leopard lined

Hi!!! I love you blog to pieces omg. How tall do you think Vanderwood is??? 5'9"??? 6’??? Hc for how Vanderwood and his s/o get together? (Bonus points if the so’s just as tsundere as Vandy.) Tysm! 

✿ In the VN sections, it looks like Vanderwood is just a bit taller than Saeran, who is like… 5″6? but i like Tall Vanderwood so gimmie that 6″ tall secret agent.

Anyway, thank for contributing to my Ko-Fi, Del! I really hope you enjoy this. (If anyone else would like a guaranteed request fill, buy me a coffee here♥)

  • If you could get an award for being a tsundere, you’d have won gold in the national competition every year running.
  •  No one is spared from your vicious tongue, even Yoosung, though you do tone it down a bit around him. It’s not because you think he’s nice, or
  • anything! He’s just too pathetic to deal with it.
  • Nyeh.
  • Zen, you call him a miserable narcissist while “saving his photos for blackmail material”. Jaehee, you call a ridiculous workaholic, all the while secretly wishing Jumin would give her a break. Jumin, you call a Cat-Freak who can’t see past his own ego, and Seven – well. You just bully Seven.
  • V is a moron. Saeran is a double-moron. But Mary Vanderwood the III takes the cake in being a goddamn idiot.
  • Like – SERIOUSLY. What is he thinking? Why doesn’t he just put his frickin jacket on? Why is it lined with leopard-print? Why is he wearing that goofy vest and v-neck purple shirt, it doesn’t matter that it brings out the color of his ugly honey-brown hair and warm earthen eyes?
  • And, okay, his voice??? Like, excuse me? Not only does this loser jump whenever Seven pulls a new prank, (dude, you’d thought he’d learn by now), but he also lets out this high-pitched shriek of surprise that – no, it’s not funny! It’s not cute!
  • You’re not smiling!
  • And, double-okay, he might be pretty (look that’s not a compliment on his appearance he just CAN ROCK HEELS AND MAKEUP, OKAY??? IT’S NOT??? IT MEANS NOTHING?) but that gives him LITERALLY NO RIGHT to make fun of you when you don’t immaculately tame your bedhead or dress well or whatever.
  • And like, it also gives him no right to say, “wow, you’re finally trying to look nice for once, huh?” when you put a little bit of effort in. Couldn’t he at least compliment you a bit? You look killer, if he doesn’t admit it, he’s an asshole!
  • (…i-it’s not that you wanted him to say something nice…)
  • Anyway. He’s a butt. A big, giant butt. And sometimes, you get into arguments over the messenger over who’s the bigger butt.
    • “You need to sleep more,” he says. “The bags under your eyes look terrible.”
    • “I don’t want to hear that from the fashion disaster!”
    • “You have no right to talk. You’ve walked out of the house wearing different socks on each foot!”
    • “That’s because I stayed up late working, unlike YOU, who spends all of his time taking care of an emotionally unstable hacker with a god complex!”
    • (ouch, Seven and Saeran say in tandem)
    • “Oh, come on! You’re not one to talk! You’re always doing just one more thing for the idiots at your job!” He says, and you kind of hate that it’s true.
    • “What, are you worried about me? It’s none of your business,” you snap back, and he replies immediately with, “Maybe I am worried!”
    • And there’s silence.
    • “Anyone would worry,” he defends himself after Seven posts three straight lines of ‘OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH’. “It’s not that I care, but you’re just that useless.”
    • (A traitorous feeling springs up – that you’re happy he’s worried about you. You crush it immediately, and you both resume fighting.)
  • It’s fair to say that pretty much the entire chatroom thinks this is the result of Mega Sexually Unresolved Tension, which they’re completely and absolutely right about because, despite their foibles, the RFA is not completely full of idiots.
  • Due to this, they ship you.
  • Mercilessly.
  • There are only two things that you and Vanderwood agree on – that a clean house is a good house, and that you don’t like each other, okay. The both of you comically protest this as the others make kissy faces at you, and in these moments, your interests are… kind of aligned.
  • Kind of.
  • You still insult each other, but it’s at least working towards a common goal.
  • “I don’t like him! He’s a moron! Also, his haircut is terrible!”
  • “I don’t like them! They snore like a bear and have the face of one, too!”
  • One night, though… Something unusual happens.
  • You slip up.
    • “I don’t care if Vanderwood looks amazing in a dress; I don’t like him at all!”
    • …The conversation starts with that line. Of course, Seven pounces on it immediately, pointing out that you just expressed some attraction to Vanderwood. You go on the defensive, saying, WELL YEAH, I MEAN, ANYONE WOULD THINK THAT??? IT’S JUST??? IT’S JUST OBJECTIVELY TRUE??
    • Seven says, uh-huh.
    • Seven says, I thought you said his hair was a rat’s nest.
    • Really attractive, Seven repeats, and you’re like…
    • YEAH.
    • So Seven is cackling like caffeine addicted monkey and Vanderwood is clutching his phone and blushing, because wow, you think??? He looks good??? Like you’re dumb but
    • But.
    • But…. .. ..
    • He doesn’t have the chance to really dwell on it because you continue digging yourself a hole to throw yourself in to.
    • “LIKE, I MEAN – part of why he looked good is the color of the dress, it really brings out his eyes! And he’s really elegant in heels! And he was photographed pretty well!” …As the excuses pile up, Vanderwood gets more and more embarrassed, until they can’t take it anymore and abruptly leave the chat.
  • The next time you two meet in person, things are awkward.
  • It’s Seven’s fault that you met; he told you that he was going to help you get a video game you really wanted, and he told Vanderwood that he was going to go clothes shopping with him, and when you both arrived at the appointed meeting location, all you found was each other.
  • You both considered just leaving, but…
  • Vanderwood was still thinking about what you said, and you’re still thinking about how he left without saying a word and it’s not like you’re worried that you offended him, okay??? You just wouldn’t??? Want to be a jerk…?
  • You both start speaking at once – Vanderwood, to ask you if you really think he’s pretty, and you, to ask if you’d upset him. You say he can go first. He says you can go first. You both end up saying what you’re thinking, and for the first time, you really talk.
  • It goes well. Vanderwood is flattered, and you can’t believe how cute he looks when he gets shy and blushes. So, you suggest – in the interests of pissing Seven off – that maybe you should not take his bait and have a comically ridiculous fight, and instead just… hang out? And later, neither of you will rise to his teasing and just be cool about it?
  • Right, Vanderwood says. That’ll show him.
  • So the both of you go on a date have a good time. And it’s so successful in taking everyone off guard that you do it again.
  • And again.
  • And again.
  • “Man,” you laugh after date excursion number fifteen. “Can you imagine how much everyone would FLIP OUT if we held hands?”
  • Hahahahaha wow yeah that sure would make everyone flip out, vanderwood says, audibly sweating. Totally because it’s so ridiculous that we’d do that
  • You’re like, YEAH, we should totally do it. Get back at Seven!
  • In the weakest voice possible, vanderwood is like “okay.”
  • You get the reaction you wanted. Everyone freaks out. And Vanderwood continues to look SO CUTE while blushing.
  • …So you do it again. And again. And it’s not that you like him, you’re just – teasing him! Bullying him! Making fun of him! Which is why you compliment him. And buy him flowers. And take him out to his favorite concert, and then he buys you flowers, and takes you to a convention that you really wanted to go to, and why you go stargazing together, and the two of you look at each other, and he looks so pretty in a dark quiet field and you just
  • Kiss him.
  • Because that’ll show everyone, right???
  • RIGHT.
  • Oh my god you’ve been dating for three months what the fuck happened
Win-a-date With Jack Zimmermann

Title: Win-a-date With Jack Zimmermann
Author: Folieacutie
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: None Apply
Completed: Yes
Word count: 6420
Summary: An Auction AU in which Bitty somehow saves NHL Falconers Leading Scorer Jack Zimmermann from a date with an old lady in a leopard print jumpsuit.

Most memorable line: “I’m sure she is a very nice woman, but those 5-inch acrylic nails were itching to get you, I just knew it.”

MC in Wonderland Part II

I’m queueing some more hcs that I’m finishing this Sunday before I officially go into hiatus tomorrow, so you might see them popping up on your dash throughout the next 2 weeks (they’re already in various stages of writing, I just have to tie up the loose ends).

Here’s part two of the (wild) Alice AU as promised. Enjoy!


[Part I]

Part II - Crazy Party Wonderland

  • You notice the water level receding as you went further downstream
  • You’re finally able to let go of the log you were holding on to and wander into a forest of sorts
  • But were dripping wet and it was cold
  • No, not “wet“ in the fun way. Get your mind out of the gutter
  • Hearing voices from beyond the bushes, you go towards it
  • You find several distressed-looking birds who were grumbling and squeezing water from their feathers.
  • Wait, no. Weren’t those people in animal suits? You never know.

Yoosung / Dodo bird

  • “Excuse me…are… are you guys okay?“
  • The guy in the white birb suit turns, and it’s… Yoosung?!?
  • “Oh? Yeah, we’re fine, it’s just that it suddenly flooded, and it didn’t even rain! Can you believe it?“
  • “Yeah, and now we’re soaked! Oh dear, and I still need to meet my sister’s fiancee!“ another person in a pink flaming-o suit piped in (Sarah?!?)
  • You laugh nervously because they were talking to the cause of the flood, a.k.a. YOU.
  • “Ahahaha. I wonder what caused it too. But this is Wonderland, so stuff like this happens once in awhile, right? “
  • “Uhuh. Miss, excuse me if it’s rude, but it’s the first time I saw you around here. What’s your name?“
  • “Me? It’s MC. And you are….? Oh, wait, let me guess… you’re a dove, right?“
  • “Nope. We’re relatives though. I’m Dodo Dodgson. Nice to meet you, MC!“
  • No, MC. DON’T LAUGH. Pfft.
  • However, the flaming-o throws a tantrum and stomps around
  • “Ugh, stop talking already! I have a dinner to attend!”
  • Ugh, still a b*tch even in birb form
  • Yoosung rubs his chin thoughtfully, seemingly deep in thought
  • “I guess we’d get dry faster if we race in a circle.“
  • “Race in a circle? How would you determine the winner?“ a vulture who looks like Dr. Lee asks
  • “Well, you can stop anytime you want, but because it’s a circle with no determined start and finish, everybody wins when they stop! But… the prize… maybe MC can give us prizes?“
  • “Me??? I don’t know, I don’t really have anything in my pockets.“
  • “Check your pockets?“
  • You follow Yoosung’s advice and check them, and true enough, you find hair clips, a lipstick, a round glass, and space candy (konpeito)
  • You were quite sure they weren’t there before, but… how?
  • “Will these do?“
  • “They’re perfect!“
  • So you join them in the race until your clothes dry, and awarded the prizes to everyone.
  • Yoosung was the last to stop, and you gave him the clips.
  • He looks so grateful to you, especially when you put them on him
  • “Th-thank you, MC! I love them!“
  • Cute, blushing mess
  • Precious baby aaaaaaa
  • However, because you gave everything away, you didn’t have a prize for yourself
  • Yoosung points this out and you shrug, saying that it’s fine.
  • Not on his watch though. There has to be something!
  • “Well, if you insist, then I’d like to have the directions to the Queen’s castle. Do you know how to get there?“
  • “Y-you can’t go there as easily, but you would need an invitation from the duchess, MC. Oh, but I can accompany you to her house if you want!“
  • You readily agree, talking about this and that on the way there.

  • Not long after, you see the mansion, but Yoosung declines to accompany you any further because of the duchess’s cat.
  • “But why? Aren’t you good friends?“
  • “How… how can you say that, MC? He tried to eat me three times! Three!“ he cries, running away before you register that he meant “eat“ literally.
  • It wasn’t as far anyway, so you walk the rest of the way.

Vanderwood / Duchess

  • You were about to go up the porch steps when a hand touches your shoulder and you find no body attached to it.
  • RUN MC
  • A familiar, disembodied voice laughs, and the rest of the body appears before you to reveal… Saeyoung.
  • “Ahahaha, you should’ve seen your expression, MC! You looked so scared, I thought your eyeballs would pop from their sockets!“
  • “I’m also happy that some things never change even in Wonderland, Cheshire. I need an invitation from the duchess to see the queen; will you help me?“
  • “Oh, um… that…“
  • The door flies open and Vanderwood comes out wearing a huge purple headdress and a black gown with leopard print linings.
  • “Get back here, you lazy ca—- I’m sorry miss, but we don’t take visitors today. Come back in, hmmm…. Maybe never,“ he turns to shut the door, but you keep him from closing it by wedging your foot between the door and the frame
  • “Please, I just need an invitation to the queen’s castle! Won’t you help me? I promise to let you lock up Se– Cheshire so he can finish his job for the agency!“
  • Saeyoung in the background : “MC, HOW COULD YOU?!? I THOUGHT WE LOVED EACH OTHER????“
  • Vanderwood opens the door a little wider and steps back a bit
  • “You should’ve said so earlier. Wait here,“ he says, disappearing inside for a few minutes as you wait with Saeyoung outside
  • He returns after a while, and shoves a sealed envelope at you and pushes a screaming Echo girl at you.
  • “Her cup D’s don’t interest me if her brain doesn’t work, so take her with you. Cheshire will lead you to the castle, but don’t forget your end of the bargain, MC“
  • He shuts the door in your face and you stare for a few minutes, dumbfounded at how easily he gave you the invitation

  • Echo girl comes with you willingly, but you and Saeyoung suffer under her never-ending rants about Vanderwood’s cold treatment and how she was going to tell her father about it
  • You were getting ready to push her down the hill when it suddenly went quiet
  • Looking behind you, you find Echo girls clothes lying on the ground and a small, pink pig oinking furiously in her place
  • Saeyoung licks his lips and rubs his palms together
  • “Mmm, I could certainly use some roast pig now,“ he says, reaching out for the pig
  • She runs away into a clump of bushes before he has a chance to catch her
  • You pull Saeyoung by his tail as he attempts to go after her, and you are surprised when he moans and slumps on the ground, covering his crotch
  • “It-it’s a sensitive spot, don’t pull it!“
  • He’s full-on blushing, and you can’t resist glomping him and hugging him for a few minutes

Jumin / Mad Hatter ・Zen / March Hare・Jaehee / Dormouse

  • Continuing your journey, you come across a signboard pointing to an establishment called “The Mad Teahouse“
  • “‘The Mad Teahouse’? This looks like a nice cafe. Cheshire, can we go see?“
  • “Do you play Japanese mahjong, MC?“
  • “No, why?“
  • “Nothing in particular. After you, milady. But keep to the shadows and make no noise or you won’t be able to get out until you play strip mahjong.“
  • Yikes, that didn’t bode well.
  • But you were curious, so you went in anyway
  • “The Mad Teahouse“ wasn’t as you imagined it
  • Upon entering, you see pachinko slot machines, roulette tables, a pool table – it was a casino, but it was void of customers, save for the mahjong table with three occupants at the far end of the room.
  • “Tenhai, I win — again,“ Jumin exclaims triumphantly, laying out his tiles.
  • He was dressed in an immaculate, navy three-piece suit with a black victorian puffed tie instead of the ones he usually wore. He also had a black top hat on, the hat panel adorned with a purple satin sash, and antique-looking bronze aviator goggles
  • “Dammit Hatter! this is the third to the last piece of clothing I have on! Stop winning every match!“ Zen grumbles, revealing his tiles and removing his shirt and exposing his sculpted muscles
  • Were those rabbit ears and tail real, or were those fake?
  • Either way, you thought he still looked good in them~(❤ω❤)
  • “It’s not my fault you play so badly,“ he replies, calmly taking a sip of his tea.
  • “No more cat projects, Mr. Hatter,“ Jaehee sleepily murmurs from her pile of tiles.
  • She was dressed as she usually was, but her blazer was haphazardly thrown over the chair and her hair was mussed.
  • She also had huge mouse ears the same color as her hair, and you couldn’t stop a giggle from escaping because you thought the ears were cute
  • “Who goes there?“ Jumin inquired,squinting to see who it was from where he was sitting
  • Saeyoung was signalling for you not to answer, but you were already in a trance due to Jumin’s sexy voice.
  • “It’s me, MC.“
  • “We can’t see you, MC. Come into the light so we can have a better look“
  • “MC, no,“ Saeyoung whispers from your right, clutching onto your sleeve
  • But it was only Jumin, Jaehee, and Zen, so what could be wrong with showing yourself?
  • You were about to step foot into the lighted area when Saeyoung threw a doll and red ribbons shot out of nowhere to tie it up
  • “RUN!!!“
  • “After them!!!“ Jumin commanded, and the ribbons elongated, chasing after the two of you
  • You snapped out of your trance as Saeyoung pulled you along, using his claws to shred the ribbons that came close to you
  • Jumin almost catches you, but you step out just in time and the ribbons go back inside

  • “Now, do you know why it’s called the ‘Mad Tea House’?“ he asks, bent over and out of breath
  • “I do, but damn, I should’ve kept quiet until Zen stripped down completely.“
  • You were almost forced to play strip mahjong and all you could think of was Zen in all his naked glory???
  • Yep, you definitely had your priorities in order.
  • You thought Saeyoung only had a bad case of side stitches (that abdominal pain you get after exercising/running), but looking closer, you see blood dripping from the gaps on his fingers
  • “Cheshire? Cheshire!!!“
  • “I’m… sorry, MC. One of them got to me,“ he chuckles, but you could see how pale he’s getting
  • He collapses eventually, and you do everything you could just to staunch the bleeding
  • You were helpless and crying, and was considering going back inside to ask for help
  • But would they come to your aid? Or would they still force you to play?
  • Just as you were about to take the risk, you hear footsteps from behind you
  • “Red…The queen wants her white roses painted red…“
  • “Saeran!!! Oh, thank goodness you’re he—“
  • You stop in your tracks as you see that he was accompanied by several card soldiers
  • “You weren’t able to find me, MC. I found you first,“ he smiles, his eyes glinting dangerously

Rika / Queen of Hearts・V / King of Hearts

  • You were presented before the court
  • They treated you roughly, dragging you and forcing you to kneel before the queen and her subjects
  • But at least you got help for Saeyoung

  • “I’ll do whatever you want, I’ll willingly come with you or whatever, please, just help him,“ you plead in between tears
  • Saeran snaps his fingers and the guards surround you, waiting for his orders
  • “Take the girl to the queen and treat the cat,“ he says, and turns around, disappearing

  • “Rabbit, who is this, and why is she here?“ you hear the queen ask, and you look up to find a pair of familiar green eyes looking down at you — Rika
  • She looked almost the same as the first time you personally met her at the Mint Eye headquarters except, this time, she was actually the queen and not a crazy cult leader
  • Saeran bows before addressing the question
  • “My queen, this is the alleged foreigner who flooded the green valleys and convened with the hatter and his cohort of rebels“
  • “What?!? The flood, I can account for, but I never had a meeting with them! They even tried to capture me!“
  • “Silence! Did I ask you to speak,  girl?“ she rises from her throne, walking in your direction
  • Handing her scepter to Saeran, she crouches down and holds you by the hair so that you are forced to look up at her
  • “I could order to have your head cut off right now, you insolent pest. But since you’re a feisty little thing, should I play with you first?“
  • She lets go of you and addresses her subjects
  • “What do you think? Should we play with her for a bit before severing her head? Hmm, I think I fancy a game of croquet right now. What do you think?“
  • “Off with her head!“ one of her subjects yells overhead
  • She smiles, her red, painted lips glistening in the light
  • “You heard what they said dear, off with your head,“ she says in a singsong voice
  • But just as the guards start to drag you away, the door bursts open and V walks in, but dressed as the king of Hearts this time
  • “Enough! I’ve let you corrupt my land long enough, my queen. I think it’s time I atone for my sins,“ he declares, unsheathing his blade.
  • No, don’t even go there. I know what you’re thinking, stop
  • “My king! Surely, you don’t mean…?“ you notice a fearful hint in her voice and she backs away as he advances to her
  • “Rabbit, break the scepter and take the girl back into the portal with you.“
  • “But your highness….“ Saeran hesitates, clutching the scepter to his chest
  • “NOW!!!“ he orders, and Saeran hurries to obey him
  • A portal opens as the scepter breaks, and Saeran pulls you up
  • The queen tries to make a run for it, but V anticipates her move and has the guards hold her
  • “V, come with us!!!“
  • He smiles, the corners of his eyes crinkling as he does so
  • “I’d love to, MC, but that would disrupt the balance. As two enters the portal, so shall two come out from it.“
  • “But V…!“
  • “I’m really sorry, MC. Tell Jumin… that I’m sorry and that I’m always watching over him. Farewell… and be safe.“
  • “I promise,“ you say, tears fogging your sight as you look at him a final time, before letting Saeran take you into the portal.

  • “MC! MC, are you alright?!?“
  • Your eyes fly open to see both brothers looking worriedly at you
  • “Cheshire… and White Rabbit? I… made it home?“
  • “See, Saeyoung? I told you she hit her head or something. I’m going to call an ambulance.“
  • “No, no, don’t call one! I’m fine, guys, really. Did V… make it?“
  • Both of them exchange surprised glances and Saeyoung gently strokes your hair.
  • “MC, have you forgotten? V’s been gone for three years now.“
  • “Oh. It must have been a dream then.“
  • “I don’t know what you were dreaming about, but it must’ve been weird. No, wait, don’t tell me. Can you sit up, noona?“
  • “I can. What happened anyway?“
  • “We don’t know either, but Saeran heard a loud sound and found you passed out in the kitchen. MC, were you trying to sneak out some of my chips again?“
  • “Of course not!“ you shout indignantly, but the force of your tone gives you a headache and you lie back down in Saeyoung’s lap.
  • “Wait there, I’m going to get you some ice for that,“ Saeran stands and makes his way to the kitchen, but you notice the bushy white tail peeking from under his shirt.
  • “Sae—“
  • “Shh,“ Saeyoung winks and gives you one of his mischievous cheshire smiles.

ZOO | 1.11/1.12 | Mitch + Ray

Come on, say it for me, sport.

anonymous asked:

I don't know if you got this or if Tumblr ated it but do you have any tips or something with writing fanfiction for Vanderwood I've been trying but I can't help feel it's slightly ooc,anyways thanks for your greatness in general!

✿ SORRY THIS TOOK AWHILE, I had a lot I wanted to say but wasn’t certain how to phrase it.

We really don’t know a lot about Vanderwood. We see them in a few circumstances, but there’s a lot of room for extrapolation regarding their personality. We mostly see them interacting with 707, so that’s where I started. How does Vanderwood treat 707, and why do they treat him that way?

1.) They take care of 707, often citing their obligations to the agency as the reason why.

You could take this at face-value and say “Vanderwood doesn’t care about Seven and is just trying to do their work for a very frightening organization as effectively as possible”, but the efforts Vanderwood goes to really don’t match that. They’ve clearly been cleaning his apartment for a long time, and during Seven’s route, they bring him coffee and are concerned about his inability to work. Again, they say it’s because it is in the agency’s best interests that he work and that, if he doesn’t work, everyone will get punished…

But if that’s the case, why doesn’t Vanderwood, in the interests of preserving their own wellbeing, tell Seven’s boss he’s being useless and punish the kid?

Because Vanderwood does care. That’s a pretty easy conclusion to make, but it’s important to establish that Vanderwood cares a lot about Seven and is unable to express their feelings about him. Vanderwood mentions that they haven’t told Seven’s boss about the RFA, meaning they’re willing to put their neck on the line for him, and the secret endings mention how Vanderwood and Seven have both saved each other’s lives. Vanderwood wants to get Seven medical attention when he’s shot, scolds him for making his injury worse, and visits him repeatedly in the hospital. Yet they don’t really have a close relationship, as exemplified by Seven verbally pushing them away, and Vanderwood being unable to overtly express emotion. Now, why is that?

One conclusion can be drawn is that Vanderwood, in general, has trouble talking about emotions. This is supported by how much of a little shit they are. Their sense of humor is more acerbic than Seven’s ‘wacky randomness’ (their infamous “I don’t understand what’s going on, is this some kind of couple’s fight?” line and their fake laughter in Seven’s route) but they deal with things in a pretty similar way to Seven. Instead of having real, emotional moments, they use mockery to conceal their ~*delicate emotional side*~ and they’d much rather push someone away than express real affection.

So, when I write Vanderwood, I write them as having difficulties expressing themselves, and feeling uncomfortable in emotional moments when they have to be “real”. They often say things that just sound terrible, or aren’t really… sensitive things to say, because they’re bad at being nice. Even when they’re trying, they just mess up.

2.) Vanderwood believes their status as a secret agent means they can’t form relationships,

In one of the VN modes, Vanderwood cautions Seven away from having a relationship with the MC, because they’re both secret agents. There’s also an implication that Vanderwood isn’t entirely happy with their choice of career, which also makes me think it’s something they did out of desperation.

(i mean. like. duh. it sounds like an awful place to work who would want to do that.)

This gives further proof that Vanderwood isn’t the sort of person who’s easy to get close to. They like shoving people away, and believes it’s in their best interests not to let anyone in. That probably contributes to the distance between them and Seven, and also why they’re so bad at dealing with emotions. It also means that they probably have some of Seven’s self-hate going on - but they’re also not the kind of person who gets really… sappy.

They’re embarrassed by sappy stuff. They don’t know how to deal with it. Their form of self-depreciation would be way more bitter, more “god I’m a piece of shit lmao” than “wahhhhh my life sucks and i’m awful”

3.) Even though Vanderwood likes Seven and wants to protect him, they put up relatively little fuss when they have to take Seven back to the agency.

This implies that, above all, Vanderwood is loyal to the agency, and will put their own emotions aside for their work. I personally interpret it also as Vanderwood thinking that Seven brought it on himself for being an idiot, and it’s not something that they can change. They just need to sit down, shut up, and do their job.

In my backstory for Vanderwood, they grew up in a filthy household where they had little agency (explaining their need to have things clean and their obedience) and they’re terrified that, if they disobey the agency, they’ll lose any of the “freedoms” that they’ve gained for themselves. You don’t have to go with that, but when writing Vanderwood, it’s good to at least think about why they are the way they are. Why aren’t they good with emotional stuff? Why are they with the agency? Why is their natural reaction to danger to sass everyone around them?

Vanderwood is interesting to me because they obey authority unquestioningly and care quite a bit about doing their job, and yet they’re incredibly sassy and snarky. So that’s a pretty important trait to keep in mind when writing them.

4.) They’re a total loser

Just listen to their scream when the robo-dog attacks them. Just look at them. Purple shirt? Leopard print lining on their jacket? THEY WEAR IT ON THEIR SHOULDERS. Vanderwood is not cool. They are, at the very least, somewhat embarrassing. (And they definitely are given the run-around by Seven.)

And that’s what makes them endearing, I think. They’re an emotionally repressed, snarky idiot who likes cleaning and is continually bullied by Seven but still likes the idiot.

I… hope that helps, at least a little bit! I have trouble writing long-form character essays like this without it coming out like incoherent babbling. Feel free to send another ask if you’d like me to go into more detail about stuff! A good place to start when learning to write a character is think of actions they make in the story, then ask yourself, ‘Why did this character say that/do that/feel that way”? Once you understand a character’s thought process, writing them gets way more natural.

did i ever tell you guys leopardstar is my queen bcs she is 


How about a compare and contrast for color line breeding for two males with the same morph genetics- tremper het eclipse?  

Cygni is a pure JMG line hyper xanthic.  Which is a fancy way of saying a line bred for deep yellows and high contrast markings.  

Mars is a pure line Extreme Emerine.  Also fancy for a line bred for tangerine and an attempt to make ‘green’ markings which seem entirely lost with the addition of tremper.   Also an emphasis for little to no markings.  


Kinda disappointed more “Alolan” appropriate animals haven’t been adapted for the game. I fear we only have evolutions to look forward to and maybe more Alolan Forms of Gen One Pokemon. They’re not… terrible, but so far they’re mostly dark types (guessing they couldn’t of too many brand new dark types) and they’re a bit underwhelming. Alolan Exeggutor is the exception. XD

Anyway, I hadn’t done this since I was a lil kid, but I had a proper sit down to think up my own Pokemon and I got 80 right off the top of my head and the rest from certain fakemon and other concepts people wanted to see. I’m still working on names, both Japanese and English, but here goes:

  • First the remaining Eeveelutions. Let’s just get those out of the way. That’s 9 right there if you include a Normal evolution me and other creators call ‘Eeveeon’ (probably would be Eevia in Japanese).
  • Next would be a Dolphin. I know Japan has a weird relationship fishing wise with Dolphins, but they’d be perfect in a tropical region! Have it evolve into a more Orca like Pokemon. Type would be primarily Psychic I’m thinking given their intelligence with Water being the secondary type. ‘Dolphun’ was a name.
  • Narwhal Pokemon! How has their not been one? It could be an Ice/Fighting type. Ikkakuto (combo of ‘one-horn/narwhal’ and kakutou, ‘fighting’. English name could be Narwaltz - it fights elegantly like the dance maybe?
  • Flamingo Pokemon. “Flairingo.” A stylish, gaudy, flamboyant bird.
  • Peafowl Pokemon, males and females having differences in appearance and type. Psychic (cuz of the ‘eye’ feathers)/Flying for the males, and Normal/Flying for the females.
  • Opossum. Special ability: Play Dead. Normal/Dark type.
  • Hummingbird. Electric/Flying.
  • Mantis Shrimp. Water/Fighting. It’s punch is cool and they’re really pretty.
  • Grotesque aka Gargoyle. Rock/Ghost.
  • An Alpaca Pokemon that evolves into a Llama Pokemon.
  • For Fossils there’s the Stegosaurus, Triceratops, and Plesiosaurus that could be done. Stegotery - Rock/Ghost, the Graveyard Pokemon (has its plates look like tombstones). Tritenna - Rock/Normal. Fires Tri Attack from its horn. Lochsio or Nessio (yes, like Loch Ness and the monster) - Rock/Water.
  • Naked Mole Rat - Normal/Ground, could evolve into a more Aadvark looking Pokemon.
  • An Anaconda! Big snake! Doesn’t seem deadly given its Normal typing but don’t let that fool you.
  • A Chimpanzee to Gorilla Pokemon line. Fighting types.
  • An Ocelot like kit to a Snow Leopard Pokemon line. Normal/Ice types.
  • Toucan - Flying.
  • Moose - could be another Ice/Fighting.
  • A Jerboa Pokemon. Lil Kangaroo-Rabbit-Mice. Electric of course. Have it evolve into a bigger sorta Bilby Pokemon.
  • Wombat - not sure what type exactly, but they’re a cute critter.
  • A Kiwi to Emu to Ostrich line. I know Doduo and Dodrio are kinda close, but we have plenty of monkeys and seals so a few more long legged flightless birds should be fine.
  • A Tazmanian Devil to Wolverine to Thylacine line. Dark types. Vicious buggers.
  • Coyote. Like a really scrawny quadruped. Dark type.
  • Dodo. Another dopey Pokemon for Slowpoke and Bidoof to hang out with.
  • Thorny Devil Lizard. Ground/Poison.
  • Hyena/Wilddog line. Dark/Poison Types. Their bites have lots and lots of bacteria so Poison fits.
  • Warthog. Ground Type.
  • Cheetah. Normal? Maybe Fire/Electric. What best conveys its acceleration?
  • Sea Sponge. They’re… interesting. XD A Water Type. Very absorbent.
  • Cockroach. Bug/Dark.
  • Grasshopper. Bug/Flying or Bug/Fighting maybe?
  • Ram. Maybe a different branch from Mareep. Electric/Fighting.
  • Manatee. Water Type.
  • Roadrunner. Normal. Fast Bird. Meepmeep.
  • Monitor Lizard/Komodo Dragon. Dragon/Poison. Again, lots of icky stuff in their bites so Poison.
  • Chili Pepper. Grass/Fire. Seen that one a lot. It’s a good idea. Let’s make it happen.
  • A Wisp. Fairy/Fire type. A guiding spirit in the dark of night :)
  • Some sort of Robot line. Humanoid looking but still a Pokemon. Steel type. Maybe Electric too.
  • Let’s tap Greek mythology for some cool ones. A Centaur, Minotaur, Gryphon. Pegasus, Harpy…
  • Norse Mythology: Valkyrie Pokemon. Fairy/Fighting or Flying. Viking/Thor Pokemon. Electric/Fighting.
  • For more abstract ones, maybe a Teacup to Teapot line? Normal/Water.
  • Clock Pokemon. Normal/Steel.
  • Balancing Scales. Normal?
  • Magnifying Glass/Eyepiece Lense of some sort to a Hand Mirror Pokemon. Steel? Fairy? Normal? Combo?
  • Amulet. Ghost/Rock.
  • A Pokemon based on the Bleeding Heart flower. It’s such an interesting shape, certainly something could be done with it.

I also thought a Sabertooth Tiger and Mermaid, but those might very well happen with final evolutions… I also thought maybe an Armadillo to Pangolin, Ground/Fighting line, but Sandshrew/Sandslash are pretty close. Other ideas were a Quokka - The Smiling Pokemon, a goose, and the elusive Bigfoot.

Well, what do you think?