Monday, August 16, 2010

In Their Own Words - Fina

Happy Monday!!! This weeks posts are all about the characters!!! Getting inside their minds and learning a bit more about them! It's perfect considering the week ends with my awesome Guess that Character Blogfest! Make sure to sign up!!!



Fina - Fairy of Raslina

It's hard being part of the human world. My wings aren't an accessory, they're a part of me, they are who I am, but the last thing I need is to be known as a freak. Things weren't supposed to be this way, I am known as a traveling fairy, one who travels to the human world and other kingdoms to pick up certain supplies that we are lacking. This time wasn't that simple. Someone or something passed through the spells cast over Raslina and compromised our Kingdom, which means I'm stuck in the human world until they weed out the issue.

Welcome to my nightmare. Stuck here I now have to fit in, trust me this isn't easy. My best friend Elsa and I have never been apart, normally she is my support system but now I'm alone in a world I know nothing about. What's worse? I'm forced to attend High School to fit in better until Raslina allows all of us back.

My first attempt in the human world did not go well. It seems that my studies in Raslina, flunking didn't used to be my strong suit but I've recently picked it up and now it's stuck on me. That's when Jase offered to be my tutor. He's a hunk, sort of hard to say no. Until I met Erica, she's loved by all in High School, the popular girl, head cheerleader, you name it she has yet, all except Jase that is. That doesn't mean she doesn't want him. She does, and she's told me several times. It only makes it harder to work through. I'm just not used to all this stress, hopefully before Erica becomes even pushier I can go back home, at least before it's to late.

45 comments:

Piedmont Writer said...

Oh, a fairy with a problem. I like that.

I feel bad for her. I know what it feels like to be stuck in a land you have no clue about and wanting to just go back home.

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohhh what a sweet little thing....She really has some problems...:)

Looks like she really wants to go home...So cute!

kisses,sweetie and have a wonderful MOnday

Melissa said...

She's cute and sweet and I like that she's a twist on the normal fairy - usually they are very tricky and manipulative but she doesn't seem like that at all. Way to take a stereotype and reverse it!

Nice snippet Jen.

Matthew Rush said...

Wow, this is awesome Jen. Different, sure, but somehow it feels right.

Thanks for sharing!

Vicki Rocho said...

What fun! Can see the tension building. You've got a lot of great ideas to work with and there's so much I wanna know...like HOW does she hide the wings? Where is she living? On her own or with another human family (foster child?) Whose idea was going to high school? Is she allowed to have a relationship with a human? What happens if a human finds out she's a fairy?

See what you did to me?

Christine Fonseca said...

OOhhh nice! Love it.

Jaydee Morgan said...

This sounds interesting. I already like Fina :)

Jessica Hill said...

This is fantastic. Sounds like Fina is a character a lot of people could relate to. :)

Emily White said...

Very nice! This little bit opened up a lot of questions I'm just dying to have answered.

And I can't wait for your blogfest! It's going to be so much fun!

Laura Marcella said...

Oooo, a fairy struggling to fit in! That's very humanizing. Love it!

Teenage Bride said...

I want to blow that picture up and ghave it painted in my ouse! I love fairies (my husband would be none too happy lol)

I hope you had a lovely weekend.
<3
Jill

Sitting Behind Homeplate said...

I like it Jen and I'm not a big fairy person.

Connie

Jackee said...

It's great to see more about the world you're writing and the characters in it. Thanks for sharing!

I always end up with at least one typo every post so I have no room to point it out, but if you wanted to fix it, the second to last word should be "too". :o)

Have a great week, Jen!

Mary Campbell said...

intriguing. Thank you very letting us know more about your characters - I'm excited for the blogfest.

Crystal Cook said...

This is awesome Jen! I can't wait to hear more :) I'm excited for the blogfest too, I'm thinking up a new character to use :)

Christina Lee said...

I am liking Fina--thx for sharing her with us Jen!

LTM said...

what a pretty fairy! I love Fina. Is this a WiP? very nice~ :o)

E. Elle said...

Wait! So being a fairy isn't all pixie dust and potions? Who'd have thought? She has a sweet voice to her, an innocence that complements her nature but would definitely complicate things in the "human world."

Great job! I'm looking forward to reading the rest of your entries. :) <3

Angie said...

Very interesting character! I like the turn around of a fairy getting dumped into our world as opposed to the opposite which you would normally see. She sounds real sweet too. ;)

Diane J. said...

Creative. That's an interesting concept; a fairy stuck in the human world...and in high school. Clever.

Can't wait to hear more.

Susan Fields said...

Ooh...intriguing! I definitely want to read more about this. I like that Erica wants Jase but doesn't have him - sounds like some great conflict coming up!

Tahereh said...

oooh! interesting! :D

best of luck!!

Amie B said...

what an interesting little fairy. thanks for sharing!

Lenny said...

hi miss jen! wow what a lotta problems you gave that fina fairy. i didnt even know a fairy could feel like shes in a night mare. wow no friends and flunking school. now i just gotta know how she gets past all this yucky stuff. i like this lots. its cool!
...hugs from lenny

Laura Pauling said...

I lvoe the pix!

Summer Ross said...

Oh fairies! My favorite! She's young, innocent in a way, but well versed because of her fairy studies. Good problem for her to have, love the forced to attend highschool. Makes me wonder if she lives with other fairies or if she lives as an exchange student with a human family. Thanks for posting this, I was actually thinking of doing this for my characters too- I did a one page try out last night on paper, I might post it.

Amy Saia said...

Ah, so pretty both the picture and the description. I love this!

Jolene said...

Thanks for sharing! Love it.

Theresa Milstein said...

Nice to learn about your character, Fina. I can see how it would be difficult to adjust to a new world. I like thinking of some being on the outside looking into the human world.

Candyland said...

Aww, I want to give her a hug:(
PS. Matt Brady personally thanks you for all you did with the library and J2W:)

Rose Cooper said...

This is so cute, Jen! I already love Fina and I want to know more about her and how she tackles her situation. Wasn't this one from your dream? I love it!

Shelley Sly said...

Aww, she seems like such a sweet character! I'm glad to have gotten to know her better! :) Thanks for sharing, and I can't wait to read more!

Talli Roland said...

I love this, Jen - in particular: 'My wings aren't an accessory, they're part of me.'

Good stuff!

Bish Denham said...

Nice blog! I like this idea. I may have to steal it at some point.

Kimberly Franklin said...

You know what? I've never read a fairy story. Wait, I lied. I did read Need. Anyway, I love your story idea here. It sounds great!

Amanda Sablan said...

I really like the premise here, and the character names! Jase... mmm...

The Words Crafter said...

Interesting concept, a fairy stuck in a human world. Too bad she has to go to high school, ick!

aspiring_x said...

what a sweet little character! cute story! (and the illustration you picked is breath-taking!)

Kristin Rae said...

Aww, cute. :)

Lynda Young said...

I love the pic as well. It seems to suit the story perfectly. You got me hooked. I'd love to know more :)

Carolyn V. said...

Woo hoo! I can't wait for the blogfest!

Aw. Poor Fina. =)

Kelly Dexter said...

I like it! There are a ton of human in a faerie world stories, but not nearly enough faerie in a human world stories. Super creative!

Eliza said...

I like Fina, tell me more please :-)

Eva said...

Reading all this awesome stuff is really making me kick myself for having writers block. I have all these ideas, and some great characters, but can't get anything out. I may try exercises like this. I'll try anything at this point.

Lola Sharp said...

I LOVE the picture you found for this...gorgeous!

Also, Fina is sweet and sad...and needs a hug.