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Okay, I got curious about this. Really curious! Therefore, I made a meme.

Whenever I act onstage, I have a physical person I can bounce off of. I have their facial expressions, their height, their clothes, if we happen to be making out because sometimes that happens their breath, how their skin and hair feels, what they smell like, you get it.

The meme part:

Nobody wants paragraphs and paragraphs of purple prose, but I'm really curious about the physical details of people's characters. Here are some questions/prompts/things; pick one or fifteen characters, answer, and post for the edification of your RP partners. ^.^

Typical outfit, or sense of style?
Height?
Hair color?
Eye color?
Body type (the more detail the better-- for instance, perhaps they have very bony wrists or super short legs)?
Tattoos, piercings, scars, birthmarks, amputations, etc?
Typical expressions and/or gestures?
Posture and movement?
What does their voice sound like?
Hygiene routine, if any?
Somewhat related, what do they smell like (take this one as metaphoric as you want, this is fiction)?
Any physical insecurities?


Add more details if they strike you as interesting or relevant! I will likely ETA later with Matt's answers. If you do this LINK ME BACK, I WANT TO KNOW. Especially y'all, lienne, adiva_calandia and walksbyherself.


Typical outfit, or sense of style? When Matt was in college, his outfits ranged more (I miss his dorky alpaca hat), but lately he has a tendency to do one of three things: t-shirt and pants, button down and tie with pants (vest optional), work uniform of tie, slacks, button down, sports jacket. He's a corporate scion in training and all that.

Height? I have never been able to narrow it down any narrower than somewhere between 5'9" and 5'10"

Hair color? Dark brown. It's not that it's ALWAYS messy, more that it has a will of its own and Matt can only vaguely predict its moods.

Eye color? I virtually never say this, but his eyes are hazel. Kind of a messy hazel with brown/green/gray/blue represented depending on lighting conditions. (I have done some reading and hazel eyes actually do this; blue, gray, and other light-colord eyes also change depending on what light they're reflecting. That having been said, yes, apparently his EYES CHANGE COLOR.)

ORIGINALLY, this was an attempt to do an underused eye color. Now it seems that actually, not only are blue eyes quite common, but Ben Whishaw's eyes are actually blue and maybe I should just retcon it aahjkfhdg I don't know.

Body type (the more detail the better-- for instance, perhaps they have very bony wrists or super short legs)? Matt is SKINNY. I mean, he tries to stay in shape and all that and so it's a demi-fit kind of skinny? But I'm not even sure I would dignify him with words like "wiry."

Tattoos, piercings, scars, birthmarks, amputations, etc? He has three tattoos (anahata by his heart in red-orange and black, Hanuman with a scroll in his tail over his right hip, an anti-demonic ward on his left shoulder) and one scar. All of them have been plot points. XD

Typical expressions and/or gestures? Matt looks rueful a LOT. And when he's flirting with you he tends to grin and tease.

Posture and movement? I believe I have described Matt as moving with ease rather than grace. You wouldn't look at him and notice anything particularly special, but he is for the most part at home with himself.

He can't dance. I'm not sure where that fits in, but he's got moves like Frankenstein.

What does their voice sound like? I have always, and by always I mean in the last few minutes, pictured Matt's voice as on the tenor end of the spectrum. But I also realize that I don't typically characterize people's voices in my head in terms of pitch unless it rrrreally skews one way or the other.

Hygiene routine, if any? Shower regularly, shampoo/conditioner, occasional sad and lonely hair products, deodorant, daily tooth-brushing. Also I am willing to bet money that Matt moisturizes, but he would never tell anyone. He shaves, but it's not like if he skips a day (or three ...) it'll be out of control.

Somewhat related, what do they smell like (take this one as metaphoric as you want, this is fiction)? Well presumably Matt usually smells like his soap/shampooconditioner/that lotion that he will never tell anyone about although Sherlock has most likely already figured out he uses it.

The trouble is, I have a really bad sense of smell? And my friend with an exceedingly good one said that in general I smell "pleasantly neutral," so I just tend to assume that nobody smells like much of anything. What DO people smell like?

Any physical insecurities? Very few! But when Matt hooks up with a guy who is broader/taller than he is, he tends to have momentary measuring up anxiety.

... If he has other types of measuring up anxiety, he has consistently stalwartly refused to tell me.

Comments

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anarchicq
Nov. 30th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
Algol Bedlam (Because it's his birthday today!)
Typical outfit, or sense of style?
Algol is what I call "Gothic victorian hippie". He's a mishmash of various decades of fasion but he tends to gravitate to well fitting pants, fitted t-shirts and dress coats, plus neck ties or suspenders and anything with buckles. It's not exactly hipster because I say so because there's a sense of class and proper grooming habits to it. Also he is almost never without hit broken stove-pipe hat. He loves that thing.

Height?
6'6 I think at last count.

Hair color?
When he was human it was brown but over the centuries it had transformed into a deep red. During the years, he grew some white hairs which streak here and there throughout his hair. His hair is silky and soft and ends at his thighs.

Eye color?
Bloody wine red with tiny pin-heads of black for his pupils.

Body type (the more detail the better-- for instance, perhaps they have very bony wrists or super short legs)?
Algol is tall and lean and bony with sinew-y arms and swollen knuckles. He's very angular with sunken temples, prominent cheek bones and visible ribs and spine. He appears unhealthy and his hands seem slightly oversized for his body. His smile is wide and his nose is very distinct.

Tattoos, piercings, scars, birthmarks, amputations, etc?
None.

Typical expressions and/or gestures?
He sucks on his fangs when deep in thought, or troubled. Usually he looks like he's troubled or slightly annoyed but he does enjoy smiling. He broods a lot, but then again, most vampires do. He never tosses his head to get his long hair out of his face and rather just rake his hands across his scalp and pull it back.

Posture and movement?
He moves kind of like a Tool music video. Ok, like a puppet, stilted and staggerish but with a certain grace. He slouches slightly and when he stands looks sort of like a question mark.

What does their voice sound like?
Deep and smooth, quiet but when he sings he's very much a death-metal singer, but he can get operatic if he needs to.

Hygiene routine, if any?
He showers when he's dirty. He brushes his hair when it needs to be brushed. He doesn't sweat or anything so it's not a huge issue unless dinner ends up messy.

Somewhat related, what do they smell like (take this one as metaphoric as you want, this is fiction)?
I have thought about this a lot (Which is funny because I have no sense of smell) but he smells like fresh snow and pine and blood. Yep.

Any physical insecurities?
Physical? No. But he is shy and awkward around sexual situations.
mercuriazs
Nov. 30th, 2011 09:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Algol Bedlam (Because it's his birthday today!)
The fang-sucking image as a troubled/lost in thought gesture is really amusing to me. XD
anarchicq
Nov. 30th, 2011 09:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Algol Bedlam (Because it's his birthday today!)
I forgot to mention his Gene Simmons-esque tongue, which makes fang licking much easier.
ceitfianna
Nov. 30th, 2011 08:41 pm (UTC)
Tiwa's Answers
I think the same way about RP. I think it's due to the fact that I did acting first so I have to have a physical sense of my characters. It's why I write out accents because it's how they think. For now I'm going to do this for Tiwa and might come back and do other ones later. Also the break meant we sort of lost touch but I can offer Tiwa and Charles for plotting, just let me know what you need.

Typical outfit, or sense of style?
Tiwa tends to wear casual clothes and something that's always a little floaty and shiny. Her normal outfit is jeans, a very colorful shirt and sandals or if not a colorful shirt, a rugby jersey. If she's been helping her mother then she'll have some flour on her somewhere.

Height?
5'5"

Hair color?
Dark brown

Eye color?
Green, a strange shifting green.

Body type (the more detail the better-- for instance, perhaps they have very bony wrists or super short legs)?
She's trim and light on her feet and has this habit of seeming younger because she's rather bouncy. It's rare for her to be sitting completely still.

Tattoos, piercings, scars, birthmarks, amputations, etc?
She has a rectangular burn scar on her right forearm and covering it a tradtionally done Maori tattoo of birds flying and a hint of a cage. Her ears are pierced and on her left ankle, there's another small burn scar.

Typical expressions and/or gestures?
A headtilt is a default for Tiwa, it brings out the bird in her.

Posture and movement?
She tends to seem to flit places, she has a way of not seeming completely on the ground. When she sits, it can have a hint of perching to it.

What does their voice sound like?
Her voice is light and has a hint of song in it.

Hygiene routine, if any?
Pretty basic, showers every day and she likes using cleaning things that have a bit of shine in them.

Somewhat related, what do they smell like (take this one as metaphoric as you want, this is fiction)?
I'm not sure about this one. Baking and fresh air.

Any physical insecurities?
She knows she comes across as a tomboy and younger than she is so she sometimes worries about being pretty.
gao
Nov. 30th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
lienne
Nov. 30th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
Kind of a messy hazel with brown/green/gray/blue represented depending on lighting conditions.

...sooooooooo Matt has my eyes! GOOD TO KNOW.
mercuriazs
Nov. 30th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
GOD I'M JUST GLAD THEY'RE REAL EYES
innermuses
Nov. 30th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
ME TOO.
innermuses
Nov. 30th, 2011 11:18 pm (UTC)
mercuriazs
Dec. 1st, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
So interesting! I don't even know most of those characters and it was still really interesting. XD
canadabear
Dec. 1st, 2011 01:53 am (UTC)
:D Alice and Shere are OCs, so I doubt many Milliwaysers will know who they are. And that's okay!
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