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07 May 2015 @ 01:32 am
Daemon Chatter  
awanderingbard did a nice set of daemons for this meme which got me all inspired. I decided to do some Marvel ones as well. I did some villains and some "villains."


Animal: Rook
Name: Acantha
Nickname: She doesn't have one
Major Personality Traits: Acantha is a very quiet daemon who almost never speaks to other daemons. Even with Zola she has a tendency to let her thoughts and feelings be known through action (like gripping him with her claws or pecking at him) rather than words. She's observant, intelligent, and excels at being goal-focused. Whenever Zola does his experiments, she often observes the subjects with her unblinking gaze.
How he/she sleeps: Acantha will usually sleep perched on the headboard or on a nearby surface.
How he/she travels with his/her human: Acantha sits on Zola's shoulder when he's going from place to place.
What he/she does when his/her human is at rest: Acantha is almost always sitting on Zola's shoulder, even when he's at rest. She only ever leaves her spot when they're going to bed.
Favourite forms before he/she settled: There was a brief period when Zola was quite young when Acantha would be a mouse or a beetle, something small that could hide easily. She settled rather early though, shortly after Zola completed primary school.
What his/her voice sounds like: Acantha's voice is very low in tone and usually raspy.



Animal: Hermit Thrush
Name: Tajana
Nickname: Jani which only Fennhoff sometimes calls her.
Major Personality Traits: Despite her outwardly calm demeanor, Tajana is quite emotional. Usually when she and Fennhoff are alone, she will often speak with great feeling whether she be tearfully sad or enthusiastically pleased. When she's with other daemons, she'll always speak to them quite warmly but maintain her distance, going so far as to fly out of reach if anyone tries to touch her.
How he/she sleeps: Tajana sleeps tucked against Fennhoff's neck, just under his ear.
How he/she travels with his/her human: If they're traveling a long distance, she'll usually sit on his shoulder. If they're going a short walk, she'll sometimes flit ahead and wait for him to catch up with her.
What he/she does when his/her human is at rest: Tajana can be restless and move about the room, even if Fennhoff is stationary.
Favourite forms before he/she settled: When Fennhoff was little, Tajana would like to be a large animal so he could ride on her back. And then there was the period when she enjoyed being a psychoactive frog.
What his/her voice sounds like: Tajana has a very melodious, soothing, beautiful voice. One time when she sang for a fellow daemon, he likened her voice to "bells, warmed by the sun."



Animal: Raccoon
Name: Dejeni
Nickname: Jen (usually used by Howard or Tomor)
Major Personality Traits: Dejeni tends to be a very hyper and active daemon. She rarely sits still and is often impatient and frustrated whenever she's forced to stop working on a project to attend a meeting. If they're not working, Dejeni prefers to be out socializing and living it up at a party somewhere.
How he/she sleeps: When it's just her and Howard and they're going to bed sober, she'll sleep curled up against his head. If they've had a night, she's usually on her back, sprawled out. When sleeping with Maria and Tomor, she'll sleep pressed alongside Tomor at the top of the bed.
How he/she travels with his/her human: Usually scampering next to him, often running ahead or lingering back to observe things.
What he/she does when his/her human is at rest: If Howard is at rest because he's intoxicated, she'll lie on her back while tinkering with some sort of device or object. If Howard is sitting down at a meeting, she'll try to get as much distance from him as possible to go off and do something more fun.
Favourite forms before he/she settled: Dejeni always liked being an animal that had hands, such as monkeys.
What his/her voice sounds like: Dejeni speaks very quickly, usually high-pitched. She can often sound either very enthusiastic about things or very demanding. Usually because she's either excitedly explaining something to a bored/stunned audience or she's trying to order people around who are being too slow.



Animal: American Black Bear, later a Sun Bear
Name: Shessida
Nickname: Shess, used by just about everyone including Bucky
Major Personality Traits: Shess was originally quite boistrous, sociable, protective, loyal and proud. She had a tendency to charge forward in situations that made most anxious or nervous. She was always mindful of those closest to her, checking in on the daemons of Bucky's sisters or Issie even as she was often exasperated with the latter for always getting into fights. During most of WWII, Shess became a little quieter but remained as headstrong and as loyal as ever. She had a period where she was a little more skittish and clumsy after she and Bucky were rescued from Zola's lab by Steve and Issie. After she re-settled as a Sun Bear after the events of CA:TWS, Shess could be more moody and skittish. While it probably came across more as frustrated and fed up, she remained as loyal as ever to those closest to her.
How he/she sleeps: She used to sleep on the floor next to Bucky's bed before the war. During the war and after, either she would climb on the bed for Bucky to sleep against her or he'd join her on the floor.
How he/she travels with his/her human: She strolls next to him, usually on his right.
What he/she does when his/her human is at rest: Shess usually curled up by Bucky's feet. More recently she'll sometimes climb up things if shelves or trees are nearby.
Favourite forms before he/she settled: Shess favored being large animals from the start, like lions or that one brief period when she was an elephant to many people's inconvenience. She eventually settled on a bear, like George Barnes' daemon.
What his/her voice sounds like: Shess had a fairly laidback, measured voice. Steve's mom's daemon remarked that Shess always sounded a bit like she was smiling or laughing about something. She speaks in more clipped tones now but every once in awhile sounds like she's relating a very good joke.
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 7th, 2015 01:19 pm (UTC)
And then there was the period when she enjoyed being a psychoactive frog.

This made me lol for some reason. I think because it's perfect.

The way you've described Dejeni's voice is very much how I've described Mim's voice when I was working on modern day daemons, which is appropriate. I wonder now if the thing Mim does of being in your face and then backing off if she doesn't get the response she wanted was something she started doing because Dejeni didn't back off. So, she gets excited and loses herself, but then respects the response she gets if she's come on too strong.

Shess favored being large animals from the start, like lions or that one brief period when she was an elephant to many people's inconvenience.

This also made me lol.

Issie: *a ferocious, but still rather small tiger* You're just showing off now.

I also liked how you've described both Tajana's and Shess' voices.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 7th, 2015 02:20 pm (UTC)
Aw, poor Issie. If it makes her feel any better, Shess was pretty small for an elephant. But still large enough that people had to be careful not to trip over her at the Barnes dinner table.

Shess is so far the only daemon I've done whose voice I tried to model after the actor who plays her human. There's something about the way Sebastian Stan talks that always feels incredibly laidback.

Before Tajana and Fennhoff developed their skills at influencing people, she had the raw desire to alter people's realities. Psychoactive frog it is!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 7th, 2015 02:29 pm (UTC)
But still large enough that people had to be careful not to trip over her at the Barnes dinner table.

That is adorable. I can picture Mr and Mrs Barnes having conversations about this.

Mrs Barnes: It's probably just a phase. We can't ask her to change.
Mr Barnes: Yes, we can. There's enough of us crammed in here already without Shess tromping around like a two ton weight.
Mrs Barnes: I'm sure she'll get over it.
Mr Barnes: At least the Rogers kid doesn't take up too much room. Maybe Sarah would swap boys with us for awhile.
Mrs Barnes: That is not appropriate. She has even less room than us.

There's something about the way Sebastian Stan talks that always feels incredibly laidback.

I picture Nemi having a very nasal, monotone voice to match Mark Ruffalo's voice, which gradually gets a little more emotional as Mim brings her out of her shell. And I think I mentally cast Natalie Dormer for Galdra, because I thought she'd be a good match for Hiddleston's velvety purr. It's hard to cast actors, though. I know how Mim sounds very distinctly in my mind, but I can't think of an actress who sounds like that.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 7th, 2015 02:48 pm (UTC)
That is adorable. I can picture Mr and Mrs Barnes having conversations about this.

Oh yes. But eventually George let it go. Especially after he saw all his kids walking to school and all of his daughters' daemons happily catching a ride on Shess.

I know how Mim sounds very distinctly in my mind, but I can't think of an actress who sounds like that.

I have the same thoughts for Dejeni and Acantha. Their voices are very distinction my head but I don't know of any actresses who match them.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 7th, 2015 03:05 pm (UTC)
Especially after he saw all his kids walking to school and all of his daughters' daemons happily catching a ride on Shess.

Awww. I bet Bucky was an awesome older brother. Him and Steve probably looked out for the girls very well. I can only imagine what happened to any boys who dared to mess around with one of them.

Steve: That is not how you treat a lady! You go and apologize right now.
Bucky: *face punch*
Steve: *hands handkerchief over* Mop up your nose, then go and apologize right now.


I have the same thoughts for Dejeni and Acantha. Their voices are very distinction my head but I don't know of any actresses who match them.


I have a few of my daemons cast. Ben Whishaw for Duin, Michelle Dockery for Tzophiya, and Bernard Cribbins for Mrs Hudsons' daemon. I think Keira Knightley might be okay for Haddie. She has the kind of wryness and poshness to her voice that I picture Haddie having.

formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on May 7th, 2015 04:03 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of Steve handing over the handkerchief has less to do with "let me help you with your nose" and more "you better clean up before you present yourself to Rebecca for groveling."

Oh Michelle Dockerty would make an excellent Tzophiya!
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on May 7th, 2015 04:25 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of Steve handing over the handkerchief has less to do with "let me help you with your nose" and more "you better clean up before you present yourself to Rebecca for groveling."

In my Howling Commandos Reunion fic, I had one of Rebecca's daughters marry in to the Commandos and Steve meets descendent that looks very much like Rebecca. I'd like to think Steve has a very irrational urge to interrogate her partner and make sure he's okay. Because he better be okay.