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On Fri, 03 Feb 17 03:31:12 UTC Chanter (24) answered the Proust Questionnaire (click on a question to read other answers):

What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
To see that faerie kingdom shine bright after the torture they put me and my people through.
Where would you like to live?
In peace near the lake where I used to dance and sing with my sisters.
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
To finally end my nightmares and spend my days within the shelter of my trees. The shade from the leaves are like warm blankets to me; so soothing and safe.
To what faults do you feel most indulgent?
My passions get ahead of me at times. Once I decide on a course of action, I must see it through until the end. Only once I realize the damage I've wrought, I flee while looking over my shoulder.
Who are your favorite heroes of fiction?
The only "heroes" are those who others choose to uphold in the hopes that they can be used again when trouble visits. However, rogue characters fighting to uphold personal values against all odds have always appealed to me.
Who are your favorite characters in history?
The only historical characters I acknowledge are the ones who taught me how to survive, namely my tribal leader and father, Lyklor.
Who are your favorite heroines in real life?
There are no heroines, but there is a young fairy paladin who's trying to avenge her kingdom by hunting me down. It's polite to call her annoying, but at least we share similar pains. And I respect her battle skills.
Who are your favorite heroines of fiction?
If I must describe a favorable ideal of a woman in my mind's eye, preferably someone who doesn't bow down to pretty words or try to put up a front. A beauty within chaos.
Your favorite painter?
I have none, however I do notice beauty in the night sky. So nature could be considered an artist.
Your favorite musician?
No being comes to mind, but human music does tend to be entertaining from time to time. Especially when I disguise myself as one of them and savor that coffee scent within a bookstore. Sometimes while reading a book from the store itself.
The quality you most admire in a man?
Intelligence, strength, someone who doesn't try to build themselves up too high, and I can sense when a liar is at work so he had better not be one of them.
The quality you most admire in a woman?
Much like I do in a man, however I appreciate when they have ideals they would be willing to fight for. That's the kind of woman I strive to be.
Your favorite virtue?
Virtues don't mean much to my kind. But having a high enough guard and ferocity are sought after qualities.
Your favorite occupation?
Reading whatever book from the mortal that I can, however I can only do so at night. Of course that's severely limited since I'm currently on that fairy's blood list. Otherwise I like to whittle wood into figurines.
Who would you have liked to be?
Anything but a dark elf. Much preferably a human and not have to suffer this torturous near immortality and irritation to light.
Your most marked characteristic?
A desire for peace once my family has been avenged at last. Even though I'm a dark elf, a life of thievery and hatred isn't what I want. My nature, however, is often at odds with this. And I want to change.
What do you most value in your friends?
To not stab me in the back. Highly sought after if I keep company with thieves.
What is your principle defect?
Taking matters into my own hand; Fleeing in cowardice and shame.
What to your mind would be the greatest of misfortunes?
To have never been shown love from my sisters. It was they who piqued my curiosity of the humans, which would then come my desire to be one of them.
What would you like to be?
A human.
What is your favorite color?
Preferably more darker colors. Bright colors hurt my eyes and give me headaches.
What is your favorite flower?
Purple lilacs.
What is your favorite bird?
Ravens, though their crow cousins also have their charms.
Who are your favorite prose writers?
It varies, but Fitzgerald, Stieg Larsson, Lois Lowry, and George Martin currently hold my interest. I try to keep my tastes in reading varied.
Who are your favorite poets?
Edgar Allen Poe has tasteful poetry, though Emily Dickson is an interesting read. My favorite epic is "Beowulf".
Who are your heroes in real life?
The only real heroes I can find are in books. However, I know no actual heroes whom I could look up to.
Who are your favorite heroines of history?
There are none.
What are your favorite names?
Lyndis, Lyeecia, and Liluth. All of whom were my sisters. I'd rather not talk about them, but never question the bond I had with them.
What is it you most dislike?
The filthy, overwhelming light. I can't breathe if I can't find refuge from it. I despise it most when it's built upon their fallen foes. While dark elves aren't honorable, at least we don't glorify ourselves with the blood we spill. We survive, that's all
What historical figures do you most despise?
The king and queen who stole everything from me. While their people build them up to be great rulers and heroes, they forget so quickly that their glory was built upon my family's destruction.
What event in military history do you most admire?
War isn't to be admired. They are lessons on how to not make the mistakes that led up to the war, or how to grow stronger in case war should happen again.
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
The human's natural ability to enjoy the sun and life in general.
How would you like to die?
In the sunlight. In my view, the sunlight is the only source of non-polluted light to be found. How lucky the humans have to be able to just walk underneath those gentle looking rays.
What is your present state of mind?
Nostalgic mostly, but I am a bit in a hurry. So if we could wrap this up quickly before that fairy catches up, I'd appreciate it.
What is your motto?
A candle is more precious than a dagger. If you have the choice, choose it. If not, make sure to get to it quickly.

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