Sorry about the late update. I sadly didn't get into any of the PhD programs that I applied to, which put me into a funk and job hunt frenzy.
Anyway, more friendly/ominous Archeron.
re StellaFrost: in reality, Mina runs a tight enough ship that its unlikely that anyone will misbehave, but Joan doesn't know that and is all kinds of worried.
re man in black: its even the Hogwarts school motto
re Eva Emaria: the face tattoos are a relic of his wild teenage years. They don't really fit his more mature personality, which is kinda why I like them. Archie is mostly worried about the humans visiting since a major goal of the festival is foster good relationships with the humans living on their lands.
re Arrikanez: and preferably uncharred
re pfmoi: I'm glad the interaction ended on a more palatable note.
re Onasaki: its certainly been helping me get a feel for the characters.
re Mina_Lunga: and now they're talking about food too. Poor Joan.
re Kadtie: ah, the challenges of being an educator.
D'aww, Archeron is such a sweety. Kinda gives me an image of a tiger acting all cute and domestic. I think its the stripes ^.^
And that hair...I just want to pet it, It looks so soft, dispite it sticking up.
I'm glad you've been able to fight the funk. I had to apply to PhD programs in two rounds, too, and I'm glad that I didn't get in the first time as I later learned that the department was falling about and full of nasty warfare. If you want to still do a PhD, you CAN! The major ingredient is stubbornness! If you want, you can ask me anything about grad school or applications that you want. I graduated this fall and was hired this week as a professor, so I've been through that particular wringer, at least in the sciences :-)
And I'm glad Archie is good at recognizing and playing with his ominous appearance and phrasing.