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How my cat lays down.

How my cat lays down.

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14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?

14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?

Uuugh.  What did I do to get another porn tumblr following me?  I’ve been so careful with my tagging!

30 day characterization challenge: Syl

nerdycanuck:

evilcorynn:

The 30 questions

Notes on Syl

2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?

This is a fairly easy one to answer - her horns, ears, tail, and pearly grey skin. Probably her hair too. Syl is a rather striking character overall!

Horns: Black and curved, Syl’s horns point towards the back.Though they are of the same shape as Scrae’s, they differ in color from his, so it’s likely she inherited that aspect of them from her biological mother.

Pearly Grey Skin: Depending on the world, it’s possible that her grey skin would seem very different from those around her. It’s even possible that compared to humans, her skin tone would be rather striking, especially when combined with her bright red hair. 

Ears:
 Her ears are interesting in that the are reminiscent of Scrae’s ears, though not quite as long (as my partner in crime points out). These are likely inherited through her mother.

Tail: I’m not even sure how such a cute little tail wouldn’t be among her most promiment physical features. I mean, look at it..! So cute!

Hair: Hers is bright red. I’ve read that red hair among humans is becoming more and more rare, so hair like hers would probably draw quite a few eyes.


I imagine that her unique appearance, combined with her upbringing, would have led Syl to become rather confident with how she looks. The upbringing would have been especially important - both Scrae and Val, despite their differences in parenting, would have been on the same page in empowering their children into becoming confident individuals.

This would have caused her to her feeling comfortable pursuing whatever mode of dress strikes her fancy - I couldn’t see her feeling limited by expectations or gender, but rather simply by her own tastes. She wears what she likes. 

Yesssss

My turn!

3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don’t have any, is there a reason?

Oh dang, this I hadn’t thought about before.  Though her demon heritage makes her stronger than humans, and harder to hurt, she’s still half human, so she’s not immune to injury or scarring.  So far, all her scars come from childhood injuries.

On her left knee, she has a short but thick scar left from falling off a bicycle multiple times, and not telling her dads about it.  She was afraid she’d get in trouble for using her brother’s bike without permission.  Later, of course, she got lots of hugs and assurances that she can always come to her dads if she’s hurt, and even if she did something wrong, they won’t be mad.  

On the inside of her left arm is a thin line of a scar, from their cat, Milton.  He really, really didn’t want to be picked up.

Behind her right ear is a small, jagged scar from when she was getting too big to fly anymore, but wouldn’t give up trying.  She had gotten in the air by jumping off of a tree branch, but couldn’t stay up and smacked her head on the concrete when she fell.  That required a trip to the ER and fifteen stitches.

Under her chin, a little off center, is a small scar from falling off of a school desk she had climbed onto.  That required two stitches.

She’s got scar tissue in her ear lobes, because she begged and begged to get her ears pierced when she started middle school.  Unfortunately, the demon in her doesn’t take well to having holes punched in her body, so they kept healing up, even healing around earrings while they were still in.  Now the holes are healed shut, but she still has lumps of scar tissue that she can feel in her lobes.

Her scars are bright white, and a little shiny, against her gray skin.  She doesn’t mind them, since they’re not very noticeable.  Her dads don’t know this yet, but she’s wondering how white tattoos would look on her…

neuroatypically-speaking:

alexvasnormandy:

spiritofemby:

harryfloorcorn:

WHAT IS YOUR SUPERVILLAIN NAME?

The Horrifying Customer. OH GOD NO

Fuck you. I’m the Tumblr Critic.
….accurate

The Horrifying Car Alarm
For the record, as an autistic who is sensitive to loud, piercing sounds, that’s a concept that is terrifying. 

The obsessive buzzkill.yeah.  That is 100% accurate.

neuroatypically-speaking:

alexvasnormandy:

spiritofemby:

harryfloorcorn:

WHAT IS YOUR SUPERVILLAIN NAME?

The Horrifying Customer. OH GOD NO

Fuck you. I’m the Tumblr Critic.

….accurate

The Horrifying Car Alarm

For the record, as an autistic who is sensitive to loud, piercing sounds, that’s a concept that is terrifying

The obsessive buzzkill.

yeah. That is 100% accurate.

Trying to age up another of Scrae’s adopted kids.  Ilarias is a wood elf.

Trying to age up another of Scrae’s adopted kids.  Ilarias is a wood elf.

Unrelated to the character challenge I’ve been doing. Scrae and I share many feels.

Unrelated to the character challenge I’ve been doing. Scrae and I share many feels.

30 day characterization challenge: Syl

The 30 questions

Notes on Syl

1.) Describe your character’s relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?

This part should be pretty easy.  Syl has never met her biological parents.  Her mother is a really nasty piece of work, a pretty cut and dry villain.  And a succubus.  Her father was also a nasty villain, worse than her mother, because humans always have the potential to be terrible.  In fact, the circumstances of her parents meeting and conceiving her are super upsetting, and her adopted parents have not told her about it.  With her biological father dead, and the mother banished to another world, it seems easiest to just tell her that her parents are gone.

She was adopted at birth by Scrae (who is actually her grandfather on her mother’s side) and Val (who is actually her half brother on her father’s side.  Shit gets complicated with this family).  She adores her dads completely, and they adore her.  They can’t really help it, since she has an aura that makes people love her, and they were both around her constantly for the first nine years of her life.  Even now that she’s away at college, Scrae is happy to give her whatever she wants and believes she can never do wrong (though, he has a tendency to think that about all children, and she’s perpetually his little girl).  Val may try to set boundaries, but Syl knows him well enough to get around them.

So, yes, she was spoiled completely by Scrae.  But she is so naturally sweet-natured, that it turned out OK.  She’s not used to people saying “no” to her, but she is constantly concerned with other people being happy, so she never asks for anything that might hurt them.

Val provided enough structure in her life to give her the tools she needs to get along in the world. It’s because of him that she does well at school.  After the divorce, Scrae would let her get away with not doing homework or even missing school, but when she was with Val he made her actually do her work, and she eventually realized the value of not goofing off too much.

Though her parents have been divorced now for years, and rarely see each other, she still assumes they’ll get back together someday.  She likes to spend breaks from college with one or the other of them, though she has been making her own friends and sometimes goes on trips with them instead.

Hey nerdycanuck: I have some thoughts about Syl.

For everyone else: Syl is Scrae’s granddaughter, but he and his husband (at the time) adopted her as their own child.  We haven’t RPed her in a long time, but I’ve been thinking about Scrae, so it got me thinking about his kids.  NC and I decided to age her up and do the 30 day characterization challenge for her.
A couple of notes on what we had previously decided about her, but that could potentially change:
She’s 1/2 human, 1/4 succubus, and 1/4 Div (the demon race that Scrae belongs to). 
Skin is pearly gray, eyes black, horns black, hair bright red, she has wings and a short tail.
She used to be able to fly, as a kid, but I think her wings stopped growing at some point, and are now too small for flight.
She’s a little chubby (she inherited Scrae’s love of good food and sweets)
Originally, she had round ears, but I got bored with that so I drew her with longer pointy ears. Not as long as Scrae’s but longer than the standard elf’s.  And they move more like animal ears.
I’m thinking she grew up to be tall.  5’10” probably.
Birthday is 12/20. Though she is a completely mature adult, she is only nine years old. Demons reach maturity much faster than humans. Her aging now is slowing down, and she is potentially immortal.
Gender: demigirl and teragender.  Assigned female at birth, but she has come to understand and identify partly with the primary gender identity of the Div (something like genderless or agender).  Teragender is a word we made up over at fuckyeahmonsterenbies for monster genders that can’t be understood in human terms.
Powers: can cast magical darkness, can see in the dark (if it’s non-magical), resistant to cold/fire/electricity, is a witch of some sort. 
Also, she has an aura that she can’t control which is constantly on and makes everyone like her.
Other ideas: thinking about fucking with the traditions of her heritage and making her asexual (but poly and queer romantic maybe).  Originally was going to be an AD&D wizard, but liking the idea of making her a witch and defining her spells more loosely.  Does she inherit any other powers from Scrae, like shapeshifting and illusions?  Maybe ability to cast glamours to change her appearance?
I was going to start the 30 day challenge thing in the same post, but now this is long, so I’ll start a new one.  But hoping this gets your thought juices flowing, my canadian!

Hey nerdycanuck: I have some thoughts about Syl.

For everyone else: Syl is Scrae’s granddaughter, but he and his husband (at the time) adopted her as their own child.  We haven’t RPed her in a long time, but I’ve been thinking about Scrae, so it got me thinking about his kids.  NC and I decided to age her up and do the 30 day characterization challenge for her.

A couple of notes on what we had previously decided about her, but that could potentially change:

  • She’s 1/2 human, 1/4 succubus, and 1/4 Div (the demon race that Scrae belongs to). 
  • Skin is pearly gray, eyes black, horns black, hair bright red, she has wings and a short tail.
  • She used to be able to fly, as a kid, but I think her wings stopped growing at some point, and are now too small for flight.
  • She’s a little chubby (she inherited Scrae’s love of good food and sweets)
  • Originally, she had round ears, but I got bored with that so I drew her with longer pointy ears. Not as long as Scrae’s but longer than the standard elf’s.  And they move more like animal ears.
  • I’m thinking she grew up to be tall.  5’10” probably.
  • Birthday is 12/20. Though she is a completely mature adult, she is only nine years old. Demons reach maturity much faster than humans. Her aging now is slowing down, and she is potentially immortal.
  • Gender: demigirl and teragender.  Assigned female at birth, but she has come to understand and identify partly with the primary gender identity of the Div (something like genderless or agender).  Teragender is a word we made up over at fuckyeahmonsterenbies for monster genders that can’t be understood in human terms.
  • Powers: can cast magical darkness, can see in the dark (if it’s non-magical), resistant to cold/fire/electricity, is a witch of some sort.
  • Also, she has an aura that she can’t control which is constantly on and makes everyone like her.
  • Other ideas: thinking about fucking with the traditions of her heritage and making her asexual (but poly and queer romantic maybe).  Originally was going to be an AD&D wizard, but liking the idea of making her a witch and defining her spells more loosely.  Does she inherit any other powers from Scrae, like shapeshifting and illusions?  Maybe ability to cast glamours to change her appearance?

I was going to start the 30 day challenge thing in the same post, but now this is long, so I’ll start a new one.  But hoping this gets your thought juices flowing, my canadian!