interview @ jareth
Introduction: These are Jareth's answers for an "Interviews" meme thread at DoA, with questions by Nana aka SacredMonsoon.
Doll Mold: Fairyland Minifee sleeping elf vampire Chloe (boy)
Face up: by me
Eyes: n/a, blind
Hair: black, short
Age: looks about 7, actual age 639 (in 2011)
If you were to describe yourself with one word, what would it be?
What is most important to you in the world?
At the moment, Aglayah.
Would you help someone who needed it while passing?
No, unless they look like promising pet material.
Are you very observant?
Yes. I have trained my vampire senses to help me see better than my human eyes ever could.
How innocent/naive can you be?
I am nothing of the sort.
Can you entertain yourself easily?
How well do you get along with others?
It depends on whether they are polite or not. And if they are a pet or servant, whether or not they behave.
What was the longest time you had a friend?
I do not have friends.
Do you have someone who knows you inside out?
No and never.
How short is your temper?
It can be short.
Can you let go of grudges easily?
Do you read?
Do you watch TV?
Occasionally. Mortals can be amusing, but their ignorance sickens me.
Do you collect anything?
Artifacts from my homeland China, and pretty things of the living and sentient type.
How long do you stay interested in something?
Until I grow bored of it. There are some things I will never tire of.
If you collected, would it be for interest or profit?
Interest, as I do now.
Do you know your parents/creator?
I knew my parents, but I barely knew the one who turned me.
What is your birthday?
May 23rd, 1372.
Do you have any siblings?
I had a sister named Mei Ling, she is surely long dead even if she survived the events that blinded me and changed my life.
Ever have to fight for what you believe in?
I believe in continuing my own survival, so, yes.
When did you move out on your own?
I was one month shy of turning eight years old when I was turned. At that point I was self-sufficient, but I returned to politics as a hidden figure, since my lack of aging would be noticed too quickly in public.
When did you REALLY mature?
I am self-sufficient, that is the only answer I care to give.
Did you have many friends?
Do not ask this again.
Any action you regret?
What is a memory you treasure?
Playing tag with my sister near a palace temple when I was very young. She was much older than I at the time, but unafraid to act a child for my benefit.
Do you have a dream partner?
Do you believe you seek someone like your parents (or creator)?
This question is ridiculous... and I do not know enough about the man who turned me to answer for his part.
Do you have one night stands?
There is usually more than one such episode.
What feature is most attention grabbing for you?
Eyes. I so rarely get to see Aglayah's... Vassago's are beautiful.
What MUST someone have for you to consider them?
Older, younger, same age as you?
Older in physical form, actual age I do not care about.
How do you feel about settling down?
The concept is meaningless to me, if you are referring to the proverbial wife, 2.5 children, dog, and white picket fence.
How many dates before you go to bed with someone?
I do not date.
How do you handle rejection?
It angers me greatly.
How many times did you stop something before it developed?
Have you settled down and if so for how long?
Excuse me while I sigh at the absurdity of the question.
I do not have genetic offspring, but I have turned.
In the vampire sense, yes. I have had nothing to do with them, nor do I know how many generations have spawned after.
What do you love most about your partner?
I do not have a permanent, designated partner.
For who? If it is a pet, then "pet" is appropriate. I prefer those in my household refer to me as "my lord."
How many relationships have you been in?
Have you ended any?
Has your heart been broken?
Any loves you cannot have?
Do you believe in true love?
I have not experienced it, so I cannot say.
Have you ever died?
I was set to be executed by traitors when I was instead turned by a foreigner.
Can you even die?
Have you seen someone die?
Have you killed someone?
Are you seriously asking me this?
Have you had someone killed?
I do my own killing.
What makes you truly happy?
Things of illicit, intimate nature.
If you could, what is one thing you would spend your life doing?
My life is what I want it to be, and has been for a very long time.
Do you have a job, if so what is it?
I have no need of such triviality.
Have you ever gone insane?
Vassago says I have. I do not care.
Did you ever feel as if you were the only sane one in the world?
Why would I bother?
If you had a choice, would you live a calm eternal life, or live a wild short life?
I will live forever, if I can, and I will not be constrained to "calm."