The Night Belongs to Us

INTERLUDE 3: Q&A

NOTE: Omitted shit is in red.

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MACINTOSH: Welcome, I'm Macintosh and I'm hosting the TNBTU Cast Q & A! This is where we say "Eh, fuck it" to the fourth wall and answer reader questions! — The answers will be canon, but will be outside of the storyline. Meaning, what is said here won't directly affect the story, like the fact that I'm talking right now. — Wait, me being able to speak isn't canon. — Ok, besides that, everything else will be canon. — There were 22 question sent in. 10 for Ada. 6 for Hank. Oh, wow, 2 for me. Go, me! Then there's 1 each for Dr. Salazar, Molly, Lendfire, and 1 for both Hank and Ada.
ADA: {snicker} So, that's really like 10 and half for me.
HANK: This isn't a popularity contest, Ada.
ADA: Sure, Hank.
MACINTOSH: We'll get to as many questions as we can. Let's get started.

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MACINTOSH: First questions are for Ada: — Razz asks, Do/can you still eat human food? If yes, what's your favorite? If no, is there any food(s) you miss? —And Packbat asks, In terms of preparing food for people who eat food, what's your best dish?
ADA: No, I can't, Razz. — Well, I could try, but I couldn't digest it. You do not wanna hear what happens if I actually ate something. — I don't desire food anymore anyway. I'm too busy tamping down my pesky bloodlust. — Though, I do remember loving my mother's cooking best. My favorite were her tamales. — As for your question, Packbat, I've never been that good at cooking. Back when I was alive, I even made myself sick with my cooking. — My, uh, roommate took care of all the cooking.

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MACINTOSH: Ok, the next question is for Hank and Ada. Vicky asks, Ever learned to play a musical instrument?
HANK: I played the flute in band at school, but it was just so I could be exempt from PE. I wasn't very good.
ADA: No, I never learned to play anything. My instrument is my voice. I can sing.

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HANK: Really?! Can I hear?
ADA: What now? I mean we're kinda in the middle of a thing right now.
HANK: Later?
ADA: Ugh, maybe if you're good, Fido.

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MAC: Ok, moving on, this question's for Hank. Teribite asks, Who's your favorite artist? And do you read any comics?

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HANK: Hm, it's really hard to pick just one. My top three are Jenny Saville, Ron Mueck, Patricia Piccinini. — I don't read many comics. I read graphic novels sometimes. Some I really like are Fun Home, Black Hole, Uzumaki, and the two volumes of Maus.

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MAC: This next one's for Molly from NiWo21k. — I hope I pronounced that right. — NiWo21k asks, Molly knowing now that your BFF is a Werewolf - is there something secretly you really want to do with her?

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MOLLY: Um, no, we keep no secrets. Hank already knows I want to drag her into a lab and make her my guinea wolf.

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MAC: This Question is for Ada. An anonymous person asks, Would you model for one of Hank's drawings wearing your vampire face?

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ADA: I guess if she asked, then uh, yeah, sure, whatever.

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HANK: Really? Awesome! — So, like, would tomorrow night be good?

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MAC: Hank, quit trying to derail this thing. — Okay, the next two questions are for Ada. — Bobby asks, How old are you and how long is a typical vampire lifespan? — And an anonymous person asks, I know it's typically not polite to ask a woman this, but how old exactly are you? Or, at least, how long have you been doing this whole vampire thing?

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ADA: I was born in 1901, and I was turned in 1927. So, I'm 111 years old, but also, I'll always be 26. — I don't know if we have a lifespan. I think we just live until we see the sun, whether it's forced upon us or it's our choice.

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MAC: Another question for Ada. cnlew asks, beside the sun, are there any other really big downsides that come from being a vampire?

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ADA: I guess the downsides to being a vampire are rather subjective in my case. — I'm actually not a fan of this immortality shit. — Some may think it's great, but to me, it's overrated. — It's not worth the price you pay, and how it seems to cheapen everything that's enjoyable about life.Also, I never cared for blood when I was human, and yet, now... ugh.

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MAC: This next question is for Ada again. — t.f. asks, how many people in your life don't actually know you're a vampire? Seems like it'd get lonely.

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ADA: {sigh} Not a lot, but by design. — I've gotten over being lonely. — But I'm getting tired of these questions. — Why don't you ask Hank one now.

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MAC: Don't tell me how to do this, Ada. — Next Question's for Hank... — and it's not because you told me to. — Someone named Someone Else asks, what's your most embarrassing childhood memory?

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HANK: Hm, that's kinda hard... — My siblings and I were homeschooled and pretty sheltered, so I didn't have as many opportunities to be embarrassed.
HANK: Oh, wait, when I was a tween, there was this one time my mom caught me trying to use my beeper as a vibrator. — She found out while she was trying to figure out what the phone was being tied up.
ADA: {snrk} Oh my gawd...
HANK: Ugh, I wanted to die. I couldn't look her in the eyes for a month.

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MAC: This next one's for Ada. — Whoa, it's a long one. — Gustav asks, Why the hell can't the shepherds just set up technically deceased vampires (or werewolves), like you, with alternate identities so that you can get everyday things, like cell phones? — That seems like some basic intervention-type shit to help you "integrate" into society - which, protects everyone in the long run when you don't have to commit crimes or kill humans for the necessities and other shit. Sounds like they are useless.

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ADA: Hm, lots to unpack there, uh, Gustav... — I'm not a fan of The Shepherds, but I admit they do provide us with blood for purchase and some other useful services. They actually do provide us with a system similar to to one you mentioned. — That is, until we become a fucking sire and all of that gets ripped away from us. — It's supposed to deter us from making more of vampires. It actually works for a lot of vampires. — But, I fucked up by stupidly saving my shitty scion's life.

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HANK: Oh my god, I'm so sorry, Ada.

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ADA: No, no! Not you, Hank. Sorry. I didn't mean you. — {sigh} I-I became a sire a long time ago. — I, uh, I actually would have been okay with it. — I mean, if you were my only scion, I guess. — {ahem} It wouldn't have bothered me so much losing my privileges, I suppose. Though, they probably wouldn't have taken them away for siring you since you're not even a vampire.

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HANK: Really?
ADA: Yeah, sure, whatever.

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MACINTOSH: Okay, moving on. — This is the last question, and it's for Hank. — An anonymous person asks, when are y'all gonna kiss already?

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HANK AND ADA: ...

PANEL 04 - 07 — Hank & Ada nervously exchange looks or something, improvise.

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ADA: Um, well, that's a random question. — What a random question!
HANK: Pssh! Yeah, heh, soo random!

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MACINTOSH: Awkward. — Knowing my human, I'm not so sure if that will be happening anytime soon. — Well, that's it for now. — Macintosh out.
ADA: I mean, how'd they even think of asking that? — We only met like a week ago.
MOLLY: Uhh, is it that random, though?
HANK: Molly, shh!