mainly because i just found this written in my notes again and ablooed
“Cador is the Cornish variant of the Welsh name Cadwr, which both mean ‘battle knight, warrior, soldier’ and is the name of a Cornish king in the Arthurian legends. HOWEVER, the Breton name, Cadore, one letter away from Cador, means ‘shield, sword, protector.’”
because i just found my book on celtic myths and what not.
Headcanon: Isle of Man, Aleyn, while he is related to the other Celts, he was more or less raised alone on his Island by “the little people” (Manx faeries) up until Norway came to his island.
12.) How is your character with technology? Super savvy, or way behind the times? Letters or email?
Cornwall: He’s pretty caught up. He’s not super savvy but, he can use a laptop okay.
Marius: WHAT ARE THESE MONSTERS ON THE ROAD OH GOD THE LANTERN TURNS ON BY ITSELF WHAT HORROR WORLD AM I IN
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?
Cornwall: He sleeps sprawled across the bed, generally tossing and turning all night. The covers are generally so tangled up by the time he wakes up it takes him five minutes or so to get up.
Marius: It’s rare when he sleeps on a properly equipped bed but, on the few rare instances he does, he sleeps in the center of the bed, curled up, with all the covers bunched up around him and on top of him. Like an animal burrowing.
14.) How does your character react to temperature changes such as extreme heat and cold?
Cornwall: Cornwall is not use to extreme heat or extreme cold. In both cases he’d most likely get extremely irritated- more so in the extreme cold. In the extreme heat he can at least go out to his beaches and relax. He can not do this in the extreme cold. So, your answer: Extremely agitated and irritated.
Marius: Marius, being a cold blooded animal in his true form, gets very lazy and sleepy in extreme heat. He’d rather just lay there all day. In extreme cold he gets very antsy, as well, kind of crazier then he normally acts.
15.) Is your character an early morning bird or a night owl?
Cornwall:Early morning bird, by all accounts. It’s when his countryside is prettiest, and, it’s when the fish are out and it’s not too hot to start the work for the day.
Marius: Seeing as he grew up underground with no differences between night and daylight, Marius is not neither of these. He could care less when it’s dark or light. There’s no difference to him. There are however, less people on the surface during the darkness so, he thinks he may like the daylight better. He likes people.
Day 11: Is there an animal you equate with your animal?
Cornwall: An angry badger. An angry, angry, pasty loving, sea loving, badger.
Marius: A komodo dragon- you know, seeing as it’s his shifter form and all.
10.) Can you define a turning point in your character’s life? Multiples are acceptable.
1. Roman Invasion Despite being left generally alone, it still sucked balls. Cornwall holds a big grudge against Rome and romance language speaking countries, sort of blaming them all for the invasion and consequential death of his mother, Britannia.
2. Anglo Saxon Invasion A major turning point but, this really just led to bad things, like his sister leaving for the Mainland, the death of a lot of his siblings, and the eventual creation of England.
3. Assimilation into England No longer independent, no longer a kingdom or a tribe, yeah, another major turning point.
4. Death of the Cornish language Aka the worst time of his life. He was near dead for a while there, it was bad.
5. Revival of his language and culture The most recent turning point. His language is back, and his people are accepting and loving his- their culture. Some are even lobbying for a country position, like Wales or Scotland!
1. Death of his little sister, Agnes. Aka the point in time when Marius learned that vampires are real big douches and need to go.
2. Meeting Maya. He was 14 and very angry at the world, like most teenagers. She was ten and stole one of his posters he had smuggled in through the tunnels. It was like love at first sight- or at least pseudo sibling adoption and then love, at Marius’s part.
3. Meeting Pike, Ratchet, and Ivory. Also how he and Maya got involved with the revolution.
4. The Revolution. December 31st, the start of a new century. The rise of a new species to power, in the underground. One of the better turning points in his life, Marius had a lot of fun.
And several more but, they’re all spoilers.
8.) Day of Favorites! What’s your character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Color? Song? Flower?
Cornwall: His favorites tend to revolve around himself and his culture. Ice cream, for instance. His favorite ice cream is Cornish Ice Cream, vanilla in flavor because’s he’s a nice simple guy, with some clotted cream added to it. His favorite color was black, but after being prodded several times and being told that’s “not a color” he moved on to “fine fucking gold, okay?”. He doesn’t have a favorite song, not really. Anything he can get smashed to or sing along to is fine.
As for favorite flower… The Cornish Heath, of course.
Marius: Due to living in the underground his whole life, and thus be tortured with the nothingness of the ghetto down there, Marius does not have a lot of favorites. He’s never had ice cream, never seen a flower, and has never heard any songs besides the ones he heard through static on his smuggled radio. Blue is his favorite color, though, due to having seen it on the rare occasion.
9.) Who does your character trust?
Cornwall: Cornwall does not have a very long list of people he likes- this goes the same for people he trusts. He trusts Brittany and Wales, his siblings and closest friends, and he also trusts Ireland and Scotland a bit, though not as much as Wales and Brittany.
Marius: Marius’s list of people he trusts is just as small as Cornwall’s. He trusts Maya, who has been a good friend and ‘wife’ for as long as he’s known her. He also trusts Pike, Ratchet, and Ivory- the generals in the rebellion. They’re good people.
He also trusts the people on his posters to always be there, on his posters, and to look smashing.
Day 7: Is there one event or happening your character would like to erase from their past? Why?
Not getting rid of England when he was little and not as strong.
Really, Cornwall wishes he could erase the time when his language died. Those were bad, very bad days for him. It was a horrid feeling and, he wonders if he would be like Wales or Scotland now, considered a country of the UK, if his language had flourished for all the years it was dead.
Marius: Allowing his little sister, Agnes, to be taken and killed. He should of tried harder to save her. Tried something.
6.) Describe your character’s happiest memory.
Cornwall: He has two. One is of when he was younger, back when the world was fresher, before Rome and the Anglo-Saxons, of him playing with his siblings in rivers and fields. Getting muddy and sleeping out in the open. The other one is of when the Cornish language was revived- or was starting to be revived. The years before, hundreds of years, when his language was dead, were the worst days of his life. Even worse then being assimilated into English rule or when Rome was around.
Marius: Most likely, one of Marius’s happiest memories is when he got a hold of an explosive mix and blew up the shifter overseer of his ghetto’s house. It was the first time he moved onto ‘bigger’ targets, too, so, it was a generally happy day for him. Another possible candidate for ‘happiest memory’ is when he found a working radio and smuggled it in.
5.) What’s your character’s ranking on the Kinsey Scale?
Cornwall: Cornwall doesn’t really rank on there, because he doesn’t really find himself sexually attracted to anyone besides Britanny or Wales. If he had to have a rank, I’d go with 1.
Marius: 3. He’s a 3. …. Definitely.