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!
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!
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!
Junus likes telling and reading stories, but sometimes he wishes he were creative enough to make up the stories himself.
I don’t remember half of what I’ve said about these characters and what I haven’t, so if I say something you already know JUST TELL ME.
This actually isn’t canon, but I like the idea and wouldn’t mind using it sometime. But I was actually going to use JUNUS for PHOCT, with the plot idea of him searching for his wife, Sending (Grendel’s character, which I know you know but yeah), who after becoming a human would not be immortal and would have died before Junus.
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.
KYOS, JUNUS, AND JESSE all have to run/work-on a horse farm for a week - in one scenario working as a team and in the other they each work individually. How would each handle the work, and how would they handle the work as a team?
BUT AEO I KNOW CLOSE TO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT HORSES NOR WHAT GOES ON IN A HORSE FARM.
I’m guessing that there’d be a lot of chore work like cleaning and setting up stuff in the stables and feeding and grooming? Maybe walking or riding the horses? Maybe? MAYBE??????
So, Jesse tends to make animals nervous and panicky at the least, even worse when there’s a crowd of animals. It’s the nervous and panicky on top of a mob mentality. (Though, with animals maybe it’d be a stampede mentality?) But he’d really want to help and at least once early on he’d walk into the midst of all the horses in their stalls and there’d nigh be a riot and Junus would just glare and point and Jesse would dejectedly walk out while Kyos went about calming the horses.
To prevent that from happening again, Jesse would work mostly on his own making sure everything was in order on the farm as far away from the horses as possible, or when Kyos and Junus take the horses out to do… whatever it is horses do. Wait, except Junus doesn’t trust Jesse worth a lick (even less than he trusts Kyos, incidentally), so he’d probably work with Jesse a majority of the time. Jesse would try to start up a conversation like every five minutes only to be cut off by a sharp glare by Junus. This would, at first, make work such a toil for Jesse but he’d eventually find that Junus doesn’t seem to mind music playing nor Jesse singing along with it, which helps.
Kyos is unnaturally good with animals, especially horses, though sometimes his own mood and emotions can effect them. Junus (who would have taken a ‘leader’ position pretty immediately) would make sure that Kyos isn’t being excitable or furious or malicious, make sure he’s calm, and basically turn him loose
to be free among his people to go interact with and take care of the horses. Junus would help him whenever he wasn’t helping (aka watching over like a hawk) Jesse.
I think they’d do surprisingly well, working together with their different strengths. Jesse wouldn’t want to do it for long, just because I imagine trying to avoid horses on a horse farm would be tedious after awhile. Kyos wouldn’t have a big opinion or emotional response about the experience, though he’d be the calmest he’s been in like… forever while actually working. Junus would actually do the worst of the three- he wouldn’t be bad off, per se, but trying to keep Kyos and Jesse in line and keep them from doing anything stupid or to keep Kyos from killing/sleeping with/both Jesse would be pretty tiring. Give him a war any day instead.