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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Answering Questions About Miranda

Virtual cheesecake. Om nom nom. (In reality, I'm going to a place today where I'm going to eat real cheesecake. Be jealous.)

So it's Beautiful People time!

Miranda is one of those characters who is more of a major character...but not as major as Marianne and Rhona.

1. What does your character regret the most in her life?
At the beginning of the story? That her parents wouldn't let her do anything and kept her extremely sheltered. At the end of the story? That she didn't listen to what she was taught by her parents.

2. What is your character's happiest memory? Most sorrowful memory?
Her happiest memory is when Sam professed his love for her. Her most sorrowful memory is when her parents forbid her from seeing her best friend again when the latter's father professed a belief that Miranda's parents deemed as unorthodox.

3. What majorly gets on her nerves?
When other people tell her what to do but don't give her any reason for it, just expect her to obey without question.

4. Do they act differently when they're around other people as opposed to being alone? If so, how?
When around people, her barriers are up and she forces herself to act strong and uncaring. But when she's alone, that's when her heart is on her sleeve, her defences are down, and she's like a little girl who needs comfort.

5. What are their beliefs and superstitions?
Miranda came from a super strict Catholic family. She wasn't allowed to question anything, and the very environment reeked of tension. But when Miranda's older sister does something unspeakable (in her parent's eyes), Miranda starts to wonder if her parents were really right.

6. What are their catchphrases, or things they say frequently?
"That's so cool!"

7. Would they be more prone to facing fears or running from them?
Running from them. Definitely.

8. Do they have a good self image?
Heck no.

9. Do they turn to people when they're upset, or do they isolate themselves?
Miranda wants to be able to turn to others, but she decides that she can't let herself go that far.

10. If they were standing next to you would it make you laugh or cry?
Perhaps laugh. But if Miranda thought she were alone (therefore not seeing you), the sight might evoke tears.


  1. I liked it! Especially the view you had of the 'religious/superstitious' part of Miranda's background!


    1. I myself am a religious person, but Miranda's family went waaaay too far.


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