Sunday, September 21, 2014

Beautiful People | Louis

Hey guys! School's back in and so I took a little break from blogging so that I could get back into the groove of studying, essays and deadlines again. If you've been following my blog for a couple months, you'd know that I've been participating in the Beautiful People link up hosted by The Notebook Sisters. The last few times, I've been answer questions about Masara, my MC from my science-fiction novel, Crec. This time, The Notebook Sisters have challenged us bloggers to answer questions about one of our villains. I've chosen to do Dr. Louis (pronounced Lewis) Taylor from my WIP The Dome.

Onwards to the questions!

1. What is their motive?

Pleasure. Louis does what he wants because he wants to do it. He's even more likely to do something if it can help him get what he wants most (another major motivation). Three cheers for a segway into the next question!

2. What do they want, and what are they prepared to do to get it?

Louis believes that power comes from knowledge and so ultimately, he wants knowledge. It sounds cliche but he'll do anything for knowledge. A better question would be, "what won't he do?" In that case he wouldn't hurt Andrew, his longtime, childhood friend and coworker or his dad.

3. How do they deal with conflict?

If he's in the middle of the conflict, he thrives. Half the time, he's the one that's started the whole thing. If he's just an observer, he typically watches with interest or else ignores them.

4. Describe their current place of residence.
On the very edge of the city, right next to the forrest and in the newer part of the town, Louis lives in a brand new condo complex. So new that he's only one of two residents. He stays on the third floor in a two bedroom condo. 
It's pretty modern with an open concept main room; it's not really furnished other than the futon and small wooden round table and four matching chairs in the living room. There's a bed, nightstand, lamp and digital clock in one bedroom. The other bedroom has been converted into a laboratory. It's filled with metal cabinets, lots of tables for makeshift counter-space and a bookshelves to hold his binders of research.

5. If they were writing the story, how would it end?
Richard Armitage who looks
scarily like Louis is this picture
He'd make it back to Up There with his research and and use it to get his job back as a geneticist.

6. What habits, speed patterns, etc. are unique to them?
If he's got keys on him, he'll spin the key ring on his finger. Also, he typically speaks in shorter sentences. Longer ones really aren't his thing. He certainly doesn't communicate figuratively.

7. How do they show love? What do they like to do with/for people they love?
He shows his love through words. If Louis gives you an honest to goodness compliment then he cares about you. Something he'll do for someone he loves is some sort of simple act of service like cooking a meal or washing their car or something. It's been a really long time though since he's ever done any of that though.

8. Do they have any pets?

He doesn't. His 'pets' are the animals he's studied back Up There. He's not overly affectionate with animals so as a warning, no one should give him a puppy for Christmas.

9. Where would they go to relax/think?

Louis doesn't really relax but when he does he'll go to his lab. Doing little experiments even if they're just simple high school level reactions gets his mind off other things.

10. What is their weapon to choice? 
His wit. Louis is freaking smart. His wit is too strong for his own good which leads to successful manipulation. He'll learn all about you and then use yourself, those you love or anything you care about against you. If he uses a physical weapon, it's mostly a threat to push you in the 'right' direction. 

So that's Louis for you :) If you want to check out more posts like these, click here. If you're interested in participating in the link up, be sure to head over to The Notebook Sisters to check it out. Thanks for reading!


  1. RICHARD ARMITAGE IS YOUR CHARACTER MODEL I WILL NOW LOVE YOU AND YOUR CHARACTER FOREVER. *ahem* I mean, my, what an excellent post. Haha, really though, Dr. L sounds like a SCARY AWESOME character. Emphasis on scary! ;)
    On a side note, karate is super cool, good luck on getting your black belt! I don't even know you, and yet somehow, I know you can do it! :D