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  • #142664
    calidris
    @calidris

    @rose-colored-fancy thanks!  Maybe some day you will play it 😉  Honestly, I truly believe that the setting all came about through God.  For a while, I was trying to write this cringy edgy LoTR knockoff story, and I started to feel really frustrated with it because no matter what I did to it, it couldn’t fit together.  I also felt that I wasn’t really reflecting God through my writing, but I didn’t know how to do that.  I just turned the whole thing over to him, and that was really not only a turning part in my story, but also in my faith 🙂  Ngl naming is one of the most important parts of my story lol.  I think I also prayed about Sasha’s name, because I couldn’t find one that seemed to fit him!

    Also, I have an idea where every 24 hours the Veil has a sort of “reset” where the effects of the experiment are repeated and reality is bent again (maybe to try to undo the damage?), so the player will have to get Saskia into designated safe places before this happens 🙂

    I really like the premise of your story!  I love character driven stories, and I think that you did a great job of reflecting how the different characters’ personalities have been influenced by their histories.  Like just by looking at Liorah, I never would have guessed that her extreme sassiness/aggressiveness is a result of childhood trauma, but know that I know, it totally makes sense!  It’s already pretty bad in the character castle though, so I can’t imagine how bad it is in canon!


    @rose-colored-fancy
    Ngl I kind of want to pick up Misu and hug him too, but he’s also the sort that wants to do that to everyone else lol (even city-destroying alternative realities who happen to be named Sasha.  Especially city-destroying alternative realities who happen to be named Sasha.)  The premise of your story sounds really cool!  It was kind of a shock reading it though, since I thought it was this trippy reality bending deal this whole time.  Also, can I just say that I love the way you draw people?  Especially Rosy – she just looks very 3-d (that’s the best way I can say it lol).  Like the form is very well done, and also how on earth do you draw hands like that?  It looks really good, plus they’re just adorable!


    @irishcelticredflowercrown
    honestly, I totally get that about not knowing what you want to convey with your characters.  I feel like what you’re going through is a sign that your characters and skills are growing, since real people often feel conflicted and confused about their own desires and beliefs!  I think that Meira seems like a really interesting character – like maybe not a character you particularly like at first, but definitely a character that you’re rooting for and want to see change and grow as a person!  That’s also so cool how your story incorporates aspects of your cultural identity!  Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m under the impression that a lot of aspects of Irish culture are being lost (and not to get too political here, but I’m also aware that a lot of this is tied to Britain, correct?)  I think that this is such a cool way of honoring that heritage!

    Also, that was an excellent analysis on AoT!  I probably won’t watch it because of the violence, but it definitely seems to be a really deep and fascinating story.  Thanks for the recommendation!

    *laughs as one fey*

    #142665
    Neasa
    @irishcelticredflowercrown

    @calidris

    honestly, I totally get that about not knowing what you want to convey with your characters.  I feel like what you’re going through is a sign that your characters and skills are growing, since real people often feel conflicted and confused about their own desires and beliefs!  I think that Meira seems like a really interesting character – like maybe not a character you particularly like at first, but definitely a character that you’re rooting for and want to see change and grow as a person!

    Aw, thats great to know😅 Thanks I‘m glad you think so!

    That’s also so cool how your story incorporates aspects of your cultural identity!  Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m under the impression that a lot of aspects of Irish culture are being lost (and not to get too political here, but I’m also aware that a lot of this is tied to Britain, correct?)  I think that this is such a cool way of honoring that heritage!

    Thanks that means a lot! It wad an opportunity I couldn’t resist because there are literally no mainstream books or films that focus specifically on Irish myth, so I decided to take on the task by writing a YA series 🙂

    And yeah you’re not wrong, the Irish language is dying out, only small pockets of the population speak it fluently. Its to do with the education system, its just SO bad, we learn Irish for thirteen years and get nothing from it☹️ Thats really the main part. There’s also the rejection of our history by young people cause they’re not interested. For some reason, the subject made so boring in schools, which is criminal considering the rebels fought and died so Ireland could achieve independence. I also think it’s probably the rise of socialism amongst young people if u ask me🙄

    Yeah Britain is to blame at the end of the day. I won’t go into the entire history, but basically they took over Ireland using colonising plantations, and since then the culture and language and religion of the native Irish was severely oppressed. Hence the Famine, hence immigration etc. There’s a reason English is our first language🙁

    Also, that was an excellent analysis on AoT!  I probably won’t watch it because of the violence, but it definitely seems to be a really deep and fascinating story.  Thanks for the recommendation!

    Yeah honestly im in a love/hate relationship with that show cause of how a certain character turns out😂 and violence isn’t nice at all, so i don’t blame you 🙂

    #142670
    Neasa
    @irishcelticredflowercrown

    @rose-colored-fancy

    I was just randomly thinking about how much my character Gavril would like Lorcan XD I don’t know why, I just think they’d have a glorious time talking about swords and stuff XD He’s nice enough to allow Lorcan’s ego to remain unscathed and I think they’d actually get along really well.

    And I know what you’re thinking but I promise he’s not like Liorah XD (Like I can manage two Liorahs. I can’t even manage one.) Literally, everyone who meets the other sibling for the first time is like “HOW can you be related?? Are you sure she isn’t adopted?” XD (It’s a brilliant dynamic and I love it XD)

    That is such a good idea! Gavril and Lorcan hmm – I can see an unlikely friendship starting there, so go for it! I think your characters just really click with mine hehe XD, its just natural!

    Oh-ho – he better not be like Liorah, my dear Lorcan has endured enough truama from her lollll, I doubt his pride will ever be the same again 😉

    I might introduce another character maybe. Not sure which one. But I am only considering it because our characters have such GOOD chemistry. I am having so much funnn!

    Also random thought – wouldn’t it be cool if two of our characters fell in love? I’m just putting that out there XD

    #142691
    Emily Waldorf
    @emily-waldorf

    A short, slight man slips in and leans against a wall. Shadows hide his face and most of his body try as he might to hide it, his left pantleg is empty, swaying in the draft from the tiny window above.

     

    [hi guys, I have no idea how to enter the castle,  but here I am. Please tell me if I’m doing something wrong.]

    #142692
    Emily Waldorf
    @emily-waldorf

    Who are the current active characters in this castle?

    #142696
    Cathy
    @this-is-not-an-alien

    LOL, when they’re apart, Sahar and Acyn are forces of nature and absolute geniuses in their relative interests (Sahar with general trickery and getting out of things and being a generally amazing person. And Acyn with weirdly specific facts and nerdy stuff) but as soon as they’re together they dissolve into delightful chaos and fuel each other’s stupid side XD (Just wait until they’re with Liorah XD) Actually, I’m going to take Liorah and Ferran out now. They’ve had their fun and I’m going to miss them so much but I can’t manage four of them at once XD (Especially not these four XD)

    LOL YES!!! Too much chaos together!!!

    I can’t wait either! It’ll be so cute! LOL, yes, I’m going to use them for maximum drama *Evil laughter in the distance*

    Yes and yes!

    LOL, YES! That’s just the cutest comic! They’re adorable!! *Squeals happily*

    Aw thanks!

    Thank you so much!! LOL, yes, that’s the most in-character thing for her ever XD Thank you! It was a really random character design feature, but I really love it about her!

    Yes indeedie so in character!

    Ngl I kind of want to pick up Misu and hug him too, but he’s also the sort that wants to do that to everyone else lol (even city-destroying alternative realities who happen to be named Sasha.  Especially city-destroying alternative realities who happen to be named Sasha.)  The premise of your story sounds really cool!  It was kind of a shock reading it though, since I thought it was this trippy reality bending deal this whole time.  Also, can I just say that I love the way you draw people?  Especially Rosy – she just looks very 3-d (that’s the best way I can say it lol).  Like the form is very well done, and also how on earth do you draw hands like that?  It looks really good, plus they’re just adorable!

    Aww Sasha does need a hug! *also, I need to see what happens in your story for him!!!*
    Thanks, I’ve really enjoyed this story (and these characters I LOVE working with these characters!). Yep, trippy reality bending deal pretty much sums it 😁
    Thank you, and I really loved the colors and the eyes for Misu *he looks so cute wanna hug him…* And for how 3D it Rosy looks! Mwahaha, there is actually an origin story for that in that a couple years ago we discovered I’m actually half-blind (left eye bad, but actually not bad my brain just decided it wasn’t worth the trouble and turned it off lol!) and could only see in 2D pretty much. Soo with therapy I got depth perception and that completely changed the way I draw and see things (bad pun intended XD). And that’s why I’m hyper-sensitive to 3D perception and draw it a lot! 🙂
    How I drew hands like that…*actually has no clue and spends the next five minutes staring at the pic wondering how I drew those hands successfully…* *scratched head and grins sheepishly* Thanks…I guess it was mostly pigheaded determination…XD

    Yeah Britain is to blame at the end of the day. I won’t go into the entire history, but basically they took over Ireland using colonising plantations, and since then the culture and language and religion of the native Irish was severely oppressed. Hence the Famine, hence immigration etc. There’s a reason English is our first language

    HA THEM BRITS SO BAD WE AMERICANS HAD TO GET A NASTY DIVORCE, SIGNED, SEALED PLUS A RESTRAINING ORDER!!!
    Plus yeeting their sissy lil’ teapots down the drain!!! 😎
    *dumb Brits XD*


    @emily-waldorf
    HIIIIII *bowls over with a hug* ohmygosh your profile pic is so cute!! Uhhh man there a lotta characters in right now. Ehhh, there’s @rose-colored-fancy’s Sahar literal-ray-of-sunshine and Acyn temperament-of-a-wet-cat, @irishcelticredflowercrown’s theatrical dramaqueen assassin Lorcan, @noah-cochran’s probably-not-human-and-really-smug-about-it thief Hugon, @rusted-knight’s probably-has-the-most-braincells-of-the-group-cos-he-stays-out-of-their-spats super-soldier Klein @calidris’s adorable lil ADHD literal angel Misu aaaaand I think that get everybody. I’ve got a diagnosed-as-a-sociopath ex-child-assassin and happy-go-lucky-practical-spider-monkey ADHD kleptomaniac trying to get them to kiss in a weird whatever simulation thingamubob but don’t mind them they’re off the regular storythread AND BETTER KISS SOON SO I CAN PULL THEM OUT!!!!!!!!!!

     

    11:51 pm
    She stares at me for a very long time and I nearly start to back up. What did I say…Oh. Oh I said I love you outloud! HOLYSPACEWARS I SAID THAT OUTLOUD!!!! I’m gonna die I’m gonna die she’s gonna pummel me I’m gonna die that was supposed to be a thought I’m gonna die!!!
    “I didn’t say that!” I yelp like the ‘idiota’ I am. “I mean…I…-!”
    Creak!
    With a scream I lurch forward.
    11:52 pm
    He…said…
    Like a snap and a Santa Muerde, the towers crack loud as pistola. With a curse, I grab Ehud’s hood so he doesn’t fall as long as I can take the hits.
    “Vamenos!” I’ve yanked him toward the other tower, reflective wall sharp as glass. Can’t remember the English for it, nevermind.
    “That’s the one we left,” I’m not sure he was talking it’s so soft, but I heard. He must be loco if he thinks I’m going into the crumbling tower whatever game this is. “It looks better and the other one looks broken but maybe it’s–”
    No Ehud!” I can hear my voice crack I don’t have…feelings. Not a puzzle-girl, not a problem-solver, just a gun for your six, knife in the back. Not a protector…not a monster… “we’re not solving this we’re surviving!”
    “It’s a trap…”
    I can’t do this! Don’t make me choose, I can’t take another risk on your life!
    11:53 pm
    “Trust me,” I whispered, begging her to listen. It’s a trap, just like this whole world. We want everything perfect but what’s broken on the outside is better than what’s perfect on the outside and death hole within. And maybe that’s all “what if’s” are here.
    What if my mom loved me?
    What if things were perfect?
    What if we…could have what we want? Would we still want it?
    No!” Rosy choked. We can’t just–! She’s so scared of failing she sabotages the game…
    I never told her I loved her because I was scared she wouldn’t say it back…
    I never left her because I was scared she would leave me.
    All this talk about trust and I never trusted her not to reject me like…like Mom and Dad and…and me…
    What if we never worked this out?
    What if people never change?
    What if I’m wrong?
                What if
                               What if
    What if
    11:54 pm
    “What if it doesn’t matter if we win or lose? What if all that matters right now is what we’ve got right now?
    And trust is a chance you gotta take?”
    Que mas da?
    Crack! Is the last thing I hear before the devil breaks loose.

    Don't let the voices in your head drive you insane;only some of them can drive; most are underage

    #142706
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @calidris

    thanks!  Maybe some day you will play it

    Totally! I don’t play video games often, but every year around exams I get a craving for playing them XD (I don’t know why either, but it happens every single year XD)

    Honestly, I truly believe that the setting all came about through God.  For a while, I was trying to write this cringy edgy LoTR knockoff story, and I started to feel really frustrated with it because no matter what I did to it, it couldn’t fit together.  I also felt that I wasn’t really reflecting God through my writing, but I didn’t know how to do that.  I just turned the whole thing over to him, and that was really not only a turning part in my story, but also in my faith    Ngl naming is one of the most important parts of my story lol.  I think I also prayed about Sasha’s name, because I couldn’t find one that seemed to fit him!

    That’s awesome! I started my story without much faith in it, but as I kept writing I found it needed to be in the story, so it’s much stronger in the second draft.

    Also, I have an idea where every 24 hours the Veil has a sort of “reset” where the effects of the experiment are repeated and reality is bent again (maybe to try to undo the damage?), so the player will have to get Saskia into designated safe places before this happens

    That’s a cool concept! That would also add some time pressure! That’s really cool!

    I really like the premise of your story!  I love character driven stories, and I think that you did a great job of reflecting how the different characters’ personalities have been influenced by their histories.  Like just by looking at Liorah, I never would have guessed that her extreme sassiness/aggressiveness is a result of childhood trauma, but know that I know, it totally makes sense!  It’s already pretty bad in the character castle though, so I can’t imagine how bad it is in canon!

    Thank you! Yep, basically all my characters are traumatized XD (Except Acyn and Sahar actually! At least… at this point XD)

    Also fun! Ferran’s extreme responsibility and constant urge to take care of everyone is also a trauma reaction! XD His is somewhat different from Liorah’s, which is what makes them fit together well XD

    And how bad it is in canon… Approximately “destroying all her relationships, estranging her from everyone, and making her generally miserable” bad to the point that she can barely function at its worst part! (I enjoy tormenting my characters too much XD)


    @irishcelticredflowercrown

    Yeah Britain is to blame at the end of the day.

    Yes. Always yes, no matter what the context XD LOL, there’s a reason most movie villains have British accents XD (Although British accents sound really cool actually XD)

    That is such a good idea! Gavril and Lorcan hmm – I can see an unlikely friendship starting there, so go for it! I think your characters just really click with mine hehe XD, its just natural!

    LOL, I think they’ll be hilarious together! I won’t put him in now since I already had him in the castle earlier, but I might put him in soon as most of the characters are different, and I kinda wanna see what he’s like without constantly having to watch Liorah XD Oh, he’ll be so worried about Riure! (She’s a character who was in earlier and he basically adopted her and it was just the most adorable thing ever XD)

    Oh-ho – he better not be like Liorah, my dear Lorcan has endured enough truama from her lollll, I doubt his pride will ever be the same again

    LOL, That’s Liorah’s goal in life! (*very affectionately* Sassy little brat!)

    I might introduce another character maybe. Not sure which one. But I am only considering it because our characters have such GOOD chemistry. I am having so much funnn!

    They do! That would be awesome! If you’re doubting between characters, you can just write one or two sentences about them and we could have a vote? I’ve done that in the other castles and it works well! (because I always have too many characters to introduce XD)

    Also random thought – wouldn’t it be cool if two of our characters fell in love? I’m just putting that out there XD

    Ooh, cool idea! I wouldn’t know who though, most of my characters are either already planned to get relationships or aren’t planning to get in them anytime soonXD

    Still, if it works out that way, it could be cool!

    @emily-waldorf

    *Gives you a massive hug but Cathy is still hugging you so I hug both of you* XD Hello! It’s awesome to have you!! Ooh, your character sounds so cool!!!

    Ehhh, there’s rose-colored-fancy’s Sahar literal-ray-of-sunshine and Acyn temperament-of-a-wet-cat, irishcelticredflowercrown’s theatrical dramaqueen assassin Lorcan, noah-cochran’s probably-not-human-and-really-smug-about-it thief Hugon, rusted-knight’s probably-has-the-most-braincells-of-the-group-cos-he-stays-out-of-their-spats super-soldier Klein calidris’s adorable lil ADHD literal angel Misu aaaaand I think that get everybody.

    Yep! That’s… accurate XD I have two other characters in the castle rn, Liorah, a sassy desert princess who tries to fight everything, (constantly), and Ferran, who is very tired and trying to mom-friend everyone XD

    But I’m going to take them out in the next post, so you can pretty much ignore them!

    What’s your character’s name? What’s he like?

    I have character interviews of Sahar and Acyn on the… previous page I think? Otherwise, I’d be happy to answer any other questions!

     

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #142707
    Neasa
    @irishcelticredflowercrown

    @rose-colored-fancy

    Yes. Always yes, no matter what the context XD LOL, there’s a reason most movie villains have British accents XD (Although British accents sound really cool actually XD)

    Oh my goodness, how have I never thought of that before? Now I know why I imagine British accents when I read about villains XD

    What’s your favourite accent ever? Mine is Donegal – its just so dreamy, I hope I marry a Donegal man hehe. Lorcan actually has a Donegal accent too!

    LOL, I think they’ll be hilarious together! I won’t put him in now since I already had him in the castle earlier, but I might put him in soon as most of the characters are different, and I kinda wanna see what he’s like without constantly having to watch Liorah XD Oh, he’ll be so worried about Riure! (She’s a character who was in earlier and he basically adopted her and it was just the most adorable thing ever XD)

    Haha well I look forward to it! Should be great fun!

    They do! That would be awesome! If you’re doubting between characters, you can just write one or two sentences about them and we could have a vote? I’ve done that in the other castles and it works well! (because I always have too many characters to introduce XD)

    That’s a really good idea actually! I’ll put the descriptions in now. Though I will admit, these characters are not well developed and I’m not even sure if I’m sticking with the names yet. But here we go.

    So @everyone lets have a vote. Which of my characters do you want to see?

    Amergin: a wise man with extensive knowledge of history and magic, his dwarfism causes many to underestimate him. He has brown hair with grey streaks and usually dresses smartly in a waistcoat and tie. He’s very no nonsense and gruff and is negative to the point of being comedic. I haven’t figured out what his weapon is yet.

    Finbar: a boy in his teens with brown hair tied back in a short ponytail. He is what you call the jokester of the group, and acts like an idiot a lot of the time. His weapons are a blade and two knives. He also has a deep-rooted fear and hate towards anything non-human due to truama he suffered.

    Let me know what ye think!

    #142711
    Emily Waldorf
    @emily-waldorf

    @emily-waldorf HIIIIII *bowls over with a hug* ohmygosh your profile pic is so cute!! Uhhh man there a lotta characters in right now. Ehhh, there’s @rose-colored-fancy’s Sahar literal-ray-of-sunshine and Acyn temperament-of-a-wet-cat, @irishcelticredflowercrown’s theatrical dramaqueen assassin Lorcan, @noah-cochran’s probably-not-human-and-really-smug-about-it thief Hugon, @rusted-knight’s probably-has-the-most-braincells-of-the-group-cos-he-stays-out-of-their-spats super-soldier Klein @calidris’s adorable lil ADHD literal angel Misu aaaaand I think that get everybody. I’ve got a diagnosed-as-a-sociopath ex-child-assassin and happy-go-lucky-practical-spider-monkey ADHD kleptomaniac trying to get them to kiss in a weird whatever simulation thingamubob but don’t mind them they’re off the regular storythread AND BETTER KISS SOON SO I CAN PULL THEM OUT!!!!!!!!!!

    *is squashed enough to feel sufficiently welcome* Thank you, Cathy! Somebody made the pfp for me. 🙂 I will…try not to get all those people confused. Are your characters MCs or SCs?

    *Gives you a massive hug but Cathy is still hugging you so I hug both of you* XD Hello! It’s awesome to have you!! Ooh, your character sounds so cool!!!

    *Hugs back. Your shoulder gets squashed, and I step on Cathy’s foot* oops.

    Yep! That’s… accurate XD I have two other characters in the castle rn, Liorah, a sassy desert princess who tries to fight everything, (constantly), and Ferran, who is very tired and trying to mom-friend everyone XD But I’m going to take them out in the next post, so you can pretty much ignore them! What’s your character’s name? What’s he like? I have character interviews of Sahar and Acyn on the… previous page I think? Otherwise, I’d be happy to answer any other questions!

    I’m interested in Sahar’s introduction as “a literal ray of sunshine.” that sounds like a cool character, right there!

    His name is Quin Miller, and at this point in the story he’s very sensitive about his missing leg and the fact that he can’t do anything anymore (this is mid 1800s era, in a fantasy world, so, not much in the way of doctors for poor Quin). He feels really guilty about the carriage accident that caused him to loose a leg (it also killed his mother), because he feels he should have been able to steady the horses, but a moment’s pause (from fear) cost everything. His major fault right now is cowardice annnnddd…that’s all for now b/c I’ve written a lot and am getting lazy. 🙂

     

    what do the characters do in this here castle? is it like a gigantic role play, or…?

    #142712
    Emily Waldorf
    @emily-waldorf

    Wait a minute…

    I am so confused.

    In my above post it says that I quoted Rose and then Neasa, and I thought that I quote Cathy (Whose quote is attributed to Rose) and Rose (whose quote is attributed to Neasa)…am I missing something, or did the website have a fluke???

    Sorry to anyone whose name I got wrong, it all looked different a minute ago, lol

    #142713
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @emily-waldorf

    I’m interested in Sahar’s introduction as “a literal ray of sunshine.” that sounds like a cool character, right there!

    Oohh, she is!!! She’s my sweetest baby and I love her so much! She’s a side character and she needs some more depth, but I love her personality concept! (Basically glitter and knives XD)

    But I actually designed her character as part of a duo and the other part is Acyn. *looks around as I’ve definitely lost Acyn. I think he’s reading somewhere until he gets sassy lines.* Yeah, he’s cool too, he’s basically Sahar’s exact opposite XD

    Ohh, I keep forgetting to mention! If anyone was curious, Acyn’s name is pronounced Aysin. (I pronounce his name differently every time I talk about him but that’s the correct way XD)

    His name is Quin Miller, and at this point in the story he’s very sensitive about his missing leg and the fact that he can’t do anything anymore (this is mid 1800s era, in a fantasy world, so, not much in the way of doctors for poor Quin). He feels really guilty about the carriage accident that caused him to loose a leg (it also killed his mother), because he feels he should have been able to steady the horses, but a moment’s pause (from fear) cost everything. His major fault right now is cowardice annnnddd…that’s all for now b/c I’ve written a lot and am getting lazy.

    Ooohhh!!!! That’s so cool! He sounds so incredibly interesting, I love him already! And I love the era! I’m planning a fantasy novel in the 1900s!! (My current setting is Medieval North Africa, which is where all my current characters are from 🙂 )

    what do the characters do in this here castle? is it like a gigantic role play, or…?

    Yep, it’s a role play! To catch you up on what just happened, there was a big drama with horse-sized wolves with green blood and explosive, carnivorous black slime. (Don’t even ask. XD) Anyway, that’s over, there were several explosions and toppled buildings but the worst thing that happened was that Liorah and Ferran got trapped in a tight space and they were both blushing a lot XD No other disasters XD

    Otherwise… everyone loves Misu, Lorcan and Liorah are nemeses, (he’s somewhat arrogant and Liorah is somewhat allergic to arrogance. It’s a bad mix, but it’s hysterical to write XD) Sahar and Acyn just literally dropped from the sky and unintentionally insulted Lorcan terribly, and now there’s just some general chatter back and forth.

    Rosy and Ehud are having a lovely, surrealistic adventure somewhere else XD The other characters don’t interact with them, so we just get to enjoy the weird adventure and ship them way too much XD (At least, if you’re me, which you’re not, so this remark doesn’t make sense. Pretend I didn’t say anything XD)

    Descriptions:

    Klein is dressed in full sci-fi armor that hides him completely and makes him seem much bigger.

    Lorcan has dark hair and is wearing a steampunk coat and a face mask that covers the lower part of his face. (Which is what Acyn accidentally grossly insulted him about, but long story XD) Also, I just found out he has a Donegal Irish accent and now I can’t unhear it XD (He’s from a fantasy setting, btw)

    Hugon is from Medieval France, he’s blond and a thief and that’s all I know about him XD (And he squabbled with Liorah but everyone else did too so at this point, what’s new? Just assume that unless I mention the opposite, the characters have argued with Liorah. Probably multiple times.)

    Misu is the one person who has not argued with Liorah because he’s a literal, biblical angel and she’s low-key terrified of him XD He has long, dark hair and looks Asian unless he drops his human disguise and does the “flaming wheels” thingy. He’s a sweetheart, he really is. He’s the one character I would love to hug XD

    I’m going to skip Liorah and Ferran because I’m going to take them out now, but Liorah is my MC. (As you can tell from all my descriptions centering around her XD)

    Sahar has dark skin, dark, curly hair, and she’s wearing really bright, colorful, flowy clothes and lots of gold jewelry. She’s average height and curvy/chubby. She’s eighteen and Acyn is seventeen.

    Acyn is lanky, below average height, with light brown hair, skin, and eyes. Kinda a nondescript person, and he’s wearing plain, rather boring clothes. The only exceptional thing is that he’s a scribe and so his hands are currently stained with ink.

    Oh, just saw your post about the names XD Yep, kinda a mess but I still see what you mean 🙂

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #142714
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    And I’ll get stuff started and take out the characters. Man, I did not expect this to be this hard. Liorah has been here since I started this castle, almost a year ago! *Sad sigh* At least I can still torment her in canon! *Happy sigh*

    Liorah

    Sahar was still perched on top of the boulder, but as soon as I got close enough she literally jumped off it into my arms. I had seen her yesterday but that didn’t prevent her from hugging me as if we hadn’t met in ten years.

    “I’m so glad you’re here,” she said, exuberantly.

    I set her down on the rock again, which meant we were almost the same height, instead of me being a head taller.

    “I’m happy to see you, not here, but still,” I said, wryly.

    Sahar looked around, the coins on the scarf around her hair jingling merrily.

    “What’s wrong? I mean, there’s a few green-blooded wolves the size of horses, but they’re all dead.”

    “Oh, of course, only that. Oh, happy day,” Acyn said, disgustedly.

    He shot me a disdainful look and I rolled my eyes at him.

    “You look more of a mess than usual, which is saying something,” he commented. He wasn’t wrong, my long braid had completely frayed and I was covered in dust, blood, and several other unwanted things.

    Instead of admitting it, I sniffed and shot him a pointed look.

    “Bold words for someone covered to ink up to his elbows.”

    Acyn glanced at his hands and realized I was nearly right. He glared at me, then conceded that I’d won this round and grinned.

    “You two,” Ferran said, tiredly.

    Sahar had spun another circle on her rock, either to admire the swirl of her bright yellow skirt or to examine her surroundings.

    “Hello!” she called out, brightly.

    Ferran looked up with a frown. She had called it to the other side of the room.

    Now I looked carefully, I saw someone standing there in the shadows.

    “New, aren’t you?” I asked, rhetorically. I knew he was.

    I pushed Lorcan aside with a glare. I could have easily gone around the other side but that would have robbed me of the precious opportunity to annoy the life out of him.

    Ferran followed after, without pushing Lorcan.

    I shot the man a hurried smile, but I was more interested in the tunnel behind him.

    “Hello, hope you’ll be alright here,” I said, distractedly.

    “Ferran, come look at this,” I followed up.

    He came up beside me and shot me a worried look. He was good at that, most of his looks were worried, in fact. Somehow, mostly when he was around me. Odd.

    “Okay, there’s a tunnel. We should be careful and– Liorah!”

    I was already halfway down it.

    “Are you coming or not?”

    “Wait for me!” Sahar called, happily.

    Ferran was just in time before the wall closed behind us.

    ____

    And they woke up and it was all a dream because I’m too lazy to write an actual ending XD

    Also, I needed to do that wall slam thing because Sahar was totally going to rush after them. (Real friends don’t let friends do stupid things alone.)

    Anyway, now I think Quin can interact with the others!

    Without darkness, there is no light. If there was no nighttime, would the stars be as bright?

    #142715
    Neasa
    @irishcelticredflowercrown

    @rose-colored-fancy

    Aww I’m going to miss Liorah and Ferran

    Lorcan be like: Thank goodness. Those two are now gone. I can live in peace.

    *subsequently leave the room to cry loudly into a cushion* My life has no meaning without those two idiots making my life a misery! Noooo!

    Lorcan has dark hair and is wearing a steampunk coat and a face mask that covers the lower part of his face. (Which is what Acyn accidentally grossly insulted him about, but long story XD) Also, I just found out he has a Donegal Irish accent and now I can’t unhear it XD (He’s from a fantasy setting, btw)

    Aaayyy, you like it too?! I picked the right accent for him hehehe, I honestly couldn’t resist!! I mean, come on, who doesn’t love good ol’ Donegal speech XD.

    #142716
    Emily Waldorf
    @emily-waldorf

    Quin started to the side, away from the tunnel. He had looked awkward, standing there, but the grace with which he moved on his crutches was astounding. He leaned on his crutches and stood still, studying the wall where the tunnel had been.

    “I think I’ll make it alright, if that quits happening.” he muttered after Liorah.

    Then he turned back toward the others. His looked quickly away and muttered, “Hi,” to no one in particular.

     

    [Quin is short. Like 5 feet tall. and slight. he was always thin, but a lack of activity since his accident has left him positively skinny. he has dark brown hair and eyes that are ??? I don’t remember. he’s currently dressed in a white-ish shirt and suspenders. the left leg of his of his trousers is empty past the knee, and he uses roughly made wooden crutches with surprising alacrity]

    #142732
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @irishcelticredflowercrown

    Oh my goodness, how have I never thought of that before? Now I know why I imagine British accents when I read about villains XD

    Same!! I feel like it’s a universal human experience XD

    What’s your favourite accent ever? Mine is Donegal – its just so dreamy, I hope I marry a Donegal man hehe. Lorcan actually has a Donegal accent too!

    *Quickly looks it up* Oh, wow, that’s so pretty! I love how it sounds and goodness, it fits him so well and now I’ll never be able to imagine anything else XD

    Favorite accent… aw, man, that’s too hard and too broad XD I have many accents that I think sound cool or funny, (mostly in Dutch, but still XD) Limburgs, which is a dialect of Dutch that sounds like a drunk German who doesn’t know Dutch trying to speak it, (It just does!! And Brabants sounds like someone trying to talk while holding a live frog in their mouths and not letting it escape.) but I think the Twentse dialect of Dutch sounds really pretty! (I speak Dutch fluently but I can only understand about 60% of Twents and less of the other dialects XD)

    In English, the Afrikaans accents remain hilarious XD The fancy/higher-class Afrikaans accent is and remains the funniest thing I’ve ever heard XD Some of my mom’s friends have that accent and I have no clue how she can ever take them seriously XD

    Man, I can’t even describe it XD Someone who does it really well is “Suzelle DIY” (You can look up one of her clips, like the “How to Dolly your Trolley” one) She does short DIY videos but she vastly exaggerates her accent and it’s the funniest most accurate thing ever and it always makes me laugh XD

    And then there’s the Afrikaans-English accent, which sounds like a German trying to do an Australian accent in English. (It does!! Fight me XD)

    I can’t choose! All accents are cool!! XD

    That’s a really good idea actually! I’ll put the descriptions in now. Though I will admit, these characters are not well developed and I’m not even sure if I’m sticking with the names yet. But here we go.

    Oh, that’s a hard decision! (The names are very cool btw)

    Amergin sounds very very cool! He and Acyn sound really similar, at least in attitude XD

    Finbar sounds so awesome too!!! Now I have to decide!! Agh!

    I think Finbar because his personality sounds fun and I think he’d cause the most chaos XD (Which I enjoy to the fullest XD)

    Aww I’m going to miss Liorah and Ferran

    Lorcan be like: Thank goodness. Those two are now gone. I can live in peace.

    *subsequently leave the room to cry loudly into a cushion* My life has no meaning without those two idiots making my life a misery! Noooo!

    I’m so glad you got attached to the idiots! 🙂 I miss them already!! :((

    Aaayyy, you like it too?! I picked the right accent for him hehehe, I honestly couldn’t resist!! I mean, come on, who doesn’t love good ol’ Donegal speech XD.

    Now you mentioned it I’ll hear it in every line of dialogue XD I love it, it suits him so so well, and it’s just objectively awesome!

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