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11.  What do they think of creation? Do they believe in evolution or do they believe in God? What is their religion like?

Nod: distantly believes in the Goddess. He knows She’s around, but since She’s never touched his life directly, he pretty much lives his life like they’re inhabiting the same area but that She has more important concerns than him.

Aurelan: As her current inability to lie demonstrates, she knows the Goddess exists, and usually that’s a form of comfort for her. At the moment, she’s more resentful than anything else, but once the spell passes (or she gets used to it), she’ll take it as a sign that the Goddess values her, that She sought to save Aurelan from her self-destruction. She’s just not at the point of recognizing that yet.

21. Your character has been granted 3 wishes; what would they wish for and why?

Nod: His father to come back to life healthy and whole, his mother to be happy, and Ronin to fix what he’d broken, in that order.

Aurelan: For Jaeger to be returned to her, healthy and whole. That’s all she really wants. She misses him so badly, and while the years have lessened the pain, it hasn’t lessened the missage.

26. How does your character prepare for bed? Do they sleep at all or can they stay awake for days on end without trouble?

Nod: pretty much dresses in something soft and collapses. He doesn’t take long to fall asleep, and he’ll sleep hard. He can stay awake for a day or two, but by the end of it, he’s stumbling and he’s more of a danger to himself with a weapon in his hand than anything else.

Aurelan: Does not sleep well. Period. She’ll work long into the night and then fall asleep over her loom or sewing. She’s trying to get better about getting dressed and getting into bed, but it’s hard for her to sleep laying down. She doesn’t sleep well alone, because she’s reaching for someone who isn’t there. However, if she doesn’t sleep, she’ll get slow and she will sleep eventually. The only times she sleeps well are when she uses a sleeping potion, and she doesn’t want to do that. She doesn’t want to have to rely on an aid to do something like sleep.

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30 Uncommon Character Development Questions ( send me a number )

edhelernil:

  1. What position does your character sleep in? ( i.e; stomach, side, back, etc. ) Describe why they do this — optional.
  2. Does your character have any noteworthy features? Freckles? Dimples? A scar somewhere unusual? etc.
  3. Does your character have an accent? What does it sound like?
  4. Do they have any verbal tics? Do they have trouble pronouncing certain words or getting their thoughts across clearly?
  5. What are their chief tension areas? 
  6. If you were to pick one song — and only one song — to describe your character, what would it be and why?
  7. How does your character perceive themselves? Positive? Negative? Neutral?
  8. Are they a quick thinker or do they need time to sort through their thoughts?
  9. Does your character dream or are their nights filled with an empty blackness? Describe a dream they’ve had or a night they couldn’t sleep and what they did to preoccupy their time.
  10. If they had a choice, would they prefer a subway or a bus for public transportation?
  11. What do they think of creation? Do they believe in evolution or do they believe in God? What is their religion like?
  12. Describe 5 unusual characteristics your muse has.
  13. Have they ever been so overwhelmed they had to stop and take a break from something? 
  14. Are they a team player or do they prefer to be solo?
  15. Can they multi-task or must they focus on one subject at a time?
  16. What are their best school subjects? What are their worst? List five of each.
  17. Is your character an introvert or an extrovert? How do they handle big crowds of people?
  18. Are they a leader, do they prefer to follow, or would they rather just stay on the sidelines altogether?
  19. If your character was suddenly challenged, would they rather run away or stay and fight?
  20. If your character was allowed to murder one person without any consequences, who would that person be and why?
  21. Your character has been granted 3 wishes; what would they wish for and why?
  22. Does your character trust people right off the bat or does it take them some time to warm up to someone?
  23. Do they prefer romance or affection? What is the quickest way to your character’s heart?
  24. Does your character have any enemies? If so, who and why?
  25. Do they have any weird bedroom habits? Any unusual kinks?
  26. How does your character prepare for bed? Do they sleep at all or can they stay awake for days on end without trouble?
  27. If your character had one thing to say to their parents before they died, what would it be?
  28. Are they afraid of death? Do they have any regrets?
  29. Does your character get restless when things are too quiet or do they favour solitude and silence? Why?
  30. Finally; if your character was forced to eat one thing for the rest of their life, what would they choose and why?
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leafman-tess:

youknowitsleafman:

leafman-tess:

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He rested his hands over hers and glanced at her. “You okay? You’re taking it better than the last person I spoke to about it.” Which would be August, on a night he and Shaydon were talking. August had come in to make them tea and had heard the tail-end of the conversation and gone utterly ballistic. It…had not been pleasant.

"I’m… processing it," she murmured, closing her eyes. "I don’t like the idea of someone… hurting you or your mother. Especially not someone she trusted. That’s… It’s evil. She never told me about any of this, but I see that she has her reasons."

She shifted so that her forehead was on his shoulder—so he couldn’t see the look in her eyes when she asked, “Is there a name?” He wouldn’t see the cold, calculating thirst for murder brewing just behind her eyes.

"There is," he confirmed, "but don’t bother. Bastard’s already dead." He traced his fingers over her knuckles before he wove their fingers together. "It’s why Mom’s so defensive of women, you know. Why she doesn’t mind offering her guest bed to a woman sleeping off a drink or three. I think she’s even hurt people to defend some of the women under her, but we’ve never talked about it." He leaned his head back and closed his eyes. "And why I’m so careful."

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leafman-tess:

Tess nodded once he’d finished speaking and fanned her hands out, shifting forward slightly as they slid to his front and she wrapped her arms around his torso. She stayed there for a long moment, her cheek resting against his marked back. She could feel hear his heartbeat and feel him breathe. Brushing her lips against him, she kissed a path up to his neck and rested her chin on his shoulder.

He rested his hands over hers and glanced at her. “You okay? You’re taking it better than the last person I spoke to about it.” Which would be August, on a night he and Shaydon were talking. August had come in to make them tea and had heard the tail-end of the conversation and gone utterly ballistic. It…had not been pleasant.

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leafman-tess
"Not to be intrusive—and if I am, you don't have to answer—but how'd you get this?"

Nod glanced at his back. “Well, some are battle scars. You’ll never believe it, but I wasn’t always good at ducking. As for the rest…” He wondered how to put it. “Mom got involved with someone after Dad died, only he wasn’t. Well. I got between them once I understood what was going, and that was the result.” Talking it out had helped his visceral reaction to the reminder, but he wasn’t ready yet to fully go into the emotional baggage. Being as blase as he could be was all he could handle at the moment.

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leafman-tess
Tess sank onto the bed, pulling her uniform over her head with a misplaced, disconnected kind of lethargy. "I need a hug."

Nod sat down next to her. He would find out later what had happened, but for now he helped her with the remainder of her uniform before tugging her against him. He tucked her forehead against his neck and wrapped his arms around her back. “That better?”

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Send me “How’d you get this?” For my muses reaction to yours tracing one of their scars and asking how they got it.

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Put ‘Obey Me’ in my ask, followed by a command and my character will have to do it!

thiswasallmychoice:

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Put one of these in my askbox

inboxideas:

  • "I need a hug."
  • "I could kill you!"
  • "Kiss me."
  • "You’re so weird."
  • "Why are you wearing that?"
  • "You coward."
  • "You’re all out of ____."
  • "You. Come. Snuggle. NOW!"

get a reaction from my character

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leafman-tess:

youknowitsleafman:

leafman-tess:

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She focused on the needles, disliking how clumsy it felt. “Both Jaeger and Ronin made sure to underscore to Nod that weapons were not a toy, but I’m not sure how sound their judgement was in hindsight.” She scowled playfully, raising her eyes to meet his. “They did decide to put Nod on Jaeger’s magpie at 4 alone. I was less than pleased.” She shook her head, her braid swinging against her back. “Nod ended up breaking his wrist in that particular incidence.”

He chuckled, “Poor kid. What was he like when he was younger? Tess was practically wild for a good few years. She had a penchant for climbing everything she could reach and throwing mud at neighbor kids who’d been unkind. We were constantly on alert.”

He paused for a moment, rubbing his eyes and finishing off his tea. “Rhea’s nerves frayed a little quicker than my own, which was understandable, given her line of work. Tess has a mix of our temperaments, but when she gets angry, she’s the spitting, hissing, roaring image of her mother,” he added.

"He was sweet, but—impulsive. Curious. He got into everything, even things I didn’t want him to, like my knitting needles. He played with neighbors’ children, and flirted with all of them." Her eyes lit up. "Once, he thought to serenade one of the girls he played with, and Jaeger heard it, and he thought Nod was dying or something, so he hastily fetched the pitcher and soaked him from head to toe. Once Nod explained it, Jaeger was horrified at his son’s ‘caterwauling,’ as Jaeger put it to me later. Jaeger could sing all right, but out of the two of us, I have the better voice."

She tilted her head. “Jaeger was the soul of patience, where I could get flustered more easily. It helped that we had Ronin to help out—since I worked full time and Jaeger’s schedule could be odd, Ronin stepped in rather a lot. It’s probably fair to say that Nod’s personality is a combination of the three of us, but yes, Nod has my temper.” She sighed briefly. “Holds it all in until it comes out in a rush, and by the time it’s gotten to that point, it doesn’t matter what we say—we won’t regret anything.”

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