(I think this would be set just before AC, as he's still STRESSED OMP)
1. What is your full name and its origins? What about any nicknames?
My full name is “Slipstream”, but I rarely get called that unless it’s official business. It’s usually Seem or Seemy (thank you, Lucy), or Scoobs if it’s my police colleagues, or “you stupid fucking cop” if I’m on an arrest.
Origins? Story of my life (and the DHS), some badly-trained midwife messed up when reading my harmonic and announced I was going to be a flybaby. Yeah, good going, genius; you didn’t notice the fact the notion of heights made my harmonic go spikey and discordant? I hate heights, but I’m stuck with the stupid-aft name, now.
2. Have you any claims to fame?
My family is my claim to fame. It’s ridiculous; I’m going to live in my father’s damn shadow forever. Seriously, don’t have famous relatives; to coin a human idiom, “it sucks”.
3. How would you introduce yourself? If you are famous in your world, how would you introduce yourself to someone who had never heard of you?
I’m only famous because my father is, and then that’s kinda more “infamous”. It’s like living with the Mob.
To be perfectly honest I’d rather people didn’t know who I was. It’d make my job so, so much more simple. I guess I’m lucky in that I’ve got a pretty common model, so unless someone pings for an ident I can pass as “just one of the masses”. That in itself is kinda comforting, too.
4. Which of your culture's achievements do you hold in highest regard?
Does the way we almost completely self-destructed squabbling over the planet’s last few resources count? Although Dack would probably say the way we rebuilt afterwards was a pretty big achievement, so whatever.
5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
After crossing swords with the enemy a few times? I was settling for “Alive”, for most of my youth.
6. What was your most prized possession as a child? Do you still have it?
OK, it’s not really a possession, as such, but I couldn’t live without my twin sister. We’re kinda… two halves of a whole. Opposites, but complements. And yeah, I’ve still got her, too, even though we always squabble – nearly lost her a few times, but she’s not in trouble right now, for a change.
7. What would you change about yourself, if you could?
*deadpan* My parents. Ow, ok, my Dad. …ok OK! Stop hitting me.
Seriously, it’d be nice to just… relax, for once. They don’t say I’m purge-retentive and overwound for no reason. I’ve just got so much to do!
8. What are you obsessed with?
Doing everything to the very best of my ability, making this Pit a place where people might want to live, and being a good, dedicated law enforcement officer. The fact my father’s a lazy fragging good-for-nothing who doesn’t give a frag about anything, most of the time, doesn’t mean I have to be.
9. What is your greatest achievement so far, or the high point of your career?
Getting into the force on my own merits, not using family connections to buy my way in at a higher level. What is it people hate about being a constable, anyway? So what if there’s a lot of ‘grunt work’ and street patrols about it, I like getting out and about and helping people.
10. When/where were you happiest?
When I get back after a good day, get polished up and my tanks refilled, and can sit back and think about how I’ve made a difference to someone’s day in a good way.
11. And the lowest point in your life thus far?
Almost losing Lucy, when that fragger Firewire decided to try and brainwash her into being his little religious icon. I swear, I’m still going to pull him to pieces with my bare hands, once I can catch the bastard.
12. What was the best decision you ever made?
I’ll get back to you on that one, if that’s ok.
13. If you have any body modifications, which was most painful, or which do you regret the most? If you haven't got any, do you have any planned, or would you ever consider getting any?
No, I don’t have any, or any planned. I don’t see what the big fuss is over it all, to be honest. Why would you want to impinge on your structural integrity by bolting bits of glittery shit to yourself? And getting re-detailed with a complex, flashy, flowery paintjob? Totally against uniform policy, they’d only tell me to paint over it. I know people do it, but I’d rather save my credits for something more worthwhile.
14. What is the most idiotic thing you have ever done while intoxicated?
Getting intoxicated in the first place is pretty idiotic, wouldn’t you say?
15. What is your favourite joke?
I don’t much care for jokes. My Dad’s a practical joker and he pisses me right the Pit off. I just wish he’d be serious, every once in a while?
16. What is the coolest/most impressive thing you own?
I know it’s boastful, but… it’s part of me. I can teleport. Not many of us can do that, so yeah, it's pretty special.
17. When did you last cry, and why?
Ohh that’s one thing you’re NOT going to get out of me. Emotional weaknesses are my business, and ONLY mine.
18. What's the best piece of advice you've ever had?
Dack – one of my uncles, he’s pretty high up in the force – has always given me lots of good advice. I guess off the top of my head? Just to stop worrying over what people might think about me, and do the best I could.
19. Similarly, what's the nicest thing anyone's ever done for you?
Brought me into existence.
20. Have you any vices?
Yeah. It’s called Tempo. And it’s a secret. No-one knows I take it except me and my dealer. Um, yeah, ok, and Sergeant Nightsun knew I used to take it, but I swore him to secrecy. He thinks I’m clean. *beat* …yeah. I’m as much of an aft as my father, aren’t I?
21. Do you regret anything?
Getting on Tempo. The drug is fine – it’s just a chemical, right? And I can stop any time I like – the rest of the package, the dealer and his cronies, the sneaking, the lying… that’s not so good.
22. What is the best invention ever?
You know, thinking about it? Tempo is pretty good. I couldn’t do half the things I need to do in a day without it.
23. How would you describe your relationship with your family?
That’s easy. “Difficult”.
OK, so seriously, now. I do love ’em and everything, it’s just… it’s so hard to get some of them to listen. Some days I’d like to just be able to talk to Day without him being disparaging or making a joke out of it.
24. Who is your biggest inspiration?
Dack, without a doubt. To go from unwanted enemy “scum” with no future and no respect to a valued citizen and important member of the fleet? That takes courage, and determination, and to do it all without threats, without using his reputation as a tool to advance his position? I’d give anything to be like that.
25. What are you going to do when you've finished this interview?
Go back to work. …You think I’m joking! I’m doing this in my mid-shift break, because there’s no way I’d get the chance to do it back home, without the peanut gallery chipping in.
Edit: Whoops, broke my tags. *fixes*
Edit2: HEY EXIE DATA NEEDED. I was going to ask "what colour are Joyride's eyes" but revised that to "what colour is she all over"? All I know is "red/pink" and ENQUIRING MINDS NEED TO KNOOOOW.