All About: Mr. Tapling
by Sara B.

 

NAME: Mr. Reginald "I *WAS NOT* bread for such a task" Tapling of the
Diplomatic Service

LIVING ARRANGEMENT: A completely unacceptable hole that smells of sweat and
worse aboard the HMS Indefatigable.

FAVORITE PASTIME: Whining and complaining about anything and everything that
bothers me until I get my way.

FAVORITE BOOK: 999 Ways to Get What You Want While Annoying Everyone Around
You.

THE BEST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Not having to do anything unless I want to
Too bad Hornblower had to go and make me cook's mate And I was getting so
comfortable in my bunk

THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD IS: Being outsmarted by Hornblower, having to
actually do something, getting my rations taken away, and facing the plague
all at one time So much stress on one man I *WAS NOT* bred for such a
thing!!!!

FAVORITE SMELLS: The smell of fresh rations (especially a bullock)

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK WHEN YOU WAKE IN THE MORNING: How will I
get out of work today?

BATTLE: SCARY OR EXCITING: I would not know I *WAS NOT* bred for such a
task!!!

FAVORITE FOODS: The choicest cuts of a fresh bullock (now that I have been
cook's mate and I know what these are).

CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA: Both I am a growing man Though perhaps I'm not
growing in quite the direction one would wish

STORMS, COOL OR SCARY: Scary of course What sort of man would want to
experience that Well maybe some men would want to sail in one of those
things, but I *WAS NOT* bred for such a task!!!

FAVORITE DRINK: Ale and a lot of it!!

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD IT BE: That everyone
would know that I *AM NOT* bred for working Things would go a lot smoother
and it would save everyone time if they just knew not to ask me to labour!

IF YOU COULD CHANGE ANYTHING ABOUT YOURSELF, WHAT WOULD IT BE: I'd've stayed
damn well away from Oran Bloody filthy beasts spreading disease throughout
the world And the Black Death at that

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE: No Love requires work, sacrifice, and charm,
none of which I am capable of

IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL: Half full until Hornblower assigned me
to cook's mate and that dreadful Captain Foster tried to steal the food As
I said before I *AM* a growing boy Ahem - ah, man

WHAT'S IN YOUR ANXIETY CLOSET: That pretty soon, I will actually have to
start cleaning up after myself. I guess it's inevitable though
Negotiations, cooking I should *NOT* be responsible for such exhausting jobs
I am a frail man

WHAT'S YOUR LOFTIEST DREAM: To be a professional Food Critic No more
traveling, filthy ships, or strenuous work As I always say, "What more
could you ask for than to make food into your source of income??" I just
hope I don't become tired of food Oh dear No, (chuckling) let's be
logical now Me, get tired of food?!?!?!?!

WHAT'S YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE: See " What's in your anxiety closet"

WHAT DO YOU WISH PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU FEEL THEY DON'T: That I
really am a self-sufficient man Well, no No use in trying to fool anyone

 

WHAT OTHER HH CHARACTER WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE ANSWER THIS
QUESTIONNAIRE: Since that bloody insulting Bracegirdle did his questionnaire
first, I pick that dreadful man Bunting I wonder what the hell he was
thinking, tormenting Mr. Hornblower like that Although Mr. Hornblower *did*
make me do work, he was really very kind