Character Interview Meme: Whip Marchwalker

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Got tagged to do this.. delight of a questionnaire by the ever lovely Kintupsi for my character Whip.
60th Hunger Games Tribute: Whip Marchwalker by SirSmudge
He's an OC for 60th Hunger Games OCT thehungergamesoct.deviantart.c…

Just want to clarify that Whip is a little more... forthcoming than he would usually be, but gotta get some info/character out of him somehow right? I think this would be more for reference than anything else. Might be helpful for anyone who needs to write Whip since I haven't been able to RP with barely any of the other tributes yet (curse my wretched timezone or whatever)

The brackets are actions Whip takes as though noted down by the interviewer.

1. Pick one of your OC's.
2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your OC.
3. Tag five people to do this meme!
4. Tell the people they have been tagged.


1. What is your name?
...It's uh, Whip. [the subject hesitates for some seconds, as if waiting for the next question] Oh, you want my full name? Sorry! My name is Whip Marchwalker.

2. Do you know why you were named that?
Whip? No, no I guess not. I'm not my Mam after all but... nobody likes whips so [the interviewee emits an awkward laugh] I guess she didn't like me so much! [he falls into a still silence and chews his bottom lip] … even before I got tall.

3. Are you single or taken?
'Taken' sounds kinda scary, kinda like a kidnapping. [ponders this for a moment] Uh, I mean I'm single.

4. Have any abilities or powers?
If you count being able to reach things no one else can, though it's not that special. If I'm not about there's always ladders, but the little ones get more excited when it's me.

5. Stop being a Mary-Sue!
[the subject jumps in his seat and stares wide-eyed] P-pardon a what?

6. What's your eye color?
Hmm, I believe they are grey? The only mirror at home is in Mam's room so I don't see myself too often.

7. How about the hair color?
Dark brown, I really don't know what else I can say. [shrugs and runs hand through hair]

8. Have you any family members?
There's my big brother, Seb. [at this his face lights up and becomes a lot more animated] He's amazing and strong and he's got facial hair now you know. He's been trying to grow a beard since he was fifteen and he's finally... [he trails off and looks a bit bashful] Ahh and there's also my Auntie Orcha, who has looked after me ever since I can remember.
And of course there's Mam and Pa.

9. Oh? How about pets?
[looks down and rubs his hand across his face, is silent for a moment or two] I managed to tame a rabbit once when I was little. She was big, really big, I had never seen such a big rabbit! It took such a long time and she still never came very far into the house. I called her Gerty and I would share my food with her from the back of the house. I used to tell her about the bad things because Seb and I weren't getting on at the time.

Then one day Pa came home through the back door and caught me talking to Gerty. He ran over and... [Whips pauses for a moment and looks a little ill] ...booted her into the wall. At least it was quick. He then told me that Gerty was a pest that ate all the crops and that talking to animals anyway was ridiculous. Then we had to eat her because there was almost no food, and I was so weak and hungry. So I had no more pets after that. [Whip is quiet for a long time after this, and also very green]

10. That's cool, I guess. Now tell me something you don't like.
Hmm... people staring at me. Really I kind of understand why, but some days it feels overwhelming. Also some people call me Spider, which I don't like. Partly because they are making fun of me, and spiders are very very scary. [he shudders and looks around as if mentioning spiders would summon them]
Also I don't like people touching me. People used to do it alot, until Seb warned them off.

11. Do you have any activities/hobbies you like to do?
Hobbies uhm.. [Whip looks down at his palms and rubs one of the faint scars there] Wood. Carving wood that is. I'm not that great at it but I like to make little things. Gives me something to do when I need to get away. Let's me forget what's going on around me.

12. Have you ever hurt anyone in anyway before?
Not physically... [he chews on his bottom lip and eyes shift to one side] Though I have thought about it. Haven't most people

13. Ever... killed anyone before?
I haven't but... the Games aren't far away. [he holds his elbows, almost in paranoia]

14. What kind of animal are you?
As in what am I most like? Well at school I once saw this creature in an old book... can't remember the name. About half of it was neck, and it was very tall and yellow. I think it was supposed to be running but it looked like it was falling over. I guess I would be that animal.

15. Name your worst habits.
I kinda... tend to... ignore things I don't agree with or like really. I'm not too good at coping with big things. I'd like to be able to deal with my problems better, but it doesn't seem like a simple thing to do. For me.
I also crack my knuckles, which drives Auntie Orcha up the wall. [looks a little abashed] She says my fingers will fall off but I find it rather pleasant.

16. Do you look up to anyone at all?
[looks exasperated then tries to hide his expression. I clarify my meaning] Oh so you weren't making a...? Well I suppose in that case my Auntie Orcha. I try to be as good and kind and lovely as her. She's also amazing at blackjack.

17. Are you gay, straight, or bisexual?
If you have to define it... well I'm not particularly fond of girls. Oh no of course I LIKE girl I have a few who I.. but not in that kind of.. oh nevermind.

18. Do you go to school?
Well. yes most of us have to if we're not working. Though most of it is about the war, and if not the war then about agriculture and what we can do for the Capitol.

19. Ever wanna marry and have kids one day?
It's not something I've really considered. If I do it's... difficult. For multiple reasons.

20. Do you have fangirls/fanboys?
Hm. No, I don't really have 'fans' as such, that's kind of a Capitol thing. Little ones are usually excited to see me because, well, you know. [indicates his height with a hand gesture and a wonky smile] Some other people are little less kind about it though.

21. What are you most afraid of?
Uh, being picked for the Hunger Games I suppose, though I think anyone could say that. Afraid of Seb being picked. Afraid of what will happen if I live long enough to not get picked.
And spiders.

22. What do you usually wear?
Whatever fits me; mostly Pa's old clothes. Though I usually have to get Auntie Orcha to adjust them for me. I tried it myself once and sewed one of shirts onto my trousers.

23. What's one food that tempts you?
Apples. Though last time I ate one I got caught. [rubs his back with a pained expression on his face]

24. Am I annoying you?
Oh no of course not! Do I seem annoyed? I'm ever so sorry I'm truly not. I just don't usually talk this much.

25. Well, it's still not over!
Okay, thanks for telling me... [draws in a deep breath and steadies himself]

26. What class are you? (Low Class, Middle Class, High Class?)
Well, it's District 11 so we're all 'low-class' really. But within 11 I suppose middle-ish? Not great, but we have a roof over our heads. Plus I'm still alive which... a few people did not think would happen.

27. How many friends do you have?
I could probably count them on one hand, but at least I can count them.

28. What are your thoughts on pie?
Delicious ones.

29. Favorite drink?
Water really. The clean kind. Seb snuck into Dad's special cupboard once and brought back a drop of some sort of alcohol. It was disgusting.

30. What's your favorite place?
Probably out in the orchards, though it's a bit of a trek for me. Not usually our area. It's beautiful no matter what time of year. The trees are tall and wide and make me feel... [sighs wistfully] at least if no-one else is around anyway. I like to sit under them and do my carving there.

31. Are you interested in anyone~?
Interested uhh, ahaha. [he pinches the top of the bridge of his nose, wrinkling his forehead, forcing himself further] Uhm Daffyd in my class. Daffyd is uh, he's... something else. Shall we move on?

32. If you're a girl, what is your cup size?
[Whip, perplexed, looks at me, then looks down at his chest as if trying to fit the question to himself. he looks back up and shrugs at me, obviously wanting to move on to the next question.]

33. Would you rather swim in a lake or the ocean?
Neither, I can't swim particularly well. I suppose a lake though if I didn't have a choice, deep, endless water sound terrifying.

34. What's your type?
...oh uh sorry is there an end to that question? Type of what?

35. Any fetishes?
Beg pardon??

36. Seme or uke?
[he furrows his brow and leans back from me slightly] I only speak english.

37. Camping or indoors?
Who would willing choose to sleep where there isn't a bed? Out there [he gestures with his long arm] are bugs and flies by the many, and rough ground, cold nights. It's horrible, who would choose that.

Tagging peeps, no obligations though :P
Inerri Oseas (That-Little-Bird)
December Cropperwood (ObsessedXShipper)
Tristan Temple (keh-arts)
Nami Sada (Jazz-Rhythm)
Argorna Flintloch (Jozbeau)
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HileyCaine's avatar
HileyCaineHobbyist General Artist
Aww, seems to be such a sweetheart... You kept him in-character, congratulations.
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I'm glad you think so, thank you very much!!
HileyCaine's avatar
HileyCaineHobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. I really like that kind of characters.
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bunnychan13 General Artist
Oh my gosh, I love Whip and the "voice" you gave him. Thank you for doing this- it's absolutely adorable and endearing. He's quite a unique character!
SirSmudge's avatar
Oh cheers I'm glad you think he's unique! So long as he's not drifting too far into pitiful waif territory. xP
scribledoubleguy's avatar
There's another reason for loving Whip
SirSmudge's avatar
Guess I'm doing something right then!! :D
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ceceme12Student Traditional Artist
This was entertaining! It's cool to see more of Whip's personality!
SirSmudge's avatar
Thanks very much! I do think I'm getting a better grip of him.
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Awww, he seems like a sweet guy. :iconawwwplz: Man, he seems like he's had a hard life, though. :( Poor Gerty. :iconcryforeverplz: He had some really good answers, though. I found the recurring theme about spiders rather hilarious, though I'm sure he didn't. :XD: And he is so totally a giraffe. :giggle: Anyway, this was helpful if I ever need to write him. :) So thanks! :hug:

Also, I saw you talking to Kin about voices for Whip. You got any in mind for him? :) If you need help, I'd be happy to lend a hand. =D
SirSmudge's avatar
Am I totally horrible person that I laughed while writing the blurb about Gerty. xD *awkward cough* But yeah Whip doesn't get the fun end of things sadly. I think spiders are Whip was mice are supposed to be to elephants.
I would totally appreciate hunting out a voice for Whip. I am quite stumped as to where to start!
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X-I-L2048Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, you are quite horrible, ma'am. :giggle: Poor bby, though. :( And great, now I've got the image of Whip as an elephant running through my mind. :XD:

Yay! ^w^ Okay, well, how about Tahj Mowry? [link] (0:45, short dude in the black and blue shirt) Or were you going for something deeper sounding?
SirSmudge's avatar
Sorry this reply's taken so long! Been scrolling through youtube trying to find something I can put on the table.
I think a little bit deeper than Tahj aye, not by loads but I he would sound deeper than the average 14 year old (though his voice might be breaking for him soon if not already, just to complicate things!!) Umm if it's any help I imagine him sounding very gentle and reserved, maybe speaks a little slowly as he carefully picks his words.
I think the closest I've found so far is something like this guy [link] but I'm not sure. Though he may well have a voice that's totally different, it'd be good to get your opinion anyway!
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X-I-L2048Hobbyist General Artist
It's okay. ^_^
Ah, alright. I get it. =D
Oh, you didn't just want actors! Okay, I was looking for actors, I didn't even consider people who did v-logs and stuff. His voice sounds fine, though. =D I can't imagine how long it must have taken to find him, though. O-O
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T'be fair I didn't remotely consider non-actors until I started clicking random videos in frustration xD
So long as you reckon he suits! Bit of a struggle to put a voice to Whip really but he was the clossest I could find. Thanks for your help!!
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He works fine, yeah. =D And you're very welcome, even if it seems you had it all well in hand anyway. :XD:
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Jazz-RhythmHobbyist Digital Artist
Whip sounds like such a sweetheart ;A; And it's always nice to get directly into the minds of characters, this may turn out to be helpful later on in the tournament.

Haha, one of these days I'll take the time to do this meme for Nami too xD
SirSmudge's avatar
Oh yes, very helpful, to root out weaknesses *cough*
You totally should! Though it is somewhat time-consuming... or I might just be slow ha.
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Aw, poor Whip! I was so sad to hear about his pet. ;~; But he seems like a nice guy. Ah, I feel so sorry for him though! :iconcryingmingplz:

I think you did a good job on this; he sounds pretty in-character. This is a good exercise for getting ready to do the Interview, so I hoped this helped you somewhat! ^^;
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Whip isn't allowed nice things sadly. Not even bunnies. I'd love to say what kills you makes you stronger but uh, not for him. xD
Cheers! I certainly hope so, not all that experienced with keeping characters.. in.. character... I suppose. But yes it definitely did help, thanks for tagging me!!
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KintupsiHobbyist Digital Artist
Poor Whip, let me hug him! :icondragonhugplz: And it was no problem tagging you. ;)
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