Theta Sigma was taking advantage of the holidays to thoroughly explore the House. Despite various attempts when he’d been younger, he’d never got very far in his investigations; there was always a Drudge around a corner to drag him back to his rooms, or Badger trailing behind him to ensure his activities were strictly educational. But now it was his first time back at Lungbarrow since starting at the Academy, and while he’d never be trusted completely in the eyes of his Cousins, they’d seemed to grant him rather more autonomy than before.
Of course, it didn’t hurt that the majority the House of Lungbarrow’s residents were too busy preparing for the Anmers feast right now to keep an eye on him.
How To Train Your Vortisaur (and Other Invaluable Lessons I Learnt In The Holidays, by Theta Sigma) [1/?]
Leave a number (or a few!) in my ask, get an answer!
[please include a character’s name(s) along with question number when applicable!]
1.) Tell a bit about a main protagonist and a main antagonist? If your story doesn’t really have “good guys and bad guys”, tell about two characters with opposing viewpoints!
2.) Does [character] have any siblings?
3.) Tell a bit about [character]’s parents?
4.) What are some of [character]’s hobbies or interests?
5.) Is [character] lucky in love? Can you describe any of their past relationships?
6.) I know you’ve probably answered every favorite food question under the sun, but how about [character]’s favorite DRINK, DESSERT and SNACK?
7.) What are [character]’s pet peeves?
8.) If you had to pick three words to describe [character], you would choose:
9.) Can you list some traits you have in common with your cast? How about things that are completely different?
10.) Is there anything you can talk about from [character]’s childhood or younger years that was significant to their development?
11.) [Character]: Truth or Dare?
12.) Describe the relationship between [character] and [other character]? If it’s very spoiler-y, just tell what you can!
13.) This might seem an odd question, but are there any colors you affiliate with certain characters?
14.) Are there any principal themes or messages in the narrative?
15.) How long have you been working on this story?
16.) If you could attribute one or two genres to your story, what would they be?
17.) Do you have a “pitch” worked out for this project? If so, let’s hear it! If not, there is no time like the present to come up with one…
18.) Are there any authors, artists, stories or other elements that have offered inspirations for this story?
ENVIRONMENT / CULTURE
19.) Is there a main place where your story takes place? If so, can you tell a little bit about it?
20.) Tell about a significant location in your setting - it can be a city, a country, or even a specific venue, home, etc.?
21.) Tell a bit about the different types of architecture in your story. Is it based on any existing styles, have you created new types of structures, or a mix?
22.) Do you have a favorite place in this world? It can, again, be a city, country, specific building, or anything else!
23.) How prominent are things like natural disasters? What types can occur?
24.) What are some of the predominant modes of transportation?
25.) Do your characters travel around the world or to a different place at any point in the story?
26.) Are different backgrounds or cultures explored at all, whether through characters or locations? This can include different fads, fashions or slang specific to an area.
27.) Does social hierarchy play a huge role, i.e. cliques, clubs, clans, or other specific groupings or separations of people?
28.) Is clothing or fashion (whether individual or regional) ever used to convey important information about a person or place?
29.) Is the environment a character in-and-of-itself in this story, or is it inconsequential as far as the focus of character relationships goes?
[strike through any of the following categories that do not apply to your story!]
FICTIONAL WORLD SETTINGS
30.) What kind of vegetation can be found in this world that might be considered unusual?
31.) Describe the seasons and weather?
32.) Are there special abilities, magic powers, or warped laws of physics in this world?
33.) What holidays are celebrated here?
34.) Are there any important political standards or practices?
35.) How about religious or spiritual beliefs?
REAL WORLD SETTINGS
36.) Is there a specific time period this story takes place in?
37.) What was it that drew you to a real world setting?
38.) Do you conduct lots of research for this setting, is it some place you are already familiar with, or is a vague enough locale to not require much background?
39.) Do you think it is more or less difficult to obey real world laws within a story?
SEMI-REAL WORLD SETTINGS
40.) What are the main differences between your setting and the real world?
41.) Conversely, what are the main similarities?
42.) If super-powers, magic or other abilities are part of what sets this world apart from real world, can you describe a few?
43.) Is your story an alternate past / alternate future / alternate universe / or something else entirely?
PLEASE DO THIS W/ FINN AND COOP PLEASE
BUT ASK this blog not that blog………….
hey john would this help you?
THIS IS SO GR8 i’m probably gonna answer all these on my own but if anyone wants to indulge me i will also totes answer them 4 y’all
Well, now that I’ve finished the 30 Day Drabble meme I’ve realised that I’m actually suffering from a mild form of writer’s block, and can’t write anything decent without prompts. So instead of writing proper stories like I should be doing, I’m going to take up a 100 prompt challenge.
I’m probably not going to do all of them, and I’m not sure about doing one a day, but I’ll see how many I get through. I’m going to be writing both original stuff and fanfiction (probably Doctor Who, Good Omens and Community), and if you’d like to request something specific at all, please send me a number/prompt and a fandom :D
Day 27 - Letters
Are your studies going well? I don’t know how you study architecture, but I’m sure it’s very exciting
otherwise you wouldn’t have left.Here, my tutors say I am very good at practical work, but I will get ‘nowhere in life if I can’t apply the theory correctly’. Well, I have a theory - theirthey’re all STUPID. (That was a play with words. I was very proud of it.)
I hope you come home soon. Father doesn’t stop talking about how angry he is, but I think he misses you, too.
Love, Alexei. [aged 10]
Day 21 - Sunset
Jack was a little uncomfortable being in Alexei’s room. This was partly because it wasn’t proper that someone of his status should be present in this wing of the house. But what Jack found infinitely more troubling was the fact that there was nowhere to sit - chairs and shelves were covered with scraps of paper and half-finished models and ink and metal and feathers (he didn’t really want to ask why Alexei had such materials in great abundance), and even the bed was nigh invisible beneath a mass of books.
For this reason, Jack hovered in the doorway, reluctant to enter properly lest he trip and break some prized possession or ruin a delicate experiment. He was finally enticed, however, when he caught a glimpse of light through the high window. Stumbling across the room, he glanced out at a magnificent sunset.
“Oh, Alexei,” he breathed, “you lucky thing. You’ve probably got the best view in the whole country.” Alexei, who had been rearranging a pile of papers on his writing desk, looked up in confusion and joined Jack at the window.
“Hm. I suppose. I’d never really noticed,” he said, “and I’ve never seen the sky like that before. It’s…very pretty.”
“You really should try looking out your window more often, Alexei,” Jack chided, “else you’ll never know what you’re missing.”
Day 20 - Tremble
There was a barn owl in the tree outside Thomas’ window, and he was fascinated by it. He’d seen owls before, of course, but there was something strange about this one - it was shuffling along a branch like it wasn’t sure how its legs worked, and it would stretch out its wings every now and then just to stare at them. At one point, the owl had closed its eyes and trembled, though the night was a warm one and there were no predators nearby.
After analysing his observations, Thomas came to the conclusion that the owl was obviously ill. With this explanation in mind, he grabbed a towel and very carefully opened his window, meaning to stretch out and capture the bird. Unfortunately, it caught sight of him. It opened its beak, made a bizarre choking sound, and promptly fell backwards off the tree branch. Startled, Thomas thrust his head and shoulders out of the window, worried that the owl had hurt itself in the fall.
On the ground, where the owl should have been, was a boy not much younger than himself.
“Um. Yeah,” said the boy, glancing upwards to look at Thomas. He looked a little dizzy. “Hi. I think I just fell out of your tree.” The boy smiled awkwardly, swayed, and fainted.