How is he? What an odd question (maybe you even missed out a word or something?) - but actually, it's a really interesting one to answer. I guess the last time we saw him in "Futures" he wasn't doing so great.
Right now, as I type, he probably still isn't feeling so great. He turned thirteen a couple of weeks ago, which is no fun at all; it seems to him very unlikely that he'll ever see the object of his desire (i.e. Jessica) again, and he's not keeping such good touch with Oscar either, which isn't ideal when you're a thirteen-year-old boy and your dad's a stiff.
But on the other hand he's ok at school, he's got a lovely mother and there'll probably be some big expensive presents coming his way when Oscar gets his first royalty cheque. Hayden's ok really - he just has some regular teenage boy problems.
Oh, and the cut on his lip would have healed just fine since New Year's Day.
What does he like to do for fun when he gets to decide?
Well, we already know he likes playing rugby. He also enjoys parties and watching inappropriate movies.
What does he like to wear?
Jeans and t-shirts... and I suppose a sweater if it's cold. Nothing fancy.
Does he go to public or private school?
I keep meaning to mention this in stories, but I never seem to give myself the opportunity. The three Wallance children all go to private school, because even their more liberal and open-minded mother wouldn't want them going to a state school.
A couple of years ago I released a story in which Hayden had recently started at his new secondary school, but he didn't like it and managed to persuade his parents to let him transfer. A big factor in his not liking it was that there were no girls. They moved him to a mixed school, which is less traditional, but it's still entirely private and overpriced.
What type of soup does he like?
Hmm... interesting. Something meaty, I'll wager. Let's say beef.
1) Does he go out to drink, or is he of the mind that people don't need to drink to have a good time?
When he's old enough, he will occasionally go out to drink, sensibly and responsibly of course. He certainly doesn't need alcohol to have a good time, but he won't see that as a reason not to have a drink when he feels like it.
2) Does he have any inspiration to travel following his numbered visits to Manhattan?
Gosh yes, he's very adventurous and wants to see everything.
3) If it's not something that'll be revealed in story, has Oscar had any lasting effects on Hayden?
What a horrible question. Everybody is influenced by everybody else in their lives, but you can never say for definite how. Hayden used to be quite repressed, and then decided to come out of himself aged about eleven. Probably there were several contributing environmental factors to this - but in answer to your question, yes, I do think Oscar would have had a part to play there, certainly. As I mention in stories, he's also been helping Hayden with growing up issues - if Hayden only had Andre to talk to about that kind of thing, his whole attitude to life and love and his body and sex and everything would have probably turned out very different (the way things do work out there is definitely something for stories, so no more explanation as yet).
There are some bigger, more complicated answers to this, but they're all being woven into the story I'm working on right now, so - y'know - watch this space.
Hey, you can tell a lot about a person by their favorite foods, 'you are what you eat' or so I've heard, lol.
Edward's favorite soup is tomato. He likes to add things to it, just short of playing with his food. He has a silly side that comes out in very strange ways sometimes, this is one of them.
As far as junk food. I would have to say that he really likes cheese, re:the nacho cheese incident, but fruity pebbles is somewhere up high on the list too. I think that would be something that he and Eden both like, sugary cereal.
I've ducked a couple questions about Johnathan Spengler because I was trying to think of the right way to vocalize the thought behind them. And I finally figured it out: he bores easily. Think about it--he's a genius, so his brain processes things faster than just about anyone and he's got a lot of energy. It's hard to keep him occupied not because he's spacy or anything, but because he explores all the options in front of him so fast.
I guess he is the more fascinating of the two twins, because he's more of a mix of traits--his sister is more clearly their father's child. Not to say Eden doesn't have some of her mother's traits--a flash of temper, and her own eccentric sense of fashion that includes similar tastes for mini skirts and big earrings.
Music? John will probably listen to just about anything. I'm trying to not slap on my own prejudices, believe me...he would probably listen to a lot of stuff that makes me cringe. I still won't go so far as to say what his favorite song is because, for all we know, it hasn't been written yet and it changes every once in a while, but one I've ended up associating with him is "Twilight Zone" by Gold Earring.
Eden, by the way, probably shares her father's disdain for most music written after she was born...but since she was born 41 years later than him, her musical tastes actually match up pretty well to her mother's. Janine was clearly a New Wave fan. Duran Duran just because some people that hate her love them too. Eden might like a smattering of other stuff (even Dad like Aretha Franklin) and her own guilty secret is that she loves "Sometimes I Run" by Brittny Spears. Especially after meeting Edward--if you've ever heard this song, probably the least crappy thing Brittny has done, you'd understand.
Anyway, back to John...Artistic bent of a sort? Yeah. One thing that makes him very different from how I view his father is this: while Egon evolved into more the idea man, and left a big chunk of the work of actually building stuff to Ray, John takes a very hands on approach. He has a sense of tradition, but conflicting with that is the massive urge to take all the GBI equipment, tear it down, and redesign it to be more sleek, futuristic, and sci-fi looking. I view him as the inventor of the GBX unit, and deep down he knows he could easily create a Star Wars looking proton pistol that would be just as good as the massive backpack his Dad used in the 1980's.
And every once in a while, he takes some spare parts (or the wreckage of an idea gone bad...), nails them together, spray paints them green, and sells them as "modern art". It both helps his income and tickles his ironic sense of humor.
Post by Jason Knetge on Mar 11, 2007 18:56:38 GMT -4
but conflicting with that is the massive urge to take all the GBI equipment, tear it down, and redesign it to be more sleek, futuristic, and sci-fi looking. I view him as the inventor of the GBX unit, and deep down he knows he could easily create a Star Wars looking proton pistol
on that note it may be for the best if John and my character don't work together to much
or you may fined that all the equipment has bin changed
plees parden my speling but I'm a littel dislexik and can't tipe whel.
Ghostdiva, what have you started? I'm getting adverts for soup recipes down here - oh, and 'Soup Diets for Men', how useful. And I only came to ask Farah a question, following her most recent story.
Farah: Are CJ and Jules really interested in boys/girls respectively in the fifth grade? Or are they just interested in making new friends? Or maybe it's something to do with there being a certain satisfaction in receiving a Valentine's card even if you're really not ready to do anything about it. Whadda ya think?