Subject: A number of answers.
Posted on: 2017-06-02 21:48:01 UTC
Michael: On the first question, it was rather unsettling the first few times he died, but he has become more skilled at avoiding death, whatever he may claim, and I have become somewhat adjusted to it. I cannot say it doesn't disturb me to some degree, but that degree has gradually lessened over the course of our association.
On the second, he can focus. However, unless it interests him, he usually chooses not to. Therefore, I endeavor to make our missions as interesting as possible, and, when that fails... I endure.
My glasses, at the most basic level, alter the information entering or exiting my eyes. For example, my Tracker's Lenses highlight the point at which the soul and the sole of the person I am tracking met the surface they were walking upon, assuming they were walking. There are, of course, other means of transportation. Unfortunately, when someone takes them, it has a tendency to give one a headache. I do not recommend trying to track someone who has decided to go for a swim in the ocean.
Apecian: Well, basically, I've got a store of soul energy stored in my Philosopher's Stone. Not how Philosopher's Stones are supposed to work, but the idiot who made me didn't know that, and that's one glitter side-effect I don't want fixed. But, anyways, that energy is used to heal me whenever I get injured. As for favorite death? Nah, that one still rules. Seriously, it was awesome.
Michael: I have not noticed any patterns in the kind of work we receive, no.
Apecian: Unless you call the lack of pattern a pattern, in which case, yeah. Also, we usually don't ever get the same kind of thing over and over and over again. The one time we got stuck in a fandom for about a dozen missions, first it was a Sue, then it was Bad Slash, then Bad Slash again, then a Crossover, then a Troll, then Bad Angst, then a Sue again, and, well, you get the idea. Usually, I'm the one who kills the Sue, or whatever we're going for at the time, since if I mess up or she pulls a random power out of her purse, I'll be fine. Mike? Not so much. So he stands back and takes and reads the charges. Most of the time.
Michael: I am not sure if there is anywhere in particular that we are sent particularly often. We have a tendency to visit relatively obscure fandoms more often than those that are more popular. I would suspect this is because the Flowers have many Agents who can work in Harry Potter, but they have fewer Agents who can work in Angel Beats!.
Apecian: I'm not sure I've really got a favorite? I mean, it's great to see home sometimes, but other than that, I don't really have a preference, and besides, if I had to do one place over and over again, I'd get bored.
Michael: I have a few continua I enjoy visiting, but that does not generally affect where we go.
Apecian: Oh, come on, Mike! Don't dodge the question.
Michael: Very well. I do have a general preference for Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and I also enjoy visiting the world of Tortall.
((I should note that what Michael says about Lenses is part canon, part not. The bit about it altering the information entering and exiting the eye is canon. The bit about exactly how the Tracker's Lenses is something I made up and I hope sounds plausible.))