which leads us to–
Question Five – What most frustrates them about the world they live in?
Thao never ever ever wanted to be a doctor. Ever. But alas–his grandfather had different plans for him.
Being a doctor in the Locket frustrates Thao for multiple reasons, partly because he’s stranded on the island until he can wriggle his way out from underneath his grandfather’s thumb, but mostly because of them…
Her, in particular.
And no, I am not going into details because #SPOILERS!
Question Six – How would they dress for a night out? How would they dress for a night in?
A night out? Ha.
Thao doesn’t do ‘nights out’. He stays inside, where the chill of the Island won’t get to him and where he’s far, FAAAAAAR away from the hospital. The only nights out he has are when his grandfather forces him to work a night shift.
And it is during one of these long, treacherous nights that our story begins…
Duhn duhn DUHN!
As for a night in, he usually just wears the usual: leather jacket, jeans, black boots, the distinct flare of arrogance that floats around him like a perfume…
This is actually what he normally wears to work, as well. It wasn’t until he received his promotion that his grandfather could physically force him into a white lab coat.
Question Seven – How many shoes do they own, and what kind?
Or two, depending on whether you’re counting by pairs or actual shoes.
Thao really isn’t that much of a shoe person, so the aforementioned black boots are the one and only pair of shoes he owns.
Question Eight – Do they have any pets? What pet do they WISH they had?
No. Thao doesn’t like pets. He doesn’t like animals, and he most certainly does not like anything with fur. They shed too much and spread filth throughout the house faster than he can keep it clean.
Perhaps he would like a fish…
Now that I think about it, I really believe Thao has a pet goldfish. A goldfish named Rocky that he talks to and plays with and is severely worried about after becoming trapped in the hospital for a series of days.
You know, I actually really love this idea, guys. Excuse me for 10,000 years while I go rewrite everything I’ve ever written to incorporate a fish into my story.
Question Nine – Is there something or someone that they resent? Why and what happened?
You know, I think it would be easier for me to explain this if I had a list…
- His grandfather – Thao has been at odds with his grandfather ever since his parents died in a nasty accident, leaving poor unfortunate
soulThao to go live with him. His grandfather is a bit of an eccentric, and even though Thao’s dream was to go to the mainland, he forced him to become a doctor on the island to maintain the ‘family profession’.
- Germs – He’s OCD. In case you did not know this.
- The Hospital- To Thao, the hospital is nothing more than a festering sore filled with loonies and disgusting germs that spread and crawl and infect the entire building with their germiness. (
yes this is a word what are you talking about)The hospital is his worst nightmare. He loathes the place with every fiber of his being. So much so that there is only one thing he despises even more…
- The Loony – details not available at this time
Question Ten – What’s usually in their fridge or pantry?
I’ve never really thought about this, to be honest??? I don’t actually explore Thao’s apartment in the story, so I’m not exactly sure what he would have in his fridge/pantry…
Definitely not tuna, though. He hates tuna.
and it just occured to me how relevant to the plot this absurd fact is
If I had to guess, he’d probably just stock up on all the healthy foods.
Like cranberry juice and salads.
Because it wasn’t enough to just make him a neat freak, was it?
I had to make him a health freak, too.
Thao doesn’t like candy, pudding, or sweets of any kind. Not even cookies
(which is obviously a crime). He’d much prefer something of a higher sustenance, rather than foods that will probably make his teeth rot out and his brain turn to a puddle of mildew and mush.
I mean, who wants to divulge themselves on sweets when they have their flawless figure to preserve, am I right?
Of course I’m right.
I’m always right.
And that’s it for the questions, folks! I’m pretty sure we’re all thinking the exact same thing right about now:
“Wow… That ending was lame.”
And alas, you are correct.
BUT! I hope you guys enjoyed learning a little bit more about my smol Thao. Hopefully it shall serve to prepare you for the next cast interview I have lined up, in which Thao rips the spotlight out of the ceiling and runs away with it.
because this is obviously possible
Maybe we’ll even get to hear more about Rocky.
#savethefish In fact, if you guys have any questions you’d like to ask Thao, feel free to shoot me some Q’s down in the comments, and I’ll be sure to include them in the interview.
Thank you all so much for reading, and also another huge THANK YOU!!! to Cait and Sky! These questions are always so much fun to answer!
(and they also save me from the immense shame and pitchfork wounds of not posting [#win-win])
Until the seven suns rise again…
*flings cookies in the air and disappears*
Let’s talk, my crumblings! What have you been up to this past weekend? Do you think Thao sounds like an interesting character, or a nuisance? Would you like to learn more about him, or would you rather throw him in a pit of burning lava? What is in YOUR fridge/pantry? Donuts? Bagels? Peanut Butter? (I love peanut butter…)
And most importantly, DO YOU THINK ROCKY SHOULD LIVE????
Let us talk about ALL OF THE THINGS down in the comments below!
(And also tell me what your favorite kind of donut is. I must know these things, peasants)