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rule #1 | You will receive your secret Santa from a moderator. You will NOT communicate with your secret Santa on or off site to keep the ~mystery~ alive.
rule #2 | To learn more about your secret Santa, you will use this thread as a handy tool. Based on that, you will be come up with an idea for their gift.
rule #3* | You will not flake on your secret Santa. If you do, you will removed from the event and will be penalized in our next event. Unless there is a way you can prove that your flakiness is something other than that, let us know beforehand. Also, there will be back up Secret Santas, known as Elves. These people have volunteered to be a blanket for you, so please, be thankful.
rule #4** | When it comes to gifts, we would suggest you do not ask for anything that has monetary value because we're not gofundme. Also, there is no need for you to spend money (cash money bitch $_$) on your Secret Santa. However, if you do choose to spend real cash money on your Secret Santa, that's up to you, not Forum Staff or anyone else. That is your choice and decision and we are not responsible for it.
rule #5 | Gifts will be delivered by staff. Secret Santas, do not include your names anywhere on your gift. There is a choice to reveal yourselves AFTER the gifts are received, but don't spoil it beforehand!
rule #6 | As always, please follow our Forum Rules. By breaking any of our Forum Rules, you may receive a warning. Don't forget to be respectful and treat others how you'd like to be treated.
* = penalization is up to Forum Staff. ** = Forum Staff is not responsible for your decisions on spending cash money on your Secret Santa. We are holding an event that is considered to be free in monetary value, not gofundme.
. Schedule ..
this | is very important. the | Secret Santa schedule should be followed thoroughly unless something unexpected pops up.
nov. 22 & 23 | Sign up for Secret Santa opens dec. 6 | Sign up is closed dec. 7 | Secret Santas are assigned by staff members dec. 25 | Due date for secret santa gifts, however this is a one week extension if you forget to send It. if not sent by jan. 1, you are removed and penalized jan. 1 | deadline for late gifts
. Participants .. as of 2019/8/12 , we have 13 (thirteen) participants & 3 (three) elves. Secret Santa applications are closed. By clicking on a member's name, you will be redirected to their Interest Post. Please let Forum Staff know if any links are broken. Also, Elves are listed with it indicated next to their name(s).
this | is very important. Please read through carefully or your post may be in jeopardy of a staff edit or face possible deletion. Also, keep your post neat and simple, no messy fonts, colors, etc.
Your interest post belongs on this thread. The one you're viewing right now. If you want to include examples of what you'd like such as images of a OC, you're free to do so.
your post | must include the following: - Things you're interested in (whether it be music, art, writing, etc.) Please leave enough info for your Secret Santa to come up with ideas. - Things you find triggering or unsettling (that way your Secret Santa knows what to avoid.) - Are you willing to be an Elf? (also known as a back-up secret santa) - Other information (let Sand know if something's missing)
Leapkit (Fursona) Cat - he/him He also has a bipedal form. Drawing the wings is optional. The rainbow tail is also optional but when not rainbow he has a black tail tip instead. THE HAIR CURL IS NECESSARY. And so is the shirt if he's anthro. *credit me*credit Greteh on da
Unnamed(Secondary Fursona) Snow Leopard he/him I don't have any super specific guidelines for drawing him unlike my sona. Interpret as you will. Go nuts. *aj screenshot *art i made in game
To whoever gets mine I'm sorry I still cannot find my characters reference sheets since my computer corrupted a bunch of files so screenshots of what they vaguely look like when I make them in soul calibur will have to do.
Post will be final updated by tomorrow.
- Things you're interested in:
Dragon Ball/Z/Super. I love pretty much any content. My favorite characters are Trunks, Frieza and Broly. I also have 2 dragon ball ocs I made in xenoverse (Will get images later.)
Animal Jam. I have a few characters on there that having art of would be nice. (Images later) If you also play Animal Jam some of the items I still hope to get are generally any spikes, pet phantoms, more diamonds, dragon ball masterpieces (lol), and my last big dream items are the promo alpha sword, first glitched ring, and a light pink headdress (I can dream!)
Gorefield. This probably seems pretty weird but all the bizarre-o garfield stuff like that gba game or anything on r/imsorryjon is like strangely comforting to me because I'm a MAJOR weirdo. I like eldritch abomination cat.
STAR TREK. I love the original, the animated, next gen, and voyager is my all-time fav. I also don't like deep space 9. I know that's a wildly unpopular opinion to have but there you have it. Spock, Kirk, Scotty, Data, Picard, Riker, Capt. Janeway, 7 of 9, and Neelix are some of my favorites. (But who am I kidding, they're all pretty good.)
Art of my ocs (Images later)
If art isn't your forte, I'd also accept something like, help and feedback planning some of my projects, roleplay time, time to just chill with you (I'm lonely lol), games, etc.
Memes. everybody likes memes.
Fantasy themes. Dnd, Elder Scrolls, similar kinds of things. I just love fantasy themes.
SOME music I like. (But just a warning, finding music outside of what I already listen to is going to be a HUGE risk. See: triggers.) Dragonforce, Powerwolf, Sabaton, Rhapsody of Fire, Funeral Diner, Aurelio Voltaire, Creature Feature. Things that fall into the goth/metal genres mostly.
I don't expect anybody to want to do anything with monetary value but in case you do because you can't do art and hanging out with me sounds like the worst idea ever, I tend to eat at pizza hut a lot. I also have some kinda cheap games on my steam wishlist that will probably go on sale for the holidays and some will probably be under $10. (Steam username is Nintendtoast.)
- Things you find triggering or unsettling:
Christmas. I know this is a holiday thing but being reminded of it triggers me so bad. Please don't make it directly holiday themed.
I have trouble paying attention sometimes so stories/videos probably wouldn't be very good or they'd have to be kind of short. Like a oneshot fanfic or under 3 minutes.
If you find me music, make sure it doesn't have high pitched screeching, weird-ish low tones, or ANY female vocals because all of those noises can sometimes cause me to have a physical pain reaction.
No flashing lights. It can make me get a migraine or seizure-like symptoms.
No realistic gore (Unless it's Gorefield, that's the obvious exception here.) Candy-gore is also fine.
If you choose to do anything with monetary value I absolutely Will Not Ever accept anything from Amazon or an amazon gift card because I hate Jeff Bezos with every fiber of my being.
- Are you willing to be an Elf?: No, sorry. This answer might change but I can probably only handle one MAYBE two people.
- Other information: Nothing I can think of at the moment!
Will edit post if I think of it later. Last updated: 12/6
Post by 𝚜𝚙𝚊𝚛𝚔𝚜𝚌𝚊𝚝𝚝𝚎𝚛 on Nov 23, 2019 15:42:37 GMT -5
Things you're interested in - Anything Pokemon. My favorites are: Lopunny, Pumpkaboo, Furret, Crobat, the Rowlet and Shinx line and Flygon. But I'm not picky ^^ - Anime! Check out my MAL for things I've seen. - Legend of Zelda, especially BOTW - Persona 5 - Art/moodboards/etc for my OCs My OCs
Videogames: Watch_Dogs (Both 1 and 2), Assassin's Creed, Pokemon, and Skyrim
TV Shows/Movies: Anything from the Marvel franchise (I haven't seen certain recent movies yet, though), Shadowhunters, Good Omens, Supernatural (I haven't seen anything past S12 though), and Doctor Who/Torchwood.
Books: His Dark Materials, Warrior Cats (Haven't read a few series, though)
Post by Banned from the original WCF on Nov 23, 2019 20:09:54 GMT -5
I'm pretty serious about my music, and I love critically looking at it. My favourite artists/bands are: Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Bauhaus. There's a few others, but those are the main. Favourite albums include:
Marilyn Manson: The Pale Emperor, Antichrist Superstar, The High End of Low Nine Inch Nails: The Fragile, The Slip, Pretty Hate Machine Bauhaus: In The Flat Field, Burning From The Inside Alice In Chains: Self Titled, Dirt David Bowie: Blackstar
Just check out my posts on the "what song are you listening to" thread.
Video games I'm into:
Final Fantasy (particularity the 13 & 15 series, the music from the games are awesome too)
Mechanical Pencils (give me some recommendations on which ones to get, I'm into unique/gimmicky ones) Tech/Math/Science (something to read up on/research would be nice) Politics Books (favourite is Brave New World) Manga (Berserk, Scum's Wish, Fullmetal Alchemist, and Tokyo Ghoul stand out).
- Morganville Vampires (specifically Myrnin, specifically my headcanon of Myrnin, specifically the headcanon you can find in my Myrnin art dump or on the TPH character list I link below) - Magic Kaito 1412 (Kaito Kid) - Discworld (Samuel Vimes, Sally, Angua, Maladict/a, Susan, and Death) - Doctor Who (12th, 11th, and 13th Doctors and any version of the Master) - Marvel (Loki and Doctor Strange) - Sherlock (TV Show) - Castlevania (Alucard) - Frau Faust - Devils and Realist - Welcome to Night Vale (Cecil and Carlos and my eldritch library chair OC. o3o Which is under that massive link of OCs.) - Anything by Diana Wynne Jones - Land of the Lustrous - Milkyway Hitchhiking - The Count of Monte Cristo - Arsène Lupin (the French classic, not the anime) - Wings of Fire (Darkstalker. Yes. I'm that person.) - The Illuminae Files (AIDAN. Yes. I'm also that person.) - 07-Ghost - Harry Potter - Lucifer (TV Show) - Those ancient TV Shows your parents watched. Specifically, this months theme is Addam's Family and the Avengers (the Original British Avengers. I like the superheroes fine, but they got nothin' on the detectives.) - I'll read anything, honestly. What I watch is a bit more choicey.
You could give me a book/show/movie recommendations list. XD I'd love it.
RP: I'd honestly love anything from stories to art to theme music to moodboards to whatever you can think of regarding any of the RPs I'm in. Most notably, The Paradox House (my characters can be found here: wcrpforums.com/post/2509346/thread and link to the main thread is in my sig), any of my 1x1s, or the Thieves Musuem (link is forever in my sig). Also, if you were interested in starting a RP with me, then honestly I would love that. I'm always down for those.
Music: I have very wide and varied tastes. Currently, I'm mildly eyeing Celtic (again), French, Pop, Rock, and Metal. If you would prefer a bit of a better idea of what music I like, here's the mega spotify playlist of all music I've already discovered and sold my soul to: (Note the fact that I have playlists as well, so if ya have any songs that seem to match the theme for my characters ... heh heh heh)
Current special interests!: Feed the monsters. They just grow, and grow, and will not quiet. My current special interests are: The Forums (10 years and counting yee! I love chatting with new and old people alike and I love possibly discussing ways to make this site a more enjoyable place), Researching this vague minor historical figure called Arthur Dee (if you find resources about his life somewhere, I will hug you. Or if you don't like hugs, I will simply thank you repeatedly. I found the one titled "Dr. Arthur Dee: Merchant and Litigant" as well as the sources wikipedia has to offer as their citations, but that's it. ), Morganville Vampires (blame TPH. If someone would be good enough to find the historical figure Amelie is based off of I will ALSO hug you and/or thank you repeatedly), WW1 and WW2, currently Marvel (specifically Loki) and Doctor Who as well! Small special interests: General history stuff, ancient mythologies, folklore, Welcome to Night Vale, Discworld, fantasy, starry night things.
If you're looking for anything else, I have a Dragon Cave (choppedmint) account as well DeviantArt (choppedmint) and Flight Rising (minted). So if you wanted to get something through that, then I'd be fine with that. ^^
- Things I find triggering or unsettling: Um? Not exactly partial to excessive cursing? Also, very high pitched sounds (e. g. my mind loves Electro music, but my ears scream at me every time I listen to it). But honestly, nothing really. Also, not really unsettling, but I usually don't understand memes very well, but I'm kinda learning. X'P If you wanted memes, I have found that I specifically get ones directed at writers and readers? Also I tend to collect them.
- Are I'm willing to be an Elf? I am indeed! For as many people as possible/as I need to be. I have ... so much ... in preparation for this.
- Other information: o3o I vote Sand puts herself into this too.
- interesting things i REALLY love me some good ass vampires and i love dark goth shit and punk stuff (specifically music/style from the early-mid 80s punk) so like .... that goes w/ my music as well. i ((((love)))) hardcore 80s punk so if u wanna recommend ur favs pls do !!!! i love art. i love art sm !!!! if u wanna create any sort of art (song, visual art, animations, dance (???) idk lol) of anything u see here i would be absolutely honored aaa .... if u draw my ocs i will marry u 100% instagram 4 character refs - www.instagram.com/flockofdoves/ hardcore 80s playlist 4 ideas -
- things 2 avoid ummmm besides like the usual stuff (extremely dark topics such as addictions/suicide lmao) i'm p much good w/ anything. idrc about blood and gore so if u like wanna draw my vampire ocs dishing up their next human feast or sumn then by all means !!!!
- elf ? nope, i got too much on my plate
-other info please nothing with actual real life money !! unless u wanna commission me or something (lol) where i can control what u see of my irl information (like legal name, address, etc) i don't really want ur money plus u worked hard for that shit treat urself this xmas !! <3 <3
Post by 🍁Searipple101🍁 on Nov 25, 2019 20:53:07 GMT -5
Interests: - Pokemon (especially Mudkip, Swampert, Rayquaza, Dunsaprce, and midnight form of Lycanrock) - Cats in general - Creeypasta if possible here(Eyeless Jack and Jeff the Killer are my favorites) - Supernatural - The Walking Dead - Doctor Who(go David Tennant!) - Fallout - Bioshock - Creepy things in general (paranormal videos/evidence, creepy places or nature scenes, skeleton things, etc) - Animals in general (any kind at all) - Music (favorite bands are Get Scared, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Skillet, Nickelback, older Bon Jovi songs) - Anime (Sword Art Online is my absolute favorite but I also enjoy Attack on Titan, Bungo Stray Dogs, Black Butler, any many others I cannot think of currently.)
Triggers: - Not really much this site already doesn't allow. - Please don't make it Christmas themed, as it does get annoying to see it everywhere, while not an actual trigger.
Elf?: - Not currently
Other things: - Don't buy me things, please. I'd much rather you save your money but rather make me something or put something together yourself! - Thanks for doing this!
Post by *Nightwhisper on Nov 26, 2019 18:57:34 GMT -5
Interests: Before I go on and list my interest, I would like to say now that I do not want anyone to send me anything of monetary value. I don't even have any methods of such gifts to be exchanged, nor would I feel right by accepting it. I would much rather have art, book/music recommendations, moodboards, etc. instead! ^^
The Ranger's Apprentice series and The Brotherband Chronicles by John Flanagan
"Six of Crows" & "Crooked Kingdom" by Leigh Bardugo (I have not read "King of Scars" yet.)
"Lies of Locke Lamora" and the other books in the series by Scott Lynch (There's too few fan art of these books, and I would love to have more.)
The King Raven trilogy by Steven Lawhead (I'm currently reading the second book, "Scarlet," at the moment.)
"The Name of the Wind" by Patrick Rothfuss
"Assassin's Apprentice" and any other book that follows FitzChivalry Farseer by Robin Hobb
The Inheritance Cycle series by Christopher Paolini
"The Merciful Crow" by Margret Owens
Fairy Tales (Mainly Irish fairy tales, but I love learning stories from all kinds of countries.)
Critical Role (The Legend of Vox Machina is the campaign I'm currently watching, though I am only at episode 56 (at the time of posting this info). So if you draw characters/scenes/use quotes in moodboards from the show, please be sure they don't include spoilers.)
Peaky Blinders (Netflix)
Wakfu (A little French animation that Netflix picked up)
Digimon (This was my childhood, and I will forever love it!)
Full Metal Alchemist (Both the original and Brotherhood)
Book of Friends (I forgot the full Japanese title/English translation, and am too lazy right now to look it up)
Dragon Age (The first game will always hold a special place in my heart, and gave me a chance to bring my elf character to life.)
Music: I have a very wide range of musical taste, and I am always looking for new bands or artists to listen to. I'm not too fond of rap, hip-hop, jazz, and that sort of thing. I mainly listen to rock, alternative rock, pop, some country, and anything Celtic/traditional folk songs. Basically, if it sounds like it would be played by a bard in a smokey tavern room, I like it. Some of my favorite bands include:
Three Days Grace
Fall Out Boy
Mumford & Sons
Other Stuff: OCs
If you are a person who likes to draw humans or dragons, then you can try to draw some of my OCs. I don't have a lot of pictures of them myself, for I am not an artist myself and therefore cannot draw, but I do have detailed descriptions that might help give you enough details to work with. Here is a list of my characters that I am currently using in active rps, as well of the characters they are most active with:
Tori is a whole lot of fire stuffed into a tiny body. With her petite build and 5'3" stature, it isn't hard to believe that people often underestimate the woman. Shoulder length black hair, a shade that almost shines blue in certain light, falls around her heart shaped face, acting as a curtain at times between her and the rest of the world. Other times, she pins it back, but this is normally when doing activities that require all of her focus. Never one for make-up, what you see is what you get. Skin that's on the paler side with pinkish undertones, dark eyebrows of medium thickness over sable brown eyes, a sharp nose and high cheek bones, and average lips tinted a shade or two darker pink than the rest of her skin tone. Every now and then she might put on some eye-liner, but it depended on if she wanted to bother with it or the type of look she was going for. Apparel wise, you won't see Tori in fancy or pretty clothing. As a person who very much likes to be the observer and not the observed, her wardrobe consists of a lot of winter colors. Mainly, the woman wore tank-tops, t-shirts, and the occasion plaid shirt if she wanted to add more effort to the outfit, all paired with some type of skinny jean she has in her collection. Upon her left wrist, a multitude of bracelets, mostly those rubber kind, either solid colors or band related, find residence. It's rare to see the woman without them.
As small and unassuming as she is, Tori is quiet the force to be reckoned with. Tell her she can't do something, and she'll go out of her way to prove you wrong, and then some. Start a fight, and she will certainly finish it. Whether it be verbal or physical, she has a way to shutting disagreements down. Now, not every time she comes out the victor, but you can bet your money she didn't lose either. Make fun of her, and she'll show you the full advantage of being a police officer's daughter. She's got a quick temper, one that can either sit and smolder or explode and let loose a punch or two if provoked. And she's a master of giving people the silent treatment. However, if one has managed to get and stay on her good side, then they are guaranteed little trouble from her. Not one to rely on others for help, she is a good companion if you need an ear to listen, shoulder to lean on, or just to have around so things don't feel so lonely. She's perfectly fine not socializing, but is not against making appearances at social settings if requested of her. Granted, she might not take part in much of the festivities, but she'll be there for the moral support of those who asked her to join. Since a young age, Tori had been able to see things a lot of other people couldn't. Now, whether that was true, or everyone else either forgot about them or refused to acknowledge them, she wasn't sure. All she knew was that when she tried to explain the things she saw and the voices she heard, no one believed her. Her concerns were chalked up to be the imaginings of a child seeking attention. Eventually, she was beginning to believe them and would have believed them had it not been for one night when she was six. Her parents had been out of the house, and it was just her and the babysitter. Tori had been playing in her room when a creature appeared within the shadows. Humanoid in its figure, but anything but. She found herself frozen in fear, unable to move or cry out for help as the creature attacked. Only when the babysitter came in to check on her did it leave. Yet despite the pain she had felt, there were no marks on her body at all left behind. Terrified, she tried to explain what had happened, but due to the lack of evidence, she had been told it was nothing but a bad dream. She got a similar result when she tried to seeking her parents aid. A nightmare, that's all it had been. One that kept her from sleeping in her own room for a month after that. On a few more instances, she attempted to find someone who would hear her account of that night, but no one seemed to have the time. So she stopped talking about it. She just stopped talking at all. Since then, Tori has refused to speak, deeming that her words would have no meaning to whoever wished her to speak. It has caused many problems between her and her parents and even some of her friends, but the woman held fast to her decision, even if it had, in some ways, made her life a harder.
Ren is a centuries old heavenly being who looks like a rebellious teenager. He could pass as a sixteen-year-old to a young man in his early twenties. He tends to look boyish with his golden hair hanging around his head in messy waves, but his tall, lean physique leads people to assume he's older. Ren isn't large, but it's clear he's fit and muscular, with broad shoulders, defined pecs and abs, and a narrow waist. The best part is, he doesn't even need to work to look perfect; as a Guardian Angel, he simply is perfect—physically, at least. But Ren isn't one to sit around idly. He may not work to keep his body in shape, but he does do things that are physically demanding. When between jobs, he likes to do simple, human things like rock climbing, mixed martial arts, and mountain biking. When in Heaven, he tests and enhances his skills in combat and weaponry. Unlike the rest of his brethren, Ren keeps his hair short, though that doesn't stop it from constantly falling into his eyes. It is thick and wavy, and a bright shade of gold interlaced with a few bronze strands that really stand out when the sun hits them just right. His eyes are a bright and captivating amber, surrounded by long, dark lashes. Ren rarely bothers with the traditional Guardian attire (black tactical pants and shirt, covered by heavenly-made armour), and instead chooses to wear a more human fashion: dark jeans, black combat boots, plain t-shirts, and a black leather jacket; dark shades often accompany the ensemble as well. Ren’s wings, which he can keep visible or vanish with a thought, are large and feathered, spanning nearly thirty feet when fully spread. They’re bronze in colour, and shot through with streaks of bright gold—the opposite of his hair. Each individual feather is also dipped in amber, a darker shade than that of his eyes that sometimes looks reddish in certain lights. Renegade is a willful being. He lives his life with the belief that if he can think it, he can do it. He doesn't let anyone or anything stop him, and he could care less about the opinions of others and what the laws of physics have to say about what is and isn't possible. He's beyond stubborn, with a no-quit attitude about literally everything. He's clever and witty, with a sharp tongue and a sharper temper. He possesses a confidence bordering on arrogance, his charm and charisma often draws others to him, and he uses sarcasm with the same skill and precision as if it were just another weapon in his arsenal. He is afraid of nothing. Even when he feels fear, he does not let it stop him from acting. Ren is genuine and real. He doesn’t beat around the bush or sugarcoat anything. He doesn’t try to hide who he is or how he feels. If he thinks it, he says it. If he feels it, he expresses it. If he believes in it, he fights for it. He is brutally blunt, and he won’t tell you a lie. Ren is who he is, and he isn’t interested in changing for anyone. He can be rebellious and rather unorthodox, and he isn’t one to obey orders blindly. He believes that trust and respect are earned, not given, and until his has been won, he can be quite prickly and uncooperative. To those who have earned his trust and respect, however, Ren is kind, true, and loyal to a fault. With them, he can always be counted on. As a Guardian Angel, Ren and his brothers in arms are some of the most powerful angels Heaven has to offer—second only to the almighty Archangels—and Ren himself would be among the strongest of them if he would just take his job seriously. But his raw power often gets him into trouble more than anything, because he rarely takes the time for restraint. wip~
Anya Dorreh (20 yrs)
At first glance, you wouldn’t think of Anya as being the kind of person who would be a Dragon Rider. Standing only 5’2”, her build matches her stature. The girl looks like she doesn’t have a muscle in her body, even though that wasn’t the case. No, she wasn’t the strongest person in the world, but what she lacked in strength, she made up for with agility. She has long, light brown hair that reaches her mid back, and she sometimes keeps it in a ponytail. When wet, her hair will curl into ringlets, while on humid days it will frizzy up. On the days it frizzes up is when she normally pulls it back into a ponytail. Her eyes are a light cornflower blue, shining with curiosity and framed by long lashes. The light coloring stands out against her sun-tanned skin, a product of years spent working under the sun. Anya grew up being a very sheltered child. Her home town was a close-knit community in the deep country side. The town held only hundred people, all which were mostly farmers including her own family. So it’s no surprise that she isn’t the most wary of people. Naive to a fault, the young woman wishes to believe the good in people before searching for their faults. Many would think her as gullible, but that wasn’t the case. The girl just hasn’t been had a lot of experience with the rest of the world outside her home town. The harsh reality had yet to be shown to her in full force. She is too willing to trust someone she just met, which is why Corrik is always correcting her, trying to get her to think things through before just agreeing with everyone she meets. Growing up on a farm, Anya is no stranger to hard work. From a very early age, the young woman has been working in a field from sunrise to sunset. So while she doesn’t look like much, she actually knows how to do a lot of useful stuff for herself. Being the youngest of five children and the only girl of the family, it isn’t any wonder why she was never really allowed to learn how to fight. That was always considered a male point of interest, and her father never saw any reason for her to learn how to use anything more than a simple knife.
Corrik is pitch black. The only sorce of color on him is his bright amber eyes. He can breathe black fire. Corrik is the exact opposite of his Rider, Anya. He doesn't trust anyone at first, even second, glance. No, if you want to befriend him, you're going to have to prove to him you can be trusted. And that's a lot harder than it may seem. But he is very protective of Anya, and will guard her with his life.
Seth is tall and well-built, though his natural physique is on the leaner side. He has a tanned complexion, except for a scattering of scars that are paler. His hair is a dark golden-blond, short in back but a little longer on top. If grown any longer, it would be slightly wavy and "totally unmanageable." His eyes are a lovely shade of sea-green, and framed by long, dark blond lashes. Seth is not the friendly golden-boy he looks like, though he's very good at pretending to be if it will get him what he wants. He's charming and charismatic, but also pretty selfish and self-centered. He has a pretty scary temper if ever he lets the tight leash he keeps on it slip, which is hardly ever. He's very smart and has a sharp eye for detail. Seth lives and acts like nothing in the world matters to him, when in reality he cares too much about too many things. Yet at the same time, it is not easy to gain that level of emotion and loyalty from him. He doesn't trust anyone beyond Stallaluna, and he's stubbornly against changing that fact. Seth is an above-average swordsman, but as he's a bit of a brawler, he's better at fighting hand-to-hand. His great skill, however, is archery. He never misses, not because of pure skill but rather years and years of practice.
(Character of ✧☽ ᴅʀᴇᴀᴍᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ᴅᴏᴇʀ ☾✧)Stellaluna, "Stel" (8 yrs)
Stellaluna’s scales are a gorgeous shade of pearlescent silver, shot through with a shimmering blue and pale violet. In bright moonlight, she will appear to glow. Her eyes are almost always aglow with a lively amber light that stands out rather starkly against the rest of her colouring. She has a 90 foot wingspan, and she is close to 45 feet long; she’s 8 feet tall (at the shoulder), and weighs in at 14 tons. Stel is rather large for a female. Her talons and spikes are longer and sharper, more like that of a male, but she still possess a feminine look about her. Stel, like Seth, has a personality that contradicts her pretty looks, only unlike Seth, she doesn't pretend to be someone she's not. She's a bit of a nightmare, and she doesn't care if everyone knows it. She has a fierce temper and a stubborn attitude; she hates to be wrong and she refuses to admit it when she is. She doesn't like anyone, even Seth some days, though that doesn't stop her from being fiercely loyal and extremely protective. She has a sharp wit and an even sharper tongue, and she absolutely loathes the word "No"—except, of course, when she's the one saying it. Stel, like Seth, is a brawler. The difference is, where he fights to prove he can or to play a part, Stel fights because she likes it. She's not an evil killer, but she enjoys the fact that others believe she is. She simply likes proving that a female is just as tough and fierce, if not more so, than males.
There isn’t much to note about Derek, however, he is a person that you remember easily. He has brown hair and smoky blue-grey eyes, and stands around 5’10”. His skin isn’t pale, but it isn’t exactly tan either. It’s somewhere in the middle. Across his skin are the scars that are the testament of his childhood. Most can't be seen due to his clothing, but his back mainly is scored with the mood swings of a less than ideal father. Usually he wears jeans and a loose t-shirt with a necklace of small wooden beads. Derek is the kind of person who tries not to get too upset about anything. Key word is try. Despite the hardships of an traumatizing childhood, somehow the boy walked away with a kind demeanor. He tries to find the positive in everyone and everything, always giving people the benefit of the doubt unless they prove themselves to be bad people. If they are good, then he will be a loyal friend, always willing to lend a hand to those who need help or a shoulder to lean on. Yet he is not all whole and well. The boy is troubled with panic attacks. Triggered by stress or overwhelming emotions, he will have a moment of uncontrollable anxiety and fear that lasts anywhere between thirty seconds to two minutes. However, this is only one side of the coin for him. Derek has multiple personalities, or really, just two, for the moment anyway. This has a huge impact on how he interacts with the world and people around him since he really can't control when he switches between personalities. One minute he will be Derek, and the next he will be Sam or Winter, different parts to the whole of his being. It's hard for him to be out in public sometimes, and, since he can sometimes be aware of what the other "person" is doing, he is often times embarrassed when he has this shifts.
Sam (Little of the System)
Sam is Derek's second personality. Created, unknowingly, when the boy was five, Sam is very much like a younger version of Derek. The child that never got to be. The purpose of Sam was more of an attempt to forget the danger he lived in, to function as any normal child should, to just be carefree and not have to worry about a thing. Forever stuck at age six, Sam is the embodiment of six year old Derek, never growing up even if Derek does. He functions on the basic levels any normal six year old would. His concepts of right and wrong are fully developed due to being part of a DID system, but he is single-minded and all education he should have obtained is completely forgotten. It's as if he were to step back in time yet kept his current body. Sam is a lovable little guy, but he is extremely unstable mentally. He is skittish and terrified of most adults, especially men, and most of the time, he's the one who gets the majority of the panic attacks. He clings to those he trusts the most, getting very upset whenever they have to leave or he can't see them. If anyone takes on an angry tone, the boy will retreat into himself, shying away from that person and trying to make himself as small and invisible as possible.
Winter (Protector of the System)
Winter is the complete opposite of Derek. As the protector of the system, he is the one that stands up for the others. He's the skeptical, cynical, and least ready to trust of the bunch. He is not the friendliest of people. If he believes you mean the system harm, then he will make it clear that you best stay away or else. He is not a stranger to fights, and will likely start one just to prove his point. If you have proven that you can be trusted, then he won't be as horrible towards you. Still distant and cold, but bearable. Winter's sole reason was to protect the system, and to do so, he took the worst of the memories of their abusive childhood. For years, he was actually the host for the system, meaning he was the person who controlled the body the most. He took the worst of the brutality of Derek's father and locked them away so the others couldn't access them, and he plans to keep it that way. Because of this, he's got no patience with other people. There are some things that he believed were best for Derek, and especially Sam, to never know of. Secrets that would only add more stress to their lives, and do more harm than good.
(Character of 𝙈𝙞𝙙𝙣𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙈𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙘) Andromeda “Romi” Nightingale (19, Witch)
Andromeda comes from an old family of highly esteemed, traditional witches that don’t take very kindly to outsiders. Having lived a sheltered life until inevitably moving away for college, she relishes in her newfound freedom and enjoys doing whatever she likes. Average height for a woman, she’s five foot four and has a slightly curvy body build, though she’s not all that thin. Her skin is darkly tanned and sun-kissed, splattered with freckles across her nose and cheeks, as well as her shoulders and arms. Cut short and unmanageably curly, Romi’s hair is a dark red-ish brown and brushes just below her ears. Sporting common traits in her family, she has a small nose and upturned blue-gray eyes. Romi prefers to wear some feminine clothes, such as jean shorts and crop tops, but she’s not a big fan of skirts or dresses. She does spend a lot of time on her carefully applied makeup and picking out the perfect jewelry, though. Around her neck, she wears a necklace of a butterfly pendant, which is an old family heirloom. Apart from being a social butterfly and party animal, Romi is snarky and opinionated. She speaks her mind and isn’t afraid to put her foot down. While not usually rude, she doesn’t have a problem standing up for herself or others. However, she can be reckless and very short-tempered. One thing she doesn’t tolerate is being pushed around by anyone at all, period, so she’s been known to start a fight or two, perhaps for the wrong reasons. Most of the time, she’s bubbly and aloof, the kind of person that will talk to anyone if given the chance.
May add more later before the Secret Santa's are assigned.
Random Ideas Logo: If you want to draw something that's less time consuming than drawing OCs, then I would love if you drew a simple logo for me. I make wire jewelry and handmade notebooks that I'm selling, and the "business" name I have for it is Crow's Nest Designs. I want a logo design that can be made into a stamp/wax seal, preferably with a crow, that I can use. It only has to be a black silhouette picture, nothing fancy, but that's only if you wish to do so.
D&D Character(s): I love D&D, although I have yet had a chance to properly play a campaign myself. However, I love creating characters and having backup people to use for stories if not for a campaign. If you play the game and want to create some fun and interesting characters, than I would love to have them. Maybe I'll try and write up some stories including them or maybe even give me inspiration to start up an interesting campaign of my own in the future. ^^
Things I Find Triggering: Other than minimal violence/gore, PG13 content as far as art/stories go, I don't have anything I specifically want to avoid.
Are You Willing to be an Elf: Sadly, no, I have a lot of things going on, and I feel like I won't have time to be an elf if needed.
Other Information: Can't think of anything right now. If I think of something, I'll try to add it before the Santa's are assigned.
First and foremost, I don’t want to be given anything that has any monetary value! Not only would it not feel right to accept a gift like that from someone I possibly don’t know, but I believe that the best gifts are the ones you make yourself. They hold more value to me than anything you could buy.
Interests • Video Games - The Legend of Zelda - Pokémon - Skyrim - Stardew Valley - The Arcana • Books - The Shadowhunter Chronicles by Cassandra Clare - The Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan - Good Omens by Neil Gaiman - Carry On by Rainbow Rowell - The Harry Potter Series J. K. Rowling • Movies/TV Shows/Anime - My Hero Academia - Haikyuu - Full Metal Alchemist - Soul Eater - Castlevannia - Good Omens - Charmed - Goosebumps - Teen Wolf - Digimon - Pokémon • Music - I’m not picky at all with my music, as long as it isn’t super vulgar. I like rock, indie, pop, you name it. • Other - Any original art or writing! I would be more than happy to get anything that someone worked so hard on as a gift. It can be literally anything and I would still be happy. I’m really not a picky person. - Mood boards are awesome! - I love new playlists - Recommendations are always welcome - When in doubt, I love cute things! Cats, dogs, adorable fluffiness.
Triggers • If it’s not allowed on the forums, that’s a good sign that I most likely won’t be okay with it. Nothing super violent or gory. Keep it PG-13 please.
Willing to be an Elf • Sadly, at the moment, no. I’m far too busy to be able to stand as a back up. It might change in the future, though.
Other Stuff • Most importantly, I will gratefully accept any gift that is given to me. If you draw a picture, even if you think you aren’t a good artist, I will still be happy to have it. Same goes for written gifts. It’s the thought that matters to me, so don’t stress over it.
-Books -Warrior Cats by Erin Hunter -Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling (I'm a Ravenclaw, if that helps with anything) -Wings of Fire by Tui T. Sutherland -Other books that I can't think of at the moment (will probably add later) -Basically I like books that are fantasy, and books that are sad/bittersweet. I love reading, so I'd be open to book recommendations.
-Video Games -Kingdom Hearts! (Especially Organization XIII and the Foretellers/Union X characters) -The Sims (though I don't know what you'd do with that. Maybe something in Create a Sim if you have the game??) -The Warrior Cats Untold Tales game. -King's Quest -Slime Rancher (Puddle Slimes are the best!)
-Movies/TV Shows/Anime/Series -I actually do like Frozen...(especially since Frozen 2 just came out. I just love the sisters, ) -Disney movies lol -Infinity Train -Gravity Falls -The Dragon Prince -Ninjago! -Song of the Sea -Wolf Children -Orange (the anime) -Your Lie in April -TV show/Movie recommendations are welcome too.
-Music -I love songs that are sad, I don't really listen to a specific genre, and my taste changes a lot. -Sleeping at Last has some of my favorite songs though, so... -Sometimes Musicals, but only if I'm in the mood for them. (Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill, etc.)
-My OCs (I would love moodboards or art for them)
Raven Nightsong: Very much a reluctant hero, she wants no part in the quest she's part of, but knows she has to anyway. She's a bit grumpy, sometimes sarcastic and bitter. But she does have her reasons, and she does genuinely care for people, and will almost always try to do what's right. She cares very deeply for her family, and would fight for them. She tends to prefer silence over crowds, and would rather be at home than on some epic journey. She does like to go outside to pick raspberries, walk through forests, etc., as long as it's not too far away from home. She tends to keep to herself. She's stubborn and impatient, tends to be pessimistic and is very short-tempered. After her journey, she matures quite a lot. She has a secret love of music and cute things.
Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw
Hawk: Hawk is a very protective and loyal wolf. He has a high-raking position in his pack and he takes his responsibility very seriously (his friends will often tease him about taking it too seriously). He worries about anything and everything (another point of teasing) and cares a lot about being loyal to the pack, and not letting other wolves get hurt. Memories are very important to him, he values the time he shares with wolves he cares about, and tends to reminisce on the past. Often this will lead to him getting too caught up in the past, and this leads him into forgetting the present and future. He's very serious, and other often think he doesn't know how to have fun. Hawk has a hard time making friends, but values the friendships he does have deeply.
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
(I'll add descriptions/more OCs later) -Other -Book/music/TV series recommendations would be cool -Writing -Tbh I'm not picky, I'd be happy with almost anything.
- Things you find triggering or unsettling (that way your Secret Santa knows what to avoid.) Just nothing too violent or anything. Nothing that wouldn't be allowed on the forums. Keep it PG-13. - Are you willing to be an Elf? (also known as a back-up secret santa) I would, but I don't think I'll be able to keep up with that and everything else. - Other information (let Sand know if something's missing) Not that I can think of at the moment.
Interests Music: K-pop, metal, Alternative, Classical Reading: Young Adult is what I mostly read. Sci-Fi and Fantasy are my two favorite genres. Currently reading Red Rising, The Sword of Truth, and Arc of a Scythe series. I'll pretty much read anything though. Animals: cats, snakes, any other animal Video Games: open world, rpgs, jrpgs, story-driven games (Story of Seasons, God of War, Fallout 4, Stardew Valley, BOTW, Devil May Cry, Death Stranding, The Witcher 3, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Final Fantasy XV) Anime: shounen, seinen, jousei, basically any isekai
Triggers Nothing, but on a side note I dislike Xmas themed items or music
Willing to be an Elf? Sure, I'll try.
What would I like to receive? I'd be thankful for anything art-related, such as a drawing or piece of writing. I don't mind a playlist or an aesthetic board. Whatever you'd like to make, I would appreciate. No need to spend any irl money on me.
Post by ~Absol~Wolf~Scribe~ on Dec 5, 2019 18:39:18 GMT -5
Things you're interested in:
Pokemon! Pokemon is like, my life! --The Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series was super near and dear to my heart, and if I'm being honest I loved it even more than the main series! Appreciated would be art for any of the side characters (esp. Grovyle, Celebi, Wigglytuff, and/or Dusknoir from Explorers of Sky, or Absol, Gengar, Xatu, Gardevoir, Latios&Latias, and/or Ninetales from Rescue Team) or of my past teams (Rescue Team: Charmander/Charizard+Pikachu/Raichu, Umbreon+Typhlosion+Shuppet/Banette; Explorers: Vulpix/Ninetales+Shinx/Luxray (optional additions: Machop/Machamp+Starly/Staraptor), Vulpix+Squirtle; Super: Fennekin+Riolu). Fanfic about the NPC side characters is super cool too! The music from this game is also my favorite music ever fyi, so playlists/that sort of thing is an A+ in my book. And I just adore the vibes from this series, so this would go really well with a quote board or mood board sort of thing. --My favorite Pokemon in general are Absol (my absol-ute fave ;D), Flygon, Togetic, Togekiss, Mienfoo, Sneasle, Zangoose, Arcanine, Houndoom, Quilava.
The following cartoons: Avatar: the Last Airbender, Over the Garden Wall, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Gravity Falls, Steven Universe
Animals! I love and connect with nature heavily. My favorite animals are wolves, but others I love include foxes, weasels, birds, otters, cats, and any big cats.
Tarot cards-- I really enjoy this. Now I'm not saying you should buy me a deck-- I'd prefer not to receive anything of monetary value-- but it could be cool to see something inspired by a card I resonate with (ex. Ace to 4 of Wands, Ace of Pentacles, the Chariot, the Moon, Strength, the Star, Hermit, or the World).
I love dank memes! Give me a compilation of your favorite memes, and I'll love it. My specific taste includes edgy (honestly I love even the darkest of humor), puns, surreal, subversive, deep fried, cute animal pics, and whatever you find genuinely hilarious.
TTRPG: I love Dungeons and Dragons and I've been getting really into Vampire: the Masquerade. New suggestions and what you like/dislike about them are always appreciated!
Rock, metal, and folk rock music-- Looking for new music to get into, and these genres have really struck a chord with me. Some of my favorite bands are Builders and the Butchers, Shawn James, Blind Guardian, Radical Face, and Darling Violetta just for guidelines ^^
Dream interpretation-- 'secular', symbolic, or divination-related, I'm really interested in any resources you can find on this topic.
Paganism-- So I've been getting more interested in Paganism lately, and I'm curious to learn more about it. If you have a connection to Paganism I'd love to hear your story, and solid sources I can learn from are great! For the moment I relate most to the natural spiritualist side of things, but I'd like to learn about the philosophy, myths, holidays/celebrations, herbs, crystals, divination, and other general knowledge.
Things you find triggering or unsettling (that way your Secret Santa knows what to avoid.)
Moderate to high amounts of visual gore (although I don't mind even gore in writing), explicitly sexual stuff (I don't mind "they went to the bedroom and it fades to black" though, and I also adore super romantic stuff XD), excessive cuss words (unless for comedic purposes), butterflies (mostly visually-- I have a phobia, this includes moths to a lesser extent), I'd prefer to avoid politics with this in general. Otherwise just stick to the forum rules.
Are you willing to be an Elf? (also known as a back-up secret santa)
I'm afraid not this year, as it will be my first year trying this and I want to be reliable.
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Violetsky: Okay so this is bad, but I can imagine Pinestar roaming into Twolegplace for the first time since abandoning his role as Clan leader. He's skipping along going, "I'm free! I'm free! I'm free!" 2 seconds later he's hit by a monster and ends up in StarClan.
Jan 23, 2021 20:51:06 GMT -5
Violetsky: Anyway, it's just started snowing outside... again.
Jan 24, 2021 10:10:14 GMT -5
~Ƈαммι-`ღ´-: aether : Regarding Twig, Kate wanted to name her Twigshade but the editors are dumb and didn’t let her >:U
Jan 24, 2021 15:55:17 GMT -5
Sand: Twigshade sounds better than Twigbranch
Jan 24, 2021 18:20:37 GMT -5
Violetsky: Yep, and that's why Erin Hunter haven't written much from the books since Omen of the Stars. The editing team rewrites about 90% of their work now.
Jan 24, 2021 20:44:11 GMT -5
aether: That sucks man, I wish it could be put back into the hands of the Erins.
Jan 24, 2021 22:29:56 GMT -5
Violetsky: I'm not saying the newer entries are terrible (based off of user reviews), but I truly think that the golden age of Warriors is long behind us. *Shrugs*
Jan 24, 2021 22:44:17 GMT -5
aether: yeah i gotta read warriors again. originally i read up until about OOTS? i think. then i wanted to reread it but only finished the 2nd series, so i'm going to start back up at series 3. will be fun to get back into it lol.
Jan 24, 2021 23:08:12 GMT -5
Lizard: I like pretty much every arc but AVoS. TBC is amazing so far. I'm super excited for the 8th arc, no matter how bad the writing might be.
Jan 25, 2021 0:20:26 GMT -5
Lizard: It's a bit sad that the editing team has so much power over the actual Erins though. It shouldn't work like that. They aren't the ones writing, they're the ones editing! They shouldn't even be allowed to edit unless they're caught up with the books.
Jan 25, 2021 0:21:15 GMT -5
Lizard: And they probably most definitely aren't, especially due to the mega major goofs, like Tigerheartstar being "too young to fight in the Great Battle." He was literally in it!
Jan 25, 2021 0:22:25 GMT -5
Lizard: The editing team did a great job on DoTC, but some of their mistakes are huge and kind of hilarious.
Jan 25, 2021 0:22:57 GMT -5
Violetsky: It eventually happens with most large companies. The WWE is notorious for this. A company sees success and they want even greater success, so they rip apart the old foundations and put in "better" ones. Oh well.
Jan 25, 2021 0:23:05 GMT -5
Violetsky: I was happy to see they are finally writing mangas again though.
Jan 25, 2021 0:25:58 GMT -5
Lizard: I love all the mangas! ASiR was wonderfully done and made me understand Feathertail more. The Ravenpaw's Path ones were a bit forgettable, but that's probably because I haven't read them in a while. I need to re-read those!
Jan 25, 2021 4:28:50 GMT -5