Subject: For Giri
Posted on: 2019-06-01 23:18:34 UTC
What's the hardest aspect of being blind?
Subject: For Giri
Posted on: 2019-06-01 23:18:34 UTC
What's the hardest aspect of being blind?
Since we do these around yearly, people were interested, and I need to stress-test T-Board some, I'm starting another mailbox game
The format of the thread is as follows:
>BoarderName1's Agents' Mailbox
>>Question(s) for BN1's Agent1
>>>Answer(s) to the above
>>Question(s) for BN1's Agent2 and Agent3
>>>Answer(s) to the above
>>Another question for BN1's Agent1
>>>Answer to the above
>BoarderName2's Agents' Mailbox
>>Question(s) for BN2's Agent 2
You don't have to have all of your agents participating, and the answers aren't canon unless you say they are.
Finally, if someone requests you don't ask their characters specific questions, please respect that.
Have fun everybody!
Due to shenanigans involving retcons and old shame syndrome, my agent lineup has changed to a degree!
Your returning (If altered) options include:
Good to see you again. Is that interlude where you used a DORKS to give yourself wings still canon? I thought that one was really funny
This guy who looked a lot like me showed up a few weeks ago and said something like "You're the self insert now, good luck." So I think it's... debatedly canon? All I'm saying is that I never did it.
((I'll keep the old canon around once I get the reboot proper started, just treat the current gang as separate from the originals.))
What's your STANDO?
My stand is a lot like Hermit Purple. I've dubbed it『Andromeda』and it manifests as a set of turquoise chains in a manner similar to Mr. Joestar's stand, with similar physical capabilities including Hamon Transmission. Its primary ability, however, is a fairly powerful healing ability: Stronger then Hamon-based healing, but not enough reattach a completely severed limb.
((Basically, Andromeda is the same type of Stand as Hermit Purple, like Crazy Diamond to Star Platinum))
Taking questions for a couple agent pairs, though the second pair are still in the works.
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You're so fluffy! Do you have a fur care routine? What's the most annoying part about taking care of it?
I am from a... medieval, I believe, Continuum, where I kept clean by tongue, a damped abrasive cloth when possible, and a softer weave for the inside of my ears. Here, it is very different. Substances I do not want to -- or cannot safely -- ingest regularly get stuck in my fur, while access to water and special cleaners is normal. The most irritation I have faced yet is trying to get glitter out of my ears.
((Had to look up rabbit hygiene for this, and I'm glad I did. More interesting material to work with!))
What's the least wolf-friendly part of living in HQ?
I'm not really a wolf, but the smells. Between everything agents get covered in during missions, Medical, the cafeteria, and how hard it can be to properly clean before the Ironic Overpower gets you, HQ can be rank at times. You humans are lucky your senses of smell are so poor.
All questions for Agents Richard Legard and Marina Nicodelli can go here.
Second... Well, there was my old laptop, not so long ago, actually. We had manage to avoid this happening to important things... or things not pretty much doomed to go back to the DoSAT anyways. Not really her fault though, her Mini was the one which ended up yanking the cable I was using for charging it up, and at that point, it was pure reflex to not let it crash on the floor. I was talking about (and needing) to replace it with an upgrade, but... Well, I hope DoSAT can salvage the data. You wouldn't believe how many musics, mods, files, Internet links and ebooks you can hoard on just one device... (Totally not regretting my electrical shaver though. Dang thing could never actually shave anything.)
Taking questions for:
Lemon (a rat from the Sonic continuum) and Chelsea (an Inkling from the Splatoon continuum). Both of them are in DMS.
Chelsea: Oh man, I can’t decide on the weirdest part, ‘cuz there’s like, a few parts that are pretty much equally weird! There’s how I tried sitting on the ground by a tree in some foresty part of a mountain and ended up falling into a weird grey hallway; how confusing said hallway is; oh and there’s finding living, breathing, humans, talking plants, and other species I’ve never seen before; and… that’s pretty much it.
Lemon: The weirdest part for me would be how I got to the cafeteria by falling in a crack in the sidewalk in my world. At the time, I thought the cafeteria was under the sidewalk, but there wasn’t a crack in the ceiling. In hindsight, it was probably a plothole I fell through.
Taking questions for Alex (A mage from Fate) and Giri (A dragoness from Antarsia).
What's the hardest aspect of being blind?
Colors. Still can't see them, and even with other senses to fill the void, everything is pretty bland. Probably the thing I miss the most.
Do you happen to know anything about a guy who occasionally shows up in HQ? Goes by Caster, looks just like you but has horns and claims to be part dragon? I believe it, too, he's -
(Aelis shows up and slaps a hand over her partner's mouth, so there's no telling what she was going to say, but knowing the two of them there's a 99% chance it wasn't even remotely SFW.)
A Caster that looks like me? I have no idea what you're talking about.
Well, whoever he is, he's the reason my first ever solo mission was borderline bleepfic.
That sounds horrible.
Aelis: I'm just surprised it didn't happen earlier. She was too sore to get out of bed for a day and a half after they were done.
Ava: So worth it.
Aelis: You missed a pretty interesting mission, though, and I know you love a challenge!
Ava: Speak for yourself, I got laid.
Taking questions for the same lot as last year, plus two others I've recently taken off the backburner:
What're your preferred weapons, and what do you think of your partner's preferred weapons?
What was the weirdest thing you ever stole?
If you mean the weirdest thing I ever stole personally, that'd be this one ring I took off a man at the Old Market in Kerranthorn. Ugly snake lookin' thing carved outta stone, but it's eyes... I swear they glowed when you looked away. Made me feel like something was watching me. Needless to say I lost it quick as I could, threw it straight into the jungle. Didn't seem to get rid of it, though. Saw the man the next day and there it was on his finger. Well, either that or he had a spare, but who has two creepy snake rings?
Now, as for the weirdest thing I helped steal, that'd definitely be the winged elephant statue. Don't know who made it or why, but it was this great big wooden elephant with whopping great wings like an eagle, and every inch was covered in poetry. Some nutter in a cloak paid my captain to steal the thing from an island governor's mansion after a storm just about tore his roof off. Can't imagine why it was worth stealing, but we didn't ask too many questions when things were desperate.
Went pretty smoothly, all things considered. We flew in while the governor was away, I slipped in and knocked out the guard, we sawed off what was left of the governor's roof, put cables 'round our catch, and lifted it into the night with the Dancer. Wish I could have seen the governor's face when he got back from his little shindig, though. That must have been priceless.
((OOC:)) Thank you for the excellent question, it was very fun coming up with the answer!
Might as well give this a shot. Answering questions for the eternal slacker Phil and his robot-pain in the neck Spensor.
Have you ever gotten Phil to write the mission report? It odesn't sound like the sort of thing he'd usually do.
Phil is the one that does most of the writing, actually. Sometimes he'll sit me down and make me do it, though. When he does he's pretty intense, pacing back and forth behind me. Honestly I had a bad habit of not filling out mission reports properly, but Agent Phil has taken time out of his busy schedule to teach me how to do them proper. He's such a good teacher. Of course sometimes I'd rather work on my sick skateboard tricks but what can you do? Amirite? High Five!
PS: Phil here. I had to write this reply for Spensor. He dictated it to me and I essentially 'translated' it into something comprehensible. I would like to make it perfectly clear that I in no way relish the chore of having to do my job and Spencer's job at the same time. If you have clout I beg you please try to fast track Spencer's probation. I'll say anything to get out of this.
Taking questions for:
Have you encountered any racism in Headquarters?
Most people don't really care I'm an orc. Maybe it's because there's so many really different people here that an orc doesn't stand out much.
There's definitely been some folks who were looking at me like I was going to kill them and take their stuff. Mostly elves from home. But, have to say, if I were home, I would be trying to kill them, so it's fair.
The bigger thing I get is people thinking I'm stupid. Sure, I ain't read too many books yet, and I still talk funny sometimes, but that don't mean I'm stupid.
Edward: Probably her horrific taste in music - Aladdin really gets on my nerves after the first million times.
Kat: Where do I start? The worst offender is definitely his hatred of other people (not exaggerating that much) and consequently the way he embarrasses me in every single social situation.
Taking questions for:
Skater - a blonde, white human with wolf ears. Works in the DF with Leo.
Leo - This, but anthropomorphic. Works in the DF with Skater. Yes, he wears clothes. Why do you ask?
Larry - a Minecraft wolf with a tendency for snark. Works in the DMS - Video Games division with Franz.
Franz - a Final Froggit from UNDERTALE. Works in the DMS - Video Games division with Larry.
"I feel very filthy now. I was joking there, just to clarify. I'm a completely ordinary human being aside from my ears. And also, WATASHI WA FURRY JA NAI. So please don't pretend I am."
Anyway, this question's for Larry. I heard somewhere that part of HQ is actually built in Minecraft; is that how you got in? I imagine a game with no real storyline to speak of doesn't have a lot of plotholes going around for unsuspecting mobs to fall into.
((Was there supposed to be an image link there when you said "This, but anthropomorphic" for Leo? All I see is text))
"Actually, you can blame badfic for that." Larry said. "99% of all Minecraft plotholes come from them."
((and yes, there's supposed to be an image. Here's a link I know works: https://dragon-story.fandom.com/wiki/Tiger%27sEyeDragon Look at the baby stage picture.))
Taking questions for Finch, Bingle, Ninetwo, Anne, her cat, and anybody else about the Janitorial Division.
What happens if you find something cool and still functioning in the trash? Is there a "Lost and Found" somewhere in HQ? Do they let you keep it?
Mow. Moow mow mow mow [ear flick] mow mow mooooow mow mow mow?
(I got someone to translate, and I'm hoping snow leopard is close enough to cat)
What did your letter say?
My cat has torn it up in a fit of rage. She's gone, now; I think she's looking for Ninetwo or somebody else to attack.
That's what I was going for, anyway.
Taking questions for Thoth, Tom, Ferrux, Ialthos, or any other charactee I've forgotten here.
Sir Ialthos, a moment of your time. Rumour has it you've a sordid tale of aborted dragon-slaying to tell. I would love to hear the details!
He was cute, and aggressively nonthreatening. Thus, friendship.
Ferrux, you were wearing a flannel bathrobe and actually looked human.
[Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a dragon-sized shower?]
...Do dragons who are threatening care about showers?
[...Point taken. Counterpoint: you are way too cute to be effective at your job]
I am not!
[Yes he is. I woke up this morning and he was curled up on top of me with his arms around my neck. And then he kissed me on the snout.]
...You're no fun anymore.
[You certainly didn't think that last night...]
Are either of you concerned about the possibility of demons getting into Thoth's power armor, and, if so, what're you doing about it?
I hadn't thought of that. That would.. yeah.
THOTH! Come over here for a systems check, would you?
Oh. He's just glaring at me. And I still would need to engineer a power-armor interface to be comprehensive, which might be more risk than reward, given my system.
Eh. OFCUT shows him clean. He's probably fine.
Taking questions for all four of mine (Chris, Ami, Miguel, and Violet), as usual. Since she's one of mine, I'll also be taking questions for newbie agent Palmeira Citrine this year, who has asked me to inform you all not to call her "Palmy".
Palmeira, my readers want to know: just what is the nature of your relationship with Agent Olivine?
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Way I hear it there's some pretty big stuff happening in your respective franchises, you been keeping up with the latest news? Any thoughts if so?
Chris: I honestly have trouble believing that sleep one is even real. Like, what? How in the hell am I supposed to play a video game while I'm asleep? I also don't have the money or means to get a Switch, so there goes my chance of playing Let's Go Pikachu or Eevee. (Not like Pokemon Go would work in Headquarters anyway...)
Masters sounds flipping awesome and I want it, though.
Ami: The most recent thing I heard about was the live musical, and I know as much about that as the good ponies over on Equestria Daily. Which is...basically that it's a thing, slated for next year.
If you're talking about stuff that happened in season nine itself...well, I don't know how much anyone else reading this has seen, so I won't spoil anything. I will say that I really liked how they expanded on Applejack and Apple Bloom's relationship in "Going to Seed"; same with the Princesses' in "Between Dark and Dawn".
Taking questions for Abaddon and T'Zar, Salok, Edgar and Agen____t, Brenda and Charlie, Dawn, Allison, Kozar, the Reader, Naergondir and Gurnirel, Jacques (and every AU version of him you can possibly think of for good measure), Ruby, Seren, and Owain Sato, and Cai Bonnefoy.
Think we could maybe catch up over coffee sometime?
SIELU seems like a pretty specialized department, what do you do when there aren't enough fics to keep you busy? Do you ever get called in for other languages? Don't think we have a group for Huttese or Mando'a, so you lot seem like the most qualified candidates.
What's your record for the number of alternate versions of yourself you've slept with simultaneously?
In canon, none at all. (Yet. Go on, acknowledge that alternate mes exist and that I could meet them!)
Outside of canon, though...the number's still too small to bother mentioning, but I'm working on it. ;) First, though, I need to find a way to meet some more of them at all, much less at the same time...
Thanks for asking! And hey, if you're interested, look me up sometime--I'll happily buy you a drink. ;)
Taking questions for Alantha, Allanya, Aelis, Nowhere, Ava, Ailienas, Feloriel, Falloren, Iria, Faylise, Matteo, and Nievelle.
Edit: You can ask anything SF4M, but if the character would be confused or lie, that's the answer you're getting. Feel free to specify a point in the storyline, too!
Falloren, dear, I've heard about your recent defeat of a particularly difficult time in your life. Firstly, I'd like to congratulate you on returning to the daylight, so to speak.
I'm also curious, as no doubt my readers will be also, to hear your take on the inner workings of FicPsych. Spare no detail: what goes on in there? Did they treat you well? Are there, in fact, secret specialists whose names are hidden to prevent their receiving the pittance of a salary the Flowers provide?
Wishing you all the very best, Rita~
((This is...strangely easy. Just think of something outrageous, couch it in faux-delicate 'my readers!' language, and go. ~Z))
Well, I can only say so much. I'm a nurse myself, confidentiality and all that, and it's...heavy personal stuff that I'd rather not just throw around every detail of.
But it's pretty nice back there, it's a good quiet place to recover. Don't know of any secret specialists. The food's better than the Cafeteria, but it's got nothing on Rudi's.
It's a little lonely, though, being cooped up, and the nurses wouldn't let me out of their sight. Not that I blame them, especially not after the incident with my bedsheet. (Tore it up to make rope, realized I didn't have anything to tie it to, and ate it. I don't know whether to be impressed at my own creativity or relieved someone was there to stop me.) I'm glad I got dragged there, but glad to be back as well.
Oh, and one final thing that I just want to have put out there? Back in Tyrnos, there's a way of saying goodbye to someone you have reason to believe you'll never see again. So, readers - if I ever try to end a conversation by kissing your forehead and saying "go with the gods", drag me right back to FicPsych, okay?
What is your favorite food?
Where did you find all these guys, gals, and others? Are all of them besides Falloren active agents or do you have other plans for them?
Faylise is in Intel, and Matteo and Nievelle work in the Chapel of All Faiths, but the others are either field agents or training to become them. As for home universes:
Alantha is from Undertale
Falloren is from Soul-Singer of Tyrnos
Iria is from Starfinder
Matteo and Nievelle are from World Neverland
All the others are from D&D
Taking questions for the Aviator, Zeb, and Elanor; Ix and Charlotte; Lorson and Dax; and Alex, Olivine, and Farilan.
What was the funniest thing the Word World did in a badfic?
Aviator: "Hahahahaha. Okay, did I ever tell you the story about the loin?"
Zeb: "...No, and now I'm afraid to ask."
Aviator: "Pretty simple, honestly. My old partner and I had a Sue who could turn into any kind of big cat. Including a loin."
Aviator: "So what about you?"
Zeb: "...Honestly, after hearing that, I can't think of anything to top it."
Southy tells me the technicians are still trying to figure out my old ship. Have they brought you in at all? I'd be very surprised if they didn't consult another Gem for help with it. (Frankly, I'm also surprised they haven't asked me; suppose they don't want to risk me grabbing it and leaving or something.)
This is the first I've heard of any such ship, but I'd be more than happy to take a look at another piece of Homeworld tech! Hit me up whenever, I even sleep at my desk in DoSAT.
What's the best part of being human? What do you miss most about being a vampire?
Best part by far is being able to fall asleep with Fwai cuddled up against me in bed, and then waking up next to her in the mornings. And, you know, not feeling the insatiable urge to drink her blood at all times. That part's nice.
The worst part is definitely how... weak I feel. I miss being able to lift several tons without straining for it, and right now I get tired out just by sword fighting practice for a few minutes. I'm just so much weaker than I'm used to being, and I worry about my inability to protect my wife, you know?
You know, like stuff you find all over the multiverse, zombies and vampires and skeletons and the like.
...It's zombies. I know, I know, I married a vampire, but there's always been something so fascinating about zombies to me. They don't really feel like a monster to me so much as a force of nature. Really great for post-apocalyptic stories. Ever read The Zombie Survival Guide? The Forest of Hands and Teeth? Yeah. Stuff like that. Good stuff.
How's your relationship with the Detective? (Or is that whole idea the Monitor pulling a Rita Skeeter as usual?)
And I see you've been asking the right kind of questions.
You know, the Monitor could use someone like you...tell me, have you ever wanted to intern at a newspaper? Do let me know.
((You know not what you have unleashed :P Or rather, here's a blast from the past...actually, I should probably put that into a doc and link it to Jacques' page, since it's longish, the perspective flip is a bit of a character study, and I still like it a lot.
tl;dr Rita's turned up before (nearly a year ago) in an uncanonical capacity. ~Z))
And to get this out of the way, I'm not entirely sure what's going on between us. We meet up, have a few drinks, yes I'm going to rehab, shpx off, and... you know, shag. That's about it, really.
Elanor's been starting to call him Dad, though. Makes me worry about both of them.
I would love to sit down with you sometime to speak regarding the Detective's growing parental role in your daughter's life and, yes, your struggles in alcoholic rehabilitation. My readers would be fascinated to see this update from the infamous Aviator.
Do let me know.