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Manditory Character Interview - Watari
by Watari (quillish_wammy)
at May 27th, 2008 (01:38 am)

What is your full name? Watari.  Please, out of respect for my need to remain anonymous, ask no more. 

What is your city of birth? Carlisle, Cumbria, England. 

Do you live there now? I do not reside there any longer.  There are times when I miss it, but I left it to teach at the university in Winchester.  If I had not made that move, I’d have never met my wife, L, or began the Wammy House.

If not, where do you live? My physical address is still in Winchester, though I am rarely there.  With L’s schedule, I am often needed to travel. 

What was the happiest moment of your life? Unfortunately, I cannot choose one moment.  There are four that I must hold of equal importance.  The first is the day I met Mary.  She was from Winchester, but she came to Carlisle to visit family.  They lived next door to me.  I can remember the smell of the honeysuckle catching my attention and I looked across the fence to see her on their lawn.  It was that moment that I feel in love with her and followed her back to Winchester.  I had even taken a teaching position before she had accepted my courtship.  Being near her was all I desired.

The second is far easier to explain.  It was my wedding day. I had never laid eyes on someone as beautiful as my sweet Mary as she walked toward me down the aisle.

The next memory is slightly different, but it was another moment of falling in love.  After Mary died two years after we wed, I assumed that I would never be a father.  The cancer had taken her before we were blessed with a child and I had accepted that I would never know the love of a son.  Then, one fateful afternoon, in the university library sat this tiny boy with a book three times his size.  He was awkward in his movements, but what caught my attention the most was his response when I asked him what he knew of Pavlov.  I was expecting him to say the dogs in the photos were pretty, but I was pleasantly surprised to receive an explanation of Pavlov’s study of sensory reflexes.  Day after day, I returned to that library to speak with him while his father worked and eventually, he became my son and that is the final and fourth memory; the day I took him by the hand and we returned to our home.

What are you most proud of? L. 

Do you have a religion? Yes, of course.  I am a practicing Roman Catholic.

What are your views on sexuality and how do they apply to you? Being that I have taken it upon myself to research several psychological studies on the subject. I am not surprised by any of it and accept it as a chosen life path for many others.  I, myself, am quite comfortable as a straight male who has chosen a life of celibacy after Mary’s death.

What are the most important lessons you’ve learned in life? I’ve learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt, and you will hurt in the process. I've learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish.  Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it. I've learned that heroes are people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.


What is your earliest memory? My mother’s Christmas pudding. It had a distinct smell that was sweeter than any other that I have tried.

How would you like to be remembered? As a gentleman. 

How do you think you will die? I am unsure.  It is not my place to guess or question.  I do not pretend to be so arrogant.  I will humbly accept the death that I am given when it comes.  Death is not the end.  We live on in legacy.


OOC Questions:

Why did you choose to write this character?  I loved Watari’s character in cannon.  I have an affinity for the elderly and like to keep an array of characters living in my head.  What fun would my brain be if it were only full of pretty bishounen who are all young?    

Is there something concerning your character that you would like see brought into plot? I’ve learned that I cannot keep Watari separate from L for too long.  The poor man needs his son. 

Are there any concerns you have about the RP in general? Again, I’ve been bitching about this everywhere, so it should come as no surprise this time either: If you’re going to make reference to an IM in your character journal, please post the log in the RP with an LJ cut and the template I have provided.  I’m nosy.  I want to know.  I don’t like being confused.  If it’s in your journal, it’s now part of the RP.  If that happens, then all players need to know why it’s said even if it didn’t involve us.  If we are confused, we don’t feel like posting because we worry that our posts will interrupt something.  If we are confused, we feel like we are being left out and if we feel left out, we want to divide. If we divide, we deviate from plot.

Post your IM logs if they are referenced in the journals!  </bitchy mod moment>


Anything else?  This kinda goes with my concerns about the RP, but keep silliness separate from the game, please.