(People still have those, right? )
Merry Christmas! And for Christmas, I want to write about...your Killjoy OC.
Yes, I’m serious. If you give me some information about your OC, and I think she looks interesting, I’ll write a one-shot fic about her for free. Why?
1. I want to be a novelist, so I need the experience.
2. I need a break from the usual stuff I’m working on.
3. As an anxious person, I need to stay occupied.
4. I love writing fics (one reason I’m writing Killjoy fics instead of original fiction) because it’s way easier to be creative when you take existing ideas and build on them, instead of starting from scratch.
5. As a thank you for sticking with the group and not letting the fandom die out.
I actually did something similar this summer. For about twenty days, I took a different photo from the Killjoy Inspiration folder each day and wrote a paragraph about the OC I came up with. Pretty good practice, I think.
First of all, here’s what I won’t write about:
1. Romance. I don’t like romance, and I probably wouldn’t be good at writing it anyway.
2. Killing or torturing Dracs/raiding the city or Drac outposts/etc. I love Dracs and even roleplay as one, so it’s not gonna happen.
3. The Fabulous Four’s deaths. Just no. As far as I’m concerned, that never happened.
4. Disrespect toward canon characters. OCs abusing them for no reason: insulting them, screaming at them, hitting them, deliberately annoying them, etc.
5. Canon characters in the comics. I haven’t read the comics and don’t plan to, so I can’t portray them accurately.
However, there’s a few things that will make me more likely to write about your OC. If she’s your typical bland badass, I’m not going to be able to pull much inspiration from that. But if your character stands out from the rest-- not because she’s “the best Killjoy in the Zones,” but because she’s genuinely unique-- then I’ll definitely have something to write about. So try to show me what makes your character interesting. A good balance of strengths and flaws is important, too.
Also, the more detail, the better. Characters sheets and faceclaims are great. If you don’t have those, try to describe your character as much as possible. The more detail you give me, the more material I have to write about. You can also link to fics, drawings, Tumblrs, roleplays, etc.
And slipping me an extra 4,000 points wouldn’t hurt. (Just kidding, haha.)
However, please don’t think that if you comment, you’re guaranteed a fic. I also can’t tell you when it’ll be completed (or how long it’ll be, for that matter-- whenever I think a fic will be short, I always end up writing more and more. ) But I will try to do as many as possible. So it doesn’t hurt to try commenting
As a final note, I can’t promise a 100% accurate portrayal, since I don’t know your OC nearly as well as you do. I won’t deliberately change anything, and I’ll try my best to keep her in-character, but I probably won’t write her exactly as you imagined in your head. So please don’t expect that.
So if you have a Killjoy, BL/ind, or neutral OC, please leave a comment (or note me, toad1) with the following info:
Affiliation: (Killjoy, BL/ind, or neutral.)
Character info: (Character sheets, drawings, descriptions, etc.)
Plot idea(s): (Give me at least one idea for a plot. I don’t expect any particular length. Even one sentence is fine. You can give me as many ideas as you want, but please know that I’ll only write about one, unless I end up combining a few.)
You can submit as many OCs as you want, but I’ll only write about one. Also, I don’t mind including members of the Fab Four (actually, I love writing for Poison and Kobra), but please don’t ask me to include all of them. (And my Jet is pretty weak, just a warning. I have almost no experience writing for him.)
If you’re interested, please comment as soon as possible. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Affiliation: Inbetweener (I feel this was the creation of someone else, but the word fascinated me); Neutral.
Character info: She has no face claim as of yet (no one famous is particularly suitable), but I have a good picture of her in my mind. Lolita is a callous and manipulative businesswoman in the zones, owning her own saloon out in the Arizona desert and selling supplies when they can be afforded. Beautiful but nowhere near being a good fighter (lousy aim and can't throw a punch to save her life) she avoids physical combat as much as she can, and she relies on her feminine wiles and manipulation to get what she wants. Often nicknamed the "Homewrecker" because of her flirtatious ways with various men. Needless to say, she doesn't have many friends, if any at all.
Plot idea(s): A drug exchange between her and some Killjoys. Confrontation with Party Poison on her nasty behavior (First try to flirt her way out of it, but in the end she would be like a child being scolded and not really take it to heart.). She gets ganged up upon by a gang of Killjoys who don't particular like her for whatever reason. Getting her drug supply from her doctor friend Alex Laurel, who's going through midlife crisis and has a thing for her while his wife is away at work and daughter at boarding school.
Name: Ginny Long-legs
Affiliation: Killljoy (In training)
Occupation: Getaway Driver
Hair: Short, spiky, dyed neon orange.
Eyes: An odd, darkish shade of grey that people can't figure out if it's kind of blue or not.
Clothing: White racing suit with green and orange 'tron-style' accents, black boots, orange goggles, black tank-top and black rainbow skull leggings underneath.
Parent's Names: Spotlight Sweetheart (Mother, a shorter woman with light brown hair and eyes and a tendency towards purple, teal and black clothing) Iron Adder (Father, middle-height guy with scraggly darker brown hair and grey eyes, wore an army green bullet proof vest, rest of his outfit is black and red. )
Character Info: Ginny is a self-taught driver. She's spent so much time running from Dracs and rogues in cars she's stolen that she's forgotten what it feels like to take a relaxing cruise down the street. On the first chance she gets to do so, at age 18, she spots a flier stating: 'HELP WANTED. Need GOOD driver, willing to pay, please call number below' signed with the universal symbol for none other than, you guessed it, Party Poison, posted on a cork board outside of an antique shop in a town she goes through.
Why the guy needs a fast driver is beyond her, as is the reason that no-one has taken the flier, considering who's asking for assistance, but it's an opportunity to get a bit of extra money and maybe a story to tell the rest of the kids and the half-way home, so she decides 'Oh, why the hell not.' She barely has time to snatch the paper from the bulletin board before the shopkeep recognizes her as the car thief their zone has been talking about and she has to make her escape down an alley. After their chase wears down, she finds a payphone and sits there in debate on whether to call the number or not.
She does, and the ensuing near-death experience/auto-shop robbery (a tale for another day ) inspires her to return to her old settlement a little early and take a breather from life as a drifter (so ie. the outside world scared the crap out of her.) When she returns home, she asks a few of the local Killjoys she remembers to point her in the direction of Dr. Death's hideout, since she can't remember what it looks like, so she can ask her allotted annual two questions about her mother, who used to work with him during the summer when she was alive and Ginny was little.
Story Idea: Ginny asks Dr. Death about the night she was born, stating 'I hear there's a rumor about my birthday. Big-ass raid went down. My dad almost died during it from being hit by shrapnel. Heard Jet Star was there to retrieve some car parts or something, all I know is that he evidently walked my dad from the hospital tent to the studio where mom was and then left right away.' (Perhaps you could tell the story of the raid and how her, at the time, teenage parents were coping with the situations both of the birth of their child and the settlement being under attack. No dialogue from Jet Star is needed. He is either just seen for a brief moment or or just mentioned.)
I don't know..maybe I should just scrap this whole thing..I have the whole story in my head..but I can't get it out into words...I'm bad with description.
Perhaps you could write about her first week in her new home, how she adjusts to life as a Killjoy as well as a newly orphaned 14-year-old girl.
(Town name is completely up to you. Plot is basically artistic freedom, with the guideline of her first week is basically hell. No canon characters unless you have like a flashback to when she was booted out of her settlement.)
Character info: She is an average height, has deep brown hair, blue-green eyes, curvy, strong (physically and mentally), and has light smile lines on her cheeks. Amy is charismatic and excellent at flying under the radar of BL/Ind. She is "friends" with several people within Scarecrow Unit and has dabbled in science research for the less-than-sinister parts of the company's facilities--for example, the medical research departments and such. She has direct connections to well-known folks out in the Zones, not the fabulous Killjoys, though. She comes across as humble and amiable. Thing is...she has a bit of a weak spot for an exterminator she works with. (Just fantastic, right?)
Plot idea(s): She is recruited by Scarecrow to go on a field mission, which is unusual because she's not exactly trained for such an occasion. Of course, she's capable of handling being in the Zones and with a particularly strange and very not-Scarecrow-like, though skilled Exterminator Phoenix (the one mentioned earlier...he's just a dark haired, tall, lanky bastard who wears too many layers for the desert climate and seems to have a very "lawful neutral" alignment for the most part, but sometimes leans "true neutral"), but she can't let on that she knows anything at all.
Affiliation: Killjoy (although used loosely because they can't see Val being someone worth following)
Born into BL/ind, but was raised in the desert after her parents' retreat there. Her mother was a medic who would help wounded Killjoys and other refugees. Her father, a retired military weapons expert, would train anyone willing to fight. Not wanting his daughter to be defenseless he (against his wife's protest) would take his daughter out and train her in secret. Close range weapons, hand to hand combat, anything to give her a fighting chance.
An ambush from exterminators wiped out the camp and survivors. Her parents tried to hide her, but were mowed down in the process She ran, but was shot in the neck by an ill-aimed streak in the firefight and was left for dead. A scavenger by the name of Malice, wandering into the aftermath found her and patched her up as best he could. The result is a ghastly scar across her throat and has been rendered (seemingly) speechless.
*I say seemingly, because I do envision her re-gaining this ability to some small degree, but not for a long while. She may speak once in a great while, maybe a sentence or two, and nothing above a whisper so as not to stress what little windpipe she has LOL. But again, that's way down the road. in the meantime, she's totally mute.*
Because of this she uses body language and non verbal cues almost exclusively to communicate. (she may throw sign in there, but it's really just something she and Malice may understand) Her silent communication given her the ability to be hyper observant, to pick up ticks and inflictions in others to see if one is being honest or catching them in a lie. She overly optimistic and bubbly, quite the contrast to Malice's broody and borderline depressing nature, which is probably why they keep each other around.
When she's not bothering Malice or being a general thorn in the side to BL/ind, she' fancies herself a collector of sorts. She feels that people who live in this volatile state may forget where that things were not always this bad. As she gets older, her goal is to have a place to house all the books, scraps, bits and pieces of the past for others to see and reflect upon. (so, an overly glorified apocalyptic library LOL)
So far as a plot idea…That's actually one of the reasons I've yet to develop either character further. I can't seem to plot out something believable for a time span between her being shot and Malice finding her. I guess I envision it to be a many hours span because when he arrives the dracs are long gone and the smell from corpses are uh…pretty ripe. (well, in the desert I guess that wouldn't take too long now would it? LOL) I also can't make a plausible scenario as to how she could keep herself from bleeding out or how she'd manage to survive the blast at all (it being from a laser and all LOL!)
I don't have a drawing of her unfortunately...the plot pocks have been keeping me from fleshing her out fully. She's tanned, short, purple hair, right now I have her roughed out with a white hoodie kind of top and grey cut offs with black boots. (Doc Martin kind of boots) When in battle, she wears a full mask, with an 8-bit happy face on it.
Thanks for the offer And yep, I'm uploading all of them to this account.
ananasen8d.deviantart.com/art/… That is an old drawing of him. His arm is okay, I just tried to draw him with it on his back..
Character info: Quiet Muse is as her name tells. She often questions everything from human nature to the way the world works and when she receives an answer ponders it over and twists it into even more questions. She is very open and quite physically affectionate but has a terrible stubborn streak about because of her pride and wanting to be right. The young woman (age 23) can also be too trusting with others. She has a very black and white mindset so she fluctuates between being extremely cynical to hopelessly optimistic depending upon recent events and her mood. Quiet Muse at times is seen as too clingy with how much affection she wants from her friends she’s made, and her need to have a companion to love and be loved by.
Quiet Muse’s particular job is being a Recorder, which is being a historian for the Killjoy world. She travels from camp to camp writing down the day to day life, customs, rituals and the like. She will usually stay with one camp for about a year to three before moving on to any new ones that have appeared.
This is what her face looks like though her hair is a milk chocolate brown: fav.me/d1982zl
Quiet Muse’s outfit of choice is an electric blue burqa: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia…
She is 5’3.
Plot idea(s): Quiet Muse is traveling from camp to camp to find the Storyteller who is able to go back and forth between the Killjoy world and BL/ind because he is neutral and tells tales of hope to both sides.
Some background on the Storyteller is that it is Till Lindemann (singer of Rammstein), and being the famous Storyteller is allowed to move between the two worlds because each time he leaves a BL/ind city after a year of being there submits himself to the brutal whipping he receives each time he leaves a BL/ind city to ensure that he will not tell any secrets of BL/ind. He would be unable to do so anyways because he stays with the citizens and does not even attempt to pry and get into matters that are not his business. The Storyteller is distinguishable because of his dove white cloak, sleek silver swimming goggles (to keep the sand out of his eyes) and when he removes his cloak his whip scars.
Quiet Muse is seeking the Storyteller out because she wants to beg him to look for her Dad in a particular BL/ind city. She wants this because her Dad used to be a Killjoy with her but when his depression began to crush him to the point of dysfunction and suicide he willingly went to BL/ind and gave himself up for the medicine that would “fix” him. She loves her Dad passionately and longs to hear about how his life is now that he has been with BL/ind for two years, and wants him to know that she’s surviving.
OC Name: Little Desert Star
Character Info: Dee (her nickname) was a kid when everything went down. Her parents were musicians and later became leaders of a large group of Killjoys. She was 20 years old when her parents were ambushed and killed right before her eyes because of a Rat in the group. Since she's not very trustworthy of people, but secretly wishes for people to be close to. (And you said no romance but...) She has a crush on Party Poison^///^''
Affiliation : Killjoys
Character Info : Heartcore Girl is a daughter of Dr. Harrison Montgomery, a famous scientist that has been working with BLI and a psychiatrist, Allison Montgomery. She nearly die over a mysterious disease that cannot be cure at the age of 3, thus her father used her body as a test for new BLI product. However, the test of the experiment turning her into a so-called 'Anti-Exterminator', a secret weapon that BLI has try to eliminate. After destroy and kept the test as a secret, Heart was kept under medication.
She grew up away from people, being severely abused by her insane mother who lost her mind after being effected by BLI pills (also, as a test subject for brainwash). Until one day, she left and divorced her father, who neglect his child after the experiment.
Despite her mother abused, Heart describe to be 'soulless and isolated'. The only closes friend she had is her brother, Ian Montgomery. Not until he left home to went to college, Heart fell betray, thus filling her black holed heart with hatred towards people around her.
After the post-apocalypse when she was 12, her home was destroyed. A day without medication, she went berserk, almost kill herself in instant before was a saved by a young lady named Matilda, who has been around the places to save a children who lost their relatives over the apocalypse.
There, she met Matilda's daughter, Phantom Girl, a rebellious youngster Crazy Voltage, the silent Angel and her soon to be crush, Crow. Matilda also make a medication for Heart to kept her for losing control and taught her on nursing, where she's become a complete expert in physiotherapy. A year later, Matilda was offered a job at Battery City, only to be completely lie. Matilda was brainwashed, as the rest of them make their escape from Battery City, until was save by The Fabulous Four.
Plot idea : Heartcore, who is now, a 16 year old girl, wondering around the Zone to help out saving children who lost their relatives. She teamed up with Poison and Crow, to save a group of kids who escaped from Battery City. It's not an easy mission, as the memory of her past start dueling with her feelings over hatred. Maybe even, can feel love.
P/S : I think, Anti-Exterminator is more like a 'virus' for the BLI. Some part of her body was replaced with android body, such as her both feet and right arms. So she's probably kinda half android. Her body also kept an unknown virus that cannot be delete or separate, but a main caused for her to lose control and her mind.
I also had a imagination that, when Heart was being abused by her mother, it would be resembled like Carrie and Margaret White. I don't know, maybe I think Heart is too fragile about feeling. :/
OC Name: Evangeline Dauphin
Char. info: Evangeline is the 25 year old daughter of two of BL/Ind's grandest patrons. Knowing this, you can imagine she is rather spoiled and lives a lavish lifestyle of cocktail parties and cotillions. Her spoiled and childish behavior can be seen when things don't go her way, and when frustrated, can give up easily. Due to her upbringing she can be seen as selfish because she can't relate to other's plights and tries not to in the end anyway. Yet, she can be a darling heart if those around her get through her apathetic and naive facade. She can be as empathetic as most, if her feelings are aroused
This is not to say she is uneducated though. Top of her class in robotics engineering. She loves to create, especially androids. She is one of the board members for the android division. Always working on new models and fixing old ones.
Her two favorite androids though were made by her though and are close friends and attendants: Ambrose and Lindsey. She is very close to Ambrose, some speculate a romantic and sexual relation going on. That would be silly though, right? (It is though)
She is also allergic to most BL/Ind drugs, having a severe and deadly reaction if they were to even touch her lips. Because of this, she fakes taking the pills.
She can be a killjoy sympathizer, but she hates their violence, and wishes they would just leave her community alone.
Face Claim: Doris Mayday (mediaz.pinupgirlclothing.com/c… , mediaz.pinupgirlclothing.com/c… )
Plot ideas: Idk. Perhaps a squareoff between her and more strict BLInd member. Meeting the fan four. Having a run in with BlInd meds somehow or maybe another killjoy OC.
Character info: captainkpeanuts.deviantart.com…
Plot idea(s okay, I have no plot ideas but my char is a tom boy punk, into gaming, bit of a joker likes to misbehave but is using that to hide a very self conscious attitude, she is very body conscious, curvy and worried people will find her fat also very boisterous, very up to a challenge but then wonders if people find her too "inn your face" so worries about what people think. very loyal, quite un confrontational unless you mess with friends or family and if you harm or even take the mick out of them will fight tooth and nail for them! she's very logical but not exactly smart in the conventional sense, like she could fail a maths test but get you out of n awkward situation with her logical skills
Character info: killjoydirectory.pbworks.com/w…
Character info: killjoydirectory.pbworks.com/w…
Affiliation: Killjoy, unauthenticated postal service worker for the zones.
Character info: Ghost zappa is a 14 year-old killjoy. Working for a unauthenticated postal service in the zones, he hops from zone to zone posting mail to killjoys and occasionally to the 'mail box for the dead'. The postal service is located in an abandoned office at the edge of the zones.