In case you're interested, you can find/remind yourself of the interviews with Jack and Bonny and Isabella, Icarus and Rowan elsewhere on this journal.
And now - the Usual Suspects.
The Usual Suspects is the name I give to a group of characters who evolved out of some old RPG characters of mine. They now coexist in the same universe - one where there is a subtle vein of magic running in the background of the modern world - ever present, but largely undiscovered. In game terms, it's a modified version of the Urban Arcana universe with a large number of cross-over references.
Currently only Kiku and Sesame are living with me - I hope to bring Often and Logic home later this year, and so far I haven't found a sculpt for Matteo yet (Just as well, really - I need another mod project like I need a hole in the head).
Name: Akikune Nakamura 秋胸中村
A Word On Names: Kiku's name started off as something that sounded cool and Japanese, but later on became a personal joke. The characters that make up her name '秋胸' can either be read as 'autumn heart' or 'spacious bust' - which if you've met Kiku is pretty appropriate. '胸' is more properly prounounced 'mune' but is read here as 'kune' - this kind of thing happens more often in Japanese names than you'd think.
Physical Description (Make, model and style): Kiku is a DDII Yumi (I believe) with the Senoram-60 XXXX-L optional bust. She has yellow-green Animetic eyes, a chocolate-brown Volks wig and was made-up by a very talented Japanese artist. She normally wears long skirts and coats with boots, interesting tights, and t-shirts. She will have (Although I fail and haven't painted them yet) Japanese style tattoos on her left shoulder and side.
Concept: Kiku was originally my Urban Arcana RPG character, a loooong time ago, but was since given resin (Well... vinyl) form when a certain doll I could not resist came up for sale. Kiku is a softwear programmer working from home by day, urban samurai stalking the city looking for arcane terrors by night. The rest of Kiku's family still lives in Japan (Not far from Osaka, in fact) and Kiku inheritted her father's sword - which annoyed her four brothers no-end.
Please note - Kiku never actually speaks. Like Link, she seems to be able to communicate perfectly well with hand gestures and meaningful looks - even over the telephone - so well, in fact, that her friends often forget her particular speech impediment. She's perfectly capable of writing in English or Japanese, however, and although her English has minimal slang her written Japanese often shows traces of a Kansai accent. Hence this interview was probably typed.
Basic personality: Kiku's cheerful and a bit of a flirt, but level-headed and can be serious when neccessary. She's very focussed and not easily distracted, but has a wicked sense of humour. She works hard, plays hard, and positively enjoys the thrill of danger.
And now over to Akikune:
If you were to describe yourself with one word, what would it be?
At the moment, probably 'hungry'
What is most important to you in the world?
I'm very protective of my friends, and of my father's sword. If it was a choice between the two... well, that'd be an interesting day!
Would you help someone who needed it while passing?
Yes, I would. It's not kind to let other people suffer.
Are you very observant?
Yes, I'm very aware of my surroundings. Other than very detailed objects very close up - I have to wear reading glasses.
How innocent/naive can you be?
Not at all. Ask Logic!
Can you entertain yourself easily?
I'm not sure. I like to stay active and on the move, and while I can do that alone, having company is definately preferable.
How well do you get along with others?
I think there are very few people I actually can't stand.
What was the longest time you had a friend?
About nine or ten years - that would have been at school.
Do you have someone who knows you inside out?
Yes. My mother. Sad but true.
How short is your temper?
I can get quite intense sometimes, but I don't fly off the handle like Sesame does.
Can you let go of grudges easily?
I think forgiveness is very important, but at the same time, I'm always reluctant to trust someone who's betrayed us before.
Do you read?
With the aid of glasses, yes. I like real classics - Greek and Roman, mostly, although I have a lot of Chinese and Japanese literature too - plays, and poetry. I don't really like light novels or modern fiction.
Do you watch TV?
I don't actually own a television.
Do you collect anything?
No - not deliberately. I have a lot of traditional and antique Japanese artifacts in my home, but I don't go out of my way to get anything I don't need.
How long do you stay interested in something?
I'm very good at seeing projects through to their finish.
If you collected, would it be for interest or profit?
I have a good eye for antiques, so if I were to go into business I could do quite well. It's never really caught my interest, however.
Do you know your parents/creator?
Yes, I do. My parents live about fifteen miles outside of Osaka.
What is your birthday?
It's September the 16th
Do you have any siblings?
I have four brothers.
Ever have to fight for what you believe in?
Yes - in a house with four brothers that happened quite often! I suppose most of what I do involves fighting for my beliefs - I just never quite thought of it in that way.
When did you move out on your own?
I left Japan when I was 22
When did you REALLY mature?
That's a tough question - probably when I was about twenty four or twenty five. So quite recently, really.
Did you have many friends?
I was moderately popular at school. I'm quite open and easy-going, and recognisable, so lots of people know me by name around where I live.
Any action you regret?
That's a very difficult question... I'm not sure how to answer that...
What is a memory you treasure?
The look on Logic's face when he found me sitting in his kitchen at 4AM eating ice cream - well, if he's going to leave the bolt off on his door...
Relationships - while single (Or while you were.):
Do you have a dream partner?
I think about it sometimes, but I haven't really made any decisions. I suppose I'm looking for someone who's compatible with my life style - similar interests, and happy with spending the evenings alone sometimes. I don't think I'd like to be with someone else who was out fighting supernatural creatures at night - I'd worry too much.
Do you believe you seek someone like your parents(or creator)?
That's possible, I suppose, I've never really thought about it.
Do you have one night stands?
No, I don't. I think it's very silly, really.
What feature is most attention grabbing for you?
It's nice when they make and maintain eye contact - after all, my assests can be a little distracting.
What MUST someone have for you to consider them?
A good sense of humour, athletic tendancies and a great deal of patience. Intelligence would also be good.
Older, younger, same age as you?
I suppose I am slightly biased towards older.
How do you feel about settling down?
I think the phrase 'no rest for the wicked' comes to mind.
How many dates before you go to bed with someone?
Now that would be telling.
How many dates until you marry someone?
I haven't been married yet, so I haven't decided.
How do you handle rejection?
Oh, the usual. Ben and Jerries ice cream.
How many times did you stop something before it developed?
I've been in one or two relationships were it was obvious we weren't after the same things, and then I felt it wasn't fair to let it carry on. Other than that, nothing that I've regretted!
Relationships - Once taken, or what you want if taken.:
Have you settled down and if so for how long?
No, not yet. Maybe one day.
I'm not sure how I feel about children yet. I like children a lot, but I don't know if I'd want my own. I might adopt, though.
Well, maybe. After all, Grandchildren you can give back to their parents when you're done having fun.
What do you love most about your partner?
I think this one's non-applicable.
Any pet names?
Everybody calls me 'Kiku' because Akikune is a bit of a mouthful. My parents and my brothers call me Imooto or Aki-chan.
How many relationships have you been in?
A couple - not that many, really.
Have you ended any?
Yes, I have, always with good reason.
Has your heart been broken?
No, not yet. I don't think I've ever really fallen in love yet.
Any loves you cannot have?
Ah, now, that would be telling.
Do you believe in true love?
Yes, I do. I know it's not a popular concept anymore, but I do.
Have you ever died?
Can you even die?
Have you seen someone die?
Yes. (I'm doing well with this set, aren't I?)
Have you killed someone?
It depends on your definition of 'someone' - I've never killed a human and very rarely anything of human or near-human intelligence.
Have you had someone killed?
No - I don't like killing, as a rule, but if it has to be done then I'll be the one to do it. It's disrespectful otherwise.
What makes you truly happy?
I really like being surrounded by my friends and family - preferably with everyone getting along. That's not always easy with my brothers!
If you could, what is one thing you would spend your life doing?
I'd really like not to have to worry about arcane activity so I could spend more of my free time on the sports I enjoy. I suppose in an ideal world, charity work with children or animals would be wonderful.
Do you have a job, if so what is it?
I'm a freelance softwear programmer.
Have you ever gone insane?
No, I haven't.
Did you ever feel as if you were the only sane one in the world?
Well, sometimes. It depends how irrationally cowardly Logic is being.
If you had a choice, would you live a calm eternal life, or live a wild short life?
I'd like to say calm and eternal, but I'd spend a lot of that thrill-seeking!
Name: Logic Lane
A Word On Names: Logic Lane is a real place - and coincidentally home of the Philosophy department of Oxford University. I always loved the name and eventually comemorated it in this particular character.
Physical Description (Make, model and style): I haven't really settled on a sculpt for Logic yet, but he's going to have a short, scruffy white ponytail, dark coloured eyes and a dark, smart-casual dress style (With a preferance for wearing a scarf over his face). When he's not ninja-ing, of course.
Concept: Logic is a ninja. Logic is a fast-food delivery boy. Logic is a coward. Somehow, he manages to be all three at once. Logic is a RPG character I've never actually used, but has been adapted for various different systems open to the introduction of cowardly urban ninja. Not surprisingly, the system of choice was Ninja Burger. Over time, he developed into something more substantial - I discovered he had a sad past, and also discovered his feelings for a certain other...
Basic personality: Logic is a total coward in almost every aspect of his life. He also can't cope with stress, or responsibility, or hard work. He dropped out of school because he was afraid of failing, and never completed his education despite being rather intelligent. He left his dojo for pretty much the same reasons, despite being one of the most talented students there. He's left several reasonable jobs because they were too hard, or there was too much responsibility, or he was just scared of letting everyone down. He runs out on every relationship he has, leaving a trail of women that hate him (And the odd man - Logic is bisexual, but won't admit it. To anyone. Ever). And to top it all off, he's not great at keeping his emotions - or his sense of humour, or his cheek - in check.
And now over to Logic
If you were to describe yourself with one word, what would it be? Sexy
What is most important to you in the world? Oh, I dunno. Jeez, what kind of a question is that to start off with? I can't think of anything.
Would you help someone who needed it while passing? Uh... depends how difficult it looks. Or if it's a hot girl. Anything for a hot girl.
Are you very observant? I can catch bullets.
... Well, deflect bullets. I never got as far as catching.
How innocent/naive can you be? I've seen too much of the world already, and mostly it sucked.
Can you entertain yourself easily? Yeah, I can sit in front of the TV for hours
How well do you get along with others? With normal people who aren't psychos, really well. But there's a lot of psychos in the world, and I seem to end up dating most of them.
What was the longest time you had a friend? Uh... couple of years?
Do you have someone who knows you inside out? No, not really.
How short is your temper? Some people think it's pretty short, but they're the ones who're deliberately trying to provoke me.
Can you let go of grudges easily? No.
Do you read? I can read. I just don't. Often. I guess I used to kinda like kids books, but I don't really read them anymore. Oh, kung-fu novels. I read those.
Do you watch TV? Yeah, all the time. Just stuff, mostly. Comedy. I like comedy. And kung-fu movies. Movies generally, I'm a bit of a film buff.
Do you collect anything? Cult DVDs.
How long do you stay interested in something? I'll turn off a boring film, if that's what you mean.
If you collected, would it be for interest or profit? I dunno. I don't know that I care that much to make the effort.
Do you know your parents/creator? Course I knew my parents.
What is your birthday? May twenty-seventh.
Do you have any siblings? No. I'm an only child.
Ever have to fight for what you believe in? Yeah. It didn't work.
When did you move out on your own? When I was sixteen.
When did you REALLY mature? ... when I was twelve, I guess. That's when- never mind.
Did you have many friends? Some, but I've never been that popular. I was a bit of a geek.
Any action you regret? Christ, where do I start? I shouldn't have dropped out of school. I shouldn't have stopped training. I shouldn't have ditched every decent job I've ever had. I shouldn't have fought so much with Uncle Mike, even if he is a bastard and his wife's an evil cow. I shouldn't have gone out with about sixteen women I can name and that's just the ones I can remember...
What is a memory you treasure? Huh. I guess my birthday party last year was pretty awesome.
Relationships - while single (Or while you were.):
Do you have a dream partner? Lindsey Lohan.
Do you believe you seek someone like your parents(or creator)? I don't know how accurate my memories of my parents are, but I don't think any of the girls I've gone out with are anything like my Mum. She went for a higher class of guy, for one thing.
Do you have one night stands? Yeah. Who doesn't?
What feature is most attention grabbing for you? Voice, I think. Sometimes I can hear someone talking right across the room and I have to find out who it is. And body language - I pick up on that a lot more than most people.
What MUST someone have for you to consider them? I'm really not that picky.
Older, younger, same age as you? Either/Or. Over the age of consent is a must.
How do you feel about settling down? I don't think that's gonna happen any time soon.
How many dates before you go to bed with someone? One?
How many dates until you marry someone? ... Get back to you on that.
How do you handle rejection? It sucks, but you get over it. I go out drinking, usually, and usually the guys will join me and drag me out of my hole.
How many times did you stop something before it developed? I don't do commitment, so women who want that... yeah.
Relationships - Once taken, or what you want if taken.:
Have you settled down and if so for how long? Well... I'm kinda having... a long term... thing... with someone... for a coupla months-like a year and a half-now... (NB: This 'someone' is Matteo, who Logic still won't admit he's going out with)
Any Children? Gross.
Any Grandchildren? Double gross.
What do you love most about your partner? Great in bed. I mean-*Ahem*-I guess... uh... eheh...
Any pet names? ... 'Icky'
How many relationships have you been in? Lots 'n' lots.
Have you ended any? Yeah. The ones where she didn't end it first.
Has your heart been broken? Maybe the first coupla times, but I'm well past that now.
Any loves you cannot have? It's kinda like... well... I guess if you want something bad enough, you can have anything. You just gotta want it bad enough to fight, and I don't know... that I can.
Do you believe in true love? I'd like to, I just don't know, from what I've seen of the world...
Have you ever died? No. Duh. Hey, but once I had to be shocked with that defibrilator machine thingy - THAT was cool.
Can you even die? Uh, yeah? What kind of weirdo do you think I am?
Have you seen someone die? I've seen things die. Once or twice I've even been the cause of it. Actual people... not die, but dead.
Have you killed someone? No. Not a person.
Have you had someone killed? No, that's like, Mafia crap.
What makes you truly happy? I dunno, really. Guess I haven't found it yet.
If you could, what is one thing you would spend your life doing? Ah, Christ... I can't make big decisions like that for a quiz.
Do you have a job, if so what is it? Ninja Burger delivery boy. One of the best.
Have you ever gone insane? I've got pretty Goddamn mad, but never cuckoo.
Did you ever feel as if you were the only sane one in the world? Yeah. Usually when a girl's screaming at me over something I did or didn't do or... something...
If you had a choice, would you live a calm eternal life, or live a wild short life? Jeez, I dunno. Can't I just have a good one?
Name: Often Ravin
A Word On Names: 'Often' was the name of a character from a sadly unfinished webcomic that I rather enjoyed a few years ago. It was the first time I actually thought that, while making up fantasy names is not something I'm good at, I could easy enough just use completely innapropriate non-nouns as names. 'Ravin' is a real last name, picked out of the Wikipedia 'Births and Deaths' from a random year, purely because 'Often Ravin' sounds funny.
Physical Description (Make, model and style): Often is probably going to be a Dollzone tanned Silver Fox Yuu (The alternative was a tan El, who was a bit too pretty and much too hard to get hold of) complete with silver wig, but probably one dark brown eye and one pink or lilac. Clothing wise, Often is a well-dressed geek and despite his cosplay fetish, probably wouldn't be caught dead in the outfit that comes with the Silver Fox fullset.
Concept: When I was coming up with the Usual Suspects in their present, doll incarnations, Logic and Kiku made fairly sensible partners and Sesame slotted into the set quite easily as well. Then I realised that they were going to need some magical support, and started building the idea that would become Often. After that, bits and pieces slotted together as and when was convenient. He's not a pushy character, but he's definately made his presence known. I know he's of Middle-Eastern descent, but not that much else about him.
Age: 31 - He's the oldest of the group
Basic personality: Often is cheeky, funny, 'one of the guys', a real joker - but he's also mature and sensitive, and won't crack jokes at other people's expense if he knows they can't take it. He's difficult to dislike because of his broad sense of humour and astonishing tact. He's capable of being subtle when he needs to be and straitforward when that's required too - he's a relentless tease to those who can take it - and although he's not overprotective and surprises himself when he finds himself worrying about others, he's very caring and compassionate.
And now over to Often
If you were to describe yourself with one word, what would it be? A riot.
What is most important to you in the world? Woah, scary question. Uh... friends, I guess.
Would you help someone who needed it while passing? Yeah. Unless they, I dunno, wanted help in electrocuting a kitten or something. They'd have to deserve the help.
Are you very observant? Not bad, not spectacular, I guess.
How innocent/naive can you be? Oh, not very. I'm good at sussing people's real motivations.
Can you entertain yourself easily? I prefer being with friends, if that's what you mean, but I guess I can keep myself occupied when I'm alone too.
How well do you get along with others? Really well, thanks.
What was the longest time you had a friend? I really don't know - my cousins and I were really good friends, so I guess that'd be what, ten, twelve years?
Do you have someone who knows you inside out? Yeah, my Mum.
How short is your temper? I actually think I'm the most laid back person in our group, so yeah. Looooooooong.
Can you let go of grudges easily? Grudges aren't earnt easy. The guys who've done really bad things... I remember them. It wouldn't be fair to forget.
Do you read? Yeah, loads. Lots of sci fi and fantasy, lots of old novels, classics and stuff... lots of comic books... I prefer something with some action over pure romance, but I like anything that makes me think. I'm good at thinking, so there's not many crime novels, say, that I can stick out.
Do you watch TV? A bit... I have a few series that I really like, and I like raiding Logic's film collection, but if I'm alone I prefer to read.
Do you collect anything? *Ahem* Garage kits and anime figurines.
How long do you stay interested in something? I'm a pretty die-hard fan of the stuff I like and I don't really do fads.
If you collected, would it be for interest or profit? Interest - I know my babies would be worth more if I left them in their original packaging, but I love having them on show.
Do you know your parents/creator? Yeah, I do.
What is your birthday? Nineteenth of November.
Do you have any siblings? No, I'm an only child.
Ever have to fight for what you believe in? I'm not so sure what I believe in. But I guess I've had to fight.
When did you move out on your own? When I was eighteen, I guess. That was the first time I had a place of my own, at any rate.
When did you REALLY mature? Eh, I can't put a date to it. It was one long healing process, as it were.
Did you have many friends? I was pretty popular at school and that, yeah.
Any action you regret? That I regret? I regret a few things, but I'm not so sure they were my actions. I guess it's just general regret.
What is a memory you treasure? Two things. My thirteenth birthday - my parents got me a red bicycle. And the first time I ever saw Sesame.
Relationships - while single (Or while you were.):
Do you have a dream partner? Ryomou Shimei!
Do you believe you seek someone like your parents(or creator)? Eh, no. Not really.
Do you have one night stands? No, I've never been that much into that kind of thing.
What feature is most attention grabbing for you? Panties! But since real girls don't flash those so much as the anime kind, I guess I like really nice eyes.
What MUST someone have for you to consider them? Eh, I don't know that I could really rule anyone out without getting to know them.
Older, younger, same age as you? Creepyness rule of half own age plus seven applies.
How do you feel about settling down? Yeah. That'd be nice, actually.
How many dates before you go to bed with someone? I'd play it by ear. Two is probably too few - I don't know that there's an upper limit.
How many dates until you marry someone? Not having got married yet, I really can't say.
How do you handle rejection? Maturely. And with beer!
How many times did you stop something before it developed? Don't think I have, really.
Relationships - Once taken, or what you want if taken.:
Have you settled down and if so for how long? Not settled, exactly, but I've got a pretty cushy living arrangement going for the last seven months or so.
Any Children? Nah, I don't really have a girlfriend.
Any Grandchildren? I'm thirty-one.
What do you love most about your partner? She's not my partner. Or at least that's what she says.
Any pet names? Sure I can think of some.
How many relationships have you been in? Can I be totally honest with you? None, actually.
Have you ended any? None.
Has your heart been broken? Yeah, but not in a relationship.
Any loves you cannot have? Ah, she'll be mine one day.
Do you believe in true love? Yeah, I do.
Have you ever died? Nope. Not permenantly
Can you even die? Yeah, pretty sure of that.
Have you seen someone die? Yeah.
Have you killed someone? Never a human being. And not by choice, either.
Have you had someone killed? No.
What makes you truly happy? Being with people I care about, and knowing they're safe and well.
If you could, what is one thing you would spend your life doing? Well, I guess I'm already really doing that. Not going so well, but I'm not giving up.
Do you have a job, if so what is it? I'm a graphic designer. I work with a local printer, and do magazine page layouts and stuff for lots of small enterprises.
Have you ever gone insane? Noooo... well, maybe just a little bit.
Did you ever feel as if you were the only sane one in the world? Yeah. A lot.
If you had a choice, would you live a calm eternal life, or live a wild short life? I think I got the second one - so the first one would be nice.
A Word On Names: Sesame is actually named after Ruskin's Sesame And Lilies - which I still haven't finished reading.
Physical Description (Make, model and style): Sesame was a beautiful Juri 2006 that I fell in love with and bought on impulse. The head went through a couple of characters before Sesame herself started to develop. She's got one purple and one silver-white eye, and short black hair. Since Often picks her clothes for her, Sesame usually ends up in sailor fuku, maid uniforms, Gothic Lolita or other cosplay. Left to her own devices, she actually tends to forget whose clothes are whose and wears Often's t-shirts and trainers. She wears sunglasses or an eyepatch over her silver-white eye.
Concept: Sesame evolved after I'd actually got the doll she represented, and came pretty much from an unholy fusion of Ikki Tousen and a brief vat-grown clone fetish. She was grown as an overblown governmental science project, flash-educated and then used as an expendable human weapon. Although she IS still a 'real human being', just with almost supernatural strength and reflexes, and thus has free will and all the bits and bobs associated with it, she has certain things conditioned into her brain including the need for a 'Master' - someone she trusts implicitly and will obey almost totally. After her first 'Master' died in unfortunate circumstances and she got over the subsequent nervous breakdown, Sesame ended up with Often as her opposite number - an arrangement he doesn't exploit at all (End sarcasm).
Age: 4 - although she has the body of a twenty-five year old and had a hyper-accelerated education, she is only four years old and is still very child-like in her interpersonal skills.
Basic personality: Sesame is a child soldier. She has trouble thinking of things in anything other than military terms, which leads to her saying things that unsettle people around her. At the same time, she has very few interpersonal skills and hasn't yet learnt to predict people's emotional reactions outside of combat. She'll often misinterpret what people say and react like a small child. She's also not used to living outside of highly-regulated military life, and thus can't really cope with disobeying orders or making decisions.
And now over to Sesame.
If you were to describe yourself with one word, what would it be? 21504 (NB: That's Sesame's serial number))
What is most important to you in the world? Um... probably Often.
Would you help someone who needed it while passing? I'll do whatever I'm ordered to do, but dealing with civilians wasn't really in my training.
Are you very observant? I've probably spotted all the exit routes before you've taken a step into the room.
How innocent/naive can you be? I'm four.
Can you entertain yourself easily? I'm not used to having free time, so I don't really know what to do with myself.
How well do you get along with others? Not that great. I'm a bit weird.
What was the longest time you had a friend? I've only had friends for the last seven months, so not very long.
Do you have someone who knows you inside out? I dunno... the scientists who made me?
How short is your temper? I tend to blow a fuse pretty fast.
Can you let go of grudges easily? No.
Do you read? I got taught to read signs and stuff, but there's lots of words I still don't know so Often gets me books with pictures.
Do you watch TV? Only when Often does.
Do you collect anything? Photographs. I'm a bit forgetful so I like getting photographs.
How long do you stay interested in something? I have a long attention span.
If you collected, would it be for interest or profit? Um... I don't have that many interests and I don't need money.
Do you know your parents/creator? Not really - I don't remember them.
What is your birthday? I don't have one, so Often said we'd pick me one and so we're going to have a party every year on May 1st.
Do you have any siblings? Mine was the first successful batch and even then only two hundred and twelve survived to adulthood. I think there's only about sixty or so left worldwide.
Ever have to fight for what you believe in? I don't believe in stuff.
When did you move out on your own? I haven't done that yet.
When did you REALLY mature? I guess just before they took me out of the vat, because I must have been finished growing.
Did you have many friends? I have four friends.
Any action you regret? I don't understand the question.
What is a memory you treasure? My memory's not so good. Lots of really special things have happened in the last seven months, though.
This section has been omitted, on the grounds that she's FOUR and has no interpersonal skills (Also I realised halfway through that her response to all but about three questions would be 'I don't understand')
Have you ever died? I've gone into cardiac arrest on three occasions.
Can you even die? Affirmative. Yeah, I can.
Have you seen someone die? Yes, of course.
Have you killed someone? Yes.
Have you had someone killed? I don't understand the question.
What makes you truly happy? I don't understand the question.
If you could, what is one thing you would spend your life doing? Often is teaching me horse riding!
Do you have a job, if so what is it? I've never had a job, but I'm really reliable so Often said he would talk to some people he knows who own a bookshop and see if they needed anybody to help out a bit... so I don't get bored.
Have you ever gone insane? My last psyche test scored 87%, but I haven't had one in a while and I think I'm more irrational now than I was before I met Often.
Did you ever feel as if you were the only sane one in the world? I don't understand the question.
If you had a choice, would you live a calm eternal life, or live a wild short life? A wild life would be cool. I could have adventures.