Thank you so much for the ask! Rune thanks you, too! 💙 Full Name: Rune Hertz, son of a candlemaker. Gender and Sexuality: Male; demisexual. Pronouns: He/him. Ethnicity/Species: Human. Birthplace and Birthdate: Rune was born in Kempten im Allgäu, Germany during the 16th century. Guilty Pleasures: Growing gardens full of forget-me-not flowers—or, as he calls them, vergissmeinnicht—and pampering his horse, Ferdinand.
Phobias: Rune has had an aversion to herps since the day his childhood peer hid a frog in his shoe! What They Would Be Famous For: Organizing an underground revolt against nobility during the German Peasants’ War. What They Would Get Arrested For: See above, lol. OC You Ship Them With: My lady knight (who will someday be shelled as a Withdoll Egon, hopefully sooner rather than later).
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: I plead the fifth. Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Rune can’t read and movies weren’t exactly prominent in his time. He loves daydreaming about almost any subject, though! Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: The Murder, Inc. troupe. Talents and/or Powers: Able to rally the troupes with a single speech! Why Someone Might Love Them: His optimism, compassion, and kind smile. Why Someone Might Hate Them: His idealistic view on the world may seem “pie in the sky” to some, but to Rune, they are goals worthy of achieving. Why You Love Them: Rune
represents the part of me that strives to fight against societal and economic oppression. Plus he’s a gentle sweetheart who can wield a blade. Who can resist that?
Sumerian heartland inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List
July 18, 2016
During its 40th session held in Istanbul on July 17th, 2016, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee inscribed the Mesopotamian Marshes on the World Heritage List as both a cultural and natural site. According to a UNESCO press release, the Mesopotamian Marshes, or the Ahwar, are “made up of seven sites: three archaeological sites and four wetland marsh areas in southern Iraq.” The three archaeological sites are: Eridu (the world’s first city according to the Sumerians), Ur (home of the royal Sumerian tombs), and Uruk (home of the epic of Gilgamesh). The press release states that the three sites were “Sumerian cities and settlements that developed in southern Mesopotamia between the 4th and the 3rd millennium BCE in the marshy delta of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.”
The UNESCO also highlighted the uniqueness of the Ahwar “as one of the world’s largest inland delta systems, in an extremely hot and arid environment.” The Sumerian heartland is widely considered the birthplace of human civilization, where complex urban communities were originally developed. Although this decision reflects major progress in preserving and protecting Mesopotamian antiquities, the Cultural and Achaeological City of Babylon, however, is still on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Tentative List and has not been added to the World Heritage List.
Birthplace and Birthdate: In a hospital in their country (which is completly made up.) in 20.05.2001
He think dresses are stupid. but he like to wear them when he is alone. he don’t want ANYONE to know this, because he is known to be the tough twin. and don’t want to show his soft side so much.
He get pleasure of it, if he would show it to the one he likes (Especally cody). and would get guilt by these confused feelings.
Phobias: Scared of Loneliness and drowning.
What They Would Be Famous For: Have you seen the Jeremy Kyle show? Nick would do exactly that.
What They Would Get Arrested For: Doing a extreme prank with Jonas. both of them combined isn’t a good combination and would be reported to the police.
OC You Ship Them With: Cody Wolfman
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Everyone in codys “family”
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Fantasy, horror, action, Manga, etc… and on movies, then the silent hill movie.
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: emoji movie and documentary
Talents and/or Powers: He likes sccoter. so thats his talent c:
Why Someone Might Love Them: He is soft when he opens up. and he would care for the people he is close to, and would punch the one who tried to hurt them
Why Someone Might Hate Them: He has a temper, and would give payback when someone do something to the people close to him.
How They Change: In the game. he grows up and learns that he cant fix every problems. he cant always be next to Noah and people care for him, even if the times are dark. he also is less lonely, because he got more friends than he used to have.
Why You Love Them: I love nick, because he remind me of my sister. she used to go to me to just take care of me in school. and when i was bullied, she would be extreme mad to them.
Oh my gosh I’ve really been wanting to talk about her!!
Full Name: Melody Noel Lansson
Gender and Sexuality: Female/Straight
Ethnicity/Species: American/Japanese and human
Birthplace and Birthdate: December 24th
Guilty Pleasures: Using magic without permission and animating objects for fun.
Phobias: Not living up to her expectations
What They Would Be Famous For: ??? She’s pretty average
What They Would Get Arrested For: Probably either leaking important information, or manipulating people’s thoughts.
OC You Ship Them With: Elliot!
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Harmony
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Historical
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: Girl is always the sidekick
Talents and/or Powers: A whole bundle of telekinetic powers: telepathy and object manipulation
Why Someone Might Love Them: The girl never gives up! She’s very persistent. She’s also very chill at most times, very level headed.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: She’s super competitive and freaks out when she loses.
How They Change: She eventually has such a big breakdown after losing an important match that she loses herself and literally spends weeks trying to recoop.
Why You Love Them: Melody is one of my favorite OCs because she’s a solid base for the rest of my characters. I can relate to Melody because she’s down to earth and often has a lot of doubt in herself due to high expectations.
Melody’s competitiveness also plays off her partner character Elliot who is very timid and nervous. Idk I like that a lot
Full Name: ryder blake Gender and Sexuality: female and bisexual Pronouns: she/her Ethnicity/Species: human Birthplace and Birthdate: seymour, texas and june 28, 1979 Guilty Pleasures: oh god um alcohol, game of thrones, horror movies, chick flicks, money, food, and hunting. Phobias: she has a huge phobia with drowning (aquaphobia) because she never learned how to swim and she almost drowned when she was a kid. What They Would Be Famous For: she would definitely be famous to other hunters/mercenaries for being such a badass honestly and how she’s spent years trying to save her sister from the demon who possessed her. What They Would Get Arrested For: getting caught on the job (thanks to sam and dean lol) OC You Ship Them With: lowkey ship ryder with kat moore by @thetenthdoctorscompanion ngl OC Most Likely To Murder Them: oh god um, i think elle winchester @missjanuarylily because ryder is rude af in the beginning and would annoy everyone lol. Favorite Movie/Book Genre: action/thriller Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: she has a love/hate relationship with chick flicks but she’ll watch some to have a good laugh and make fun of how cliché they are. Talents and/or Powers: very persuasive and great at poker Why Someone Might Love Them: ryder may have a tough exterior, she’s very soft on the inside. she cares deeply about the people she loves and would do everything in her power to make sure they’re okay. that and she’s great in bed ;) Why Someone Might Hate Them: she can be very selfish at times and be extremely reckless. How They Change: oh god, she will have the biggest character development out of all my ocs! in the very beginning, she’s closed off and acts like a brat most of the time because she wants to do everything her way but it doesn’t work for her. later on throughout the series, she becomes more playful, caring, lovable, and a precious little smol who deserves lots of happiness. Why You Love Them: she’s one of my most damaged and realist characters i’ve created. she’s not perfect. she’s very flawed and broken, but she’s determined to make sure that the world is safe from dangerous monsters.
for the OC ask thing: damien. coz i have a cool boyo of the same name lmao~
I ALMOST FORGOT SORRY
Full Name: haven’t thought about it yet huh Gender and Sexuality: Male, straight (the only straight in the group at that) Pronouns: He/him Ethnicity/Species: Human Birthplace and Birthdate: Chile, not sure Guilty Pleasures: soap operas Phobias: cramped spaces, needles What They Would Be Famous For: being a great mechanic What They Would Get Arrested For: theft and vandalism OC You Ship Them With: I’m considering giving him a girlfriend but I don’t want her to exist purely for that purpose. OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Betty Favorite Movie/Book Genre: sci-fi and horror Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: anything involving dead parents Talents and/or Powers: repairing things, shooting, physical combat. Why Someone Might Love Them: he’s very smart, loyal and dedicated. Why Someone Might Hate Them: he’s greedy and a mean jerk. How They Change: They start to become less of an asshole and care about other things aside from money. Why You Love Them: idk, he’s among the most generic of my OCs.
Full Name: Taylor Queen Gender and Sexuality: cis bi Pronouns: she/her Ethnicity/Species: human Birthplace and Birthdate: Brooklyn 1993 Guilty Pleasures: pop music Phobias: idk if it counts as a phobia but she can’t stand the idea of what the world is becoming she’s clinging to hopes that What They Would Be Famous For: She’s a guardian, no matter what she always dedicates herself to protecting people. What They Would Get Arrested For: vandalism she’s all about spray paint OC You Ship Them With: I once jokingly thought she’d be shipped with another one that I forgot the name of because there was an arc in their story where they spent a lot of time together. OC Most Likely To Murder Them: her existence disrupts Tristan’s plans he’d most likely to hire someone take her out Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Stories where people rise up against a villain’s regime. Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: Chosen one Talents and/or Powers: art, parkour, and hand-to-hand combat Why Someone Might Love Them: she’s all heart, so full of hope and would do anything to get people believing in themselves. Why Someone Might Hate Them: She’s a rookie when it comes to being a Hero, unlike some of the others that exist she didn’t really have any training or skills when she started. A lot of people tend to think she’ll end up getting someone killed. How They Change: Oh there were so many iterations one time I tried to think how she would be as a cyborg that had green lantern/hard light powers, Originally I made her and the story she’s from because of the whole Mike brown thing (like a week after that happened) I felt so sick of the world and how the cops can’t be trusted do the right thing I felt the world needed heroes and she was one of the first 3 I wrote for that world. I was a dumb teen and now I feel like I don’t have the skill or knowledge to do something political and it may be disrespectful to use BLM as the basework for some white college girl to become a superhero so her project been scrapped she may turn up with a bunch of changes to what/who she is in a different thing but I have no idea. Why You Love Them: idk I just love her. like the energy she gives off in some of the pictures I made her her, somewhere between “I don’t give a fuck” freedom and the classic hero protector
Gender and Sexuality: Homosexual Male Pronouns: He/him Ethnicity/Species: Jerendalian human Birthplace and Birthdate: Aynor, Prylea, Winter in the 361st Year of Water Guilty Pleasures: Rui is an absolute sucker for all things cherry, pastries, jams, or cherries all on their own. Cherry tarts especially are something of a weakness for him. Phobias: While he’d be unlikely to admit it without a lot of prodding, Rui is terrified of the monsters his father used to tell him stories about as a child. The one about the fox demon that needed to eat people’s livers was always the scariest. As for a fear that is more likely to interfere with his day-to-day life, Rui is terrified of failing those dearest to him. What They Would Be Famous For: He is known throughout Toalen and much of Prylea as “The King’s Scorpion,” a title given to him in recognition of his position of retainer to King Xalvadore. It is a well known fact that one does not try to tangle with The Scorpion.
What They Would Get Arrested For: Rui was arrested once under charges of Compulsion. They were eventually dropped, but it caused quite the upset at the time. OC You Ship Them With: Léandre Gagnon
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Voltain Gungnir, probably Favourite Movie/Book Genre: Non-fiction. Least Favourite Movie/Book Cliche: When fictional races have shared characteristics that are actually personality traits, such as: Dwarves are greedy and gold hungry by nature. Talents and/or Powers: Rui is a bifinal curse-maker. He is able to work both fire and wind magic as well as create curses. Like most people he is able to create a sending to communicate across distances, though his is not particularly elegant. Why Someone Might Love Them: He is ferociously loyal and an extremely affectionate when given the opportunity to be. While it might cause people some pain, Rui tends not to sugarcoat anything and won’t lie to spare someone’s feelings, figuring that smaller present pain is better than greater pain later. Why Someone Might Hate Them: Rui suffers from a bad case of “Resting Bitch Face” and people tend to think that he’s constantly annoyed by something. His skill set tends to leave people leery and automatically assuming that he’s someone dangerous who should be avoided. How They Change: Because of how quickly rumours about him rose after he was brought into Xalvadore’s employ, Rui made the choice not to fight the perceptions the public had about him. As his social circle expands, he feels more comfortable doing things that don’t match up with what people expect “The Scorpion” to do.
Why You Love Them: Rui is a lot of fun. The first time I ever actually sat down and wrote him; it was a pleasant surprise since I was planning him to be rather more standoffish than he turned out.
Guilty Pleasures: Stealing her parents money to buy things for herself
Phobias: Losing loved ones
What They Would Be Famous For: Probably athletics
What They Would Get Arrested For: Breaking and entering
OC You Ship Them With: none!
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: None!
Favorite Movie/Book Genre: Drama
Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: The unsung hero
Talents and/or Powers: Very good at talking to people. Just, she’s a natural calmer.
Why Someone Might Love Them: Her optimistic personality and hunger for adventure.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: Her self doubt and nervousness
How They Change: She’s super New so all I know is that she’s Rosalind’s supportive cousin.They’re complete opposites though: Giselle is the embodiment of summer and warmth and Rosalind is cold and frail.
Why You Love Them: Giselle is probably my newest OC and a great addition to Rosalind’s family. I’m still working on her design though.
Full Name: Penina “Penny” Beaumont Gender and Sexuality: Female | ??? Pronouns: She/Her Ethnicity/Species: African American | Human Birthplace, Birthdate and Age: New Orleans | September 17th | 14 Guilty Pleasures: She loves anything cinnamon related honestly!! Phobias: Heights, being in the dark alone What They Would Be Famous For: Her music!! What They Would Get Arrested For: She’s a good noodle, jaywalkING PROBABLY OC You Ship Them With: No one atm!! OC Most Likely To Murder Them: None tbh!!! Favorite Movie/Book Genre: She likes murder mysteries! Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: Shaky cameras; they make her nauseous. Talents and/or Powers: She’s in her school band! She plays the alto saxophone and the tuba!! Why Someone Might Love Them: She’s definitely someone who you could go to for a shoulder to lean on! She’s definitely got some wisdom beyond her years, and she gives great advice. Why Someone Might Hate Them: She gives second chances to people who have wronged her, but it definitely takes some time for her to forgive them? So maybe if someone’s impatient with how long it takes maybe they’ll hate her. I dunnO -SHRUG EMOJI- but I DO know that she doesn’t try to get anyone to hate her on purpose; it definitely takes a LOT for someone to tick her off though. How They Change: When she gets older she’s gonna keep learning different instruments!! The sax and tuba are close to her heart, but she wants to continue to build her repertoire of musical melodies. Eventually she becomes drum major for her college’s band. Why You Love Them: She’ll take any chance she can to play Careless Whisper on the saxophone.
Full Name: Valerie Judith Madrigal (née
Malcolm) Gender and Sexuality: Female, hetero Pronouns: She/Her Ethnicity/Species: Mixed (White/Afro-Puerto Rican), human Birthplace and Birthdate: 4/9/79, New York City, NY Guilty Pleasures: Alcohol, swimming and/or scuba diving, scaring tourists Phobias: Val is actually pretty fearless but the one thing she is afraid of is that something will go wrong in the park (not that she’d ever admit this aloud) What They Would Be Famous For: In the fic, she’s already kinda mini famous. Masrani seeks her out specifically because 1. she’s a respected scientist in her field, and 2. because he saw a video of her where she appeared to be dancing with a tiger shark, perfectly safe and at ease. What They Would Get Arrested For: Probably drunk and disorderly or disturbing the peace. Val is by no means an alcoholic but she loves to have fun and its very hard to get her to stop or come down from a great high. OC You Ship Them With: Totally ship her with @yeahthatotherone‘s baby Aidan Sattler. Validan for life! OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Idk, maybe Aidan again lmao Or maybe @chlobenet‘s baby Ellis Grant. I just realized that the three of us made an OC trilogy based on the trilogy of scientist from the first movie! Favorite Movie/Book Genre: She’s a nerd so documentaries or historical novels, be they fiction or non-fiction, are definitely her go-to. Second would be murder mysteries. Least Favorite Movie/Book Cliche: She hates anything sappy or perfect, happy family oriented. And, yes, it stems from her deep-seated Daddy Issues. Talents and/or Powers: Well she’s bilingual, fluent in English in Spanish. She’s also hella smart, having a doctorate in marine biology from the
University of North Carolina Wilmington and specializing in whale sharks. With this, she is a proficient swimmer and scuba diver. She’s also the world’s only mosasaurus trainer, having a mother/child-like bond with the park’s mosasaurus that she imprinted with once it hatched. Why Someone Might Love Them: She might a science nerd but Val is also a party girl. She knows how to unwind after a hard day at the office and she will make sure that you have a good time, too. She’ll also be that friend who takes care of you when you’re hungover or when you’re having romance troubles and just need a shoulder. Why Someone Might Hate Them: She’s a bit of an animal activist, specifically when it comes to sharks. She loves sharks, all kinds! Well, okay, the goblin species are freaky looking but they’re deep sea so she’ll never actually encounter one face-to-face. But she’d definitely that girl who tells you sharks aren’t killing machines and that you just need to educate yourself about them, then you won’t be so scared of them and you will get into a verbal sparring match with her about this. And you will lose. How They Change: If I ever pick up the fic again, she’s going to change from hating her father, Ian, and not speaking to him at all to repairing that relationship. Remember that scene in the third movie where Alan calls Ellie but the call gets disconnected cause he’s trapped underwater? I imagined doing a scene similar to that with Valerie calling her father to admit he was right and plead for help but getting cut short. At the end of the movie, she’d survive and be reunited not only with her mother and siblings but also with her estranged father. It would be the first time they’d see and speak to each other in about three years, the start of a reconciliation and a lot of healing on both sides. Why You Love Them: Its a totally stupid reason but I’d been wanting an excuse to make an OC using Rosario as a FC and a ‘make an OC on the spot’ game one of my mutuals tagged me in was the perfect excuse lol
I'm intensely curious about the status of Earth in the timeline of the Radch books! It's clear that they know of it as the birthplace of humanity but--Is it still out there, populated, thriving? Does Earth culture live on through its cities, art, music? Or have its resources been so depleted/destroyed by war that it's been abandoned? Forgive me--I know this isn't at all relevant to the actual plot of the books; I'm somewhat attached to this little blue planet, though! Thank you for your time!
Earth is still inhabited! And I don’t doubt still has cities and art and music. More than that I do not know, since I’ve never tried to set a story there (in this universe, anyway!). But it’s not dead or abandoned.
Full Name: Niamh Pinon Gender and Sexuality: identifies and presents as female, but Niamh’s species reproduce asexually and don’t have a concept of sex/gender. She’s pan. Pronouns: she/her Ethnicity/Species: South Bromene/Kirinth (presents as human) Birthplace and Birthdate: June 4th in Kipin Guilty Pleasures: she’s addicted to boiled sweets Phobias: very wary of strangers What They Would Be Famous For: she’s got a v nice voice What They Would Get Arrested For: being Kirinth OC You Ship Them With: ollie & pyrhha OC Most Likely To Murder Them: how dare u she’s too cute (camille, probably) Favorite Movie/Book Genre: if she lived in 2016 she would loovvveee non fiction stuff, particularly scientific journals and documentaries. Talents and/or Powers: glamourie & limited shapeshifting to do with her Kirinth blood, and she’s a trained nurse! :) Why Someone Might Love Them: really lovely and sweet and loveable. She dedicates herself completely to her loved ones, and she’s generally optimistic and excitable. Why Someone Might Hate Them: quite slow to trust people, can be hard to read as she presents a v careful, affable front which can frustrate people close to her. v v v non-confrontational, which can cause a lot of problems How They’ve Changed: not a lot at all, but her name did used to be Jin and her hair was longer Why You Love Them: SHE’S A REALLY GOOD EGG AND SHE HAS A LOT A LOT OF LOVE
Yesterday, I was discussing Jupiter Ascending with a friend who’s only just seen it (thanks dollar theater!). While she was critical of the film, she did enjoy it and found it a fun watch. After much discussion, she hit on a solution to the worst of the film’s problems: Jupiter Ascending should have been a TV show. Now, I love the film but I do agree that it needed more time to play out - MUCH more time, in fact. The TV series format could have done wonders for Jupiter Ascending, and I really can see it being as successful and popular as something like Game of Thrones if done right. Heck, it already has an episodic feel:
Episode One: Jupiter Jones is a regular girl leading an unsatisfying life in Chicago. Little does she know that she’s the integral piece in an intergalactic chess game being played between the children of deceased queen, and former owner of Earth, Seraphi Abrasax. Unknowingly, Jupiter is entitled to an inheritance that places her in the middle of a web of plots - most of which end with her dead. Cliffhanger: Jupiter helpless in the clinic, moments from death.
Episode Two: Rescued from alien assassins by intergalactic bounty hunter Caine Wise, Jupiter realises that she’s been pegged for death by Balem Abrasax, the oldest and most powerful of Seraphi’s children. Overcoming her apprehension, she tentatively puts her trust in Caine as the pair of them attempt to get out of Chicago alive and team up with Caine’s former commanding officer, Stinger. Cliffhanger: The siege on the farm begins!
Episode Three: Kidnapped from Stinger’s farm by Caine’s bounty hunter rivals, Jupiter is taken to Kalique, the seemingly benign daughter of her predecessor Seraphi Abrasax. Jupiter has to figure out whether she can put her trust in Kalique, and aims to determine whose interests Kalique is truly serving. Cliffhanger: Caine showing up and turning his gun on Kalique (at the start of the next episode, he’s much put out to realise the two of them are getting along swimmingly).
Episode Four: Picked up from Kalique’s planet by the Aegis, Jupiter travels to Orous - the birthplace of humanity - to have her inheritance officially recognised. Jupiter finds that the previous perils she faced can’t really compare to the obstacles presented by intergalactic bureaucracy. Cliffhanger: Jupiter being told “my condolences” by the mysterious Seals and Signets Minister; she is troubled by thoughts of what happened to her predecessor.
Episode Five: Jupiter and Caine are ambushed by agents working for Titus, Seraphi’s younger son. The two of them are separated and Titus attempts to charm Jupiter, persuading her to marry him to safeguard his planets. However, Titus’s intentions are far from pure - can the wedding be stopped before it’s too late? Cliffhanger: Jupiter returning home to find her family gone and Mr Night waiting for her.
Episode Six: Jupiter is taken to her namesake planet for an audience with the sinister Balem Abrasax. Torn between her family and her duty to the Earth, Jupiter ultimately decides she cannot prioritise her own interests above those of her entire planet. Left to face an enraged Balem as the Abrasax refinery crumbles around them, Jupiter has to survive one final challenge. End: On the roof of the tower, with Jupiter, now far happier and more confident than before, making tentative enquires about what can be done to stop harvesting. Bring on season two!
That’s six one-hour episodes you basically have preprepared. Add extra complexity to Jupiter’s encounters with the Abrasax siblings in order to bring it up to ten episodes, and you’ve essentially got a whole season. I would also be inclined to make further changes - Jupiter would have more agency and more opportunities to save herself and demonstrate her intelligence. Fewer last-minute rescues by Caine would also be high on my wish list.
It’s very much worth noting that the Wachowskis have a Netflix series - Sense8 - coming out in June. It has an intriguing sci-fi premise and features Tuppence Middleton (Kalique) and Doona Bae (Razo) - I can’t wait for it!
So, do you feel Jupiter Ascending would have worked better as TV show? If you were the showrunner, how would you flesh it out/adapt it for the small screen?