21.5.11 | By: Megan Langham

Beautiful People - Vale of Darkness (Second Installment)

It's that time again -- time for me to post ten undiscovered aspects of a character from "Vale of Darkness". Here's the link to Sky and Georgianna Penn's original questionnaire. If you're a writer, I encourage you to join in on the fun! I greatly enjoyed questioning Merry last month, and I'm excited to do the same with Kathy (or Kathleen Elisabeth Lewis, to call her by full name).

1. What type of laugh does he/she have? Kathy's laugh is pleasant, if a little too high, and fairly frequent. She laughs with her eyes as much as with her voice, and she tends to go off into giggles when nervous.

2. Who is his/her best friend? Anna (her sister) and Devin (her cousin) share that position. They are both sweet and gentle people who love Kathy dearly and play along with her demands; Devin, however, has lately shown signs of developing a stronger personality and growing away from Kathy.

3. What is his/her family like? Kathy's mother is too much like her for the two to get on well together without effort; Kathy's father, however, means the world to her, and he more than deserves her love. Kathy is the second-born of four children. Her older sister (Anna) is bright, sweet, and rather weak; one of her younger brothers has a similar personality to Anna, while his twin is even more strong-willed and personable than Kathy.

4. Is he/she a Christian, or will he/she eventually find Jesus? When Kathy first falls in with Merry (no pun intended) she is not a Christian, though she would probably claim to be one if asked. Though she is not easily duped, her spirit is teachable and receptive to tangible proof.

5. Does he/she believe in fairies? A month ago she would have said that fairies only lived between the pages of books, and more's the pity for that! But her former beliefs have been so challenged in a short time that soon she, like Merry, will admit that as she's never seen a fairy, she can't say for sure whether or not they exist.

6. Does he/she like hedgehogs? She goes into raptures over their cuteness -- though I don't think she'd care to get too close to one.

7. Favorite kind of weather? Rain, fog, and general dampness. Gloomy weather is to her as pleasant weather is to most people: she's particularly fond of thunderstorms.

8. Does he/she have a good sense of humor? If so, what kind? Kathy can laugh at nearly everything. Her own humor is so sarcastic as to be cruelly cutting if she didn't soften it with smiles. She is particularly good at seeing the funny side of even the darkest situations; when on occasion she slips into brooding she can snap herself out of it with little trouble.

9. How did he/she do in school? In school she was an average-to-better student, excelling in the topics she loved (geography, literature, social studies) and not even attempting to do well in those she didn't (geometry, psychology, economics).

10. Any strange hobbies? She collects old comic books to cut up for collages (so far she can't bring herself to actually take a pair of scissors to them, but it's a nice idea all the same). When she has particularly enjoyed a movie she'll watch it in another language (with or without English subtitles). Once she took up counted cross-stitch, but she abandoned it shortly afterwards because it took too long; now she draws cross-stitch patterns on graph paper.

Next installment we'll be back with Merry. I may continue to alternate between the two of them every time -- we shall see what happens!

3 missives:

Anonymous said...

Kathy sounds really interesting, I like the description of her hobbies. :) Particularly the part about watching a movie in another language! Sounds like an interesting idea... hm... ;)

Megan L. said...

Thanks for stopping by, Taylor!

Yes, Kathy's already proven very much her own person. ;-) I don't want to say she's eccentric, because that sounds too old for her, but she's certainly unique.

Characters are such fun, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

No problem, Megan! I wanted to read about everyone's characters. :) You're right, they are such fun! I was really glad to find out about Beautiful People and do it this month. :) I can't wait for next month already! LOL

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