(Same meme as yesterday. Now, her questions, then mine, more or less according to the rules.)
1) Why You give Your characters the names, which You gave them?
I have different rules. With original universes, I try to make the alien characters’ names not mean anything. I can’t imagine someone from so far away that it would take centuries to reach their home at light speed having a name that tells you everything about them if you know Greek or read a lot of Shakespeare or something. With humans, I like to play with names in some ways. If it’s too appropriate (say, a cat-themed character named Sylvester or Felix) or too ironic (a super impatient character named Patience) it’s probably an alias or otherwise chosen by the character. When it comes to superhero names, I try to think of something the actual characters would name themselves if they were real. If a character wears all black and has a name like Hellblade The Blood-Reaper, that’s the first sign he’s read too many comic books and really didn't know what he was getting himself into. Someone who’s actually a killer won't bother coming up with a codename at all. Of course, with fanfic characters I try to stick to the rules of the original work.
2) If You could realise something very meaningful for You, but the condition of it will make You to lose talent to draw. Will You agree for this change?
For me it'd be a small loss, since I already can't draw very well. Lol. I could learn, but I’d rather put that time and attention toward getting better (and faster) at writing. (I’m really not very visually oriented anyway, and describe most of my human characters by thinking about who I’d have play them if it were a movie.)
3) What color of hair You prefer, and did You color Your hair in not traditional colors?
Mine wouldn't look good some exotic color, I don’t think. I've always thought characters with purple hair were cool, though.
4)What movie of this Year You want to see most of all?
Naturally, the one I'd most looked forward to was the new Power Rangers movie. It surprised me, it was a lot better than I thought it’d be! (I knew it wouldn’t be just like the original series, but when the first trailers I saw were focused almost entirely on showing how the kids were darker and more troubled than their 90s namesakes, I was fearing the next Batman V. Superman, dark for dark’s sake at the expense of being fun or anything like the characters we know. Fortunately, no worries on that: it was a lot of fun! Behold, Rita trying out donuts and casually not bothering to notice the destruction the battle causes. a-cute-nightmare.tumblr.com/im… It should always be this kind of show! Also, they did some interesting things with the lore. Seriously, if you were ever into any version of the show, you'll probably enjoy this movie.)
I guess now that I've seen it, the movie I'm most looking forward to is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
5) Do You have OC, which is Your absolutely opposite?
Tanathanar the trader, same universe as Shannon and Kristoff. If you try to say it, it probably won’t sound at all like the same name to him (basically, when they speak it’s on two levels, one most races can hear and one very few can. “Tanathanar” basically means the other thing he’s saying, the part you can’t hear, is a name. That means, as far as you can hear, he’s Tanathanar, a Tanathanar from the planet Tanathanar in the Tanathanar sector. …Of course, given his personality, he could be making all that up just for the fun of it. His people are not very well known to much of the galaxy; he's the only one of his kind most people, including the team, have seen.) He's actually a scheming shady-salesman type that the team has done business with because he knows everyone and everything. Sometimes his schemes lead to real danger but he usually figures out a way to come out on top. (Though sometimes, he does suffer and/or barely escape with his life. He always gets away, but he doesn't always win.) The team gets better at figuring out his real intentions in a situation and using his greed to keep him in line, but he's never quite a good guy or a bad guy.
6) Do You have favorite machine? (any technical vehicle)
Hmm, I'm not entirely sure what is meant by technical. My favorite vehicle of any kind, though, would be the SR-71 Blackbird. It’s so fast it just speeds up to outrun missiles, and parts are deliberately made too small they needed room to expand in flight. (Of course, that means when parked it leaks like a sieve…) Whenever something managed to outrun its fastest known speed, a Blackbird was taken up for another public flight and outran it by just a bit more, making you wonder just what its true maximum possible speed was. Does anyone really know? It set four new records on its retirement flight in 1990.
I was into planes when I was a kid. After finding out about this one, it was sad to know it wasn’t still in service. I liked to think that that was just something they told civilians, and somewhere far higher than lesser planes could go (did I mention its altitude was as impressive as its speed?) they were still up there being used for super secret world-saving stuff.
For industrial vehicles, check out this bucket wheel excavator. apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap101024.ht… No, that’s not edited. I wish I’d been in the room when whoever designed it had to propose building it. Someone had to get this made this over the objection of anyone saying “building one’s ten times more work than anything you could do with it!” Also, you gotta love physics. The bigger you make a machine, the more support it requires. At this size, all that is needed just to carry and move the sawblade part. The part that does the work is “merely” house-sized but everything else adds up to the size of a downtown skyscraper or two.
7) What You prefer - biological life, vehicle life, spirit life?
There’s an interesting question and I hope I’m understanding it correctly… anyway, I’ve always thought of different cars having personalities, and wondered how they felt about being sold. (I also had a different name and personality for every clock in my school. Totally, totally obsessed with clocks and watches as a child and still have more than any one person needs.) When it comes to spirit life, I also often think of this: what if there were things we couldn't see or touch, but could affect the world around us in ways we could perceive but couldn't quite understand? People might interpret it through the lens of their existing spiritual beliefs, sure that it’s a ghost/angel/demon/etc. However, think of other things people once saw as supernatural but are better understood. Compare what the Sun really is to the idea that it was Apollo’s chariot or Ra’s boat. So, the truth could be a lot more spectacular than even the beliefs most people consider strange.
8)Do You have favorite kind of anthropomorphic mythological creatures?
I've always liked the stories where dragons are treated as fully sentient, wise, and noble creatures (who are perfectly capable of going Godzilla on you if you provoke them, of course.)
9)Can You imagine sky of any not traditional color, which will be forever over your head?
I've always liked purple! Though that might be close enough to blue that it wouldn't be too different.
10)What season is Your favorite?
Winter is beautiful, I love it even if nobody else seems to. The world covered in soft snow, the crunch of it under your feet, the smell of the air, and of course, snowball fights! And being cold isn't so bad, all you have to do is wear enough clothing to be comfortable. (Think of that. In the winter you can always add more clothing. In the summer, you can only take off so much before you get arrested. ) Of course, every season has good points.
11)If You can travel for one day to any another time, what time will You choose?
I'd like to see what becomes of the world in a few hundred years. With the past, too much is connected to too much else to know what you're doing. Yet, I don't trust myself to not be tempted to try to change something.
12)What You like more - life under the water, or life in the sky?
Sea life is so fascinating, and there’s something about having to actually go down there, where the light won’t reach, to see and understand it.
13)Did You ever created Your own mythological creature?
A race of fairies, or at least what the people call fairies. Magic flows through the enviroment, in paths like water. Sometimes, though, magical energy pools in one place, combining with whatever kind of matter is there, creating these small life forms. They don’t tell much about their society, including what they’re actually called, so people call them fairies and they’re okay with it. They can be made of anything: soil, water, fire, plant material, air, even dark matter, and have a degree of control over the kind of material they're made of, using the magic around them. Soil and plant fairies are the most common. (It's harder to get the same water or fire or air to stay still long enough to be energized.) Dark matter is the most rarely seen variety, but it’s believed that they’re the most common, but just don’t come down to the ground often. They are not immortal; the matter can only hold the energy for so long. However, it will permanently store their knowledge, and if ever brought to life again, the new fairy will have it. Maybe a few drops of the water you're made of was once part of someone else, so you are born knowing how to sew or the history of musical theater or one of that previous fairy’s friends. Multiple fairies having the parts of a single past fairy’s memory is very common; they usually end up being very close, each feeling like the others are a part of themselves. A fairy will go back to the place they were formed when they sense the end is near so their knowledge won't be lost. You could try to preserve a fairy by keeping all of the dirt or water or whatever together and placing it somewhere fairies are commonly born in hopes of it being re-energized; it has been tried. The new fairy would have the same memories but not necessarily the same personality of the old; whether or not to consider it the same person is something no one can say for sure.
1: Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? No, not the actor.
2: If you could be a member of any non-humanoid race, which would it be? Can be from any kind of fiction or mythology or a species you came up with yourself.
3: What's the thing you've drawn, written, or otherwise made that you're most proud of?
4: If there were a movie about you, who would you have play the role?
5: If you could have everything you needed without having to work, how would you use your time? (And no sitting on the couch all day. The idea is more, what goal or dream would you pursue if you weren't bound by the usual needs?)
6: What's your favorite sci-fi tool that *isn't* a weapon?
7: ...Okay, okay, and what's your favorite sci-fi or fantasy weapon? (If you're gonna say "Lightsaber," then what's your favorite and second-favorite?)
8: If you've got to fight a city-wrecking villain, would you want comic book superpowers, anime superpowers, or GIANT ROBOTS?
9: If it meant you could never return to Earth, would you go on a voyage to other worlds if you knew for sure that there was life?
10: If you speak any language other than your native language, which one(s), and why did you learn it/them?
11: What foreign holiday that your society doesn't celebrate do you think they should pick up?
12: Name something you like that everyone else seems to hate.
13: Do you think that you could sacrifice your life to save someone else?
I tag... whoever wants to do it. Looking forward to seeing more answers!