6. Eating habits and sample daily menu.
Food isn’t a priority while working, and while this is often, his basic needs are only neglected due to distraction and concentration. Food outside of that is absolutely welcome. He doesn’t care what’s on the menu so long as it tastes good.
30. Reaction to sudden intrapersonal disaster (eg close family member suddenly dies).
Locking himself in the shop. It’s not a form of self-destruction but rather, self-rehabilitation. For Tony, building and coding and designing within the sanctity of his shop—where he understands what’s happening, has a sense of control—is like meditation. Neglecting his body’s needs is just a side-effect.
33. Concept of home and family?
To him, family is whoever sticks around and puts up with him—and, consequently, cares about him. He never had a stable home as a child or teenager, and by the time he was working his way through adulthood, his “family” (Obadiah) turned out to be no better (worse, actually).
Family, to him, is who he can trust without a doubt and who trust him in a return. Pepper, Rhodey, and the Avengers have begun to fill that void.
(And the tower is the closest thing to home he has.)
46. Do they express their thoughts through words or deeds?
Mostly deeds. Tony’s a materialistic person in that regard—he shows a “soft” side via the gifts he gives out to those close to him. Words of an emotional nature don’t come easy to him, so he relies on his actions to speak for him.
47. If they were to fall in love, who (or what) is their ideal?
He avoids love, actually, but someone who can handle him and his eccentricities, his habits, and Iron Man would be his ideal. (Pepper.)
12. Favorite book genre?
Horror—when he gets the chance to actually sit down and read, that is.
Tony rarely openly states what’s wrong. If someone wants to know bad enough, he speaks in hints and, in a way, riddles. He dances around the subject.
Contrary to popular belief, Tony has standards when it comes to his casual flings—and sex is not on his mind 24/7.
Tony’s afraid to be a father. There’s too many ways he can go wrong, and deep, deep down, in the farthest recesses of his mind—he knows why he believes this.
When Tony was ten, he ran away from home after an argument with his father.
Obie found him in a closed arcade at two in the morning, tinkering with the inside of a pinball machine, and tried to convince him to go home.
Tony agreed, but only if he could stay at Obie’s for the rest of the night.
Sometimes, Tony wakes up with an invisible claw pulling out his reactor and the smell of beer and mint breathing down his neck.
It’s those mornings that lead to days in the shop.
Tony doesn’t look his casual flings in the eye when they have sex, nor does he let them touch the reactor.
He also rarely, if ever, takes his shirt off.
Despite popular belief, Tony actually does care about Peter. And therefore does not insist he drinks, go to parties all the time, etc.
for with Peter. Usually.