Getting to Know Skata, Round Three

A shoutout to marvelousdiscovery for asking brilliant questions!

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1) Do you like puppies or kittens, or both? I’ll pick dogs over cats any day. I’m allergic to cats. Dogs are friendly. No contest.

2) Tea or coffee, and how do you take them? Coffee, straight-up black. I know this one guy – name rhymes with ‘paingel’ – who takes – what, five packets of sugar in one black cup of coffee? It’s ridiculous.

3) What’s your weapon of choice, or do you prefer fists? I use a shortened Remington 870, but I like a good brawl. Nothing quite beats fist to face. My fist, other guy’s face.

4) Do you have any siblings? No; it’s just me now.

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5) What was your family like? I had a mom that was too sweet for my leather-knuckled dad. Vamp killed her and infected him, so I took the shotgun and I killed him. I was ten years old.

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6) Are you photogenic? Not especially.

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7) What was the last thing someone you cared about said before they died? Nothin’. I haven’t had anyone like that in a long time – not about to start now. I got sick and tired of failing every God-forsaken thing I cared about.

8) Do you believe in love? Yeah, sure. For instance, I love beer, but it’s one-sided and makes me feel used.

9) Are you what girls might call ‘a knight in shining armor’? Are there qualifications?

dean yes no maybe so

10) Did you have a mentor teach you to become a vampire hunter, or did it come naturally? It came naturally. Everyone knows you can stake a vampire with wood, so that’s how I did it. It’s how I did it the second time, and after that, I thought hey, I should do this all the time. ‘Course now I’ve got the preacher who looks like he’s about eight years old trying to give me pointers. Do I need ’em? Maybe, but it chaps my hide. I call him Father just to irritate him. sam and dean

11) If you weren’t a hunter, what would your profession be? Ahh…I’d probably still be on a ranch somewhere. Wide open spaces – can’t beat that.

11) Would you take a beating or watch one? Depends on whether I like the person taking the beating or not. If it was Easton, sure I’d take it. If it was Angel? Well, he’d be on his own. He can heal up later.

12) Can you talk your way out of a problem, or are you not the talking sort? I try all the time, but honestly, it doesn’t seem to work. I usually end up having to fight my way out.

13) Is there any girl who you feel is like a sister to you? Easton Everett. Practically raised her, and I wish Angel’d stop sniffing around. They’re like Bonnie and Clyde or something.


14) Who was your best friend growing up? My dog. I was really original and named him Scout, but hey. German Shepherds look like Scouts.

15) If you knew you were going to lose Em, would you not have married her and saved yourself the heartache? No. I’d do it over again, no matter what I knew. Every time.

16) Do you know about Roy Rogers? Yeah, but I was always more of a Lone Ranger fan.

17) This isn’t really a question, but I know you love Angel. Do not.

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18) What’s your favorite method of hunting? I like to track ’em down, but they seem to find me an awful lot, so I just kill them there and then.

19) What do you think of Easton? She’s like my baby sister. Probably more trouble than a real sister, but she’s worth it. Most of the time.

20) How is your name pronounced? Uh, flat? One word? Skahtah. Something like that.

Bonus Question: Who is your favorite Disney character? Dude, really? I don’t know; probably the horse in that one movie with the tower.


Getting to Know Skata, Round Two

1) Do you like to read? If so, what are your favorite books? I’m not a big reader. It’s not physical enough. The last book I read was Dune when I was in twelfth grade.

2) How does a vampire hunter come to babysit, or room with (however you want to name this arrangement) a vampire? Well, in this delightful instance, I got bit by a werewolf and thanks to Cassis, I got stuck with Angel. Some favor.

3) Being a vampire hunter, does Angel’s general attitude and carriage gall you? Yes. Yes it does.

4) Would you be flattered if someone named a drink after you? …What sorta drink?

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5) Is Skata your Christian name? Uh…guess not. My real name’s – a secret.

If you knew a grenade was about to go off in front of you, what would you instinctively lunge toward to save? Whoever was closest to me. Except Angel. Let the _____ vampire take care of himself.

7) If Angel was dying, would you let him take energy from you?

dean I'd rather die

8) Who out of the book would you kiss, kill, or marry? Uh…marry Em…kill Sam…kiss, uh…Em. I can’t do two of the same person? But – if I’m married to Em, then – what, no? Can’t do that? Then Shannon, I guess. Someone female.

9) What is the darkest desire you have ever held in your heart; that thing that you prayed to God that no one would ever find out you wanted to do to someone else (because if they knew, well you’d be a monster in their eyes)? When I find Samuel, I’m going to torture him until he begs me to kill him, and I’m not apologizing to God or anyone.

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10) What are you most ashamed of? I got nothin’ to be ashamed of, you hear me? Nothin’ at all.

11) What one person that you let down would you give your right arm to go back and make things right with them? Em. I should have protected her. I should’ve kept her safe, and I didn’t. It was my fault, and I’d give everything I have to make it right.

12) Who has died because you were too slow or not skilled enough?


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13) Do you face your enemy when you kill or do you come up quietly behind them and take care of business? I take care of business. I’d rather shoot ’em in the face but if it comes down to it, I’ll kill what needs killed, however I need to do it.

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14)  If the devil himself would take your soul and you could ransom another by giving it to him, who would you save? I don’t know.

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15) Did you have a good childhood? I had…it wasn’t normal. We moved around a lot. My tenth birthday party was a trip, though; I’ll tell you that.

16) Are any of your family members still alive? Do I look like to you? How should I know?

17) What’s your opinion on horses? I like horses. They’re understanding, big, and fast. Like a car but…fuzzier.

18) What was your first kiss like, and with whom? My first kiss was with Heather Varcox when I was fourteen. It was our first date, and I’m pretty sure that’s why she broke up with me. It was pretty terrible.

19) Do you like kids? Mirriam here. Skata does like kids, and they even like him back – but his own father issues make it impossible for him to see it. Fun fact: He would have had a baby by now, if Em hadn’t died that night.

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20) Are you afraid of clowns, lightning and thunder, spiders, or forward women? Clowns are creepy as all get-out, but none of those things give me nightmares. Forward women can be…interesting.

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GTKY March: Open for Questions!


Have questions for Skata? Do you want to know what his favorite weapons are, or what he used to do before he became a vampire hunter? Want to know whether he likes martinis shaken or stirred, or whether he likes them at all? The month of March is open to anything you want to ask him. Have fun, and ask away!