Beautiful People - Andor

More beautiful people! Actually, given this month's subject of Georgie's and Sky's Beautiful People, the title is massively ironic. And, I confess, it gives me great delight to make it so. Well, for those who don't know, here is a brief explanation of Beautiful People before we begin the May-June session.

Once a month Sky and [Georgie] will be posting a list of 10 questions for you to answer about your characters. You can use the same character every month, or choose a new one for each set of questions. Your call. You can answer all the questions, just one, or however many you have the time and energy to answer. Just go for it and have fun.

Last month's Beautiful People session, I chose to do my main character from Adamantine, Adamant. This month, Andor is going to get the limelight.


1. What type of laugh does he have?

Andor has a wide range of ecstatic noises, but most typically he employs a bark or a tiger type of purr.

2. Who is his best friend?

Andor is a free-spirited fellow, and generally charitable toward all, especially if you will feed him. He is one with Adamant, however, practically her inseparable shadow; he adores her without scruple. She is, unequivocally, the world to him.

3. What is his/her family like?

Originally a gargoyle, a mere carving of stone, Andor has no family, no connections, no background, nothing. He is the closest one can get to really coming out from under a rock.

4. Is he/she a Christian, or will he/she eventually find Jesus?

As an animal, Andor has no real conception of justification and sanctification, and no need of either. He appears to have some inkling of an idea that a relationship between people and God is important, but he has no need of a personal one himself.

5. Does he believe in fairies?

It depends on how you want to define “believe.” As a genial soul, Andor is willing to like just about anyone who responds with a friendly attitude, whether that person be human, Catti, or fairy. Being an animal, Andor doesn’t question the existence or non-existence of people. Fairies simply are.

6. Does he like hedgehogs?

Andor has never met a hedgehog, and having still, perhaps, some mortar between his ears, that is probably just as well. It would be unwise for Andor to attempt to make a snack out of a hedgehog.

7. Favorite kind of weather?

Andor likes full sun for bathing in, but a cool breeze to keep the temperature pleasing. He dislikes rain, even though he has a decently thick coat, and sleet is unbearable. Snow in moderation is enjoyable.

8. Does he have a good sense of humor? If so what kind? (Slapstick, wit, sarcasm, etc.?)

Andor doesn’t really have much of a sense of humour or ill-humour to himself. His moods change in relation to Adamant’s emotions and in relation to the circumstances. He does, however, feel these emotions in extreme: Adamant’s contentment produces in him an almost immovable sense of peacefulness, and her anger or fear inspires in him a tempestuous rage.

9. How did he do in school, or any kind of education they might have had?

Andor has never gone to school. Despite the mortar between his ears, he is not an unintelligent chap, as far as animals go. Indeed, given his hideous appearance, showing up in a schoolroom setting would probably cause an almighty ruckus.

10. Any strange hobbies?

Not as such. Andor is very particular about washing his face, which must be done in cat and rabbit fashion by first licking his forepaws and running his forepaws over his face, but otherwise he has no hobbies to speak of.

8 ripostes:

  1. "Andor is very particular about washing his face..." D'awwwww. ^.^ How simply adorable.

    This is grand, Jenny. I hope with all my heart you are successful in getting Adamantine published (not that I think you'd have any trouble, based solely on your amazing wealth of talent, but publishing seems like a rather complicated, uncertain process).

    Anywhoo, this was very fun to read. ^.^

  2. What a great idea to use an animal for BP! I loved reading this!

  3. Oh yes, you're right, Katy. At this point, I don't know how long it may take me to publish Adamantine - especially since it is still in the editing stage under my red-ink-dripping hand. Well! well! I'm not quite ready for it to be published, anyway, so we'll just burn that bridge when we get to it.

    Andor sends you both big furry kisses. :P

  4. Frankly, Andor sounds awesome. I would like to give him a hug. :)

  5. Aw, that's very kind of you to say so, Miss Taylor. I'm sure Andor would love you for it, if you could. And a bit of cooked meat, too, if you had it about you. He's awfully spoiled, and doesn't eat raw anything.

  6. I'll keep it in mind in case I run into him, thanks for the tip! :D

  7. I will have to ditto Georgie's comment - it's such a creative idea to use an animal for Beautiful People! I absolutely loved reading this, and it's such a pleasure to have you participating in BP! Your articulate posts and comments (especially the one about Gavin Gray) make my day. By the way, I have an affinity for blacksmiths as well, although I've been considering making him a carpenter or something else instead, since I don't know much about blacksmiths. Decisions, decisions. :P Also, is there such a thing as a whitesmith? If so, I had no idea about it until now! :)


  8. Indeed, Sky! (Which is quite a pretty name in and of itself, by the way.) It's really a dull, to-the-point explanation, I'm afraid. Blacksmithing deals with the "black" metals, like iron and steel. Whitesmithing, in general, handles the "white" metals: tin and pewter are among these. Silversmiths deal with the really fine metals, like gold and silver.

    All that said, I couldn't really point to a metal and say which it was, or how on earth one was to go about making it into anything useful or pretty. My intelligence bobs dryly only so far and then it starts shipping water like there's no tomorrow. But I'm sure that if Mr Gray really like his profession, you probably wouldn't find it hard to glean enough information to make him functional in the trade.

    Here we go, back around to the real topic. I hadn't noticed that anyone had done a Beautiful People session with any animals. This might be simply due to the fact that no one has any key animal characters, but either way I thought I would take a shot at it, if merely for the novelty of it. I'm so glad you liked it; and I'm even more glad that Georgie and yourself have come up with such a diverting and informative exercise. Keep up the good work!