I'm so excited about this! I've seriously been waiting for it since the middle of last month. I'd randomly think, "Hey, I wonder when the next Beautiful People is coming up. . . oh, wait, it's not until next month. Sadness."
But now it is here! Yay! Today I'll do Oddball from, um, Oddball.
1) What’s their favourite food? (Bonus: favourite flavour of chocolate!)
His mom's tree mussel stew. It's similar to clam chowder. But in his opinion it's the best thing in the world, and it taste like home. As for chocolate, Oddball's never really had any. Except this one time, someone offered him a chocolate chip cookie. Which now comes second to tree mussel stew. If heaven was food, it would be tree mussel stew and chocolate chip cookies.
2) What do they absolutely hate?
Swamp spinach, some of the worst tasting stuff you'd ever eat. Anything illogical.
Oddball also hates to see people turning on each other. The inhuman ways they act toward each other. Prejudice and unforgiveness. He thinks people are some of the cruelest beings on the face of the planet. Even though there are times, and some people, that are surprising kind and caring. He thinks children are usually the more innocent of people, because they haven't let the hate or prejudice get to them yet. So Oddball also hates it when people overlook kids, or don't listen to them, or treat them badly.
I know, that sounds kind of harsh. His opinion of people sounds really hard. But he's harder on himself. He doesn't much like himself either.
3) What do they enjoy learning about?
Oddball loves to learn about different kingdoms and cultures. He used to read loads of books about different kingdoms when he was younger. So become a Postal Traveler and experiencing different cultures firsthand is something he really finds fascinating.
4) Who is the most influential person in their life?
This is really hard to say since most of his younger life was spent alone. But it would probably be his parents. They always cared about people, even when those people wronged his parents. They always went out of their way to help others and be a light and relief in the midst of a broken and bitter world.
Later on, Rocky also. Because Rocky always keeps going, no matter what. There's always hope, there's always a way out, and- Even though Rocky has a lot of faults, he makes Oddball think that maybe there is hope for humans. He makes Oddball realize that even though there's a lot of bad in people, there can be a lot of good in them at the same time.
5) What is their childhood fear?
That his father would be killed and leave him alone to care for his mother. His mother was sick and Oddball knew how to care for her when his father was away. But he and his mom both thought the world of his father. To his young mind, everybody did, or least anyone who cared. What would they do without his dad? He had no idea.
6) What is something they have always secretly dreamed of doing, but thought impossible?
He's always wanted to have friends. He would never admit that he would actually want the company of other people. And he thinks it highly unlikely that anyone would ever accept him. And flying. Maybe that's cliched in some way. But in the Border, where he's from, you never see the blue open sky. It's always gray, leaking clouds. He'd love to see the sky and the sun and be high in the sky where things seem so infinitely perfect where nothing can harm you.
7) What is something he is impractically afraid of?
Perhaps this isn't an impractical fear. But Oddball doesn't see it as impractical at all. He thinks it very possible. He fears that there may never be a place where he belongs.
He isn't too keen on electricity either. He doesn't like crowds either, but that is explainable since in the Border people don't want him alive.
8) Are they a night owl or morning person?
Sometimes he wakes earlier than most people, but that's just because he can't sleep any longer. It's not really a habit of his to rise early.
9) Do they say everything that pops into their head, or leave a lot unsaid?
Oddball always leaves a lot unsaid. Usually it's the sarcastic commentary he keeps in his head, though sometimes even that does come leaking out once he gets comfortable around people. And he *almost* always keeps quiet when what he thinks would cause conflict. But if it's someone who's close to him and he's angry, he can throw a heated argument.
10) What are their nervous habits?
He gets fidgety. He squirms. He's lived a life of running from prackles and lynch mobs. So he when he's nervous he feels like he has to keep moving. He can't just stand still. Crowds also make him nervous, so if he's already nervous, he tends to seek solitude.
Question: where do you find photos for your characters? And gifs also? I've always wanted to use them, but I have this weird fear that I'm going to be accused of stealing someone's art or photo or something.
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