Character Respond Answer Ask (July Edition)



  • @Blackbird I have waited for a really long time to post this meme in relation to your characters and what you said about headcannon and Gabrielle reminded me of it:

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    even though I don't think I've met an OC of yours that is at all angelic. I get the vibe that they would be willing to kill me if they felt like they had a decent reason (or not one at all, for some of them...).

    Q: Is there something about you that people really like, but you don't? Or something you can do really well, but don't actually like to?

    Benito: I can do my job well, but I don't like it. I think it's... monotonous.

    Michael: Too bad you can't quit :/

    Benito: I agree.

    Rus: Apparently I can sometimes be good at talking to people.

    Michael: Why is that bad...?

    Rus: Idk. I feel like a lot of people don't actually want to talk to me, they're just forced to because it's socially impolite to say to someone's face that you want them to shut up.

    Michael: -_-

    Rus: Don't glare at me.

    Nelly: When I was younger people used to tell me that they thought I was quiet and listened a lot, especially by teachers, and now I'm annoyed because I find it hard to talk about my opinions.

    Michael: I can give good pep talks, but sometimes it makes me really angry that there are people who don't know how to be self-confident. I just want people to already be self-confident and happy with themselves.

    Q: Do you think you are generally a confident person?



  • @typical_demigod

    That made me laugh. Surprised that this is what did it, though. All things considered, it wasn't that horrible of me. :P

    Rus: Apparently I can sometimes be good at talking to people.
    Michael: Why is that bad...?
    Rus: Idk. I feel like a lot of people don't actually want to talk to me, they're just forced to because it's socially impolite to say to someone's face that you want them to shut up.

    I can relate. Especially when I talk about my characters. I don't think people realize that I will ramble even if you only asked to be polite. >.>

    Q: Do you think you are generally a confident person?

    Gabrielle: "I'm confident enough."

    Gerald: "Yes."

    Johanna: "I can be."

    Gerald: "She can. It's actually a bit scary if you're not expecting it."

    Gabrielle: "That's mostly because Jo is most confident with a blade in her hands."

    Sebastian: "I am... Yet to see that."

    Johanna: "Soon enough." smirk

    Kyle: "I don't consider myself all that confident to be honest. Not nearly as much as this one at least..." points at Sebastian

    Sebastian: "If you were... We'd probably be dead by now."

    Dani: "Ha. No. No, I'm not. At least, I don't feel that I am."

    Lena: "I think you can be."

    Dani: "You are."

    Lena: "Not all the time. And definitely not about everything."

    Q: What do you consider one of your proudest moments?



  • @Blackbird I wanted to post it when I found it, but nothing particularly horrific came up, and that was a bad thing, so I figured I would post it now or else I would forget about it forever :P

    Gabrielle: "That's mostly because Jo is most confident with a blade in her hands."

    We all have that one thing we're good at.

    Q: What do you consider one of your proudest moments?

    Benito: Hmm. I have a few.

    Nelly: is concerned

    Michael: I successfully became a successful adult. I think people were worried for a minute that I wouldn't be able to do that. I know I was worried about it.

    Rus: You know, I graduated high school, and that was a lot of work for me.

    Benito: I went to Earth, and I met her family points at Nelly, and she has a really... hmm, frustrating... sister... and guess what I didn't do?

    Nelly: sigh

    Her sister was a jerk. Nelly ended up being the one to confront her sister about it, much to her disappointment.

    Nelly: I think a proud moment was when I bought a car. Those things are expensive, and I bought one. pause And then moved to Mars, but that's not the point.

    Q: What was your first job?



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

    Benito: I went to Earth, and I met her family points at Nelly, and she has a really... hmm, frustrating... sister... and guess what I didn't do?

    I'm proud for you, dude. I either have ALL the restraint or none and I never know which one it is until someone ticks me off. :P

    Q: What was your first job?

    Gabrielle: "Hmph. I played the tambourine while the older girls in my family danced and did fire tricks... while the boys went around picking people's pockets. That's when I was... Five, maybe? It's the earliest I can remember." shrugs

    Johanna: "Thief."

    Gerald: "I was in the military."

    Sebastian: "Uh... This counts as a job?"

    Gabrielle: "I'm not paying you a wage if that's what you're asking."

    Kyle: "We never had a job, I think. This doesn't count."

    Gerald: "It's more like... Hm... Volunteer work."

    Dani: "Technically, I'm not allowed a job until I finish training. I do work around the camp sometimes. Often fixing things I break, but sometimes just because I like to."

    Lena: "Killing people."

    Q: What would you like your obituary to say?


  • Plotist Team: Community Storyteller

    Muahaha, I'm back! Right, this month I bring my current tabletop character to the thread. Tirzah is a fun study of nature and it's opposites.

    @blackbird - Doh about me getting the question wrong. Johanna and Gerald, so adorable! I'm curious as to what would make Gabrielle happy. She always seems so serious. Not say serious people can't be happy, but I wonder what would bring a smile to her face. And man, I have to say of all your characters, Gabrielle deserves such a big hug. She can come across as prickly, but I love her. ...oh Gabrielle! "Confident enough!" Eep. I just wanna glomp her!

    @typical_demigod Woah, woah, woah. Benito can't just quit? And man, Michael, if like were just that easy. If only! I'd love to have every character, heck even myself, just be self-confident and happy! Wishful thinking! And poor Nelly. A costly investment, only to leave the planet! And lol Sebastian eager to get paid. :D

    Q: On a scale of one to ten... How happy are you?
    At the moment, more around a three. I had the misfortune of being stuck between two individuals whose power washed over me in such a way that I experienced a moment where I unconditionally loved my fake parents entirely for all the torture and abuse they put my family through growing up. That... hurts. I don't think I could ever forgive myself for that one moment of feeling like I could forgive them for the pain they brought on me and my brothers.

    Q: Do you have a favorite instrument?
    This may sound a bit cliche, but for me, it is the the Original Magic. One of my older brothers has the ability to turn the energy and original magic of the world into music. There is nothing like it. I hope that counts as an instrument. If not, well... oops!

    Q: Is there something about you that people really like, but you don't? Or something you can do really well, but don't actually like to?
    I'm incredibly good a lying. A trait learned through hard upbringing and being a member of a species that most mundanes... er humans.. don't like to believe exist. I use it in my job. Considering I work for internal affairs for a rather large military organisation, I need to be good at it. But in general, I can't stand it. I prefer the Truth in all things, but I understand the necessity for deception.

    Q: Do you think you are generally a confident person?
    I think too much for my own good. Recently we noticed a cop following us. I walked right up to them and demanded they ask questions directly to us, see I hate subterfuge and lying. So, I totally thought I could handle it. My older brother on the other hand had to keep me from getting arrested for tormenting a cop. I act before thinking sometimes. Just really bothers me, ya know?

    Q: What do you consider one of your proudest moments?
    It has to be the creation of an entirely new species on Earth. So, my brothers and I had this fantastic idea to have to create a kind of golem-esque protector for our house. We're Luminaries, something humans consider mages, wizards, witches, whatever. Our idea however involved taking a creature from another dimension, and giving them a physical home in the golem-type creature here in our dimension of reality. Turns out, that's not as easy as I thought. I ended up working for several months, locked in what I can only guess at being a pocket dimension to complete the ritual. It was difficult, time consuming, and I was 17 when I did it. Now our Cane protects our home while we are away at work.

    Q: What was your first job?
    My first job was tutoring other students in our special school on what people consider magic. My family has a natural affinity for magic, and a touch of psionics, so I made sure to help everyone out. Granted, being the "teacher's pet" caused some issues, but I have ways of dealing with bullies.

    Q: What would you like your obituary to say? Tirzah went down fighting, protecting her family from falling prey to the vicious bigots of the world. She helped put the might of Tsunami, our country's military force on the map. Her family will love and miss her, but there have been rumours that they are seeking a few individuals who specialise in raising the dead.



  • @Blackbird I think volunteer work counts as a job. I thought they were doing training, though?

    @Josey Benito (and all of them actually) is contractually obligated to remain in the military for... ~10-12 years? It's never spelled out precisely in-story, but when it's brought up in-story, he says he has at least a couple more deployments before he can retire, which is ~10 years.

    If he wants to leave, I guess there might be a way to leave, but then he's repaying his student debt, and that is a lot of money that he can never afford. That, or go AWOL and hope to never be found :P

    This may sound a bit cliche...

    my favorite words to hear before someone introduces something original to the world.

    Therefore, because this is cliche: No, Tirzah, it does not count. Every musical instrument had to be original. And obviously, Original Magic isn't original.

    Gosh, Tirzah.

    Q: What would you like your obituary to say?

    Nelly: "Cornelia Gillespie--"

    Benito: "Was a badass linguist."

    Nelly snorts "was actually terrible at hand-to-hand combat"

    Benito: "and also, despite being a linguist, takes a word for one meaning and refuses to think about it in any other way."

    Nelly: What does being a linguist have to do with that?

    Benito: I would think that you have a better understanding of how words work than the average person.

    Nelly: I mean, maybe. But. Mostly I specialized in other languages, not English.

    Benito: You should've done both.

    Rus: "Michael Santos was an asshole. Everyone agrees with this universal law, including his husband. People are a little sad that he's dead, but also a little happy, because now they don't have to listen to him be a jerk."

    Michael: ...

    Rus: That's your obit.

    Michael: "Shephyrus Moshnami really liked to jump to conclusions--"

    Rus: What conclusions? I'm pretty sure the only people I haven't heard call you an asshole are some of your in-laws and your parents.

    Michael: You've met my parents once in passing and I don't think you've ever talked to Dylan's family.

    Rus: I met them once. I mean, you never really came up in conversation, so I didn't hear their opinion of you, but I'm sure they were thinking the whole time, "Man, this guy is really annoying. I bet he does it on purpose."

    Michael: You know what.

    Part of a scene I just wrote:

    “I wish you weren’t super tall.”
    “I wish you would shut up about that.”
    Michael tilted his face up to look at Dylan. “It hurts my neck to look at you.”
    Dylan rolled his eyes. “You’re an ass.”

    Anyway.

    Q: Do you tend to work better or worse under pressure?



  • @Josey I'm glad the Hunters are so likable. lol

    Just remember that when things get really ugly later. >.>

    Tirzah went down fighting, protecting her family from falling prey to the vicious bigots of the world. She helped put the might of Tsunami, our country's military force on the map. Her family will love and miss her, but there have been rumours that they are seeking a few individuals who specialise in raising the dead.

    Great obituary.

    whispers didyouforgettoleaveaquestionthough? XD

    @typical_demigod

    Yeah, the boys are in training still but when they're done, hunting assassins would be their first 'job'.

    lol, Michael.

    I really like writing assholes. The biggest asshole amongst my characters in the RPs died and boy do I miss writing him. It was so much fun.

    Benito: I would think that you have a better understanding of how words work than the average person.

    I have been told this a few times. Mostly because I love to point out how stupid some figures of speech are when taken literally and the fact people will blurt out said stupid things without actually thinking about why they're even saying these things.

    Q: Do you tend to work better or worse under pressure?

    Gabrielle: "The same? I mean, hunting assassins is pretty stressful overall and working the forge is what I do to relax. And I'm equally competent at both those things."

    Gerald: "I don't know what it's like to not work under pressure. Say what you want about the Newhaven military... Their training program isn't for the weak minded."

    Johanna: "It's not as if I get to choose, so it doesn't matter, really."

    Sebastian: "I do okay under pressure."

    Dani: "Failure means death or worse and we're always constantly reminded of that, so... It's either pressure or nothing in this line of work."

    Lena: "You just need to learn to cope." >.>

    My friend asked me this about Crys and her parents and I thought it was funny to think about, so...

    Q: If you met your parents when you were all seventeen, do you think you'd be friends?



  • @Blackbird You're the person where someone says "literally" instead of "figuratively" and you point it out, aren't you?

    Pressure sucks. Would they get used to that amount of pressure so that it becomes normal, though?

    Q: If you met your parents when you were all seventeen, do you think you'd be friends?

    ...but.... i don't know anything about their parents? Like, you're writing a prequel, so you know what they're like when they're 17, so I can see that being amusing, but I barely know what these peoples' parents are like now, let alone when they were 17 XD

    Michael: Probably at least my dad, because we have a lot in common, but I dunno about my mom. It would probably be one of those mutual friends things, where I hang out with her because I'm hanging out with him. pauses Actually, I'm not sure if they knew each other when they were seventeen?

    Rus: I have no idea what my parents were like when they were seventeen.

    Benito: When I was seventeen? pauses We might've known each other in passing, but we definitely wouldn't have actually really communicated or anything. was still on drugs at seventeen ((Well, part of it, anyway. :P))

    Nelly: Huh. I dunno. I think maybe. My parents are both fairly extroverted, so they wouldn't have had a problem introducing themselves to me and hanging out with me. Outside of my sister's friends, I didn't really have my own friends, so it would've been cool, for me, to hang out with them.

    Q: Do you like tea? (it doesn't matter what kind. Just the drink in general. If it's only a specific tea and zero others, then feel free to specify.)



  • @typical_demigod lol, not unless I'm actively trying to annoy them, no. For me, it's more actual expressions like "I don't give a rat's ass" or "everything but the kitchen sink" or "quitting cold turkey" things that if you take literally and you don't know they're expressions, they make no goddamn sense. Because, English being my second language, that stuff stands out to me a lot. Whereas to native English speakers in my life, it's like... Yeah, that's a totally normal thing to say and I'm the weird one for questioning it. -.-

    lol, sorry. It's not just because I'm writing a prequel though... I usually tend to figure out how my characters were brought up and how they relate to their parents when I create them. So... Even if I didn't know what their parents were like at 17, I'd know what they'd say about it; whether it's true or not.

    And I guess I'll answer that now because we have all gone on enough about how amazing tea is. :P

    Q: If you met your parents when you were all seventeen, do you think you'd be friends?

    Gabrielle: "My birth parents? Definitely not. My real parents? Uhm... Possibly. I don't know what they were like at seventeen, but I don't see why I wouldn't be friends with them."

    Gerald: "I can't imagine my parents as teenagers. Especially my mother. No, that's... Definitely weird. I might have been friends with my dad, but my mom would probably think I was a bit of a jerk. Because as my mother she already kind of did. She thought it was amusing, but I was her kid; she had to love me either way."

    Johanna: "No."

    Gabrielle: "Did you not like your parents?"

    Johanna: "They were my parents so I loved them. I just disliked them as people."

    Gabrielle: "..."

    Johanna: "I don't understand it either."

    Kyle: "I don't know almost anything about our mother and I don't think we would be friends with dad at that age."

    Sebastian: "That depends on what we'll be like at seventeen."

    Kyle: "True. Ask again in four years."

    Dani: "I'm not seventeen yet, but... I'm pretty sure I'd be great friends with my birth father. Mom says I'm a stubborn idiot just like him."

    Lena: "I'm not sure she means that as a compliment exactly."

    Dani: "Probably not, but we'd have that in common."

    Lena: "I don't want to think about my birth parents. At all. And I don't think we would be friends. As for mom and dad... Probably. I mean, I'd definitely be friends with mom, but Dad... I don't have that much tolerance for stubborn idiots other than Dani. And, although Joe and I get along pretty well now... I hear he wasn't all that much better back then either."

    Passing this along:

    Q: Do you like tea? (it doesn't matter what kind. Just the drink in general. If it's only a specific tea and zero others, then feel free to specify.)

    or

    Q: If your parents weren't your parents would you still like them? Do you think they're good people?



  • @Blackbird I can understand that. When you actually think about them, as a native English speaker, they still don't make sense. There's some history somewhere for them, but it's not worth it to look it up :P

    The characters I know very well, I have an idea what their parents are like, so I can think about them when they were younger, but then there's also having to think, how people act when they're 35+ vs. when they're under 20 can sometimes be pretty different.

    All these people have terrible birth parents. (Or dead birth parents, if their parents were any good at being... parents.)

    Q: Do you like tea?

    Rus: I don't think I've ever had tea :/

    Michael: It's usually pretty sweet.

    Rus: Ew.

    Michael Unless you get the stuff like chamomile or whatever. I don't know for sure, though, cuz I've never really drank anything that isn't something you can get at a restaurant. I don't know many restaurants that serve stuff like chai tea.

    Benito: I don't drink tea very much.

    Nelly: I guess. I like drinking it in winter to warm me up. I always thought hot cocoa was kinda flavorless, and I can have the marshmallows without the drink, so...

    Q: If your parents weren't your parents would you still like them? Do you think they're good people?

    Benito: I love my parents.

    Nelly: That's... not the question.

    Benito: I'm just saying, I can't imagine not liking them, even if they're not related to me. And they're good people, unless my father was secretly the head of an evil cult somewhere.

    Nelly: I think I would. I think they're like any other people. They're generally good, but they have aspects that I don't necessarily agree with.

    Rus: Lemme think. Two-thirds of my parents were dead before I was a teenager.

    Michael: Yeah, I guess. I don't get why we're obsessed with parent questions now. I'm also not really sure how we'd meet our parents if they weren't our parents, but okay.

    Rus: I probably wouldn't ever talk to my mom. She didn't get out much. So I wouldn't know her well enough to know if I would like her or if she's good. Supposedly I had a really great relationship with my dad when he was sober, but as it stands now, I don't want to think about that. I remember doing a lot of random things with my gyloshipai, so I guess I'd like los, but my memories are really, really random.

    Q: Are you scared of fire?



  • @typical_demigod I'd be worried about the 'dead parents' thing being excessive if people didn't drop like flies in Valcrest on a regular basis. As is I don't feel there's much I can do about it. :/

    What kind of hot cocoa has Nelly been drinking? ^.-

    Q: Are you scared of fire?

    Kyle: "..." twitch "Why is everyone looking at me like that?" >.>

    Sebastian: "No reason. None at all." snort

    Kyle: sighs and touches the burn scar on his jaw "It's... Not fire that scares me."

    Gabrielle: "I don't feel there's anything to fear in fire itself. Like the kid says." shrug

    Gerald: "Can't say fire is something that scares me."

    Johanna: "No."

    Dani: "Kind of? I mean. We live in a forest."

    Lena: "You should stop playing with minor explosives if that bothers you."

    Dani: "I know it doesn't seem like it, but I'm actually very careful."

    Q: Do you have any irrational fears?



  • @Blackbird I don't know. A bad kind, apparently.

    Kyle: sighs and touches the burn scar on his jaw "It's... Not fire that scares me."

    I have a fire elemental and this is pretty much his motto. He doesn't even think about using it because he accidentally killed people ... >.>

    Q: Do you have any irrational fears?

    Benito: I've always been scared of asphyxiation. At various points in my life, it wasn't actually irrational, but it's still something I've always been scared of. I don't like things over my face for that reason.

    Michael: Technically it's a risk in space.

    Benito: Technically, it's a risk anywhere.

    Rus: Being physically alone.

    Nelly: That everyone I know will realize I'm a fraud and--

    Benito: You're not. A fraud.

    Nelly: I know that--

    Benito: You literally just said--

    Michael: Heights. It doesn't have to be very high and I'll freak out.

    Rus: You lived on the third floor for your entire life.

    Michael: And I kept all of the curtains closed all the time.

    Q: Do you like to hike?



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

    Nelly: That everyone I know will realize I'm a fraud and--
    Benito: You're not. A fraud.
    Nelly: I know that--
    Benito: You literally just said--

    Irrational fears. They be irrational. And yeeeeah, I can relate. :/

    I've been saying that a lot about your characters. Stop that. :P

    Q: Do you like to hike?

    Gabrielle: "Not particularly, but it is how I go places, so it's not like there's much of a choice."

    Gerald: "Kind of. I mean, just walking for the sake of, you know, enjoying the scenery for once does have its merits."

    Kyle: "If training's over then I'm not moving another muscle. And that's final." crosses arms

    Gerald: chuckle "Don't tempt me, boy. I could easily incorporate hiking into you training now."

    Sebastian: "Twins' mercy, Kyle. You need to learn to stop complaining before you kill us both." glare

    Johanna: "I like to hike. It's calming."

    Dani: "Oooh, I like hiking. I love exploring the forest. It's so much fun."

    Lena: "Sometimes. If the weather's good and my headaches aren't too bad."

    Dani: "We need to have a picnic on my next day off."

    Lena: "I'll think about it. If you behave."

    Dani: "..." weighs her options

    Q: Do you know what your first word was?



  • @Blackbird
    Q: Do you know what your first word was?

    Jenna: I believe mine was "Ma-ma".
    Jake: (grins) Mine was "Get your a**e outta the way, Jen!"
    Jenna: (stares blankly at him) Where do I even begin to describe what's wrong with that statement?
    Jake: (shrugs) Okay, Jennifer, dissect me.
    Jenna: (rolling her eyes) First of all, you don't come out at two seconds old knowing how to talk. Secondly, I'm not dissecting you, I'm merely pointing out what you said was completely wrong—(Jake scoffs)—and third, that's not one word, moron.
    Fallon: Mine was definitely "Da".
    Izzy: Aww, that's cute. My first word was "Po-po".
    Shaan: (tiny frown) Po-po?
    Izzy: (smiling shyly) I'd seen a puppy on TV, and I got excited. What about you?
    Shaan: It was... (thinks) "Anne".
    Fallon: "An-neh"?
    Shaan: Turkish for mother.
    Alex: (shifting in his seat) I, uhh... I don't actually know my first word. The Harrisons adopted me after I started speaking. It was probably something dumb like "uh-oh" or "juice".
    Jenna: It probably wasn't as bad as Jake's.
    Jake: (suddenly alarmed) Jen... don't you dare!
    Fallon: Oooooh! C'mon, Jenna, we wantae know!
    Jake: (going bright red) No, no you don't!
    Shaan: (quietly) Actually, we do c-:
    Izzy: (suddenly bursts out laughing, doubled over)
    Jenna: (deadpan) Whoops. I guess she read my mind.
    Jake: NOOOOOOOO! (to Izzy) You do not. Breathe. A word. Of this. Got it?
    Izzy: (wiping away tears) Oh my Lord, I wouldn't dream of it.
    Alex: ...I don't think we're ever going to find out, are we?
    Jenna: Well, it started with an acci—
    Jake: (immediately puts his hand over her mouth) No. Not another word.
    Jenna: (removes his hand) Fine. But the next question we answer, you're telling the whole story.

    Q: If you were able to go on holiday/vacation to absolutely anywhere, where would you go and why?



  • @Blackbird But mine don't die tragically. (Maybe. One is up in the air. That also assumes that you don't become sympathetic for side characters, because a decent amount die random, violent deaths.)

    Gabrielle just wants a car tbh.

    @Shy_Not_Fly17 Hey! Welcome to the group! I'm excited to get to know these peeps! ^_^

    Are Jake and Jenna related? It seems weird for her to know his first word otherwise.

    Q: Do you know what your first word was?

    Rus: Wait, people know this stuff?

    Benito: Supposedly I said my aunt's name first and it was at that point my parents realized they should probably get better work hours :/

    Nelly: Probably 'mama' or 'daddy' or something like that.

    Michael: I said a basketball player's name and my dad has always been proud of that. My mom isn't, she's been concerned for me since then, but my dad is.

    Q: If you were able to go on holiday/vacation to absolutely anywhere, where would you go and why?

    Benito: I would stay home and kidnap Dora's kids for a few days and then, when I'm tired of listening to children fight, because that's all her kids do, I'll give them back to her. Sugar high, of course.

    Nelly: I'm down with that.

    Benito: Plus I could see the memorial garden ^_^

    In this scenario, it should be noted that Nelly would be doing more of the childcare and Benito would be doing more of the "what crazy things can we do (and get away with) that are possibly dangerous but still awesome" because he has no idea how to actually care for children.

    Michael: I mean... Not to be that guy, especially cuz it's usually not me, but do travel times factor into this?

    Rus: I'mma guess your answer would be Earth, so no. You managed to get a military ship to take you.

    Michael: Aww. Yeah, it would be Earth. I probably wouldn't leave, though. Which... would be problematic.

    Rus: You would leave because you wouldn't want to go to jail.

    Michael: That's true.

    Rus: I would probably go to Shanghai and crash my brother's place. His spouses would be so grumpy ^_^

    Q: What kind of relationship do you have with your sibling? If you don't have a sibling, what kind of relationship do you have with your best friend? If you don't have a best friend (or at least a friend), do you want a hug?



  • @typical_demigod It's entirely possible that I become sympathetic for side characters.

    And yes, I know all my character have a horrible time. Thank you. -.-

    To be fair, Dani is the character whose answers you've related to the most, if I recall correctly, and she doesn't die (here). And she doesn't die THAT tragically.

    Well, it's pretty sad, but it's natural causes (sort of).

    Jake: "Ask anyone in the Wolfpack and they'll tell you otherwise."

    Well, we really know what happened, though, don't we?

    Jake: "My name is soiled from this. And let's not talk how it affected mine and Crys' relationship."

    Jake, you're not supposed to be here! >.<

    Fucks sake. sigh

    Gabrielle gets motion sickness from horses, so she has to walk everywhere, but shhh... don't tell anyone. >.>

    Rus: I would probably go to Shanghai and crash my brother's place. His spouses would be so grumpy ^_^

    Rus is adorable. >.>

    @Shy_Not_Fly17 Hey, good to see you here!

    Also, not that big of a deal, but try to respond to the last poster's answers in the future. Any response at all is valid. Engaging each other's characters and character ideas is quite honestly the fun part of this. ^.^

    Jake and Jenna remind me of my twins and Immediately love them. >.>

    Jenna: It probably wasn't as bad as Jake's.
    Jake: (suddenly alarmed) Jen... don't you dare!
    Fallon: Oooooh! C'mon, Jenna, we wantae know!
    Jake: (going bright red) No, no you don't!
    Shaan: (quietly) Actually, we do c-:
    Izzy: (suddenly bursts out laughing, doubled over)
    Jenna: (deadpan) Whoops. I guess she read my mind.

    1. Yes, we DO want to know. o.<

    2. As they say in Valcrest; goddamn telepaths, they be everywhere. :P

    Q: If you were able to go on holiday/vacation to absolutely anywhere, where would you go and why?

    Gabrielle: "Arcadia. I've been to Terra, but never that far into it. And the outskirts are a dump. I mean, they're an interesting dump, but nonetheless."

    Johanna: "Gerry said we could go to the desert."

    Gerald: "Yes, we absolutely should go to the desert and look at the stars." grin

    sigh goddamn it.

    Sebastian: "Uhm, you know, I would go to our dad's hometown if I could. I wonder if we still have family there."

    Kyle: "Well..."

    Sebastian: "Other than him."

    Gerald: "Where is it?"

    Sebastian: "Somewhere in Mistivale. He didn't talk much about home, but I'm sure we could figure it out from there."

    Gerald: "Well, Mistivale is actually smaller than Valcrest, so it's possible."

    Dani: "I'd like to see the ocean. It must be really cool to be on a boat just in the middle of nowhere, just water as far as your eyes can see."

    Lena: "I would never, ever, get on a boat. Ever."

    Dani: chuckle "Why not?"

    Lena: "Just. No."

    Dani: "Where would you go then?"

    Lena: "I'd really like to see Effort."

    Dani: "Effort is gone, though."

    Lena: "Yes, but the ruins are still there. I mean, historians say that it was one of the most beautiful places in the world; a city built within the mountains.It must still be quite a sight."

    Dani: "Isn't it extremely dangerous to go there now, though?"

    Lena: "Just making the trip is pretty straining. Getting into the city is a whole other story, but... I'd like to go one day."

    Dani: sigh "And I'm reckless." -.-

    Lena: "Don't worry, I'll be careful. I'd be safer in the mountains than you would be in a boat."

    Q: What kind of relationship do you have with your sibling? If you don't have a sibling, what kind of relationship do you have with your best friend? If you don't have a best friend (or at least a friend), do you want a hug?

    sigh this question... my characters... snort

    Gabrielle: "My siblings are dead, so... I miss them. That's our relationship."

    Gerald: "Twins, Porter, be a little less bleak, will you?"

    Gabrielle: "If you have a more uplifting way to say 'my entire family is dead', I'd love to hear it, Tuck." arches eyebrow

    Gerald: "Okay, okay, fair enough. Uhm, I don't have any siblings... I feel we've been over this... But I guess, you two are my best friends."

    Gabrielle: "Only friends, rather."

    Gerald: "True. Very true." snort "Porter, as you can see, enjoys making her jabs at me, which I'll gladly take; she wasn't this comfortable with me when we first met. Over time I think we've gotten to a place of mutual respect and understanding. We disagree on most things and we can be jerks to each other about those things; constantly, without any form of reservations and it's actually pretty nice to have the freedom to bluntly speak your mind to someone like that without fear of judgment."

    Gabrielle: "In the end of the day we get along better than most simply by being assholes to each other."

    Gerald: chuckle "Yes." sigh "Jo is... A different case entirely."

    Johanna: "...?"

    Gerald: "I think I'd describe our relationship as 'needlessly complicated' sometimes. We care about each other a lot, a whole lot, but at the same time we don't always understand each other and that makes for a lot of hurt feelings where there should be none and a lot of frustration where there should be none."

    Johanna: "We try."

    Gerald: smiles "We do try. I mean, honestly, we could never be angry at each other for very long, still, however little it lasts; pain is still pain, it should be avoided." shrug

    Johanna: "...Alex is complicated."

    Gerald: "Your brother isn't complicated, Jo, he's..."

    Johanna: "He's still my brother."

    Gerald: sigh "Fair enough."

    Kyle: "My brother's a little jerk who constantly tried to murder me when were kids." >.>

    Sebastian: "For the last time; I wasn't trying to freeze you to death! And you agreed being a human snowman would be cool."

    Kyle: "And the ants."

    Sebastian: "I still don't remember doing that. It's pretty much just your word at this point."

    Kyle: =.=

    Dani: "Lena is an insufferable know it all and Sarah is a bigger troublemaker than I could ever be. I love them to bits."

    Lena: "I think Sarah has the advantage of being a little kid still and the fact that we don't have to actually be responsible for her in any official sense yet. She's not in training, we don't have to tutor her... She gets a lot more sister time from both of us. Whereas I have to be your instructor 90% of the time and you're an infuriating brat, so I have to scold you constantly for both our sakes, which makes it so when we're off duty, so to speak, we just really need to take a break from each other's faces."

    Dani: "... See, we need to have that picnic."

    Lena: "We probably should."

    Q: What's something you keep telling yourself you really want to do and never gets around to it?



  • @Blackbird I have never identified as hard with a character as I have with Dani and it freaks me out tbh ._.

    I need to figure out what Rus's actual relationship is with his in-laws because he always claims to have a terrible relationship with them/that they don't like him but tbh I don't think Nik would marry them if that were the case.

    a city built within the mountains.

    In my fantasy world on the other RAA there's a castle in Othornia built into a mountain. Which is somewhat less impressive than a city, but there's also several volcanoes in that mountain range.

    Also, that reminds me that I really need to go through the history of that world because I don't know any of it.

    Kyle and Sebastian make me think of my younger brothers. It's a good thing we don't have snow here because one of them would do that to the other one.

    @Shy_Not_Fly17

    Also, not that big of a deal, but try to respond to the last poster's answers in the future. Any response at all is valid. Engaging each other's characters and character ideas is quite honestly the fun part of this. ^.^

    Yes, please do! ^_^

    Q: What's something you keep telling yourself you really want to do and never gets around to it?

    Rus: Go to school.

    Michael: You don't want to do that.

    Rus: I tell myself I do.

    Michael: ...

    Rus: It hasn't worked yet, unfortunately.

    Michael: I wonder why.

    Benito: I want a house.

    Nelly: I want a house with a yard.

    Benito: No. Just a house. Without a yard.

    okay well imagine an argument about living on Earth or Mars and consider this post done because that's where this is going and i'm really not in the mood for that.

    Nelly: I've always wanted a kid but I've never gotten around to that.

    Benito: blinks, then frowns in confusion, because that is a weird answer to this question

    Michael: I want to get a dog.

    I know this isn't relevant to anything, but we've had conversations about body swapping here, and my siblings are watching a show in which all the characters switched bodies. (The vocal cords stayed with the bodies, though.)

    Q: Do you like your voice, or do you wish you had a different one?



  • @typical_demigod Already I'm liking the characters :) Benito seems like the kind of guy who'd take the kids on crazy-cool adventures that they'd come back talking about for ages xD And Rus and Michael seem pretty cool too! ^-^ At the risk of asking a question with an obvious answer, does Rus have a rocky relationship with his brother and his spouses? Because that's how my mind's interpreting it at the moment.
    (^^^EDIT: Just seen the previous post. You can disregard the question if you like C: )
    Oh, and yes, Jake and Jenna are related, hence how she knows his first word. Probably should've put that one in, oops!

    @blackbird said in Character Respond Answer Ask (July Edition):

    @Shy_Not_Fly17 Hey, good to see you here!

    Also, not that big of a deal, but try to respond to the last poster's answers in the future. Any response at all is valid. Engaging each other's characters and character ideas is quite honestly the fun part of this. ^.^

    Yeah, sorry about that, I realised as soon as I clicked submit x3 I'll try not to do that in future!

    Jake and Jenna remind me of my twins and Immediately love them. >.>

    That actually makes me really happy, because they are coincidentally twins! I'm glad you like them ^-^

    Jenna: It probably wasn't as bad as Jake's.
    Jake: (suddenly alarmed) Jen... don't you dare!
    Fallon: Oooooh! C'mon, Jenna, we wantae know!
    Jake: (going bright red) No, no you don't!
    Shaan: (quietly) Actually, we do c-:
    Izzy: (suddenly bursts out laughing, doubled over)
    Jenna: (deadpan) Whoops. I guess she read my mind.

    1. Yes, we DO want to know. o.<

    2. As they say in Valcrest; goddamn telepaths, they be everywhere. :P

    1. grins Well, let's just say that a) Jake was the kind of child who did a lot of embarrassing things which he'd later go on to regret as a teen who wants to be the cool guy in class, and b) his first word was "Pants." I leave the rest to your imagination ;)
    2. Goddamn telepaths indeed xD Fortunately for Jake, Izzy didn't manage to glean any family photos from Jenna's surface thoughts, otherwise his 'cool guy' reputation would be in real trouble! Out of interest, is Valcrest [one of] the setting[s] in your story? Colour me intrigued.

    (Sorry for the slow response, as well. I type a lot and take a while xD)

    EDIT: Added the below because I'm now catching up with the newest post.

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

    Michael: I want to get a dog.

    Yes! Get a dog! Dogs are lovely! Especially the big cuddly breeds like labs and bernards! We used to have an adorable and slightly-smaller-than-average boxer who loved being scratched under her chin ^-^

    I know this isn't relevant to anything, but we've had conversations about body swapping here, and my siblings are watching a show in which all the characters switched bodies. (The vocal cords stayed with the bodies, though.)

    Q: Do you like your voice, or do you wish you had a different one?

    Jake: Of course I do! How could I not? I sing with this sexy tenor, y'know!
    Jenna: (sighs) You're fourteen and you've barely started your growth spurt, your voice is anything but 'sexy', mister. I for one think my accent could be more...formal? Otherwise, I don't really have a problem.
    Jake: (mumbling) Of course you'd think your accent needs to change, Miss Queen's-b----y-English.
    Shaan: To be honest, I would've liked to be able to sing better, but I'm more of an artist than a musician anyway.
    Alex: (eyebrow raised) Shaan, you have the deepest, most badass tone of anyone in this group, and you don't like it? If I'd been blessed with your voice, I wouldn't even need to shift my vocal cords!
    (Note: Shift as in shapeshifting)
    Shaan: (shrugs) It's alright, I s'pose. Although it's a bit awkward trying to explain that I really am a student and I've not been held back a few years.
    Fallon: That's pretty rough. Me, personally, I dunnae care. Got other s---e to worry about, anyways (looks down at stomach grumpily).
    Izzy: It's not that bad, Fallon, honestly. I just hope that I won't be stuck with this 'ZOMG CYOOT' voice for forever.
    Jake: (slightly baffled) Am I really the only one who likes their voice?

    Q: On a slightly related note, what do you think is your best feature (physical, mental, or otherwise)?



  • Looking at my previous post... apparently, forgetting to add a space after 'mountains.' led to an Italian website... about mountains. And that's just lovely.

    @typical_demigod As far as my characters go... Dani is one of the most normal ones. So if you're gonna identify with anyone, might as well. :P

    One day I need to write a story set in Effort back when it was still standing. Like my co-writer is doing with Blackhurst (where the healers have their camp today).

    I'm also now thinking that in the time Lena was MIA in the main story, it's very much likely that she did visit Effort, so that makes me happy. :)

    I worry about Nelly and Benito and the fact one day they'll need to live somewhere one of them isn't gonna be happy with. :/

    @Shy_Not_Fly17 You know, I figured they were because of the whole 'get out of the way' line. :P

    And aw, 'pants' is not that bad. At least, on its own, it's not. Kids say weird stuff all the time. XP

    Valcrest is the name of the country my characters live in, yes. It's a place where some people being born with a specific magical ability is common, so... There are lots of telepaths there. Amongst other things.

    Jake: Of course I do! How could I not? I sing with this sexy tenor, y'know!
    Jenna: (sighs) You're fourteen and you've barely started your growth spurt, your voice is anything but 'sexy', mister.

    lol

    Q: Do you like your voice, or do you wish you had a different one?

    Gabrielle: "It... Does its job? Other than I'm not a particularly good singer, I never thought much about it."

    Gerald: "I honestly have my doubts about the singing thing, but I'd have to hear it and we're not having this discussion again."

    Gabrielle: "It's way past the point in my life where being a good singer matters in the slightest, so there would be no point."

    Johanna: "I don't think so."

    Gerald: "You have a lovely voice. And I have actually heard you sing before."

    Johanna: "I can't hear myself right."

    Gerald: "...Oh..."

    Johanna: shrugs

    Jo needs a hearing aid. It'd do wonders for her communication skills. The main reason she talks so little is that she hates that she can't hear herself properly. :/

    Gerald: "I'm not a singer or anything, but I think my voice is okay."

    Johanna: "Not if you keep smoking."

    Gerald: sigh "I don't smoke often enough that it'd affect my vocal chords. I haven't had a smoke in months, in fact, and you're still nagging me about it."

    Johanna: "It's bad for you."

    Gerald: "Too much of anything is bad for you. A cigarette every other month is not going to be what kills me."

    Kyle: "My voice is changing. I hate that."

    Sebastian: "Do you want to sound like a little boy when you're thirty?"

    Kyle: "No, I just hate the process... I open my mouth and I have no control over what I'm gonna sound like sometimes."

    Dani: "I like my voice."

    Lena: "My voice is okay."

    Dani: "Come on, now... If anyone loves the sound of their own voice, it's you."

    Lena: snort "...That was terrible."

    Dani: "Then why are you laughing?"

    Lena: "Shut up." snort

    Q: On a slightly related note, what do you think is your best feature (physical, mental, or otherwise)?

    Gabrielle: "I think I've already mentioned that I'm really tall and that I like that I'm really tall."

    Gerald: scratches head "Eh... I don't know. I'm... Dependable, I guess?"

    Gabrielle: "You're the most honest person I've ever encountered, Tucker. Are you seriously going with 'dependable' here?"

    Gerald: "People generally don't like it that I'm honest, though."

    Gabrielle: "The question is what you think your best feature is, not other people."

    Gerald: "I guess, but I don't think it's a good thing either. I could have myself a lot of problems if I'd kept my mouth shut about some truths."

    Johanna: "I'm good at taking care of people, I guess."

    Kyle: "I think I'm pretty smart."

    Sebastian: "I don't know if I'm smart, exactly, but I can think fast and I'm good at getting out of trouble."

    Kyle: "Never mind you usually cause the trouble."

    Sebastian: "I don't see how that's relevant." >.>

    Dani: "I like that I'm a redhead. Even if it draws attention sometimes."

    Lena: "I think it's safe to say I'm smarter than a lot of people and most of the time I really like that."

    Dani: "Saying things like is the reason why I'm your only friend."

    Lena: "You're not my only friend." -.-

    Dani: "Again; Eldric doesn't count."

    Lena: -.-

    Q: What would like to do on your next birthday?



  • 90% of the characters responded to my question as in singing voice and I literally meant the way you talk normally in a conversation and that cracked me up.

    @Shy_Not_Fly17 Hahaha yah ... Benito would be concerned with being in trouble with Dora (said sister) but he couldn't care less about what she thinks of him/what he does. (It's in canon that he hangs out with her because he loves her husband and beyond that the only time they're in the same room is family gatherings.)

    Rus has a great relationship with his brother. They've been through a lot together and to be frank Rus would probably have killed himself if his brother wasn't around.

    Michael should probably not get a big dog. His living situations are rarely set up for large animals. (Now that I say that, I remember that Great Danes are great breeds for NYC apartments and the like, so maybe he can....)

    Alex: (eyebrow raised) Shaan, you have the deepest, most badass tone of anyone in this group, and you don't like it? If I'd been blessed with your voice, I wouldn't even need to shift my vocal cords!
    (Note: Shift as in shapeshifting)

    Daily uses for superpowers like this are what I live for tbh

    This group just sings all the time, don't they? -_-

    @Blackbird THAT EXPLAINS SO MUCH

    I was skimming the page like "Is this an Italian place with a mountain city? Like, is this based on real life? But why does it keep talking about skiing and have zero pictures of a mountain city???"

    I guess that's true. It would probably be awkward if I identified that hard with someone like forgot the name of the one chick character who can shapeshift into anything and is generally just a scary figure and I think her name is Amber but I don't remember??

    I worry about Nelly and Benito and the fact one day they'll need to live somewhere one of them isn't gonna be happy with. :/

    I try not to think about it because there are actually several areas in life where they're kinda incompatible together and the mention alone is enough to start a fight when they're both in a bad mood.

    Kyle: "My voice is changing. I hate that."
    Sebastian: "Do you want to sound like a little boy when you're thirty?"

    I read somewhere that opera singers in the 16th century or something would castrate themselves before they went through puberty to save their singing careers.

    Gabrielle: "I think I've already mentioned that I'm really tall and that I like that I'm really tall."

    Except for the part where you have to reach for everything for the short people. "I need a step stool-- nevermind! You just come over here and help me out kay?" (That literally happened to a guy at work the other day who is 6ft+. And people have expressed a tiny bit of jealousy that I can stand on my tiptoes and reach things on shelves they can't reach without stools.)

    Q: On a slightly related note, what do you think is your best feature (physical, mental, or otherwise)?

    Nelly: I... can do my job well?

    Benito: That's so hard for me.

    Nelly: You... put math equations in a computer.

    Benito: While pretending to like the people I work with.

    Michael: You spend all day with one person... quietly me...

    Benito: You're not in the group chat.

    Michael:

    Nelly: It's pretty wild in there sometimes.

    Michael:

    Benito: I'm also pretty sure that you don't approve of my musical tastes and that drives a certain wedge in our relationship.

    Michael: I've never said anything negative about your musical tastes.

    Benito: The lack of something is still feedback.

    Michael: I've just never heard the style before. Calm down.

    Benito: Anyway. This is what I work with.

    Michael: We... barely talk all day?

    Benito: This. gestures vaguely

    Michael: ....

    Benito: Also he doesn't put have his bluetooth going a lot so a video or something will just start blaring.

    Michael: turning red THAT WAS ONCE.

    Benito: And I'll just look at him because work is not the time when you're supposed to be leisurely scrolling on the internet.

    Michael: Says the guy that told me to stop what I was doing because you got pictures of your nephew's first birthday.

    Benito: It was ADORABLE.

    Nelly: One of the first times we were hanging out, which was late at night when everyone present was sleep-deprived and overworked, he literally yelled at everyone to shut up because his niece was born and pictures were starting to show up.

    Benito: She was ADORABLE.

    Nelly: It was kinda cute.

    I'mma just wrap this up.

    That did happen though and that was probably the reason that Nelly was like "okay I'll date this guy that hates my mother's meatloaf recipe"

    Q: What would like to do on your next birthday?

    Rus: I don't even know when my next birthday is. frowns

    Michael: Isn't it in the fall or something?

    Rus: I mean, I think so, but I've never celebrated that birthday before, so I don't know 100% when.

    Michael: has to think really hard about what was just said

    Protip: Don't make the year of the alien world ~100 days longer than the one of Earth because that's a lot of unnecessary headache to give yourself.

    Also, I'm pretty sure Rus has never celebrated his birthday.

    Michael: I mean, I would say hang out at home with Dylan, but I'm going to be somewhere in space, so I guess I'd just like to enjoy having my music played and eating dinner with a bunch of people that enjoy silently judging me.

    Benito: You need new friends.

    Michael: I never said they were my friends.

    Benito: Mmhmm. Well, I would probably just harass Robbins on my birthday. She told me once that you get to do whatever you want on your birthday, and I've used it fully to my advantage since then.

    Robbins: that's... that's pretty much not what i said. i said when i was a kid i got to do whatever i wanted.

    Benito: I'm making up for the past birthdays that I didn't get to do that.

    Robbins: within reason. what you do isn't within reason.

    Nelly: Cancel everything I'm supposed to do and SLEEP. Well, that would actually ruin my sleep schedule. Maybe I'll just watch TV and be a vegetable and then get a full night's sleep.

    I should note that I don't have a solid date for anyone's birthday. It changes based on my whims.

    Q: If you had the choice between staying with young children or teenagers, which would you pick? (I'm not really sure what you're doing while you stay with these people, how many of them there will be, or if anyone else will be present; you can figure that out yourself.)


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