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29 November 2014 @ 12:31 pm
Meme (Associate!)  
Taken from awanderingbard:

Give me the name of a character that I write or have written, and I'll give you 3-5 things I associate with that character—items they might own, clothes they might wear, decor in their living spaces, colours or music that suits them, images that remind me of them, facts from my head canon, etc.

Feel free to ask for more than one character. OCs and AU versions welcome.
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The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on November 29th, 2014 05:41 pm (UTC)
I'll see your Tony Stark and Demira raise you a Howard Stark and Dejeni.
formerly lifeinsomniac: Steve Rogersjoonscribble on December 1st, 2014 10:01 pm (UTC)
Howard Stark and Dejeni

1) Even before Dejeni settled, all her preferred animal forms were animals who had 'hands' (koalas, monkeys) so she could grip instruments to help Howard build things.

2) Howard knew he wanted to marry Maria the day he realized that unlike other women, he didn't feel the impulse to figure her out. He just wanted to be with her.

3) Dejeni always wakes up before Howard. Even if it's by a few seconds, she always wakes up first.

4) Howard learned to drive a car when he was 6. Dejeni worked the gas and brakes. He learned to fly a plane when he was 14. Howard enjoyed it more than driving a car but Dejeni was a bit bored since she didn't get to push any buttons or twist any dials.

5) When Howard drinks a lot, things aren't so great. When Dejeni joins him in drinking herself, things are really not so great.

Edited at 2014-12-01 10:04 pm (UTC)
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 1st, 2014 11:53 pm (UTC)
Howard knew he wanted to marry Maria the day he realized that unlike other women, he didn't feel the impulse to figure her out. He just wanted to be with her.

Awww. That's very sweet in a downplayed way. He and Siger really need to hang out.

He learned to fly a plane when he was 14. Howard enjoyed it more than driving a car but Dejeni was a bit bored since she didn't get to push any buttons or twist any dials.

Hee! I can just see her in the co-pilot's seat with her arms crossed looking all grumpy because there's nothing to do.

I'd forgot that Howard knows how to fly. I wonder if he gave it up after the war or if he would have flown Tony and Maria around?

When Howard drinks a lot, things aren't so great. When Dejeni joins him in drinking herself, things are really not so great.

Oh, yeah. When you're soul is drinking, that ain't good.

Great stuff! Thanks for sharing! :-D
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 2nd, 2014 12:01 am (UTC)
Hee! I can just see her in the co-pilot's seat with her arms crossed looking all grumpy because there's nothing to do.

Dejeni: Can I fly her for awhile?
Howard: Just enjoy the view.
Dejeni: I can pilot!
Howard: Your arms aren't long enough.
Dejeni: I think we should build a plane with a smaller steering control.
Howard: We built that boat with the tiny steering control so you could sail her. We don't have time to make a whole new plane.
Dejeni: If all plane controls were built for me, you'd be begging for us to build planes with giant controls.
Howard: Why is this a conversation we're having? Tiny planes don't exist.
Dejeni: YET.

I wonder if he gave it up after the war or if he would have flown Tony and Maria around?

I imagine that he at the very least took Maria up. Although I like the image of the three of them on a plane when Tony's a baby, looking really excitedly out the window.

Thanks for the prompt!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 2nd, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)
Howard: Why is this a conversation we're having? Tiny planes don't exist.
Dejeni: YET.


Hahaha!

And this is a conversation 100% echoed by Tony and Mim when they're working on the Mark II Iron Man suit.

Mim: I want my own suit.
Tony: Why? You rode with me out of the cave, it worked fine.
Mim: I'm a bird, it's embarrassing to fly in someone else's bird suit. I should have a suit.
Tony: The armour is too thick for you to be able to flap your wings comfortably, what kind of bird are you going to be if you're not even using your wings to fly?
Mim: What if you get in trouble with your suit and I'm stuck in there with you? If I had my own suit, I can help you out.
Tony: You're, like, fist sized, how am I going to put rockets in there? What are you going to do? Glide at them to death?
Mim: Well, I'm not being stuffed in your head piece again. I want my own HUD.
Tony: ...okay.
Mim: With a touchscreen.
Tony: No. We know what happens we each get our own touchscreens. We do not want a repeat of the Speed Boat Incident. Pepper yelled at me for, like, three days.

I imagine that he at the very least took Maria up. Although I like the image of the three of them on a plane when Tony's a baby, looking really excitedly out the window.

Awww. Kid!fic me likes the idea of flying being something Tony and Howard sort of could bond over when Tony was really little.

Tony: When I'm very big, I'm going to fly all by myself, with no plane!
Howard: Uh-huh, tried that. Does not work. Still, keep dreaming.



formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 2nd, 2014 12:19 am (UTC)
Tony: ...okay.
Mim: With a touchscreen.
Tony: No. We know what happens we each get our own touchscreens. We do not want a repeat of the Speed Boat Incident. Pepper yelled at me for, like, three days.


Heehee! I can frantically see them trying to change the direction of where they're going by constantly tapping at the screen. "This way!" "No! This way!"

Tony: When I'm very big, I'm going to fly all by myself, with no plane!
Howard: Uh-huh, tried that. Does not work. Still, keep dreaming.


That last line is so Howard. Vaguely encouraging but also sort of crushing Tony's dreams.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 2nd, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
Heehee! I can frantically see them trying to change the direction of where they're going by constantly tapping at the screen. "This way!" "No! This way!"

Yes, that is exactly what happened. Tony vaguely drunk and Mim just slightly more sober trying to keep them from crashing into something.

That last line is so Howard. Vaguely encouraging but also sort of crushing Tony's dreams.

Yeah, I imagine a lot of Tony's childhood went like:

Tony: Look Dad, I drew a diagram for a suit of armor that can fly.
Howard: *glances over briefly* Neat. It'll ice over as soon as you reach high altitudes, though.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 2nd, 2014 12:35 am (UTC)
Tony: Look Dad, I drew a diagram for a suit of armor that can fly.
Howard: *glances over briefly* Neat. It'll ice over as soon as you reach high altitudes, though.


Man. I mean, he's right. And in being right he can save Tony's life. But...methods of communication, Howard!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 2nd, 2014 12:40 am (UTC)
But...methods of communication, Howard!

Yeah, I feel like that's Howard in a nutshell. Brain way ahead of his mouth.

Maria: Okay, let's go over this again, Howard, what's the first thing you do when Tony shows you something?
Howard: *mumbling* Show approval and interest.
Maria: Correct. And Step Two?
Howard: Ask questions and find out more information in a fashion that encourages bonding.
Maria: And then what can you do after you've done that?
Howard: Politely relate how the idea might be approved in a manner that is not soul crushing.
Maria: Well done. I'll come up with an acronym. You'll get the hang of it.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 2nd, 2014 12:47 am (UTC)
I think Howard's going to need some coaching on what constitutes 'soul crushing.'

I have Shess and Dejeni talking about getting married and starting families with Dejeni being all, "That's way too complicated. Finding a wife for Howard and raising kids is going to be impossible" while Shess is like, "Didn't you two invent a flying car? You can't find Howard a wife??"
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 2nd, 2014 12:54 am (UTC)
"That's way too complicated. Finding a wife for Howard and raising kids is going to be impossible" while Shess is like, "Didn't you two invent a flying car? You can't find Howard a wife??"

Hee! I don't have much of a mental!Maria, but she does seem to be quite Pepper-like when I write her, which I suppose is appropriate. Howard would be at a minimum fifty when Tony was born, so I picture her as at least ten or fifteen years younger than him, too.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 2nd, 2014 02:22 am (UTC)
It's weird that most of the stuff I've written about Maria is mainly her talking to Peggy. I have them being rather good friends, particularly after Howard and Maria's marriage gets a little rocky.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 2nd, 2014 02:53 am (UTC)
I don't think it's weird for you not to have written much lovey-dovey stuff between Howard and Maria and gone right to the angst. :-p

I think my Maria might be a biologist of some sort, and I might use the original daemon I gave her for the meme response I did awhile back. Because, oddly, the daemon I gave her influenced my decision that she was into biology rather than the other way around...

I've also got all of the howling commandos's daemons, so I think I have all the misc. MCU characters covered.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 3rd, 2014 01:53 am (UTC)
Speaking of daemons, this Tumblr post made me think of you. Especially the 2nd to last photo which is the greatest selfie ever:
http://iraffiruse.net/post/67425645591#.VH5spMnqb4c
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 3rd, 2014 02:32 am (UTC)
Eeeeeeeeee! Quokkas are the cutest creatures on the planet. They are some sort of experiment by Disney that escaped into the wild. I feel like they might be my spirit animal. I think my patronus would be a quokka.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 3rd, 2014 02:56 am (UTC)
The perma-smiles quokkas have are pretty damn adorable.

I'm still amazed that someone got such an incredible selfie with one.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 3rd, 2014 03:19 am (UTC)
I've seen videos of them on YouTube, they literally walk right up and say hey to anyone who comes by. With the perma-smile, they look like they're going to invite you back to tea.

Back at my laptop now, so have some animal pics in return for your quokkas.

A very large raccoon
The Corgi Avengers
Svana getting her Midgardian work-out on
Issie and Svana just chilling

Edited at 2014-12-03 03:49 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 3rd, 2014 03:57 am (UTC)
Eeee! I'd seen the photo of the corgi Avengers and the big raccoon before somewhere. I was trying to figure out if the large raccoon is Dejeni after she experimented in eating and then decided she wasn't a fan.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 3rd, 2014 04:01 am (UTC)
I was trying to figure out if the large raccoon is Dejeni after she experimented in eating and then decided she wasn't a fan.

Maybe some sort of lab experiment gone wrong.

Dejeni: I can't move my legs. This is problematic.
Howard: Okay, so, Phase II not ready yet. Back to the drawing board.
Dejeni: I can't get to the drawing board.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 3rd, 2014 04:07 am (UTC)
Howard: Okay, so, Phase II not ready yet. Back to the drawing board.
Dejeni: I can't get to the drawing board.


Hahaha! I imagine her accidentally flipping onto her back and not being able to right herself.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 3rd, 2014 04:13 am (UTC)
Hee!

Someone's Turtle Daemon: See? Y'all laugh, but it isn't funny, is it?

I'm picturing Howard utterly failing to notice Dejeni, too.

Dejeni: Howard. Howard. HOWARD! Give me a hand.
Howard: *building stuff* Yep, in a second...

Random question, but how do you pronounce Dejeni? Is it da-JEN-ee or de-JENE-ee? Or something else? Whenever I use to my text-to-speech programme to proofread it renders daemon names different than how they sound in my head and it made me wonder which way is the 'right' way.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 3rd, 2014 04:26 am (UTC)
Howard: *building stuff* Yep, in a second...

He'll probably eventually extend out a free hand while he's still staring at whatever he's building.

Dejeni: *flails* I can't reach that.
Howard: Here *moves a centimeter*
Dejeni: *flails more* Seriously, you're like an entire foot away from me.

how do you pronounce Dejeni?

I've always pronounced it in my head as De-Jene-ee.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 3rd, 2014 04:34 am (UTC)
Dejeni: *flails* I can't reach that.
Howard: Here *moves a centimeter*
Dejeni: *flails more* Seriously, you're like an entire foot away from me.


I love how much like Tony and Mim they sound. It makes me happy and a little sad at the same time. It's too bad Tony didn't meet Howard when Howard was a young man. They probably would have gelled. Or hated each other, it's hard to know, I guess.

I've always pronounced it in my head as De-Jene-ee.

Ah, see, I was pronouncing it De-jenny, so that is good to know. My text-to-speech programme had it as DAY-ja-nee or something like that, which threw me for a loop and made realize I didn't know what the official pronunciation is.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on December 4th, 2014 05:42 am (UTC)
Ah, see, I was pronouncing it De-jenny,

Ack, my bad. I somehow equated de-jene-ee to de-jenny. But actually sounding it out they're different in terms of accent. Anyway, I've said it in my mind as de-jenny. Sorry if I'm forcing another recalibration!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on December 4th, 2014 01:18 pm (UTC)
Hee! No worries, I hadn't yet fully recalibrated. I still alternate pronounciation of Tzophiya in my head between Zo-fee-ya and Zo-fie-ya, so internal consistency is very loose in my brain.