Right, so today is the start of hearing voices, the fantastic Blogfest by Cassie and Angie. For details head over here and sign up. To start things off, we’re going to have a little sit down with one of my characters to get to know him better. His name is Warwick, and he is actually a bad guy. I’d apologize since all the other posts I’ve read this morning are starring these likeable MC’s, but I’ve always been sort of fascinated with the bad guys, so this week, it’s all about the villains.
1.What is your biggest vulnerability? Do others know this or is it a secret?
I’m a guy, what do you think? A woman: Raijin.
2. What do people believe about you that is false?
Pick one? Damn, and I thought working for the man was hard. One thing? Well if it’s one thing then it’s everything. I’m not who anyone thinks I am. I am not the bad guy, and despite my ex-wife’s assertions I am not an asshole. I am not a heartless bastard, I’ve just dared to dream there is more to this existence than falling in step with our great masters who destroyed themselves. I mean really, they’re all dead—or as good as, if they’re all hiding from the rest of us—and exactly how does that make them good role models? No, I don’t buy this bullshit, but I’m not a bad person. Everyone should have a choice, a real choice.
3. What would your best friend say is your fatal flaw?
She’d say I was a heartless asshole, so I’m not sure she counts as my best friend anymore, but if Raijin had to pick it would be my inability to devote myself to any cause, just, worthwhile or otherwise. She thinks I’m a drifting looser who only got into the Knights to ask her to marry me (she is, of course, correct).
4. What would the same friend say is your one redeeming quality?
Raijin doesn’t think I have redeeming qualities anymore. She said she used to love me, but that I’m a sack of lies, a political creature with more heads than a hydra. I’m not saying I haven’t lied once or twice, but who did she think she was marrying? I have never lied to her which is, of course, part of the problem. So that’s my one redeeming quality: I have never lied to the woman I love.
5. What do you want most?
Freedom, and not that bullshit they talk about but real freedom.