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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.
Jesse in a sexy (also maybe a not sexy? BOTH?) Pikachu outfit
jesse is under the assumption that is some kind of weird japanese rave cat
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There’s a lot of these so this is under a readmore too.
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Man, HOW PHILOSOPHICAL. Could there be beings who can create in the same way Elo erases? Maybe there aren't or maybe they'd just never come into the story, but it'd be neat (for me, anyway) to think about it. Where if they make something they also fabricate a history for the thing as if it always was. Hmhmhm.
I personally believe that anything is possible, though that does not make everything probable, and most things require certain steps or situations to be met before they are possible.
In Eraser, if a being exists that can undo things, then yes, of course it’s possible that there are beings who can create in the same way. And, more than just being possible, if that being exists then the probability of the opposite existing is much higher.
I also really like the idea of something creating like that- a phrase I have used in a story or a poem or I don’t even remember is “we are the sum of our memories”- and though it had to do with a cloning story, I have thought about how creating fabricated memories/histories could essentially create an individual’s reality. I’M NOT SURE IF THAT WOULD EVER COME UP IN ERASER, but that is really neat to think about.
DO YOU NOT KNOW ME AND HOW EVERYTHING IS BASED UPON CIRCUMSTANCE AND HOW ANY GIVEN THING IS INFLUENCED UPON A THOUSAND OTHER THINGS. It required setting and context and situations and examples and previously knowing Elo and the things that Elo told him about what he did (if a random stranger came up to you and said ‘tell me what you remember about your mother’ you’d be more likely to assume they’re a creeper rather than they have some kind of special ability.) No, that was not all it took, but it was the tipping point.
What does Elo have to do to erase things? Does he just touch them or think them gone or do a ritual or what? Does he also forget about the things he erases or does he remember them? Can he un-erase a thing that has been erased? Are all of his species born with this power or is he special - or did he learn it? Is it a power that can be learned? Is he on his own or is he being directed to erase things by someone?
Going to kind of answer these in REVERSE ORDER. WHAT UP. In the Eraser universe, the unnamed government power (man, I need to name both the planet and the government sometime) has extensive lists and detailing of every alien that has ever been seen by anyone and that does exist and then some that just may exist, etc. On the main planet, there is a whole mess of procedures and permits that aliens must go through and have to just BE on the main planet, no less live there. Those that do not have the correct permits and licenses are investigated by a federal agent, and if they’re okay (which is rare if they don’t already have the permits) everything goes back to normal, if not, then they are shipped off the planet and basically all of their physical possessions on planet are confiscated by the government as payment.
Monty, the main character, is one of the people who questions and investigates suspected illegal aliens. Elo is brought in as a suspected illegal alien (and it turns out that he has no home, nor car, nor anything [including permits], so he is an illegal alien), which wouldn’t be too suspicious in of itself. The suspicious thing is that those alien records I mentioned the government having on basically any non-earth race? Yeah, there is nothing about Elo or anything like Elo anywhere.
He is one of a kind, an alien species of a single unit. It’s possible that he did belong to a larger species before and they were either wiped out or they are just very, very far away and Elo is separated from them by several galaxies. Or maybe he’s something else entirely. Whatever the case is, he doesn’t talk about there being anyone else like him. Ever. It’s one of the few things he wouldn’t answer if you asked. As far as he knows, he has always had his abilities.
He is also directed by something; it is a force that when he describes it, sounds like a mix between Fate and God. It is something that is not seen, heard, smelled, etc. but he feels its direction inside of him and erases only based upon those orders.
Either he has faith in something that is very, very powerful… Or he’s just crazy as balls.
Elo cannot un-erase a thing. Once it is done, it is done. Though I should note, if the ability to undo the erasing popped out of nowhere, I’m not sure if he would disobey or risk making the Fate/God he follows unhappy by going against its orders and influences.
His powers also do not work on himself. He cannot erase himself or the things he’s done (possibly why he can’t undo an erasing) and HAHA, he also has either a photographic or nigh photographic memory and cannot forget the things that he can make everyone else forget about.
To erase things, he must first be present around the thing he’s going to erase for awhile. He must learn about it, know it. And then the process of erasing is a mix of mental exertion, touching, and a bit of a ritual that involves his blood and a prayer to the Fate/God he follows.
Thank you so much for the Eraser questions, Aeo!
Is the symbol on Evelyn's arm a symbol of her gang or is it from something else (if it is, what does it mean to her)? What's the cause she fights for? And what are the sort of things she doesn't understand (beyond being large concepts)? How did she get to be running a gang? Did she start it or was it passed on to her? What does the gang do?
The symbol is the symbol of Pound, but also means something to her personally. Though most people don’t know this, and Pound has just become a word representing that group of people, called Pounds- it comes from the phrase “pound of flesh” and for the gang it is a reminder of the price they pay to a corrupt and controlling government, regardless of whether or not they want to pay it and regardless of whether or not they get anything in return for their payment. For Evelyn, the symbol of the eye is kind of a literal visualization of what she lost- which was in an altercation with her cousin that wouldn’t have happened if women and men had equal rights and treatment.
You can read about it a bit in the last post, but she fights against the unfairness of the government. She doesn’t understand a lot of things- she doesn’t comprehend just how large the government is, and how much power it has, she doesn’t really understand how to organize a terrorist movement against them and kind of barrels through violently with a lot of motivation and lack of fear without a sense of direction or planning, she also doesn’t understand (or doesn’t care) about all the people she hurts on her path that don’t have much to do with the government or how it’s run.
And the other questions were answered on the last ask!
Thanks for the question, Aeo!
Does St. George believe in good vs. evil - that black or white mentality? Does he have any nervous gestures or habits or body language that's sort of unique to him? Is he right handed or left handed or is he ambidextrous? Where's his moral compass at? Does he have a good sense of direction? Does he work well with others?
Yes, he does. Adamantly. Especially in the beginning of Sacrosanct, there’s white and black and like the only grey area comes from him not working on the side of the government and breaking their rules. I actually think that’s one of the reasons he doesn’t get along with Jesse at first and why Jesse just GETS UNDER HIS SKIN- because Jesse, particularly in Sacrosanct, is like… made up of grey area. He’s the definition of the grey area. And you can’t really put him into white or black, good or evil, and THAT BRINGS GEORGE’S BELIEFS INTO QUESTION.
Saint George is a pacer. Particularly when irritated and nervous, he paces. Up and down wears holes in your floor kind of pacing. I know that isn’t just UNIQUE TO HIM but man he paces a lot; he gets kind of antsy in general if he’s not doing something or doesn’t have some way to occupy himself. If he’s not pacing, he has a habit of tearing up any nearby papers to shreds without realizing- until he looks down and there’s like confetti all over his legs.
He is right handed, but is familiar enough with his left hand that like, if he ever lost it, I think it wouldn’t take him too long to adapt. He kind of has wretched handwriting anyway (he’s barely literate, really) so that part wouldn’t be much of a difference. Otherwise, yeah, right handed.
His moral compass is pointed pretty strongly towards SERVE THE PEOPLE. SERVE MY COUNTRY. SERVE GOD. SERVE JUSTICE.
His sense of direction is pretty good. I think there might be a LIITTLE BIT OF BIAS THERE because he’s lived in the area Sacrosanct takes place in and thereabouts all his life, so he knows the area and knows how to get around it quite well. If in a new city he’d probably know how to get north and south but everything else would require a bit of work.
And no, no he doesn’t work well with others at all. He doesn’t lead, which is probably good since he doesn’t talk, but nor does he take orders or cooperate. If you were working in a group project with him, and assigned him to do the section on William Blake’s life or something, he’d either stare at you, turn around, walk away and never be seen again- or he’d feel like doing someone else’s part/like their part was more important and just do it and no one would have covered the part he was SUPPOSED to cover.
He can buckle down when it’s really important, but the way he works in a group is by no means smooth- and when he “joins” the main Sacrosanct group, his inability to play well with others causes them a couple problems.
What kind of swords does St. George know how to use? How'd they come to be known as St. George if he never talks? As he ever considered any other kind of weaponry - or a more peaceful/less harmful mode of fighting (like bare fists or something)? Can you talk about how he got involved with demons and such or did he just sort've COME ACROSS THOSE in his efforts to protect the people? What's his favourite food?
Foil, sabre, épée, pariser, and idk, probably rapier. Basically long and thin swords, particularly those used for fencing. Though St. George is the kind of person who will use anything that is on hand, so even though they’re not trained in other types of swords, that wouldn’t stop him from like taking a broad sword off a wall and charging at an opponent.
THIS IS ACTUALLY SOMETHING I HAVEN’T FIGURE OUT YET. When I first made Sacrosanct, it took place much closer to the present, and the two characters I created first for it were Matthias (who wasn’t Matthias then and was a girl) and St. George. George still rode a motorcycle, but it was modern and, lo and behold, the license plate read STGEORGE. Thus how the name caught on and stuck. But I haven’t figured out how it catches on and sticks in 1930s Sacrosanct. I think the best bet is that George’s landlady let’s slip George’s name to someone else, and out of irony the “saint” kind of gets stuck in front of it. I’ll have to think about that one.
As I just mentioned, George uses what’s available. He uses what’s there, and what’s effective. Usually his sword fits both those categories since he’s trained in using it and he carries it around. He doesn’t mind using other means though. I think that I’ve mentioned one of the first introductions to him in Sacrosanct is him kicking Jesse in the face.
Yeah, ANOTHER REASON I’M NOT SURE HOW OTHER PEOPLE WOULD CALL HIM ST. GEORGE WITHOUT HIM TELLING THEM THE NAME is because he had an encounter with a demonic being when he was fairly young. The demon was… vaguely draconian, but did cause quite a bit of fire damage in George’s childhood home and gave him some considerably drastic burn wounds across his body. The similarities were enough for him (and he was called george then) to relate himself to SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON and consider himself to be on a mission from God as a heroic figure. His experiences with fire actually give him and Matthias (who dealt with a fire of his own in his youth, though he doesn’t remember it) a kind of relating point later on in the comic.
I think his favorite food would be curry, which you could find in Britain at the time, and particularly in the area he lives in which has a great deal of immigrants.