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Years ago, the tiny town of Maple’s Landing was an amazing sight. Bustling with activity, it seemed as though the land had received the Harvest Queen’s blessed touch; and it had.

Blissful life took a turn for the worse over a decade ago, when a great Calamity touched the land. Horrified by the events, the people rebuffed their Queen. Saddened by her people's snubbing, she put herself into a deep sleep and the land withered. Now, the town is tasked with saving their homeland before it's too late.

Join the townspeople in their arduous task and enjoy life in the meantime, form bonds, find love and live!

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SPR. 7[10/13] | Fox Hunt
The ultimate whodunit! This year it's a little different and pretty spooky! Can the Fox Spirit be found before time's up?!

SPR. 12 [10/23] | Harmony Day
Love is in the aaaair~ 🎵 Get together with your sweetheart and spend a romantic evening together! If you're single though... well, maybe one of the bars will have a single mingle to meet someone at. ;)


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Alignment :: What would be their D&D alignment? How might it come into play?
Beverage :: What do they most like to drink, and why?
Co-Habitate :: Do they live with anyone? What’s “need to know” before moving in?
Decor :: What kind of home do they keep? Are there any defining details?
Escape :: What do they do to destress? How successful is it?
Fluff :: What hits their soft spot? Does anything them into emotional goo?
Grudge :: How bad does an insult go over? Do they hold a grudge long?
Hobby :: What’s something they do for fun that might be surprising?
Insomnia :: What’s their sleeping schedule like? Snorer? Sound sleeper?
Jaded :: Do they buy into the “happily ever after” ideal? What’s their standard?
Kin :: What’s their role among their relations? Do they consider others family?
Law :: What do they think about abiding rules? Are they selective about it?
Magic :: In a magic series or not, are they accepting, or is each instance a shock?
Network :: Are they connected to the people? How much do they reach out to others?
Offspring :: What kind of parent would they be? Would they prefer one, or multiple?
Pistol :: Is this character skilled with a weapon? What’s their opinion of violence?
Question :: How often do they feel doubt? What topics are they defensive about?
Reminder :: How are they at remembering daily needs? What falls through the cracks?
Sing :: Do they like music? Do they listen often/sing/hum/play songs in their head?
Touch :: How do they handle contact? Is their personal bubble big?
Upcoming :: How much do they think of the future? Do they make long-term plans?
Vice :: What bad habits do they have? Is there something they would be ashamed of?
Wardrobe :: What’s their fashion style? Do they have any staple pieces?
X-Ray :: How’s their health? Any problem areas? Do they take care of themselves?
Yack :: What’s their favorite thing to talk about? What do they go on about?
Zodiac :: What’s their astro sign? Does it fit? What would you pick, if it’s unknown?
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Fran Martin
Alignment :: What would be their D&D alignment? How might it come into play?
Chaotic good.
Beverage :: What do they most like to drink, and why?
Wine. It doesn't have too much alcohol and it tastes much better than beer.
Co-Habitate :: Do they live with anyone? What’s “need to know” before moving in?
No, but that could always be subject to change? Something you would need to know, though, is that she is messy, but she knows where everything is, so she doesn't do anything to change it.
Decor :: What kind of home do they keep? Are there any defining details?
A messy one. Especially since the remodeling.
Escape :: What do they do to destress? How successful is it?
Drink. And, honestly, it's not all that successful.
Fluff :: What hits their soft spot? Does anything them into emotional goo?
Chivalry.
Grudge :: How bad does an insult go over? Do they hold a grudge long?
She just brushes it off and forgets about it because she knows she's better than you anyway.
Hobby :: What’s something they do for fun that might be surprising?
She used to play guitar and is very musically inclined, but she hasn't played recently.
Insomnia :: What’s their sleeping schedule like? Snorer? Sound sleeper?
Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise... most of the time.
Jaded :: Do they buy into the “happily ever after” ideal? What’s their standard?
YES!!! Fran's gotta have someone who will make her laugh, someone who works hard for a living, and someone who respects her and doesn't look down at her.
Kin :: What’s their role among their relations? Do they consider others family?
Fran's the middle child, and she's always had middle child syndrome... bad. Always the attention seeker, and always getting into trouble because of it. She kind of views Dante as a spiritual little brother, and feels really protective over him.
Law :: What do they think about abiding rules? Are they selective about it?
Rules are made to bend sometimes.... Said the town deputy.
Magic :: In a magic series or not, are they accepting, or is each instance a shock?
She's been pretty receptive about it all with Phinae and Cayenne appearing and what not. In fact, lately she's become more and more interested in the matter.
Network :: Are they connected to the people? How much do they reach out to others?
Fran is the peopleiest people person out there. Her motivation behind a lot of things is so that she can try and give back to the community.
Offspring :: What kind of parent would they be? Would they prefer one, or multiple?
Haven't really thought much about this one... She'd probably be the cool parent who gives their kids a lot of freedom in what they are allowed to do, as long as it's not illegal or dangerous. She wouldn't really provide a lot of structure, which isn't necessarily a good thing, but she would also make her kids get up every morning to do chores around the farm and get a part-time job once they're old enough because she values hard work more than anything. How many kids, though? Probably two.
Pistol :: Is this character skilled with a weapon? What’s their opinion of violence?
Uh... She beat up a few boys in grammar school... and middle school... but....
Question :: How often do they feel doubt? What topics are they defensive about?
Well, she didn't really feel doubtful about anything until she got that terrible fortune at the Festival of Lights. Now she's convinced that her bad luck is rampant... which might just be what the terrible fortune meant anyway, that she'd become a paranoid mess about every little thing that turned out bad in her life.
Reminder :: How are they at remembering daily needs? What falls through the cracks?
She's a creature of habit. She does everything the same way every day... almost.
Sing :: Do they like music? Do they listen often/sing/hum/play songs in their head?
Fran looooves to sing. Especially songs by The Beatles... Except for the songs that Paul sings. She knows every word, but she wouldn't want to sing over his angelic voice. *sigh* Oh, Paul...
Touch :: How do they handle contact? Is their personal bubble big?
While her personal bubble is smaller than most, she does have one. She has boundaries too.
Upcoming :: How much do they think of the future? Do they make long-term plans?
Constantly. And constantly.
Vice :: What bad habits do they have? Is there something they would be ashamed of?
She tends to let laundry and dirty dishes pile up until she's forced to do them because she doesn't really have anything left to cook with/wear/eat off of.
Wardrobe :: What’s their fashion style? Do they have any staple pieces?
Fran is a living, breathing Forever XXI. Only with more booty shorts and tank tops.
X-Ray :: How’s their health? Any problem areas? Do they take care of themselves?
Other than being a recovering alcoholic, she's in good health.
Yack :: What’s their favorite thing to talk about? What do they go on about?
Anything and everything. Mostly herself.
Zodiac :: What’s their astro sign? Does it fit? What would you pick, if it’s unknown?
Taurus. Pretty fitting... I think... idk, I don't pay attention to astrology much.

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A - Z MEME: LUCA FALCONNE
    1) alignment
    . . . . .luca is such a lawful good it's not even funny. he's driven by order and the "proper" way of doing things. he's grown up thinking that if you do everything "right" in life, everything will turn out ok. this reflects his natural, hopeful naivety, but it also makes him an arrogant jackass when things (or people) don't match up to his "standards." ...i doubt this is news to anyone though lolololol

    2) beverage
    . . . . .i think we all know the answer to this question. (spoiler: it's wine.)

    3) co-habitate
    . . . . .luca currently lives at the falconne estate with his little sister, julia, and their grandfather, enzo. luca spends a good amount of time at home since his work is technically located there, with the winery being on their land and all. any "need to know" would be that while luca isn't messy in a traditional sense (in that he doesn't really have that many clothes/things to actually leave around) he can be pretty messy in a gritty sort of way. working in the fields leaves a lot of grime around. there's a lot of crumbly, dusty dirt left around his room. he has to sweep often.

    4) decor
    . . . . .luca isn't in charge of decorating the estate. papa's pretty much left it the exact way granny had everything arranged before she died. that's not necessarily a bad thing though - grandma falconne had excellent (and expensive) taste in interior design. yet...a large majority of the house is still left in cobwebs since only three people now live in the huge mansion.

    5) escape
    . . . . .like most of the landing, luca usually decompresses with a drink. it's a habit both him and his girlfriend are happy to share. ...this can be both a good and a bad thing.

    6) fluff
    . . . . .luca loves miri's mix of strength and femininity. but what turns him into a sure-fire pile of goo is seeing miri all dressed up for any of the local fancy festivals, especially the yule ball. he's very aware he has a stunning woman. and he certainly doesn't mind reminding everyone about that fact. #sorrynotsorry

    7) grudge
    . . . . .luca is very much a repressor. he's the type to brood over things for wayyyyy too long, yet never actually speak about them so they can be resolved. luca's emotions are always very transparent on his face. but that doesn't mean he really cares to share those emotions in a verbal, productive way.

    8) hobby
    . . . . .it's not necessarily surprising - and most people already know about it - but luca's main non-drinking hobby is swing dancing. he's versed in all types of traditional dance thanks to years of etiquette training, but swing is a little special something him and miri have shared sine childhood. they're both very talented.

    9) insomnia
    . . . . .luca is a morning person and has to get up for work at 5am every morning - much to the chagrin of a very night owl miri. even on his days off, luca usually can't stand to sleep in past 8. staying in bed too long makes him anxious since he likes to be out and about.

    10) jaded
    . . . . .despite a long string of failed almost-relationships with various landing ladies, luca's always felt (deep down) that everything would work out. he's very much your traditional romantic. the whole avery debacle kinda put a dent in this for a bit, but now finally being with miri has him re-convinced that it was "phinae's will" for them to be together all along~ (gag)

    11) kin
    . . . . .if there is one holy truth in luca's life, it's family. he is incredibly honor bound to the falconne name and their reputation in the landing. he is particularly close to his little sister julia (who has him wrapped around her scheming little fingers) and papa enzo (who he completely idolizes). through his father's life-long friendship with the late anton frei, luca also grew up with his inexplicable bond to miri. that has (obviously) since evolved into something more.

    12) law
    . . . . .luca is very much a law abiding citizen. well...that is, unless those laws somehow get in the way of whatever he considers "right" or "just." lucky for luca, his definitions and the landing's are usually one in the same. the only time you'd ever maybe catch luca cheating would be using a corked bat at a baseball game - and even then he'd probably feel irrationally guilty about it for days.

    13) magic
    . . . . .luca, personally, is a very spiritual person and has always passionately believed in phinae. yet ever since his revelations about the "retired" brother lin from a few years back, he gets subconsciously anxious whenever he's around cypress church. he mainly only attends service on holidays.

    14) network
    . . . . .luca's definitely known in the community, but not exactly in the "normal" way for a 20-something year old. luca honestly had more elderly friends than young ones, people who papa's always making him chat up so they can marvel about "what a good boy he is." because luca grew up this way he's actually extremely comfortable talking with adults and authority figures. but when pushed outside his comfort zone of pleasantries and "proper" conversation - especially with others his own age - he can get strangely tense. he usually warms up fairly quickly though. luca is an extrovert after all, even if he's not the best at thinking on his feet.

    15) offspring
    . . . . .luca would aspire to be a parent like his grandfather was to him. in practice, he'd end up pretty strict and over protective, especially in regards to tradition, but would be sure to spoil all his kids rotten with all the perks of the landing elite. phinae bless the poor soul that tries to tell one of his children "no." he wants around 3 to 4 baybayyyys.

    16) pistol
    . . . . .luca's went shooting a few times with his dad, grandfather, "uncle" anton, and a couple other landing men back in the day. but since that was nearly a decade ago its doubtful luca could still do much with a gun. luca's not a violent sort anyway - unless it comes to protecting a loved one.

    17) question
    . . . . .luca is naturally a very doubt-filled creature. its a major part of why he finds comfort in traditions and rules - they give a black and white portrait of exactly what he needs to do in life. but if there's three things luca's sure of, it's this: he loves his family, he loves miri, and he loves the landing.

    18) reminder
    . . . . .luca has a strict schedule when it comes to organizing his life, especially in work and public affairs. he'll never miss an appointment and he'll never miss a festival. his punctuality also comes in handy when remembering birthdays and anniversaries. surprisingly, remembering things like these doesn't actually come easy to luca, but he's always made an active point to keep on top of "duties."

    19) sing
    . . . . .luca very much enjoys music, as it comes with the territory of being a dancer. but while miri and julia enjoy listening to a much broader range of (city influenced) tunes, most of what luca listens to is strictly traditional landing folk music with a jazzy big band / swing song here and there.

    20) touch
    . . . . .luca is a very physical person. while his personal bubble is a bit larger with strangers, years of attending crowded parties has gotten him pretty used to it. he's also very much a huger/cuddler with miri and family. but he rarely lets this side of him be seen outside of private quarters.

    21) upcoming
    . . . . .luca tends to stick with what he knows, and most of that revolves around the past. he hates change. the future often makes him anxious. while as a child luca was much more carefree and thoughtless, coming of age in the elite landscape of the landing has made him painfully aware of any social faux paux.

    22) vice
    . . . . .growing up with a childhood crush like avery miller - a socialite girl who was constantly coy yet oddly terrified of actual affection - luca's honestly got a bit of a complex when it comes to expressing romance. especially when it comes to being romantic in public. miri's definitely brought him out of his shell a bit when it's come to pda, but a subconscious part of luca is always trying to suppress those feelings and the weird shame/guilt/fear he associates with them. he's finally becoming comfortable with this side of himself though. honestly thank god for miri or the amount of sexual frustration he'd have would be redic.

    23) wardrobe
    . . . . .luca's clothing is very standard and usually doubles as what he wears in the fields (think jeans, boots, white tees, suspenders). that doesn't mean he doesn't know how to dress up though - the boy can bring it when it comes to dressing up for festivals and special occasions. besides all that though, there's one thing luca could never, ever leave the house without: one of his beloved signature paper boy hats.

    24) x-ray
    . . . . .like a startling number of other people in the landing, luca could stand to drink a lot less. there is also a history of fertility problems and heart issues in the family, but he is unaware of both and has only inherited one. i'll let you try to guess which~

    25) yak
    . . . . .festivals. miri. julia. papa and the winery. pretty much anything about his daily landing life. he could also teach a course on wine making and drinking, but most people get disinterested in the details.

    26) zodiac
    . . . . .luca is a summer baby and a leo. he very much does match up with his zodiac sign by having a fierce pride streak, a taste for the rich life, a generally outgoing personality.
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Dante Noble

Alignment :: Most likely chaotic neutral. Dante's really neither good nor bad, but stuck right in the middle with moments where he sorta falls into good or bad, but usually rights himself back into place. Dante himself is a pretty chaotic little thing on his own, so it fits perfectly.

Beverage :: Coffee and sugary energy drinks. Whatever has mass amounts of caffeine in it and leaves him all shaky and jittery inside. He's practically addicted to the stuff, if you cut open his veins coffee will come pouring out instead of blood.

Co-Habitate :: Dante still lives with his mama because he's super dependent and needs someone to take care of him. Bless the soul he ever ends up living with should he ever leave his mother's house, because Dante is the absolute worst at taking care of himself, and he literally needs someone to sit there and coddle him because he sure as hell won't do it himself.

Decor :: If a trash can is defining, then that's Dante. His mom keeps the house pretty spic and span but wouldn't go anywhere near his room without a ten foot pole. Dante's bedroom looks like a bomb went off in it, and he never picks anything up. If you asked him, he'd tell you it's perfectly organized, he knows where everything is and if anything moves without his knowledge, he just might have a temporary meltdown.

Escape :: Dante's always stressed, so to get unstressed, he eats his comfort foods, has a cigarette, maybe hits the beach if the weather is warm. But he doesn't do this often enough, and he's just simply learned to live with the stress so he can function throughout the day properly.

Fluff :: Literal hugs and kisses. He likes being held, he loves to cuddle, he just likes being that kind of close to someone. Perhaps it's why he's so cool with all the gross amounts of PDA he has with Pan, he just likes that kind of touch, that kind of closeness, relishes in it. It's a lot easier than you think to get him all flustered.

Grudge :: [muffled cackling in the distance]

Hobby :: I'd imagine surfing and swimming and just indulging in the sea. Dante has a strong life for marine life and the ocean, you know, the total opposite of what you think and know about him. But surprise surprise, it really is water that cools down the burning Inferno.

Insomnia :: Well AHA, Dante himself is an insomniac! It's also probably why he drinks so much coffee, he needs the energy he's not getting from sleeping. Maybe if he's particularly drained emotionally and mentally that day, sleep comes a lot easier. But most days? Nah, not so much.

Jaded :: Happily ever after? Absolutely not! There is no such thing as a happy ending to Dante, that's made up to give people this false sense of security that when they meet someone and get married it's going to be smooth sailing forever and ever. But it's not. He knows it's not. He pays attention to "happily" married people, to happy anybody, and he knows the good times never last long. Maybe he doesn't believe in it because he knows how humans work, or because he knows he's never going to achieve it himself. He's not happy now, and never really has been, what makes him think slapping a ring on someone will change any of that?

Kin :: MAMA'S BOY FOR LIFE!!!! Dante loves his mother more than anything, literally cannot function without her. Well, he could, but he has that strong desire to have this motherly presence in his life, this kind of never ending love and understanding he would kill to keep. A mother's love is supposed to be eternal and transcends through everything, he's a firm believer in that. Dangerously firm.

Law :: If it were up to Dante, he'd let the world revel in absolute anarchy. Another case of paying attention too much, Dante is super jaded about government, about law, and about enforcing it. Things would be so much easier if he could just do whatever he wanted consequence free and let fate decide how it wants to judge him.

Magic :: Dante used to not believe in magic, used to think it was made up and totally stupid. But ever since the Festival of Lights year 2 and the following New Year's, well, his views on that have certainly changed. He knows there's magic now, it's affected pretty greatly, and he is still rather uncertain about it. On one hand, magic being real blows his mind, but on the other, it's some weird kind of magic and he's not sure if he really wants to dabble in it.

Network :: Dante has plenty of friends and such. He ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ adores his friends, and just wants to be around them all the time and hold their hands and just remind them how much of a leech he is for their friendship. He's pretty selective about who he chooses to get close to so you better make a good impression on him and not make him hate you because ohhh man if he hates you...

Offspring :: Dante never wants to be a parent. He despises the idea of reproducing and bringing some blood of his into this world. Babies and small children terrify him, he sees them as little attention stealers and god forbid everyone is not paying attention to solely him. He'd be a better sort of big brother figure than a father. Really he's more scared of having someone else be completely dependent on him for a long period of time. How would anyone except him to raise a child when he can barely take care of himself?

Pistol :: He is the weapon. Dante was picked on and bullied a lot as a child, for dumb reasons like being too smart, and since he was smaller than the majority of his classmates, he was an easy, tiny nerdy target. And then one day he finally fought back, and loved it. The bullied became the bully, and Dante has gotten in trouble more times than you can count for beating some kid up. He's mellowed out considerably since then, but still sometimes gets that itch when he's upset about something and would adore slamming his fist into someone's face.

Question :: He tries not to be outwardly doubtful, he has a reputation to keep you know! But Dante is full of doubt, full of worries that keep him awake at night. There's a lot of things he's super defensive about so he tries not to bring it up in conversation to avoid opening the can of worms that is.

Reminder :: If it weren't for his mom, Dante would die from self-neglect. It's a miracle all on his own he's still walking around today.

Sing :: He doesn't sing often, but Dante knows an obnoxious amount of different songs to sing at any given moment to annoy people. He is a fan of that loud and rebellious rock and roll music and wishes he could play that himself on a big stage...

Touch :: As already mentioned, Dante wishes he could just sit around and hug his friends all day long. His friends and his mom, no one else. Only Dante is allowed to touch other people at random, he hates other people doing the same to him. He's calmed down a little about it, but he still gets uncomfortable with total strangers suddenly coming up to him and smearing their dirty hands all over him.

Upcoming :: Dante? Future? Long-term plans?
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Vice :: Smoking, drinking, the usual stuff. He's not really ashamed of any of it, he doesn't really care what other people think. Of course, when he did all that under aged, his friends thought he was so cool and badass, so you know, adding fuel to his giant ego.

Wardrobe :: Anything black or dark grey or blue. He's not the most super fashionable person in the world. Now, his other half, Danielle on the other hand…

X-Ray :: Again, it's a miracle Dante is still functioning now. A lot of his health problems are mental issues, but some of them do affect his body, and let's just say it's not healthy in the slightest. Dante doesn't even realize how sickly he is, it's just normal to him.

Yack :: You don't even wanna go there, friend.

Zodiac :: Dante's a gemini, last day to be one too! I dunno how well it actually fits him, but you know.
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Miri Frei!

Alignment ::
Miri is Neutral Good, as she does follow the set order of things some to most of the time but she isn't above bending the rules to fit what she wants. Structured order makes her itchy, but she can live with it.

Beverage ::
Wine. Wine. Wine. WINE. Her family's BFFs are the Falconnes, so from an early age she was exposed to the miracle drink. She always held a fascination with it, and snuck into the cellar away from the drunken eyes of her parents to sample it as a teen, often with Luca in tow.

Co-Habitate ::
Miri lives on her own with her cat, Cupcake, above the dance studio. Living alone was hard for her at first, especially since this was the first time she was on her own, but over the year and a half she's lived there she's really come to like her little apartment. The "need to know" would be that she is really particular when it comes to her /schedule/, which usually means don't interrupt her soaps or any other of her leisure activities. Her "me time" is her own and Goddess help you if you break it.

Decor ::
Miri is fairly neat, though she has the tendency to have clutter build up if she's not mindful. Surprisingly, while most of her wardrobe is pink, her decor tends to be on the neutral palette with flashes of color here and there. The one exception is her office, which houses a lovely pink typewriter along with other pastel shades of her favorite color.

Escape ::
Dancing helps Miri escape many of her problems, the control over her body's movements and focus on the beat of the music slipping her into a zen-like state. If she's unable to dance, she'll fall back on her one twue wuv... wine.

Fluff ::
Miri has a soft spot for anything cute, fuzzy and tiny, and it can be her downfall if she's not careful (look no further than the bear debacle in the mountains). Romance wise however, Miri is a sucker for sincere declarations of love and let's face it... muscles. Muscular men make her melt, and as Luca's put on muscle working on the vineyard she's approved. Heartily.

Grudge ::
Miri explodes, then simmers, explodes again and finally after the fuse has snuffed out can deal with her problems in a fairly rational way. Usually once she's expelled her anger she's fine and wonders why the person is still mad. Now, this is a different story if whatever provoked her is--in her view--not her fault at all. She will stew and stew forever over the slight and will make the person feel like absolute ♥♥♥♥ whenever she interacts with them by being aloof and cordial, two descriptors that are nothing like how she usually acts.

Hobby ::
Miri LOVES television, and while there was the family TV while she was growing up it was really her dad's whenever he was around. His westerns didn't appeal to her so she never really paid the box any mind until she got one of her own just in the past year. Now she's addicted and unwinds after work with serials, soaps and if she's feeling particularly worldly, the evening news.

Insomnia ::
Miri grew up a morning bird, with the general store needing to be set up and tills counted before the day began, she was always up by 6am. However, once she started lived with Chris for a time, she slowly started to adhere to his own night owl-ish schedule over time. Once she moved out on her own, and set the dance studio opening hour as 11am, it's stuck. As for her habits, she's a fairly sound sleeper, but is a TOTAL blanket hog and in the cooler seasons sleeps wrapped up like a little burrito.

Jaded ::
Absolutely! For a time she was doubtful, post-breakup with Chris, but after getting together with Luca? Absolutely she believes in happily ever after. Luca's insistence that they were "meant to be" and Phinae willed them together after all the crazy stuff they went through has convinced her, though she denies the Goddess had a thing to do with it.

Kin ::
Miri and her mom have a strained relationship, the bond frayed by her Year 2 antics, and with her mom gone from the Landing it's difficult to repair. As for other kin, she and her cousin Anya are cut from the same cloth in a lot of ways, and she'd probably share her cousin's uh... risque interactions with the opposite sex if she had grown up away from the Landing's prudish stance on it. As for her cousin on the other side of the family, Avery and Miri never got along, ever, their issues compounded by the awkward love triangle that existed between them over Luca, but that's history long buried. Finally there's her half sister Ivy, which she shares a rather tepid relationship, neither girl knowing what exactly to say to each other. They write each other infrequently, but they're not close.
Now, for kin not related by blood there are the Falconnes and Brielle Einhart. The Falconnes were an influence her entire life, with her being doted over by Enzo and Julia especially, who viewed her as their own grandchild. As for Brielle, she's a recent addition to the the kin category but not any less significant. She views her as the sister, much more than her own.

Law ::
Oh very selective. If she doesn't agree with the rule, she'll try to sneak around it. She's more respectful of the law however, considering there's fines or worse, jail time to face if she isn't careful.

Magic ::
Miri has a very jaded and apathetic outlook on magic and anything Phinae related, so she usually takes the crazy things that go on in the Landing with a grain of salt. She has been shocked a couple times, of note being the second expedition's crazy magic story wall and the ringing of the cymbals later that year. Otherwise, she has a more or less "whatever" attitude to the magical shenanigans.

Network ::
Miri is very connected to the village and networks herself in with the bigwigs as much as possible. Most of the Elites have an icy view of her as some sort of troublemaking harlot, but she knows how to manipulate them just right to get her way if need be. Otherwise, she sticks more to the younger set of town as opposed to the elders, the only one she respects being Papa Enzo.

Offspring ::
Miri, surprisingly, would make a fairly good parent all things considered. She babysat a lot as a teen and has very practical experience with babies and young children. As for her own kids, she'd like to have maybe two, but she has her dance studio to worry with for now that the idea seems completely foreign.

Pistol ::
Hahahaha... Miri's weapon of choice is to keep that pimp hand strong.

Question ::
If there's anything Miri has in spades, it's self confidence, so she rarely questions anything. About the only event that ever sent her on a downward spiral of fear and doubt, it was her breakup with Chris, as there was no denying it was her fault. It took her a long time--and a giant mistake with Rowan--to get her back on track.

Reminder ::
It's really a testament to her skills as a dancer, and not a bookkeeper, that has kept her business alive. If it wasn't for Brielle's help in the beginning the shop probably would have withered and died from lack of paid bills and organized papers. She usually remembers to take care of her bills once the collectors call.

Sing ::
Miri doesn't sing, not after a disastrous school play long ago, but she loves music. Without music, how can you have dance? She just [i]adores[/] anything related to the city so jazz is her favorite genre. Soulful jazz, big band, smooth jazz, ANY jazz!

Touch ::
Miri is one of the most touchy-feely people ever, and she expresses most of her adoration for a person through it. Hugs, gentle touches, hand holding and did I say hugs? If you want to be her friend and hate physical contact, good luck.
On the romance side, she's no stranger to PDA, and doesn't give one damn what anyone thinks. It took some getting used to on Luca's part, of course, but she whittled down his resistance pretty quickly through repetition hurrhurr. This desire for touch of course extends into more... intimate settings and she isn't afraid to make her desires known.

Upcoming ::
Miri's main focus on the future used to be when she was going to get married, and in all honesty it is still a huge goal for her. When she was young it was more on the shallow end of the meaning; she wanted the glamour, attention and prestige a wedding carried with it. Now that she's matured, she wants all that and more! The idea of connecting herself to someone and sharing her life with them as one whole unit is something she wants so badly, especially now that her best friend is married to the love of her life. She's not exactly... jealous, but she definitely wants that package, plz.

Vice ::
Wine. Wine. Wine. She feels no shame for how much she drinks, and actually views it as a matter of pride. The only time she regrets it is if she gets a hangover, which is a rather rare thing for her all things considered. Whether this is due to tolerance to the alcohol or to the hangover itself is up for debate.

Wardrobe ::
Girly and pink, but definitely with a touch of sass. Miri follows the new fashion trends like a hawk. She's most comfortable in dresses and skirts, the free flowing material makes her feel feminine and beautiful. She's a bit of a show off, especially when it come to festivals, and will easily blow her budget either buying or making her dress for the occasion.

X-Ray ::
Miri is fit from her role as a dance instructor, but she is curvy in the right places. She unfortunately is prone to gaining weight, and obesity runs in her family on her mother's side, but she's saved by a good metabolism for now. Alcoholism, unsurprisingly, runs on the Frei side but they'd never admit to it, as nearly every single one is a functional alcoholic, including Miri herself. One other insidious family health problem that killed her father are heart murmurs, which with how hedonistic Mr. Frei lived it was a shock it didn't kill him before his 40s. Miri, luckily, has avoided inheriting this problem at least.

Yack ::
There's a few subjects that get regular use; Luca, dance and her negative view of the Landing. Luca is of course a large part of her world, though as the seasons have progressed in their relationship she's calmed down on the topic, her friends' death glares at her continuous gushing also a key part of her backing off of it. Dance is her life, so that's a given. Lastly, she's always quick with some jab at her hometown's expense, the pessimistic attitude a quick turn off for anyone who's particularly full of hometown pride.

Zodiac ::
She's a Scorpio and I think she embodies the sign. They're intense, passionate people with tempers that can be flared up over the tiniest perceived slight. Water signs are emotional as all get out too sooo... yeah, I'd say it fits. lolol
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Brielle Einhart


Alignment :: What would be their D&D alignment? How might it come into play?

I think we all know that Brielle is Lawful Good, but she will break some rules and reject certain authorities if she truly believes she knows better than her superiors. Such cases are few and far between, however, as seen in the way she always holds herself to the standards that society has put on being a "proper lady."


Beverage :: What do they most like to drink, and why?

Cinnamon tea is Brie's favorite drink. She loves all different kinds of tea, but the cinnamon gives a hint of sweet, dessert flavor that reminds her of home. Her mother used to love baking, and cinnamon rolls were one of those "comfort foods" for her when she was a small child.


Co-Habitate :: Do they live with anyone? What’s “need to know” before moving in?

Used to live alone with her little brother, but she's moved in with Niles o' course. If anyone was going to reside with 'em it would have to be something they decide on together. I think the only thing anyone would need to know before moving in with her is that they'd better respect her and her belongings.


Decor :: What kind of home do they keep? Are there any defining details?

Clean and tidy~ Books count not only as decor, but as a necessity. Both Brie and Niles are total bookworms, so that's probably what you'd see most of. As for actual decorations, they'd probably just put up whatever Niles' mother gives them. Brielle would do more decorating if she had time and money to spare, but she's lacking in both. Brie does love nature quite a bit, so you'd probably see a lot of floral decorations.


Escape :: What do they do to destress? How successful is it?

Brielle reads books, drinks a cup of tea, or steps outside and stargazes. Anything to help take her mind off of what's going on works great for temporary relief, but suppressing her true feelings only makes it worse for her in the end. Ultimate de-stress activity would probably be to talk about her issues... which she rarely does, and even then it takes a great deal of prying and prodding before she'll open up.


Fluff :: What hits their soft spot? Does anything turn them into emotional goo?

In case it wasn't obvious... Niles. lol. Naw seriously, he could pull out the cheesiest of romantic lines and she would believe him (probably because he would really mean it). Her heart always melts whenever he promises he'll always listen to her, and when he spends time with her as well. In case it wasn't obvious, one of her "love languages" is words of affirmation, so hearing that she means a lot to someone really moves her.
Oh, and puppies. Puppies turn her into emotional goo. And kittens. And babies. Pretty much anything young and helpless.



Grudge :: How bad does an insult go over? Do they hold a grudge long?

Oh jeez, Brie doesn't let things go easily. If she was publicly embarrassed you can expect her to think unkindly of you for a while. If you gave her reason to think you'd hurt someone close to her, expect the evil eye every time she sees you, and if you actually did hurt someone then you'd have to throw yourself in front of a train for her to take you off of her blacklist. She doesn't easily forgive others unless she truly trusts them and knows their heart.


Hobby :: What’s something they do for fun that might be surprising?

Hmm, I suppose... Knitting? One of those trivial old lady activities that normally wouldn't seem productive, but Brielle likes to make things for her friends and family. Scarves, sweaters, socks, whatever... Anything that she things someone will get some use out of.


Insomnia :: What’s their sleeping schedule like? Snorer? Sound sleeper?

Brielle always rises early, and though she knows it'd be smart to go to bed at the same time every night, she's been known to stay up studying whatever has caught her interest. On occasion she'll fall asleep at her writing desk, but by golly she'll still get up when her alarm sounds, even if she's only gotten a few hours of sleep. She sleeps like a log; doesn't move much while she's snoozing away, though she does talk in her sleep on rare occasion.


Jaded :: Do they buy into the “happily ever after” ideal? What’s their standard?

Umm... Well, Brielle's not exactly an idealist. She can be very pessimistic, and she knows there's no such thing as a true 'happily ever after.' That doesn't mean she'll never be happy, however, and in her mind living happily means being loved and accepted no matter what may come. As long as she's with those she loves, she thinks she'll be alright, even if nothing is going right for her, but she doesn't expect life to ever be grand and dandy like most people want.


Kin :: What’s their role among their relations? Do they consider others family?

When their mother fell ill, Brie was very much like a second mom to her younger brother, Dylan, and she helped keep the household stable with the feminine touch that her mama couldn't provide while resting in bed. This goes not only for helping her brother, but her papa as well. She's very devoted to family.
In a group of friends, Brielle is 'the motherly one.' She'll take others under her wing if she feels its necessary, though actually having them measure equally with her blood relatives takes a very strong bond. Miriam Frei is probably the only person she's actually accepted as 'part of the family' without being related to her, and that's saying a lot. Brielle would be quick to give up everything she could to help Miri out of a jam.



Law :: What do they think about abiding rules? Are they selective about it?

There are some rules Brielle would never break, no matter the circumstances, but she's willing to bend rules if she finds it logical at the time. As said earlier, she will reject certain authority if it doesn't match up with her own way of thinking, so yeah, I suppose you could say she's selective about it. She never breaks or bends them just for her own benefit, but she may do so for the benefit of others. She really just wants to do what she believes is right, regardless of what others may think.


Magic :: In a magic series or not, are they accepting, or is each instance a shock?

Brielle doesn't believe in 'magic' per se. She thinks of it as a word that people throw out there whenever they can't explain something, but to Brielle there is always a reason for everything, even if she doesn't understand it. Phinae's existence and power, for example, is something she doesn't entirely understand, but she knows it's real. She just hasn't figured it all out yet. People can call it magic all they want, but to Brielle it's just reality, and she isn't going to let it dictate how she lives her life.


Network :: Are they connected to the people? How much do they reach out to others?

Though she used to be pretty reclusive (and still is ridiculously secretive) Brielle will step in to help others if she thinks its necessary. She's become familiar with quite a few people in town since she first arrived, and working at the library now has made her a well-known figure in the community. She's been rather infamous ever since playing the cymbals at the Festival of Lights, and she's sort of made a name for herself as that festival's unofficial host. Some of the elder locals didn't like the idea of an 'outsider' getting involved in their traditions, but here recently they seem to be a bit more friendly towards her.


Offspring :: What kind of parent would they be? Would they prefer one, or multiple?

Picture a few cute kids all dressed up, prim and proper, standing in a straight line like perfectly well-behaved angels. This is sort of Brie's ideal for a family. I imagine she'd hold her own children to the same strict rules she was raised under, teaching them to mind their manners in all situations. That being said, she'd coddle them and fuss over them constantly, and do whatever she could to be sure they were well taken care of. I don't think she'd settle for just one child, but her busy lifestyle is what holds her back from this happy little fantasy. At this point she's not even sure if she could handle one kid.


Pistol :: Is this character skilled with a weapon? What’s their opinion of violence?

What weapons? If you mean swinging a bag full of books around and calling it self-defense, then I suppose she's sort of skilled... not really. Brielle doesn't condone violence unless it's necessary to protect oneself. She actually gets very nervous around weapons such as rifles and pistols.


Question :: How often do they feel doubt? What topics are they defensive about?

Oh man... Self-doubt is something Brielle has struggled with for years. This is why she's so secretive about her own problems-- she doesn't want anyone to know how close she really is to breaking. Independence means a lot to her, and she's always been hesitant to actually depend on others for help. She'll get defensive if anyone questions her loyalty to her family and her own successes, since both bring to mind her biggest regrets, and she hates being reminded of her failures.
She's gotten a bit more confident since she got married, though. She's finally realizing that relying on others isn't a sign of weakness after all.



Reminder :: How are they at remembering daily needs? What falls through the cracks?

Brielle is great at remembering anything work-related. You need something done, you can count on her to do it, even if it's a simple task. As for her own daily needs, she's been known to forget to eat and even take breaks, far too wrapped up in the idea of getting things done. She's a total workaholic.


Sing :: Do they like music? Do they listen often/sing/hum/play songs in their head?

She loves soft, peaceful music that helps stimulate her mind. Her favorite instrument is the piano, and she can play a little bit (thanks to a friend helping teach her a few things.) If she's really happy she might be caught humming to herself, but never singing. At least not in public. She hasn't really sang since Dylan was a tot and she was rocking him to sleep with sweet lullabies.


Touch :: How do they handle contact? Is their personal bubble big?

Brie doesn't really like the idea of anyone getting too close to her. Even shaking hands is out of the question (it's not ladylike) unless she knows someone well. Only family members are allowed to give hugs or pats on the shoulder, or any kind of physical contact like that.
Of course, such rules don't apply to Niles. Brielle is definitely less resistant of being physically intimate since she first started dating him, and she enjoys a good deal of hugging and cuddling as long as they're alone. She still gets nervous with public displays of affection though.



Upcoming :: How much do they think of the future? Do they make long-term plans?

She constantly worries about the future. She over-thinks everything, and is always trying to ensure that things unfold according to her plans. If stuff doesn't work out as she first wanted, she'll try to improvise by making new plans, but she's not good at handling changes on the fly. She needs advanced warnings for this stuff.
Since a lot of her goals have recently seen progress (her family doing well, her mother receiving treatment, finally being married, etc...) Brie's focus is shifting back to improving the Landing. She feels that she's a part of this crazy little town, and she wants to see it get better someday. Besides, Cayenne is counting on her and the other villagers to help wake Phinae!



Vice :: What bad habits do they have? Is there something they would be ashamed of?

She does have a bad habit of blowing off her own personal needs, but she's not ashamed of that. I think the worst one she's ashamed of is her weakness in properly socializing with others, since she's not the most charming individual. She also hates that she practiced talking to turnips when she was younger, and would probably drop dead if anyone found out about it.


Wardrobe :: What’s their fashion style? Do they have any staple pieces?

Classy. Modest. Ladylike. All of those cute, feminine dresses that you'd expect to find in an Audrey Hepburn film, you're likely to find similar ensembles in Brielle's wardrobe. She has a very strict dress code, and never wears anything that breaches her moral boundaries. All of her clothes are very feminine, but she usually chooses what to wear based on practicality rather than beauty.


X-Ray :: How’s their health? Any problem areas? Do they take care of themselves?

As stated earlier, Brie is good at neglecting her personal needs, so she isn't the most fit of young ladies... Though she tries to remain active, she wouldn't visit a clinic unless she thought she was at death's door, or unless it's for someone else's benefit, and she has gotten sick due to over-working herself before. She's reasonably healthy for the most part... with the exception of possibly inheriting her mother's debilitating illness. Autoimmune disorders run in her mother's side of the family, and as far as she knows her great aunt died from such an ailment.


Yack :: What’s their favorite thing to talk about? What do they go on about?

HISTORYYYYY! Brie will blather on and on about anything historical, or anything related to Phinae, but it's very rare for her to find someone actually willing to listen. She's very passionate about her work as an archaeologist, but we all already knew that. She'll also brag on her brother for hours, or talk about her family's old business working with animals.


Zodiac :: What’s their astro sign? Does it fit? What would you pick, if it’s unknown?

Brielle is an Aries, but that really doesn't fit her. If I had to pick one that suits her best, it would probably be Capricorn. Stubborn, intelligent, independent, bossy... Clearly she should've been born in the colder seasons.
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Alignment : What would be their D&D alignment? How might it come into play?

Peony is most likely Neutral Good. I think she errs towards a more lawful side, but there are many times where she's more afraid of the backlash she'd get vs. the outcome of the situation in its' entirety. She's also more concerned with embarrassing herself than she should be or crossing personal boundaries.

Beverage : What do they most like to drink, and why?

Peony is a big wine drinker! I think she's more likely to lean toward sweet white wines, moscato, etc. But she'll drink anything if it's presented to her. Alcohol-wise she tends to avoid mixed drinks, especially sweet/dessert ones (think like... mudslides, hurricanes, etc. anything with a heavy fruit juice presence), since she's such a lightweight and those sorts of drinks are deceptive. She'll drink beer if it's available but only really likes summer blends.

Co-Habitate : Do they live with anyone? What’s “need to know” before moving in?

Right now she's 'sort of' living with Ryder, but not really. She's not a very clean person and tends to leave her things around the house - papers, things she's reading, clothing, etc. She has a semi-strict rule about eating at the dining room table and will judge you if she catches you eating a real meal anywhere else; she also always forgets to lock the bathroom door and usually doesn't knock. She has a mug that no one else is allowed to use.

Decor : What kind of home do they keep? Are there any defining details?

Since Peony's really living in the Inn right now, she doesn't have a lot of decor options going on. She likes soft colors (light yellow, blue, green, ivory) and she has a soft-spot for mismatched things, frills and lace. Most notably in her room right now are a bunch of little knick-knacks and souveniers she's picked up from her travels.

Escape : What do they do to destress? How successful is it?

Peony is very open and likes to vent if it's not a 'big' deal, like getting yelled at while at work or some minor bad-day occurances. If it's something a little bigger than that she likes to take her truck out for a drive, with Ry if she needs company or alone if it's really bad. I plan to do more of that in the future.

Fluff : What hits their soft spot? Does anything turn them into emotional goo?

Compliments and being flirted with can make Peony's knees shake. She'll absolutely melt if she feels like someone is being genuine with her. She's also weak for seeing her 'guy' interacting with children or a baby - it's that whole ticking biological clock she's got.

Grudge : How bad does an insult go over? Do they hold a grudge long?

I don't consider Peony as someone who holds a grudge as much as she is someone who holds on to residual feelings of sadness? Like, if someone insulted her she usually wouldn't be super angry with them after the fact, she'd just be really upset/hurt by it even for days/weeks to come and would be really hesitant to interact with them. She's the kind of person that once she hears I'm sorry, she's absolutely okay.

Hobby : What’s something they do for fun that might be surprising?

Peony knows how to properly collect and display butterflies! Her father and mother used to have a small butterfly raising garden in their backyard and her father taught her how to catch, kill, and then display them. She doesn't really do it anymore but she knows a lot about butterflies as a result.

Insomnia : What’s their sleeping schedule like? Snorer? Sound sleeper?

Peony's a light sleeper but she falls asleep easily. Right now her schedule is skewed because of her work - she usually heads to Ry's after her last shift at the tavern around 2-3 AM and sleeps there, and then wakes up again at 8 AM for work at the Sheriff's office. She's extremely tired.

Jaded : Do they buy into the “happily ever after” ideal? What’s their standard?

Peony's entire outlook on love is based on the successful relationship of her mother & father (love at first sight!) and her siblings, who almost all are happily married. She completely believes in happily ever after so much so that's she's basically in belief that she could be happily-ever-after with anyone.

Kin : What’s their role among their relations? Do they consider others family?

Peony has a ridiculous amount of brothers and sisters. She's beloved among almost all of them, especially her brothers, but has a soft spot for her 3rd oldest brother, Patch. He's a black-sheep sort of brother and is wrapped up in 'shady dealings' (I.E. he is always trying to get rich quick and comes up with insane pyramid schemes); she sees a lot of herself in him. Her sisters she is close with but tends to squabble with more often than not since she's more close with her brothers.
Her middle-youngest sister Primrose drives her up the wall and they tend to fight about everything; Peony is jealous of Primrose since Prim (barely 19) is absolutely stunning and Peony feels she's a plain horse in comparison. Primrose is jealous of Peony because she believes her sister has an effortless air about her and is so happy-go-lucky that she could choke on it.
Peony once considered her friends as part of her family, but since high school graduation and the mass exodus & change in them, she doesn't really anymore.

Law : What do they think about abiding rules? Are they selective about it?

Peony works for the sheriff department. She believes in following the law, but she can sometimes slip. She was arrested once at seventeen.

Magic : In a magic series or not, are they accepting, or is each instance a shock?

I don't actually think Peony believes in magic. I think she has a sense of something magical, but even in her hometown, their deity wasn't really 'magical'; instead of having an all-powerful natural control over the world, Gully is a bit more behind-the-scenes influential on people's minds/hearts. So Peony's never seen true "magic" in the Maple's Landing sense. If she saw Cayenne or any of her antics she would flip out.

Network : Are they connected to the people? How much do they reach out to others?

Peony's very networked. She's naturally cheerful and talkative and the more I began to play her, the more money-oriented and job-hunt...y she became. This leads to a lot of interesting little relationships for her. Her own circle of 'friends' (mainly being Aloysius, Colton, Ryder and Garret) are all interlocked in their own way and her circle of work acquaintences is similar. She ends up knowing more people (at least in my headcanon) because of her jobs.

Offspring : What kind of parent would they be? Would they prefer one, or multiple?

LOL I HAVE ALREADY PLANNED THIS. Peony wants a big family much like her own but won't be able to stand up to the stress of childbirth all that well. Even then she'll still push through it (lol) four times. When her kids are infants she'll be a little ridiculous - Peony loves babies and wants to be around them at all times - she'd be an advocate of cosleeping, breast feeding, cuddle and snuggle times, etc. Once they've grown a little; since she's so terrified of being turned into something she isn't or being influenced/molded heavily by her family, I think she would be very supportive but relatively hands-off. She'd want her children to figure it out themselves before she got involved but would be the first person in line to cheer them on. She leans more towards do-it-yourselfing and definitely believes in hand-me-downs.

Pistol : Is this character skilled with a weapon? What’s their opinion of violence?

LOL, not even a little bit. She's shot a gun before, being from the country and a farmer's daughter, but she's not very good. She has an incredibly weak stomach for violence and wouldn't ever want to see it, not in any way.

Question : How often do they feel doubt? What topics are they defensive about?

Peony is literally walking on eggshells and has been since the moment she arrived. Her entire reason for travelling was attempting to find herself and her calling - which is her huge hotbutton topic.
She feels that time is 'running out' for her (despite only being 23), because she hasn't found her purpose in life or found the one thing that truly fits and fulfills her purpose. She is shaky in this regard to talk about it - she has no problem venting about it, but she is too dependent on herself to actually accept help in that regard (hence why she is fighting with her mother).
Religion is another defensive topic for her. Peony is devout to her hometown deity and believes that Gully has a plan for her - Gully is a patron of purpose and commerce, he gives those in Vanilleville the ability to be successful at their calling in life. This, however, ties in with her life's doubt. She hasn't found her calling and feels resentment towards Gully for this - it's something she's horribly ashamed for even feeling, but she can't shake that she's been forsaken by the only deity she's ever gotten. She wants to condemn and hate others for having scorned issues with their deity only as a defensive mechanism for the hatred she feels for her own.

Reminder : How are they at remembering daily needs?
What falls through the cracks?

Work-related, she's an excellent secretary but hasn't quite figured out the "hold" button on Colton's touch-tone phone. She accidentally hangs up on callers all the time. At the tavern, she can sometimes become complacent and end up making drinks a little too heavy. On the personal note, she can forget to eat, especially when travelling.

Sing : Do they like music? Do they listen often/sing/hum/play songs in their head?

Peony isn't very attracted to music, actually. She's got no preferences for things that are on and generally treats music as background/party noise. She can, however, sing - she has that sort of "pretty okay, but really only as a back up singer" sort of voice more suited for quiet songs and lullabies. She likes to sing to Ryder's livestock.

Touch : How do they handle contact? Is their personal bubble big?


Peony is actually relatively touchy-feely, as long as it's not over the top. In friendly terms, people in Vanilleville are very forward people - they like to hug, shake hands and generally express themselves with their bodies. She's apt to hug, shake hands and if she's particularly partial to you or if she has a close friendly relationship (aka, she has a huge crush) she might pass a kiss on the cheek.
Romantically she actually acts the opposite. She loves to cuddle, kiss, etc.... but she is a little more shy about it because when it really comes down to it, she's heavily inexperienced. She's rarely the person to initiate that contact.

Upcoming : How much do they think of the future? Do they make long-term plans?

The future is all Peony ever thinks about - and she's terrified of it. She's unable to make long-term plans because of her fears for the most part. The most she's ever been able to do is make long-term plans regarding her relationship, but she is convinced they are pipedreams.

Vice : What bad habits do they have? Is there something they would be ashamed of?

Peony pops her knuckles when she's bored/nervous, etc. She also has a nervous tick/rattle when she feels like she's in over her head. Lastly, she really, really loves romantic novels. Like. really.

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I feel that Ry is somewhere between Neutral Good and Lawful Good in terms of alignment, but more heavily towards the first. He generally prefers to handle situations himself, but if its something that seriously needs intervention from another party that he would probably most likely get the law involved. but he wouldn't be put off by the idea of bending the law if it gets the situation resolved.


Beverage :: What do they most like to drink, and why?

Ry will really drink almost anything, but his preferences lie more with hard liquors and wines. He doesn't really enjoy soda however, unless its a cola mixed in with his rum. Otherwise, in terms of non-alcoholic drinks, Ry generally just sticks with either juice or just plain water.


Co-Habitat :: Do they live with anyone? What’s “need to know” before moving in?

Ry currently lives with Dusk, but Peony is more or less living with him as well as Amy said. Given the work schedule that running a farm requires, Ry's sleeping patterns never really mesh with anyone that stays/(ed in the past) with him, what with having to get up at 5AM and being in bed usually at 11PM.

He can be somewhat of a nag when it comes to keeping the house clean as well, because farm houses get dirty fast otherwise. Its really more of a habit picked up by his granddparents, since they would always have him help keep the house clean as part of his chores, and it just stuck.


Decor :: What kind of home do they keep? Are there any defining details?

Ry's home is pretty much the same as it was when he inherited it from his grandparents, aside from the fact that it is one floor shorter than it was after a storm leveled the upstairs. Figuring that he lived alone anyways, Ry had it converted to a single floor house and is gradually expanding as he is finding that the extra space is needed again now.

As far as any defining details go, the only thing that typically stands out in his house is the bed in the master bedroom. Given his height, Ry doesn't really fit comfortably on anything other than the King sized bed he owns, and if it hadn't been for the expansions he made, then the room would have been 80% bed, 15% other and 5% walking space.


Escape :: What do they do to de-stress? How successful is it?

Ry generally takes the weekends off to blow off steam/relieve any built up stress, but he had no real set activity since it changes with the seasons. In Spring he usually goes for a run through the mountains. In Summer, its either fishing or swimming. In Fall, its generally helping chop down trees for the wood stockpile. And in Winter its mining.


Fluff :: What hits their soft spot? Does anything them into emotional goo?

-Placeholder when i have an idea-


Grudge :: How bad does an insult go over? Do they hold a grudge long?
Ry is typically an easy going guy that'll laugh off anything thrown his way, but make an insult about his friends and family and well.... you wouldn't want to be on a giant's bad side.


Hobby :: What’s something they do for fun that might be surprising?

Not sure if it counts as a hobby really, but Ry likes cooking new things if he has time and/or is sick of eating the same old thing day in and day out. He's actually a pretty good chef too, even though Peony seems to have taken over majority of meal preparations. He did have a really nice snapper that he was planning on using, but we all saw what happened to that. //hit


Insomnia :: What’s their sleeping schedule like? Snorer? Sound sleeper?

Ry sleeps like a rock, expect when it comes to someone breaking into his house. Just ask Peony. He is also has a habit of cuddling/spooning whoever else is with him in bed. See also: Flailing, groping, etc.


Jaded :: Do they buy into the “happily ever after” ideal? What’s their standard?

I'm not entirely sure if Ry buys into the idea of happily ever after, since aside from the relationship his grandparents have, he had nothing to really compare it too. He finds himself pretty happy with his current relationship, however.


Kin :: What’s their role among their relations? Do they consider others family?

Everyone Ry ever considered family is dead. But really, he views his remaining family more as friends and isn't really close to any of them, while he sees his real friends as more of a family even if he doesn't really spend a ton of time with them either because of the work it takes to run a farm.

In terms of actually family, Ry has a smattering of cousins that he is still connected with, one of them being a character I'll introduce soon, but the connection with them is disjointed at most and generally only corresponds once in a blue moon over the phone or by letters.


Law :: What do they think about abiding rules? Are they selective about it?

Aside from the stint in his teen years when Ry disregarded everything and became somewhat of a rebel, Ry generally abides by the laws set about except for the times when bending them is the best option available.


Magic :: In a magic series or not, are they accepting, or is each instance a shock?

Ry hasn't really experienced the magic firsthand, but he is a pretty accepting guy. Sure, he'd be a little shell-shocked at first, but only initially. Kind of like the Mrs. Turniphead Doll incident.


Network :: Are they connected to the people? How much do they reach out to others?

Ry is fairly well connected, but he only ever really reaches out for others if he really needs help with something. Its a matter of stubborn pride most times.


Offspring :: What kind of parent would they be? Would they prefer one, or multiple?

As far as kids go, Ry would prefer one or two, but given who he is seeing wants an army, he would be more than open to negotiation. One to start and then go from there.

In terms of actually being a parent, Ry would more than likely end up being a mixture of what he feels is right and how he was raised by his parents. He might be a little more dotting with the first, and gradually less so with each after that. Man, that last kid will be a mess. //hit


Pistol :: Is this character skilled with a weapon? What’s their opinion of violence?

Ry knows his way around both a handgun and rifle from the times he went hunting with his Gramps, and also knows his way around a knife both because of hunting and fishing.

As a teenager, Ry also landed himself in more than a handful of fights and more often than not found himself on top. Not to mention the baseball bat he almost used on Peony when he thought she was someone breaking into his house (even though she did) to rob him (which she didnt).

His opinion on violence, however, has changed over the years and would only resort to in if it was the last possible option, or if the situation called for someone to step up and get physical.



Question :: How often do they feel doubt? What topics are they defensive about?


Reminder :: How are they at remembering daily needs? What falls through the cracks?


Sing :: Do they like music? Do they listen often/sing/hum/play songs in their head?


Touch :: How do they handle contact? Is their personal bubble big?


Upcoming :: How much do they think of the future? Do they make long-term plans?


Vice :: What bad habits do they have? Is there something they would be ashamed of?


Wardrobe :: What’s their fashion style? Do they have any staple pieces?


X-Ray :: How’s their health? Any problem areas? Do they take care of themselves?


Yack :: What’s their favorite thing to talk about? What do they go on about?


Zodiac :: What’s their astro sign? Does it fit? What would you pick, if it’s unknown?
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Mike Picardi


Alignment :: What would be their D&D alignment? How might it come into play?

Lawful Good. 100%. Blame his military background, but he, like... can't help it? Maybe in high school he wouldn't have fallen this way, but today he very much believes that rules exist for a reason.


Beverage :: What do they most like to drink, and why?

Water and sports drinks. Gotta stay hydrated!


Co-Habitate :: Do they live with anyone? What’s “need to know” before moving in?

[color=olive]He's currently living in the Sin Den with Jake, Mark, and Ian. His biggest need to knows are that he has a dog, his dog is more important than you are, and that he wakes up at the ass crack of dawn.


Decor :: What kind of home do they keep? Are there any defining details?

[color=olive]Mike is very cleanly. He doesn't have a lot of decorations, either. Honestly, when I imagine what his room would probably look like, I think, like... 1970s wood paneling, maybe some pictures and model boats or something to that effect.



Escape :: What do they do to destress? How successful is it?

Running. He loves to go running. Get those endorphins going. Just run til it stops hurting.


Fluff :: What hits their soft spot? Does anything turn them into emotional goo?

His doggo. Best doggo. Also, he does kind of melt at baby animals. And just babies in general. He loves little things with big eyes. Also, when you smile directly at him... Like... that "you've made me really happy" kind of smile. Also, also, maybe not quite so much emotional goo, but when other people are just, like... really open with him? Like, in the sense that it makes him feel trustworthy and just all around more comfortable.


Grudge :: How bad does an insult go over? Do they hold a grudge long?

It really depends on who the insult is coming from? And how genuine it is? Because, like, if you're just trying to hurt him, okay, whatever, that's fine, but if you, like... legitimately mean whatever you say and aren't just saying it out of anger, you're gonna mortally wound him.


Hobby :: What’s something they do for fun that might be surprising?

He really likes strategy games. And sometimes he'll pick up a harmonica, but he's not that great at it. Actually, he doesn't actually know how to play it. He just picks out notes.


Insomnia :: What’s their sleeping schedule like? Snorer? Sound sleeper?

Mike sleeps like a log. He goes to bed promptly at 10:00 PM and gets up between 4:30 and 5:00 depending on the day.


Jaded :: Do they buy into the “happily ever after” ideal? What’s their standard?

He doesn't really think about it much. He's really kind of happy where he is, and he doesn't really care where he goes, so long as he continues to be happy.


Kin :: What’s their role among their relations? Do they consider others family?

Mike has always kind of been the big brother figure, but at the same time the problem child.


Law :: What do they think about abiding rules? Are they selective about it?

Rules are there for reasons. Live by them.


Magic :: In a magic series or not, are they accepting, or is each instance a shock?

He does and doesn't believe in it? Like, he fully believes in the different gods and goddesses, but he knows their powers are limited.


Network :: Are they connected to the people? How much do they reach out to others?

Mike has a lot of acquaintances and very few good friends. Or, well, he probably has more people who consider him a good friend than he considers them to be. It can just be very hard for him to open up a lot of the time.


Offspring :: What kind of parent would they be? Would they prefer one, or multiple?

Omg, Mike would be the most fun dad ever. He would play with his kids nonstop, but he also wouldn't really be one to put up with bull. He isn't really a punitive kind of guy when it comes to his own relations. (Boot camp is a different story). He would love to have multiple kids one day, though. He knows he's not quite there yet, though.


Pistol :: Is this character skilled with a weapon? What’s their opinion of violence?

Well, he was in the army. So, you know, he's been trained in how to use lots of different weapons. He hates violence, though. When he was in high school, he totally would have beat a kid up, but seeing it all on a bigger level completely changed his opinion on the matter. He thinks it's unnecessary and senseless, but sometimes people won't listen to anything else.


Question :: How often do they feel doubt? What topics are they defensive about?

Near constantly? He's very defensive about pretty much anything he does.


Reminder :: How are they at remembering daily needs? What falls through the cracks?

He's very routine oriented, and hardly ever forgets to do stuff. If anything does happen to slip through the cracks, it'll likely be taking medicine for stuff that doesn't happen all the time, like colds.


Sing :: Do they like music? Do they listen often/sing/hum/play songs in their head?

Mike enjoys music, but he sucks at getting his voice to match tones.


Touch :: How do they handle contact? Is their personal bubble big?

Unless he knows you well enough, Mike doesn't like being touched. At all.


Upcoming :: How much do they think of the future? Do they make long-term plans?

Uuuuuh... Mike hardly thinks past next season.


Vice :: What bad habits do they have? Is there something they would be ashamed of?

He can't say no for the life of him.


Wardrobe :: What’s their fashion style? Do they have any staple pieces?

His every day garb is usually a t-shirt and cargo shorts. His fancy garb is kahki's and pastel shirts.


X-Ray :: How’s their health? Any problem areas? Do they take care of themselves?

Physically, he's in the best shape of his life. Better than most people pushing 30. Mentally, though, he hits rough patches pretty periodically with his PTSD. Particularly during the summer after he comes back from boot camp. It's not boot camp so much as it is just the time of the year. He tries really hard to manage himself, and usually he does an alright job, but sometimes he takes a few steps back.


Yack :: What’s their favorite thing to talk about? What do they go on about?

His best doggo.


Zodiac :: What’s their astro sign? Does it fit? What would you pick, if it’s unknown?

Uuuuh... Idk, and I'm too lazy to look at fall signs
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So I'm actually gonna re-do this with Dante cause holy SNAP he's changed so much since 2014 so withut further ado....

Dante-Danielle Noble

Alignment :: What would be their D&D alignment? How might it come into play?
----I think Dante still falls into chaotic neutral. Not good, not bad, but this wild and crazy mess in between.

Beverage :: What do they most like to drink, and why?
----Coffee still, of course. Just replace energy drinks with a loooot of alcohol. He used to drink a lot before, but now he's taking more solace in beer and whiskey as his ever private battle with depression worsens.

Co-Habitate :: Do they live with anyone? What’s “need to know” before moving in?
----Still lives with mother dearest! Past roommates have included Fran Martin and Vic Rattlebones. Basically, the secret to living with Dante is not to mess with him too much, and just give him his space. If he starts slacking on shores though, feel free to nag him, cause then he'll do better just to shut you up.

Decor :: What kind of home do they keep? Are there any defining details?
----His bedroom is still a mess, but not a huge one. The older he gets, the better organized he's become. Also, having to frequently share his room with someone is good cause for him to keep relatively clean.

Escape :: What do they do to destress? How successful is it?
----Curl up with a cat and a beer. Occasionally, if he really needs it, he'll break out a cigarette, but he's been trying to quit smoking,

Fluff :: What hits their soft spot? Does anything them into emotional goo?
----Just being overwhelmed with love. And cats. But mostly just feeling physically and emotionally loved. It's all this kid wants in his life.

Grudge :: How bad does an insult go over? Do they hold a grudge long?
----Dante has chilled out a lot. Normally when insulted, he totally would have remembered it to the end of his days and hated you 5ever. But now? Well, if the insult was funny enough, he'll happily fire one back at ya and keep up the banter game until it gets boring.

Hobby :: What’s something they do for fun that might be surprising?
----Still into surfing of course! Skateboarding has fallen to the wayside a bit since he demolished his board. He's been reading a lot more often, keep his mind fresh, forgot how much he missed books.

Insomnia :: What’s their sleeping schedule like? Snorer? Sound sleeper?
----Dante's gotten muuch better with this. His schedule basically revolves around work, but at least when he does get to sleep, he's out like a light and will wake up on his own accord. His body works like clockwork now, up and at 'em the moment his internal clock knows its time to wake up and get his perky ass to work.

Jaded :: Do they buy into the “happily ever after” ideal? What’s their standard?
----The older he gets, the more and the less he believes in that. Maybe it's real? Maybe it's possible? But just not for him? He's so terrified of what's gonna happen next, and he's not sure if he wants to find what his definition of "happily ever after" will be.

Kin :: What’s their role among their relations? Do they consider others family?
----When he's super close to them, yes. Fran's like a big sister to him, adores her to bits. And Vic is like a weird older brother/father figure combo to him, something he's so desperately needed. Probably came from not knowing his family at all for the first 20 years of his life, so he tends to use other people to fill in the gaps. Even knowing his family now, he's still happy to add others in to the collective Noble name.

Law :: What do they think about abiding rules? Are they selective about it?
----Look man, he still believes in "it's not illegal unless you get caught".

Magic :: In a magic series or not, are they accepting, or is each instance a shock?
----It's the Landing, Dante doesn't even give a ♥♥♥♥ anymore unless the magic is personally affecting him. THEN he's mad about it, and man does it affect him A LOT.

Network :: Are they connected to the people? How much do they reach out to others?
----Sure yeah, a lot of people, through basic friendships or through work. He knows people, and people know OF him, but that's not always a good thing.

Offspring :: What kind of parent would they be? Would they prefer one, or multiple?
----Dante still doesn't wanna be a parent by any stretch or means. He's a lil less fearful of kid and babies? But he still feels super awkward around them. If he had to somehow raise or look after a child incapable of helping itself, he would def only want one to handle, and as long as he had like, two other people to assist with such a monumental task. If anything, he prefers kids who are able to walk and feed themselves, and can talk enough to be really freaking sassy and snarky.

Pistol :: Is this character skilled with a weapon? What’s their opinion of violence?
----Baby, Dante is still very much the weapon himself. Don't think he's gone soft or anything, he's still always itchin for a fight. Violence may not always be the answer, but if there's no other way in his mind, then so be it.

Question :: How often do they feel doubt? What topics are they defensive about?
----More like how often doesn't he feel doubt? It's Dante, if you know anything about him, this wouldn't be much of a question.

Reminder :: How are they at remembering daily needs? What falls through the cracks?
----He's gotten...better at taking care of himself. He remembers to shower, eat, brush his teeth, do laundry, etc etc. Still not perfect, but a hell of a lot better at it then a few years ago. He's slowly learning to make more responsibility for himself. He's still super immature, but in someways he's catching up to adulthood.

Sing :: Do they like music? Do they listen often/sing/hum/play songs in their head?
----OH I KNOW A SONG THAT GETS EVERYBODY'S NERVES-

Touch :: How do they handle contact? Is their personal bubble big?
----He used to have the world's biggest personal bubble ever, but it's slowly been deflating. He still doesn't appreciate unwanted touches by completely and total strangers, but if you're super close to him, touch is all he craves.

Upcoming :: How much do they think of the future? Do they make long-term plans?
----See that cutie Toni again and kiss him, a lot. Other than thaaat, Dante doesn't have many plans. Maybe finally go to college maybe possibly? He's not much of a long term planner, he has ideas, and if the time is right, he'll roll with it, but other than thaaaat.

Vice :: What bad habits do they have? Is there something they would be ashamed of?
----A bigger drinker than he was before! Been trying to quit smoking, he's been doing pretty okay with that, but when the craving becomes too much...

Wardrobe :: What’s their fashion style? Do they have any staple pieces?
----Dante's been abandoning the big hoodies, but still wears them every now and then depending. Been more into long sleeved sweaters or flannel shirts. Still has all the piercings and earrings, and always wears the necklace Lilith Everglade sent him for his birthday.

When she feels like Danielle, she wears pretty much the same, but with a lot more skirts and bright, obnoxious colors. She still hasn't mastered this whole women's fashion thing yet, but she's getting there.

X-Ray :: How’s their health? Any problem areas? Do they take care of themselves?
----Still got that lovely ass depression and anxiety! That didn't go no where!

Yack :: What’s their favorite thing to talk about? What do they go on about?
----Honestly what doesn't he. Please someone shut him up.

Zodiac :: What’s their astro sign? Does it fit? What would you pick, if it’s unknown?
----If we went by the real world, Dante's birthday would be June 21st (the first day of summer!), and it looks like he made the deadline for gemini. And looking at the basic run down of traits, seems like it fits him pretty well!
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JANE LOCKWOOD


alignment:

Jane would fall under chaotic neutral. She thinks primarily for herself and her own advancement, helping others if it is convenient and beneficial to her. She tends to be wary of authority and law, valuing her freedom more than anything.

beverage:

Red, red wiiiine. Fruity, rich blends are her favorite, as she doesn't much care for dry & buttery varieties. It satisfies her the most and lifts her mood better than any other drink.

co-habitate:

Jane used to live with That Cat in her hilltop cottage, but since she left for cosmetology school and when the rains began, That Cat seems to have vanished from her house, probably to find a more reliable food source. Anyone who ends up shacking up with Jane needs to know that morning conversations are off limits and no one makes fun of her stuffed animals.

decor:

Jane's home is fairly spartan. She's not one for decorating, as she hates cleaning and making more work for herself would be way stupid. Nonetheless, she keeps things fairly tidy, but not spotless by any means.

escape:

Usually drinking, but Jane won't pass up a good nap every now and then. A nice bubble bath is heaven, heaven deluxe is a bubble bath with a glass of wine. Generally, anything she can do that doesn't involve dealing with other people.

fluff:

Jane doesn't have a lot of soft spots, like small animals or something like that. For her, it's more like private displays of affection. Long, meaningful looks with no talking, ear nibbles, neck kisses, y'know the really subtle but sensual stuff. She becomes a nonfunctioning puddle of emotions.

grudge:

Assuming that Jane is still salty with Niles for knocking her out in Fox Hunt two years running, it's safe to safe she doesn't give up on grudges easily. While she may not be great with names of people she met once, make one bad impression and she'll side-eye you for life unless you make a big show of having turned the other cheek.

hobby:

Jane always has some new trendy craft she's up to in her spare time being bored. Lately she's learning origami from a book, though in the past she's dabbled in sewing, pottery, woodworking, etc. Keeping her hands busy helps a lot with her ever-buzzing mind.

insomnia:

Generally Jane sleeps like a log, and once she's in deep sleep it takes nothing short of a dumptruck outside for her to wake up before 8AM. She's also something of a bed hog, a cuddler, and a habitual roller. In short, she's not the easiest to share a bed with if the other person is a light sleeper.

jaded:

Jane has a rather unfortunate view on this topic. She doesn't buy into love at first sight or the happily married family ideal. In her experience, men are either too clingy and scared of independence or are all too ready to move on after a few months. For now, she's happy on her own and until she thinks she's actually 'in love' she doubts if she'll ever really be happy once she settles down.

kin :

Her direct relations are simply that: branches of a tree that just happened to spawn her one day. She never really felt close or loving with her parents, though she was rather fond of her Gramma Anne as a kid.

law:

Jane views laws and rules as gentle suggestions that are meant to be bent. While she's no outlaw, she isn't lionhearted about playing fast and loose with the lawman from time to time, if not just for the fun of it. But she does understand that most laws are built on necessity and common sense, and respects those well enough.

magic:

Honestly, Jane doesn't quite know what to make of "magic". She's not religious, coming from a region where the gods & goddesses were given up decades ago, though it's becoming harder and harder to explain away the happenings in the Landing as extreme coincidence. More than anything, she tends to chalk up most things to the workings of the vague "fate".

network:

While she tends to tag herself more as a loner, she still makes it a point to get out and talk to people often enough. Jane's certainly not the one to throw a huge party and inviting the whole town, as she prefers to keep her friend list closely curated.

offspring:

Oh NO I still dread the idea of Jane someday, somehow bearing a child because she is SO BAD with kids. She just… doesn't know what to do with them. The idea of spending time with anyone under the age of 10 makes her super anxious.

pistol:

Jane is actually very proficient with a revolver! When she was a teenager, she picked up shooting as a hobby and ever since she loves spending a few hours every month firing off at a few cans. She's still shaky with a shotgun, but she's working on it.

question:

Not often, as Jane's mind often pushes it out once it identifies it as a dumb weakness. However, she's a little sensitive about succeeding professionally, and is determined to find her own place in the world. There's been times where she wonders, "what's the point?" but eventually she pulls herself out of her funk and trucks on.

reminder:

Jane follows a pretty strict routine and isn't one to normally forget things. More than likely, she'll forget people's birthdays, holidays, names, occupations, or any other personal details that would strengthen her bonds with others.

sing:

Jane's favorite music styles range are rock and jazz, and will often be found tapping her foot to a radio station specializing in those kinds of tunes. She's really no singer though, and leaves the performing to others.

touch:

All depends on how well she knows someone. So, for strangers or acquaintances, she has a pretty large bubble that she does not appreciate being broken. However, once she gets to know someone, she tends to soften until at some point, she becomes a touchy-feely lovebug. Whodathunk?

upcoming:

Not like, long-term in the "whole life planned out" way, but she tries to think ahead by at least a year. She likes to stay flexible and have a contingency plan, though, in case everything goes to ♥♥♥♥ and she has to get out of Dodge ASAP.

vice:

Other than her bad habits of being too honest or not handling empathy well, Jane thinks she's actually pretty well put together. She's not ashamed of who she is and refuses to let her life be controlled by regrets. For example, she probably drinks & smokes a little too much, but she doesn't consider it a "bad" habit. It's just part of what makes her Jane.

wardrobe:

Jane loves leather and denim. I often describe her as rockabilly, but I think she's growing out of that and into more classy styles, but she's still not shy about showing skin. Her favorite accessories are sunglasses and bandanas.


x-ray:

A little prone to winter colds and her lungs & liver probably don't have great long-term prospects, but she's not too bad off. She eats pretty well and doesn't shake too many hands, so a cold once a year isn't too bad of a deal.

yack:

Right now, hairstyles. She's learned a lot at cosmetology school, and is really very excited to start trying out some of the things she's learned. She'll also spill a little gossip now and then for fun.

zodiac:

If we're going by Winter being Dec. - Feb., Jane would fall under Aquarius, which I'm fine with. Zodiac signs are usually so vague and versatile that anything could fit. The traits she mainly possesses are independent, temperamental, hates boredom and always looking for something new, frank & truthful, and sometimes unpredictable.


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A - Z MEME: JULIA FALCONNE
    1) alignment
    . . . . .Julia kind of bounces between chaotic good and chaotic neutral. She doesn't necessarily wish ill on anyone else, but her own freedom and agenda takes precedent over any authority figure or rules.

    2) beverage
    . . . . .Julia never had a go-to beverage growing up, but college had definitely added more caffeine into her life. She likes sweet espresso drinks as they both taste good and give that extra pep. Yet once the sun goes down, her drink of choice definitely turns to hard liquor. She hates beer, tolerates wine, and prefers any vodka-themed mixed drink.

    3) co-habitate
    . . . . .While most of Julia's past has been spent bouncing between Greenfield and the Landing, she currently spends the school year back in Greenfield while she attends college. Going into her senior year, Jules lives in a rickety off-campus apartment with four other girls who also attend the Institute. It's a running joke that her roommates are never allowed into her bedroom though -- it's a mess of clothes and crafting supplies that she swears is "organized chaos." Spending breaks back in the Estate is a trip since the mansion is so much cleaner and well-kept (thanks to maids) than her regular home.

    4) decor
    . . . . .Julia is a fan of soft pastel colors, usually in warmer tones. The walls of her bedroom in Greenfield are covered with her various art pieces haphazardly tacked to the wall, while the bedsheets and pillows are a soft rose pink. Most of the furniture pieces are worn handmedowns that are mismatching shades of brown, but piles of paint, ribbon, and glitter add pops of color to every corner.

    5) escape
    . . . . .Julia's general mode of decompressing is going out and partying. She loves a stiff drink and a chance to dance the night away, especially with like-minded friends. Jules also enjoys watching mind-numbing soap operas and fluffy rom-coms. And if she's feeling unusually melancholy, she'll wander out to her favorite hill on the edge of town and paint a few abstracts of the sea.

    6) fluff
    . . . . .Julia has a very clear type in men: pretty boy. And although she's not normally very picky beyond that, she does have the most fun with fellow thrill seekers and creative types. Julia is rarely an "opposites attract" type of person. She gravitates towards people fairly like herself.

    7) grudge
    . . . . .This girl isn't the type to forget easily. Even if she laughs it off in public and keeps the night going, Julia definitely remembers any slights or shady glances. Julia is extremely observant, despite many people assuming otherwise from her flippant/outgoing side. She loves gossip and will probably be secretly keeping an eye on you for the next eternity.

    8) hobby
    . . . . .Julia has a hidden soft spot for poetry, of all things. She loves the quick, powerful bursts of emotion good poetry can evoke, although she really only reads her collections when in a particularly introspective mood.

    9) insomnia
    . . . . .Jules considers herself a night owl, although this is largely because of the active college night life. When not at school, she generally sleeps in to around 10am but not much later, usually going back to bed at 11 or midnight. She's a pretty average sleeper besides that and only occasionally has soft little snores.

    10) jaded
    . . . . .Julia was obsessed with the idea of happily ever after in her teens, being perfectly convinced every new guy she had a crush on was "the one." But since going to college, Julia has played her cards very close to her chest, and has only two relatively short relationships between all of her one-night stands. She much rather not talk about her own love life and instead talk about others' while giving "sisterly advice." Deep down, Julia wants to find a man who she can have a deep connection and see eye-to-eye with, but she's yet to find a guy who accepts her active ways and doesn't try to make her "settle down."

    11) kin
    . . . . .Coming from Elite standing has made the topic of family an unavoidable issue. She's highly aware of "the Falconne name" whenever back in the Landing. But between the strict expectations and spending half her life in Greenfield, Julia has never truly embraced the "family legacy" like her brother has. Despite these differences, out of all her family Julia is closest to Luca. They both grew up as outgoing children with idealistic hearts, while their differences allowed them to often play counselor for one another. But as for parents? They couldn't be more different. Julia is the epitome of "daddy's girl" while Luca has had a strained relationship with Antonio for 7 years. Antonio always gave into Julia's sweet talking while Ella had to play bad cop and push Jules to meet her full potential in academics/etc. And as for grandparents, Julia was never really particularly close to either (despite Granny being her namesake), and Enzo had to give many stern lectures when Jules first moved and was always skipping class.

    12) law
    . . . . .Jules will pick the easiest path for her personal destination. If that involves following the rules or taking advantage of authority figures -- great. If not, she doesn't really care, and will just secretly do what's necessary to get her way. Despite this selfish streak, Julia isn't a heartless person either. The desires of her closest friends and family become her own, and she'll go to equal lengths to make sure they're happy. Heaven forbid you're the enemy of someone she loves.

    13) magic
    . . . . .Julia has been largely absent from the largest magical incidences in the Landing. She's heard Luca and Papa tell their great tales, but Phinae in general kind of bores her, so she rarely thinks about deities and fairies. People in Greenfield have largely abandoned god/goddess worship beyond a yearly, more cultural-focused festival. Julia is along the same thinking.

    14) network
    . . . . .If it weren't for being of Elite stock, most people wouldn't know who Julia was. After leaving the village at 10 years old, she only came back to spend her last two years of high school in the Landing. Her local social life is also the polar opposite of her Greenfield one. While at the Institute she happily flutters between countless groups of friends, her only Landing kids she grew close with were Cassie and Dante...and Dante is the only one still around.

    15) offspring
    . . . . .Julia isn't big on kids. She never knows how to talk to them, they seem to make a million messes, and whenever she holds a baby they always start to cry. Jules vaguely considers childrearing a goal she's "supposed" to accomplish, especially since it seems like most guys expect to have kids someday. But beyond the fact that she eventually wants a husband and that comes with ~the package~, she's more just accepted her gendered / society expected fate. She plans to postpone it as long as possible though (thank heaven for emerging technology.)

    16) pistol
    . . . . .While Julia has a mouth and a temper that could get her into trouble, when it comes down to it she's scared shitless of violence and would be so easy to take down in a fight. She would much rather make her enemies submit under a torrent of gossip and social pressure. She has zero interest in fighting and is very squeamish of gore in general.

    17) question
    . . . . .Despite being a person who would love to convince everyone they are a 100% bad ass ♥♥♥♥♥ all the time, Julia is an extremely doubt filled creature (a trait she shares with her brother, those sensitive Falconne souls). She is terrified of rejection from people she truly cares about, which leads her to actually opening up to a very select few. She deep down worries about the direction of her life and if she'll ever find a passion that motivates her. She's also worried that she's doomed any potential relationships, as all the Good Guys ™ in Greenfield talk about how while they love party girls like her now, they want a sweet little housewife post-grad, and she just can't see herself in that role.

    18) reminder
    . . . . .Julia generally works in bursts of energy and has trouble keeping consistent focus. Because of this, she often forgets little details, and deadlines and bills are literally the bane of her existence.

    19) sing
    . . . . .While Julia never threw herself into formal dancing lessons like Luca did, she does appreciate good music and listens to a wide variety of genres. Most of the artists she listens to are very upbeat and make for great casual dancing (bars, around the house, etc). If you're obsessing over some new single that just came out, Jules would love to gush over it with you.

    20) touch
    . . . . .Julia has a very small personal bubble -- as long as it's on her terms. She is very touchy-feely with friends and targets people she sets her eye on, but she doesn't appreciate strangers she's not engaging with coming up and being handsy.

    21) upcoming
    . . . . .The youngest Falconne has never been big on planning, largely because she's a relatively smart and well-off individual who has been lucky enough for life to always "work out" for her. But coming up on graduation has changed her mindset a bit. Jules is quickly realizing that she needs a goal beyond "graduate in one piece," and she's currently jugging around various career options. The idea of picking a life path doesn't scare her so much as make her sigh and feel exhausted.

    22) vice
    . . . . .Julia loves alcohol. A lot. She loves to stay out until the sun comes up. A lot. Jules is all about ~the senses~ and ~experiencing the world~ which can lead to a lot of short-sighted results...but they usually make for a hell of a story.

    23) wardrobe
    . . . . .This chica, as her profile said/says/idk, "is a girl proud of name brands in a village that doesn't even know what they are." She considers herself quite the fashionista, although her sense of style is more classic and feminine and not anything too crazy. Having a small frame and an eye for color has caused her to invest in well-tailored, well-coordinated pieces. She likes soft colors and soft materials.

    24) x-ray
    . . . . .As stated in Luca's write-up, the Falconne/Holloway gene pool has lurking fertility problems (Ella struggled to conceive) and heart issues (Enzo has heart murmurs). Also like Luca, Julia has only inherited one of these.

    25) yak
    . . . . .Julia will talk endlessly about whatever her newest obsession is. This usually bounced between her latest TV drama / boy toy / fav band / art project.

    26) zodiac
    . . . . .In the topsy-turvy world that is making-the-ML-caldendar-and-RL-calendar-compromise-with-their-seasons, Julia is Winter 31st and would probably be an Aquarius. She follows these traits pretty well as she's independent / creative / open-minded, yet also flighty / temperamental / prone to hiding true emotions.


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Alignment :: What would be their D&D alignment? How might it come into play?

You know setting out on this I assumed Garret would be Lawful Good, but looking at he and his life closer boy is totally Chaotic Good. He does what he feels is right, and doesn't really follow the preset rules to do it if he doesn't agree with them.


Beverage :: What do they most like to drink, and why?

Nonalcoholic? It would be tea, actually, stronger the better, though he does like to add a little sugar sometimes as a treat. I imagine he takes full advantage of the tea service at the inn and probably has his own input on what flavors and blends they should incorporate in future services.

Alcoholic? The stoutest of ales that would probably kill a mule.


Co-Habitate :: Do they live with anyone? What’s “need to know” before moving in?

Yep! He lives with his lovely wife Anya and their two girls Camellia and Violet.

Garret is fairly easy to get along with domestically, but I imagine he can kind of be the worst person to live under in an apartment complex. He's just... loud, between stomping around to inadvertently slamming doors/cabinets/etc. And that's not even mentioning his laugh is loud and earnest when joking around with Anya or watching TV or whatever.

... Learning to keep things quiet around the twins has been a learning experience.


Decor :: What kind of home do they keep? Are there any defining details?

Garret's never had a home to decorate before, truly. The "dollhouse" he never got comfortable in (on account of the short ceiling lol), and it always felt like Brielle's old home instead of something truly his. And the current apartment he shares with his family belonged to Anya before so he has had little impact on decor as of yet. However, when they finally get their own house together he really likes the kind of old country, rustic house kinda thing. He wants to fully embrace living in a rural community in all aspects of his life after all.


Escape :: What do they do to destress? How successful is it?

A disclaimer on this answer: GARRET IS TERRIBLE AT DE-STRESSING!!!! Like omg this boy, he doesn't know how to. He just gets so focused on whatever is bothering him and tries to shove it down and ignore it until it's such a problem it just b r e a k s him. The closest to a way to cope with stress is exercise for him, cause it can expel excess negative energy but it really doesn't fix the actual problems.

At this rate he's gonna drop dead at 45 from a heart attack.


Fluff :: What hits their soft spot? Does anything them into emotional goo?
Baby animals, especially puppies. He's like a teenaged girl around them.

Now though it's definitely the twins that hit all those feels. They're amazing NO MATTER HOW SMALL OR INSIGNIFICANT whatever progress they do is. Can they roll over now? HOLY ♥♥♥♥ A MIRACLE LOOK AT HIS GIRLS GO!!!! He's ridiculously proud of them and loves every moment with them, even though he doesn't get to be home very often due to work.


Grudge :: How bad does an insult go over? Do they hold a grudge long?
Honestly he doesn't notice if someone's insulted him unless IT'S ABSOLUTELY OBVIOUS (lookin @ u ian) so usually it just bounces off with an "oooookay??? weird." However if he does get it and it hits one of his deep seated insecurities he can be goaded into yelling a lot of defensive nonsense. He doesn't like to explode like that though so he'll try to avoid it as much as possible.

As for grudges? He really doesn't actively hold any, but if he is wronged he tried to avoid that person like the plague until he can handle being around them again. He's quick to forgive, even with a half assed apology, so take that for what it's worth.


Hobby :: What’s something they do for fun that might be surprising?

Baking, probably. He's not great at adding any kind of finesse to his cakes or whatever but just ask Anya he's great at making icing at the very least. ;)


Insomnia :: What’s their sleeping schedule like? Snorer? Sound sleeper?

TERRIBLE LOL! Since the twins arrival he's only been sleeping an average of three hours to maybe four hours a night on work nights to give Anya a break from the girls and on his day off he might get an extra couple hours but nothing near the optimum amount.

As for sleeping habits? He totally sleeps like the dead in the small windows of sleep he can get.


Jaded :: Do they buy into the “happily ever after” ideal? What’s their standard?

Absolutely, and he really thinks he has found his happily ever after with Anya, even if things haven't been AS EASY as he hoped he'd never change a thing.


Kin :: What’s their role among their relations? Do they consider others family?
Garret's very much the protector and like the perfect image of an older brother. He really cares for others well being and sacrifices his own to see others succeed. He's forever been in that position as being the eldest son of the family so it's just second nature at this point.

As for others outside of actual blood connections he is extremely close to Peony and views her as younger sister and really viewed Ian as part of his family too until their recent spat. Jo is another connection that Garret's formed that's taken on a familial context as well.


Law :: What do they think about abiding rules? Are they selective about it?

I'd say for the most part, yeah, but he does forge his own way that may not adhere to strict understanding of the law if he was put into a situation that warranted it, ESPECIALLY if it involved those he cares about or a cause in particular that he feels passionate about. He hasn't been put in a situation like this yet though from what I can remember though.


Magic :: In a magic series or not, are they accepting, or is each instance a shock?

Garret is very accepting of magic, and actually finds it a comforting thing cause it shows the presence of the gods in every day life. His old god, Korbin, was very absent and only really expressed himself if he was particularly displeased with whatever his people were doing... though his "powers" just seemed to be usual weather phenomena and not anything like the Goddess ACTUALLY APPEARING TO HER PEOPLE. HOLY CRAPOLA.


Network :: Are they connected to the people? How much do they reach out to others?

Garret is very open and friendly but honestly he doesn't "reach out" hardly at all if the quiz thing means like in a "seeking help" context. Or hell, even in a "let's talk about our lives way." He can talk about the positives in his life pretty easily but if it hits something serious he tends to skirt things a lot.


Offspring :: What kind of parent would they be? Would they prefer one, or multiple?
Garret is a very doting father, even though the girls aren't very old yet but as much as he's able he helps with whatever they need. Growing up the eldest of four children he's had plenty of experience with babies so he's comfortable with their needs, though it's definitely been a wake up call being the actual parent in the situation and having to care for them full time. It's probably for the best that he has this level of comfort though given Anya's inexperience and discomfort at times.

As for his plans for parenting as the girls get older he's sworn he will be supportive of them no matter what (within reason of course), and in all honesty he's probably going to be too much of a push over but he never wants his girls to face opposition from the people should support them most.

And finally? Ultimately he wants 3 or 4 kids but haha... Probably not getting that wish, buddy.


Pistol :: Is this character skilled with a weapon? What’s their opinion of violence?

Uh. Never owned a gun or anything but Garret can hold himself in a fight if need be, and he was a bouncer for about two seasons when he lived in Eston. As for his opinion of it he doesn't like to be in fights but he doesn't particularly dislike the actual fighting portion of them.

Now for his opinion of it like in other mediums like recreation or entertainment? Oh yes, bring it on. Westerns packed with gun fights? Yes. Boxing? Oh yes. SPORT BALL BRAWLS? YESSSSS.


Question :: How often do they feel doubt? What topics are they defensive about?

Doubt is probably the single negative emotion that plagues my poor son in a lot of areas of his life. He's kind of stuck doubting his abilities and if he's "deserving" of whatever he's achieved or gotten over the years. The topics he's more defensive of are probably his work and his own self worth I guess? Both are so tied together it's hard to tell one from the other really though anymore.


Reminder :: How are they at remembering daily needs? What falls through the cracks?

SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP SLEEP

ANY KIND OF FREE TIME

SLEEEEEEEP


Sing :: Do they like music? Do they listen often/sing/hum/play songs in their head?
Garret LOVES music! He really supports the Aimsir weekly performances and would love to add more. He's particularly fond of folksy kinds of music as well as country, the latter he really got into as he bounced around from farm to farm before settling in Maple's Landing.

He can sing kinda, but he doesn't feel confident in his voice to sing to a large crowd. The only songs he knows by heart are the ones his mom used to hum and sing around the apartment when he was young but he only really belts them out in the shower or while he's cooking himself.


Touch :: How do they handle contact? Is their personal bubble big?

Garret is very affectionate. He's like that friend that gives you a huge bear hug like he hasn't seen you in fifty years at almost every meeting. He IS respectful though so if someone isn't as fond of physical touch he's not going to push boundaries.

As for his own personal bubble? Small. Very small. Minuscule.


Upcoming :: How much do they think of the future? Do they make long-term plans?
Nothing Garret has done has a long term goal in mind, and it boggles the mind how he's even managed to settle into things so permanent like marriage and kiddos and his own business. All of it was through bumbling around, really. He has a lucky horseshoe up his ass.


Vice :: What bad habits do they have? Is there something they would be ashamed of?
Like he has bad habits on a more personal level when it comes to his emotional well being but when it comes to actual vices that's harder to peg down. He's been known to be a lush in the past, and yeah he slept around a lot from like ages 18 - 26 but he got a lot of that stupid ♥♥♥♥ out of his system then. He's gotten old and content, what do you want from him?


Wardrobe :: What’s their fashion style? Do they have any staple pieces?

LOL GARRET'S FASHION SENSE IS DADBRO. Flannel, over shirts, t-shirts with pockets and jeans. He can clean up but he hates formal suits. At work he will wear business casual attire and all but eugh, if he can avoid it at all possible he does.


X-Ray :: How’s their health? Any problem areas? Do they take care of themselves?
Overall Garret is really physically fit and well, though he has some trouble in his right hand especially with nerve damage from the fire. It's bearable most days but if its been particularly busy at the restaurant he gets this constant pins and needles kinda fiery action going on in his nerves. It isn't full on painful in a direct sense but it is extremely distracting. On his other scars and less damaged hand it's more like he has lack of sensation, and if those areas are touched it feels like when your feet is completely numb when asleep before the pins and needles sets in. It isn't exactly pleasant but it isn't bad either, just weird.

Garret takes care of himself as much as possible but he likes ale, he likes red meat, but he doesn't forego the vegetables at least. He's better than the typical guy diet wise but not by much.


Yack :: What’s their favorite thing to talk about? What do they go on about?

Garret's not a huge talker, but get him talking about sports he'll never stop. His favorites is of course football and soccer. He doesn't get statistics or whatever but WOW DID YOU SEE THAT PLAY HOLY ♥♥♥♥ BRUH IT WAS AMAZING!!!!


Zodiac :: What’s their astro sign? Does it fit? What would you pick, if it’s unknown?
Thanks to Rosie we figured out Garret is a Pisces, and at first I was pretty dubious but looking at these keywords I think it fits? KINDA????

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Strengths: Compassionate, artistic, intuitive, gentle, wise, musical
Weaknesses: Fearful, overly trusting, sad, desire to escape reality, can be a victim or a martyr


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Alignment :: What would be their D&D alignment? How might it come into play?

[Chaotic neutral. Cody doesn't give two ♥♥♥♥♥ about rules, and really sticks to his own code of ethics. However, those ethics usually put himself first.


Beverage :: What do they most like to drink, and why?

Cody is actually a big water drinker. He doesn't really care for much else. Like, he'll drink soda if you give it to him, but he'll never go out of his way to ask for it.
Alcoholic drinks, though, Cody's favorite is pretty much whatever has whiskey in it.


Co-Habitate :: Do they live with anyone? What’s “need to know” before moving in?

Cody is currently living with Olivia, but he's starting to look to stretch his wings a bit. He's thinking about it, at least.

Just know that he's pretty easy to piss off and he really enjoys his "me time." Don't impede on it.


Decor :: What kind of home do they keep? Are there any defining details?

Cody is a pretty cleanly person. He is very careful with his belongings, and he never leaves things out. They always go back where they belong when he's done with them. That's about as cleanly as he gets though. He rarely vacuums,
never dusts, and will only wash the windows and mirrors when they get gross. He just...
never really realizes that these things need to be done?

As far as decoration goes, Cody prefers darker colors and blues and grays. He also has 2 separate bookshelves in his room to house his many books and rocks.


Escape :: What do they do to destress? How successful is it?

First of all, Cody retreats into himself a lot, and he thinks it works,
but it absolutely doesn't. He just doesn't talk a lot about his feelings, and instead he lets them bottle up and eat away at him. It's fine, though. Totally. He only ever opens up to people he's extremely close to, and those are few and far in between.

To help deal with all of that stress he puts on himself, though, he smokes. A lot. And it helps a bit, but of course, that's only a temporary fix. He also likes to read to take his mind off of things, but that doesn't always work either. He's just not really good at dealing with stuff.


Fluff :: What hits their soft spot? Does anything them into emotional goo?
Whenever his boyfriend does cutesy ♥♥♥♥. Like doing little things that show he was thinking of Cody. Or cuddling him. Or just looking at him. Or existing. That's some good ♥♥♥♥ right there.


Grudge :: How bad does an insult go over? Do they hold a grudge long?
Depends on what your insulting??? 99% of the time, he won't give two ♥♥♥♥♥, though. He holds grudges longer than I'd say is usual, but it usually takes quite a bit for him to hold a grudge against you. When he remembers, though, he remembers/


Hobby :: What’s something they do for fun that might be surprising?

He collects rocks... which isn't something you'd probably think he does when you first meet him? He also has kind of gotten into cooking thanks to Olivia,
but he can't decorate a cookie for ♥♥♥♥.


Insomnia :: What’s their sleeping schedule like? Snorer? Sound sleeper?

He's not really a heavy sleeper or a light sleeper. Right in the middle. He'll sleep through a thunderstorm, but if you open his door, he'll start to wake up.
It all depends. Also, he snores very lightly.


Jaded :: Do they buy into the “happily ever after” ideal? What’s their standard?

Not at all. He thinks it's a load of horse ♥♥♥♥. People who pretend like they're a happy couple all the time are the biggest ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ liars on the planet. He knows he'll never get a happily ever after and that's okay, because no one does, but they can get close. If they work on it. The moment someone gives up, it's all over.


Kin :: What’s their role among their relations? Do they consider others family?
All of the people Cody cares about in life are people he's chosen to have in his life. Though, I don't think there's any one particular role that Cody plays in any of his relationships... Though, I do feel like when it comes to Dante, Cody does play the voice of reason.


Law :: What do they think about abiding rules? Are they selective about it?

♥♥♥♥ the rules, he does what he wants..


Magic :: In a magic series or not, are they accepting, or is each instance a shock?

Eh? He just... doesn't think about it?


Network :: Are they connected to the people? How much do they reach out to others?

Cody's pretty sure that people mostly know him as the counter guy at Olivia's, and second mostly know him as Dante's boyfriend, but that's okay. He's fine with essentially being Dante's trophy wife.


Offspring :: What kind of parent would they be? Would they prefer one, or multiple?
I think as far as taking care of basic needs, Cody would be bomb ass. Emotionally, though? Cody wouldn't know what the ♥♥♥♥ he's doing. On top of that,
Cody has never really had any experience with kids. At all. He doesn't know what to do with them. I don't think he dislikes children, but he certainly isn't comfortable around them.
BASICALLY, I think he has the potential to be a good parent, but in order for that to happen, he'd have to do a lot of growing up emotionally.

He has literally never thought about having children, though, and likely won't think about having any in the near future at all. Ever. He'd probably consider it when he's like... going on 40. Maybe. And even then, I can't see him having more than two at the absolute most,
but I think one would be plenty enough for him. Not really like he'd ever be in a situation where he'd have a surprise kid, so... It would have to be a conscious effort on his part.
Maybe if he found some kid who he really resonated with who was also in a situation where they could be adopted.


Pistol :: Is this character skilled with a weapon? What’s their opinion of violence?

He's not skilled at all. He's much more of a defense kind of person? He would much rather weasel his way out of a situation than have to fight his way out, but might as well be prepared, right?

He doesn't like violence, though. He's just physically very nonconfrontational. He'll 100%
fight you... with words. He'll lose a fist fight, and he knows it, but if he's in that situation,
he'll try his damnedest to give you a black eye at the very least.


Question :: How often do they feel doubt? What topics are they defensive about?

Cody doesn't actually dwell on that kind of thing too often? He just assumes that most people show their true colors at one point or another, but he never really reads too much into social queues. However, he does get very defensive when (or rather if) his mom comes up. He just drops that topic immediately and shuts down. Or really anything about when he was a kid, but most specifically his mom.


Reminder :: How are they at remembering daily needs? What falls through the cracks?

Cody is very aware of his daily needs and takes care of himself.
The only things he tends to neglect are his emotions.


Sing :: Do they like music? Do they listen often/sing/hum/play songs in their head?
He likes music just as much as the next guy, and he'll listen to music sometimes when he's studying, but he doesn't like... get super into it? He's just mostly indifferent, I guess? He's one of those people who, like... if you hear him so much as hum or whistle, it's like petting a baby deer. You'll never get to do that again in your entire life, so enjoy.


Touch :: How do they handle contact? Is their personal bubble big?

He HATES physical contact... except from Dante because Dante. Everyone else can get their grimy paws the ♥♥♥♥ off him.


Upcoming :: How much do they think of the future? Do they make long-term plans?
Cody hardly thinks about long term plans. Like, he's going to college because he knows getting an education will be important for him, and he kind of knows what he might like to do, but he also doesn't know what the ♥♥♥♥ he's doing. That's literally as far into the future as he's thought. He's very bad at making plans. Very. Bad.


Vice :: What bad habits do they have? Is there something they would be ashamed of?
He smokes like a chimney. It's one of those things that, like...
he knows he shouldn't, but he doesn't care.


Wardrobe :: What’s their fashion style? Do they have any staple pieces?

Cody couldn't be more normcore if he tried. He likes dark solid colors. The fanciest he gets is either a graphic t-shirt or a raglan shirt. He hates patterns.


X-Ray :: How’s their health? Any problem areas? Do they take care of themselves?
Cody is in terrible health. He has heart problems, and he does a very good job of taking care of himself... except for smoking. He really shouldn't smoke,
but he's decided that if that's what kills him, at least he'll enjoy himself along the way.


Yack :: What’s their favorite thing to talk about? What do they go on about?

Cody doesn't really talk much about anything. You'll be hard pressed to find anything that he'll expend words on, but he does like talking about TV shows he watches.


Zodiac :: What’s their astro sign? Does it fit? What would you pick, if it’s unknown?
[color=steelblue]Sagittarius. About as accurate as it is to literally anyone I'm sure.

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Alignment :: True Neutral. He's a pretty "go with the flow" kind of person. Also doesn't really feel obligated by anything to help others, pretty only does it if he wants.

Beverage :: Beeeeeeerrrr (but it has to be good quality beer. Actually he'll just make it himself.)

Co-Habitate :: "Hey I stay up until 4am cooking with really potent spices, is that cool with you?"
Decor :: 5% actually trying to have some kind of aesthetic, 95% HEY LOOK AT THIS NEW KITCHEN APPLIANCE I GOT.

Escape :: Play music or sometimes pratices his kenpo outside. (also might drink a bit too much but shhhhhhhhhh)

Fluff :: Asking for seconds. OK in all seriousness probably small animals doing cute stuff. Also babies when they do their baby noises.

Grudge :: Insults will usually result in an even worse comeback, only then for him to forget he was angry to following day.

Hobby :: He likes reading books about philosophy from time to time.

Insomnia :: "Hmm? What do you mean I should sleep more? 5 hours of sleep is vacation for me!"

Jaded :: Eh, who cares. Maybe, maybe not. If it happens, sweet, if not, eh alright.

Kin :: He can usually be a good person to lean on as he's good at staying calm and collected and finding answers to problems. To consider someone "family" would take a lot of time but it could happen...

Law :: WIll usually follow it since it's usually not that restrictive (except for selling food in the streets like dude goddamn)

Magic :: He can smell what you had for breakfast with a quick sniff from 5 meters away, so magic ain't that surprising to him.

Network :: He's good at having a social circle and friends but suuuuuucks at asking others for help.

Offspring :: If he finds "the one", he'd probably like to have a kid or two. Though he might give them a BIT too much personal freedom (unless they have bad manners, they gon' get an ass whoopin')

Pistol :: He knows martial arts but would never use it to hurt anyone. It's simply to feel in control and not be scared if he's ever in a dangerous situation.

Question :: He's pretty confident about most things, though he might still question whether or not he should try to please his father or not.

Reminder :: Guuurl he runs his own restaurant alone, better believe he's got his routine on point. (...also forgets to put on his contacts regularly)

Sing :: He's a pretty big fan. A good piano song always cheers him up.

Touch :: Alllllll of the hugs. Alllllllll of them.

Upcoming :: Not particularly, he knows a bit what he wants to do but he's pretty flexible and sees what life offers him.

Vice :: He's a HUUUUGE work-a-holic. Oh also he might sometimes drink a bit too much (well not so much binges, more so that he drinks too regularly)

Wardrobe :: If it's loose, it's cool. He does also wear actually fancy things when working. But apart from that, the socks are offffff.

X-Ray :: Pretty healthy (for now *foreshadowing*)

Yack :: What do ya freaking think!?!? FOOOOD MAN

Zodiac :: Cancer
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