valzilla-the-keen said: Yeah go ahead, break Aelberyn down, yeah, I vill brreck you (*in that Russian dude from Rocky 4's voice.
I can totally imagine you saying that in that voice. :3 <3
- How I feel about this character
Aelberyn’s a great concept and I think you do the quirkiness of wonderfully. I love her little unique bits and I think you do a good job showing those and keeping her personality consistent. There are so many times I can just ~hear~ Aelberyn’s tone and thoughts when you write her. Her “FOR SCIENCE!” lines are always making me laugh.
On the other hand, I think the dichotomy of her characterization and her “actual” position in blood elf society is harder to wrap my head around. I have a hard time giving the character’s role as a noble or priestess as much support as I do her adorkable personality.
- All the people I ship romantically with this character
Jericho has worked out much better than either I or Kharris thought! Nicely done, Iloam, for setting that up!
Iloam and Aelberyn are a really good pairing, as well, and I like how “real” a couple they are in that they have some pretty significant relationship flaws, but they “fit” very well personality-wise. It’s been really interesting seeing them grow into each other and how they have changed for and with each other.
- My non-romantic OTP for this character
I still feel like Kharris and Aelberyn should have been friends, but circumstances, not base personalities, prevented it. Damn these characters for being uncooperative! /shakes old lady cane I lament this lack-of-friendship, because I think they could have taught each other a lot.
Synnaquin and Aelberyn are an interesting pair; personality wise I think its great! Their very different personalities really play well off each other.
Ivor and Aelberyn were interesting to me, and I liked the idea of them talking and knowing each other very much. I can imagine they’d have some intense philosophical disagreements, but I think Aelberyn WANTS that kind of challenge and doesn’t get it anywhere, currently.
- My unpopular opinion about this character
I don’t think she should have been a Bishop in Silvermoon. >_> I don’t think it made much sense, and I think it didn’t do much good for the character.
- One thing I wish would happen / had happened with this character in canon
That she had been willing to share more honestly with Kharris. Kharris tried SO HARD, and Aelberyn never even really seemed to acknowledge that, let alone reciprocate. I think a lot of it had to do with Aelberyn not being honest with -herself-, too, though. Teenagers, yo!
I don’t think she should have been Bishop either ;o( TECHNICALLY, she actually should STILL be an Acolyte, for that matter - Tenacity means the Church generally has long Acolyte training periods. Unfortunately the Scourge are jerks, and no one else was willing to take the Bishop job when we were first talking about putting the church together, like… seven years ago now. Craziness. SOMEONE had to do it, no one else would step up, so Ael finally felt she had to.
rethelia said: Breakdown Rethelia?
I really really love Rethelia, and I wish I got to play with her more. I wish she were a belf or something, because I think she and Aelberyn would have brilliant conversations that everyone else would look upon with awe and terror. She has this… mixture of practicality and darkness and a love of beauty. I think all three of us agree Rethelia is pretty great.
Myself/Aelberyn thinks that Rethelia is actually cool as she is. She doesn’t seem to be interested in people romantically, and honestly I don’t know other Alliance dudes enough to pair her with them. But I don’t think she needs them frankly, she’s happy as things are.
Iloam, on the other hand, totally ships Rethelia and Iloam ;op
ME. Er, Aelberyn. Honestly I think they’d be great friends, if it weren’t for faction lines and what not. Though it also might be hard to maintain her friendship with Kharris if she were friends with Ael, because girls are dumb (unless the girl is Rethelia who’s pretty pragmatic and not as dumb)
She should go Horde *beams*
No but seriously? If there were a storyline way of breaking her of her connection to fel, that is my/Aelberyn’s unpopular opinion. Her health and mental well-being would improve a lot. Unfortunately, OOC, I realize that Rethelia in a way feels like it is her duty/burden to maintain her connection to the fel.
Okay picture this. Rethelia rises up and is all like, “You know what, demonic jerks, including stupid imp who jerks me around with physical ailments? Yeah, sure, I’m a warlock, and I have a leash around your necks, but you HAVE NO POWER OVER ME, and now I am going to totally work with some Priest or Paladin dude and we will pwn yer sorry demonic butts with Lightly logic. Hurray, now I am not sick anymore.”
That’s what I wish would happen.
Iloam, on the other hand, ships Iloam and Rethelia *grins*
rubythistle said: Now break down Acelynn :D
FINE I WILL.
I like Ace! I like how she’s confident in quite a few things about herself, but she’s also got weaknesses to work out. I like watching her work her way through her issues and make her choices. I also like that she is one of the few people who can deal with Iloam without getting too flustered.
Look, Aelberyn and I agree about this one - and so does Iloam-player for the record, we discussed it. Darroc Dawnfire, dude. Aelberyn was shipping them SO HARD. Look, here’s the thing. Darroc is a jerk, but Acelynn can handle jerks. He has a strong will, which she needs. BUT, she would also MAKE him earn her respect, which would in turn help him respect himself if he actually won it. She is gorgeous, competent, and she totally understands responsibilities. Seriously dude, Darroc and her, NEEDED to be a thing.
Aelberyn <3 She needs a fren <3 <3 <3
Acelynn needs to break up with Aeron dude. She isn’t in love with him, and he won’t make her happy. Stop putting your eggs in that basket! STOP IT!
Not that she should pursue Jericho. Aelberyn wouldn’t mind if they wanted to be a thing, honestly, but frankly, I don’t think Jericho will give Ace what she needs in a relationship. I SAY AGAIN: DARROC DAWNFIRE, DUDE.
She shouldn’t have left ATS dude. I know you agree with me here.
xiuhteena said: BREAKDOWN XIUH
Man, Xiuh is such a troll. LOLOL I HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO SAY THAT. *clears throat* Ahem. Sorry.
I actually like Xiuhteena a lot. I think she is fun, I think she contrasts really nicely with Braedyn’s public politeness and brings personality to Cakes in general. I also like the whole wise-woman shaman thing she does, almost behind the scenes from Cakes, because I kind of think some wise-woman stuff would be behind the scenes - especially from a troll surrounded by belves.
Haha, honestly? Ghurab would be a HILARIOUS romance for her. They would like. Kick each other’s butts all the time. But they would be funny and passionate and playful and caring. Besides, no one knows trolls like other trolls, right? Amirite? I am right.
Xiuhteena actually seems pretty friendly with most everyone I’ve seen her around. If Aelberyn liked trolls more, Xiuhteena would be the first troll she would hang out with. Yes, Xiuhteena should be Aelberyn’s friend. Except she wouldn’t approve of Ael’s boyfriend, which would go against the Spice Girls Rules of Love.
She needs to get out of Silvermoon dude. I want to see her trollish amazingness in her more natural habitat.
She should totally open up a second Fancy Cakes franchise in Orgrimmar. THAT IS MY WISH.
Iloam asked me to do it for Iloam, so I will. Which means Iloam has to do it for Aelberyn later dammit. Anyways, ONWARD.
Iloam is another character that very clearly has been around awhile, and as such, has a lot of personality and depth that you get with characters that have been through many different things. He has so many scars - the mental and emotional seem way deeper than the physical - and they all are well reflected in the way he is played. I didn’t know him before when he was SUPER crazy and went on regular rampages, but I have seen how he continues to grow and develop in the time I have known him. He is never boring, and there are always new layers of him to explore.
Uh, Aelberyn, totally ;o) Though more specifically, my one true paring for Iloam is Adult Aelberyn. When Aelberyn grows up more and gets a few more years on her, I feel she will have a bit more wisdom and the right amount of confidence she needs to tackle Mr. Blacksong most effectively.
Until then I will settle for teenage Aelberyn, and hope her hormones and bouts of girlish angst don’t drive him completely insane.
Man this will never happen. NEVER happen. But if it could, Asarel and Iloam would be such awesome buds. They have similar interests! They are both neat rogues! They are boys! Iloam needs boys to chill with. Similarly, Alainthal and Iloam would have been awesome friends, but that similarly would never, ever happen. They would all get into SO MUCH TROUBLE. It would be SO MUCH FUN.
Most of my opinions about this character seem vaguely unpopular depending on who you ask. Ael’s biggest unpopular opinion is that Iloam should go back into piracy. It’s totally a profession he excelled at, in an environment he loved. ALSO - and this is something I actually felt was so back when Ael was doing counseling for Iloam and Kharris - I really feel like Iloam would benefit from actual professional psychological help that ISN’T Aelberyn. Even Aelberyn knows this; her proximity and emotional bond with Iloam is just too close to make her a practical and unbiased professional for his needs. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to get Iloam to open up to people enough to find someone like that for him - which was the issue when Ael tried to counsel them in their marriage. But really it would benefit him a lot more than Ael doing it herself, no matter how much she tries.
Honestly? I wish he never gave up ATS. There. I said it.
rubythistle said: How is Jericho settling back in now that his mother is living in the House? Also, why hasn't Ace met her yet? ;)
Ellavorne is loving the House. She’s so proud of her son and absolutely pleased with the accomplishments he’s made for himself. She also was pleasantly surprised with Aelberyn. Being a vassal for so many years, she’s seen the good and the ugly side of nobility. She’s very relieved that a) her son has good taste in women physically and b) that he seems to be a good judge of character as well. She does think Aelberyn is tiny bit too stiff though. ;)
Jericho is very happy his mother wants to be a part of his life despite the horrible things he’s done and been through. He was prepared for that rejection when he went out to visit her. She’s embraced their reunion and be warm and supportive and it’s actually starting to pull old facets of his personality out, little by little, but it is subtle. He’s trying to find a happy medium between his life before and his life now. It’s an interesting dichotomy.
Ace has not met Ellavorne yet because there has been a fair amount of chaos and bustle around the Hall as of late. Between Jericho’s anniversary gift to Aelberyn (I’ll announce that tomorrow on the actual anniversary) and Iloam’s recent shenanigans, he’s been busy. And now Acelynn is recuperating and Jericho seriously doubts that Ace wants the first time she meets his mother to be with her looking all disheveled in bed recovering from surgery.
kharrisdawndancer said: How is Ael going to deal with this latest round of problems with Iloam in her House? What IS going on?
Ael and Iloam had a confrontation that led to him losing control. In taking him back into custody, Iloam majorly hurt one of Ael’s loyal dudes. As Baroness, Ael can’t just blow it off, even though Iloam is mentally ill and was not in control of his actions. He has to be held responsible for them, and she has to protect and represent her House. So Aelberyn has banished him from Bloodsword Hall and her house in Mar’at - basically Akh’Argar grounds - for the time being. She hasn’t broken up with him, and is continuing the effort to figure out how to help him maintain control of himself. She is hoping he uses the time away to sort of… figure out what he wants to do for himself - a direction, a goal, a career, or something - without worrying so much what SHE wants or what would reflect on her. She feels that his current lack of ambition and direction is eroding his focus as he continues to feel more and more restless.
Basically, in her opinion, they are madly in love, and that love is strong, but he has to live for him, not for her.