Friday, 27 March 2015

Herr Germany.

I haven't done a Beautiful People Post in a while, but, I'm going to do one. But... my character is not a person. He's a country. The country of Germany, actually.

You see, I am writing a Snippet Story about certain countries of the world. It takes place in the years leading up to and during World War One. I'm using most of the same countries as I did in this post, (the story of which is not totally accurate). Anyway, Beautiful People (though the name does suggest human beings) is for one of your characters, and so, Herr Germany is one of mine, and so I shall answer these questions about him.

Note: This story is made without any attempt at unkind thoughts towards anyone. It is only my interpretation of these historical events. Though Herr Germany is displayed as one of the bad guys in the story, I'm not trying to show anything unkind towards Germany. It's just that I guess this story is shown from the Allies' side. (Also, Herr Germany's character, though Germany is a real country, is also made from my imagination, so not all the answers to these questions are taken from historical facts.)

What is their secret desire?

Hmm, well, Herr Germany's desire is to be a powerful nation and to have the other countries notice and admire him. However, that's not really a secret, so also, he wishes to one day be the best story-telling country in the world.

What is the best and brightest moment they experience during the story? 

While the war looks like it's going to be won by him and the rest of the Central Powers.

What are the emotional places your characters are afraid to go to? 

Herr Germany doesn't like thinking about losing. It scares him, especially since it would be very hard for him if he lost the war.

Is there a place/city/room where they will never go? Why? 

Heehee. Well, my story kind of plays around with geography, since it's about the countries, and it talks of them moving into other countries or areas, but still Herr Germany would never go to America. It's too far.

If they were permanently leaving town, what would they easily throw out? 

All his newspapers. He doesn't like them.

What would they refuse to part with? (Why?) 

His military weapons. Herr Germany wants to become a strong military power.

What do they want (consciously and tangibly)? 

Power. Lots of it, and to be noticed and respected by the other countries.

On the other hand: what do they need (on the emotional, subconscious level)? 

More morale for his soldiers.

If they could change one thing about themselves, what would it be? 

Herr Germany would want to get bigger. He wants more colonies.

What is the most humiliating event of their life? 

Umm, I'm not sure. It was a little embarrassing that, after all that Otto von Bismarck did for Herr Germany, Wilhelm I was upset because the title he got as ruler wasn't exactly what he wanted. He wanted to be called the Emperor of Germany, but was called the German Emperor.

What things do they turn to when they need a bit of hope?

Um, his weapons. Herr Germany has a big supply of them.