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20 random questions

Authors Note: All references to Dwarves in this text are referring to mythological dwarves with beards who live in mountains.

01 What is the worst nickname that someone has ever called you?

Well…..a long time ago, when I was back in primary school (we’re talking early 1770’s here), a lot of girl bullies who hated me used to call me Devil Girl. I mean, if you called me that today I wouldn’t even flinch, but this was back when I was six years old and we used to study the bible everyday at school, and witches were burned in public. I remember it made me cry the first time I heard it, and then they kept calling me it and I stopped wanting to go to school. It was hard enough being the only demon going to school without those nicknames. I swear it took my Mom an hour to convince me to go to school one time, it was horrible.

02 Have you got a favourite flower?

I’ve never really been a flower person, I’ve always preferred cacti. I guess if I had to choose one, it be those cactus flowers. *chuckles*

03 Do you add a sauce, ketchup or other artificial flavourings to your food?

*shrugs* I really like ketchup on my burgers and fries and stuff but that’s about it.

04 Describe yourself using only words that begin the letter ’T’.

Terrible. Trendy. Trouble. *chuckles menacingly*

05 What is your lover’s pet name for you?

*Nervous chuckling* I’m single right now but I used to have a little dwarf boyfriend who called me his “Uxor Tropaeis.” He told me it was latin for greatest treasure, and I thought that was beautiful.

06 What is your least favourite colour?

Oh gods, I hate the color orange. I hate it. It’s so ugly. I don’t know why, I just hate it. Ughh….

07  Who did you vote for in the last election, and did they win? (Authors note: I’m going to assume this is talking about the last election in the US because that’s the only country who’s elections I follow.)

I’m actually not allowed to vote because I’m not technically a US citizen, but I would’ve voted for Obama. Mostly because I thought he was the more likely out of the two to get gay marriage legalised everywhere. I’m friends with a lot of gay couples who can’t get married and I’ve always felt so bad for them.

08  What is/was your grandfather's name?

Truthfully, I’ve never had a real Grandfather. My Mom (who was a demon) always said that her father was a super-duper powerful demon sorcerer and if she ever said his name out loud he would know where we are and he would come and curse us or kill us or something. My Dad (who was a human) never wanted to talk about his father. He said that his father was a huge religious nut and he thought Dad was a Satan lover for marrying my Mom. *sad sigh*

09  What is the best present you ever received?

Wow. That’s a tough one. *long pause* I guess if I had to pick one best present ever it would have to be…………oh! *snaps fingers* I know! When I first graduated university, the Headmaster gave me a book, I think it was called “A Skeptics Guide to the Supernatural” or something like that. It basically had a bunch of information about what humans at the time considered paranormal. Now I know what you’re thinking, it doesn’t sound like an awful lot, but at the time, the only information I had about demons were tiny stories from Mom. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I appreciated those stories a lot, but this was non-fiction book by an expert. It had so much more information then Mom’s stories. Gods, that book was one of my most prized possessions for a long time and it sucked a lot when it eventually fell apart.

10  What is 17 1/2% of 97 + 42 x (6 / 2) – 137? (Authors note: She was not given a calculator, she’s doing this all in her head.)

Well………. lets take this one step at a time. Six divided by two is three. 42 times three is 126. 97 plus 126 minus 137 is 86. In order to get 17 and a half percent of 86, we need to first divide it by 100. That obviously gives us 0.86. Next we need to multiply this number by 17.5, which would give us a grand total of……..*long pause*………15.05. When I was about 140 or 150 I went through this really long phase where I wanted to try to be a mathematician or a physicist or something. It didn’t really work out but I did learn to do equations a lot more complex than this without a calculator.

11  What would be the best possible way you could die?

*Nervous chuckling* That is such a depressing question. *Pause* I guess the best possible way I could die would be…..*sighs* This is really depressing to think about, but if I had to pick a way to die it would probably be fighting for something I believe in or fighting for my friends. My friends have done so much for Me that I would want to die knowing that I’ve done something to repay the enormous debt I have to them.  *Goes quiet in thought*

12  Given the choice of absolutely anything, what would be your dream job?

I don’t really know. I’ve always been a huge bookworm so for a while I wanted to be an author, but then after college I wanted to be a historian and since then I’ve gone through a couple phases including the earlier mentioned mathematician. Being half-demon means I’m going to live to be about 5,000 years old and that’s a really long time to dedicate yourself to something, so I want to be really, really sure before I pick one career.

13  What position do you sleep in at night?

Sleeping with giant wings like these has always been really difficult. I just can’t sleep on my back, it’s so uncomfortable. Having boobs also means I can’t sleep on my chest. For a while i just learnt how to sleep on my side, although that was really hard, and then I learnt that some demons actually sleep upside down like a bat (their demon physiology or whatever stops all their blood from flowing to their head). One night I tried sleeping like that, it worked, and I’ve done it since then. *laughs* It makes bringing boys home really awkward as I’m sure you can imagine.

14  What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you?

Oh Gods, do I have to?

14.5 Yes.

*Loud sigh* Fine. *Very long pride-swallowing pause* Remember that dwarf boyfriend I told you about earlier? Yeah, well Me and him used to always go out to bars and clubs on our dates and a lot of the time We would occasionally see some of his dwarf friends. Well, on this one particular night, I remember we stopped at a bar and some of his friends (there were about seven or eight of them) were already there, so he left me alone to go talk to them. They were on the other side of the bar so I could see them, but I couldn’t hear a words of what they were saying. I remember halfway through, one of his friends said something that just gave him the biggest smile and made him laugh a little bit. After that, he came back to Me and said his friends wanted to show me “something awesome”. I decided to go with them, partly because I was interested and partly because I wanted to impress him. So, Me, my dwarf boyfriend and his friends, left the bar and went into this really dark forest right next to it. We spent about an hour walking though it, until we got to this large clearing. In this clearing, there was this large flowerbed full of white flowers, I guess somebody must’ve planted them there. It was then that my boyfriend told me that if you eat the flowers they make you feel really good and you start to do some crazy things. So, one by one, each of his friends started picking them up and passing them around, until everyone had one. Then, my boyfriend told everyone that on the count of three we would all eat our flowers. He was like “1….2…3!” And then everyone, including me, ate them. It was at this point that I learned the drugs affected demons and dwarves differently. For the dwarves, it did next to nothing. It just made them a little bit tipsy, like a few glasses of beer. For Demons however, it was like cocaine, ecstasy, and way too many shots rolled into one. I was filled with way to much energy, my sense of reality was warped beyond belief and the filter between my brain and my mouth just about vanished. I told everyone a lot of my darkest secrets like they were nothing, I forgot my name about twenty times, and at one point I fell in love with a tree. This went on for about five hours, 1am to 6am, and the whole time everyone there, including my boyfriend, was laughing at me, telling me to dance or whatever, saying they loved me and doing a bunch of other things to get a funny reaction. The next morning, I woke up with a HUGE hangover, and learned that my boyfriend and his friends had planned the whole thing and knew I was going to go on a massive trip. That was when my dwarf boyfriend became my dwarf ex-boyfriend. *long embarrassed sigh* *Blushes a little bit*

15  Who is your favourite fictional character?

I’m not complaining or anything, but that is a really sudden change of topic. Anyway, uhh… favourite fictional character? Uhhh……I don’t really know. I’ve read so many books now that it’s really hard to pick out one character as my favourite. I’ve always liked characters from old Greek and Roman myths. You know, like Romulus and Hercules  It’s always made me happy knowing that some people out there, even fictional, can be half-human and half-supernatural entity and still be hailed as heroes and legends. These stories helped me a lot as a kid, because they told me that one day, humans could call me a legend too.

16  What food do you hate most in the world?

*Shrugs* There are a lot of weird demon foods I’ve never understood. I once tried a deep-fried shrunken fairy head, and that was about as pleasant as it sounds. I’ve always found most demons to be disgustingly carnivorous.  

17  When was the last time you were ill?

I can’t remember exactly, I haven’t been really really sick, like stay at home from school sick, since I was like 60. I’ve gotten a lot of stomach aches and stuff since then, but they never last more than a few days.

18  If you were transformed into a wild creature, what would it be?

I’d love to be transformed into a lion. I get to be an apex predator and king of the jungle, and I get to be lazy all day. That sounds like a dream come true.

19  What was your favourite toy as a child, and whatever happened to it?

Growing up in the 1770s, I really didn’t have that many memorable toys. I do remember I had this one doll, I think her name was Socky or Sally or something like that. Whatever her name was, I remember I talked to her a lot and had a bunch of pretend adventures with her. I kept her for quite a few years, I think I can remember being around 90 and still having her. Our time together ended when I tried to use ancient dark magic to bring her to life, but ended up incinerating her instead. It was a very depressing weekend.

20  What's the most amazing thing you've ever seen?

Well, one thing that’s really stuck with me over the years is watching a dragon egg hatch. With the rapid rise of more efficient, non-flammable weapons, dragons have really become few and far between. I remember watching the newborn dragon come out of the egg and thinking ‘It’s so vulnerable and so powerful at the same time.’ I also vividly remember the look on the parent dragon’s faces as they first saw their child. It was a look of unmistakable love and amazement, and I also thought they looked really vulnerable and really powerful at the same time. It was beyond words.
    I just want to say that this took WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYY more than five minutes. The answer to question 20 on it's own took me more than 5 minutes to write.
    So, this is my first attempt at posting my writing on Deviantart. Writing has actually been a hobby of mine for a reeeeeeeeaaaaaaaally long time though I barely do it anymore because i'm too busy messing around on kisekae . So this is a 20 Random questions meme interview with my half-demon, half-human OC, Beatrix. This actually helped me out a lot with changing her from a random character I adopted to a fully fleshed character ready for writing.
    If you want to read a little bit more about Beatrix and some of my other OCs, you can look here.
    If you want to fill out this meme yourself you can find the blank one here.
    I would like to give special thanks to Raqonteur for creating this meme, it's helped me a lot.
Raqonteur Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for using my meme and linking it back too.

What a wonderful interview.  I love the detail you've gone into, and also the fact that there are mentions of different time periods in her long life.  She's very calm and laid back for a half-demon.  Though I suppose a long life might teach you that lesson eventually. 

One slight suggestion I might offer is to give the dwarf species a name (ie Duergar in AD&D) that would mean you could do away with the disclaimer and add a sense of dwarf culture, history and racial identity.  It would round out the feeling that Beatrix comes from a living, breathing, growing world.

I would definitely keep up the writing :)  Your characters are developed and interesting, and your writing style is very readable.  Breaking up large sections of text into paragraphs would make it a little easier on the eyes though.  I would love to see some of her adventures on paper.  It would be interesting to see just how she fits into your world. 
Coolguysevensevensev Featured By Owner May 4, 2015
Thanks a lot for the feedback. I will definitely take your advice on the dwarves and breaking up the paragraphs more. I am also hoping to write more stuff involving Beatrix.  
Raqonteur Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you do write any Beatrix stories send them over this way.  I'd enjoy reading them.
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