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From beckyh2112, who stole it from koh4711.

1. Pick one of my characters, any one (even if you're only familiar with a vague description instead of a name).
2. I will tell you the origin of his/her name.
3. I will tell you random facts surrounding his/her creation.
4. I will give you a random fact of his/her backstory.
5. I will give you a random fact of his/her forestory.
6. You may ask me up to ten questions about the character
7. I will give you one TMI fact. (And if you don't want that, please specify.)

Forestory, in this instance, is either measured from the latest chronological fanfic I've written them in, or, if they haven't appeared in a fanfic, from the starting point of the canon they come from.

Since I mainly write canon characters, I'll also open this up to any characters you'd like to see me do a fic about. And, potentially, I might actually write a fic about 'em!

Also, if you want to know more about my small stable of OCs, you can pick one of them from this list here: Original Character Master List

Dun

Date: 2006-11-23 06:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckyh2112.livejournal.com
Skyhammer.

1) Are you ever going to write more with the Serials? I do so love them. ^__^

Skyhammer

Date: 2006-11-23 07:05 am (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
2. Origin of the name: I was looking for something that sounded Transformerish, but also like a sort of overblown, cliched, dime-novel hero name. I think the most direct inspiration for it was "Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers" by Harry Harrison, which was itself a spoof of 30s pulp science fiction.

3. Random Facts:

  • Skyhammer and his crew were created for the meme "Reading Combaticons" because I wanted to have something that the Combaticons would have read prior to being boxed.
  • The Skyhammer Serials were based on dime novels and on the mindless (sometimes pornographic) books written for the proles in "1984" by George Orwell.
  • The book Swindle mentions near the end of "Reading Combaticons" () is based off one created by the British during World War Two to help Germans avoid being recruited.


4. Backstory: Skyhammer first met Velocity during Skyhammer and the Crystal Mines when the shuttle was assigned to transport him and Dirtball to the second moon for exciting adventures amongst the humble, but honest slaves miners there.

5. Forestory: Skyhammer will once again face his dreaded enemies Convoy and Roadrage in a battle that will lead to a climactic battle and an ambiguous death for those evil Autobots!

6. The question you chose to ask was 1) Are you ever going to write more with the Serials? I do so love them. And the answer is, "If I can come up with a good way to bring them up in a story, yes." I do like the idea that Autobots are still writing black propaganda versions and that somewhere on Cybertron some poor little AI is still churning out the real-deal versions.

7. TMI Blast Off has quite possibly the largest collection of Velocity porn known to Transformerkind. Ok, it's not exactly world-shattering, except maybe to Blast Off.

Re: Skyhammer

Date: 2006-11-23 07:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckyh2112.livejournal.com
*collects another Skyhammer question* Are you going to use the detail that Jazz and Red Alert are two of the most memorable Skyhammer smut-writers out there? (Hello, Nova/Convoy fanboy with no known handle and Dominate of the enerpudding scene. *waves!*)

Re: Skyhammer

Date: 2006-11-23 07:15 am (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
If I write a story, that idea will more than likely feature prominately in it. If only because I like the idea of Red Alert as a smutficcer.

Dun.

Re: Skyhammer

Date: 2006-11-23 07:18 am (UTC)

Re: Skyhammer

Date: 2006-11-23 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] uftaki.livejournal.com
*just... collapses into a giggling heap* XD XD XD

Date: 2006-11-23 07:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newsy891.livejournal.com
Blindspot.

Sometimes people who have, um, skidplates for brains think they're positively brilliant. Is that true of him?

Blindspot

Date: 2006-11-23 07:46 am (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
2. Origin of the name: Simply put, Blindspot had a blind spot. A big one. He was an honorable Autobot in the wrong place at the wrong time and his idealism got him -- and a lot of other Autobots -- killed.

3. Random Facts:

  • Baklava Pax was originally supposed to be called Balkava Pax but I typoed it and so it stands as the Place of Peaceful Gooey Deserts rather than the Place of Headsocks!


4. Backstory: Blindspot was the Autobot in command of the last Autobot base in the Baklava Pax.

5. Forestory: Blindspot really doesn't have a forestory, being dead and all, though he might be making an otherworldly appearance in a future fic.

6. The question you chose to ask was Sometimes people who have, um, skidplates for brains think they're positively brilliant. Is that true of him? When I first created him, I would probably have said yes. Now, I think Blindspot's major flaw was part arrogant stupidity but mostly a blind belief that others would hold to the same ethical standards that he held himself to. Since he was an honorable mech who believed in the rules of warfare, he believed the Decepticons would as well. He was, ultimately, fatally wrong.

7. TMI Blindspot is directly responsible for the Combaticons ending up in a filing cabinet for six million years (in my ficverse at least).

Re: Blindspot

Date: 2006-11-23 07:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] newsy891.livejournal.com
Follow-up question: May I have some baklava? *salivates* =)

Re: Blindspot

Date: 2006-11-23 06:07 pm (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
Heck yes! Baklava goood!

Date: 2006-11-23 08:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] uftaki.livejournal.com
Hm... *looks over the list* I choose Oiler. ^^

Oiler

Date: 2006-11-23 06:07 pm (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
2. Origin of the name: I’m not sure who first named Oiler, me or Amy. I know we were looking for the name of a dive where the Combaticons would have hung out back in the day on Cybertron and I think one of us suggested “Oiler’s” and it just went on from there.

3. Random Facts:

  • Oiler was, originally, a male character. I made her female just ‘cause I like the idea of a ginormous female Decepticon.
  • Oiler's is my Decepticon version of the cantina in Mos Eisley. It's also one of the chief hangouts of the Decepticon criminal underground and, for the Combaticons, is one of the first places where they felt truly at home in the Empire.


4. Backstory: Oiler, Pressgang and Invoice are all related. Not sure how -- though I’m pretty sure Pressgang and Oiler are sisters.

5. Forestory: The Combaticons are, someday, going to find their way back to Oiler‘s and the old gal will still be there. And no, guys, dying doesn‘t wipe out your tab.

6. The question you chose to ask was You didn’t ask one, but you have 10 questions you can ask at your discretion.

7. TMI Hrmm...Oiler’s not exactly fleshed out enough to have many secrets --- and those she has, she guards with the scatterblaster under the bar...but, let’s just say it’s not always what you’re drinking at Oilers, sometimes it’s “who”...

Date: 2006-11-23 07:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lunatron.livejournal.com
Nova!

Is there an alternate universe version of him called Nova Scotia?

Nova

Date: 2006-11-24 04:13 am (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
2. Origin of the name: It sounded cool. Or, more accurately, it sounded like a good femme name. (see below for more on that)

3. Random Facts:

  • Nova was originally a femme. He didn’t become male until the story was in the editing stage and I decided to mix things up a bit by having one of Skyhammer’s inamorata being an inamorato. The idea is that, at least in my world, gender is one of those things like hair color -- some people have a specific preference, but most people just don’t consider it as being important in the choice of a date.
  • Nova was created to fill the “Good Girl” role, while Twilight is the “Bad Girl” -- the fact that Nova is now male in no way really changes that fact. He’s still the (to Twilight fans, at least) an obnoxious, sickeningly sweet goody-goodie (well, by Decepticon standards) who needs to die in a fire so Twilight and Skyhammer can get it on in the warming glow of his burning chassis.
  • The craft Blast Off is working on is the Transformers equivalent of working in plastic canvas, a craft I’ve recently taken up. Why Blast Off is the crafty one, I’m not sure, but it seemed to fit him. Privacy screens are also mentioned in the Tailgate story “Adolescence” and are, in my world,. a folk craft carried over from the days when Transformers were kept as slaves in barracks. Privacy screens were just that: a way for Transformers to have a little privacy in otherwise crowded warehouse-style barracks.


4. Backstory: In official Imperial Political Warfare Division ‘canon’, Nova is a misguided young Autobot who is brought into the security of the Imperial fold by Skyhammer’s persuasive arguments and deft skewering of Autobot policies and philosophies. He is, in essence, that idiotic kid in those stupid filmstrips back in elementary school who serves the purpose of being the one who asks stupid questions that the wise scientist can patiently and condescendingly answer. Even some AIs hate writing him.

In unofficial, Decepticon fanon, Nova is largely considered to be a prat who wouldn’t know how to pour energon out of a cube if the instructions were written on the bottom. Roadrage and Convoy have more of a fan following among Decepticons since they tend to behave in ways that are a lot more Decepticon-like than Skyhammer.

In official Autobot black propagandist canon, Nova is alternately an Autobot spy who has managed to insinuate himself among the Decepticons by playing Skyhammer like a drum or a complete prat who is best left ignored while the author focuses on Convoy and Roadrage who are considered a hell of a lot more interesting and fun to write -- as the ‘bad guys’ usually are.

5. Forestory: In official canon, Nova will continue to be Skyhammer’s boon companion who willingly follows the guidance of his wiser Decepticon mentor.

In fanon, Nova is Skyhammer’s little bitch -- except for those stories where the tables are turned and Nova gets to be the one who gets tied up and rescued by the new recruit.

In Autobot black propaganda, Nova is occassionally the one who gets to rescue Skyhammer, sometimes the one who ultimately betrays him and quite often the one who is “Sir Not Appearing In This Issue ‘Cause We’d Rather Write About Convoy and Roadrage Than That Prat Nova.”

6. The question you chose to ask was Is there an alternate universe version of him called Nova Scotia? The answer is: I consulted with Uatu and he directed me to Kuku, the Watcher in charge of Fanfics and she said that yes, there is an alternate universe version of Nova called Nova Scotia. There are also alternate versions called Shevy Nova,
Voxhaul Nova, and Dayseea Nova.

7. TMI Nova does have a small, but loyal following among those Decepticons who secretly want to have an Autobot pet and those Autobots who secretly want to be one. Honestly though? Velocity has more fans.

Date: 2006-11-24 06:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckyh2112.livejournal.com
*snuggles* Invoice-san?

Invoice

Date: 2006-11-24 07:01 am (UTC)
ext_9605: A lungfish with the caption "Where are my eggs benedict?" -- because animals asking for strange food is funny! (Default)
From: [identity profile] dunmurderin.livejournal.com
2. Origin of the name: Invoice serves as a quartermaster/supply officer, hence, she deals with invoices. She is, actually, older than any of my other OCs except perhaps Wrench.

3. Random Facts:

  • Invoice is a member of the Decepticon criminal underground. She is predominantly involved with the black market. Whatever you need, Invoice can get for you.


4. Backstory: Invoice first met Swindle when he tried to steal from her. She became the Fagin to his Artful Dodger. She taught Swindle everything he knows, but not even half of what she does.

5. Forestory: Invoice is probably still around. If anybody could survive the hard times after the Ark left, she could.

6. The question you chose to ask was You didn’t but you still can if you choose to.

7. TMI The toughest part about doing TMIs is that most of my OCs aren’t developed much past having a name and a vague description. Invoice is a shining example of this. If anything TMIish comes up, I’ll post it here.


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