Presennntiiiing the Voted Most Likely tag whichIshamelesslystole!
Rule One: thank the blogger who tagged you!
Rule Two: Include this link — phoebeamorryce.wordpress.com/2018/10/15/voted-most-likely — in your post. (That’s the original tag, I think.)
Rule Three: Use your OWN original characters for the tag! Don’t use a friend’s characters or the characters from your favorite fandoms. Your characters can come from any project, just so long as you’re the one who created them.
Rule Four: Tag at least 4 friends to do the tag as well!
I’m ignoring rule one cause nobody tagged me. Rule two I got. Rule three I wouldn’t even consider breaking. I’m also ignoring rule four.
Most likely to be a poet:
Eee. Probably Brynne from A Shared Mind. She’s my beautiful sweet helpless princess girl. She’d definitely write sad poetry about being trapped (basically in a tower) and having her mind power harnessed to spy on her brother. In that situation, however, most people would probably write sad poetry.
Most likely to dance in the rain:
I think most my characters would like to dance in the rain. (Not that I ever use self-inserts…) If I must pick one, probably Julienne. She’s from an unfinished story (that I’d eventually like to finish) working-titled Only A Fool that I wrote some number of months ago. She’s also an assassin, and I love her.
“I know it’s not good etiquette to poison people usually, but today was different.”
“You’re too good for this world.”
“You had time to call the police. Why didn’t you?”
“Last time I did that you tried to shoot me, remember?”
“I’m an assassin, so I basically come with a warning label. And you’re here anyway, aren’t you?” She sighs and stands, stretching her legs out slowly. Standing behind me, she wraps her arms around my waist, laying her head on my shoulder. “I miss moments like this more than anything.”
“It’s a nice gesture, but I hate you and you hate me and we both know it, Julienne.”
Yeah, that’s Julienne and the poor, put-upon guy who tries to get her to not kill herself or him.
Most likely to look good in a kilt:
Piers Bennett from A Shared Mind. He’d look good in anything, but a kilt would reallyyy be his style. He’s the best.
Most likely to get punched in the face:
Um, also Piers? But I’ll do the different-character-for-each-answer thing too. So I guess my next answer would be Dusk from (working-titled) The Weak. But they’d get punched for entirely different reasons. Piers would get punched for being facetious, and Dusk would be punched for being dramatic and overemotional. He’s really not all that bad, though…I guess.
Dusk just glared. “I’m tired of meet and greet. Silence is a great way to get to know people. Let’s try silence.”
Yup. Meet Dusk.
Most likely to drop everything and become a sheep herder:
Lana McGuire, also from The Weak. She’s already kinda a sheep herder, honestly…she lives in a barn. She just doesn’t have any sheep.
The only thing he saw was the girl sitting on the log, her ankle length skirt fluttering around her legs and her hair swept over one shoulder. She wore no shoes, no makeup – she belonged to the scene, fitting in seamlessly. A guitar rested on her lap, and she was singing to herself, her voice high and light.
But if not Lana, definitely Isaac DuColt from A Shared Mind. Life makes him tired.
Most likely to be found in a library:
Probably Mark from my earliest completed story Let’s Run. It was a terrible story, but he wasn’t such a bad character. I mean, he took himself a bit seriously and I’m not sure he’d laughed in the last three weeks, but his parents had died, okay? It’s not the poor guy’s fault. If not him, Ethan Sommer from The Weak.
Most likely to sleep through an earthquake:
Demyan Orlav. He’s not exaaactly from a story (yet), but his existence is very firm in my mind. He’d probably find a way to cause an earthquake and then sleep through it. He’s that kind of person. (But Piers would also do that.)
Most likely to steal food from other people’s plates:
Anna. I wrote her about eight months ago, and she really doesn’t have a proper story (another one I’d like to finish at some point).
Anna flipped her hair back. It was very nice hair, and she knew it. There was no one around to admire it at the moment, but that didn’t stop her from flinging it around. She smoothed it back over her shoulders absently, squinting around at the skyline. No knights on steeds, presently. Oh well. She would begin walking and pick one up on the way. She began to walk slowly, with the fashionable sway, but her knives soon distracted her. She almost liked them better than her hair, really. Of course, they were less helpful in getting a big strong knight or cowboy to help her, but when she didn’t have one of those, they helped her kill lizards and spiders and other scary occurrences.
I excuse myself by saying I was very tired when I created her.
Most likely to cheat on a test:
Um, I can see a lot of my characters thinking that sounded like fun. I’m going to call upon Beatrice from a years old unfinished story called Can You Hear Me? (I really should finish that…) She’d cheat in protestation of standardized testing and to prove that intelligence may come in the form of being able to cheat really well. (She’s deaf and kinda has a chip on her shoulder about such things.)
Most likely to say “oops” after setting something on fire:
Both Anna and Julienne would totally do this. AND Piers. Maybe Eighteen aka James from a short story that I’m not sure has a name. I don’t think he’d really care if he burned earth down.
Most likely to open an orphanage:
Perhaps Alyona Nikolaev from an unwritten story. Or, no, actually probably Maria from Let’s Run. She kinda really did that. Let’s ignore the fact that she’s eleven.
Most likely to run off with the circus:
Also Anna. If I have to pick somebody else….maybe Lucy from Finding the Sun, a completed short story I wrote about three years ago. She kinda is/was dying, and running off with the circus would be on her bucket list for sure.
Most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse:
Deffffinitely Jonathan Espina, the protagonist of The Weak. He’d complain about it while he was doing it, panic a little bit, and definitely wander off and make friends with some of the zombies while he was at it, but I’m pretty sure that’s a survival mechanism in itself.
Most likely to fake their own death:
Isaac from A Shared Mind would do this in a heartbeat. He wants to win no matter what, regardless of the risk to himself. He also willingly permitted himself to be stabbed to protect his frienemy, so faking his death instead of risking it would be no big deal.
Most likely to die and haunt their friends:
Hmm. Gwendolyn Gunther from The Weak would probably do that, just to remind everybody that they were doing everything wrong without her.
“Oh, good, I’m most fascinating to talk about,” Gwendolyn said complacently. “I’m Gwendolyn and I have two older siblings whose purpose in life was-” She paused, seeming to be shocked at her gaffe. “I mean, is.” They were all quiet for a minute. “Anyway, the purpose of their lives is to make sure I don’t become too egotistical. I think it’s worked, mostly.” She nodded seriously to convey the friendliness of her words. “I dislike comments about my height and people being unwilling to listen to friendly advice. And I enjoy being right.” She shrugged. “And honestly, that’s basically it.”
She says everything I know I shouldn’t say.
Andddd there it is! Very fun indeed, and I thank my blog cronies for prompting/suggesting/inspiring me to do it (looking at you, Lemon Duck.)