Ah, my brain! So full of school and Monster! Oh dear! I’m even planning for my NaNo novel “Otherwhere” ahead of time. Unfortunate Pancakes! (It’s an exclamation Pepper and I made up in an attempt to be creative.) My mind feels like it decided to morph into a hatful of butterflies. The other night we were playing Uno as a family, and (Ashley, you ought to appreciate this) every time I went to shout “Uno” I had to conscientiously keep myself from screeching “ONEW!” instead. (For those of you who don’t know, Onew is a singer from SHINee. Keaghan does not appreciate them as much as Ashley and I do, but the poor dear doesn’t know what she’s missing out on… Anyway, I’m stealing Eristor’s limelight, so I will hand the post over to him. As always, he’ll answer the questions you posed for him and I will interject from time to time. (A few other characters might pop in and out as well).
Eristor, now that you have entered the strange and slightly baffling world of emoticons, which is your favorite?
I believe it to be this one: -_- As it describes how I feel answering these questions with extraordinary accuracy.
How tall are you?
Six feet and five inches.
Have you ever broken a bone?
Yes, many times. And occasionally, I have had them broken for me.
Have you ever died?
Yes, but I survived.
Do blood and guts make you queasy?
Not in the least.
What is the worst wound you have ever received?
Assuming we are speaking of physical wounds, the most painful would be when I shattered my right femur.
Do you have a motto or code that you live by?
Not specifically, no. I try to live to the best of my ability and do what is right, though my actions may be misunderstood by others.
Do you find Alec irritating?
-_- I do hope you are joking. You must be very dull-witted if this has not been brought to your attention by now.
Have you ever grown a beard?
No; I do not believe I have ever seen an elf with a beard. It is a very human trait.
Do you speak with an accent?
Hey, Sienna here, and oh yes, he does! For crying out loud, Eristor! I mean, it’s not thick or anything, but you’ve definitely got one.
No, I haven’t.
Yes, you do. You sound like a gypsy, but more refined. A refined gypsy-elf.
Can we proceed?
Could you explain your kelehb sticks?
WHAT IS THIS ABOUT WILD AND IRRESPONSIBLE???
*sigh* When I was younger, I had a reputation for being reckless and thoughtless. When my birth-father died, I realized that the responsibility for the family’s reputation rested heavily upon me and I am glad to say I matured rapidly.
If you were given the choice of saving the life of you worst enemy? Let ‘s put it in this scenario: you’re dueling him in a burning building and a beam falls on top of him, would you do save him or watch him burn?
Intriguing question. I am not a merciful creature; it is a fact widely known. If I thought the ‘enemy’ would be better brought to justice another way, then I would rescue them. If I truly felt letting my enemy die would rid the world of an evil, I would let them die. Sienna may disagree with me.
I do; I think you should try to save them no matter what they’ve done to you. Salebeth’s been teaching me from the books of Amar.
How well did you know your birth-father?
I knew him for more than two hundred years.
What motivates you to fight for right, especially considering your rather obvious bitterness and rough past?
I am not a model follower of Amar. However, I do my best to do what is right.
How do you feel about other species, aside from humans and elves, that is?
Unless they are creatures of Oscariath, I have no quarrel with other races.
What was your personality like before Caranthir’s turn to evil?
Tylir speaking. I think this question may be a bit too personal for Eristor to answer in all good humor (cough) so I will try and answer it. I know that between the time his birth-father died and the time his mother married Caranthir, he was known to be a just, kind, and thoughtful elf. He cared dearly for his sister and mother even during his reckless behavior, and he was fond of Caranthir until Oscariath overtook Caranthir’s mind. The experience created a deep mistrust and bitterness in Eristor which has not yet been eradicated.
Will you ever stop searching for his sister?
Are you ready to become king?
I believe I could rule and rule well, but not as well as my birth-father. I have many things to learn.
Do you even want to be king?
A crown is not a light thing to wear, but I love my kingdom and do not want to see it in another’s hands.
What annoys you the most?
Well, incessant questions, for one thing.
What is your favorite color?
Black, I suppose. I haven’t given it much thought. My sister Raeta used to insist I should wear blue more often.
How well do you sing?
When I was young and my sister was newly born, I would sing to her. As she grew older, the habit continued, and she could hardly sleep without it, though I never thought much of my singing voice.
Why do you think you have a right to be a jerk to everyone around you?
I do not, as you say, believe I have a ‘right to be a jerk to everyone around me.’ I simply feel that not everyone is deserving of my admiration or kindness.
Has anyone ever told you to relax?
What keeps you going in life? What do you want?
I wish to reclaim my kingdom. I wish to see Oscariath fall. I wish to see Caranthir dead. I wish to see my sister alive. I suppose you could say my driving force in life is a collection of foolish hopes and determination.
What is your greatest fear and why?
I am not in the habit of exposing weaknesses to the world, no matter how hard this questionnaire tries.
How do you find the strength to push onward, even after all you’ve been through?
I believe in the old adage that adversity makes you stronger. It was not until I had been through true trials that I discovered how true it was.
What do you think of music?
I am fond of music, though rarely have time or opportunity to hear it.
Do you bark a lot, or do you indeed bite?
Sienna here. Um, he barks a lot more often than he bites. I just thought I’d say. He barks really loud, though.
And that wraps up section three of the interview! I hope you enjoyed it, and once again, if there is a question that has not yet been asked that you are curious to know the answer to, leave it in a comment and he’ll answer next time!