Commission for Mooney and her two OCs. <3
Because I actually don’t have art of Sereno topping, but both do happen.
(PS, technically, Ulciscor is the GM’s, the half-green eyed boy is mine.)
MEANWHILE FOR THE NEW PEOPLE, I HAVE MULTIPLE PCS/CHARACTERS I PLAY IN GAMES. This one is Sereno Blackwood, a half-Mexican academic who got kidnapped by the fae, turned into a changeling forced to clean a vast, empty library without food or water, and then when he finally escaped, facepalmed when he realized he was a brownie.
The man with the slightly emo haircut is his significant other, a magician by the title Ulciscor who acts as magical MIB and general spywork. He’s the anti-hero of a story, cold, collected, and repressing knowledge that shouldn’t come to light, but he isn’t one of the heroes here. Nope, Sereno is, sweet, anxious Sereno, a fussy fairy who takes strength in the tranquil stability and relative normalcy that comes out of their relationship, similar to how Ulciscor is comforted by having a place he can go and be told “Go sit down, I’ll finish cooking and we can dish.”
(… the puns are something Ulciscor has gotten used to.)
"The answer is in trying to figure out which dreams are canon, and which are subconscious fanfic."
A commission for astrakiseki of her OC Sereno cosplaying as Cecil from Welcome to Night Vale. She remarked that he kind of looked like the lovechild of Cecil and Carlos, and I have to agree. XD
He has tattoos reminiscent of the Voynich Manuscript and a ‘third eye’ drawn on in marker. I figured purple argyle and a bowtie looked Cecil-ish enough for cosplay purposes.
Thanks for the fun commission, Mooney!
If you are interested in commissioning artwork from me, you can drop me an Ask and I will be happy to discuss terms. :)
Sereno Blackwood in his own setting is a changeling, a half-Mexican young man who was stolen by the fae and turned into a housekeeping brownie. He was locked in a library without food or water for long enough that he resorted to eating paper and drinking ink to try to feed himself. It didn’t work, but it infused him with a supernatural gift for words. Eventually he escaped, but the damage remains, including his left eye being removed and replaced by a dragon’s.
He’s a sweetheart, acting as the changelings’ expert on dreams and the resident historian of his local supernatural community. In mortal society, he writes for a living while working on a graduate degree in medieval literature in the Spanish department. Outside of that, he takes care of a specific historical manor near the university (the Changeling freehold), giving him an outlet for his borderline need to do chores to comfort himself. He’s a lot better than the nervous wreck he once was, with his mage of a boyfriend acting as a major stabilizing point in Sereno’s life. (He is also the unlucky bastard who often has to listen to all of his boyfriend’s puns.)
HOW MANY GAMES DO YOU PLAY?!
As some of my friends have asked me.
The answer is six regular games, all online. I’m actually at a low tide for games. You see, there were times, years ago, where I had games five nights a week, plus play by post, and I’m pretty sure during one time span, I was larping once a month too. I’m enjoying the free time.
Anyway, the list is
Way too much rambling
I’m bored and analyzing three of my OCs, so don’t mind me. Involves physical evolutions, ethnicities, gender (not so much sexuality), occasional pondering of views and beliefs and social issues, and me just spewing bullshit. If you read it, remember that I have been building this for years and certain thoughts are artifacts of a younger me and I don’t mind you pointing it out or yelling at me. These are fantasy settings which makes things a bit more complicated and easier as well… Anyway.
Oh that sounds fun! I do love a good nWOD game.
It’s been going on for a year and a half, and it is
pretty fun. But it’s more like four separate solo games that occasionally cross paths and help each other than a single mixed game.
Like the reason why Sereno, my character, is dealing with the vampire is because he got pulled into helping the Sin-eater with a project to restore a vampire’s soul, as the one who has to track down the vampire in question’s dreams and he needs more context than he has involving vampires to help figure out more about the ritual. The fact he has his own side project to get historical information helped encourage him wanting to approach the vampiress, but even now, it’s sort of insane.
It’s just RP stuff I’m smiling about, don’t worry
Dammit, Will, post
No, not Will Graham. I do tabletop RPGs online, and one of my GMs is named Will. He’s currently being a slow poster during a scene involving my changeling dealing with a vampire academic who works professionally as a dominatrix, heaven help the poor boy. He thought the easiest way to get a meeting was to arrange an appointment, and he’s finding out that this is going to be a very awkward evening. At the moment, he’s on his knees, half-blindfolded, his shirt and sweater rucked up and rumpled to expose his back, with nipple clamps. His gentleman friend is aware of what’s going on, but is in another room because he doesn’t want to see this, not when he knows it’s going to hurt and can’t really do anything to intervene.
On the bright side, that mage is going to probably get jumped by the changeling and begged for aftercare after this is all over.
For those playing the home game, I’m playing a Spring Wizened dealing with an Ordo Dracul Daeva, with a Mastigos Guardian of the Veil in another room. It’s entertaining.
So last night during Geist, Justin rolled 14 successes on 13 dice to activate the Bitter Wind Caul.
… the GM agreed to let me go into 54 xp worth of XP debt to get Caul 5, meaning the little bastard suddenly melted into the wind and teleported to where he was going, scaring the shit out of his krewe as he suddenly appeared in the backyard of the Haunt. Bitter Wind Caul 4 lets him dodge attacks by burning plasm to turn parts of him into wind.
In essence, my Sin-eater just went god-tier, and his title is Heir of Breath.
Back in the sort of saddle for one of my RPs and one of the first things that happens is a brownie is asking his psychic MIB boyfriend about inviting a vampire dominatrix over to chat about tattoos and history.
Said boyfriend isn’t helping matters by commenting about watching him getting paddled and hugging him.
The power to control minds, manipulate space, and no attachments to the city. And what makes what’s basically an one-eyed James Bond stay?
A lovestruck brownie.
*rolls in RP feels right into bed*
After last game, we ended up discussing the possibility of the Midnight Krewe having an orgy. The conclusion was based on the synergy of the group, it was very likely.
I sort of want to write it, but it’d be best done as a noodle incident, with everyone waking up the day after and their Geists all facepalming.
Except Zee, the damn lech. He’d call it a perfect Tuesday and Justin would be up before everyone, sipping a glass of wine and enjoying the view, and this is after he probably bottomed for everyone with occasional topping.
So I’m playing a Fairest.
I know she is a dual-kithed Flowering/Treasured; her Keeper turned her into a fashion accessory for his precious courtiers and she spent years like that. I know her flower is the rose, and that her Keeper was a Handsome Devil who had whisked her away into a cutthroat political domain where only the lovely survived and no darkness fell.
But… the thing is, I don’t want her to have Striking Looks. She is pretty, definitely, but she has a generic prettiness, and I’m trying to figure out the character herself, beyond her being a heart-broken attention seeker who is so used to being silent that she’s fighting to speak up now. I know she wears all black as a silent rebellion against the Fae she fled from, but… otherwise, the character is relatively flat.
Does anyone have any ideas to add to the girl? Because I’m trying, but picking other people’s brains would be nice.
The results of voting for Winter’s Crown
Dread, naturally, called both Cheerio and Sereno insane. Sereno didn’t comment, but as he continued to talk, he struck up an idea. If there was a fair vote, one for the whole freehold, would it mollify Cheerio and the unknown Changelings who would have left?
The answer was yes. And so, everyone was called to the freehold that evening, and Sereno created a secret ballot. No meddling and no discussion to persuade people, as required by Dread. One hour.
The winner was Willow Mackennal, a Treasured sculptor. While she joined the freehold after the Concord was born, after the war ended, she has a will of iron and will not allow herself to be used by anyone. This will be interesting.
This time, in Queen’s Bay…
So the freehold has its monarchs. Darah White is Winter’s Queen and at this point nothing more than a figurehead and puppet of Major Dread, the Autumn King. Dread, while an effective ruler, is a very paranoid man who has spent fifteen of the last twenty-one years dealing with a supernatural war and believes he needs total control and the majority vote to keep the freehold alive. Winter is not enjoying the fact that it means they lack a voice because Darah will always follow Dread’s lead.
They can’t vote her out either, Dread will just invoke Freehold law to stall any sort of vote until Winter comes and Darah gets the crown again. So at this point, Cheerio, who is heading this movement, is making one last ditch effort to force the vote and stop Dread from interfering. In this situation, it’s a final attempt at diplomacy and having my character, a Spring Wizened by the name of Sereno, argue their case.
Dread is outright demanding evidence of some of Sereno’s concerns, handwaving the fact Sereno has an oracle’s journal full of dreams and prophecies that Sereno comprehends due to being both an onieromancer and friendly with other supernatural factions, claiming them to be speculations for the sake of drama, so… Sereno has just played one of Cheerio’s final cards.
Winter, and several other courtiers of other courts, will secede if Dread does not let the Crown change hands, fracturing the courts and possibly putting everyone at risk.
And Sereno will not be one going with them. No, he will declare neutrality, move out of the freehold, and take his chances on his own so that he can be a free agent, using all of the friends he has both mortal and supernatural to survive. And you know what?
It just might work.