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Post by ironic » Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:59 am

" THEY WANNA SEE ME DEAD, BUT I'M LOOKING LIKE A GOD "
dante and spencer are hades and persephone. nothing will convince me otherwise
characters: spencer quinn casey, dante silva---|---wc: 1349 words
warnings: spencer and dante. violence, language, and a distinct lack of morals
  • It was no surprise to anyone that Dante Silva had acquired a great many enemies in his time spent as a business man. Though not to say that he was horrid company, for he was by all means charismatic and captivating, many people found it rather difficult to either work under or with him. He was a rather intense figure, to put lightly, intimidating and slightly distressing even at the best of times. Fierce in meetings, demanding of all employees and partners, he gave competitors a run for their money and Spencer quite the sense of job security. A cunning figure with a wolfish grin, he acquired assets like Ancient Romans conquered cities, overtaking companies with a swift ruthlessness that often left former business heads blindsided. By the time most came to their senses and tried to reclaim their stripped status, it was far too late, and Dante had seized unchallenged control over their company, it being just another addition to his growing empire.
    Needless to say, Dante’s conquest had left quite a few characters disgruntled and dissatisfied. More often than not, these ‘enemies’ were foolish old men who believed themselves to be invincible and above what Dante had sunk them to. They complained, quite loudly, phoning Dante even in the odd early hours of the morning to threaten him and gripe about their lost profession, their loss of respect within the community. Yet, most threats were hollow and half-formed at best, from men fallen from grace with the ill-conceived notion that they deserved better than what Dante gave them. They had little influence in the world, little they could rely upon, and as such their names never appeared at the top of Spencer’s ever-growing list of situations to ‘handle.’
    Truth be told, there was no tangible list of people that Dante had put a hit on. Instead of approaching the situation with dogged enthusiasm for violence and bloodshed, Spencer worked casually and methodically, picking people off at her convenience. Jilted ex-business executives were never top priority. That honor actually went to the souls foolish enough to send lettered threats to Dante’s office, the majority cryptically alluding to Dante’s supposed weaknesses and brazenly assuring him that his business would crumble. Truthfully, it wasn’t as if Spencer believed they held much weight to a man who was, firstly, immortal, and, secondly, as well connected as Dante. He was a wise man, a dangerous one, and entirely capable of settling his own disputes without Spencer getting involved. He was a powerful man who truly didn’t need a hit woman taking care of his affairs for him. Spencer did regardless – and those who dared send Dante physical threats, were the ones she sought out, chiefly on the basis of her own annoyance and muted fury. To put plainly, she didn’t like when people threatened Dante, and inaction had never been an option with her fiery temperament.

    Spencer had never been a particularly demure character. Though pretty, she’d never managed to be dreamy or doe eyed like her mother had wished for her to be. She wasn’t sweet; she was smart, and surprisingly vicious. Argumentative and stubborn, growing up she’d been a hell raiser of a child, picking fights against children and adults alike, and winning them with grim pedantry. Her impulses barely checked in the majority of her youth by none other than Evelyn Casey, who was entirely bent on molding her daughter into the ideal debutante and socialite. Alas, there hadn’t been a way to keep the reigns on her forever, for underneath it all, Spencer lusted for power. It didn’t take long after law school for her to force her way out from under her mother’s thumb, scorn her family name, and pursue her greater ambitions in life. Said ambitions included becoming one of the best defense attorneys on the west coast, even if that had meant taking up crime as a means to an end in ensuring her case’s success. Unsurprisingly, Spencer took to crime like a duck to water.
    It only seemed natural that she progressed further into the underworld upon her untimely death. She had always been an overachiever, and her newfound immortality had not managed to shift her disposition that drastically. Thus, instead of becoming the lawyer she’d dreamt of being from the moment she was told lawyers argued for a living, she became a myth of great power in the criminal underworld. This status led to her meeting her match in one Dante Silva.
    In truth, Dante was everything Spencer wanted in a person: powerful, devilishly clever, and with a level of ambition that matched her own. The attraction had come naturally. Yet, Spencer had never thought that she’d come to defend Dante with passion rooted in rage against those who dared to cross him. Nevertheless, it was where she found herself as she riffled through letters whilst sat on a mahogany desk, manicured nails flicking through page after page, gaze cold and penetrating, sharp with disdain.
    “Oh look, this is my favorite one,” she crooned, voice deceptively soft. Clearing her throat and furrowing her brows, she gave her best impression of a man’s low rumbling voice. “You’re a dead man.” She snickered cruelly, a smile curling at the edges of her painted lips. “You realize you used the wrong form of ‘you’re’? Truly, if you expect a threat to be taken seriously, you must use proper grammar. It’s not even that difficult – or perhaps it is for a man of your…unfortunate caliber.”
    A bloodied gurgle of protest sounded from the man sat in the chair before the desk.
    “You’re right, I shouldn’t be so presumptious as to assume that you would know the simple difference between ‘your’ and ‘you’re.’ Let me enlighten you.”
    At that, Spencer hopped off the desk, landing muffled by the carpeted floor. With a wicked grin she twisted the letter opener in the man’s wound. “If I were you say: ‘you’re in pain,’ it would be you, apostrophe r-e. However, if I were to say: ‘your time is up,’ it would be possessive your, y-o-u-r.” The letter opener dug deeper into the man’s chest. “Does that make sense?”
    A distorted cry of pain.
    “I’ll take that as a yes.”

    The scene had been cleaned up by the time Spencer arrived back home. The body disposed of and every trace of evidence that linked her or Dante to the crime meticulously wiped from existence. While dinner time had long since come and gone, it didn’t surprise Spencer to see food neatly wrapped on the kitchen counter and a glass of wine sitting out for her. She made no move to eat, however; instead tucking the food into the fridge and picking up the wine before moving into the bedroom. She was even less surprised to see Dante lounging languidly on the bed, casually reading a book, only looking up when the mattress sunk beside him with Spencer’s weight.
    “Good evening, beautiful. You missed dinner tonight.”
    “For a good cause, I promise.” She set the wine glass down on the table and gave Dante a chaste kiss before rising to her feet, stripping as she walked towards the bathroom. “Though I am sorry to say you won’t be getting any more grammatically incorrect threats in the mail.” The shower turned on and consumed the air of silence lingering in the room. Spencer didn’t catch the responding small smile.

    It was a quiet evening. Neither of them had spoken after Spencer had finished showered and climbed into bed, picking up her book as she slid in under the covers. The room was captured in a comfortable silence up until the moment Spencer closed her book, having finished the latest chapter. It was then that Dante decided to speak.
    “They want to see me dead,” he started sinking into the bed, fingers curling in golden locks. “But I’m looking like a god.”
    “Oh? And how so?”
    “Well, I have you as my queen, don’t I?”
    “God of the Underworld, then?” Spencer paused as if considering it; she didn’t need to. “You wear it well.”

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Interview with a demon boi- Character Interview #2

Post by Spiritstar3 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:12 am

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1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
Well, he is a demon...it means little fire, or fiery one, literally, so it’s perfect for him. They wanted it a bit different, so it’s pronounced Ai (eye)- den).

2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?
He’s a demon, so his biggest aspirations was to become one of the strongest. He wanted to be a general, or some such, something as great as that.

3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
He’d love to visit Paris or Rome, with Jeshika, Hikaribana and Hiroki. Hikaribana is his baby girl, Hiroki is a good boy, and Jeshika is his best and childhood friend. Therefore, he’d want them to be with him.

4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
The birth of Hikaribana, and getting to give the brother Hiroki to a half human friend, Jeshika. He got to see the protectiveness of a mother to her newborns, and eight weeks later got to make someone he loved happy.

5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
His father being a general amongst the demons. This was the reason, when he was younger, that he wanted to be strong. He looked up to and admired the male back then...

6. What is your character's favorite actor?
If he really had to choose, Crowley from Supernatural’s actor, or Lucifer’s (i forgot the names...)

7. What are your character's hobbies?
Anything he’s doing with Hikaribana. Visiting with Jeshika and Hiroki. People watching, books, research, meat...well, learning ways to cook and season it.

8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
Ah...Probably sneaking into a house, but then, that was when he was a ‘teen’ and had been dared by other demon youngsters to. He had to do it again as a young adult, but left that job quickly when he realized they were even destroying innocent demons...

9. How would strangers describe your character?
A demon...literally. Humans would probably be a little afraid, if seeing his wings, horns, and tail.

10. How would friends describe your character?
Jeshika: She’d tell you he’s the sweetest purebred demon you’d ever meet. He hates to see innocents harmed, and loves animals, especially young ones. Being childhood friends, though younger by a few years, she’s known him almost all his life, so you can trust her. Others would probably describe him about the same.

11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
Doesn’t have one, not really...He and Jeshika might like each other, though, but there’s an angel boy too...They’re not together, though.

12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
Uh...he’s a demon. One of his jobs is to sway humans. Don’t know how often he does mess with humans, though, considering Jeshika. Her mom is human, and he adores the motherly woman.

13. Has your character ever broken the law?
Hah...he’s not human, so technically, no.

14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
He shouldn’t really care, being a demon, but amongst other things his father did, the man cheated on Aiden’s mother...He hates people like that with a passion. Not so much people cheating in gambling or games, though.

15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
He knows it’s really, through various experiences, despite his father...He’s sure he loves Jeshika, and that beautiful angel boy mentioned above. He also loves Hiroki and Hikaribana, and knows Hikari would give her life for him.

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Character Interview: Ivelle M. Bianchi

Post by ichor. » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:12 am

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  • 1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?

    Honestly, considering the fact that her three older brothers - Salvatore, Niccolo, and Benito - all have normal, Italian names, there's no telling why her parents chose to name her Ivelle. It is a Gaelic name that means "fond of movement or travel." Ivelle enjoys adventures, though she doesn't get to travel a whole lot due to her father's overprotective nature. Not that she minds. She just goes on her travels through the books and stories she reads and listens to. Ivelle is often found lost in her thoughts or daydreaming.

    2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?

    Ivelle is a princess, so there's really not much else she could have dreamed about becoming. She has always dreamed of finding someone who truly loves her as much as she loves them in return just like her parents. Her parents share an immense amount of love and respect for each other and she can only hope to be as lucky as they were. However, unfortunately, she's started losing any hope for this small dream of hers.

    3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?

    Ivelle would love to go anywhere. She doesn't get to travel a lot thanks to her dad being so overprotective, but when she does, she's always excited. However, Ivelle is also happy with staying at home. As long she's surrounded by the people she loves, adores, and cherishes, she is happy where ever she is.

    4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.

    Her engagement having to be called off. It's pretty self-explanatory as to why it made a huge impact on Ivelle. Upon discovering that her fiance was full of shit and everything between them had been a lie, Ivelle was devastated. He had been planning on calling off the engagement once he'd had his fun with her and upon learning of this, Ivelle called off the engagement herself after confronting him.

    5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.

    Ivelle's fiance. See above. She is skeptical to open herself up to another relationship and doesn't want to get hurt again. Ivelle will marry if her parents need her to so that they can form a political alliance, but she's now cautious of falling in love again.

    6. What is your character's favorite actor?

    Ivelle doesn't have a favorite actor or actress. Mostly because she exists in a made up world and I honestly don't know how to answer this question. Why did I put it here. Oh well.

    7. What are your character's hobbies?

    Ivelle's biggest hobby is to read. She loves how she can pretty much live a different life or travel to a completely different time or world. Other than reading, she also enjoys being outside as much as possible. It is not unusual to find the princess walking outside in the gardens with her two mastiffs, Duke and Duchess. Those are her two biggest hobbies. She also enjoys going on adventures, though now that she is older, she doesn't get to do so as much like when she was a kid. Other things she has partaken in include piano, painting, and a little bit of cooking - as she enjoyed spending time with some of the kitchen staff and watching them make meals.

    8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?

    Answer here

    9. How would strangers describe your character?

    Upon first meeting her, strangers would either think Ivelle is cold, distant, and/or emotionless. She keeps her emotions in check and makes sure not to reveal too much. However, strangers will soon learn that she is friendly, kind, and willing to listen. They will undoubtedly learn that she can feel quite passionate over certain subject matters and can be headstrong at times.

    10. How would friends describe your character?

    Strangers would probably describe Ivelle as either cheerful/bubbly and kind. She can be silly, but at the same time she is diplomatic and knows when to be serious. They would also be able to quickly realize that she is not the type of woman to sit idly by as someone tries to make her seem inferior to them. Ivelle is headstrong, determined, and can have a sharp tongue.

    11. How would your character's significant other describe them?

    Ivelle has no significant other, so who knows at this point in time. She has been called a troll once. As a joke.

    12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?

    Ivelle is not deeply religious. She does believe in a higher power, but she doesn't follow the religion she was raised in strictly. Her parents have never really enforced it.

    13. Has your character ever broken the law?

    No, Ivelle has never broken the law. She has, however, gotten in quite a bit of trouble as a young child when she would break the rules set forth for her in order to go on her many adventures with her friend.

    14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?

    Ivelle abhors the idea of cheating. She feels that it's the lowest thing that one can possibly do to another and thinks it is completely disrespectful to the person being cheated on. After all, she has been on the receiving end of it.

    15. What is your character's thoughts on love?

    Ivelle used to be ecstatic about finding someone to love her as much as she would love them. However, given her broken engagement and the events that lead up to it, she has pretty much abandoned the idea. She would love to find something like what her parents have with each other, though now she is skeptical and cautious about falling in love with someone else.

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Post by Kami » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:17 pm

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WARNINGS: adult themes, descriptive gore & violence
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His dagger was still embedded in the attacker's chest as the man fell to the ground. A lean silhouette hovered above the fallen one, watching as the man weakly attempted to pull the blade out of his chest. Before it could be done, the unknown figure leaned down to wrap its pale fingers around the hilt of the weapon, pulling it out in a swift motion as the injured warrior kept on gasping for air. It was a miserable sight. A pearly grin was seen in the dim-lit corridor as the mysterious figure raised its head to face the empty hallway. The assassin was a young man in his mid-twenties, but his eyes told a different story; he had gained more experience in this short period of time than most people could brag about. Half of the man's blade was covered in blood, droplets of the crimson liquid falling on the dark maroon carpet under the man's feet. His long jet-black hair was tied into a high ponytail, falling just a few inches below his shoulders. A pair of bluish-green eyes were scanning every nook and cranny visible from his position, not a single emotion reflected in that cold gaze. His skin was very pale, almost like the ivory used to decorate the exquisite halls of the castle. His clothes were black and covered in splatters of blood; some of it had even landed on his face, giving the man a feral, untamed look.

"Give up, assassin," came the order from the small group of people standing in front of him, all of them armed with swords and maces. "It's over. All of your friends died."

"Does it even matter?" The man's voice was laced with sarcasm, a hint of boredom audible in his tone. "Until I am cut down, I will protect the Queen. Now, please leave."

"There are more than eleven men here," the apparent leader of the barbarians chuckled. "You are vastly outnumbered. You are not a God, child. You will die here, too."

"You want to see me dead," came the whisper as the black-haired man pulled out another dagger from the sheath on his left hip. "But here I am, standing like an old God."

It took but a second for one of the brutes to charge forward and raise his weapon above the assassin's head. The man reacted quickly, dodging the upcoming hit and catching his attacker's free hand with his own, breaking it without a single flinch. The sounds of bones snapping and people screaming quickly filled up the dark hallway, eventually changed by the sounds of a person walking on a very wet carpet. The black-haired man stood above the group of mutilated men, his eyes showing no remorse or guilt as he looked at the end of the hallway; there would be more attackers coming soon. He knew that. Sighing quietly and trying to clean off the excess of blood from his pale hands, he approached the door at the end of the hallway. The room on the other side of the room was quiet and the man could barely hear that someone was inside there, hiding.

"My Queen?" He called out, smirking as the familiar pair of footsteps was heard approaching the door. "We should move to a higher floor. This hallway is getting cramped."

The door opened to reveal a young woman in her early twenties, her long brown hair falling down on the suit of armour she was wearing, a sword attached to her left hip and a shield secured to her side. The assassin thought that she looked beautiful, even if they both knew her attire was mostly useless in their current situation. Next, to her, the bloody and heaving man looked like a beast. His smirk widened as the youth surveyed the hallway, her eyes barely reacting to the number of dead bodies surrounding the entrance to her chambers. This was war and it wasn't a shock that there had been so many victims. A quiet smile appeared on her lips; it was as cold as the lean man's.

"Very well," she agreed with a quiet huff, rolling her stiff shoulders as the sounds of a scuffle reached the pair. "Shall we go up to the rooftops? They have a wonderful view."

"Anything for you, My Queen," he purred quietly, kneeling down on one knee and returning his daggers to their sheaths on his hips. "As long as you watch your step."

The brunette laughed quietly, watching her servant as his bluish-green eyes flashed, momentarily lighting up the room for a second. Black smoke began rolling off of his skin and after a few seconds, the man was no more. In his place stood a large black wolf with eyes of the same colour as her loyal guardian. The canine bared its sharp teeth, shaking off the excess smoke off of its fur and crouching down so that the woman could get on it. Once the girl was secured and holding tight onto the wolf's rough fur, the large predator began its climb to the highest point of the castle, ripping into anyone who dared to stand in their way. Many people fell prey to the wolf's teeth and his large claws, causing blood to drip down from the beast's fur. It was a bloody and chaotic journey upstairs, but they had made it without a single dent in the Queen's armour.

Once the Queen had slid off of the wolf, the man turned back into his human form, pulling out his dagger once more as the brunette settled down on the edge of the roof, ready to jump to her death if her guardian was to lose. The smile on her lips was almost sad as she turned around to watch the enemy's forces already pouring onto the rooftop, each and every one of them armed to their death. She looked at the black-haired assassin, sighing; in the light of the setting sun, he looked inhuman. Divine, even.

"You look as if you have descended from the Gods, Ray," the Queen whispered quietly, looking at the burning courtyard below their feet. "It makes me feel less miserable."

"I am a God, My Queen," the assassin replied with a quiet chuckle, preparing to show off his skills once more. "For you, I can become anything, even the Devil himself."

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Post by princess yona. » Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:21 pm

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1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
Honestly, his parents probably hated him, especially if they were happy enough to name him something that people could get puns out of. There is absolutely no real meaning behind his name apart from the fact his parents thought it sounded nice, that's what he likes to say anyway since he hasn't met his parents in years.
2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?
He had absolutely no dreams as a child. He was raised in a family of villains so the only thing he'd been looking forwards to is bringing destruction to the peace around him. Now he works at a school so he hasn't got very far.
3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
He'd go anywhere with the class he teaches at the school to give them training, but the place he'd like to take them the most is to a far away city centre to give them an experience of the outside world.
4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
An event that had a huge impact on Oya would be either when he became a pro villain or when he became a teacher. He was always seen as a prodigy but he never expected to become a pro villain so young, so that changed his view on how easy it was to become a villain if you had the right talents. Becoming a teacher completely changed his uncaring personality to a caring one that constantly looked out for the students under his care.
5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
His students probably had the biggest impact on him, not a single one, all of them collectively. As said above, his students completely changed him but he has learnt to be comfortable around other people, he would have hated being anywhere near a person before.
6. What are your character's hobbies?
His hobbies are smoking, drinking and teaching. Nothing exciting, he's a pretty boring person. Though he does like to teach his class about what smoking and alcohol can do to you in the positive ways.
7. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
The weirdest thing Oya has done is probably following one of his students home. He meant no harm by it, he just wanted to make sure things at home were going well for them. After that he was moved down a class because the teaching staff suspected something.
8. How would strangers describe your character?
If they didn't know him, people would probably describe the man as an old (despite being only twenty two), lovable teacher that cares about his students. You wont see him outside of teaching unless he knows you very well so there isn't much strangers would be able to see.
9. How would friends describe your character?
He doesn't have any 'friends' but he does have his students. He'd like to hope his students would describe him as a great teacher that teaches them about things they really don't need to know, but he's sure they'd all make fun of him in some way if asked about him. They'd most definitely tell you something stupid about his name.
10. How would your character's significant other describe them?
He doesn't have a significant other. It's a sensitive topic but you can probably get him to tell you he's dated before and he'd then tell you that his partner thought he was crazy and left him a few months after.
11. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
Does sin count as a religion by itself? He doesn't believe in any religions since he'd break any traditions that come with them before you can say 'sin'.
12. Has your character ever broken the law?
Oya is a villain, breaking the law is the law. He's probably broken most of what you can think of, he's stolen, murdered and much more.
13. What is your character's thoughts on cheating? / 14. What is your character's thoughts on love?
He likes to think that anything is fine as long as both people of the relationship are happy with what they're doing. Cheating is acceptable as long as they stay friends, or at least acquaintances, afterwards. Love is more of a burden with his teaching to him, though he still looks for a partner after his last. He'd probably tell you family is more important than a relationship and then walk off to the house he lives alone in.

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Post by greyscale » Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:40 pm

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    • 1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
      When Drew's parents were told mistakenly that their unborn child was a boy, they decided to name it after the father, since this would be their last baby, and her siblings were both female. When she was born, there was no second guessing 'Drew,' though the middle name of Matthias changed to their great grandmother's name, Mackenzie.

      2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming?
      Early thoughts included becoming a shark, a garbage truck driver, and a plumber (after their toilet broke, and she watched intently as the strange man fixed everything flawlessly). When reality seized the ten-year-old, she focused her attention on becoming a world-renowned inventor (ha, realism).

      3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
      Drew would love to see the redwoods in California. As far as with who, it wouldn't really matter. As long as they'd let her be there as long as she wanted to.

      4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
      While her single father was working on the car, an accident caused the vehicle to land on top of him, killing him nearly instantly. She came home from school to find him, calling the police while her terror mounted. Now she was faced with living in her mother's house permanently. Instead, she gathered everything she could and set off on her own.

      5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
      Incredibly understanding, Drew befriended the oft picked on boy at school, not caring when the rumors spread about her being smelly, poor, and in love with him. They became best friends throughout elementary school, and it vastly helped his confidence and work ethic. In middle school, he was no longer bullied because of his growth.

      6. What is your character's favorite actor?
      Ginger Rogers.

      7. What are your character's hobbies?
      Making messes, most would say. She spends her time taking things apart to see how they work and then putting them back together so they work better.

      8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
      One time, she took the heart of a rabbit and attached it to a robot, hoping it would spark some life in her creation. Unfortunately, this didn't work. She didn't consider it weird, but the rest of her household did.

      9. How would strangers describe your character?
      Odd, unfocused, intelligent, high-strung.

      10. How would friends describe your character?
      Intelligent, genuine, compassionate, innocent.

      11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
      Drew does not have a significant other.

      12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
      She is not religious. She has not had time to sit and think about a higher power, nearly always keeping her head and hands busy with some odd project. When she does have time to simply sit and think, it's usually to draw up plans of some new invention.

      13. Has your character ever broken the law?
      On countless occasions.

      14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
      Indifference. Drew holds the belief that humans were not meant to be a monogamous species, but that society has told them to be this way. If she was ever in a relationship and was cheated on, however, she would be devastated.

      15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
      Love is wonderful. The best of all the feelings, the goal everyone should be trying to reach. Though she's never been in love, she has dreams of what it might be like. And all those dreams are good ones.

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    • 1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
      Yi was his family's name, while Seong-Jin was the name given to him at birth. However, Seong was chosen by his grandfather for all the grandsons and is shared among all of his male cousins. 'Jin' is the only part of his name chosen by his mother, who picked it for it's meaning of 'precious.' The nickname of 'Joel' was chosen by his father when they moved to America and was decided on because of its Christian significance.

      2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming?
      Joel always assumed he'd take over his mother's tailoring business. He worked well with his hands and often helped her on the garments she would fix or make. In his adolescence, he would sometimes draw suits and dresses that he planned on making.

      3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
      Space, the one place he'll probably never get to go. He would love to learn firsthand what's out there. He wouldn't need anyone. Just himself and enough time to collect all the data he needed.

      4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
      Joel changed the most when he first shifted forms. Before that, he lived a relatively normal life and worked hard to make sure his family was cared for. After that, he knew he was not like them and needed to remove himself from the family, in fear of dishonoring them. He told no one what happened, instead disappearing one afternoon, leaving a note for his oldest brother, needing to know that the family would still be looked after.

      5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
      Joel's father left the family when he was twelve. After a fight with his mother, he packed his bags and bid no one goodbye. Joel simply woke up to find him gone with his mother's heart broken. This broke Joel's belief in love, marriage, or a happy, wholesome family.

      6. What is your character's favorite actor?
      Eddie Redmayne. He sings, he acts. He's great. Secretly, Joel watches his movies, not understanding why he invests so much time in watching the man on tv.

      7. What are your character's hobbies?
      Joel uses his spare time (not that there's much of that going around) to read up on any new scientific progress and news articles. He feels it's vital to be up to date on these things.

      8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
      Wore a dress for a day. He lost a very large bet. He'll get Monty back for it, though.

      9. How would strangers describe your character?
      Intimidating, cold, calculating, unapproachable, condescending.

      10. How would friends describe your character?
      Capable, intuitive, horrible secret keeper.

      11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
      No.

      12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
      Religion is not part of Joel in the least. His parents once attempted to force him into a religious background, but he does not believe in God.

      13. Has your character ever broken the law?
      Every day of his life.

      14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
      The worst thing you could do to someone, breaking their trust and ending an agreement between two people. Joel views this as incredibly uncivilized and only done by the lowest of human beings without regards to others or self-discipline.

      15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
      'Love' is the term used when two people come together to procreate, which causes a hormonal increase, bringing on intense feelings. It's not this magical things most people view it as. Joel would never lower himself into loving someone.

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Riverina's Answers

Post by shamespren » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:28 am

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    • 1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
      The night her parents met, her father's band was playing a concert at a run-down bar on campus. Their closing song was titled "Riverina" after the area in New South Wales where it was written. When the baby girl was born nine months later, the band was long gone, but her mother still decided to name her after the song. "Jo" has no real siginificance.

      2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming?
      A fashion designer or artist - for the longest time, the only subjects that held her attention were visual and creative. However, by the time high school came around she developed an interest in natural sciences and settled for a major in meterology (though she would never actually make it to college).

      3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
      Paris, France. She would bring Monty along, and by extension, Harbin. The three would observe local fashion, taste wine, and model along the urban landscape. After dark, they would sketch the architecture or experiment with watercolors.

      4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
      Riverina started to tangle with the "bad crowd" her sophomore year of high school. The ringleader was a grungy college student named Mike, and he was responsible for a cluster of new sensations: love, drugs, sex, and adrenaline. They were together for ten months before he overdosed next to her. Mike's death was just the peak of it all - a tragic end to her youth. She grew up far too quickly over the course of that year, living a lifetime of experiences she sometimes wishes she could forget.

      5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
      Riverina's mother damned her from the start. She was an unwanted baby and would pay for that fact her entire life. They had a toxic relationship, soul-sucking and seething. Not a day went by without explosive arguments, hideous insults, or unresolved anger. She would mirror this relationship wherever she could, though certainly not on purpose. Even now, she struggles with anger and a few other mental issues.

      6. What is your character's favorite actor?
      She doesn't have one.

      7. What are your character's hobbies?
      Riverina's hobbies branch off into two distinct categories: creative and scientific. On the creative side of the spectrum, she enjoys anything artistic such as sewing, painting, or interior decorating, but her favorites are sketching and fashion. On the scientific side, she indulges in meteorology, botany, and other enviormental sciences.

      8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
      She doesn't quite recall the situation, but according to Mike, on a strange mixture of drugs she claimed to be, and acted like, a venus fly trap for several hours. Luckily, no insects were consumed.

      9. How would strangers describe your character?
      Offputting, curt, bold, confident, shallow.

      10. How would friends describe your character?
      Insightful, witty, judgemental, intelligent, resentful.

      11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
      Strong-willed, fashionable, creative, intelligent, independent.

      12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
      She never has and never will. She finds the whole thing idiotic.

      13. Has your character ever broken the law?
      Many, many, many times.

      14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
      Humans are hypersexual creatures. In Riverina's opinion, it's selfish to expect anyone to have one partner their whole life. She adopted this belief from Mike when they first met, though it hasn't changed since.

      15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
      Love is something you only find once - there are no second chances, no do-overs, and no mistakes. She doesn't expect to fall in love ever again and doesn't believe it's even a possibility. Love is too rare and too fragile.

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[moana's grandma voice] the village crazy lady

Post by toast » Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:34 am

CHARACTER INTERVIEW
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  • 1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
    I don't know about his parents but I personally loved him way too much and decided I needed something to laugh to myself about, so I gave him a name that means "Andrew's beautiful wolf son" because it's dumb like my humor
    2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming?
    probably like, a stunt man or a professional explosions personnel. Is that an actual job? Probably not but neither is being a wizard and here we are. I'm sure he also desired to take over the family farm at one point as he got older and tried that whole maturity thing out.
    3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
    He wanted to take Matias literally anywhere but where they were for a long time, but when he was actually able to he kinda just took him back to Kentucky. Somewhere on a beach sounds really appealing to him, but like, one of the ones with a forest right next to it.
    4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
    You can argue that there are multiple, including but not limited to; being bitten at age 10, being accepted to ilvermorny at age 11, being hired at ilvermorny at age 23, and murdering the abusive mother of his student at age 30. Yknow, normal life stuff.
    5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
    His mom was always the most important person to him. He and his dad got along but he was more of a life-advicer and his mother was where all of the support came from. I'm sure it's also arguable to say that Mathias had an impact on him, both emotionally and freedom...ly.
    6. What is your character's favorite actor?
    Those big time actors in cheesy action movies, so Bruce Willis, Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, the likes.
    7. What are your character's hobbies?
    Blowing up trees, napping in his classroom, and brewing tea on his desk as he's in the middle of a very important lesson
    8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
    What hasn't he done? He teaches kids to blow shit up for a living, if you can dream it, he's probably done it
    9. How would strangers describe your character?
    Reckless and a rule breaker
    10. How would friends describe your character?
    Reckless still but there's also probably some "brilliant"s and "exceptionally loud" in there. "absolutely crazy, it's awesome" if you consider his students his friends. they know him better than strangers do
    11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
    Most definitely a rule breaker but also violently protective and highly supportive
    12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
    I don't think he's religious per say. I think his parents were deeply and he got into so many habits as a kid that he never outgrew so he does have a few impulses that lend themselves to christianity
    13. Has your character ever broken the law?
    I mean, he killed someone and was a part of a smuggling ring that endangered a bunch of people. Like the second one wasn't intentional but still.
    14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
    cheaters deserve a lot. of like...teeth punched out, or criticisms from their less violent peers
    15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
    exceptionally complicated but his experience with it was definitely a difficult one. he enjoys being with the guy he loves but it was also a lengthy process of totally denying it for years and he's just now settling into the fact that he's actually able to be with him

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Re: AS Afflatus: Issue Ten

Post by Faolan » Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:36 pm

EYY Time to contribute to amaranthine points xD

1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
Her name as well as her sibling's names rhymed with dirty words and they obviously thought it was funny so they went with it.

2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?
When she was younger she dreamed of becoming a horse and would neigh and run around like a horse all day.

3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
She'd love to go to Ireland, to a rocky shore and she'd probably just want to be there by herself or with her lover/best friend.

4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
Probably the loss of her family. A lot of them were killed in an attack that stripped her of her home and friends, forcing her to start over.

5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
This little twerpy leader who could kick anyone's ass purely with his mind. He saved her from a really bad situation and taught her all the skills she needed to survive, and his death left her broken.

6. What is your character's favorite actor?
Currently it's this 16 year old who can sing really, really, really well.

7. What are your character's hobbies?
Petting dogs, loving on dogs, sleeping with dogs, cuddling dogs and crying into dog's fur. Aside from that she likes to party, go on walks, write, sing and devise ambitious plots to disrupt order in corrupt societies.

8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
Eating goo cause they were curious.

9. How would strangers describe your character?
Upon first meeting her they'd probably think she's really weird lol. She has a strange sense of style and a heavy 'fuck you' vibe that turns people away.

10. How would friends describe your character?
Everyone has their ups and downs and her friends would recognize her goods and bads and love her for it. Friends would describe her as being highly empathetic and intelligent

11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
She's a single pringle

12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
She dabbles in satanic magic, but I doubt that counts as a religion.

13. Has your character ever broken the law?
Many times. XD She and her friends have a knack for getting into danger.

14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
As someone who's been cheated on before she finds the very idea abhorrent.

15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
Love is something to be wary and cautious of, but at the same time something that she has a deep rooted longing for.

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