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22 August 2014 @ 08:48 pm
I have no excuses...  
I just like this meme.

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, Q, Tony Stark (and Demira), and Sherlock Holmes.
 
 
 
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on August 23rd, 2014 12:32 pm (UTC)
Ooh ooh ooh, John from Abbyverse or Trioverse, please! :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 23rd, 2014 02:25 pm (UTC)
I'll give you Abby verse, I know more about that John. :-)

John Watson

What they smell like: John used to use the cheapest cologne that didn't smell terrible, due to a lack of funds and the futility of trying to smell good while fighting a war in a desert. He stopped wearing it when he met Sherlock, who threw it in the bin in the loo the day after he moved into Baker Street, which John took as a sign he should be wearing something else. Therefore, for a long time, he smelled only of soap, deodorant, and aftershave, which gave a general impression of 'this man has had a shower today, that's nice'. Sarah took him out and got him some proper cologne after they started dating again, which has a fresh, clean, scent. Now he gives the general impression of 'this man has had a shower today, and it was awesome'.
How they sleep: When alone, John sleeps on his back, with one arm over his head. Leftover from thin army bunks, where moving too much meant falling on the floor. When he's in bed with Sarah, he spoons like no one's business, holding her in a super death grip that can often only be escaped from by elbowing him in the stomach. He's been known to throw himself over her during nightmares, to try and protect her from what's going on. Sometimes neither of them wake up, and Sarah finds herself basically pinned by him in the morning.
What music they enjoy: John is a Motown nerd, to a rather embarrassing degree. He inherited this from his mum, who had LPs playing constantly when he was growing up. The only good thing Harry ever did for him was save Mum's LPs after she died, so that John could have them when he came home. He puts them on while he's writing. Also, and this is a secret, he used to sing Motown to Abby when he was trying to calm her down. Which might be why she tends to come in and dance when he has the LPs on.
How much time they spend getting ready every morning: 10-15 minutes. Up, shower (wash body, wash hair), get dried off, shave if necessary, apply deodorant and cologne, put on clothes, out the door.
Their favourite thing to collect: John isn't much of an active collector of stuff. He keeps a very simple, streamlined existence. He does keep all his case notebooks though. Once they're full, he files them on a shelf in the den and starts a new one.
Their family:
Hamish Watson (father, deceased)
Dorothy Watson (mother, deceased)
Harriet Watson (sister)

Dr Sarah Sawyer (wife)
Abigael Watson (daughter)

Dr Kenneth Sawyer (father-in-law)
Lynette Sawyer (step-mother-in-law)
Dr Helen McLachlan (mother-in-law)
Callum McLachlan (step-father-in-law)
Dr Leo Sawyer (brother-in-law)
Dr Henry Sawyer (brother-in-law)
Sisters-in-law, plus various nieces and nephews

A weird/obscure fear they have: It fortunately never got in the way of his work, but the idea of having an NG tube has always freaked him out a bit. Intubation was no problem when done orotracheally, but going in through the nose always took a bit of a pep-talk. He would probably have a major shit fit if he ever had to have an NG tube put into himself.
A secret skill: John's memory is pretty average, but when it comes to those games where you have to remember what everyone else has said ("I'm going on a trip and I'm bringing..."), John has never messed up. Sherlock put this to the test once. The game lasted three hours. It might have gone on longer except a client came in.
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on August 24th, 2014 01:08 am (UTC)
He stopped wearing it when he met Sherlock, who threw it in the bin in the loo the day after he moved into Baker Street, which John took as a sign he should be wearing something else.

Loved this!!!

He's been known to throw himself over her during nightmares, to try and protect her from what's going on.

This is sad (because John’s still having nightmares) but also very sweet that he tries to protect her!

That’s fascinating about the “I’m going on a trip and I’m bringing…” game! I suppose it comes from the military mindset.

Thanks so much for doing this! Always fascinating insights. :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 24th, 2014 02:53 am (UTC)
I suppose it comes from the military mindset.

I think that's probably true. He's used to hearing orders and repeating them back.

Thanks so much for doing this! Always fascinating insights. :)

Thanks for playing! I always enjoy a good natter about all this useless headcanon I have.