Molly and Theodore
Posted 06 April 2012 - 09:04 PM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 11:33 AM
Here's a few ideas for you, Rosie Pose:
Posted 07 April 2012 - 04:04 PM
Molly Margaret (their mother's name is Margaret so I might actually go with this one. Theodore is named after his father and Mary Alice is named after her grandmother so this family does have a pattern of naming their kids after family)
Also, Mary Alice is the younger sister's full first name (she goes by Alice though). Do you think she needs a middle name?
Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:07 PM
As for Theodore, I think James, Lewis, Elliot George, Charles and Henry are my favourites.
In my opinion, Mary Alice doesn't need a middle name. I adore the combination as is.
What's the story about Rosie Pose?
Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:23 PM
I'll try not to make a novel (no pun intended haha) as I tell you what it's about, so here's the basic premise. It follows the three siblings, Theo, Molly and Alice--who in the current time of the story are 26, 24, and 18. They were raised by very strict, Catholic parents who were set on molding the mindset of their children to match theirs--their mother was very much more strict than their father, who was always more laid back and relaxed despite agreeing to raise the kids the way his wife wanted to. The father died suddenly of a stroke six years before my story starts, and the shock and grief sent the mother into a spiraling depression which she was medicated and hospitalized for. She has been doing better in recent years, and is glad to see her children thriving, but she doesn't know that each of them is lying to her about their seemingly perfect lives to keep her from suffering another depressive episode.
Theo is the oldest. He's always been very easy going and endearing--he's the kind of guy that everyone loves but they can't exactly tell you why. He's very creative and musically inclined, but his parents never encouraged him in that direction, instead pushing him academically and athletically. He now works a desk job at a bank and hates it. He was antsy to leave the house and finally have a life to call his own, and when he went to college, he went a little crazy with the drinking and partying which is how he met Macy--a very beautiful half hispanic girl who was always the life of the party. He fell for her hard and fast--and she was quick to fall for his natural charm as well. He asked Macy to marry him on a whim, along with a series of other rash decisions he made after the death of his father. (His mother likes Macy because she appears quite sweet and innocent around her.) At first their marriage was everything Theo wanted it to be, but the stress of marriage made things tense--they got pregnant unexpectedly and as soon as they came to terms with the fact Macy miscarried, causing more stress. She did become pregnant again several months later, and Theo expected a baby to make them happy again, but the stress did the opposite, esp. when they found out that Lily, their baby, was deaf. Now Macy struggles with a drinking problem that is out of control and that even Theo can hardly handle. She recently lost her nursing job, and Theo struggles to live with her day after day and keep his failing marriage and alcoholic wife away from his mother because he's afraid of upsetting because she has always frowned upon divorce and he's afraid to let her know what his marriage has become.
Molly is middle child. Molly has always strove to please her mother. She has always genuinely wanted to be the sweet, good girl her mother raised, and she always imagined herself teaching elementary school and having a husband and her own children to come home to. She was shy and never dated in high school and instead she grew very attached to her young and very beautiful English teacher junior year, whom she began to feel more for but never consciously acknowledged. In her freshman, Molly became very close with her spunky red haired sophomore RA. It started out as Molly having the best friend she always wanted, but soon Molly realized she was in love with Bridget. She often felt that Bridget felt more as well, but Molly never dared to admit anything for fear of losing her best friend. Molly was also terrified of her feelings—her mother had taught her that homosexuality was a sin, and she was scared that she felt the way she did when all she wanted was to find a nice guy like she has always planned. But the two ended up accidentally falling in love, and it was the most perfect feeling Molly had ever experienced. They kept their relationship quiet as they explored, neither one of them having been in a lesbian relationship before. Molly has been with Bridget for five years now and they currently live together, but she has yet to tell her mother that her best friend is more than just her best friend. She keeps her sexuality and her relationship a secret from her mother because she is afraid of disappointing her mother as well as her mother falling into another depressive state . She pretends to date another good friend from college, Ben, who lives down the hall from Bridget and Molly, for her mother's sake, who completely buys the relationship because she cannot even fathom that her daughter is a lesbian. Molly teaches third grade, just as she always planned.
Alice is the youngest--she's very small and thin, often mistaken for being much younger than she is. She is named for her grandmother who died on the day Alice was born. Alice is exceptionally bright for her age. She has always had trouble making new friends, because although bright, she was shy. Like Theo, Alice is artistically gifted. She's fantastic at painting and drawing, and she also loves to write. But like Theo she was smothered by her parents, oblivious to their kids' full talents as they pushed them to appear like the perfect family. Alice was always slightly obstinate as a child, being the baby by a long shot (her mother's pregnancy with her was not planned), which often earned displeasure from her mother. Alice never felt very loved by her mother, and never felt very talented despite her obvious skill. This inadequacy has caused Alice many problems—body image issues, she shop lifts, she writes and paints disturbing and blunt pieces and she often finds she hates herself. She is now at college and her mother believes she's majoring in business, when in reality she's majoring in art without ever telling her mother. She has also developed a hopeless crush on Ben, the man pretending to date Molly.
Lol ok that turned into a novel but I have so much to say about these characters already
Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:35 AM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:51 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:17 PM
I'm sure with school you don't have too much of it!
Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:17 AM
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