AS Afflatus: Issue Ten

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AS Afflatus - Issue 10 - Reminders & Point System

Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:08 pm

Reminders Just a couple of reminders for the Afflatus! x
1. When nominating a writing piece for the Featured Writing, keep in mind that nominations should come from the Share Your Writing forum (or the Fanfiction forum). Nominations can also come from any prompt event held and from the NaNoWriMo event. Nominations can also come from house run prompt threads. As long as the nomination is not from a role-play forum, it is fair game. The purpose is to shine light on individuals' personal work and stories, rather than role-plays. Make sure to include a direct link to the post.

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3. When posting submissions to the thread (character interviews and prompts), please make sure the words Character Interview or Prompt are there in the title post. It's not a big deal if forgotten, however. Also, please post each character interview and prompt submission separately. If you submit three things, submit them all on separate posts for easier point keeping!

4. Remember, you can post up to two (2) character interviews per issue.

5. Please keep in mind the fact that we are not professional therapists when submitting your Dear Stags. We love offering tips and trying to help out, but do keep in mind that we are not professionals and some problems may be better discussed with trusted adults or professionals.

6. Going forward, at the end of the month I will post the following on the thread: "Any posts made after this will not count towards points." I will be trying to stay consistent with this and plan on doing this on the last day of every month by 11:30 PM CST time.
x Points System x Dear Stag Submission ……………………... 5 points
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AS Afflatus: Issue Ten Interview

Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:35 pm

Egyn the Hellhound
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1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
I suppose it kind of was? But canines can’t really talk, so let’s explain how the owner named him. Egyn possibly means secret, but in Irish it means fiery, and considering his origins...his owner thought that was a pretty good name.

2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?
Seeing as he’s a hound...well, he did, as a pup, always think of becoming an adventurer, of sorts.

3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
He’d love to go to a waterfall somewhere, most likely one in Canada or Japan, if Japan has any. He’d want to go with his owner, because they’re really all he cares about, and maybe a few other hounds and their owners.

4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
When the litter of his younger siblings was born. They were just so small and helpless back then, and it ingrained in him the need to be protective of them, as their big brother.

5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
His owner, when they told him he was going to be their partner. His own siblings found their owners earlier on, except one sister, and he believed he might never find his. He’s affectionate and 100% loyal to his owner, due to his gratefulness of them.

6. What is your character's favorite actor?
No one, really, but he hears humans talk about Tom Hiddleston a lot. The discussions kind of interest him.

7. What are your character's hobbies?
Hunting souls, playing with other Hounds, spending time with his owner, listening to conversations and discussions, running around, seeing his siblings.

8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
Hunting souls? That’s not weird for a Hound, though.

9. How would strangers describe your character?
Well, considering most people can’t actually see him, unless he wants them to or is hunting them... The ones who have seen him, would call him terrifying since he was hunting them.

10. How would friends describe your character?
All his friends are Hounds, the owners are just acquaintances...the Hounds would say he’s a great guy, very protective and loyal, great at what he does. He’s much like a regular dog, when with his owner and other Hounds (except enemy Hounds).

11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
He doesn’t have a significant other...his sexuality is undecided right now, but probably Asexual or homosexual.

12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
Not really...He’s a Hellhound, after all.

13. Has your character ever broken the law?
I mean, killing people would be, but he’s not a human. Therefore, no, he has never broken the law.

14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
Doesn’t have an opinion, unless you mean cheating on a significant other or spouse...

15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
He believes it’s out there, the Hound or earth dog for him is out there somewhere. He just hasn’t experienced it yet, himself. He’s seen how his parents are with each other, and considering they produced a second litter together, and may be expecting a third, it solidifies his belief that love is real.
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AS Afflatus: Issue Ten Prompt

Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:36 pm

They wanna see me dead but I’m looking like a god

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no muse...
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Interview with a butterfly boy

Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:31 am

Character Interview
with Sylvan Reilly
  • 1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents? Im sure his mother thought long and hard about his name, which is code for “idk I liked it too much to pass on it”. His surname used to be the same as his father’s but as he got older and wanted less to do with him, he changed it to his mother’s maiden name
    2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child? he dreamed of becoming one of my favorite characters and he succeeded. Other options included princess, dragon, dolphin trainer, astronaut, the actual moon, and an actual benign space dictator. He succeeded in the last one if you change the way you define space.
    3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why? He’d love to visit the inside of a fighting ring with his dad. Why? Because daddy issues. I’m not sure what they come from, but I can feel it in my heart that they are there and they are bad enough to make him punchy and it’s totally not because I thought that answer was funny
    4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why. He likes to say his first kiss had the biggest impact on his life because it made him realize he’s as gay as the day is long (other variants include: as the sky is blue, that’s all I’ve got). In reality it was when I forgot to answer this
    5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why. When he was younger and his insecurities were all tied to what his ability was, his grandmother often told him he shouldn’t be ashamed for bringing a little more beauty into the world. He took that way too much to heart and stop being ashamed of pretty much everything. That being said, he still cares a lot about what people think of him and that’s just about the only thing he is ashamed of these days
    6. What is your character's favorite actor? himself lmao
    7. What are your character's hobbies? Interior design has been his biggest hobby for the past few years and he managed to turn it into a career, which sucks for his apartment because it changes constantly as a result. He’s also into painting and gardening, and has been well known to dabble in grand theft on a regular basis
    8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done? When he was arrested, he hit on the cop that cuffed him, the cop who interrogated him, and half of the men on his jury during trial. He also spent an entire weekend browsing through the Instagram of a high school “friend” turned actor before he remembered that he hated all of the movies she was in and also hated her
    9. How would strangers describe your character? extra
    10. How would friends describe your character? extra
    11. How would your character's significant other describe them? extra
    12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious? He doesn’t believe in any one specifically, although he does think that each of them probably had to get something right, especially when it comes to common themes across the board
    13. Has your character ever broken the law? Absolutely, and he has the apartment decor to prove it. He mostly steals high value art pieces, he’s never gotten violent with people. Been to jail, hated every second he had to wear the orange jumpsuits, has not learned his lesson.
    14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating? It repulses him. While he’s not exactly one for commitment at his current stage in life, he’s always very clear about his views on where they as a pairing stand and whether or not he’s going to desire exclusivity. That being said, he doesn’t believe that seeing a few people casually constitutes as cheating and it only crosses that line when a relationship has been defined
    15. What is your character's thoughts on love? He’ll never admit it out loud but he’s really excited about the prospect of love and marriage. He definitely wants to be a husband, it’s just a matter of whether he wants kids. Which, frankly, doesn’t excite him all that much. He loves his niece and nephew but he likes being able to send them home at the end of the day.
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Adohiro Moira The Damaged Cargo

Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:48 am

Adohiro Moira
1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
Adohiro had named himself, his original name Lee Hyuk reminded him too much of his abusive parents. Adohiro means peace within chaos.

2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?
Adohiro had many dreams but his dream was to save children and significant others from the torturous abuse he suffered at the hands of his drug addict and drunkard parents. However, his desire was to brutally torture his parents the same way they did to him for seventeen years which he did achieve.

3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
Adohiro would love to visit Hell with his abusive good-for-nothing parents and be able to torture them which he doesn't particularly believe in any religion.

4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
Adohiro was sexually and physically abused by his parents who were meant to protect him, but they tossed him like garbage and treated him as such. It made him into a disturbed and a child who only yearned for a warm hand to hold. Due to his parents' nature, he tortured and murdered his parents and a string of murders appeared. He had only killed the rotten humans who would come home and beat their significant others or their children when they would return home or the people behind human trafficking. It made him go to prison.

5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why
The person he worked under was the only one who had reached a hand toward him and slowly changed him. Despite never having been loved or loving someone, the feeling of longing had confused him. Due to years of sexual abuse, he had no clue of how love worked or what love really was. That man had changed him for the better and showed him that the world wasn't a dark and cold place like he had believed.

6. What is your character's favorite actor?
He has none. He is not interested in watching a screen with pitiful and overdramatic people. He does like video games, however.

7. What are your character's hobbies?
Despite not having a proper childhood, he still plays with toys mostly action toy figures and stuffed animals. Since he had gotten a phone, he likes to play on apps and games along with reading Korean webtoons.

8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done
Playing with toys at his age which can be seen as odd to others who do not know his life story or the suffering he had to endure all alone.

9. How would strangers describe your character?
As a childish person who most likely has a mental illness or multiple personality disorder which he does not have. He hides under a facade of a kind, bright, and happy boy which others notice, but deep inside he's a dark, harsh, and disturbed boy.

10. How would friends describe your character?
He does not believe he has friends but those who consider him as a friend believe he does truly have a good heart but it has been cracked so many times that he has lost his humanity.

11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
He has never dated anyone nor cares about such matters. The love he only received so far in the past had been sexual in nature from perverted old men and women. He served as a prostitute at a young age.

12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
No, he doesn't believe anything. He believes he was let down and tossed away like garbage since whoever was watching did nothing to protect him from abusive adults.

13. Has your character ever broken the law?
Yes, he murdered over 100 people although they were the scum of society. He had also physically and sexually tortured his two parents to death with his own hands although the judge and lawyers had excused those two murders from his record.

14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating
He doesn't care but if it were to happen, he would become angry and unstable most likely.

15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
He doesn't understand the concept of love.
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Character Interview • Sascha Lhawang

Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:42 am

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    THE GODS // PROFILE
              • 1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
                Sascha has no biological parents as she was designed by the gods themselves, and as such her name was to reflect the purpose of her design; the defender of mankind. She a key, made to free the gods from their imprisonment and restore order back to the New World.
                2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?
                A soldier.
                3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
                Sascha dreams of visiting the Old World, for she wants to have a structured and safe society. There in no one in particular who she wished to see this world with, except for the false memories of her parents that has been instilled to those around her.
                4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
                The day in which she stepped into the Lunar god's tomb, for this would be the day in which order would begin to be brought to world and, unbeknownst to her, be the savior of her people.
                5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
                Zhen, quite literally, was destined to change her world. Freeing him not only opened up the door to the idea of a safe New World, but he would be the key to unlocking her full potential. Unfortunately, she is fated to die in order to restore order.
                6. What is your character's favorite actor?
                There is no television or movies in her world.
                7. What are your character's hobbies?
                Spending her time studying the gods and their language, combat training, and reading books about the Old World.
                8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
                Demand a god tell her who he is.
                9. How would strangers describe your character?
                Harsh, blunt, and reluctant to trust new people.
                10. How would friends describe your character?
                Protective and selfless, willing to put the well being of other before her own. Intense at times, but willing to do whatever it takes in order to do the right thing.
                11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
                It is likely he would say something about how she can make immortal hearts skip a beat as well as praise her for her ferocity. To be as accurate as possible; "Whoever this mortal was, they were indeed attractive. Perhaps sculpted in the images of the gods themselves." If he was truly allowed to answer this question, there would be paragraphs upon paragraphs. (Though he can make a mortal heart skip a beat in turn.)
                12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
                While she does not follow any religion in particular, she does believe in the gods and has a natural draw to them. Though, she does not worship them as heavily as some do.
                13. Has your character ever broken the law?
                No. She follows each and every order delivered to her by the Nightwatch. (Up until she frees a certain Lunar god and decides to leave her post in order to aid him in banishing the darkness from their world).
                14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
                It is cruel and unnecessary, no one deserves to have their trust broken in such a way.
                15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
                In a world filled with such darkness, love is needed and she praises those who are able to hold onto it so tightly once they have found it.
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Character Interview • Z H E N

Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:20 am

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    THE GODS // PROFILE
              • 1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
                Zhen was not ' born ' so to speak. He was created, and his form took the shape of a full grown adult. He was raised by no one, and has no parents to claim. He has no childhood, no memories before his form had risen. When asked for a name by his fellow gods, Zhen chose what felt right to him.
                2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?
                As said above, Zhen was never a child. Though, during his first years of being a complete being- he wished to be an image of godlihood. Someone that could be worshipped. Respected among a circle of immortal warriors. Perhaps the closest to a childhood dream he could have.
                3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
                There are realms across the sky that Zhen has not been able to reach. Galaxies unknown to him. Gods that he has not met. He would love to discover new knowledge and ideas from these undetermined places. This is a journey he would wish to take alone.
                4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
                There are two events. The first; the downfall of the gods. He was the first, the very first, discareded into darkness and he has not forgiven himself since. Naive and childish, he let himself fall. he let himself fail. He has learned from this mistake. Thus, the second event would be Sascha's opening of his tomb. He could set things right again.
                5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
                Beautiful and determined Sascha. Who knew a mere mortal could entrance a god like him? Of course, she opened his tomb and set forth a mission to resurrect the old gods- but have you seen her muscles? A god could learn a thing or two about her.
                6. What is your character's favorite actor?
                There is no television or movies in his world.
                7. What are your character's hobbies?
                Zhen is a pursuer of the arts. Of knowledge and history. Due to his late creation, Zhen feels as though he missed the most important pieces of history. There is always something to discover. There is always something to learn. He wishes to know more.
                8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
                Fall in love with a human on first glance.
                9. How would strangers describe your character?
                Dramatic. Selfish. Perhaps childish and naive. Annoying. He's trying too hard, but he knows where his heart is.
                10. How would friends describe your character?
                Dramatic. Childish and naive. Eager. He's a student, a scholar. Searching for something. He's dedicated, hiding his fears behind his stage-like appearance.
                11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
                Bright. Far too bright. His voice is meant for the stage. Meant to show off. Yet, he speaks of gentle and kind things. He's a warmth close to the heart, although a bit of a nuisance. He cries over everything, what is with that?
                12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
                Oh, he is a religion. Can't believe in god when you are the god who helped shape humanity.
                13. Has your character ever broken the law?
                The law of the gods are not something to be broken. To even think of bending such rules could be punishable by death. The order of gods have made it clear that rule breakers are not meant to be gods. Zhen has never considered such sins.
                14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
                A foolish action. A foolish, sinful action. Those who betray their other half are not worthy of life.
                15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
                Important. Perhaps not to a god, but to man kind, who will change their entire heart at the drop of hat? The elves, who die over the grief in their hearts? To the dwarves, who see beauty in stone? To the sea folk who sing with their entire body? Love is in everything, and it is important to all those effected by such emotions.
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Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:11 pm

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CHARACTER USED: Khait
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How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
xxxIt was done mainly out of tradition. Due to his father's position as the leader and because of the nature of their group as a band of warriors, Khait's name had been chosen to both fit him as the future heir of the pride and as the king's son. With the meaning of "crowned", a name like that was deemed to be more than perfect.

When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?
xxxLike most of his ancestors and the warriors he grew up next to, Khait had always dreamed of becoming a feared beast of the savannah. He looked up to his father as well as his teachers; even with many days passing by, his dream to become stronger never died. The only thing he had ever strived for was to be respected and feared.

What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
xxxKhait is not a traveller and the only place he looks forward to visiting is his home in the centre of the savannah. Because of his lonesome nature, he rarely ever takes others on his patrols or trips out to other groups and has already earned the title of a lone gladiator. If his mother was still alive, perhaps he would consider taking her to a better place than the barren land which is their territory. However, due to his mother having passed away, Khait usually wanders on his own, preferring to be alone.

Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
xxxHis first real battle, without a doubt. Even if it was a quick loss against someone much bigger and stronger than he was at that time, it provided undeniably useful experience for Khait in future fights against other lions. No matter how powerful he got after that particular battle, he never forgot what it felt like to lay on the cracked floor of the savannah and watch his opponent walk away. Apart from the experience that he received, Khait also learned to never turn his back on his enemies.

Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
xxxKhait's father was his biggest idol and his best mentor throughout his life. Asychis taught his son everything he knows right now and if it wasn't for his strict lessons and his unforgiving outlook on life, Khait would have grown up into a useless and weak individual, who would have died during his first real battle with another lion.

What is your character's favourite actor?
xxxSuch things are foreign in Khait's world and existence, but his favourite idol and example of a perfect fighter is his father, Asychis. His mother was a close second.

What are your character's hobbies?
xxxKhait's addicted to training and strengthening his already toned body, learning anything useful that might assist him during his many battles for dominance and survival. He isn't the creature to often find lazying around or simply wasting his time doing nothing. He's not exactly the one to offer his advice or lessons towards the younger members of their pride, but he doesn't ignore the most curious of cubs and youngsters. If found in a good mood, Khait can actually join their useless tussles and play-fights.

What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
xxxTo his pride's standards, it was undeniably odd when he forfeited a battle and allowed a frail and old lion to walk away as the victor. While very few could even begin to understand the reasoning behind such a decision, Khait had seen no real need to fight someone as weak as his opponent that day; he didn't mind wounding his pride a little bit and allowing someone with barely a few more days of life left in them to feel powerful and useful. Even if no one else could see it as he had seen it.

How would strangers describe your character?
xxxProud and dominant. Full of arrogance when it comes to fighting others. A leader through and through; he has that aura of courage around himself which simply makes others follow him during difficult times. Khait is undeniably a selfish one and he always must have what he wants, even if it is only obtainable through cruel means or actions. He takes great pride in his heritage and in his current position, even if it isn't at the very top. Because of his upbringing, he's often blind to the troubles of others.

How would friends describe your character?
xxxQuoting my beloved husband-to-be in my own words: Khait seems to be a determined and wise creature, who isn't afraid of taking matters into his own hands. A decisive young leader, who relies only on himself and not the help of others.

How would your character's significant other describe them?
xxxKhait is a loner who doesn't believe in the world of affection or anything like that. Therefore, there isn't exactly anyone to ask about their opinion or notes about him.

Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
xxxNot too much. Of course, the creatures living inside of the savannah believe in a higher deity who controls weather patterns and gives life to the flora found inside their territories, but Khait has never really found himself dependent on such beliefs. He is prone to lean on the rest of his pride during tough times and not imaginary gods.

Has your character ever broken the law?
xxxThe laws in their world are slightly different when compared to ours but he hasn't broken the code of the gladiators. He takes too much pride in being one of them.

What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
xxxAs long as he's the one sneaking around, Khait doesn't mind it very much. Females in his life are considered to be prizes for the strongest of warriors and not an addition to the rest of their lives. Of course, if a female is seen with another champion while she belongs to a different one, it's a high chance that she won't live to see another day.

What is your character's thoughts on love?
xxxHe doesn't value it at all. Love is seen as a hassle more than a blessing by Khait and there isn't anyone in the whole world that could change his mind on this subject.
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CHARACTER USED: Karmen Almodovar
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How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
xxxThere isn't a story behind Karmen's name. It's a common Spanish name which is widely used in more countries than only Spain. Her parents just thought it was pretty.

When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?
xxxLike most children, she had a lot of dreams about her future. They were often different and not exactly fit for someone of her rank and bloodline. The only dream which had stayed with her until puberty was the wish to keep a close eye on the ocean surrounding her and make sure that its inhabitants and her own people were safe from the creatures living above the surface. Most of her vivid fantasies have caused Karmen her relationship with her father and most of her relatives. She rarely ever dreams now.

What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
xxxKarmen had always been close to her mother but due to an unfortunate accident, the older woman died a few years back. If she had the power to, she would definitely try to show her mother the wonderful coral reefs that she has found during her explorations of the ocean surrounding her father's castle. However, she can't change the past.

Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
xxxRescuing her newest companion, a tiger shark she has named Austere, was eye-opening. The poor fish had been caught by humans and was almost out of the water by the time Karmen had reached her, but due to a bit of quick thinking and luck, she was able to free the shark pup and help it swim to safety while evading a storm of harpoons from the fishermen. Even if it hadn't been the most dangerous of events, it still made Karmen think a bit more about the safety of her own home and the influence of the surface-dwellers. Of course, she did get scolded by her father and her older brothers, but the experience had caused her to become less naive and not as trusting.

Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
xxxHer mother. She had been a loving and caring young woman, who always put her children first and wasn't afraid to stand up to their strict father. Even if her time with Karmen was fairly short, she had had enough time to teach her daughter compassion and how to forgive others for their mistakes. She made her daughter into a person.

What is your character's favourite actor?
xxxSuch things are foreign to Karmen's underwater kingdom, therefore the question cannot be answered due to there being not enough information about this matter.

What are your character's hobbies?
xxxShe loves swimming and exploring the unknown parts of the ocean. She adores speaking with people and learning more about them, thus making new friends wherever she goes. Karmen is still very trusting and she often fails to see where danger lurks; it's more of a habit than a hobby to always find herself in some kind of trouble.

What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
xxxShe hasn't really done anything weird by her family's standards. Due to her high rank, very few people dare to question her actions. Karmen is also not too adventurous when it comes to going against the laws of their community or doing something her father has told her not to do. She's a fairly obedient person when it comes to this.

How would strangers describe your character?
xxxA simple young woman, who yearns for something exciting in her life. A curious youth who wants nothing more than to learn about the world around her and to offer her assistance to those who need it. A princess who isn't like most royalty depicted in ancient tales or legends about tyrants and wars. Most would see Karmen as a naive and inexperienced child, who has still not tasted the unfairness of the world around her. Some might even see her as a weak individual, who needs to be taught a lesson.

How would friends describe your character?
xxxQuoting my beloved husband-to-be in my own words: an easy-going and optimistic one, who is, in turn, also quite naive. A person who doesn't hold grudges and knows how to forgive those who have harmed her in the past. A curious one who wants to seek knowledge and learn all there is to know about the world around herself.

How would your character's significant other describe them?
xxxSadly enough, she doesn't have a significant other, who could tell a lot about her habits and her personality. Due to her rank, Karmen is forbidden to have a relationship.

Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
xxxApart from believing in the Pagan Spanish deities and other creatures that are simply too powerful for their tribe to control, she doesn't believe in anything apart from herself. Karmen prefers to pay her respects to the Gods and Goddesses that her mother has told her about and not delve too deep into the newer branches of their religion.

Has your character ever broken the law?
xxxNo. As a member of the royal family, Karmen is considered to be higher than the law of their people. Therefore, even if she has broken it sometime earlier, it wouldn't count.

What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
xxxDue to her romantic nature, Karmen simply cannot grasp such a thing. She is clearly against it and could never forgive someone if they cheated on her while dating.

What is your character's thoughts on love?
xxxShe's a hopeless romantic. A person who expects flowers on her desk every morning and someone who wants for people to take her on dates and not ask for anything in return. Sadly enough, she isn't allowed to have anything like this and while Karmen herself believes that love is the only way to make the world a better place, she is destined to follow the wishes of her father and bind herself to an arranged marriage which would take place when she is a bit older than she is right now.
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character interview

Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:37 am

an interview with elara bowman
  • 1. How was your character's name chosen by their parents?
    being a goddess, elara's mother was never around and had no input in choosing her name. her dad however, is an avid astronomer and wanted to pick a name that would pay tribute to that fact as well as honouring her mother in some small way. 'elara' is the name of one of jupiter's moons, and since hecate is known to be stronger at night under the light of the moon it seemed to be a fitting option.
    2. When your character was a child, what did they dream of becoming as a child?
    she was that child who constantly changed her mind about what she wanted to be when she grew up - the adhd may have had a part in that, or maybe she was just as uncertain about decisions like that as a child as she is now. most of the ideas she took a fancy to involved helping people in some way, and that's something that hasn't changed since she was sent to camp half-blood.
    3. What is the one place your character would love to visit and with who and why?
    eleara would love to visit somewhere she could get a clear view of the northern lights - perhaps norway or iceland. she'd be happy to do it on her own but would absolutely love to do it with someone she loves if she happens to find the right person for her. when asked why she doesn't have a definite answer, other than that she thinks there's something magical about them and she wants to experience how peaceful it would be to sit out looking up at them above her.
    4. Describe an event that made a huge impact on your character and why.
    the whole process of moving to camp half-blood made a huge impact on elara. that's when she learned the truth about who she was and why so many strange things had happened as she was growing up. whilst there were scary moments - especially when a couple of storm spirits came after her - overall it has been one of the best things that has ever happened to her. she understands herself and the world around her better now.
    5. Describe the impact someone had on your character and why.
    all of her friends and family have had an impact on her in some way because she's very conscious about what people think of her. her dad is probably the person who's had the biggest impact on her because he's the one who raised her and shaped her into the person she is today.
    6. What is your character's favorite actor?
    100% was tom felton as malfoy in the harry potter films when she was growing up, but she doesn't keep up with movies and such as much nowadays.
    7. What are your character's hobbies?
    the usual activities at camp - some of which she still doesn't believe she does on a regular basis. outside of that she has always adored dancing and is a major bookworm. elara also loves music and wants to learn how to play an instrument someday if she gets the time.
    8. What is the weirdest thing your character has done?
    being a demigod there is a never-ending list of things she's done that could be considered the weirdest. asking her to pick which one is the weirdest overall will result in elara getting flustered trying to remember them all but then not being able to pick one.
    9. How would strangers describe your character?
    quiet and unassuming yet clearly not all she seems to be. around strangers elara tends to be quieter and takes her time to figure out what kind of person they are before deciding whether to be herself.
    10. How would friends describe your character?
    competitive af but generally sweet. is loyal to a fault where her friends are concerned so is always there to help when they need it.
    11. How would your character's significant other describe them?
    having never had any kind of significant other, it's difficult to say. she hopes that when she finds the right person for her that they'll describe her the way she'd describe them - with nothing but love and respect for them.
    12. Does your character believe in any religion? Are they deeply religious?
    she wasn't raised believing a particular religion, mostly because her dad wasn't particularly religious. with the greek gods and myths all around her on a daily basis she doesn't feel the need to search out any more gods.
    13. Has your character ever broken the law?
    a few times, although none of them have been on purpose. most of the times it has happened has been a result of fleeing from a monster of some kind.
    14. What is your character's thoughts on cheating?
    despite having not had any serious relationships, elara hates the idea of cheating with a passion. she believes that if you're officially in a relationship with someone there should be mutual respect for each other, which would be broken if one person decides to cheat. she would never cheat on a partner, and likes to hope that she would never find herself in a relationship with someone who would cheat on her rather than talking to her about being unhappy.
    15. What is your character's thoughts on love?
    honestly, elara loves the idea of finding true love. it also terrifies her in certain regards because of the way her life is and how dangerous it can be. she would love to find the right person for her if she can, but until that happens her love is devoted to her friends and family, and keeping them as safe as she can.
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