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kaito kagamine ⚙ 鏡音介人 ([personal profile] was_no_monster) wrote2013-12-04 07:00 pm

Character survey REDUX: vampverse

BASICS

1. What is your full name? Do you have a nickname?

My full name is Kaito Kagamine; I took my adopted father's name after he legally took me in. ...Miku calls me a variety of ridiculous things, but I don't think any of them really count as a nickname.

2. How old are you? When is your birthday?

Twenty-four, and I was born on November 16th.

3. Where were you born? Where do you live now? Are you patriotic?

I was born in Japan, although I don't remember where. It never seemed important.

I technically live with my father, but I spend a lot of time at both my girlfriend and my- my boyfriend's places of residence. I've been meaning to get up my nerve to talk with them about maybe moving in together, but...

4. Who are/were your parents? (Names, occupations, personalities, etc.)

...My parents both passed away when I was younger. There... there was a car accident. I don't- I don't remember them very well anymore, but I try to hold on to what I've got. ...I remember Father used to be very strict, but he loved us. A lot. And mother...

...I miss them. Papa is wonderful, though.

5. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?

...She's dead.

Her name was Teto.

6. What is your occupation?

[sheepish laugh] I, ah. I don't have one, at the moment. It's funny how terminal illness followed by getting turned into a vampire tends to upset your life's plans...

I've got a few things I want to try doing, though. Maybe after I finally finish school.

7. How tall are you? How much do you weigh?

...Six foot four? I think? [laughing] I tend to stick out a lot, in the most literal sense.

I have no idea how much I weigh. I don't think we own a scale.

8. What color is your hair? What color are your eyes?

Dark blue for both.

9. What is your race?

Japanese.

10. To which social class do you belong?

...Huh. Upper-middle class? Except I'm kind of a bum right now... [more sheepish laughter] I can't tell whether being a vampire or living on the streets when I was younger mixes that up more.

11. Do you consider yourself to be attractive? Do others?

I like to think so? I mean, I have something of a species reputation to uphold...

[laughing] No, I'm joking.

12. What is your style of dress?

Boring. [laughing] I like comfortable things. ...I do kind of want to go to one of Obaa-sama's reunions, though, just to see how I'd look in something really fancy. Not to mention see Miku's reaction, but...

13. Do you have any scars? Tattoos? Birthmarks? Other unique physical features?

Ah... I've still got some scars from- from the accident. Some of the glass cut my face.

Beyond that, not so much. I mean, there are the fangs, but...

14. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?

...Not any more, thankfully. Unless you count an intolerance to sunlight.

15. Are you right- or left-handed?

I'm right-handed.

16. What does your voice sound like?

Lower pitched. I've also been told by a reliable source that I apparently rumble. [thanks Miku.]

17. What kind of vocabulary do you use?

Ah... I try to sound polite, I suppose? I got into the habit of trying to sound as mature as possible when I was younger, and never entirely managed to break it. I do read a fair bit, so I guess that shows.

18. List three quirks or other defining characteristics.

... [deadpan] I'm impossibly fast, and strong. My skin is pale and ice cold. My eyes change color, and sometimes I speak like I'm from a different time...

[nnnope he can't do it. grinning] I haven't been twenty-four for that long, though.

To answer seriously... well, vampire, obviously. But I also play piano, and if you hadn't noticed I also tend to enjoy terrible jokes.

19. How often do you bathe? Do you wear perfumes?

Not that often; I have a bad habit of falling asleep. I do shower, though.

I don't wear perfume; anything scented on top of the ridiculous amount of sunscreen I have to wear would likely end with my nose dropping off of my face out of sheer disgust. ...Or at least an irritating headache.

20. What kind of facial expression do you commonly wear (dour glare, wry smile, etc)?

...I'm smiling more often than not, nowadays, but it does depend on where I am. I'm used to putting on something of a tough act in certain parts of the city, for example.

21. Do you use body language? How?

Somewhat. I don't really talk with my hands, though; with how tall I am I'd probably accidentally backhand someone.

22. Do you have a commonly used saying?

Not really...?

CHILDHOOD

23. What is your earliest memory?

...Watching my father make pancakes, and eating them with my sister.

24. How much schooling have you had? Did you enjoy it?

I've gotten partway through college. I enjoyed it a lot more than my peers did, I think; I'm not particularly intelligent, but I like learning things, and, ah. It admittedly helped that I didn't have much riding on how good my grades were.

25. Where did you learn most of your knowledge and skill?

I taught myself most of what I know. Everything else... Thinking about it, I learned a lot from one or the other of my fathers. Sensei, too.

26. How would you describe your childhood in general?

...Well, I suppose it would depend on whether or not I defined my life after losing my family as childhood. I might have been the right age, but...

...the rest of it was fairly happy, at least. And I was happy again after Papa took me in.

27. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A baker. [chuckling, although it's slightly melancholy] I wanted to make sweets for my sister.

28. When and with whom was your first kiss?

A-ah, well... it was right before I found out I was sick, so... Eighteen? With- with a girl from my English class.

29. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity?

—That's private!

...but, ah... No, I'm not. I do have two significant others...

30. Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor? Does that affect you?

...uh. Does Obaa-sama— what am I saying, of course she counts. [laughing] My grand-dam, Prima, is... well, notorious is certainly the right word. She's one of the older vampires still around, apparently, and, ah. Very prolific. Papa's one of her favorite "children," though, so that means she fusses over me quite a bit.

...Papa is actually kind of well-known in certain communities, too. I keep hearing things like "oh, you're Kagamine's kid!" I guess it makes sense, since I'm his first, but it's still kind of strange to think about.

INFLUENCES

31. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?

Meeting Papa.

32. What do you consider your greatest achievement?

...Managing not to kill anyone? [sighing] I haven't done much good with my life yet. I've got a few plans, though...

33. What is your greatest regret?

...I don't know if it's regret, exactly, but... I sometimes wonder if I made the right choice. The way I'm living now... it isn't bad, but every now and then I think about how much time I have ahead of me, compared to most of the people I know...

...I suppose I'll get used to it, but that seems worse, somehow. I think... maybe I don't regret choosing to live so much as having been stupid enough to get myself put in a place where I had to choose? Except if I hadn't, I likely wouldn't have met Miku... [sighs] I think I'll just leave it at that.

34. What is the most embarrassing or shameful thing ever to happen to you?

It was less something that happened to me and more something I chose, but... deciding to start mugging people. [a wry, slightly bitter chuckle] Having Papa as my first mark is what makes that the most embarrassing; he didn't take me seriously at all.

35. Do you have any secrets? If so, what are they?

Not that I can think of...? I'm a fairly open person.

36. What is the most evil thing you have ever done?

...I nearly murdered an older man who had been nothing but kind to me, and then ran away and left him to recover from his injuries alone.

37. When was the time you were the most frightened?

...Hahh. It's hard to say... During and after the accident was- was terrible, but so was finding out I was ill. ...And being ill.

38. Have you ever traveled outside of your country? If so, to where?

Yes. I went to the United States for a month right before we found out how sick I was. I'm hoping to visit Obaa-sama in Europe at some point, too.

BELIEFS

39. What is your alignment?

I don't really understand what that means, so...

40. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?

...I was going to say pessimistic, but these days... Damn, Papa must be contagious.

41. Do you believe in a god? If so, which one and why?

Yes. My parents were actually Christians, so...

I've never really thought about why. Saying that it's a habit sounds awful, but... It's comforting, I suppose.

42. Do you believe in an afterlife?

Yes. It's kind of a moot point for me now, though.

43. What is your greatest fear?

...Mmm. I suppose... being alone. If I get to that point again, it would mean that everything I fear has come to pass.

44. What makes you angry? Sad? Happy? Why?

45. Do you think people are basically good or basically evil?

Neither. With everything that I've been through... I think most people have the potential for either.

46. What are your views on politics?

47. What are your views on gambling, lying, theft, and killing?

48. How far will you go to defend your beliefs?

49. How much do you value money?

50. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?

51. Do you believe in self-sacrifice for the greater good?

Yes.

52. Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?

Also yes, although my views on that have been, ah, shaken up a bit.

53. Are you superstitious?

... [LAUGHING]

54. How much do you respect the beliefs and opinions of others?

55. How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings?

56. Do you have any biases or prejudices?

DEALING WITH OTHERS

57. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?

...I would say it's a tie between my girlfriend and Papa. I wouldn't be here at all if it weren't for the both of them.

58. Who is the person you respect the most? Despise the most? Why?

59. Do you have a significant other? Who? Why?

Ah, um... t-two, actually. Miku is my girlfriend, and Shion is my- my boyfriend.

..."Why" is kind of a strange question to ask about something like that, but... We take care of each other, and they both make me laugh.

60. Do you have a lot of friends? Who is your best friend?

...Not really. I'd say Shion is my best friend, but I assume you mean outside of relationships... hmm.

I'm on fairly good terms with Meiko...? She's more like an aunt, though.

61. How do you relate to members of the same race? Class? Sex?

62. How do you relate to members of a different race? Class? Sex?

63. Have you ever been in love? If so, describe what happened.

Yes. ♥ It's a little bit embarrassing, though...

I'd gone back to the area I'd grown up in— kind of a seedy part of town, but I knew it well, so it seemed like a good place to hide out... Anyway, the soup kitchen that Miku volunteers at isn't far from there. She got accosted while walking home from there one night, so I intervened, and... well, she was pretty, and she fussed over me and made a lot of stupid jokes about me being her knight in battered armor...

[faint chuckle] I don't think I had a chance, really. She... she made me feel like a person again.

64. What do you look for in a potential lover?

65. How close are you to your family?

66. Do you want a marriage, family, and/or children?

Yes. ...The logistics of the first would be a little complicated, and the latter likely impossible, but... yes.

67. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?

68. Are you a listener or a talker?

69. How long does it usually take for you to trust others?

70. Do you hold grudges?

71. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?

72. Do you like interacting with large groups of people?

Not particularly.

73. How well do you express yourself?

74. How quickly do you judge others?

75. Do you care what others think of you?

76. Do you have any enemies? How or why are they your enemy?

PERSONAL TASTE AND OPINIONS

77. What is your favorite pastime? Color? Food? Possession?

Hiking, teal, applespaetzle or pancakes, and... hmm. I don't keep too many things, anymore... Either my music player or the piano papa got me, I guess.

78. What are your preferences in arts and/or entertainment?

I like musicals of all sorts, but especially things like the Phantom of the Opera, or Jekyll and Hyde. I tend to like that sort of book, too.

79. Do you smoke, drink, go whoring, or use drugs? Why or why not?

No, no, no, and no. For the substances, being in anything less than full control of myself would be a terrible idea, and, as far as, ah, sleeping around goes...

...well, even if I wasn't in a relationship, the thought isn't that appealing. I suppose I'm something of a romantic.

80. How do you spend a typical Saturday night?

Hunting with Shion, usually. Either that or I crash on Miku's couch.

81. What is your most cherished fantasy?

82. How long is your attention span?

...Average?

83. Do you laugh a lot? What do you find funny?

84. Is there anything that shocks or offends you? If so, what?

85. How do you deal with stress?

86. How much athletic ability do you have? Artistic?

...I've got a good deal of athletic ability by this point, but I sort of got it by cheating. Not that it prevents me from enjoying it...

As far as artistry goes, the only thing I'm any good at is playing the piano. Don't ask me to sing or draw; you'd likely regret it.

87. Do you like animals? Do you like children?

Yes, and sometimes. I tend to feel a little awkward around children, though; I'm always worried that I'm going to say or do the wrong thing and hurt them, somehow.

88. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?

89. Do you have a pet? If so, what is his/her name? Species? Fur color? Etc…

[laughing] Does a werewolf count as a pet...?

Technically, though, no, I don't have any pets. I do unofficially help care for a pack of grey wolves that were reintroduced in the nearby mountains, however. There's five of them; two boys and three girls. ...They're good kids.

SELF-IMAGE

90. What is your greatest strength as a person? Weakness?

91. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

92. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?

93. Do you like yourself?

94. Do you have a daily routine? How do you feel if your day is interrupted?

95. What goal do you most want to accomplish in the next six months? Your lifetime?

96. Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 10 years? 20 years?

97. If you could choose, how would you want to die?

98. What is the one thing you would like to be remembered for after your death?

99. What three words would you use to best describe your personality?

100. What three words would others probably use to describe you?