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Entertainment / Pokemon
« on: June 30, 2018, 11:58:35 PM »
This is a thread to discuss Pokemon and all Pokemon things related.

I think Nintendo should start producing more regional variants as that's a really interesting way to give a new twist to an old Pokemon. Personally I think they should start with Rock/Ground types. Rock type Pokemon can start off with variation of types of rocks. Each type will grant the Pokemon either a boosted stat, change it's secondary type, or allow it to learn a new move. The appearance of the Pokemon will also change to the formation of that rock.

Off Topic / Dietary Preference
« on: June 17, 2018, 10:55:54 AM »
Are you Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Pollotarian, Flexitarian, Ominivore or Vegan?
Vegetarian - Vegetarians do not consume red meat, white meat, fish or fowl. However, vegetarians do consume dairy products and egg products. This is the most common type of vegetarian.
Pescatarian - While technically not a type of vegetarian, these individuals do restrict their meat consumption to fish and seafood only. Pescatarians do not consume red meat, white meat or fowl. This is considered a “semi-vegetarian” or “flexitarian” diet.
Pollotarian - Much like the pescatarian, this “semi-vegetarian” diet restricts  meat consumption to poultry and fowl only. Pollotarians do not consume red meat or fish and seafood
Flexitarian - A plant-based diet with the occasional meat item on the menu. These folks do their best to limit meat intake as much as possible and they have an almost entirely plant-based diet.
Omnivore - A diet consisting of both meat and plants.
Vegan - Vegans do not consume any animal products or by-products. So vegans of course do not consume red or white meat, fish or fowl. They also do not consume eggs and dairy. Vegans do not use honey or beeswax, gelatin and any other animal by-product ingredients or products. Vegans typically do not use animal products such as silk, leather and wool, as well.

Personally, I'm an Omnivore that leans more towards meat, fruit and veg are in my diet but not as much as meat, and I don't eat fish. I choose this because I find that meat tastes a lot better than fruit and vegetables. However I also believe that certain types of live stock have so many natural predators that if we stopped eating them, they'd go extinct. I also believe in freerange and sustainable farming.

The Internet / is this google?
« on: April 01, 2018, 09:14:48 AM »
My grandson works at google.

is this how I can message him whilst he's at work?


Discussion and Planning / Barbara needs to get me a Christmas card.
« on: April 01, 2018, 09:01:07 AM »
I was very offended

Archived Profiles / Billy
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:16:45 AM »
My grandsons name is billy, he's such a sweet heart. he works for google and loves helping me with my daily chores, he truly is a character

Discussion and Planning / coffee
« on: April 01, 2018, 08:05:40 AM »

I was hoping we could all go out for a coffee?

Lets meet at Tesco at 7am.

looking forward to meeting you all. lol

Books / Surprise Books!
« on: July 11, 2017, 11:27:54 AM »
I will be purchasing a bunch of books, packaging them in brown packaging and then I'll be writing a basic description of the book. If you'd like one of these books, completely free, let me know and I'll send you one!

Will ship internationally:)

Books / Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
« on: April 19, 2017, 01:22:16 PM »
I know this thread is really long out of date, but hopefully, everyone has read the book by now xD.

What are your thoughts on the book?
How long did it take to read?
Any particular scene you'd like to mention?

I found the book pretty interesting but a pain to read. I eventually gave up reading it and opted for an audiobook as my busy work schedule meant I couldn't just sit down and read. It was pretty good, not what I'd normally go for, but I found it enjoyable.

It took me about a month to finish the book.

Not really, it's a while since I listened to it, I will have to relisten to it and update this thread when It's fresh in my mind.

NEXT BOOK: The Night Manager by Jonn Le Carré

You can buy this book from Amazon; Here
or eBay: Here

Gaming / Microtransactions
« on: April 02, 2017, 10:50:50 PM »
How do you feel about microtransactions?
Have you ever purchased items in-game using real currency?
What was it?
How much did it cost?
What's your bank details so I can buy items using your bank?

Personally, I don't mind microtransactions depending on the game. Some games they're pointless, others they can really make the experience of the game that much better.

Loads of times, I immediately regret it straight afterwards.

1000 Platinum on Warframe

Not willing to disclose that information

4658...wait a minute...

Books / Book Club Sign Up Thread!
« on: December 05, 2016, 10:53:38 PM »
This thread is the forums very own book club sign up thread!

We will be reading one book a month due to some members having other commitments.

Write something as a reply along with a book suggestion for the first month if you're interested!

Comics / Who's your favorite Superhero?
« on: November 14, 2016, 01:37:29 AM »
Who's your favorite superhero? Why?

Superman has always been my favourite superhero. One of the reasons is because I don't class Batman as a superhero. I grew up with a rare skin condition. This skin condition meant I was unable to leave the house on sunny days. I found comfort in books, comic books, writing, gaming. This was during a time when all those things were expensive and I lived with 4 other siblings so you can imagine funds weren't easy to come by. I remember watching one of the first superman films. It blew my mind, this person who drew his powers from the sun? the very sun that stops me from being normal? I was beside myself, I read up on him with my awfully slow internet, I spent hours watching Christopher Reeve portray the man of steel. When Brandon Routh took over the mantle, I watched hours on end of Superman returns. Superman will always be my favourite Superhero. With the latest reboot, Henry Cavill is doing an incredible job portraying him. He works well as Kent and he's doing really well at convincing me that he deserves the role.

I think he's also well balanced when written right. His powers are OP, but are easily nerfed when you weigh in the repercussions. The fact that he subconsciously limits himself is incredible. The way he is portrayed in his most powerful form is beyond anything I've read. His most powerful form being sundipped Superman or Superman 1,000,000. He spent 1million years within the Sun, absorbing all that solar energy. I'm a Superman fanboy and proud.

Favourite Story Arcs

- The Men Of Tomorrow
This story arc depicts the man of steel meeting someone as powerful as himself. It explores the emotional side of being the last of his kind. It show's the tough decisions he's had to make and it really makes you feel for him.
- Superdoom
Superman kills Doomsday, or does he? One of the best superman story arcs. Please take a read.
- Unchained
Scott Snyder writes this one incredible scene depicting him saving the day with only 20 seconds to do it in. It also show's how smart Superman is and how he's able to think quickly. Lois Lane isn't too bad in this.
- Red Sun
Soviet Superman.
- Earth One
This is very similar to MOS Superman. He's intelligent enough for any Job, he could earn a 6 figure salary but declines.
- The Death Of Superman

Comics / ? Omega Hulk (2014-2015)
« on: November 13, 2016, 12:45:05 AM »
Discussion about Omega Hulk and other Hulk Story Arcs

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Easily one of my favourite story arcs. i would recommend reading it.

Comics / The Mighty Thor (2015-) & The Unworthy Thor (2016-)
« on: November 13, 2016, 12:38:00 AM »
Discussion of the latest Thor comics.

The Mighty Thor (2015-)

Thor has been deemed unworthy to wield mighty Mjolnir. It now resides on the moon, awaiting for someone worthy to pick it up. Odin is angry, the hammer will not even respond to him. All hope is lost. The Asgardians go back to Asgardia where Odin promises his son that he will create a new weapon. More powerful than Mjolnir. Once the moon is empty, a hand appears on the shaft of the hammer. A close up on the inscription reveals that it has changed.

"Whoever holds this hammer, if she be worthy, shall possess the power of...Thor"

I am really enjoying this comic book series and I think the person who possesses the hammer is such a fitting choice, and how she copes when she's not with the hammer is so interesting. I love how the comic isn't focused on Thor's brute strength and the power she wields, but it also brings up political factors and how Odin reacts, how the all mother seems to favor this new Thor and even Thor himself notices something within the new Thor and thus gives her his blessing. The way Midgard plays a huge role and how everything seems to flow naturally. I love how they fleshed out the back story of Mjolnir. One of my all time favourite comic book series, 10/10 READ IT.

The Unworthy Thor (2016-)

I have only read the first issue, because it's the only one out. It is really good. I recommend reading it.

Thor is no longer worthy to wield his trustworthy hammer. Whilst searching for a new weapon worthy of the legend that is Thor, he hears of a hammer, not of this world. He embarks on a journey through the universe, searching for this new Hammer.

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Archived Profiles / Lucifer
« on: October 11, 2016, 12:53:38 AM »
Name and Occupation
- Taken Name: Lucifer Vassago
- Pronunciation of the Name: Loo-Si-Fur Va-Sag-Oh
- Etymology: Lucifer was named after the Morning Star symbol carved into his back.
- Given Name: Gadreel Tirras
- Pronunciation of the Name: La-N-C Tear-As
- Character Job: Gym owner and Personal Trainer; both magical and non magical
- Qualifications:
- Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing - Gym.
- Level 2 Diploma in Health, Fitness, and Exercise Instruction.
- Level 2 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness.
- Level 2 Diploma in Usage of Magic and Magical Artifacts
- Titles: Lucy

Character Mentality
- Character Personality:
Lucifer is as an honest working man.This is because he spends a lot of time working with other people, cleaning his own gym and working alongside his employees without conflict. Lucifer believes that you should work for everything and nothing comes to you for free. This is what drives him to continue his work the way he does.

Lucifer enjoys being around other people, but often spends much of his time alone. This is evident when he spends long hours in the Gym, and in his office, to relax and do his paperwork. he feels being alone is important to his health and leaves himself able to think clearly. Being around other people allows him to socialise and help people if they need it, which is something he enjoys.

”He tends to be mistrusting, to begin with, but quickly warms to people. When he first met his best friend, he was very cautious and tended to only talk to him about work, but after a few incidents where he needed to quickly leave the gym and left him in charge, he grew to trust him and eventually showed him the magic he works with. The mistrusts he has is due to normal experiences growing up.

During training sessions, he goes into a very competitive mindset; he tries to outdo the people he’s training with, often leaving his friends worn out rather quickly. When he’s training with a client, he’s able to suppress the competitive side and focuses on helping his clients achieve the best of their ability.

Lucifer has a warped sense of justice; when faced with confrontation or when someone wrongs him, he is ruthless and often has to be pulled away from the situation. His anger is known to flare up and die as quickly as it ignited. These mood swings are rare and only occur during stressful moments or moments of confrontation. Both communities would often pick fights with him, and he soon learnt that using brute force was the only way he'd be sure that conflict wouldn't happen.

Lucifer believes that everyone has potential, even mortals. He aspires to help as many people as possible to achieve what they’re capable of. That can be magical, physically or even if they just want to get into the right mindset. This has allowed Lucifer to become very likeable within his community, shown evidently, as his Gym caters to both magical and non-magical people alike. The magical side has its own area and is kept discreet. His father had etched symbols into him, forcing him into becoming the best possible self while destroying any sense of normality in him
- Character Likes:
- Adrenaline - He likes how adrenaline makes him feel; the rush, his heart racing and his blood pumping.
- The Gym - He enjoys the gym because it allows him to work himself and challenge himself to a point that he feels like he has worked hard enough for that day.  He likes to train a lot because it helps reassure him that if a situation were to arise where he is needed, he would be able to do something.
- Thermodynamics - Science became a big part of his life when he started becoming interested into how magic works. He suddenly grew eager to learn more and can understand more; thermodynamics became one of his main interests.
- String Theory - He likes string theory because the theory makes sense and it seems to be the only main theory that is has a continuous stream of evidence being discovered to back it up.
- Mentoring - He enjoys the idea of teaching people; he likes being knowledgeable and thoroughly enjoys passing this knowledge onto someone else. He mainly likes mentoring people who are looking to get into shape.
- The Bible - he has an interest in the bible, due to his mother being from a religious family. She would always have the book around the house he grew up in. Making decent reading material.
- Character Dislikes:
- Relaxing - If you're relaxing for a long period of time, it means you have nothing to do, but in his mind, there is always something to do. He doesn't mind taking small breaks or disappearing off to do paperwork(which he categorises as relaxing)
- Cats - One bit him once, and he never forgave it.
- Fish - They taste awful and they are very unhygienic.
- Gists - They freak him out; after seeing one in use, it terrified him.
- Live Stock - they smell bad and carry a lot of bacteria.
- Zoos - He doesn't see the point in a zoo; why cage animals when you could go to a safari and see them healthy and happy.
- Secrets - Lucifer feels that keeping secrets is unhealthy. He tries to pry his friends (and often clients) into spilling their secrets, hoping to make them feel better and allowing him to also be kept up to date on gossip.
- Heat - Heat bothers Lucifer. He spends a lot of his time complaining during warm days, although in Britain, they are few and far in-between. This is due to training being more difficult during warmer weather.
- Mental Traits:
- Eidetic Memory
   He was born with an Eidetic Memory. It comes in very handy for remembering dates, appointments  and places he needs to be.
- Adaptable
   Lucifer is nothing if not adaptable; he has learnt that change isn’t something to fear and that change is inevitable. By adapting to the many changes in the town he lives in, clientele and technological advancements, he has become a much happier and more reliable person.
- Reliable
   Lucifer prides himself on how reliable he is. He feels that reliability is a key aspect of running a business. He is always between 15 minutes early to each appointment unless he is unable to fulfil that. If he's gojng to going to be late, he always notifies his clients. His reliability is one of the reasons why his customers choose him over his competitors.

Species and Allegiance
- Species: Human
- Ethnicity: South African
- Nationality: England
- Alignment: Lawfully Neutral
- Allegiance: Lucifers allegiance is to his buisness.
- Reasoning: He believes it’s his and other citizens responsibility to uphold the law. Therefore his buisnesss will always come first.

- Allies: His best friend and a few clients
- Enemies:
- Family: His Father who is currently in the South African Sanctuary prison.
- Friends:
- Significant Other:

Character Age and Gender
- True Age: 346
- Appearance Age: 28
- Character Birthday: 01/09/1669
- Gender: Male

Character Appearance
- Skin Colour: Lucifer's skin tone would be described as Olive/mid brown. #52390B
- Height: 6"3'
- Weight: 165lb
- Hair Description: Jet black, cut short and styled into a high fade and curly
- Eye Description: Round eyes, teal with a slightly dark tint to them.
- Facial Details: He has a round face with high cheekbones and light red lips. His lips are thin and uneaven, with a very pink colouring to them. His jawline has been described as sharp. His eyebrows are black and fairly thin. His nose would be described as a snub.
- Physical Appearance: Mesomorphic build, with a very defined chest and abdomen. His legs are strong and muscular. His arms are very muscular and defined. His crisp white feathered wings are extremely big, they extend out from either side of his thoracic vertebrae. His sternum is reinforced to compensate for the added weight from his 7 Metre wingspan.
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- Attire: Whilst at work, Lucifer wears plain blue jogging bottoms with a pop culture tee, representing either a hero from comic books or a tv character. He has either blue vans or a pair of cheap pumps.
His everyday attire consists of a patterned shirt and brown braces with horseshoe shaped cliping mechanisms. He wears grey jeans and black doc martens with these. In the winter he pairs this with a yellow, brown or red beanie complete with vintage pins and a pair of wayfarer clear lens sunglasses.
He wears a harness to contain his wings. The harness is made of leather, with small symbols etched into the material, these symbols reinforce the leather so it won’t break under the strain of containing the wings. The magic is needed due to the strength of the wings and to hide them in plain sight. If the leather doesn’t work and the magic fails, he could use duct tape to repair the harness. The harness is made up of four straps. Two straps go down his chest reach down his chest and back vertically. The other two straps go across horizontally. The joints are reinforced with steel.

Speech and Habits
- Character Voice: Lucifer has a husky voice. Described as Baritone
- Speech Traits: Lucifer speaks with a heavy Received Pronunciation English Accent. (Well spoken). His voice often cracks after talking for long periods of time.
- Languages: South African, English.
- Habits: Lucifer smokes Marlboro Reds. He smokes them after every training session and goes through around half a pack a day.
- Mannerisms: Lucifer sits with his upper body and torso leaning more forward than the rest of his body.

Weapons, Equipment and Artifacts
- Large Equipment: N/A
- Small Equipment: iPad, Asus Transformer Book, a couple expensive watches and one magical watch. He wears multiple watches to switch up his outfit.
- Weaponry: A small handgun for self-defence,
- A 9×19mm Walther P99, German semi-automatic pistol.
- Ammunition: He carries one spare clip on him at all times.
- Pocket Items: Gum,  a pack of Marlboro Reds, Keys and a symbol writing case.
- Magical Equipment/Artifacts: A magical watch that has been etched in symbols, causing to automatically shift the time zone he is in. When he first got the watch it was only a basic watch that he had to change manually if he ever left the time zone he was in, so he etched the symbols onto it to give it that function
- Other: A small cottage in Ketton, a warehouse in Peterborough; 10,000 Square feet with a remote skylight, a Green and white Kawasaki Ninja H2R and a Suzuki Swift 1.2 SZ4 [Nav] 5dr Auto. He also owns a Gym within Stamford.

Magical and Physical Abilities
- Magic Type: [Elemental or Adept? If they have had Cleaver Training, state it here. Unless still in training, Elemental and Adept cannot both be chosen.]
- Specialization: [Elementals, what is your strongest element? Adepts, what is your magic defined as? Examples: Necromancy, Energy-Thrower, Magebound.]
- Immersion Metamorphosis: [Does your character's magic cause some physical aspect of your character to change? Explain how exactly they change. Have they ever reached Empowered Metamorphosis? See the approved magic disciplines to see if this applies to you. This also applies to some diseases.]
- Ability Specific Info: [Necromancers, what is your magic stored in? Other adepts may require some additional info. Elementals can explain proficiency in each element.]
- Magical Abilities: [What can your character achieve with their magic? Do they have a signature ability or particular style to using their magic? Explain everything about their magic here.]
- Physical Abilities: [What are the physical abilities of your character? For example, are they good at hand-to-hand combat, swordplay, nunchucks? Detail their physical abilities here.]
- Strengths: [What are your character's strengths? Feel free to include mental/psychological strengths too.]
- Weaknesses: [What are your character's weaknesses? Feel free to include mental/psychological weaknesses too.]
- Training: [Where did your character learn their magical and physical abilities? How were they trained?]

Goals, Motivation and History
- Major Goal: Lucifer wishes to live a normal life, he eventually wants to settle down, however he is also looking to expand his knowledge, he wants to learn as much as he can when there's something he doesn't know, he tries his best to find out.
- Minor Goals: Lucifer wants to keep people safe, he likes the idea of using his burden to help. He believes in truth and justice. He wants to own the best gym in the world.
- Motivation: His scars are his biggest motivation. When looking at his past, he uses that to rise above and to become the person he wants to be.
- Bio:

- Pre-Lucifer
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- Childhood
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- Teen
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- Additional Notes: [Is there anything else important that was not covered by the previous sections? Something that you would like to add that does not go elsewhere? Place it here.]

Approved Profiles / Ophelia
« on: September 27, 2016, 01:26:35 PM »
Name & Occupation
- Taken Name: Ophelia Riley
- Pronunciation of the Name: O-Fe-Le-A -Ry-Lee
- Given Name: Natalia Jenson
- Pronunciation of the Name: Nat-Tal-E-A
- Character Job: Researcher Of The Source and Usage Of Magic
- Qualifications: Doctorate in Applied Magic and Fundamentals Of Magical Properties.
- Titles: Doc

Character Mentality
- Character Personality: Ophelia is a lovable character with a bubbly personality. She has such enthusiasm and broad smile that allows her to tackle everyday with positive attitude, however this positive attitude and bubbly characteristics hides deep emotion scaring from her parents that sometimes shows with her short fuse.
- Character Likes: Ophelia likes animals, choosing to spend her free time looking after her cat and at the local animal shelter. She loves to delve into projects and can usually be found stuck in a book, refreshing something new and often interesting topic.
- Character Dislikes: Due to growing up in a borderline abusive environment, she has grown a distaste towards any kind of violence, choosing flight rather than fight within those types of situations. She hates obnoxiousness, and when she meets someone like that, her voice often vocalizing that distaste by changing her tune.
- Mental Traits: Likes to be surrounded by people, enjoys making friends and spends a lot of time trying to please everyone, very selfless.

Species and Allegiance
- Species: Human
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: English
- Alignment: Lawfully Neutral
- Allegiance: English Sanctuary
- Reasoning: She chooses to be Lawfully Neutral because she believes that each conflict has two sides to story. However, she is allied with the English Sanctuary.

- Family: Her parents, Julia Marko and Bill Hartnell, who she only contacts during Christmas and Birthdays. 
- Friends: A few people within the sanctuary and a few others with various other jobs.
- Enemies: Anyone who causing pains to other.
- Allies: Carlisle Cutthroat, Several Researchers.
- Significant Other: Roma Nolan

Character Age and Gender
- True Age: 256
- Appearance Age: 29
- Character Birthday: 7/5/1760
- Gender: Female

Character Appearance
- Skin Colour: A pale peachy color, #E2C4A7 also known as bone.
- Height: 167.64m
- Weight: 175lb
- Hair Description: Long Curly, Light Auburn (#91553D), worn about shoulder length with the fringe cut just above the eyes.
- Eye Description: Strong Amber with Green Flex (#AD8D48 w/ #3E758F)
- Facial Details: Strong nose, with rounded chin, plump cheeks, freckles splattered across the nose under the eyes.
- Physical Appearance: Pear shaped, slim shoulders and wide hips, B-Cup. Freckles all over the skin, mainly on the cleavage and arms.
- Attire: Charcoal figure hugging dress, three quarter length sleeve, with a scooped neck, belt around the waste to accentuate the curves. low cut Doc Martins, with flesh color tights. A plain sterling silver watch on her left arm, basic diamond studs with matching silver necklace. light natural makeup, with pink lip gloss. Usually black or white blazer worn when in the lab.

Speech and Habits
- Character Voice: Plain monotone voice, with the odd moment when it gets higher during moments of extreme joy.
- Speech Traits: English accent, with the odd moment where the voice slurs.
- Languages: English, German, French, Spanish.
- Habits: Bites her nails, and sucks on a mint when she isn't as she's trying to kick a habbit.
- Mannerisms: She moves her hands a lot when she speaks.

Weapons, Equipment and Artifacts
- Large Equipment:
- Weaponry: A small blade that acts as both and weapon and a utility. A 1969 Arcadia Machine and Tool AutoMag .44 Magnum, USA Import.
- Ammunition: The one clip that is already fitted within the Gun.
- Pocket Items: Gum, Paperclips, Mobile Phone, Magnifying glass and keys, a second burner phone for an information broker she knows who helps her get certain items for research purposes.
- Magical Equipment/Artifacts: Her Mobile phone is etched with a symbol that extends the battery life and gives her signal everywhere. Handbag that is bigger on the inside. 
- Other: A small one bedroom flat on the upper east side of London, with her Cat sprinkles. A 1973 Mini Cooper.

Magical and Physical Abilities
- Magic Type: Adept
- Specialization: Speclomancy
- Ability Specific Info: She has certain control over reflective surfaces, allowing her to interact with them and even enter the into the majority of reflective surfaces, entering the reflected world. Within this world she is able to interact with reflected versions of people, allowing her to easily spy on them.
- Magical Abilities: She's able to step into a mirror and enter the reversed world. This creates a great hiding spot for her and a great way to store items she would lose or not want other people to find.
- Physical Abilities: She's trained in self-defense. she even has the certificate.
- Strengths: She's confident and isn't afraid to speak her mind. She has become somewhat of an expert in her discipline due to researching and practicing it.
- Weaknesses: She's not very good with hand to hand combat, she gets nervous when holding a gun and the last time she tried to stab someone, she fell over and almost hurt herself, luckily she was training and wasn't actually stabbing someone.
- Training: She learnt about Speclomancy from her parents. They were both researchers and used her as a Guinea Pig to test out this new discipline. They introduced her to many experts and spent a lot of money making sure she was able to do it to the best of her ability.

Goals, Motivation and History
- Major Goal: To find out why magic exists, to fully understand the Physiological process when it comes to using magic and the different disciplines.
- Minor Goals: To fully understand the reasoning behind so many people choosing to use their abilities for evil.
- Motivation: Her physiological need for knowledge.
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- If there's anything you guys could think of that will help make this character better would be great. She is going to be like my reintroduction into the roleplay, you should see two more characters pop up on here, making it a total of 5 characters I'll have! Once she's approved, please invite me to do a roleplay and start using her and Icarus asap!

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