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27 February 2008 @ 01:40 pm
Character meme, via Bya~  

Part two of the Character Meme, tagged by gogodgene. Whoo! Always interesting to get back in canon Bya's head.
Tagged a bunch of people when gogo answered w. Dante., but will tag simply_kim, libekory, and akuryounoseiki


1. Choose a few of your own characters.
2. Make them answer the following questions.
3. Feel free to go ahead and add some questions yourself!!
4. Then tag three people.



Who are you? Kuchiki Byakuya (canon, w. hints of Bya x Ren. just cuz...)

Do you have any brothers or sisters? Rukia was adopted into the Kuchiki clan at the behest of my departed wife. She is as much my ward as she is my sister.

How old are you? *arches one eyebrow and ignores the question*

What's your height? 5'11", I believe...

Are you a virgin? *glares* Perhaps you are unaware of the conjugal rights and expectations of a married man...

Who's your mate/spouse? Hisana was my spouse. Mating is for animals.

Do you have any kids? No. Though it is of grave concern to the Kuchiki elders that I have yet to produce an heir, I do not foresee fatherhood in my future.

What's your favourite food? I enjoy spicy foods.

Have you killed anyone?
Yes. To fulfill my duties as a shinigami, to uphold the laws of Soul Society, and to defend my pride and honor...I shall not hesitate to raise my sword or strike the final blow.

Do you hate anyone?  No. I have no need, and little tolerance, for useless, corrupting emotions such as hate, envy, and fear.

Have any secrets? Every man bears that which he would keep solely to himself.

Do you love anyone? ...Perhaps...

What is your job?
Shinigami taichou, leader of the Gotei 13's Sixth Division, and head of the Kuchiki clan.

Boy or girl? Are you inquiring of my gender?

What do you do to relax? Go for long, edifying evening strolls... Wander through my gardens, meditating on the tranquility of flora and fauna within... Converse with Ukitake-senpai over tea. Spar with Zaraki-taichou. Find little ways to surprise, and even shock, my impertinent fukutaichou.

There's a person who's teasing you; what could you do? Teasing...? Ah, you mean, how would I dispel an unwanted and irritating presence? My first tactic is always to ignore said presence. If that fails, hurling candy into the air is usually an effective method for removing the nuisance from my personal space.

Let’s say you have a person who you really care about but she/ he doesn’t know about your feelings. How do you tell her/him?  *face and mannerisms become stoic and guarded* If, hypothetically, there were such a person... Well, it would certainly depend on who this person is, as well as their status and station. It isn't as though the Kuchiki heir can confess his attraction to just anyone. The clan elders are all too quick to remind me of the shame and scandal surrounding my previous paramour... And it would hardly be proper for a shinigami taichou to initiate any manner of affair with, say...a subordinate. Therefore, any expressions of interest would be calculated, careful, and subtle. This is purely for argument's sake, you understand...

Do you like your maker? I respect the legacy of my ancestors, and honor my parents' memory. Though it is my duty as heir to uphold the standards of this great and noble family... more than once, I found myself at odds with the outdated and oppressive ideals of certain clan elders.


Who are you? Byakuya Kuchiki ( from bleach_beats )

Do you have any brothers or sisters? It was my late wife's last wish that I find her long lost younger sister and adopt her into the Kuchiki family. I fulfilled this request and continue to provide for my adopted sibling's well being.

How old are you? 31...ish.

What's your height? 5'11"

Are you a virgin? Did you not hear me say "wife?" I loathe repeating myself... Anyway, regardless of my previous marriage, the answer is a resounding "no."

Who's your mate/spouse? After the pain of losing Hisana, I doubt highly there will be another...spouse.

Do you have any kids? No. I have a pet fish and an exuberant intern. That is as close to fatherhood as I wish to get.

What's your favourite food? It's almost imperative that I start my day off with a strong cup of tea. I enjoy a range of cuisine, though I am not a big eater. Fortunately, I have an excellent chef in my employ.  I have recently rediscovered a love of gourmet gravlax, which Renji amusingly calls "that pink stuff." And I often take comfort in exceptional vintages of old world wines. Chateaus Margaux and Cheval Blanc bear mentioning...

Have you killed anyone?
*sighs* No, though I've been sorely tempted on more than one ocassion.

Do you hate anyone?  Again, no. Though I could name a few people I sincerely dislike.

Have any secrets? Mmm...

Do you love anyone? Hisana will always have a place in my heart. I treasure our time together, fleeting though it was. Beyond that...there is...someone I care for.  Someone...I think I want to love. If... Well...maybe...

What is your job?
Executive Director of Legal Affairs for Hougyoku Records. In short, I am an entertainment lawyer.

Boy or girl? There will only be one girl--rather, one woman--for me. *smirks* But there have been many boys...

What do you do to relax? Repose on my favorite couch with a glass of fine wine and a good read. Engage in all manner of recreation with Renji, ranging from carnal to the mundane.

There's a person who's teasing you; what could you do? It would depend entirely on who this foolish person is. First of all, let it be known that there few who would dare to invoke my ire. Any of my cretinous clients at the record label could be easily rebuked via the garnisheeing of their wages. I suppose if someone were to act truly noisome, I could always call upon my "delightfully" diabolical personal assistant. Unless, of course, it was the little lab rat himself who was acting the part of the pest. In that case, I'd have to patiently remind Shirosaki (yet again), that while his leash has been lengthened, I have by no means set him free. Act like a good pet, or go back in the cage... It's that simple.

Let’s say you have a person who you really care about but she/ he doesn’t know about your feelings. How do you tell her/him? I firmly believe in the adage "actions speak louder than words."

Do you like your maker? My maker? As in...the Kuchiki's? That is a long and complicated topic. For the sake of brevity, my answer shall be, "No comment." However, if by "maker," you are referring to gogo... Hmm... Such a relationship cannot be defined in terms of "like" or "dislike." She is...a part of me, like a muse who resides in my head. *quirks one sleek black eyebrow* To be honest, I would "like" gogo much more if she would buckle down and finish that intimate, and pivotal, scene with Renji...

 
 
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RyokoザTyrant: Bleach - Byakuya bloodryokoful on February 28th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
Love how canon Bya refuses to confirm his age (Do we even know for sure?). <3

And this:

...Anyway, regardless of my previous marriage, the answer is a resounding "no."

Fufufu...Bya's such a deliciously 'bad' boy.
Gogo: Bya-Pish-Poshgogo_ergo_sum on February 28th, 2008 10:30 am (UTC)
<3 Well, we know he's younger than Yoruichi...and, uh... But DAYUM, don't Bya look good for his age? <3

DELICIOUS BYA IS DELICIOUS. In other words, thank you for reading and commenting. XD.
RyokoザTyrant: Bleach - Byakuya Surrounded by Bloodryokoful on March 1st, 2008 09:11 am (UTC)
Hellz yeah, though I think he would probably look good at any age X3

Yessssss, he so is. Np, anytime <33
day_eight: RenBackday_eight on February 28th, 2008 01:48 am (UTC)
*sigh*

I adore your Bya~

Gogo: bya-ren-fuck yeahgogo_ergo_sum on February 28th, 2008 10:32 am (UTC)
And Bya...appreciates...and respects D8~

((we're still working on incorporating adore into his vocabulary. <33))


(((thnx, as always for reading and commenting!)))
Tonic: SURPRIZE HUGZgogodgene on February 28th, 2008 04:07 am (UTC)
Renji luvs you, Bya.
Gogo: Naughty-thoughts-Byagogo_ergo_sum on February 28th, 2008 10:38 am (UTC)
le sigh...

Bya is enormously fond of Renji, to the point where it's gotten hard to imagine his life without the feisty redhead.

gogo: Oh, Bya~
Bya: ...
gogo: Whatcha got thar, is kinda like luv, Bya
Bya: ...oh?

((PROGRESS! Soon, it shall be PROFIT!))
カゼkamikaze43v3r on February 28th, 2008 06:53 am (UTC)
lol, funnehz! Bya talks more than I expected XD
Gogo: Bya-bluegogo_ergo_sum on February 28th, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
LULZ.
It depends on the question~ It would all be quite boring if he answered "Mmm" or "...Perhaps.." or "Indeed..." to every question.

And it depends on the Bya, too. Gogo's canon Bya (shipping Bya x Ren) is certainly more...conflicted...and concerned as to how to express his feelings (hypothetically) than the modern, AU Bya gogo RP's at bleach_beats

Thnx for reading and commenting~ Pretty Grimm icon you got thar. <3
Evil Dr Em: byakuya - scatterevildrem on February 28th, 2008 02:11 pm (UTC)
*glee*
I love both of these although I suspect the true canon response of Byakuya would be to ignore the questionnaire completely much like he did in those translations of the guides of to the Gotei 13.

You have a great feel for Bya in both his canon and AU form and I really enjoy reading your interpretation of him :)
Gogo: Bya-is-the-obvious-semegogo_ergo_sum on February 28th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Re: *glee*
<33 Thank you, thank you. Agreed! Canon Bya really wouldn't be bothered to do an interview or do any sharing and caring. *nods* Someone else left a comment saying that Bya was talkative. Well...gogo wanted him to be for the sake of character study, and...because the meme would have been hella boring if he'd just ignored it!

Thnkx for reading and enjoying. Bya is still around at bleach_beats (he needed a break for a little while cuz gogo was burnt out) and he's a major character at gogo adn gogodgene's new 1950's film noir style RP hardboiled_rpg. You'd like it, em. Dark n' gritty. Body count is already at 3. xoxo

Hope you're well. Hope the ex hasn't kept ya from sleeping (except for that one day). <33
Jo: Renjiratherbe4gotten on February 28th, 2008 03:12 pm (UTC)
Who's your mate/spouse? Hisana was my spouse. Mating is for animals.

I loved this, both interviews were awesome... but this line made me LOL so much XD

Does this mean Bya has come out of hiding back from his break?!

<3
Gogo: Bya-bluegogo_ergo_sum on March 1st, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
<33 Indeed, Jo~ Bya is back!

Thnx so much for reading and commenting. Bya is always such a pain. Gogo is thrilled that he gave you a laugh.

Have missed you guys! No net for 2 and a half days makes for a very lonely gogo. <3
black_chopstick on March 2nd, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
...
bya: "i would "like" gogo much more if she would buckle down and finish that intimate, and pivotal, scene with Renji..."

...yes i think we would all appreciate it if gogo finished writing THAT particular scene...
Gogo: jade-ringgogo_ergo_sum on March 2nd, 2008 06:22 pm (UTC)
Re: ...
HI! Thnx for reading and commenting. Yes, it is all gogo's fault that Bya and Ren stalled at BB. gogo is even more squeemish about feelings and romance than good ol' Bya. After writing Bya x Ren intensely for months at a time, we both needed a break.

But, not to fear! Now that gogo and gogod have our new rpg, hardboiled_rpg up and running, Bya x Ren will be back in NC-17 action at BB very soon. (meaning, we're writing it now).

We're also writing some good ol' Bya x Ren canon-esque love-smut. Just cuz. Hope you enjoy!
whiskey_taichouwhiskey_taichou on March 2nd, 2008 07:02 pm (UTC)
right on
You have a gift for capturing Bya's aristocratic demeanor.
Gogo: aristocratgogo_ergo_sum on March 2nd, 2008 07:05 pm (UTC)
Re: right on
Why thankee~

Could it be because gogo is a snob like Bya? *winks*

Thank you for reading and commenting! Hope you enjoyed Bya's answers. Getting back into canon Bya's brain is always an interesting challenge.

*hugs*
simply_kim: hugtackleglomp!simply_kim on March 3rd, 2008 03:31 pm (UTC)
Neat meme! I shall do it then - probably post tomorrow! ^_^ Miss ya! *snugs you*
Gogo: Bya-profilegogo_ergo_sum on March 3rd, 2008 03:38 pm (UTC)
<33 Miss you, too! Have been reading your E21 fics (needs to go back and leave nice comments. makes note to self to do so soon).

Am still hoping you'll apply for an Eyeshield char and/or Ishida at gogo and gogod's film noir style rpg. Oooh...the writing is so good! Our body count is up to three now. We've got several apps coming in soon (mostly for Bleach). gogo is sooo <333 on Juumonji. Would possibly pick him up down the road, if no one else does. We'll probably advert at eyeshield_yaoi soon, so, who knows what'll happen. gogo loves Juu, tho, and really wants to see him written--and written well!

Anyhoo, not sure if gogo ever mentioned this, but had a roommate and dear friend in college who was Filipina (spelling?) Lost touch with her a few years ago. Oh, how gogo misses her mom's cooking and the sound of tagalog (spelling again). Danted her HOT cousin for a while, who was all about "Pinoy pride." Does that make sense? *gogo is soooo white*.

<33 And, yes, do the meme! gogo can't wait to read.


simply_kimsimply_kim on March 3rd, 2008 03:48 pm (UTC)
*snugs you*♥

I'll be picking Ishida up once I finish the Atobe x Tezuka doujin, it'll take a few more weeks - if no one claims him by then! ^o^ If someone does, I'll pick those characters who are available. ^_^♥

REALLY?! ^o^ that is so cool! ^_^ YES! Pinoy Pride! ^o^ I'm not exactly a hundred percent Filipina (male and general word is Filipino) since I'm part Chinese, but I love this country all the same! ^_^♥ You spelled "Tagalog" right! Aw, man, if only we live next to each other, I'll cook my infamous (ya-ha!) "adobo" for you! Recipe passed from past generations of my mom's family! ^o^♥
Gogo: Hiruma-bootygogo_ergo_sum on March 3rd, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
YA fuckin' HA, KIM!!
ADOBO!! *starts drooling* Awww, now gogo's totally hungry, and it's only 10:00 a.m...

well, if somone apps for Ishida in the next few weeks, gogo will poke (and holla) in case you wanna turn in an app as well. We've got apps coming in for Arrancar, maybe some Devil May Cry, and hopefully for Shirosaki *fingers crossed always, cuz gogo hates to jinx things*.

LOL, the Pinoy Pride. Remembers going to some "Pinoy parties" where everyone was sexy and beautiful (at least to gogo, anyway). Hottie Filipino cousin lived several states away, so it was't like that romance was gonna last too long. But gogo has such fond memories of Shirley and Sunday dinners with her family.

Had another good Filipina friend in NYC, tho she didn't speak much Tagalog. (even dated a super-smokin' Filipina gal for a little while. well, "dating" isn't the right word. anyway...) Yeah, anyway, gogo is so down with the Pinoy love~

Cool. Let's keep in touch, and holla when you're done w. the doujin. Someone is thinking about appin' Kid, and there's a "kinda, maybe" interest in Shin, so we might have some E21 boys by the time you come to play w. us.

<33