I love observing people; not in a stalker manner. Lol. I love watching how their reactions affect one another. People feed off of other’s energy. I like learning the gamuts of gestures in random interactions. I love noticing reiterations of females’ subtle implications of flirting towards the male audiences. I find it fairly hilarious.
Lock Gestures - WIP
Trying to sort through my gestures and get organized so I can tackle all of this. So, keep in mind this is all super brief and unfinished - all the headshots will be torsos because hand placement is almost as important as jaw direction, and then I still have greetings/formalities/bows/sharings so on and so forth to get through.
So to start off, if you haven’t you can read through the About Locks section. You can also get a sense of how their heads and faces work here and the important parts here. The most intimate or vulnerable spaces on a Lock are the hollows of its jaw. Most, if not all of the Locks’ physical interactions have to do with where the teeth are in relation to the face and the vulnerable spaces. Where their hands go and how is a close second.
Tonight we’re sticking with the biped form.
Some ‘no threat intended’ gestures, usually marked by a chin tuck and palms up. There are varying degrees of this initial gesture, from the submissive ’don’t hurt me’ to ‘I recognize your authority’ to ‘I won’t hurt you.’ Submission among Locks is generally recognized through anything from a brief head dip (part of greeting) to a full on bow (recognizing the authority of a higher will or fully submitting to an opponent). The head dip insinuates what the full submit intends - to reveal the back of the neck which is a tactical weak spot. Forced submits involve teeth or hands gripping the back of the neck and forcing the bow.
Confrontations between Locks usually do not involve anything beyond jaws unless the dispute escalates into sparring. A Lock’s head rests between a 35-45degree angle naturally. Tucking the chin to the chest can indicate unease, an unwillingness to communicate, a desire to rest (ie the polite version of ‘go away and leave me alone’), or affront depending on the amount of tuck and the angle of the neck. Raising the jaws above the relaxed angle is normally an indicator of aggression, although at times it can be representative of stark curiosity. An avoidant Lock may rear its head back at a strange angle and potentially tilt it.
Direct threats or challenges are issued by pointing one’s teeth at the spot between the other’s eyes. When the situation calls for it two aggressive Locks will square off by raising their jaws and staring each other down. If neither backs down they can go to gaping. On very rare occasions they might clack their jaws together, but gaping usually solves the problem, it being a way to semi-show off one’s voidself without actually getting it involved. Physical confrontations between creatures of will might seem redundant, but it’s one of the ways Locks have adapted to a partial existence in the material world, where the clashing of their wills could do potentially serious damage. Gape-offs and clacking are typically reserved for reminding ‘younger’ Locks of their place, although it may also happen between Locks of equal strength. A Lock that concedes in a confrontation will turn or tilt its head to the side to expose a hollow or bare the back of its neck in a submit gesture. In the former the victor will touch the bridge of the nose or forehead with their face in acceptance. In the latter where a full bow is concerned, the victor will touch the back of the neck with their nose or teeth.
I also started on the affectionate bits, although I’m not sure these will help clarify anything until I get the rest of the torsos and the hands in there. Hand placement plays a pretty significant role in helping determine just what kind of affection is happening. Locks are generally not fond of physical contact with each other unless there is a companion, a bonded companion, or an exception (Jarovin, Aryian, etc) involved. Most casual-affectionate (companion, or general familiarity) interactions involve two Locks that are content being near each other. They may rub cheeks, bonk heads, or touch faces on occasion. They will typically avoid the neck and hollows as Lockian companionships should lack Lockian physical intimacy. Soothing gestures fall somewhere between familiar and Bonded companion territory.
Bonded companions, by contrast, are all about the intimacy. In addition to the familiar and companionship gestures, special attention is focused on the neck, beneath the jaws, and towards the hollows. They may be extremely affectionate and where contact between companions is an occasional thing, between Bonded companions it is a constant thing. Especially during the latter stages of Bonding they are in each other’s space as much as they can manage. This is as physically intimate as a Lock can get as true Lockian intimacy involves the mind and will and not the body.
And more to come as I work things out.
Looking at this now wow Jeih way to break all the rules ever.
soldier-samuelevans said: You already make me incredibly happy, Lady Quinn.
Sir, I plan on making you even more than that.
First Date || Naeun and Hoya.
Hoya just finished his classes, ‘Finally freedom, but I wonder whether Naeun’s classes are finished yet,’ he sighed and fixed his hair infront of his locker, he wanted to spend the day with her, which he hadn’t except for the first day they met. Which was awkward, so he wanted another date. Suddenly he felt a hug come from the back.