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otp interview | erik & luisa.

Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:25 pm

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  • xxx1. Who wakes up first on Christmas morning?
    Now, he won't like to admit it, but Erik does. Their first Christmas together, in what would become Xavier's school for gifted youngsters, was something else. Erik never really got to experience Christmas, so he was rather amazed with how special it was to the other mutants around him. But, whenever they have the peace to do Christmas, he definitely wakes up first, secretly too excited to go back to sleep. He'll sit in bed or go out and sit by the fire place and wait until Luisa and the other mutants are awake. But, after the group splits, he's still the first one to wake up, however, he's much less enthused. He'll wake up with the same sort of childlike excitement, ready to see the reactions of Charles and Camila alike, but they aren't there anymore. He'll be a lot more somber then, sitting by the fire with a cup of coffee and wait for Luisa to wake up so they can enjoy one day out of the year with one another, without anything to worry about.

    xxx2. Who snuggles up to who on cold December nights?
    Neither of them are too comfortable with PDA, however, on cold, silent nights when everyone else is asleep in the mansion, the two are probably found cuddling one another on the couch by the fire. They're both night owls by definition, so usually the two are awake at odd hours of the night, usually just talking or trying to pass the time before either of them get tired. But, the night usually ends with Erik coaxing her to join him on his side of the couch, or an arm chair. She definitely snuggles up to him, and he certainly doesn't complain about it.

    xxx3. Who sings loudly along to Christmas songs, and who quietly mumbles along?
    Both of them are pretty shy and reserved, and a bit unwilling to sing so loudly. However, Erik would sing as loud as he could, to his heart's content, of course, only to irk and tease her, all with the goal of getting her to join along, even if she does mumble quietly. However, Luisa's a bit more musically inclined, so if anything, she'd be the one playing a tune on her guitar as the rest of the group sang along.

    xxx4. Who loves the snow, and who hates it? Or do they both love it?
    Luisa absolutely adores the snow. She loves anything and everything about winter itself. In the snow, she's basically an over sized, over excited puppy. On the other hand, though, Erik is a bit indifferent to the snow. He doesn't hate it, but he doesn't exactly love it, either. The snow makes him feel a bit trapped, though, as he can't always see all the metal, his protection, around him, even if he knows it's there, or can feel it. But, he does love seeing Luisa get all excited when snow starts to stick, so, it's alright with him. He'll fight against global warming. For now.

    xxx5. Do they kiss under the mistletoe?
    No, they don't. As mentioned prior, they're a bit shy when it comes to things like that. However, if they so happen to stand under one that Erik notices, the moment they're alone, he'll tease her about it. He thinks it's sort of stupid, for it's really not that romantic to stand under a dying plant, but he enjoys making a bit of fun out of it, and making up for lost time by stealing a kiss and making up for it -- alone, anyways.

    xxx6. Do they curl up with Hot Chocolate on frosty evenings?
    Definitely. Since they're up all odd hours of the night regardless, Erik will usually meet her in the common room with cups of hot chocolate, tea, or coffee. Whatever they're feeling that night. Though, the pair would start to opt for Hot Chocolate the closer it got to Christmas, mainly because Erik would proclaim that they'd have to be festive, albeit sounding like a joke. However, the man just wants to make up for lost time. He never got a good Christmas with his family, so he wants to make sure Luisa has a good one.

    xxx7. What presents do they get each other?
    Erik is a bit easier to please than Luisa, or so he thinks, anyways. The man would be happy with anything, a shirt, a sweater, some socks, anything. He's a bit more stubborn when it comes to what to get her. He wants to buy her whatever she needs, whatever could be useful for her. The two aren't exactly materialistic, and find no need to buy each other presents like expensive watches or necklaces. Sentimental value is far more important. So, they usually get each other simple things. For example, one Christmas, Erik 'learned' how to fix and restring her guitar, after he'd accidentally broken the strings. He would've gotten her a whole new one if he figured out what kind to get, though perhaps he'd save it for another Christmas. Or the time Luisa surprised him by learning a couple common, German Christmas songs to perform on her guitar.

    xxx8. Who falls flat on their face ice skating, and who is graceful?
    Luisa is definitely a ways more graceful than Erik is. He'd never really gone ice skating before they'd attempted it, so he definitely miserably failed at first and took a few scrapes. Hell, he'd probably fall even as he'd gotten the hang of things, too. But, Luisa's mutation gives her a bit of an advantage, she's always graceful and light on her feet, so it came to her much easier than it did to the other mutant. However, Erik has a bit of a step up on her, too. He'd, lovingly, mind you, mess with her by bending the blade of her ice skate. She wouldn't hurt herself, no, as he wouldn't risk it, but it'd be all in good fun. Something to laugh at while the two instantly get revenge on one another and start a snowball fight.

    xxx9. Do they cook a Christmas dinner, or do they order a takeaway?
    They cook. It'd be a bit of a group effort with the other mutants, like Camila, Charles, Hank and Raven, but they would all do their part to make a good Christmas with one another. Erik would take it upon himself to make sure that everyone had their own little 'stations'. He'd be in charge of the potato salad and stuffing. Luisa would be in charge of the panettone and pandoro. They'd all incorporate little foods from their heritage, though Luisa and Erik would both be responsible for American classics like mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc.

    xxx10. Do they go sledding? Who is ridiculously fast, and who is sensible?
    They really wouldn't go out of their way to go sledding. Luisa suggested it once, and Erik agreed. Of course, the only time they'd done it, Erik went way too fast and nearly killed himself. They're both a bit competitive by nature, so after agreeing that they'd race each other down a hill. Erik totally didn't cheat with his metal toboggan, either. However, if it hadn't been for Luisa having some damn common sense and a quick eye, Erik probably would've gotten himself crushed by a tree, or something stupid like that, anyways. He definitely got his ass handed to him after that, too.

    xxx11. How early do they put up their Christmas tree, and do they have fun doing it?
    Being a bit excited at the idea of a Christmas as a happily family, definitely the day after Thanksgiving. It was a community effort with all the other mutants, though they'd all have a ton of fun decorating a real tree, and making new memories by putting all the ornaments up. Luisa would be the one to put the star on top, no exceptions. It's tradition, and Erik won't let that part die, even if they group is separated at Christmas time.

    xxx12. Who goes out into the cold dressed warm, and who goes out dressed for style?
    As it was stated, Luisa is definitely more sensible. She dresses up warmly, albeit cute and fashionably, but she also takes into account just how cold it really will be. Erik, on the other hand, is a bit of an idiot, to put it lightly. He'd dress simply, but about as fashionably as he could. A long, blue coat, or a simple black turtleneck. Good fashion statements, but once the group is out and about in New York's freezing temperatures, not necessarily the most practical. At the end of the day he'd have on Luisa's scarf, gloves, or hat. Something, surely. Luisa's always a bit warmer than him, anyways, as part of her mutation, so she wouldn't miss it much.

    xxx13. Which of them is harder to buy for?
    In Erik's mind, Luisa. In Luisa's mind, Erik. However, they're both probably equally as hard to buy for. They're both very simple people who don't need a lot, so buying things for one another is a bit difficult. They're both the type of person who wouldn't really ask for anything, either. Just spending time with each other, or doing something fun, whether it be relaxing, watching movies, or having a night out, would be enough. So, despite the difficulty of just what to buy, they're pretty easy to please.

    xxx14. Who wins the snowball fights?
    Luisa. Only because she's an absolute beast, no pun intended. Erik would hate to admit it, but she's certainly stronger than any of them, physically, anyhow. She's also a lot faster, too, so the man wouldn't really be able to run away fast enough, sadly. It's all in good fun, though, and despite whoever wins, they have a ton of fun doing it, even if it's something "childish". It's basically tradition for them, as soon as snow sticks well enough, they have to drop what they're doing and have a snowball fight.

    xxx15. Do they decorate where they live for Christmas, or is there one measly bit of tinsel taped to the wall?
    In the mansion, everyone had to decorate. It was tradition to string lights up, decorate the tree, everything. Erik and Luisa loved it, too. It felt good to make up for lost time, all the years they never really got to enjoy Christmas as children. They went the full nine yards, stringing up cute, little snowflakes and mini christmas trees wherever they could. Stockings on the fireplace, mistletoe on each and every door way, everything. However, after Charles and Erik parted ways, Christmas got a bit more somber. Erik and Luisa started doing less and less -- for it wasn't the same without their family. So full lights, ornaments, huge trees, etc, soon turned into a little tree with tinsel and a couple ornaments so it wouldn't fall down. Measly bits of tinsel and garland wherever they could put it. Erik still tries to decorate, though, for her. Their motivations are similar. Christmas may not be the same, but they're still trying to make something out of it.

    xxx16. What do they decorate their snowmen with?
    Well, Erik would leave the decorating up to Luisa. He'd be far too grumpy and cold to sit out there forever to decorate. However, he'd watch on happily and let her do her thing. Luisa is definitely more traditional in that aspect. She gathers out hats, scarves, carrots, pipes, and coal. For fun, she'd coax Erik into making snowman versions of one another, but it proved itself to be far too difficult when she couldn't find anything as blue as his eyes, and he couldn't find anything to replicate her gorgeous smile.

    xxx17. Which one cuts the Turkey for Christmas Dinner?
    Like other traditions they've formed, Erik. There's no particular reason behind it, though it's just something that's happened over the span of a couple years. It started as a joke, being that Luisa should be the one to carve the turkey with her claws, though Erik quickly shot her down and salvaged it, deciding to carve it himself.

    xxx18. Do they have a two person jumper, and, if so, why?
    Yes, they do. Only because Camila bought it for them because she'd thought it was funny. It was a gag gift, and, quite honestly, both Luisa and Erik were somewhat amused by it when they'd unwrapped it. However, it has yet to be taken out of the box, but neither of them have made any attempts to put it on. It wasn't something that either of them would go out and buy, as, let's be real, it's pretty weird, but at least they can say they own one, in case anyone is wondering.

    xxx19. Do they host Christmas Dinner or go to it?
    Host, for sure. Well, technically, anyways. They'd all be together at the mansion, regardless, so there really isn't much hosting to do. If they invited anyone, it would probably be Moira, but, of course, the rest of the mutants would be invited, too. Other than that, though, Christmas Dinner would be pretty close-knit, with everyone doing their part to host a good, extravagant dinner that they can all enjoy.

    xxx20. Are they together on New Year's Eve?
    New Year's Eve isn't too exciting to them, though they're almost always together, anyways. To Erik and Luisa, it's just another night to relax, stay up far too late (as usual), and watch time pass them. Not that they're complaining about that, though. It's just another day to them, in all honestly. Staying up past midnight is practically a ritual, so they find New Year's Eve to be a piece of cake, even though it's viewed as some sort of right-of-passage challenge.
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otp interview | charles & camila.

Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:25 pm

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  • xxx1. Who wakes up first on Christmas morning?
    Even though both of them are somewhat early birds, I can imagine Charles would be the first one to wake up and get out of bed, preparing a nice breakfast for both of them and bringing it back to their bed. While Christmas is exciting on its own, I don't really see Camila rushing out of bed, most likely because it's cold.
    xxx2. Who snuggles up to who on cold December nights?
    Honestly? I'd see both of them doing this; perhaps, Camila would snuggle up to him a bit more often than vice versa; as she doesn't really like the cold too much, she would come to him asking for attention and huddle under the blankets in order to get comfortable. He'd ask for affection on particularly hard days where he wants to do nothing more than to disappear in their bed; I can definitely see Charles coming to her after a long day of work and just plopping down on her immediately.
    xxx3. Who sings loudly along to Christmas songs, and who quietly mumbles along?
    Camila would absolutely make Luisa pull out her guitar or sit at the piano and make the younger woman sing with her while Charles and Erik would be made to just murmur along somewhere in the background. I imagine that she might not be too open about doing that immediately, but it'd come out as a trait soon enough.
    xxx4. Who loves the snow, and who hates it? Or do they both love it?
    Camila likes snow. She likes how it glimmers elegantly under the sun, she likes how soft and fragile it looks, but she doesn't like how it feels and how cold it is. If the situation calls for it, she won't really be utterly against going out into it, but she's more of a looker than a toucher. Charles, on the other hand, doesn't truly mind it too much; as long as he's wearing his gloves. However, his tolerance exists only until others push him down or start throwing snowballs at him. One hit; he's out.
    xxx5. Do they kiss under the mistletoe?
    Absolutely! I imagine them as kind of cheesy individuals with a keen affinity for traditions; kissing under the mistletoe seems like a cute idea and if they're already in a relationship, neither of them would mind giving each other a quick peck on the lips. Now, it's a completely different story if the mistletoe is in an empty room...
    xxx6. Do they curl up with Hot Chocolate on frosty evenings?
    I imagine they do. It depends on how busy their evening is, but if it's just the two of them, I definitely imagine Charles liking to share a mug of hot chocolate together with Camila. But if it's a bit more crowded, I think he'd drink something like a glass of whiskey/scotch, but still curl up on the couch together with her. Camila really seems like the person, who would have a very strong sweet tooth, honestly. Perhaps, it wouldn't be on display very often in front of others, but you would not want to leave her alone with your box of chocolates. Charles' own sweet tooth depends on the very moment; drink-wise, he's more of a scotch person than hot chocolate.
    xxx7. What presents do they get each other?
    Camila strikes me like a prankster. Well, maybe not as huge as Raven is, but definitely on the mischievous side. She'd most likely get something like a 'joke' for him and then pull out something serious once everyone is done laughing and feeling bad for Charles. I'm not really sure what she'd get for him, truly. Probably something that he could remember her by for a long time; not clothes or anything of the like, but something useful like a fountain pen, maybe a book he had been searching for a long time or just something meaningful. There's no doubt in my mind that he'd get her a ring; maybe not an engagement ring, but a piece of jewellery which would be made specifically for her. There would be only one like it in the whole world and he would be immensely proud of this fact. And he might gloat about it a bit.
    xxx8. Who falls flat on their face ice skating, and who is graceful?
    As much as I'd like to imagine Camila as the graceful person, she'd fall as soon as she would step into the rink. I don't know why I see her as a clutz when it comes to ice-skating or why do I think of Charles as someone who would be elegant and graceful on the ice (before the incident, of course), but I do. I imagine that they would still both have a lot of fun in the rink and would later go talk about it somewhere safer. Also, Charles would absolutely make her learn from him about ice-skating.
    xxx9. Do they cook a Christmas dinner, or do they order a takeaway?
    Depends on the night, honestly. I feel that they would be more leaning towards cooking their own meal if it's appearing to be a particularly bad Christmas, they might just order takeout for everyone and be lazy in the living room while snacking on Chinese or something similar. But if it has been proven that they are going to have a very good December, both of them would go all out on preparing a grand meal for their friends and family. Both would try and bring a taste of their family's cooking into the whole ordeal and would end up making a bit too much food, so their guests would go home with some leftovers packed away. It's just a cute little image.
    xxx10. Do they go sledding? Who is ridiculously fast, and who is sensible?
    Absolutely not. As mentioned before, both Charles and Camila are more eager to just look at snow and enjoy its beauty; when it comes to touching it, neither of them is too eager. I somehow also imagine that Charles would also say that he's too old to be sledding (even though it's a fair argument for a man in his early 30s). And even if they did go out just for that, it wouldn't take too long for them to return back to the mansion and settle down in front of the fireplace with two mugs of hot chocolate, tea or mulled wine. While they can handle ice-skating, I'm not sure they would be able to handle sledding and, even worse, falling into the cold snow.
    xxx11. How early do they put up their Christmas tree, and do they have fun doing it?
    Charles wouldn't really be too intrigued in the date, honestly. He'd remember to put it up in December, but I feel that it would be Camila, who would pester him about getting everything ready on the 1st of the month and then make sure everything is prepared for an evening of decorating everything, not just the tree. Even though he would probably be a bit less excited about decorations when compared to her, they would both have a lot of fun decorating the mansion and making every else pitch in to help with things they can't do by themselves. Apart from that, it'd be more of a hassle to get either of them to actually take down the decorations in January.
    xxx12. Who goes out into the cold dressed warm, and who goes out dressed for style?
    Camila will prepare herself for WWIII clothing-wise if she knows that it's freezing outside. Even if it means walking around with tons of layers piled on top of her, she will do just that if it means not getting cold. Charles, on the other hand, thinks that less clothing will make it less of a hassle if something bad happens (he won't ever admit that he likes walking in his thinner coats and looking 'classy'), so the pair of them look very amusing when they go outside. Though, it feels that no matter how much clothing Camila piles onto herself, it's never enough and she gets cold anyway. Their outing most often ends with them stopping somewhere warm.
    xxx13. Which of them is harder to buy for?
    Probably Charles. I imagine Camila as a person who does not really care for the gift itself but looks at the meaning behind the action of thinking about someone else and going out of your way to buy them something nice. And even if she might not like each and every gift she receives from people, she cannot ever tell them this and will do everything to make it seem that she's absolutely overjoyed; attitude-wise, Camila's easy to buy for. I think that Charles would be a bit more sceptical with some of the gifts he gets and, in turn, the people around him would think for a very long time about what to get for the professor. It often ends with headaches.
    xxx14. Who wins the snowball fights?
    Camila. And not only because I think she would have better aim. She seems like a person who would have participated in many water-balloon fights as a child, so I just think a snowball fight would almost be like a second home to her. Though, given how much of a gentleman Charles is, he would definitely let her win after a few rounds of draws and other shenanigans. Maybe, it would not happen every single time they actually decided to have a snowball fight, but it would be quite frequent and people would start joking that Charles can't win against a girl. So, Camila does win the fights, but she doesn't always win them because she's good at them.
    xxx15. Do they decorate where they live for Christmas, or is there one measly bit of tinsel taped to the wall?
    Of course, they decorate. The mansion is pretty much a huge light show during this particular season and people often gawk at it from outside, looking at the pretty lights both inside and outside of the building. Given that the school eventually grows in size and population, it's simply natural for them to go all-out and try to make the kids happy about being stuck somewhere during their holidays. Camila would definitely make the others help her decorate, even if she's met with grumbling.
    xxx16. What do they decorate their snowmen with?
    Do they even build snowmen, though? I'm not really sure if they do, but if they did that, it would probably be a traditional and simple snowman at first; some twigs, a carrot and black rocks and a scarf. Camila would also bring a bucket and a broom for the snowman to hold (because that's how they're shown in the books). But after a while, she would probably try to make the snowmen similar to her friends and just make things like wolf-shaped things in order to represent Luisa or others.
    xxx17. Which one cuts the turkey for Christmas Dinner?
    Does it really matter who cuts it?? Like, I imagine that neither of them would really talk about it and whoever is the closest to it when it is ready to serve will cut all of it up quickly and make sure everyone gets their food. They are an efficient couple and don't really see the need to look too deep into such trivial things as who cuts the damn turkey. But if someone asked such a question to them as a couple, there would be odd interpretations of such a question from their not-as-innocent friends.
    xxx18. Do they have a two-person jumper, and, if so, why?
    No, they don't. It's not like a "get-along" shirt or anything like it; while both of them make up what's known to be a very cute couple, they do have their limits when it comes to personal space and respecting it. Such a jumper might be given to them as a joke by a friend, but it would never be used by them and would, most likely, be abandoned somewhere. I do kind of want to imagine them wearing that right now, honestly; I feel like they would get tangled in it immediately and need help.
    xxx19. Do they host Christmas Dinner or go to it?
    Depends, once again. If it's a 'good' Christmas, the two would most likely host it and make sure everyone is filled to the brim with food and that everyone is happy. But if it's a 'bad' or a 'stressful' Christmas, I imagine they would be more prone to going to a friend's house or just walking around the nearest city without really doing anything by themselves. Of course, it also depends heavily on what the school is like at that point in their lives and if it's actually moved on from the whole Division X thing; before Charles and Erik split up, Christmas was always hosted in the mansion. And everyone usually enjoyed the festivities quite a bit then.
    xxx20. Are they together on New Year's Eve?
    Oh, absolutely. Camila and Charles might not buy fireworks for themselves and set them off, but they would definitely go look at them from somewhere with a good view. They would most likely be completely alone and focus on reminiscing about the year they spent together; if it is before the big split-up, they may tag along with Erik and Luisa, wherever they choose to go on that particular evening or invite the pair to tag along with them. But it would definitely end with that cheesy kiss, where everyone is counting down the seconds left to midnight and everyone kisses when the count reaches 'one'. Say what you want, they're a really cheesy pair.
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otp interview | nick & iris.

Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:26 pm

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  • xxx1. Who wakes up first on Christmas morning?
    Quite honestly, it's whoever happens to wake up first, purely coincidental. Christmas has sort of lost its meaning now that they have other things to worry about, mainly surviving. Unfortunately, it has become nothing more than another day to Nick. Iris, on the other hand, seems to look at it a bit more hopefully than Nick does, but they don't really have any obligations to wake up early, considering the two obviously do not have children, nor do they really follow many Christmas traditions any longer.

    xxx2. Who snuggles up to who on cold December nights?
    Now, it depends on who you'd ask. If you ask Nick, he'd say Iris snuggles up to him in a heartbeat. If you asked Iris, she'd say the latter. In reality, though, it's a bit of both. Most of the time, Nick will notice just how cold Iris really feels, and even though she can't really feel it herself, it usually ends up with him coaxing her into snuggling with him, even if she isn't too keen on that, anyways. One day, she quipped to him that, if she was so cold as he claimed, he should warm her up, then. The girl has a sharp tongue, but, needless to say, Nick's pretty literal - he'll hold her words to her.

    xxx3. Who sings loudly along to Christmas songs, and who quietly mumbles along?
    Iris is definitely a lot more quiet, as is Nick more extroverted and, well, annoying. However, I could see both of them, completely tone-deaf, singing along to songs to absolutely annoy the hell out of others. Like, they'd be hauling ass to a safe room or somewhere to hide out, stop and see an unfortunate granny-looking infected, and Nick of all people would be singing "Grandma got run over by a reindeer'. Iris would probably punch him in the shoulder and tell him to shut up - but I could see the situation vice-versa, too, with Iris being obnoxious and covering said song into 'Grandpa got run over by a reindeer. She'd dedicate it just to him, of course.

    xxx4. Who loves the snow, and who hates it? Or do they both love it?
    Honestly, none of these fit. Nick's from up North -- New Jersey, specifically. (Fight me if you disagree. I know a Jerseyite when I see one, okay?) At this point, he's just used to the snow, he tolerates it. It's something he got used to with all the time he spent up North, travelling and being out in the snow. It's not really his favorite thing, but, alas, the man can not stand the Georgia heat, so he'd probably pick snow/the cold over it, no questions asked. However, with Iris, it's a little bit different. Despite growing up in Georgia, I imagine she liked the snow, even if she wasn't too fond of the cold, itself. She thought the snow was pretty, that it'll really make Christmas feel like Christmas for her. But, after being infected, she really doesn't care about it. She isn't as receptive to feeling the cold anymore, not like she was. Her body temperature is lowered than that of a normal human's. The cold doesn't bother her, the snow doesn't excite her anymore.

    xxx5. Do they kiss under the mistletoe?
    Nick would hope so, but, probably not. They have a bit of a weird relationship, admittedly. It's full of teasing, full of quips, full of pushing each other's buttons. Yet, they're capable of sweet moments, too, believe it or not. I think that Nick would tease the living daylights out of her, saying that they're under the mistletoe, and how she has to kiss him. He wouldn't give it a rest, either. Every time they'd pass by, he'd have to bring it up. And every single time, Iris would probably deny him and come up with something witty to say to piss him off. However, I think that, one day, would they? Yes. I think that Iris would give in and give him a quick, little peck on the cheek or the forehead, just something to tease him.

    xxx6. Do they curl up with Hot Chocolate on frosty evenings?
    Hot chocolate would be a rarity in the outbreak of an apocalypse. Given the opportunity, though, I don't see why not. With that being said, alcohol is a bit easier to find, so I would see them turning to rum or cheap booze, whatever they could find. On the instance of running into powdered hot chocolate mix, I still think that Nick would suggest they spike it, and I'm sure Iris would agree. It'd be a rarity, but a really nice, nostalgic treat that could remind them of much simpler times. Minus the booze, of course.

    xxx7. What presents do they get each other?
    Considering it's a bit hard to go out and buy things for one another, since they had only met during the start of the outbreak, it'd likely be whatever they could scavenge or whatever would turn up. Despite Nick's apparent taste for the finer things, I don't really think he would expect anything. Hell, I don't think Iris really would, either. They'd both be completely indifferent to the idea of gift giving. Despite this, though, they would both get each other something. Likely little things they found on scavenging trips. Maybe they'd scavenged a run down store for some first aid supplies. Nick would've picked up something cute, yet small, like a package of nice butterfly barrettes, or something of that sort. A necklace, even a cheap one, if he was lucky. Iris would probably get him some booze, saving the nicer bottles out of what they'd found as a gift for him - or a rarity like cigarettes. Something simple, but clearly enough as a gesture, as neither of them were expecting anything.

    xxx8. Who falls flat on their face ice skating, and who is graceful?
    I wouldn't really say that either of them are too graceful, though Iris has a clear advantage. Her balance and senses are definitely a ways more improved than Nick's. There's a long running joke about him being a 'grandpa' or an old man. Iris thinks it's hilarious, him, not so much, but in this situation, it does hold a bit more truth. He'd be way too cautious on the ice, and he'd probably end up spilling a couple times. If not because of his balance, because Iris either pushed him or annihilated him with snowballs. To keep 'grandpa' on his toes, of course.

    xxx9. Do they cook a Christmas dinner, or do they order a takeaway?
    Unfortunately, they no longer have the option of ordering takeout. Because of that, they'd have to cook no matter what. They'd probably all go out and search for anything, no matter the supplies, and try to make a nice dinner, even if it doesn't exactly happen on Christmas day, itself. I imagine that, despite being both grumpy and apathetic, Nick and Iris would have their spirits lifted by a nice meal. The four of them, including Evan and Adrien, would all have to contribute on making a nice, special day for them, because it would've been a long ass time since they all had a nice, hot, sit down meal that they all actually enjoyed, not having to scarf it down as quickly as possible before running from the horde.

    xxx10. Do they go sledding? Who is ridiculously fast, and who is sensible?
    While they probably don't go sledding because snow is so rare, and they have to be careful with the hordes around them, I'll go ahead and assume that, if circumstances were different, they might try it. I wouldn't exactly call it sensible, but Nick is definitely a lot slower. Iris is crazier and she definitely goes ridiculously fast, mainly because she isn't exactly afraid to get hurt, and it's getting her blood pumping, her adrenaline going. Nick, being so slow, though, would be way too over cautious because his childhood days of sledding are way over. They're nothing but a distant memory to him, something in which Iris would definitely tease him for. He, unlike Iris has a lot to worry about with broken bones, nearly breaking his neck, the whole nine yards.

    xxx11. How early do they put up their Christmas tree, and do they have fun doing it?
    Well, at this point, I don't really think that they're counting or watching any calendars. At this point, dates really don't matter to them. The only thing that does, honestly, is surviving. However, the time that they put their tree up really wouldn't matter to either of them. It would be purely coincidental if they found something worth decorating, whether it be, miraculously, a small, fake tree, or some decent looking branches. If they were able to suspend their panic about the infection and the horde, and how it'd likely just be a waste to decorate anywhere for Christmas (unless they were hunkering down temporarily) I imagine that they just might have fun doing it. It'd bring a much needed sense of normality, tradition, etc, back into their lives.

    xxx12. Who goes out into the cold dressed warm, and who goes out dressed for style?
    Well, both of them are just a bit of each. Nick definitely cares about style, as he's practically glued inside his signature white suit, blue undershirt combo. Iris is a bit more sensible, in the fact that she would at least attempt to dress appropriately for the weather, but she'd likely be found in some sort of hoodie, sweatshirt, or jumper, anyways. But, with that being said, just because she made an attempt, doesn't mean she always hits the mark. Since Iris was infected, she doesn't feel cold the same way that the other's due. Her physical touch is inhibited, meaning that, while Nick could touch her arm and tell her it feels like it's going to freeze off any second, she won't feel it. More often than not, Nick will scold her for being cold, but she'll usually find a quip to throw right back at him, since he's never really dressed for the rarity of cold weather in Georgia.

    xxx13. Which of them is harder to buy for?
    Hands down, Nick. Granted, it's pretty hard to buy anyone anything now, with the infection in full force. But, even in switching the verbatim, it's still hard to find anything for anyone. But, Iris is a lot easier to please. Mainly because she's just more apathetic. She just wants to survive, and anything that would help her achieve that would be fine with her. Nick, on the other hand, has expensive tastes -- or so he claims, anyways. His infamous white suit is rumored to have cost him a couple grand, but, while nobody knows that's true, it is pretty clear that Nick likes spending money, and the expensive things in life. Though, in the wake of a zombie outbreak, he can't exactly be too picky on what he gets. After all, they're all lucky if they even find food on a particular day.

    xxx14. Who wins the snowball fights?
    I'm just going to go off of the basis that it snowed enough for, not only the snow to stick, but also snow enough so they could do this. Hands down, it would be Iris, though. Probably because she's got faster reflexes and better instincts than Nick, but partially because he wouldn't want her to lose. A true gentleman, I know. However, he'd at least make sure to get a few hits on her before letting her absolutely annihilate him. It'd probably become a running joke that even he couldn't win against Iris - a girl, no matter - but, granted, nobody else could. Except Evan. She'd probably let him win, but Nick? Definitely not. She'd probably do everything in her power to make sure he lost. Every single damn time.

    xxx15. Do they decorate where they live for Christmas, or is there one measly bit of tinsel taped to the wall?
    Definitely along the lines of measly bits of tinsel taped to the wall. Not because they don't care or don't like Christmas - or, rather, not partially due to that, anyways. Important supplies that they actually need are far too scarce for them, and it isn't like the shops are routinely stocked with ornaments, tinsel, etc, anymore. If they'd decorate, it'd probably just be a tiny random tree, not necessarily a pine tree, or perhaps branches that they found. I feel like Iris and Nick are sort of indifferent to Christmas now, but for different reasons. Nick is a survivalist, he wouldn't want to waste time on decorating, when they could be scavenging for supplies. However, getting infected really changed Iris. She doesn't care anymore, far too apathetic. She's more primal in her instincts and motivations, and what little happiness she experiences rarely comes from trivial ideas that once brought her great joy, like decorating and putting the tree up.

    xxx16. What do they decorate their snowmen with?
    Since snow is a rarity in Georgia, they rarely get to decorate snowmen. Besides, they'd be too preoccupied with the infected around them to even worry about something so trivial like a snowman. However, if they were in a calm location without hordes ready to kill them, they might try something. It'd probably just end up as a half-assed attempt at trying to make some stupid snowmen to make each other laugh. I don't see either of them really trying or going out of their way to execute this, though. Both of them are pretty apathetic about snow and Christmas, nowadays.

    xxx17. Which one cuts the Turkey for Christmas Dinner?
    Well, that's assuming they'd even be able to find a Turkey during the apocalypse. But, Nick is pretty traditional, so he would feel like that duty would fall on him. The 'man' of the house would usually do them the honors, and he wouldn't really be opposed to doing so, but finding a turkey itself would probably be the hardest part.

    xxx18. Do they have a two person jumper, and, if so, why?
    To put it simply, no, they don't. While Adrien and Evan would agree that, at the start of Nick and Iris' relationship, they definitely needed one of those 'get along' shirts that are big enough to fit the both of them so they'd be forced to spend time together, it's pretty unnecessary. Not only would it probably get them killed, but they actually, albeit secretly, get along! What a shock. Nick hates Iris a lot less than he leads on, and maybe, just maybe, Iris has some love in her heart for that 'grandpa.'

    xxx19. Do they host Christmas Dinner or go to it?
    Well, technically, it doesn't matter. They'd do a bit of both, working together with Evan and Adrien to create some sort of nice dinner for all four of them. They really don't have the luxury of going to friends or family for dinner anymore, as most of the population is, sadly, gone. However, under different circumstances, I feel like Nick would take pride in hosting nice, big dinners for all his friends and family. He and Iris seem like they'd be the ones to throw nice dinner parties, not even just Holiday dinners.

    xxx20. Are they together on New Year's Eve?
    If by some chance they're both alive, I really don't see why not. I imagine that, unless they randomly got separated, they'd be pretty damn stuck together. However, I think that this might be the one holiday they'd actually celebrate. Granted, they wouldn't be able to pinpoint when midnight was, precisely, unless either had their hand on a working watch or clock, but setting off fireworks would be a great distraction for the horde, giving them some time, peace, and quiet that is all very much needed and deserved.
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  • xxx1. Who wakes up first on Christmas morning?
    Adrien, honestly. He's always been a morning person and that habit hasn't left him; not even after the apocalypse began and most of his routine was left in shambles. He still gets up as early as he can and makes sure that the morning is ready for. It doesn't really matter if it's Christmas or not as there is very little time to celebrate as they live in a world full of infected, aggressive people lurking around every corner. However, if that group settled down in a safer location to wait through the winter, I do imagine that he would still wake up the earliest and walk around the house, making sure everything was in its proper place, before he'd make coffee or tea for his beloved boy and return to bed for a little while longer before they would have to venture outside and scavenge for supplies once more. Yeah, definitely Adrien.
    xxx2. Who snuggles up to who on cold December nights?
    Evan does; let's not kid ourselves about this. He is a thot for attention and will try both subtle and not-so-subtle ways of getting attention from Adrien. And, given that he isn't a person who seems to be very fond of the cold, Evan would find enough excuses to snuggle up to his lover not only because it's just cold. And while this often makes the other two members of their group laugh their asses off, Adrien definitely doesn't mind the rather excessive PDA; he will throw an arm around Evan's middle and keep him close while he reads a book or snoozes, only later having to carry the youth back to bed because he doesn't want to wake the poor boy up.
    xxx3. Who sings loudly along to Christmas songs, and who quietly mumbles along?
    I do imagine that Evan would definitely be the one to sing at the top of his lungs, especially if he was given a very little bit of alcohol or talked into it by Iris. Adrien, given that he has always been a fairly reserved person, who doesn't really know how to talk with other people or make them appreciate his presence, would mumble along if he knew the words. He has a decent singing voice, but can be deemed as a bit tone-deaf, so he pretends to listen or accompany with the musical instruments that he does know how to play instead of sing himself. I lowkey imagine he'd try to keep Evan from singing so loudly by making him play together with him.
    xxx4. Who loves the snow, and who hates it? Or do they both love it?
    I imagine that Evan would find it pretty and mesmerising, but not really too big of a fan of how it feels (even if he often fails to dress accordingly to the weather). On the other hand, Adrien is indifferent to snow. Growing up in France and, later, working mostly in the state of Pennsylvania, he was incredibly familiar with the colder weather and sees snow as something natural and not all that mesmerising. So, while neither of them really love it, Evan appreciates it much more than Adrien.
    xxx5. Do they kiss under the mistletoe?
    I somehow feel that Adrien would make it into a joke during the first couple of times they would find themselves under a mistletoe. Like, he would take Evan's hands and kiss his knuckles or press his lips to his forehead, but never give a full kiss to the boy, making him frustrated and unhappy. Only after his temper tantrums would Adrien actually kiss him under the mistletoe and leave Evan rather confused and, most likely, with wobbly legs. Even if the older side of the relationship is supposed to be leader-like and mature, he still likes pulling a few jokes every now and then. But, to answer the question, they do kiss under the mistletoe... eventually.
    xxx6. Do they curl up with Hot Chocolate on frosty evenings?
    If they can, they absolutely would. Hot chocolate doesn't really seem easily found as a thing during the apocalypse and I do imagine Adrien as more of a rum person on cold evenings (and not only because alcohol is easier to find), but if he got his hands on some powdered hot chocolate, he would do his best to make something resembling a sweet drink for Evan, even if he might not be a master chef. While there's little he can do in their current situation, Adrien likes to pamper him.
    xxx7. What presents do they get each other?
    Oof, that's a tough question. We all have to remember that the initial setting of their budding relationship is the apocalypse and such moments of peace are quite rare. I guess the biggest gift they can give each other is staying alive for yet another day and regrouping in saferoom after a day of mowing their way through hordes of the infected. But I imagine that Adrien would keep an eye out for something cute that would remind him of Evan; perhaps a stupid keychain or just something small and what wouldn't take up too much space. Evan would most likely try to find some rum or other types of strong alcohol for Adrien, but I wouldn't put it behind him to go into the other's bed and wait for him to come back into the room and present himself as Adrien's present (just imagine that scene between Erik and Raven).
    xxx8. Who falls flat on their face ice skating, and who is graceful?
    Evan falls immediately. And then falls again; before he can even get up again. He lacks finesse and would probably ask for help to get away from the ice. Adrien is not a professional at ice-skating, either, but he can hold his ground and get away from it as quickly as he can. They're both definitely not fans of ice, though.
    xxx9. Do they cook a Christmas dinner, or do they order a takeaway?
    Unfortunately, ordering takeaway isn't really an option in their world. The best they can do is go out in search of supplies and find something they can make a dinner out of. So, in a way, they're actually cooking for Christmas; even if it would be just another day for them, I imagine Adrien would try to make it special for everyone and make it bigger than usual or try to cook something fancier. He might not be a huge chef, but I doubt that anyone in their group knows how to cook quite well and would make it a joint effort into making a fun dinner to celebrate the little pieces of hope they have left. Cooking food would be a way to lift all of their spirits.
    xxx10. Do they go sledding? Who is ridiculously fast, and who is sensible?
    If you count tumbling down a hill in order to escape a tank or a charger, then sure they do. There's no time to go outside and have fun in the snow (not to mention that it's quite dangerous even without the infected hiding beneath the snow). It would most likely be less similar to sledding and more similar to just rolling down and running away if it's a particularly bad situation. But if you'd compare that to sledding, I lowkey imagine that Evan would run to wherever he could see in order to get away from the danger and Adrien would be a tad more composed, making sure he had a plan to execute once he was done running. He'd be a lot more sensible.
    xxx11. How early do they put up their Christmas tree, and do they have fun doing it?
    I somehow imagine that they would put it up as soon as they would find something resembling a Christmas tree, honestly. In their situation, spending time decorating a saferoom they're going to leave in a couple of days makes very little sense, but I do feel that Evan would nag and pout until they all sat down and made everything more homely. He'd probably be the only one having a lot of fun putting up decorations; everyone else would be elated watching him have fun. So, it's kind of fun.
    xxx12. Who goes out into the cold dressed warm, and who goes out dressed for style?
    I imagine that they would both walk out dressed not in accordance with the weather, but not solely because of 'style'. Most of the time, Evan will just forget to wear more layers (most likely in an attempt to look as 'cool' as Adrien does with his turtleneck). And while the older man himself will sometimes run out of the saferoom into freezing temperatures without enough layers on, he does it out of necessity, not because he wants to look good. Though, it wouldn't be too unusual to see him shrug his coat off and offer it to Evan, who nearly drowns in it because of the height difference. Adrien goes out dressed smartly and Evan just... pulls an Evan.
    xxx13. Which of them is harder to buy for?
    I'd say they would both appreciate the act of giving instead of look at how bright or flashy the gift really is. Of course, deep in Evan's mind, he must impress Adrien constantly, so he'd go out of his way to find something really good (and then nag how difficult to please his boyfriend is). In addition, Adrien would probably think that Evan is more difficult to please because he's already used to the boy's nagging and would want to escape that, even if it is just for a couple of days. So, they kind of both think the other will be more difficult to please, but for completely different reasons. Evan wants to impress while Adrien wants to keep him happy.
    xxx14. Who wins the snowball fights?
    Evan would, most of the time. Solely because Adrien lets him to; being an ex-sniper from the military, he has really good aim. Pummelling Evan in snowballs would take him mere minutes, but he wants the kid to enjoy the few moments of peace and serenity they have, so he lets the boy pelt him in snow and let him win.
    xxx15. Do they decorate where they live for Christmas, or is there one measly bit of tinsel taped to the wall?
    Honestly, it depends on what they find inside of the saferoom and how much time they're willing to spend there during the Christmas season. If it's a bigger saferoom and if it has some of the required materials, they would most likely try and put up a smaller tree just for the sake of it; even in the middle of the apocalypse, both of them need something to keep their hopes up. But if the saferoom was in a really bad spot and if they had nothing to put up, it might end with a bit of tinsel or a single garland being taped to the wall before they wait through the night and then go out to keep pushing forward. Christmas isn't easy to celebrate for either of them.
    xxx16. What do they decorate their snowmen with?
    I feel like they would use whatever they could find; I'd like to imagine that the usual things meant to decorate snowmen with aren't really accessible during the whole apocalypse thing, so they'd have to improvise if they even decided to build snowmen in order to get the mood up. I imagine that Adrien would stay out of it, but he wouldn't stop anyone if they wanted to build some and it was safe outside. Though, given how Evan isn't too fond of the cold, I doubt that he would decide to go roll in the snow altogether. But if they did build some, they'd use things like discarded bullets, maybe old clothing that just isn't good enough to wear anymore, etc.
    xxx17. Which one cuts the turkey for Christmas Dinner?
    I doubt they'd get a turkey during the apocalypse, but... if they did, it would be Adrien. Given that the thing is set in the United States and most of the group are American by heritage (Julien was patient enough to explain the weird traditions you have over there for cutting turkey), thus, given that Adrien is definitely 'the man of the house' in their relationship, he would be the one cutting the turkey and making sure everyone got their fair share of food. Not that they'd have a real turkey.
    xxx18. Do they have a two-person jumper, and, if so, why?
    Absolutely not. It's somewhat of a cringe-y idea for both of them and I imagine it would be kind of hard for them to fit into one because Adrien's quite taller than the other. Evan might joke about getting one if they ever raided an abandoned store in search of winter clothes, but it'd never come to fruition. So, no, not really.
    xxx19. Do they host Christmas Dinner or go to it?
    Definitely host. As much as they can, honestly. Their Christmas dinner (that would be just a bit grander than the usual one (as mentioned somewhere above), the two have no real chance of 'going' anywhere. All of their meals are done and eaten inside of the saferoom as neither of them can really go out due to the situation they are in right now. Though, if it was set during a normal timeline or after the apocalypse, I imagine they would choose to go out instead of hosting anything too big.
    xxx20. Are they together on New Year's Eve?
    If they are both alive, of course, they are. Not really any other choice (unless they got separated on that particular day). Though, the fireworks are a good way to get the attention of any nearby rescue vehicles. I actually imagine that it would be just like any other day for both of them, apart from a quick peck on the lips as the two mow down through hordes of infected as the clock strikes midnight. But, yeah, they would remain together; not only the pair, but the whole ragtag team, too.
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    • 1. What are some goals that you have accomplished in 2019? I wouldn't say I really had any goals necessarily set, but I really just wanted to be okay. Be healthy, happy, and okay. And in 2019 I graduated from therapy, so I would say I did pretty well with that. I'm proud of myself for it. Of course there's always still a lot to work on, but I went from missing 19 days of work to missing my allowed 6. That's a huge accomplishment. I'm also just a lot more accepting of myself and who I am. Not everyone seems to like me for me, but that's okay. I'm alright with that. I'm not perfect, I have a lot of baggage, and I still need to work on some things my therapist gave me as 'homework' when I graduated. But I am me. And I love myself. I couldn't say the same this time last year. Though I'm still working on accepting my disability because its strange to me to call myself disabled still. It sucks. But everything happens for a reason.
      2. What is your New Year's resolution? Nothing in particular really, but it would be nice to be more financially stable.
      3. What are some goals that you hope to accomplish in 2020? Get a better control on my spending. I'm generally pretty good, but I eat out far too much. So I'm hoping to cut that out this coming year and I'm going to be sitting down and writing myself a new Budget for 2020!
      4. What advice would you give to your younger self? Don't take riding for granted.
      5. What are you looking forward to in 2020? New Marvel films lets be honest lmao. But also just whatever this New Year will bring me!
      6. If you performed in Eurovision (for the non-European people - any song contest) and could play any song as your own, what would you choose to perform? Why? Probably something from one of the awesome mixes. I have no talent in that regard though so I'd never do it haha.
      7. What is your Hogwarts/Ilvermorny house? Do you think they fit you? Gryffindor. I think it fits perfect!
      8. If you had to go to jail for one crime, what crime would that be? Why? Probably jaywalking or something lmao. I'm a stickler for following the law.
      9. Quick! Someone walked in on you naked! What do you do? Dab??
      10. If you could change one thing about AS, what would it be? More new people maybe.
      11. Does it snow where you're from around December? Do you like snow? I'm in Canada so yes. I like the aesthetic of snow but with dealing with so much of it every year it gets quickly hated.
      12. Do you have any winter-y or December-y traditions? Not really? Just a lot of christmas shopping lol
      13. What is your best memory from 2019? That's hard to say. Nothing particular comes to mind but all those movie nights with my movie crew probably. Especially Endgame. That was painful, but so good.
      14. Since this is officially the end of the 2010's, what's been your favourite memory from the decade? It's hard to choose just one thing in an entire decade lol. First things that come to mind are getting my lease horse and all the trips I went on. Everything before I became disabled.
      15. Are you going abroad at all in this holiday period? Not abroad, no. But I'm travelling a few hours away to visit family.
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:23 pm

1. Do you, or your family, have any Christmas traditions?
Putting up the tree, decorating it, opening presents

2. What's your favourite Christmas movie?
I guess Rudolf.

3. How about your favourite Christmas food?
Chocolate.

4. What's your favourite winter hot drink?
Hot chocolate.

5. What's a traditional Christmas Dinner, where you're from?
Turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, pie.

6. Does your country itself have any Christmas traditions?
I think there's a parade?

7. Have you ever kissed under mistletoe?
No...

8. Do you have a real or fake Christmas tree?
Fake

9. How early do you put up your Christmas tree?
Idek, when my parents want to.

10. Are you asking for anything for Christmas this year? If so, what?
Yes, a gift card because that's what mom asked. She asked what I wanted.

11. What's the best Christmas gift you've received?
Can't even remember...

12. What do you decorate your Christmas tree with?
A lot of things

13. Do you go to Mass on Christmas?
No...we have a Christmas Eve thing, but dad always goes to the really late one.

14. Do you prefer to give or receive presents?
Receive...sorry to say

15. Do you wake up early on Christmas morning, or quite late?
If late means like afternoon, then I guess usually early.



General questions
1. What are some goals that you have accomplished in 2019?
Getting a kitten, finally.

2. What is your New Year's resolution?
Nothing, really.

3. What are some goals that you hope to accomplish in 2020?
Idek.

4. What advice would you give to your younger self?
Convince mom and dad to get that service dog...

5. What are you looking forward to in 2020?
Anine.

6. If you performed in Eurovision (for the non-European people - any song contest) and could play any song as your own, what would you choose to perform? Why?
An anime one, because I love anime songs.

7. What is your Hogwarts/Ilvermorny house? Do you think they fit you?
Hufflepuff. I guess.

8. If you had to go to jail for one crime, what crime would that be? Why?
Beating someone up for my cat, or any animal...because I love animals. Also, wouldn't murder them, so wouldn't be in as long.

9. Quick! Someone walked in on you naked! What do you do?
Call the cops...Jk, it would probably be a family member, so Id tell them to get out of my room, please.

10. If you could change one thing about AS, what would it be?
Idek.

11. Does it snow where you're from around December? Do you like snow?
Yes; not really...but it's pretty.

12. Do you have any winter-y or December-y traditions?
Christmas literally is a tradition.

13. What is your best memory from 2019?
Idek.

14. Since this is officially the end of the 2010's, what's been your favourite memory from the decade?
Getting my kitten for my birthday two or three years ago.

15. Are you going abroad at all in this holiday period?
Nope
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AS Afflatus 30 OTP Interview One

Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:42 pm

Kaede (male version) x Jesse (oc male version)
1. Who wakes up first on Christmas morning?
Probably Kaede. Actually, he wakes up and wakes Jesse up.

2. Who snuggles up to who on cold December nights?
Jesse snuggles up to Kaede.

3. Who sings loudly along to Christmas songs, and who quietly mumbles along?
Neither, actually.

4. Who loves the snow, and who hates it? Or do they both love it?
They both find the cold a little annoying, but snow is beautiful.

5. Do they kiss under the mistletoe?
Mayyyybe...

6. Do they curl up with Hot Chocolate on frosty evenings?
Yes.

7. What presents do they get each other?
Well, a lot of things. It's always different.

8. Who falls flat on their face ice skating, and who is graceful?
Really, they're both average.

9. Do they cook a Christmas dinner, or do they order a takeaway?
They usually go to friends' in the afternoon, so someone else is doin the cooking,

10. Do they go sledding? Who is ridiculously fast, and who is sensible?
Sometimes; both are sensible.

11. How early do they put up their Christmas tree, and do they have fun doing it?
Maybe a week or two; they do have fun.

12. Who goes out into the cold dressed warm, and who goes out dressed for style?
They both dress warm.

13. Which of them is harder to buy for?
Neither.

14. Who wins the snowball fights?
Jesse doesn't do snowball fights.

15. Do they decorate where they live for Christmas, or is there one measly bit of tinsel taped to the wall?
They decorate.

16. What do they decorate their snowmen with?
Stones, carrots, sticks, scarf and hat.

17. Which one cuts the Turkey for Christmas Dinner?
See question nine above.

18. Do they have a two person jumper, and if so, why?
Nope.

19. Do they host the Christmas Dinner or go to it?
Go to it.

20. Are they together on New Year's Eve?
Yes.
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AS Afflatus 30 OTP Interview Two (OT3)

Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:48 pm

Miu (male version) x Joseph (oc) x Keebo (human version)
1. Who wakes up first on Christmas morning?
Probably Keebo and Miu.

2. Who snuggles up to who on cold December nights?
Joseph snuggles up to both of them.

3. Who sings loudly along to Christmas songs, and who quietly mumbles along?
None of them, actually. If anyone sings, it's a normal volume.

4. Who loves the snow, and who hates it? Or do they both love it?
Miu doesn't care, Keebo and Joseph hate the cold...but snow is beautiful to look at.

5. Do they kiss under the mistletoe?
Mayyyybe...

6. Do they curl up with Hot Chocolate on frosty evenings?
Yes.

7. What presents do they get each other?
Well, a lot of things. It's always different.

8. Who falls flat on their face ice skating, and who is graceful?
Really, they're all average.

9. Do they cook a Christmas dinner, or do they order a takeaway?
Hmm...they cook.

10. Do they go sledding? Who is ridiculously fast, and who is sensible?
Sometimes; both are sensible.

11. How early do they put up their Christmas tree, and do they have fun doing it?
Maybe a week or two; they do have fun.

12. Who goes out into the cold dressed warm, and who goes out dressed for style?
They all dress warm.

13. Which of them is harder to buy for?
Honestly, Miu likely is.

14. Who wins the snowball fights?
It's usually a team thing, so...

15. Do they decorate where they live for Christmas, or is there one measly bit of tinsel taped to the wall?
They decorate.

16. What do they decorate their snowmen with?
Stones, carrots, sticks, scarf and hat.

17. Which one cuts the Turkey for Christmas Dinner?
Miu and/or Keebo.

18. Do they have a two person jumper, and if so, why?
There's three of them...

19. Do they host the Christmas Dinner or go to it?
Sometimes host it.

20. Are they together on New Year's Eve?
Yes.
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Member Interview

Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:24 am

Christmas Questions
1. Do you, or your family, have any Christmas traditions?
Honestly nothing super specific! One is probably that during the gift opening, somehow someone drinking coffee sits on the ground; and the dog always manages to sneak up and take a taste. And someone puts a bow on the cat. You know, the normal stuff.

2. What's your favourite Christmas movie?
Close tie between A Christmas Story and Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas. I've had such an urge to watch either of them but I can't get any like, legally, without money. Which I'm not spending right now.

3. How about your favourite Christmas food?
My mother always makes some Czech cookie recipes that I love, if only for the tradition.

4. What's your favourite winter hot drink?
Peppermint hot cocoa! So good!

5. What's a traditional Christmas Dinner, where you're from?
Generally ham, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, and probably some other stuff who knows. Pie or cannollis for desert; plus cookies.

6. Does your country itself have any Christmas traditions?
Capitalism. And the Rockefellar Center festivities!! The tree in Rockefellar is from my local area this year, so that's cool!

7. Have you ever kissed under mistletoe?
Nah

8. Do you have a real or fake Christmas tree?
Real; though we once had a real tree + 2 fake trees up for some godforsaken reason?

9. How early do you put up your Christmas tree?
Early-Mid December. I don't know; I missed it the last few years as I've been at college.

10. Are you asking for anything for Christmas this year? If so, what?
I'm a nerd, so... bones. I collect skulls and fossils. It's cool. I hope to get some animal skulls, or maybe a whole skeleton to articulate? I bought myself a warthog skull as a gift for myself and I'm so excited.

11. What's the best Christmas gift you've received?
So many cool ones; my first laptop and my first Intuos tablet were probably the two most eventful I've ever gotten. Last year I got a dinosaur footprint fossil and that was rad!

12. What do you decorate your Christmas tree with?
Lights and all sorts of ornaments we've collected over the years. You'd be shocked how many of the ornaments are animal themed, mostly horses, and all my fault.

13. Do you go to Mass on Christmas?
Christmas Eve only.

14. Do you prefer to give or receive presents?
Both are pretty rad!

15. Do you wake up early on Christmas morning, or quite late?
Generally early, but that's due to my insomnia more than anything else. I struggle to sleep with literally any amount of excitement/nervousness/etc.


December Questions
1. What are some goals that you have accomplished in 2019?
Well, I applied to graduate school and pushed myself to do a really intimidating but ultimately incredible summer research experience; so I accomplished a lot!

2. What is your New Year's resolution?
Honestly keeping my shit together for the year of 2020 will be success enough.

3. What are some goals that you hope to accomplish in 2020?
1. Keep my shit together
2. No major mental breakdowns
3. Survive

4. What advice would you give to your younger self?
That anxiety will get better-- not always, not entirely, not linearly, not perfectly, but better. And that you'll look back and be proud of yourself for how hard you worked and how much you struggled without ever giving up.

5. What are you looking forward to in 2020?
New opportunities! It'll be sucky at times but worth it in the end.

6. If you performed in Eurovision (for the non-European people - any song contest) and could play any song as your own, what would you choose to perform? Why?
God I'm trying to think of the songs I vibe with most right now-- I used to be really good at singing Fix You by Coldplay? But honestly who knows.

7. What is your Hogwarts/Ilvermorny house? Do you think they fit you?
Honestly who tf knows

8. If you had to go to jail for one crime, what crime would that be? Why?
Honestly it would probably be some Robin Hood-esque theft at this point, why not

9. Quick! Someone walked in on you naked! What do you do?
Stand there, stare at them, make them feel like the one in the wrong. Why were they walking into my room uninvited in the first place?

10. If you could change one thing about AS, what would it be?
Make it easier to find roleplays. I'm struggling right now; I feel as though it's in part because my coding has been off but I really find coding so frustrating at times that I just can't do it and finals at the same time. So maybe make coding easier? Who knows.

11. Does it snow where you're from around December? Do you like snow?
Hell yeah it snows, and I love it. We haven't had much yet but it's been incredible.

12. Do you have any winter-y or December-y traditions?
Not particularly. We always put up the bird feeders around this time of year, and I really love watching the feeders. We get truly so many birds and they are just gorgeous. I love to sit on the couch with a warm drink and just birdwatch from my window!

13. What is your best memory from 2019?
God there have been way too many to have truly any shot at remembering any of them. Maybe some of my really great riding lessons? Those mean a lot to me; more than just riding. It's been so satisfying to get back in the saddle after so many years off.

14. Since this is officially the end of the 2010's, what's been your favourite memory from the decade?
Again, I really have no idea. There have been countless small ones, and so many big ones, that picking out one favorite is damn near impossible. A time with my immediate family? Meeting my younger cousin? A particular success? The friends I've made? Accepting myself? Who knows? It's been a huge mix of ups and downs, as life is.

15. Are you going abroad at all in this holiday period?
Nope!! I am flying home to New York State, but that's about it.
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member questionnaire

Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:03 am

    • 1. what are some goals that you have accomplished in 2019? i got diagnosed, bitch! back in january granted but it was a HUGE accomplishment seeing as we've been pushing for this for god, what, two years now? so we figured out wtf was wrong with me and got the surgery to try and fix it!!!
      2. what is your new year's resolution? i don't do new years resolutions but! idk! i don't really like to plan my new year ahead you know? i'm always worried i'll uh, what's the word? like make it to where it doesn't happen ):
      3. what are some goals that you hope to accomplish in 2020? uh get my fuckiiinnn visa! hoping my decision comes in 2020 so a bitch can finally WORK
      4. what advice would you give to your younger self? don't be afraid to bite the fuck back. consequences are temporary and can do no more harm than you let it.
      5. what are you looking forward to in 2020? woRKING and my DECISION and spending time with emily!!!!!!!
      6. if you performed in eurovision (for the non-european people - any song contest) and could play any song as your own, what would you choose to perform? why? i will be like straight up honest and say that i didn't know what eurovision even was until i met emily but UH a bitch can't sing! but idk, probably... man, idk, this one really has me caught ??
      7. what is your hogwarts/ilvermorny house? do you think they fit you? idk! i never read those books growing up and never could get into them. i also don't know wtf ilvermorny is. so yeah sorry! not sure! i'm sure there's a test somewhere so let's take one ig according to some quiz i am a ravenclaw? i take with grain of salt but w/e
      8. if you had to go to jail for one crime, what crime would that be? why? ..... me, who spent a solid 2 months terrified of being arrested bc my visa agent told me i was at risk, looking at this question and crying. uhhh probably like. man look ok, i got a long list of people i'd love to make pay for what they did and have gotten aggressive with them in the past so probably something like aggravated assault but in my defence, the fuckers deserved it
      9. quick! someone walked in on you naked! what do you do? well! a bitch literally sees two (2) people on a daily basis and that is my gf and her mum. so ig if MIL walked in i'd fuckin lose my shits bc i'm very self-conscious and uhhh i wouldn't want to talk to her for a while bc i'd be fuckin terrified (:
      10. if you could change one thing about as, what would it be? me, staring at the house/point system, uhhh.... (:
      11. does it snow where you're from around december? do you like snow? yes! no! kind of! it snowed for like 1 day last year ): i want more SNOW i love it until you get all damp and cold but it's pretty and makes me happy
      12. do you have any winter-y or december-y traditions? since being in england w/ emily we do like gift opening and stuff and we had a tiny christmas tree last year. growing up i never really had any but i do celebrate with emily, though we don't celebrate the "meaning of christmas" or whatever, but we do exchange gifts and stuff! i also make bomb-ass meals
      13. what is your best memory from 2019? oh !! uh, goodness. hm. a lot tbh!! i think my top two is being able to spend time with little gizzy and getting our new kitty !
      14. since this is officially the end of the 2010's, what's been your favourite memory from the decade? of the DECADE jesus, uh, well meeting emily! meeting emily and writing with emily and dating emily and moving to england to be with emily otherwise this decade would have probably killed me if not for her tbh
      15. are you going abroad at all in this holiday period? haha no i wish. i cannot legally leave england (:
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