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IT JUST OCCURRED TO ME TO ASK THIS and I'm sorry if you've answered it before but when did Jesse start seeing Levi like a son and why?
I’m not sure he’s ever thought that out himself, that he sees Levi like a son. And I… actually have no clue when that started? In the beginning, he was interested in Levi, felt that the only way you could be that much of an ass is if something horrible had happened to you/you had a horrible life, and kind of pitied Levi for that. But that developed (mostly likely after Levi stopped doing bodily harm to Jesse) into genuine care and worry and wanting to look after Levi, to keep him safe.
I know part of that is because he sees similarities between Levi and his younger self, and he wishes someone would have been there to support him when he was younger. To keep him from being hurt, BUT THERE WAS NO ONE. And of the things that hurt most in Jesse’s past, not having anyone to rely on or talk to or to look to for support is possibly the strongest pain. He doesn’t want that for anyone else, no matter what they’re like. So even when Levi was a no-debate-about-it asshole, he still wanted him to have at least one person in his life (besides Miss Patrice, of course) who was there for him.
But I’m not sure when he started caring for Levi like a son, and I am not sure exactly why.
okay css question: Has being with and growing fond of Corona changed anything about Jesse? (His opinions on anything? Any wishes or desires? Stuff like that, anything?)
WHOOPS THIS GOT A BIT LENGTHY.
1, 2 and 8 on that question meme for Jesse, please!
1. Does your character dream? Are they vivid, dim, nightmarish? Does your character remember them when they wake?
Yes to all the above.
2. It’s midnight and your character is hungry. What do they dig out of the pantry for a snack?
Midnight is reserved for midnight smoothies, of course.
If you’re staying at Jesse’s house and he’s having a bad night for sleep, chances are around midnight you’ll start hearing shuffling around in the kitchen and eventually the roaring of a blender and then Jesse’s sleepy ‘shh, shh’ because a majority of his life has been spent alone and as a result he tends to talk to appliances and inanimate objects, including telling his blender to shush at night.
8. Your character has a much anticipated date this evening. What do they wear?
The date is at 7PM. At 1PM, if he hasn’t already, Jesse takes a shower. The shower lasts an hour because much of it is spent browsing through his products and trying to figure out what scents he might use or that his date might like. At 2PM, Jesse isn’t worried about clothing because he laid out an outfit last night. A pale yellow sweater and black slacks, nothing too formal, but still nice to make an impression. He focuses on other things then, including his teeth and hair care. At 3PM, when he’s about to sit on the couch and relax, he realizes that he doesn’t know what his date’s feelings are on the matter of yellow. Many people don’t like yellow. What if his date doesn’t have yellow? 3:30PM, Jesse has finally stopped pacing back and forth while trying to decide whether or not to text his date and ask what they think of yellow. What if his date already told him how they feel about yellow and he forgot? What if they think such a question is weird? He finally decides just to start trying different outfits. 4PM, by this point he has pulled out various types of pants and studied them. 5PM, he has gone through his entire collection of vests and sweaters, finding each more unappealing than the last. 6PM, almost the entirety of his wardrobe is flung about his room after he tried whatever piece on and just threw it when it didn’t work out. Panicking, he finally decides on the same pants he started with, a white button up shirt, and tie. He keeps the shirt untucked, doesn’t wear a vest over it, and the look is still casual as he wanted. 7PM, he meets his date. His date is wearing a yellow shirt. Jesse starts laughing and they ask, “What is it?” He shakes his head, kisses their cheek, and says, “Nothing, let’s go.” While walking out, he gives them another kiss and tells them, “You look fantastic, by the way.”
Thanks for the questions, Vin!
3, 6, 14, 16, and 23 please!
3. oldest to youngest
6. most athletic to least
14. most fashionable
16. most confident
23. best to worst chef
4, 7, 15, 17, 19, 22? uwu
I ended up kind of butting out the Spectral Lands crew because they’re only sometimes connected to the Sacrosanct universe.
4. biggest to smallest feet
7. most intelligent
15. most honest to least
17. most likely to save someone in a burning building
19. most likely to get married and have children
22. most mentally stable
Tell us about how your characters fart
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO REMEMBER WHAT I TOLD YOU IN PERSON
I SWEAR I WENT THROUGH LIKE HALF MY CHARACTERS DESCRIBING THEIR FARTS.
Jesse always excuses himself and no one really knows if it’s to go fart or not. If there ever was an occasion where he was gaseous in another’s presence (it’ll never happen), he’d most likely stare at anyone else in the room/Ethaline/any other pets in the most offended manner, trying to pin it on them. For shame, Jesse.
Kyos always jumps at his own farts like a dog that just scared itself.
Junus’ farts attract female elk.
E’s has so much alcohol content that it’s three times as flammable as the normal human average.
Davide’s smells like paint thinner.
King Ghoul’s is a proud bugle, sometimes with distinct separate musical tones that echo hollowly across the sandy dunes of the Wasterlies. He guffaws every single time.
Matthias has farts like tiny kitten mews.
Thanks for this most important CSS question, Star.
What's caused Jesse to become interested in becoming a pacifist and pescetarian? Also what would him becoming a pacifist change? Like I know Jesse isn't scott free from committing acts of violence but to my knowledge he's already not that violent natured. OR MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHING ABOUT THE DEFINITION I DON'T UNDERSTAND?
Before I get talking about this in detail, let me note that I have not yet sorted out all of the timeline. There are other characters potentially involved and I haven’t talked to their creators yet and so I’m not sure who would be there after or if Jesse would have met certain people beforehand, etc.
But without further ado; probably a couple weeks ago, Jesse and E interacted in person. This interaction lead to a fight, Jesse not wanting to be tortured by E again and E wanting a body/not wanting to die/not wanting Belthuba to find him. This fight was half in their minds and half in their bodies and they ended up knowing more about the other than anyone else would ever know, and it ended very violently with Jesse repeatedly bashing E’s face in and then rashly cannibalizing bits of E before he freaked out and ran away. After there was a lull in his freak out, he freaked out about the body, took it home and put it in his cellar freezer. And then called the body an “unwanted guest” a couple weeks later, good job, Jesse.
Experiencing and seeing the things he did in the fight with E unsettled him quite a bit, and then during the low that happened after taking the body, he realized that this wasn’t worth it. Whatever E would have done to him, whether it was a repeat of the events a year ago or worse, killing him was not worth it. If Jesse would have had to grit his teeth and bear it, he feels that would have been better than hurting E. It would have been better than this.
Jesse, although not particularly violent before, was not a pacifist. He might have preferred to settle things other ways, but would not have minded resorting to violence if needed. And may have even craved violence here and there. In particular, if he was a pacifist he might have defended himself, but wouldn’t have done what he did to E.
IDK HOPEFULLY THAT ANSWERS YOUR QUESTION.
hey phantom i was just sort of thinking about this, but i was wondering how jesse would respond if darcy died? what if he got seriously injured or something or was in the hospital? or would that all depend on the how?
Haha, honest to goodness I’ve been avoiding this question because Jesse gets so gorram depressed every time I try to answer it.
The answer to both is basically “not well.”
Jesse’s been aware that he’s been falling away from some people, from his friends—Darcy in particular, he doesn’t talk to as much anymore. This fills him with extreme guilt, but he’s been basically telling himself, it’s alright I’ll visit Darcy as soon as I can, and besides when was the last time he visited me?
If Darcy died, after the initial shock and grief, Jesse would be hit by all those things you always tell yourself you should have done and all those questions that you find hard to answer; I should have visited him more. Did he know how much I cared for him? Would this have happened if I had been there for him? Why didn’t I just talk to him more.
So on and so forth.
First learning about Darcy’s death, if he died, would feel like someone put a barbed bullet through Jesse’s heart. He’d rush to wherever the body was being kept, and I feel that it might be one of the rare times Jesse cries, and he might sob over Darcy’s body.
He’d then go a bit crazy asking himself all those questions, then become withdrawn for awhile.
After that, he’d go to Enyon. He’d see if she needed comfort, if she wanted to get away for awhile, if she needed anything whether it be money for the funeral or just someone to hold her and not say the sickening repeated phrases of “It’ll be alright,” or “He’s in a better place now,” or “He was at peace in the end,” or whatever.
If Darcy wasn’t dead, but seriously injured and in the hospital, Jesse would visit him. If not conscious, Jesse would sit by him and hold his hand. Maybe tell Darcy about his day, or read him books. If he was conscious, Jesse would bring gifts that would range from wonderfully cooked meals and desserts to stuffed animals so tacky that hopefully they’d make Darcy laugh and say something like get that shit out of here jess what is wrong with you. He’d try to get Darcy whatever he wanted.
Jesse’d still check up on Enyon, see if she was okay with what happened to Darcy and if there was anything he could do for her. He’s also noticed that Darcy seems embarrassed whenever Jesse offers money or things like that, so instead of embarrassing him Jesse would go ahead and subtly arrange a way with the hospital to pay most of Darcy’s bills without him noticing. And he might subtly pay for the best doctors money can buy to help Darcy get better.
He’d probably end up sleeping in the hospital a lot, just so someone’s there if Darcy ever wakes up in the middle of the night and finds that being alone in a hospital room or bed or whatever is miserable.
hey phantom!!! i wanted to ask you this too, but could you possibly describe what jesse, envi, garro, septimus, junus, drtyzein, and e smell like?
Jesse, it depends on the time of the year. During the summer, he tends to smell of gardening and soil most often NO MATTER HOW MANY SHOWERS HE TAKES IT LIIINGERS. And sometimes that includes better things than just dirt if he’s working with nice smelling flowers. Sometimes he smells of his pool, or of salt water, and sometimes the spices of his body wash is more apparent. Other times he smells of baking, or of the rain. And in the winter he tends to smell of his house, of log fires, hot cocoa, and wooly sweaters.
At this exact moment he smells of SOIL AND SWEAT and probably sunshine if sunshine has a scent. Gross. Why do folk even like him.
I imagine Envi’ere’s clothing gives off an almost new car scent that covers up whatever her natural scent is most the time.
GARRO SMELLS OF OIL AND GREASE 24/7. NO EXCEPTIONS. Also maybe a touch of sea salt now and again.
Septimus smells of the ocean. And you know? I think she might actually wear perfumes. I’m not sure what would be her favorite, but I could see her having a fondness for fruity/sweet smells. Like apple blossoms, maybe.
Junus smells of justice.
Drytzein has a distinct smell of sex. You can basically taste his skin on your tongue just by his scent. He smells of sex and leather and something that is decidedly sweet like glaze dripping off an expensive cake. All that mixed with something smoky, like a hint of what you smell when walking into a shop that sells incense.
E doesn’t have much of a smell, but depending on how much he’s been drinking he does occasionally carry the scent of alcohol.
Thanks for the question, Aly!
Wake up questions! Flume, Tam, Bandi- Loch; Flume, Tam, Bandi- Lomond; Tam-Spectral King; Flume-King Ghoul; Corona, Nieve, Hont- Jesse.
HEY IT’S CSS so I’m answering some older questions. This one was asking how certain characters would wake up other characters.
Loch would wake up Flume, Tam, and Bandi in the same way. With much screaming and shrieking.
Lomond would not wake up Bandi. Not even if Loch paid him. He’d place some breakfast in front of her door and slither away in fear. He would gently poke and prod at Tam to wake him up. And Flume, Lomond would scoop her into his many arms and writhe until his body had created the perfect warm, snuggle nest and let her wake up naturally.
The Spectral King does not wake up Tam. Tam will not sleep in the Spectral Kingdom. If Tam sleeps in the Spectral Kingdom, Tam will not wake up.
King Ghoul fails to realize that Flume may not be awake simply because King Ghoul is awake. He grabs her body as if she was awake and starts running around with her, telling her all about ghoul things and the jostling and noise will most likely eventually wake her up and she will find herself in the middle of a mad monologue.
For Hont, Jesse would make a tea with a subtle but nice flavor. He’d also provide some type of breakfast roll, oatmeal with fruits in it, and something sweet. He’d put the food in her room, kneel by her bed, and softly call out, “Miss Hont?” If she didn’t wake by that, he would gently stroke her arm or the side of her mask. For Nieve, I feel that he would get an assortment of teas and make a variety of things like crepes. He wouldn’t be comfortable being in her room, and would call to her softly from her door. Maybe knock, just a little bit. And with Corona, (if by some miracle Jesse didn’t wake him up just by getting up) Jesse would carry up whatever food he made that day—bonus points if it involves apples and vinegar—put it on the night stand and crawl into bed. He might lay next to Corona then, and wait for him to naturally wake. Or maybe cover his cheek and neck in lazy kisses. Or straddle Corona’s hips and pull up one of his hands to kiss at the knuckles. What a sap.
Thanks for the questions!
How does Jesse feel about boats and long sea-voyages (cruise or otherwise)?
Wow, I’m late with this stuff.
Jesse thinks these are the best things ever, second only to flying in planes.
I may have mentioned before, but Jesse likes traveling in general. He likes bicycles and cars and motorcycles and trains and boats and planes, basically anything that moves. Well, maybe with an exception of animals/animal-drawn things.
I think a long sea-voyage would only bother him if it were more than a couple months long and didn’t make any stops anywhere. Otherwise, he’d absolutely love them and the combination of both WATER and TRAVELING and
huh, I wonder why he’s never saved up to buy a boat.
Thanks for the question, Aeo!
Jesse inexplicably wakes up to discover that he is now a hobo living in a ditch. What do?
FREAK OUT AAAAH
Actually, Jesse has had periods in his life where he has been poorer than dirt. He knows how to handle money when he’s low on it, and he knows how to survive on little. He doesn’t LIKE to, boy likes his fancy meals and comfy bed, but he has the ability to.
So, after making sure he has everything he needs to survive, he’d probably go about trying to figure out what happened. First, by trying to remember if he drank anything weird from strangers (this is something likely to happen with Jesse) or if he made out with a witch (also oddly likely) and if he couldn’t figure it out from memory, he’d do his best to make it back to the Nephilaim Estate. Once there, he’d see if his house is still there, and if it was he’d see if anyone was living in it. If there wasn’t he’d just be like okay and reestablish himself back into his home. If there was someone else living there, he’d do all he could to find out about them. Mostly by spying from the bushes like a creepy hobo. If the house wasn’t there at all, I think he’d try to find out if there’s any of his paranormal investigator acquaintances back from the old days who would be willing to help him. If they didn’t remember him, he’d still do his best to convince them to help him all the same.
And if nothing he did worked or helped or explained anything and he was stuck as a hobo, Jesse would probably sigh, and accept his new fate as best he could.
Thanks for the question, Sorrel!
Ok I am so sorry now I am curious what JESSE would do if he woke up and was in Levi's body. What would he do in Levi's house/around his gadgets? Would he do anything with Patrice? HOW WOULD HE FEEL ABOUT BEING IN SUCH A SMALL ILL BODY? WHAT IF WHILE IN LEVI'S BODY HE GOT A REQUEST TO TAKE A HIT ON SOMEONE?
The first thing he’d do would be to FREAK OUT
AND THEN RUN ABOUT TRYING TO FIGURE WHAT IN HEAVENS HAPPENED- and he’d probably overexert himself and end up panting and coughing against a wall somewhere, wide-eyed and wondering why on earth he feels like this. He’d swear the last time he was this exhausted he at least gave the girl twenty-four climaxes first.
The shortness, smallness, and lightness would all throw him off- he’d go to get things in Levi’s kitchen and be perplexed that he has to tiptoe up rather than lean down to get them. But I think overexertion would be more of a problem, where he’d just try to do too much at once and wear himself out- or, well. Jesse’s graceful with his body, and delicate and gentle towards other people, but he isn’t exactly easy on himself. With Levi’s body he’d get bumped and cut and otherwise hurt and end up sore and trying to figure out why he’s so sore and tired and he’d lay awake at night wondering what he’s supposed to do with the excess of bed that isn’t taken up by the mass of his usual body.
He would braid Patrice’s hair and get her clothes and cackle evilly while doing both.
He wouldn’t understand like half of Levi’s gadgets and after turning on like three different alarms he’d probably try not to mess with Levi’s stuff as much as physically possible- and if he got a request to take a hit on someone, he would decline. He’d decline by saying he was working on a more important hit- that way Levi wouldn’t lose anything with his reputation, but that way Jesse wouldn’t have to do the hit (and screw everything up) either.
He’d probably do his best to figure out how to get things back to the way they were, but in the mean time would be drinking like nothing but health drinks and eating so many vegetables and running just a little bit every morning and taking Levi’s body to a spa to get it all cleaned up an healthy.
Always leave a body better than how you found it, right.
Jesse’d actually be a little worried because THE LAST TIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENED, HE ENDED UP IN HIS CURRENT CANON BODY AND WASN’T ABLE TO GET RID OF IT, HAHA.
Thanks for the question, Ria.
gonna ask u this too. do jesse, junus, envi, garro, and septimus have a favorite food/dish/meal/etc? if so, what is it? uwu
Not going to lie, with all the fabulous foods he can make, from the elegant french dishes to exotic thai meals, Jesse's favorite is the traditional English breakfast. He doesn't usually eat it during breakfast, but he sure loves eggs, bacon, sausage, fried bread, mushrooms, and baked beans. He likes black teas with this, but he also keeps a secret store of orange juice in his fridge always. He likes breakfasts and dinners.
Junus doesn’t really have a, uh, refined taste in food. Basically he doesn’t like sweet things, and after that he mostly likes things that are filling and sustaining. He really likes bread and hearty soups and jerky. Dinner is his favorite meal.
Goodness, does that man like his jerky.
Envi’ere tends to just eat the space meal bars like most people in space. She likes vegetables and seafoods; basically anything that can be steamed in its own shell and eaten. So crustaceans and insects. She doesn’t really enjoy meat that doesn’t come in a shell and is on bones like ew weird. I don’t think she has a favorite meal.
Garro loves microwaveable meal and pizza and pretzels and hamburgers and cheeseburgers and chilidogs and grilled cheese sandwiches. He loves lunch because lunch is the best meal of the day and he takes after his fabulous creator who also knows that lunch is the best meal of the day and has all my favorite things to eat.
God, I love lunch.
Commodore Septimus likes breakfast and actually eats breakfast in the morning unlike some Jesse punk. She likes sweet, sugary, pretty-much-dessert-in-breakfast-disguise things, but she also really loves like any type of oatmeal. She likes plain oatmeal and she likes mixing things in with oatmeal and she likes cinnamon oatmeal. Oatmeal’s pretty awesome.
Thanks for the question, Aly!