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19 July 2013 @ 10:35 am
Association Meme  
Give me the name of a character that I write or have written, and I'll give you 3-5 things I associate with that character—items they might own, clothes they might wear, decor in their living spaces, colours or music that suits them, images that remind me of them, facts from my head canon, etc.

Feel free to ask for more than one character. OCs and AU versions welcome.
 
 
 
frozen_delightfrozen_delight on July 19th, 2013 02:53 pm (UTC)
As I discovered and fell in love with your Sherlock stories on AO3 last month and particularly enjoyed "An Extended Stay", which featured the best Molly Hooper portrayal that I've encountered in fic so far, I'd love to hear your thoughts on her.
(Sorry for this terribly long sentence!)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 19th, 2013 03:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you so much! Nice to meet you. :-D

- Colour synesthesia for her name: MOLLY HOOPER
- 'Molly' is a pet name for Margaret, but literally no one ever uses her full name.
- Molly's cow oven mitt
- Molly's tea pot
- Her degree is in Biomedical Sciences, and she graduated from Imperial College London
frozen_delightfrozen_delight on July 19th, 2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the answer - that's brilliant. Where do you get all those ideas?
The teapot is hilarious! Let's just hope that Toby doesn't take it for a playmate and accidently breaks it.
And I want that cow oven mitt! :)

By the way, I hope you don't mind that I added you to my friends list in order to keep up with any possible writing updates of yours.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 19th, 2013 08:31 pm (UTC)
I am far too obsessive about the details of my stories, so I wind up with all sorts of stuff I have no idea what to do with.

You're very welcome here! I don't mind at all.
formerly lifeinsomniac: SherlockChaseScenejoonscribble on July 19th, 2013 03:11 pm (UTC)
I'm going to try and not be obvious (oh nevermind):

BBC Sherlock's Mycroft Holmes, please!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 19th, 2013 03:30 pm (UTC)
Never not be obvious, m'dear. ILU!

-Colour synesthesia for his name: MYCROFT HOLMES
-Both his pocket watch and the gold ring he wears are his father's.
-Quite a good artist (seven years as an only child being doted on by Grand-maman meant a lot of tutelage), but lacks the work ethic to do much with it.
-I haven't finished it yet, but the Holmes Penthouse (where Mycroft sometimes lives) looks roughly like this. (Please ignore strange man in the loo, he's there for scale purposes)


aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on July 19th, 2013 05:06 pm (UTC)
I love the floor plan! (And it's fine to have a strange man in the loo as long as you remember to include a loo! I feel like I ought to be tagging some of my entries and comments: tag: toilet obsession)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 19th, 2013 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks, it's loosely based on a real London flat, and all those polygons screamed Holmes to me.

I always put toilets in my floor plans, if that eases your mind at all.
aelfgyfu_mead: John Watsonaelfgyfu_mead on July 19th, 2013 08:21 pm (UTC)
I have noticed that you always include toilets, and it makes me happy every darned time!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 19th, 2013 08:27 pm (UTC)
I had a toilet issues for a number of years, and the location and beauty of toilets is something I rank as very important.
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on July 19th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Always know where your toilet is (apologies to Douglas Adams). As long as they're not filthy, I don't worry about their aesthetics very much.

But I should add that we got a rose-colored toilet for my daughter's bathroom, to match part of the wallpaper, at her request. We've moved since, and the toilet is one of a very few things I miss about that house.

Edited at 2013-07-19 08:39 pm (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on July 19th, 2013 05:20 pm (UTC)
I totally dig Mycroft's pad.

And aw for him wearing his dad's things.
Dusty: SPN. Bobby hugs Casdustlines on July 19th, 2013 07:37 pm (UTC)
I just want you to know that I clicked the link to find the man in the loo, though I could not clearly define the compulsion that was causing me to do so. XD

That said, it's a lovely living space! Definitely suits him. :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 19th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
Ha! Awesome! It only makes me respect you more. The man is in most of my rough floor plans (sometimes more than one of him) to help me make sure things are placed at the right height and are usable in size. Working in miniature understandably makes everything look too small.
Dusty: SPN. Dean hugs Casdustlines on July 19th, 2013 08:19 pm (UTC)
Oh, good! I'm glad my wanting to peek at a tiny virtual man in the loo is a positive in my favor! Haha. It's a wise precaution, I think, to have people properly sized for whatever is being made. :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 20th, 2013 01:02 am (UTC)
It shows you have a good sense of curiosity, which is very admirable, Ash.

The first thing I ever designed had huge windows (purposely) and made the scale of everything else look tiny by comparison, so I'm always very careful that things are the size they should be. There are a few different people models that come with the programme, but that one is my favourite because he looks very unimpressed at having to stand there.
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on July 19th, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
Jack Harkness


and, either Faye or Mal Dresden
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 19th, 2013 04:05 pm (UTC)
I'll get back to you on Jack, but here's Fay:

- Colour synthesia for her name: JULIANNA MARGARET LEFAY DRESDEN
- Grown Uppish Fay
-Fay and Miranda
- Her daemon's settled form (a glasswinged butterfly)

Edited at 2013-07-19 04:06 pm (UTC)
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on July 19th, 2013 04:51 pm (UTC)
Oooh, love that butterfly and it works so well for Faye!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 19th, 2013 11:16 pm (UTC)
Okay, here's Jack (I've not seen much past Series Two of TW, so I have no actual canon from that time period)

-Colour Synesthesia for his name: JACK HARKNESS
- Accidentally 'wrote' a number of WWII songs due to them having a revival in popularity when he was a child. He sang them, and they caught on in WWII period, but they hadn't been written yet. It's a stable time loop.
- Likes to dance, a lot, and knows hundreds of styles from many time periods and galaxies. Will demonstrate if you get him drunk enough.
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on July 19th, 2013 11:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, I like that he accidentally wrote songs!

And yes, I bet he would demonstrate his dancing skills if drunk enough!
aelfgyfu_mead: Dresdenaelfgyfu_mead on July 19th, 2013 05:07 pm (UTC)
Bob—from the show, if you can manage. I've only read two of the books so far (and find that Bob not very interesting, but then, he's basically a plot device rather than a character).
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 19th, 2013 11:25 pm (UTC)
TV!Bob is an amalgam of a number of characters from the books--Bob, Michael, Thomas. Book!Bob is basically snark and exposition in a bottle, though he does get some characterization in the later novels.

-Colour Synthesia for his name: HROTHBERT of BAINBRIDGE aka "BOB"
- Had an older brother and a younger sister (she died shortly after birth)
-Winifred looks very much like Waterhouse's Lady of Shalott in my mind.
- My mental image of Bob always has him wearing something like this, though I'm fairly sure he didn't wear anything like that on the show.
- Was very fond of his owner during the Victorian era and bases most of his wardrobe on his style.
aelfgyfu_meadaelfgyfu_mead on July 20th, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
Was very fond of his owner during the Victorian era and bases most of his wardrobe on his style.
Yes!
Dusty: Dresden Files. Harry + Booksdustlines on July 19th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
I was going to say Bob or Human!Bob, but alas! That's been claimed already. Harry Dresden or his dad, perhaps? ^_^
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 20th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
Ooh, Malcolm is intersting. Hmm.

-Colour synesthesia for his name: MALCOLM DRESDEN
-Watched a lot of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies on the road, and taught Harry how to foxtrot.
- Kept a bottle of dirt from Maggie's grave, since he travelled too much to visit it regularly. Harry has it now, as well as a bottle from Malcolm's grave.
- He always read to Harry before bed, long past the age Harry should have grown out of it. He did all the voices, and when Harry re-reads some of his childhood favourites, he sometimes mimic the voices to himself because they sound wrong otherwise.
Dusty: Dresden Files. Harry + Booksdustlines on July 23rd, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
This is so great! I love that you added your color synesthesia associations for each character. Oddly, I look at the colors you've chosen, and I find they suit everyone ridiculously well, even though I don't have color synesthesia myself. Beautiful to look at. What color associations do you have with Harry, if I may ask?

And aww, these facts are so bittersweet and believable. I can see Harry carrying on the bottle of dirt tradition, out of love and to remember his parents. The reading in different voices is totally something Malcolm would have done for Harry, too.

Thank you for this! I love your character interpretations. <3
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 24th, 2013 12:32 am (UTC)
What color associations do you have with Harry, if I may ask?

HARRY BLACKSTONE COPPERFIELD DRESDEN

It's odd how much green and orange my characters have. I wonder if that's what attracts me to them? A lot of my stories are green, too.

Thank you for this! I love your character interpretations. <3

Thanks, dear! Scrib and I were talking last night about how we have more headcanon than stories to put it in. I like these memes for that reason. :D

Dusty: SPN. D + Feathersdustlines on July 24th, 2013 07:40 pm (UTC)
I don't think that's odd at all. I think most authors, once they find a favorite way to write, start developing a certain "color palette" that defines their personal style! Perhaps you should write an autumn story with pumpkins in it. :)

Scrib and I were talking last night about how we have more headcanon than stories to put it in. I like these memes for that reason. :D

Hee! I like that about memes, too, and 'Scrib is a delight to craft headcanons with. I actually rented and watched Skyfall last night so that I could better understand your Skyfall/Sherlock crossover. :D
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: Harry confusedawanderingbard on July 24th, 2013 07:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, that actually sounds really appealing. Pumpkins with green leaves.

I found it interesting that both Harry and Fay (his daughter in my AU) verse, have forest green first names. The whole family actually have a combination of green and orange names. I didn't even mean to do that!

Hee! I like that about memes, too, and 'Scrib is a delight to craft headcanons with. I actually rented and watched Skyfall last night so that I could better understand your Skyfall/Sherlock crossover. :D

Yeah, Scrib and I get into epic comment fests bout headcanons. It's hard to stop once you get rolling.

Did you enjoy it? (It's cool if you didn't, I don't judge)
Dusty: SPN. Rainy Daysdustlines on August 5th, 2013 08:16 am (UTC)
I'm replying ages late, I'm so sorry! I've been really scattered lately. But yes, I did enjoy Skyfall! Q was awesome, and I liked how one of the prevailing themes of the movie was growing up and finding peace with one's own limitations. Interesting stuff, for an action movie. Particularly a Bond movie, which I've assumed for so long should be riddled with devil-may-care attitudes, etc.... It was a pleasant surprise!

Yeah, Scrib and I get into epic comment fests bout headcanons. It's hard to stop once you get rolling.

I've noticed! You two make excellent theories, too. Always fun to watch those form. :D
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 6th, 2013 12:10 am (UTC)
Particularly a Bond movie, which I've assumed for so long should be riddled with devil-may-care attitudes, etc.... It was a pleasant surprise!

I think the newest Bond movies have found a great balance between exciting action and serious drama. For all that Bond sleeps around, the new Bond girls are very capable in their own ways, and there is a general theme that violence against women is intolerable, and Bond will hunt you down if you hurt someone under his protection.

I've noticed! You two make excellent theories, too. Always fun to watch those form. :D

They've produced many a fic for both parties, so it's highly useful, too. :D

I'm glad you enjoyed it, and it was sweet to watch it for us. If you haven't seen the other Craig movies, they are also good. But they don't have Q in them. But they are good.