dearhollyshort asked: Thanks for the tour again, Artemis. I had a great time. Next time, I should really get you down here ( if only so you can finally meet your feline counterpart!). It was good to see you smiling again :) H x
It was my pleasure, Holly. It was wonderful to see you again— I know I fell into a bad habit of neglecting my friendships. I hope to avoid letting that happen in the future.
Anonymous asked: Does Butler ever date. Does his job permit it to do so? Would you want him too when he gets on in his years and is unable to guard you?
He does not and it does not. It is his chosen profession, however, and the restrictions of the job are hardly concealed. Butler knew what he would be giving up when he decided to pursue his family’s business and honour the ancient ties that bind our two families together.
As for when he grows too old for active service, it isn’t something about which we have really spoken. I think Butler would prefer to spend his old age relaxing and reading fiction.
Anonymous asked: Have you ever been made fun of for having the same name as your father?
Anyone who has ever tried to make fun of my name has latched on to the fact that it is historically a female name.
Anonymous asked: I've often read you as being queer (and I dont mean as in odd though you are certainly that too) have others told you the same? how have you reacted?
It happens every so often, but less so now that I’m older.
I don’t find it offensive if that’s what you meant to imply. It’s simply a falsehood. I treat it as I would treat any other misconception of myself.
Anonymous asked: what are some romantic things you have done for Juliet? details please.
I would hope that it’s fairly obvious to you all that I’m not an overly romantic person. I find most stereotypical expressions of affection to be unnecessary and, to be perfectly honest, quite silly.
I’ve given her thoughtful gifts for her birthday and for Christmas. If you’re really on the hunt for some grand romantic gesture, however, you’re sure to be disappointed. It simply isn’t in my nature.
Anonymous asked: How tall are you?
178cm. Or 5’10 if you’d rather.
The rest of the family has just arrived.
The demonstration is slotted for 2pm.
I’m in the lab overseeing the calibration and last-minute adjustments, while Butler is concerning himself with the security of the building and viewing area.
This time there will be no mistakes.
I’ve just left the lab for the night.
All things seem to be ready for tomorrow’s prototype demonstration (take two of course). I’ll obviously be inspecting the system before it’s brought out and will be calibrating and operating it myself at the demonstration.
Mother, the twins, and Juliet will be attending of course. They will be here the remainder of the week and through the weekend before Mother, the twins, and Butler leave for Russia on Monday. I believe they will be there a little over a week before we all rendezvous in Paris on the 29th.
I anticipate being awake a good while longer, so feel free to send any and all inquiries.
Anonymous asked: (please feel free not to answer this if you feel it would be to personal) romantic how? going on dates?
Yes, Minerva and I had a short-lived relationship that ended rather abruptly at the Nobel Prize Ceremony.
Anonymous asked: was holly your first kiss? is Juliet your first girlfriend?!
No and no.
Minerva was technically my first romantic relationship.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EOIN COLFER ♥
Happy Birthday to Mr Biographer- congratulations on making it this far without a mindwipe ;)
Happy birthday, Mr. Colfer. Many thanks for your dedicated and (mostly) accurate documentation of my life.
I hope to work with you again someday.
commandertroublekelp asked: Good, good- it is much appreciated. Likewise if you need any assistance, do let me know. Things are very much routine down here at the moment, except for the current Council being gradually ousted. As for Indigo- I wasn't there but Holly said she found it very difficult to keep a straight face. Apparently the pair were scarily well-matched in terms of personality. But I'm sure she'll get over it- she'll be too excited about everything else most likely. TK
I’m sure it was an amusing scene.
Do let Foaly know that everything has been worked out. If I were less of a good sport, I’d blame him and the Council for sabotaging the demonstration, but I know the thought of causing that much potential damage to life would be utterly distasteful.
dearhollyshort asked: Don't worry Arty, I will be very much civilian Holly, with no cameras in sight. Feel free to do some bug scans though, just in case Foaly managed to sneak one in somewhere. H x
I look forward to seeing you then.
Anonymous asked: Have any of your schoolmates or friends called you Hamlet as a play on you being a namesake?
I’m actually not named for Hamlet.
My middle name is Henry- a rather less tragic Shakespearean hero- after prince Hal (or King Henry V if you rather). Arty has always been my nickname, but every so often my mother will call me “Hal”.
May as well open the floodgates:
Come say hi sometime.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, there you are.