Children of the Gods (Important poll #12306)

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#13371

:purple_heart::purple_heart::purple_heart:

A telephone in essence represents communication, or the lack thereof. Kasia is a very relational character, so she has this innate desire to connect.

To me this object particularly symbolized Kasi’s relationship with the gods. It’s gilded and pristine, much like how the Council project themselves. She seeks to connect even with them, but they…don’t know how to, or don’t want to.

The telephone in the photo is too perfect. It looks more like a decoration than an actual working mechanism. Kasia is starting to feel like the idea of a meaningful relationship between her and those on Olympus is just that - a showpiece, another layer in the grand scheme of things.

She doesn’t want to believe that, though.

Oh, and the telephone being old-fashioned. It also finds a way to represent the gods. It’s traditional, which is basically the way they operate. Things have always been the way they are for them.
That’s how they’ve always thought.
That’s how they’ve always acted.
That’s how they’ve always treated their children.
That’s how they will continue to be unless something happens.


Thank you so much :heart_decoration:.


#13372

Stunning editorial - beautiful work!


#13373

I’m thinking that something in Russia would be an interesting flashback.


#13374

Definitely. I actually loved all of the options in the flashback poll. Any of those would have been perfect, but a flashback with roots in understated story/historical origins (e.g. Asian, Middle-Eastern) would be glorious.


#13375

There’s always Flashback #3. If we’re going in chronological order (and the next one is the Salem Witch Trials), the last one should probably be around the 19th century up to somewhere around the World Wars. That’s probably not too hard to work with, especially given the audience. Maybe the MC and Aeson served in one of the wars (soldier/militia member of some kind, or even a spy).


#13376

French Revolution!

French Revolution!!

French Revolution!!!


#13377

My dream is now to see Aeson as Anne Frank. Because that would be hilarious to me.


#13378

I’d go with the Russian Revolution.


#13379

I’ve thought that also. We have a game centered around the Spanish Civil War (and a WIP about the rise of fascism in Central Europe by the same author) and a steampunk alternate history of the Post-Napoleonic world. Given the fact that there were quite a few factions in the beginning (Czar Loyalists, Socialists, Communists, and Anarchists are the ones I can think of right now), there’s a chance for things to be a bit interesting.


#13380

Russian Revolution is sounding better and better!


#13381

Just finished playing the WIP game (I got to capture the monster). Really enjoyed it! As it is WIP game I was expecting it to stop at some point, and then it just kept going XD. Anyways, it is a lot of fun, and the flashback idea is a really awesome one! Anyways, that is my two cents (although is Zeus or Poseidon is your father still has my confused :stuck_out_tongue:).


#13382

It’s still in the editing phase, but Zeus is the MC’s father now. It used to be either him, Poseidon, or Hades depending on your choices, but now it’s only Zeus.


#13383

I thought this would be fun for us to do! It’s a bit of a doozy (43 questions about the OCs, 10 questions directed to the creator), but it’s totally up to y’all if you want to do everything or pick and choose :+1:t4:


#13384

Ooooh, I’m definitely planning on doing this!

…just as soon as I find the time, lol :sweat_smile:


#13385

Huh…I guess it’ll help me make my OC more realistic, so why not.

Questions for OCs
  1. What’s the maximum amount of time your character can sit still with nothing to do?

Five minutes, anymore than that he’ll get jumpy and anxious.

  1. How easy is it for your character to laugh?

Depends on how’s his relationship with the one trying to make him laugh, but generally it’s quite hard.

  1. How do they put themselves to bed at night (reading, singing, thinking?)

By emptying his mind of all worries.

  1. How easy is it to earn their trust?

Truthfully, he’ll never completely trust anyone anymore, but he’ll give you some semblance of trust after he understands how you act and think, usually through subtle observations.

  1. How easy is it to earn their mistrust?

All it takes now is one small mistake…if someone ever acts out of character even in the slightest, he’ll assume that they’re now a shapeshifter trying to kill him and that the person it is impersonating is now dead or in a grave danger.

  1. Do they consider laws flexible, or immovable?

In his mind, laws are only as strong as it’s enforcers, that means if you’re stronger than them, you’re practically above the law.

  1. What triggers nostalgia for them, most often? Do they enjoy that feeling?

Seeing people’s interaction at the park. Be them parent and child or couples, it triggers a feeling of nostalgia for him. But he does not enjoy it, for it only reminded him of the things he lost.

  1. What were they told to stop/start doing most often as a child?

He was told to stop eating his booger by aunt Alice, uncle Henry just shake his head in disbelief everytime he did it.

  1. Do they swear? Do they remember their first swear word?

He doesn’t swear, but he does oftenly speak in a patronizing way.

  1. What lie do they most frequently remember telling? Does it haunt them?

That there’s nothing wrong with him and he is a perfectly functional member of society. His subconscious laughs at his face every night for that.

  1. How do they cope with confusion (seek clarification, pretend they understand, etc)?

He’ll gather data to fill in the things he is confused about, but he rather not ask anyone for clarification.

  1. How do they deal with an itch found in a place they can’t quite reach?

Use a backscratcher, if that fails, rub the offending spot to a sufficiently pointy or rough surface.

  1. What color do they think they look best in? Do they actually look best in that color?

White. No, it doesn’t fit him at all.

  1. What animal do they fear most?

Dogs, thanks to being chased by a particularly vicious one when he was in kindergarten.

  1. How do they speak? Is what they say usually thought of on the spot, or do they rehearse it in their mind first?

Patronizingly. He rehearse it most of the time, but when put in the spot he’ll speak what first came up in his mind, even if those are just unintelligible mumbles.

  1. What makes their stomach turn?

The fact that he enjoy other’s pain and suffering, be it came from his hand or not, but especially if it is.

  1. Are they easily embarrassed?

Yes.

  1. What embarrasses them?

Talks of affection, show of affection (it doesn’t matter how subtle it is, even sharing the same drink makes him blushes madly), sharing childhood stories, public attention and a plethora of other things.

  1. What is their favorite number?

Zero, one, four, seven and thirteen.

  1. If they were asked to explain the difference between romantic and platonic or familial love, how would they do so?

“Um…you see, romantic love is how your mother and father loves each other, and platonic love is how they love you. I can’t believe you don’t even know that.”

  1. Why do they get up in the morning?

To find the truth about Aelin, aunt Alice and uncle Henry. And also to get revenge against the gods and the seeker for taking everything away from him.

  1. How does jealousy manifest itself in them (they become possessive, they become aloof, etc)?

He manifests a possessive-obsessive behavior, practically becoming a yandere. Thankfully, Aelin never seen that part of him.

  1. How does envy manifest itself in them (they take what they want, they become resentful, etc)?

He doesn’t usually become envious of other, but when he does, it manifests as anger and hatred towards the world. Basically, “Why them but not me?!”

  1. Is sex something that they’re comfortable speaking about? To whom?

No, he gets extremely nervous everytime someone discuss the things they do on their date, he’ll probably faint from embarrassment and nervousness if someone brings the topic of sex to his face.

  1. What are their thoughts on marriage?

That it is a beautiful and sacred thing that should not be taken lightly. Which is why he is so disappointed with the world and the gods.

  1. What is their preferred mode of transportation?

Public transportation, that way the seeker lose one way to track his movement.

  1. What causes them to feel dread?

Expectation and hope, especially if it comes from other people.

  1. Would they prefer a lie over an unpleasant truth?

He prefers truth over lies everytime, but he’ll lie to everyone if it means keeping them or him safe. Yes, he’s a complete hypocrite with contradictive personality.

  1. Do they usually live up to their own ideals?

He always disappoint his ideals. No good person would do the things he has done.

  1. Who do they most regret meeting?

Aelin. He blames her for giving him nightmares, and sometimes wishes that she was never born so he would never feel jealousy nor pain.

  1. Who are they the most glad to have met?

Ironically, also Aelin. For making him feel things he has never felt before, and for always being there for him.

  1. Do they have a go-to story in conversation? Or a joke?

No, he’s terrible at prolonged conversation, something Aelin oftenly teases him about.

  1. Could they be considered lazy?

In a way, he prefer to not do anything but knows that there are things that you just must do.

  1. How hard is it for them to shake a sense of guilt?

Depends on the severity of the things he’d done and how justified he feel it is.

  1. How do they treat the things their friends come to them excited about? Are they supportive?

He’s impassive to it if he deems it uninteresting, mainly just nod his head and says “I see.” or “And then?” without paying it much attention, but will probably join their excitement if it is also the things he is interested about.

  1. Do they actively seek romance, or do they wait for it to fall into their lap?

He’s the type that leaves his love to fate, so he’ll just wait for it.

  1. Do they have a system for remembering names, long lists of numbers, things that need to go in a certain order (like anagrams, putting things to melodies, etc)?

He makes a note for it, and recite it wherever he deems necessary.

  1. What memory do they revisit the most often?

His last date with Aelin, it reminds him that this world is filled with both beauty and vice.

  1. How easy is it for them to ignore flaws in other people?

He can’t, he’ll always seek to ‘fix’ them if he cares enough about them, but he’ll distance himself if he don’t.

  1. How sensitive are they to their own flaws?

Very, it’s one of the many things that haunts him whenever and wherever.

  1. How do they feel about children?

That they’re precious things and are the ultimate proof of love (something which further fuel his resentment towards his mother and Zeus). He also believe that everyone may not be born equal, but they are born pure and innocent of all sin, no one should bears the sins of their parents.

  1. How badly do they want to reach their end goal?

Very, even though he knows that it is immoral, he’ll sacrifice everything if it means reaching his end goal.

  1. If someone asked them to explain their sexuality, how would they do so?

“I don’t like other guys.”

Questions for creators

A) Why are you excited about this character?

Because I want to see if I have what it takes to create a tragic but realistic character, and if not, what I need to improve.

B) What inspired you to create them?

Shinji Ikari (from NGE) and Kirei Kotomine (from Fate series).

C) Did you have trouble figuring out where they fit in their own story?

No.

D) Have they always had the same physical appearance, or have you had to edit how they look?

They always look the same.

E) Are they someone you would get along with? Would they get along with you?

No and no.

F) What do you feel when you think of your OC (pride, excitement, frustration, etc)?

…Despair?

G) What trait of theirs bothers you the most?

The willingness to sacrifice everything for a goal.

H) What trait do you admire most?

The ability to do things that are necessary.

I) Do you prefer to keep them in their canon universe?

Why not. It’s not like he’s able to traverse the multiverse anyway.

J) Did you have to manipulate or exclude canon factors to allow them to create their character?

No, I work with what I was given.


#13386

Good to know! Thanks for answer!


#13387

It looks like the tumblr post was deleted, so I’ve listed the OC questions out here (hopefully I didn’t miss any :thinking: )

Uncommon Questions for OCs

What’s the maximum amount of time your character can sit still with nothing to do?

How easy is it for your character to laugh?

How do they put themselves to bed at night (reading, singing, thinking?)

How easy is it to earn their trust?

How easy is it to earn their mistrust?

Do they consider laws flexible, or immovable?

What triggers nostalgia for them, most often? Do they enjoy that feeling?

What were they told to stop/start doing most often as a child?

Do they swear? Do they remember their first swear word?

What lie do they most frequently remember telling? Does it haunt them?

How do they cope with confusion

How do they deal with an itch found in a place they can’t quite reach?

What color do they think they look best in? Do they actually look best in that color?

What animal do they fear most?

How do they speak? Is what they say usually thought of on the spot, or do they rehearse it in their mind first?

What makes their stomach turn?
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Are they easily embarrassed?

What embarrasses them?

What is their favorite number?

If they were asked to explain the difference between romantic and platonic or familial love, how would they do so?

Why do they get up in the morning?

How does jealousy manifest itself in them (they become possessive, they become aloof, etc)?

How does envy manifest itself in them (they take what they want, they become resentful, etc)?

Is sex something that they’re comfortable speaking about? To whom?

What are their thoughts on marriage?

What is their preferred mode of transportation?

What causes them to feel dread?

Would they prefer a lie over an unpleasant truth?

Do they usually live up to their own ideals?

Who do they most regret meeting?

Who are they the most glad to have met?

Do they have a go-to story in conversation? Or a joke?

Could they be considered lazy?

How hard is it for them to shake a sense of guilt?

How do they treat the things their friends come to them excited about? Are they supportive?

Do they actively seek romance, or do they wait for it to fall into their lap?

Do they have a system for remembering names, long lists of numbers, things that need to go in a certain order (like anagrams, putting things to melodies, etc)?

What memory do they revisit the most often?

How easy is it for them to ignore flaws in other people?

How sensitive are they to their own flaws?

How do they feel about children?

How badly do they want to reach their end goal?

If someone asked them to explain their sexuality, how would they do so?


Uncommon Questions for Creators

Why are you excited about this character?

What inspired you to create them?

Did you have trouble figuring out where they fit in their own story?

Have they always had the same physical appearance, or have you had to edit how they look?

Are they someone you would get along with? Would they get along with you?

What do you feel when you think of your OC (pride, excitement, frustration, etc)?

What trait of theirs bothers you the most?

What trait do you admire most?

Do you prefer to keep them in their canon universe?

Did you have to manipulate or exclude canon factors to allow them to create their character?

I’m also going to post the answers for my three Bearers sometime today or tomorrow Done!


#13388

Ok, it took me like two and a half hours, but I did Helena!!

It took me the better part of the day, but I did it. I did all three of my Bearers.

Helena

  1. What’s the maximum amount of time your character can sit still with nothing to do?

Like five minutes, tops. Unless she’s doing nothing with someone she likes, they she can do nothing forever.


  1. How easy is it for your character to laugh?

Very easy, she’s always either trying to laugh something off, laughing nervously, laughing to break tension, laughing because something is funny, laughing because she dislikes silence…


  1. How do they put themselves to bed at night

Helena prefers going to bed in her cute pink full-set of pajamas, jumping onto her plush bed with more pillows than threadcount, pulls her covers up to her chin, turns onto her side, and falls asleep either hugging a teddy bear or a pillow.

But when she was on the run, she would sleep anywhere that was safe.


  1. How easy is it to earn their trust?

Far too easily.


  1. How easy is it to earn their mistrust?

Nearly impossible.


  1. Do they consider laws flexible, or immovable?

Immovable.


  1. What triggers nostalgia for them, most often? Do they enjoy that feeling?

Oh shit, it’d be easier to list what doesn’t cause nostalgia for her.
Em…I suppose…money…?

Basically, she’s lived in her memories for so long as a way to deal with her homelessness, that nearly everything she does makes her relive the nice days when she was with Aunt Alice and Uncle Henry.

Like, I was going to list scissors, but then I figured she was probably one of those kids who came to school with hot pink and green scrapbooking scissors “just in case” and I’m absolutely certain that even watching sparrows hopping on the ground would remind her of all the times Uncle Henry would sneak her to a burger joint under Aunt Alice’s nose and they’d throw fries at the birds, and when they’d come home Aunt Alice would just shake her head and laugh because she always knew somehow but it was still fun for Helena to try and sneak.

And yeah, money is just so ubiquitous that I can’t imagine her forming any memories about money? It was something she never had the chance to place emotional value in as a child??? If that makes sense???


  1. What were they told to stop/start doing most often as a child?

When she was five or six, Helena was slowly coming to understand object permanence, but for some inexplicable reason, they way only kid logic works, she thought that the fridge never went empty (to be fair, she was a small kid who couldn’t even open the fridge door half the time), and it certainly didn’t help that Aunt Alice would always grocery shop while Helena was at school.

So, imagine her surprise when she's about six years old and _finally_ manages the fridge door open to see there's no food.

“Aunt Aliiiiiiiiice! The fridge broke!!!”

Alice curses under her breath, sets her book down, and descends the stairs.

When she arrives in the kitchen, she finds Lena slamming and wrenching the fridge doors repeatedly.

“Of course it’ll break if you keep doing that,” Alice chastises and strides over to pull Lena away. When she opens the fridge, she’s confused: the lights are in working order, she doesn’t hear anything wrong with the humming motor, and the freezer is as cool as the North Wind. “Lena, what are you talking about? The fridge is fine.”

“No it isn’t! It’s broken!” Lena pushes herself between her aunt and the fridge. “Watch.”

Alice steps back to observe.

Lena yanks the door open with all her weight, gestures at the empty fridge, pushes the door closed, and then opens the door again and points accusingly at the empty fridge. “See? It’s broken!”

Alice can only shake her head. “I don’t understand.”

Lena smacks her own forehead with her tiny hands and sighs dramatically. “Ay ay ay,” she says, quoting Ricky Ricardo, and Alice considers not letting her watch I Love Lucy anymore to keep her from developing that worrisome sass.

“Every time I open the doors, it’s still empty!” Lena says as though it’s the most perfectly reasonable thing in the world, “And look!”

Helena jumps up to grab the grocery list and hands it to Aunt Alice.

Written all over the list, in as neat handwriting as a six-year old can manage, are the words milk and cookies.

“I wrote this last night, but it still isn’t in the fridge!”

Alice blinks.

It takes her longer than she’ll ever admit to realize that she’s never taken Helena grocery shopping.
She’s never seen Alice put away food into the cabinets and fridge.
She’s only ever seen Alice write the grocery list, and then come home from school on Fridays to a full fridge.

To Helena’s young mind, the grocery list told the fridge what to make, and it would appear the next day.

But Alice ended up being too busy to go grocery shopping as she usually did.

Alice takes a shaky breath and sit down at the table as she holds her head in her hands.

It takes Alice a full hour to explain to a heatbroken Helena that her entire worldview is false, and promptly took her grocery shopping.

Until Helena turned eight, Alice (and later Henry–after he stopped laughing hysterically, of course) would sometimes catch Lena opening and closing the fridge doors in the middle of the night, sometimes find crumpled up grocery lists scribbled with all manner of food, and noticed a considerable spike in the electric bill.

It took Helena almost two years to come to terms with non-magical refrigerators.


  1. Do they swear? Do they remember their first swear word?

Goodness, no! Helena is a good girl! She never swears!

One time she said the word damn instead of dang or darn and Aunt Alice looked so disappointed in her that Lena threw up and vowed never to swear again.


  1. What lie do they most frequently remember telling? Does it haunt them?

Once, when Helena was about ten or so, Alice kept her from going to a classmate’s birthday party. Alice considered her a bad influence and a rather mean-spirited person, but Helena would be the only kid in her class who wouldn’t show up.

Helena was so sad and angry that she said she hated Aunt Alice because she wanted her to feel as badly as she did before running up the stairs and locking herself in her room.

The next day, Uncle Henry came to visit, and Helena forgot all about her anger to Aunt Alice. Alice never brought it up, and Helena completely forgot about the incident until after Alice disappeared.

It still makes her stomach churn.


  1. How do they cope with confusion

She stares blankly until someone notices her confusion and takes pity.


  1. How do they deal with an itch found in a place they can’t quite reach?

Helena is double jointed–there is no such thing as “can’t reach”.


  1. What color do they think they look best in? Do they actually look best in that color?

Baby pink, yellow, and baby blue.

Her hair is a soft yellow, her eyes are a bright, clear, sky blue, and her cheeks are a natural pink, so she manages to coordinate rather well with those three colors.

…were I to describe it, I’d say she look the way Easter and springtime feel, lol.


  1. What animal do they fear most?

Sharks.


  1. How do they speak? Is what they say usually thought of on the spot, or do they rehearse it in their mind first?

If she thinks before she speaks, it’s because she’s lying.


  1. What makes their stomach turn?

Bad thoughts, bad words, bad actions.


  1. Are they easily embarrassed?

Good lord yes.


  1. What embarrasses them?

Bad words, raunchy jokes, and having people look at her like she’s dumb.


  1. What is their favorite number?

Five.


  1. If they were asked to explain the difference between romantic and platonic or familial love, how would they do so?

“Um…”

Helena taps a crooked finger over her lips, her brow is drawn in concentration as she stares intently at her own tapping foot.

“I think…familial love is…the kind that’s always there? Like…you’re born with it. You love them. No matter what they do, you love them.” She sighs and puts her hands on her hips, her focus is still to the floor. “It’s really hard to explain, but it’s like…like warm, morning sunlight.”

She smiles at that, happy with her explanation before lifting her head to stare ahead.

“Platonic love is like the fun one. It’s the kind that leaves your cheeks hurting, but from smiling so much. It’s the afternoon sun with a gentle breeze. Soft and easy.”

It’s then that she blushes and bites her lip. Her head stays still, but her eyes dart to her right, “Romantic love…it’s–”

She laughs suddenly, can’t help the nervous smile that breaks on her face. She cups her cheeks to cover the blush that’s rapidly appearing.

That one, is like…a sunset?” Helena laughs breathlessly. “It’s warm, and you can’t help but stare at it, and at the edges of your body, you feel…shivery.”

She shoves her arms together to cross them over her chest and bows her head a little, refusing to look at anyone. “Am I done yet??”


  1. Why do they get up in the morning?

Why not?


  1. How does jealousy manifest itself in them (they become possessive, they become aloof, etc)?

Sadness.

Am I not good enough?


  1. How does envy manifest itself in them (they take what they want, they become resentful, etc)?

Quiet resentment that she never quite lets herself dwell on. It makes her feel inferior.


  1. Is sex something that they’re comfortable speaking about? To whom?

HA!

Not.
At.
All.


  1. What are their thoughts on marriage?

Beautiful.


  1. What is their preferred mode of transportation?

Walking.


  1. What causes them to feel dread?

People not liking her.


  1. Would they prefer a lie over an unpleasant truth?

She’ll say truth, but that’s just a lie to herself.


  1. Do they usually live up to their own ideals?

…technically, yes.

What she does is almost always the right thing, but that doesn’t necessarily translate to being the good thing.

She is, in essence, Lawful Good, but at her heart is Neutral Good, but she doesn’t want to admit that.


  1. Who do they most regret meeting?

Saxon.


  1. Who are they the most glad to have met?

Everyone.


  1. Do they have a go-to story in conversation? Or a joke?

Nooooope. This girl plays things by the ear.


  1. Could they be considered lazy?

Helena isn’t even real, but she exhausts me just thinking about how active she would be.


  1. How hard is it for them to shake a sense of guilt?

Impossible.


  1. How do they treat the things their friends come to them excited about? Are they supportive?

Hot damn, she gets excited too!


  1. Do they actively seek romance, or do they wait for it to fall into their lap?

She scoots closer to her crush, and then plays the waiting game until senpai notices her.


  1. Do they have a system for remembering names, long lists of numbers, things that need to go in a certain order (like anagrams, putting things to melodies, etc)?

She either remembers something or she forgets it, THERE IS NO IN BETWEEN.


  1. What memory do they revisit the most often?

All of the nice ones.


  1. How easy is it for them to ignore flaws in other people?

She likes Zeus.

Does that answer your question?


  1. How sensitive are they to their own flaws?

Abnormally, but she tries not to let it show.


  1. How do they feel about children?

Helena gasps, “Oh my gosh! A baby!

Translation: She loves kids.


  1. How badly do they want to reach their end goal?

If she had an end goal that she had for herself, then nothing would stop her.


  1. If someone asked them to explain their sexuality, how would they do so?

She’d blush, stammer, look over at Aeson, and say, “I don’t think that’s appropriate conversation!”

She’s Aeson-sexual, I don’t think she’s ever even had a tingle for someone else before him.



Vesper

  1. What’s the maximum amount of time your character can sit still with nothing to do?

Forever.


  1. How easy is it for your character to laugh?

She’s almost always laughing at something.


  1. How do they put themselves to bed at night

By falling into it, preferably naked preferably with someone else…preferably naked too. :smirk:


  1. How easy is it to earn their trust?

She doesn’t actually…trust anyone?

Like, she likes her friends, and yes she considers them friends, but…she doesn’t trust any of them.


  1. How easy is it to earn their mistrust?

That’s her secret, Cap, she’s always mistrustful.


  1. Do they consider laws flexible, or immovable?

She considers laws ridiculous.


  1. What triggers nostalgia for them, most often? Do they enjoy that feeling?

Singing, and yes, sometimes.


  1. What were they told to stop/start doing most often as a child?

Vesper has always been musically inclined, and she was rather fond (as I was) of playing her music as loud as it could go.

She actually still does that, if she can.


  1. Do they swear? Do they remember their first swear word?

lol She could make a sailor blush with her language.

Her first curse word is her favorite word of all time:

“Fuck.”


  1. What lie do they most frequently remember telling? Does it haunt them?
I'd almost forgotten my guitar!

As soon as Alice opens the door, she sees Vesper standing in the doorway, sweating and flushed in the summer sun.

“Sorry I’m late,” she says breathlessly. “I’d almost forgotten my guitar!”

Alice steps aside to let her in. “You had me worried. I was just about to leave to look for you.”

“Sorry,” Vesper mumbles again as she drops her things next to the coffee table.

“Just…try not to do that again, alright?” Alice steps closer to hug her but Vesper steps back.

“Hug me after I shower?” Vesper asks, “I’m feeling super gross right now.”

Something niggles at the back of Alice’s neck, but dismisses it as disappointment from the rejected hug.

Alice watches Vesper ascend the stairs in long graceful strides. Fourteen and very nearly a woman; sometimes Alice wishes she’d stayed the sticky-handed toddler she used to be, but shakes her head at the silly notion.

Vesper needs to grow up. There’s no way around it.

But still her heart aches at the thought.

And no.


  1. How do they cope with confusion

Vesper gets angry when she’s confused. She doesn’t like conundrums, and attempts to think things through until she gets it.

If she still doesn’t get it after a few brainstorming sessions, she gives up. Doesn’t even ask for help.


  1. How do they deal with an itch found in a place they can’t quite reach?

“Scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours?”


  1. What color do they think they look best in? Do they actually look best in that color?

Black and violet, and yes.


  1. What animal do they fear most?

Spiders.


  1. How do they speak? Is what they say usually thought of on the spot, or do they rehearse it in their mind first?

It depends on the situation. If it’s an unknown situation she observes before committing herself to speaking.

If it’s with friends, she has no filter.


  1. What makes their stomach turn?

Not knowing if her actions have any meaning.


  1. Are they easily embarrassed?

No.


  1. What embarrasses them?

Second-hand embarrassment, aka, the only way she ever feels shame anymore.


  1. What is their favorite number?

Seven.


  1. If they were asked to explain the difference between romantic and platonic or familial love, how would they do so?

“Should I have sex with them? If no, then that’s family. Do they want to have sex with me? If the answer is no, then that’s platonic. If yes, then that’s romantic.”

She never actually answers the question.


  1. Why do they get up in the morning?

She doesn’t, she just kinda rolls off her bed around noon.


  1. How does jealousy manifest itself in them (they become possessive, they become aloof, etc)?

She doesn’t really get jealous. She’s rather blase about relationships in general.


  1. How does envy manifest itself in them (they take what they want, they become resentful, etc)?

She tries to get what she wants as subtly as possible.


  1. Is sex something that they’re comfortable speaking about? To whom?

Not.
At.
All.

Edit: Misread the question as, “Is sex something they’re uncomfortable speaking about?”

Real answer: Vess has no shame. It died years ago.


  1. What are their thoughts on marriage?

“Ehhhhhh, no thanks.”


  1. What is their preferred mode of transportation?

Car rides with loud music and no roof.


  1. What causes them to feel dread?

Silence.


  1. Would they prefer a lie over an unpleasant truth?

Unpleasant truth–and that’s a fact.


  1. Do they usually live up to their own ideals?

In that she doesn’t really have any, yeah.


  1. Who do they most regret meeting?

Saint.


  1. Who are they the most glad to have met?

Leo, her music teacher.


  1. Do they have a go-to story in conversation? Or a joke?

Nah, every person is different, and requires different points of conversation to become engaged with her.


  1. Could they be considered lazy?

Potentially.


  1. How hard is it for them to shake a sense of guilt?

Not very.


  1. How do they treat the things their friends come to them excited about? Are they supportive?

Depends on the thing.


  1. Do they actively seek romance, or do they wait for it to fall into their lap?

Not romance.
Sex on the other hand…


  1. Do they have a system for remembering names, long lists of numbers, things that need to go in a certain order (like anagrams, putting things to melodies, etc)?

Ha, no.


  1. What memory do they revisit the most often?

Correctly playing Take Me Out for the first time.


  1. How easy is it for them to ignore flaws in other people?

Pretty easy.


  1. How sensitive are they to their own flaws?

“What flaws?”


  1. How do they feel about children?

Cute, but not for her.


  1. How badly do they want to reach their end goal?

She’s unstoppable.


  1. If someone asked them to explain their sexuality, how would they do so?

“Yes, please.”



Alexander
  1. What’s the maximum amount of time your character can sit still with nothing to do?

Depends.
If he’s doing it to spite someone, then there is no end.
Otherwise, he has no reason to stay in one place for long.


  1. How easy is it for your character to laugh?

Almost impossible, unless it’s his own jokes that only he laughs at.


  1. How do they put themselves to bed at night

With no regard for the morning after. (He’s known to sleep in jeans, the animal.)


  1. How easy is it to earn their trust?

Nearly impossible, but if you do have it…holy shit. Prepare for a loyalty that even Alex wasn’t aware he was capable of.


  1. How easy is it to earn their mistrust?

Just as impossible.
Alexander’s trust isn’t easily earned, so for you to lose it…you must have monumentally fucked up. [looks at Athena and Hades]


  1. Do they consider laws flexible, or immovable?

Unnecessary.


  1. What triggers nostalgia for them, most often? Do they enjoy that feeling?

Looking up at the stars.
And yes, a little, and he kind of hates that fact.


  1. What were they told to stop/start doing most often as a child?

As a child, Alex used to climb up to the roof at night for fun. He’d take his pocket telescope and stare at the stars for what seemed like an eternity. Sometimes he’d even fall asleep there.

Aunt Alice was not amused.


  1. Do they swear? Do they remember their first swear word?

“Shit.”

He was eleven; Alice was horrified.


  1. What lie do they most frequently remember telling? Does it haunt them?

Hmm.
Believe it or not, Alexander isn’t much of a liar.
He’s more of an asshole of the ‘brutally honest’ variety.

If he does lie, it’s more for survival, like lying about his age so it wouldn’t look suspicious for him to be around during school hours. As such, he doesn’t really dwell on his lies.


  1. How do they cope with confusion

He applies mental brute force until he’s no longer confused, or at least, until he thinks he’s no longer confused. This makes changing his mind rather difficult.


  1. How do they deal with an itch found in a place they can’t quite reach?

Ignore it and move on.


  1. What color do they think they look best in? Do they actually look best in that color?

Black.
And he does…sorta…if you’re into the pallid and pathetic look.


  1. What animal do they fear most?

Gods.


  1. How do they speak? Is what they say usually thought of on the spot, or do they rehearse it in their mind first?

He actually picks his words very carefully.

So if he calls you a little shit, you can rest assured that he’s been mulling that insult over for days.


  1. What makes their stomach turn?

Loss of control.


  1. Are they easily embarrassed?

Yes, and that turns into anger very easily.


  1. What embarrasses them?

Being proven wrong.


  1. What is their favorite number?

Zero.


  1. If they were asked to explain the difference between romantic and platonic or familial love, how would they do so?

Alexander doesn’t believe in love, only varying levels of trust, loyalty, and affection.


  1. Why do they get up in the morning?

He has nothing better to do.


  1. How does jealousy manifest itself in them (they become possessive, they become aloof, etc)?

Aloof or betrayed, depending on whether or not the person intended for him to be jealous.


  1. How does envy manifest itself in them (they take what they want, they become resentful, etc)?

Resentment to the highest degree.


  1. Is sex something that they’re comfortable speaking about? To whom?

No.
Never.


  1. What are their thoughts on marriage?

“Good luck with that.”


  1. What is their preferred mode of transportation?

Walking in solitude with his headphones in his ears and his scarf up to his nose.


  1. What causes them to feel dread?

Significant change.


  1. Would they prefer a lie over an unpleasant truth?

Unpleasant truth, without a doubt.


  1. Do they usually live up to their own ideals?

Yes.


  1. Who do they most regret meeting?

The Hunters.


  1. Who are they the most glad to have met?

Possibly Saint, at some point, but as of Part I, no one.


  1. Do they have a go-to story in conversation? Or a joke?

No.


  1. Could they be considered lazy?

Yes.


  1. How hard is it for them to shake a sense of guilt?

Very difficult.


  1. How do they treat the things their friends come to them excited about? Are they supportive?

If they’re his friends, then he’s just glad that they’re happy.


  1. Do they actively seek romance, or do they wait for it to fall into their lap?

Neither.
He doesn’t expect it at all.


  1. Do they have a system for remembering names, long lists of numbers, things that need to go in a certain order (like anagrams, putting things to melodies, etc)?

No, he just commits them to memory.


  1. What memory do they revisit the most often?

When Alexander turned eight, Aunt Alice and Uncle Henry took him camping to White Tank Mountain Regional Park for his birthday.
She gave him his first telescope and they spent the entire night identifying constellations and naming individual stars.

They didn’t sleep until 6am.

He snuggled into his sleeping bag with a stomach full of roasted hot dogs, and his head spilling with stars.


  1. How easy is it for them to ignore flaws in other people?

Impossible.


  1. How sensitive are they to their own flaws?

Very.


  1. How do they feel about children?

He actually likes them.


  1. How badly do they want to reach their end goal?

Alexander is completely single minded in his goals, but puts in zero actual effort in fulfilling them.
He prefers instead to take opportunities as they come.


  1. If someone asked them to explain their sexuality, how would they do so?

“Not you.”




#13389
And here are my answers for the creator questions

  1. Why are you excited about this character?

Helena is, for me, a very interesting case study of the lengths someone might go to for love and belonging. Playing as her will be positively heartbreaking, and I expect the game to bow to her kind of story the most.

Vesper will be a good character to test the limits of the game. Her detachment is so great, and her rationale so far removed from the human element that it’ll be interesting to see how far Rohie plans on letting us going (I expect to be pleasantly surprised, tbh). In addition, there’s always the chance of having the most fun with her character and personality should she ever feel grounded enough to enjoy life again.

Alexander I’m actually really excited about because he might be the one who’s most reactive to the story that has yet to be told. His personality is rather set, but how he can react to events and characters is up in the air. He’s both stoic yet over-emotional, wants to be alone but craves attention, and at once hates the gods but aspires to be in their place, to take their place, to replace them altogether…unless something happens in the story that completely sweep his legs. I’m most excited about Alex, because he has the most potential for growth, of my three Bearers.


  1. What inspired you to create them?

Vesper was my first Bearer and her personality is almost exactly the same as it was when I first played. She is, and always will be, my reaction to the game itself.

I made Helena because I wanted to play the game straight, no boundary pushing, just a good ol’ tale of an anxious teenager who finds out they’re Zeus’ kid and does her best with what’s given. She’s my attempt at, and deconstruction of, the Hero™.

Alexander is the closest thing I’ll ever get to playing Renegade!Shepherd. I have so much trouble ever playing mean characters, but the anger and spite in the game is so understandable that I had to create a character who would exclusively play into that, and so Alex was born.


  1. Did you have trouble figuring out where they fit in their own story?

You know, I’m not sure if I actually understand this question.


  1. Have they always had the same physical appearance, or have you had to edit how they look?

Vesper and Alexander look exactly the same as when I first imagined them.

Helena has slightly longer hair than I first imagined her. Instead of it being a pixie cut, she now has not-quite-shoulder-length hair.


  1. Are they someone you would get along with? Would they get along with you?

No, they’re all terrible and I would get tired of their drama in real life, lol.


  1. What do you feel when you think of your OC (pride, excitement, frustration, etc)?

Vesper: Excitement

Helena: Disappointment.

Alexander: Pity.


  1. What trait of theirs bothers you the most?

Vesper’s existential crisis makes it really difficult to imagine her reactions to thing which really sucks for an IF character especially.

Helena frustrates me with her denial as she should.

Alex…needs a fuckin’ chill pill, m’kay.


  1. What trait do you admire most?

Vesper’s easy confidence.
Helena’s unrelenting optimism.
Alexander’s…hair. jk Actually, I admire Alex’s unwavering loyalty…it’s unfortunate that one has earned it yet.


  1. Do you prefer to keep them in their canon universe?

Haaaaaaaa, no.

Just ask @Okami-Nora and @Fay lel


  1. Did you have to manipulate or exclude canon factors to allow them to create their character?

I’m pretty sure I’m canon-compliant with everything regarding the characters.




#13390

yeah tbh I’d love to step out of Europe for the flashbacks