Character interview: Aric Braun
What’s your full name?
Aric Edward Braun
Do you have a nickname? (If so, who uses it?)
When I was in high school, Brawny. Like the paper towel guy.
What’s your birthday?
Where were you born & where did you grow up?
I was born and raised in Kenner, LA. My parents weren’t a part of a pack, well, not really. My dad was an alpha in his own right but not a very motivated one. He just liked to stay with his family.
Where do you live now? What made you move there?
The outskirts of New Orleans, LA. On my pack’s territory. I mean, there comes a time when a guy has to leave the den, you know? I struck out on my own and fell into the New Orleans pack. They welcomed me and made me feel at home.
Do you have any siblings?
Yeah. I have an older brother named Cole and a younger sister, Brenna. Cole went to Colorado, I think. He wanted to get into snowboarding. It’s not something we have a lot of in Louisiana. Brenna’s in college. She’s going to Ole’ Miss.
Are you right-handed or left-handed?
Right-handed, but you have to watch out for those left-handed folks. They aren’t right in the head. There’s an old, I don’t know, rumor or myth, that they are evil or some shit. I wouldn’t have believed in such things if the prophecy hadn’t happened. Now, I’m sort of second-guessing all those urban legends and folklore things.
Do you have a motto? If so, what is it?
To quote the famous philosopher Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
Here’s the fun stuff. Are you ready?
Let’s go for it.
Cat or dog?
:Stares: Is that even a question? Next.
Beach or pool?
Beach. I prefer natural things to man-made. Also, that daiquiri thing Divina said sounded really good. Sign me up for that.
Paperback or Hardcover?
Too much clutter to have actual books. I guess if I had to choose paperback. They take up less space.
eBook or Physical Book?
There we go. eBook.
Coffee or Tea?
I’m not much of a coffee drinker or a tea drinker. I guess I don’t really like caffeine. Can I choose neither? Okay, that’s my choice.
How do you take your coffee?
If I have to, like I am balls ass tired and my butt is dragging, lots of milk and sugar. You know, enough to take the coffee flavor away.
Do you have any secret skills? Like, do you sing or dance?
I can cook. I don’t get to do it much anymore. Divina is dynamite in the kitchen, but when I do, I surprise her. I sing off-key, but it doesn’t stop me. I dance okay, nothing spectacular.
Do you prefer talking on the phone or sending texts?
Texts are just easier.
Cake or pie?
Seriously, same wavelength with my woman. Cake.
Do you prefer boxers or briefs?
Nothing. Not a big fan of skivvies. I just like to let the boys breathe, you know?
High heels or flats?
Oh my Gods. When Divina wears heels, it’s all I can do not to throw her down and just… well, you know. They made her ass and her legs look fucking fantastic. It should be a sin. Oh, wait? For me? :Laughs: I’ll stick to flats. I don’t have that sort of balance.
What’s your favorite season?
I like the fall. Summer’s hot swamp ass heat is going away and everything is slowing down, cooling off. The leaves of the trees start changing and then there’s football.
Netflix or YouTube?
I mean, I guess whatever. I find a lot of funny stuff on YouTube.
Facebook or Twitter?
I’m not really into social media. The pack has a Facebook account, so I guess that.
Mobile Games or Console Games?
Console games all day long. You just can’t get the full picture on those tiny ass screens.
iOS or Andriod?
Android. I never got into Apple products.
Big Party or Small Gathering?
Pack life. We aren’t a small pack like growing up with my parents. I like the feeling of having so many who have my back.
Football or Basketball?
:Sings: “Forward Rebels, march to fame, Hit that line and win this game, We know that you'll fight it through, For your colors Red and Blue -- Fight, Fight, Fight. Rebels you're the Southland's pride, Take that ball and hit your stride, Don't stop 'till the victory's won, For your Ole Miss. Fight, fight for your Ole Miss.” Football.
What’s worse? Laundry or Dishes?
Dishes. Leave it long enough and the smell is way worse coming from a pile of dirty dishes than it does from a pile of dirty laundry.
Tablet or Computer?
Laptop. I like having a keyboard I can type on and not have to tap the screen when I’m searching.
At a movie, Candy or Popcorn?
Popcorn with all the extra butter I can get. I want to take a bath in it.
Pancake or Waffle?