Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone reading this post.
Can you believe I was tagged in this a whole year ago and I’m only just getting around to posting it now? (I ask like half the tags in my queue aren’t nearing a year old as well). Still this is a tag that can only be posted once a year, so at least I’m getting around to it now rather than waiting until Valentine’s Day 2020.
I was tagged by Kat at Life and Other Disasters who also created this tag. I always love taking part in Kat’s Write tags, and this one was no exception, so thanks so much for tagging me Kat.
- Thank the person who tagged you but also link back to the original post! (I want to see all your lovely answers, people!)
- Provide a short description of your WIP/story!
The Gods won when they slaughtered their children, and any chance of a rebellion with them. The scarce few demigods left alive are scattered, every single one of them out for themselves and running scared.
Aria lost when she was slaughtered by her father twenty-five years ago, but she finds herself waking up in a world she doesn’t recognize and with no memories of her past. She doesn’t know who to trust – Elias; the brother cursed by the Gods with nothing left to live for? Zeva; the demigod seeking power in dangerous places? Rhian; the pirate who just wants to be left in peace? Rin; the enigma with too many secrets?
The only thing Aria knows for sure is that she was brought back for a reason. The Gods may have won, but they only won the battle. Not the war.
- Don’t use just one character for all answers if possible!
If there is a couple in your WIP, what are their plans for Valentine’s Day? And if there is no couple in your WIP, is there someone your main character would like to spend Valentine’s Day with?
The real challenge when it came to this question was trying to think of a couple who wouldn’t spoil any major plot points of my WIP. In the end I settled for two characters who used to be a couple but who were torn apart by betrayal and a horrible curse long before the start of my story.
Elias and Solon wouldn’t do anything too extravagant for Valentine’s Day. Elias isn’t big on public displays and Solon has to deal with people all day every day, so the two of them would be content to just spend the evening together in private. Solon would make a home cooked meal (of course he’d mess it up because culinary arts are not one of his strengths) but it’s the thought that counts.
(Solon would give in and they’d order take-away when Elias tries the food and deems it inedible).
Who has no shame about going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day alone?
She doesn’t care what anyone thinks of her and she enjoys going against expectations, be they personal expectations people have for her or just general expectations that everyone has. She’d head to the most romantic Valentine’s Day-esque restaurant she could find and eat alone without a care as to how it would look. Nine times out of ten Rhian prefers her own company anyway.
One of your characters requests a song on the radio for their crush! Which song and for which character would they pick it?
I can’t imagine Solon requesting a song for Elias (because radio isn’t a thing that exists in my WIP) but because of the way things ended Solon spends a lot of time thinking ‘what if?’ when it comes to their relationship. He doesn’t know where Elias is but Solon likes the thought that they’re both under the same sky, looking at the same moon, so their song is Talking to the Moon by Bruno Mars.
Is there a character who would organise an Anti-Valentine’s Day party?
Rhian doesn’t let her life revolve around anyone else’s, and like I mentioned earlier she prefers her own company over that of other people’s. There’s too much going on in her life and too many people relying on her for her to even entertain the idea of having a crush on someone, but she’d definitely, 100% organise an Anti-Valentine’s Day party, if only to be really petty and annoy Zeva.
What romantic gesture would swoon your main character?
After everything she’s been through (and everything I’m putting her through in my WIP) the one thing Aria wants is for someone to stand by her side no matter what. She knows better than to rely on other people, but in Aria’s mind there’s still no gesture more romantic than someone proving they can be counted on and showing that no matter what they’ll always come back for her.
Which character would buy a bunch of red roses and hand them out to strangers on the street, just to make their day?
He’s a fighter by trade and after everything he’s been through, and again everything I’m putting him through, he’s developed a very tough exterior. At his heart Elias though tries his best to make people happy. Unlike a lot of the other characters Elias isn’t solely out for himself, and I feel like of everyone he’d be the most likely do something like this just to make someone else’s day a little brighter.
What are your main character’s favourite Valentine’s movies? (Note: Valentine’s movies don’t have to be romantic!)
Aria has always had a tough exterior, she learnt quickly that the only person she can rely on is herself, but she’s a softie on the inside. She loves movies with a happy ending guaranteed no matter what, and in my mind that means Classic Disney. Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, Aria wants something light-hearted and sweet that she knows won’t end in heartache.
Who is ready for the February 15th, just to get all the chocolate on sale?
They wouldn’t make it obvious (like I said in my description Rin is a very unknown character) but come February 15th all the shops within a ten mile radius would be completely cleared of Valentine’s Day chocolate and it would all be crammed in Rin’s cupboards.
Of course by February 16th it would be gone again.
Is there a character who never spends Valentine’s Day alone aka always has some sort of date?
It strikes me as king of strange that in a Valentine’s Day Write tag the character who is the daughter of the Goddess of Love and War is only appearing now.
But as the daughter of the Goddess of Love and War Zeva knows how to be exactly what people want. She doesn’t like using her gifts to draw people in but she still has a magnetic personality people are naturally attracted to. Zeva is very engaging, and although it will take someone special to capture her attention in return she’s loyal to a fault to those she loves.
Bonus: Create a Valentine’s Day aesthetic for one or several of your characters!
She’s the daughter of the Goddess of Love and War so in my opinion there’s no better character to create a Valentine’s Day aesthetic for.
Are you currently working on any WIPs, if so tell me about your characters.
Who would have no shame about going out for dinner on Valentine’s Day alone? Who would be first in line to buy all the discounted chocolate on February 15th and who would hand out red roses to strangers just to make them smile?
I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you want to take part them go for it. Consider this your tag in the Valentine’s Day Write Tag.