Sunday, February 15, 2015

Beautiful People {3} Valentine Edition

With every new month comes a new Beautiful People link up. Let us throw some confetti and eat cake and yell: YAY FOR CAIT AND SKY FOR BEING AWESOME.

*clears throat*

I am not a romantic person at all. No one in my immediate family is. (Except my dad, but he's surrounded by emotionless females, and he learned to adjust). So the couples I write are typically not romantic. In fact, they usually just insult each other to their hearts' delight.

This couple doesn't even know they're a couple yet. BUT THEY ARE. Their friends wiggle their eyebrows and giggle evilly when their backs are turned. (So do I). 

And, in fact, they've gotten the closest to being an actual couple than anyone else I've written. (this shows how far couples actually get before I send one off to the gallows)

(Again, I am kidding)

But, onwards to our spotlighted couple: Caster and Robyn. 


1. How long have they been a couple?

*laughs nervously*

Like I stated above. They're totally a couple while simultaneously stating firmly that they have no feelings for each other. (clueless fools)

2. How did they first meet?

Well, Robyn was a ghost and Caster was very alive, so as you can imagine there was some confusion. They met in the maze Robyn was murdered in. (not a maze like the Maze Runner. I wrote this book when I knew nothing of TMR. This maze was much smaller and much less murderous, and nothing at all like the maze in TMR, except for the part where it is a maze). This is where you might be confused. Robyn died in the maze. So the maze must be murderous. But I have mislead you. Robyn was killed by a person. 

I have also gotten off topic. 

Caster and Robyn met after he had made his way through said maze. When he turned around-- BAM. There was Robyn, who was very confused since there hadn't been anyone in the maze in, like, a century and also she was supposed to be dead, so why could this random guy see her?

3. What were their first thoughts of each other? (Love at first sight or “you’re freakishly annoying”?)

Well, Caster's first thought was less "you're freakishly annoying" and more "you're freakishly weird." He had full right to that. Robyn thought he was beautiful in the way you look at a different planet and go "wow, that's beautiful, but I wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole." 

4. What do they do that most annoys each other?

Well, Caster breathes. 

(Sorry). Caster does breathe, of course, but he's also snarky and grumpy and wanders around pouting half the time. Dreadful downer, that one. But it's actually the way Caster doesn't seem to care about anything that bothers Robyn. 

Caster is just annoyed that Robyn doesn't know anything about the modern world so he has to go out of his way to explain. *eyeroll*

5. Are their personalities opposite or similar?

Less and less opposite as the story progresses.

6. How would their lives be different without each other?

Well, for one thing, Robyn would still be dead, which would be unfortunate. And Caster would be stuck in his "boring" life. (I put quotations because he has a hoverboard. Life could not possibly be boring if you have a hoverboard. Of this I am convinced.)

7. Are they ever embarrassed of each other?

ALL THE TIME. Robyn is embarrassed when Caster is really rude to people, and Caster is embarrassed when Robyn has no idea what is going on and it is really, super obvious.

8. Does anyone disapprove of their relationship?


9. Do they see their relationship as long-term/leading to marriage?

Robyn will want it to be forever. So will Caster. But MARRIAGE??? CHILDREN??? Little wriggling balls of stink??? 

Now would be a good time to tell you that Robyn is fifteen and Caster is sixteen. Neither of them are thinking marriage.

10. If they could plan the “perfect outing” together, where would they go?

Their options are very limited, but if they weren't... Really, just anywhere. Anywhere new. Anywhere they could explore. 


  1. I LOVE THAT FIRST GIF. *clears throat and pretends she's not a fan of Supernatural who's actually never watched Supernatural*
    This is hilarious, and #8 made me laugh, so kudos to you. xD Actually all of this was funny! AND I SHIP IT.

    1. lol same here! I've only seen the first episode (and I really, REALLY want to see more but never seem to have time) but I'm a big fan. I blame Tumblr.

      Thank you! I love making people laugh. ;P (mostly because it almost never happens, so...) AND YAY! YOU ARE FABULOUS.

  2. This was so funny!! I love Caster and Robyn's names. I didn't immediately get that Robyn is a ghost, so when the penny dropped I was like "WHAAA...?!" What an interesting twist! I can't imagine how these two would end up getting along. =O This does sound a bit like Cait's story The Dead Boy And The Paper Cut, only it's the boy who is the ghost and the girl can see him.

    This was such an entertaining post. I'll be following you from now on to keep up with your awesome characters. =D

    1. *bows* Thank you! And yep, they're completely different. She's all naive and innocent, and he's, well... not.

      It does sound like Cait's book, doesn't it? I had this idea around two years ago so it was completely unintentional. :P

    2. *snort* oh no. Is he a bad boy? PLEASE TELL ME NOW.

      OMG, that happens to me so much. Then again, I do have a LOT of ideas and inspiration, so 90% of it isn't very original/good. XD


      Same here. I'll have an idea after reading a certain type of book and whaddaya know? Idea has elements scarily like aforementioned book. Usually those get dumped, but sometimes I try and twist them around to make something good. ;)

  3. I'm totally in love with this entire post. And the GIF. Supernatural is my most favorite show ever, I love Dean and Sammy so much (not fangirly, okay? They're just awesome. I am Dean.) But I'm only in season three, so I didn't realize that was Supernatural until the first comment, I just thought it was awesome beyond belief. So upon reading the first comment, I promptly scrolled up and was like, nope, don't know him, then looked at the other guy and turned my laptop's brightness up, and... DEAN!! Yay. I have "Confetti! It's a parade!" as Dean is hanging limply on some guy's shoulders whom I've never met to look forward to. How awesome is that?



    I love the names you chose -- Caster and Robyn -- and how you spell her name with a y instead of an i. I'm also extremely intrigued by this WIP, it's totally up my alley and your style is my favorite, so I'm much looking forward to reading more about it! Do you have a title?

    Excuse my rambling. Also, Iron Man is totally awesome. Enjoy the new follow ;)

    1. The gif is actually in the blooper reel! It's the best thing ever. ;) And yes, you will meet Trench coat Guy and hopefully love him!

      Thank you! I have no idea where Caster's name came from (I just randomly came up with it and was super excited because it matched him so well). But I've always loved the name Robin and I saw it once with a "y" and felt enlightened. THIS IS GENIUS, I yelled, I NEED TO HAVE A CHARACTER WITH THIS NAME. And thus she was born.

      I do have a title! It's called Shadows Dancing and it came from a creepy song I made up while washing dishes. (For some reason I only make songs when doing dishes. Maybe I'm Cinderella??)

      No need to apologize. I ramble all the time. :P Thanks so much for the follow!

    2. I love it when names decide themselves like that.

      Awesome title! Seriously. That's very cool, too. Hmm, I wonder if you've posted said song somewhere? Or is it forever hidden from public view? Cause that sounds awesome, also. Either way, I love it! [your WIP and it's title and characters and names and such]

    3. Thanks again :P And about the song-- it is definitely hidden from public view. In fact, I never even wrote it down. It just stays a haunting melody and creepy words that I reinvent and add to every time I sing it.

    4. Oh, those are the best kind, yes?

  4. I love it!XD
    Question: How does the whole Robyn being dead thing work? Like, if you went with the traditional spirit thing, she would have to be a pretty powerful spirit for Caster to even be able to touch her. Or, rather, Robyn touch Caster.

    1. Thank you!

      I'm actually in the process of rewriting/editing it, and finding out that I never actually REALLY explored why Caster was able to see Robyn and somehow activate her "aliveness" (that is now a word). She IS powerful-- after so many years of wandering, her power has built up to a seriously dangerous extent, but Caster's presence is a type of tether connecting her to the real world (I would explain more but that would take SO MUCH time and would probably be more confusing than helpful). Because of her power, she is able to use the tether (i.e. Caster) to reconnect with the world.

      Still working out all the kinks, so this might not be the final story on how it happened. :P

  5. I feel you so much on this: "this shows how far couples actually get before I send one off to the gallows." It's, like, my ships always sink. Always always always.

    Ghost/living person relationships are always intriguing! And when the ghost is saved from being dead ... *grabby hands* Is it online on a writing sites, or are there snippets on this blog? Anything?

    Also, that last image. PERFECT. My writing motto for life.

    1. Hehehe, yes. I have a thing for making my couples suffer. *cue evil laughter*

      NOTHING. I'm really scared to post it online because it's my baby, but I might put up a few snippets soon. ;) Like I said somewhere in the comments, it's being seriously edited (read: ripped to shreds) right now so many, many things will likely change.

      I know, right? Without bad ideas, there would be nothing to write about! :P