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Below you can find answers to various questions that were asked about the Dyeland characters.  Our hopes are that they'll help anyone who may want to write a Dyeland story, either for the newsletter or Author's Cut, in the future.

God bless,
Jenni

Adam   -    Andrew   -    Lady JenniAnn   -    Mick

Nigel   -   
Vincent    -    Willy    -    Yva


These are the questions that were asked.  If you write for a Dyeland character and have not yet answered or if you would like to edit something previously submitted, please contact me.

1.  What is your character's family history?
 
2.  Where are they originally from?
 
3.  Describe a few of your character's favorite outfits.
 
4.  Does your character have any particular mannerisms they adopt during certain moods?  (i.e. Vincent paces when upset, Andrew runs his hand through his hair when stressed/concerned)
 
5.  Why did your character come to Dyeland? 
 
6.  What are some of your character's deepest fears?
 
7.  What are their dreams?
 
8.  What are their hobbies?
 
9.  What would an ideal day be like for your character?
 
10.  Does your character have any regrets?
 
11.  If your character were to be completely honest, what would they say they are most proud of themselves for?
 
12.  And what would they say they were least proud of? 

13.  What do they think/know is the biggest misunderstanding people might have about them?
 
14.  Whatís something they would most like to improve about themselves?
 
15.  What are some of their prized possessions?
 
16.  Whatís their best memory thus far of life in/associated with Dyeland?
 
17.  And the worst?


Answers


Adam
1.  What is your character's family history?

Same as any angel.  He is an Angel of Death since the days of the Salem Witch Hunts of the late 1600ís.

2.  Where are they originally from?

Heaven, although he is quite fond of Dyeland.

3.  Describe a few of your character's favorite outfits.

He loves his beige sweater, but also loves to go casual with jeans and his AoD band jacket.  His suit of choice is a bit more casual than the look from TBAA.  He also still has his auto repair overalls.  Not too many people know that, but he loves those overalls and wears them when he is working on Tourkia.

4.  Does your character have any particular mannerisms they adopt during certain moods?  (i.e. Vincent paces when upset, Andrew runs his hand through his hair when stressed/concerned)

None, but he tends to withdraw from people when he is deeply concentrated.  He gets nervous around Tess and sometimes stammers.

5.  Why did your character come to Dyeland? 

Andrew invited him.  Said it would be a nice place to unwind, and he could have his turkeys without having other angels give him a hard time.

6.  What are some of your character's deepest fears?

Perhaps having the turkeys run rampant when he is not home or Tess showing up there around Thanksgiving making selections for the celebratory dinner.

7.  What are their dreams?

Adam dreams of being successful at case working like he was before promoted to AoD.

8.  What are their hobbies?

Adam enjoys working outside on Tourkia, hosting parties, and playing music with Andrew and Henry.

9.  What would an ideal day be like for your character?

No case, just spending time outside working in the yard.

10.  Does your character have any regrets?

None.

11.  If your character were to be completely honest, what would they say they are most proud of themselves for?

He is most proud of himself for standing up to Tess and protecting Alexander during that Thanksgiving weekend.

12.  And what would they say they were least proud of?

Bending the truth about the Thanksgiving turkey incident, even if it was to protect his feathered friend.

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Andrew
1.  What is your character's family history?
 
God created him, enough said.  Several of these will be quite short as most everyone knows the answers.
 
2.  Where are they originally from?
 
Heaven
 
3.  Describe a few of your character's favorite outfits.
 
Apparently his leather jacket, jeans, slacks, flannel shirts with T-shirts under them, etc.
 
4.  Does your character have any particular mannerisms they adopt during certain moods?  (i.e. Vincent paces when upset, Andrew runs his hand through his hair when stressed/concerned)
 
The hand through hair thing.  Looks heavenward when upset or just contemplative.  Touches people's hands or shoulders when comforting them.  Pretty much a touchy-feely sorta person... if given the chance. 
 
5.  Why did your character come to Dyeland? 
 
At some indeterminate time in the past Andrew had been in Dyeland and noted its beauty and peacefulness.  So when a lil low after some difficult assignments on March 17, 2000 he was walking there in the Glen of Goodness.  And he followed a song he heard to the Fields of Gold and there met the Dyelanders who he grew quite fond of.  So he stayed.

6.  What are some of your character's deepest fears?
 
As an angel he probly doesn't want to confess to fears much.  But he does have concerns.  He doesn't want to fail ever.  And I think he really is concerned about the potential of one day having to take one of his human friends Home after less than ideal circumstances.  And maybe he's a touch nervous about opening up to people.  Maybe more than a touch.
 
7.  What are their dreams?
 
Continue to serve God, be a good friend, give his assignments all the love and comfort he can.
 
8.  What are their hobbies?
 
He seems to enjoy dancing.  Building things.  Cooking (now).  Playing with Lulu.  Visiting with friends is a big deal to him.  Football. 
 
9.  What would an ideal day be like for your character?
 
A day where his only assignments are the "excited to go Home and reunite with loved ones and see God" type.  Ample time with friends.  Being able to sense and feel the Father's love the whole day, each and every moment.
 
10.  Does your character have any regrets?
 
There are things he wishes he'd done differently.  His emotional breakdown in Dyeland isn't exactly a high point in his memory.  While he doesn't blame himself for Eben's fall, I'm sure he wishes he could have done or said more to stop him.
 
11.  If your character were to be completely honest, what would they say they are most proud of themselves for?
 
Serving God and humanity as an AOD.  Being a good, loyal, and compassionate friend.
 
12.  And what would they say they were least proud of? 
 
His pride.  If the whole thing with Adam in "Sign of the Dove" came up, Andrew would probly apologize for that. 

13.  What do they think/know is the biggest misunderstanding people might have about them?
 
While Dyeland may have increased his confidence on this some, I think he'd still be a lil hung up on the whole people thinking he actually brings/causes death thing.  And the shipper thing.
 
14.  Whatís something they would most like to improve about themselves?
 
He'd want to keep working on opening up to people when he needs to. 
 
15.  What are some of their prized possessions?
 
His pocket watch.  Anything a friend actually made for him which at my count at least includes a teddy bear from Yva, an afghan from Mary, the scrapbooks LJA's made, and lotsa other stuff I shoulda kept better track of.
 
16.  Whatís their best memory thus far of life in/associated with Dyeland?
 
He'd probly say he had too many to name.  All the parties.  All the times his friends really came through for him like in Missouri and even further back when he got knocked out on the soap opera set and they came to be with him.  Although, actually, I wouldn't be surprised if his favorite memories weren't just low-key, no particular occasion evenings at the Cafe or elsewhere when the Dyelanders were all gathered together.
 
17.  And the worst?
 
Hands down the whole breakdown thing that one November.  Lady Beth's amnesia, LJA's anoxexia, that time Yva was really sick over Winterfest, and things of that nature.  Eben appearances probly aren't his favorite memories.
 
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Lady JenniAnn
1.  What is your character's family history?
 
It's only recently occurred to me that I never gave any thought to whether she had siblings!  At this point it would be awkward to bring them in so I guess she's an only child.  There's nothing particularly astounding about her parents.  As part of an old storyline it was said that she was raised by Kiwi's parents.  As Kiwi is no longer active my only nod to that is that at some point baby JenniAnn was either lost or kidnapped and briefly raised by them in Dyeland (then Asteriana).  As a toddler she found the portal that led to the Tunnels and was nearly adopted by Vincent who named her Psyche since her real name was unknown.  Catherine, however, located her real parents and from then on JA divided her time between her parents in Nebraska and Vincent in New York.  She loves her parents and them her but I think Vincent, cousin (via Catherine) and godfather, is the parental figure probly the most attuned to her life now. 
 
2.  Where are they originally from?
 
Omaha, Nebraska. 
 
3.  Describe a few of your character's favorite outfits.
 
I think she just wakes up and wears whatever strikes her fancy that day.  Monday she might stroll around in some sorta princess dress.  Tuesday she could end up in bell bottoms and a tie dye tunic.  The next day could be a tight fitting T-shirt and a broomstick skirt.  In general very feminine, floaty clothing and usually colorful.  Of course, sometimes she would need to wear Tunnel garb, especially in the winter when Below.  But it's not really to her taste.  Too heavy.
 
4.  Does your character have any particular mannerisms they adopt during certain moods?  (i.e. Vincent paces when upset, Andrew runs his hand through his hair when stressed/concerned)
 
One thing she used to do all the time that I keep meaning to bring back is whenever Andrew was troubled or she was troubled about him, she'd twist her signet ring around her finger.  She also paces.  And runs when really upset.  Or cleans.
 
5.  Why did your character come to Dyeland? 
 
Despite not being happy with Kiwi and family, she had fond if faint memories of the land and the other people (i.e. Cliff, Daisy, the Storyteller, the people of Idlewild).  So when the jokes began about "Dyeland" among the JABBers, she eventually confessed to knowledge of the place and thus Asteriana became Dyeland.
 
I've always been a lil concerned about how the "native Asterians" felt about that.  I concluded that LJA and Princess Audrey probly spoke with them before moving there with the JABBers and established that the Asterians were actually concerned about depopulation so this was a mutually agreeable plan. 
 
6.  What are some of your character's deepest fears?
 
People leaving.  Since she's been in Dyeland since Day 1 she's very aware of how many people have come and gone.  She's also fearful of being psychologically isolated from Andrew.  I don't think she's as concerned anymore about him simply picking up and leaving.  I think this fear probly ended up being behind her break-up with Eliot.  She felt herself drifting from Andrew and so Eliot had to go.
 
7.  What are their dreams?
 
That everyone in Dyeland and the sibling cities live happily ever after... however they choose to interpret that.

8.  What are their hobbies?
 
Documentary film-making, scrapbooking, enjoying theatre particularly musicals, catching up with friends, Andrew ;-)

9.  What would an ideal day be like for your character?
 
Wake up, have coffee and breakfast, teach the kids, lunch Below, go for a walk with Andrew in Dyeland, meet up with everyone at the Cafe for dinner, walk home with Andrew, fall asleep easily with Fawn curled up beside her and dream something happy concerning Andrew.
 
10.  Does your character have any regrets?
 
Eliot.  While she philosophically realizes that without that relationship she wouldn't have realized how happy she was before, I think she still regrets dragging him along. 
 
11.  If your character were to be completely honest, what would they say they are most proud of themselves for?
 
Helping to pull Dyeland together when she was only 17 or thereabouts and working with others to keep it going through all the trouble.
 
12.  And what would they say they were least proud of? 
 
I think she's aware that sometimes she'll put Andrew above everyone else and she's not proud of that.  But I don't think she knows how to stop that or even if she should. 

13.  What do they think/know is the biggest misunderstanding people might have about them?
 
She knows some people don't understand her situation with Andrew and that can be vexing.  But she's probly more concerned about misunderstandings people might have that she doesn't know about. 
 
14.  Whatís something they would most like to improve about themselves?
 
LJA would probly like to feel a little less hypocritical.  For all her begging Andrew to be more emotionally open, she can be really bad about that.  So change both the hypocrisy of that and start actually being more open!
 
15.  What are some of their prized possessions?
 
The "Cupid and Psyche" book Vincent used to read to her, her ring, the daffodil quilt from Andrew, her Halloween spider music boxes, the cloak Mary made partly out of her baby blanket, and probly other stuff I shouldn't have forgotten.
 
16.  Whatís their best memory thus far of life in/associated with Dyeland?
 
Parties and times spent all together but maybe most especially the Halloween and Christmas parties.  Vincent's and Catherine's wedding. 
 
17.  And the worst?
 
Seeing Andrew get hit by that wacko outside the military funeral, basically any time anyone left Dyeland or it seemed like they might, and the times she put others through some emotional pain they didn't deserve.
 
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Mick
1.  What is your character's family history?
 
First, all of this is subject to change if ML gets a 2nd season that can fill in the blanks.  But with out that my guesswork (and Nicole thought so, too, if memory serves) is that Mick was an only child.  No doubt his parents are now deceased.  We know his dad is and unless his mom has amazing longevity, she likely is, too.  He has an ex-wife: Coraline.  Otherwise it's just Beth and Josef, his brother of sorts.  Barring an act of God, Mick can't have kids.

 2.  Where are they originally from?
 
Los Angeles.  Born November 1922 or thereabouts.
 
3.  Describe a few of your character's favorite outfits.
 
Long coats.  The latest styles, I guess.  Designer jeans or dark pants.  Beige Henleys seem to pop up often.  He seems to layer a lot.  Like a light fabric shirt and then a coat or jacket.  Otherwise mostly dark colors.  Platinum Celtic-y fleur de lis cross necklace.  Platinum ring, too.  Sunglasses and hat as necessary.
 
4.  Does your character have any particular mannerisms they adopt during certain moods?  (i.e. Vincent paces when upset, Andrew runs his hand through his hair when stressed/concerned)
 
Hmmm...  Has anyone noticed anything?  Obviously he vamps out when really angry.  But as for more subtle things, I dunno.
 
5.  Why did your character come to Dyeland? 
 
He literally dropped into it last... December I think it was.  So it wasn't intentional but he stayed because the people were accepting.  And he thinks it's the closest he'll get to Heaven for a very long time.
 
6.  What are some of your character's deepest fears?
 
That he'll hurt Beth once they finally... ya know.  And he's afraid that he'll get hurt emotionally by pursuing that relationship.  Probly not gonna be thrilled if you come at him with a torch, silver, or a sword-like weapon.
 
7.  What are their dreams?
 
Make things work with Beth somehow.  Make up for the things he's done that he regrets.  Make the best of a situation he's not really happy with.  Find the cure. 
 
8.  What are their hobbies?
 
Apparently reading.  We've never seen him do it but he sure has a lotta books.  Cards with Josef.  Starting to get back into guitar playing.  Dancing with and watching Beth eat.  ;-)  Apparently he also does RPG online but since nothing much has been said about that since early on and I just plain don't know much about "World of Warcraft" we might just let that slide...
 
9.  What would an ideal day be like for your character?
 
He'd be human again and eating doughnuts and walking in the sun and spending the night with Beth... not in a freezer.  But barring that I guess that'd be any day where he feels like his job is worthwhile and ends with a date with Beth.
 
10.  Does your character have any regrets?
 
Uh, yeah.  While he knows that good has come out of it (meeting/saving Beth), I'm thinking he wishes he'd not married Coraline.  Also wishes he'd not taken part in killing that girl right after he'd been sired.  I've latched onto that as Mick's one HUGE regret.  It's the reason for the scholarship he set up for the Tunnel kids, why he'll do whatever he can for the young ladies of Dyeland, etc.
 
11.  If your character were to be completely honest, what would they say they are most proud of themselves for?
 
Probly getting to the point he has with Beth.  I'm sure there are cases he's immensely proud of. 
 
12.  And what would they say they were least proud of? 
 
Living off other people.  Literally.

13.  What do they think/know is the biggest misunderstanding people might have about them?
 
Probly just the typical vampire stereotypes.  I think the biggest one that Mick would want to tackle would be that he enjoys or wants to hurt people.  I know he'd much rather eat doughnuts than drink blood!
 
14.  Whatís something they would most like to improve about themselves?
 
Other than finding a permanent cure and being human again?  Maybe being a little more optimistic.  Working less, enjoying life more.  But still doing something meaningful to give back.
 
15.  What are some of their prized possessions?
 
Clearly that ring of his and his cross necklace.  And whatever Beth's given him.  Like that white gold engraved pocket watch from two Valentine's ago.
 
16.  Whatís their best memory thus far of life in/associated with Dyeland?
 
That he was accepted so quickly.  I think he's also been happy with the times he's been able to use his P.I. skills to help his Dyeland friends.  Also visiting with Vincent and Catherine since that's given him and Beth some hope in figuring out their secretive relationship.
 
17.  And the worst?
 
The first few moments in Dyeland when he didn't know where he was and was afraid he'd get killed or whatnot.  And I imagine the LJA/Andrew fight probly wasn't fun for him simply because it highlighted a problem he and Beth will probly face eventually.  But I'm gonna guess Sarah's burial probly ranks as the worst.  Just seeing Josef that torn up.

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Nigel
1.  What is your character's family history?

Nigel has always been an angel, but is currently a Caseworker.

2.  Where are they originally from?

Heaven, but his other home is 1870ís London, thus is sometimes not always understanding the issues of the modern day.

3.  Describe a few of your character's favorite outfits.

Nigel dresses in a Victorian style, and he loves the clothing of that time period.  He has yet to grow accustomed to jeans and modern day menís clothing.  He still is trying to figure out why people are so fascinated with tool belts.

4.  Does your character have any particular mannerisms they adopt during certain moods?  (i.e. Vincent paces when upset, Andrew runs his hand through his hair when stressed/concerned)

None that he knows of, although when he gets nervous, he starts eating hard candies.  When exasperated, he starts talking like an Oxford graduate.

5.  Why did your character come to Dyeland? 

The young woman he is the guardian angel for resided there and she invited him to come and visit.  He liked it so much that he stayed.

6.  What are some of your character's deepest fears?

Nigel is not afraid of very much, but he is concerned about not ever understanding the modern day.

7.  What are their dreams?

Just to be the most gracious angel that he can be, and to adapt to the environment of the modern day.

8.  What are their hobbies?

Nigel enjoys chess, reading, and dancing.  He also plays a wooden flute and sometimes makes an appearance with the AoD band.

9.  What would an ideal day be like for your character?

A sunny day, when he can spend the time out of doors in the sunshine.

10.  Does your character have any regrets?

None.

11.  If your character were to be completely honest, what would they say they are most proud of themselves for?

For being able to protect Yva and be there for her.

12. And what would they say they were least proud of? 

Nigel feels as though he did not always handle the situation with Andi as well as he could have, so perhaps that.

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Vincent
1.  What is your character's family history?
 
Biological parents unknown, raised by Father.  If he had to name a mother figure it's probly Mary.  Likely considers all the Tunnel dwellers of his age to be surrogate siblings but Devin is his true brother.  Father figure to many of the Tunnel children.  Godfather to LJA.  Brother to Yva and Willy.  Husband to Catherine.  Father to Jacob.  Very happy with his family life but, I'm sure, still would like to know from whence he came.
 
2.  Where are they originally from?
 
Found behind St. Vincent's Hospital in NYC, raised in the Tunnels.  Beyond that we don't know.  I like to think Ireland but that's just me.  ;-)
 
3.  Describe a few of your character's favorite outfits.
 
Tight fitting jeans, bulky sweaters, sometimes a vest, long black patchwork cloak.  For special occasions he wears a frilly beige shirt.  People can look through here for examples:
http://www.classicalliance.net/photogallery/episodegalleries/episodes.html
 
4.  Does your character have any particular mannerisms they adopt during certain moods?  (i.e. Vincent paces when upset, Andrew runs his hand through his hair when stressed/concerned)
 
The pacing.  If he gets really upset he will growl and throw things but never if there's a risk of hurting someone.  I've also noticed that, not unlike Andrew, he will sometimes look upwards when sad. 
 
5.  Why did your character come to Dyeland? 
 
LJA's parents asked him to check in on her circa February 2001.  He loved being able to be in the sunlight and so has maintained a presence there ever since.
 
6.  What are some of your character's deepest fears?
 
Losing someone he loves.  Losing control of himself although I think this fear has lessened significantly in recent years to the point of almost having evaporated now. 
 
Yikes, gotta go.  Well, at least it was only ugly for a few mins.  Now it's beautiful outside!
 
7.  What are their dreams?
 
Help his children to fulfill their dreams.  Be a good leader to the Tunnels, son to Father, husband to Catherine, father to Jacob, godfather to Psyche, brother to Devin and Yva and Willy, and friend to all. 
 
8.  What are their hobbies?
 
Lots and lots of reading.  Exploring.  Spending time with family and friends.  Visiting with Helpers.  Enjoying time in Dyeland, walking in the sunlight with his family. 
 
9.  What would an ideal day be like for your character?
 
Wake up, sneak a few moments with Catherine before Jacob wakes up, breakfast as a family, divide time between teaching and visiting with people and his more physical labor type work which I think he probly enjoys.  Alone time with Jacob before Catherine gets home from work.  Plays chess with Father during afternoon naptime.  Family dinner.  Take in a concert or something with Catherine (and Jacob sometimes, too).  More alone time with Catherine.  Go to bed and not have any troubling psychic dreams.
 
He probly makes a point of getting to Dyeland at least once a week with the weather being fair, most often on weekends.
 
10.  Does your character have any regrets?
 
Maybe that he didn't get married sooner.  Or at least that he held the relationship with Catherine back for so long.  And that he was stand-offish with Andrew for quite a while in the beginning of that relationship.  Also any of the anger he felt towards Father during the start of his relationship with Catherine.  Cause via Portia, Psyche, Brittony and Eliot he probly has sympathy now for watching your child fall for someone and the resulting pain when that doesn't work out.  But he doesn't get bogged down with these regrets often.

11.  If your character were to be completely honest, what would they say they are most proud of themselves for?
 
Getting past his fears and embracing life with Catherine.  The accomplishments of the children he helped teach and nurture.  Building bonds with people in Dyeland which, no doubt, took a great deal of trust.
 
12.  And what would they say they were least proud of? 

I think he's probly still troubled by the memories of the people he hurt or killed.  Even if he did it in protection of his loved ones, Vincent was never really at peace with that and, I think, felt guilt related to it.

13.  What do they think/know is the biggest misunderstanding people might have about them?
 
I don't think Vincent's particularly concerned about Dyelanders having misunderstandings about him.  With others it's what you'd expect: that he's a monster, that he enjoys being violent, that they should fear him, etc.
 
14.  Whatís something they would most like to improve about themselves?
 
Vincent's always looking to increase his knowledge.  I would say increase his confidence but I think by now that's probly been dealt with sufficiently. 
 
15.  What are some of their prized possessions?
 
The rose from Catherine, his wedding ring, that carousel toy, all the books (although they're not exactly possessed by him specifically), anything any of the kids have made him, his journals, and everything his mother, Cora, has given him.
 
16.  Whatís their best memory thus far of life in/associated with Dyeland?
 
I would say how readily accepted he's been by most everyone.  Having them at his wedding meant a lot.  Of course, the wedding meant a lot, period.  That first Christmas with Jacob. 
 
17.  And the worst?
 
Pretty much all the other down times I've listed for my other characters (any time anyone was sick, disagreements, etc.)  The most worrisome periods of the Andi debacle.  He's probly also not fond of recalling how pessimistic/cold he was with Andrew in the early days... but he came by that honestly (Father).

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Willy
1.  What is your character's family history?

Willyís mother died when he was young and he was raised by his father, Wilbur, a rather hard-headed dentist.  He aspired for his son to grow and become a dentist like him, but that did not happen and Willy, instead went into confection.  His uncle inspired him to use his name and create a line of candy.  The rest is history, but he has a close friend, Thomas Wilkenson, as well as his apprentice, Charlie Bucket, who have become like his extended family.  He also has an adopted daughter, Yva, whom he met when coming to Dyeland.

2.  Where are they originally from?

London, although he moved around a great deal.  He does not talk about his original home very much.

3.  Describe a few of your character's favorite outfits.

Willy goes for the eccentric styles, large bow ties, waistcoats, vests and shirts.  He loves his hat, which had once belonged to his grandfather, and which has been copied a number of times so that he could have his own unique style.

4.  Does your character have any particular mannerisms they adopt during certain moods?  (i.e. Vincent paces when upset, Andrew runs his hand through his hair when stressed/concerned)

Willy has a temperament and sometimes when he gets upset, he yells.  He is trying to curb this, but it becomes difficult for him.

5.  Why did your character come to Dyeland? 

Adam invited him to come and after he did, he met Yva and the other inhabitants and decided to stay and build a factory there.

6.  What are some of your character's deepest fears?

Hurting the people he loves or feels close to.  This goes back to his feelings about his temperament.

7.  What are their dreams?

He has already achieved what he sat out to do, and is very proud of the things he has done.  His dreams are now centered on those of his daughter, whom he loves very much.

8.  What are their hobbies?

Reading classic literature and linguistics.  Willy is proficient in English, French, German, Spanish, and Latin.

9.  What would an ideal day be like for your character?

Ideally, a day when he invents a new confection, or time spent with those he cares for.  He has grown rather fond of the days he can spend with Yva or Rose as their company makes him feel young.

10.  Does your character have any regrets?

The only regret was getting upset with Charlie the day they first met.

11.  If your character were to be completely honest, what would they say they are most proud of themselves for?

Perhaps for following through with his hopes and dreams of opening a factory, contrary to his father not wanting it.

12.  And what would they say they were least proud of?

His tendency to be angry about things that he cannot control.

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Yva
1.  What is your character's family history?

Yva was born Yva Cantrell in 1970 and lived in the southern USA for a number of years before meeting Sir Sven Michaels in 1994 and getting married to him a year later.  They moved from the US to Germany and then settled in Dyeland several years ago.  When not in Dyeland the Michaels family is in Germany.  Yva does not speak much about her birth family because it is too much like her real life family and that tends to bring about frustration and stress.

2.  Where are they originally from?

Originally Yva hails from Texas, but she lived a time in Georgia.  Today, she is happy to be away from both those areas.

3.  Describe a few of your character's favorite outfits.

Yva loves t-shirt dresses, that is shapeless dresses that she wears during the summer months.  She loves the Victorian look and will wear the dresses of that time period gladly.  In the winter months, she is fond of dressing in jeans and thick (not wool because it itches her skin) sweatshirts and sweaters.

4.  Does your character have any particular mannerisms they adopt during certain moods?  (i.e. Vincent paces when upset, Andrew runs his hand through his hair when stressed/concerned)

Yva tends to bite her nails when nervous, and she says she has the ugliest hands on the planet.  She also canít sit still when upset.

5.  Why did your character come to Dyeland? 

Uncertain.  She wanted to come because of what she had heard about it, but there was no real rock solid thing that brought her there.

6.  What are some of your character's deepest fears?

Yvaís greatest fears are disappointing or letting down the people she loves.  She is also afraid to fail when she tries to do something.

7.  What are their dreams?

Yva aspires to be a writer.

8.  What are their hobbies?

Bear making, writing, singing, reading.

9.  What would an ideal day be like for your character?

The morning she would wake up and have breakfast with Sir Sven.  They would in turn spend the day together.  If they could not, then Yva would set off for Pure Imagination and see if Willy was there.  She would also not mind a day in London with Nigel to do some shopping during his time, or going to the Tunnels and visiting with Vincent and Father.  To her there is no defining aspect as to what she would prefer to do.  But, time spent with friends is at the top of her list.

10.  Does your character have any regrets?

No, to Yva she has no reason to regret, because she did what needed to be done when it needed to happen.

11.  If your character were to be completely honest, what would they say they are most proud of themselves for?

For having found closure with her father is perhaps the greatest thing she could imagine about herself.

12.  And what would they say they were least proud of? 

Not always having the courage to go for something when she could have.

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