Beautiful People//Ara's Father

Sunday, December 23, 2012

This, I'm almost finished writing Psithurism, and I still don't know Ara's father very well. Yet his part in the plot is minuscule, really...Tut tut, do not look at me so: he does have a name. It's Gotwinus (GOT-vin-us). See? Perhaps I am not so heinous!

1. Do they believe in anything that most people think is impossible? Oh my, yes! Gotwinus is the sort of old man that most think are crazy, but those who truly know him love him. His "craziness" is his desire to learn about his Creator, and those who understand this know he is not crazy. Rather, his heart is so close to God that those far from God cannot transcend near enough to see him clearly. 
2. Are they strong, or the "damsel/knight in distress" sort? Gotwinus is not physically strong (though he may like to think he is) but his mental strength is unmistakeable. 
3. Do they have a special place? (e.g. a corner in his/her bedroom, under a tree...) Not particularly. The kitchen is always a nice place because of it's view, but any place quiet and comfortable will suit Gotwinus just fine. 
4. What occupation do they have, or plan on having? Oh, nothing important. He's only the king of Vita Anima, you know. ;)
5. Describe their current place of residence. A castle, but of course! One of those dashingly romantic castles, with so many gables and wings and sitting rooms that one may get quite lost without clear direction, where the parapets are a-plenty and where rotund cooks sing delightfully loud as they throw a pinch of seasoning into the soup, or knead their bread with stamina. 
6. Explain their last crisis. How had they changed when they came out of it? Gotwinus' finaly crisis is the death of him, near the beginning of the book. He battles with manly strength a fatal disease, and on his deathbed reaches out smilingly towards an unseen Heavenly Being. I know not how he was changed by such an experience, but I'm certain he could tell you there was a change. Perhaps a renewed being was included. 
7. If they could drive any kind of car they wanted, what would it be? Something modest, unassuming, but fast. Gotwinus, though serious, loves exhilaration. A gallop on his horse is often emplayed to shake the unrest that one gets from sitting at a desk all day, as are sports such as jousting.  
8. How do they deal with change? Quite deftly. Change has never proven to be a welcome friend in my experience, but Gotwinus handles it as he does any other obstacle: with clear instruction, always followed through to the final sentence. 
9. If they had to amputate one body part, which one would they choose? Not a finger would Gotwinus spare: nay, they are too precious! But a foot perhaps. That is something one might get around. 
10. What would their favorite be at the local coffee shop? Good, unhindered coffee, with a nice blueberry scone to accompany. He has good tastes, does he not?

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