So the bard accidentally stabbed his robot boyfriend in the ass… with six inches of steel.
Kacan: “I’m a scavenger, not a plumber. However, it goes down pretty deep, and this tunnel over,” his metal finger traces to a nearby dead-end tunnel. “Is actually connected to this pit. The wall of the pit is just gone there, so we can skip out some fumbling over here,” he traces his finger to some of the tunnels nearby that connect later on with the aforementioned tunnel he had just pointed to.”Iif we just scale down this pit and get to that tunnel there.”
Cyrano Sapir: “So it’s an ac-cess pool?”
A while ago I realized something silly: I’ve played disabled and neuroatypical characters, but never someone with my specific diagnoses or identity. There’s just certain things I don’t RP because they are so normal to me that I don’t need to explore them.
It came up because I was talking to a lovely person who mentioned they just realized they had never larped as someone of their gender identity, and it clicked to me that was the reason for me. I negotiate and live as a person content with their form, but not at all comfortable with what everyone else claims it implies. (Someone else suggested demigirl, and I like that term a lot. I’ll use it in public when I don’t want to use vulgarity.)
And I got reminded of it because well, Disabled Vale and discussions with gaming friends about projection and how it’s often a recipe for disaster in tabletop games. And yet, I’ve found when I’ve written fluffy headcanons representing things I am, or might be, people are stupidly happy for the articulation. It’s interesting, since like I said, too much projection in tabletop games is usually a sign of a high drama individual.
I want to see disabled superheroes. I want to see disabled people as mages. I want to see superheroes who save the day by means other than ablebodied athleticism. I want to see disabled people breathing fire, wielding winds, inflict damage with their thoughts, their skin razor sharp protective shields from those who would cause harm, an icy glare freezing someone in place, when villains raise their hands and weapons disabled people can raise their voices.
Saving the world, and being a god should not be an exclusive domain for the ablebodied.
The best thing about tabletop roleplaying is getting to do those things and play them~! And I’m such a sucker for non-physical heroes too.
Finished dapper dress commissions for astrakiseki! Her magician character Sacre (top) and changeling character Susan in both human and changeling forms (bottom)!
These were done completely from written description, which was definitely a challenge! They were lots of fun though! c: I love the designs of these characters! :D
YAAAAAY, and thank you so very much!
And yes, Sacre is wearing eye-liner, while Susan is um, probably using Nevertread to explain why she’s playing a clarinet with gloves on.
Quick explanation: The two PCs in question just finished a briefing and are heading out. Being that they are both students, Quinn was discussing the assignment his tutor gave him. The logs are under the cut, but the final line is so gloriously cute and cheesy that I had to post it.
If it wasn’t already confirmed that a certain friend is awesome, she was inquiring on if I was working on the Cecilos fic involving the Carlos inspired by her husband.
And then nodding in sympathy when I complained I have a list to work on. When she went on to give me joking crap about the fact my OC was about to go spend his spring break with another guy, the very one his SO had a thing for before my OC approached, that hussy!
(To be exact, the character is going with a friend of his to investigate rumors of a very dangerous poem up in Seattle, so it isn’t romantic; just a pair of academically-inclined supernaturals trying to prevent a disaster.)
How often do you borrow an aesthetic idea from one thing and use it in another fandom?
Simone tends to go with dear or simply his lover’s name, occasionally using a title when he’s teasing someone (such as a goddess or a certain prince, who gets called His Imperial Excellency when Simone is giving him lip). He has a platonic love affair with a woman who he sometimes addresses as Milady, if he isn’t addressing her with the proper title of her church.
Quinn goes with sunshine, which is honestly really uncreative, seeing that his boyfriend is empowered by the sun.
Shiko prefers names as well, but two specific people, both mentors to her, are addressed as Sensei and Sifu, due to the titles given in her native culture and in the community she now works in. She’s going to eventually start calling her primary SO Kitten, as he is a celestial lion.
Fluttering Ash Cicerone referred to her spouse as Dear Heart often.
Justin would go with dame, dollface, or ‘the crazy broad who puts up with him’ outside of his girlfriend’s earshot. Yes, he’s one hell of a catch, but he knows you have to be insane to deal with him and his other half, the ghost of a 1920s bootlegger.
Yuuki would call Noriko a rutting bitch at times, but only in private, with her consent, as he’d rather not let anyone know she is the child of a dog spirit, and she puts up with it because watching his prim, proper mouth work up the nerve to say such vulgarity was funny to her.
Sereno refers to Ulciscor as his gentleman friend, feeling that boyfriend doesn’t suit him, and has given him the pet name cielo, as to him, the damn mage is his heaven.
Kim Cheolsu probably would go with non-verbal endearments, as he’s a dork who would rather smile and wave or reach out instead of really talking too much, I think. And words are hard for him.
Fu has a habit of calling his girlfriend (now wife) Princess with as much sarcasm as he can muster just to piss her off. The two have a masochism tango going on, but it has been very much discussed and understood where to draw the lines.
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
So Simone, my necromancer, is a papa. Sometimes, it’s his turn to take care of her, and while he isn’t perfect, he has found that it’s best to have a cradle in his studio/lab because for some odd reason, his daughter dozes off best around necromantic energies, especially if Simone and his familiar, a ghostly skylark, sing to her.
Sometimes, it makes for very odd discussions with visitors, who begin to panic and think she’s a sacrifice to some dark force.
Simone agrees. Then clarify it’s a sacrifice of his time and effort on the altar of his child, giving the person a dirty look.
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.