Beautiful People Link-Up: March Edition


Beautiful People is a link-up created by Cait @ Paperfury and Sky @ Further Up and Further. Through a different questionnaire each month, it helps you get to know your characters and therefore your story better. I tried it a couple times (check out the Valentine’s Edition here) and feel like it helps me keep my motivation up and gives me a great platform to talk about my WIP Arcadia on a sort of regular basis. (You can check out the first couple of chapters of it on wattpad here!)

I am going to answer this month’s questions on behalf of Kasia as I am mostly (but not exclusively) writing from her perspective.


1. What’s their favourite book/movie/play/etc.?


From left to right: The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom (book), The Goonies (movie), Dollhouse (TV show), The Lumineers (band)

2. Is there anything they regret doing?

Kasia tends to be the person who regrets not doing things, rather than doing them. When she was younger, it was mostly other people who had to push her to do things she would have usually missed out on. Most of the time, even if she didn’t end up liking the experience, she was grateful for having tried it anyway. When she got older, she did the pushing herself, but couldn’t always muster up to go to a party all by herself or to approach and talk to people she didn’t know. The times she wishes she had been braver are probably the ones she regrets.

3. If they were sick or wounded, who would take care of them and how?

Dyson knows his girl in and out, so he’d be the one to take care of her for sure. He’d bring all the blankets, gallons of tea and have Netflix ready at her command. But Dyson also knows that she prefers nursing her wounds on her own and would leave her be until she comes to him. Then, he would allow her to cuddle up to him and despite her worries, would assure her a thousand times that no, she would not infect him and get him sick as well.

4. Is there an object they can’t bear to part with and why?

Currently I’d say a certain bracelet, but you’ll have to read the story to find out why.

5. What are 5 ways to win their heart (or friendship)?

  • Showing kindness to others or just common decency, because she hates rude people.
  • Don’t put her in the spotlight and then force her to a make a decision in front of a crowd. She’s most likely only going to freeze up and hold a grudge.
  • Don’t question her when she tells you she doesn’t drink coffee. Tea is a valid alternative.
  • Don’t be late or forget that you were about to meet altogether.
  • It would be nice if every once in a while you could be the one to make contact first, just so she doesn’t feel like she has to do all the work to keep the friendship going.

6. Describe a typical outfit for them from top to bottom.

Kasia is most likely going to wear loose fitting shirts and/or oversize sweaters and vests, tight-fitting jeans (but probably not with holes in them) and sneakers. Comfort is key! Every now and then she likes to mix is up with a leather jacket. She’s not much one for accessorizing, especially necklaces get on her nerves.


7. What’s their favorite type of weather?

SUMMER RAIN! There’s nothing wrong with sunshine, but too much heat can easily become unbearable. Also, she adores petrichor.

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8. What’s the worst fight they’ve ever been in?

Kasia is very bad in fights, because she runs out of arguments very quickly even when she is in the right. She had quite some explosive arguments with her parents, even though most of the neighbors would describe her as an angel. But everyone reaches a point where they have to see their parents for who they are and Kasia found herself not liking some of her parents world views. She never really violated curfew or did something dangerous, but they did have a lot of disagreements nonetheless (which she found unfair).

9. What names or nicknames have they been called throughout their life?

Mostly people just go for Kas.

10. What makes their heart feel alive?

Kasia has a thing for the sky. She can really appreciate it when it’s beautiful or unusually colored or just full of stars. She likes to take a second and just stare at it. Also, there is nothing that touches her more than being happy about something and being able to share that joy with someone.

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So, what do you think about the March Edition? Do you feel like you know more about Kasia now? Have you read Arcadia?

March 2017 TBR (or a random list of books that I own)


TBRs haven’t really been working for me lately, so, instead of making a fixed decision on what I am going to read, I am just going to show you all the books I currently have at my disposal. Depending on my mood, I will then choose what to read, hopefully taking off some pressure.

  • A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab
    I will be reading the final book in the Shades of Magic series alongside Fadwa and Marie! We will jump right in as soon as we all have the book.
  • The Last Beginning by Lauren James
    I wasn’t a real fan of The Next Together, but somehow I wanted to give the series another chance. Even if I won’t like it, it wouldn’t be a disaster, because it was super cheap.
  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
    I don’t know why this is taking me so long …
  • Caraval by Stephanie Gerber
    This will hopefully give me Night Circus vibes, because then I will be blissfully happy.
  • Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman
    I LOVE Norse Mythology so much!!!
  • Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
    Film covers are my weakness. I’ve heard mixed things about it, but I just want to read it before I watch it.
  • King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard
    This better salvage my opinion of the series or I will have to drop it.
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
    Still planning on reading it with Cátia.
  • Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
    I do like the Thunder Road series, but it’s not calling to me right now.
  • Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
    Trevor Noah is one of most awesome people out there. I’ve heard a lot about his past in interviews or his stand up program, but I cannot wait to read his entire book!
  • We Are Okay by Nina LaCour
    I have not not liked a Nina LaCour book thus far.
  • The Stone House by A.K. Benedict
  • Joyride by Guy Adams
  • What She Will Do Next Will Astound You by James Goss
    Those three are the Class novels … that I still haven’t read … I have no reasons …

And then I also have some eArcs I need to get to, which are the following:

  • Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner
  • Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
  • Stealing Candy by Stewart Lewis
  • The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase by Greg Cox

Click on the covers to get redirected to Goodreads!

A Conjuring of Light (Shades of Magic #3)  The Last Beginning (The Next Together, #2)  Heartless  Caraval (Caraval, #1)  Norse Mythology  Before I Fall  King's Cage (Red Queen, #3)  Scrappy Little Nobody  Walk the Edge (Thunder Road, #2)  Born a Crime  We Are Okay  The Stone House (A Class Novel)   Joyride   What She Does Next Will Astound You   Goodbye Days  Girl Out of Water  Stealing Candy  The Librarians and the Mother Goose Chase

I have even more books than that, but I know I won’t read those this month no matter what happens. This already gives me plenty of options! What are you reading this month?

T5W: Fictional Jobs


It’s time for Top 5 Wednesdays, a weekly meme created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @ThoughtsOnTomes. If you want to know more or join as well, just go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. At first, I thought I could just make up the jobs, but I guess I have to take some from existing media. I CAN DO THAT! Fictional jobs are still better than real jobs?

Any fictional career you’d want to have? Remember, T5W is always open to movies, TV and video games as well.

The Doctor’s Companion

As low as my current motivation is for Doctor Who (and I know, Cátia, you had the same) there was no way I could resist this – all of space and time at your feet! Bring it on! I found a lot of my characteristics in Clara and Eleven was my most favourite Doctor, so I would like to travel with them, but basically any Doctor is fine. I always try to pay attention to whether I might here a TARDIS land nearby.

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Con Artist

I am a complete wimp in real life, okay? My parents are way bolder than me, but maybe that’s why these con artists hold such a fascination with me. I could never do anything they do. I’d like to believe that my moral compass is way too strong for that. But the way they can read people and use that to their advantage is an amazing quality. Maybe I’d just use it to make people like me?


Let’s just pretend I could actually be this athletic and badass, shall we? I like so, so many characters from that world, I could have them all as friends that way! And no, no … I wouldn’t be awkward at all …

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Private Investigator

Veronica Mars was my ultimate role model (alongside Rory Gilmore) and I adored that girl. I want her to be my mentor and then I would become one of the best PIs there are!

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Set Designer

I thought of this, because I always wanted to work on set and I love interior design … you see where I am going with this, right? At least when Emi does it in Everything Leads to You, it seems like a dream job!

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What are some fictional jobs you would like to try? Let’s talk about that!

February 2017 Wrap-Up


Guess what didn’t go as planned at all? MY READING! I am blaming all of it on a general life slump. Up until the last week, I had troubles reading, writing and even watching TV – that is as serious as it gets!!!! But let’s see what I did get to.

  • Heartless by Marissa Meyer
    First impressions about Heartless is that it makes me hungry very easily and that that the characters seem immature.
  • Walk the Edge by Katie McGarry
    It just didn’t happen.
  • A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray (3.5 stars)
    I read this with Cátia and Marie!
  • Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick
    I wasn’t the only one in a slump, Cátia was affected as well.
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (3 stars)

What wasn’t on my list:

  • Lock & Mori: Mind Games by Heather W. Petty (4 stars)
    I still love this series very much, but I don’t see the point of reviewing the sequels. My dear Mori gets screwed over by everyone and it breaks my heart.
  • Road to Riverdale (4 stars)
    This is a collection of comics that inspired the Riverdale TV show. It includes the first issue of Archie, Jughead, Betty & Veronica, Josie and the Pussycats and Reggie as well as some set photos in comparison with panels from the comics. This is for people who want to try if the comics are for them!
  • Ms. Marvel Vol. 2 (5 stars)
    I fell in love with Lockjaw! I want one! (I would go bankrupt just thinking about how much food he needs)
  • Ms. Marvel Vol. 3 (5 stars)
    I really liked this volume! It could have done with more Loki, because I thought that was really fun, but the overall theme of love and betrayal was my jam.
  • Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows (4 stars)
    I wanted something with family-vibes and I definitely got this here. It’s a closed story (kind of), which I always appreciate and it turned out darker at times, but not too much.

A Million Worlds with You (Firebird, #3) The Bone Witch (The Bone Witch, #1) Mind Games by Heather W. Petty Road to Riverdale Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why Ms. Marvel, Vol. 3: Crushed Amazing Spider-Man: Renew Your Vows

Click on the titles to get redirected to the reviews and on the covers to get to the respective Goodreads pages! I am not reviewing all my books anymore, so if I haven’t posted a review on the blog, you can find a couple sentences below the title to hear my thoughts!


Well, well, February was a busy month. It started off with a bang – with me getting my own domain! Life and Other Disasters now has the url it deserves and I feel so vindicated as a blogger. It’s definitely not necessary to have a paid site, but it did make everything more real and let’s face it, my previous url wasn’t exactly representative of the blog title.

I signed up for a camera acting class, which will start in exactly one week from now. Tiny grade school me would be so excited, but the closer I get to the date, the more nervous I am. We already got a couple of monologues, from which we are supposed to pick one and prepare for our first class. I have absolutely no idea what I am supposed to do with that. They said newbies should find a character that is most like them, but that was difficult given the selection I had to work with. Also, it just doesn’t sound like a conversation but more like me reading text. This is going to be nerve-wrecking! So, if anyone has tips for the actual performance, bring them on! I know that prepping with people or in front of the mirror helps, but where do I even start with getting to know the character when I neither have context to the scene nor any information on the character??

In other excellent news, I managed to upload 2 new chapters for Arcadia! YAY ME! I am back in writing spirits and am loving all the feedback and messages!





How was your month? Tell me all about it!