“What if he kills a prostitute next? Or a woman walking home drunk? Late
at night in a short skirt? Will they be in some way less innocent
therefore less deserving? Culpable. The media loves to divide women into
virgins or vamps, angels or whores. Let’s not encourage them.” - Stella Gibson
Birthplace and Birthdate: One of the medical cleanrooms on the Shellen, 2166.
Guilty Pleasures: You know those low budget sci-fi B-movies or TV shows? Yeah, Eris loves them. She’ll gladly wrap herself in a blanket with a warm cup of some semi-sweet warm somethingorother and go through an entire season if given the chance. She also has a thing for happy, plucky music, too, and she oftentimes will be so absorbed in what she’s doing and the music playing that she might not notice what’s going on around her. Do not give her candy.
Phobias: Surprises. Don’t sneak up on her unless you want to see how high a Quarian can jump. Bugs, especially the small, jumpy ones, are equally fascinating and terrifying to her. Anything out of the horror or slasher genre (or any related genre) will scare her, too.
What They Would Be Famous For: Invention. Engineering and technology is her passion, and she’s already got a few things going on with patents and products near the market. If anything brings her into galactic fame, it would be her having her name on a few popular products.
What They Would Be Arrested For: Disturbing the peace, trespassing, patent infringement, and malpractice. Possible all at the same time.
OC You Ship Them With: For personal OCs, Isil’Daema vas Arcadia, but if and only if he gets over being a bitter asshole.
OC Most Likely To Murder Them: Honestly not sure. Unless an OC has a pathological hatred of Quarians, I don’t think she’s really made any enemies. If anything, she’d most likely get killed as collateral damage in a fight between other OCs.
Favorite Book Genre: Sci-Fi Romance
Least Favorite Book Cliche: Machines are always evil bad. Good guys are the ones that destroy them.
Talents and/or Powers: She’s extremely mobile, at least over short distances. Very fast on her feet. Though by no means professional, she’s got the standard fleet combat training, including weapon use and hand-to-hand. Most of this is just defensive methods, and puts her ahead of random civilians, but still a long way off from being an expert. She thinks pretty quickly too, and has a tendency to come up with unusual but effective solutions. Sabotage is one power she uses, and is currently working on upgrading her suit to support built in mobility systems like those used by the Turian Armiger soldiers. This is not likely to be finished any time soon, though.
Why Someone Might Love Them: She likes to find the good in everyone. If there’s even a shred of goodness in even the most violent of criminals, she’ll find it. She doesn’t start shit with other people (intentionally, anyway), and avoids conflict. If you earn her friendship, you’ve got a loyal friend for life, and she’ll go out of her way to help you.
Why Someone Might Hate Them: Well, she finds the good in everyone. This means she might not necessarily hate someone that someone else hates, and would likely be too merciful by someone else’s standards. Her reluctance to hurt people or cause conflict can be infuriating to the more physically, ah, ‘impulsive’ people out there. She doesn’t really go out of her way to check on people, too. Sure, she’s extremely loyal to her friends, but she expects others to come to her with things. For example, she’d never organize a night on the town for her and friends; she’d expect someone else to do that.
How They Change: It wasn’t that long ago that she was just a young girl. She wasn’t through her Pilgrimage when the Reapers struck. She’s had to move on from a lot. The ship she was called back to was destroyed, and she lost a lot of friends. For a long time, Rannoch has been a graveyard for her, and she hasn’t returned for anything longer than a few days at a time. But she’s growing to like it more and more every time she returns. She also only recently grew out of the stuplidly-romantic teen phase, too, having been quite attached to her childhood friend Isil. When Isil took shrapnel to the head and was comatose for half a year, she got rather depressed and ran from Rannoch and her crew. The time she’s spent apart, and his more negative personality post recovery, helped her grow out of that stage and is more independent than ever.
Why You Love Them: I have a thing for cuteness, and Eris is basically that. It’s also a bit of a change from my other OCs. From Vayu’s emotionless machine logic, to Vera’s unbridled brutality, most of my characters are rather negative. I wanted to create someone who would be happy more, and would see good in people. Plus, the squad needed a mechanic.
Tags:@jesterdk, @lady-turiansexual, Only if you guys want to, of course. uh, I think everyone I follow who has OCs has already been tagged by someone else (curse you, taxes!). So, I guess, anyone who sees this and wants to do it.
“ I’m only marginally qualified to be giving advice at all. My body mass index is certainly not ideal, I frequently use my debit card to buy things that cost less than three dollars because I never have cash on me, and my bedroom is so untidy it looks like vandals ransacked the Anthropologie Sale section. I’m kind of a mess.
ladies meme ☆ (2/5) female family dynamics - lorelai and rory gilmore
my mother never gave me any idea that i couldn’t do whatever i wanted to do or be whomever i wanted to be. she filled our house with love and fun and books and music unflagging in her efforts to give me role models from jane austen to eudora welty to patti smith. as she guided me through these incredible eighteen years, i don’t know if she ever realized that the person i most wanted to be was her. thank you mom, you are my guidepost for everything.