theschmotone: (dot's me)
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theschmotone: (scouting)
Your name or online alias: Molly
Your email: singswithtrees@hotmail.com
Another preferred means of contact: on Plurk at "dimobeornssen"
Character's Full Name: Dimo
Character's Canon: Girl Genius
Character's Canon Point: The arrival in Paris
Character's Journal Name: theschmotone (AKA "the smart one" when pronounced without the Jaeger accent)
What would you like your character's tag to be?: Dimo

Character's background (their past and present): In an alternate version of Europe where mad scientists, or Sparks, lord it over a terrified population, one family reigned supreme. The Sparks of the Heterodyne family were the most powerful in all of Europa. One of the lasting contributions of the family were the Jägermonsters, or Jägers for short. At some point a few centuries prior to the current time in the comic, Dimo swore an oath to serve the family, and successfully survived the transformation that the Jägerdraught brought on. Life continued on in this vein until the leadership of the household was taken over by not one, but two Heterodyne heirs.

Bill and Barry Heterodyne denounced the evil that the family had built its reputation on, and declared that they were going to be heroes instead. Over the course of many years and many adventures, they became beloved across the whole of Europa for their good deeds. One day, however, an enemy arose and began to destroy what they had built. This enemy, known only as The Other, laid waste to the seemingly impenetrable Castle Heterodyne. Bill and Barry Heterodyne vowed that they would stop this new evil, and from what could be seen in the aftermath, it certainly seemed as though they had. The Other had vanished...but so had they.

Into the power vacuum strode Baron Wulfenbach. He offered the now masterless Jägermonsters employment, and they agreed to take it. Secretly, however, the Generals of the Jäger army deployed groups of volunteers to go out into the world and search for a Heterodyne heir, and to not return until they had found one. It was more or less a suicide mission, but thanks to the sacrifice of a few individuals, the Jägers could say that they had not abandoned their old masters, and Baron Wulfenbach would protect and care for the ones remaining. Dimo was one of these volunteers, and together with three compatriots, he set out into the world. Years passed.

Outside of their home city, the Jägerkin are reviled, and when we meet Dimo, he and his companions have been caught, and have been hanging from the gibbet for two days. They recognize a travelling circus performer as having the distinctive scent of a member of the House of Heterodyne. From this point on, the Jägers are her constant companions, aiding her in the trek to Mechanicsburg and beyond. At the current point in canon, the city is frozen in a sort of time dilation field, and Dimo has accompanied Agatha to Paris in the hopes of finding a way to free it.

Character's personality: Dimo has a reputation for being "the smart one" in any group. Having traveled with only a small cadre of companions for many years, Dimo has learned to think on his feet, and is generally a few steps ahead of his friends when it comes to planning and strategy. He's alarmingly perceptive at times, but purposefully downplays his intelligence. It's a good strategy to employ--sooner or later, people will talk.

He can come off as jaded and world-weary, but the mood passes quickly as his enthusiasm for new people and situations takes over. He's used to playing a "big brother" role in group dynamics, but is always ready to have fun, whatever form that fun may take. He'll still keep a wary eye out for danger, and be more than ready to delegate duties to those around him. Though he makes friends quickly, it's rarer for someone to get close enough to him to trigger his protective instincts. He's a gruff watchdog at heart, and will guard someone that he has deemed in need of protection with all the strength and cleverness that he can muster.

Dimo can also be quite debonair and dashing when he tries, and will good-naturedly hit on anyone that he finds attractive. He doesn't always take his target's interest in him into account before he makes a move, since hey, he and his kind are irresistible to women, right? The Jäger ego is a tremendous thing, after all. If he's turned down (and he's always turned down) he takes it in stride. His humor can also tend towards the black and morbid side of things, but again, is usually delivered cheerfully, even in the face of almost certain death.

Character's skills/abilities/powers: Like any other Jäger, Dimo is a finely-honed fighter, soldier, and predator. His reflexes, strength, and senses are all superior to human abilities, making him good at surviving desperate or unusual circumstances. Dimo has a particularly keen sense of smell, and can tell the difference between individuals at some distance. He can track someone or something using only his nose. He also has particularly nimble hands, and can throw knives or improvised weapons with the best of them. His limberness extends to his other joints as well, allowing him to easily dodge most blows directed at him. With regards to weapons, Dimo prefers a simple approach: knives for distance, teeth and claws for hand-to-hand combat. There's also the very basic physical changes that have come with the change from human to better-than-human--sharp teeth, sharp claws, and an ability to ignore pain that may frighten the average human onlooker.

Any special equipment your character is bringing along? This includes weaponry, magic items, etc.: Dimo will be bringing his set of throwing knives, his hat (hats are very important to Jagers), and his Spark-built mechanical arm, which replaces a limb that he lost to a monster.

Are you bringing your character to [community profile] ten_fwd from another game?: No

Why do you want to play this character in Ten Forward, and what do you plan to do with them? I'd love to play him in a game where his monstrous characteristics aren't a cause of fear or consternation--he'd be very bemused by that. He's easygoing and gregarious, and I'm eager to play him in a game that already has an Agatha, and where he can provide support for her, as well as run interference for her more enthusiastic bouts of creative destruction.

Writing Sample #1: The Masters were gone. Dimo didn't need reminding. It would be nice to think that some day, they might return, or that an heir would be found. The family would be returned to their former position of power, the Castle would be fixed, and things could go back to normal.

He knew that they never would. There had been only one heir to the Heterodynes, and that heir was as dead as the Castle now. They'd be searching forever, though they knew full well that their task was both fruitless and thankless. But at least the others could be proud of their loyalty to the family, and the promise that they'd all made to be faithful to their dying breaths wouldn't be broken.

The drizzle became a downpour, sheets of rain coming down from the sky fast and hard. The ones who'd stayed behind with Baron could be proud, he thought, but it was only his small band of Jägerkin, and the others like them, who knew what loyalty and sacrifice really meant. You didn't complain. You did what had to be done, because if you didn't, no one else would. He grimly stood his guard, drenched but not noticing. The Heterodynes had given him everything that he had. It was the least that he could do to give some of it back. It was like what the last straggling survivors of a battalion would feel after everyone else had been reduced to so many corpses littering the battlefield, but the unit's colors were still flying haggard in the wind. You had very little to show for the effort that you put in, but at least that effort was yours. It wasn't wasted, so long as it meant something to you. Even if no one else in the world understood.
theschmotone: (Default)
PLAYER INFORMATION

NAME: Molly
AGE: 34
CONTACT: singswithtrees@hotmail.com, or Dimo Beornssen
CHARACTERS PLAYED:none just yet


CHARACTER INFORMATION

NAME: Dimo (Jaegermonsters all seem to go by their first names in canon)
CANON: Girl Genius
AGE: In canon and in interviews with the authors of the comic, we are given an idea as to the relative age of the main Jaeger characters to one another, but no clear statement of their age is given. Dimo is, however, at least 100 years old, thanks to the near-immortality that the potion that changed him into a monster grants.
CANON POINT:Prior to his first appearance in the comic, when he and his compatriots are still hunting for the lost heir to the family that they serve.

BACKGROUND: Jaegermonsters in general, and Dimo specifically.
INCENTIVE/FIT: Dimo and his companions voluntarily took on what was known to be a suicide mission in order to preserve the honor of their fellow monstrous soldiers. At the point that I'd like to take him from in his canon, he'll have been looking for the Heterodyne heir for several years, and will jump at the chance to safeguard that his seemingly hopeless mission will, in fact, be a success. When not mired down by duty, he's outgoing and gregarious, with a sly sense of humor, and enjoys meeting new folks, but is easygoing enough to not be overly demanding.
SAMPLES:1, 2

ANYTHING ELSE? The only thing I'd really like Dimo to be able to keep of his monstrous appearance is a yellowish tint to his eyes, if that's all right. Other than that, the claws and the teeth are really more trouble than they're worth when it comes to physical intimacy. In canon, his kind are unnaturally strong, with heightened senses and stomachs seemingly made of cast iron. ;) I'd like to keep him a little stronger than your average person, but certainly not in the carry a horse overhead with one hand that's implied in the comic. I'd also like to drop the phonetic way that his dialogue is spelled out in the comic, though I'd of course keep his diction the same. It's just hard to read when it's all spelled out in that pseudo-Prussian accent.

Also, Background-in-a-page!.

theschmotone: (reserved)
[officers of Serenity who are not Mal]
Hoy! I just zeen zomevun fly off de ship, und it looks like vas making a run for it. Ve know who dot iz?

[Mamma/General Gkika, Jenka, and Zeetha]

At least ve knows dot Mechanicsburg vasn't hit. Vhat's hyu next orders for us den, General?

[Voice]

Dec. 7th, 2010 10:30 pm
theschmotone: (yelling)
Gotterdammerung, who set dis fire? Dis iz MY job! Who's de schmott guy who thought it dot just anybody could burn tings down?

He's gonna find ve ain't zo friendly in de future, whoever he iz.
theschmotone: (nize guy)
[The accent of the voice is rather French.]

I zay, vhat vas zat? It smells of cherries all of a sudden. It is not unpleazant, though. It reminds me of ze Festival, and of moonlit strolls in ze garden with ze lovely young ladies vhen I vas young...

[Takes another deep breath, and coughs a little.]

I believe it vould be a fine day for zome fencing. Who is vith me?
theschmotone: (Default)
Iz goot to get in zome more practice vith de schneaking around und stabbing pipples. I hazn't done dot in a goot vhile.

Und iz not to be vorrying, Captain. I ain't killed anybody yet, no matter how much fun it vould have been.
theschmotone: (good idea)
De Hanami Festival! Haz been years since I haz been in de same place vhere iz happening. Mebbe dis year I gets lucky und finds de vun flesh-eating flower.
theschmotone: (planning)
Hoy, Zeetha! I tink I found zomebody elze who's heard of Skiffander.
theschmotone: (introduction)
Preety goot place, dis ship! Goot pay, goot vork, und from vhat I haz zeen, goot company. Zo, who vants to come und have a drink to celebrate de new crew?

[voice]

Dec. 13th, 2009 12:29 pm
theschmotone: (commander)
[filtered to 4423]

Hyu's probably all heard from Madame Captain und everyvun elze, but if hyu don't gots a job helping out vith de rescue yet, come und get vun. De more hands ve gots, de faster it vill go, und de more pipples ve's gonna save.

[filtered to Maxim]

Dey's gonna need all de room dey can gets for dem pipples. For now, I tink it vould be best if ve moved Ognian und Jenka into our room, zo dot ve gots de extra space for de refugees. Vot hyu tink? Vould be temporary, of courze.
theschmotone: (commander)
Hokay. Tink I gots a courze plotted dot should get us avay from here real qvick-like. If all goes vell, ve von't have to vorry about dem sharks for long.

Just no vun bleed over de side. Just like us Jagerkin, de best vay to get a sky shark's attention iz vith de scent of blood.
theschmotone: (maxim's favorite look)
I gots our courze plotted out, und it looks like doing dot nize leedle turn to get avay from de Victoria II should be a piece of cake. Just keep on distracting dem, und ve should get out vith only scratches.

Demn, but I iz going to be itching for a fight after dis if ve doezn't get to take dem on in perzon...
theschmotone: (flames)
According to de charts, ve should be dere real zoon. I, for vun, iz eager to taste blood.
theschmotone: (knowing grin)
(Backdated to right when the Jagers get back to Licere)

[filtered to the 4423 minus Isako]

Hey, thenks for de gifts! Dere's lots of goot booze here, ezpecially dot bottle of vhat looks to be home brew. Thenk hyu to everyvun vhat brought it for me!

I gots prezents for hyu guys too. Hyu should find dem vaiting for hyu zoon. I also brought back a new cabin boy for de ship, und a Maxim vhat gots both hands, though de new vun iz not all de vay functional yet.

[filtered to Penelo]

Thenks for de kerchief, dollink. De embroidery iz very vell executed! It vill accent my pocket real nize, I tink.

[filtered to Holmes]

I haz never heard of zome of dese before! Vill need to schtart practizing right avay, as zoon as ve gets Madame Captain back.

[filtered to Zack]

Hey, nize vun! I needed a new zet of tings to make sure dese iz schtill nize und sharp. Thenks!

[filtered to Anko]

*sounds thoughtful*

Dese looks like zome zort of ninja knives. Very goot to hide about vun's perzon. I like a gorl who knows vhat I likes.

[filtered to Anthy]

Thenk hyu, Miss Anthy! De knitting supplies vill come in handy, ezpecially vith vinter just around de corner. Und de painted rock iz...charming!

[filtered to Zeetha]

Hyu gots goot taste in clothes, sveethot.

Und ve found Oggie. He's vith us right now.

[filtered to Quin]

*sounds genuinely touched*

Did hyu drawn dis hyuzelf? How did hyu get everyvun looking zo much like ourzelves if hyu's never met Maxim und Ognian? Oh, und schpeaking of Oggie, ve found him.

[filtered to Gorobei]

I gots vun more ting for hyu, but I needs to give it to hyu in perzon. Can't just leave it laying around.
theschmotone: (unconvinced)
Ve are perhaps a day avay or zo from rejoining de ship. Maxim's hand vas successfully replaced, und he can even viggle a finger or two now! He iz qvite heppy vith it, und zo iz de odder two of us. Ve all hope dot de rest of de crew iz schtill having a goot time, und dot de holiday haz gone vell.

No sign of Oggie yet, but dere's schtill a day or two. Ve's hopeful.

[filtered to the 4423, minus Isako][hard to hack]

Anybody vant to give me an update on vhat's heppening right now? Ve gots Madame Captain beck yet?

[OOC: So, for anyone who wants to know, Dimo's Lunasa gifts will be arriving back with him in a couple of days. For folks not on the 4423, yours have been mailed, and should be arriving soon. Feel free to interpret that however you want.]
theschmotone: (eyes)
It sure vill be goot to have Maxim vith two hands again. Not dot I minded de metal vun, but...dis iz better. De surgery heppens tomorrow schtarting early in de morning, und I tink dot I iz going to vatch de Mistress do her schtuff. Should know vhat de inzides of him looks like too, eh?

[wry laughter]

He vill be fine. Gott knows he haz lived through vorse before. Und dis iz to fix vhat's broken, not an injury. Even zo, de vaiting iz getting on my nerves. I tink dot I vould rather have it all done right now, vith Maxim recovering und letting tings heal vhile Jenka und me goes out to look for Oggie zome more. I kissed de place vhere de scars iz, und iz fonny to tink dot I von't zee dot again ever. But goot.

I cannot vait to have my choice of hands to hold.
theschmotone: (toothy grin)
Jenka, Maxim und me haz reached Mechanicsburg just in time for Lunasa. How lucky iz dot? Ve's going to be spending de day having fon und enjoying de sights und [takes a deep breath, and sighs happily] de schmells of de holiday vhile ve's here. Mechanicsburg does make de best gingerbread around, after all. Den, in de evening, ve's going back to der Kestle, und schtaying for de festivities. Zeeing old friends und getting real goot und drunk--dot's de vay to spend it, eh? De next day or zo, de Mistress iz going to be giving Maxim his new hand, but iz probably going to take him a vhile to learn to uze it again. Haz been more den tventy years zince he's had a normal vun, after all.

Ve's bringing prezents beck, too, but dey's going to be late for Lunasa. Dere's real goot schtuff here vhat hyu can't get anyvhere elze, though.

[OOC: Yes, there's presents, just like the list says. For people not on the 4423, yours will be mailed to you, and will likely arrive with all sorts of strange postmarks on them, including a prominent one of a trilobite. 4423 peeps, yours will be there in a few days, as soon as Dimo and company get back to the ship.]
theschmotone: (well you see)
Ve's at de border of de Badlands right now. De pilot took us a little extra distance den he had to. Dunno vhat he vas scared of. Jenka only pulls out a knife like dot vhen she's feeling friendly, after all.

Ve gots horses now, too, thenks to a farmer who just gave dem to us. I forgot how nize dese pipples can be. Und in return, all he vanted vas for us to never come back! Generous to a fault, I zays.

Anyvay, ve gots three or four days' ride to Mechanicsburg ahead of us. I vill try to keep dis ting up in betveen, but no promizes.

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