Friday, January 27, 2012

Beautiful People: January

Rapunzel "Zel" Gothel
Zel in the fields outside her tower.  Unlike most Rapunzel stories, she wasn't locked in the tower throughout her childhood-- she was free to roam the forest.

1.If your character’s house burned down, and they were left with nothing but the clothes on their back, what would they do? Where would they go?

Hmm… Well, Zel is a spunky girl, and she certainly wouldn’t have too much of an issue finding her way to civilization… or back to a forest, like the one she grew up in.  Something similar actually happens to her, when her adopted mother sends her away with just her sword, and practically just the clothes on her back , to find her sister Rosianne.

2. Are they happy with where they are in life, or would they like to move on?

Yeah.  Zel is happy.  She loves life out in the forest, where she grew up with Mother Gothel, but I think she’s equally happy—or perhaps more so—when she finds her sister Rosianne, and wakes her from the spell she is under.

3. Are they well-paid?
Well, Zel isn’t exactly paid… I mean, she spent her first sixteen years in a forest, and then the rest           of her life is spent with her sister Rosianne, doing… something.  I’m not quite sure what yet.  Their story hasn’t been finalized yet. …or started.

4. Can they read?
Yes!  Zel likes reading to pass the time when she’s alone, but when others are around she’d much rather talk to them, than be buried in a book.

5. What languages do they speak?
She can speak English, and maybe another.  Mother Gothel believed firmly in teaching her adopted daughter everything that she had to, in order for her to be able to rescue Rosianne, and become a princess.

6. What is their biggest mistake? 
I’m not really sure.  I know Zel has made many mistakes in her time, but I’d say that it’s probably rushing into things without really thinking them through.

7. What did they play with most as a child?
Probably something like a wooden sword, or maybe a doll.  Probably something homemade, because she has lived in a forest her entire life.

8. What are their thoughts on politics?
Even though she’s a princess, I suppose she doesn’t know too much about her country’s politics, due to her having lived away from civilization her entire life.

9. What is their expected life time?
Probably into her eighties…?

10. If they were falsely accused of murder, what would they do? How would they react?
Well, she might ask her accuser to a duel in a fit of anger, or perhaps calmly make her case about why she didn’t do it.  Really, it would depend on how she was feeling that day, and how much she disliked her accuser.

This was my Beautiful People link up with Sky and Georgie.

*Sorry if the formatting is weird at all, I've been having some issues with it.


  1. "Ask her accuser to a duel in a fit of anger".

    I don't think I'd want to get on her bad side! She sounds like a character with strength.

    And I love her name. :)

  2. I know, I think she's the kind of character who I'll fall completely head over heels in love with once I start writing her story. :)