2016 bones challenge → day 3: first episode you watched, and when (august 2010) “My name is Brennan. I’m Dr….. I’mDr. Temperance Brennan. I work at the Jeffersonian Institution. I’m a Forensic Anthropologist. I specialize in identifying….. in identifying people when nobody knows who they are. My father was a science teacher. My mother was a bookkeeper. My brother….. I have a brother. I’m Dr. Temperance Brennan.”
Oh hey so I made that warlock of the Raven Queen today!
Anyone wanna listen to me talk about her? Yes? No? I’ll tell you anyway.
So I’ve not really figured out what she was doing before she was… 18-ish? I mean.. what do kids even usually do in the dnd-verse? go to school?? is that a thing?? dunno. But at around 18-19 she started stealing things, breaking into places, that sort of thing, to make money. Most of the money probably went into food and all that but she always made sure to give a part of it to the local temple (/some other form of charity). She learned to be quite a successful cat burglar, and maybe even made a bit of a reputation for herself, she was probably caught once or twice but usually managed to break her way out of holding and just hid somewhere for a while. She also kind of dated this awesome half-elf girl, who also happened to be a very reliable fence, for a while. It was a really casual thing though, they were never anything serious (also she’s. like. so gay. (which i believe has somehow become like a theme for underlings of the RQ?? i’m okay with this.))
Then, she managed to somehow make some really powerful enemies in the criminal world (maybe she broke into the wrong place, maybe she stole something important, maybe she made out with someone’s girlfriend, who knows) and she had to go into hiding. She’s about 22? at this point. This is also the last time she saw that fence girl, I’m really hoping they meet again at some point. She managed to stay hidden for a while, probably moving from city to city, but eventually those enemies found her and they tried to kill her by burning down the house she was in at night. And they succeeded. Sort of.
As she was dying, or dead, or something, she had a vision of the Raven Queen. She was offered a deal; she could survive the fire and continue her life if she swore to help track down and recover an important artifact (maybe???) that was stolen, probably from like some ancient temple ruin or something. She agreed to the deal because a) she didn’t want to die and b) she liked the idea of possibly getting revenge on the ones who murdered her. And that’s how she became a warlock! I’d also like to think that after the fire the word spread that she was dead, but she managed to get a message to a few of her closest contacts (including the fence girl, i just really want a reunion okay) that she was still alive.
She’s very charismatic and pleasant to be around, and she has a habit of trying to convince people she’s right. And also lying (i mean what, her?? lying??? never.) She has pretty good stats all around - except her strength, she’s feeble af - and she has skills in things like arcana, history and religion. She’s also kind of a kleptomaniac, she can’t help but think of stealing little trinkets and whatnot whenever she visits a place. I think she also doesn’t exactly advertise the fact that she’s a warlock or who her patron is (like most warlocks i think?), but I haven’t quite figured out how she does explain her powers, maybe she just pretends to be a wizard. Or a rogue.
Hey look, I drew a new thing 8D and it’s a people thing this time!
Quick sketch from lunch that I put some color under after work. My half-merman boy Nyak, and his full-merman boyfriend Dyrk *3* they’re not very nice boys and fall into a very… very…. morally grey area, lets say. But perhaps thats why they get along so well.
I’ll be honest, I think it’s really neat when someone you’re following finds something new to love. Like, there’s that period of them apologizing, going “hey I still love that other thing and all BUT LOOK AT NEW THING OMG” and often they slowly just become dedicated to new thing, not because they love old thing any less but because there’s so much stuff for new thing! New headcanons to think of, fics to write, art to make, things to reblog!
And I like it. Even if I followed them for old thing and i have no idea what new thing is, I like seeing people fall in love with something.
It’s been the most exhilarating thing. It is in some ways the stuff dreams are made of. But you get back into the cold rehearsal room on the outskirts of London somewhere and its back to the gritty of filmmaking. It’s certainly a crash to reality, but a wonderful one.