That just sounds so sinister... Well, Pastel wants Kyle (honestly, I'm
shocked) and Sage. I wanna do more, so... Ooh, this is tough. *consults EpicMoonBlade* Okay. She wants Ronin. And I'm gonna add Vara as well. Because I can.
Sage: As part of Overlord's society, if a woman went a year without having a child then she was required to have her hair cut. People with short hair were often bullied. But, whenever possible, I avoided having my hair cut. And I hid its length during Overlord and Nephilim's inspections by putting it in a braid.
Ronin: I hide all the sweets in the back of a high cupboard where the kids can't get at it.
Vara: Sage helped me to not have my hair cut, too. Um, and I have a birthmark on my leg. I'm sorry, it's silly. But it's embarrassing...
J- Love anyone?
Sage: Cole and Chedva, of course.
Vara: *Looks down, blushing*K- What is your job?
Kyle: Being dead and all, I'm totally free.
*Rotten fruit is thrown at Astrid*
Sage: I do not have a traditional job. Right now, I just take care of Chedva.
Ronin: Currently, I'm helping Jay rebuild the West. I might eventually go back east and help Cyrus again.
Vara: I'm...not really doing any jobs right now... Sorry. L- Favorite Season?
Kyle: Another question I've answered a couple times. Heh. I only know winter. But spring sounds fantastic.
Sage: Summer. I love being warm.
Vara: Spring, I think... I love all the flowers that bloom that time of year. M- Who is your best friend?
Kyle: I don't really have a best friend... I mean, why pick just one when you can be friends with everybody
? But how about Josi and Vara. I admit, I spent most of my time with them before I died.
*More rotten fruit at Astrid* Can you
please stop bringing that up, Kyle?
Vara: A best friend? Oh, I never really thought about that. Um, Josi. N- Hobbies?
Kyle: I love horses! They were always my favorite animals to take care of for Cyrus.
Sage: Oh... I do not know. I like to sing?
Ronin: Knife throwing's always been a favorite hobby of mine... I like archery, too.
Vara: Um... Bird watching? O- What are you going to do when this tag is over?
Kyle: Settle back into my everlasting sleep.
*More flying fruit* Yai... Eck. I'm so done with you, Kyle.
Sage: Probably try to take a nap... I am always tired now, with Chedva to take care of.
Ronin: I dunno. Drag Jay out on a hike with me, maybe. It's been a while since he got away from work.
Vara: Um... I can't really say. It would spoil the story. P- What is your eye color?
Ronin: Chocolate brown.
Vara: ...Green. Unfortunately. Q- Are you good? Or bad?
Kyle: What kind of vague question is this? Nobody's "good". We're all prone to mistakes. But I try
to be good, at least.
Ronin: I'd have to agree with Kyle on this one. I walk in the Way, but I know I'm prone to error, like everybody else in the world. We're bad, but God makes us good. So I guess my answer depends on what kind of good and bad the question is referring to.
Vara: I...I really don't know anymore. I've made so many mistakes. And how could anyone related to a wicked man like Garmadon be good? I know I'm not him, but it still scares me... I'm sorry, I'm rambling.R- If you could get anything right now what would it be?
Kyle: Another hug, how 'bout? *Hugs Vara tightly*
Ronin: I'm hungry. A steak would be nice.
Vara: It's... It's kind of personal; I don't want to talk about it. ...But having Kyle back would be wonderful, too. S- What is your greatest fear?
Kyle: Oh, shoot. I don't know. I guess I'm afraid for Cyrus. He's devoted his whole life to his projects, and he's at such a critical point in his plans. Everything he's worked for could topple at any moment, and it would be terrible if his sacrifices- his wife's life, his life's savings, his reputation- were all made in vain. He works too hard for me to bear the thought of him failing now.
Sage: Being alone.
Ronin: Moons... For so long my greatest fear was for Tina's safety. Now she's safe, thank God, so I suppose my greatest fear now is for the safety and health of my children. The plague is still running rampant in the east, and they could be dying right now. I trust that Cyrus is doing his best to protect them, as he does with all under his authority. But still, the fear remains...
Vara: I didn't realize what I was agreeing to when you came to me with this interview, Astrid.
*Sigh...* Okay. I guess one of my biggest concerns right now is that I might become like Garmadon. Because, as much as I dislike it, he is my father. And now that I am with him, all everyone seems to see is my eyes. So I'm afraid that I'll become what they all see, and... Yeah. *deep breath*T- Does your name have a special meaning?
Kyle: Haa. Funny thing is, my name was originally supposed to be Kyrk. But when the time came to write me in, she called me Kyle instead. It took a few chapters for her to notice the mistake, and by then it was too late.
S'all good, though. And yeah, Astrid just looked it up. My name means "Victorious." I'm totally cool with that.
Sage: My name means "Thoughtful," I believe? Something along those lines. I suppose I do tend to overthink things, but I do not think the meaning really describes my character.
Ronin: My name...uh, no. No special meaning pertaining to Astrid's story. And please don't look it up, either. It's embarrassing. I thought your name meant "Samurai."
...Sure. That's what it means, Astrid.
Vara: My name was Astrid's variation of the name Vafara, which means "Brave." I'm sorry, though: I don't think I quite live up to her expectations... U- What parent do you identify with the most?
Sage: My father. He was a kind man.
Ronin: Eh, my mother, I guess. Father was never around growing up.
Vara: My mother, of course. V- Any siblings?
Sage: Yes. A little brother.
Ronin: An older brother. We don't talk much, though.
Vara: The only one I'm aware of at this moment is my half-brother, Lloyd. I wouldn't put it past Garmadon to have more children hidden somewhere, though... X- Do you find yourself attractive?
Kyle: Ask any of my fans. They'll tell you. *flicks hand disarmingly* Kidding, kidding! ...Uhm, I guess? Attractive to whom? ...Though, if I'm even half as cute as my twin sister, it's a miracle that I'm still single!
Sage: Not...not particularly. I am glad for Cole, though. He has helped me become more comfortable with my flaws.
Ronin: *Flexes arms* Heck, yeah. You saying you don't?
Vara: Well, I like my hair; it's the one part of me that's clearly my mother's blood. But...well, no. I'm comfortable with my body, but I don't like to think that I look attractive
.Y- What is the stupidest thing you have ever done?
Kyle: Drugging Cyrus' tea to force him to rest. *shudders* He was not
happy with me.
Sage: Well... It is not the stupidest thing I have ever done, but one morning, I woke up and tried to kiss Cole's face. I...kissed the pillow instead. He still teases me about it sometimes.
Ronin: Oooh. This is a hard one. There's a lot to choose from. Oh! Okay. One time, about eight years ago, I'd had one too many drinks at a local tavern with a friend and started to crave, of all things, cabbage. So I went home straightaway and ate some. And I ate some more. And more, and more. Eck... After that traumatic experience, I can't look at cabbage without feeling sick. Tina holds it over my head, too. Says if I come home like that again she'll cook all my meals for the next week with cabbage in 'em.
Vara: I once reached through an open window to grab a butterfly... But the window was closed, and I hurt my hand. ...And the butterfly was actually a dead leaf. Z- Any last words?
Kyle: Just one more hug?
Sage: ...No, thank you, Kyle. Goodbye, readers. Thank you for taking the time to read this through.
Ronin: Aww, it's over already?
Vara: Thank you for thinking of me for this tag, but this was so long
... I'm glad it's over. Bye. : )
PastelGreys bonus question: What is the strangest thing you've ever eaten?
Kyle: Ah, not quite done yet, then! Yay! Um, well... Coffee. It's so weird. I can't understand why some people like to drink beverages that bitter...
Sage: I ate a bug once. Only once.
Ronin: Oysters. Those things are so slimy and nasty.
Vara: In Ninjago, every food is kind of strange to me... But maybe the strangest- but most wonderful- thing I've ever eaten was...bread. Warm, fluffy, spread with...what's the word...butter. On the Dark Island we only ever had dry, flat, cracker-like cakes which stored well, but did not taste half as wonderful as the bread I can eat now.
*** I did not realize what I was signing up for when I wanted to do Vara. She's so reticent- which isn't a bad thing! It's just super difficult when I'm trying to get her to reveal her deepest darkest fears and the like.
Ronin, on the other hand... Ha! He has Kyle's aptitude for stealing the spotlight, I'll say that much. I'm glad I didn't choose to do Tina, too, or I'd never get anything done here.
I'm not tagging anybody. Hmm. I might need to reach out to more authors in the DA community one of these days so I can be a more active giver of tags, instead of just a receiver.