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20 February 2011 @ 03:21 am
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Name: Erica
Previous Stamps: The Path Changer (Hero), Adele (Mirror), Uzuki (TWEWY)

Give a brief description of your personality: I like to keep to myself or hang out with a small group of people. I'm pretty introverted and I definitely wouldn't call myself a people person. It's not that I don't like social interaction; I just tend to get irritated easily. I'm still not the loudest person in the room when I'm with people I'm comfortable with, but I'm definitely not afraid to talk in these situations. When I do speak, I'm either sarcastic or cracking jokes. I'm not very good at hiding my emotions in my voice, i.e. when I'm in a bad mood. I do try to be polite to everyone, but if someone's really getting on my nerves I tend to show it.

I'm actually very tolerant concerning the opinions/beliefs of others, but it's an individual person's attitude and behavior that causes me to get irritated at them.

List some of your positive traits: Creative, intelligent, trustworthy, a sense of humor, empathetic, loyal
... and some of your negative traits: Sarcastic, impatient, pessimistic, indecisive, prone to bouts of depression, easily frustrated, cynical, procrastinator

What are your interests?: Kitties, books (a wide variety, but my favorites are mysteries, horror, and anything historical), history, videogames, peace and quiet, true crime shows, classic rock, spending time with those I'm truly comfortable around, weird trivia
... and your dislikes?: Children, large dogs, rude people, stereotypes, hypocrites, being ordered around, idiots, annoying ringtones, meat, being the center of attention

Are you more...

Outgoing or Reserved: Reserved
Energetic or Calm: Calm
Cautious or Impulsive: Impulsive
Stoic or Emotional: Emotional
Peaceful or Aggressive: Peaceful, but I think it'd be more accurate to say I'm passive aggressive.
Confident or Insecure: Insecure
Leader or Follower: Follower, but I wouldn't want to blindly follow someone like a sheep. I hate the idea being in a leadership role, and would rather offer support to a leader I respect.
Optimistic, Pessimistic, or Realistic: Pessimistic with a touch of realistic; I'm not all doom and gloom all the time, but I usually expect the worst.
Traditional or Unconventional: Unconventional

You've been enlisted into the Grey Wardens! A life of being bound to fight monsters... How would you feel about this?
I wouldn't hate the idea of protecting others, but I would hate having to do it because someone is ordering me to. I'd want to fight monsters because it was my choice, no one else's. In the end I'd agree to join, but I'd be a little resentful over being bound to it.

After joining, would you feel it necessary to focus almost entirely on your duties when the world is being threatened? Or would you rather try to have fun when you can?
I'd want to have fun when I could. If I'm going to have to spend my entire life fighting, I think I deserve a break now and then. Life is too short to never have fun.

Do you prefer to experience new things or stick with what you know?
A mix of both. It's good to be open to new ideas, but I wouldn't want to abandon everything I already know.

You get attacked by a group of bandits, and upon defeat they claim they were only trying to provide for their families. What do you do with them?
Ehhh.....this one's tricky. For me it comes down to how sincere the bandits are. If they're genuinely regretful about attacking me and really are doing it just for the sake of their families, then I'd be more willing to help them. But if they're a bunch of violent bastards who enjoy attacking random people and are using their families as an excuse, then I'd probably mow them down.

After going through multiple dungeons and fighting countless battles, you discover that the ally you did all of this for really just wanted more power. They even plan to sacrifice those they consider incapable of being saved in the process! You did go this far for them, and they will undoubtedly be a powerful ally against your enemies threatening the whole world, but... Can you allow them to continue?
I'd be livid that they were plotting behind my back, but with the greater threat still at large I'd still keep them as an ally. I don't agree with mass sacrifice and would have a hard time being friendly to them. I'd work with them to ultimately keep the world safe, but I'd watch my back while they were around.

A great battle is going to be fought soon. What, if anything, do you do to prepare for it?
Get my affairs in order in case I don't come back, and then spend the night before the battle doing something to keep myself calm. Or getting drunk.

Eventually, your exploits become known and you're now a respected figure in society. How do you plan on using this influence, if at all?
I don't know if I'd want to use it, to be honest. I don't like the idea of being a role model; being expected to act a certain way doesn't sit well with me. I wouldn't abuse my influence, but I doubt that I'd use it very often (if at all).

(Optional section)
Have you played this game? If so, did you like it? I haven't played it, but I really want to get it.
(As it relates to this game's spiritual predecessor and is an unseen factor here) Which D&D-type alignment would you say fits you best? Chaotic Good, probably
Are there any characters you don't want to get? No

(Not optional)
Please post the links to five applications you've voted on:

Voters: You can find a list of characters with descriptions here.
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Mynahsunflower_mynah on February 20th, 2011 09:37 am (UTC)
Hmm. I can see a few characters working here, but I think Sigrun is a pretty good fit overall. She's pretty sarcastic most of the time, as can be noted from her party banter: Nathaniel: For a dead woman you're remarkably perky.
Sigrun: I could be less perky if you like. 'The darkness of the Deep Roads is seeped into my soul! The world is dead! My heart is black! Alas! Woe! Woe!'
is one fine example. She's technically declared herself dead as a member of the Legion of the Dead, but she still retains a lot of curiosity about things around her and a pretty perky attitude, so I think that kind of fits with your 'life is too short not to have fun' attitude AND your pessimism (I could think of a few other characters who'd share that attitude, but they tend to be more social or more optimistic). She's also pretty impulsive, since as a Legionnaire of the Dead she doesn't really feel the need towards self-preservation that a lot of other characters do, I think. I wouldn't call her the 'loudest person in the room' either, and she's not very social, but she's friendly enough (which you come across as being), and I can see her doing the same thing as you when preparing for the battle.
Breyzy and Yin Girl: Breyzy: this is the road I've chosenbreyzyyin on February 20th, 2011 06:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, awesome Fei Long icon! XD I'm not overly familiar with DA, so I apologize if my vote is really off the mark...but from what I can gather of her character I think Sigrun seems like a good fit for your application! She seems like she'd be more comfortable either by herself or hanging out with a small group of people...but most of her dialogue comes across as pretty sarcastic too. She seems pretty curious about the world and can have some fun, but there's still an element of pessimism to her given her story. From what I can see, she comes across as more reserved than some of the other characters do...she's calm, impulsive, emotional, passive aggressive, insecure, more of a follower, and seems pretty unconventional. From what I've been able to gather about Sigrun, I think your scenario/DA-related question answers fit for her as well! :)
Kat: 06fuma_x_seishiro on February 20th, 2011 09:48 pm (UTC)
The character that jumped out at me the most was Sigrun. I also saw Shale, but that character didn't seem as nice a fit as Sigrun.

Your positive and negative traits sound quite a bit like her. You have a good sense of humor, something that she has as well despite her blunt nature. Your interest in books is very similar (according to her character snippet, she expresses an interest in books given her upbringing in society). Also, a number of your "Are you more..." answers sound like her. For instance, I could see her not minding protecting others, but having an issue with being bound, so to speak. Another example would be your answer to the experience new things/stick to what you know question. She'd agree with your "It's good to be open to new ideas" statement as she's a curious individual in general.
Merci: Knubbler: That's Amazing!nosferatu_blue on February 23rd, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
I keep thinking Anders for you as I read your app. Your answer to becoming a Grey Warden reminds me of how he hates being bound to things. Also, what you said about being tolerant of others beliefs as long as they present their beliefs isn't offensive makes me think of him (he hates the Tower, but is pretty laid-back, which I assume means that he doesn't devote a lot of energy to it?)

Lol, and let's not forget the fact that he likes CATS (and that fact is important!)
the_404_error on February 24th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
I was considering Shale for a good part of it, but overall agree with Sigrun as she's more impulsive-- she's always willingly charging into the fray, plan or no. (She considers herself already dead, so it doesn't quite matter to her one way or another.) She's trustworthy, has a more sarcastic sense of humor, and is more the type to be with a small group. She also can be pessimistic while still having an upbeat attitude about it, which is fairly rare-- she may think something is doomed to utter failure, but she'll have no problem trying it anyway. She also seems to have no problem following, as she does so in both the Legion of the Dead and the party. I can see her agreeing with most of your situational responses as well, especially since she does seem capable of viewing the bigger picture rather than going with at-the-moment moral decisions.
Noordarklight90 on March 24th, 2011 06:07 am (UTC)
Anders for your sense of humor and reactions to some of the situational questions (added to the fact that you like cats).