Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Beautiful People || Friendship Edition

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Beautiful People is hosted by Cait at Paper Fury and Sky at Further Up and Further In. They are both completely awesome and deserve all the cake.

The characters I chose are Quinn (17) and Luna (19), the sisters in that post-apocolyptic, alien-filled, also weapon-filled book I've mentioned on both this blog and on Twitter.

1. How long have they known each other, and how close are they?

They've known each other their whole lives. It's hard to say exactly how close they are. I mean, they trust each other with their lives, but at the same time, they're afraid to address certain "issues" within their friendship. They both struggle with sharing how they feel, but most of the time, they know the other person understands anyways. 

2. What’s their earliest memory of being best friends?

Luna remembers taking care of Quinn as a little girl, huddled in the backseat of her dad's old truck while her parents tried to get away from the wide-spread panic and all the attacks.

Quinn remembers throwing her Barbie doll at Luna when they were fighting. (Pleasant, as she always is).

3. Do they fight? How long do they typically fight for?

See above.

They fight a lot. Because of how unwilling they are to talk about how they feel while simultaneously being afraid of pushing the other person away, there's less talking and more poisonous looks and bitter retorts. Their fights last a while, and Luna is typically the first to try and smooth things over. Quinn tends to simultaneously want to confront the problem and ignore it. A lot of how she's kept herself together is by ignoring how she feels.

4. Are their personalities similar or do they compliment each other?

Quinn is a ball of negative energy.

Luna is a ball of noticeably less negative energy.

They're both stubborn and loyal, but Quinn tends to feel things in the extremes. She struggles with showing her feelings more than Luna and is cold and aggressive. This stems from the fact that she has never seen a world without war. Luna, on the other hand, is warmer and more accepting. She holds more responsibility than Quinn, which often results in her blaming herself for things that go wrong. Her positive outlook on life is what's kept her from destroying herself with guilt and worry.

5. Who is the leader of their friendship (if anyone)?


6. Do have any secrets from each other?

No. Even if they try to hide things, the other finds out soon enough, just by reading how the other one reacts to certain topics.

7. How well do they know each other’s quirks and habits?

As well as their own, and, occasionally, better.

8. What kind of things do they like to do together?

Is it bad that I laughed a little?

Talk, I suppose. Tease. Engage in playful verbal combat. They live in a world where you don't spend time doing things you enjoy. You spend time doing what you need to survive.

9. Describe each character’s fashion style (use pictures if you’d like!) How are their styles different/similar?

Hm. Well, Quinn wears dark colors. She likes combat boots, loose t-shirts, and leather. Luna likes flannel, cargo pants, and layers. 

I imagine that if they could dress however they wanted, they would look something like this:

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

They would both be dead.

I tried to think of something more... pleasant, but I came up empty. Maybe Luna would have lived, but Quinn wouldn't have made it past a couple years.

On that lovely note, thanks for reading! ^_^


  1. THEY WOULD BOTH BE DEAD?!! Omg. WOW. *duct tapes these two sisters together so they survive* XD Aw, but I do love siblingy-friendshipy characters in books though, so this is absolutely full of win. Thanks for joining in with us! :D

    1. ALL THE DUCT TAPE. I AM WITH YOU ON THIS. I love sibling relationships too! I hope I got this one right. :P

      No problem! Your questions are always great. *thumbs up*

  2. Alien-filled and weapon-filled sounds absolutely fantastic :D Sister friendship is such a wonderful thing, even if they quarrel a lot. And "a ball of noticeably less negative energy" -- HA. THIS IS THE BEST. And nooooo, they'd be dead without each other? I second Cait's duct-taping idea.

    Thank you for dropping by The Devil Orders Takeout!

    1. Thank you! I've wanted to write sister-friendship for a while now so I'm glad it made its way into this book. :P (I really couldn't think of a better way to describe Luna ;) ).

      We're gonna need a lot of duct tape.

      No problem! Your post was awesome. :)

  3. Hooray for sisters! I third the duct tape. It can fix pretty much anything. And I love their names ;)

    Nice job

    Rebekah @ Wordsmithing and Worldbuilding

    1. Duct tape is a winner. :P

      Thanks! I've wanted to name a character Quinn for a while now and Luna just suited the other character.

  4. A very solid thing to base a relationship on, friendship or death! Oh my, this world sounds horribly challenging, and I definitely want to know more. I will be looking forward to your next Beautiful People post. :)

    1. Thank you! And lol, yep. When you have to pick between friendship or death, the answer is pretty obvious.

  5. She threw a barbie doll, that's something my sister would do :D
    I love that, they would both be dead. It shows how much they need each other.

    1. Lol. Quinn was pretty young at the time (around 5/6). Now she upgrades to throwing her fists, which is... still very violent, but gets the job done. :P

      Yep! That was my intention. They really do need each other to survive, but that hasn't stopped them from forming a friendship.

  6. Your characters sound really cool! And I like their names. And their styles. Now I want to read your book!

    1. Thank you! I've been thinking about posting more about this book since I've finished it recently, but I still have a third draft to go, so...

  7. I love the setting and the sibling relationship! Luna and Quinn sound like they often bicker and stew - always fun to read about - but at they same time I like how they love and depend on each other.

    1. Thank you! I'd actually been wanting to try the setting and the sibling relationship thing for a while-- none of my other books feature them. They do bicker a lot, but most of the time (thankfully) it's good natured. Thanks again for commenting!

  8. I love Quinn's style! She looks so badass in that outfit. And I love that they love to talk and tease each other.

    1. Thank you! Everything about Quinn is pretty bad-a, if I may say so myself. ;) Luna and Quinn tease endlessly-- I'm glad you love it!

  9. Wow! Post-apocalyptic setting sounds scary. That must make such a strong bond of friendship.

    Emily @ Emily Etc.

    1. It is scary. ;) Or rather, I tried to make it scary. It does make strong bonds of friendship! That, or strong hatred.