"Yeah if life was a highway I was drunk at the wheel…"

I’m getting excited about Nano. Mmmhm. And I’m also getting excited about my new characters! But I still don’t really know who they are- sooo I’m going to interogate them, with the good ol’ character quiz! I think I might also have to do this again after Nano, since the characters will have been through a lot. ^_^

Later: (Also. Listen to this song. Do it. Usually Christian Music makes me want to beat someone’s head against a wall, but I actually like this one! Heh. That probably doesn’t say good things about me…)
Much Later: Wow. This took a while.

1. Choose a few of your own characters. Five at the most one at the least.
2. Make them answer the following questions.
3. Feel free to go ahead and add some question yourself!!

I choose…

  1. Ewan Swallow
  2. Nanami Tajima (Formerly Dawn)
  3. Adam Hewitt (Formerly Matthew)
  4. Laura Hough (Formerly Lisa)
  5. Ethan Cusack
How old are you?
  1. Why am I even here? Shut the hell up.
  2. 16.
  3. 17.
  4. Oh, 16.
  5. I’m 16.
Do you have any bad habits?
  1. No, I’m bloody perfect.
  2. That’s a matter of opinion.
  3. I’m sorry, what was that?
  4. *sparkles* A few.
  5. Yep!
Who’s your mate/spouse/SO?

  1. I refuse to answer on the grounds that the answer might incriminate me. *smirks*
  2. Well. If there’s an arranged marriage in the works, it hasn’t been mentioned to me yet. *smiles slightly*
  3. I’m not dating till I’m older, and more settled.
  4. Spouse? I said I’m 16! *angry, and then laughs it off*
  5. Let me just check my little black book…
  6. (Athur’s Note: I’ve been feeling very single lately. So it will be an interesting excercise, to see if my characters can remain mostly un-attatched.)
Have any kids?
  1. *looks slightly ill* Uh, no…
  2. No.
  3. What kind of a question is that! I’m a teenager!
  4. No. *flatly*
  5. *grins* Why do you ask? Is the clinic going after unpaid bills again?
Favorite food?
  1. *instantly* Bacon cheeseburger with extra bacon and grilled onions.
  2. [Something in Japanese which I am too lazy to look up]
  3. Chocolate cake with chocolate ships and chocolate icing and chocolate ice cream with chocolate shavings and chocolate sauce.
  4. Mrs. Thorpe’s Melba pudding with vanilla ice cream. *blushes for no apparent reason*
  5. Anything that isn’t sardines. Oh wait, I like sardines too. Anything that isn’t baked beans, then.
Favorite Ice cream flavour?
  1. Uh. Vanilla? The really good kind? *uncertain* With Olive oil, you know?
  2. Strawberry
  3. Chocolate.
  4. Bubblegum! Want some?
  5. But, there are OVER 9000!!!!11!!11 THIS IS MADNESS!!!!

Killed anyone?

  1. Who told you that?
  2. I might as well have, if you ask some people.
  3. Pardon Me?
  4. No, I have not.
  5. Every night, man. Every night. *grins*
Hate anyone?
  1. Yes.
  2. That would imply that I care.
  3. Of course not!
  4. Oh, a little bit. But not badly!
  5. Hitler. Oh, and Bush. Are those the right answers now? I always forget…

Any secrets?

  1. Also No.
  2. *smiles*
  3. Of course not! Er.
  4. Why would I have secrets!
  5. Can I have more Mountain Dew?

Love anyone?

  1. Your Mom. *grins suddenly*
  2. My family, I guess…
  3. My Family, and Jesus.
  4. Yep! *sparkles*
  5. Your Mom. *high fives Ewan*

What is your job?

  1. *looks at you*
  2. I’m a Cashier in the grocery store.
  3. I’m a student, and of course I volunteer a lot, but nothing that pays yet.
  4. I work Drive-Thru!
  5. I work in the sterile supply lab at the hospital, part-time.
Are you a boy or a girl?
  1. Jellyfish. Seriously, Eff off.
  2. I’m female.
  3. Boy.
  4. Girl!
  5. Boy, I guess.
What’s your family like?
  1. Assholes. You care why?
  2. Large, affectionate and gifted. *flatly*
  3. Great! Why do you ask?
  4. My mother is a whore and my father is a drunk. I don’t believe that has much bearing on me. Next question?
  5. Oh, they’re fine. Little sister, older brother, two parents, one of each gender. Do you want their social insurance numbers? *skeptically amused grin*
Do you have any best Friends?
  1. No.
  2. No.
  3. Of course!
  4. Lots! *sparkles* We hang out all the time. I wouldn’t have passed chemistry without Becky’s help!
  5. Sure.
What was the most surprising moment in your life up until now?
  1. When I was born. *flatly*
  2. Probably when I was born. *Nanami and Ewan look at each other uncertainly*
  3. The most surprising? Well, failing that math test was pretty shocking.
  4. When Robbie asked me out! *giggles* He’s SO cute!
  5. When I tripped over my shoelace last week. *soberly* I did NOT expect to see the floor in such an intimate manner. I mean, I’m just not that kind of girl!
Where would you rather be?
  1. Anywhere that’s not here?
  2. Anywhere other than here? *Nanami and Ewan look at each other uncertainly again*
  3. On a beach, relaxing. I mean, College. Right.
  4. At a Movie! Or a party!
  5. Asleep. *solemnly*
Ever kissed anyone that’s not a family member?
  1. Sure. Lots of girls. *glares dangerously*
  2. I don’t understand the question. *calmly*
  3. I said I’m not dating till I’m older! Didn’t you hear me?
  4. Why would I want to kiss my family members?
  5. *grins* Wanna answer the question conclusively?
What’s your religion?

  1. Fuck you.
  2. My family are Christians. I lean more agnostic. God certainly doesn’t care about me, why should I care in return?
  3. I’m a Baptist, and a strong Christian.
  4. *winks* Why you you ask?
  5. I’m aethist. *shrugs*
Do you have any hobbies?
  1. Arson, murder, drugs, chess, the ushe.
  2. No.
  3. I built models for fun. Sports aren’t really hobbies, technically.
  4. I’m on the jump-rope team! But I have to work a lot.
  5. I am passionately interested in stamp collection, and other nerdish things. *grins*
you cried wolf
the tears they soaked your fur
the blood dripped from your fangs
you said what have I done
you loved that lamb
with every sinful bone
and there you wept alone
your heart was so contrite

Here’s a taste of November.

In prep for nano, I decided to share the origin short that I wrote a couple of months ago. I’m not sure how much of this is actually making it into the story, but it DOES give you a good look at Ewan, my angry boy. He’s the one narrating..

WARNING: contains some profanity. Sorry. Like I said, Ewan is an angry boy.

… couldn’t quite identify that accent. It sounded like he’d learnt english from one of those characters in those old books, Agatha Christie or Rudyard Kipling, all upper-crust and what-ho, let-us-now-have-a-biscuit-and-a-spot-of-tea, wot. Like, if anyone had tried to tell me how he talked, I’d have laughed in his face. But somehow it worked, in person. Maybe because he was so calm about it. Like he knew he was talking weird, he did it on purpose. Like he was carefully playing the part of the mysterious stranger. Whatever. Dawn was practically licking his feet, she was so taken up with him, and everybody knows she can spot a phony a mile away. She found FOUR narcs last term, THAT she told people about. WTF, man? Who spots narcs and DOESN”T tell people? Dawn, that’s who. She just does not care. Gotta respect that, even if she is a stuck up bitch. It’s kinda hot, actually.

The man finally finished answering Lisa’s inane questions. God, she asks a lot of questions. Seriously. Who, Even, Cares? Just shut up all ready. No one is fooled by your “perfect little keener princess” act, even if you are easy. The man looked around the room at the people stuck in these stupid plastic chairs. Like we even wanted to be called out of class to listen to some idiot talk, anyhow. “You’ve all been asked here because you’ve show signs of exceptional ability.” Like I haven’t heard that one before. Exceptional, yeah right. “I represent a- certain organization. Not from around here.” Damn straight you’re not from around here. Nothing worthwhile is. “We used to be knows as Arbitrators Of Fate, or, what is that new translation we have?” He turned to look at his assistant. Funny, I hadn’t noticed he had an assistant till then.

The assistant blinked white eyelashes. “Karma Police.”

I already had my arms folded, but I would have done it if I hadn’t already. Like Hell, you’re Karma Police. What is is this, some new kind of experimental physiology? Let’s talk about what you’ve done wrong and how you’re gonna make that up to society? Good luck with that, man. You’re gonna need it.

The man nodded. “Yes, Karma Police, that’s the new name. We do work which requires a delicate touch, as well as certain skills, which you display evidence of.” He looked around the room. From his expression you’d think we were all hanging on his every word. The bastard was calm, I’ll give you that. “Moreover, you are all highly intelligent-” Oh yeah, I’ve heard this before. And I’ve just about had enough of it. “-and as such, the tests that you took this morning will allow us to issue you high school diplomas.” WHAT? Okay, whatever he’s smoking, I want some. I totally threw that test! And so did Dawn, I saw her sheet. What? Yeah, I was looking, you wanna make something of it? Huh? She practically dropped it on my desk anyhow. But I didn’t even answer half the questions, and I totally messed up the ones I felt like it for. What kind of test asks you what the biggest injustice done to you is? One that’s looking to screw you over, that’s what. Not that I didn’t know that already when Mr. Asshole comes in and says these people have the full support of the teaching staff. You know who else has the full support? The Police. And effing straight-a students from broken homes. “If you would be willing to come in for closer evaluations, we might see our way clear to offering you a job.” Uh, that’s a new slant. What, a “job” filling out emotional evaluations and scrubbing floors? Yeah, right. “We know that some of you, being, as mentioned, strong students and well involved with the community, already have obligations.” Sacred Heart Of God, I hate Matthew. He puffed up like a fish as soon as the man said this. Yeah, we ALL KNOW YOU’RE PERFECT, QUARTERBACK. Go do the world a favor and shoot yourself. “But it is rare that we find such outstanding candidates as yourselves, or so many.” So many? There’s five of us. The jock, the princess, the freak, the nerd, and me. The criminal. Who’s outstanding there? Huh, I guess we already know that. Dude, I just want my parole to be over, and I want to leave. Man, I want to leave. “Therefore, if we do decide we want you to join our organization, we will dissolve any bonds you have here.” Then he looked right at me. “Any bonds.” Uh, okay? He must have looked at our files, they’re right there on the desk- ANY bonds? “Needless to say, we’ve already received the full support of your school, and I can assure you that any other- obligations- spoken or unspoken- will be no issue.” Now why would that make Dawn’s expression change? What obligations does she have? The girl makes a religion of having nothing to do with anyone. “And I can assure you, the monetary remuneration for your time, including the evaluation period, would be substantial.” I made a list in my head. The outfit the man was wearing couldn’t have been worth less than three thousand, and more importantly, his assistant was dressed the same way. When those kind of people talk about substantial, it’s substantial.

Okay, now I might be interested.