thepainted_lady: (The things I see...)
Memeish thing that's gone around now and then, but also helps others see how you see and play a character. This is subject to being added to at any time, but I figured I'd go ahead and post what I had now, as I'm starting to run out of steam and think I hit the high points.

My Lydia )
Comments/Questions are welcome! <3
thepainted_lady: (Something you should know)
1. Be patient.

2. Be a manipulative sociopath. Know how to take control.

3. Have something you're passionate about. Even better if you have a vision for something you're working toward.

4. Don't demand more than I can give.

5. Be willing to kill fight for me.

6. Respect my boundaries--be willing to stop if I say, "no." It's not likely to happen, but I have to know you would.

7. Need me.

8. Stand out from the crowd--be original--catch my eye.

Yeah, I get some of these might seem contradictory, but *shrugs* they can work together. They have before, at least.

Full Meme list.
thepainted_lady: (Not so innocent as you might think)
1. I'm the younger of two children.

2. I tend to fall for men who hurt me.

3. I had a daughter when I was 16 who I gave to my sister to raise.

4. Neapolitan is my favorite flavor of ice cream. Clearly I have issues with making choices.

5. I used to make believe that Joseph was my real father.

6. I tend to see the best in people I care about, even when I know better.

7. I don't believe in happily ever after.

8. I don't know how to drive.

9. I wanted to believe he'd save us.

Full Meme List
thepainted_lady: (Capable of more than you think)
Day One: Ten things you want to say to ten different people right now.
Day Two: Nine things about yourself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win your heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross your mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things you wish you’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot (in no order whatsoever).
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two images that describe your life right now, and why.
Day Ten: One confession
thepainted_lady: (Softly pretty)
[We did this in [ profile] hearts_andminds and I thought it was really interesting, so I thought I'd share here. :-D]

List the top five ideas/concepts/etc you keep in mind while writing the character that you believe are essential to accurately depicting them.

1. Her ability governs how she sees and interacts with people and the world. She doesn't act on faith or trust--Samuel nailed that. She doesn't take people on faith--she reads them to discern how to react to them. Without her ability she is pretty much lost and retreats into herself, wary and frightened.

2. In her comfort zone, among her family, Lydia is the serene and calming influence to the frenetic energy Samuel brings. She really is the yin to his yang. But out of her comfort zone, the underlying fragility induced by her upbringing comes out and the cracks begin to show.

3. Her family and her loved ones mean a hell of a lot to her. But her own physical safety possibly means more. Like a lot of abuse victims, she craves at least the illusion of security more than anything, even the possibility of love and freedom. She needs to feel safe. So, yeah. She sold Edgar out to not piss off Samuel, and she lied about Amanda to not piss off Samuel, and she told Samuel she'd cover up Joseph's death so the family could go on being a safe place. You don't rock the boat and piss off the person who has control, even when he's threatening to punish your bff, or blaming his murderous deeds on him.

4. She doesn't believe she deserves to be loved. It's one reason that offered the choice between two guys, she's more likely to choose the one that's bad for her, or will treat her not as well. It's why Edgar tends to lose out. She's bought into the idea that she's really only good for sex--if someone happens to fall in love with her through that, she can be coaxed into it, but if love comes first, they're screwed, uh figuratively. Probably not literally. Ask Edgar.

5. She's a classic damsel in distress/tragedienne archetype. Even later in canon she turned to Claire--a teenager--to save her rather than do it herself. Oh, she got snarky a bit with Samuel and talked back, sure. In one scene. She didn't do anything about it but taunt him a little. Granted, that's some progress for her, but not near enough. She's pretty much always looking to be rescued. Or to seduce someone into rescuing her/doing her dirty work for her (i.e. getting Sylar to get rid of Samuel) Note: The one exception I've seen to this in RP was in the vampire 'verse when she was the one to stand up and get rid of Samuel and rescue everyone. But, honestly...she didn't have much choice. Her options were down to be alone forever and let everyone she loved die, or do something about it. She still can't quite believe she did what she did. But I was super-proud of her. She did still pretty much yield to John as soon as he was able to take over, though. And is about ready to let Peter start making the decisions again in the aftermath, just so she doesn't have to. But still! She managed it for a bit?
thepainted_lady: (Girl in the mirror)

Your Soul is Searching

You are a warm hearted and open minded person. It's easy for you to forgive and forget.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

You believe that people see you for how you are, not how you look. But deep down, you know that's not exactly true.

Your near future is still unknown, and a little scary. You'll get through wild times - and you'll textually enjoy it.

For you, falling in love has never been easy. You can only fall for someone who is very patient and persistent.

thepainted_lady: (Look for the girl with the broken smile)

You Are The Wheel of Fortune

You represent the cycles of life, death, and rebirth.
You embrace change, the the ups and downs of life.
Fate is something you accept, even when you could possibly change things.
Big things tend to happen to you more than other people.

Your fortune:

Something huge is about to happen in your life, and you have little control over it.
You must accept your destiny, but luckily it is good fortune that has come your way.
Big things and big changes are about to come your way.
And while things will be intense for a while, they will be followed by a period of rest.

I'm really tired of big things I can't control happening to me. Good or bad.
thepainted_lady: (....Excuse me?)
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Dec. 6th, 2010 01:28 pm
thepainted_lady: (Over shoulder flirty)

You Were Naughty This Year

You Were 65% Naughty, 35% Nice

You may not have been good this year...

But you sure had a really good time.

And nothing from Santa could top that!

thepainted_lady: (Curious)
One Word Meme

- Describe me in one word- just one single word. Positive or negative.

- Leave your word in a comment, before looking at what words others have used.

- Copy and paste the meme to your journal to find out how people describe you when limited to one word.

Letter Meme

Dear ________,

I ____ you.
You have (a) nice _________.
You make my/me_______.
You are a _________.
You should _______.
Someday I will ______.
You + me = ________
If I saw you on the street I’d __________.
I want to ________ you.
I would build a _______ just for you.
If I could sing you any song it would be _________.
We should __________ under the stars.
My favorite thing about you is your _____.

Fill it out and leave it in a comment. And then post it in your journal if you want to.

My mun person is having a bad week--give her something to smile about? /meta
thepainted_lady: (Deep in thought)
This journal is one year old today. That feels significant somehow.

From around

Nov. 7th, 2010 03:49 pm
thepainted_lady: (The Exotic Temptress)

I have a head for business and a Lydia for sin.

Which movie was this quote from?

Get your own quotes:

I am good for that...
thepainted_lady: (....Really?)

You Are Cinderella

Saying that your family doesn't appreciate you would be an understatement. You quietly get your way with them.
You may not be treated kindly, but you treat everyone with kindness anyway. Your love your true friends dearly.

You are optimistic and sure that you'll be happy some day. You are patient.
Good things happen to good people, and good things will happen to you. They probably already have.

...Cinderella? Really? All I can think of is Pretty Woman.
thepainted_lady: (Lost)
Sometimes she could almost believe that the bruises from the past had started to heal, but then their ache would flare up again at the most inconvenient time and remind her just how broken she really was.
thepainted_lady: (Secret smile)

You Are a Hand Knit Scarf

You are a creative and unique person. You like to make things yourself, and you're quite crafty.
You've got your own personal style going on. It's a bit offbeat, but it definitely works for you!

You live deliberately and carefully. You treasure your memories and one of a kind possessions.
You resist being part of some consumerist rat race. You know that shiny things don't make you happy.

thepainted_lady: (Capable of more than you think)
"...I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes."

...I don't know why it keeps striking me lately, but it does, playing 'round and 'round in my memory.
thepainted_lady: (Look for the girl with the broken smile)

You Are 2: The Helper

You always put on a happy face and try to help those around you.
You're incredibly empathetic and care about everyone you know.

Able to see the good in others, you're thoughtful, warm, and sincere
You connect with people who are charming and charismatic.

At Your Best: You are deeply giving, altruistic, and humble. You devote your life to others while caring for yourself too.

At Your Worst: You are manipulative and enjoy making other people guilty.

Your Fixation: Rejection

Your Primary Fear: Being unworthy of love

Your Primary Desire: To be loved unconditionally

Other Number 2's: Mother Teresa, John Travolta, Princess Diana, Dr. Phil, and Mr. Rogers.

Seems true enough.
thepainted_lady: (Dreaming of something better)

You Are a Cat

You are agile and mysterious. You have you own way of navigating the world.
You enjoy exploring new ideas and places, but you also like to be able to retreat quickly.

You are a bit standoffish and aloof, but you aren't shy. In fact, you are brave and courageous.
Always resourceful and fearless, you can handle any situation. You are a survivor.

thepainted_lady: (Delicate)

You Are Creative

You are a good problem solver, and you're always coming up with interesting ideas.

You have an easygoing and calm attitude. People can count on you to take life in stride.

You are peaceful and pretty zen like. You live in the moment.

You are a very emotional person. It's pretty easy to touch your heart.


Aug. 4th, 2010 04:46 pm
thepainted_lady: (I know what you want)

Your Love Style is Agape

You are a caring, kind, and selfless partner.
Unsurprisingly, your love style is the most rare.
You are willing to sacrifice your world for your sweetie.
Except it doesn't really feel like sacrifice to you.
For you, nothing feels better than giving to the one you love.


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