Friday, April 21, 2017

10 More Questions with Janna "Iawen" Oakfellow-Pushee

Photo by Dave Harvill

  1) What achievement either in or out of character are you most proud of?
OOC -  getting hitched, having children, completing three different certifications (Art, Business, CPR/AED) within five years of each other.

IC - getting asked to become KoEF, and then also re-entering the Knighthood years later.  *thinks*  I'm also still really super-proud of Tiptoe through the Tulips, which was over a decade ago at this point.

2) Are you a fighter or a caster? Have you always been? How did you choose?
Caster with everyone; Iawen, though, just unlearned some spells for her commander so she's a 1-path Seer at the moment.  I have not always been a caster throughout the time playing different PCs, and I love to fight, but casting is somewhat easier for me to choose since I'm older.  ^_^;

3) Have you ever owned an artifact, memento, or magic item  that has meant a lot to you, and why?
For Bouquet, there was a few: a jade pendant from Krythron, a necklace that was the essence of Mab...there were a lot of things, and they've either been given to other PCs or lost to time, unfortunately.

Iawen has a key ring (literally) from Soft, and an amazing Shape-shifting mask from Syruss, a True Name from The Gray Man...

Certain there are more but Player 4 is keeping me busy as I type. ;)

4) What group of people do you spend the most time with and why?
Iawen is able {at the moment} to surf between groups, although currently sworn to Eagle's Rook after a five-plus year stint in Coventry, and spent some time within the Kingdom of Chimeron, too, at the beginning of her existence.

5) Who is your best friend in character and why?
Iawen has had bad luck where if she mentions publicly whom she deeply loves or considers Family or a best Friend, they end up dead permanently.  (Don't believe me?  See example Valas, Shane, Airavarri, etc.), so... she ADMIRES many in Folkestone (Quazar, Mathias & Matiya, Lord Malaki, Mestoph, Rubis, Piper, Sasha, Borjid... there's a lot), many in Chimeron (Dame Brynn, Sir Wil, Sir Rel, Warlord Saka, Sir Rosetta, Indana, Ser Kovaks, Rekees... hmm... Chimeron and R names, Folkestone and M names... trend?), Blackwood (Sir K, Jinx, Sir Tao, Sir Cronyn, Toah, Tolf, Flydian, Pilpus, and more... and Blackwood has T names?).  I guess there are a lot of folk, and they all impress her with their strength AND wisdom of character.

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6) What event or moment had the greatest impact on you as a player?
Pass... they're worth speaking about face-to-face, so I encourage folks to talk to me (or even to ask this question of one another!).

7) What event or moment had the greatest impact on your character?
See above answer.
8) What is your most embarrassing moment, either IC or OOC?
I cannot currently remember *the* most, so I'll do an OOC recent one - not hearing a fellow player correctly caused me to publicly scold/rant/get angry over the words, and then come to find out I was 100% wrong about what I thought was said.  Make sure you understand a whole story before you jump to conclusions!
9) What is the best piece of advice you'd give to other players?
Actually talk to folks.  Even shy characters/introverts can learn something from it in the Realms, both IC and OOC.

10 ) What is the most important thing you've learned through the game?
This year, this month?  Patience.

BONUS QUESTION #1: Who would you like to see the next interview be with?
Gideon/Jacob Valeri, Bright/Ian Pushee, Rosetta/Eric Willison, Jinx/Jana Greene

BONUS QUESTION #2: Anything else you'd like to take the opportunity to put into print.
A lot can happen in five years; it's a good thing to go back and peek into the past every once in a while to remember the roots of this game and its community so that in the future, we can make it better.

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