a cute thing before bed

As Scythe and Antomry’s relationship starts taking the awkward and wobbly turn from best buds to something romantic Scythe begins using more Drackan around him. Usually insults like dorog ahak (“bird shit”) and olekka (asshole), but every once in a while in their more solemn or tender moments he calls him ashek ka. No one else in the house speaks Drackan so they can’t translate for Antomry. It’s not until later when they have to return to Scythe’s home that he hears the phrase again. He asks Scythe’s brother Carmine what it means and Carmine, being the most learned of the brothers, is able to translate it as “one I cannot live without.”

teeething:

“And I ask this of you now,” said He who was Death, “come with Me to the NetherRealm, walk before Me in the places of annihilation, become My servant, My companion, My beloved. And in return I will release all those you love from bondage.”From my short story The Harbinger, about seventeen-year-old Leaf “the unlucky”, who strikes a bargain with Death - to spare the lives of his ailing family and kingdom in exchange for 100,000,000 years of servitude as Death’s dealer.  Free shipping and $5 off on prints etc for a limited time only
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teeething:

“And I ask this of you now,” said He who was Death, “come with Me to the NetherRealm, walk before Me in the places of annihilation, become My servant, My companion, My beloved. And in return I will release all those you love from bondage.”From my short story The Harbinger, about seventeen-year-old Leaf “the unlucky”, who strikes a bargain with Death - to spare the lives of his ailing family and kingdom in exchange for 100,000,000 years of servitude as Death’s dealer.  Free shipping and $5 off on prints etc for a limited time only
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teeething:

“And I ask this of you now,” said He who was Death, “come with Me to the NetherRealm, walk before Me in the places of annihilation, become My servant, My companion, My beloved. And in return I will release all those you love from bondage.”From my short story The Harbinger, about seventeen-year-old Leaf “the unlucky”, who strikes a bargain with Death - to spare the lives of his ailing family and kingdom in exchange for 100,000,000 years of servitude as Death’s dealer.  Free shipping and $5 off on prints etc for a limited time only
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teeething:

“And I ask this of you now,” said He who was Death, “come with Me to the NetherRealm, walk before Me in the places of annihilation, become My servant, My companion, My beloved. And in return I will release all those you love from bondage.”

From my short story The Harbinger, about seventeen-year-old Leaf “the unlucky”, who strikes a bargain with Death - to spare the lives of his ailing family and kingdom in exchange for 100,000,000 years of servitude as Death’s dealer.  Free shipping and $5 off on prints etc for a limited time only

likeafieldmouse:

Monotropa Uniflora
"Also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant. 
Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated with beech trees. 
The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.
The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”
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likeafieldmouse:

Monotropa Uniflora
"Also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant. 
Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated with beech trees. 
The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.
The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”
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likeafieldmouse:

Monotropa Uniflora
"Also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant. 
Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated with beech trees. 
The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.
The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”
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likeafieldmouse:

Monotropa Uniflora
"Also known as the ghost plant, Indian pipe, or corpse plant. 
Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated with beech trees. 
The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.
The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”
Zoom Info

likeafieldmouse:

Monotropa Uniflora

"Also known as the ghost plantIndian pipe, or corpse plant. 

Unlike most plants, it is white and does not contain chlorophyll. Instead of generating energy from sunlight, it is parasitic, more specifically a myco-heterotroph. Its hosts are certain fungi that are mycorrhizal with trees, meaning it ultimately gets its energy from photosynthetic trees. Since it is not dependent on sunlight to grow, it can grow in very dark environments as in the understory of dense forest. It is often associated with beech trees. 

The complex relationship that allows this plant to grow also makes propagation difficult.

The plant is sometimes completely white but commonly has black flecks and a pale pink coloration. Rare variants may have a deep red color.”

More character questions

pythosart:

radicarian:

Feel free to use however you want - askbox meme, questionnaire, whatever. Some of these questions courtesy of plaidyart, professormorriarty, tinyandloud, and abeiramar.

(I don’t claim things like this are the only or even the best way to develop characters - there’s a lot to be said for putting the list down and just writing them and seeing what happens - but I think they’re interesting, so.)

  1. What skills or abilities do they have outside of their major occupation? How much time and effort do they devote to cultivating these?

  2. How quickly can they pick up new skills? Do they prefer to learn by doing, or study the theory first?

  3. Are they willing to learn new things, generally? Do they try to keep their skills and information up to date? Do they not care? Do they think they already know everything they need?

  4. How persistent are they? When confronted with a difficult task, can they stick with it, or are they more likely to give up?

  5. When something goes wrong, who do they blame (e.g. circumstance, somebody else, a higher power, themself)? How easy or hard is it for them to get back up?

  6. How well do they take care of themself? Is it a priority? Are there areas they neglect?

  7. Can they cook? Do they have specialties or strong preferences? What is their attitude toward food?

  8. Could they fend for themselves in a strange environment? In the wilderness? In a town or country where they don’t know anyone? How well would they find their way around and meet basic needs?

  9. What constitutes luxury for them? What are their biggest indulgences, and how often do they treat themself?

  10. How is their fashion sense? How much time and care do they put into their personal style? Do they have a deep wardrobe, or dress mostly the same from day to day?

  11. How comfortable are they with violence?

  12. How readily do they believe what they’re told? Are they gullible? Skeptical? Do they only trust certain sources, or even just their own experience?

  13. How much do they speak? When they do, are they more likely to choose their words carefully or say the first thing that comes to mind?

  14. Are they honest? (Does it depend on the context?) How good are they at lying or at lying by omission?

  15. How readily do they emote? How much or how well do they think they express emotions?

  16. What are they insecure about?

  17. What are they afraid of? What do they find intimidating?

  18. How do they balance the various aspects of their life? Do they keep work (or school, or whatever else they do) and home life in their own compartments, or do things blur together (maybe they can’t leave work at the office, or one of their hobbies affects the way they look at everything else, or they also repurpose their high-powered battle magics for simple household tasks)?

  19. Do they prefer structure or spontaneity? Do they keep routines reliably or leave their options open? How well do they keep their commitments, or how well can they cope with sudden changes in circumstance?

  20. Do they like people, in general? Do they tend to believe people are good, bad, selfish, altruistic, neutral?

It’s Wednesday! Might as well make it a worldbuilding Wednesday

Ask me some questions while I sort out some less fun things

Leave me questions while I go fetch my foster doggie.