So, tumblr decided to be an asshole and remove literally over 600 hyperlinks from the master list I had over there. I thought I’d have to redo the ENTIRE thing to which I said no way no how, not right now. That took me a week or longer to make the first time. And Internet Archive and Google cache didn’t save it, and I thought I’d saved an older version but I didn’t apparently.
However, the good news is I DID apparently email myself the entire thing when I first finished it in February. This means I’m missing 2 months worth of information and all of the tagged Santino & Ais convos I had ugggghhh BUT it does mean eventually updating it will take less time. I’m not going to spend the time right now to update it since February 15, 2016, but at least I can share what was available then (and this time, fuck tumblr, I’m going to migrate the list somewhere else — eventually my site but, of course, right now my site isn’t working either):
In the Company of Shadows/ ICoS Master List of Links
Master list last updated: February 15, 2016
On this page you will find a compilation of information from around the internet (mostly tumblr) regarding In the Company of Shadows and/or Santino & Ais. Many of these were questions asked by readers that are answered by one or both of us (Santino & Ais) somewhere online. If you know of information that is not listed here, please let me know so I can add it. This is a work in progress and I will try to keep adding information as it goes.
I tried to note spoilers where possible but I probably missed information. Just assume there will be spoilers.
Note: within the specific categories (like, “Boyd + family” or “writing questions” etc) there is no specific order to the bullet points – you may notice the links jump around between years or books, unless I knew a specific conversation was happening across posts and then I tried to keep them in order.
I also am considering making a second master list, which would list all the questions that are in the Q&A/interviews linked in the #1 group below. I considered putting that at the end of this page, however the length of this page prohibited such an endeavor, when tumblr and/or chrome and/or firefox repeatedly froze in the course of me making this page. If I ever make that separate page with the listed questions, I will link it here. For now, you can just go to the Q&As and read through the questions at your leisure.
Note: Santino used to be known as Sonny, in case you are confused by old links.
Last note: to make it less confusing, in most of the links I tried to say “Ais” instead of “I” – so if you see “I” outside of the Santino & Ais section that should mean the wording is coming from a reader, unless I made a mistake.
Sources for this page include: Santino’s tumblr, Ais’ tumblr, our Santino & Ais tumblr, our Goodreads blogs (Santino, Ais – although I didn’t go through those to be really complete, only did what was linked on tumblr), livejournal (The Slash Pile), and host blogs where we did interviews.
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Please see the below breakdown to better navigate this page.
THIS IS SPLIT INTO GROUPS:
- Questions about Santino, Ais, ICoS as a series, the Agency in general
- General character information (like birthdays, ages, height)
- Detailed questions about relationships
- Detailed questions about individual characters
- Post-Fade, sequel, and prequel questions
- Bonus material and fan-made items (includes fancasts of characters)
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*****SANTINO, AIS, ICOS AS A SERIES, & THE AGENCY*****
LINKS TO SANTINO AND/OR AIS
- All Ais’ contact links are here
- All Santino’s contact links are here
- Ais’ blog
- Our Santino & Ais Goodreads group
- Our old forum, from our original website
OFFICIAL SANTINO & AIS Q&As
- Original Penumbra FAQ, started mid-2000s, last updated 2011
- Q&A with Sonny & Ais, The Slash Pile, September 2012
- **Santino wrote Q&A highlights for above
- Chat recap, celebration of 100+ members of S&A GR group, April 2013
- Boys in Our Books interview/Q&A, November 2013
- Q&A/FAQ: Co-writing for a decade, November 2013
- Boys in Our Books interview re: 1/27, March 29, 2014
- Boys in Our Books character interview, September 22, 2014
- Evenfall Director’s Cut Q&A, September 2014
WHERE/HOW/WHY TO READ ICoS
What is ICoS/In the Company of Shadows?
Where can I find ICoS? (spoiler alert: download the whole series for free atwww.aisylum.com/icos)
- I can’t find ICoS, where is it?
- What are all these spoilers?? I only see DC Evenfall! *Fade spoilers*
DC Evenfall vs original Evenfall
- Should I wait for the rest of the DCs before I read the rest of the series?
- What should I expect as changes if I read from DC Evenfall to Afterimage?
- **follow-up to above: specific info that’s helpful to have going from DCE to A
- I want to reread ICoS – should I stick with original Evenfall or read DC?
- Would you re-add the original!Evenfall ebook to the site?
- Will DC Afterimage be out in 2016? (spoiler alert: probably not)
- Why did you change the covers from the art to the industrial scenes?
- Can you please add more baking/cooking scenes in editing?
- Why did you name the books/series what you did? (Santino)
- Why are the books titled what they are? October 2013
- Why did you choose “Afterimage” as a title? August 2015
- Can I get printed copies of ICoS?
- When will you re-post the side/back stories?
- Will you ever release the series in book form?
- Will you ever publish the books? I would kill for a hard copy. (Dec 2013)
- ICoS conceived, AIM convo from December 31, 2005
- Naming ICoS, AIM convo from December 3, 2006
- Naming Lexington, emails from 2010
- The politics of ICoS/geopolitical influences, post July 2014
- Lexington: why did you make it, why is it in PA? (April 2015)
- How did you choose character names?
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN & EDITING JOKES
- An O’Connell Agency reunion, post September 2013
- The internet-friendly guard, editing DC Evenfall, September 2013
- When synonyms fail, Fade ch 24 editing jokes, September 2013
- Is there anything you had planned at the start of ICoS but changed/cut?
- What made you change your mind about Keelin joining the Agency?
- Editing example DC vs original Evenfall – Boyd’s in trouble
- Editing DC Evenfall – Hsin narration quote
- Edition example DC vs original Evenfall: Boyd and Hsin have a moment
- Conversation about editing DC Evenfall and why
- Funfire vs gunfire – post 1, post 2
- editing Evenfall – songs and timing
- This part of Evenfall prologue always amuses Ais
- Ais on editing the Snakes scene in DC Evenfall
- Ais on Evenfall edits and whutwhutWHUUUUT
- Evenfall ch 24, DC vs original, editing comparisons
DETAILED ICoS OR AGENCY QUESTIONS
- cracking OTP encryption? question from 2008, Evenfall spoilers
- sex + asexual questions for all of ICoS, October 2015
- Does the Agency have psychologists or mediators? post 1 – post 2
- Where/how does the Agency get its funding?
- How does the Agency execute people?
- Who can live in the apartments on compound?
- Is the incinerator an actual thing at the Agency?
- Is there a real plan to relocate the Agency?
- Thank you for making everything as accurate as possible
- Is Janus pronounced with or without the j?
- Who acted as Inspector between Afterimage and Interludes?
- Why did you choose January 27th as the date of 1/27?
- What is the meaning behind “1/27”?
- How did you write dialogue in other languages? Get help, use a dictionary?
- Have you considered writing short stories between Evenfall and Fade?
SANTINO & AIS – THE DORKS EDITION
- Our original site’s About Sonny & Ais page
- Ais is terrible at summarizing ICoS
- Foiled by Owen’s logic
- An ICoS epiphany: Boyd’s got a type, guys ;p
- ICoS world trip, bro!
- In the Company of… cheapsters?
- AU where Hsin is a rug and Boyd is a..?
- Santino vs Ais art style: Monterrey apartment edition
- Santino draws the JK Solar center
- Are you going to write a more definitive ending?
- Asking for questions for the 2012 Q&A
Stupid Santino & Ais conversations – ICoS-related
- Trying to edit 1/27 at the same time, February 2014
- Ais’ time-traveling(??) ICoS dream July 2015 – someone write as AU kthx ;p
- Editing for DC Evenfall – Santino is a troll
- Ladies and gentlemen, real life Emilio and Owen
- Brainstorming in the works, fuckers, watch out (Santino)
- We’re sorry, Jason M and Boyd H ^^;
- Santino tries to talk editing; Ais won’t stop singing\
- The great eyes vs orbs debate of 2014
- “I’m stuck on elf”
- chat while writing Fade ch 33 (no spoilers)
- Ais has great ideas for Boyd and Hsin and writing. Great ideas.
- Chat while writing Fade ch 25 (no spoilers)
- Ais asks for reasons, Santino is useless (Fade spoilers)
- Poor Boyd, convo from November 2013
- I will not sexat with you!, and other quotes you didn’t expect to see
- How Santino & Ais write 1/27: aka, how both are trolls
- Ais’ epic ICoS dreams – described while trying to write, October 2007
- How April Fool’s epilogue didn’t become a thing, January 2013
- Well, this conversation escalated quickly (“me” = Santino, mikaaislin = Ais)
Stupid Santino & Ais conversations – unrelated to ICoS
- You can’t control your what??
- UR WELCOME
- Straight outta TLC in NYC muthafuckaaaaa!
- Santino is terrible at telling this story
- Quaint stories of Midwestern life
- Ais makes awesome jokes, Santino has no humor
Santino… PLUS Ais??
- Ais: am I the Duo to your Heero??
- Santino “proposes”
- Ais makes an awkward engagement photo
- **follow-up – less sinister version!
- Does Santino have a crush on Ais or is he like that with everyone?
- The great 2014 debate of what Santino & Ais’ ship name would be
- **follow-up: Santino gives it a try
QUESTIONS ABOUT OR TO SANTINO AND/OR AIS
- How did you become so good at writing sex scenes? Tips?
- Did you ever stepping back from ICoS because it took too much time? (GR)
- Questions about writing with a co-author, and who wrote who (GR)
- Did it hurt you to hurt your characters when writing?
- If you got a chance to meet your characters, what would you do?
- Ais, is Santino more like Kassian or Hsin?
- Ais, if you were an ICoS character would you love/hate E?
- Ais, if you were an agent, would you live on or off compound and why?
- Ais, what’s your opinion on Chance?
- Ais, if you were a field agent, which division would you be?
- Ais, what similarities do you see between yourself and Boyd or Viv?
- Santino, are you more like Hsin, Ryan, or Kassian?
- Santino, what would you like to say about Vivienne?
- Santino, what makes you similar/different to Boyd?
- Santino, which of Ais’ characters is your favorite?
- Various questions to Ais about describing herself/being in ICoS
- Ais, which character are you most like from ICoS?
- If ICoS became HP-level popular, would you two reveal your identities?
- What are your emails for fans?
- Ais, what are your thoughts about Stockholm Syndrome?
- Have you checked out the ICoS fics on AO3?
- Questions re: people only crediting Santino for ICoS/paying attention to him
- Santino, do you believe in second chances? Is that why ICoS has many?
- Ais, what do you think is the cutest scene in ICoS?
- Do either of you have a picture of yourselves online?
SANTINO, AIS, & SOLO WRITING
- Ais, I love Julian Files – I hope you publish in the future
- Ais, Does Deliverance mean Luke’s promotion to field agent happened?
- Have you guys written other books? *Afterimage spoiler*
- Santino, will you write a sequel to After Midnight?
- Santino’s OG Agency crew headcanon for 180 Proof Vega
- Santino, what are you most excited about writing in 180 Proof Vega?
- Santino, ow will 180 Proof Vega be organized?
- Ais, can you give us a teaser to the Snakes’ story?
- Ais, when will you publish your Liani/Tayla story?
- Ais, what is Domino?
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*****GENERAL CHARACTER INFORMATION*****
Character deets: birthdays, ages, height
- Boyd (11/20/1999), Vivienne (1/21/1980), Cedrick (12/2/1979)
- Hsin’s birthday (April 1991)
- Owen (2/12/1989) and Jeffrey (8/22/1991 at 11:59 pm)
- Deciding on Owen and Jeffrey’s birth dates: see “how old” post below for first post, post 2 July 30, 2015, post 3 Aug 1, 2015, post 4 Aug 4, 2015
- How old are all the characters in 1/27? **SPOILERS for 1/27**
- How tall are Owen and Jeffrey? How old is everyone?
- How tall are Kassian, Emilio, Carhart, Vivienne, Ryan, and Boyd?
- Wouldn’t it be amusing if Hsin was born on April Fool’s?
Personality tests of characters
Overview: Boyd is INTJ-A, Enneagram he’s 1w2. Hsin is ISTP, Enneagram 5w6.
- Link of all personality tests + Hsin’s birthday (April 1991)
- Enneagram tests – Boyd: 1w2, Viv: 1, Ced: 2, Owen: 9w8 (Jan 2014)
- Enneagram test – Hsin, 5w6 (Jan 2014)
- 16personalities test 1- Boyd: INTJ-A (March 22, 2015)
- 16personalities test 1- Hsin: ISTP (March 22, 2015)
- 16personalities test 2- Ced: ENFP-A, Viv: ISTJ-A/INTJ (March 23, 2015)
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BOYD AND HSIN **SPOILERS THROUGH FADE**
Boyd/Hsin + sex/fantasies
- Has Boyd ever had to ask Hsin to be less powerful in bed?
- When Boyd/Hsin have sex, who is more likely to lead/ask for more?
- Do Boyd/Hsin ever use condoms?
- Why does being dominated by Hsin turn Boyd on? Does H like dominating?
- Would Boyd crossdress if it meant more bedroom fun for Hsin?
- Do Hsin and Boyd ever play fight/roleplay? (like in Interludes)
- What is Boyd’s post-Fade sexual fantasy?
- Does Hsin ever get annoyed by Boyd being so loud during sex?
Boyd/Hsin + sex with others
- Would Boyd agree to a threesome if Hsin wanted him to? How long can they go without sex?
- If Hsin/Kassian had sex in Interludes, what would Boyd do?
- Would Boyd have let Florence touch Hsin even though he isn’t a valentine?
- Did you ever consider making a real love triangle between B/K/H?
- Was Ivan a virgin before Hsin?
Boyd/Hsin + jealousy
- Who’s more likely to get jealous/act possessive – Boyd or Hsin?
- If someone flirted with Boyd knowing about H/B, how would H/B react?
- Jealousy – and Boyd and Hsin
Boyd/Hsin + children
- What kind of child-rearing types would Boyd or Hsin be?
- More ideas about how Boyd/Hsin would raise a kid
- How would Boyd react if Hsin fathered a child? Or Boyd fathered one?
- Boyd + fathering a child at Cyclone? + what happened to pregnant slaves?
Boyd/Hsin + being domestic
- Would Boyd and Hsin ever consider getting married?
- If the Agency left Boyd/Hsin alone, what would their ideal life be?
- Did Hsin and Boyd ever watch season 2 of Grayson together?
- How do Boyd and Hsin make up after fighting?
- Pet names and Boyd/Hsin – post 1, post 2
- Has Boyd ever done anything for Hsin’s birthday?
- Can you imagine Boyd dedicating songs to Hsin? If so, which ones?
- Boyd/Hsin didn’t seem to like the domestic life end of Fade – why?
- What TV show would Boyd and Hsin love watching together?
- What movies/tv scenes would Boyd (and Hsin) tear up/get emotional over?
- Did Hsin help Boyd keep up his dye job in Monterrey?
Boyd/Hsin + general relationship
- When/how did you know Hsin/Boyd’s relationship wasn’t healthy?
- Why did you decide to have such a large age gap between B & H?
- What does Boyd love most about Hsin?
- What moment/scene in ICoS sums up Boyd and Hsin’s relationship?
- Proposal for H/B ship name: Sin and Boyd the Assassin Boys
- What are the other ship names for Boyd and Hsin?
Boyd/Hsin + scenarios
- How would Hsin or Boyd react if their situations were reversed in Fade?
- If Hsin died, would Boyd ever get over it? Fall in love again..?
- Under any circumstances, would Boyd cheat on Hsin?
- How would Boyd/Hsin’s relationship differ if they met in a civilian setting?
- If Hsin was promiscuous, how would Boyd/Hsin’s relationship differ?
- If Boyd or Hsin were a woman instead, would their relationship differ?
- If Boyd/Hsin were completely free, what would their dream future be?
- **follow-up to above, adding some humor** the sinbody jokes
- If Boyd/Hsin ran the Agency, what would their new positions be? Or E/Z?
- Is there a situation where Hsin would get extra protective of Boyd?
BOYD AND LOU
- I (Ais) think of Lou-to-Boyd EVERY time I hear this song
- Why did Lou become friends with Boyd? Who’s older?
- Who did Boyd have better chemistry with, Lou or Hsin?
- If Lou reappeared, how would Boyd react? Would he stay with Hsin?
- If Boyd could go back and save Lou but never meet Hsin, would he?
- Who does Boyd love more, Lou or Hsin? Who would he choose?
- If end of ICoS Lou reappeared and reached out, what would Boyd do?
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*****DETAILED QUESTIONS ABOUT CHARACTERS*****
- Chinese characters for Hsin’s name? from September 2011
- Is Hsin bi or pan? Has Emilio ever beaten Hsin? August 2015
- What do Hsin and Emilio think of each other? *Afterimage spoiler*
- Would Hsin have an episode of Boyd was being harmed?
- Why did you give Hsin a mental illness?
- How old was Hsin’s mom when she had him?
- Why is Hsin so loyal to the Agency when they treat him like shit?
- Why does Hsin protect civilians/innocents?
- Can Hsin read or write in Mandarin?
- How long would I live if I said, “What’s up Sinjamin?” to Hsin? ;p
- What does Hsin call E?
- Did you have to do a lot of research on psychology/trauma for Hsin?
- Do you have anything written of Hsin before he became an ICoS character?
- Could Adam have been a good partner for Hsin?
BOYD **Fade spoilers!**
Boyd + monogamy/sex
- Boyd + monogamy (would K/B have happened if not for Ann?) (scroll down)
- safe sex and Boyd? question from September 2011 *Fade spoilers*
- What went down with E and Boyd in Fade? How does he feel about it?
Boyd + phobias
- How well would Boyd hold up to interrogation now, considering his phobias?
- How long did Viv leave Boyd tied up after he attempted suicide?
- Why do Boyd (and Hsin) have the phobias they have?
- Has Boyd overcome his fear of drowning? Can he swim if he has to?
Boyd + psychology
- Why did Boyd try completing missions early Evenfall if he was so suicidal?
- Why is Boyd interested in psychology?
- Why doesn’t Boyd judge others despite being judged his whole life?
- What female character is Boyd closest to?
- Why was Boyd so nice to Jorge? He didn’t have to go so out of his way
- Ais’ GR post on emotional/psychological abuse (GR, Oct 13, 2014)
- Was Boyd diagnosed with anything after the Aleixo mission?
- How much longer until Boyd was brainwashed by Janus?
- Did Boyd, E and Hsin ever talk about how they’ve all been raped?
- Boyd’s mindset throughout Evenfall – quotes excerpted by Ais
- What does Boyd think of everything that happened in his life? + other job?
Boyd + looks
- How long is Boyd’s hair in Monterrey?
- Does Boyd get cat-called because of his androgyny? How does he react?
- Why did Boyd grow out his hair in his teenage years?
- Did Boyd start wearing more than black? How/when’s his hair longest?
- Does Boyd get less androgynous when he’s older?
- !! I found a pic of a blond with Boyd’s eyes! (amber eyes aka wolf eyes)
- amber eye picture
- **FADE SPOILERS** did Boyd get a prosthetic or just wear an eyepatch?
- Is Boyd’s androgyny where you look and realize he’s male, or can’t tell?
Boyd + scenarios
- What would Boyd think if he met the younger version of himself?
- Would Boyd be different if he hadn’t grown up post-apocalypse?
- If Boyd could have chosen to be R&D or fieldie, what would he have done?
- Is there a chance Boyd would go to the Agency to get a bionic eye? (GR)
- Hypothetically would Boyd have slept w/ Toby after breaking up with Hsin?
- If Boyd hadn’t promised Hsin he would live, would he have killed himself?
- What would it take for Boyd to stop someone being assaulted like Hsin did?
Boyd + misc
- I have Boyd deprivation! Give me random facts T_T
- Does Boyd startle easily? He seems jumpy sometimes
- Does Boyd like the cheese ice cream mentioned in a Julian Files excerpt?
- Does Boyd have a preferred weapon of choice?
- What did Boyd do with his eyebrows when his hair was dyed?
- How many languages does Boyd speak by 1/27?
Boyd + domestic
- Did Boyd get better in the kitchen after Fade? + chores *Fade spoilers*
- Would Boyd ever get a pet? What would he get?
- **follow-up to above** Boyd + pet addendum: magpie/crow edition
- Where would Boyd like to live? Which friend would he ask if he needs help?
Boyd + family
- If Viv loved a man who cheated on her what would Boyd do if he found out?
- How would Boyd feel if Hsin killed Viv (on accident/on purpose/etc)
- Summarizing Boyd in one line, as a mix of his parents
- Would Boyd save his mom from a life or death situation, or E/Z?
- Does Boyd see E or Z as more of a father figure?
- How old was Boyd when Ced died? When did Viv start abandoning him?
- How different would Boyd’s life have been if he had a sibling?
- Boyd, Cedrick, and Vivienne’s genealogy
Boyd + tattoos, scars, markings – and Hsin for the same **FADE SPOILERS**
- Boyd and the tongue piercing, question from 2013
- What does Boyd think about his Ad Vitam Paramus tattoo now? Jan 2016
- If Boyd got a tattoo referencing Vivienne, what would it be?
- **see also Chinese characters for Hsin’s name?
- By the end of Fade, how many scars/tats/piercings do Hsin/Boyd have?
- Why didn’t Boyd have the scars on his stomach removed as a valentine?
- The following are related Truth or Dare questions: *Afterimage spoilers*
- **Would Boyd tell the truth of how he got his scars?
- **What would Boyd do if E made fun of him about his scars?
- Did Boyd keep the piercings/hair after the Aleixo mission?
VIVIENNE, CEDRICK, & the BEAULIEUS **Spoilers through Fade**
Viv + Boyd (or Hsin)
- If Vivienne found out about B&E, what would she think?
- When did Vivienne realize Boyd was becoming attracted to Sin in Evenfall?
- What were Viv’s thoughts when Boyd was abducted?
- Why did Viv decide to teach Boyd French? Why did Ced move to USA?
- Why did Viv send Boyd on the Aleixo mission?
- What was Viv’s reaction to Hsin’s death?
- Why did Viv save Boyd, if she didn’t care about him?
- I’m surprised Viv actually cares about Hsin – why?
Viv + relationships
- What would Viv’s arguments be to Carhart for him to be with her, not E?
- Viv seems very logical, but eloping with Cedrick wasn’t. Why did she?
- Viv’s maiden name? Why did Ced love Viv? Why did Viv work in a cafe?
- Did Viv and Connors have a thing? Was she attracted to anyone?
- How does Vivienne really feel about Carhart?
Viv + scenarios/opinions/general
- How would Viv’s life have been different if her parents hadn’t died?
- Would Viv have been more strict on a daughter? Why did she go with Bree?
- Would Viv help an insurgent organization if they destroy the Agency?
- What does Viv think about E, post-Fade?
- **follow-up to above, was Viv patient toward E because of Carhart?
- AU where Viv/Carhart have a kid, Boyd a sibling, how would they react?
- **follow-up to above, how would Boyd react to that half-sibling?
- Does Vivienne have any remnants of a French accent?
- How long had Viv been the Inspector before the start of ICoS?
Cedrick, Riley, & the Beaulieus
- What is Cedrick’s story? His childhood/history?
- Does Riley have a wife/kid?
- The Beaulieus and the theme of Gaelic names
- If Ced was alive, how would he react to what Viv had done to Boyd?
- What happened to Riley after Fade?
JANUS UNIT *various spoilers*
- Is Ryan gay or bisexual?
- What would the Janus Unit be like if put on Big Brother? post 1, post 2
- If the Janus Unit had to do holiday-gift giving, what would they buy?
- Did you plan on K/R from the start? *Fade spoiler*
Owen and/or Jeffrey **spoilers through 1/27**
- How would Jeffrey fit into the team after his attitude adjustment in 1/27?
- How would Jeffrey be in bed? Dominant? Submissive? post 1 post 2 post 3
- Can you tell me anything about Jeffrey’s family?
- What is Jeffrey’s backstory?
- Why does Jeffrey live on compound instead of a fancy house/apartment?
- Owen and Jeffrey would make the most amusing couple ever
- Has Owen ever thought of getting married and having kids?
- How would Jeffrey react to E’s over-the-top flirting? *Afterimage spoilers*
- Who speaks the most languages in ICoS? Is it Owen?
- Why is Jeffrey so angry with Owen in Boyd’s first debriefing in Fade?
- Do you have an actor/model for how Jeffrey looks?
- The great OJ debate of 2014 (not actually a debate): what is Jeffrey’s sexuality because I think he has a thing for Owen, the mysterious piece of art, the correct answer, shipping orange juice, omg are you making the O/J ship canon?!, side ship: door/gate, Santino is way behind the times
- Did Owen or Jeffrey ever have girlfriends, wives, etc?
KASSIAN’S TEAM *various spoilers*
- What can you tell me about Archer’s background?
- What would Archer think about Kassian’s bed partners, alcoholism, bi?
- Follow-up to above: wtf Archer would react that way??
- What would you say about Archer’s name crossed off Kassian’s to do list?
- What made Archer and Doug become so close in 1/27?
- What did Archer think about Boyd and Kassian’s friendship?
- What was Blair’s reaction to Kassian’s house mess?
- Can you imagine Blair with a wife and kid?
- Do you have a long back story for Blair? (spoiler alert: yep. shared here.)
- Where is Blair after Fade? Will we see him in the sequel?
- How do you pronounce Kassian?
- Has Boyd ever slept with Kassian? Not sex, just sleeping in same bed
- How many victims does Peaches have in her scaring-to-death record?
- Could Kassian have felt something romantically for Boyd? Did Cade?
- On ICoS merch, Kassian’s to-do list crosses off Gordon. What??
Misc or multiple
- Truth or dare: would Archer or Blair kiss another man on the mouth?
- Were Archer and Blair invited to be rank 10? If so, why did they decline?
- Why do Archer and Blair not go by their given names, even to Kassian?
- Harriet’s interesting – what’s her backstory? Who writes her? etc
- Please make Harriet happy in 1/27!
E AND/OR CARHART **Afterimage and beyond spoilers!!!!**
- How much money does E have? *Afterimage spoilers*
- Have E/Z ever doubted why the other is with him?
- Who do you think is better for Zach, V or E? *Fade spoilers*
- Who has the most messed up childhood?
- Why does E act like a party boy?
- What did General Hughes tell E to make him regret killing Katarina?
- Is Carhart and E’s relationship open or just dysfunctional?
- How was E as a child?
- What was your inspiration for writing E?
- Why did LMC have that teenager killed?
- Did E ever beat Hsin?
DOUG **Afterimage and beyond spoilers!!**
- What got Doug kicked out of being a level 10 agent?
- What was Doug’s relationship with Carhart after E’s “death”?
- What are Doug’s feelings toward Hsin?
- Doug was totally jealous of Zach, wasn’t he?
- Has Doug ever thought about having kids?
RANK 10 TRAINEES *Afterimage and beyond spoilers*
- Who wrote Jon? How long were he and Harriet together?
- I want to know everything about Cade!
- Are you planning to make a side story about Cade?
- Did Cade keep in touch with his family during his time at the Agency?
- What is Emma’s history and why did she join the Agency?
- Did Toby really want to be rank 10 or was he afraid of saying no?
- Where are Emma, Patrick, and Toby after Fade?
OTHER CHARACTERS/ACROSS GROUPS *various spoilers*
- All about Seth: age/height, what’s his back story, was he with Outlaws?
- Is there a long back story for Seth?
- You said a character was too psychotic to be at the Agency? Who??
- Which ICoS characters are extroverted/introverted?
- What are your characters’ favorite types of movies?
- Why type of music/bands/artists are your characters’ favorites and why?
- Is there a list of agent code names like Boyd’s Terrence Grey?
- What jobs did the characters hope to have when they were kids?
- What are the hobbies of all the side characters?
- Are the rest of the guards more like Luke or like Harry?
- Is there more information on Adam Blake? *Afterimage spoiler*
- Was Ivan really sick with Paranoid Personality Disorder?
- Who is Shane the tormentor?
- Why did Chance run away when he was a teen and where did he go?
- Do I remember right, that Kaspar had a crush on Boyd?
- Any chance Boyd’s fan club would get a side story?
- Did Connors have any regrets? + Connors family questions
- Are we going to see Rebecca again?
- Are you planning to continue Around the Compound stories?
- What GoT characters would the ICoS characters be?
- Is there back story on Tayla and Liani?
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*****POST-FADE, SEQUEL, PREQUEL*****
Fade & Post-Fade questions/info **MAJOR FADE and 1/27 SPOILERS**
- How long was Hsin and Boyd’s hair in Fade?
- Questions about the end of ICoS, S&A GR group, started March 2013
- Boyd and fighting, post-Fade, post February 2015
- The Glaswegian guy in Fade; who is he? how’d you get that accent? **features information about Seth Nguyen, how dangerous Boyd is, the reason for ch 40 happening, and more** July 2015
- The Scottish dude, February 2016 **I couldn’t find the above post when I wrote this so I did a new one, hence doubled up info between those**
- What are other jobs Boyd tried after Fade?
- If Boyd/Hsin could, post-Fade, join a strong anti-Agency group, would they?
- I always read “1/27” as “one part of 27” lol
- If Boyd/Hsin could join something similar to the Agency, would they or not?
- Why didn’t Boyd/Hsin go warn their friends about the Agency in 1/27?
- How often do Boyd/Hsin meet up with the Snakes after Fade?
- biohacker implants, inspiration reblog for Rift
- What would be the plot/synopsis of a sequel?
- How will we find out if you and Santino write a sequel?
- Will there be a sequel? (post July 2015)
- Will the sequel be one book or multiple books? (GR)
- Are you working on ICoS 5??? (GR)
- Will there be a sequel? When will the side stories be available? March 2015
- Will you write a sequel? Feb 2015
- Wait, a sequel would be Ryan POV? Why not Boyd/Hsin?
- **follow-up to above: “I, for one, love the idea of Ryan as a/the main POV”
- When will Domino and Julian Files be released? *Ced, Hsin excerpt*
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*****BONUS MATERIAL AND FAN-RELATED ITEMS*****
- joking AU high school fanfic by us (Santino & Ais)
- Where do I find the AU HS fanfic?
- Triangle, Doug POV featuring Emilio, by Santino
- “How was your first time?” mini-crackfic answer to a reader’s question
- That Moment in the Rubble – Lou/Boyd back story from a 2011 anthology (tbh I’m embarrassed about this thing and refuse to reread it ever and it’s probably not canon, but I feel like I have to list it to be thorough -_-)
- ICoSpera part one: Connors confronts Viv and they realize–!
- ICoSpera part two: Lockdown commences, the lights flicker, and–!
- The 2016/2026 V-Day story that will not be
- Deleted E/Z scene, past E/D, from Santino
- The origin of Ais’ Terrible Art, 2009 Penumbra forum post
- Happy holidays, animated gif 2015, Boyd/Hsin
- Hsin’s ugly Christmas sweater, December 2015 (inspired by this fanart)
- Sorry I’m a troll
- Have you ever wondered what Boyd would be like if he was drunk?
- You love Boyd? Boyd loves you
- ngl, making fun of Hunter x Hunter here… (here’s some context)
- I didn’t make this but I burst out laughing every time so…. XD
- bleeding heart with quotes – and reblog as V-Day with card
- The votes are in on naming the last Boyd’s Bad Advice Boyd!
- One Piece + ICoS: Boyd and Hsin as OP characters
- **follow-up post to above: list of ICoS characters as One Piece characters
- smokesinatra’s head canon for a Boyd/Hsin pic she drew
- Did you have pics of celebrities as inspiration for how Hsin and Boyd look?
- Ais’ Terrible Art – joke about Boyd/Hsin in Evenfall, post 1, post 2
- Ais tries to decide how to draw a thing – and here too
- **FADE SPOILERS** Ais draws Boyd to test a program
- All my Sims ICoS stories, and Boydtown – Sims 2 and Sims 3
- Boyd and Hsin Sims – fanmade
- Boyd and Hsin Sim credit – hunkledunkle
- The Carter brothers – Sims
- Dead Rain characters and Jeffrey’s family
- Owen’s family
- Agency takeover of the Sims world
Other bonus materials or misc
- Questions and answers from our original forum, mostly 2013 and earlier
- Fanmade 3D image of Boyd and Hsin’s Monterrey apartment
- Fanmade 3D design of Boyd and Hsin’s Monterrey apt (not same as above)
- ICoS fun fact: my new fantasy story has a character from Hsin’s RPG
- Is this plagiarism of ICoS?
- Research screenshots from writing the Monterrey Arc
Boyd fancasts *note: Ais’ mental image is Boyd Holbrook as younger*
- Emil Andersson, model, March 2014
- Jorge Mesquita, Brazilian model, April 2014
- Stav Strashko, Israeli model, April 2014
- Erik Andersson, Swedish model, September 2015
- Stav Strashko, Israeli model, October 2015
- Miles McMillan, American model, Zachary Quinto’s boyfriend, October 2015
- Austin Butler, American actor for Shannara, January 2016
Other fancasts *note: Santino’s mental image of Hsin is Jason Muirbrook*
- Hsin fancast: Jaffer Janjooa
- Carhart fancast: James Penfold
- Jeffrey fancast: Brandon Routh
- Jeffrey fancast: Sean O’Pry
- Jeffrey fancast: Nicolas Ripoll
- Kassian fancast: (unknown name)
- Kassian fancast: Tom Hardy
- Who would be the dream cast for an ICoS TV/movie franchise?
- See the models/actors/etc Santino & Ais found here
Fan music and playlists
- Fanmade music: shadow and echo by blisschild
- Fanmade music: Boyd’s lullaby by flowolf
- ICoS fan playlist based on fan recs (and ours) – (300+ songs)
- fanmade playlists on 8tracks
- Pop Evil – Footsteps (Go Higher); reminds me (Ais) of Boyd, Fade ch 11
- sappy post: thank you from Ais to everyone who contributes to the playlist
- Ais on editing and the playlist
- Is there any sort of soundtrack that inspires you for characters/scenes?