Lineage ID? When my plans come to fruition,
nobody will remember that our last lineage ID was Kao out
of Tsuenga out of Uke four generations ago.
Current name? Sato Hoshi
Aliases? Yasha-himi, the Demon Princess.
Rank? Commander. Captain's Woman. For
Current primary enemy? Anyone I can't
win to my side or remove from my path.
Current secondary enemy? T'Pol is a
particularly irritating thorn in my side. I couldn't convince
Max to get rid of her no matter what I promised him.
Number of years you've survived? 27
Number of battles won? All the ones
Pets? I kept a saltwater fishtank with
an octopus, Pod, for a few years.
Eye color? brown
Hair color? black
Piercings? None. I don't want anything
to snag if I need a quick exit.
Tattoos? A tiny chrysanthamum on my
Scars? One in between my six and seventh
right ribs, from Xin Ma. The one on my right knee I got when
I felll off a bike the first time I tried to ride one. My
Any major body parts missing or supplemented
with a prosthetic? None whatsoever. My body is a temple
and a tool, to be kept in the best working order possible.
How much do you love the Empire? Exitus
Current ship? Defiant
How many people did you have remove to
get there? I have several lined up for removal shortly.
Next ship? The Emperor's yacht.
Very tight pants or miniskirts? Miniskirts
Leather, Kevlar, or armor? Leather,
with a bit of lace poking out from underneath. Keeps them
distracted while I move in.
Whisky or ale? Orange port
Rare wines and exotic delicacies captured
from passing vessels in the name of the Empire, or haunch
of targ with rotgut from the still in Engineering? Targ
gives me gas.
Coffee or Jolt? Coffee, especially
if I'm the one serving it.
Food or sex? Sex
Do you enjoy devising your own interrogations
or do you savor watching someone else do the tough extractions?
I don't delegate my work. If I'm not willing to get my
hands dirty, it's not worth doing.
Knife blade: serrated, hook, or poisoned?
Poisoned. It's harder to prepare, but it gets the job done
Gold or silver? Silver
Bridges or tunnels? Tunnel
Growl, shout, or hiss? Purr. You catch
more flies with honey than wasabi.
Coliseum or torture chamber? It depends
on who's in there.
Vulcans: mostly useful minions or servants
who are too intelligent for their own good? Far too
intelligent. It's time to finish off the rebellion and
eliminate the threat they represent to the Empire.
Ion storms: Cool or scary? Scary. I
still haven't gotten used to space travel. I know, I know
-- now shut up about it.
Vlad the Impaler or Niccoló Machiavelli?
Machiavelli, no question. Vlad didn't have the same understanding
of long-term goals.
Lucrezia Borgia or Countess Bathory? The
Countess. Borgia had the right means, but she was a pawn,
not a player.
Colonel Green or Khan? Boys and their
Sauron or Voldemort? Morgan Le Faye
Beatles or Stones? "You say you
want a revolution?"
Daggers or swords? Daggers are so much
easier to carry around with you.
Mac, PC, or Unix? Mac. I have
too much to do to spend time wrestling with an interface.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE...
Pizza topping? fresh basil
Dessert? Gelato, banana or coconut
flavor. It reminds me of home.
Energy weapon? A miniature phase pistol.
Training film? I saw "Bound" ten
times the week I got it. I was 12 at the time.
Monitoring device? If I need to monitor
my underlings, I haven't done my job right. If I need information,
I know where to get it.
Method of keeping your underlings in line? Tempt
them just enough to remind them of what they could get...and
then make sure they get it just often enough to come panting
back for the promise of more.
Place to be kissed? Well, I wouldn't
tell that to just anybody...what's it worth to you to know?
Imperial holiday? Girl's Day -- Japan
was an Empire, once.
Book? How To Win Friends And
Influence People, Dale Carnegie.
James Bond villain? Alec Trevelyan
-- Sean Bean's always hot, even with that make-up.
Quote? "God gives men a brain
and a penis, and only enough blood to run one at a time." --
Word or phrase? Veni, vidi, vici.
Website? Snopes.com. It's amazing
the idiocy people believe in.
Least favorite thing? There is nothing
more boring than bad sex.
RANDOM PERSONAL QUESTIONS
How many weapons do you carry on your person,
How old were you when you committed your
first assassination? Old enough to know what I was doing.
How many times has someone attempted to
assassinate you? Just twice. I got sloppy and left
jealous rivals behind me.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Exactly where I want to be.
What do you look for in a partner? Usefulness.
Max was useful, but he could be indulgent. Sometimes I really
appreciated that about him, but sometimes he'd get a blind
spot for someone -- like T'Pol, or even Archer -- and he
couldn't see the Forrest for the trees.
What did you want to be when you grew up?
Emperor. Doesn't everybody?
What characteristics do you despise?
Someone who can't pick up on a hint.
How do you express anger? Creatively
Would you rather die or become a bureaucrat?
I could still do something if I was a bureaucrat. Not
as much, but I could work my way back up.
What was your most satisfying revenge?
When I was seven, breaking Ryu's nose for breaking one of
my dolls, and getting him to pin the blame on Kaemon.
Last person you went to dinner with? Pleasure
or business? Culminated in sex or death? Archer. Pleasure.
Sex. He seemed impressed with the tsukemono. I didn't tell
him about Max and the musa basjoo.
Last crony whom you rewarded for a nasty
job well-done? Max asked me to take care of Tucker
for him, but I have another job waiting for someone else.
Ever been a "Captain's Woman"
or "Captain's Man"? Yes. Next question?
Had the drink Calypso Breeze? I can
make you a good one, if you'd like.
Any superstitions? I don't sleep with
my head pointing north when I'm planetside. I avoid the numbers
four and eight. I carry an omamori and always am kind to animals.
First thing you think of when you wake
Where am I and how does that fit into the plan?
What's on your mouse pad? A coral snake.
What's under your bed? Spares.
How many people did you have to bribe to
get into Imperial service? I didn't give anybody any
money, if that's what you're asking.
What Academy subject is completely useless?
What was the last book you read?
A Look Over My Shoulder, Richard Helms
Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
and quite a few other things.
Can you roll your tongue? yes
Hobbies? Translating, dancing, martial
Should supervillains have capes? No.
They get in the way.
Which single store would you choose to
extort tribute from? Just one? Can I pick one per
Greatest pet peeve? Partners who don't
brush their teeth.
Best thing in the world? When everything
falls into place just as I've planned it.
Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the fairest
of them all? A healthy sense of self-esteem is necessary
in my line of work.