[This started out as a personal sketch blog but quickly became an haha-tumblr-is-hilarious-and-everything-goes blog. I also started this thing called Character Solidifying Sunday; related to this I talk way too much about my OCs.
Feel free to drop me a question or seven in my askbox.]
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!
If some of your characters were PROFESSIONAL HITMEN/ASSASSINS (let's leave Jesse's *artistic* phase out of this unless it was more professional then it tends to sound) in their own time (for characters who have lived a while I guess you can CHOOSE A TIME) what would be their general approach to their contracts and what methods and weapons would they favour? How would they handle receiving contracts and getting paid? How expensive do you think they'd be?
Heh, yeah, Jesse’s “artistic” phase wasn’t professional at all.
Um! Well, Envi’ere actually is an assassin- how much she is paid depends on the job. Sometimes it’s barely anything and sometimes it’s enough to keep her fed and housed for months on end. Her weapons depend on the job but she likes things that are close and quick, poisoned knives and impossibly sharp blades.
If Junus were an assassin… he wouldn’t be a very good assassin.
Kind of like how a tank wouldn’t be a very good assassin.
Basically he’d be hired if you wanted someone dead, but inconspicuousness isn’t his strong suite.
wow i’m thinking through and a lot of my characters would just make bad assassins.
Jesse, should he ever be convinced to choose such a career path, would probably make one of the better ones. He’d use his charisma to work information out of his hit’s family and co-workers. He’d be a master at manipulating events and settings to where there’s no possible way the hit didn’t die from accidental incidents/genetic family disease/that one time they lived by a chemical plant as a kid suddenly taking its toll on them. He’d be the kind of professional that you’d only know about if you already knew about him and would be horribly, horribly expensive.
Also E will off someone if you give him ten bucks.
He might do it for free.
Maybe throw in some kind of two-for-one deal if you throw in vodka.
Thanks for the question, Aeo!
If Jesse, Selidor, King Ghoul, and Junus could all have one material thing for Christmas, what would it be?
I don’t think Jesse‘d ever get it for himself or even think about wanting it, but if he could get any one material thing I’d get him either a body pillow or a stuffed animal OH MY GOD THIS IS HORRIBLE but so he’d have something to hold at night and sob against when he’s alone because he’s
Selidor… I can’t actually think of anything he would want? LIKE ANYTHING? FOOD IS A GOOD PRESENT FOR HIM? HE LIKES APPLES? AND ALSO CARAMEL? It’s kind of funny, ever since he’s gotten on the Aegis and become part of its crew, he hasn’t really wanted for much.
Just give King Ghoul your left overs and used condoms and he’ll be good. (Actually a home would be really nice. It would be… a Christmas miracle.)
I think Junus would like a new aeol.
Thank you so much for the question, Ria!
then i will ask yOOOOOU! Are Jesse, Selidor, and Junus morning people? If not, what are they in the morning? [In Selidor's case I guess you would consider his 'morning' as the early time when people start waking up IN SPAAAACE]
JESSE is the opposite of a morning person. It’s not that he doesn’t wake up, it’s that he doesn’t really…. WAAAAAKE up. Most of the time Jesse is a people person. The mornings are the exception to this. People talk too loud and they don’t make sense and they do things too fast and it makes Jesse grumpy and want to crawl under the pile of blankets meticulously bunched up on his bed into the form of a nest. It takes at least an hour and a for him to actually wake up and become a functioning citizen of Learillow. When he gets up depends on his night before and he can wake up anytime from three in the morning to two in the afternoon.
Selidor is a SHORT NAP WHENEVER HE FEELS LIKE kind of guy. I think the majority of his other crewmates have a kind of ‘night schedule’ when they sleep (though the cyborgs only sleep for like twenty minutes so maybe they don’t count), so Selidor takes about an hour to two hour naps whenever he’s feeling tired. It seems to suit him fine.
Junus is such an old person I’m not even kidding. He goes to sleep like at eight and wakes up like five every morning. He’s, of course, not perky in the morning, but he is more alert and active then.
Thank you for the question, Spire!
I've always wanted to ask this, but if some of your characters were Pokemon trainers, what Pokemon would they have on their team?
I actually don’t know much about pokemon at, like, all.
The last time I watched the show there was only 150 of them and the last time I played only red and blue versions existed. It’s not that I’m one of those people who is like UGH ONLY THE FIRST GENERATION WAS GOOD, it’s just that it didn’t really hold my attention.
I think the only poke’mon I really know anything about are Gastly, Haunter, and Gangar.
Though sometimes I do like thinking random “what if” things with poke’mon because a world run and powered by the fact that there are monsters living all around them is pretty fascinating.
Like with Jesse, I thought it would be interesting if a dude was just wandering around eating people’s poke’mon. I can’t even remember why. But yeah I drew him a poke’mon based outfit once back in the day.
Anyway, thanks for the question all the same- but I’m sorry I don’t really know enough to answer it properly!
SO if some of your characters were protagonists in their own video games, what type of video game would they star in? What would be the graphical design angle and how well would the controls function? And IF YOU CAN what do you think the basic plots/objectives would be? (You reblogged a wreck-it ralph gif, this is totally your fault.)
Jesse stars in a cooking game for the early days of the wii where after every successful move he gets an anime ^u^ kind of face and claps. When you mess up he pouts.
I was going to answer this seriously but holy crap I wrote that and why even try to top it with other characters.
Okay, but seriously. If I could just produce every one of my stories in their most appropriate media and get them out in the world right now, I think Junus’ story might be best produced as a videogame. Or as a like five-book long epic that only a few people care about but then those people make it into really long and dramatic movies or anime series or comic interpretations.
Anyway, Junus’ videogame would be a mix of half of the Final Fantasy games, Shadow of the Colossus, and Dante’s Inferno/Darksiders.
It would have the hour-long cutscenes like Square Enix games, like little mini movies throughout the game, and it’d take place over like five playstation disks-and if you beat it under 90 hours, you’re rushing. It’d have the ideas of a large story arc with a lot of mini arcs (though maybe that might be more relate-able to games like Skyrim or Borderlands). And Junus would be the main character, but you could exchange your teammates out for other characters. Kyos would end up being popular, somehow.
You wouldn’t cut to battle scenes like in many Square Enix games, however. Like when you run into an enemy, then the scene changes and there’s battle music and afterwards you do a victory dance and collect your loot. Instead it would have badguys just running around. Minor bad guys would have a button-masher feel to them, like Dante’s Inferno (and I think Darksiders too, but it’s been awhile since I’ve played that), where you button mash as much as you can to do as much damage as possible to as many things as possible.
You’d start out fighting with Epitaph, Junus’ short almost butcher-knife-like sword, but learn how to use Testament as you go. Testament’s dimension ripping abilities would appear in the game as short-distance teleportation abilities. You’d hit whichever button activates that ability at the same time as hitting a direction, and suddenly appear a few feet in that direction. This would be really useful in situations where a group is either swarming you or changing you or something and then BAMPH you’re behind them now- but might take some time getting used to or else you end up teleporting into a wall and dying or teleporting off a cliff or into a center of enemies, etc.
Junus would also have to fight huge monsters and ‘gods’ on occasion, just massive larger-than-life opponents that you have to climb on to attack and ride a horse to catch up to and then teleport all over them so they don’t kick you off- it’d be very similar in idea to games like Shadow of the Colossus. The monsters would be the main artistic feature of the game, as well as the landscapes. Having Skyrim kind of artisticness to the landscapes would be awesome.
The final battle would be against someone who has the same abilities as Junus.
So, yeah. Long game with a long plot, various types of baddies to beat, different abilities, probably would have things like potions to heal you and shiz, but would have minigames like where you have to collect items from different people and shiz, and you could beat it. Would have a leveling system as well. THE BEST-SELLING GAME OF THE PHANTOM PHRANCHISE.
Selidor’s videogame would be a horror videogame IN SPACE. I actually haven’t had the chance to play any of the Deadspaces, despite them seeming like something I would love, but I imagine there would be some similar themes to those.
The plot wouldn’t be horribly deep, basically Selidor would be separated from the rest of the group on a small ship that was until recently docked on the much larger haunted ship, the Aegis. The ‘main goals’ would be to fix the broken parts of the ship and then regain control of it before it crashes- but it would soon become apparent that this is easier said than done as this ship is haunted as well. There’d be dead creatures that are either alien zombies or figments of your imagination trying to kill you.
I enjoy first person shooter horrors like the Condemneds, F.E.A.R.s, Bioshocks, and others- I think it’s effective for making horror games more intense when your perspective is limited- but I don’t think Selidor’s game would be. It would actually borrow ideas from… I think the second Silent Hill? Where the limited perspective comes from the camera angle, so suddenly you’re walking down a narrow hallway and the camera angle is weird, like from the bottom of the wall looking up towards your face- and you can’t CHANGE IT and all you can see is BEHIND YOU and you don’t know WHAT YOU’RE WALKING INTO. That pissed me off so much in Silent Hill 2, but gosh it was effective. Also from Silent Hill 2 (I think), and sometimes in Condemned, the character would look towards important objects like weapons or health bottles or save points- so you kind of start naturally running towards whatever they’re looking at, if they start looking at something, but then that just scares the piss out of you when it turns out halfway through the game that they start looking at monsters too.
I also really like the idea of certain elements of the game being effected by the state of the character, like in Amnesia where the more you’re in the dark, the more you go crazy, and the more you go crazy the more noises you hear and the more woogly your screen goes. I think that would work well with a mentally unstable character like Selidor. His would be effected by health, and the less health you had the more there would be objects that lOOKED like monsters but weren’t, or monsters that stay really still and look like normal things. Stuff like that.
Also there wouldn’t be much music, like in Limbo, and so sounds are accented and when there is music you start to feel uneasy like something’s about to jump out and eat you.
Also gore. There would be no skimping out on gore.
And while writing that I had some time to actually think on what a game with Jesse would be like.
I’m not sure if you’re familiar with L.A. Noire, but the smallest nutshell ever of the game is that you go around solving crimes by examining evidence, collecting clues, and questioning people- and while questioning people you can study their faces to figure out whether or not they’re lying.
I think it would be interesting to kind of take those ideas, but put them on the other side of the law. Jesse’s game would be dark. It would take place during the days of the Red Artist, and you would use people’s expressions to figure out how to best manipulate them. If you do it incorrectly, they are NOT MANIPULATED, and everything falls apart. At crime scenes you would figure out, looking at the actual evidence you left behind, how to best cover up your crime and maybe how to blame other characters in the game for what you did. There’d be a twist you’d find later where if you lead the police to think that it was another character and they’re incarcerated, you end up NEEDING THEM BUT TOO BAD YOU WERE A DOUCHE.
There wouldn’t be as much action, like shooting or fighting or anything, but there would be in places. Like you’d get in a fist fight, or someone would be chasing after you with a gun. I think there’d be a dual plot of someone knowing you’re a demon and trying to exorcise you and you trying to avoid them.
I feel like I’ve written nonstop so I will just leave it at those three characters.
Thanks for the question, Aeo!
Would it unnerve/bother Jesse at all to hear other people's opinions/observations about him (in detail)? Would he be bothered more or less if these observations were accurate (OR if they were things he agreed with)?
HMMM, I think the more accurate to how he was the more unnerved he would be. If it were things that just have to do with him in the present/things he agreed on, less so. If it were things in the past, more so.
No one he used to know since… anyone he’s met between 30s-60s and upwards to the present is still around. No one knows what he used to be like, not even his oldest friend Anon. Someone knowing about those things would make him uncomfortable. The last time someone knew about his past is because he found out a collection of Davide’s memoirs and journals was gathered up and published in a book, he collected any existing copies and disposed of all but one. And the last time someone knew about his past there was a group of people who tried to summon and bind him and it was all very frustrating and irksome and brought up things he didn’t want to think about. So yeah, people being able to describe him accurately, especially if it involved his past, would unnerve him.
I think it's a NEAT QUESTION for older characters, so I hope that anon doesn't mind I'm stealing it (or that you don't mind, I really hope this ask gets through, too). Does Jesse ever feel as old as he is? (And, actually, unless I'm mistaken the Spectral King is pretty old, too, isn't she? Same question to her if she is, if she's NOT THAT OLD then, man, something about the way she looks and how you talk about her makes her seem ancient-like.)
I really did like this question and reading your answer for it, so thank you!
Jesse actually doesn’t, for the most part. It’s not that he feels younger than he is either- I don’t know, I think it’d kind of be like summers as a kid, when you don’t have a job and don’t have school and so all the days kind of blend in and feel similar. For the most part, Jesse doesn’t really notice time passing. I mean, he does
There are some things he’s realized that make him different- I liked what you said about Veene, and I quote; “the things he knows and the things that shape his actions and mannerisms are based on more experiences than a short lifespan would allow, and he carries all that around with him all the time”- Jesse’s noticed that in himself, that he carries all of that around with him all the time. It’s a part of who he is.
And another big difference is that he realizes there are things important to people with a short lifespan that just aren’t for him, there are things that are so urgent for some of the people he knows, and sometimes they ask if he’s bothered by things and he’s really not. If he wants something, he could wait years for it, decades. If someone hurts him? He can take comfort in the fact that they’ll die long before he does. If someone is stubborn? He’ll wait them out. I think Veene asked him how he was able to deal with Levi back when Levi (I’m sorry, Ria) was for lack of better words, a douchebag. If not I think it’s been joked about- and it seriously wasn’t some task for him. Jesse knew either Levi would someday get at least used to Jesse (which he did), or that eventually they’d drift apart and it’d be but a small episode in Jesse’s long life. If nothing else, Jesse tends to have patience.
He also feels time passing more keenly when he watches people around him grow up and move on, whether it be his children or lovers or friends. Possibly because they serve as a point of reference. But more likely because he knows he’ll hurt when they’re gone.
I actually don’t know and haven’t really thought of this before, but I wonder if Jesse doesn’t feel older because he’s so insecure and vulnerable and childlike with quite a few things.
The Spectral King is very old. Probably one of my oldest characters, in that sense. But though she has a concept of time, it is not the same as humans view time. It also doesn’t help that the Spectral Lands function on a “timeline” that does not correspond with the Drome Lands or the Waking Realm (our world) or any surrounding area. You could see the Spectral King one day, then see her the next and something of eons have passed for her. Or vice versa.
I don’t think I could aptly describe how it functions or how she views it, at least not at this time. But I can say that she does does on occasion feel very old, mostly around others like her subjects. This isn’t really in body or, I guess, in even how old she is, but in how young everyone else seems around her. She’s acutely aware of how, even as old as they are, immature in both experience and knowledge they are next to her. They seem changeable and gone so quickly. It’s not like in a wink of the eye or anything, but maybe the difference of thinking of how long one might have children around and how long one might have a pet hamster around. Her subjects feel to be in the “pet hamster” duration of time. One of the reasons she’s fond of King Ghoul, stupid as he is, is that he’s very ageless and that he at least won’t be going or changing any time too quickly.
Oh, and even though he wasn’t mentioned I’m going to through Junus into this. Junus is not immortal, but Testament does extend his life and slow the aging process down. So at forty he still looked to be in his twenties, at eighty he looked to be in his forties, at a hundred he looked in his sixties, or something like that. There wasn’t an actual mathematical division of his-age-to-our-age but yeah. So he ends up going through some of the same things my older characters have, but unlike them he expected to have a normal life and he is actually aging- at least, aging enough for him to notice the differences here and there. So, unlike the above characters, he does feel as old as he is despite his body being younger. This gets more frustrating when he does get older and can’t do some of the things he used to, but that he could do for such a long period of his life.
Thank you for the question, Aeo!
*Jesse, Selidor, Spectral King, and Lomond please
Jesse, as a whole, does not like fairytales. (dundunDUN, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT, LEVI) There are a few exceptions to that, however.
Women make Selidor uncomfortable.
The Spectral King, as well as her spectral citizens, are somewhat unique in the fact that they are fairly normal being in their own realm, but fairly terrifying in any other realm or world they enter.
Lomond is not actually a goblin.
SO. WHAT WOULD SOME OF YOUR CHARACTERS BE AS SUGAR RACERS? You don't have to draw for this or anything but what would their names be and what SGUARY GOODNESS would their designs and cars revolve around?
So I’ve started typing this out like three times but every time Jesse starts sounding like some kind of dessert kink poster boy. I don’t know what his name would be, but his design would be based on fruits covered in caramel and chocolate. His car would be the HAUTE ROD and the design would revolve around that $25K dessert, frozen haute chocolate. You know, the one with the gold flakes in it, because it’s Jesse. He’d never win any races, not because of his lack of competitive spirit, but because he’d get lost every time. EVERY. TIME.
Wait no I just thought of a name.
Junus doesn’t actually like sweet things and if he lived in a world with modern candy he’d probably be DISGUSTED. But he might acquire a taste for things that are sour. His hair would be made out of those sour straw string things. His car would be THE WAR MACHINE and be made out of warheads candy. His purpose in entering any races would be to destroy the competition. No, I don’t mean that in a metaphorical way. He’d be known as General Lemon.
Like me, Selidor Jezerit has a horrible sweet tooth and a love for some similar candies, like goo-filled gummy bugs and kazoozles. The more pure sugar is involved, the better. He’d have his scifi powered armor, but lights and knee/arm guards would be replaced by gushers and the tighter coiled armor would use things like fruit-by-the-foot. His space helmet would look kind of like a jaw breaker. His racecar would actually be a SMALL HOVERCRAFT kind of in the shape of a pointed-cone/waffle icecream cone, the pointed bottom facing forward instead of towards the ground. It’d involve the gummy candy, dots, and be called THE DOTS STAR. His name would be something like Skittlesdor Juicyret. He’d probably be the best of these three characters at racing, ON THE CONDITION that Jesse didn’t start ahead of him- if Jesse was ahead at him at first, then Selidor would follow him and be lost right along with him.
Thanks for the question, Aeo! This was super fun to answer.
Is there some aspect of Jesse that is NOT his face and therefore CAN be trusted?
Well, going back several hundred years, Jesse stole the body he’s in via possession, so I guess none of his face is technically his. But that might make it even less trustable.
Thanks for the questions, Sorrel!
Why shouldn't I trust Jesse's face?
Jesse has had a long life where he’s been villain and hero and basically everything in between. Well, maybe never quite the hero. As of now, he’s trying to be a good person but keeps making really stupid mistakes and decisions.
His face shouldn’t be trusted because he tends to look shy, perhaps cute, or on occasion confident. Ignoring whether or not he is any of these things, he is still capable of horrible things and these things unfortunately usually happen to the people who trust him.