Beautiful People, in Which We Discover Mr. Lorcan MacNamara

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In June, I officially introduced Miss Jayna Buckley to the world.

Jayna's the protagonist of Because of Midnight Poison, my current WIP / Snow White retelling / Five Poisoned Apples entry. And because her story is a romantic, Regency fantasy, THERE OF COURSE MUST BE A LOVE INTEREST. Which is where Lorcan MacNamara comes in. 😏

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1. WHAT IS HE ADDICTED TO? WHAT CAN'T HE LIVE WITHOUT?

Lorcan likes pasta.* A lot. Spaghetti. Fettuccine alfredo. Macaroni and cheese.** Any style, any way... HE JUST REALLY LIKES HIS PASTA.

*And now I'm craving pasta.

**Which they probably didn't eat much during 1812, but it is a fantasy land and THEY ARE CLEARLY AHEAD OF THE TIMES.

2. NAME THREE POSITIVE AND THREE NEGATIVE QUALITIES ABOUT THIS CHARACTER.

Positive:
  1. He loves God.
  2. He's a hard worker.
  3. He's compassionate (particularly towards animals).

Negative:
  1. He talks too much, and probably says more than is good for anyone.
  2. He rarely pauses to consider what he wants in life.
  3. When he feels betrayed, he's prone to act out of anger.

3. IS HE HOLDING ONTO SOMETHING HE SHOULD GET RID OF?

In a manner of speaking? Lorcan has always envied his younger brother, Jarlath's, natural kindness and ability to know what he wants in life. Lorcan has just never stopped to act upon or consider these things for himself.

4. IF 10 = COMPLETELY ORGANIZED AND 1 = COMPLETELY MESSY, WHERE DOES HE FALL ON THE SCALE?

Maybe a seven? Lorcan is rather well organized, but much of it is thanks to his parents and MacNamara Estate's servants.

5. WHAT FRUSTRATES HIM MOST ABOUT THE WORLD HE LIVES IN?

The world's view on disabilities. Local miners jeer at Jayna and her family for Jayna's deafness. Even Lorcan's aunt has a distaste for deaf, blind, and lame people.

6. HOW WOULD HE DRESS FOR A NIGHT OUT? WHAT ABOUT A NIGHT IN?

A night out? A tailcoat, waistcoat, shirt, neckcloth, pair of breeches, pair of socks, and pair of boots. For a night in, a simple shirt and breeches.

7. HOW MANY SHOES DOES HE OWN, AND WHAT KIND?

*has never even considered this* Uuuummm... as many shoes as a nineteen-year-old, upper class Regency man would own? *shrugs*

8. DOES HE HAVE ANY PETS? ARE THEY ANY PETS HE WISHES HE HAD?

He has five cats, named Ferdinand, Doc, Grimm, Snow, and Queenie.* He would like to own a total of seven cats, though. 😉

*You're welcome.

9. IS THERE SOMETHING/SOMEONE HE RESENTS? WHY? WHAT HAPPENED?

He doesn't get along too well with the stablehand (a.k.a. the MacNamaras' butler's son), seeing as there was an incident during their childhood in which the stablehand accidentally drowned one of Lorcan's cats, King.*

*You're still welcome.

10. WHAT'S USUALLY IN HIS FRIDGE OR PANTRY?

Well, he doesn't own a fridge yet because IT IS 1812 AND SADLY THERE IS NO SUCH GOODNESS IN THE WORLD FOR AT LEAST TWENTY YEARS. But, much to his knowledge, the cook, cook's assistant, and kitchen-maids keep the pantry well-stocked with plenty of dry pasta. 😛

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As always, thanks to Sky and Cait for organizing the Beautiful People tag!

If any of you fantabulous Dragon peeps are interested, I've been on a playlist-building craze as usual of late, so you can check out the official "soundtrack" for Because of Midnight Poison below. 😉



Have you done Beautiful People, this month? Do you have any pets? Are there any you wish you had?

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Comments

  1. Cats! And I love the puns of their names! 😉 I have three cats. They're the best, to be quite honest. Their names are Tom, Holly, and Mae.

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    1. Thank you! ;)

      Oh, those names are so darling! What kinds of cats are they? :)

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  2. PASTA. I absolutely love pasta! And this was such a great and interesting post to read, thanks Liv! I can't wait to read your Snow White retelling someday ;)

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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    1. YES, PASTA. *is getting hungry* :P

      Thank you SO MUCH, Amy!! You're too sweet! <3

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  3. Hi Liv! Sounds like you have some interesting characters in your story! I hope to read it someday. :) I haven't done this tag because I don't have a blog, but I like it a lot! I do have a pet: A beagle, named Eli. He's my sweetie pie and is sitting in the chair with me as I write. As for pets I wish I had, I hope to get a puppy sometime soon for Eli to play with. We hadn't been able to get a second dog before now because of our elderly cat who wouldn't have tolerated it, but sadly, kitty passed away in April and we're now able to get Eli a play-buddy when we're able.

    It's fun to see what my peeps who are also writing Snow White retellings are doing. :) How's yours going word-count-wise? Does it seem like it's going to be easy or hard for you to stay under the 20,000 word limit? I'm slowly realizing I'm going to have to cut a significant amount of words to stay under the limit, but I'm trying not to worry about it too much until after I've gotten the whole story down and am ready to edit.

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    1. Thank you so much, Eruvandi!! ^_^

      Oh, Eli sounds like such a dear! :) I'm so sorry about your cat passing away! *hugs* You and your family are in my prayers! <3

      Yes, I love seeing what sort of stories everyone's writing! :D Right now, my goal is 15k... I'm not sure how that'll go, though. In the past, I've had a hard time fulfilling Rooglewood's word count! ;)

      Wishing you all the best on your retelling, Eruvandi! Thank you so much for commenting!

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  4. This guy sounds like a jewel! I mean, he loves pasta and cats??? If Jayna doesn't marry him I will! :p

    And the cat names are golden. I love it so much!

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    1. *grins* Thank you so much, Christine! I consider that a great compliment! :D

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  5. Your character sounds interesting! :D
    I have a lot of pets, I have a dog, a parakeet, 38 chickens, and five cats. XD

    -Gray Marie
    graymariewrites.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! :)

      And wowsers, that's a lot of pets! I'm rather envious. ;)

      Thanks for commenting, Gray Marie! :D

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  6. *high-fives a fellow pasta-lover* YES! :D He sounds like an interesting character! I would love to read about him in your story! ^_^

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  7. Aww he is a CAT BOY! I love that! I also love his name and his answer to #5!! What an excellent young mister. And also talkative boys are really hard to find in books?!? So Lorcan = yas.

    I'm so glad you linked up! I really enjoyed reading this. :D

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    1. Thank you so much, Cait!! And thank you for commenting, too! :)

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