The Intellectual is the ultimate dinner-party guest. Engaging questions and thoughtful debate are their trademarks.
When the Royal walks into a room, they command attention. They are the one in charge, and they enjoy reaping the rewards of their hard work.
Leave it to others to live by the status quo. The Visionary is interested in new ways of seeing, solutions not yet imagined, products not yet built.
REPOST & BOLD WHICHEVER APPLIES TO YOUR MUSE !
bruised knuckles. bloody noses. eye rolling. empty bottles. messy hair. sarcasm. lip biting. unwashed jeans. coffee breath. loud music. broken neon signs. chipped nail polish. leather jackets. always wearing headphones. swearing. sneaking out at 3 am. dark lipstick. frown creases. burning cigarettes. plaid shirts. under eye circles. dark colors.
honey tea. flower crowns. giggling. blowing kisses. dancing without worries. white lace. soft textures. fluffy throw pillows. using too many heart emojis. empathy. constant daydreaming. handwritten letters. fairy lights. bullet journals. designated driver. warm hugs. garden picnics. quiet. smile lines. optimism. flowy clothes. pastel colors.
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NAME: Vela DuPont
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drinker ; smoker ; done / does drugs ; knows what a broken heart feels like ; has committed a crime ; suffers a physical disability ; suffers a mental disorder ; has experienced severe trauma
BIGGEST FEAR: Being hunted down and assassinated or apprehended by her home country for regicide, being unable to perform alchemy, being completely and utterly alone for the rest of her life
RECURRING NIGHTMARE: Drowning, being apprehended, having to go on the run again
SOMETHING YOU MISS: Home, family, the sea
BIGGEST REGRET: Getting caught performing/researching alchemy, being unable to protect her family
A SECRET: She committed regicide before coming to Amestris
fire or water
mother or father
to hurt or be hurt
eerie or gory
unrequited love or no love
tagged by: stole it from people
tagging: steal it from me if you haven’t done it yet!
vela is far more likely to hold a casual conversation with a fellow alchemist/scientist than most other people.
a) simply because there’s some common ground for them to explore. and b) because alchemists (especially state alchemists) have to be brilliantly bright people, therefore the odds of the annoyances she encounters with general civilians is much lower
although she’s gonna honestly look at ed and be like? A child? EXCUSE ME??? it might be something that actually brings her pause because she remembers what she was put through at her age and uhhhhh yeah 😬 (fuhrer bradley you what now)
at least with alchemists the niceties and ‘expected’ conversation are a bit more natural and somewhat interesting to her.
🔗 - What are your muse’s standards for meaningful relationships? How quickly do they form relationships like these?
Vela forms meaningful relationships very, very slowly.
It depends on the type of relationship of course (colleague/professional, friendship, romantic, the dynamic w/ authority figures, etc..). Within professional confines, it’s easier for her to bloom in that environment. Within more personal ones, she has lots of walls that need deconstructing. Her brain clicks into being task oriented, accomplishing a goal, or seeking to discover something more concrete more readily.
Since leaving her home country and fleeing to Amestris, she has become self-reliant to an extreme. Such is the life of an alchemist who spends hours and hours a day researching, and then traveling to a remote location to practice her alchemy away from prying eyes (and populated areas of something were to go awry). She does not think much on forging deeper relationships on a personal level. Some of it is paranoia. Some of it is having been alone for so long that she had to adapt to not crumble without support. Some of it is just habit - it’s what she’s acclimated her life to be.
That doesn’t mean she doesn’t want or miss these types of relationships. She misses her family, deeply.
Change can be hard for her, if it’s external and she feels like she does not have enough control over what is happening. More often than not, she struggles to connect when someone is not feeling what she is in that moment. She’s likely to become frustrated, and shrink into things she knows she has more control over and an understanding of, usually if the issue is being forced upon her. She’ll hide away in her study, amongst shelves and shelves of books and silence. She doesn’t want niceties, sugary lies - give it to her straight and give her the truth. Even if she doesn’t agree, at least you have her begrudging respect.
She hates being pressured into following something/someone without asking why. Despite this not always being a moral concern, and leans more into logic/what she can get out of it, she thinks through it all and digs her heels in when being rushed.
She can also appear uncaring of people’s opinions of her, which can come across as detached or aloof. It’s important for her that whoever this meaningful relationship is with, that they understand she’s not uncaring, but just that she doesn’t let people’s judgements as easily affect her as it might other people. That sometimes, there are moments where she’s not mentally prepared to be forced to understand someone’s emotions, that she needs a bit of time to find the right headspace and then tackle it. Give her a code she needs to decipher - she’s on that faster than anything. Confess feelings prematurely and freak her out - there she goes into her study. She’s equally stubborn/dismissive and curious/versatile. Picture it like a pendulum swinging back and forth.
It’s even more important that this person not make her feel like she is being cornered. She is far more likely to lash out, whether she means to react rudely or not. It’s a learned defense mechanism from everything she’s been through. Her life was literally sentenced to death for her crimes, and she wasn’t going to go down without a fight.
So she feels, a lot, but her practicality, focus on research, being task oriented, and navigating the early days of forging a relationship can make building friendships more difficult after not having any. At least in her mind right now. More often than not, she’s going to have to be told someone is interested in her, rather than her being able to feel it out on her own. Human nature scares her sometimes, given how unpredictable it is. The person needs to make her feel comfortable without being smothered, loved without being chained, and for them to be self-sufficient on their own without fear of them walking away at any moment.
Vela has a lot of walls, but once they’ve slowly, meticulously been deconstructed, she’s steadfastly loyal, adventurous, supportive, and willing to live in the moment then analyze every solitary emotion her partner feels.