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Interview with your MC (1 Viewer)

MisterTribute

Senior Member
Hello, Jack Thompson. This is Zuther Lante, the MC in this user's story. I'm a blacksmith, and . . . I think that's pretty much everything about me.



1. Do you have many magazines?
Magazines? I'm sorry, I haven't heard of such a thing. Is that a sword? Or an engineered animal?

2. Do you write, by chance (thought this would be a nice meta-fictitious question)
I write . . . hmm, what do I write? Or do I even write? I used to write something from school, but I forgot about it with all this killing thing.

3. What do you think of people signing up to go to Mars?
Where's Mars? Is that another nation? I only know of two nations. . . . Oh, wait, wait, I thought Mars was the name of someone's dog? Or so I thought of it as a dog. I think it's engineered or something, with all these technologies that are sprouting.

4. Have you dissected an animal before?
Ugh, did you just ask me that? Just kidding, a little bit too over-reacting. Dissecting, hmm. . . . No, I haven't. Only humans. . . . Also kidding. Don't take it seriously. But many people want me dissected . . . I think. Not sure.

5. Have you shot an animal before?
I haven't, sorry. I don't know how to use long-distance weapons. I have only stabbed some. Knife is my primary weapon.


Interview's done. Now it's my turn to give out some questions.

1. Do you use any weapons? If so, what weapons? (And if knife, we should really be friends. I love knives.)

2. How many friends do you have? (I have four. Sorry for telling things about my self, I just didn't want this to be a one-sided interview.)

3. Do you have a pet? (I don't.)

4. Have you killed a person? (It's immoral, but I have, for the sake of my survival.)

5. Are you a fugitive? (I am. Reason stated in fourth question.)
 
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Angelwing

Senior Member
Well yes, I do use some weapons. I've shot the Fedorov-Andrich Armories FA-68A1 Standard Rifle and Slater MilGrade Mark 19 rifle before, however I use both MilGrade's Mark 18 Battle Rifle and M5 Standard Pistol. However I do keep a decent blade with me.

I have a few close friends.

No, I don't have a pet-it's against regulations!

Well yes, I have killed...more than one person.

Definitely not! They wouldn't let me in the Naval Infantry then!
 

TheYellowMustang

WF Veterans
I think I have to use Circadian's questions for this interview to be interesting. My MC doesn't do much dissecting (unfortunately).

Sebastian O'Mara, 18, self-proclaimed asshole and currently haunted by a ghosts and hunted by a witch.

1. Where do you like to hang out?
Hang out? I don't hang out. But if you mean where do I like to spend my free time, then I'd say a bed. Any bed. Well, that, or sipping a smooth scotch with something firm and cute whispering into my ear.

2. What is your least favorite thing in the world?
Bon Iver. Ed Sheeran. People who use the word "dude". People who wear beanies. Grey eyes, but don't ask why. People who smoke when they don't have the class to pull it off. The smell of smoke on clothes, when it's not mixed with Chanel nr. 5. The feel of fake tits.

3. Any overwhelming obsessions?
Lee Fields & The Expressions. Scotch. Freckled noses. Perfume on a girl's collarbones. Firm butts in leather pants. Old soul music. Any music, really. Woody Allen. Tarantino. My Mustang. Social politics.

4. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
It's so full the table is wet and it's dripping down on the floor. If you ask me again in a week, it's dried up and empty.

5. Do you prefer summer of winter?
Both. I prefer my girls pale and creamy, not tan and wrinkled, but winter demands more layers. Can I say spring?


Next questions:
1. What are you doing 10 years from now?
2. When are you at your happiest?
3. What's your biggest accomplishment?
4. If you had to write a book, what would you write about?
5. What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?
 

Angelwing

Senior Member
From Jack Thompson, a soldier in the Thetan War of 2153 on the planet Theta IV. This will be from maybe just a couple of weeks after the war.

1. What are you doing 10 years from now?

I doubt it'd take me that long to get married, have a kid or two, find something to do, and forget all about the war. But I know I'll never forget. Some time, maybe multiple times in ten years, I will come back to Theta and remember my men.

2. When are you at your happiest?

Right now...right now I'm just happy that the war is over, and everyone's safe back home on Earth.

3. What's your biggest accomplishment?

I don't know if it's necessarily an "accomplishment," but I'd say surviving the beginning phases of the war. The Guards I was serving as a regular Naval Infantry liaison to, compared to the New Byzantine Legionaries, were ill-equipped; many were killed, and defeat wasn't unrealistic. On more than one occasion before the rest of the Naval Infantry regulars came, I could have been killed just as easily as thousands of Guards, but I survived and am talking to you now.

4. If you had to write a book, what would you write about?

Probably just what I was talking about-my experiences in the Thetan War.

5. What's the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Well during the war: locate my men-it's nice to know where they are. Now though, I wake up and realize: there is no objective, really. No imminent attacks, no attacks we must make...it's odd, really.


Questions for you:

1. If YOU had to write a book, what would it be on?
2. Are you alcoholic?
3. Do you hunt?
4. If someone showed a gun to you, would you be perturbed by it or be interested in it/think it's cool?
5. What's some academic topic that's of interest to you?
 

J Anfinson

Retired Supervisor
I'll be interiviewing an old friend of mine who has seen some big changes, Jack Potter. I still don't know everything about him either, so lets see what I can learn.


1. If YOU had to write a book, what would it be on?

It would be about how to keep from going insane as life treats you like a punching bag. Seriously, I don't know why
everything always has to go wrong, but it does.

2. Are you alcoholic?

No, but some days it's a chore to keep from taking the plunge.

3. Do you hunt?

Not these days, but back in the day I'd go camping with my old man and we'd hunt and fish for food. It was great.
I miss those days.

4. If someone showed a gun to you, would you be perturbed by it or be interested in it/think it's cool?

That depends. If it's someone I know and trust and they want me to go shooting with them, then I'd have a blast
throwing lead down range. Now if it was someone I met in a dark alley and they pointed the business end at me,
I'd be handing over my wallet.

5. What's some academic topic that's of interest to you?

Time travel. It seems like for everything we don't yet know about the world, there might still be the possibility
of it, or maybe something within those lines.

Next questions:
1. Would you rather spend one day high above the earth on a small platform, or deep underground with only a
candle?

2. Do you take medication?

3. If given the choice for a vacation, would you choose to go to a major city or to a wilderness setting?

4. What is the one thing that is unique about yourself?

5. What is your source of income?
 

Dave Watson

WF Veterans
1. Would you rather spend one day high above the earth on a small platform, or deep underground with only a
candle?

Definitely the platform. I'm claustraphobic and afraid of the dark.

2. Do you take medication?
I had a pretty serious heroin probem for a while. It helped me cope with... me.

3. If given the choice for a vacation, would you choose to go to a major city or to a wilderness setting?
The wilderness. It's better if I stay away from places where there are lots of people.

4. What is the one thing that is unique about yourself?
I could well be the only person in the world who's attempted suicide dozens of times and sustained fatal injuries as a result, but survived. Dammit.

5. What is your source of income?
I still get regular cheques from songwriting royalties, even though I retired from the music business after my 2 fellow band members were crushed to death by a lighting rig in a freak accident during our last concert.


Next questions!

1 - Would you rather walk in the rain, or feel no pain?
2 - What was the defining moment of your life?
3 - What were you like as a child?
4 - Any major influences?
5 - You're stranded on a desert island. You're allowed one book, one CD and one movie. What are they?
 

Morkonan

WF Veterans
Next questions!

1 - Would you rather walk in the rain, or feel no pain?

I'd rather walk in the rain. If I couldn't feel pain, I wouldn't know I was alive. (Yay for the troubled protagonist!)

2 - What was the defining moment of your life?

The moment when I buried my son and realized that I too would end up dying in someone else's war.

3 - What were you like as a child?

Happy, I guess. I don't really think much about it. I was a farmer, just like my father. So, I suppose I was much like my own son when I was growing up. I chased the chickens, banged on my mother's pots and put mud in my sister's shoes, just like any other kid.

4 - Any major influences?

The land. A golden glint of Summer teasing a full field waiting for harvest. The stillness just before dusk when the heat of the day has faded and you stand on your own land after a good day's work. My wife's face and the laughter of my son. Influences? Sure, lots of them. But, not many of them are people.

5 - You're stranded on a desert island. You're allowed one book, one CD and one movie. What are they?

If you can strand me on an island and give me these arcane things of which you speak, can you give me back my wife and child? If not, you're meaningless to me.



My questions:

1) Tell me about your parents.

2) What sort of work do you do?

3) What do you hate?

4) Why are you really doing whatever it is that you are doing in this story?

5) When you look at yourself in a mirror, what do you see?
 

tabasco5

Senior Member
Cash, my main character in a Western...

1) Tell me about your parents. My pa worked the farm started by his pa in Alabama. He then fought and died for the Confederate States of America in the War for Southern Independence. I was looking right at him when the bullet shattered his face. Ma was a typical farm wife and mother. She raised me and all my siblings right. She died of a broken heart shortly after pa died. Her heart wasn't broke over the death of my pa as one might think, but for the death of her country.

2) What sort of work do you do? I guess you could say I'm a gambler by trade--that is how I make most of my income anyways. My skill in gambling allows me to work and roam as I please. Besides that, though, I hire on where I can as I roam the free lands. I can do anything with my hands.

3) What do you hate? Dishonesty, ignorance, and cowardice.

4) Why are you really doing whatever it is that you are doing? I got framed for murder by a powerful man and his gang. I was fine with just dropping the matter and riding away after I was sprung from jail, but other people and matters of principle pulled me into fighting the war. You know what I mean--you've read Westerns. I have to stand for principles or nobody would want to ready my story.

5) When you look at yourself in a mirror, what do you see? A man satisfied in his middle age, but approaching death. I'm battling a couple of health problems and they show in my face. It is still a nice face if I can say so. I like my beard. I could lose some weight, but my bone structure won't allow it. Ma always said I was big boned. Like Oscar, our mule.



Questions:

1. What is your dream job?

2. What is your greatest talent?

3. What is your philosophy of money?

4. What is the most horrifying experience you have ever been through?

5. What is your favorite hand tool?
 
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Circadian

Senior Member
Ssrenthir, a primary antagonist in my story

1. What is your dream job?
I suppose I'm living it if you could call it that. If I had any other career, I would be a priest of the coming Transition in order to ensure my people's readiness for what is to come and I would serve whoever else was Lord instead of me. But I feel I can make the most difference doing what I am currently.

2. What is your greatest talent?

Hmmm... Well, I am, at risk of boasting, an excellent ship's pilot. The Torelin, a city ship and you'd be surprised how hard those monstrosities are to handle.

3. What is your philosophy of money?

Money's never really been a problem for me. One of the perks of being a planetary leader. Mostly, people donate to the various research facilities in preparation for the Transition.

4. What is the most horrifying experience you have ever been through?

When I lost my planet. Nothing can ever prepare you for the sight of your home, the place of the temples and the promise of the Transition and history of your people, all of it, to break apart before your eyes. I can still hear the guards ordering the mass evacuation. [Author speaking: This question cannot be answered fully and completely as the truly most horrifying thing to happen to him hasn't happened yet.]

5. What is your favorite hand tool?

My teleporter definitely [haven't decided on a name for it yet]. It makes travel between universes much easier and I no longer need a ship to do it.


Next Questions:
1. What is the most amazing thing you've ever seen?
2. Is there anything you regret and if so, what?
3. What do you fear most?
4. Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?
5. How would you describe your childhood?
 

Angelwing

Senior Member
1. What is the most amazing thing you've ever seen?


I'll have to get back to you on this one. I'm unsure.


2. Is there anything you regret and if so, what?


I feel like...I am responsible-for my friend Jon's death...


3. What do you fear most?


I don't know right now.


4. Would you consider yourself an introvert or an extrovert?


Introvert mostly.


5. How would you describe your childhood?


Troubled. In short, I was born to Vasily and Elena Zastarov in Volchansk. While I was young, up it was relatively peaceful, though there were some hostilities. They increased as I grew up, and while young, my parents died, so I stayed with my Grandma. Schools were closed or destroyed, leaving me with some junior high education. I became a mountain man of sorts, to escape problems. My Grandma died, and so I joined the Russian military on Earth before the Solar System's military.




1. What is your name?
2. What is your quest?
3. What is your favorite color?
4. What is the capital of Syria?
5. What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?


Not a striking bit of originality, I know, but I must now enter into my midnight slumber.
 

InkwellMachine

WF Veterans
Apologies. I don't mean to break rules, but only three of the questions in the prior post were actually pertaining to my character. I've dropped the two unrelated questions and answered two from the preceding set instead.

--

1. What is your name?
Alistair Morse. I'm quite fond of that, actually. It may seem strange to say, but I've always preferred names with more than two syllables. I haven't the foggiest why.

2. What is your quest?
Odd-sounding question. I've never thought of any of my endeavors as quests, but since you asked it in such a way, I feel obliged to answer in kind. I once planned to invent something. New technology, that's the currency of mind in the Cities these days, and I was wealthy with ideas. Sadly, the place has become something of a cesspool of late, and I'll admit, I wasn't doing too well with my designs.

So I left, at which point my 'quest' became to make my fortune on the outskirts of society, presenting to their technologically inept peoples new and glorious innovation. Of course, that also fell through. As it turns out, people with no concept of direction also have very little regard for progress.

Now I... well, I suppose I don't really know, do I? I guess I could say that my goal is freedom and application, because it's good to be useful after so much time withering away in hopeful indolence. Still, I pine for something greater. Perhaps when Brist lets Iselle show me what I'm really here for I'll feel a bit less useless. We'll see.

3. What is your favorite color?
Sad that there's no story to this one. Brown, simply. Muted brown. Perhaps that's because its the color they fly in the Cities, or perhaps I just find it aesthetically pleasing. Again, I couldn't say.

4. What is the most horrifying experience you've ever been through?
Well, that's a sad question. I'm afraid I haven't lived a very story-enriched life, so I've seen very few horrors. Still, the affects of the slough are rather terrifying. I remember getting lost in a medical complex while looking for my employer a good while back. To my great dismay, I took a wrong turn and ended up outside an operation theater of sorts. Inside a group of surgeons was operating on a slough victim, cutting away the dead, sagging tissue.

Truly, the person on the operation table was no longer human. It was the most horrific sight I have beheld to this day. I do not wish to continue on the subject.

5. What is your favorite hand tool?
Hah! Funny you should ask that now. A month ago I would perhaps have said that I enjoy the versatility of pneumatic rotary tools, but since I've joined this caravan? Well, very few of the tools are automatic, but there are too many marvels among them for me to choose just one.

Out of all of them, I think I most enjoy what I call the de-threading augur, a tool that you can set into the impression around a stuck bolt's end and drill into the metal, stripping the bolt and removing it. The threaded hole stays intact. Very useful for taking things apart.

--

Let's see if we can't find some decent food for thought for the next MC to wander onto this thread...
1. What is your name? Do you have any nicknames?
2. Where are you presently and why are you there?
3. If you could change one thing about your current situation, what would it be?
4. What scares you the most?
5. What do you want more than anything?
Bonus: You are trapped in a box under water made of double-reinforced glass. Tiny holes have been drilled into the walls and water is trickling in, slowly filling the box. What do you do?
 
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Circadian

Senior Member
1. What is your name? Do you have any nicknames?

Ssrenthir. No, I do not have any nicknames, but titles include Lord and Reverence.

2. Where are you presently and why are you there?

I am currently on board the Torelin in orbit around Earth, Universe 348-B. My people and I have just lost our home and we have nowhere else to go. Don't worry, this isn't your universe so you won't be affected by our presence here.

3. If you could change one thing about your current situation, what would it be?

If I could make just a single adjustment to the timestream, we need not be here at all, but rules are rules. Interfering with my own timeline would have even greater consequences. Besides, I know now that our recent hardships have been a test of faith and worthiness. One that we will not fail.

4. What scares you the most?

Failing. My people trust me. Not just with their lives and safety, but with the future of our race, with the Transition. If I fail them... I'd rather not even contemplate it.

5. What do you want more than anything?

I wish to still be around during the Transition. I know that is not likely as the chances are it won't happen for hundreds, maybe thousands of years. But things are slowly escalating and that time may not be as far off as we'd thought.

Bonus: You are trapped in a box under water made of double-reinforced glass. Tiny holes have been drilled into the walls and water is trickling in, slowly filling the box. What do you do?

Pray.


Next Questions:

1. What do you do for a living?
2. What do you wish you were doing?
3. What do you hope to accomplish?
4. Who's your closest friend?
5. What type of environment are you in right now?
 

Staff Deployment

WF Veterans
What do you do for a living?

Bakery.

What do you wish you were doing?

Not a bakery. Nobody solicits my services. I rarely bake these days.

What do you hope to accomplish?

Your questions have taken on a work-oriented direction, have they not? I have sparse aspirations.

Who's your closest friend?

Girlfriend. Sweet, but crazy. Very clingy.

What type of environment are you in right now?

I am deep within a pitch-black cavern. While traces of human interaction still exist in tool-marks carved into the stone and the remnants of drooping stalagmites smashed onto the floor, the area reeks of abandonment and untouched potential. Cold, damp, and crushingly dark.

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  1. You can have any name you want. Pick one.
  2. What does your home look like?
  3. Define your immediate family.
  4. What's your favourite animal?
  5. If you had to defeat your favourite animal in gladiatorial combat, what melee weapon and strategy would you use?
 
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Bradley

Senior Member
Q: You can have name you want. Pick one.
Bradley: The Beatles.

Q: What does your home look like?
B: I don't have a home.

Q: Describe your immediate family?
B: I have two kids. My grandmother is very ill, and grandpa is having a time fending for himself. Probably true of most men. A much smarter younger sister. A mom, and a dad.

Q: What's your favourite animal?
B: Baby hippo.

Q: If you had to defeat your favourite animal in gladiatorial combat, what melee weapon and strategy would you use?
B: I'd hardly call that a defeat.



Five For You To Try

Q: Any sport, any position. Why?
Q: What social trend intimidated you as a child?
Q: What conspiracy theory have you heard that you've thought plausible?
Q: Of the birds that can't fly, which one is your favourite and why?
Q: What hasn't been invented that you would like to see?
 
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Bishop

WF Veterans
The questions for my MC:
Q: Any sport, any position. Why?

Q: What social trend intimidated you as a child?
Q: What conspiracy theory have you heard that you've thought plausible?
Q: Of the birds that can't fly, which one is your favourite and why?
Q: What hasn't been invented that you would like to see?

His responses:
1) "Well, the last sport I was in my pilot nearly died... position was team captain, in blood sport. Or wait is this a sex thing? In that case, it'd be--Oh... it's not a sex thing? Alright, okay, no need to shout!"
2) "I always hated those kids who tried to get high by huffing compressed air from the cargo bay. Waste of O2. Then again, those kids were a waste of O2, too."
3) "Oh, what was that one about the sentient nebulae that want to take over all civilized life and assimilate them into space dust? That one was hilarious!"
4) "Her name was Veldonia... she was a Felfaic, you know that winged race from the Ythlidar system? She couldn't fly like the rest of her people, but she was gorgeous, though a bit of a drama queen."
5) "An anti-hangover device. Definitely."

The next 5:
1: What would send you running for the hills?
2: Do you believe in true love and why or why not?
3: Describe your most desperate moment.
4: What brand are you entirely committed to?
5: What type of underwear do you prefer and why?
 

bookmasta

WF Veterans
1. What motivates you to get out of bed each day? To see Carrie
2. Are you married, or have any love interests? Carrie
3. What is your worst fear? Losing Carrie
4. What is your favorite memory? Meeting Carrie
5. What is your greatest weakness? Carrie
 

thepancreas11

New Writers' Mentor
Senior Member
1: What would send you running for the hills?
My "father" Dr. Henry. He almost shot me once. It's either because I'm stupid or because I look an awful lot like his former lover....

2: Do you believe in true love and why or why not?
I'm not really sure what love is, but that's because nobody really preprogramed that into me. I'm just a product of my genetics, man. If they didn't clone love into me, then I just will never understand it. Although I do really hate being away from Molly....

3: Describe your most desperate moment.
I drowned in my birthing bubble when I woke up too early. I wasn't supposed to know I'm a clone because they're supposed to wake you up in the hospital and pretend you never died. Actually, maybe that's why Henry almost shot me....

4: What brand are you entirely committed to?
I like air. I don't really like caves. I'm not sure if that answers your question, though.

5: What type of underwear do you prefer and why?
I don't have those. I wear a jumpsuit, mostly. It has manly supports.


Questions:
1. When did you know you would be an MC?
2. If you could remove someone from your own story, who would you remove?
3. What do you remember about your childhood the most?
4. You're stuck on a desert island, and you can only have one chapter. Which one do you bring?
5. If you had to predict your own demise, how would it go?
 

J Anfinson

Retired Supervisor
1. When did you know you would be an MC?

Are you on something? I'm as real as you are.

2. If you could remove someone from your own story, who would you remove?

That crazy bastard chasing me with a knife, obviously! What's going on with that? I haven't done anything to anybody!

3. What do you remember about your childhood the most?

How badly I hated my mother. What a bitch.

4. You're stuck on a desert island, and you can only have one chapter. Which one do you bring?

I suppose if you want to insist on this fantasy of me being a character, then I'll say whatever chapter I met Melanie.

5. If you had to predict your own demise, how would it go?

It would be saving someone's life. Hopefully it doesn't come to that, though, right?



1. What drives you onward?
2. Do you have any special skills?
3. What is the town you live in like?
4. Have you ever had a run-in with the law?
5. Do you have pets?
 

thepancreas11

New Writers' Mentor
Senior Member
1. What drives you onward?
Them. All of them. I would have been perfectly happy living out the rest of my days from the safety of my couch, but NO, they had to rebel, and I had to be their leader.

2. Do you have any special skills?
I'm pretty good with fish. And I've been known to play music. I'm not very good at drawing though, unless you want a picture of a fish. Then I'm in.

3. What is the town you live in like?
Utopia. It's pretty sterile, actually. Lot's of gray. Lots of tall buildings.

4. Have you ever had a run-in with the law?
Yeah I started a riot that put the human race in danger, so they locked me in a cell that floats in orbit. When I get out, I plan to lead a revolution.

5. Do you have pets?
Her name is Agnes. She's a biological substrate that morphs into the shapes I imagine. She's as close as I'll ever come.

1. What is your earliest memory?
2. What is the meanest thing you've ever done?
3. Who is your best friend and why?
4. If you could change something about yourself, what would it be?
5. If you did a sport in the Olympics, what would it be?
 

Bishop

WF Veterans
1. What is your earliest memory?
2. What is the meanest thing you've ever done?
3. Who is your best friend and why?
4. If you could change something about yourself, what would it be?
5. If you did a sport in the Olympics, what would it be?

Really enjoy this thread and I like his questions, so I'm jumping in again!


1. "First time I walked onto the bridge. I'd never seen so many computers and lights and that view of space... was beautiful. That's when I knew I wanted to be a spacer."
2. "Like really mean? Or like jokingly mean? Really mean, I mean... I've killed people, you know what I mean? But jokingly mean? My computer officer came to the bridge without pants on in an emergency drill at three a.m. I called attention to her."
3. "My first officer. Saved my life too many times to count, and always makes sure my head is on straight."
4. "I'm an awful pilot. Not great for a captain."
5. "Feigned combat, I guess. I mean that's really the only sport I've won at. Or really played... unless poker's still a sport, like it was in ancient Earth."

1. When do you feel truly alone?
2. If you swapped bodies with a nearby friend for a day, what would you do?
3. What is your ideal death?
4. Would you rather be in a high pressure business meeting or a martial arts tournament and why?
5. Wool or cotton socks, and why?


Bishop
 

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