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I'm going to run out of fun facts one day not too far, what with the way I haven't been keeping up with the regular writing.  I can probably squeeze out a few more that are passingly entertaining, but in anticipation of the day when I cannot:

What fun-fact do YOU want to hear from me?

Ever wonder what text editor I use?  Ever wonder what Duo was about to say in that one fic where he went, 'oh, so that's why.... never mind.'?  Ever wonder why I named that blond pansy Karl Jurgensen?  Ever wonder what the inspiration was for some scene in that one fic?  Ever wonder what I think about brussel sprouts?  Ever wonder what I think about the use of [some plot element]?  Ever wonder where Duo got the lube from in touchtheworld?  (given the opportunity, i'd go back and take it away from him.)

Now's your time to ask!

I reserve the right not to answer questions as I see fit.  Some questions I think are better off without answers; some might just not have answers.  I also reserve the right to not answer these questions in a timely manner.  I'm sure you would all rather I be writing fic instead.

Post as many questions as you like, and feel free to post new ones to this thread at any time.  But keep them fic/fan-related, please!

(now here's where i cross my fingers and hope people actually populate this thread with questions. >_>)

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lucidscreamer From: lucidscreamer Date: January 26th, 2009 02:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Ever wonder what Duo was about to say in that one fic where he went, 'oh, so that's why.... never mind.'?

Yes, actually. What was he going to say? ^_~
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 27th, 2009 07:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, he was going to say... oh it's not important anyway.

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turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 27th, 2009 07:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I'll answer that one some time... but it may sound kind of interesting without the proper context surrounding it. ^o^
sunhawk16 From: sunhawk16 Date: January 26th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
So... asking for your favorite turnip recipes would probably qualify as non-fandom? *grin*
Ok, but... is asking where the turnip patch came from in the right realm?
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 27th, 2009 07:57 am (UTC) (Link)
You know, it's never really occurred to me to answer about turnips. =) There's an interesting story behind that one.  I'll let you all in on it one day. ^__^

And actually, I was thinking about posting a plea for turnip recipes one day!  I am actually not an eater of turnips, and I don't think I've ever actually had one, but I always see them in the market and think they're so cute!  Especially the little white Japanese ones (kabu).  Surely there's a yummy way to eat them!  All the internet would tell me was about mashed turnips.
lavendarlizard From: lavendarlizard Date: January 26th, 2009 04:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Hm. Suddenly, I am curious whether Heero still has zero in Haven and whether HavenDuo has mellowed any toward it. ^____^ Came out of nowhere and smacked me. Heero should keep that thing locked up. ^.o
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 27th, 2009 08:01 am (UTC) (Link)
Hm.  I'll have to think about that one and get back to you. ^_^
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spazduchess From: spazduchess Date: January 26th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC) (Link)
In The Best Laid Plans if Heero has Grumpy bear to consult with and work out his problems verbally to and also to practice snuggling ^_^ What plushie would Duo have that he to could consult, talk to and bounce concerns and thoughts off of?

I've wondered this for a while actually because I have always felt that Duo is a prime candidate for a lover of plushies and all of their emotionally therapeutic qualities. ~_^
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 27th, 2009 08:03 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh.  Good question.  *strokes chin*  I have no idea!  I'll figure something out, though. =)

(i could, however, suggest that heero is a big ol' plushie fitting that description. =D)
ravelqueen From: ravelqueen Date: January 26th, 2009 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)
ohhh, poor jei, wrong move telling me to ask as many question as I like, I'll probably populate that thread all by myself(horror music)....when I'm feeling more awake, so we will start nice and easy^o^:

1. I actually would like to know what Duo said at that time XD
2. Did you get any inspiration for the anthropological texts in A headhunters rage? For example, did you look at the way these were written to give it an actual scientific feel?
3. Is Haven going to continue into the time Ami is a teenager (pretty please, that would be just so many different ways of awesome^^)
4. Does Mrs. Suzuhara have a job? Which one? And the one...ehm...forgot the name but its that guy that came into the community and had this wonderfully funny situation with Mrs. Suzuhara about our favourite Duo (like are they partner-partners? or what?) I think he was called Nick. And Jack? What does he do now that the repairs are nearly over?
5. How did you think of the wall-colour chapter? Did you actually research colours for it?
6. Was Ami always supposed to be in the story? Or did she write herself in one time as a convienient way to present something (like that one kid from day-care with the picture of duo) and now refuses to leave?

ok I think that are all the ones I can think of right at this moment (i did tell you its a mistake to let me run free with things like that, I'm a Q&A monster)

if a kind of question is inappropriate for this kind of setting please tell me I just kind of ran with what I could think of spontaneously :)
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: January 27th, 2009 08:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Duo wants to know what one time you're referring to. ^_^

As to number 4... You know, I've been wondering for years what Suzuhara-san does for a living!  I've never been able to figure it out!

The rest are duly noted for answerage when the time is right. =)

As for what is inappropriate... I only insisted fan/fic-related because I didn't want to have to answer personal questions.  If you've got more, feel free to keep 'em coming!
xazis From: xazis Date: January 30th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC) (Link)

Many questions

I found your work when revisiting Lev's Lair, and followed your links back here. I'm really happy I did. You have a wonderful writing style, and I enjoy all of your characters. Now on to the questions.

Does Additive Identity have an epilogue? I would enjoy one. Or just an authors note saying "it's over, now use your imagination." I finished reading it, and I wasn't sure I was finished.

In the "Plans" series, it seems the Duo met Odin in the summer between Junior year and Senior year. Heero got a name tag for Howard's. How did that meeting go? I can't see this Duo being happy and bouncy the way he is at college around Odin, and I think that it's fairly obvious he has issues with parents. Why did Howard give Heero a name tag? I can't see him interacting with customers enough that they need to know his mane. Was it just a symbol of acceptance? How did Heero respond?

And a question about Haven. Just what did Quatre get up to when he was drunk? Trowa's response leaves much to be desired.

I think that's all.
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: February 1st, 2009 02:14 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Many questions

The first two questions have been added to the answer queue.

As to the last question... it certainly wouldn't be fair for you to find out before Heero and Duo do.  ^o^  If either of Quatre or Trowa is ever so indiscreet as to let it out.

If you come up with some more, feel free to add! ^_^
call_me_ishmael From: call_me_ishmael Date: March 2nd, 2009 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
I have a few things I've been wondering, I hope you don't mind answering them.

In Axiomatic, Duo mentions he stayed with Hilde for a while after the war until he wore out his welcome. I'm curious what exactly happened there--was there a big falling-out or more a slow progression of not being welcome?

Have you ever come up with names for all of Quatre's sisters, even though they don't really factor into your stories, just for the hell of it?

Your stance on Heero/Duo is quite obvious, but I'm curious what you think of Quatre/Trowa, as it pops up in some stories but doesn't in others. Is it just not something you fancy or have much opinion on, or do you prefer keeping your options open?
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: March 4th, 2009 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not really sure about the first one.  I'll have to dwell on it. *strokes chin*

The second one has an easy answer: no.  I can barely come up with names for the people IN my stories, so I'm not going out of my way to make more work for myself. ^^

The third gets popped onto the funfact queue because it's probably going to have an exhaustive answer.

Thanks for playing!
From: ffreeloader Date: March 3rd, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC) (Link)


I cann't seem to find the update Plan412, where is it or under what story is it. Thanks
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: March 3rd, 2009 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: updates

I Backward Cast My E'e Part 12

My apologies for failing to point to it properly!
trafeane From: trafeane Date: April 23rd, 2009 02:06 am (UTC) (Link)
So when I first read Additive Identity way back when(anything more than last week is way back when to me), I was confused by something that happened. Now, keep in mind I probably read this when it was past my bed time, so I was easily confused. Anyway, the scene is Ch. 18, when Heero is storming the rebel base (heheh) with Trix in tow. They are cornered in a room, and Heero is taking out the bad guys. He runs out of bullets so he throws his gun at one of them. Suddenly, he has his gun again. Huh? After backtracking, I realize now that he had more than one gun, but the action of taking out one of the purloined guns was missing (unless he had a gun in each hands - if he did, I missed it). So to phrase this in the form of a question: do you think you'll be writing any more action scenes? Despite my confusion, I actually thought you did this scene very well, and I was on the edge of my seat while reading it. Of course, I also had to have lots of counselling afterwards (doc, he had a gun, threw it away, then he had it again... arg!). Question two: what are your thoughts on Spandex Space?
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: April 27th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Hm.  *rereads*  Ah, there it is.
::SMG on your one.::

Again?  Someone picked up the first one, then.  Bullet to his knee, take possession of his gun, watch the rest of the men back away slowly.  Too bad they're between me and the console.  Watch as they figure this out, but still wary to turn their backs to me.  They haven't yet figured out that I'm not interested in killing them.

So.  He took possession of the submachine gun, and that was the gun he started using then.  Since he took it off the bad guy, he didn't have to pull it out from his waistband or anything.

Phew, I'm glad I got that one right.  =)  Though now that you mention it, I always mentioned him holding a handgun up to Quatre's face there at the end... though now that I read it, I notice I said Heero came close to putting a bullet in Quatre's gut, which is actually more appropriate for the way one would hold an SMG, so I guess I knew what I was doing back then. ^^'

Questions one and two added to the queue!
lavenie_2619 From: lavenie_2619 Date: June 15th, 2009 05:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Hyehye ^^ I love most of your fics >..< Haven't read all of them but yeah, I will do it later or so :D

Anyway, I want to ask you something ^^

1) When are you going to update I Backward Cast My E'e?
2) How many chapters left for that fic? *get whacked*
3) This is a bit personal but how do you manage to write the fic (especially the long oneshot one) without disrupting the personalities of the characters?

Thank you ^^
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: June 16th, 2009 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
1) I'm totally going to update Plans4 next.  Never you worry.  I know I've let it sit on the back burner for a long time know.

2) I really don't know how many chapters there are left in there.  The story doesn't really have a plot, per se, so it's just sort of like, however many scene I happen to write for it.  For what it's worth, I will definitely not be carrying the story forward past their graduation.

3) Added this one to the queue!
babyshanryu From: babyshanryu Date: August 3rd, 2014 05:03 am (UTC) (Link)

i haz questions!!

Just what DID Quatre say to Trowa when he was drunk?!

That's been killing me for oh..about a week.

Wow..A week..I read that chapter a week ago. o.o

..*Has no life. Sacrificed it to the almighty Jei*
turnippatch From: turnippatch Date: August 3rd, 2014 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: i haz questions!!

Ha, sorry, that one's off-limits.  Suffice to say, I do actually know what was said, and it may yet come up one day in Haven. ^_^ But you all don't get to find out before Duo does.
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