Thanks to the encouragement of @mason-a-jar, I brought this guy to the page!
His ‘flame’ lights up when he’s feeling any strong emotion, and he gets a little melty. He thinks he looks his best when he’s all flawless, sculpted, and formal, but his pals think that the flame is awful pretty! However, if he gets overemotional, he has quite the literal meltdown and has to take a moment to put himself back together. And, with work duds like that, he might be paying off a debt.
He doesn’t have a name just yet! Bad pun suggestions are welcome.
Hi can I have some help? I'm writing an asexual romantic character but I don't know how to show it without mentioning sex (he's 15), do you have any everyday situations where he would express his asexuality?
also for the anon who asked a very similar question
It’s really difficult to separate asexuality from sex, because asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction. The number one way to show asexuality is to just say that a character is asexual and repeat it a few times. It’s that simple. Don’t be worried about making it a big deal. Just drop it in a few times here and there and it’ll be really obvious. By fifteen, kids are usually going to be joking about sex, especially teenage boys. You could show his lack of interest in those things, as well as saying he’s asexual. If any followers have suggestions, feel free to add on. I’m drawing a blank.
OK YEP, NOPE, CAN'T DEAL WITH THAT LEVEL OF SADNESS. How would the UT, UF, and MT Skelebros react to their long time crush suddenly standing up while they were hanging out and taking a deep breath before saying, "I really really like you, and I know you probably don't like me like this back, but I've just gotta do this before I explode from my feelings. Please don't hate me." Then kiss ( on the cheek or mouth, you chose) them and run away?
A few notes here. 1. Since this was sent before I changed my character limit to 5 I’ll go ahead and do all of them, but once I open up requests again I will only accept 5 characters. 2. This was sent after the breakup post to explain the first sentence.
Yeah, no. You’re not running away after dumping that on him. He’s caught your wrist, and he’s pulling you back to him. “okay, kiddo, take a few steps back for me and relax.” Sans is not going into this conversation with you having an anxiety attack, he needs you to listen. Once he feels like you’re calm enough, he starts the conversation by confirming that your feelings are romantic and then explaining that he does return the sentiment. His face is blue the entire time, but at least he’s smiling at you, right? He gives you a kiss on the cheek in return for the one you gave him once he feels satisfied that you both have talked things out.
Papyrus staring after you, his face flushed orange and his hand frozen mid stir. You two had been baking together before your outburst, and so before he could go find you he had to finish what he was doing and clean up. Papyrus needed the time to think through and really process what you had told him. The kiss doesn’t even cross his mind until later when he’s looking for you. After finding you, he’s picking you up in a hug and burying his face in your hair. “I LIKE YOU TOO! I AM SORRY FOR TAKING SO LONG TO FIND YOU, BUT I WAS SO SURPRISED THAT I NEEDED A WHILE TO THINK!” Then he proceeds to press his teeth to your cheek before saying “MWAH!” The sound is very important. You need it to understand that he’s kissing you.
Frozen and red faced. Red had reached out and grabbed your wrist on instinct to keep you from leaving but now you’re both staring at each other. His face is full of shock and yours is full of nerves and worry. It takes a full five minutes before he’s pulling you towards him to give you the best God damned kiss you’ve ever had. Once that order of business has been taken care of, he’s hugging the shit out of you. “damn, sweetheart, wish you coulda told me that sooner. been feelin’ the same for a long ass time.”
You don’t even get the chance to run away because as soon as your lips meet his, he’s gripping your shoulders and kissing you back. You have no idea how badly he’s been wanting to do that, or for how long. After the kiss, you’re both staring at each other. Edge has the biggest grin on his face you’ve ever seen and you both are blushing. After a moment, Edge nods with a satisfied look and goes back to what he was doing before your confession. If you want an explanation, you might want to ask because he’ll probably just assume you know what’s going on and how he feels after that.
You… what? Big Fella is honestly so shocked by this development that he lets you run off. As soon as he comes to his senses, he’s looking for you because he’d be damned if he let you believe he didn’t return your feelings. Hate you? As if, you’re the best thing that’s ever happened to him and he was going to make sure you knew that. As soon as he can find you. If he texts you asking where you are, please answer him. He’ll go into an anxiety mode trying to find you and make sure you’re not hurt.
You’re not running away, nope. As soon as you peck his cheek, he’s got you in a tight a hug and he doesn’t plan on letting you go any time soon. Tiny is ecstatic that you return his feelings, and is honestly so relieved by this revelation that he forgets to tell you that. He won’t remember until you say something, either. “Tiny?” “I’M SORRY, I JUST GOT SO HAPPY THAT I NEEDED TO HUG YOU! I LIKE YOU A LOT TOO, HUMAN!”
I tried to shade this, failed miserably, then proceeded to play with luminosity features for half an hour. But instead of posting every different version, I tried to do a compromise at the top, with a mix of the colors I enjoyed most! And beneath that, I have one without any fancy luminosity, but that one is transparent! :D Shout out to my best friend, who lets me talk about these characters even though they have no idea what the heck is going on in this crazy series. <3
it seems like Ian is "a no good human thing" as they call it (who are they and do they really..??). im really curious, if you don't mind answering that, is he inspired by at least something? he surely has some hobbies mby...? yes, the drinking thing.. but everyone wakes up at some point, right?? also you're always saying only bad things about him. it could be that i don't understand life, or maybe you/your characters
hehehe i like this ask.ian does not give good first impression & the little snapshots i draw of him tend to lean p heavily on his delinquent side. but heres the deal. ian is a musician! his true passion is music. he studied music in university & his current job is making music. he loves his cat & bob ross & taking walks & astro boy & mini golf & cheez its & pinball & socks & people watching & dive bar culture & other stuff. & he likes donovan & jules a lot. but he has some problems that inhibit his ability to thrive & he doesnt know how to help himself & he makes poor choices. but hes an ok person overall
I feel like they ought to have an episode focusing entirely on Carl. Not just as a side character that everyone else has to deal with, but as the main character telling the story. Something focusing primarily on the struggles that an autistic person might face, because it's important both for autistic and non autistic people to see what they go through to better understand them.
that’s a good point. like, it’s a good step to have autistic characters in the cast in general but, like you said, having them be a side-character that people Deal With isn’t… the best they could do. having autistic characters take center stage and tell their own stories is important as well.
and it doesn’t necessarily have to be just struggles, either. like, there could be an episode about stimming and stim toys and how those things can be soothing and fun and expressive, y’know?
the most relatable thing about skam is when the characters google search “how to *insert problem they’re dealing with*” because honestly same, without google searches i wouldn’t even pass as a functioning human being
Sorry, SPOILERS for Season 5, Episode 4: "End Times" because I need to vent and I don't want to wait until the episode airs to do it. I don't know how to put things under the cut, so if you don't want to be spoiled then scroll fast!!!!
So…Mikey literally saves the freaking world, and not an iota of appreciation or praise was given to him for it…
They just…completely ignored what he just did. None of the characters acknowledge it at all.
Saving the world, apparently, is no big deal!
The sad thing is…I totally saw that coming. I knew he was going to save the day, and that it was going to be completely ignored or hand-waved away like some fluke. Because they ALWAYS do that to Mikey!
Mikey’s been shown over and over and over again to be almost as smart of Donnie; not only showing genuine interest and support of Donnie’s passion for science and of his creations, but also being consistently shown as have a much better working knowledge and understanding of science as opposed to Raph and Leo ( with the turtle in blue only caring if it’s relevant to a mission). He’s almost as smart as Donnie, maybe even on the same level as Donnie, with the difference being that his ADHD makes it hard to remember things and/or express them in a way that people can follow. He clearly knows what he’s talking about, but can only express it in Mikey-speak. Ya know, like how Donnie expresses his smarts in textbook Donnie-speak!
They both get blank stares in response to their info dumps on the others, but only one of them is taken seriously and respected for it despite the fact that they’ve both showcased how smart they are! And they’ve both repeatedly utilized their smarts to save their brothers/save the day as well.
Mikey’s been shown to have good intuitive “ninja vibes”, but that’s never taken seriously either. Nevermind the fact that everyone’s super attentive when April’s spidey-sense gets riled up though. Even before she got trained her early “ninja vibes” were pretty much always listened to by the others, while Mikey’s (despite usually being right on the mark) are scoffed at and/or ignored.
I laugh a little when I see Donnie fans complaining that he doesn’t get enough appreciation. Because while I agree, as a Donnie fangirl too, that he works his ass off and Leo was a massive ungrateful jerk towards him in S3 and he didn’t always get the thanks he deserved to get (remember when he saved Raph’s life, but Leo was the one who got the awed appreciative look and thank you from Raph for merely sitting by the hot head’s bedside while he was unconscious?). At least Donnie is thanked by other members of the family for everything he’s done, and is told that his hard work is appreciated. He gets praised for his contributions to the team. It might not happen enough to make some of his fangirls happy, but you can’t sit there and pretend like he’s ignored, unappreciated, and underestimated the way Mikey is (Donnie himself is one of the biggest culprits of doing this to Mikey).
If Donnie saved the world, he’d get praised for it. So would Raph for that matter. Leo doesn’t even have to do anything, and he’d still get the praise!
But the finale of the Kavaxas arc just proved what I’ve been saying (and complaining about) for a few years now…Mikey’s contributions are hardly acknowledged, they’re largely ignored which is beyond ridiculous at this point! This has been happening since the beginning of the show’s run, and I feel us Mikey fangirls have good (100% valid) reasons to be salty about it! I’m sorry if you’re sick of hearing it, but if it was your favorite character this kept happening too I bet you’d be salty about it too. Just saying.
I’m not saying Mikey’s perfect, because he’s not. Even though I feel he’s been blamed for stuff that wasn’t actually his fault (Donnie’s brain drain incident-where Mikey was blamed for ruining Donnie’s work when nothing Donnie was working on was damaged or compromised in any way when the accident occured-this episode is also another fine example of Mikey showing off his smarts and saving his brother only to have his hard work be completely dismissed), I do admit that he’s messed up and has been in the wrong at times too. I fully acknowledge that Mikey’s flawed, just like his brothers are (even if Leo’s put on a blooming pedestal as if he weren’t-I have salty feelings about that, just like the rest of the fandom apparently, but that’s a rant for another day)…I’m just tired of this being done to Mikey over and over and over and over again.
Mikey literally saving the freaking world, using his own unique creative cleverness to do it, only to have his heroics be 100% blown off immediately after he did it (as if it never happened) is just the straw that broke the camel’s back to me.
I think Deran getting the bar would also show Adrian that Deran's actually serious about not being a criminal forever, and he wants that for him, I think finding out about that would be a big step in nudging him back to Deran so I'm really hopeful that it's a good reunion!! Also I'm really scared that when Smurf finds out Deran's a) gay and b) in love with c) someone level-headed that he'll listen to more than her she might try to have him offed :(. Maybe it'll be a killing Pope says no to :O!!
Oh many so many things to answer here so bear with me:
1) I think both have a lot to seriously consider when it comes to ‘reuniting’ because I think that’s contingent on what kind of changes have occurred and I think it’s only been a couple of months since their last exchange by then? I don’t want a reunion because the biggest detriment to why what they have is that they are unwilling to establish what it is that they have. Also, what are we supposed to do about the years of toxic and denigration that Adrian endured? He was Deran’s emotional punching bag to the point where breaking and entering as well as an occasional punch-fest (I don’t think it’s the first time Deran had beaten Adrian over self-preservation) had made him desensitized almost.
2) Smurf knows. She knows everything about her boys and apart of her fear stems from that. HOW CAN she have a grasp on her son who will never love her the way she expects from all of them? He’s easily the EASIEST to get away from Smurf and the whole Belize incident not only scared Smurf because her ‘baby’ dissapeared for five weeks but it’s because she can ACTUALLY VISUALIZE the permanent loss of his presence.
3) I shall make a longer post on this sometime but Adrian fits into the same category as Julia and Cat. I say that because those two aforementioned have always been a big threat to Smurf’s very existence. They both provided a sense of nurturing that she could never give to her boys. She’s definitely threatened by all three of them because of what they signify and what they can offer to her sons that she CAN NEVER. Validation and love without any perverse stipulation.
4) Pope knows. He so knows. I think the only delusional idiot who doesn’t know is Baz because Baz is a selfish fuck. And he’s self-absorbed and a prick. This seems to be very apt but I believe everyone knows about Adrian and Deran except for Adrian and Deran.
5)And from what we have seen in 2.02, I believe Pope loves his younger brothers that if Smurf propositioned that to him, he would actually SNAP and hurt her rather than any of his brothers. He’s the FIRST one to be colossaly and mentally fucked by Smurf’s parenting and he knows firsthand how else to deal with his brothers. Deep down, he probably loves them more than he will ever love Smurf.
I'm currently writing a novel with POC main characters, and I was wondering if I could get your opinion on something: should I describe their skin colour? I want the reader to know they're POC aka not-white, but I don't want to make a big deal out of it, or offend anyone. Should I clue the reader in another way? How did you tackle this issue with Radio Silence and Book 3?
It can work either way tbh! I personally sometimes describe their skin colour, sometimes i just find a way to mention their ethnicity. It just depends on the situation and what i think is appropriate and sounds natural for the scene. For example, at the start of my book 3, my protagonist Jimmy describes how his friend Rowan’s red suit contrasts with his deep black skin, which is just a very quick way to show that Rowan’s a dark-skinned black guy! Then in another chapter, it’s revealed that my protagonist Angel is Iranian when she gets a phone call from her parents and has to explain to her friend what’s going on between her and her mum.
While it can feel a little forced, it’s important to show early on that characters that are POC are POC, because otherwise, unfortunately, most of your readers are going to think that they’re white.
The way you do it can really depend on the situation and what works for the character, and most importantly, what sounds natural and not forced! There’s nothing inherently offensive/harmful about describing a character’s skin colour, as long as it’s done in a way that doesn’t present them as an ‘other’, as something to distance them and ‘other’ them from the reader, if that makes sense? For example, if skin colour/ethnicity the first thing a character notices about a new character, you should probably question why that is - why does it matter so much to your narrator that this character that they’ve just met is a POC? However, when Jimmy describes Rowan, he’s more commenting on how nice the red suit looks on him, rather than focusing on his skin colour itself. Does that make sense?
Another very easy way to suggest ethnicity is using their surname! Like Raine’s surname ‘Sengupta’, Daniel’s surname ‘Jun’, or Rowan’s surname ‘Omondi’. First names too tbh (though I don’t have any good examples of that, which is something I personally need to work on!)