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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.
katensfkatensf on August 23rd, 2014 02:27 pm (UTC)
Alec Thornton and Siger Holmes, please!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 23rd, 2014 03:30 pm (UTC)
Alec Thornton

What they smell like: Like he just stepped out of the shower. His cologne has notes of bergamot, lemon, thyme, spearmint, black tea & cedarwood in it. There's occasionally a gentle whiff of coconut if he's run out of his own shampoo and used Molly's.
How they sleep: Alec sleeps precisely eighteen inches from the edge of the right side of the bed, on his right side, and never moves from this position. He does, however, make futile attempts to keep hold of a wiggling Molly, usually by spooning her. She often rolls around or switches positions in her sleep, and he tends to wake up with a fistful of her pyjamas or her wrist in his hand, as though he were desperately trying to prevent her from getting separated. He tends to go to bed early, since has to be up early for school. Saturday is sleep-in day.
What music they enjoy: Alec likes folk rock music, particularly anything with a celtic tinge to it--fiddles and mandolins and accordions. He likes music that he can put on in the background and stomp his feet to while he's grading homework or cooking. He's a bit of a hipster in that he enjoys music from really obscure bands.
How much time they spend getting ready every morning: About twenty minutes. He and Molly are usually dodging around each other in the loo, and have got pretty good about timing so that he's making breakfast while she's in the shower and he's in the shower while she's doing her hair and then they share the mirror while he's shaving and she's doing her make-up. It takes a bit of time to tame his curls (Molly taught him how), but less time to shave, as he has been sporting a goatee of late (Molly likes it).
Their favourite thing to collect: He accidentally has a friendship bracelet collection. He was given one by a young student, and wore it, which prompted more young students to make them for him, and he felt compelled to wear them, and at one point he had seven on his wrist before he created a policy to replace the oldest with the newest each time he receives one. But he keeps the ones he takes off in a box. At any given moment, he has about 3-5 on his left wrist.
Their family:
Neil Thornton (father, chef)
Gianna Thornton (step-mum, runs the restaurant, he calls her 'Gigi')
Victoria Chambers (mother, fashion buyer, affectionate but largely not a part of his life)

Nicola Venturi (step-sister, 38, divorced with three children)
Claudia Schnieder (step-sister, 35, married with two children)
Teresa Thornton (half-sister, 28, rather hopelessly single)
Daniel Thornton (half-brother, 26, living with his girlfriend)
Lee Thornton (half-brother, 24, single)

Molly Hooper (wife, a lab and autopsy tech)

Linda Hooper (mother-in-law)
Chris Hooper (brother-in-law, married, two children)
David Hooper (brother-in-law, married, no children)

Reed Drezler-Jones (godson, 4)

A weird/obscure fear they have: Skeletons in clothing. Zombies are fine. Skeletons are fine. Skeletons wearing clothing are not fine.
A secret skill: Largely due to an excessive comic book obsession as a child (and teen and adult), Alec can throw playing cards exceptionally well, though he can't charge them and have them explode, like Gambit. But he can hit whatever he wants with them, from quite a far distance away.
katensfkatensf on August 27th, 2014 03:34 pm (UTC)
I love how he has a friendship bracelet collection. It's completely obvious that the children that he teaches loves him, because how could anyone not love Alec? And throwing playing cards is a skill that might just come in useful one day! Who knows, right? Thanks for answering!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 23rd, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
Siger Holmes

What they smell like: Siger has a deep, musky smell from his cologne, which has notes of cedarwood, rum, cognac, jasmine and mandarin in it. His aftershave smells of oakmoss and rainwater. The overall impression is a masculine, deep, mysterious scent, but not overpowering.
How they sleep: Rarely. Siger suffers from intense insomnia, and probably only sleeps a few hours 2-3 nights per week, and then usually has one night every few weeks where he just collapses and sleeps for twelve hours at a stretch. He can't turn his mind off unless he's borderline exhausted and he can't sleep while he's thinking. He used to try and stay in bed with Dora early on in their relationship, but she told him lying there and watching her sleep was creepy, and to get up and do something. So, he does. If they do end up in bed together, they don't usually touch, as Dora is too used to sleeping on her own. But almost every morning he's home, he brings in the newspapers and they lie in bed together and read them. He also sticks around for a few hours if they've had sex, but as neither of them find it very important, it's not infrequent, but hardly regular.
What music they enjoy: Siger finds the music his family members make perfectly tolerable. Otherwise, he really doesn't have an interest in it.
How much time they spend getting ready every morning: Half an hour. Siger is a meticulous groomer, and never leaves the house looking less than his absolutely best, from lacquered hair to shining shoes. He never has stubble on his face, unless he's ill.
Their favourite thing to collect: Cuff links. He likes them, and they tend to be the one way his outfit is an expression of his personality. It's a gift he likes, so is often given to him, and thus, he has several pairs.
Their family:
Edward Holmes (father, an actuary)
Delia Holmes, nee Siger (mother, a homemaker)

Metrodra Holmes, nee Mycroft (wife, a homemaker and artist)

Mycroft Holmes (son, child)
Sherlock Holmes (son, child)
Trevelyan Holmes (son, child)

William Mycroft (father-in-law, retired spy translator of books)
Celestine Mycroft, nee Vernet (mother-in-law, amateur photographer)

Theodosia Archambault, nee Mycroft (sister-in-law, probably has a job)
Guillaume Archambault, (brother-in-law, probably also has a job)
Thaddeus Archmabault, (nephew, child)
Lysander Archambault (another nephew, child)
Sophronia Archambault (niece, girl child)
A weird/obscure fear they have: Stairs with open risers. Especially when using them with small children. A toddler could fall right through one of those, and he wouldn't put it past Sherlock to try.
A secret skill: He can write backwards, a skill developed from his admiration for Leonardo Da Vinci as a child.

Edited at 2014-08-23 04:24 pm (UTC)
katensfkatensf on August 27th, 2014 03:39 pm (UTC)
Siger finds the music his family members make perfectly tolerable. Otherwise, he really doesn't have an interest in it.
This made me chuckle!

And it's interesting that Siger is such a meticulous groomer. I suppose it runs in the Holmes family? They all like looking good, eh? And writing backwards is pretty handy! Thanks for answering. :)