In the past, an author’s personal website was the holy grail of finding information on our most beloved writers and storytellers. From book tours to correct reading order, to a mailing address where you could send fanatical letters and wail about the death of your favorite characters. Like a brick house we built with our bare hands, they were our personal spaces, our platforms through which we reached our readers. But, with the rise of blogging and social media, the authors website is slowly fading into antiquity. Or is it? Times are constantly changing and with it comes a flux of new technology and social platforms that overwrite the old. If you’re a millennial like me you no doubt witnessed the death of MySpace and the rise of Facebook and Twitter. But, who’s to say that in ten years these popular sites will still be around? Having a Facebook “like” page and a booming twitter account are fine, but in the case that Facebook nosedives at any time in the future, having your own platform that’s controlled solely by you may be your only saving grace. I can already hear you screaming at me, “But websites are expensive! I can’t afford that!” and “I don’t know how to code a website! I can’t be in control of something I know nothing about!” Relax friends and colleagues, I’m here to provide a comprehensive guide on building a simple website that you can operate without entirely on your own. Follow along and in three simple steps, you will have your own FREE platform that no one can take from you, not even the Facebook banning police. I know we’ve all had our run in with those jerks. Here we go!
STEP ONE: Choosing a host website
There are many platforms that allow you to host your website with a custom domain name, which is what we’ll be using here so that you completely “own” your website. The host I think is the best and personally use is Tumblr.com. Tumblr is a blogging website that allows users to create their own blogs and seamlessly share content from millions of users all around the world. This both allows authors to find and interact with new and prospective fans while simultaneously keeping their blog or website fresh with new content. I’m going to go out on a limb here and assume you already have an email address. If not, I highly recommend Gmail for all your emailing needs. Grab your email and navigate to http://www.tumblr.com and create an account. Account creation is extremely simple. Simply enter your email address, password and select a username. I suggest creating a username that in some way correlates to what you’re trying to accomplish. AuthorJenineHadwick is perfectly fine as apposed to PrincessPonyGlitterBootyShorts. I’m serious, tumblr usernames get pretty rediculous. Now, open up a new tab and get ready for step two.
STEP TWO: Acquiring a domain name
Head over to http://www.dot.tk/. This is your domain provider. A domain provider, in a nutshell, is a computer network server where your website will be hosted 24 hours a day, seven days a week without disruption. Essentially, your personal computer, the one you’re using right now could act as a host for your website. With a few apps and minor HTML and coding knowledge, you really wouldn’t need a domain provider at all. Except for the fact that your computer isn’t turned on and connected to the internet all day every day and your internet connection probably wouldn’t have the strength to support all the people flocking to your website. Domain names usually range in price from $10 a month to over $100 a year for a .com domain. But, with the dot.tk website, you will be
provided with a .tk domain name completely free of charge. Yes, COMPLETELY free. The only catch is that you have to renew your domain name every year. But, for a free website, that doesn’t seem too daunting now does it? Head over to http://www.dot.tk and pick your domain name. Now, this will be the NAME of your website, the name through which users will find you. For example, my website is http://www.acgreenlee.com. I opted to pay for a .com domain name for personal reasons but, notice how simple the web address is. Your domain name could be anything from FamousAuthorHeather.tk to HankHillSellsPropane.tk. Just make sure it’s exactly what you want and something you won’t regret choosing later. After checking that your domain is available, proceed to the signup process.
Select Use DNS.
For the IP address slots, enter the IP from Tumblr (126.96.36.199) in both slots.
Select 12 Months from the drop down menu.
Enter the CAPTCHA.
Head back over to tumblr:
Click Settings (the gear icon) at the top of your Dashboard.
Click the blog you’d like to update on the right side of the page.
Click the pencil to the right of the username section and enable “Use a custom domain.”
Enter your domain (e.g. mywebsite.tk).
Click “Test your domain.”
Correct problems if the test finds any, and click “Test your domain” until the test is successful.
If you navigate to your username.tumblr.com blog and it tells you that theres a problem, don’t panic, this is a good thing! It means tumblr is pointing correctly to your domain name and all there’s left to do is wait until all the mechanical stuff updates iteslf. Now lets move onto step three, the fun part!
STEP THREE: Customization
The thing I love most about tumblr is how easily customized it is, even if you have no knowledge of coding. After you’ve beaten your website into shape and you have your AuthorsWebsite.tk website set up and tested, head back to tumblr and go Blog Settings and Edit Theme. You can choose from a million free (and paid if you’re about that life) themes to make your website look however you want. By uploading a header image and profile picture, most themes will give you an entirely personalized website at the push of a button. For even more personalization, hit Edit HTML in your blog editor and get ready for your first, simple HTML coding lesson. Head over to any free tumblr theme code site (we’re going with http://kawaiilayouts.com just because I love them) and copy one of their free theme codes. Head back over to the Edit HTML section of your tumblr editor, select the HTML that’s already there, hit paste, update preview and TADA. Completely new website with the click of a button.
With your new website you’ll be able to truly build an authors platform independent of any social media sites personal fate. And, in the case that something happens to tumblr, there are quite literally a million different alternatives to hosting, and your domain provider dot.tk even has its own page builder if you ever want to cut your ties to a host all together. You can have your cake and eat it to by using social media in conjuncture with your personal website, extending your reach and your influence exponentially. Make them work with each other and for each other! Now that you have the foundation laid out for you, what are you still doing here? Go! Go build a website!
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Next on our list of character introductions is our spunky heroine, Victoria.
Adorable to look at, our heroine is a fiery little number with a potty-mouth and a penchant for getting her way, even if it means resorting to violence. Although she isn’t physically the strongest, she uses her enhanced mental prowess to overcome any obstacle she finds in her way. Now introducing, Victoria Bouchard, Kaizer’s Angel.
Zodiac: Virgo exists in the mind, everything is inside. To the world, Virgo presents a calm and collected exterior, but on the inside, nervous uncontrolled energy resides. They are constantly trying to figure things out, how to improve everything; analyzing and thinking. Virgo can tire itself out without even moving! Virgo has a constant drive to improve and perfect, this can lead to extreme pickiness and finickiness. They are pure, their motives are honest, never malicious and they want to accomplish something.
General information: Since she was a small child, Victoria has always had problems with her sight, a fact which often left her ostracized by her siblings and classmates. A true daddy’s girl, her only friend and confidant growing up was her father Percy Bouchard, who doted on the girl, spending a good portion of his time making sure she felt right at home. During her teenage years, Mr. Bouchard was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, and spent the remainder of his life on earth in constant suffering. Victoria blamed herself. After her father’s death, she was sent to Harlan, Iowa to attend college at Viking Lake University, where she met and fell in love with Kaizer Dresden, a brilliant albeit lazy Grim Reaper. She knows his secret, to a certain extent, and he’s forever curious about the strange mental abilities she displays.
Personality Type: ISTJ – The Duty Fulfiller
Serious and quiet, interested in security and peaceful living. Extremely thorough, responsible, and dependable. Well-developed powers of concentration. Usually interested in supporting and promoting traditions and establishments. Well-organized and hard working, they work steadily towards identified goals. They can usually accomplish any task once they have set their minds to it.
Heroine Archetype: The SPUNKY KID – Gutsy and true, she is loyal to the end. She is a favorite of many writers, and for good reason. You can’t help but root for her. She’s the girl with moxie. She’s not looking to be at the top of the heap; she just wants to be in her own little niche. She’s the team player, the one who is always ready to lend a hand.
Best strengths: Intellection, Learner, badass adorable, little miss badass, badass adorable.
Ambitions: To graduate at the top of her class and later, help find the psychopath who’s making sashimi out of all her friends and classmates.
Internal conflict: She seems composed on the outside, but inside she struggles with the potential to do great evil in the world instead of good.
External conflict: She’s self-deprecating when it comes to her love for Kaizer. She can’t help but believe that she isn’t good enough for him.
Biggest fear: Failing. Whether it’s in life or a board game. She can’t stand to lose. Being blind, losing her sight and being ineffective…these are the fears that haunt Victoria Bouchard.
Bio: Victoria was born in Norfolk Virginia. As a child she always dreamed of attending Harvard, or generally any Ivy League school, but quickly realized that her dream would be far from possible with her parent’s limited income. Victoria was cursed with poor eyesight as well as seemingly limitless mental abilities. She soaks up information like a human sponge, processes data like a super computer and can sometimes even hear the thoughts of the people around her.
We’ll continue our list of characters tomorrow with Mr. Ezra Dresden, the Grim Reaper Führer himself. The epitome of a powerful ‘badass’ he’s quite literally every woman’s wet dream. I think you’ll enjoy him~! Until next time!
(I know what you’re thinking, two updates so close together? Must be the end of the world! Nah, my characters are just riding me lately. This one features our Adelaide, you remember her don’t you? If not, you can check out her profile here. This story is set in an Alternate universe and instead of Addy being a witch, she’s just one extremely pissed off woman. Enjoy!)
Put the Gun Down
August 15th 1967
The black, 1967 Fleetwood Cadillac pulled up to the curb like the Grim Reaper arriving late to a funeral; filled with acrid smoke that wafted from her red lips and the cigar dangling from her delicate fingertips. There was a time in her life when she wouldn’t have even bothered coming back for him, but after all the shit she’d gone through for that man, she’d be damned if she didn’t give him everything he deserved and more.
“Here’s fine Alicia. Leave the car running.” She exhaled, a plume of fragrant smoke leaving her lips in a ring, breaking against her sisters shoulder where she sat behind the steering wheel. She was dressed completely in black, her head covered by a dark silk scarf that partially concealed her face and large, opaque sunglasses. She called it her disguise. Her way of hiding herself in plain sight. And while she tried to hide, to remain anonymous, her elder sister opened the back door, stepping out onto the pavement dressed in the brightest red dress she could find. Her hair fell in a halo of golden pin curls around her pretty face, her heels clicking quietly against the concrete as she clenched her cigar between her teeth and moved towards O’Malleys, an Irish establishment her husband was known to frequent. A bar. A grill. And a cheap hotel all on the same lot. There was nothing old O’Malley didn’t offer his patrons and the exact same could be said for his wife. The place was usually empty during the day, making it a little surprising to find early drinkers already inhabiting the parking lot, all of them turning to stare, as if they knew instinctively to gather on this day. One that they would never forget.
They gawked and stared as she passed, undoubtedly unnerved by the glint of silver in her right hand. Though they all gasped or recoiled in shock, no one moved to stop her. As if they could. Her heels carried her up the short wooden stairs and into the hotel lobby, her footfall muted by the stained burgundy carpet as she cut a slow right down a long hall. With every step she took her life flashed before her eyes, her childhood, the day of her graduation, even her failure of a wedding day. But none of it felt more rewarding, more fulfilling than the memory she lived at that very moment. It wasn’t long until she reached room 108, his personal favorite, the sound of movement inside bringing a twisted smile to her face. Her Nolan wasn’t a very smart man, but then again, few of them could actually claim that title. He wouldn’t be the first to think he could get away with what he did, but he would certainly be the last. The unlucky sonofabitch. She lifted her left hand slowly to rap lightly on the door, uttering a muffled ‘Room service’ to its occupants. Mere seconds passed until the door swung open, revealing the startled face of a man caught in the act.
“Hello dear.” Her right hand shot into the air, stuffing the barrel of a .45 in that astonished, repentant mug of his. He lifted his hands into the air, his feet carrying him quickly backwards as she entered the room and kicked the door closed with her heel. There was a woman there, just as she’d assumed, naked and scrambling for her clothes as her mouth opened to let rip a scream. “Go ahead. Open that pretty little mouth of yours, if you dare. You’ll be sucking on a lot more than a cock when they drag your body out of here.” She warned and the woman sobbed, dropping her things as she headed for the bed, the direction in which her attacker motioned with the barrel of her gun.
“Adelaide! This isn’t what it looks like, sweetheart.” He sweated, seating himself shakily on the edge of the disheveled mattress. His blue eyes were wild with fear, darting around the room for a way to escape or better yet, something he could use to disable her.
“Of course it isn’t. This is just another business meeting, right?” Her thumb drew back the hammer, cocking her peacemaker as Nolan jumped and attempted to explain everything away, as if his words could ever make anything better.
“Honey, baby, please. We can talk about this.” He lifted his hands in placating gestures as his whore continued to cry, her painted face a wreck of an oil painting as mascara ran.
“Oh?” Adelaide asked, her arm swinging right as she pulled her trigger, recoiling as the lead sped through the woman’s skull, splattering blood, gray matter and skull fragments on the shoddy wallpaper behind her. Her body slowly slid off the bed, hitting the floor with a lifeless thump, “It’s really a shame I didn’t come here to talk.”
“Adelaide put the gun down–!” His heroic shout ending in another gunshot, and then another, and another, and another as she left his chest cavity riddled with bullet holes. He oozed blood, the crimson liquid staining the bed and carpet, rolling across the floor to the toes of her shoes. She breathed a sigh of relief, flicking her burning cigar onto the bed where it singed a nice sized hole in the sheets before igniting the entire mattress. Satisfied, she turned and walked away.
Astrological sign: Scorpio is the eighth sign of the zodiac, and that shouldn’t be taken lightly — nor should Scorpios! Those born under this sign are dead serious in their mission to learn about others. There’s no fluff or chatter for Scorpios, either; these folks will zero in on the essential questions, gleaning the secrets that lie within. Scorpios concern themselves with beginnings and endings, and are unafraid of either; they also travel in a world that is black and white and has little use for gray. The curiosity of Scorpios is immeasurable, which may be why they are such adept investigators. These folks love to probe and know how to get to the bottom of things. The fact that they have a keen sense of intuition certainly helps.
The Scorpion symbolizes Scorpio, and that is no accident. Much like the Scorpion would rather kill itself than be killed, those born under this sign are in ultimate control of their destiny. It is life on the Scorpion’s terms, too, since these folks promote their agenda (they are quite the executives) and see to it that things go forward. Others may find this overbearing (it can be) and even self-destructive, but that’s the beauty of the Scorpio: they have tremendous regenerative powers, much like the literal Scorpion can lose its tail and promptly grow a new one. Fearless Scorpios rarely lose; they just keep on going, since they are stubborn and determined to succeed (this Scorpio trait is in keeping with the Fixed Quality assigned to this sign). Scorpios work as hard as they do so they can someday sit back and feel satisfied with themselves. These folks are intense, passionate and filled with desire. They’re also complex and secretive, so don’t expect to get much out of them, lest they become suspicious and exit stage left. It’s best not to bet against Scorpios, either, since these folks are surprisingly resourceful.
Chinese zodiac: Occupying the 2nd position on the Chinese Zodiac, Oxen possess such character traits as dependability, strength and determination. Oxen are tolerant individuals who believe that the road to success involves hard work and scrupulous behavior; they don’t believe in taking shortcuts. They characterize those who don’t work hard as lazy individuals not worthy of respect.
Oxen are capable of trusting others and will listen to their opinions with an open mind. However, Oxen prefer making decisions that are based on their own research. Oxen favor strong, life-long alliances to casual acquaintances.
Home is where Oxen go to seek comfort, occasionally watching television or reading. They prefer the rural outdoors and spend the majority of their “home” time working in the garden or caring for the yard.
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Current status (marital/dating): Single
Political Party: Republican
Police/Criminal/Legal record: Arrested once for suspected drug trafficking but released due to lack of evidence.
Social class as a child: Rich
Social class as an adult: Exceptionally rich
Birth date: 10/29/1985
Birth place: Dublin Ireland
Current residence: London England
Occupation: Triad member, CEO of Cavaletti enterprises.
Title/Rank: Triad / Triginta / XXX / 30
Talents/Skills/Powers: Too many to list.
Hometown: Dublin Ireland
First Memory: Being shoved in front of a train by his elder brother and stopping said train with physical strength alone.
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her; how/why: The day he first drank blood. His father took him into London as an eight year old and cut open the wrist of a prostitute. He drank from her and instantly developed a taste for blood which became an obsession.
Other memories/events that still affects him/her; why/how: Being inducted into the Triad at seventeen. He was given power and a position he wasn’t ready for, but assumed his role as if he were born for it. Giovanni is a natural leader and he isn’t used to being anything else.
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why: Being unable to stop his father from dying and becoming one of the undead creatures who prey on humans and anything else that produces plasma.
Biggest role model and why: His father whom he loved above all else.
Backstory: Giovanni Cavaletti was born in Dublin Ireland to living vampires Niccolo and Lucretia Cavaletti. The youngest of seven children he was spoiled rotten while his siblings, who all competed to take their fathers coveted place in the Triad and ended up killing each other over it. Left to Lucio and Giovanni himself their father chose the latter to take his place as the more responsible, and more powerful, child. Lucio, in a fit of rage cut his fathers heart from his chest, rendering him one of the undead. Giovanni avenged his father’s ‘death’ by suffering his elder brother the same fate.
Posture: Straight, perfect posture.
Build: He has a swimmers build, lean but muscular.
Hair: Black, inky.
Widow’s peak: No.
Describe their smile: His smile is usually boyish or sheepish, he uses his smile to get what he wants especially from women who find his charm hard to resist.
Glasses/Contacts: He wears a pair of black frames, but only for show since he is a vampire and his sight is perfect.
Tattoos/Scars: A scorpion tattoo on his upper left shoulder.
Ambidextrous, left or right handed?: Right handed
Distinguishing features: Uncanny clear blue eyes.
Who does s/he take after; mother or father?: He takes after his father.
Style (Elegant, shabby, etc): Depends on the occasion. He can be very elegant but then again he can also be very lazy.
How does s/he dress or what do they typically wear?: Business suits, stylish sweaters and slacks.
Other outfits one might find in their wardrobe: T-Shirts and Jeans.
Jewelry and/or other accessories: Expensive watches.
Is s/he generally balanced or clumsy?: He’s a vampire, he’s very balanced.
Do they curse, and if so, to what extent: Sometimes.
Write a piece of dialogue that this character might say (can be between someone else): “You’re serious about this?” She asked, her voice barely above a whisper as she looked from him to the forty or so werewolves who waited for them just beyond the window. Giovanni did the same, shrugging his shoulders before giving her a grin.
“We all have to die sometime. Why not go out in a blaze of glory?”
“You’re an idiot.” She stood, cocking her shotgun as he climbed to his feet and kicked the door open.
“Just one of the many things you love about me.”
Describe their voice: He has an English accent. Heh.
Describe their house/dwelling: Large.
Psychological/Personality Attributes and Attitudes
Intelligence level: He’s very intelligent.
Known languages: English, Gaelic
Long-term goals/desires in life: To abdicate the Exodus division. He see’s their tactless violence as useless in keeping a society of vampires peaceful.
Short-term goals/desires in life: Find Lucio and stop him from spreading the drug venom.
How does s/he dress or what do they typically wear?: Business suits, stylish sweaters and slacks.
How self-confident is s/he?: He’s very self confident and self aware.
Is this character generally dominant or submissive?: Dominant but can also be submissive for the right woman.
Describe their level of patience: He’s incredibly patient.
Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof?: A combination of both.
Most at ease when: Alone, reading.
Ill at ease when: When in the company of werewolves and the undead.
If granted one wish, what would it be and why?: Peace among the species.
If they could be described with one of the seven virtues, which would it be?: Restraint
If they could be described with one of the seven sins, which would it be?: Gluttony
Optimist or pessimist: Optimist
Greatest fear: Being enclosed in tight spaces. He suffers from claustrophobia.
Biggest regret: Not sensing his brothers plan to kill his father and being unable to stop it.
Does this character have a deep/dark secret?: No.
Likes: Beautiful women, expensive wine, blood.
Clothing: Anything comfortable but stylish.
Place and why: His personal library. He enjoys reading.
Room in the house and why: His personal library. He enjoys reading.
Food/drink: Blood and expensive wine.
Music genre: Classical/Opera
Song and Singer/Band: Luciano Pavarotti
Movie/Tv Show/Performance: He doesn’t watch television but he enjoyed Les Miserables the stage play.
Actor/Performer: Luciano Pavarotti
Book: Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Historical figure: Does his father count?
Subject in school: History
Animal: The snake because nothing is expected of it yet everyone naturally fears and respects it.
Clothing: …Dresses? The man will wear anything that’s not womens clothes.
Place: The morgue.
Food/drink: Italian food. I know, it’s ironic.
Where does this character hang out?: His library.
Where is this character’s dream place to live?: A place surrounded by only nature and literature. Where petty squabbles and war can’t intrude.
Mode of transportation: His blood red Aston Martin Vanquish.
Most prized possession and why: His blood red Aston Martin Vanquish.
Describe character’s sense of morals: He’s pretty moral, he just has moments where he doesn’t care about anything other than his immediate set up. He’s fiercely loyal to those he calls his own.
Describe character’s sense of self-control: He has an incredible sense of self control. With his obsession with blood he has to less he go off and murder everyone.
Spontaneous or structured?: Both. Depends on his mood.
Instinctual or logical?: Both. Depends on his mood.
How does this character act in public?: Depends on his mood. He’s usually very cordial and an upstanding citizen because of his popularity as a well known CEO. But sometimes he has to kick someones ass. These things happen.
How does this character act in privacy?: He’s very charming, very witty.
What does this character think/feel about…:
Psychoanalysis (Describe why they act the way they do): Giovanni was spoiled as a child, he’s used to getting what he wants when he wants it, but this need for getting what he wants is circumvented by the values his parents instilled in him as a child. He was taught to never take what was unnecessary to him and to never take from the less fortunate but instead to give.
Immediate family members and their ages: Mother-245
Ethnicity and/or species of the mother: Living Vampire
Ethnicity and/or species of the father: Living Vampire
Birth order: He’s the youngest.
Any important/infamous/famous ancestors?: No.
Did this character know their birth parents?: Yes.
Are the parents still alive?: Yes.
Have the parents been separated either by choice or otherwise?: Yes.
What happened to separate the parents and why?: His father became undead.
How old was this character when this happened?: Seventeen.
What effect did it have on him/her?: He misses his father dearly.
How did the parent(s)/caretaker(s) treat him/her growing up versus now: He grew up in a very loving atmosphere other than his siblings all murdering each other.
Did/does s/he have any siblings?: Yes.
Name the siblings and their age difference to this character: Lucio is the only ‘living’ sibling he has left.
Have any of the siblings died?: Yes.
Who, why, and when?: They all murdered each other.
How has this affected the character?: It makes it difficult for him to trust so he’s constantly watching his back.
Describe his/her relationship with the sibling(s) growing up and now: They hated him, he never understood why.
Has this character ever been married?: No.
Does s/he have a family of their own now?: No.
Does s/he believe in a god/goddess?: No.
What are his/her spiritual beliefs?: He’s a vampire…
Is religion or spirituality an important part of this character’s life?: No.
…s/he was an animal? What would they be and why?: The snake because nothing is expected of it yet everyone naturally fears and respects it.
…s/he were the opposite sex? What would they do?: Fondle himself. Daily. Hourly.
…s/he could be characterized by an object; what would they be and why?: A man made river. He’s something that was created to be in a specific place that he doesn’t necessarily want to be in.
…s/he were confronted with someone with an identical personality as themselves? What would they do?: They would probably get along.
…s/he became physically handicapped? What would they do?: Relax and enjoy early retirement.
…s/he was proposed to (if they haven’t been already)? What would they do?: Laugh. Proposing is HIS job.
…s/he had a child (if they don’t already)? What would they do and how would it affect them?: He would treat them with all the love and affection in the world.
What song best fits this character?: If I was your Vampire by Marilyn Manson
If you could compare this character to an existing character (physically or personality-wise), who would it be and why?: Gaspard Menier
Cavaletti Family History:
Niccolo Cavaletti was the grandson of Edgar Cavaletti, a living vampire who was the first member of the house of judges to successfully have a case overthrown for lack of evidence, thus exposing the botched legal system of the sanctioned five who based their verdicts on their particular like or dislike of an accused party instead of facts.
Niccolo, who followed in his grandfather’s footsteps and took the place of one of the sanctioned five fathered two children, Natalia and Elijah. The twins were expected to be excellent judges, except, Elijah had no plans of following his father into a career he deemed boring and worthless. Just after his twenty-ninth birthday he started an uprising, murdering his parents and a slew of other vampires before he and his band of two hundred were finally brought to justice. His sister Natalia escaped the carnage and sought refuge in the house of Leviticus where she eventually became the first living vampire to switch houses. She fell in love with a male Leviticus by the name of Esmond, a man exiled from his family and unable to give his last name to his new bride. Thus the Cavaletti legacy was able to continue. The two went on to give birth to three children, two girls and a son they named for her late father, Niccolo.
Niccolo Cavaletti the second went on to marry a woman named Lucretia, the daughter of a very wealthy Leviticus executioner. He fathered seven boys; Paris, Joshua, Bartholomew, Arden, Lucio, Micah and finally Giovanni. Niccolo, who was set to retire from being one of the sanctioned three who ran the house of Leviticus watched his sons fight for the right to take his place, most of them killing each other until only Lucio, the eldest of the three, Micah, who never wanted his seat of power in the first place, and Giovanni, the youngest of his seven children remained. When he decided the youngest would be the best candidate to take his place and would thus become the youngest person in history to assume a sanctioned position, his son Lucio attacked him and cut his heart from his chest, turning him into one of the undead. In a fit of rage over the death of his father, Giovanni attacked his elder brother and commit him to the same fate. Micah and Giovanni, aside from their mother Lucretia, are the last remaining heirs of the Cavaletti blood line. Micah, an eccentric painter moved to Paris some time ago, leaving his well known glass company to his then seventeen year old brother and hasn’t been heard from since, leaving the now twenty eight year old to govern the family estate on his own.
Positive Traits: Conservative, introverted, reserved, patient, punctual and inclined to be perfectionists.
Worst Traits: Obsessive, stubborn, self conscious and uptight.
Referred to as ‘farmers’ in some descriptions, Type A’s are said to be considerate of others and loyal to a fault. They can also be secretive and reluctant to share their feelings. Apparently they don’t hold their liquor well, either.
Astrological sign: Virgo
Chinese zodiac: Dragon (Born 1988)
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Current status (marital/dating): …..It’s complicated.
Political Party: Democratic
Police/Criminal/Legal record: Arrested once for the suspected murder of a Vampire (Marcus of the Leviticus) Was later released.
Social class as a child: Poor
Social class as an adult: Upper middle class
Birth date: 10/02/1988
Birth place: London England
Current residence: London England
Occupation: Police officer
Title/Rank: Special Operative
Talents/Skills/Powers: She’s a witch. She’s skilled in all things magical.
First Memory: Learning from her headmaster that her foster parents died in a car crash. She was eight years old when this happened.
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her; how/why: Learning how to cast a spell. Without her magic she wouldn’t be able to fight.
Other memories/events that still affects him/her; why/how: The day she graduated from the police academy. Being an officer of the law helped shape her into the woman she is today.
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why: Being unable to stop Nolan from ‘abusing’ her. Even though she’s petite she’s used to being able to take an ass whipping and deal one out just as hard, she’s viewed as a very strong person despite her size and knowing she’d been unable to stop Nolan kills her inside every single day.
Biggest role model and why: PATRICK HENRY (1736-1799)
American patriot credited with the famous line, “Give me liberty or give me death.”
He stood up for what he believed in, even at the cost of his life.
Biggest disillusions from childhood: She learned that the world isnt what it seems at a very young age.
Backstory: Adelaide and her younger sister Alicia where abandoned at birth, given to a loving foster family who doted on the witches like their own flesh and blood. Just around Adelaide’s eight birthday,after having attended ‘Charm School’ for a little over a year she was informed that her foster parents died in a car crash while on their way to visit her. Adelaide, despite the tragedy, went on to raise her sister on her own and eventually joined the police academy. Graduating top of her class she became a police officer and later an SPPO agent (Supernatural Police Protection Officer). Under this title she completed ‘Black Op’ missions for government officials and even the Queen of England herself. Some years later she met Nolan Norvakov, a werewolf who not only became her partner on the force but her lover. Nolan turned out to be working for a demon lord and had sought out the little witch to steal her soul and sell it in order to gain the power of black magic. Devastated after a tragic gang rape Adelaide shut down completely, quitting her beloved job and becoming reclusive as she awaits the demon lord who has six months before he comes to collect on the deal he made with Nolan.
Weight: 109 lbs
Widow’s peak: No.
Eyes: Sky blue
Mouth/Lips/Teeth: Pert lips, a rosy mouth and straight white teeth
Face shape: Heart shaped
Expressions: She…has them? Wtf
Describe their smile: Smug when she wants it to be, but very pretty when she’s actually smiling
Glasses/Contacts: She wears reading glasses at times because she’s slightly nearsighted.
Tatoos/Scars: No tattoos but she has a scar on her left ankle from tearing her Achilles tendon (an old track and field injury from high school) And a scar on her left hip where she was clawed by a werewolf.
Ambidextrous, left or right handed?: Left handed
Distinguishing features: She looks like a little blonde cherub, but she’s trigger happy as hell.
Who does s/he take after; mother or father?: Both. She has her mother’s face and her father’s blonde hair.
Style (Elegant, shabby, etc): Shabby
How does s/he dress or what do they typically wear?: Casual clothes.
Other outfits one might find in their wardrobe: A whole lot of wife beaters.
Jewelry and/or other accessories: She wears a ring on her right hand bearing a sapphire, her birthstone and the color of her eyes.
Weapons: Any gun she can get her hands on, she can fire. She’s very fond of the Mossberg .12 gauge pump shotgun and the .45 ruger.
Health: Generally healthy just screwed up mentally
Hygiene: Very hygienic
Physical Flaws: She’s short.
Physical Qualities: …What?
Is s/he generally balanced or clumsy?: Balanced
Describe their mannerisms/poses/movement: She’s very fluid
Describe their walk: Poised
Habits/OCDs/Obsessions: She’s obsessed with the law and everyone following it.
Speech patterns: She has a slight English accent which she tries her best to hide
Unique phrases: None
Do they curse, and if so, to what extent: She tries not to but sometimes it slips
Write a piece of dialogue that this character might say (can be between someone else): “You’re not just going to sit here and let yourself rot away Adelaide!”
“What business of it is yours Alicia?”
“You’re my sister! It’s my job to tell you when you’re being stupid and uh, newsflash stupid you’re being STUPID!”
“Stop shouting you’ll wake the neighbors.”
Describe their voice: Soft, musical
Describe their sleep patterns (light/heavy sleeper, no sleep, sleeps too often, etc): Light sleeper
Describe their eating patterns/diet (What do they eat, how do they eat, how often, are they picky, high, low, or average metabolism): She’s surprisingly not really picky.
Describe their house/dwelling: Small, well kept, lots of potted plants.
Describe their bedroom: Clean. One bed, two nightstands, a dresser and no personal memorabilia.
Describe their daily rituals: Get up, shower, eat, read, garden, go back to bed.
Psychological/Personality Attributes and Attitudes
Intelligence level: Very high. She excels in all things intellectual.
Known languages: English, German, Gaelic
Long-term goals/desires in life: Pre rape: be the best cop she can be. Post rape: to spend her last six months in solitude before she goes to hell.
Short-term goals/desires in life: Paint the kitchen.
How does s/he dress or what do they typically wear?: Casual clothes.
How self-confident is s/he?: She’s usually very self confident
How do they express themselves?: Calmly until she’s really pissed off then shes an explosion of violence
Is this character generally dominant or submissive?: She’s only ever submissive with those she truly loves.
Describe their level of patience: She doesn’t have much of it.
Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof?: A combination but mostly logic
Most at ease when: Alone, reading or gardening
Ill at ease when: Around werewolves.
If they could be described with one of the seven virtues, which would it be?: Justice
If they could be described with one of the seven sins, which would it be?: Wrath
Greatest fear: Being raped again or taken advantage of in anyway
Other fears/phobias: Small dark places, large groups of people including werewolves
Likes: Food, gardening, reading
Clothing: Basketball shorts
Place and why: Her bedroom, because it’s her sanctuary
Room in the house and why: …^^^^
Food/drink: Chinese food and Coke
Music genre: Dark Wave
Song and Singer/Band: Evanescence, Halestorm, Amy Lee, Lzzy Hale.
Movie/Tv Show/Performance: Casablanca
Actor/Performer: George Clooney
Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Historical figure: Queen Mary of Scots
Subject in school: Mathematics
Clothing: Skirts. Anything frilly.
Place: Anywhere near a werewolf bar
Music genre: Pop
Subject in school: History
…s/he was an animal? What would they be and why?: A Cat, because a cat can never truly be ‘owned’.
…s/he were the opposite sex? What would they do?: …Beat the hell out of rapists and child abusers.
…s/he could be characterized by an object; what would they be and why?: She’d be a crumbling greek column, once a strong unmovable structure reduced to ashes.
…s/he were confronted with someone with an identical personality as themselves? What would they do?: They’d annoy the shit out of each other until they finally gave up and just got along.
…s/he became physically handicapped? What would they do?: Wait for her life to end
…s/he were placed in a new and unfamiliar environment/country/planet/etc? What would they do?: Seek out law enforcement and help them settle the chaos in their world.
…s/he was proposed to (if they haven’t been already)? What would they do?: Cry.
…s/he had a child (if they don’t already)? What would they do and how would it affect them?: She would be the most loving parent ever.
What song best fits this character?: The A Team by Ed Sheeran
If you could choose an actor/voice actor for this character, who would it be?: Gemma Ward
Basic Statistics Name: Akane Ichijo Nickname: Akane Meaning of name: Brilliant Red Origin of name: Japanese Age: 19 Gender: Female Blood type: AB Astrological sign: Cancer Chinese zodiac: Earth Monkey Element: Water Nationality: Japanese Ethnicity: Japanese Race/Species: Human Sexual Orientation: Straight Current status (marital/dating): Single Political Party: None Police/Criminal/Legal record: None Social class as a child: Rich Social class as an adult: Rich Birth date: July 1st, 1848 Birth place: Nagoya Japan Current residence: Nagoya Japan Occupation: Princess Title/Rank: Princess Hobbies/Pastimes: Sewing, playing the koto Talents/Skills/Powers: She can play the harp and koto. She’s a very good motivational speaker.
Past History Hometown: Nagoya Japan First Memory: Her first steps, falling forward into her mothers arms. Most important childhood event that still affects him/her; how/why: Seeing her mother on her death bed. She lost her to the same disease that could eventually claim her life. Other memories/events that still affects him/her; why/how: Her mother’s funeral. It was spring time when she passed and the earth was still wet after they buried her Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about and why: Trying to escape her father’s castle and falling off a bridge. She busted up her knee and Koahn was forced to carry her home bleeding and wailing like a baby. Biggest role model and why: Her mother. She was a strong woman who still managed to remain feminine in a world dominated by men. Biggest disillusions from childhood: That people are actually caring beyond the walls of her castle. Backstory: Akane was born after several complications with her birth, with sickle cell anemia, a disease that is pretty crippling physically and mentally. After her mother passed just after her eight birthday her father locked her in the castle, forbidding her from ever going outside for fear of loosing the babe just as he’d lost her mother.
Physical Characteristics Height: 5’5 Weight: 98 lbs Posture: Straight Build: Petite Skin: Pale Hair: Black Widow’s peak: No. Ears: …Normal. Eyes: Brown Nose: …It’s there. Mouth/Lips/Teeth: Plump red lips, straight white teeth. Face shape: Oval Expressions: She’s very expressive Describe their smile: A wry twist of her lips Hands: Tiny Feet: Tiny Glasses/Contacts: None Tatoos/Scars: Banged up knees Ambidextrous, left or right handed?: Right handed Distinguishing features: Large doe brown eyes. Who does s/he take after; mother or father?: Her mother Style (Elegant, shabby, etc): Elegant but still manages to be clumsy How does s/he dress or what do they typically wear?: Kimono Other outfits one might find in their wardrobe: More kimonos. Yukatas, etc Jewelry and/or other accessories: She wears jeweled hair ornaments. Weapons: None Health: Poor. Hygiene: Great Physical Flaws: She has sickle cell anemia Physical Qualities: …
Other Characteristics Is s/he generally balanced or clumsy?: Clumsy Describe their mannerisms/poses/movement: She has great posture and can be elegant when she really tries. Though she usually moves very quickly. Describe their walk: Quick Habits/OCDs/Obsessions: She picks at the skin on her fingers until they bleed. Speech patterns: She clenches her teeth when angry. Unique phrases: “You’re a quitter.” Do they curse, and if so, to what extent: No Write a piece of dialogue that this character might say (can be between someone else): Koahn watched her tug at the hems of her kimono sleeves, tears filling her eyes and threatening to spill. “Your tears mean nothing to me.” “That’s your problem! You don’t care about anything other than yourself. I hate you!” Describe their voice: She’s very soft spoken. Describe their sleep patterns (light/heavy sleeper, no sleep, sleeps too often, etc): Light sleeper, the slightest sounds awaken her. She usually sleeps curled up. Describe their eating patterns/diet (What do they eat, how do they eat, how often, are they picky, high, low, or average metabolism): She doesn’t eat very much, she rarely has an appetite. Describe their house/dwelling: A huge castle in Nagoya Japan. Describe their bedroom: Her quarters are very neat and very well kept. Describe their daily rituals: Wake up, get bathed by the handmaidens, maids dress her, force her to eat something then she plays Go or reads until she goes back to sleep.
Psychological/Personality Attributes and Attitudes Intelligence level: She’s very intelligent Known languages: Japanese Long-term goals/desires in life: To escape her father’s castle and see the world Short-term goals/desires in life: To escape her fathers castle and travel to Kyoto so that she can see the Inari shrine. How does s/he dress or what do they typically wear?: Kimono Secret desires: She wants Koahn’s approval. She wants him to look at her like a woman instead of a child. To be a geisha in training like her younger sisters. How self-confident is s/he?: Not very How do they see him/herself?: As the dying girl. How do they believe s/he is perceived by others?: As the dying girl. What is the character most proud of?: She has nothing to be proud of because she’s been locked up her entire life. What does s/he like least about his/herself?: The fact that she can’t be normal. How do they express themselves?: By speaking calmly. She’s good at being persuasive. Is this character generally dominant or submissive?: Submissive Describe their level of patience: She’s not very patient Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof?: Emotion Most at ease when: Alone with Koahn Ill at ease when: Surrounded by her father and other Daimyo Describe his/her sense of humor: She has a great sense of humor If granted one wish, what would it be and why?: To be well for once in her life Character/Personality/Mental/Social Strengths: She’s a good negotiator, she has excellent will power. Character/Personality/Mental/Social Flaws: She’s too hard on herself and other people. If they could be described with one of the seven virtues, which would it be?: Humility If they could be described with one of the seven sins, which would it be?: Envy Biggest Vulnerability (non physical): Telling her she’ll never be good enough Optimist or pessimist: Optimist Greatest fear: Dying. Other fears/phobias: Loosing Koahn Emotional/psychological/social peculiarities: None Biggest regret: None Other regrets: None Biggest accomplishment: None Minor accomplishment: None Musical talents/instruments: Plays the harp and koto Character’s darkest/deepest secret: She’s in love with Koahn Does this character have a deep/dark secret?: No. Other/minor secrets: None
Likes/Dislikes Likes: Sweet things. The smell of Sakura. Being outdoors Favorite…: Color: Red Clothing: Kimono Place and why: Her mothers garden. It’s outside for one and it reminds her of her mother Room in the house and why: Her quarters, it’s mostly all she sees. Food/drink: Dango Music genre: None Song and Singer/Band: None Movie/Tv Show/Performance: None Actor/Performer: None Book: None Historical figure: None Subject in school: None Animal: The monkey which represents freedom to her. Least favorite…: Clothing: None Place: Her home Food/drink: Mushrooms Music genre: None Subject in school: None Simple pleasures: Gazing out the window at Koahn while he practices martial arts. Greater pleasures: Reading with her father. Where does this character hang out?: Her room. Where is this character’s dream place to live?: Kyoto Motto/Personal quote: “I can’t give up. Because then everything everyone has ever said about me would be true.” Mode of transportation: Walking. Most prized possession and why: None
Emotional Characteristics Describe character’s sense of morals: She’s very moral What do they consider taboo (something they personally would never do): There are lots of things. Describe character’s etiquette: … Describe character’s sense of self-control: She struggles with it Spontaneous or structured?: Spontaneous Instinctual or logical?: Instinctual How does this character act in public?: Composed, regal How does this character act in privacy?: Same How does this character act around strangers vs. how they act around friends?: She’s fearful of strangers, and she doesn’t have any friends. How does this character act around family?: She has her father and sisters who she loves, but shes reserved because she feels they dont understand her. How has this character most changed from youth?: Shes even more rebellious How have they remained the same?: Shes still rebellious Has this character dealt with the loss of someone they knew?: Yes. Whom?: Her mother How has it affected them?: It killed her inside How does this character deal with or react to…: Conflict/Danger: She has no concept of it because Koahn always protects her Rejection: She’d cry Fright: She’d call for Koahn Change: She doesn’t like it Loss: Shes terrified of loosing the person she loves Sex/Flirting: If it’s koahn she’s got nooo qualms about it. Pain: She’s always in pain so she’s built up a pretty high tolerance to it. Stress: She’s not easily stressed, she works well under pressure. Peer pressure: Shes very strong willed Guilt: It eats at her constantly Being wrong: She doesnt like being wrong Being criticized: She hates it Being insulted (superficially: name calling, etc): She’d probably cry. Then Koahn would murder the person responsible Offending others: She’d never Praise: She’d preen Being loved: She loves being loved Being hated: She’d question it and wonder what she did wrong Humiliation: She’d cry How does this character express…: Anger: By being loud and kinda violent Sadness: She cries Fear: She calls on Koahn Happiness/Excitement: She’s very exuberant when she’s happy. Love (Consider the ‘Five Languages of Love’): She’s in love. Lust: She’s just figuring this one out. Stress: Shes not easily stressed Dislike (of a person, thing, or idea): She expresses it, calmly Approval (of a person, thing, or idea): She expresses it calmly How does this character generally express themselves?: Through speaking What does this character think/feel about…: Marriage: She hopes to have that privilege one day but doubts it Children: She wants them but is afraid to pass on her disease as her mother did. Family/Family Values: … Children/Youth: … Old age: … Sex: … Love: … Friendship/Other relationships: … Homosexuality: … The opposite sex: … The same sex: … Money/Material things: … Politics: … Destiny/Duty: … Magic/Myth: She knows demons Racism/Races in general: … Science/Technology: … Nature/Animals: She loves them Modernity: … Antiquity: … Their past: … Their future: … Their role in society/job/etc: … Drugs and alcohol: … Killing/Murder: She hates it but sees it all the time
Full Name: Hana Noel Allman
Name at birth: Hana Noel Allman
Aliases/Nicknames (if any): Hana Title(s): None Preferred name: Hana Age/Date of Birth: November 11th 1991
Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity: Straight Race/Ethnicity: Blasian, black and Japanese Skin Tone: Tanned Height: 5’0 Weight: 115 Build: Petite
Hair: Soft black hair worn short around her jawbone and cuffed. Clothes Style: She dresses modestly, long skirts and sweaters. Tattoos, Piercings, Marks, Scars, etc.: None other than skinned knees.
Appearance: Hana is petite with dark hair and dark eyes. She takes on the light complexion of her African American father. Religion: Catholic Political Affiliation: Democrat Education: She attends college but she’s failing. Languages spoken: English Weapons (if any): None
Occupation(s): She’s a fulltime student.
Past Occupation(s): She’s never had to work, her father is very well off. Special Abilities/Skills: She’s a painter Activities/Organizations: None
Hobbies: She’s fond of painting.
Interests: Obscure fashion.
Serious Problems/Flaws/Addictions/Disorders/Disabilities: Because she suffers from abandonment issues due to her mother she uses people as a crutch. Citizenship: American Place of Birth: Baltimore Maryland. Now lives: Baltimore Maryland.
Lives with: Her father and later her mother, sister and grandfather. Current Relationship Status: Single Relationship History: She’s always had image issues so she’s never dated.
Family: Her father, estranged mother, sister and grandfather. Other Biographical Remarks: None
Basic Statistics Name: Mephistopheles Nickname: Mephy (Given to him by Mallory and he HATES it) Meaning of name: The Devil, The Dark One Origin of name: Hebrew Age: Just over six thousand, looks about seven or eight and acts like it too. Gender: Male Blood type: A+ Astrological sign: Leo Chinese zodiac: Rat Element: Fire Nationality: – Ethnicity: – Race/Species: Demon Sexual Orientation: Straight Current status (marital/dating): Single Police/Criminal/Legal record: As long as he is old Birth date: August 1 Birth place: Hell Current residence: Hell Occupation: Son of Lucifer Title/Rank: Prince
Past History Backstory: Mephistopheles is the only child of Lilith and the only legitimate son of Lucifer. The heir to his father’s throne and the prince of all demons, he’s royalty and he acts like it. He wants to be served hand over foot at all possible times and won’t hesitate to disembowel those who anger him. Has gone through a record of three thousand four hundred and twelve nannies, all demons, who all met with unfortunate ends. By his nine hundredth year of life, his parents just gave up choosing a governess for the boy.
Physical Characteristics Height: 4’11 Weight: 90 LBS Posture: He’s very small but his posture is perfect. Build: Thin, gangly. Skin: Pale Hair: Black Widow’s peak: Yes. Ears: Pointed Eyes: Blue or Black depending on his mood. Who does s/he take after; mother or father?: Both, equally. Style (Elegant, shabby, etc): He’ll wear anything but prefers to dress like a British School Boy.
Other Characteristics Is s/he generally balanced or clumsy?: Clumsy. Habits/OCDs/Obsessions: He’s obsessed with the screams of his victims. His mother even taped a few and plays them as a lullaby when he’s falling asleep. Do they curse, and if so, to what extent: He hasn’t learned to curse…yet.
Psychological/Personality Attributes and Attitudes Intelligence level: He’s highly intelligent for the age he looks. Known languages: Omnilingual, like all demons. Long-term goals/desires in life: Take his fathers place. Short-term goals/desires in life: Murder all the humans he can before daddy comes to collect him. Secret desires: To murder his mother.
Misc What if…: …s/he was an animal? What would they be and why?: A playful kitten …s/he were the opposite sex? What would they do?: Be even more adorable, and even more dangerous. …s/he could be characterized by an object; what would they be and why?: A blade, he’s very sharp and even deadlier. …s/he were confronted with someone with an identical personality as themselves? What would they do?: Murder them. What song best fits this character?: Natural Born Killer by Avenged Sevenfold.