Do you believe in luck? Does your character? Today, regardless of how the two of you feel, your character befalls some luck. Good or bad is up to you!
I imagine Emily and Terrance probably do - to a point. They’re obviously not going to rely on it exclusively, but they’ve likely seen or experienced things that are chalked up to pure luck. Sahariel doesn’t so much, being an angel and all.
Tegan doesn’t so much, aside from small little occurrences - the luck of finding money left in a pocket or something like that. Maribel is indifferent, her family has money and she’s never needed to worry about getting lucky for anything.
I’m 4,634 words behind (including the 14th, which it is now) , which isn’t so bad, really. I wanted to write today, but I felt like crap and just wanted to come home. I may write this evening, since I’ve been staying up late. I have some homework due by Thursday, but they’re just peer reviews, so not a whole lot of work overall. Hopefully I can catch up soon! I’m not stressing out over it too much, however.
As is known, Poe, my original character (and Emily’s mother) is a medium. She can see and communicate with spirits. It’s a constant ‘on’, not something she can switch on and off at will.
Psychic abilities run on Poe’s side of the family (as does an extra toe, but that skips generations - Poe does not have one, Emily does). Her mother has precognition. Poe is a medium. Connor, Poe’s deceased cousin, had spirit writing. Also, to add, even though she’s not related to Poe at all, Jeanine has precognition, as well, but only in regards to death-warnings.
Emily…well, I don’t know what Emily is, or does, yet.
I don’t like to re-use abilities (and in the Supernatural universe, death warnings would get pretty old pretty quickly) and I want something both useful, but not overpowered/Mary Sue-ish for her.
So, here comes the chore of going through Wikipedia to narrow down psychic abilities…
This is for Maribel, a rabbit girl Tegan meets and helps on her journey in the forest. She comes from a very well-to-do family and was also cursed by the same witch who cursed Tegan. Maribel is inspired a bit by Charlotte La Bouff from The Princess and The Frog. Meaning she seems like she’d be very stuck up (and, honestly, sometimes can be!), but she is sweet and understanding at heart. However, she’s very out of her element with the curse and the forest, so she seems a bit sheltered and naive at first. She, like Tegan, just wants to be back with her family.
Originally, Maribel was going to be part of the group of animal people Tegan finds living in an old boarding school, which is kind of the place all the cursed animal people go (as opposed to the ones who always seem to have lived deep within the forest), because they don’t quite fit in with the others, but they can’t go back home because of their curse. There are other animal people who live there, as well, it’s kind of a home for wayward critters.
Maribel is a cream colored rabbit with little top-set ears that always seem piqued in interest.
I realized I don’t have a car for Emily. This is only somewhat important for the story at large, but important for her character. I figure, he dad would have got her a muscle car because, well, he’s not giving up the Impala before he’s dead, and she would probably want a car like his anyhow.
What I’ve narrowed it down to is:
While a Chevy is what her (and her father) would be most familiar with, it’s not the only classic car in the house - her mother owns an AMC Javelin. I’m partial to the bottom three, but I’m not sure what to settle on.
Also, can I just point out how hard it is to find photos of cars that aren’t at that weird fisheye lens angle? You know, the one from the one front corner of the car and, sure, you can see what the car looks like well enough, but every. single. photo. is like that? It’s so difficult to find a nice, clear shot of a car from the side.
Ugh. I need to figure out what causes Tegan to be cursed and why. I’m thinking she’s an innocent bystander with something, or sees something she should have helped with, I don’t know. All I have is the ‘curse’: when the seasons change, so shall you.
It had begun before they’d even been conceived. Well before their parents had been thought off, and as far back as when God pulled Adam and Lilith - the first Eve - from the fresh, new dirt of the Earth. It began as a battle between two brothers. It continued through history, but it was never the right time, and then the right time passed them both by. Now, desperate for balance, for order, the Heavens were amiss, lost, aimless, and confused. Hell had its leader and held a wary truce with those of the mortal realm. All that stood between the two places was a man named Sam Winchester and his own deal with the devil. It’d been a better one than originally planned, admittedly, but it was still a strange situation nonetheless.
However, the situation allowed those that had spent their lives fighting the paranormal and the supernatural to take a breather. The demons were reeled in, made productive, kept busy so they didn’t act out and destroy all of humanity. The hunters kept to monsters that existed in their realm, for the most part. The devil, well, he was happy to not have to fight his brother and doubly happy that he was content now, and his brother was not. It really was the best revenge.
That was then. Now, something is happening up above and the celestial beings wanted things to be right. It wasn’t right that Lucifer sat upon his throne in Hell and ruled as if he possessed things like pity and compromise. These were things he was not, according to Michael, according to the humans, according to all they’ve ever known. It was blasphemy he held that truce and it was nigh offensive he didn’t stand against his brother so he could be put in his place.
These were things the angels believed.
Well, these were things a small, but highly motivated and fervent sect of angels believed.
They’d heard about Michael’s vessel’s daughter. They’d also heard about the cambion produced by a demon and Lucifer’s vessel. They thought, if we get one, we can get the other and we can wipe clean the stain of the demons and Lucifer off the face of the Earth. We can purify things. We can return the Heavenly Host to its former glory and power. If their deadbeat Father wasn’t going to show his face and take care of things, they would.
It was no longer about Samuel and Dean. It was about making things right for them.
This was the plan they would put into action. They would get the Winchester daughter to say ‘yes’ to the archangel Michael. There was no way she could be both as stupid and stubborn as her father. There was no way she would be prepared to deal with the garrison. Michael’s vessel befriended the one angel that was put there to make him agree and that alone destroyed Heaven’s entire plan. They wouldn’t be so hasty this time. The would do whatever needed to be done to get the daughter to consent. There would be no other options.
Then, they would find a way to take the cambion, the antichrist, the son of Lucifer’s vessel.
Only then were they sure they could take on Lucifer, his army of demons, and win.
I wanted to get another 1.3k words out for the Team Free Will bit for today, but I only hit about half. That’s okay, I don’t want to give too much of it away just yet (read: I don’t have it all figured out just yet!). BUT! The day is still young and I still have two hours of work and probably an hour after work while I wait for the Downtowner bus. If nothing else, I have some vague starting point with what’s going on for Emily and Terrance and why they’re wanted for higher purposes. It also still ties into canon, despite being pulled from roleplay stuff that’s not canon. I also didn’t want to pull stuff from seasons 6-8, because I do want some originality, despite this being, essentially, crack fanfic.
I figure, this story doesn’t need to make as much ‘sense’ as Tegan’s does, so I can be a bit more ‘out there’ with it. I can’t imagine Lucifer caring much about his brother after his truce with Sam (which consists of Sam proving that the humans are worth giving a shit about and sparing, etc., etc. It’s still kind of messy and jumbled in my mind, but it makes sense to me!) and, by proxy, the mortals on Earth. Michael, I imagine, is probably either brooding or plotting, probably the former. He wasn’t awfully active in the S4 and S5 plot, so I picture him as more of a grumpy Gus about things. He expects things to go his way and when they don’t, he gets pissed/pouty about it. He also simply doesn’t want to waste his time coming down from the Heavens and trying to work things out himself. He has lower angels to do that for him, after all.
Blah blah blah. Sometimes it’s hard to make sense of what the angels are doing/what they might be doing because they’re shown as so absolute. I should re-watch S4 and S5 to re-remind myself of the variety (because Uriel was rooting for Lucifer in the end, and Castiel was changed by his friendship with the Winchesters, Anna became human because she wanted to feel pain and love and sorrow, Gabriel ran away from his quarreling family and hooked up with a Hindu goddess, etc.) and re-watch those one or two episodes with Michael actually in them so I can both get his character right and get an idea on how he might have changed.
This is a lot like what the villages in the forest where Tegan lives look like. There’s not many, and they’re scattered around, but they’re tiny and quaint.
Been trying to think up cute names for the other characters I want Tegan to meet up with in her story. I want an owl girl, a rabbit girl, and perhaps a squirrel boy.
I had a name for the squirrel when I was knocking an idea around for one in my brain a few months ago, but I can’t remember for the life of me what it was.
The rabbit’s surname is going to be Teaberry. First name Madeline or Maribel.
Unsure about the owl’s name altogether, unfortunately.
I think all the animal-people have been cursed by this one particular person or people over many, many years. They live deep in the forest (Tegan also lives in the forest from the get-go, but closer to the fringes) because, well, weird animal-people.
I think it’d be really keen if folks left me some prompts in my ask so I can ramble a bit about nano things and actually make an attempt at forming coherent personalities and characters~
I printed out some character sheets (one long one, for Tegan, since she’s a bit newer and I need/want to develop her a lot, and four for the character I have in mind for Team Free Will) and a neat brainstorming sheet.
Now, I encounter the problem I always have: actually writing on them.
I have awful handwriting and I always fudge things up and I know it’s not even a big deal and I’ll be the only person looking at them, but I know I’ll mess something up and want to make another copy because I have this bizarre need for them to be nice and neat and perfect.