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Mar 16 2017, 12:29 PM
That's right y'all, spring break is here! And for once I'm actually doing things!!
Incredible!

Starting on Saturday, my best two college friends and I are going on a road trip in a loop through northern Oregon, along the coast, up to Seattle, then back. It's been a little bit of a struggle to get this trip together, especially in the last couple of days, because we originally had a fourth person in on this and she threw a fit over plans and got voted off the island. << However, since she dropped out, plans have been finalized and it's shaping up to look pretty fun! We're going to stay in Portland for two nights, hang out on the coast and have a bonfire with smores, stay in a yurt, possibly visit a haunted lighthouse, hike to the oldest spruce tree in Oregon, see Beauty and the Beast, and pet my dogs! I'm pumped!!

However, because of the kinds of places that we're staying and the semi-nomadic nature of this trip, I don't feel comfortable bringing my precious laptop along. I really don't want to lose it, have it stolen, or generally have anything bad happen to it, so I'm leaving it in my apartment. Even if I brought it, it's not super likely that I'd have all that much time to be around. However, in the case that we do spend a quiet evening somewhere or have some free time, I am bringing my kindle to write posts on and I'll peek in from my phone from time to time.

We're driving back from Seattle on Friday, which should take about 8 hours, give or take, and I'll at least pop in for a short time that night to say hello.

In the meantime, if you need anything from an administrator, please contact Sam or Amanda, as I will not answer PMs until I get back. I honestly don't think I've ever been away from EDS for this long??? So i'm going to have withdrawal symptoms lmao. And I'll miss you guys terribly. <3 I shall return with pictures and stories!

This affects:
Aradia Cornetine Salem
Beckett Edison Hatfield
Emmett Conan Lowell
Graham Evander Oren
Greta Elowen Wyntreaux
Jemima Rhian Blackwood
Katherine Amber Bellamy
Maire Tuathla Breckenridge
Megan Adonia Stathos
& my admin activity
Feb 9 2017, 06:19 PM
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Hey guys! I'm sure you've noticed recently that there are 2 accounts and 2 apps for Lucifer up onsite - in the past couple of days we've heard of some confusion and controversy over our decision to allow two of the same character to be made, and, in light of this, my fellow admins and I would like to clarify our reasoning. This is not a decision we took lightly - Sam, Amanda, and I make all our decisions with care and as a team, and we try to consider everything from all angles before we settle on a course of action. This situation was no different, and, though we do welcome member input on how to handle this situation better in the future, our decision is final in this instance and will not change. If you wish to offer your own CONSTRUCTIVE opinion, please read this post thoroughly and PM an admin your thoughts.

<P> Our category of animated original characters is one of the things here on EDS that grants the most freedom of expression, and, for that reason, it is very well loved. Over the past year, we've seen countless incredible AOCs come to life and thrive onsite, and we've had the amazing chance to see what your creative minds can come up with when given free reign. Where the category of San Francisco original can only get you so much as far as magic and monsters and such, AOCs allow us to reach farther into our imaginations and take inspiration from a wider range of things around us to form characters that otherwise would not have found their way onto EDS. This is a great opportunity, and we're so glad that so many of you have taken advantage of it. That being said, the AOC category is also undoubtedly the most controversial of our eight member groups, and, with it, we've faced a number of new challenges that we never expected and therefore don't have a standard set for. Because of these challenges (and a few other reasons), the AOC category is closed for the time being while we rewrite and clarify the rules and redefine the process of submitting AOCs for acceptance. In the meantime, below is our decision in regards to having two of the same AOC.

<P> Having two of any character onsite is not something that anyone is really very fond of. There was frustration and unrest when the Tinkerbell movies were first added to the canon list and proposed a different, sweeter version of Tink who originated from the very same source material as Peter Pan Tink, and we wondered how things were supposed to work when the two were very obviously different - different personalities, different skills, different stories - but had the same origin. Would the two be made into a singular character, or would they remain separate? The solution that was reached was to allow two Tinkerbells onsite, each from their own world, and consider the two worlds alternate universes so that both could exist, but neither encroached on the other's canon. In this situation, lines are much more defined because there's actual movie evidence of differences that create boundaries for the characters, and therefore it's easy to see them as different people altogether, despite their similarities in appearance, name, and, to a point, origin.

<P> When it comes to the AOC category, however, things are not nearly as easily defined. There becomes a lot of grey area when original worlds and ideas are introduced, and we can’t re-watch a movie to provide us the facts. So when this concern was brought to our attention with our first Lucifer on site, we looked back on what was already established onsite: Canon apps, AOC apps, the concept requests for said AOCs, and it brought us to the want ads. We were looking for all the information we had on hand to see where we could have foreseen this issue sooner.

<P> Members are allowed to request whatever animated original characters they want and believe will be beneficial to the telling of their character's story. We don't have rules on want ads, though we do ask that everyone be courteous and cautious about requesting characters that fit into other movie canons so that whoever is involved in that canon has priority and the freedom to act as the authority for their canon (ie. requesting Figaro for cat plots without having a character from Pinocchio). Previously, we've never had any trouble with want ads for animated OC characters overlapping more than a bit in personality or in general aspects, such as species, as the worlds people request AOCs from tend to be incredibly diverse, and we've certainly never had two people request the same character from a specific source material by name for two different worlds. This is a brand new situation for everyone. In theory, one way to prevent a situation like this one would be for staff to police the AOC want ads so there aren't any doubles requested. However, this process would, by definition, be tedious and wrought with difficulties in defining what people could or could not request, never mind all the extra work that it would create for staff and members alike as well as the fact that it would slow down the entire process of posting want ads to a crawl. We don't want to do that. We want you to be able to request the characters that you believe will enrich your character's plotting without hitting speed bumps like this. Furthermore, a process of accepting AOC want ads would restrict members' abilities to request characters from the backstories they made up for their canons that don't have explicitly stated backstories, which isn't fair to players who want to delve deeper into that aspect of their character development. So would admins then have to preemptively prevent these requests by restricting the application process? We'd rather not - we like to see you guys be as creative as you want with your characters' backstories and the people they meet.

<P> Let's say we restrict AOC want ads. What happens when we have two for the same character, but with different requirements then? Is it first come, first serve? Do we then have to decide between one or the other? Do we ask both members to collaborate on a single ad? Obviously, compromising is always ideal, but in a lot of situations there's problems there too - that character would likely come from two different worlds, which is not allowed (see: rules) unless the character possesses the specific ability to jump worlds, in which case they would still need to have an origin world and they would not be allowed to have a major role in a second canon, merely act as a bystander. Additionally, if both members have differing ideas on how they want the character to be played in order to fill the plots that they have in mind, things could get pretty messy. Again, I repeat, we want everyone to be able to request and have the characters that they want.

<P> With two people wanting the same character and with different ads up for that character, each person gets to say what they want out of that character, and, ideally, it would be possible for someone to fill both ads at once. However, it's nearly impossible for there not to be a bias for one or the other, and it's not unreasonable for the owner of the secondary ad to want someone to focus specifically on what they ask for rather than compromising. Of course, once again, compromise is ideal, but difficult. Ultimately, both people don't have to agree to accept the one version of the character - we cannot tell both ad owners that they HAVE to accept the character into their canon. That's up to the member.

<P> Now we have one version of the character filled, but there's still one other want ad that that character didn't fill. We discussed whether or not the other ad would have to come down since the character was technically filled, though for a different world, but ultimately we didn't feel that that was fair; asking such a thing would essentially force that member to either accept a character that was not meant for them as canon to try to salvage the plots they wanted for their world, or give up on those plots altogether, at least until the other member dropped the doubled character, if they ever did. Neither option is ideal.

<P> There's countless ways to play the same character. This is what makes it fun to RP - you get to see other people's interpretations of the same character. When both characters, though originating from the same basic source material, are from different worlds, the possibilities are even greater. Think again about the Tinkerbells, or even the big bad wolves in Shrek and Hoodwinked vs Emmett's fairytale world. The way the story is told can make a huge impact on who the characters really are beyond their appearances and names. With this in mind and after some debate, we made the unanimous decision to allow a second Lucifer for the second want ad EXCLUSIVELY on the condition that they were significantly different than the first. Like other on-site doubles, there are bound to be some similarities, especially with characters so well-known and coming from the same source material, but that is where Sam, Amanda, and I would come in to review both applications, compare, and ultimately ensure that they were, in fact, different. If they weren't, changes would be requested before the second Lucifer could be accepted.

<P> Having doubles onsite is not always fun. Doubled faces (which is not an aspect of this particular situation, but is somewhat common) and doubled characters can add complications to plots if you choose to see them that way, and it can be frustrating to have your character be "the other ____" to some characters. That happens with twin characters depending on which version of the character is introduced first. However, doubles can also open up a lot of doors: mistaken identity plots, mirror self plots, rivalries, allies, and a whole lot more depending on the situation and story. Or, if none of those are appealing, the two aren't required to plot together at all, and can exist in entirely separate circles. That's entirely up to the players and how they want to do their plotting.

<P> In the end, we stand by this decision. We are aware it may not be a popular one, but we mean it in all good intent. It is meant as a compromise based in standards that are already established onsite, and we have considered what we could have done better given this brand new circumstance. This is not the sole purpose for revamping AOCs - that has been a long time coming - but it is an excellent example of what we could not have expected when we established the site over a year ago. We are constantly growing as a site and a community, and we know that growth comes with its ups and downs. We are taking what we have learned from this to inform our new and improved AOC rules, along with the other pitfalls and challenges that the category has presented. Among others, we are working on more specific criteria for characters and their worlds, a better and faster flow of communication, and more comprehensive rules on what the AOC category does and does not allow.

<P> This thread is closed, as this is not an open debate and our decision is final. However, if you have constructive suggestions on how to better handle this sort of situation in the future, please PM an admin. This is not a guarantee that we will act on your suggestion, but we will take it into consideration and discuss as a team. Thanks to all for taking the time to read this through to completion. - All of staff

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Feb 2 2017, 02:30 PM
Hey guys!

So to start off, I just wanted to point out that this isn't actually an absence, but kind of a combination apology and warning.

I've had a really hard time being consistent with my activity this month for a LOT of reasons. Usually when I'm on break, I really try to post more and be more present, but this winter break definitely did not go the way that I planned. I was working, which was to be expected, but on top of that I, along with my dad and my mom, got really sick. My dad was sick to the point where he actually passed out during a coughing fit while I was at work one day. (This was weeks ago and somehow I'm still a little phlegmy. Go figure.) On top of this, my family's sort of a mess because of my sister living at home and trying to get her life straightened out and such. Then I was traveling back here. Then setting up for school. Now school's started and I'm supposed to be doing schoolwork.

First of all, my sister's situation has started to work itself out, so thankfully that stress is going away. She got a car, and as of two days ago she got an apartment with her dumpster fire boyfriend. Every happiness to them. << >>

But anyway, living five hundred miles from my family, they don't tend to be as much of an active, immediate issue.

What is an issue is me. I'm the issue.

I'm not really quiet about the fact that I'm a hypochondriac - I'm pretty sure most of you have heard that at least ten billion times. Health anxiety is something that I had not so much of in high school, but has gotten increasingly worse throughout my years in college. It waxes and wanes depending on how stressed I am and such, but in the past couple weeks it's been exceptionally bad, to the point where my first waking thought yesterday was that the chicken I bought for dinner was going to poison me. One of the veins in my left eye was redder than normal (probably from exhaustion) and I thought I was getting pink eye. My roommate dropped a spoon on the floor and said "five second rule" and my first thought was that I had to wash all the dishes she had just done and what if she's actually done that before and put the spoon in the drawer and all of them are infected.

I should note that I NEVER allow myself to google my symptoms. EVER. I do NOT touch webmd.

On top of this, hypochondriasis is thought to be closely linked to OCD because of the repetitive and almost ritualistic checking of bodily sensations for illness, hand washing, etc. Lately, I've been getting even more compulsions that are a bit less related to hypochondriasis as well, including the need to have my shelf in the refrigerator absolutely perfectly organized, to the point where, when I got home from the grocery store the other day, I literally couldn't walk away from the kitchen to do something else until I had completely reorganized my shelf in a way that felt right. ("Holy shit - have you ever seen Monk? You're him." is what Hannah said upon opening the fridge yesterday to see my shelf. <<)

It's a real hoot.

It's getting to the point where it's really disrupting my life and just hearing someone briefly mention the symptoms of a deadly illness can kinda ruin my day. I feel like I'm either fine and just a little wary or completely shut down, and there's been very little in between lately. There's a lot of other, unrelated, deeply rooted issues that are feeding into this mood and driving my negative mental state forward as well, and I know what they are but I don't really want to go into those here. You could probably guess half of them by looking at the characters I play anyway.

Anyhow, I started therapy during the first week of school, which has kind of forced me to acknowledge these problems now. It's a good and bad thing. Mostly, it's been a lot of "me@me: what the fuck". I guess I didn't really realize how bad it was until I had to sit in front of a professional and actually explain it and watch her react. Needless to say, being recommended to two support groups is kind of hah. haha. hah. oh it is really bad isn't it.

Hint: yes, yes it's bad. and it kind of needs to be dealt with before it gets even worse.

So. How does this affect things here. Recently, there's been a lot of times when I haven't been able to get myself to talk in the cbox or really interact much at all. Sometimes I can only handle two or three AIM conversations at a time, and if I'm in the cbox I drop out after too many people show up. The other night I tried to post and ended up writing two sentences then staring at the blank space on the word document for an hour. Then there's the days when I just watch Netflix and don't even turn on my laptop. Mostly, I'm just tired all the time.





TLDR :: I know I suck right now and I'm not doing a lot of posting and stuff. I'm sorry. I'm doing my best. Please be patient with me. I'm trying.

I think that's it. Yeah. /tumbles back out
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The function of this thread is to provide an idea for which characters I am searching for threads for and how long replies will take. It does not necessarily reflect my exact availability, nor does it predict exactly what threads I will accept or postpone. Asking for threads with characters labeled 'closed' does not hurt, it just means I may prioritize more substantial plots or threading with people I haven't threaded with yet over meeting threads or threads with people I've threaded with before. Overall status directly affects how quickly I reply to all threads. When in doubt, ask me!

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if you posted here and i haven't replied for several days, PLEASE REMIND ME. I have a TERRIBLE memory. this is a true fact about me. you're also welcome to poke me on aim - my name is nowasteddreams. If you have any questions about my characters, please ask!! I'm always happy to explain!
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<center>wanted: bar fight buddies, bartenders, resistance fighters, & dark/villain allies.</center><p>

Emmett is not exactly the nicest person around. He's had an incredibly troubled past - his pack was murdered, and, in his grief and fury, he swallowed a little girl and her grandmother whole. The huntsman cut them from his belly, and the three of them stuffed his stomach full of rocks, then set him free with the intention of tracking down his dead body the next day, but Emmett was not about to go down so easily. Through a combination of sheer willpower and stubbornness, Emmett managed to make it across the portal, where he received medial attention and miraculously survived his injuries. He's now been living in New York for several years. He has his own tiny apartment in a sketchy part of town, and he works as a bouncer in a popular club.<p>

Since the death of his pack, Emmett has been the very definition of a lone wolf, both literally and figuratively; he doesn't really trust many people other than himself. He's blunt, seeing no reason to spare the feelings of others, and he tends to be aggressive when provoked. Generally, he tries to just ignore everyone, but if you get on his nerves, he's very quick to react cruelly. He tends to be mostly bark and very little bite, but he will act out violently if he's driven hard enough or you're on his very last nerve. If he feels he can gain something from you, whether presently or in the future, he'll play nicely, and he can be charming if he wants to be (he got a little girl in a red hood to trust him, didn't he?). He doesn't lie, but he also won't tell the truth if he doesn't want to; he is a master of half-truths. Honestly though, he is just a sad, grumpy puppy. He can be quite curious, even if he won't admit it, and he is still learning about certain human things. He's difficult to get to know since he doesn't like talking about himself and refuses to tell anyone about his past, so becoming his friend can take a long time. But he can be loyal, protective, and even sweet if he comes to care for you enough. He struggles a lot with feeling unworthy of all sorts of relationships and believing everyone should hate him as much as he hates himself - and nobody hates Emmett more than Emmett does. Not even Leon. Not even Little Red Ridinghood.
<h1>friends.</h1>
It's highly unlikely that Emmett will have more than a small handfull of friends. He keeps himself to himself, and he has a very hard time trusting others. He tends to gravitate toward those who have a bit of darkness in them just as he does, people who are broken and have done things they aren't necessarily proud of. Survivors. He feels a sort of camaraderie with these people. Regardless of personality, Emmett usually finds himself drawn to other wolves as well because he misses his pack. His grumpiness can be a front for curiosity or interest at times, and he's fiercely loyal when he does grow to care for people, though that doesn't mean he'll show it directly until you've hit a rough patch in your life.

<p><center>traits</center>Respect for him and his boundaries. Dark past.

<h1>enemies.</h1>
Emmett rubs most people the wrong way when he first meets them. He's very intense and rough around the edges, and he doesn't exactly put his best foot forward; frankly, he'd not a very nice person at the moment, and that's going to get worse before it gets better again. He's very self-serving, so he tends to only be nice if he feels that it benefits him in one way or another, and otherwise he'll mostly just keep to himself and grumble if you get too close. If you really get on his nerves, though, he will snap; he's very quick to anger, and he doesn't really much care if he hurts other people. For the most part, he's bark and no bite, but if you really push him he will retaliate - and he fights dirty. His greatest enemy will always be Leon Marrok for staging the mass murder of his pack and, later, for cutting him open to save Red Ridinghood, but arguably nobody hates Emmett more than Emmett himself does.

<p><center>traits</center>Lack of respect for his personal boundaries and decisions. Loud. Energetic. Pushy.

<h1>lovers.</h1>
<center><b><i>closed</b></i></center>After several years of knowing each other, Emmett is finally coming to realize that his feelings for a little fairy named Catrin Perry stretch beyond the realm of friendship and into the category of something more. He doesn't know it's love yet, but he knows that nobody has ever made him feel as safe and cared for as she does, and he wants so badly to hold onto that. Unfortunately, the world will get in the way of them first, and it already has - but, like any other wild thing treated well, he'll always return to the warmest, safest place he knows, and that's by her side.<p>Past relationships are closed because Emmett doesn't understand dating and avoids socializing with actual human beings at almost all costs. It's possible that someone has tried to flirt with him, but he's generally the type to shut that down pretty quickly, so I can't imagine it going anywhere.

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aggie prenderghast

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paranorman

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23 years old

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unpredictable

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witchy

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lonely

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aradia c. salem

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<center>wanted: spooky friends, mother figure, & guiding light.</center><p>

Poor little Aradia here is quite a puzzle of a person. She lives in the housing complex with her beloved black cat, Grimm, who is her very best friend in the world, and she writes horror stories for children - think the Goosebumps series and that sort of thing. She's really quite a little contradiction. There's essentially two different sides to Aradia: One is a curious little girl - guarded and wary but not all that mean or upset, and you can get away with asking more questions about her. The second, however, is the vengeful witch - full of fury and wrath, extremely quick to anger, and at times flat-out mean. It's hard to predict which side of her will be dominant on a certain day. In addition to alternating between being a little girl and a witch, she alternates between fighting the perception that she's a witch and supporting it entirely (for example, some days she'll threaten to cast spells and other days she'll scream at you if you say she's got any sort of magic). She's very stubborn and angry, but she's also extremely lonely as well. She thinks of New York as a second chance at life, seeing as she was put to death in the animated world at the age of eleven. She has a chance now to make friends and to be loved, but she also doesn't trust anyone.<p>

She has a couple strange abilities as well: when she gets angry, she is known to send an electric shock through people, especially if they touch her. Not a big one, typically just a little static shock sort of thing. The amount of shock depends on how angry she is, however, so it can vary extremely. Additionally, if she gets angry enough, she'll have a bit of uncontrollable telekinetic ability; most likely, she'll break glass or push something off a table, that sort of thing. Like Norman, she can also talk to ghosts and other supernatural creatures, and she can sense when people were dead in the animated world, even if they're alive in the real world. She also, on rare occasions, can have visions of the past. For the most part, however, she tries to avoid her abilities because of how they betrayed her in the past.
<h1>friends.</h1>
Aradia has a really hard time making friends. She wants to have friends so badly - she never had any as a child because she was considered a freak, which has caused gigantic trust issues that keep her from getting truly close to people. She's also very erratic in her moods; she may start to open up to you a little when she's acting as a little girl, but when the witch takes over, she'll push you away as hard as she can and scream curses at you. You have to be willing to stick by her no matter what and prove to her that you're there.
<h1>enemies.</h1>
It's very easy for Aradia to be harsh and cruel on the days when her angrier side is dominant, so I anticipate she might make a few enemies. She has a tendency to electrically shock people when she's upset as well, so if you're not into electrocution, that might be another reason not to like her. She's quick to hate people, so if you're not willing to fight past that, you're stuck.
<h1>lovers.</h1>
<center><b><i>past & present - closed</i></b></center>Aradia has bigger fish to fry than figuring out any sort of love life - she's got two personalities, she's just a mess and the last thing she needs is a romantic relationship. Never mind that she's technically an eleven year old still so she doesn't really understand anything about love. For that reason, this section is currently closed.

<p><center><b><i>future</i></b></center>The future is less clear, and I'd be willing to discuss options. Eventually she'll sort herself out a bit and that's when she'll start trusting people a bit more and opening up to more possibilities in the real world. She'd need someone trustworthy who can make her smile. That's all I've got for now.

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the emotion snatcher

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superhuman

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25 years old

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outgoing

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reckless

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sexual

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jemima r. blackwood

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<center>wanted: one night stands, enemies, good influences.</center><p>

Jemima here is perhaps my most outgoing child - she's right up there with Peter. She's got what you could call a bit of an unconventional occupation - she sells bottled emotions as drugs or poisons, depending on the emotion. How, you ask? Her ability can most easily be likened to a superpower; she can sense the emotions of those around her and, with physical contact, she can remove whatever emotion she fixates on in the other person. Once it's removed, if she keeps her focus, she can bottle it in a little glass vial, which she then sticks in her pocket and saves for sale later. She alternates between spending time in highly emotionally charged places and very calm areas, depending on her mood and her stock of bottled emotions. Typically, she does steal the emotions she bottles, but she may make an exception if you make a good case. She's a bit of a wild child; she loves her motorcycle, her leather jackets, and her nights out on the town. She can be pretty reckless because she knows that if she stops to think about her actions, she'll have a lot of regrets about where she is in life and what she's lost. She smiles and laughs easily, and she's big on sass and flirting. She's pretty independent, and her morals are somewhat questionable, which allows her to bend and break rules as she sees fit so long as she doesn't get caught. She feels a large amount of guilt over losing her brother in the animated world, so, to help her cope, she bottles her own guilt and keeps it in her bathroom cabinet. Healthy, right? She's pretty physically fit, and she loves kickboxing and that sort of thing. She could kick your ass if you give her the chance, so watch out. She also just joined a roller derby team, so if she's on wheels, stay out of the way. In short, she's headed down the crash and burn route! 8D
<h1>friends.</h1>
Because she bottles her negative feelings, Jemima is generally a very happy, outgoing person, and this means she makes a lot of friends. As a general rule, she has very few close friends and a lot of semi-friends/acquaintances. She doesn't do a lot of sharing of her deeper feelings. She isn't afraid to tell you when you're being an idiot and she's definitely very loyal to the people she gets attached to. Expect her to show up on your doorstep with beer and pizza whenever she gets bored.
<h1>enemies.</h1>
Her main enemies are the government workers who stole her brother, but otherwise I can't really think of anyone who would be her enemy. She's pretty friendly and outgoing. Even if you disagree with her a lot she may still like you. Not sure what to say here.
<h1>lovers.</h1>
jemima is bisexual.<p>

Oi vey, this child. Jemima has absolutely no interest in actually being tied down in a relationship, and her idea of faithfulness is going out and doing what she wants and then coming back to the same person. She doesn't experience love in the same way most people do, and she'll never have a traditional relationship, but she's never really been concerned with that. She's a live free, die hard kind of person, and this definitely extends to her views on relationships. That is to say, she doesn't DO relationships. She does one night stands. Or two night stands. Honestly, she'll kind of sleep with anyone any number of times so long as you don't straight up try to abuse her [in a non-consensual way cause lbr if she asks u to pull her hair u should do it]. And remember that you're not entitled to her body, also. And double the fun with the addition of Chris Carter - Chris is the closest Jem will ever get to a significant other due to, well, "shared interests." They have a sort of understanding that can't be replicated with other people, and they do love each other, in their own little messed up way - but they have a very open relationship. Together, they lay waste to people and if you can walk straight after you've spent a night with them, then WOW good on you. She's up for anything. LITERALLY. anything. except commitment.

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the mad hatter

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alice in wonderland

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25 years old

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half-mad

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well-meaning

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energetic

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beckett e. hatfield

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<center>wanted: "enemies", competition, neighbors.</center><p>

My precious little oddball, Beckett, is the proud owner of a tea shop which sells teas that he mixes himself, and he lives in a little apartment with a very large collection of tea pots and teacups and saucers. After his extremely traumatic crossing throught he portal, his mind was in complete ruins, and he spent nearly two years in a mental hospital piecing his mind back together. He's not what you'd call "normal" now, but he's back to some sort of borderline stability - he's no longer all mad. He's simply half-mad (there's a very important distinction between the two, apparently). He's a very happy fellow much of the time, not shy in the slightest and completely unaware of how silly he looks practically all the time. He's got the very best of intentions in everything he does. Sometimes, however, little things will remind him of what he saw in Wonderland, the darkness, and the monsters, and he'll slip back into a sort of confusion which can be either fearful or violent depending on the context of the event. (Sometimes one can even lead to the other.) He's still EXTREMELY protective of his hat; it acts as a tether to his sanity, and losing it could push him over the edge entirely. If his hat is in bad condition, chances are so is his mind - likewise if his hat is perfectly fixed up and looking swell, he's doing alright. He hardly sleeps at all, running at all times on a combination sugar rush from tea cakes and caffeine high from tea, and if he likes you enough, he may mix a special tea just for you!
<h1>friends.</h1>
Odd as he may be, Beckett is, in fact, an extraordinarily good friend. It may not always seem like it, but he has only the very best of intentions towards others, and he wants only the best for his friends. He's loyal and kind in his own odd little way, and he definitely needs to build a support system of companions. People who are more down to earth are great because they can keep him anchored, but he enjoys the sort of high that being around enthusiastic, energetic people gives him as well.
<h1>enemies.</h1>
Beckett's greatest enemies are probably the monsters of Wonderland. He also isn't a big fan of the Queen of Hearts because of her tendency to cut people's heads off, especially now that he's got his little issue with blood being a trigger for his madness. If you call him "completely mad", he'll have a very bad reaction to that, and that'll likely land you in this category as well.
<h1>lovers.</h1>
<center><b><i>closed</b></i></center>There are few who can manage and understand Beckett's madness as well as Alice Kingsleigh. He doesn't know what love is, but he knows he likes her a lot a lot a lot.

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the ranger

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an enchanted forest

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29 years old

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shy

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sweet

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homesick

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graham e. oren

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<center>wanted: male friends, flirts, & a blind date.</center><p>

Introducing Graham, my sweet little forest nerd and the child of my dreams. After being abandoned in the forest when he was just a baby, Graham spent the first eight years of his life in the wild with Mother Nature looking after him and teaching him the ways of the woods. He loved living out there among the trees and plants and animals, but he always knew that he didn’t quite belong, seeing as he was the only one of his kind and all the other animals had friends of their own species. His life changed forever when he was found by a man who was strolling the forest, and he was offered a home in a little village nearby. Though he was hesitant to leave his home forest, he accepted with Mother Nature’s blessing and, in a single day, he gained a new home, parents, and a sister. There, he learned how to be human, from speaking human language to participating in human events and such. He’s never been all that talkative, except when he gets to speak in the ~language of nature~ or to people he feels understand him (typically these people are either part of nature themselves or very close to it). He was taught to be very polite, so he’s the sort of person who will bump into you and say “excuse me ma’am”. He’s also still kind of awkward and sometimes has a hard time remembering words, but he always means well and he’s generally very nice. He’s the sort of person who is intimidating only in size, but is otherwise a squishy marshmallow. He will, however, get defensive if you threaten the people he loves. He lives in his own little apartment and he has a wood shop where he makes furniture and carves little figurines and such, but he can often be found in the parks, in coffee shops, and flower shops. His apartment is filled with plants and they are his babies. Speaking of which, he loves children under the age of 8 very much. He’s a great babysitter.
<h1>friends.</h1>
Graham is a giant teddy bear who loves to talk about plants. There's several things you should remember about Graham when befriending him, though: 1. He can be very awkward because he doesn't really know what to do with himself most of the time. 2. Yeah, I suppose he's a bit shy. He's easily embarrassed and he tends to stumble over himself. 3. He'll be more outgoing when talking about plants. Honestly, he's going to connect with people best when plants are involved or they are connected with nature. That's not to say it's a requirement, but it'll help a lot.
<h1>enemies.</h1>
I don't anticipate Graham having many enemies seeing as he's a giant teddy bear, but there are a few people he's not going to like very much. He's not going to like you if you push him around a lot (he's got a bit of a stubborn streak, I think) and try to pressure him into things he doesn't want to do. Worse, though, is if you don't have an appreciation for life and nature. People who carelessly order the destruction of forests in particular. Hunters sometimes too, though that depends on how much the balance of the forest was respected - overdoing it to the point of wastefulness is not acceptable, and he definitely doesn't condone hunting for fun. Tbh, he'll fight you over trees and the balance of nature and stuff so yeh. Also don't hurt Zoe.
<h1>lovers.</h1>
graham is heterosexual.
<center><b><i>past & present</i></b></center>Graham is an awkward baby turtle and I NEED someone to flirt with him and possibly take him out on a date or two. It can be a past plot or a present one, but somebody's gotta try to get on this. It won't work. But it would embarrass him beyond belief.

<p><center><b><i>future - closed</i></b></center>There's only one person in the world who can really understand where Graham comes from and what he's lost, and that's Zoe Alseid. He doesn't know what love feels like, but he feels very close to her and he basically absolutely adores her and has the heart eyes something awful.

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