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25 August 2014 @ 10:39 pm
Meme 2.0  
I thought I'd do a variation on that meme I like, to get some different questions going. Character development!

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.

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

The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 26th, 2014 05:03 pm (UTC)

What they are like when they're drunk: Very off-balance (he basically can't stand up straight), and prone to making up new words. He rarely gets into trouble, though. He most just plays the piano. Even if it isn't his piano.
Tattoos/scars/birthmarks: Very faint scar from breaking his leg on the rocks at the beach house as a child, an appendectomy scar on the right and a splenectomy scar on the left, angled toward each other, with two small scars above and below his navel where the cameras were placed for each surgery.
Frivolous thing that makes them really happy: Learning new words, and then managing to put them accurately into a sentence appropriate for a situation.
Stupid thing that makes them really annoyed: People who smile on the Tube. Who smiles on the Tube?
Special skills: Fluent in French (the most effortless of all the brothers), fluent in a variety of Slavonic languages, an amazing hacker and programmer, plays piano at a concert level
Prized possession(s): Q doesn't keep much in the way of possessions, most of his life is digital. But he is very fond of his cuff link collection. He also still has the last code Father sent him. He's never had the heart to solve it.
Medical conditions Severe migraines, strabismis and amblyopia, a tendency to lose not-vital organs.
Comfort food/activity/object: Q plays piano when he needs to calm down. He also drinks tea. There is nothing more comforting than drinking tea.

Edited at 2014-08-26 05:03 pm (UTC)
shadowfireflameshadowfireflame on August 27th, 2014 01:02 am (UTC)
Yay, you did all three! Thank you thank you! No spleens for anybody!

Mycroft’s is particularly perfect—his OCD, how he finds waves soothing (aww), how he can be a good artist when he tries, his umbrella (awesome!!!).

I love how Sherlock tends to be a bit nicer when drunk due to his lack of filter. He’s such a secret sweetheart. <3 Also: eyebrow piercings!!!!!! Brilliant!

Sherlock is basically a mass of special skills in the form of a human being.

Perfection. Poor Mycroft and Q, being jealous of Sherlock’s health (despite his addiction!!). I wonder if he doesn’t like socks because he finds them too restrictive?

Also, great point about Q being even more off-balance when drunk. I liked to read about the terms for his medical conditions. Poor Q!

This was so much fun to read. Thank you! :)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on August 27th, 2014 02:25 am (UTC)
No spleens for anybody!

Spleens are for normal people. Holmeses don't need no spleens.

I wonder if he doesn’t like socks because he finds them too restrictive?

That's certainly why I don't like them. I am barefoot as much as possible.

I liked to read about the terms for his medical conditions. Poor Q!

I gave Q my eye issues, and I have to confess that, after I was done the patching as a kid, I haven't had that awful a time. I was even able to stop wearing glasses in my teens, though my vision is awful now without my glasses. And I have no depth perception, so I run into things a lot. I like to think the minions quietly move things out of the way in Q-branch when they see him coming. :-D

Thanks for playing! You always give me great opportunities for rambling.