Get To Know A Gamer: Aethera - RPG Crossing
RPG Crossing Home Forums Create An Account! Site Rules & Help

RPG Crossing
Go Back   RPG Crossing > Discussions > General Discussion
twitter facebook facebook
0 4 9 0
... raised for charity!
: +

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old May 17th, 2021, 02:00 PM
Astra's Avatar
Astra Astra is offline
Chicane dans ta cabane
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Feb 20th, 2022
RPXP: 8808
Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra
Posts: 1,558
Get To Know A Gamer: Aethera

Get to Know a Gamer
Red Edition

Hello everyone. This thread is the next installment in a series of threads on a somewhat-weekly basis where we get to know members of the RPGX community by having informal "Ask Me Anything"-type threads. In essence, I am going to post some icebreaker questions to which the subject will reply and then the thread will remain open for Q&A until it isn't fun any more.

If you would like to be a victim interviewed, if you have feedback on GTKAG or on the questions themselves, follow this link: https://www.rpgcrossing.com/showthread.php?p=8981519

Some reminders:
  1. All site rules of course still apply (i.e. keep it PG, no dox, etc.)
  2. Nobody's obliged to answer any questions they don't want to answer
  3. Please keep in mind the risks of sharing info online.
  4. It is okay to ask questions in advance; no need to wait for the victim to respond to the opener.

Now without further ado, some opening questions to break the ice!

QuestionnaireWhat are you doing right now? (besides answering this)
What do you like about your town? (and where is that?)
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
What do you see when you look out the window?
What's your personal creed/motto?
Low-fat, non-fat or regular milk?
Pen or pencil?
Last-gen or first-gen game consoles?
Where would you vacation (if you had enough money)?
Sarcastic or ironic?

The following shamelessly stolen from the "Inside the Actor's Studio" Questionnaire:

What is your favorite word?
What is your least favorite word?
What turns you on (intellectually speaking, not sexually)?
What turns you off?
What sound do you love?
What sound do you hate?
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
What profession would you not like to participate in?
If heaven exists what would you like to hear your supreme being of choice say when you arrive?

What is your favorite...
...music style?
...food style?
...color?
...instrument?
...ice-cream flavor?
...furniture piece?
...quote?
...video game?
...magazine?
...moment in a game (either on RPGX or IRL)?
__________________
Nominate great posts! | Come experience Get to Know A Gamer!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old May 17th, 2021, 02:13 PM
Aethera's Avatar
Aethera Aethera is offline
seeking sani̶̩̽̒t̴̬̺̰͆͋̏y
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Sep 13th, 2022
RPXP: 50983
Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera
Posts: 18,584
What are you doing right now? (besides answering this)
I'm working on editing a first draft of a romance novel. (I'm a freelance writer/editor.) It's okay, I guess? Needs a lot of work, but that's the whole reason I'm involved, so I suppose that's good?
What do you like about your town? (and where is that?)
I like the community here in my suburb of Boston, MA. It's not as impressive what with coronavirus keeping us all indoors as much as possible. It's also nice to be city enough to have all sorts of city choices (public transit, among others), but suburb enough to not be packed on top of one another like sardines.
What do you see when you look in the mirror?
Mid-30s nerd girl with no fashion sense whatsoever. How detailed do you want to get? 5'11", heavy, brunette, hazel eyes, glasses... I think "nerd girl" pretty much covers it.
What do you see when you look out the window?
A really ugly state building and the puddles on its roof. Some houses beyond, then it's hard to see much else for the trees.
What's your personal creed/motto?
If I had a personal quote, it would probably sound something like a "keep calm and stay crazy" t-shirt.
Low-fat, non-fat or regular milk?
I've always drunk nonfat milk, but I don't drink as much as I used to.
Pen or pencil?
Yes?
Last-gen or first-gen game consoles?
None of the above? Telnet FTW.
Where would you vacation (if you had enough money)?
Somewhere warm and dry—I loathe humidity. Not sure where, I haven't been to many places, so there's all sorts of options.
Sarcastic or ironic?
Yes.

The following shamelessly stolen from the "Inside the Actor's Studio" Questionnaire:

What is your favorite word?
omphaloskepsis \ˌäm(p)-fə-lō-ˈskep-səs\ noun. contemplation of one's navel as an aid to meditation (Also: NAVEL-GAZING)
What is your least favorite word?
No
What turns you on (intellectually speaking, not sexually)?
Creativity (especially writing), intelligence, music/musical talent
What turns you off?
Idiocy, bigotry, closed-mindedness
What sound do you love?
Music (especially a cappella) that has pitch-perfect harmony gives me ASMR chills.
What sound do you hate?
"Mrew?" (Translation: I just did something really awful but if you're too sound asleep to hear me, you're going to have to get upset with me later.)
What profession other than yours would you like to attempt?
Technically I'm already attempting it... I freelance as a writer and editor, both of which might someday turn into a career but don't count for much at present given the lack of income so far this calendar year. Haven't made much money doing it, but I've already broadened my options quite a bit.

...Unless "bestselling novelist" counts as a different career?
What profession would you not like to participate in?
Pretty much anything that involves paperwork. Bureaucracy kills me. Instant migraine.
If heaven exists what would you like to hear your supreme being of choice say when you arrive?
"Oh good, you made it! Had me worried for a bit, there."

What is your favorite...
...music style?
Folk rock, alt rock, etc. I listen to a lot of music styles.
...food style?
Delicious food.
...color?
Green
...instrument?
The human voice.
...ice-cream flavor?
I have to pick one? I guess I'm really fond of the black raspberry oreo that a local place used to make, but I haven't found it available since they closed. Typically cookies'n'cream or cookie dough are a solid bet.
...furniture piece?
Whatever I'm currently sitting or lying on, pretty much.
...quote?
"Never let school interfere with your education." — Mark Twain
...video game?
None. I'm just not a video gamer.
...magazine?
Explosive Runes. *cough*
...moment in a game (either on RPGX or IRL)?
Oof, hard one. I've had some fun moments in every game I've been in (ever). A lot of them are introduction moments, like when I had my druid show up as a black cat, wander through the party's discussion/meeting, then pop up as a human for the laughs. Just silliness like that. I can say that my World of Darkness games are usually less silly (WoD, Q.E.D.) but no less full of epic moments.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old May 17th, 2021, 03:59 PM
Rasgorn's Avatar
Rasgorn Rasgorn is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 5th, 2022
RPXP: 10985
Rasgorn Rasgorn Rasgorn Rasgorn Rasgorn Rasgorn Rasgorn Rasgorn Rasgorn Rasgorn Rasgorn
Posts: 4,176
Hi Aethera,

I love visiting Boston. My wife went to Boston College for a year and we always enjoyed going back and visiting friends. There was a great little Chowder House and Pub called Ben Foster's we used to frequent when we came to Boston. It was a bit of a hole in the wall place we ran into to get out of the rain. I remember the beautiful dark wood bar and the thick scent of chowder and baked bread. I don't know if it is still there or not. I haven't been to Boston in more than thirty years. I still compare every chowder I eat to Ben Foster's though and I have yet to find any that match it. Of all those kind of places in Boston, what is your favorite?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old May 17th, 2021, 04:19 PM
Astra's Avatar
Astra Astra is offline
Chicane dans ta cabane
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Feb 20th, 2022
RPXP: 8808
Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra
Posts: 1,558
If you say you're going to "party wicked hard" does it sound like me saying "potty wicket hat"?
__________________
Nominate great posts! | Come experience Get to Know A Gamer!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old May 17th, 2021, 05:40 PM
Wishkamon's Avatar
Wishkamon Wishkamon is offline
Literal Worm
Outplay 2021
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Oct 22nd, 2022
RPXP: 11490
Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon
Posts: 1,642
How do you feel about fancy dress and why?
__________________
My bones are lazy, but my soul's on fire.
Share your art!
Feeling sort of burnt out, thanks for your patience!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old May 17th, 2021, 05:53 PM
Imveros's Avatar
Imveros Imveros is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Aug 30th, 2022
RPXP: 50630
Imveros Imveros Imveros Imveros Imveros Imveros Imveros Imveros Imveros Imveros Imveros
Posts: 12,993
Fancy, our first red!

How did you become a member of staff?

What's your favorite part of being staff?

What's your least favorite part of being staff?

If you were queen of RPGX for a day, what would be your first proclamation?
__________________
I may be gone, but the shadow community lives on!

Good luck and happy gaming everyone!!!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old May 17th, 2021, 06:31 PM
Aethera's Avatar
Aethera Aethera is offline
seeking sani̶̩̽̒t̴̬̺̰͆͋̏y
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Sep 13th, 2022
RPXP: 50983
Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera
Posts: 18,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rasgorn View Post
Of all those kind of places in Boston, what is your favorite?
Chowder favorite is definitely Legal Sea Foods, though the original owners sold the chain in the last decade so I'm not sure it's necessarily as good any more... I haven't been eating out as much and can't really say for sure!

As for hole-in-the-wall good spots in Boston, do you have a year?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Astra View Post
If you say you're going to "party wicked hard" does it sound like me saying "potty wicket hat"?
Some Bostonians might sound that way, I'm afraid I do not. I always thought that the Boston accent sounds slovenly, and worked to avoid it. Last time I had it pointed out to me, I'd had several drinks, so I might only sound posh till I've had a few, no idea.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wishkamon View Post
How do you feel about fancy dress and why?
Fancy dress is... not really my style. I am very much a function over fashion person, but I don't deny that dressing up can be kinda fun. Mostly other people look good in fancy dress occasions.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Imveros View Post
Fancy, our first red!

How did you become a member of staff?

What's your favorite part of being staff?

What's your least favorite part of being staff?

If you were queen of RPGX for a day, what would be your first proclamation?
Oof, I've got to be the whipping staffer, huh? I guess June marks five years as staff, so I probably deserve it for something or other.

I became a member of staff after running New Player Solo Games and the Short Story Competition for several years, and then I volunteered to help with Outplay and stepped up/pulled hard when the lead red had life happen. I think I pulled my "run Outplay" muscle.

Favorite part of staff is probably the community. I've spent a lot of time getting to know people on the forum and then on the unofficial Discord server over the years.

Least favorite part of being staff is having to be the bad guy when someone's misbehaving. Pretty much as a rule, I've found staffers are friendly until forced to enforce site policy. I don't mind speaking up if there's a problem, but while most of our community is great about "oops, my bad" responses, there's a significant number who lash out, even to the point of making a bigger deal out of something that could've been easily fixed. It's not fun.

Queen of RPGX? I'll have you know I already AM queen of RPGX, you peons just don't know what happens above your pay grade. I've no idea what I'd proclaim, since mostly the site works pretty well for me and my gaming wants and needs. I will think about it, though, because there are so many good things I could do.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old May 17th, 2021, 09:05 PM
Leviticus's Avatar
Leviticus Leviticus is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 5th, 2022
RPXP: 6487
Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus Leviticus
Posts: 1,411
What's it like being a freelance writer/editor?

Can you share any details about the romance novel you're working on? Sounds interesting!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old May 18th, 2021, 12:14 AM
Marshmallow's Avatar
Marshmallow Marshmallow is offline
Funky Little Lesbian
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 5th, 2022
RPXP: 12457
Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow Marshmallow
Posts: 2,853
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aethera View Post
Queen of RPGX? I'll have you know I already AM queen of RPGX, you peons just don't know what happens above your pay grade.
Regicide it is, then!
__________________
GM for: Bele se Farad & The Spiders Web
I will probably get back around to posting eventually. Probably.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old May 18th, 2021, 01:02 AM
Strangemund's Avatar
Strangemund Strangemund is offline
Your Local Cryptid
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 5th, 2022
RPXP: 10000
Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund Strangemund
Posts: 1,688
Aethera, I like food, I imagine you also like food, so what's your favorite meal of all time? And naw, I do not accept 'delicious' as an answer! I want the hard hitting FACTS!

What's your favorite animal? Do you have a cool animal fact to share with the class site?

What's your favorite ttrpg system and why is it Cypher? Just kidding! But seriously, is it Cypher? And if it isn't, what does a lady gotta do to make it so!

And last but certainly not least, who is your favorite writer?
__________________
Status: (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ | Pronouns: She/Her
GMing Die Fabulous
Characters: Thunder in the Morning - Harp Strum - Captain Tavosh - Kazimir - The Great Feng Wu - Krow Munday - Vinter Kheen - Deidre Donaghue
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old May 18th, 2021, 04:10 AM
Wishkamon's Avatar
Wishkamon Wishkamon is offline
Literal Worm
Outplay 2021
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Oct 22nd, 2022
RPXP: 11490
Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon Wishkamon
Posts: 1,642
What accessories does the Aethera action figure come with, and what does she say when you pull her chord?
__________________
My bones are lazy, but my soul's on fire.
Share your art!
Feeling sort of burnt out, thanks for your patience!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old May 18th, 2021, 11:44 AM
Unko Talok's Avatar
Unko Talok Unko Talok is offline
Victree-Belle
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Dec 5th, 2022
RPXP: 25609
Unko Talok Unko Talok Unko Talok Unko Talok Unko Talok Unko Talok Unko Talok Unko Talok Unko Talok Unko Talok Unko Talok
Posts: 16,096
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you most like to be? Assume enough money to maintain your current standard of living, or maybe a tad better, but not insanely wealthy compared to others in the area.
__________________
Site Rules & Help | Become a Community Supporter
Black Lives Matter - Gay and Trans rights are human rights.
she / her / hers

Come play or watch Iron DM 2022
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old May 18th, 2021, 02:01 PM
Aethera's Avatar
Aethera Aethera is offline
seeking sani̶̩̽̒t̴̬̺̰͆͋̏y
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Sep 13th, 2022
RPXP: 50983
Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera Aethera
Posts: 18,584
Quote:
Originally Posted by Leviticus View Post
What's it like being a freelance writer/editor?

Can you share any details about the romance novel you're working on? Sounds interesting!
Freelancing is both awesome and trying. You can choose your contracts and make your own schedule, but you're also on the hook for everything, including drumming up new clients and jobs. Writing is my preferred pastime, but its also nice editing something to clean it up and make it all shiny.

I can't share any details, no... but it was an editing job, so mostly I was cleaning up the draft to make it read better.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Strangemund View Post
Aethera, I like food, I imagine you also like food, so what's your favorite meal of all time? And naw, I do not accept 'delicious' as an answer! I want the hard hitting FACTS!

What's your favorite animal? Do you have a cool animal fact to share with the class site?

What's your favorite ttrpg system and why is it Cypher? Just kidding! But seriously, is it Cypher? And if it isn't, what does a lady gotta do to make it so!

And last but certainly not least, who is your favorite writer?
Favorite meal of all time is awfully hard, Strangemund!

Favorite animal is definitely feline(s). I'm very much a cat person, and while house cats are awesome, big cats are really my favorite. I love youtube videos of big cats purring (or chuffing, as the case may be), especially when they're loving on their caretakers.

My favorite system is still 13th Age. (Kinda like D&D 4.5e, was an intermediate step made by some of the D&D peeps that influenced 5e.) Significantly less crunch, but plenty of room for creative storytelling. It suits the games I want to play most, namely run of the mill epic fantasy, and it has some wonderful mechanics like Icon Relationship dice, which tie each character to the major factions of the world, and allow for player-driven boosts to the story.

PS - I do like Cypher, and happily play that, but it's not the system I reach for when I want to run a game.

Ack, favorite writer? Like there's a way to choose! I grew up on Anne McCaffrey, Isaac Asimov, and Marion Zimmer Bradley. They're probably still my favorite writers, but I've read a lot of good books.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wishkamon View Post
What accessories does the Aethera action figure come with, and what does she say when you pull her chord?
Hmm. The Aethera action figure is a superheroine... RPGX mom by day, bestselling novelist by night. I'd expect she has a pen or quill ('cause yeah, I'd totally handwrite with a quill if it wouldn't kill my hands), journal/notebook, a banhammer, a d20... oh, and can't forget the glasses to pull the Clark Kent move! I think the pullcord would cycle between "The pen is mightier than the sword", "Play nicely, children", and "Ban-happy McWhamBam!" Not the most creative of choices, but they cover a lot of ground.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Unko Talok View Post
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you most like to be? Assume enough money to maintain your current standard of living, or maybe a tad better, but not insanely wealthy compared to others in the area.
I admit that's a hard choice. As ought to be very obvious at this point, I'm not particularly good at choosing favorite-est anything. I like Western liberties and belief systems, but I object to a lot of different things that have happened in recent years across multiple countries and continents. I might go to Canada, as I have a lot of friends scattered between Toronto and Ottawa.

Without trying to sound unrealistic, I'd like to be able to live off the grid or in an area that allowed for a lesser human footprint. We've joked about an RPGX commune before on the unofficial Discord server, but that wouldn't be far from my ideal. Admittedly, with my health issues, I'd never be able to truly live away from city life, but it's a nice dream.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old May 19th, 2021, 01:15 AM
Thaco's Avatar
Thaco Thaco is offline
Community Supporter
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Aug 1st, 2022
RPXP: 4175
Thaco Thaco Thaco Thaco Thaco Thaco Thaco Thaco Thaco Thaco Thaco
Posts: 382
How does one become a Godqueen? It it an inherited title? Did you need to vanquish the previous Godqueen/Godking? Did you need to retrieve some archaic weapon from its hidden resting place?

If you were going to be stranded on the proverbial desert island, which five books would you take with you?

Is a hotdog a sandwich?
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old May 19th, 2021, 03:03 AM
Astra's Avatar
Astra Astra is offline
Chicane dans ta cabane
 
Tools
User Statistics
Last Visit: Feb 20th, 2022
RPXP: 8808
Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra Astra
Posts: 1,558
As an editor, what is your opinion of Dreyer's English?
__________________
Nominate great posts! | Come experience Get to Know A Gamer!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:31 AM.
Skin by Birched, making use of original art by paiute.(© 2009-2012)


RPG Crossing, Copyright ©2003 - 2022, RPG Crossing Inc; powered by vBulletin, Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. Template-Modifications by TMB