Special Traits/Powers: Speaking with the Dead(he never knew about this power), Invisibility, Paralysis Shock, Telekenesis
Status: A Wanted Exile
Region: Snowdin (before), Swapy Place (After)
Personalities: Sensy is always cautious about trusting anybody especially humans. He rarely trains with his brother in fear of hurting him. Sometimes he talks to himself making his own brother thinks that he is being nostalgic.
Background: When his mother was still alive he was a happy go lucky child. But after she left him, it left a big scar to his life. Gaster always have to find a way to cheer his son up. After his mother left him, Sensy began to turn into an aggressive child. Thus Gaster had no choice but to erase some of his memories. Unfortunately due to his power, being able to speak with the Dead, Sensy took a long time to forget about whatever he sees.
Likes: Swimming, Cool places, the sound of quiet, his chldhood teddybear, milk, PUNZ
Dislikes: Fighting with his brother, unwanted attention from humans, seeing his love ones in danger
Special Traits/Powers: Blue and Orange attacks(onlu use with the bone) Energy Blasts, Psionic Blast, Gravity Control, Force Field Projection,
Personalities: He never trust humans after what they did to Gaster. Always traumatized. Will attack anyone he doesn’t know. After what happened to Gaster, he started to silently blame Sensy for who he really was inside.
Background: Like his brother, Papyrus use to be a happy go lucky kid. After his mother’s death, he forgot about her very easily because he didn’t like how she was ‘treating’ him like a servant. But under the pressure he was given, Papyrus was a strong child and always smile. When the accident happened between Sensy and Gaster, broke him, internally. Papyrus didn’t talked to Sensy for 2 month before Sensy saved him from a monster crocodile in the Swap Place.
Likes: Training day and night, Leaning new tactics, Papaya juice(Sensy nicknames him Papa because of it), Alone time when he says so.
Dislikes: VERY BAD PUNs, people threatening him, unwanted attentions from humans towards his brother.
Special Traits/ Powers: Shield power, Stitching power, Healing, Walking on water
Region: Snowdin (before)
Personalities: A very kind and loving woman. Will protect any children that are in danger or hurt. She’s very courageous and strong. In kindergarden, she always had to stand up for Gaster when ever he got bullied. She always looks at the brighter side of any problem she faces.
Background: When Mia was young, she used to be the most popular and smartest child in the underground. Many of the other surface schools sent her invitations to join their schools, but she always refused. She stayed in the underground her entire life and never wished to leave the it. When she met Gaster, she was forced so many times by him to go to the surface, but she still refused. He forced her too much to the point that she became stressed.
Likes: Cats, Butterflies, swimming, tea, pink and blue flowers, a happy time with her family and Gaster
Dislikes: Bad influences, fighting with anyone she’s close with, unquestionable facts, needles.
Sans and Papryus’s father aka Gaster:-
Name: W.D. Gaster
Species: Monster, skeleton
Status: Chemist that works for a lab on the surface, a lone man.
Special Traits/Powers: Secret sign langue, dark shadow powers, predicament of any attacks.
He is a nice and welcoming man. He always invites his friends over to discuss about their projects and research. But despite having to pay so much attention towards his job, he never forgets his family. He was always immature and selfish for a senior back when he was in primary school, until he met Miandra. He then became lost and empty after the loss of his wife. Depression kept growing in his soul until he had forgotten about his responsibilities.
When Gaster was still a little Wing Ding, he never spoke much because of the fact that he couldn’t talk properly without spitting out dark Wing Ding words. Most of the children avoided him, some bullied him and called him names. His parents always wondered who he was talking to whenever he was alone in his bedroom. He never had friends until he was in primary school. Poor Gaster was loosing hope of making a friend, until a small young girl came and comforted him. That girl’s name was Miandra. They both become friends and at that moment Gaster knew his life would change forever.
He and Miandra lived happy together until one day, he made a big mistake. That mistake caused a huge gap to form in his soul, sinking him into a life filled with depression and sadness. But even though his life was plunging in sorrow, he’d always do what Mia used to do, see the brighter side of all of his problems.
Likes: Grape juice, calming songs, sleeping in the daytime, working overtime for his two sons, experiments, being alone
Dislikes: Screams, giving too much work on one shift, other kids being rude to his sons, pun
Deep into Orion by Levan Verdzeuli Via Flickr: The first visit to the Orion this season.
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Recently J. Murrey Atkins Library celebrated the donation of the two millionth volume; a rare copy of the slave narrative, Olaudah Equiano’s Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (London, 1793, 6th ed.), donated by Dr. Julian Mason and his wife, Elsie. But what makes any book rare? Our favorite cataloger, Joseph Nicholson answers this question in today’s post.
Establishing a clear demarcation between “rare” books and “ordinary” books is not an easy matter. Age, for instance, is often considered to be a defining attribute of rare books, but not all old books are rare, and some recently published books are in fact quite rare. The autograph of a famous author on a book’s endpapers may seem to make it inarguably rare, particularly if the book also includes the author’s bookplate and marginalia; but an autograph alone is not necessarily an indication of great rarity or value, as thousands of such specimens are now produced at crowded book signing events by authors flogging their latest bestsellers. Though an elaborately decorated binding can seem an indication of great rarity, it may prove on closer examination to be the bibliographic equivalent of cheap knockoff wear, showy garb that adds no value or distinction to what is inside. All that glisters is not gold.
What generally determines a book’s rarity is not some predictable checklist of features but something more ineffable: the supply of the book falls short of the demand for it. In other words, the book is difficult to obtain or replace. There are several characteristics that may place a book in this category. Age is one, certainly, despite the caveat above. Books published before 1501 are without question rare, as are English books printed before 1641, books that were printed in North and South America before 1801, and books printed in the South and west of the Mississippi before 1850. Good physical condition will tend to increase the value and hence the “rareness” of an older book, while missing pages, a damaged spine, and other signs of significant wear and tear will decrease it. Books that have seminal, path-breaking importance in their subject areas, controversial texts that were once suppressed or outlawed, and first editions of notable works of literature or history are generally rarer than books with a more ordinary history and more humdrum content, for the simple reason that books with a distinguished or troubled past tend to be scarcer. Striking physical characteristics like original color plates, fine illustrations, and distinctive bindings also increase a book’s rarity.
Yet no failsafe formula for determining whether a book is “rare”—admittedly a rather arbitrary category—exists. What seems rare to the untrained eye may in fact not be. A miniature artist’s book published by a notable small press a decade ago may be more rare than a handsomely decorated edition of Dickens’ collected works from the late 19th century. A limited, signed book by a famous poet published last year could exceed in rarity an elementary school primer from the 1880s. Making astute judgments about what is rare and what is not requires care, discrimination, patience, and the ability to weigh several complex types of bibliographic evidence.