So, I’m finally written something based on the ‘Super-snooper’ prompt – I can’t even pretend it’s for the blogfest anymore, but hopefully you’ll have fun playing along anyway.
First, here were the instructions:
Describe a setting that tells us something about your character’s personality. Characters can be of any age, living in any time or place. But don’t tell us about the character, tell us about his or her stuff. We’ll get to know the character from what you write.
The room is fairly high in the castle tower, with five large windows, three facing to the north and two towards the east. There is a large canopy bed in the corner opposite the windows, with purple blankets and sheets spread across it and blue trim on the canopy. The bed has been made, but still manages to seem somewhat askew.
On the north wall sits a heavy oak desk, expertly crafted. At the front of the desk there’s a small pile consisting of four ballpoint pens, (each with a different color of ink,) two wooden pencils, and a well-used lump of white rubber. In the back left corner, several heavy books are piled – going up from the bottom, we find the following titles: ‘An Apprentice’s Guide to Magikal Spell Notation,’ ‘A history of the seven families from the year 200F.R,’ ‘Advanced topics in geometry,’ ‘Intermediate geography and geology of the North American Continent’, ‘Pirate Peter and the Spanish Secret’, ‘Pirate Peter and the island of the Lost Girls,’ and a small pamphlet, ‘How to take care of your pet ferret.’
On the right side of the desk are thin booklets of note paper, marked with the topics ‘History’, ‘Geometry’, ‘Geology’,’ and ‘Magik Spells.’
There is a small table between the bed and the south door, which leads out into the castle passageway. On the table, there is a slightly shiny black radio set that stands two and a half feet high, with stereo speakers. On the floor near the foot of the bed sits a small animal cage, full of cedar shavings and with a water bottle clipped to the side of it, but there is no animal inside it.
On the east wall, there’s a tall case of shelves. On the bottom shelves, more books are stacked – some hardcover textbooks in different subjects, and a wide collection of novels, from serious old classics to popular pirate and war hero series. The top two shelves are dedicated to porcelain figurines with cartoon-like characters – four moose, two snow people, three dolphins, and a grinning toaster.
Two doors on the west side of the room lead into a bathroom and a closet. The bathroom is fresh and clean, but the bottles of infused shampoo, foaming bath gel, and acne-fighting facial soap are scattered over any available surface haphazardly.
In the walk-in closet, most of the outfits are dresses, from simple and elegant to more elaborate, but at the back of the left side are some simple t-shirts and cotton coulottes.
So – what kind of personality do you imagine this character has? Which stuff gave you that impression?