Created by [-Update 13/09/14 - Doing two today since I won't be around tomorrow.]
[-Update 14/9/14] - I lied, I'm here today. Gonna do another one anyway, since I'm trying to catch up to Rinny]
[-Update 21/09/14] - Took a break for the referendum. I'm pretty heart-broken but trying to get back on track so I'll do some of these today.]
[-Update 25/09/14] - Okay, so I'm really bad at keeping up with this.]
[-Update 18/10/14] - Oops! I forgot about this. I'm pretty sure that 30 days have passed so I'll just finish it off]
La Corbie 1.) Describe your character's relationship with their mother or their father, or both. Was it good? Bad? Were they spoiled rotten, ignored? Do they still get along now, or not?
Corbie didn't have any parents to speak of, but since she was raised in YogLabs, Xephos and Honeydew could be counted as parental figures. In that case, her relationship was never especially close with either of them, but she definitely got more attention from Honeydew. Xephos was always so busy, he never had any time for her. Honeydew too was often very busy but he always seemed far more guilty about it and when he did spend time with her, he was sweet, playful and funny. Corbie recalls learning dwarven songs from listening to Honeydew and once being taken stargazing with Xephos. Despite all that has happened between them, she holds this memory very close to her heart.2.) What are your characters most prominent physical features?
Probably the scar across her right eye. Though, I'm not sure if that counts since it is almost always covered with an eye-patch and the eye-patch isn't physical feature. So if I had to pick something else, probably her freckles. They're quite abundant and speckled, but only in that one area across her nose and cheeks.3.) Name one scar your character has, and tell us where it came from. If they don't have any, is there a reason?
Corbie only has one noticeable scar to speak of. A vertical hypertrophic scratch across her left eye. She is greatly embarrassed about how it came to be, it was caused by her own carelessness. Working late one evening, she was so tired, she nearly fell asleep whilst working with syringes and ended up scratching herself across the eye and little on her forehead too. The chemicals that had been in the syringe at the time caused her to lose vision in that eye too.4.) How vain is your character? Do they find themselves attractive?
Though people would not guess, if they did not know her very well, Corbie does in fact hold a high opinion of herself. She thinks she's very pretty and struggles to understand how anyone could ever dislike her. She's very good at hiding this though, or she's like to believe she is.5.) What's your character's ranking on the Kinsey Scale? "2 | Predominantly heterosexual, but more than incidentally homosexual."
I would say this is remarkably accurate for Corbie. While she would have always called herself heterosexual, she extremely easily seduced by anyone, not just men. In short, anyone who can turn her on has a chance, regardless of gender. If she was to choose though, it would be a man more often than not.6.) Describe your character's happiest memory.
Corbie holds many important memories in her mind. I don't think she could choose just one. They all vary depending on who she was with. In her eyes, choosing just one of these would meaning ranking her relationship with someone above someone else. For example, some of her happiest days were when she was still young and she learned Dwarven lullabies and songs, simply by spending time near Honeydew. The stargazing with Xephos is important to her too. The entire year she spent with Pasco is probably when she was happiest or perhaps her return to Lalna.7.) Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
Corbie wishes she could erase the fight she had with Lalna the night she discovered that she wasn't human. Horrible things were said on both sides and Corbie wishes she'd handled it better. The memory still pains her to think about and she often wonders if it hadn't happen, would she still be close with Lalna now.8.) Day of Favorites! What's your character's favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
Corbie loves all ice-cream, anything sweet really, but her favourite flavour is probably chocolate, though in company she would rather eat mint since she finds chocolate very messy. Her favourite colour is purple, any shade. Her favourite song is Boo Hoo by Assertive Fluttershy. And her favourite flowers are daisies. Little, delicate and yet able to grow almost anywhere, she admires their characteristics.9.) Who does your character trust?
Unfortunately for Corbie, everyone. Although she tries to pretend otherwise, her trusting nature leads her to be easily drawn in to counting on someone. This has caused her many pains and much heartache but even now, she struggles to remain cynical.10.) Can you define a turning point in your character's life? Multiples are acceptable.
There are probably three major turning points in Corbie's development.
-The night she found out that she wasn't human and was in fact a product of a lab experiment gone wrong.
Though this discovery itself did not change her much, it did lead her to start her apprenticeship with Pasco. Although he was always there to look after her, he taught her how to take care of herself and stand on her own two feet.
-Her return to YogLabs.
Many aspects of this stage in her life changed Corbie. Her being separated from Lalna so soon after meeting him again, meeting Lalnable and being influenced by his cruel and savage nature, meeting Jade and being influenced by her wild and cynical nature, slipping into a slavish and obsessive infatuation and slowly growing to become unhappy with her life.
-Her "recall" to YogLabs.
With Xephos' betrayal, Corbie had finally been pushed too far. She was pushed past her obsession with Lalnable, leading her to betray him in turn, just as he'd started to trust her, and eventually turn to powerful and decidedly immoral magic.11.) Is there an animal you equate with your character?
Corbie has, in the past, been compared to a lab rat. Though she is delicate and timid and easily influenced, she has sharp teeth that she will use if pushed too far. 12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email?
Corbie works in a very high-tech facility, working with complicated machinery every day. Despite this though, she doesn't actually use any of the complicated machinery outside of the MedBay, so generally prefers some old fashioned methods. She is a scientist, but if you send her a hand-written letter, she will just melt. She doesn't care how the machinery works, so long as she knows how to use it.
13.) What does your character's bed look like when he/she wakes up? Are the covers off on one side of the
bed, are they all curled around a pillow, sprawled everywhere? In what position might they sleep?
Corbie naps an excessive amount so, you if you were to find her sleeping anywhere other than her bed, she'd probably be all curled up in a ball. But in her own bed she sleeps either on her right or left side to start but at some point during the night she will spread out diagonally across the bed.
14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
Corbie is generally quite sensitive to the cold. If she's cold then she becomes very grumpy and struggles to function properly. She's bothered when it's hot too, but not so badly. If she's too warm she's likely to fall asleep.
15.) Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?
Corbie is actually and early bird, but at heart she's a night owl. She's always been more active at night, but due to her busy lifestyle, she has to be up early for work. This is part of the reason she's always very sleepy, but it still doesn't keep her from staying up late at night.
16.) Are there any blood relatives that your character is particularly close with, besides the immediate ones? Cousins, Uncles, Grandfathers, Aunts, et cetera. Are there any others that your character practically considers a blood relative?
Again, this question doesn't really work in this universe, since Corbie has no family. But the other players she is close to includes Lalna, Burtle and Pasco. Later in life, she becomes very fond of Sjin too.
17.) What's your character's desk/workspace look like? Are they neat or messy?
Corbie's workspace is always exceptionally tidy. Even if it wasn't programmed into her to clean everything, the place would still be clean since she works in the medical wing. But generally, the entire facility is immaculate, since Corbie just can't help herself.
18.) Is your character a good cook? What's their favorite recipe, whether they're good or not? (Microwave mac-and-cheese applies.)
Corbie is quite a good cook, since being able to cook is one of the abilities programmed into her. Her favourite recipe is pumpkin pie but she didn't actually do much cooking until later on her life. When she lived in YogLabs she ate whatever was provided and when she lived with Lalna he did all the cooking in return for her cleaning (and because he's an excellent cook). When she travelled with Pasco she did a bit more cooking, but only for herself, since Pasco doesn't eat. It wasn't until she returned to YogLabs that she began regularly cooking for herself (and Lalnable).
19.) What's your character's preferred means of travel?
Corbie goes everywhere on foot, mostly by choice but also because they're aren't really other options. She is willing to be teleported if necessary but hates using things like the cloning shells and jetpacks to get around.
20.) Does your character have any irrational fears?
Corbie has plenty of irrational fears. She's a terrible coward, though more with people than other things. She's terrified of thunderstorms, too.
21.) What would your character's cutie mark be?
To signify her skill in medicine and healing and also her caring personality and desire to see good in everyone. (Unfortunately, even when it's not there)22.) If your character could time travel, where would they go?
Um, to be honest, Corbie would probably just stay home, where it's safe. Now, if someone was to persuade her to come with them, that would be different.
23.) Is your character superstitious?
I'd never thought about this before, but actually no. Despite her eventual rejection of her scientific lifestyle, she does still think logically and doesn't really have time for those sort of beliefs. On the other hand, she's probably never heard them before either. And, being so gullible, it'd be easy to convince her into believing they're true.
24.) What might your character's ideal romantic partner be?
Corbie is very easy. Not in a sexual way, but emotionally. She craves affection constantly and will fall for anyone who shows her some. Really though, she just wants someone who wants her. Who will take care of her and show her a bit of excitement in life.
25.) Describe your character's hands. Are they small, long, calloused, smooth, stubby?
Corbie's fingers are long and slim, from the nimble medical work she does, but her palms are rough from all sorts of cleaning jobs that she can't help herself doing.
26.) Second day of favorites! Favorite comfort food, favorite vice, favorite outfit, favorite hot drink, favorite time of year, and favorite holiday.
Corbie's favourite comfort food would probably be just standard cake. Though she likes all sweet things, when she's sad all she wants is a iced victoria sponge. I don't know about favourite, but her worst vice is probably her weakness for sex. She's terribly easy to seduce. Her favourite outfit, is probably her every day dress and boots, though she is secretly very proud of some underwear she bought for herself while she was travelling the world.
27.) Pick two songs that describe your character at two different points of their life, and explain why you chose them.
*clears throat awkwardly* So, Hatefuck by the Bravery
accurate sums up Corbie and Lalnable's relationship, in my opinion, at least at the time. But Vectors by Area 11
is Corbie's view on their relationship, after the fact. She's grown to recognise her naivety and obsession and to recognise his manipulation for what it was.28.) If your character's life was a genre, what would it be?
Hmm, probably sci-fi, for obivious reasons; the lab, the cloning and so on. But if not sci-fi, maybe horror. Lots of dark stuff goes down, especially as time goes on.
29.) How does your character smell? Do they wear perfume or cologne?
Corbie doesn't wear any kind of perfume but her natural scent is quite sweet. Probably of cherry blossoms or something due to her anime-esque origins.
30.) And finally: Write a letter to your character, from yourself.
((I didn't really know what I was doing here so I got a little carried away! But it was a joy to write!))
I would like to apologise, first and foremost. I know you’ve been through some rough moments in your life. I know that often you have felt alone or scared or unloved. I know that it was hard for you to find a place in life, not fully human, yet not fully anything else either. You’re one of a kind, but you tried so hard to find somewhere you belonged. I know growing up in the YogLabs facility was difficult. The speed of your growth may have made it even worse, trapping you as a child in an adult body. But you learned fast and you soon grew into a beautiful young woman with a progressive career in front of you. You were alone a lot when you were young, with neither Xephos or Honeydew having any time for you. And I know your heart was broken when you found out that you were an evolved version of an organism built for service. When you ran away from home, I know you felt so alone, like you didn’t know anyone in the world. And I’m so sorry for that.
When you were emotionally blackmailed into returning to facility that you once called home, you came back hoping that things would be different, Xephos promised you they would be. But the the lab remained the same. Horrible things going on behind closed doors that you ignore because you had been taught to. And when they introduced you to your newest patient, that you had been chosen to work with because you were one he was least likely to murder, you tried to back out, to leave, to quit. But they knew you, knew you were alone, knew you had nowhere else to go.
And then you fell in love. In love with madman who would never love you back. Blinded, you endured his manipulation and abuse for months without complaint, always thinking you were drawing him closer to you, when he was just increasing his control over you. When you finally made an attempt to stand up to your boss, your would-be father figure, he turned on you and “recalled” you, calling you his property. A failed experiment.
Caged like your patient and pushed past your limits, you used all the power at your command to escape from the facility, abandoning your past life and the man you had loved. I know, I know that you lived wild in the forest for a long time, turning to magic as defence, and revenge for your treatment in life. I know you were afraid. Afraid that they were looking for you, afraid that you were unable to look after yourself. And I know how you longed for someone, anyone. How you were so, so alone.
I know that I am responsible for all this and I am deeply sorry. Though it may not be much comfort for you, I believe it turned you into a stronger person. I urge you, in your times of need, to look to the good things in your life. Remember the times that Xephos did spare some time for you, to teach you about the stars, how attached Honeydew was to you, trying his hardest to make time for you. Remember that you were a trusted and respect medic whom all of YogLabs would come to for aid. Remember your few but treasured friends; your colleague and confidant at work Burtle. Your teacher and closest friend Pasco and your rival and one-time lover Jade. Remember the fantastic adventures you had under the guidance of The Jolly Roger. Know that there were people who loved you, though you may not have known it. And bear in mind, that in the face of adversity, you survived. You overcame not knowing who you were, you withstood the torment and rejection from one you loved and stood up and broke free from control and capture.
Above all, remember that I love you. I think you are the most beautiful and kindest girl out there. I am so proud of how you have developed and where you have gone in life. I have high hopes and great memories of you.
All my love always,