#6 - “Nephilim (Reprise)”
Are you curious?
It’s said, “to err is human, to forgive divine.” But can you forgive someone who has done nothing but horrible things? Who just recently saw the error of his ways and is trying to do good? Can such a person by saved, or is it too late? Is this person beyond saving?
Would it depend on the sins? Which are heavier to hear than most? And how many good deeds can one do before everything balances out?
Who is right? Who is wrong?
How easily… or how hard… can forgiveness truly be attained?
#5 - “Nephilim”
Are you curious?
The debate has always been fierce about this subject … what is the true religion? Is there a God? Do we indeed go to an afterlife when we die? Or is everything we know is simply all chance? Random occurrences that just happened to fit together to form the existence we know now?
I believe there is a higher power out there. There had to be, especially with all things I’ve seen and experienced.
Bray Road Beasts, Jersey Devils, Sasquatches, Chupacabras, old deities…
… And the Nephilim.
Where does this story take place?
“Pagan, the Louisiana Cat-Girl” takes place on an Earth that’s nearly identical to ours. Everything that has happened, is happening, or will happen in real life happens in this world. And just like our world. cryptids are reported to exist, but are not proven to exist by modern science. But what makes this reality a little special is the fact that Pagan exists here. The Mothman has altered her destiny; what that means for the world in general remains to be seen.
What is canon and what is noncanon in the Paganverse?
The prose series, found here http://paganlcg.tumblr.com/ here http://www.fictionpress.com/~kendblackwell and here http://seijimei.deviantart.com/gallery/36926174 is the canon series. The Pagan/Tayuya’s Song crossover as well as the Doctor Who/Pagan crossover is partially canon, with Raven being Pagan’s primary antagonist in both stories. It’s just that when Pagan mentions Raven she’ll say she had “help” in dealing with him the first two times; Tayuya and the Doctor won’t be mentioned by name. Also, the events in the Tumblr version of Ask Pagan http://askpaganlcg.tumblr.com/ is noncanon, while the Formspring version of Ask Pagan is. http://www.formspring.me/askpaganlcg
Is Pagan really a pagan?
No, it’s just a name she was given; in-canon it was a photographer named Smith Jefferies who gave her the name, which was originally a pet cat’s. In real life, Pagan was the name of a Siamese owned by my brother. Pagan herself doesn’t belong to any one religion.
Why the decision to make Pagan so old?
To build on her in-canon myth. Many cryptids have been around for centuries for some reason or another, and for Pagan, it’s no different. Though she would be considered the youngest cryptic out of them all, more like an urban myth. With that being said, her longevity makes for opportunities to tell stories about her when she was much younger. And considering the fact that she ages so slowly, the stories may be fun and light-hearted.
Not that I don’t like her outfit, but why doesn’t Pagan wear something a little more practical and less likely to stand out if she wants to avoid being seen? Red tends to be noticeable.
Red happens to be Pagan’s favorite color, since the first story she’s read was the original telling of Red Riding Hood. In this, she sees herself more as Red Riding Hood than the Big Bad Wolf. As for the red making her stand out, she’s added a brown colored hooded cloak that she wears when hiding in plain sight; she has it draped around her with the hood and mask up to hide her feline appearance.
What are some of the more well-known cryptids that Pagan’s met and/or fought?
In the series Pagan has mentioned fighting the Lizardman of Scape Ore Swamp, and she’s also faced the Beast of Bray Road as well as the Jersey Devil. In the semi-canon stories she’s faced Raven as well. As of the canon story, she has not yet encountered the Mothman, though in the events before the Doctor Who/Pagan crossover, she has. She has encountered the Bigfoot already, and is on good terms with its species.
Whats the sex like with this cat girl? ;) ^^;
Pagan is a self-professed virgin; being half human and half cat, she’s genetically/sexually confused as to what she should mate with… a human or a cat. With that, whenever she goes into heat, which is when she ages physically (every 6.6 years) she keeps herself secluded away from any outside contact to ride out her urges until she feels it’s safe to come out again.
Will she EVER have sex? Well… that’d be spoilers. :) And if she DID? Well, she would be very inexperienced at it. That much is a given. =p
What’s her shoe size?
If Pagan wore shoes, it’d be a 7.
What’s the coolest thing she can do with her tail?
It hasn’t been recorded yet. Either she’s done it and we haven’t seen it, or she has yet to do it. As far as we know it’s just like every other cat tail.
She prefers to be naked while alone or in private, has she ever found herself in a very awkward situation while naked?
Not really; if someone finds her naked it’s really not that big a deal for her. To her wearing clothes is just common courtesy towards those who has more modesty than she does; if she had her way she’d be naked all the time.
What’s the most badass monster/cryptid/thingy that Jeanne d’Arc’s fought over the years?
Ryokami, without question. Both he and Jeanne are hated rivals.
Awkward question, but Pagan doesn’t know if she’s supposed to mate with humans or cats. We’ve already seen that she can be attracted to humans…Has she ever been attracted to cats? >_>
Not that we have seen. It may be because she’s been around humans more than cats… or maybe she’s fooling herself into thinking she’s more an animal than a person. Stay tuned… ^_^
What is Pagan’s full life span?
Well, as of this year Pagan is 130 years old. She ages every 6.6 years so physically she’s nineteen years old. So taking all that into consideration… if she lives to be physically 100 years of age she’ll be six hundred and sixty years of age.
Is she affected by Catnip?
Yes, but at the same time it appears she’s allergic to it. So when she comes in contact with catnip she ends up sneezing uncontrollably.
Is there ANYTHING that can completely kill Jeanne D’Arc or will she always resurrect?
Both Jeanne and Ryokami, the only two Nephilim (so far) living on Earth, are seemingly completely immortal. But that doesn’t mean they can’t be stopped. One would have to be… creative in defeating either of them for good. Spoilers barring, we’ll see one of those means in Chapter 5 of “Pagan, the Louisiana Cat-Girl.” Aside from outside means, it still is possible for them to die, but the only way it’s possible is if they decide they WANT to die. In which case the angel that helped sire them… Michael for Jeanne, and Samael for Ryokami… will help them with that.
Is there any point in Pagan’s lifespan wherein she’ll meet similarly intelligent cryptids? You know, besides maybe Medusa.
Raven would count as a cryptid. And there will be others. :) Stay tuned…
Why the change of mind on Serpent’s Charm being canon?
It’s always been canon. It’s just being reformatted for the series.
#4 - “The Day I Die”
Are you curious?
About life? As well as death?
Life is the most precious of gifts, but it is also the most fragile. And very easily it can be broken, or taken away.
A hungry animal. An unscrupulous person. A horrible accident. Or simply the sands of time running out. Very easily life can be traded in for death.
So how could it be that someone would be willing to accept death than embrace life?
Perhaps their bodies would be so badly broken that the sweet relief of death would be preferable to a painful continuance of life.
But what if their bodies are perfectly healthy? What if, for other reasons, they wish to end it all? What then?
If you had the opportunity to convince someone that life is more important than death, what would you say to them?
How would you convince them to not die?
#3 - “Hunter’s Moon”
Are you curious?
About what’s out there?
Shakespeare said it best… “There are more things in heaven and earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
And certainly, it would pertain here.
The unknown exists. It is already widely believed that there are life forms on Earth that are still yet to be discovered, life forms that are were believed to have been extinct suddenly popping up unexplained.
Want proof? How about the Coelacanth, a prehistoric fish long thought to have been extinct, and yet were rediscovered in 1938 off the coast of South Africa. New creatures keep popping up all the time, like the Satanic leaf-tailed gecko, discovered in 1998, or the Peacock Katydid, discovered in 2006.
Are cryptids so different? Unexplained by science, these unusual creatures are widely reported to exist, and yet science cannot… or will not… acknowledge their existence.
But there are a handful of people who do believe in the unknown. That it’s out there.
And they are willing to do whatever it takes to prove it, to preserve it for future generations.
… even if it means caging it.
#2 - “Prologue’s Past”
Are you curious?
About the past?
As the old saying goes, “those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” But what if the history is good? What if pleasant happenings occurred in the past? Is it such doom to want to experience such things again?
To want to relive the moments where a friendship was born? A friendship that could have never been? A friendship made stronger through the passage of time?
#1 - One’s Personal Legend
Are you curious?
Every culture has their legends. They can be of the ancient variety. Or they can be recent, an urban myth that can take a life of its own. It all depends on the level of believability. Did it happen? Could it happen again? Those are the questions posed… and the answers may not be as forthcoming as you would hope it would be.
But that’s the thing about curiosity.
A nudge here, a push there… and secrets can be revealed.
But before all that, the first question would be this.
Are you curious enough to try?