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Character Revised

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Tonight I got trapped on TV Tropes (again), and got sucked into a whirlpool of character alignments. While I was there, I found this nice simplification of the difference between Chaotic Neutral and Neutral Evil: “Chaotic Neutral is a selfish bastard with an emphasis on ‘selfish’. Neutral Evil is a selfish bastard with an emphasis on ‘bastard’.” I like it. CN and NE are probably the most difficult alignments for me to distinguish. Some characters are clear-cut, but if there’s going to be trouble, it’ll be between those two.

A bit over a year ago, I did a quiz to find out my supposed D&D character. Then, I got a level 2 true neutral human bard. After my little captivity tonight, I thought I’d see if it had changed at all:

True Neutral Human Wizard (2nd Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 8
Dexterity- 11
Constitution- 12
Intelligence- 15
Wisdom- 13
Charisma- 11

Alignment:
True Neutral- A true neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. He doesn’t feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. Most true neutral characters exhibit a lack of conviction or bias rather than a commitment to neutrality. Such a character thinks of good as better than evil after all, he would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, he’s not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way. Some true neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run. True neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion. However, true neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it represents apathy, indifference, and a lack of conviction.

Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Class:
Wizards- Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard’s strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.

Detailed Results:

Alignment:
Lawful Good —— XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Neutral Good —– XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Chaotic Good —– XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Lawful Neutral — XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
True Neutral —– XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (20)
Chaotic Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (17)
Lawful Evil ——- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (15)
Neutral Evil —— XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16)
Chaotic Evil —— XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)

Law & Chaos:
Law —– XXXXXXXX (8)
Neutral – XXXXXXXXX (9)
Chaos — XXXXXX (6)

Good & Evil:
Good —- XXXX (4)
Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXX (11)
Evil —— XXXXXXX (7)

Race:
Human — XXXXXXXXXXXXX (13)
Dwarf —– XXXX (4)
Elf ——— XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Gnome — XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Halfling — XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Half-Elf — XXXXXXXXXXX (11)
Half-Orc – XXXX (4)

Class:
Barbarian – (-2)
Bard ——- XX (2)
Cleric —– (-2)
Druid —– (-4)
Fighter — (0)
Monk —– (-25)
Paladin — (-25)
Ranger — (0)
Rogue —- (0)
Sorcerer – XXXXXX (6)
Wizard — XXXXXXXX (8)

So apparently I’m less wise and more charismatic now. I don’t know how I became less wise with age, but righty-roo. And seriously, even ten charisma was way too much for me! At least I have a desirable class now though. I wonder what I answered differently that makes me two points more wizardish and six whole points less bardish?

And I don’t know what my past self was going on about with our alignment. I think I’m very much a true neutral type person. Chaotic neutral would be more of an ideal, and no way in hell am I altruistically good. She’s a dreamer, that past Caitlyn.

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Things That Piss Me Off

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I found a list of things that annoy me the other day, that I wrote a few years ago. I thought I might post it up here, with a few alterations. So now it shall be a mixture of things that annoy me a bit, and things that really do actually piss me off.

  • Girls who take photos of themselves while thrusting their hips together, hands on hips, arching their backs, and pouting their lips.
  • People who post photos of themselves online with the caption ‘ugh I’m so ugly’. If you think you’re ugly, you hide the picture or photoshop it nice. You’re clearly just seeking compliments.
  • Girls who say “I’m so fat, I’m so fat” all the time to fish for compliments.
  • Girls who do the above, and then when someone finally agrees, they get all bitchy.
  • People who share their own photos on Facebook. As in, post a photo of themselves on Facebook, and then 6 hours later, click the ‘share’ button. Yes, there are people who do this. Yes, this makes me want to eat my own head.
  • People who post photos of food on Facebook. Okay, this doesn’t piss me off as such, I just don’t get it! Why do we need to see your food? Sure, it’s understandable when you’ve made an awesome pool-cake or something, but why do we need to see your boring old salad?!
  • When I need to stretch my toes, but my feet are half asleep, so my toes won’t separate.
  • The fact that I have no control over my sleepy morning self. Yes, sleepy morning me, I did set that alarm for a reason.
  • The fact that I have no control over my sleeping self. Yes, sleeping me, I did put that bandage on for a reason.
  • When people misspell words. Especially easy words. Like spelling lose as ‘loose’. Gaaaahhhhhrrrrrr! Die you people, die!
  • When people use the wrong their/they’re/there.
  • Americans who assume they are the centre of the universe. AKA, 99% of Americans. No, the whole world does not say hard R’s! Yes, humour is spelt with a U! No, you should not have the default English language, especially since ENGLAND INVENTED YOU!
  • TV shows who fail at Aussie accents. Yes, I’m looking at you, LOST. Seriously, how on Earth, does an Australian character, played by an Australian actor, have such a bad Australian accent? No, Aaron is not pronounced Erin.
  • TV shows who try to pass off one accent as another. Yes, I’m looking at you, Prison Break. First you try and pass off a clearly British man as an Australian one. And then you make him say bollocks. And cut off the T while saying “it has”, instead of the H. Real Aussies say “it’as” – not “i’has”.
  • People who are racist against people by excessively claiming racism.
  • People who try too hard not to be racist.
  • People who are racist in general – especially people who are racist against white people. Why do I say that? Because clearly I’m gonna care more about my own race than other people’s. Some people will call that racist. But I just call it common sense.
  • Hypocrites. Although I’m a bit of a hypocrite at times. But that’s cool, because hypocrites can do that.
  • When my nan argues about God and tries to disprove science. And convert us.
  • When people try and claim my ideas as their own.
  • When I really love a song, but can’t remember the name. Or any of the lyrics. Or the artist. Or the tune. Or even somewhere that I’ve heard it before.
  • Wanting something expensive and seeing it everywhere, but when it finally goes on sale, it’s nowhere to be found.
  • Buying something, then going back to find it is on sale.
  • Fur clothing. Faux fur or no fur! Yes! I finally used my slogan!
  • Tony Abbott.
  • People who are against gay marriage. No, not just laws against gay marriage. I do not like individual people who are against gay marriage. It wouldn’t hurt them. It wouldn’t even affect them! Being anti-gay-marriage is just plain mean. I know the use of the word ‘mean’ probably sounds immature, but it is very fitting.
  • Non-gay people who get offended at any (and I really mean any) use of the word ‘gay’, just because they know someone who is. Gay, I mean. And who doesn’t actually get offended by nearly as many things as their non-gay acquaintance.
  • A race/racist/racism-related version of the above statement.
  • People who think goths are evil. 
  • When I open my Caramello Koala or Freddo Frog all nicely (AKA, head first), and the chocolate doesn’t match the wrapper. As in, I get the legs first. Blast you, cadbury! I opened it that way for a reason, Goddammit!
  • Mouth ulcers in such bad spots that the Bonjela won’t stay on. And neither will the salt. Or the Vegemite.
  • Actually, ulcers in general.
  • When I download a movie in iPod format, only to find out that my bloody iPod is a dickhead and doesn’t like it.
  • Even worse, when I convert a movie into iPod format, only to have the same thing happen.
  • The fact that gorgeous bras are just not made for people with giant breasts! Yes, U-Bra company, I actually would like to wear a low-cut dress once in a while!
  • Cinema bitches who accept a birth certificate and not a concession card, and then have the nerve to ask if the person with the birth certificate wants to see the film alone. Yes, because the person with the concession card will just bum around for two hours while their friend sees the movie without them…
  • Cinema bitches like above, but who also don’t even accept parental consent – either in the form of a signature, or even them buying the tickets to give to their children.
  • When I get given Pepsi Max instead of normal Pepsi. Okay, hearing Pepsi Max when I say “Pepsi, thanks” is perfectly understandable. But hearing Pepsi Max when I ask for “Pepsi, please”? Hearing Pepsi Max when I ask for “Pepsi”? Hearing Pepsi Max when I ask for bloody “normal Pepsi”?!
  • The McIdiots who got rid of M&M McFlurries. How did that conversation even go?! “Oh, this dessert has great sales, everyone seems to love it. You know what an awesome idea would be? Let’s get rid of it and sell some crappy attempt at gourmet instead!” Growl.
  • Waking up after an awesome dream.
  • Not having superpowers.

This turned out to be more of a completely new list of things that piss me off. Oh well, the old stuff just wasn’t as pointful.

Aeriana of the Wood

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Okay, so I’ve finally done some more work on my D&D character! She’s a slutty young Elven archer (only 21) with porcelain skin, white-blonde hair and violet eyes. She’s charming, witty, self-assured, suspicious, adaptable, easy-going, flexible, wild, thoughtful, competitive, driven, impulsive, and worships the deities Melora and Sehanine. Her alignment is chaotic neutral.

I invented a very detailed background for her. It kinda explains why she’s such a slut. Well, not really, but it’s good enough for me. Oh well. Here is Aeriana’s back story:

Aeriana is the daughter of Aeryn (a thief) and Anya (a hooker). She was born during a huge storm in the Elven Wood, while her father was out trying to steal from a king. Aeryn was caught, and executed, so Aeriana was raised by her mother. Anya took the death of her husband hard, and let herself go, getting all dishevelled and quitting her job. As they were poor without Aeryn, and with Anya no longer working, Aeriana had to earn money herself. She became an exotic dancer, and occasionally delved into prostitution.

Whilst exploring the forest in her 16th year, Aeriana befriended a young male half-elf archer/rogue, by the name of Valerian. He was from the same kingdom as the king who executed Aeryn. But Aeriana didn’t blame him for his king’s actions, and they became best friends (with benefits as well). He had previously infiltrated an evil party in order to gain secrets and gold, and was now on the run from them after having been discovered. Valerian taught Aeriana wicked-awesome archery skills, and she taught him how to seduce people.

They kept their relationship a secret from everyone, until one day, her mother found out about them. She blamed him for the death of Aeryn, and went searching for the evil party Valerian had betrayed, and told them where to find him. They killed Valerian horribly, unaware that Aeriana had seen them. She silently ran and got her bow, and killed all of Valerian’s killers, but as the last one was dying, he told Aeriana that Anya had revealed Valerian to them.

Aeriana confronted her mother, and a hatred brewed. Aeriana would never forgive Anya, and either killed her, or left her to be all depressed about the fact that she made her daughter hate her. But whatever Aeriana did, she ran off to become a mercenary, and never speaks of her mother.

So yes, that is the story of Aeriana of the Wood. Our parties are really messed up, so we’re gonna be pretty screwed… But as long as there’s gold and loot, then my character will be happy!

Race, Class and Alignment

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Whilst looking up stuff regarding alignments in RPGs, I came across a website that had a “What D&D Character Am I?” quiz, that tells you your supposed race, class and alignment. And this is what I got:

True Neutral Human Bard (2nd Level)

Ability Scores:
Strength- 8
Dexterity- 10
Constitution- 12
Intelligence- 15
Wisdom- 16
Charisma- 10

Alignment:
True Neutral-
A true neutral character does what seems to be a good idea. He doesn’t feel strongly one way or the other when it comes to good vs. evil or law vs. chaos. Most true neutral characters exhibit a lack of conviction or bias rather than a commitment to neutrality. Such a character thinks of good as better than evil after all, he would rather have good neighbors and rulers than evil ones. Still, he’s not personally committed to upholding good in any abstract or universal way. Some true neutral characters, on the other hand, commit themselves philosophically to neutrality. They see good, evil, law, and chaos as prejudices and dangerous extremes. They advocate the middle way of neutrality as the best, most balanced road in the long run. True neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you act naturally, without prejudice or compulsion. However, true neutral can be a dangerous alignment when it represents apathy, indifference, and a lack of conviction.

Race:
Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Class:
Bards-
Bards often serve as negotiators, messengers, scouts, and spies. They love to accompany heroes (and villains) to witness heroic (or villainous) deeds firsthand, since a bard who can tell a story from personal experience earns renown among his fellows. A bard casts arcane spells without any advance preparation, much like a sorcerer. Bards also share some specialized skills with rogues, and their knowledge of item lore is nearly unmatched. A high Charisma score allows a bard to cast high-level spells.

Detailed Results:

Alignment:
Lawful Good —– XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
Neutral Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
Chaotic Good —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16)
Lawful Neutral — XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
True Neutral —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (19)
Chaotic Neutral – XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX (16)
Lawful Evil ——- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Neutral Evil —– XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Chaotic Evil —– XXXXXXXXXXX (11)

Law & Chaos:
Law —– XXXXXXXXX (9)
Neutral – XXXXXXXXX (9)
Chaos — XXXXXX (6)

Good & Evil:
Good —- XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Neutral – XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Evil —– XXXXX (5)

Race:
Human —- XXXXXXXXXXXXXX (14)
Dwarf —— XX (2)
Elf ———- XXXXXXXXXXXX (12)
Gnome —- XXXXXX (6)
Halfling —- XXXXXXXXXX (10)
Half-Elf —- XXXXXXXXXXX (11)
Half-Orc — XXXX (4)

Class:
Barbarian – (-4)
Bard ——- XXXXXXXX (8)
Cleric —— (-4)
Druid —— (-4)
Fighter —- (-2)
Monk —— (-25)
Paladin — (-23)
Ranger —- (-4)
Rogue —– XXXX (4)
Sorcerer — XXXXXX (6)
Wizard —- XXXXXX (6)

So much for my always being an Elven Archer… I didn’t even get a positive number in my Ranger score! My alignment’s pretty close – I always go between Neutral Good, Chaotic Good, True Neutral, and occasionally Chaotic Neutral.