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25 June 2014 @ 10:54 pm
Memeage for a Sore Brain  
Sorry for the lack of stories of late, I've having one of those month-long migraine spells. Which means it's a good time for memes! Bringing back my second fav. I think there might be some character out there who haven't played yet.

Give me the name of a character I write or have written and I'll tell you:
-What they smell like
-How they sleep (sleeping position, schedule, etc)
-What music they enjoy
-How much time they spend getting ready every morning
-Their favourite thing to collect
-Their family (siblings, parents, extended, etc.)
-A weird/obscure fear they have
-A secret skill


OCS and AUs welcome, as always. Feel free to ask for a couple of characters.

Putting this here to make it easier to respond from my iPad if necessary:



In the past I have done: Anderson, Mummy Holmes, Arthur Shappey, Kevin Ryan, Molly Hooper, Sarah Sawyer, Abby Watson, Mycroft Holmes, and Sherlock Holmes.
 
 
 
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on June 26th, 2014 01:49 pm (UTC)
Ooh, can you do Q from the Trio verse, please?

The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Trioawanderingbard on June 26th, 2014 02:58 pm (UTC)
Certainly!

Q

What they smell like: Clean laundry, generally. 'Mystic Woods' is the soap he prefers, but the online shopping substitutions sometimes result in something else. He also wears the same aftershave that Mycroft gave him when he taught him to shave, which is the same one that their father used. It has oakmoss as the most prominent note, and overall has a clean, crisp scent. Combined with the bergamot of his cologne, he gives off the scent of a strong cup of tea in a pleasant, freshly laundered forest.
How they sleep: In the foetal position, with one hand under his pillow and one arm around his stomach. He finds that position the most comfortable for working on his devices in bed, and often falls asleep doing it, so stays that way. He sleeps whenever he feels tired, whatever time of day or wherever place he might be. Three hours is enough to get him back on his feet again. On the rare occasions he has a bedmate, he's usually little spoon, and very often rolls right away from him or her and curls up in a ball.
What music they enjoy: Q is an opera fanatic, and he often hacks into the cameras that theatres use to cue lighting or sets, and has live performances streaming while he works. He's also very fond of film soundtracks, though he rarely watches films. He just likes having appropriately triumphant music for the awesomeness of what he's doing.
How much time they spend getting ready every morning: It varies on how late he is for where he's supposed to be. If he has time, it's usually about 45 minutes to properly shower and shave and style his hair and get distracted by a project and remember he hasn't dressed yet. He can do it in about ten minutes if necessary, and sometimes does when he wakes up and gets distracted before he remembers he has to be somewhere.
Their favourite thing to collect: Computer viruses; he keeps a copy of every one he's destroyed (or created).
Their family: [I'm sorry, access to this information is privileged. You do not have high enough security clearance.]
A weird/obscure fear they have: Q is aviophobic, but that's not obscure. A weirder one is cotton balls or cotton batting that they put as padding in some things. It's not so much a fear, as an intense dislike of the feel of it, and he does get slightly apprehensive when he has to remove or handle it. Also, thanks to Sherlock's helpful childhood tales, he is very slightly unsettled by ducks.
A secret skill: He plays the piano at a concert pianist level, which isn't so very secret. He can also solve a Rubik's Cube in under a minute. His best time is 29 seconds.
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on June 27th, 2014 09:49 am (UTC)
...he gives off the scent of a strong cup of tea in a pleasant, freshly laundered forest.

Oh, that’s lovely. What a nice smell. :)

Q is an opera fanatic, and he often hacks into the cameras that theatres use to cue lighting or sets, and has live performances streaming while he works.

I like this detail! Can totally imagine this. (And now I’m mentally inserting Q into the wonderful “Cold Blood” story you wrote when Mycroft, John, and Sherlock attend an opera together and Sherlock gets shot afterwards so that Q was at least there with his brothers in spirit, haha.)

And collecting computer viruses!!! Awesome!

Thanks for doing these! I hope you feel better!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 26th, 2014 08:33 pm (UTC)
Boo to migranes. Huzzah for character memes!

I'd be interested in some information about Tony Stark. Either in the daemon-verse or not.
The Writer They Call Tay: IM: Tony Stark is awesomeawanderingbard on June 26th, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
Boo to migranes. Huzzah for character memes!

My life's motto!

Tony Stark & Demira

What they smell like: Grease, computers, sawdust, stale alcohol. Unless in public, in which case Tony smells like his $500 cologne and aftershave combo. Which is a vigorous, citrussy, clean scent with notes of black ginger and grapefruit and suede.
How they sleep: Tony and Mim are bed hogs, whether alone or with a partner. They push their bedmates right to the edge of the bed, and curl around them, holding them in place so at least they don't fall out. Pepper refers to this as having '12% of the bed'. Alone, Tony spreads himself out with all his limbs splayed, and Mim usually stands on his back or stomach, with her head under her wing. Unless they're drunk, in which case she tends to fall over and stay there. If Pepper is in bed, Mim likes to wrap Lev's tail around herself and put her beak on his back.
What music they enjoy: Traditional heavy metal. Anything with a good, hard beat, that's loud and obnoxious. Mim likes to head bang.
How much time they spend getting ready every morning: Anywhere from zero to about 45 minutes. If he has to look good, Tony's pretty meticulous about showering, shaving, putting on the clothing Pepper says is best, and buffing his fingernails and styling his hair. Mim takes about twenty minutes to preen her feathers. On the days when they're just messing about in the basement, they tend to just get up, throw on a tank top and pants and go right to the cave.
Their favourite thing to collect: Tony likes cars, especially ones he can fix up himself. He's also got a drawer full of his father's old schematics lying around. Sometimes he looks at them, and sees if he can make any of them happen, but it's getting harder as life goes on, as they are so outdated now.
Their family:

Howard Stark (deceased, inventor and CEO of Stark Industries) [Dejeni, a racoon]
Maria Collins Carbonell Stark (deceased, former scientist, later professional child wrangler and wife) [Savio, an Achrioptera fallax}

Virginia 'Pepper' Potts (personal assistant, now girlfriend [whoo!], not blood family, but definitely counts) [Lev, a veiled chameleon]
Col. James Rhodes (best friend, also not blood family, but the closest Tony has to a brother) [Tsisana, a bulldog bat]

A weird/obscure fear they have: Tony does not like to be handed things. It's not so much a fear, as a matter of principle. Also, he finds poodles very distressing. Especially the ones with the stupid haircuts at dog shows, what is up with those ass hair balls? Also, Miley Cyrus.
A secret skill: Can croon like Frank Sinatra, and knows quite a few ballroom dances (he used to dance with his mom).


Edited at 2014-06-26 11:05 pm (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 27th, 2014 12:57 am (UTC)
Unless they're drunk, in which case she tends to fall over and stay there.

Heeeheee!! The image of a bird slumped over to the side on Tony's back is my new favorite thing.

They push their bedmates right to the edge of the bed, and curl around them, holding them in place so at least they don't fall out.

This is the perfect illustration of Tony as a human being. He's kind of overwhelming and can annoy the hell out of you but if he cares, he makes sure not to push you over the actual edge.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 27th, 2014 02:01 am (UTC)
Heeeheee!! The image of a bird slumped over to the side on Tony's back is my new favorite thing.

I Googled sleeping birds for that answer. I think it probably looks something like this

He's kind of overwhelming and can annoy the hell out of you but if he cares, he makes sure not to push you over the actual edge.

Pepper: That is highly debatable.
Tony: Hey, I never once dropped you on the floor, babe. I can't say that for everyone.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 27th, 2014 02:52 am (UTC)
Awww!!! That bird!

Uhm...I'm about to finish the 2nd part of "Bigger on the Inside" and Altan and Demira ended up making quick cameos. I hope you don't mind. They each get a line and kind of refused to be edited out.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 27th, 2014 03:00 am (UTC)
Awww!!! That bird!

Birds sleeping are adorable! I love this idea of tucking your head under your wing. Unless you're a parrot, they just seem to slump down. I want to write stories about sleeping bird daemons now.

I hope you don't mind. They each get a line and kind of refused to be edited out.

Not a bit! Please feel free. I would like to think something comes from the madness that is my brain. :-D
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 27th, 2014 03:47 am (UTC)
I want to write stories about sleeping bird daemons now.

DO EEEEETTTT.

Not a bit! Please feel free. I would like to think something comes from the madness that is my brain. :-D

Thank you! I owe your brain madness a lot. I could also frame it as I blame your brain madness a lot. :D

Edited at 2014-06-27 03:47 am (UTC)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 27th, 2014 03:55 am (UTC)
DO EEEEETTTT.

I sort of want to write drunk!Tony and Pepper getting him to bed. I want to know what a drunk daemon behaves like.


Thank you! I owe your brain madness a lot. I could also frame it as I blame your brain madness a lot. :D


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formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 27th, 2014 04:02 am (UTC)
I want to know what a drunk daemon behaves like.

Hmm...this is a good question. The angsty writer in me wants to say the daemon ends up reflecting the reason why the person got drunk. So if someone's a sad drunk, the daemon is extra sad. But then the part of me that just wants fluff and be all 'lalala' says drunk daemons just adorable tottle and teeter over the same way their humans do.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 27th, 2014 05:02 am (UTC)
So if someone's a sad drunk, the daemon is extra sad.

Hmmm, that does make sense. I have never been drunk, so I don't know sort of if people go to a default drunk persona (my brother gets super lovey and stupid, Ama just giggles and falls down), or if the persona you take on depends on your mood.

When I wrote John's daemon while he was narcotized, she was just sort of bumping into things and stupid. I felt like the effects are magnified by the daemon, because while you're struggling to appear fine, the daemon is more evident of what you're actually like. So, you're pretending not to be drunk, but your daemon is giggling and rolling around on the floor. In my AUs, daemons sort of reflect what you're trying to hide. I think I mentioned that John finds you can diagnose people by their daemons, because they're not trying to be tough.

Maybe Pepper knows when Tony's had enough when Mim starts to fly into things.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 27th, 2014 05:13 am (UTC)
I think the phrase "In vino veritas" is incredibly accurate. Alcohol and being drunk largely just lowers a person's barriers so you are more 'natural' in a sense.

In my AUs, daemons sort of reflect what you're trying to hide.

Yeah, this makes sense. I've largely thought of daemons as reflecting what you're trying to hide or what's going on with you unconsciously.

Maybe Pepper knows when Tony's had enough when Mim starts to fly into things.

Tony: Pepper, I'm totally fine. Look, I'm walking in a straight line and everything!
Demira: *flies into wall*
Pepper: Uh huh.
Tony: Dammit, Mim. We've worked on this.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 27th, 2014 05:17 am (UTC)
Tony: Dammit, Mim. We've worked on this.

HAHAHA! I can totally picture them actually working on it, too.

Tony: Was that any straighter, Jarvis?
JARVIS: No, sir, her path varied by two feet in each direction. May I suggest an alternate activity?
Tony: Stop holding us back, we're practising! DUM-E, get Mim out of the garbage, we'll try again.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 27th, 2014 05:20 am (UTC)
Heehee!!

I love how Jarvis is pointing out her flight path being crooked when never mind that she's landed in the garbage.

Demira: I totally meant to land in here!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 27th, 2014 05:25 am (UTC)
Ha! Of course you did, Mim.

I was just looking for a daemon for Happy, and I thought of a kangaroo because of the boxing, and now I have an image of Happy dragging drunk!Tony around, with his daemon carrying Demira in her pouch.

And now I"m off to bed. G'night!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 27th, 2014 05:26 am (UTC)
now I have an image of Happy dragging drunk!Tony around, with his daemon carrying Demira in her pouch.

The adorableness will never cease!

G'night!