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05 December 2014 @ 11:13 pm
Memeage for a busy brain  
Taking a break from the sudden influx of story ideas (help, the bunnies are taking over!) to do a headcanon meme, because those are good for a busy brain.

Give me the name of a character I write or have written and I'll tell you:
- What they are like when they're drunk
- If they have any tattoos/scars/birthmarks
- What frivolous thing makes them really happy
- What stupid thing makes them really annoyed
- Special skills (languages they speak, instruments they play, etc)
- Prized possession(s)
- Medical conditions (allergies, injuries, chronic complaints, etc.)
- Comfort food/activity/object


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

Previously I have done Q, Sherlock, and Mycroft Holmes, Bruce Banner and Demi, and Harry Dresden.

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

 
 
 
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on December 7th, 2014 02:24 am (UTC)
Ooh, Abbyverse!John please! :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 7th, 2014 04:49 pm (UTC)
John Watson

What they are like when they're drunk: John doesn't get properly pissed too, too often. Given the family history with Harry, and his father's tendency to drink a lot if not to excess, John usually keeps himself limited to pleasantly buzzed, during which he gets rather happy and silly and giggly. When he does get properly pissed, he tends to get quite blokeish and obnoxious, and has more of a tendency to get into a fight rather than break one up.
Tattoos/scars/birthmarks: He has a pretty nasty scar on his left shoulder from being shot and the subsequent surgery to remove it and then again to clean out the infection that followed. It's basically a mess. He has a few other minor scars from various case-induced injuries, and a small stork bite on the nape of his neck that, despite not being genetic, Abby seems to have inherited.
Frivolous thing that makes them really happy: It's debatable how frivolous it is, but Abby laughing is pretty much the best thing in the world.
Stupid thing that makes them really annoyed: Any time someone tries to defibrillate a flatline on telly. You can't shock a flatline!
Special skills: Is a very crack shot, even using his non-dominant hand, and is pretty good at hand-to-hand combat as well. Apparently he's not a bad author, judging from the reception his column and blog get, but he attributes that more to Sherlock's eccentricities being entertaining to read about than his own ability to write about them. He was an excellent surgeon with a super steady hand, but the shoulder wound messed up his ability to operate with the same degree of skill. He remains a good trauma doctor. He's also a decent cook, and has picked up some deduction skills from his time with Sherlock.
Prized possession(s): John has a quilt his Nan made him when he went off to medical school. It's comprised of patches of various tartans, and survived med school, basic training, several tours in the army, and life at Baker Street. Abby has it in her room now, on the rocking chair, and they put it over their laps before bedtime, when she's having her story read to her.
Medical conditions Dodgy shoulder with a tendency to dislocate, PTSD and related anxiety, which has improved since he did cognitive behaviour therapy with Ella during The Hiatus. He still has nightmares and panic attacks, but not as often and he's able to calm himself down much faster.
Comfort food/activity/object: A combination of Sarah, Gladstone, and beans on toast are his main sources of comfort if he's upset. Any one of the three will do.
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on December 7th, 2014 09:14 pm (UTC)
This is lovely; thank you so much. :) I like the details about his scar the best; they're really interesting.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 7th, 2014 05:34 am (UTC)
I really fought the impulse to ask for Tony and Demira again.

So I'm going to go with Alec Thornton.
The Writer They Call Tay: MISC: Tom (or Alec)awanderingbard on December 7th, 2014 06:20 am (UTC)
Alec Thornton

What they are like when they're drunk: You can measure how drunk Alec is by how much clothing he is wearing. The drunker he gets, the more clothing comes off. He also gets really passionate about the Ancient World and English literature, going on urgent, enthusiastic rants. Josh calls the whole experience 'Strip Education'.
Tattoos/scars/birthmarks: He has a scar over his left eyebrow from taking a football to the face in P.E, and a very noticeable scar just above his lip incurred when he fell on a radiator as a child.
Frivolous thing that makes them really happy: Flipping food around in a frying pan, doing that jiggling thing to move it about.
Stupid thing that makes them really annoyed: When there's supplemental material at the end of a book so that it looks like there's more story left than there is and he isn't fully prepared for the ending when it comes.
Special skills: He speaks relatively fluent Italian, but does not read or write it; he picked it up solely from growing up with his step-mother's family. He's also quite a good cook, and not a bad dancer.
Prized possession(s): He has a box of letters and pictures and other stuff his students have given him over the years. It's just an old shoebox, but it means a lot.
Medical conditions He has asthma that is triggered by cold weather and certain perfumes. He has a rescue inhaler, but doesn't have to use it very often. He also needs glasses for reading.
Comfort food/activity/object: Alec cooks when he's upset. Molly can usually tell if something bad has happened by how complex the meal he's made is--especially if it's a weeknight and she's not going to be around to eat it. Her first question when she calls on her break at work is usually 'what's for dinner?' because she can tell what sort of day it's been by the answer.


Edited at 2014-12-07 06:21 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 8th, 2014 06:34 pm (UTC)
The drunker he gets, the more clothing comes off. He also gets really passionate about the Ancient World and English literature, going on urgent, enthusiastic rants. Josh calls the whole experience 'Strip Education'.

I can see this so easily because it also totally sounds like a game Meerkat!Hiddleston and Otter!Batch would play at our tea party.

Her first question when she calls on her break at work is usually 'what's for dinner?' because she can tell what sort of day it's been by the answer.

Such a wonderful and perfect info about their status as a couple!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 8th, 2014 06:45 pm (UTC)
I can see this so easily because it also totally sounds like a game Meerkat!Hiddleston and Otter!Batch would play at our tea party.

Strip Shakespeare Quotes is totally on the party game list. Faun!Whishaw just sighs softly and folds up their clothes neatly for them.

Such a wonderful and perfect info about their status as a couple!

Thanks! I have all sorts of this stuff because I keep trying to write stories with them that are basically just 'Molly and Alec are cute, look at them having happy lives' that don't really serve any purpose. Their lives are very drama free so I have trouble coming up with any sort of story lines for them. I feel like when they are off-screen, they are basically drinking tea on the sofa and watching telly and then they go to bed. Which does not make for good story fodder.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 8th, 2014 07:56 pm (UTC)
Faun!Whishaw just sighs softly and folds up their clothes neatly for them.

He's such a good host!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 8th, 2014 10:09 pm (UTC)
Of course, he's been raised to be a proper English gentlefaun.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 7th, 2014 06:30 am (UTC)
...I did Tony and Mim too.

Tony Stark and Demira

What they are like when they're drunk: He acts very much like himself only to a greater degree. He gets that much more obnoxious and that much more reckless. He can function extremely well with a stupidly high blood-alcohol level. Mim, on the other hand, tends to forget how wings work and gets very giggly.
Tattoos/scars/birthmarks: Tony has a very ugly scar down the middle of his chest from the insertion of the car battery and then arc reactor, and the surgery that eventually removed it. Scar tissue for days there. He also has a scar near the base of his right thumb from picking up an X-acto knife in his dad's workshop before he knew what an X-acto knife was and how you should not pick it up, even if it looks interesting. Mim still has vivid memories of being carried upstairs in Haddie's mouth while Tony was carried by Jarvis, with his handkerchief tied around Tony's thumb and alternately scolding and being very solicitous.
Frivolous thing that makes them really happy: Hearing an engine rev up for the first time after it's been put together or re-put together.
Stupid thing that makes them really annoyed: Tony doesn't like being handed things. Mim doesn't like when people turn down music without asking. That's just rude.
Special skills: Can build anything out of anything anywhere, speaks fluent French, pretty good dancer, makes a very nice omelette.
Prized possession(s): A lot of his stuff got blown-up with his house, so his prized possessions aren't really around much any more. Mim thinks they have what's important, which is Pepper and Rhodey. They also have DUM-E. He's...you know, a possesion. Prized is maybe laying it on a bit thick.
Medical conditions Sluggish liver from a bit too much drinking, formerly had a bunch of schrapnel trying to pierce his heart to death, but he got that cleared up, suffers from anxiety attacks.
Comfort food/activity/object: Messing about with stuff. When things go bad, Tony and Mim usually go right to taking something apart and putting it back together again.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 8th, 2014 06:36 pm (UTC)
...I did Tony and Mim too.

:D

They also have DUM-E. He's...you know, a possesion. Prized is maybe laying it on a bit thick.

Oh come on, Tony and Mim. You luuuuuurrrrvvvve DUM-E.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 8th, 2014 06:46 pm (UTC)
DUM-E has a surprisingly large part in this Christmas party fic I'm writing. I mean, you'd think nine characters would be enough, but apparently I need a robot in there, too.