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26 July 2014 @ 11:18 pm
Found a new character development meme. Cheers all around. Took a few out that I wasn't keen on.

Toss a character and up to three numbers my way, I'll answer the corresponding questions.

1) If your character has a job, is he or she good at it? Does he or she like it?
2) What are your character’s bad habits?
3) What kind of person does your character wish he or she could be? What is stopping him or her?
4) What does your character think is his or her worst quality?
5) What do other people think your character’s worst quality is?
6) What is a talent your character thinks he or she has but is very wrong about?
7) What did his or her childhood home look like?
8) Who was his or her first love?
9) In what situation would your character become violent?
10) In what situation would your character act heroic?

Feel free to ask for more than one character. OCs and AUs welcome.
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on July 27th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)
Oooooh, fun! Could you do the three brothers from Trio verse? For 9 and 10? Thank you!!!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 27th, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)

For all three the brothers, the answers are largely the same: they would get violent to protect each other or someone they cared about, and would act heroic under the same circumstances.

For Mycroft, it's basically only Sherlock, Mummy, or Q who would ever induce him to violence in their protection. He very much prefers other methods, and would only attack if it were literally life and death, and would do it fast and effectively. In terms of heroism, he would act heroically if England was in danger. He also has quite a dislike of abusive spouses and parents, but would be more likely to quietly destroy their happiness than take direct action.

For Sherlock, John, Mrs Hudson, Mummy, Mary, and Lestrade all fall under those categories along with Mycroft and Q. He has no qualms hurting someone who is hurting someone else, or to protect himself. He dislikes bullies of all forms.

Q falls somewhere in between--he, like Mycroft, would rather find alternate means, but he does frequently carry a weapon and knows how to use it--and would, to protect his family or his 'minions' in Q-branch. He stayed online with an agent after Silva's bomb ripped out the MI-6 building, shooing everyone else out while he kept talking to the agent until the agent was clear.

Of the three brother, Q definitely is more inclined to stand his ground and make a solid choice in the name of doing the 'right' thing. Sherlock's acts of heroism are more dramatic and less effective. Mycroft's acts of heroism are sneaky, and not easily noticed or acknowledged.
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on July 27th, 2014 08:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is so perfect. I know how usually "Mycroft's acts of heroism are sneaky, and not easily noticed or acknowledged," but love imagining a scene in which Mycroft gets violent to defend his family. Sometimes it's good for the brothers to be reminded of how much they all love each other. :)

And that's a great point about Q, more inclined to stand his ground and act as cover for his workers.

Thanks so much!!! :)
hanalister on July 29th, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
Sherlock (Trio Verse); 4, 8, 9, please! :)
hanalister on July 29th, 2014 06:05 pm (UTC)
Oops, didn't realize someone asked 9 already! Could I change that 9 into 10?
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on July 29th, 2014 09:21 pm (UTC)
4) What does your character think is his or her worst quality?

Sherlock could give you a laundry list of things he feels to be 'not good' about himself. He is under no impression that he's easy to get along with or likeable. His worst quality, in his own mind, is his obsessive personality. If he could just be content to sit and be a normal person, his life would be much easier. He wouldn't be bored, he wouldn't be looking out for things to distract himself with, he could sleep better and be healthier. However, it isn't something he can change. In terms of qualities he could do something about, he does have a nagging sensation at the back of his mind, that he hasn't always been a very good older brother, nor indeed does not continue to be one. He doesn't dwell a lot on it, but he is aware he hasn't been there when Trevelyan needed him and is vaguely baffled as to why Trevelyan doesn't call him on that more often.

8) Who was his or her first love?

Sherlock has never been in love by anyone's definition of the word. He, as far as he knows, isn't built to have those sorts of feelings. Romantic love is not something he's ever experienced. He can see beauty, and can be drawn to a person in that he enjoys spending time with them, or at least, doesn't mind doing it. John has pointed out that 'that's what we call friendship, Sherlock'. The only love he feels is platonic, and the only love he has for anyone outside of his family is for John. Maybe Mrs Hudson. Molly and Lestrade fall into some category that's not quite love, but he does care for them.

He was also very confused by The Woman, but he wouldn't call that love. He might call it desire. He mostly calls it weakness.

10) In what situation would your character act heroic?

To save someone he cares about.

He wouldn't admit it, but he probably wouldn't leave anyone to die if he could do something to help them, either. He really doesn't think of that as acting heroically, as just...acting. He doesn't think much about it, he just does it. Which doesn't count as bravery, in his mind. Just stupidity. He occasionally acts stupid, and the media seems to have decided that makes him a hero. Bravery belongs more to someone like John, who knows what he's doing could kill him and does it anyway. Which is also stupid. But more admirable than just doing something and realizing afterwards it was dangerous, which is how Sherlock tends to operate.

Edited at 2014-07-29 09:24 pm (UTC)