AS Afflatus: Issue Twenty-Three

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Jazzyleia's "The Rise of Skywalker"
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Gamora's "Untitled"
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Silence's "Afloat"
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Mon May 06, 2019 6:35 pm

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          • What subject is/was your character best at in school?
            xxxRi'arji was never a scholarly type. Even if she had been gifted natural wits and cleverness, she never wanted to pursue higher education. And while she didn't want to stay in front of dusty tomes and scrolls, Ri'arji was overall exceptionally gifted when it came to physical activities. Always the fastest to reach the finish line during races, the quickest to climb walls and dried trees, the most determined to swim across raging streams. There was no end to her speed and energy. It wasn't a big surprise when she decided to pick up archery, accompanied by alchemy and other skills associated with grace and agility. She was and still is one of the best archers her mentors know.

            What is their favourite book?
            xxxShe's not a big fan of reading. But while she hasn't read a lot of the books of Elsweyr, after her journey through the lands of Skyrim, Ri'arji has found herself drawn to the book Lost Legends; a small collection of folk tales from the province that helped her understand Nords and their heritage a bit better. It's something she had located inside of the Ratway during her usual search for loose pouches and coins and decided to keep it as a way to pass the time; strangely enough, those few tales were what she needed to slowly pull herself into the world of books. It's not unusual to see Ri'arji picking up discarded books to add to her collection, even if the youth rarely reads.

            Favourite literary hero or heroine?
            xxxThe deity Ri'arji looks up to the most is S'rendarr, the Khajiiti equivalent to the God of Mercy, Stendarr. Even though she has never been a person who bowed down to every rule, Ri'arji always believed the Mane of Corinthe had unjustly exiled her. She strives to earn the compassion of both him and those around her, believing S'rendarr hasn't turned his back on her just yet. From the realm of mortals, Ri'arji looks up to a fellow of her race; a member of the Khajiiti caravan named Kharjo. He has a good soul and he is usually very kind and compassionate with her, rarely ever judging Ri'arji for her inner demons. They get on well, even though she can't accompany the warrior.

            Favourite literary villain?
            xxxNo one knows if Rajhin, an infamous thief from Elsweyr, is a mere legend or has walked across the scorching deserts and rainforests of the province, but to Ri'arji, he is both an old mentor and someone she was warned not to become like countless times. A legendary thief and a god-like deity to the Khajiiti people, he isn't worshipped in every part of the lands, but to her tribe, he was a renowned burglar. To most other people living across Tamriel, he was nothing more than a filthy thief; an accurate representation of the cat-like people they all came to loathe.

            What would completely break your character?
            xxxFinding out the people she holds dear are gone. Ri'arji has spent a few years away from Elsweyr and knows very little about her family's welfare, no matter how hard she tries to reach out to them and get her messages and inquiries delivered across the borders. While pretending to be a reserved person, she aches to be with her parents and younger siblings again; finding out they were gone would completely break her and she wouldn't stand up on her own again. Ri'arji cares for those around her due to not having a lot of people to care about, to begin with.

            How does your character feel about sex?
            xxxShe's rather indifferent towards it. Coming from a tribe of fairly liberal people, who cared very little about such things, Ri'arji has no insecurities or fears when it comes to sharing a bed with another. She's not too adventurous when it comes to her love life, but she doesn't let her partner do all of the work, either. If Ri'arji knows that sex will provide her with what she needs, she won't hesitate to take things to somewhere private and do what she must.

            What is your character afraid of?
            xxxTrusting others. Having been ousted by her own relatives and kicked out of the tribe by who she had thought was her guardian and superior, Ri'arji finds it very difficult to trust others. Opening herself up to a stranger is the highest degree of loyalty she can show, yet, it comes rarely. She doesn't want to bare her fragile and beaten soul to anyone, just in case they would stomp all over it again, making her heal from scratch. She's very guarded now.

            What is your character reluctant to tell people?
            xxxHonestly? Anything about her exile from Corinthe. She knows that Skyrim is home to the various stereotypes and rumours about the Khajiiti people and nobody needs to know that they are actually thieves and smugglers. She wants to be seen as her own person and not the embodiment of a legend that all cat-like people are prone to stealing from others and making an easy way to become rich. She also isn't too quick to open up about her earlier dreams of becoming the Mane's personal bodyguard; a position which had been promised to her after Ri'arji had finished her training in archery and alchemy. Now, she keeps mostly to herself and doesn't share too much.

            What are your character’s major flaws?
            xxxFor one, she's a beggar and is addicted to a highly illegal drug known as Skooma. She is quick to accept a new challenge and rarely thinks before acting if there's a promise of something valuable or useful to her. Ri'arji likes to show off her athletic capabilities, going as far as performing stunts that could easily break her neck if she was to fall. She's quick to get lost in her own thoughts, however, often going deep into the deepest corners of her mind, often failing to tell a friend from a foe when she's overcome with hallucinations. She's manipulative when needed and often hides behind a mask of naivety, her true attitude often distorted by her use of Skooma and alcohol.

            What famous/"deep" quote does your character live/go by?
            xxxBefore she left, Ri'arji's mother said two sentences the youth carries in her heart until today: "Dat vaba kerin jer yajali. Dov'kono rajas jaji.", which roughly translates to: "It is within you to succeed. Never forget that." While Ri'arji never put a lot of meaning behind words or phrases, she can't let go of these words and tries to do everything in her power to succeed and earn her right to go back home into the loving arms of her family. These words keep her content and calm whenever her demons become too loud inside of her mind and she wants to throw away all that she has achieved so far. Which isn't much, but to a beggar like her, it's worth more than the biggest of fortunes.

            If they were a Disney villain/hero, who would they be and why?
            xxxGiven how she's seen as a thief by most people and has been wrongfully accused of being a traitor by her own kind, Ri'arji is rather similar to Zira from The Lion King 2. Both have grown bitter due to the unfairness caused by their own 'brethren' and were forced to leave because of what they had done or believed in, made to live in a rather foreign land to them and scrape whatever they could to survive. Of course, unlike Zira, Ri'arji doesn't want to get revenge; she just wants to go back home and be forgiven by her community and the Mane; live with her family.

            If they were to kill one family member/friend, who would they kill? Why?
            xxxShe wouldn't hesitate to fire an arrow into the chest of her uncle, who was the person, who had accused her of being a traitor and not just a petty thief. While Ri'arji had truly stolen from others, it had never gone as far as stealing magical artefacts or other valuable objects as her uncle had said; she was mostly out for shiny and pretty objects that she could gift to her younger siblings. Jealous of her future rank as the Mane's protector - a position he had yearned for his son to have - the warrior known as Hasar was quick to push all of the blame for their old as well as new problems onto her, which ended with Ri'arji's exile from Corinthe and the rest of their own province.

            If they found themselves in a soulmate AU, how would it 'appear' on them?
            xxxRi'arji thrives on seeing the beauty of the world around her. Being not human and belonging to a beast race, she can see much more colours than others, hence, it'd only make sense to put her into a world where everyone is colour-blind until they physically touch their soulmate. While bittersweet on its own, Ri'arji has never been a fan of being touched, thus, it'd be rather difficult for her to escape her new world filled with blacks, greys and whites.

            If they were a mythological beast, what would they be?
            xxxGiven how she is already a member of the Khajiiti race, it'd only fit her to be a Striped Senche-Panther. She is of the Cathay-raht descent and appears more like a jaguar as she is fairly larger than other Khajiiti breeds. Hence, the form of an overgrown panther fits her well enough, especially when it fits her outer appearance rather well.

            What is your character's favourite word and its meaning?
            xxxGiven how tightly-knit her relationships with her family are, it's not a surprise that Ri'arji's favourite word in the old Ta'agra language is 'epako', which means 'family'. She grew up knowing the word to be sacred and chants it as times are often too dark for her to go through them alone. Ri'arji wishes for nothing more than to be reunited with her loved ones and nothing will be powerful enough to hold her back from returning to Elsweyr in the future.
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Mon May 06, 2019 6:47 pm

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          • What subject is/was your character best at in school?
            xxxLilith has always been an exceptionally talented youth. Brought up with the most expensive of mentors taking care of her, she was expected to be flawless in all of her subjects. Born into royalty, Lilith was trained from a very young age to become the perfect heir to her father's throne. She's a clever tactician and knows how to hold her own in the battlefield, particularly fond of using two blades as her main weapons, along with simple spells that are close to second nature to people of her kind. She's well-versed when it comes to history and cultures of other races, always eager and ready to learn more. The youth has a logical mind and while physical training is her forte, Lilith is not just a common brute from the army. She has always been closer to the practical side of things.

            What is their favourite book?
            xxxLilith has read a lot of various ancient tomes and scrolls during her life inside of the village, not really paying too much attention to most of them. While a daydreamer to an extent, she has always been closer to reading tales of ancient heroes or her ancestors, learning about the deities watching over them instead of musing about untrue adventures. She's especially fond of the story War of the Gods that speaks about the origins of the one Goddess her kind have worshipped for many generations; Shilen. Another favourite of hers is the one called Elven Discord that tells the origins of her own race of dark elves, which used to be known as brown elves back in the day.

            Favourite literary hero or heroine?
            xxxWhile not a hero to most, Dasparion, the human magician who had introduced the wonders of dark magic and other forbidden arts to her people, is someone she rarely ever gets tired of hearing about. Even though his actions caused a great divide between the two elven races and the birth of the dark elves, Lilith doesn't feel anger or any remorse for the wasteland of a home that Dasparion's actions had created. In fact, she looks up to the man.

            Favourite literary villain?
            xxxShilen and her draconic children are evil; there is not a single soul living in the kingdom who isn't aware of this solemn fact. Yet, Lilith is entirely devoted to serving her deity and doing whatever she can to receive her blessings and appreciation. She holds a lot of respect not only to the Goddess herself but also to her six children who are known to be the mightiest dragons living inside of the kingdoms - Antharas, Valakas, Lindvior, Fafurion, Aulakiria and Bael-Zael. She is envious of their power and the familial ties which are tightly-knit between the cursed family; if the Goddess was to flick her wrist, the six dragons would emerge from their eternal slumber and come to obey her at a moment's notice. Lilith desperately yearns to have such fateful companions one day in the near future.

            What would completely break your character?
            xxxLosing her older brother or her loyal bodyguard. Both of these men are who Lilith considers her closest allies in life. Daryl, her beloved sibling, has taught Lilith everything about magic and how to find the required strength in her mind to use it as a form of defence. Ray has been near the youth as her personal guardian for as long as she can remember, never leaving her to deal with the world alone. She has already lost a lot of people and being left on her own without these two at an arm's reach would break her. Lilith relies on them more than she truly imagines.

            How does your character feel about sex?
            xxxShe's rather indifferent towards it. Rebelling against her family's wishes, Lilith cares little towards the gender or appearance of a person, not put off by their race or heritage. Sex is more of a chore to her and she doesn't want to engage in such activities due to her belief that it's not required to maintain a happy life. Of course, this might also be because of her refusal to settle down with anyone and begin building herself a family she could watch over.

            What is your character afraid of?
            xxxNot a lot. Born into a world filled with conflict, death and pain, she isn't amused by the obstacles and agony it keeps throwing at her. The one thing that she fears is being unable to please her Goddess; one failure that would undoubtedly end in the destruction of everything she has worked hard to achieve. Otherwise, Lilith isn't a person who allows her fears to be her guide in the darkness and usually chooses to follow her instincts instead of letting a natural reaction of her body keep her away from greatness. She knows that she'll always find a way to win.

            What is your character reluctant to tell people?
            xxxShe isn't the person to share a lot about herself. Lilith is exceptionally secretive when it comes to revealing her true heritage and the fact she's the offspring of the merciless, deceptive lord known as Marcus Ralomyar. She has no respect for her family and doesn't want to be affiliated with them anymore. That's something she will hide.

            What are your character’s major flaws?
            xxxLilith is a manipulative, cruel and merciless person who has little to no empathy when it comes to the welfare of others. In many ways, she is no different from her father; using violence to achieve what she yearns for and not stopping until all of her foes are dead or begging for her swords to pierce their chests. While not entirely bratty if she doesn't get what she's been working hard to get for herself, Lilith doesn't like it when people talk against her or try to warm up to her with petty promises. She's impulsive and doesn't control her anger all that well, often opting to simply end a person's life instead of compromising with them. Lilith can evolve to be a perfect antagonist.

            What famous/"deep" quote does your character live/go by?
            xxxIt's a rather simple one: "Threats, promises and good intentions don't amount to action." For a large part of her life, Lilith was raised on empty promises from her parents and words that meant nothing to her, only kept around as another pawn for the King. After separating from her family and becoming her own woman, she has decided that actions are much more useful than simple words and prefers not to say anything unless she means it.

            If they were a Disney villain/hero, who would they be and why?
            xxxI think she's the closest to Ursula from The Little Mermaid; quick to make use of the mistakes that others make and exploit them to her own benefit, Lilith cares for few apart from herself and those closest to her, much like Ursula only had eyes for the two eels that followed her loyally. She is rather selfish and doesn't want to share the fruits of her labour with anyone else, working only for her own benefit and for the glory of the deity she serves. And while Ursula has never killed anyone, Lilith isn't above doing such crimes to achieve all of her victories.

            If they were to kill one family member/friend, who would they kill? Why?
            xxxHer father. The person who is to be held responsible for everything that she has gone through, making her into more of a toll than a person. He had ordered the execution of her best friend and wanted nothing to do with Lilith as her slow descent into madness began. And when it became apparent that she wouldn't follow after him blindly, Marcus discarded her and did nothing to make sure his child was protected. For that and the injustice he has forced upon her mother and brother, Lilith wants nothing more than to have him killed for his vicious crimes.

            If they found themselves in a soulmate AU, how would it 'appear' on them?
            xxxIt would most likely come in the form of a tattoo or a quote somewhere on her skin that could be the first/last words of her soulmate. It would be rather ironic that simple words that she doesn't pay too much attention to would have such a major impact on her life; while a rebellious person, Lilith respect the traditions and old beliefs of her kind, thus, going against meeting a fated partner isn't something she could do. I can somewhat imagine that she'd share a mark with Ray; there could possibly be a one-sided mark with her deceased best friend, too.

            If they were a mythological beast, what would they be?
            xxxMost likely a dragon. She is a feral beast on the inside and doesn't bow down to others after the 'change', thus being one of the most feared creatures in the three kingdoms suits her. Lilith is a fierce and stubborn person, who can be described as fairly greedy when it comes to power and success. I can definitely see her as a big dragon.

            What is your character's favourite word and what is its meaning?
            xxxRight now, it's 'metanoia', which means the journey of changing one's mind, heart, self or way of life. After escaping from the suffocating reality that was her life in the underground village, Lilith has done nothing apart from changing her understanding of life and the way things worked inside of Aden. Even though her alignment in the world has definitely become entirely different, she's truly not against learning and finding ways how to locate her true self and realise what she wants from her service under the Goddess of Destruction and her loyal army.
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member interview //

Mon May 06, 2019 9:58 pm

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  • 1. If you could bitch slap one celebrity, who would it be?
    generally speaking i'm not a violent person, but if i had the chance to slap trump i would take it. outside of that, i don't really keep up to date with what most celebrities are up to these days to have strong opinions on who is deserving of a slap.
    2. Did you brush your teeth this morning?
    absolutely yes. i feel disgusting if i don't, especially after nights where i've had my retainer in and my entire mouth just tastes of plastic if i don't do something about it.
    3. What is the meaning behind your AS name?
    generally my usernames on AS have been after characters i get overly attached too, but when i fell into the dbh pit i decided that there wasn't really just one name i could pick but i still wanted something related to the fandom. i loved the idea and the character arcs of the androids deviating and breaking through what they were expected to be, and thus the name 'deviant' seemed like a good choice. might go back to wanda maximoff soon though because endgame hit me hard and marvel is consuming me once more!
    4. Who is someone you miss?
    a lot of my online friends at the moment. with everything that went down and stopped me being around as much i got really bad at keeping in touch with people. thankfully i've managed to get back in touch with several of them already and i'm so glad that i have. <3
    5. What is a character of someone else’s that you adore?
    oh man, any of spot's characters (esp. liam and jack) because she just gives them all such different and interesting personalities and approaches to the problems they're being faced with, and also leesi's aubree who's my daughter now and i love her a lot.
    6. What is a character of someone else’s that you wish you created for yourself?
    probably spot's jack - he's just so...calmly sinister and intriguing, completely unlike any character i've managed to create myself. i don't think i'd be able to play him half as well as she does but it'd still be fun!
    7. What is the worst Mary Sue / Gary Stu trait you’ve seen?
    there are definitely a few that could be in here, but lately the one bothering me the most is characters who just roll with everything as if they've seen it all before. best friend has been shot right in front of a character who's never seen that level of violence before, yet they're totally chill and moving on as if it's nothing major? nah - give me the more realistic in character reactions please.
    8. Have you ever gone back and reread threads from your first year of roleplaying/writing?
    from my first year of roleplaying? not in a very long time. it makes me cringe to even think about it at this point. i do go back and read things from the last couple of years when my writing was marginally better, but even still sometimes that makes me cringe. sometimes i'm tempted to go back to really old threads because i remember having some really good plot ideas, but also no thanks.
    9. What is your guilty pleasure fandom?
    i wouldn't really say i have one honestly? i love so many fandoms and i don't care who knows it or what they think!
    10. What is a name you are absolutely obsessed with?
    i don't really have specific names i'm overly obsessed with, but i do have a thing for longer names that can be shortened to different nicknames - cassandra is a current favourite!
    11. Who is your favorite antagonist?
    out of characters on AS it's definitely bermuda in my roleplay with spot, she's just so snarky and evil even though we've not had her overly involved in the plot just yet, i can't wait til we get to the point of seeing more of her! outside of that probably loki? i mean i know he kind of develops out of it and such but i still love him as the snarky villain in the first avengers!
    12. How different was your life five years ago?
    five years ago i would have been at exam time in my fifth year of high school, so stressing about exams hasn't changed too much (although at least this year it's only one exam!!). mentally i'm in a much better place than i was then, i think, and i've surrounded myself with better friends too and found myself several activities that i love to keep me occupied with.
    13. Would you want to know when you’re going to die?
    mmm i don't really know? on the one hand yes, because then i could make the most of the time i have and ensure i get everything done that i want to do. but on the other hand no, because would i just spend all my time fixating on that time instead of just living? hard to say. plus then i'd be aware of all the cool movies and games and such that i would miss after i'm gone and that sounds like something i don't want.
    14. Do you hold grudges? What was the longest?
    not normally no, only against my brother for the most part and even then i don't know if i'd call them grudges so much as me trying to out-petty him.
    15. What would you be the god/goddess of?
    i don't think i could handle the responsibility of that, but probably something creativity related? or patience perhaps!
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member interview !!

Mon May 06, 2019 11:39 pm

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            • If you could bitch slap one celebrity, who would it be?
              do politicians count as celebrities? if not, then any of the scumbags who bribed their kids' way into college, or any of the absolute degenerates implicated in the me too movement

              Did you brush your teeth this morning?
              um... yes ??

              What is the meaning behind your AS name?
              silence. was actually the username that i used while i was in the semi-literate/literate roleplaying club back on CS, before i made my first account on AS. with nostalgia, i decided to pick the username back up again, as it has been quite some time since then. as for how the name came to be... well, i was extremely scene/emo back in the day. silence is an abbreviation of a thoroughly edgy username that i used on ffn, which is where i first began rping. i added the period bc, at the time, adding punctuation at the end of your username was extremely popular in the semi-lit/lit club, as was having an entirely lowercase username, and i didn't want to stick out. social anxiety consumes my life!!

              Who is someone you miss?
              someone who i probably shouldn't lmao

              What is a character of someone else’s that you adore?
              i have a particular soft spot for tesalong's character eli, and ofc i Adore everything that osirian comes up with <3 !! i'm rapidly falling in love with his character grayson, oops

              What is a character of someone else’s that you wish you created for yourself?
              um... i don't think i wish people's characters were mine, so much as i wish i'd had their ideas first. i really enjoy the process of coming up with a brand new character and then emotionally crippling them

              What is the worst Mary Sue / Gary Stu trait you’ve seen?
              ugh i hate when characters are somehow omniscient and know everything. or when they get everything right on the first try and never mess up because GOD FORBID they make a mistake or have flaws

              Have you ever gone back and reread threads from your first year of roleplaying/ writing?
              not recently... it was a few years ago when i last did and that was cringey and embarrassing enough. i can't even imagine how humiliating it would be to read now ;A;

              What is your guilty pleasure fandom?
              honestly i kind of feel like every fandom is a guilty pleasure

              What is a name you are absolutely obsessed with?
              elliott!! ugh i think that name is perfect <3 although i generally prefer names that start with consonants oops >.>

              Who is your favorite antagonist?
              the red hood!! jason todd is such a chaotic mood, he's perfect just pretend you don't see the murder

              How different was your life five years ago?
              um... well, five years ago i was almost done with my freshman year of high school. wow. this summer, for five years ago me, is going to be really good. i made a lot of new friends that year, and none of us had messed up with each other yet. i had an entirely different set of online friends then, too. right now i'm actually getting ready to go back to college after two gap years (oops, sorry mom), i'm still friends with most of my high school friend group (although there was lots of Drama), and i have new online friends who i like and appreciate a lot. things are both different and the same. i think i would bore you if i went over all of it

              Would you want to know when you’re going to die?
              yes, i would love to be able to plan for that

              Do you hold grudges? What was the longest?
              um... tbh i hold things against myself more than i do anybody else. i'm......... perhaps too forgiving. once i've decided that someone is my friend and i love them and i want the best for them, my tolerance for bullshit increases to an unhealthy amount

              What would you be the god/goddess of?
              rain!! or witches!! or cats!! or edginess omg
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character interview // alaya elster

Mon May 06, 2019 11:49 pm

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  • 1. What subject is/was your character best at in school?
    at the time alaya attended school there wasn't the same range of different subjects available as there is now. however, she was always drawn towards anything more artsy related and has a very creative mind so was always stronger in any work they did relating to those areas.
    2. What is their favorite book?
    any fairytale books. being part of a world where she's surrounded by magic you might think they wouldn't hold the same appeal, but she's always been a sucker for a story involving adventure, danger, and romance.
    3. Favorite literary hero or heroine?
    chances are if it's a character who's strong and compassionate, they're probably on alaya's list of favourites. as an avid reader she rather easily falls in love with characters from many of the books she's read.
    4. Favorite literary villain?
    moriarty from the sherlock holmes series is up there on the list. something about the mind games he plays and the ways in which he manipulates others is equally fascinating and disturbing to alaya at the same time - she's also somewhat reminded of jack, which scares her but is also interesting that someone she actually knows could possess some of those similar traits.
    5. What would completely break your character?
    losing any member of her family - especially liam - again. it broke her heart when they were torn apart in the first place and, after having finally been reunited, it would most likely destroy her to go through that pain of losing them all over again.
    6. How does your character feel about sex?
    she doesn't have very strong opinions on it one way or another. it's not something that's frequently on her mind, but she's always viewed it as an incredibly intimate act, and doesn't quite understand how certain people (*cough* logan *cough*) can sleep around with so many people seemingly without care.
    7. What is your character afraid of?
    how easily she could lose someone she cares about in the current situation they're in. seeing her friend (and who would have been her future sister-in-law) killed right in front of her made it all far too real.
    8. What is your character reluctant to tell people?
    alaya is a pretty open person with the people she trusts and there's little she wouldn't tell them, but one thing she really struggles to talk about is how she felt when she was first dragged down to atlantis and was trapped there all alone. being so isolated like that was more frightening and more of a struggle than she cares to admit, and it's a time she does not enjoy thinking about.
    9. What is your character’s major flaws?
    she's loyal almost to a fault. even if someone she cared about at one point turns on her or turns out to not be the person she thought they were, alaya can't find it in her to oppose them or do them harm. she can also be too trusting at times, ready to accept and see the good in others even if there isn't actually any good there.
    10. What famous/"deep" quote does your character live/go by?
    being a people person, one of the main quotes alaya strives to live by is "if someone makes you happy, make them happier." she adores her friends and family and always wants to do her best to be the sunshine for them when she can. she is also a big supporter of the simple "be kind." and "see the good in everyone." quotes.
    11. If they were a Disney villain/hero, who would they be and why?
    since becoming an immortal and finding herself thrust into a situation where she felt like an outcast who didn't belong with the people around her, probably belle or maybe rapunzel. belle was an outsider to the people around her simply for being different and not fitting in with what was considered the norm, which is something alaya can relate to all too well. and rapunzel found herself exploring a new world that she had no experiences of, which is how it felt stepping into the world of being an immortal when it first happened to alaya.
    12. If they were to kill one family member/friend, who would they kill? Why?
    on a serious note, she wouldn't be able to kill any of them. as mentioned, one of her major problems is her loyalty to the people she cares for and thus regardless of what happened she wouldn't do it. on a joking note, it's absolutely logan because he doesn't know when to shut his mouth and stop making inappropriate comments about her relationship with his brother.
    13. If they found themselves in a soulmate AU, how would it 'appear' on them?
    since her first meeting with the man she considers to be her soulmate was rather brief (as in, they didn't even get the chance to introduce themselves), and they didn't properly meet again until several years later, i imagine it would be the in the form of the other's name being tattooed on her somewhere and they'd both be suitably miffed to discover that they'd met before but not known it.
    14. If they were a mythological beast, what would they be?
    not so much a beast, but she'd probably be a nymph of some kind if she was any sort of mythological creature.
    15. What is your character's favourite word and its meaning?
    family. it holds so much meaning to her for different reasons - a reminder of her blood family who she far outlived, and the comfort and warmth it brings her when she thinks about the new family that she's found and wouldn't give up for anything.
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Re: AS Afflatus: Issue Twenty-Three

Tue May 07, 2019 12:47 am

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Re: AS Afflatus: Issue Twenty-Three

Tue May 07, 2019 4:06 am

    • 1. If you could bitch slap one celebrity, who would it be?
      mmm truly too many to count. if you could count the entirety of the current white house as celebrities,,,, or maybe alex jones. that ass has it coming.

      2. Did you brush your teeth this morning?
      you'd bet i did. i have major dentist anxiety, there's no way i'll skip brushing my teeth, not even once.

      3. What is the meaning behind your AS name?
      the fact that hyenas are the freaking best.

      4. Who is someone you miss?
      honestly, there are too many people to count. right now, the friends i left back in pa are on my mind; but i also miss my grandparents. and i know in a few days i'm leaving behind my campus friends for the summer, heading to a field station with people i don't know for the duration of the summer. so i guess i anticipate missing them.

      5. What is a character of someone else’s that you adore?
      god i don't even know. i haven't been roleplaying enough recently; so i don't know people's characters on here. and i don't read enough to know of anything others.

      6. What is a character of someone else’s that you wish you created for yourself?
      again; i really don't know. in general i wish that my characters were more unique, as i tend to take bits and pieces from all over.

      7. What is the worst Mary Sue / Gary Stu trait you’ve seen?
      'so great with words that they can convince anyone of anything' like, no. the hero doesn't always draw everyone to their side right off the bat. the hero gets to have enemies for reasons other than 'they're good and the enemies are evil'.

      8. Have you ever gone back and reread threads from your first year of roleplaying/writing?
      nope. my first year of roleplaying was in elementary school. god knows i ain't about to find that again, not a chance in hell.

      9. What is your guilty pleasure fandom?
      honestly i don't even know? i really love spyro, that's not really that guilty but i know more than any grown ass adult should. i also love how to train your dragon wayyy too much.

      10. What is a name you are absolutely obsessed with?
      swift, as a last name. i have to struggle not to make everyone a member of the supposed swift family.

      11. Who is your favorite antagonist?
      god, so many. i love khan from star trek: into darkness. i love when you can't actually argue that the antagonist is wrong. maybe their methods aren't always great (can't have a movie without a few explosions and fight scenes) but their message is.

      12. How different was your life five years ago?
      five years ago i was in high school. right around now i was taking ap exams, but right now i have to deal with college exams, so this isn't really much of an improvement. i wasn't nearly as good at dealing with my anxiety in high school; and during junior year began the time that my relationship with my mom really hit one of its lowest points. so, aside from exams, i'd say things are beginning to look up. i have more confidence now, and more ability to work through my issues on my own.

      13. Would you want to know when you’re going to die?
      in theory, no. in practice i already know of the genes that run in my family-- there's a good chance i already know what's coming.

      14. Do you hold grudges? What was the longest?
      mm, i used to, but know, i just don't have time for it. i don't necessarily like everyone (see entitled people and bigots for examples) but i don't bother myself with worrying about people once their out of my life. it ain't worth it to keep the dead weight around. much better just to cut it free and move on-- no use worrying about people who aren't on your side.

      15. What would you be the god/goddess of?
      probably something bug-related. maybe the deity of identifying lepidoptera because that feels like most of what i do at this point. though i feel like i could be related to some sort of knowledge goddess-- i'm not saying i'm the most intelligent person ever or anything, but i know i have a good memory and strong work ethic, and those are two traits i value highly in myself. high work ethic especially. and the ability to see situations from multiple viewpoints and not be constrained to one way to solve a problem. or, maybe some sort of sun deity-- i've always loved stories of those.
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AS Afflatus: Member Interview

Tue May 07, 2019 10:31 am

  • 1. If you could bitch slap one celebrity, who would it be?
    xxxxx there is not a god on this earth that could save J Law from these hands
    2. Did you brush your teeth this morning?
    xxxxx yes, just in time to not go to school (:
    3. What is the meaning behind your AS name?
    xxxxx it's the only adjective to describe my future
    4. Who is someone you miss?
    xxxxx carrie fisher. i've never met her but isn't it curious that things collectively got shitter when we lost her
    5. What is a character of someone else’s that you adore?
    xxxxx so you just want my to choose a favorite child, just like that?
    6. What is a character of someone else’s that you wish you created for yourself?
    xxxxx i don't think I have one? not one that i can think of right now, at least
    7. What is the worst Mary Sue / Gary Stu trait you’ve seen?
    xxxxx idk, i don't find those types of characters memorable enough to recall them tbh subtle shade throwing oops
    8. Have you ever gone back and reread threads from your first year of roleplaying/writing?
    xxxxx if i want to hurt myself, i play video games with a mic and a set respawn point
    9. What is your guilty pleasure fandom?
    xxxxx none of my pleasures are guilty and thems the facts, i shitpost about my faves proudly and without shame and i dare you to stop me
    10. What is a name you are absolutely obsessed with?
    xxxxx kieran and daniel and you can tell just my looking at my characters
    11. Who is your favorite antagonist?
    xxxxx megamind and dr. heinz doofenshmirtz
    12. How different was your life five years ago?
    xxxxx oh so very; my parents had just divorced, my grandma was still alive, i didn't have tattoos, and i had not discovered how glorious bastille is.
    13. Would you want to know when you’re going to die?
    xxxxx yes but only like, 5 minutes before it happens so i can make whoever kills me experience the wrath of god too
    14. Do you hold grudges? What was the longest?
    xxxxx not until the sonic movie came out and boy is that one going to last forever
    15. What would you be the god/goddess of?
    xxxxx memes, trivial facts, and doing the absolute most to avoid killing a spider myself
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AS Afflatus: Character Interview

Tue May 07, 2019 11:32 am

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1. What subject is/was your character best at in school? Getting detention and wearing suits History sounds like the perfect kind of just-barely-not-boring subject that Orion would torture himself with. He also did very well with English, I know his vocabulary makes this very shocking because he uses curses as a filler every other word
2. What is their favorite book? Anything with a tragic hero because he's just dramatic enough to believe he can relate.
3. Favorite literary hero or heroine? Anne of Green Gables, he can relate a lot to her stubborn pridefulness. But also he's dramatic and eager to please too, which he'd never personally admit.
4. Favorite literary villain? uh
5. What would completely break your character? At this point? Being rebuffed by the one person who truly believed in him
6. How does your character feel about sex? It sure does occur in people's lives, don't it! He never really connected emotion to it, until he fell in love and suddenly there was a secondary connection to it all. It's still not even top ten concerns in his mind, but now he recognizes touch starvation and sometimes a bitch just wants to mess around with someone he cares about
7. What is your character afraid of? He's terrified of rejection and abandonment, so much so that he tends to reject people before they can reject him. He's too sensitive to handle being dropped by someone he cares a lot about so he finds it easier to turn his back on them first, and cut the possibility of having to deal with that hurt all on his own. He'd already done it once, which is why he keeps his sisters at an arms' length now and tries his hardest to keep Sep as distant as possible
8. What is your character reluctant to tell people? That he actually does like, feel things. He's not very good at admitting that he cares, because it never really amounted to anything when he was a kid. It was just a fact that would get dismissed or set aside for someone else's desires.
9. What is your character’s major flaws? Being a stubborn asshole, but what else is new. He's also out to wreck his lungs because he can't stick to it when he says he's going to quit smoking. And he's very emotional but refuses to let himself outwardly feel his emotions so he bottles them up and it becomes everybody else's problem.
10. What famous/"deep" quote does your character live/go by? "Don't count your ducks before they hatch" which is both wrong and has never been relevant to his life at all, in any way.
11. If they were a Disney villain/hero, who would they be and why? Maleficent but like, the Angelina Jolie version of her because Angie is hot but also because that version was demonized for like, no reason? Bich Stefan take some accountability, she's not a monster, ur just a really big jerk! Also he would absolutely accidentally adopt a child, let's be totally honest here
12. If they were to kill one family member/friend, who would they kill? Why? He'd say his mother, since she was the main cause of his childhood rejection and really the one thing stopping him family from coming even remotely close to accepting him. But in reality, he wouldn't be able to do it, although she would not share the same hesitation.
13. If they found themselves in a soulmate AU, how would it 'appear' on them? Probably like a busted lip tbh, although he already does have a mark from the man he loves, it's just a demon mark signifying their deal
14. If they were a mythological beast, what would they be? Aside from werewolf of which he already is, I cannot stop thinking of centaur and I know that is wrong. I have a strong feeling it'd be like...a griffin? He's prideful enough for that
15. What is your character's favourite word and its meaning? i wasn't prepared for this question lol
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Tue May 07, 2019 8:21 pm

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                  1. What subject is/was your character best at in school?
                  Gamora didn't grow up the way most children did. She was educated briefly on her home planet, but nothing much to her memory then was raised under Thanos. She did enjoy learning combat before everything got super violent and he started putting modifications to her body.
                  2. What is their favorite book?
                  She doesn't read. But if she did, anything non-fiction and factual.
                  3. Favorite literary hero or heroine?
                  Same as above. If it's fictional, it's considered a waste of time. Though she enjoys the movies and shows Peter shows her.
                  4. Favorite literary villain?
                  Same as above. She thought Darth Vader was pretty cool.
                  5. What would completely break your character?
                  Losing Peter and the other Guardians. She loves them more than anything, especially Peter. And it would be worse if it was Thanos who took them away from her.
                  6. How does your character feel about sex?
                  Considering she and Peter fuck like rabbits, she likes it a lot. But only if it means something. To her, it's a waste of time otherwise.
                  7. What is your character afraid of?
                  "Nothing." That's a total lie though.
                  8. What is your character reluctant to tell people?
                  Her feelings and about her past. Other than Peter. He pretty much knows all.
                  9. What is your character’s major flaws?
                  Her lack of trust in herself and others and inability to go through her emotions as she should. It effects her relationship with Peter sometimes. She trusts him, but not necessarily herself. And she still isn't sure how to feel the feelings.
                  10. What famous/"deep" quote does your character live/go by?
                  "Sometimes I make the mistake of repeating some of Peter's strange movie quotes. I can't help it, he doesn't stop using them."
                  11. If they were a Disney villain/hero, who would they be and why?
                  She'd probably be someone like Mulan? Idk none of them really fit for her.
                  12. If they were to kill one family member/friend, who would they kill? Why?
                  "None of them. I'd sacrifice myself for any of these people. But technically speaking, Thanos counts as family, unfortunately. So I'd kill him. Without hesitation."
                  13. If they found themselves in a soulmate AU, how would it 'appear' on them?
                  Probably something on her abdomen. For reasons that are far too long to explain. Go read the sin bin and you'd get why lol.
                  14. If they were a mythological beast, what would they be?
                  I'm gonna go the DND route cause she'd be a badass Paladian or something. Or some cool kind of shapeshifter? Idk honestly. She'd just be something badass.
                  15. What is your character's favourite word and its meaning?
                  "I use a lot of choice words to describe Peter. Some bad, some good, but all endearing someway or another."
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