A Novel Idea #4



Hey, young bloods! Today I'm linking up with Sky and Ashley for A Novel Idea, a fabulous weekly writing link-up. This week, the prompt is to list 20 fun facts about one of your characters to help both you and your audience get to know them better - and who better than my delightfully devious little demon, Zaphrim!

Note: Zaphrim is gender fluid, and I'll be using they/them pronouns to refer to them throughout this post. :)

1. Zaphrim really likes marmalade??

2. Hates elevators. Would rather walk up ten flights of stairs then go on an elevator. (Then again, they are a demon, so staircases aren't particularly straining.)

3. Owns three watches - one set to the time of Honolulu, one to Tokyo, and one to Hong Kong, their three favorite cities. (Except they currently reside in the United States, so they never actually know what time it is.)

4. Is compelled to hum along to everything. Even country. Even rap. Even country.

5. Is openly pansexual (*insert Ellie aggressively waving a pink/yellow/blue flag off in the distance*)

6. Is OBSESSED with candles. (For a demon, Zaphrim is into surprisingly normal scents - cinnamon and blackberry sage are a couple of their favorites, whereas their demon friends tend to go more for bat's blood, witch sweat - things like that.)

7. Refuses to let the food on their plate touch.

8. Is very vain about their nails.

9. Wears. Overcoats. Everywhere. It's gotten ridiculous. Their friends are staging an intervention.

10. Feels bad for Pluto. Poor little thing! It can be a planet if it wants to; why didn't NASA let it follow its dreams?

11. Favorite planet beside Pluto is Uranus, clearly.

12. Least favorite planet is Mercury?? What is the point of its existence?? It literally just runs loops around the sun to brag about how close it is; it's making poor Pluto out in the cheap seats feel bad.

13. May or may not be slightly in love with a certain smol neat freak angel named Safildor, who may or may not love Zaphrim back.

14. Favorite flowers are blue daisies and black roses.

15. Fascinated by protein bars.

16. Made up of 15% supernatural material, 85% sarcasm.

17. Once tried to learn how to sing opera and it was horrible. They are banned from attempting opera ever again, ever.

18. (BUT STILL SINGS ARIAS IN THE SHOWER ALL THE TIME.)

19. Wants a cat. He will be named Angelslayer.

20. Also wants a dragon - her name will be Snuggles.

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Well, that's all for today! I hope you enjoyed getting to know Zaphrim. Do you share any of their characteristics? (I know I do.) Comment below, and remember that you are all very beautiful pickles.

Namarië,
Ellie

P.S. - Want to see snippets and other characters from Heaven Bleeds Fire, the novella Zaphrim's from? Click here!

12 comments:

  1. Wow, this sounds really cool, Ellie! Thanks for sharing.
    Love your blog -- thank you for all of your encouraging comments on mine!

    Sophia xx
    A Lantern In Her Hand
    The Inkpot Girl

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    1. Thank you! Ahhh, no problem, your blogs are fabulous. <3

      - Ellie

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  2. Zaphrim sounds amazing! I have to ask, though...why is he fascinated by protein bars?

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    1. Thank you! Zaphrim is very new to life on Earth, so lots of little things we earthlings take for granted interest and confound them.

      - Ellie

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  3. "Least favorite planet is Mercury?? What is the point of its existence?? It literally just runs loops around the sun to brag about how close it is; it's making poor Pluto out in the cheap seats feel bad." <<< AAHASGHJ dude I was laughing out loud at this and also kind of realizing that now this fact will keep me up at night. O_O

    HALLP.

    >><<
    abbiee

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    1. Ahhhh omg! Same though; I hate Mercury with a burning passion. Zaphrim and I are quite similar in that respect XD

      - Ellie

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  4. "feels bad for pluto" <--- 100 % me
    EVERY TIME YOU POST ABOUT THIS WIP OF YOURS I LOWKEY WANNA CRY BECAUSE I WANT TO READ A BOOK LIKE THIS SO BADLY.
    and i just want to give a very loud shriek because of all the diversity you include in your books you're tHE BEST. <333
    xx a || not gary cooper

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    1. VIVE LA PLUTO.
      OH MY GOD, THANK YOU SO MUCH. <3

      - Ellie

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  5. IN.CLUSI.TIVITY. Love this love this love this WHY ARE THERE NOT MORE BOOKS LIKE THIS!?!

    And like Zaphrim, I despise elevators. I have this deep inner fear that they'll just plop right to the bottom with me in it or (and this is the worst)....some tries to TALK to me when I'm alone in there. Seriously, do I speak? Do I whistle? Do I just sit in awkward silence until it's over?

    I really like Zaphrim. Well, I used to like them, anyways. After this post, I'm not sure I do.....I THINK I LOVE THEM!

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    1. Oh my god, thank you SO MUCH DARLING. <3
      Same though.
      AHHHH OMG. Zaphrim says thank you <3

      - Ellie

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  6. Oh my goodness, Zaphrim sounds FABULOUS. I relate to the whole thing about feeling bad for Pluto--I totally do too. I also LOVE what they would name their cat and dragon. SO PERFECT. And just from the short description of the romance in #13, I already ship it. Smol neat freak angel + Zaphrim? PERFECT.

    Thanks so much for linking up! I'm really glad you got to do it this time!

    Sky

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    1. Ahhh, thank you!
      Dude, same. Vive la Pluto ftw!
      YOU DON'T KNOW HOW HARD I TRIED TO NOT MAKE IT CANON. I said to myself, "Having a romantic subplot will distract from the major themes I'm trying very hard to get across." Then I said to myself, "BUT THEY'RE SO GODDAMN CUTE." So now they're canon, probably because if I didn't make them canon I would have ended up writing fanfic for them myself. XD

      - Ellie

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