Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Beautiful People: Arthur (surprise, surprise)

It is no surprise that I'm using this month's Beautiful People for my King Arthur tale (it may be a surprise that I'm posting at all, but enough about that). This time, though, I'm actually using it for Arthur himself.
Who would've thought, right?

1. Do they know their biological parents? Why/why not?
He knew his biological mother for several months before she died. His father was killed before he was born. He was not raised by his biological mother, which is why he only knew her for a few months.

2. Have they inherited any physical resemblances from their parents?
Yes. He has his mother's nose, his father's green eyes, and his father's light brown hair (his mother's hair is a darker brown). He has more of his mother's build than his father's, being less muscular and broad-shouldered than his father and eldest brother.

3. What's their parental figure(s) dress style? Add pictures if you like!

This is not a picture of his parents, but the dress is similar to what they'd wear, except that the man's clothing would be finer, less plain. You know, medieval royalty stuff.
Also something like either of these:

4. Do they share any personality traits with their parental figures? And which do they take after most?

Hmm. Gwenore (his mother) was very mild when calm but easily excited emotionally; she was smart but she always hoped for the best in people. Uther was kind and well-meaning; he was not as mild when calm or as easily excited as his wife. He was very even-keel. Arthur hopes for the best, as his mother did; he looks out for the good of others and is even-keeled like his father. His non-biological father, Virgil, was very honest and hard-working; Arthur takes after him there. He probably takes after his father more.

5. Do they get on with their parental figure(s) or do they clash?
He didn't have time to clash with either one. With Anna and Virgil, who were not his real parents but the people he thought of as his parents he got on well.

6. If they had to describe their parental figure(s) in one word, what would it be?
 (I'm going to cheat and say one word or a three-word phrase)

Gwenore: Loves her sons
Uther: Upright

7. How has their parental figure(s) helped them most in their life?
Virgil taught Arthur to work hard and to be self-sacrificing, which is just as important for a king as for a blacksmith. Gwenore gave him a new family; at the time he didn't appreciate this but when his adoptive-family wasn't there any more he greatly appreciated having his brothers.

8. What was their biggest fight with their parental figure(s)?
Hm. Again, he never fought with Gwenore or Uther. I don't know that he ever had any huge fights with his parents, none that really hurt their relationship or that they didn't get over quickly.

9. Tracing back the family tree, what nationalities are in their ancestry?
Well, there is some British, before that there was British, before that there was more British... Seeing a theme here?

10. What’s their favourite memory with their parental figure(s)?
His eighth birthday. His father (Virgil) gave him a real sword. Not a thing of beauty, but Arthur was very proud of it. He didn't have the struggles of kingship or poverty or knowing he wasn't their real son, then. It was a very peaceful birthday. The first time his mother (Anna) took him riding is a special memory, too. She was just going over to the next village, but she couldn't leave him behind because he was only five. He was too little to walk the whole way but too big to be carried. He'd never gotten to ride the horse before and from then on he loved horses. (They probably never even cantered but for a five year-old a quick trot from the top of a tall horse is very exciting).

"His name is Arthur Pendragon."

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1 comment:

  1. Oh cool! An Arthurian legend retelling. ^ ^ I haven't seen one of these in a while. Arthur sounds cool with his adoptive parents though I must point out as an adopted kid I've always referred to my "real" parents as my birth parents. Just a tip! I found you through Beautiful People and I did it too. ^ ^


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