» 30 Uncommon Character Development Questions ( send me a number )


  1. What position does your character sleep in? ( i.e; stomach, side, back, etc. ) Describe why they do this — optional.
  2. Does your character have any noteworthy features? Freckles? Dimples? A scar somewhere unusual? etc.
  3. Does your character have an accent? What does it sound like?
  4. Do they have any verbal tics? Do they have trouble pronouncing certain words or getting their thoughts across clearly?
  5. What are their chief tension areas? 
  6. If you were to pick one song — and only one song — to describe your character, what would it be and why?
  7. How does your character perceive themselves? Positive? Negative? Neutral?
  8. Are they a quick thinker or do they need time to sort through their thoughts?
  9. Does your character dream or are their nights filled with an empty blackness? Describe a dream they’ve had or a night they couldn’t sleep and what they did to preoccupy their time.
  10. If they had a choice, would they prefer a subway or a bus for public transportation?
  11. What do they think of creation? Do they believe in evolution or do they believe in God? What is their religion like?
  12. Describe 5 unusual characteristics your muse has.
  13. Have they ever been so overwhelmed they had to stop and take a break from something? 
  14. Are they a team player or do they prefer to be solo?
  15. Can they multi-task or must they focus on one subject at a time?
  16. What are their best school subjects? What are their worst? List five of each.
  17. Is your character an introvert or an extrovert? How do they handle big crowds of people?
  18. Are they a leader, do they prefer to follow, or would they rather just stay on the sidelines altogether?
  19. If your character was suddenly challenged, would they rather run away or stay and fight?
  20. If your character was allowed to murder one person without any consequences, who would that person be and why?
  21. Your character has been granted 3 wishes; what would they wish for and why?
  22. Does your character trust people right off the bat or does it take them some time to warm up to someone?
  23. Do they prefer romance or affection? What is the quickest way to your character’s heart?
  24. Does your character have any enemies? If so, who and why?
  25. Do they have any weird bedroom habits? Any unusual kinks?
  26. How does your character prepare for bed? Do they sleep at all or can they stay awake for days on end without trouble?
  27. If your character had one thing to say to their parents before they died, what would it be?
  28. Are they afraid of death? Do they have any regrets?
  29. Does your character get restless when things are too quiet or do they favour solitude and silence? Why?
  30. Finally; if your character was forced to eat one thing for the rest of their life, what would they choose and why?
REBLOG | Posted 2 days ago With 6,251 notes
tags: #Ask meme


Holy smokes. I cannot express how entirely grateful I am to have so many spectacular people following little ol’ me—both here and on my Silas Cobb account, which broke 400 followers last month. When I made these blogs back in the day, I never thought they’d become such an integral part of my life, nor did I ever imagining meeting so many incredible writers & friends. And so, to thank ya’ll for your love & support, I’m holding a small graphics/audio giveaway. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s the least I can do.



  • A 12-15 track fanmix for the character or pairing of your choice. [Examples x x x x x x]
  • A photo edit for a character or pairing of your choice. Note that I cannot make or manipulate gifs. [Examples x x x x]
  • A studio-quality audio recording of any song you want (within reason). It could be a song that reminds you of your favorite character, pairing, or just a song you like. [Example x]
  • A promo post for a character blog of your choice or a set of 20 faceclaim icons [Examples of promos x x x]


  • An 8-10 track fanmix for the character or pairing of your choice.
  • A photo edit for a character or pairing of your choice.
  • A promo post for a character blog of your choice or a set of 15 faceclaim icons.


  • A 4-6 track (mini)fanmix for a character or pairing of your choice.
  • A promo post for a character blog of your choice or a set of 12 faceclaim icons.


  • A promo post for a character blog of your choice or a set of 10 faceclaim icons.
  • As this is a followers giveaway, you must be following me. Please don’t follow just for the sake of the giveaway. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
  • You also must be an RP blog. However, you don’t have to strictly be a BioShock RP blog.
  • One like & reblog per blog. I don’t care how many blogs you like & reblog on.
  • School is about to start, so prizes may take a while. Please don’t hound me for them. I have the right to refuse prizes if you decide to be an asshole.
  • Please keep all this text in your reblog for others. 

This giveaway ends on Thursday, September 4th. I’ll probably draw winners around midnight EST. Thanks, and good luck!

» Slave Labor


     The silence is enough to drive anyone mad. It’s fair reasoning for his wandering and humming. His eyes are glazed over and his hands are covered in paint. He knows, eventually, he ought to sleep. Instead he pulls up a stool, frowning at the canvas propped up on the easel in his apartment.

          This is life, a nightly ritual.
                              A sacrament to his own thoughts
                                                  and creative processes.


          Let him work himself into exhaustion
                              if he so desires.
                                                  He’s expecting company.

      Late night calls from Cohen were customary by then. They came often enough during their time in New York for a naiver Silas to believe he was special. It was an honor and privilege then to linger on the artist’s restless mind in the wee hours of the morning, above the opium and absinthe that’d failed to bring his ‘muse’ peace. Now in Rapture, they were bittersweet. Honor turned to contractual obligation, privilege to relief that he’d been called on before Finnegan or Rodriguez. At least, he clung to the illusion of superiority, unwilling to humor the jealousy that the alternative merited.

     He arrives to Sander’s suite just after four, the usual dark circles cast under each eye, a working day’s fatigue weighing visibly on his shoulders. It’s too late—or too damn early—to pester the neighbors with the bell. Two calloused knuckles tap against the mahogany instead, though the soft noise still manages to shatter the silence in the empty lobby.

     He doesn’t bother straightening up as the knock is answered. Cohen can grouse about posture if he wants. Nitpicking like that always goes in one ear and out the other anyway.

    “Evenin’.” He barely contains a yawn. If the artist decides to be halfway decent, he’ll put on a pot of coffee for his ‘disciple’s’ trouble.


                                      “You rang?

» Opening Act | carlxsle

     Silas wasn’t a nervous fellow by any means. Perhaps timid at times, or even aloof, but never the anxious type when it came down to business. But, as he stood on the virgin stage of the Icarus Lounge, the southerner felt something he hadn’t in years—butterflies. A whole colony’s worth. 

    The reality of his own success had yet to set in. In fact, he considered it “pending” as he eyed over the empty venue, quietly envisioning the opening night crowd set to arrive in just a few short hours. Anyone sensible would’ve been ecstatic, buzzing with merriment at the prospect of a dream finally realized. But, Cobb wasn’t the sensible type either. Instead, he was impatient. Skeptical. Even anxious as he compulsively checked his wristwatch, scowling as he tallied every minute passed the hour.

    The house band was told to be there by six for rehearsal. At 6:15, Silas was still alone on that platform. Thomas, the band leader, finally arrived at 6:21, though alone. Catching sight of him at the door, Silas huffed and placed his hands to his hips as he shot the man an incredulous look.


        “Tommy!” he shouted across the way, rustic drawl echoing loud against the empty walls and newly polished floors, “Where the hell’ve you been? An’ where’s the rest a’ yer boys?”

REBLOG | Posted 3 days ago With 1 note
tags: #carlxsle
» 15 Associations.

Reblog and fill in the answers you most associate your character with to each question.

1. Animal; Horse
2. Color; Red
3. Month; November 
4. Song; “Guitar Man”—Elvis Presley and/or “Fine & Mellow”—Billie Holiday
5. Number; 1
6. Day or Night; Day
7. Plant; Lilies 
8. Smell; Smoke, aftershave, the smell guitar strings leave behind on the tips of your fingers
9. Gemstone; Garnet
10. Season; Autumn
11. Place; A ranch in Tennessee
12. Food; Lemon squares
13. Astrological Sign; Aquarius
14. Element(s); Fire
15. Drink; Coffee


columbiacalling's 200+ follower milestone giveaway

Just a few quick words: THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH. Now let’s jump right into the matter of the business of the giveaway.

One (1) Gold prize:

A moodboard for your muse, with a paragraph of ‘verse information.
A gifset of your muse.
A 250 x 500 graphic of your muse.

Two (2) Silver prizes:

A moodboard for your muse, with a paragraph of ‘verse information.
A 250 x 500 graphic of your muse.

Three (3) Bronze prizes:

A 250 x 500 graphic of your muse.


Examples of my edits can be found here. Moodboards, here.
Reblog once for an entry, Like once for an entry. Max two (2) entries per blog.
You do not have to be an RP blog or even following me, but that would be nice.
You can replace muse with the character(s) of your choice. Gifs are dependent on your muse/OC/character having gifs for them.
Please have your ask box open. You must get back to me within 24h of the drawing or I will choose someone else (and that would be sad).

The deadline to enter is September 15, 2014 at NOON (EST).

You look so handsome in those bloodied images~ I think I love that worried expression on your face. <3


   ”Y’know, a gentleman woulda offered tuh’ help clean up.
         No surprise that mean ol’ Mr. Kaden couldn’t be bothered.”

REBLOG | Posted 4 days ago With 29 notes
tags: #;9 to 5
Your writing is a pleasure to read.

Oh my—whAT. I have no idea what I’ve done to merit such random praise, but it is sincerely appreciated. I’m so glad you like what I’m doing, because it’s easy for me to nitpick & get down on myself about it. Really, thank you very, very much. You made my day :D Probably my week, actually.

★ During your time with your muse, what has been your favourite thread?

Oh man, that’s hard. I’ve had this account for years & I’ve done (and dropped) a lot of threads. It also doesn’t help that my drafts list is on my external hard drive, and I can’t open it ‘till I get Microsoft Office back on this piece of junk laptop.

Off the top of my head, I generally enjoy any Cobb x Cohen thread ‘cause they’re few and far between. There was also an OC called bornofhephaestus who Silas had some amazing chemistry with, so writing with them was always a joy before they deleted. And, I once did a short  thread with a BAS Elizabeth (transxrbital) where Silas was berating her as she recorded her "You Belong to Me" single. I often regret not having finished it before she went on hiatus.