I will be doing this for Thoridyss (145) and Ruth (31) front A-gents (Might add other characters, not positive)
((missed a few days because I got busy, going to get back on track))
1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or no?
Thoridyss has an incredibly close relationship with her father, the two were inseparable when she was growing up. This is mainly because they only had each other. Her mother only stayed at their house one month out of the year and Jannik tried his best to keep Thori 'safe' from the outside world. He spoiled the girl with attention, constantly watching out for her and thus she developed an unrealistic belief that everyone in the world would be like them. Her mother on the other hand wanted nothing to do with the 'deformed' child and therefore won't even touch Thoridyss. Though this attitude has since softened because of the birth of her brothers, Thori still holds contempt towards the woman. She wants to be accepted by her but she has trouble being near her all at the same time. Thori's father still treats her like 'Daddy's little girl' even though she's in her mid twenties now. The two write constantly as he wants her to come back home to help with the farm.
Ruth has next to no existing contact with her birth parents. The two abandoned her at age 10 at a church. Though initially she lived an average caring life with them, as Ruth's power began to develop their kindness towards her decreased. She has since visited them once during the month of June in 2012 but has not continued speaking with the pair. She personally does not consider them her parents, giving the role rather to her adoptive parents. She was lucky to be accepted into a warm home and though at times it was a bit to crowded she wouldn't exchange it for anything. She does not feel adequate enough to deserve the love they give her.
2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
For Thori the single most noticeable feature would be her large facial scar. She's not ashamed of it and doesn't wanted it corrected in the least. She prefers to keep it as her Reminder. After that would be her curly blond locks that flux in frizziness. This is a mixed trait from her parents, the color from her father and the curls from her mom. With this are her dark blue eyes that never focus on what she's looking at. It's not unknown that Thoridyss is blind, her eyes are often this betraying factor when her movements can hide it.
The first thing people would notice with Ruth would be her extreme lack of weight. She's not out to hide it either. It's not that she's proud of her appearance rather she tries to use it as a deterrent to others. The second thing to notice would be her thin brown hair. Though she doesn't mind it being played with truthfully, she would probably start world war III if someone messed with it maliciously.
3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?
Well this is easy to pick. I might get protests if I don't sit down and explain fully her facial scar also featured in a meme I did a while back [link] . When Thoridyss was nine she wanted to start being more independent. She'd grown up sheltered by her father without really having any self confidence to accomplish things on her own. One day Thori asked her dad if she could go to their village market by herself. He didn't fully agree to total freedom, rather picking to be in the vicinity. She came from a very 'hick' village of people in the mountains, meaning some of their beliefs were extremely outdated including the idea that a blind girl would bring misfortune to the town. Though Thoridyss hadn't exactly gone out in public much before this, maybe one or twice with her father, the townsfolk still had a very good handle of who she was when they saw her cataract plagued eyes. While in the town she was huddled by a group of kids, a bit older then her at the time and consequently beaten with rocks. Her father did find her just after they smashed her face in, but he blames himself for letting her out of his sights in the first place. Depending on the day he still has a difficult time looking at her, seeing his mistake constantly obscuring her features.
Ruth has no easily visible scars on her person nor will she ever go to flaunt the ones she has. The one I can share with you is over her left shoulder blade and it is a branding mark of a cross from one of her 'family's' attempt to Burn the evil out of her. She prefers to keep the scar a distant memory, often cringing if she spots it in the mirror. She has made herself unfamiliar with it, hoping to eventually forget.
4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
This is kind of tricky for me to do. Thoridyss doesn't think she's ugly, she actually thinks her features and skin have a nice feel to them. But I do not think I can determine if she's vain or not because she doesn't, visually, have anything to compare herself to. She enjoys being called pretty or beautiful because it's nice to know she is visually appealing to someone. Especially since she really has no clue how people take her physical features.
This little spit fire has an ego to fill a room a few times over. Her looks don't matter as much because she considers the mind the superior factor. When she was younger she worried periodically about her looks (if a boy was involved at the time) but since then she is proud of her body in any form. Because of this, I do consider Ruth a vain person, because vanity includes your abilities not just your appearance. Though to answer the second part of the original question, she would not find herself attractive, and she does this on purpose. Ruth isn't out to find a significant other, and she doesn't base her worth on looks, so why would it be a wise use of her time and energy to waste it on dressing up.
5.) What's your character's ranking on the Kinsey Scale?
Using the test on this website~ [link]
2 Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual.
0 Exclusively heterosexual
6.) Describe your character's happiest memory. (ouch this is hard...and these posts are way long...)
Her happiest memories normally correspond with spending time with her father. There was one time when they were snowed in and Thoridyss was only beginning to learn braille; she was eight. She was getting frustrated because she'd rather take the easy route and just wedge the page up to her face rather then learn the new writing system. Pushing the book away from herself in a miniature tantrum, her father came over and sat down next to her. The two stayed in silence as he let her cool off before saying anything, a simple 'how's your studies?'. The little
I'm going to do two for her because I see them both as important.
Being adopted - Ruth spent two years in the foster care system. Although it wasn't horrible, she was dealing with the development of her power alone and without a sound support system. She was often confused, hyper aggressive and largely just ignored anyone trying to help her for fear of rejection. She wouldn't pay attention in class as it wasn't 'relevant' to her. Needless to say she worked to make her life harder then it needed to be. But through this all, she still made a very close, very good friend: Nia McBride. When she entered the school district at age 10 the other girl was quick to try and friend Ruth. The two grew close over the next two years, but Nia also noticed the downward spiral of Ruth's attitude towards, well, everything. It came as a surprise to Ruth when her ebony friend asked her if she would be happy living with the McBride family. At first the young girl was apprehensive to just the thought of it, because really how much could it be true? But a dozen more meetings with social workers, the school, and the McBride family and Ruth was eventually brought into their arms. Being accepted, optionally, was THE most happy time for this girl.
The second time would be after she had developed the structure for her hacker cell. Her right hand to the group requested a face to face meeting with the the leader, seeing as they lived in the same state. He agreed to get a ride down to her town (not knowing she was a female or anything really). They met at a McDonald's and both were shocked really by the other. Ruth, an almost 16 year old petite girl; him, an 18 year old boy with a bit too much free time apparently. There first meeting was a rather awkward one, not much talking involved as they both were taken aback by the person they were far from expecting. In all honesty Ruth figured she'd have to find a few new members in the event her gender would get in the way but towards the end he agreed to follow what her plans were seeing as, she 'can clearly handle' herself as is. She respected him because of this, and also was flustered by it.
7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
If she were given the actual opportunity to change her past she wouldn't, since she has a strong belief that everything happens for a reason. Though there are things she would like to forget, Thoridyss would much rather like to remember a portion of time that she lost back in January 2011. Missing over a week's worth of time is something she is rather unnerved by.
Ruth on the other hand would like to lock away most of her memories. From age 0 up to 10 could go out the window for all she cares, parts of 11-12 can go right with them. A majority of 2004 to 2005 could disappear and she wouldn't miss it either. These parts of her history deal with either personal struggles or things happening to her. She didn't learn anything from the times and already tries her best to keep them in the back of her mind. The memories cause her to second guess her actions at time, something she can't afford to do.
8.) Day of Favorites! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
Ice cream - lemon
Color - She associates colors with flavors for her own reference, so red/strawberries
Song - Vaggvisor - Swedish folk lullaby [link]
Ice cream - rocky road
Color - army green
Song - It's all about the pentiums baby - Weird Al [link]
Flower - purple nightshade
9.) Who does your character trust?
If you can see you're already at a disadvantage. If you aren't her father or brothers it will probably not be that much either. If you've insulted her in some way then her respect for you is probably gone and she has merely defaulted to tolerating you. True honest trust is not something she easily hands out, she gives every person what she sees as a basic level of trust. This is, she believes you'll do your job correctly, will not be unintentionally cruel, and will all around not try to make her's or anyone's life more difficult then it needs to be. But if she were to take part in something like a trust test, like falling backwards into someone's arms she'd fail more often then not. She would only probably be able to do that with either 19, 124, 195, or T17. Any one else and she'd probably not even agree to attempt it. You have to show you have true concern for her well being to even begin to gain an amount of true trust.
10.) Can you define a turning point in your character's life? Multiples are acceptable.
-skip for time otl-
11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
Great Horned Owl
12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email?
Varies Thori is very knowledgeable when it comes to medical technology, and she's worked hard for that technology. She can operate her specialized agency glasses with ease and uses them as a means to help her with her daily life. Her knowledge of technology for the blind has improved over the past two years as she has it readily available to her. What she isn't good at are the things like TV she doesn't fully understand, not that she needs to though.
Ultracompetent If it has a bit of circuitry to it, chances are Ruth knows what it's made of and how to use it. She's not naturally skilled with computers/technology, it's a honed skill since a young age that she's worked to shape into her job requirement. Her specialties rest in programming languages and decoding, but throw anything at her and she'll do her best to handle it.
13.) What does your character's bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?
Thoridyss sleeps in the "Freefall" position, on her stomach with her arms around the pillow. She goes to sleep like this and often wakes up exactly how she left herself. She has a very rigid hold while sleeping, as if completely tense. She is known to talk in her sleep.
Even though Ruth doesn't 'technically' sleep, she does have to lay down to rest her arms. When she does this she's in a log shape on her back. Hands over her stomach.
14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
Thoridyss prefers cold temperatures, she's more used to it then a 100 F summer day then a -10 winter day. She absolutely adores the snow, so the colder the better normally is the rule of thumb. Though wind and snow are a different story.
Ruth doesn't usually pay much attention to temperature, adjusting her clothes to match whatever is needed. She gets cold very easily and even if it's 90 F out her hands would have an icy touch to them. She enjoys warmer weather much more then the cold any day.
15.) Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?
Naturally Thoridyss prefers waking up early for the morning but often enough she has the grave yard shift for work. Because of this, her sleep schedule is entire dependent on when she gets to bed.
She doesn't leave her house? Ruth actually like being out in the day, she prefers work to be done at night since she expects to be alone during those hours. Usually her (technically it's sleeping, but still conscious) sleeping is done during the day/ when she's not in the middle of a job.
16.) Are there any blood relatives that your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones? Cousins, Uncles, Grandfathers, Aunts, et cetera. Are there any others that your character practically considers a blood relative?
She has an uncle(mom's side) that she relatively know but she is not extremely close with him...at all.
None. She considers her adoptive family her actual relatives, and there are a few neighborhood members that she also views as close family.
17.) What's your character's desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?
Unknowingly organized: everything has a specific space and her desk/whole house is borderline OCD neat, except for the fact it often is very dusty and never color coordinated so everything tends to visually look like a mess to others even though it's all in neat piles.
Her 'on computer' work is amazingly organized, everything has a folder, in a folder, in a folder to keep herself on track. In the real world is an entirely different story. Her home desk and hacker bay desk are cluttered with small doohickies and half built basic mechanical devices (like wind up toys). Ruth has a surprisingly short attention span for her work, often because she thinks too fast for her own good. The other problem is: if half of her brain sleeping she has trouble focusing even more. The small devices around her work allow her a means of centering her thoughts. Otherwise she tends to jump around from idea to idea and is less productive. SO! To answer the original question, very messy, but that's how she rolls.
18.) Is your character a good cook? What's their favorite recipe, whether they're good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.)
She is a fantastic cook...when it comes to native Swedish dishes that is. She has a number of traditional cookbooks she has on base with her to which she readily goes to if she can't remember it off the top of her head. Though she is blind, her ability to cook is far from hindered, she just takes part in a few extra precautions because she hates cutting and/or burning herself while cooking, it is rather scary.
She can make...cereal? Ruth honestly see's the act of suckering someone else into cooking for her as a sport. Something that is a competition between herself and the rest of the world. Therefore she never bothers trying to cook on her own. At home though she is not against helping out with the food
19.) What's your character's preferred means of travel?
Boat. She likes the smell of the ocean, and the rocking feel you get when you're on a ship. It also allows her to be close to the water without putting anyone in any immanent danger.
20.) Does your character have any irrational fears?
Omigosh yes. She hates touching things when she doesn't know what it is, or stepping on uneven ground. Being lifted up/not having her feet on the ground can cause her to have a panic attack. Hurting other people and things is a big one for her and recently she's having a harder time touching people's skin if it's not for a medical reason. She is less fond of hugs and things that are intimate like that for fear of accidentally shocking the other person.
21.) What would your character's cutie mark be?
(doing this one because it will be quick)
A lightning bolt (oooooooh so original), as if you were to carve harry potter's symbol into her thigh
probably a laser-beam or something of that nature; Star warz jedi sword
22.) If your character could time travel, where would they go?
Thoridyss isn't the type to really think about situations like this much, she would probably want to meet her father when he was younger or meet her grandparents since they passed before she was alive. She wouldn't want to go to any point in her life, since it happened for a reason in her eyes.
She would have loved to be around when computers were just getting started. Go back in time and create her own brand becoming a rather wealthy person is not an idea she's far opposed to.
23.) Is your character superstitious?
Holy cow, yes. This child believes in nearly every mythological creature in the books. Her ability allows her to faintly feel the presence of a ghost, and her belief system makes her readily acceptable of the more surreal. She has a number of rituals and prayers she completes in order to stay in her Gods' favor. When something goes wrong in her life she has a tendency to see it as a divine punishment.
Not at all. Even with the agency constantly pushing on her beliefs, she prefers to see everything as a scientific mutation rather then something supernatural.
24.) What might your character's ideal romantic partner be?
For Thoridyss, the ultimate significant other would be someone older then her, matured and sensible with the way they act. Patience is a key for her and also taking interest (even if it's only a small bit) in her heritage and culture. This person would need to be very gentle and aware with their movements to make sure she does not tense or feel threatened. Physical attributes that attract her would be having a district smell that she can identify as you, being taller then her is nice, as well as deeper voices. This other person has to put up with her constant need to learn and in turn also be welcome to new ideas from her as well. Full and utter trust.
Ah, Ruth is a bit harder to describe. In order to be her romantic partner you're probably going to have to be the most headstrong person on the face of the planet. She's not an easy person to get along with and feelings can be seen as a weakness in her mind. Ruth is attracted to a specific type of person, someone she can bully and berate constantly and they still won't break. She doesn't understand what a healthy relationship exactly looks like, and so the other person will have to be willing to show her. They need to not give into her or go with what she pleases all the time because she doesn't always make the best choices related to her well being. And you also have to deal with 24/7 of sarcasm and not knowing when she's actually being gentle or if she's just screwing with you in that moment. She does not make for good summer fling material.
25.) Describe your character's hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?
Her hands show the toll of ranch work since she was young. The skin is rough and in a few places plague with scars from cuts and burns. The skin on her hands now is a bit lighter since she keeps her gloves on 24/7. Her hand itself is of a medium size, with a pudgy look to them.
Ruth's hands are very long, slender, and ideal for piano playing. They're smooth as a baby butt since she never has a day of heavy lifting. They have an eternally freezing feel to them that can be a bit shocking if she goes to touch with them at all, not that she would. She enjoys flexing them to make them more boney looking for an added creepy effect.
26.) Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice (an immoral or evil habit or practice.), favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.
Hot Drink: Lingonberry tea
Time of Year: Winter
Hot Drink: Dark Hot Chocolate
Time of Year: Fall (when everything is dying)
Holiday: April Fool's Day
27.) Pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them.
--omigod, this will take forever--
28.) If your character's life was a genre, what would it be?
Coming of Age Drama
29.) How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?
She always smells like an array of mixed berries, more tart then sweet smelling. She will always smell fresh if nothing else. She uses soap that usually smells like watermelon or vanilla.
soap. Plain and simple, she doesn't smell bad but she doesn't smell like anything special either, that neutral 'shower smell' is the most that you'll get from her. She does enjoy cinnamon chapstick though.
30.) And finally: Write a letter to your character, from yourself.