the queen of fictional characters

i’m just randomly here to say that that moment in message received where garnet lightening-fast piles all the cushions around the wailing stone and then sets steven on top of it and then stands back all pleased with herself like “well would you look at that there sure is another thing handily fixed by me nice going garnet well thanks garnet i sure do try” is quite possibly the most endearing thing i’ve ever seen a fictional character do

Characterization for Taylor

You know I tend to have a really hard time finding Worm fanfiction I actually like, and I’ve never really managed to figure out why.  I just knew that unlike most fiction I read (or watch) none of the stuff I found could really compare to the original.  I had an epiphany recently though and I’ve realized that it’s that most people seem to just be missing some kind of pivotal piece of Taylor’s character.  And so I’ve written up this huge rant about what I consider to be the basis of Taylor’s every action within Worm.  

Firstly; there are four pivotal pieces Taylor’s personality that never really change throughout the story, allthough some do become more or less prominent.  And that is her:

A) Selflessness

B) Goal-Orientedness

C) Ambitiousness

D) Intelligence

Now, Taylor’s selflessness is probably the most driving motivating urge she has. (People recognize this on some level, which is why I think we get so many Ward!Taylor AUs, but the other three traits listed are what make me believe it would never have really worked out, even if their wasn’t the whole ‘Shadow Stalker’ issue to contend with.)  It’s what  made an untried, untested, unconfident bug controlling master decide to challenge Lung on her first night out.  It’s what made her take on Coil.  It’s what made her throw herself at her enemies feet.  It’s what made her take up the good fight against all those S-class threats.  It’s what made her try her hardest to do good, even when she was a villain, even when it was misunderstood, even when it would have been easier to do nothing, or to do the opposite.  And maybe that might only be one half of Taylor’s kind of screwed up morals, and another half the way the trio dug at every bit of self-hood Taylor managed to scrape together for years… but still.  It’s the reason Taylor makes the choices she makes.  Even (or maybe most especially) the Machiavellian ones.   

Secondly, Taylor’s goal-oriented nature. This is, in essence, what makes Taylor so damned focused on ‘the big picture’.  Now the thing is, is that this in and of itself isn’t all that dangerous.  In fact lot’s of people have this trait! Politicians, lawyers, business execs, hell even gang leaders and prostitutes.  But the thing you have to understand about these people is that if you push them, too far, too fast, in just the right way, in just the right time, there is literally nothing they will not do to accomplish what they set out to.  These people weigh the pros and cons of every decision in their lives, and when things tip to far into the pros there is no moral line, no law, and no consequence that will stop them from doing what they feel they have to do.  

Thirdly, there are Taylor’s ambitions.  This really is what decides what goals exactly Taylor’s going to shoot for.  It’s the part of Taylor that said, yeah I’m going to keep going to school, no matter how hard it is, the part of her that says, yes, I’m going to be a hero, no matter how dangerous it may be, the part of her that says, yes I’m going to save the world, no matter how improbable that may be.  The part of her that looked at every opponent a hundred times stronger than her, a hundred times more experienced than her, and said: yeah I’m gonna fuck their shit up.  All of this? In conjunction with how goal-oriented she is? Yes it’s a frightening combination. 

Fourthly, but definitely not least, is how damn intelligent Taylor is.  The thing about those other three traits? Is that lots of people have them.  Hell lot’s of people have them in conjunction with each other!  But not half of them turn out to be as dangerous as Taylor is.  And that’s because of this.  Because she may not have a supercomputer for a brain, but she’s got that rare combination of tactical and strategic talent that allows her to take very bit of knowledge, skill, and power she has, and then munchkin the hell out of it.  This is the girl who using her brains, pepper spray, bugs, and a small team of villains specializing in smash and grab robbery, managed to take over a city.  This is the girl who killed Alexandria in an apoplectic rage.  This is the girl who beat off the S9 twice.  This is the girl who rotted off Lungs crotch and cut out his eyes.  This is the girl who took every minuscule tool and advantage offered to her, and saved the multiverse.  This is what makes Taylor, Taylor.  

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I am so so so close to having Eclipsa finished, so have another batch of selfies and stuff!
All I gotta do is assemble the wand bits to the parasol, make my moon necklace, add the fluff to the hat and get the white sash for around her waist. So these will be the last pics until she’s 100% done!

BONUS: HER HAT TOO BIG FOR HER GOTDAMN HEAD

Endless List of Favorite Characters: Nyssa al Ghul (Arrow TV)
“I’m Nyssa, daughter of Ra’s al Ghul. Heir to the demon.”

Lady Sybil Vimes (née Ramkin) Duchess of Ankh

If you don’t think Lady Sybil is absolutely wonderful and perfect then I don’t even know what to say to you

  • Lady Sybil who breeds swamp dragons in her spare time
  • Lady Sybil who once faced down a dragon the size of a street by scolding it firmly
  • Lady Sybil who sang part of a dwarf opera from memory in order to diffuse a sticky political situation
  • Lady Sybil who, when kidnapped by werewolves, escaped out of the window and belted one of them around the head with a log…while pregnant
  • Lady Sybil who darns her husbands socks personally, despite the fact that she is rich enough to buy a new pair every day for the rest of their lives if need be
  • Lady Sybil, founder of The Sunshine Sanctuary for Sick Dragons AND The Lady Sybil Free Hospital, one of the few hospitals where people actually come out alive
  • Lady Sybil who has friends and connections around the world and is on a first name basis with Lord Vetinari
  • Lady Sybil who is one of the kindest, most compassionate, most open-minded characters in the Discworld series, who is endlessly patient and reasonable, who shows tremendous courage in the face of danger, who treats everyone she meets as a equal despite her privileged upbringing and who never compromises her principles or deserts those in need
  • Lady Sybil <3
Me naming an OC

Me: I have an idea for an AU! I have an idea for my new OC!

Me: She’s great, I love her already, must write!

Also me: But what’s her name??? dun dun dun

Me:  … umm … umm … umm … ähm?? Something with Lisa, like always?

Also me: …. no.

*Angie is played on the radio*

Me: Shit yes, that’s it! She’s Angie, I didn’t have an Angie before, it’s great, nicknames are great, success!!


So, in a long time, when the Calorn AU is done, when Blood Curse is taking a little pause, I might try out the living!Coriane AU with my original character Angelique _____

Awkward moment when you realise fictional characters make you smile more than people in your real life…