Brie's corner of scribbles and miniatures

Discussion in 'Make It So' started by bornofthesea670, Dec 11, 2017.

  1. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    I am going to ignore Young Griff/omg wut if aegon liiiiived unless and ONLY unless Dany literally ends up marrying him. Otherwise i will acknowledge his existence only for as long as it takes me to vehemently yeet him from my headcanon.

    I don't mind AUs where one of Elia's babies or both survive. But not like this, bro. You join your auntie or you get the heck out

    Edit: I would PREFER he didnt marry her because misogyny is annoying and my queen has dragons, follow her you fools. Hate it when people are like "but she has to marry him for legitimacy/the people want a king"

    Does he have dragons? No? Shut up.
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  2. bornofthesea670

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    According to a random baby name site, Eira is a Welsh name meaning snow, so maybe not good for the water goddess. I've been wanting to give the ice goddess a more Inuit name because I've used a lot of culture and appearance for her, so we'll see how that goes. I'm trying to not take too much from any one culture so im iffy about names, but I think it might still be nice to take a look. It's hard because it's fantasy, and im bad at just...making up names. But i don't want to be too grabby about it, like Nukpana is (from what I can remember of high school) one of the Mesoamerican underworlds, so while it is a very fun word to say I do need to change it at some point. I am pretty sure Xaurius wasn't accidently stolen from anything.

    I like most of the other names, but i would like to remind myself of the meanings of them just to see if they still fit.
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  3. bornofthesea670

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    I could keep her Welsh, they get pretty snowy. Maybe keep the name but also keep the appearance and some of the cultural practices, by which I mostly am referring to survival strategies. The occupants of Xaurius used to live in a more traditional fantasy world before they were punished with the new land. It's only very recent that it became more liveable, due to built up karma and gods getting tired of very few weather types. That's one of their main THINGS, they do weather. But they haven't been able to do much of that (especially poor eira) for around half a million years because of the hell realm thing.
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    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    Areli is still a good name, it means either light (or voice?) of god or one of the variants of aur-names, basically anything to do with gold. Both of those are fine for a light god. Gender seems wibbly wobbly based on what site I'm in or whether it's coming from Latin or Hebrew sources, but I'm very ok with a name of dubious gender.

    According to babynames dot com in particular it is a gender neutral name meaning LION of god.

    I'm here for a catboy you pray to for a good hand of cards in poker.

    (Homestuck may have rubbed off on me there but also light=hope is certainly a common metaphor.)

    Aodh is masculine, not sure how I messed that up. Im keeping it because I still think it's pretty, Scots can add that to the list of reasons to fight me. (I like to joke I can't visit Scotland or Ireland because I've always been too lazy to learn the differences)
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  5. bornofthesea670

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    I took some inspiration from the Kingdom of Benin for the stone/metalworking God, so I'll likely rename him something more suitable, since I have NO IDEA where Hagir came from.
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    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    So to update, Erin is now Maren, it's based on the same root that Marina is, but it isn't as obvious and sounds sort of mature and chill, which has always been the vibe for her. Aodh and Maren are both sort of mom friends, but Maren gets quiet angry and Aodh will burn everything you own.

    I still like Eira too much to change it and everyone else is fine except for Hagir. I'll be looking into his replacement name.
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    Holding my ADD at gunpoint so I can write lmao
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  8. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    The biggest mood, I wish you luck in slaying the dreaded writers block!!
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  9. bornofthesea670

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    Onyx's mother is named Cecily and her first child (an adopted son) was named Lamach. Lamie for short. I haven't been able to remember his name for ages so im taking the opportunity to record it.

    Her first real lover was a role play character of a friend I haven't talked to in ages, so I unfortunately cannot use her. I feel like it'd be weird to message him and ask to use his character in my dumb fanfic lol.

    He probably would have been fine with it back when we were real close, but im not sure how the last few years might have changed him. Ah well.
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    Edit for privacy
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    Posting a simplified family tree later. Only going back to Orchids grandad and leaving out the grandkids I haven't named yet. There's been quite a bit of political marriages going on in the last 300 years. But I haven't decided how many kiddos are born of said marriages.
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    I'm not sure how well I explained the recent events of Xaurius directly prior to Grandpa Jerrold taking the throne. I started writing, but it is late and I need to work tomorrow and then I ran into one of the plot holes I haven't filled particularly well and THIS CAN WAIT ACTUALLY

    I'll come back to this XD
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    Decided to Google Xaurius and it looks like it's mainly a crypto currency.

    Not sure how fictional names work, or if something out there will require me to change it in case I ever want to publish anything.
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    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    Opening myself up to some deserved bullying today: it's awkward when your thing for villainesses spills over into real life

    Lillee Jean is very much a bad person. I would not be friends with or date her. But she is my type and it is AWKWARD lmfao.
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    There is now a third sister and naming her was a Journey. I wanted to keep the O name thing going because their mum Marie is weird and Xaurian names tend to be rocks/gems, flowers, plants, trees etc

    So we already had an Onyx and an Orchid, and i was looking for a nice tree name, and found Oleander. Oleander has a nice flow to it and also they're poisonous which is a nice demony touch. But I didnt want her to go by her full name, and I couldn't call her Lea because they already have a cousin named Liya and i don't like how Leah sounds.

    But then I had her going to a nice small little college out in the countryside and she enjoys plants, she's the farmer sister since if you leave a Raven to their own devices they'll become an adventurer for hire, a bodyguard, a farmer, maybe some sort of artist, or worst case scenario they'll crawl into a hole and rot for a few years WHICH IS WHY THEY NEED A GOOD SUPPORT SYSTEM

    Little anxious prone-to-depression babs.

    Anyway her hanging out in the countryside made me think of Southern names and I figured, what if her other mother (Marie sired her daughters, she didnt carry them) gave her a "normal" name since at the time of her birth Marie was still the queen of Xaurius and arguing with her about a dumb name is a waste of energy. Especially since its technically a name that fits with the Xaurian culture. Again, Orchids first name is Blue since she was named for a specific orchid. Onyx actually has the least strange name of all of them, if you consider it.

    So the middle sister's name is Emily Oleander and she goes by Emma Lee. Or just Lee, with friends. Could i have just called her Lee? Sure but where's the backstory in that? Where's the texture.
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