Monday, August 24, 2009

Getting to Know You: One Thing

Of course, it's true that some of us here are already perfect, but most of us can think of something about ourselves we'd like to change. So today's question is, what one thing about yourself would you change, if you could?











As a corollary to this question, what one thing about you would your closest friends change, if they could?










Characters only, please, and have fun!

38 comments:

Marenya said...

I wish I were more outspoken. I am here, because we talk secretly, but in the world I am very quiet. A well-bred hawin doesn't put herself forward. Sometimes I long for the freedom of speaking my mind.

I have no idea what my friends would want to change about me, and I'm not about to ask them either.

DESTINY said...

I am perfect; it is my essence.

However, I would change humans. I would wish them to accept me and follow me more closely.

Maxwell said...

I just like Destiny. I am brilliant. One thing, I ready to be older. I drive and buy alcohol for my experiments.

Aidan said...

I wish I didn't have Jason and Marc's Covenant. The Covenant lives inside me. I can feel it sometimes, in the pit of my stomach when they're not close to me. I can feel their strength build me up, and it's not fair that I take it from them.

Marc said...

That's crazy, Aidan. We swore it to you because we wanted to.

Jason said...

Marc made that choice for himself. I swore to you because my father insisted.

It was right, though. You're part of me now and I wouldn't change that for anything. So if I was going to change anything, it'd be that I had made the decision on my own.

Marc said...

Oh, and I wish I were taller.

Kaelin said...

I wish I wasn't so angry all the time.

Marc said...

Shit, Kaelin, that's like asking water not to be wet. We're demons. We even have what you might call "anger management issues." It's our nature.

Anonymous said...

I would be beautiful.

Kalila said...

I'm fine just the way I am.

Ricky would probably like for me to feel human emotions, though. Poor human.

Kaelin said...

Kalila
I think you're perfect the way you are, too.

Aidan said...

Anon,
You are beautiful.

Marc said...

Ok, you two obviously need to get to work. Move along, boys.

Ricky said...

Actually, Kalila, if I could change anything about you, it would be your vanity. And your jealousy.

Kalila said...

That's two things, Ricky. Perhaps if I could change something about you, it would be teaching you to count.

Hi, Kaelin! Can you count? And manage bands?

Nevin said...

I wish I could make everyone nicer to each other. That would be so lovely.

Since I can't do that, I think I would be happier if I didn't get so depressed by it all. I get very unhappy when others are unhappy, and I don't think that's always a useful way to be.

(Am I playing this game right? I hope so. I don't want anyone mad at me, like Kalila is at Ricky.)

Anonymous said...

Well, if I can't be beautiful, I'd like to be sexy.

Flower said...

I wouldn't find everything Egg - Edward - is/does/likes/thinks or says so irritating; that ought to cover it.
I fhe could change anything it would be my irritability - lol

Anonymous said...

Hi

I'd have a girlfriend. I'd be older.

I'd have more friends.

Shadow

Candy said...

I'd like to be self confident and not give a damn about what anyone thinks of me. Sure, I act that way now but I don't feel it. I'd also like to be more experienced about how to tip, eat in restaurants by myself etc. I hate not knowing what to do!

Vic said...

I'd change my sensitivity to sunlight. Not that I like daylight or anything, but I get tired of the other band members giving me a hard time about all the outdoor festivals we can't play because I can't be out in the sun. The festivals are probably a stupid waste of time, but if I could perform, I could prove it to them.

What would others change about me? Hell if I know. Like I would care, anyway.

Nevin said...

Maybe we'd change your unpleasant attitude, Vic.

Vic said...

What kind of vampire would I be if I was all sweetness and light? Get a grip, Nevin.

J.J. Bennett said...

I wish I were thinner...but that's most women. I'm outspoken, have a louder laugh, and big feet.

LOL! I sound like a beast!....I'm really not but I'd like to be more giving to others. Sometimes I'm so wrapped up in my own life I forget those who might need a helping hand.

Gabby said...

I wish I were tall and strong. And that I could talk; I probably could if I tried but I'm afraid to try now. I'm tough though and smart enough to keep everyone else in line. I am only fourteen so maybe I will grow tall and strong. Sometimes I wish I was white but then I look at those white boys and they look kinda puny. My black arm looks so shiny and good against the Unicorn's whiteness I'm glad to be like me.

Anonymous said...

If I can't be beautiful or sexy, I'd like to be younger.

Olivia Harper said...

Hmmm... these are tough questions for me. Not because I consider myself perfect - far from it - but because I'm not sure that I can focus on just... one... thing.

[a few hours later...]

Okay, I've thought long and hard about it... and if there's one thing I could change about myself, it's that I'd like to have been more patient with my mother when she needed me.

If my husband - who is my closest friend - could change anything about me... he'd probably want me to feel less guilty about the past. If only he knew what really happened to my mother all those years ago, maybe then he'd understand...

Ginger said...

If I could change one thing about myself, I think it would be my tendency to choose crappy men to be with. I seem to have no ability to judge character at all. I take people at face value. But I hate trying read into the things people say and do. You can make yourself crazy playing mind games all day long.

Why can't we just assume people say what they mean and mean what they say?

I wish it were true.

Christine H said...
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Christine H said...

JJ - You sound like me. I know this is supposed to be characters only, but I am one of those loud-laughing, outspoken women too, and feel like I'm constantly wrapped up in myself. Most of my sentences start with, "Well, I.."

But the truth is, I'm just so afraid of doing something wrong that I pay painstaking attention to all my endeavors, even the things that should be simple. So I seem self-centered to other people, I think. But now I'm being self-centered about being self-centered... ACK!

Kaelin said...

Aidan is plenty self-centered, for someone who spends his days and nights hearing everything that goes on in other peoples' heads.

Jessie said...

I would have less hair in places where hair should not be!

Daisy said...

I like myself just as I am, warts and all. (Not that I really have any warts.)

I haven't posted here before. Lurking. Author, dearest, felt it was time to introduce me.

I'm Daisy.

I'm a curious Daisy. Olivia, what happened to your mother?

shy said...

'You grow up the day you have your first real laugh, at yourself.'

~Ethel Barrymore

Olivia Harper said...

Daisy, it's hard to talk about sometimes... my mom was a very unhappy woman when I was growing up. I never really understood why. Guess I never took the time.

Then, when I was about fifteen, I came home from school early, and I overheard her playing a guitar. I never knew she could play so well, and I was a little miffed that she'd never told me.

Things only got worse between us. Not long after, though, my grandmother (whom I'd never met) died - and we drove from New Orleans to Kentucky together for the funeral. After the funeral, we decided to go sight-seeing in the caves of southern Kentucky, where my mother disappeared.

At least that's what my husband thinks happened.

Candy said...

Did you push her down a hole? Did you fail to rescue her when she slipped, and laugh as she slid into the bowels of the earth? Did she rescue you from a monster and get eaten herself? Aw come on,Olivia, what happened?

Olivia Harper said...

While I appreciate your curiosity, Candy, I'm just not ready to share yet. Even after all these years, the memories are still bittersweet. Give me a few days, and I might be ready. Until then... please be patient with me.

P.S. But, no, I didn't push her down a hole... or fail to save her. Even though she drove me crazy sometimes, I never would've done that to her.