|I really like this picture actually, even though it's my other flower picture that I usually use for my desktop background.|
The Unloved DucklingOnce upon a time there was a young duckling. From birth she knew she was different. She did not look like her brothers and sister; they were beautiful and stunning where she was ugly and dull. Her mother wished the duckling was more beautiful and impressive, but the duckling could only disappoint. Her mother and siblings constantly abused her verbally, never daring to touch her ugly form. She was truly unloved. The ugly duckling did not despaired though, for she knew deep down that she was actually a young swan. Her youth would pass in grey ugliness, but upon maturation she would emerge a graceful and beautiful swan.The Unloved Duckling by ~RegalBryantLover
But it was not meant to be. The duckling never grew into a swan. She remained as she was, an ugly duck. Her siblings grew more beautiful and her mother grew more disappointed. And the ugly duck only grew despair and a broken heart, for no one would love an ugly duck.
In This WorldI'm all alone, in this large, busy world.In This World by ~RegalBryantLover
Everyone seems to have a job while I'm just holed up in my room.
I find people to talk to, but only through the internet.
They might as well be imaginary friends.
Voices I only hear the echoes of, but never see the face behind.
There is no one to talk to, no one to bond with.
It's just me in this empty, silent world of mine.
I push myself to do something, but my resolve always fades.
Even doing nothing leaves me burned out.
Talking to my self is the only conversation I have daily.
There is only one comfort I have, in this empty life.
No one can ever see my tears.
List 10 of you Original characters
1. Isaac Bryant
2. Rex O'Conner
3. Pensuke Yoshida
4. Amy (maiden: Lester) Bryant
5. Bryan Allen
6. Shay Avalon
7. Cid DeLuca
8. "Uncle" (?????* Yoshida)
9. Stacy (maiden: ?????*) Bryant
10. Stephen ??????*
*Indicates that name (first or last) is not known, even by author, at time of writing.
-6 and 3 attend the same social event. What's the event likely to be?
Shay and Pensuke would either an anime convention or a screening of the latest Ironman movie. Or tag-teaming in a SmashBros. Tournament.
-What is 7's worst fear?
Cid is most afraid of being honest to Shay about his feelings and ruining their friendship.
-10 and 1 both join the military. Which one of them is most likely to do well? How would the other one handle the military?
After panicking about how the booth ended up in the military, Stephen and Isaac give their best during the training, but in their first battle Stephen is shot and dies instantly, and Isaac gets medical discharge due to his constant vomiting from seeing all the blood and gore.
-2 bakes a cake. What flavor will it be? Will it have frosting? Sprinkles? Or will it taste awful, and the flavor indistinguishable?
He bakes a chocolate cake, but he eats is right out of the pan, chokes on an eggshell and then leave the kitchen that is now coated with cake batter for Shay to clean up. (Shay: Damnit Rex!)
-5 and 8 crash into each other while walking around a mall and both drop whatever they're buying in the collision. What's likely to happen?
Bryan apologises immediately and begins picking up all of Uncle's things before getting his own. He then apologises again and offers to carry them for the old man. Uncle just smiles and accepts his help until Shay shows up and asks why Bryan has all her stuff.
-What is 4's nickname? If he/she doesn't have one, make one up.
Stacy nicknamed Amy 'Hummingbird', since her hair is the same dark emerald colour as a hummingbird's feathers.
-Would 9 and 8 make a good team when robbing a bank?
Stacy and Uncle as bank robbers? Hmmm…Stacy creates a distraction while Uncle quietly shuffles into the back room and helps himself to the money….nope, that's the best I can do, but it's more likely Uncle will make Stacy sit and meditate on right and wrong for an hour if she suggests it. Uncles a good guy.
-A tornado warning has been issued for 2's area. How do they react? For example: Do they run to the basement, or do they run outside with a camera?
Rex phones Cid and Pensuke to come over to his house to see it. Cid comes over and they stand outside and film it, all the while Rex's roommates are either heading off to safer locations, or joining Rex in his idiocy.
-6 and 4 are in a play. The two are forced to share a kiss. Repulsive or hot? Something else entirely?
Shay rejects the idea in favour of saving her first kiss for the man she loves while Amy just flatly asserts 'hell no'. (Though, seeing as the author does read Yuri manga from time to time, she would probably classify it as 'hot'.)
-If 1, 3, and 7 were in an old detective movie, who would be the bad guy, who would be the detective, and who would be the detective's love interest?
Isaac (1) is the detective and will arm wrestle anyone for the role, Pensuke (3) would be the spunky, but clueless sidekick while Cid (7) is the villain. (Pensuke: Or is he?)
-5 and 9 are vacationing when something happens and they end up deserted on a small island with little means of survival. Who makes it the longest? What happens to the other?
So Bryan and Stacy are on a trip together? (I sure hope their significant other's don't find out!) When they end up on the deserted island, Bryan, who has been city boy all his life, just follows the lead of Stacy, who has gotten used to being thrown into strange world where she has to fend for herself. They successfully build a shelter and find some food, but soon it runs out and Stacy goes crazy from hunger and kills Bryan. She then dies of starvation a few days later. (How pleasant!)
-10 hears there is a dangerous serial killer in the area, and the media lists 10's hair color and gender as the killer's victim type. What's 10's reaction? Will they not care? Go out and buy extra locks for their doors?
Stephen blots his door and hides in Shay's room under her bed (since they're roommates). Shay then calls Cid to come over and they call camp out in the living room of Shay's and Stephen's apartment in a pillow/blanket tent while watching Disney movies with everyone talking about all the neat trivia and such about the movies.
-6 and 8 – how likely are they as a pair?
Shay and Uncle will never happen as a pair, unless it's in a niece and uncle relationship.
-Someone throws a surprise birthday party for 9! Who planned it, and who showed up?
Isaac and Amy both planned the part for Stacy, but all the people who showed up are character's that I do not own the rights to.
-1 and 3 skip one of their classes together. What was the class?
Ignoring the fact that the two go to completely separate schools, Isaac would probably cut his ballroom dance class, since most of the girls would fight over him, and Pensuke would follow him just so he doesn't sit alone in the courtyard feeling down. The two would then likely go hide out in the office of Isaac's favourite Professor and drink tea with him and chat.
-4 and 5 are playing a video game together. What's the video game?
Amy is playing Metal Gear Solid (I'm not sure which one, I don't play the series myself) and Bryan is trying to play but decides it's not worth his time and just sits off to the side to read quietly. (Amy: Though, I doubt he got far with how much I was swearing *smirk*)
-Which of the ten characters listed is likely to be a huge anime fan?
Isaac, Amy, Stacy, Shay, Rex, Pensuke and Cid are all anime fans, though Isaac is probably the biggest since his cosplays are super high quality, and he will record himself singing anime opening and post them on YouTube.
-So 3 and 6 discover they are siblings, how do they react?
Pensuke hugs Shay instantly, and Shay then asks Uncle to teach her how to make sushi seeing as they are now family (despite Pensuke and Uncle being Japanese and Shay is a European mutt.
-You decide to treat 7 to a dinner, what would 7 order and what would you do?
When I treat Cid to dinner, he orders the cheapest steak on the menu, is suave and charming and probably succeeds in making my knees turn to jelly.
-9 asks you to go skydiving, what happens?
We go skydiving, until we get scarred right before the big jump and have to be strapped to the skydiving instructors before we take the dive.
-OMG 4 JUST DYED 8'S HAIR BRIGHT PINK!!!!
Stacy: AMY BRYANT, GET YOUR BUTT IN HERE! You're in big trouble missy!
Pensuke: Wah! Uncle! Your hair! It looks so silly!
Shay: Oh brother…Here Uncle, I'll help you wash it out.
Any: I regret nothing!
-Well it seems that 2 decided to pull a prank on 1, what would the prank be?
Rex has never been subtle with his pranks. So, for Isaac, he ambushes him and covers him with silly string or shaving cream. You know, something really dumb that gets everyone involved laughing and acting ridiculous.
-What would you do if 8 asked you to the movies? What movie would you watch?
I'd gladly accept if Uncle asked me to the movies, though we'd likely watch some old Japanese movie that doesn't have subtitles and he'd have to translate it for me (even though his English isn't very good).
-If 2 decided to take flying lessons, why would he/she do it?
If Rex took flying lessons it would be so he could be a pilot for the American Army.
-When 2 graduates (if it's possible) and becomes a pilot, would you go on the plane that he/she is piloting?
Not that Rex would be able to get his license for piloting, but even if he did, I still wouldn't. He's bad enough with doing dangerous stunts in his car, never mind a plane where there are no cops to stop him.
-What would you do if 5 was your first child?
No, just no.
Isaac: I'm her first child!
Stacy: In all technicalities, you're my first borne. I suppose the author's first borne is…me!
Isaac: Grandmother! *hugs*
So…I'm…no…just no! I haven't even had a boyfriend yet, I can't have a first borne yet!
-Would you hire 4 as a nanny?
Nope! Amy isn't interested in having kids, and only was able to help raise Isaac by keeping him in line while Stacy did all the mommy work.
Stacy: Well I am his mother, it's only natural.
-You just made 6 mad, what does he/she do to you?
To make me mad, Shay probably
-4 baked you a pie, can you guess which kind?
Amy would bake a key-lime pie, seeing as she loves lime flavours so much. Though she wouldn't have the meringue on top.
-Anything 3 can to 10 can do better, 10 can do anything better than 3 :3
Stephen starts singing it, Pensuke joins in, until he points out that Stephen is singing the girl's part. And Shay tells them to stop, since they can't sing well.
-2 just made a huge explosion, how and why did 2 do it?
An oddly fitting question regarding that it's about Rex…The big idiot probably did something that involved duct tape, a toaster and a bottle of soda.
-1 is trying to get you to wear a crazy outfit…..why?
Isaac: You'd look perfect in Arietta cosplay! Elize cosplay would look cute too! Honey-sempai cosplay would look cute too, if you were okay with cross-dressing!
Apparently Isaac just wants me to look cute…and dress up as one of his favourite characters.
-You make food for 9 and 5, what do you make and why?
I'd make beef and broccoli, seeing as it is my best dish. Stacy will love it seeing as we are pretty similar, and Shay would come in to drag Bryan back to her apartment to make him something instead.
-Would you rather dance with 2 or 4….oh and why
Hmmm….so I have to choose between Rex and Amy. I'm going with Amy, that way we'll just be standing off to the side talking. With Rex he's just be a pig
Stephen: I didn't get a very big role...and I think Rex and Uncle stole a lot of the action...Hello? Is...anyone there? Ah, screw it.