interview @ little_aster // version:vampire

Introduction: These are Aster's answers for an "Interviews" meme thread at DoA, with questions by Nana aka SacredMonsoon. I used the main late-1700's vampire version of his character for filling this out, considering he pairs best with the vampire version of (Little) Karl, who later filled out the interview as well. Aster's interview was taken before the discovery of (Teeny) Shane.

Name: Aster St. Claire
Doll Mold: Bobobie Elfkin (male)
Face up: default
Eyes: pink
Hair: white, long and straight
Skin: white (albino)
Age: very, very old, but looks to be in his early 20's

If you were to describe yourself with one word, what would it be?

What is most important to you in the world?
Being with Karl.

Would you help someone who needed it while passing?
Possibly... I don't like going out much.

Are you very observant?
When I have fed recently, perhaps.

How innocent/naive can you be?
I am not innocent, nor naive. I... have my reasons for being where I am now.

Can you entertain yourself easily?
I am at ease without much entertainment.

How well do you get along with others?
Social situations tire me... this era is too pretentious.

What was the longest time you had a friend?
I'm... not sure. There was someone before Karl, but that memory is broken into shards that are difficult to put together even on the best days. Before that, too many years have gone unaccounted for, for the same reason.

Do you have someone who knows you inside out?
Karl is my life now, but there are some things even he does not know... or has not asked, yet, if he guesses.

How short is your temper?
I do not usually anger at all.

Can you let go of grudges easily?
Yes, I would rather move on.

Do you read?
When I am feeling better, yes.

Do you watch TV?
...I'm sorry? Watch what?

Do you collect anything?

How long do you stay interested in something?
For as long as it stays interesting... or for as long as I require it.

If you collected, would it be for interest or profit?
Interest. I have no need for money, Karl takes care of me.

Do you know your parents/creator?
I cannot remember a few hundred years ago. I surely cannot remember that.

What is your birthday?
Again, I do not know. Karl has picked the night we first met to celebrate such things, however.

Do you have any siblings?
If I did, I do believe they are quite deceased.

Ever have to fight for what you believe in?
If continuing to exist is what I believe in, then it would seem I did at the point where I lost my memories and Karl rescued me.

When did you move out on your own?
This is a bit of a silly question in my situation.

When did you REALLY mature?
Somewhere in the very distant past, most likely.

Did you have many friends?
At once? I doubt it, but I cannot say.

Any action you regret?
I know I left Karl at some point before the incident. That he was the one to help me when I most needed it... does not change the decisions previously made. I am with him now, that is all that matters to me anymore.

What is a memory you treasure?
Karl is making new memories for me now, since I have lost so many.

Do you have a dream partner?
I only wish to be with Karl.

Do you believe you seek someone like your parents(or creator)?
How should I know? I can't remember. My creator, perhaps, considering our kind. That my parents might have been like Karl... is a thought that makes me laugh.

Do you have one night stands?
I do believe Karl was one, at one point. Considering my taste for things of pleasure, I imagine there have been more.

What feature is most attention grabbing for you?
A handsome face with bright eyes.

What MUST someone have for you to consider them?
This is an unfair question, considering who I wish to remain with. Therefore, the singular answer is... they must be Karl.

Older, younger, same age as you?
I prefer older...

How do you feel about settling down?
I suppose I have, in the technical sense. Life has very different connotations when one is a child of the night.

How many dates before you go to bed with someone?
If I wish to be intimate with someone, the odds are good it will happen quickly.

How do you handle rejection?
It would only matter now if Karl rejected me. That will not happen, but if it did... it would be devastating.

How many times did you stop something before it developed?
Once, that I can only vaguely remember. It has already been mentioned as a one night stand. It seems fate had other plans for me, however.

Have you settled down and if so for how long?
I have been with Karl some ninety years now. Before that, I cannot say.

Any Children?
That does not tend to occur when one's lovers are of the same gender... and to my knowledge, I have turned no one. I do not think I would have, even in all the time that is missing.

Any Grandchildren?
See above.

What do you love most about your partner?
That he is dedicated entirely to me.

Any petnames?
I only ever call him Karl. He has many pet names for me, however.

How many relationships have you been in?
I cannot say. I would guess... quite a few... but not so many as might be in so great a time.

Have you ended any?
Most likely, not counting the one that ended up continuing later regardless.

Has your heart been broken?
I cannot say.

Any loves you cannot have?
I only require one love, and I have him.

Do you believe in true love?
If I did not, then I would not be with Karl.

Have you ever died?
Very nearly. Enemies of my own kind attempted it, and it was the sun itself that caught me at its mercy.

Can you even die?
Most certainly.

Have you seen someone die?
The memories are vague, but it is an easy guess to answer affirmatively.

Have you killed someone?
I... am not sure. Possibly my own kind, during the wars the living never saw. Karl has said I was kind to my victims when seeking sustenance. He brings me what I need now.

Have you had someone killed?
I cannot say.

What makes you truly happy?

If you could, what is one thing you would spend your life doing?
I wish to remain with Karl. It is an answer that does not get old with me.

Do you have a job, if so what is it?
I do not.

Have you ever gone insane?
Sometimes I wonder if I have lost my sanity... I know I was bereft of it for a time. I know... that I choose to be with someone I left for reasons of character previously. That knowledge may indicate I am, in fact, as sane as I am going to be.

Did you ever feel as if you were the only sane one in the world?
I am not pretentious, nor do I believe I was before my life changed. If there is one thing I have learned in more recent years, it is that sanity is relative.

If you had a choice, would you live a calm eternal life, or live a wild short life?
The former. Now that I am less able to see to my own needs, Karl has made it his duty to keep my life as pleasant and long-lasting as possible.