> Vaneda: Paint with All the Colors of the (Desert) Wind
You’d never felt so free. Flying around the desert without any obstacles in your way - excepting the occasional really high sand dune. You’d spent about and hour doing fun tricks and riding the heat columns. Man, you should come out here much more often.
Now comes the fun part. You take a few cans of spray paint, and your paint belt with pouches of different colors. You fly straight up, then dive, spreading your wings as you get a few feet away from the ground. You let loose the spray cans onto the sand. Flying around in circles, making swirls and different designs. You swirl up, making the spray paint get everywhere, even on your skin, and clothes - shorts and a tank top for this desert event.
After running out of spray paint, you drop the powder pouches, watching as they explode in clouds of color on the dunes. You continue this for another few hours, until you’re covered in paint, tired, and out of supplies.
There’s gotta be an oasis somewhere, you saw one a while ago. Flying around, you almost land and decide to walk, until you see it, an oasis. A pond surrounded by a few trees. you flutter to it, and sit on the small patch of grass surrounding the pond. Dipping your hands in, you scoop out some water and take a sip before flopping back. Man, you really had to do this more often.
♣ What direction were you planning to take with your character when you made your blog?
Around the time I was making this blog, I wasn’t too sure on any of my characters, honestly. I knew I wanted to get in the depth of Jucept’s full personality, so I was experimenting with different aspects in his story. I wanted him to strengthen some friendships and get around as well.
♥ What character relationships came about with your muse unexpectedly?
His kismesis definitely was the most unexpected turn, though perhaps one of the most important. He met Red through Vanzio, actually, when he told him about some troll who got off on his biting. …Whoops. (Jucept then made a promise with Red to get the location of his enemy, Jaboot, Jucept’s dancestor. He did. He died. Could go so far in depth on this, because it was pretty damn sweet. It’d take up quite a bit of room, though. Sorry.)
♦ What character relationships do you find most remarkable?
Luke, Ignotu, and Red. Damn. Luke and Jucept were two of the best best friends I’ve seen. Just about every day, really, I looked forward to their interactions. That shit was a loyal thing that kept the bond going. …It’s incredibly difficult to put their relationship into words, but it’s a connection I really hope everybody is lucky enough to get and smart enough to keep. Ignotu was just brilliant. Xe knew him for only so long yet was able to get under his skin in record time. Typical for a worm, really, but a feat for another troll. I’m grateful that they get to continue to talk now and then, because they really know how to work each other over. In multiple ways. Red’s fucking great. His personality is one of the strongest ones I have run into over Trollian, and his lines just about always got a reaction from me. He’s a well-developed character who even now is continuing to grow. Jucept love-hated him, and that doesn’t completely diminish with death.
♠ What are things you want to have happen to your muse in the future?
I want him to get some more visitors to fuck with. He’ll be figuring out his “ghost powers” with Jarian’s help. He’s just lonely, even though he hates people. …Yes, irony is meant to play a large role in his plot. I don’t think, logically, he’ll be coming back, but if something comes up, which would have to be essential to something, maybe he’ll be able to interact with the living more freely. Again, I highly doubt it, and I am not particularly looking for some brilliant loophole. Alas, I do admit to missing him.
♪ What event caused the most drastic change in your muses personality?
Two things, really. Well, three, if you count the chain. Ebenil’s ruling, on top of his seer powers alerting him nonstop, built up inner anguish and stress that lead to drinking. The drinking got him to be a lot braver and more sociable. The second would be meeting his dancestor. Jaboot had quite the manipulative way, coaxing Jucept in to a bit of a sadistic bloodline. He also got him to stop drinking for a time, following it a period of intense depression and violence, as it was to get back in touch with his somewhat “broken” seer abilities, the very ones he went to hell and back to suppress.
★What is a unique trait your character has that is unlike most others?
I’m not sure if this counts, but he’s an ass just about all the time. If some serious problems come up though, he’s able to put just about anything aside, and do what he knows is right. He’s a pretty nice decision-maker, now that I think about it. He can be incredibly defensive of certain topics, as well. (Ex.: suicide, rape)
∞ What is one strength and one flaw that your character has?
Jucept… He can be aggressive. Please try to not piss him off. It’s normally a difficult thing to do, but when he’s hurt, and that spirals, fuck. He yells. In incredibly extreme cases, blood might be shed. As a positive note, he’ll stay true to those who he believes deserves it of him. He keeps his promises. He sticks by those who he knows will or would stick by him.
oh, dear sweet jesus
♣ Again, for my characters I wasn’t so sure. I hadn’t really thought much of Ebenil. I thought I’d just make her that face with the golden fist, a powerful person that was quite secluded from others. Now, of course, I’m allowing her to go off and develop relationships and outside management in business to strengthen her own. I feel that’s a bit more realistic, and I’ll cover it a bit more later.
♥ Noctum and Roslyn both were unexpected. Noctum was a random encounter she got one night. “Whale, whale, whale,” I believe is what he typed before disconnecting. Ebenil ended up talking back to him, which lead to a conversation much longer and more interesting than I had anticipated. He ended up being contracted to her. Roslyn messaged Ebenil a bit after the two had an argument. She worked as the sarcastic peacemaker and later gained some of Ebenil’s respect. Actually, she might be one of the only people she truly considers a friend.
♦ Most remarkable? Hell, man. Who knows? I’m still getting accustomed to the character. Sorry.
♠ I want her to meet intellectual equals and partner in business with a fellow leader. I want her to be both met/match and challenged. If some could bring up some taunts and arguments of blood color, that’d be pretty cool, too. …Bet you guys want to know if Mitori will beat her. Me too.
♪ Story time. She killed her lusus at a young age. She thought the creature was weak. Too bad she overestimated her likelihood of survival. If it weren’t for a group, made up of mostly blue-bloods, that took her in and introduced her to the “Alternian-street-life”, she surely would have died. When she, well, developed, she started to work the corner. She was good at it. Great, even. She was able to meet powerful trolls that helped boost her up in line, and when she was finished, she’d drop them. She used blackmail where sex, charms, logic, and/or talent wouldn’t work, and, yes, it’s no question that she killed some people. Nicely for her, by the time others would be able to pin the deed back to her, she would have gotten enough power and following to get away with it. …Yeah. She’s a fucking sociopath, guys. Though horrible, an incredibly impressive thing to pull. (Again, could get much more in depth. Space.)
★ …Uh, she’s genuinely mean. Other characters I’ve seen are as well, but a big number of them only act mean. When it comes to Ebenil she’s a full-on bitch, as I have described her so many times before. She knows it, will admit to it, and is not ashamed of it. It’s not a front to hide something, and, though her past I suppose could be used as an excuse and/or explanation to this behavior, her antics had been going on before any “uncommon” and disorienting periods had taken place. Does that count? I’m bad at this question.
∞ Ebenil is smart as hell, but she can, has, and will underestimate people. Big time. I wouldn’t say she lets her guard down around those underestimated people, but it is lowered.