12. Is there some particular talent, skill, or attribute that they simply could not give up?
Arisande is very intuitive and *gets* people, knows what they’re trying to say and what they want to hear, and it’s so integral to her relationship to the world that she would be completely lost without out. Without it, she’d have to do a lot more fighting and a lot less talking her way out of things, and talking her way out of things is her entire jam.
23. What is your character like when it comes to school? What subjects are they good/bad at? Do they get in trouble a lot or are well behaved?
Ari never went to school, but she did learn some things! She got taught her numbers and letters and things by whoever had time and knew them, which means her early childhood education was in several languages, very patchy, and not entirely cohesive. She kinda got there in the end, though. She is very good at reading maps, at tying knots, at painting, and at maths as they pertain to dollars. Once she could read she did read any books that happened to show up on ship, so she kinda knows… weird pockets of information.
She was a scamp. A good hearted, well meaning scamp. She got in trouble sort of an average amount, usually because she was doing something that could have gotten her hurt. Eventually she outgrew it and moved on to more mature troublemaking, like murdering cultists.
34. Does your character have favorite foods? (breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks, etc)
Ari loves a citrus; oranges and lemons especially. They were always framed like special treats when she was little (can’t let the ship’s mascot get scurvy), and she’s loved them ever since. She would lose her mind over clementines. She also got real excited once when they were in town and she saw a lemon tart in a shop window. What do you mean you can make things from them
She can be coaxed pretty easily into trying a lot of fruits. She’s not a big fan of vegetables. She likes seafood. Shellfish/crustaceans are a good bet. She really likes big fish, like tuna.
She would love sushi if she knew it was a thing.
45. Is your character the kind to hide their true emotions or do they wear their heart on their sleeve?
Heart on her sleeve! You know shit done gone some kinda way if you look at Ari and can tell there’s something she’s hiding.
I already answered 1 and 50 for her, so I’ll answer them for… one of my Fallout girls, Charlotte. blast from the past, not even fic on AO3 for her anymore, goddamn, but I’m keepin’ that Mercer line going
01. What does your character’s name mean? Did you pick it for the symbolism, or did you just like the way it sounded?
I picked it because Codsworth could say it, and because it was cute. Her full name is Charlotte Jack Donnelly, Charlie Jack to her father, and then later, to some of her friends in the terrible future. The “Jack” part is after her grandfather.
50. If your character confessed love to their crush, boyfriend, girlfriend, etc, what would they say?
It sounded like “don’t worry.” It sounded like “we’ll find a way”. It sounded like gunshots. It sounded like a long walk over cracked roads, until the soles of your feet feel like they don’t connect to your body anymore.
It sounded like that sharp, cracked sob when he saw his son again.