31 Jan 2018

Introducing Cynfael: Character Chats

As I have been battling this character for the past few months. I thought having you guys interrogate him would help on the writing front. Also he confused the heck out of all my beta readers. Most of them didn't know how to take him. To be honest, he likes it that way. I'm not sure he will answer honestly, and for those of you who don't know who he is.

He is my fae prince, who played  the role of Prince Charming in my Snow White retelling. His family reigns over the Northern regions and is ridiculously wealthy.

Thanks to everyone who asked questions! You guys are awesome! I'm going to let him answer these questions as honestly as I can. He also lies, so I wouldn't believe anything he says.

I might censor him a bit *glares*

1. Who do you value most in the world? (Besides yourself. *wicked grin*)

 "Going straight for the heart, are we. I'm not drunk enough to answer this."

"Her name was Sirena."

 "That was after only one drink, that's not actually her name is it?"


2. What got you started smoking?

"I started when I started drinking... Boredom was most likely the cause."

He was underage for sure!

3. How were you raised exactly?

 "In an unorthodox and amoral family with impeccably high standards."

Now even I am curious.

4.What's his most prominent childhood memory?

 "Probably the day I came into my inheritance, fangs were involved. A family trait, I'm told."

He is not a 'vampire'! Since he insist in being all vague, I will explain. His family is part of the shape shifting fae, Snake was their animal of choice. He also can't turn into a full snake... I don't even know how to explain it.

"Perhaps you shouldn't butt in. *slides glass* Drink your juice."

 5. Who and where is his mother? 

"Was not expecting that one... Her name is Alice, and I'm not permitted to tell you our last name. Supposedly, it's crucial to the plot. I think that means the author hasn't thought of it yet."

"So I'm bad with last names, shoot me!"


*muffled screaming*

"As to where she is, our estate is expansive. She is most likely avoiding my father and terrorizing one of the maids."

 6. What do you find attractive? (this could be a trait in a person, or an object, or whatever....)

 "Just answer the bloody question."

"Of course you would take all the fun out of it."

"We're waiting..."

"It's a hard question to answer with you glaring at me. I know what you want me to say, so I'm going to have to disappoint you..."


"Innocence, probably because it's so rare and confidence. A beautiful face and body are also appreciated for obvious reasons."

"So close..."

6. Would he rather enter a room on a fluffy pink unicorn or a fluffy pink pony?

"Should I take a drink every time someone asks an idiotic question?"

"You've been drinking the whole time!"

"Ah, your catching on."

7. Least favorite food?

 "Human, it's too tough and gets stuck in the teeth."

 "He's kidding... right"

8. Favorite thing to do on your day off? 

"Glad you asked...

"Nooooo, we are not going there!"

"I didn't get to answer the question."

"Exactly, your catching on."

9. What makes you lose your cool? 

"When someone threatens anyone close to me."

10. What kind of person do you look for as a spouse?

"I don't."

 11. What scares you?


12. Have you ever loved someone? Like, for no gain to yourself no backdoor scheme, just because?

"With love there is always collateral damage. I prefer to refrain."

13. What are your biggest fear(s)? 

"Again, an unfortunate question that won't get an answer."

 14. Is there anyone you really care about?

"Not sure I like what this question implies."

"I don't know what you expected."

15.  What would make you truly happy?

"A host of terrible and atrocious things. Unlimited power would be nice."

"How very super villain of you."

"I knew you wouldn't approve."

16.Why do you have a more human side when the Fae world is so evil and with how you must have been raised?

"I don't. I appeal to people's sympathies when it suits my needs. I manipulate, it seems I have fooled you if you think that highly of me. I am the monster they created me to be, I don't claim to be more than that. "

17. How were you raised exactly? 


18. What do you spend most of your time doing?

"Drinking, smoking, overthrowing kingdoms."

"Oh, is that all."

"Well for a weekday."

19. What is your ultimate aim in life?

"To escape."

 "One bottle, that's what it takes for you to start being honest."

"Not one...I was drinking before we started..."

*exasperated sighing*

20. So, where did you get the Teddy Bear?

"I don't know if it's the drink, but what is she talking about?

"It was mine, he stole it. I better leave him alone now."

 Hope everyone enjoyed that!



  1. I just want to laugh and punch him all at the same time. Like, answer the freaking question!!! Even though I didn't actually expect him to. Very nice. Also, I love that you always have an actor in mind for your characters that has loads of gifs. They add to his answers so much more than what he actually says, and it's perfect.

    1. The feeling is mutual. I know right! It would be out of character for him to be honest. Thanks!
      It's really helpful in writing them, it's also fun for these things. I was worried I put to many, so I'm happy to hear it works.

  2. XD Interviewing characters is a great idea. I might have to do this sometime if you don't mind. :)

    D.G. Snapper | silverphoenixwriter.blogspot.com

    1. It's a blast! Of course not, I was inspired to do them because of Mirriam Neal.
      She is the Queen of character interviews.

  3. Ooh. Tragic backstories.

    My favorite way to find last name is to pick a culture or ethnic group or area and just google it. "Irish last names" etc.

    This was amazing, BTW. Are you going to do one for any of the other characters in the story?

    1. My favorite!

      Oh, that is a good idea! I am going to do that, thanks!

      Thank you! :D. I probably will, they help with the writing process.

  4. Wow...such an interesting and exasperating character for a villian :)

    heehee, I love how he answered that one question of mine about what he found attractive. He'll be a good match for your Snow character, LOL.

    I LOVED all the GIFS! (Seriously, where did you find them all? Giphy has been failing me...)

    Awesome post, Skye!!!


    1. He's more of a reluctant anti-hero, not really the villain. Thanks!

      I'm glad, I always worry that someone will get offended by his answers, he is a piece of work. He thinks so.

      Oh good! It took forever to find the right ones, Pinterest and some Tumbler blogs.

      Thank you so much, glad you liked it!

    THIS WAS ONE OF THE MOST ENTERTAINING THINGS I'VE EVER READ! And of course you had to censor him some. He's so bad. XD

    "Her name was Sirena." Sirena, Cyn? Are you suuuure??? *wriggles eyebrows*

    Okay but now I'm SOOOOO CURIOUS about his family and full backstory. *FLAILS*

    CYNFAEL. Don't you dare shoot your author! Ugh. What are we gonna do with him?

    He finds innocence attractive? That was...not what I expected. Heh.

    #7 killed me. Just...that boy. *shakes head*

    ALLLLL of this was so hilarious. Maybe next time he should be fully drunk when he answers the questions so we'll get some more honest answers. ;D

    Okay, but seriously, this MADE. MY. DAY. I keep reading over parts of it and giggling. Also your gif skills are #GOALS. You're the gif QUEEN!

    1. That was the reaction I was hoping for!!!!
      THANKS SO MUCH! He really is awful :)

      I'm not sure if that is her real name or not.

      Me too! They are horrible, fae, and rich. Not a lot to go on.

      He would do it, I have been annoying him.

      Me either, I'm not sure what to think of that.

      I was hoping someone would like the humor.

      :D, I was actually thinking that. I'm like next time you need to be drunk!

      SO glad! I was so worried he would be too much like William. AWWW! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!