Article 1 take 2I've almost reached my goal of translating this into all my current projects. Lashel is taking forever so I don't have that one yet, but here are the others, done right this time. To make up for my failure to do much of anything for quite some time, I've added pronunciation and glosses, with a couple dialect bonuses. Enjoy!
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Hal manenan hesant tenuent talat rihwr ghe dech ka kamte ghe amdonan. Hesant sethent daal ghe aranan shi hamant a pon a hamde nal nar kw gan-aribenezan.
[hal ma.nə.nan he.sant te.nwent ta.lat ri.hʌr je dex ka kam.tə je am.do.nan. He.sant se.θent da:l je a.ra.nan ʃi ha.mant a pon a ham.də nal nar kʌ gan.a.ri.βe.nə.ʐan]
(all human.pl. be-PRES-3pl. bear-PP with freedom and equality
Questionnaire: Part 1 BlankPlease read my comments before continuing.Questionnaire: Part 1 Blank3 years ago in Other More Like This
So, I know there are a lot of character memes and interviews out there, and while I think they're a great start, some of you may want to go into much greater depth with your characters. In my opinion, that's an absolutely fantastic idea. With that in mind, let me just say that this is going to be a MASSIVE questionnaire; some of the questions will be very basic just to warm you up, and some of them may be completely irrelevant to your character. Don't try to answer a question if it just doesn't seem right you don't want to force your character, still underdeveloped or already developed, into a situation, reaction, or anything else you know would not happen, or at least don't think would happen.
While I've put focus on some pretty in-depth things, I do hope this questionnaire can be useful to everyone interested, as a tool either to help flesh out a character, or to help organize what you already know abo
Questionnaire: Part 2 BlankPostnatal Information and ChildhoodQuestionnaire: Part 2 Blank3 years ago in Other More Like This
The purpose of this section is to address the character's life immediately after birth through childhood.
From here on, "parents" will refer to the people the character lives/lived with through childhood and adolescence into adulthood, "birth parents" will refer to those who conceived and gave birth to the character, and as before "birth parent" will refer to just the one that gave birth, where relevant.
Did the birth parent(s) keep their child?
If so, was it because they wanted it? Were they pressured into it? Was it expected of them?
Were all parents involved in keeping the child? Were they separated after the birth? Why or why not?
In the case of a single parent, is this normal for their culture? Why or why not?
Was the (birth) parent able to go it alone because they would receive outside support? What would it be?
How long was it before the parent(s) went home with the child? (Unless they gave birth at home)
Upon returning home, who was pr
Questionnaire: Part 5 BlankEMPLOYMENT:Questionnaire: Part 5 Blank3 years ago in Other More Like This
Did or does your character work?
When did they get their first job? How old were they?
Why did they take this job?
Was it their ideal job? Was it just for spending money?
Was there any pressure from family or friends to get a job? Why or why not?
How much did they make at this job? Was it satisfactory? Why or why not?
What were their coworkers like?
Did they get along with their coworkers? Why or why not?
What was their boss like?
Did they get along with their boss? Why or why not?
What was the name of their boss?
What exactly did they do at this job?
How easy or difficult was the job?
Did they enjoy working, or was the difficulty level too much?
Did they receive any raises, or changes in position during their time at that job? If so, what were they and when did they receive them?
Why did they receive a raise or new position?
Did they like the new position? Why or why not?
Was the raise satisfactory? Why or why not?
Did the raise/new position affect their relationshi
Questionnaire: Part 4 BlankNAME INSERT:Questionnaire: Part 4 Blank3 years ago in Other More Like This
Did the parents have anything to do with the naming of the child? If so, continue with the questions below.
What is the full name they gave their child? (I know it's the first question at the top, but please put it down once more.)
Did they decide on this name together?
Did they know the gender (if applicable) of the child before birth? Was this a factor in determining a name, or is the name not gender-specific?
What significance does the name have? Does it have any special meaning for either or all parents?
Is the name taken from any relatives' names? Why or why not?
Does the name have religious significance? If so, why was this name chosen?
Does the name have to do with a specific characteristic the parents wanted in their child? Or, maybe a characteristic they found lacking in themselves?
Was the name one that either parent wished they had for themselves?
Is it a future-oriented name? Or, does the meaning of the name imply the hopes the pare
Questionnaire: Part 3 BlankThis section will address "adolescence," and will have some questions regarding sex. I don't think they're particularly explicit, so I'm not putting a mature warning on here. If you think you'll be uncomfortable going over those questions, just skip them.Questionnaire: Part 3 Blank3 years ago in Other More Like This
ADOLESCENCE: as defined by the character's species/culture, up to or just including the blurry line of young adulthood
What physical, mental, and behavioral attributes define an adolescent in your character's society?
How long does adolescence last? Can one enter or exit this stage prematurely? Late?
When did the character enter adolescence?
When did the character step out of this stage?
Is it a clearly-defined transition? Is it gradual? Were they aware of the change?
Is adolescence the period in which their kind sexually matures? Is it earlier or later?
How did interactions with family members change during adolescence, if at all?
Did the character become disobedient? More obedient?
Did the cha
Questionnaire: Part 8 BlankRELIGION:Questionnaire: Part 8 Blank3 years ago in Other More Like This
Perhaps this is a touchy subject for some people, but religion is a part of everyone's lives, whether because they follow a religion, because they don't, or because of the views of people around them. The first part of this section will deal with those who follow a religion. The second half will deal with those who do not. If questions in both sections apply to the character, try to specify the conditions to be met for those questions (e.g. an agnostic choosing to lean more towards believing in something specific in order to move an argument forward, or a pantheist denying any religious affiliation in a specific social setting). Please note that "religion" is being used here in the context of faith in a supernatural entity, and does not include moral codes such as Confucianism, or obsessions. There will be a section for beliefs unrelated to faith. I have to admit I'm not as familiar with world religions
Questionnaire: Part 6 BlankTRAUMA: anything from the slight to the massiveQuestionnaire: Part 6 Blank3 years ago in Other More Like This
Has the character suffered trauma of any sort?
I think everyone has gone through some sort of trauma. It may not be lasting, and it may be very minor, but you'll always remember it and it might affect you as you age. It could be anything from discovering at an early age your intense phobia of cats, or it could be the time you almost died from an allergic reaction, or it could be the death of a loved one. Whatever it is, if you can honestly say your character has not suffered any sort of trauma ever, or if you'd just rather not talk about it, please feel free to skip this section. There are some questions which may offend or upset you, so proceed with caution.
Has the character ever broken a bone?
Which bone was it?
How did it happen?
What did they do upon discovering the injury?
Was it treated? How quickly and by what means?
Was there any lasting effect from the injury?
Were any other people affecte
Questionnaire: Part 7 BlankHYGIENE/CLEANLINESS and NEATNESSQuestionnaire: Part 7 Blank3 years ago in Other More Like This
It's just a fact of life that not everybody is as clean as could be, and it's not always because they're just a slob. For the following questions there will be sections to allow for extenuating circumstances if your character is a potential candidate for Clean House. Please note that this section will deal with potentially intimate activities, and some questions may be uncomfortable for you to answer. Read at your own discretion, and skip any questions you'd rather not think about.
How often does the character brush their teeth?
How long do they brush each time?
What do they use to brush? What kind of brush? What kind of toothpaste?
Do they floss?
Do they use any kind of mouthwash? If so, what kind and how often? How long do they rinse?
Do they use any other dental care product? If so, what is it and how frequently do they use it?
Does the character brush their to
Writer's Block OC memeWriter's Block OC memeWriter's Block OC meme3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Created by: Trafalgarlawfangirl
I. Alright guys, you know the drill, choose 5 of your OCs and add a short description below (Even if you know what they look like the people who read it don't! Write it as if you were explaining it to an idiot!). If you don't have 5 OCs then make one up on the spot! Seriously, sometimes the random characters you make are some of the ones you have the most fun with.
II. You (the writer) are walking around a busy part of town, at some point, you end up crossing paths with [Character One], neither of you recognize the other. As the two of you continue on your way, what was one thing you both noticed about the other?
III. [Character Three] or [Character Two] is trapped in a windowless room for the next 72 hours (3 days for those of you who won't do the math). Do they go crazy? What do they do to pass the time?
IV. [Character Five] is able to go to the past and tell their past self some advice for the future
RomanticsWhere is the roving romantic,Romantics3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who knows no love nor lust,
In furious falls of a frantic,
Knowing no jealously but just,
This wanderer walks alone.
Where is the passionate poet,
Who writes of beauty and blood,
Of friends and foes of a forfeit,
Showing all hatred under hood,
Of a traveller tracing his tears.
Where is the trembling troubadour,
Who sings by cliffs under clouds,
In fragrant fields of fifty flowers,
Showing no serenity in silent shrouds,
Plaguing the pilgrim to pious pittance.
Never ShatterHer fingers play on broken keysNever Shatter3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
The parents hear the forlorn pleas
No one stops, checks her well-being
Yet nothing could prevent her from seeing
The shining light
Down at the end
The one thing that's bright
Her only friend
Becoming more distant
But by then, she reckons
She must be persistent
If she wants to catch it
The one thing to do is try
No matter how much a misfit
She will not break down and cry
A soldier to battle
She now gives her word
To never shatter
Have I Seen You Somewhere?Have I seen you somewhere?Have I Seen You Somewhere?3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
When I look into her eyes,
When I think maybe she cares?
You feel like an acquaintance
We've met once before
You had little patience
And fled out the door
Maybe it wasn't you
I might be mistaken
The bond might not've been true
From the pain, I am awakened
It's true, yes indeed
I could be wrong again
When infatuation planted its seed
It stopped growing shortly after it began
Yet, killed bud inside of me
I tried my hardest to find
The one, uncommon remedy
Invisible to my eyes
The cure to broken hearts
What most all mankind seek
The giver of new starts
Must be terribly meek
Yet I will keep on looking
For the answer to these thoughts
In every place that it might be
From rooms to pans and pots
But back to you, my dear old friend
Masquerading as another
I fear it is the end, for you
Until one more I call a lover