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23 June 2012 @ 11:06 pm
Canon Meme  
Stolen from...myself...

Name a character and I will tell you:
1) The most interesting canon fact about them
2) Something from my personal canon about them


All my writing fandoms are open for this, as well as my watching fandoms. Also, if you would prefer to do an original character, I'll give you two facts from my personal canon. As always, feel free to request more than one character.
 
 
 
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on June 24th, 2012 03:28 am (UTC)
Bob from Dresden Files? (either canon)
The Writer They Call Tay: Dresden: walking skullawanderingbard on June 24th, 2012 02:11 pm (UTC)
Hrothbert of Bainbridge
1. He gave up being human again to save Harry. That's pretty cool.
2. My personal canon family history for Bob is that his father died when Bob was a child and his uncle came to live with the family. He had an older brother and a sister who died shortly after she was born. His mum was a bit sickly and weak.
donutsweeperdonutsweeper on June 24th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
I love that (#1) about him). And awwww, Bob, I can see why that would be your personal canon.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: Sherlock_Heart+Mindguardian_chaos on June 24th, 2012 04:05 am (UTC)
Sherlock Holmes! (BBC version, if you please. :)
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Sherlock shockawanderingbard on June 24th, 2012 02:13 pm (UTC)
Sherlock Holmes
1. He wanted to be a pirate. I will one day totally use that for a story.
2. Sherlock has taught himself to lucid dream, so he can still work on problems even while he's doing the mundane task of sleeping.
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: Sherlock_Heart+Mindguardian_chaos on June 25th, 2012 12:46 am (UTC)
Oohh! I like that fanon! Very nice. He already does the mind palace thing while he's awake, so I can easily see him having similar habits while asleep.
The Writer They Call Tay: SHERLOCK: Sherlock shockawanderingbard on June 25th, 2012 01:54 am (UTC)
I have a little fact file for Sherlock because I was trying to hash out a backstory and when I was first working on it, I had just read an article on lucid dreaming thought it suited his temperament. I also see him as a kid who sleepwalked and had night terrors due to his erratic schedule. I picture the Holmes' as a family of insomniacs. :-)
Astoundingly fond of avocados and rainy weather.: YGO_WorthItguardian_chaos on June 26th, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
That sounds like a neat reference file! I have a few word documents with various character quotes that I'll sometimes read to get into a character's headspace, but yours sounds more fun. :)

I picture the Holmes' as a family of insomniacs. :-)

I completely agree with this!
The Writer They Call Tay: Merlin: Thumbs up!awanderingbard on June 26th, 2012 02:38 pm (UTC)
Oh that's a good idea! Usually I listen to interviews with the actors, if possible, to get a feel for the way they speak. I hadn't thought of a quote file, though I do have my favourites from the Dresden Files books, just for fun.
formerly lifeinsomniac: LestradeCocktailjoonscribble on June 24th, 2012 04:18 am (UTC)
Greg Lestrade from BBC's Sherlock!
The Writer They Call Tay: Sherlock: Lestrade shadesawanderingbard on June 24th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC)
DI Lestrade
1. There aren't a lot of canon facts for Lestrade. I guess I think it's cool that he's known Sherlock for five years and still puts up with him. ;D
2. Lestrade met Sherlock after Sherlock got sober, but his making it very clear that he wouldn't be allowed to work with the police if he ever truly relapses is one of the things that has kept Sherlock largely out of drugs over the years.
formerly lifeinsomniac: LestradeCocktailjoonscribble on June 24th, 2012 08:07 pm (UTC)
#2 makes me have strangely fuzzy feelings. I like the idea of Lestrade's actions keeping Sherlock off self-harming behavior.
The Writer They Call Tay: Sherlock: Lestrade shadesawanderingbard on June 25th, 2012 01:58 am (UTC)
My personal canon has Lestrade as Sherlock's John before John arrived. Not as good at it as John and taking more of a father or big brother role, but making sure Sherlock ate every once in awhile and generally keeping an eye on him. I have reams of backstory for those two characters for various fics I've attempted. Funnily enough, I don't have as much of a head canon for John. I guess we know a little more about him than we do for the other characters.