slum school

about muse;;~

BOLD what applies to your muse. REPOST don’t reblog.
(all of this is based off her home verse-)

PLACE IN SOCIETY:
financial: wealthy / moderate / poor (when she was a child) / in poverty
medical: fit / moderate / sickly / disabled / disadvantaged
class: upper / middle / working / slave / unsure
education: qualified (she never technically went to school in the slums, all her schooling’s from the Academy) / unqualified / studying
criminal record: yes, for major crimes (treason as a result of her desertion from Shinra post-Nibelheim) / yes, for minor crimes / no

FAMILY:
married - happily / married - unhappily / engaged or betrothed / partnered (home verse) / single / divorced / separated / widow(er)
has a child or children / has no children / wants children
close with sibling(s) / not close with sibling(s) / has no siblings / sibling(s) is (are) deceased
orphaned / adopted / disowned / raised by birth parent(s) / raised by parent & stepparent

TRAITS + TENDENCIES:
extroverted / introverted / in between
disorganized  / organized / in between
close minded / open-minded / in between
calm / anxious / in between
disagreeable / agreeable / in between
cautious / reckless / in between
patient / impatient / in between
outspoken / reserved / in between
leader / follower / in between
empathetic / unemphatic / in between
optimistic / pessimistic / in between
traditional / modern / in between
hard-working / lazy / in between
cultured / uncultured / in between
loyal / disloyal / in between (really depends on her situation)
faithful / unfaithful / unknown

BELIEFS:
monotheist / polytheist / atheist / agnostic (i’ve never done anything with this lel–)
belief in ghosts or spirits: yes / no / don’t know / don’t care
belief in an afterlife: yes (the Lifestream’s an afterlife ???) / no / don’t know / don’t care
belief in reincarnation: yes / no / don’t know / don’t care
belief in aliens: yes / no / don’t know / don’t care
religious: orthodox / liberal / in between / not religious
philosophical: yes / no

OPINIONS:
pro-choice / anti-abortion /  doesn’t know or on the fence / none of my business
pro-marriage / anti-marriage / doesn’t know or on the fence
pro-death penalty / anti-death penalty / doesn’t know or on the fence
pro-drug legislation / anti-drug legislation / doesn’t know or on the fence / doesn’t care
left wing / right wing / middle / Independant / doesn’t know or on the fence / doesn’t care
(nobody needs to know most of this because I am NOT getting into fights with people.)

SEXUALITY + ROMANTIC INCLINATION:
heteroflexible / homosexual / bisexual / asexual / pansexual
sex repulsed / sex neutral (she prefers there be intimacy first-) / sex favourable
romance repulsed / romance neutral / romance favourable
sexually: adventurous / experienced / naive / inexperienced / curious
potential sexual partners: male / female / agender / other
potential romantic partners: male / female / agender / other

ABILITIES:
combat skills: excellent / good / moderate / poor / none
literacy skills: excellent / good / moderate / poor / none
artistic skills: excellent/ good / moderate / poor / none
technical skills: excellent / good / moderate / poor / none

HABITS:
drinking alcohol: never / sometimes / semi-frequently / frequently / to excess
smoking: never / sometimes / frequently / to excess
other narcotics: never / sometimes / frequently / to excess
medicinal drugs: never / sometimes / frequently (I s’pose Mako treatments count-) / to excess
indulgent food: never / sometimes / frequently / to excess
splurge spending: never / sometimes / frequently / to excess
gambling: never / sometimes / frequently / to excess

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I wonder how embarrassing it was for Fenris to admit that he couldn’t read. Everyone he knows can read, or are very well educated (even if they weren’t a fan of schooling). Even slum kids and alienage elves must know how to read and write at least a little. I imagine at first he didn’t think much of it as few elves he knew in Tevinter knew how to read and anyone he was permitted to be in contact with was either a magister or an enemy he was about to kill. So, not being able to read is the norm for him. 

But then he gets away and there are words everywhere, and there are no slaves anywhere else in Thedas so people don’t understand why he stares blankly at menus or destination boards- suddenly he’s an anomaly in every way. He’s not young looking either, so he doesn’t even have that excuse. He asks people questions, when is the next ship, do you sell potions, and people look at him incredulously and they’re impatient with him because they think he’s being ignorant. 

“Are you fucking blind?! Read it, it says it right there. Damn, lazy elves.”

So he stops asking, somehow through the odd kind person, he gets to where he needs to be, he learns to keep his hunters alive long enough to beat information out of them because he can’t read the contracts and notes in their pockets. 

And then there’s Hawke and his group of friends, they’re all smart and talk about all the things they’ve read about and discovered. Fenris isn’t stupid, quite the opposite, but he doesn’t want to appear foolish and he knows these Southerners place a lot of stead in a person being able to read. So, he says nothing and instead says, ‘I’ll have whatever you get’ and hopes that he likes it.

And then sweet Hawke comes along with this beast of a book and he’s looking at Fenris with his big, amber eyes telling him he’s got a present for him. Fenris’s heart stops when he’s realises what it is and how can he tell Hawke after all these years that he has to refuse it? And then without skipping a beat Hawke tells him he’ll bloody well teach him how to read, and it’ll be easy as pie. 

Turns out it’s fucking not, but it feels a lot easier with Hawke warm at his side.