?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
18 June 2015 @ 05:55 pm
Meme (Character Stuff)  
awanderingbard reminded me of this meme:

Character Questions Meme

1. Go here to generate 10 random numbers between 1 and 100.

2. Choose a character that I write or have written, be it a canon person, an OC or whatever. Feel free to pick a character that was used before, as the questions will most likely be different this time around.

3. Comment with the character and the numbers, and then I will answer the corresponding questions from here


OCS and AU versions of characters, including daemons, are welcome.
Tags:
 
 
 
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 18th, 2015 10:43 pm (UTC)
I'm going to be a bad person and encourage you!

43, 38, 29, 24, 14, 47, 52, 70, 16, 66

Winnie Watson-Barnes, please. :-D
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 18th, 2015 11:15 pm (UTC)
I knew I could count on you!

Winnie Watson-Barnes

Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?
I've gotten better at this but I sometimes did dream fighting. Aunt Natasha thought this was pretty great but I sometimes dreamed I was defending myself or someone so I'd kick and punch in my sleep. It was never scary and sometimes it was kind of fun. I had a dream once that I was fighting off zombies and it was awesome. But the first time I had a dream like that when I stayed over at Elliot's, I nearly broke his nose so that was mortifying.

What is your earliest memory?
I have a vague memory of recovering from having the flu when I was really little. I was falling asleep while sitting in bed. Dad was reading me a story and I remember leaning against his metal arm because it felt great against my face after having a fever for days straight.

As a child, what kinds of personality traits did you display?
I have different people telling me/reminding me of different traits. But apparently, the general consensus is that I was pretty opinionated and really wanted to be involved in everything. Uncle Sherlock talks about how I wanted to go with him and mom to all the crime scenes as a kid and always wanted to do experiments with him. That sounds about accurate.

What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
I guess getting married. Growing up, I thought I'd never get married. I looked at the life my mom had with being on her own but having people around her who really loved her and I wanted my life to be exactly that. Even when I met Elliot, I thought we might just live together or something but when he asked me to marry him, it seemed like the most obvious thing to do.

What is your best memory?
I once helped Mom and Uncle Sherlock solve a case when I was 15. Like, properly helped them solve a case. I found a clue and did research and figured out how the killer was able to trick the ME into thinking the time of death was five hours after the actual time of death. After that, I knew I wanted to be an investigator of some kind.

What are your political views?
I guess you'd say I'm liberal. I have an overall poor opinion about politics and politics in general. I get into these long conversations with Uncle Steve about how I believe in the principles of government but have a pretty low opinion of the actual people in charge.

Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?
Well, I definitely believe in the existence of true love in the non-romantic sense. The love I have for my parents and all of my extended family members is definitely true. In terms of soul mates, I'm not sure. Elliot might frown at me about this but I don't know if there is such a thing as one person who's perfect for you. Lots of people might be perfect for you and you'd be lucky to find one of them. I think Elliot is perfect for me so there's that. Unless I'm having to pick a bowling partner. In which case, he's not perfect for me.

Who or what, if anything, would you die for (or otherwise go to extremes for)?
My family, obviously. I'd do anything for them.

Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?
I don't like picking fights but if it's a worthy cause, I'll fight. If it's for a good reason, I'll argue until one of us passes out from the lack of oxygen.

What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
I enjoy running. That's what I usually do when I want to unwind after a long day or when I can't sleep. I used to run with both my mom and dad when I was younger. Although running with dad can feel demoralizing after awhile because he can run for miles without stopping and all you want to do is lie down on the grass and try not to throw up.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 19th, 2015 12:13 am (UTC)
Oh, yay! I love all this. I especially like Winnie's dream fighting (I bet JJ had to deal with that at sleepovers), and her finding Bucky's arm comforting when she was too hot.

Even when I met Elliot, I thought we might just live together or something but when he asked me to marry him, it seemed like the most obvious thing to do.

Awww, that's very sweet. :-D

Although running with dad can feel demoralizing after awhile because he can run for miles without stopping and all you want to do is lie down on the grass and try not to throw up.

Hahahaha! Uncle Sam is totally solidarity fist-bumping on that.

I'm picturing Steve and Bucky jogging together with either strollers or baby-slings and JJ and Winnie starting out giggling and looking around, and then by the end, they're dead asleep because it's been miles and hours.

Do you know when Winnie was born? Like month-wise? I'm trying to figure out how many months apart they are in age.

Edited at 2015-06-19 12:13 am (UTC)
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 19th, 2015 02:09 am (UTC)
and her finding Bucky's arm comforting when she was too hot.

I had some ideas of Bucky being a little worried about holding Winnie as a baby with his metal arm. But she always found the coolness of it nice. Especially when she wasn't feeling well.

I'm picturing Steve and Bucky jogging together with either strollers or baby-slings and JJ and Winnie starting out giggling and looking around, and then by the end, they're dead asleep because it's been miles and hours.

This is now my headcanon. I can see this so clearly it's not funny.

Do you know when Winnie was born? Like month-wise? I'm trying to figure out how many months apart they are in age.

Despite my painstaking detail into everything else in Winnie's life, I haven't settled on nor have I thought of a birthday for her. I'm leaning toward later in the year, like November or December. Tony can make a crack about the Winter Soldier's daughter being born in the winter.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 19th, 2015 02:33 am (UTC)
I had some ideas of Bucky being a little worried about holding Winnie as a baby with his metal arm

There's a scene in a notebook somewhere with Tony bringing Jamie to the Tower to meet everyone for the first time, and Bucky being a little flustered about scaring him with his arm.

Tony: This is my kid. Metal arms basically look after him all day. You're like DUM-E with a face. And a brain.
Jamie: *happy gentle pats*


This is now my headcanon. I can see this so clearly it's not funny.


I feel like Steve and Bucky would embrace all the joys of modern fatherhood with great enthusiasm. Fuck gender roles, we are parenting the hell out of these kids.

Steve: And there wasn't even a changing table in the men's room!
Tony: Okay, Captain Righteous, can we talk about how in your day men didn't even change babies at all?
Steve: I had to change him in the sink!
Tony: I'm not even sure men were allowed to look after babies for any period of time, let alone leave the house with one.
Steve: What if he was bigger? He wouldn't even fit in the sink.
Tony: Okay, fine, I'll make a portable changing table. You can carry it in your man purse.
Steve: It's a baby bag, and it's very useful.

I'm leaning toward later in the year, like November or December.

I like the idea of Winnie and JJ being born close together.

Bucky: Joan's pregnant, what do I do?
Steve: It's okay, I'll be supportive and helpful.
*three weeks later*
Steve: Nora's pregnant!
Bucky: Okay, well, that's going a little far in being empathetic, Steve.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 19th, 2015 02:51 am (UTC)
You're like DUM-E with a face. And a brain.

Hahaha! I can hear this so clearly in Tony's voice.

Steve: It's a baby bag, and it's very useful.

And I can hear this very clearly in Steve's voice.

Bucky: Joan's pregnant, what do I do?
Steve: It's okay, I'll be supportive and helpful.
*three weeks later*
Steve: Nora's pregnant!
Bucky: Okay, well, that's going a little far in being empathetic, Steve.


Heehee!

I have halfway sketched idea of Bucky furiously discussing with Steve if he should ask Joan to marry him. Yes, everyone keeps telling him it's old fashioned but dammit, it seems wrong to not ask at all when she's having your child.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 19th, 2015 03:16 am (UTC)
Yes, everyone keeps telling him it's old fashioned but dammit, it seems wrong to not ask at all when she's having your child.

Awww. I feel like Steve would be internally agreeing with that, while trying to remain neutral on the surface. Steve is the kind of guy who would agree with whatever you were saying and be a supportive listener, but make sure you have to work it all out for yourself. He's not going to tell you what to do. He's just going to be so disappointed if you don't do the right thing. Look at his sad Captain face. He's really disappointed in your life choices.

Steve has a little of that going on when dating Nora. Modern dating moves very fast, and sex isn't as big a thing, and he has trouble knowing if Nora is as serious about him as he is about her, because people sleep together even when they aren't in love now. I kind of picture him being adorably slow and old-fashioned in their relationship, which Nora actually digs and is very respectful of, but after a while, she would just really like to be having sex with him, because...God, that is a pretty man with the sexiest manners.
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 19th, 2015 04:09 am (UTC)
Look at his sad Captain face. He's really disappointed in your life choices.

Chris Evans has perfected this face.

God, that is a pretty man with the sexiest manners.

True words. True. Words.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 19th, 2015 04:20 am (UTC)
Chris Evans has perfected this face.

So has Issie

In other news, I am suddenly sympathetic to your Howard-and-Maria-Can't-Communicate woes. I'm trying to write a very important scene where communication is necessary and Howard is being all 'I'm fine!' and Maria is like 'you're not fine!' and neither of them will budge on those points, and it's all incredibly uncomfortable. Maria's actually smacked him because I'm so frustrated with him. Dammit, Howard, you are not fine!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 19th, 2015 04:56 am (UTC)
Issie has got that disappointed/sad/just so disappointed look down pat.

Maria's actually smacked him because I'm so frustrated with him. Dammit, Howard, you are not fine!

Yeah, right now I've left Maria and Howard staring at each other over a couple of sandwiches Maria brought for lunch. The problem here might be more me and my lack of time to write this scene properly and less of Howard just being squirrely with communication.
The Writer They Call Tayawanderingbard on June 19th, 2015 05:11 am (UTC)
Issie has got that disappointed/sad/just so disappointed look down pat.

Betti: Okay, geez, I'm sorry!
Issie: I didn't say--
Betti: JJ will go to his room and think about what he's done.
Issie: That might be a bit ex--
Betti: And he won't eat any dessert.
Issie: I don't see how--
Betti: *hangs head, and walks away with her tail between her legs*
Issie: What just happened?
Steve: I don't know, but JJ just grounded himself and took away his phone privileges.

The problem here might be more me and my lack of time to write this scene properly and less of Howard just being squirrely with communication.

I'm honestly not sure I need the scene. I just need Maria to see Howard's guard drop enough for her to feel like he's got some depth and emotion to him that he'll let her in on. I might be able to squeeze a little angst onto the end of the previous scene, and sneak around to where I want to go without the big angsty scene in the middle. Usually when the characters are being difficult, it means I'm not doing what I'm supposed to with them.