1. Give us some loose details about Jay and how you came up with him. (If it isn’t his first board, tell us which was his story on the other boards you have written him.)
Do you know I can’t remember at all, perhaps it was during one of my Vodka moments? I am not sure if a privateer was needed and I responded or how it came about. I remember watching Master and Commander and falling for the actor playing the lead role, and wanting to use him, but I truly cannot remember a thing about how Jay came about. My memory …..sheese. 2. What is the most fun thing about Jay?
His lack of evilness, he loves people, women, children, small simple things, he enjoys listening to the singing and watching dancing, gets pleasure from watching other people laugh as much as laughing himself. Seeing others happy and sitting reading can please him, things that cost nothing. 3. Did you find it hard to choose the playby for your character? Why have you chosen yours?
No it was easy, I fell for him after the film, it was only a matter of waiting to be able to use him. Who wouldn’t love him? He’s delicious, and reeks of adventure. 4. Has Jay developed in ways where you did not think he would or did not expect them to??
Yes, he has conquered the gaming table for now, and has really taken to the role of Captain. He is starting to try and convince others to lead better lives, which I never thought he would. He knows his own faults, and sins, but he wants so much more for others, I never thought of him as a ‘preacher’ yet he seems to want to save people. Perhaps because he fears he can’t save himself and wants to give others a chance in life if he can bring that about. 5. What does Jay do to annoy you?
Hmmm, Not sure….Perhaps it is this new ‘preacher’ bit, he is hardly in a position to tell others not to be a pirate when he has stolen in his past, but then his heart is in the right place, he is offering something to the people he preaches to, not just all words, but would back it up with a place on his ship. 6. Where do you see Jay in five years (in our story)?
Hopefully an experienced Captain, still on the Twilight, not having destroyed the chance he has been given. What I fear might happen, he loses it all in a game, and someone at that table takes there money in flesh and he is killed in a back lane with a knife in his back. 7. What characteristic of Jay’s do you wish you had?
His education, he is intelligent, and seeks more knowledge; he devours new ideas and wants to educate himself more and more. He thrives on intellectual discussions and debates and is a very clever man. I fail on all of that.8. What about Jay is most similar to you?
His ability to charm when needed, and a love of a simple night of drink, song and laughter. 9. What has Jay done that you would never do?
Steal, but then I have never had the need, so perhaps that is pious of me to say. 10. What would you think Jay would say to you? What would you tell him?
Jay would say to ‘ live your own life as you want to, you have the ability
’ and I would tell him to ‘get on with his own life and stop interfering in mine, to keep his opinions to himself.
’ 11 How would you see Jay if born and raised in our time? What would he be and how would his life be?
He would be in heaven with all the science and engineering advances, and evolution, satellites, computers; he would be like a child in a toy store. Definitely he would be in the thick of science somehow.12 What would be the perfect gift from you to Jay?
The entire universities newly published books on scientific discovery, 13. What do you like most about writing with partners? What’s the greatest challenge?
I like that I get to know them a little too, and they are constant. The greatest challenge is that so few of the new players want to throw in something that might change how the story goes, they don’t seem to have the confidence to throw a curve ball, but only follow a story. I like partners that almost make things hard for you by making you change what you were planning. 14. What do you want to improve about your writing?
I’d say get better in my grammar, but frankly I’ve no interest in learning, if Word can’t correct it, then what the hell, and if people object I’d leave rather than fight. 15. Which is your favourite book and your favourite movie?
Favorite book was the hobbit, and movie……hmmm, Ice Age. 16. What lessons have you taken from RPGs that you can apply to your real life?
You can change things if you want to, all it takes is an apology and an attempt to do things differently and people will respond to that.17. And, the opposite, what knowledge from real life you got to apply to your stories?
Life isn’t a bowl of roses, there are evil people out there, there are people that enjoy watching you fail, there are class divisions, wealth divisions, stereotypes and you have to constantly meet people who make assumptions of you, and look to put you down for the instant assumptions. Life is not a book where things end with romance and living happily ever after. 18. When you’re not writing, what do you like to do?
I think most people know I’m a heavy party goer, and a speed merchant, I like buying the latest gadgets, buying speed machines, old and new, seeking out new places , and always looking to travel to where I feel at ease and un judged.