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 Blank4 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 Blank4 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 4 BlankNAME INSERT:Questionnaire: Part 4 Blank4 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 5 BlankEMPLOYMENT:Questionnaire: Part 5 Blank4 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 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 Blank4 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
Writer's Block OC memeWriter's Block OC memeWriter's Block OC meme4 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
Words are LouderBirds chirped happily in the trees that morning, as they did the morning before, and the morning before that, and every other morning since the day after Winter Wrap-up. They swooped from their nests upon the branches to collect their morning meals. The early bird, after all, does indeed get the worm. But, as Celestia's sun crept across the early reaches of the daytime sky, many ponies still slept.Words are Louder4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
However, in a modest house near the centre of the sleepy little town, one pony defied convention, as she did every weekday morning. The blonde mare made her way down the stairs cautiously, the early morning sunlight nearly blinding her through her descent from her bedroom. She had just enough time to grab a quick bite to eat before heading off to work for the morning, and if she was anything, she was punctual.
Digging into the refrigerator, only her bubbly flank would be visible to any pony standing in the hall. She lived alone, so she made no effort to stifle the clanking of bowls, or the p
Blank Character Profile - Huge CREATIONBlank Character Profile - Huge8 years ago in Scraps More Like This
Character's Full Real Name:
Age (Lived Years):
Original or Fan Character:
Profile Creation Date:
Hair Length / Cut:
Body Hair Colour(s):
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Character's full name:
Nickname and reason:
Chinese zodiac symbol:
Type of eye:
Is s/he healthy?
If not, why?
Is s/he healthy?
If not, why?
Cleric of the Bitch QueenThe ship was bound for Waterdeep, with a hold laden with the exotic riches of southern lands.Cleric of the Bitch Queen4 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Jatariel padded across the decks on her golden bare feet. Her blue-green robe marked her as a cleric of the cruel sea goddess, Umberlee. The sailors bowed reverently as she passed. Some of them were probably devoted to Umberlee as the mistress of their livelihoods; those that did not revere the Bitch Queen gave her the respect that was to be expected from those who knew well her chaotic ways.
No vessel with such a wealthy cargo would put out to sea without a priestess of Umberlee on board. The Bitch Queen delighted in destruction and mayhem, destroying vessels with storms or terrible sea monsters as her mood decreed. However, the goddess of the sea was always ready to accept supplication and honour. When shown the required courtesies, she could be placated and grant peaceful passage to a ship. The churches of Umberlee had gained vast wealth through granting protection to merchant ships.
How To Fantasy Character SheetIdentityHow To Fantasy Character Sheet4 years ago in Writing More Like This
The name of the character can set the tone for his/her personality in the story. One of the things you must consider as a writer is how appropriate a name is for the person's age, gender, and nationality/race/species. These three factors can provide a good base for choosing a good name for your character. Another thing I like to consider is the meaning of the name; the meaning of your character's name can, again, fit the personality or it can fit a theme or motif you want to build.
There is no perfect age: the young want to be old, the old want to be young, and no one wants to be in-between. A young character has a different point of view on life and all its wonders in comparison to someone with more years under their belt. People also change over time, so you have to ask yourself "What stage in life, physically and mentally, is my character?"
Date of Birth:
This is just a parallel to the age category, but the earliest mont