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More Meme! Favourite Spares Edition!

I'm awake! And on and on the tagging continues! Ten facts is actually a lot harder than it sounds,so this completely counts as my effort for the weekend. Aaaanyway, I was tagged to do Journey by widget_sims  and Saffron by smoothiesims 

So here we go, 10 facts each on my two favourite spares. Actually...I say that but Saffron isn't really a spare. I mean she is, but she isn't. She's still more heiress than sparess, albeit abdicated heiress. She's in the same category as Aria, who is a spare but whose role as Villain supercedes sparedom...I'm rambling already and I haven't even got to the facts yet! Moving swiftly onwards:

Journey Bohemian

1) When he was a child Journey used to actually quite like dogs. Then one of them growled at him and he got upset. And now he hates them. Not because he's afraid of them mind you, just because they're stupid and everyone who likes dogs is even stupider.

2) There is a girl in Journey's History Class who has a huge crush on him. She's done everything to get him to notice except tell him outright. He still hasn't got a clue.

3) The first time he took out the motorcycle Journey wiped out. He wasn't going very fast, and he got lucky, and didn't break anything or injure himself too badly. He went to Elise for her to patch him up and winged the entire time until she started deliberately poking his scrapes with disinfectant. She and Phoenix are the only ones who knows he took a tumble.

4) Cayenne really is the only person who can get Journey riled up. All anyone else can get out of him an eyeroll, some snark, or at best, a bit of a sulk. Cayenne considers it one of her special skills.

5) If left to his own devices and not fed by a member of his family Journey will invariably find and consume the most unhealthy, preservatives filled, reconstitituted, pre packaged thing within a hundred yards.

6) The first thing he learned how to play on the guitar was the opening of "Come as you Are" Nirvana. His namesake was a little hard for him to master. Now he has it down. So there, that'll show them. *scowl* (No I'm not sure who them is or why they needed showing. Ask Journey)

7) When Journey is angry or upset or pensive (the last is rare) he and the bike disappear for several hours on the end while he goes for long rides to nowhere in particular. He was gone quite frequently after his grandparents died.

8) On the Roadtrip, Journey spent most of his time either asleep or asking if they were there yet.

9) In an elementary school essay when he was a kid, when asked what three things he'd save if his house were burning down Journey petulantly scrawled down "I wouldn't have time to save three things, I'd just save my big sister. Even if she'd be the reason the house was on fire in the first place. She's stupid and I hate her for burning all my stuff with the house!" Therapy was suggested and politely declined. He however was not able to fight off the hug from Dee.

10) He sometimes still crankily wishes that he'd gotten Annie's email or phone number when they left Pleasantview. But that's a stupid thought because he doesn't know what he'd say to her even if he could get in touch with her.


Saffron Bohemian-Buccaneer

1) The hat began as just being a convenient way to keep the hair out of her face. After she outgrew the look she occasionally wondered why her hair had a tendency to blow into her eyes.

2) Saffron has a serious weakness for being challenged. Deliberately doing something because she's been told not to is a manifestation of this. But another major aspect of this characteristic is that she will point blank refuse to do something if she considers it too easy. Ironically this means most minimum security institutions are safer from her than their high security counterparts.

3) Unlike her sister Saffy never obsessed over beauty. But if she'd taken the time to sit down and think about it (which she wouldn't have) it probably still would never occur to her that she might be mildly attractive.

4) Saffy is the sort of mother who brought the kids up with the policy of letting them get back up on their own if they fell down. She also never really used baby talk. Her younger siblings, particularly Snow, were definitely of the opposite school of thought where child rearing was concerned.

5) Because of her namesake, in college, Saffron was occasionally treated to such eloquent and inebriated pick up lines as "So, baby, how about you come back to mine and give me some sugar and spice and everything nice?" and many variations there upon. She assumes they thought they were being clever, but she fails to see how being a frat boy with the same amount of knowledge of nursery rhymes as a six year old is supposed to impress her. Needless to say none of those guys got anything except a large dose of amused contempt from Saffron.

6) Saffy really didn't mind being pregnant, in fact she hardly even noticed she was. That lasted pretty much right up until she was holding a newborn Turner, and found herself vaguely bemused at where he came from. However it did constantly annoy her how people treated her like she was made of glass during her pregnancies.

7) Saffy has been on first name terms with every police officer in the desert since she was a teen.

8) She puts something different under "occupation" on the form every single tax season.

9) Saffy can use techy type equipment if she has to, in order to do her job. But she's a big fan of the old fashionned, low-tech, way of getting into things. Locks are her specialty.

10) She used a crane and fed a fake loop to the security camera across the road, then just let the wind blow away her tracks in the sand, that's how she got the car on top of the school, if you're wondering. Just don't tell her children. It's not that she doesn't want them getting ideas, they already have plenty of those, but she doesn't want them getting the technical knowledge behind pulling off ideas. They should have to do the work behind plans themselves after all!

I think I have totally run out of tags *looks around to see if she can find any more to staple onto people to make them do her meme bidding* nope, nothing. So I tag all of you to do any one of your characters, if you feel like it! I am going to attempt to buy groceries! :) 

Comments

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rosefyre
Jul. 18th, 2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Love Journey's first fact. So...him.

Heh, love Saffy's number 8. She would, wouldn't she?
dgjamie
Jul. 18th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
He might have to get over his loathing of puppies and dog people eventually. A certain Anastasia Goth is very fond of pets dontchya know ;)
dicreasy
Jul. 18th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
Love these two, they are so much fun. Journey's number 9 made me grin so much. That is so wonderfully him and Dee.

Also love that we get the explanation of how Saffy got the car on the roof. :D

dgjamie
Jul. 18th, 2010 02:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks :D I have to admit, I slightly stole the car thing from the brilliant "Heist Society" by Ally Carter.
themorganlegacy
Jul. 18th, 2010 05:51 pm (UTC)
Saffron! Journey! I swear, every time I think I can't adore Journey more you go and prove me wrong. (I would hug him but, well, I don't think he would approve.)
dgjamie
Jul. 18th, 2010 06:08 pm (UTC)
Awww thanks :) I shall accept the hug on his behalf! Or you can hug Dee and have her hug him for you. She is the only person he can't stave off hugs from.
dumdeedumdumdum
Jul. 20th, 2010 06:29 am (UTC)
Journey # 8 FTW. I'd say he missed the point of a roadtrip, but, well, he *is* Journey. =D

And, oh Saffy. I'd say something, but I might just fill ten pages. The occupations!
dgjamie
Jul. 22nd, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
lol. Too true. I think Journey just has difficulty enjoying things. And to be fair, I think certain people probably do drive very slowly.

asherz28
Jul. 21st, 2010 11:05 pm (UTC)
Lol, I love Journey's 2nd fact.
dgjamie
Jul. 22nd, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)
Hehe, thanks. Journey is totally oblivious, no doubt about it. Besides which I think he sort of left his heart in Pleasantview with Annie ;)
gabbie600
Jul. 30th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC)
Hi!
I've followed the Bohemians ever since they were created and I love them! Journey and Saffron are two of my favorite characters - besides Aria.
dgjamie
Aug. 1st, 2010 04:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi!
Hiya :) Thanks so much, glad you're enjoying the story. And welcome to Livejournal!
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