If you wanna write a synnie character, but you don't have synesthesia!

You can check out the books A Mango-Shaped Space (Wendy Mass) and Ultraviolet / Quicksilver by RJ Anderson (she’s on Tumblr!) I named her an honorary synnie because she knows what synesthesia is like very awesomely :) The Mango book is more of a classic synnie book, though :)

You can actually check out the Ratatouille movie too!! Remy had synesthesia and the makers used a synesthete as a consultant. 

If you want science-y research, then go here :)

Here’s a pretty cool video done by a synnie :) 

I hope that helps :)

anonymous asked:

I'm sorry if it's been explained in game or elsewhere but what is with Dorian's snake motif? Like he has snakes on his clothing, pretty sure in Skyhold and some of the craft-able armours for him and also in his tarot cards. Also is there a significance to it going from being white and surrounding him in his first one to black and attacking him (if not romanced) or black and he's holding it while it sits calmly in his hands (romanced)?

You don’t need to apologise for not knowing something :)! I’m always happy to help if I know the answer to something. It’s the symbol of the Tevinter imperium, see here!

Edit: As for the change in colour and scenery, I’m not sure, but it may obviously be symbolical for making piece with his ancestry or even himself, or less so if unromanced. But I’m sure there’s a lot more room for interpretation here!

anonymous asked:


Thats a great question actually! 

When I first thought of a look for Noc, it was because my bud Mike and I were doing some dopey Elder Scrolls roleplay and converted some of our already made OC’s into Skyrim, and I thought it would be funny if Noc looked like one of my own OC’s named Daedra to throw one of my friends characters off. This is Daedra:

Her name being Daedra was a complete coincidence. I named her long before I knew what a Talos was.

Mike and I both ended up liking it, so I tweaked her around here and there til I came to something that looked alright. 

As for possible own-canon story reasons why her hair is so bright…

Nocturnal used to be much more reserved and plain looking, her hair a longer and less kept black. When she needed to get the Princes to work together for once, her usual appearance would not get their attention enough. So she changed it to a much more regal and assertive look, the red hair bringing much more attention to her face so that the Princes had a better chance of listening. 

She has not changed it since. Though she does miss that black hair…

Character Development Checklist

How well do you know your character? 

Basics are a given. You know their eye color, hair color, and maybe even their height and clothing preference. You know she isn’t a morning person. You know he has a preference for dogs over cats. But how well do you really know them?

Obviously, every character is not going to need all this information, and some will not be applicable for every character. Use your better judgement. I know you have it.


  • Character’s Name
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  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Sex/Gender
  • Hair color
  • Eye color
  • Height
  • Weight
  • Scars
  • Tattoos
  • Birthmarks
  • Piercings
  • Dress/clothing preferences
  • Right/left handed/ambidextrous
  • Glasses/contacts

Family and Relationships:

  • Parents
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  • Grandparents
  • Marital Status
  • Significant Other
  • Children
  • Pets
  • Other family members
  • Friends
  • Enemies


  • The religion they follow (if any)
  • Beliefs
  • Superstitions


  • Country of Birth
  • Place of Birth (State, city, etc)
  • First Language
  • Accents


  • Highest Education
  • Degrees


  • Occupation
  • Salary
  • Employment history
  • Work space
  • Mode of Transportation


  • Rent or Own
  • House, apartment, etc
  • Mode of transportation
  • Living space
  • Address

Inner Workings Of Your Character:

  • Secrets
  • Fears
  • Worries
  • Eating Habits
  • Food preferences
  • Sleep preferences
  • Work preferences
  • Book preferences
  • Music preferences
  • Introverted/extroverted
  • Optimist/pessimist
  • Hobbies
  • Pet peeves
  • Prejudices
  • Proud of
  • Biggest vulnerability
  • Embarrassed by
  • Worst memory
  • Best memory
  • Skilled at
  • Unskilled at
  • Attitude
  • Obsessions
  • Stresses
  • Addictions
  • Handicaps (physical)
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  • Allergies
  • Medical history


  • Verbal quirks
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  • Gestures
  • Work habits
  • Sleeping habits
  • Annoying habits
  • Irrational habits
  • Eating habits
  • Healthy habits
  • Unhealthy habits
  • Mannerisms
  • Drinking habits

Objects Kept In - And Why:

  • Their closet
  • Their bedroom
  • Their purse/bag
  • Their fridge
  • Their car
  • Their desk
  • Their pockets
  • Their junk drawer
  • Their glove compartment
  • Their backpack
  • Their locker


  • Talents
  • Political preference
  • Strengths
  • Flaws
  • Prized possessions
  • Special/favorite memories
  • Time and date of birth
  • What they love
  • What they hate
  • Favorite season
  • Social class
  • Sports/clubs