Character Respond Answer Ask (May Edition)



  • @Josey awww thanks! ^^
    @typical_demigod im glad ^^

    youre on a roller coaster that goes upside down and has deep drops into water. What do you do?

    Clyde: Nope nope nope nope nope!

    Oscar: Aw cmon, Clyde. You'd be safe anyway.

    Clyde: squints explain

    Oscar: You're strapped to a seat that goes really fast along a track.

    Clyde: So how do you go upside down?

    Jacklyn: What about the deep drops?

    Oscar: the seat is connected to the tracks so you can go upside down, do loops, and al sorts of things.

    Clyde: what if the seat gets away from the track?

    Jacklyn: I think people would get hurt?

    Oscar: ummm, yes? But that very rarely happens so long as the roller coaster is well built.

    Do you like soup

    Oscar: Soup is good. Not really easy to come by or get the needed ingredients to make.

    Clyde: What's soup?

    Jacklyn: the creamy liquid food they sometimes serve.

    Clyde: ohhhh! That stuff is good!

    Jacklyn: Very, especially on cold nights

    How hard is it to deal with winter



  • @typical_demigod I'm surprised you didn't actually ask 'imagine your characters giving their co-workers life advice'. I mean, you had it right there. :P

    Gabrielle's answer to the stress thing legit made me chuckle. She's like, 'well, considering my entire life if I couldn't handle stress I'd be screwed'.

    Lena is also me. >.>

    You know, I've had fan fiction written about one of my characters once (Jake >.>) and it was horrible mentally scarring levels of inappropriate, but I was kinda flattered really. :P

    In general, I think I'm okay with people doing that if it means they care enough to do it. If it's not canon it can't really hurt my characters. Only I can do that. snicker

    @Josey I want to respond, but I've been super sick lately. So I come here and just stare at stuff a lot of times. And the Hunters get news by going around and hearing things. It's actually part of Gerald's job to do so in fact.

    It used to be mace.

    I'm so stuck in medieval-land most of the time that when I read 'mace' I immediately thought this:

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    And yes, all of my characters have had someone try to kill them at some point. a lot of the times they put themselves in that situation, but still... >.>

    @SirBlood I'm with Clyde on the rollercoaster thing. Nope, nope, nope, all the nope.

    Q: Do you enjoy video games? If you don't have video games in your world, would you enjoy video games if they were available?

    Oh boy. gives the fictional children video games there. Find something you like.

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    Gabrielle: "These are all stupid. The best of these are things I can go out and do myself, minus the monsters I think. And the others don't make any sense. I mean, what is the point of fitting colored blocks together to form lines? And don't get me started on the one with the giant yellow ball being chased through a maze by ghosts."

    I honestly see Gabrielle playing Skyrim or a similarly open world medieval thingy, smithing and/or hunting for ten hours straight and then realizing she could have been doing those things for real and never playing another game again.

    Gerald: "I don't know, Porter. Some of these are pretty interesting. It's nice to be able to command armies without actually having to slaughter thousands of innocents."

    Gabrielle: "Huh. Very unlike you to express a desire to lead anything."

    Gerald: "That's because it's not real. And if I make a mistake no real people die."

    Gabrielle: "And if you don't make mistakes, it benefits no real people either. I'm just saying."

    Gerald: "You know what, Porter? I was going to argue some more, but I realize you literally had no childhood."

    Gabrielle: frown "I had some childhood."

    Johanna: "I like the ones where you have to sneak."

    Sebastian: "You know what, I'll take the ones where you have to fit blocks together to form lines... Anything without moral choices or branching dialogue. Too many decisions are not fun for me."

    Kyle: is too busy shooting things

    Dani: playing Assassin's Creed "This is hilarious."

    Lena: "Is that guy really blending in with a group of priests by wearing a white robe and fake-praying? Does no one see the ridiculous amount of weapons he's carrying?"

    Dani: "Nope."

    Lena: "This is hilarious. I love it."

    I was in the middle of writing the second Shadows RP when I first played Assassin's Creed and all the while I couldn't stop imagining what my assassin characters would say about it. I had a hilarious time of it. :P

    Q: Weapon of choice?

    I'mstillkindadecidingthismeh

    Gabrielle: "Primarily, I like my crossbow, but if I'm close-range I dual wield short swords. Aiming and shooting a crossbow close-range isn't the best. And if you don't kill them with one shot you're screwed because you won't be reloading it."

    Johanna: "I thought you had a 15-bolt magazine on your crossbow."

    Gabrielle: "I modified it that way, yes, but I still have to manually cock it. I can do it fairly quick, but not quick enough."

    Gerald: "I trained primarily to use a sword and shield when I was in the Guard, but I don't carry my shield anymore now. Much like Porter, I often favor the crossbow, but in close range I make use of my sword."

    Johanna: "I'm good with blades. Any blades." shrug

    Kyle: "Uhm, we have swords but... We haven't actually used them... And we more inherited then chose them."

    Dani: "Recruits aren't allowed weapons outside of training, but when I graduate I can have one custom made. I don't know what it'll be."

    Lena: "I don't favor one particular weapon. I mean, for fighting I tend to favor my sword, but for assassinations, you have to choose whatever weapons fit the job."

    How hard is it to deal with winter?

    Gabrielle: "The first month of winter is usually the harshest. Snow tends to decrease around mid-Lacus and by the time Sagacitas rolls around we mostly get some mild frost. If you have walls warm clothes and the ability to make a fire you can get through it okay."

    Gerald: "I'd personally rather spend Winter with my mom than my dad when I was a kid. The White Shadows don't do walls and those tents aren't the best to keep out the cold some nights."

    Sebastian: "It's easier now than it was alone in the city."

    Kyle: "I hate winter."

    Dani: "It's not that hard if you're prepared. I imagine that if you don't have winter clothes or a place to hole up at night it can be pretty bad in the first month or so, but funny enough not many people freeze to death that I know. One thing Valcrest is good at is survival. That said... The Alpha's cabin is the only one lacking a fireplace and I don't know how I feel about that."

    Lena: "The Alpha's cabin is the only one without a fireplace because it's the only one that hasn't been rebuilt since the clan was formed. It's practically a historical landmark, so... You know... Suck it up."

    Winter is hard for me... On account of Brazil not really having much of it. Gladly I have a Canadian on my writing team. :P

    Q: What is your least favorite thing about your best friend?



  • @Blackbird said in Character Respond Answer Ask (May Edition):

    Dani: playing Assassin's Creed "This is hilarious."
    Lena: "Is that guy really blending in with a group of priests by wearing a white robe and fake-praying? Does no one see the ridiculous amount of weapons he's carrying?"
    Dani: "Nope."
    Lena: "This is hilarious. I love it."

    I have thought that soooo many times! XD XD

    You know, I thought really hard about making it the question, but then I was just like "nah that's too obvious"

    Plus, I got the feeling that, given their coworkers are other assassins/from the same group, it would mostly be fighting advice or something similar. Maybe I was extremely wrong, but.... :/

    See, I just get worried that they would do something with my character that is super out of character/is completely against canon and I'm just like, "Nah, they can use OCs and write in my world, but they can't touch my characters. That's why they make their own." Idk; my opinion might change if it actually happened, but that's where I'm at now.

    Is it just eternal summer in Brazil? Cuz that sounds annoying. I would take Canada over Brazil just because in Canada, at least I'm not sweating whenever I go outside :P Then again, Canada has a lot of snow. Hmm.

    @SirBlood

    Oscar: Aw cmon, Clyde. You'd be safe anyway.
    Clyde: squints explain
    Oscar: You're strapped to a seat that goes really fast along a track.

    That... is not comforting.

    Q: How hard is it to deal with winter?

    This actually comes back to my eternal debate about what the apocalypse was. Because I don't know for sure, but I'm 80% sure that it would've had an affect on climate. Anyway, pretending that it is no different from today:

    Resa: Not hard?

    Winnie: It's always too cold to go outside. :(

    Resa: That's what coats are for. And portable heaters.

    Winnie: Those take too much effort.

    Resa: You're supposed to be Lady Protector.

    Winnie: I put in effort when I find it worthwhile.

    Resa: Going outside is definitely worthwhile.

    Winnie: When the garden is in bloom, then sure, but, when it's not, what's the point?

    Resa: You know what, we'll just agree to disagree, okay?

    Tee: Winter is cold.

    River: Seriously tho.

    Tee: Our apartment is drafty.

    River: Our window doesn't latch.

    Tee: Yeah it does?

    River: It's never closed when I get home.

    Tee: Oh, that's so Mel can come in. I don't want her to freeze to death or get a heat stroke so I leave the window open sometimes and just turn off the A/C or heater.

    River: That explains a lot.

    Mel is the stray cat that Tee unofficially adopted.

    Fi: If you're able to stay inside the whole winter, it's not hard at all. I have to go out in the cold, though, and depending on what happens, you either stand there and freeze or you manage to get warm. So on a scale from one to ten, winter is medium hardness.

    Q: What is your least favorite thing about your best friend?

    Tee: I don't really know anybody, but for the person I know the best, I would say my least favorite thing is that they lie. A lot.

    River: You should probably find a new best friend. For me, I guess I'm more or less in the same boat, in that I don't really know anyone very well, but I would say my least favorite trait is lack of initiative.

    Resa: After being stabbed in the back, more or less literally, I've decided that friends are a waste of time.

    Winnie: We can still be friends? I would never stab you in the back.

    Resa: Mm-hmm. -_-

    Winnie: ...um. I would say that all of my best friends keep hiding things from me, even when I ask, and it's really, really, really frustrating, honestly.

    Resa: Abandon them as best friends. Join the club.

    Winnie: Will we be friends again?

    Resa: We'll be club members together.

    Fi: She doesn't know how to relax. Trying to get her to do it is just kind of... eh. Hard. I mean, I understand why, but sometimes you just have to let off steam.

    Q: How hard is the summer?



  • @typical_demigod We have winter, but honestly... I don't think it counts. >.>

    That said, I hate the heat and although I do feel cold a lot in the winter, I actually enjoy feeling cold. I can just bundle up with a cup of tea and that makes it better. Because tea is life. Our summer on the other hand... There is no making that better. =.=

    Winnie: Will we be friends again?
    Resa: We'll be club members together.

    Resa and Gabrielle would get along. I feel like they would enjoy not being friends with each other. Or something like that. lol

    See, I just get worried that they would do something with my character that is super out of character/is completely against canon and I'm just like, "Nah, they can use OCs and write in my world, but they can't touch my characters. That's why they make their own." Idk; my opinion might change if it actually happened, but that's where I'm at now.

    I think it's because I read a lot of terrible fan fiction for the purposes of making fun of it on my blog, but it doesn't really bother me that people want to write my characters so long as they're not trying to blatantly steal or profit from them. Like, I see a lot of fan books about things like Undertale, Five Nights At Freddy's, etc... being actually sold on Amazon. Now that I would have a serious problem with. Especially since I plan to release my stuff for free.

    Q: How hard is the summer?

    Gabrielle: "Unless you're in the desert, summer is pretty mild. The sun can get pretty hot in the afternoon but there's plenty of shade in the forest and there's always a breeze in the plains. I have no complaints."

    Johanna: "I burn in the sun." frown

    Gerald: "You should do like Porter and wear a hat."

    Johanna: eyes Gabrielle's hat

    Gabrielle: "Don't even think about it." -.-

    Dani: "Summer is good. Aside from all the crickets. I swear, take one nap on the grass and you'll be picking the bastards out of your hair for hours."

    Q: Do you usually engage in small talk?



  • @Blackbird Well, winter is pretty relative, when you think about it. I read that and I remember when my dad was stationed in Iraq and at some point he was wrapped up in a blanket talking to my grandmother and somehow they were talking about the temperature and he was saying it was in the 70s (Fahrenheit)... which is cold when you're used to it being well over 100 degrees :)

    Ach, that's why I prefer winter. Just add layers.

    Resa and Gabrielle would get along. I feel like they would enjoy not being friends with each other. Or something like that. lol

    We should arrange a meeting for them. It would go over so well. XD

    Like, I see a lot of fan books about things like Undertale, Five Nights At Freddy's, etc... being actually sold on Amazon. Now that I would have a serious problem with. Especially since I plan to release my stuff for free.

    Yeah, if they don't have permission (and I don't think they usually do for the less mainstream fandoms) it's going too far. Post it online (free) all you want; don't charge other people for it or face the wrath of an unhappy creator :P

    Dani: "Summer is good. Aside from all the crickets. I swear, take one nap on the grass and you'll be picking the bastards out of your hair for hours."

    Ew.

    This is why I question stories where people are willing to go take a nap on the grass. Like, there are bugs and dirt down there.

    Just... No.

    Q: Do you usually engage in small talk?

    Resa: I'm pretty good at it, but it gets annoying quickly.

    Winnie: Sadly. It's necessary when you don't know someone, you really don't want to get to know them, but you have to remain polite.

    Ah, the sad lives of politicians' children.

    Fi: Only when I'm exhausted. Otherwise, if there's nothing to talk about besides, I don't know, the weather, then let's just not talk?

    Tee: Aheh. No. I don't talk to people in general. Why would I talk to them for small talk?

    River: Eh. Sometimes. It depends on what's going on.

    Q: Are you one of those people that says 'sorry' too much?



  • @typical_demigod said in Character Respond Answer Ask (May Edition):

    Fi: Only when I'm exhausted. Otherwise, if there's nothing to talk about besides, I don't know, the weather, then let's just not talk?

    Me. >.>

    It's funny, I was just talking to one of my co-writers yesterday how I would let anyone write my characters however they like if it's fan fiction (I'd probably be amused by it), but I wouldn't let Hollywood touch anything I wrote with a 100ft pole. I have no faith in the film industry where it comes to respecting the source material.

    Q: Are you one of those people that says 'sorry' too much?

    Gabrielle: "Seeing as I make it a point to not say things unless I absolutely mean them... No. No, I'm not."

    Gerald: "Not unless I do something I feel the need to apologize for and in general I try not to do that. It's better than having to apologize."

    Johanna: "..." shrug

    Sebastian: "Not really."

    Kyle: "Even if I was sorry, I'd probably not say it."

    Dani: "Hah. No."

    Lena: "That word has literally never come out of her mouth."

    Dani: "Or yours."

    Lena: "True, but the difference is I don't make mistakes. You just don't admit you're wrong."

    Dani: "Uh huh. Sure."

    Q: What trait do you find most attractive in a potential... ya know... date?



  • @Blackbird On that we can agree. Like, it would be amazing if someone wanted to turn one of my stories into a film, but.... I'm being involved in that 100% or it's not happening because I have no faith in people, especially the ones in Hollywood :|

    We should all aspire to be less mistake prone so that we have to apologize less.

    Q: What trait do you find most attractive in a potential... ya know... date?

    Winnie: This is the time for me to come out and say that I've never been interested in dating, probably.

    Resa: :/ Um. I don't know. Maybe they have to be cheerful? I live with a lot of not-cheerful people and have more not-cheerful days than cheerful, so I couldn't stand dating a not-cheerful person. I mean, technically I'm not supposed to date at all, but if I did.

    Winnie: Oh yeah. We're definitely not supposed to do that. Ha ha. Well, I mean, we can, we just not get caught.

    Resa: Pfft. You just can't make it official.

    Fi: An adrenaline junkie. We can go do something really stupid for the first date that way. It would be a trust-building exercise of some sort, but still really stupid. If we can't work together, no second date. If we can, then we can see about another date.

    River: Maybe... cute?

    Tee: Obviously.

    River: And chivalrous.

    Tee: Why would you date a jerk?

    River: Um. Open-minded?

    Tee: More or less what I just said.

    River: Stop antagonizing me!

    Tee: I would go on a date with an only child that has no family. I have no intention of being introduced to a million people.

    River: rolls eyes I'm pretty sure you can't even get a date.

    clears throat

    Q: What is your family like?

    . >.<

    Alright, let's retry this:

    Q: What is your deepest, darkest secret?



  • @typical_demigod said in Character Respond Answer Ask (May Edition):

    Winnie: Oh yeah. We're definitely not supposed to do that. Ha ha. Well, I mean, we can, we just not get caught.
    Resa: Pfft. You just can't make it official.

    Whyyyy? ^.-

    There are so many questions I'm constantly trying not to ask here.

    Fi: An adrenaline junkie. We can go do something really stupid for the first date that way. It would be a trust-building exercise of some sort, but still really stupid. If we can't work together, no second date. If we can, then we can see about another date.

    This description made me think of my character Dastan, but... Then he's not an adrenaline junkie as much as he is an overexcited drunk. :P

    Q: What is your deepest, darkest secret?

    Gabrielle: "You're joking."

    Gerald: "Porter has a point. Who in their right mind would answer this question?"

    Johanna: "No."

    Sebastian: "I... Don't... Have... Any... At least not yet."

    Kyle: "I think Jo's secretly a cat. That's gotta be her deep dark secret."

    Johanna: "...?"

    Gerald: "Heh. I can see that."

    Johanna: "I'm not a cat."

    Gabrielle: "You stalk people, you climb the towers and random trees all the time, you're constantly hiding in weird places... Not to mention I've lost count of the times I woke up to you staring at me like a creep."

    Kyle: "You randomly bring us food."

    Gerald: "You'll demand attention when you want it but will blatantly ignore me if you're just a tiny bit in a bad mood."

    Johanna: kicks Gerald in the shin and walks off

    Well, Jo's a cat. It's canon now.

    Honestly, I couldn't have expected any sort of actual answer to that one. :P

    Q: If you could eliminate one thing from the world, what would it be?



  • @Blackbird XD XD XD I knew asking that question would give me a laugh specifically because nobody would answer it honestly.

    Winnie: Oh yeah. We're definitely not supposed to do that. Ha ha. Well, I mean, we can, we just not get caught.
    Resa: Pfft. You just can't make it official.

    Whyyyy? ^.-

    To answer that, I'm going to have give you a summary of what caused the inciting incident: the government.

    This is due to how the government of Pedestal (a city-state in reality) functions. At the top, with absolute power, is the Lady Protector. People (including her) will tell you that she takes advice from a council, the couple of mayors of smaller towns, etc., but in reality, she pretty much does whatever she wants with her three husbands. De jure, the husbands have no power or position beyond being husband of the Lady Protector but, de facto, they're as instrumental in the country functioning as she is.

    Who are these husbands? They're her three brothers. (Winnie's brothers are Resa, Salk, and Lafe, in that order.) Why? There are a couple of reasons, but the main one is that it keeps the power & money within the family. If you marry out of the family, then you have to keep your extended family happy, + your spouse's extended family happy. If you intermarry, it's a matter of not letting yourself be manipulated. (Which, there should be three other people there specifically so that doesn't happen.)

    They don't have marital relationships, though. They're raised as siblings from birth (allowing them, in theory, though not necessarily, a close/trusting relationship, allowing the government to run smoothly at the top) and when it's time for the Lady Protector to have her 4 children she's artificially inseminated. (The genes of the children are not random, but they don't necessarily belong to the Quartet, either.)

    Now, it's common knowledge that the Quartet, being siblings & being raised as siblings (rather than kept apart and introduced later) tend to have extramarital relationships. Not always, but it's not uncommon. The one rule to the extramarital relationships is that you never get caught being in a relationship with this other person, otherwise you are obviously having an affair and you are an unfaithful jerk.

    So basically, it's unspoken common knowledge that the Quartet members run around with other people, but if nobody says "hey do you think Lafe is hanging out with that one chick?" then they aren't actually running around with other people.

    Don't question Pedestan logic. You'll do better for it.

    Anyway, inciting incident is that Lafe, shortly before the marriage of the Quartet in line (Winnie & Bros.), who has publicly spent more money on his lover than you or I will make in a lifetime, gets outed as having impregnated her. Everyone expects that he'll come to the media and deny it all and life will go back to normal (pretty common in these situations) and instead the pair of them disappear. Which only confirms everyone's suspicions that they were totally together.

    Typically, because people actually aren't looking for the Quartet to be having these relationships, they can spend thousands of dollars on their lovers and nobody will realize it until someone points it out (as in Lafe's case). However, it is definitely not uncommon. Another example in-story of one of the Quartet members having an extramarital relationship is actually Salk; in River's timeline it's hinted that he has a couple of kids.

    Outside of Pedestal, these inner workings are little understood, so everyone thinks that the Quartet have kids with each other. I mean, I don't know how they always manage to have a daughter & three sons in that order every generation, but that's none of my business.

    And now when you read my story you will be enlightened, because that kind of in-depth explanation is never given in-story.

    Fi didn't use to be an adrenaline junkie. At this point, it's the only thing that is readily accessible + won't cause a problem with the higher ups.

    Q: If you could eliminate one thing from the world, what would it be?

    Winnie: Trains. I'm more willing to get into a car with him than get on a train at this point.

    Resa: rolls eyes I'm a great driver. I would eliminate.... hrm. That's a hard one. There's a lot of things that could be eliminated to make the world better. Maybe... glances at Winnie and decides he does not want her judgement

    Fi: Slavery :P

    River: I wouldn't eliminate so much as fix the legal system so that it's more accessible.

    Tee: Get rid of the close minded people. mutters under breath I swear.

    Q: How do you feel about goats?



  • @typical_demigod said in Character Respond Answer Ask (May Edition):

    Fi: Slavery :P

    Not sure if joking. ^.-

    Huh. Well, that sucks. I mean, having three husbands could be sorta fun if they weren't your brothers. :P

    Sam: "Well..."

    Don't finish that thought. Get back in the cage. No one asked your opinion. God damn it. >.>

    Amber: chuckle

    gets the whip =.=

    Q: What trait do you find most attractive in a potential... ya know... date?

    Because I want to see these guys squirm a little. :P

    Gabrielle: "Uhm? We're considering a 'date' something that may potentially be long-term? Because I don't do that."

    Gerald: "I don't think it has to be. You can have a date with someone and then never see them again."

    Gabrielle: "I don't think I have preferences in that regard. So long as a guy is not boring, an asshole, or easily intimidated by the fact I could probably break his neck, then sure why not."

    Gerald: "How many dates have you actually had?"

    Gabrielle: "You'd be surprised."

    Gerald: "I.. Uh... I don't know about traits. To be honest I was never really interested in dating. I've been on one date when I was in the Guard and it didn't go over very well. She later went on to tell my mom I was an uneducated asshole."

    Gabrielle: "She sounds like a real bitch, Tucker, honestly. I mean, no doubt you're an asshole, but you're very educated."

    Gerald: snort "Thanks, Porter. I feel much better now."

    Johanna: "I'd like someone nice. Actually nice. Not... Fake nice..."

    Gabrielle: "Well, that rules you out, Tucker. I mean you are an asshole."

    Johanna: "Gerry is very nice."

    Gabrielle: smirk "Is he, now?"

    Johanna: o.o internal screaming

    Sebastian: "Eh, I'll know it when I see it, I think. I mean, I've flirted with girls before, but I didn't actually mean it... Was kind of just to see if it'd work, I guess. I wouldn't date someone just because they'd be willing."

    Kyle: mumbles "I would."

    Dani: "Every guy I know is an idiot."

    Lena: "You're a little old for all that 'all boys are stupid' attitude. Even Sarah already has crushes at her age, you know."

    Dani: "That's not what I'm saying. I'm just saying, someone who wasn't a complete idiot would probably have a bit of an advantage."

    Lena: "That's... Wishful thinking, I believe."

    Eldric: "You're both being horribly unfair right now. And seriously, you'll never get a husband like that."

    Lena: snort-chuckle

    Dani: "Oh, haha." -.-

    Q: How do you feel about goats?

    Gabrielle: "Nothing. I mean, they make a good roast, I guess."

    Johanna: "They're cute."

    Gerald: "Goats are ASSHOLES. They'll stalk you, headbutt you behind your back and laugh!"

    Gabrielle: "Tucker... Goats don't... laugh."

    Gerald: "Yes they do." =.=

    Sebastian: "I don't think I've ever met a goat."

    Dani: "They're okay, I guess."

    Lena: "Baby goats are cute. When they grow up they become total jerks, though."

    I stand by Gerald. Goats can and will laugh at you. Like assholes. >.>

    Q: Has an animal ever been a jerk to you?



  • @Blackbird said in Character Respond Answer Ask (May Edition):

    Fi: Slavery :P

    Not sure if joking. ^.-

    Totally not joking ;)

    There's not slavery in the sense of unpaid servitude, but the vast majority of gladiators are slaves in some form. And I'm sure there's sex slavery somewhere :P (At least on this part of the continent. Most of the world outside of Pedestal/Mirror Image is hugely undeveloped, from a worldbuilding perspective.)

    Huh. Well, that sucks. I mean, having three husbands could be sorta fun if they weren't your brothers. :P

    Nothing saying you can't have three boyfriends!

    I bet Gabrielle, Johanna, and Gerald all die, don't they? Not like, natural old age deaths, but during the narrative because the author is a jerk and knows which characters are the readers' favorites.

    Haha, Dani is me 100%!

    I believe goats will laugh at you. I believe most animals will laugh at you, in fact. Camelids, birds, honey badgers. They're all a bunch of sadistic, laughing jerks.

    Q: Has an animal ever been a jerk to you?

    Fi: exasperated sigh

    Winnie: No?

    Resa: I was eating something outside once and a bird decided to call all of its bird friends and they kept stalking me until I just gave them my food.

    Winnie: You probably killed them all. I bet a bunch of birds just dropped dead somewhere and it was because of you.

    Resa: Well they deserved it. -_-

    Tee: I've been attacked by a raccoon.

    River: When?

    Tee: When I was fifteen. I was minding my own business and it decided to try and bite my arm off. I have a scar still. pulls up shirt sleeve to show off bite mark

    River: I do not recall this.

    Tee: rolls eyes Of course you don't.

    He says he still has a scar as though 15 was so many years ago for him.

    Q: Favorite number?



  • @typical_demigod said in Character Respond Answer Ask (May Edition):

    I bet Gabrielle, Johanna, and Gerald all die, don't they? Not like, natural old age deaths, but during the narrative because the author is a jerk and knows which characters are the readers' favorites.

    Hahahaha... Okay, okay, I'm going to tell you (and whoever else reads this) as much as I was willing to tell my friends: Canonically it's already established that one of the Wolf Hunters survives. That said, I'm not telling who it is.

    Another thing I'm constantly telling my friends is that if they're not willing to feel at least a little bit horrible they shouldn't read my stuff. :P

    And now that I think of it, none of my characters dies of old age. A few will die of natural causes, but still considerably young. :/

    Resa's answer made me think of Birdemic. Have you ever seen that movie? It's... The best horrible thing ever.

    Q: Favorite number?

    Gabrielle: "Five."

    Gerald: "Why 'five'?"

    Gabrielle: "Because why not. They're numbers. I don't care."

    Gerald: "You can just say you don't care."

    Gabrielle: "Yes. But I could say that about most of these questions. Doesn't make for a very fun game."

    Gerald: "...Have you been just making up answers randomly all this time?"

    Gabrielle: "Not all of them."

    Johanna: "I don't know what's real anymore."

    Gerald: -.-

    Gabrielle: smirk

    I'm pretty sure she's just saying that to mess with Gerald. I think. Probably.

    Q: Do you like your name?



  • @Blackbird That's just depressing. The poor survivor must be so lonely. And you can count on me to feel a little horrible. Just like a tiny bit though. I can't reveal that I have a heart. (But no tbh I'm emotionally invested in your characters and I have read books where I predicted on page 1 which characters were dying and I was still crying at the end.)

    @Blackbird said in Character Respond Answer Ask (May Edition):

    Resa's answer made me think of Birdemic. Have you ever seen that movie? It's... The best horrible thing ever.

    I searched "Birdemic" and the first thing I saw on the page was a 1 star on IMDB.... from 15,594 votes.

    Look, if this is Sharknado quality, I cannot watch it. I'm sorry. I don't drink. It's just not happening.

    That was actually based on what happened to me once. I told my sister not to give that bird some bread... but she did... and... no. I'm scarred for life. They just kept hovering, waiting for more, glaring at us...

    (that's a little dramatic but I couldn't even pull out my sandwich or the one that they kept on guard would call his friends back and then we'd be surrounded again -_- )

    See, this post is the reason that I can mark you on my list of "Horrible Authors", but by horrible authors, I don't mean that the writing is horrible quality, I mean the author is just a horrible person with no heart.

    I mean, that's pretty clear just looking at most of these peeps' backgrounds, but the point remains. she says while hiding some of the horrid things that she has done

    Q: Do you like your name?

    Resa: I have never thought about this.

    Winnie: Me either. Though, now that I'm thinking about it, my nickname kind of sounds like "winner" and... I'm just not sure how I feel about that. And my name is Winter-Run. First off, when have I ever run anywhere? Second off, who runs during the winter?

    Resa: ...um. Not me. coughs My name has sail and I've never sailed, so I really don't think you have a point.

    Winnie: I'm just saying. Does anybody know how all of this started? Because I think it went wrong somewhere.

    I think it started as epitaphs and then slowly morphed into the names you have now, based on the 2 historical person examples I know of.

    Winnie: That doesn't even make any sense.

    shrug

    Fi: It doesn't even make sense. Absolutely zero sense. It doesn't even matter how you look at it. And then, I don't even get cool nicknames from anyone! Just lame stuff.

    Tee: Yes. I feel like when I was named, my creator was hoping that I would be a background character. My nickname doesn't even have anything to do with my actual name.

    River: I don't even get a nickname, so you have no room to talk.

    Tee: Yes you do. I mean, Mom apparently didn't like it so she didn't stick with it, but you do have a nickname. But, I mean, take your pick. You get River or you get Ring.

    River: What can you even make from your name? Watie? Vet? WT? You really drew the short straw on names.

    This blew up quickly. I expected them to just go off of their nicknames since that's what they go by informally anyway, but I guess not.

    Q: You're travelling somewhere for [X important reason]. On the side of the road, you find someone has been badly beaten and you suspect that they may not live, even with medical attention. What do you do?



  • @typical_demigod Well, I love horrible things, but by normal people standards, I can't for the life of me recommend that movie. It's miles worse than Sharknado. Sharknado would win an Oscar for Special Effects compared to Birdemic. However... I will recommend that you look up "Birdemic most epic scene" on YT just so you can have the experience of watching 59 seconds of terrible actors trying to kill bird gifs with coat hangers. :P

    What are these people's full names? lol

    I have a vague memory of talking about the names when you first talked about this story, but I don't remember.

    And yeeeah... if you think this is depressing, wait until you see what happens with the Wolfpack in this story. I mean... >.>

    Q: You're travelling somewhere for [X important reason]. On the side of the road, you find someone has been badly beaten and you suspect that they may not live, even with medical attention. What do you do?

    Gabrielle: "If they're as bad as you're making them sound, the best course of action would be to put them out of their misery. But if they are as bad as you're making them sound and I am traveling for something important, stopping to do so might not matter that much to me."

    Johanna: "You saved me."

    Gabrielle: "You weren't in that much of a horrible shape so long as the metal spike jammed into your abdomen didn't get carelessly yanked out. Which I wouldn't do because I have a brain, thus, medical attention could have saved you. Which we know because you're standing right here."

    Gerald: "I would stop and assess their condition and if they really can't be saved I would put them down and be on my way. I wouldn't leave someone to suffer, but I'm also not going to risk getting myself killed by hanging around."

    Johanna: "Nothing."

    Gerald: "Wow, really?"

    Johanna: shrug "Let fate run its course."

    Gerald: "That uncharacteristically cold of you, Jo."

    Johanna: "We have different concepts of kindness, Gerry. At least right now."

    Gerald: "What do you mean?"

    Johanna: "Pain exists for a reason. Death is a process, like any other in life, the terms of which are not for you or me to decide on behalf of a complete stranger."

    Gabrielle: "...Like I did with you?"

    Johanna: "It wasn't my time."

    Gabrielle: "..." ponders this

    Dani: "I'd probably keep walking. We're not supposed to intervene."

    Lena: "May not live."

    Dani: "Hm?"

    Lena: "May not live. Possibly won't live. Possibly isn't definitely. I'm just saying."

    Dani: "So what would you do?"

    Lena: "I... Don't know." frowns

    Q: What is the meaning of life (to you)?



  • @Blackbird I can't believe I actually googled that.

    Winnie = Winter-Run
    Resa = Fire-Sail
    Tee = Wave-Tie
    River = River-Wake
    Fi = Lake-Fire

    I don't know what made me come up with the naming pattern but it is so easy to make up a name for people in the world that I don't really care. Plus, it's English. I can have a word used as a noun one place and the same word as a verb another place. ^_^

    Q: What is the meaning of life (to you)?

    Fi: My biology teachers all agreed that it was to further the species. I kind of hope there's more to life than that, but I dunno. Maybe there's not. sigh

    Tee: Mostly I think it's just pain and then a tiny bit of oh hey this is pretty chill and then it's pain again.

    River: That was unexpectedly... pessimistic.

    Tee: Hmm. I wonder why.

    River: I'm... just not going going to respond to that. :| I'm of the opinion that life is meant to be enjoyed to the fullest that you can.

    Winnie: I'd say that it's meant to be enjoyed with all your loved ones, and hopefully you can help other people in the process, but you also can't put all of your energy in everyone but yourself.

    Resa: See, you're the kind of optimistic person we need more of.

    Winnie: What's the meaning of life to you?

    Resa: shrug I don't think there is one. We're all here, we get lives of varying lengths, and then we're not here. There's really no rhyme or reason to it.

    Q: Would you say you are creative?



  • @typical_demigod said in Character Respond Answer Ask (May Edition):

    Tee: Mostly I think it's just pain and then a tiny bit of oh hey this is pretty chill and then it's pain again.

    You'd fit right in in Valcrest. >.>

    Those are actually pretty cool names. I honest to God hate coming up with character names.

    And I once had someone say to me that my character names were too 'common' for a fantasy setting to which I responded politely while mentally screaming every curse word I know. I mean, ugh, don't tell me to get creative with this crap, stupid person in my creative writing class. It's hard enough as it is.

    Everyone in that class was an asshole, but hey it was was free so whatever. >.>

    Q: Would you say you are creative?

    Gabrielle: "I wouldn't say that, no."

    Gerald: "You create weapons. All the time."

    Gabrielle: "The question is whether I would say I'm creative not whether I am."

    Gerald: "Would it hurt to not be so damn literal for once?"

    Gabrielle: "Of course not. How would that possibly hurt?"

    Gerald: "I hate you." -.-

    Johanna: "Gerry, don't say that."

    Gabrielle: "Yeah, Tucker, that's harsh. I'll probably go clutch my pillow and cry now."

    Gerald: "You don't cry."

    Gabrielle: "..."

    Gerald: sigh "Okay, that was harsh."

    Gabrielle: "It's the truth." shrug

    What was the question again? -.-

    Dani: "I'm a bit too creative I think."

    Lena: "True. I think the world could do without half the trouble you manage to stir up on a regular basis."

    Dani: "We all have our talents."

    Q: What would you say your talent is?



  • @Blackbird Never was a roller coaster fan myself XD

    @typical_demigod nope XD

    Do you usually engage in small talk?

    Clyde: I try to with others more often, but is more comforting to be isolated with Jacklyn

    Jacklyn: So you're a hermit?

    Clyde: Am not! I just like the comfort of my room

    Jacklyn: Yep you're a hermit.

    Are you one of those people that says sorry too much?

    Clyde: I don't think so. I try to be as good of a person as possible and apologize when needed.

    Jacklyn: He's not, he's just very well mannered

    Oscar: Nope, not me.

    Clyde: ???

    Oscar: I dont say sorry a lot.

    Clyde: Cause you never need to

    What trait do you find most attractive in a potential date?

    Clyde and Jacklyn: blushing I-I'm not sure

    Clyde: I-I-I never b-been on one.

    Jacklyn: N-Neither have I

    Oscar: I would say....hmmm. Not sure. That's a tough one. I never have been picky about women.

    Clyde and Jacklyn blush really red

    What is your deepest darkest secret

    Clyde and Jacklyn: pass

    Oscar: sighs gonna have to pass too

    If you could eliminate one thing from the world, what would it be

    Clyde: ...sickness

    Jacklyn: cruelty

    Oscar: While there is a lot in this world that needs fixing, there isn't really any point in complaining and wishing that things will get better. If things are to become good again then we must do so by action.

    How do you feel about goats

    Clyde: Why?

    Jacklyn: Why does this matter?

    Oscar: Is this a religious question?

    Has an animal ever been a jerk to you?

    Oscar: You mean rats and crows? Then yes.

    Clyde: Yep

    Jacklyn: Plenty of times

    Favorite number

    All: Whats so special about a number?!

    Do you like your name

    Clyde: No, it was given to me by a cruel woman but its better than no name at all.

    Jacklyn: I guess...I'm not sure.

    Clyde: I think it's a nice name.

    Oscar: I'm proud to wear my name.

    Your traveling somewhere for [X important reason]. On the side of the road you find a badly beaten man that may not live. What do you do.

    Clyde: Mercy kill....again

    Jacklyn: I guess I have to do the same....I wouldn't want to but it ends the suffering.

    Oscar: Agreed.

    What is the meaning of life to you?

    Clyde: To survive

    Jacklyn: To stay strong.

    Oscar: To preserve.

    Would you say you are creative

    All: No

    What would you say your talent is

    I don't think they know. Its a tough world out there for them



  • @Blackbird Actually, he would probably have an asthma attack and die in Valcrest >.<

    @Blackbird said in Character Respond Answer Ask (May Edition):

    Those are actually pretty cool names. I honest to God hate coming up with character names.

    SAME. Random generators are my best friends unless I can come up with guidelines, but I can count how many naming systems I have (one for Remnants here, and the Fregemepai are fairly easy). Otherwise, it's blind luck.

    And I once had someone say to me that my character names were too 'common' for a fantasy setting

    Did they have suggestions on how to have less 'common' names, or were they one of those people that would critique a piece and say "I found it confusing" and not explain where/why if possible?

    You know, in my creative writing class, everyone was really nice, but only 4 people (who all knew & hung out with each other outside of class) were comfortable talking/sharing their pieces in class. Which left everyone else hanging in the breeze, especially because we posted them all online, but our teacher critiqued the first 3-ish assignments of the semester (which I didn't care about ) and then put a grade on people critiquing the last two assignments of the semester (which I... didn't care about). So I got pretty much zero feedback on anything in that class.

    I feel like Gabrielle cries a lot more than she lets on.

    @SirBlood Interesting, interesting.

    I find it intriguing that 3/4 of the characters here said they would mercy kill the stranger on the side of the road.

    Q: What would you say your talent is?

    Resa: I can make everyone trust me. I mean, except our mother, but that was kind of my fault. Everyone else, though.

    Winnie: You're really confident about that.

    Resa: Yea.

    Winnie: I mean... do you have any proof of that?

    Resa: What makes you think I can actually give anything to Heaven-Send? I have absolutely no power.

    Winnie: I... That is true.

    Resa: That, or driving. I should've been a race car driver.

    Winnie: You should've. pauses I don't know if I have a talent.

    Resa: Yours is probably positive thoughts.

    Winnie: I'm not sure how useful that is. :/

    River: I'm persuasive.

    Tee: "Persuasive". Ha ha.

    River: Yes, persuasive.

    Tee: laughs If that's what you want to call it.

    River: exasperated sigh

    Fi: Maybe like. Not dying? I'm very good at not dying.

    Q: Name something (someone?) that brings you great joy whenever you see it (them).



  • @typical_demigod Gabrielle does a lot of things more than she lets on. And if there's something she appreciates about Gerald is that he can actually tell when he's gone too far so she doesn't have to admit it. >.>

    Eh, the main reason I started writing in English full time (even though it meant practically relearning how to grammar) is because the writing community around my part of Brazil kinda looks down on fantasy works a bit. So communicating with other writers and actually exchanging feedback proved completely pointless to me.But basically that person, in particular, thought everyone in a fantasy book should have like Elvish sounding names because... fantasy, I guess? And I'll admit not all my names are brilliant, I literally had a character in that book named "Bob Johnson" (I changed later), but I'd rather my human characters have human-sounding and mostly pronounceable names. >.>

    River: I'm persuasive.
    Tee: "Persuasive". Ha ha.
    River: Yes, persuasive.
    Tee: laughs If that's what you want to call it.
    River: exasperated sigh

    What would Tee call it then? ^.-

    Q: Name something (someone?) that brings you great joy whenever you see it (them).

    Gabrielle: "No. No, thanks."

    Gerald: "Pft, we already know you love us."

    Gabrielle: "You're pushing your luck today, Tucker." =.=

    Johanna: chuckle

    Sebastian: mumbles "...used to be my sister."

    Kyle: "..."

    And now we're sad again... Sorry. :P

    Dani: "I have a place I like to go where I can see above the trees... I go there and watch the sunrise sometimes."

    Lena: "I don't know... My family I guess. Although 'great joy' might be a bit too much."

    Dani: "Wow, I feel so loved right now." snort

    Lena: "Let's be honest, there's not much joy in finding you hiding from mom under my bed."

    Dani: "Once. That happened once. Not like she didn't just drag me out anyway." sigh

    Lena: "Alright, that part was pretty great." chuckle

    Dani: -.- "You just like to see me suffer."

    Lena: "Only when it's your own damn fault."

    Q: Is there someone in your life who always knows when something's wrong with you, even if you don't say it?



  • Q: What would you say your talent is?
    Rory: I do art? I wouldn't really call it a talent...
    Kal: Rory, shut up. You're brilliant.
    Rory: Says the man who can hack systems better than I can and still insists you "don't know how to use computers"
    Kal: Well, I can't.
    Rory: Obviously you can.
    Kal: Really, I just got lucky. Honest.

    Kal: What would I say my talent is? Stubborn-ness.
    Rory: rolls eyes Oh, that's for sure.

    Curran: Really, the only thing I do with my life is hunt.
    Cassa: That's really just me helping you find the targets so you can go kill them. So really...that's all me.
    Curran: Well, it's all I got.

    Cassa: I can keep secrets.
    Curran: Should I be worried?...
    Cassa: shrugs I've kept yours, haven't I?
    Curran: I feel like there should be a "so far" statement tacked on to the end of that.

    Q: Name something (someone?) that brings you great joy whenever you see it (them).
    Rory: Juniper, of course.
    Juniper: Naturally.
    Rory: Even if you are a bit on the conceited side.
    Juniper: And that's your fault.
    Rory: Oh, I didn't say it wasn't.

    Kal: ...I don't think I want to say.
    Curran: Oooooooh, embarrassed?
    Kal: Why would I be?
    Curran: Are you in looooooove?
    Kal: glares Should you really be the one talking?
    Curran: ...

    Curran: Yeah, I'm with Kal on this one.

    Cassa: Gods, you guys are idiots. Personally, I just like books. They're words that can't harm people like mine can.

    Q: Is there someone in your life who always knows when something's wrong with you, even if you don't say it?
    Rory: Again, Juniper, but that's simply by virtue of our connection... Mara always could, but she's gone now.
    Curran: I don't know why he likes you. You're always Miss Down-In-The-Dumps.
    Rory: frowns What do you mean?
    Curran: Nevermind.
    Cassa: This is why my talent is keeping secrets.

    Kal: Honestly, no. I'm not really close enough to anyone --
    Curran: Oh come on.
    Kal: There's a lot you don't know about me.
    Curran: glances at Cassa Is there something I should know?
    Cassa: Because I would totally tell you if there was.

    Curran: Brady always could...but that was kind of her job as my little sister.
    Cassa: You're not exactly hard to read, Curran.
    Curran: Neither are you.
    Cassa: shrugs No use in hiding it.
    Curran: You're not exactly the most forthcoming, though.
    Cassa: Because it's none of your business.

    Q: What do you like the most about yourself and why? What do you hate most about yourself and why?


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