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Title: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 14, 2007, 12:45:01 PM
Inspired by Diowe’s character sketch of Audal, I think it would be fun if we all did sketches for EVERYONE! It would be a nice exercise for creating clearer descriptions of our own characters, no?
I have the clearest picture of Lotheus  in my mind, so here goes (I probably have it all wrong  ;))

Lo:
>Short, smoky black hair with flecks of white
>Piercing, squinty, dark blue eyes—tend to look black in dim lighting
>Strong set jaw, yet a narrow face
>Long and lanky build
>Tallest person here; about 6’0” or 6’1”
>Big feet
>Thin mouth that spreads into a witty, crooked smile
>Low cheekbones
>Not a large nose, but not a round button nose either; pointy
>I can't decide; glasses or no glasses? I'm going with just reading glasses—simple black ones
>Relaxed almost flippant posture
>Dresses on the professional side. Not like suits everyday, but just not slacker clothes
> Married? Kids? No clue. I want to say no to the latter though

Hobbies other than writing:
>Watching football
>Jazz music
>Reading the newspaper while sipping on an Irish cream latte from Gloria Jeans, no the whipped cream or sprinkles
>Politics
>Being outspoken on views of politics
>Annoying others due to tendency to be outspoken about views on politics

 :rof3: :rof3:
That was entertaining
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: justwrite on August 14, 2007, 02:05:31 PM
uh-oh.. that was good. Try me! I think I've left some clues.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on August 14, 2007, 02:10:33 PM
Oh, man!  I'm so interesting!!  Oh, and no offense, Chelsea, but WRITING IS NOT A HOBBY!!!! :wink:  Now I'm going to have to post a real picture.  You'll be so disappointed.  I'm gonna find a picture of a guy that looks just like this...
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 14, 2007, 02:31:21 PM
It would be fun to post all of our pictures sometime.


Not that I want to go first or anything.   ;D

Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 14, 2007, 03:04:10 PM
Oh, man!  I'm so interesting!!  Oh, and no offense, Chelsea, but WRITING IS NOT A HOBBY!!!! :wink:  Now I'm going to have to post a real picture.  You'll be so disappointed.  I'm gonna find a picture of a guy that looks just like this...
Not a hobby? What, do you mean it's work? Well, yeah, but you knew what I meant. :wink:
And I forgot something:
olive colored skin
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: justwrite on August 14, 2007, 06:38:16 PM
waghhh...what about mine??? No WAY am I ever posting a photo. Only Patrick knows my secret identity (oh and Diowe) but that's how it's going to stay, becuase google tells all.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 14, 2007, 07:37:45 PM
google tells all hmm? I don't get it?
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 14, 2007, 07:48:34 PM
OK, I have a picture I use for instant messaging at work.  I'll share it.  Hmm.  You know there is no way to upload pictures to this forum.  I think it might be turned off.  Hold on while I see.

Oh, and Chelc, you were so dead on with Loth's character sketch, especially the part about the Irish Creme Latte.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: justwrite on August 14, 2007, 07:51:26 PM
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google tells all hmm? I don't get it?
If you knew my name and you googled me you'd find a picture of me, where I work and all kinds of goodies. None very interesting!

(Patrick if you try that and post the picture that comes up...the t-shirt deal is off!!! But if you're curious, prepare yourself to be very disappointed.)
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 14, 2007, 07:54:27 PM
Pat what about the politics part? That was my favorite. And you're next btw  >:D
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 14, 2007, 07:55:14 PM
jw, funny, I wish I had thought of that.  But I didn't.  But you might as well post it since I've already seen it.  Or, you can post it in the beta testers area, that is private and only other beta testers can view it.  Any regulars which are not beta testers, just let me know and I'll grant you access.

Anyway, here is mine.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 14, 2007, 07:56:21 PM
Loth's politics?  Hmmm?  Not a subject that comes up very often.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 14, 2007, 07:57:52 PM
Darn. I was taking him as the political activist type. Phooey.  >:(
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: justwrite on August 14, 2007, 07:59:57 PM
I don't care if YOU"VE seen it. Yikes..it's the WORST picture of me ever. I am not a hunchback, although that picture would certainly make one think so.
I could do better than that if you give us a photo section in the beta testers. that's fine. Immaturity has preserved me...I do not look my age, nor do I act it.

right, Patrick?  :yes:..(nod yes, Patrick...there's a t-shirt at stake here).

If you want a picture of me up there, you'd better do better than that!!!
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 14, 2007, 08:09:28 PM
Honestly, I figured that picture of you had to be several years old.  It's not?

This is the picture I use for work instant messaging.  So far, no one has gotten the hint to just leave me alone.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 14, 2007, 08:15:05 PM
So now that there already is a pic of Pat on here...who should I sketch next? ???
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 14, 2007, 08:16:35 PM
Oh, does that picture really tell you a lot?
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 14, 2007, 08:28:24 PM
well, it did mess my vision up a bit  :(
I thought you had sandy blonde hair. And longer than that.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: justwrite on August 14, 2007, 09:04:33 PM
 :( I'm too boring.. you don't want to sketch me. :( :( :( :(
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 14, 2007, 09:59:15 PM
Well, now that you have said that, I am compelled to try describing you ;D
Later though...when I'm not tired (omg it's a miracle! I'm TIRED!)
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 14, 2007, 10:12:53 PM
Beta board???

No fair!  I won't get to see because I was a good girl and stuck to writing instead.


Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 14, 2007, 10:15:25 PM
Nice hair Pat. 

 ;D
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Diowe on August 14, 2007, 10:16:10 PM
If you knew my name and you googled me you'd find a picture of me, where I work and all kinds of goodies. None very interesting!

Ah but I do and I did. My daughter and I both agree that you look like Ann Hathaway. It's a lovely pic.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 14, 2007, 10:17:17 PM
Ann Hathaway? OOooh. Cool. I want to see now  ;D
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: justwrite on August 14, 2007, 10:28:15 PM
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Ah but I do and I did. My daughter and I both agree that you look like Ann Hathaway. It's a lovely pic.
Wow! you are good friend and even better liar!

Ann Hathaway? In my dreams! More like Sandy Duncan. Most of you are too young to know who she is. But heck if i did not hear that every single day when I was in high school. One idiot even tried it as a pick up line. (oh..yeah..it worked. Four years later when I finally got over it).

The worst part? I even have her same squeaky voice.

So forget my profile..i just did it.

Short, not slim, not fat, glasses. brown hair. Large smile. Always talking. Never in a skirt. Drives a very old volvo unless I can get the good car away from hubby. never seen in a skirt.
In fact, i really relate to Diowe's monkey. We could be twins.

Did it fit your vision of me? Ann Hathaway? NOT. What is she 5'8. I'm just scraping 5'2.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 14, 2007, 10:37:54 PM
I can get the good car away from hubby. never seen in a skirt.

Who is never seen in a skirt, you or your hubby?

You know who people always say I look like?  I can't understand it, but I've been told I look like Paul McCartney.  Many times. But don't get your hopes up ladies, I think these people must have been blind and drunk.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: justwrite on August 14, 2007, 10:50:12 PM
I'd take a comparison to Paul McCartney over Sandy Duncan...even for me! (and old as Paul is, I'd take him too. He's available no?)

P.S. neither my husband nor I wear skirts often.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 14, 2007, 11:01:25 PM
I'm sure we are all curious to what Pat looks like.  Using our good friend Paul, I created a (very rough) representation of what he could look like.

(Hope this works)
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 14, 2007, 11:04:56 PM
Wow, I do look like Paul.  I should have a serious talk with my mother.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 15, 2007, 12:14:45 PM
I'm sure we are all curious to what Pat looks like.  Using our good friend Paul, I created a (very rough) representation of what he could look like.

(Hope this works)
Wow, Patrick, I thought you said you were 40... ;)
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Diowe on August 15, 2007, 02:37:44 PM
hmm. yes. a serious talk with your mother Patrick.... and perhaps an exorcist.... were you aware your head's on backwards?
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on August 16, 2007, 02:00:46 AM
See if this works...
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on August 16, 2007, 02:01:36 AM
Hah!  Now you illusions are SHATTERED!!!  Muhahahahah >:D
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: justwrite on August 16, 2007, 08:46:46 AM
Hey, that avatar was dead on. Is that you or Patrick?
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 16, 2007, 06:45:43 PM
Hey, that avatar was dead on. Is that you or Patrick?

Hmm, I think I'm offended.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 16, 2007, 06:47:58 PM
OK, I have one.  It was taken a while ago.  It shows the state I was in after waiting 6 months for replies on my first ever batch of query letters.

Give me a few minutes to track it down...
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 16, 2007, 06:51:17 PM
You know how it can be, running to the mailbox 12 times a day, just to discover nothing (or worse, a rejection).  This is what it did to me, and is the primary reason I came up with QueryTracker.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 16, 2007, 06:53:54 PM
Why are you in a straight jacket?
And it looks like you cropped some person's head off and stuck it onto another picture. Hmmmm
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 16, 2007, 07:28:53 PM
My goodness!  You just don't know who is really posting a real picture or not.

Here is one of me...   ;D


Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 16, 2007, 07:31:07 PM
I can vouch for mine and Lo's pics.  They be real.

Do frogs drink coffee?
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 16, 2007, 07:32:33 PM
I love the effect of the fly, Java ;D
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 16, 2007, 07:33:36 PM
"Excuse me, waiter.  There's a fly in my coffee."
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: audal on August 16, 2007, 07:34:11 PM
And the award for coolest frog in the history of frogs goes to...

(opens envelope, gasps)

Miss J, do come up on stage and accept your trophy >>  :award:
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 16, 2007, 07:35:08 PM
Can I hop on the stage instead?
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 16, 2007, 07:35:32 PM
 :rof3:
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 16, 2007, 07:36:27 PM
Can I hop on the stage instead?

I really think this post was to exploit the award emote. 

What'd you think?
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 16, 2007, 07:36:48 PM
I was meaning the award post, not my own.

 :crazy:
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: audal on August 16, 2007, 07:37:54 PM
Can I hop on the stage instead?

Of course.  How could I deny a winner?!

In lieu of carpet, we will lay down the red lillipads for your path to the stage.

(P.S.  Re: Trophy emote: Yep!)
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 16, 2007, 07:42:26 PM
Can I hop on the stage instead?

Of course.  How could I deny a winner?!

In lieu of carpet, we will lay down the red lillipads for your path to the stage.

(P.S.  Re: Trophy emote: Yep!)

Oh my!  What to wear, what to wear.

Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 16, 2007, 11:32:50 PM
OK, I was asked about the straight-jacket.  Read the attached, it should explain things.  Maybe.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 16, 2007, 11:46:50 PM
The story behind this, several years ago Loth and I created a wacky online store.  It was just for fun and we would have  :censored:  if anyone actually wanted to buy any of it.  Here are a few more. 
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 16, 2007, 11:51:44 PM
And, we had our own line of t-shirts back then too.  Here they are (that's my daughter doing the modeling.  She made me obscure her face because she was so embarrassed being associated with us.)
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Patrick on August 16, 2007, 11:52:49 PM
Well, I guess I might as well post this one, too.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Miss Java on August 16, 2007, 11:53:08 PM
 :rolf: :rolf: :rolf: :rolf:

Funny..

But strangely scary at the same time.


hehehe
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on August 17, 2007, 01:39:39 AM
Oh, man that's good to see again!  The cremation kit was shot in my dining room while I was working on it.  Good times. 
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 17, 2007, 11:04:25 AM
Wow you two...that's hysterical. How long have you guys known each other anyway?
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on August 17, 2007, 12:45:51 PM
As I said before, I forget which thread, we have been writing together for about 19 years.  My wife likes to call him my "second wife," though he doesn't get the side benefits.  I MEANT INSURANCE!!!  Pat was actually one of the groomsman at my wedding, but he should have been the best  man.  I know HE would have thrown me a bachelor party.  And I was the best man at his divorce.  :rolf:
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on August 17, 2007, 12:47:41 PM
My wife likes to call him my "second wife," though he doesn't get the side benefits.  I MEANT INSURANCE!!! 
:rolf:
Nice save there, Lo
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on August 17, 2007, 01:16:10 PM
Well, I don't want people getting the wrong idea.  Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: briannethology on April 17, 2008, 04:06:51 PM
Inspired by Diowe’s character sketch of Audal, I think it would be fun if we all did sketches for EVERYONE!

I call sketching you!!

haha
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on April 17, 2008, 04:21:31 PM
yes brianne! revive this thread!! except...you already know what I look like soooo...it kinda defeats the purpose...
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: LeahClifford on April 17, 2008, 04:37:46 PM
Ooo!  First volunteer victim!!!!1  :hi:
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on April 17, 2008, 04:49:22 PM
I think I have a pretty good idea about what you might look like, GG.  Let's see...
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: LeahClifford on April 17, 2008, 04:56:36 PM
I think I have a pretty good idea about what you might look like, GG.  Let's see...

I swear to GOD Loth....
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on April 17, 2008, 05:02:20 PM
I'm just kidding. 
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: LeahClifford on April 17, 2008, 05:05:05 PM
I'm just kidding. 

SUCH an  :censored: :censored: :censored: :zip:
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: briannethology on April 17, 2008, 05:07:12 PM
yes brianne! revive this thread!! except...you already know what I look like soooo...it kinda defeats the purpose...

My sarcasm has been all but ignored, Chels, thanks. Thanks for destroying my dreams of sarcasmness.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on April 17, 2008, 05:09:45 PM
sarcasm? YOU?! HA!!

Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on April 17, 2008, 05:11:37 PM
Wow, you're mean.  I just said I was kidding.   :'(
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: sarahjen on April 17, 2008, 05:12:28 PM
Loth, you and Patrick are psychotic genuses! I loved the ads you have. The home cremation kit is my favorite!

Okay, I want to sketch GG.

GG is long and slender, standing at 5'9", with black hair that hits her waist.
She wears high heels when ever she can, and loves to shop. (When she has $) She at least likes to window shop with Lege.
She's a cat lover.
Slightly excentric, she does have conversations with people in her head, she is great fun to be around.
She is looking for that right guy to come along, who looks like her Gabe BTW.
She loves chocolate coffee ice cream.
Loves her brother.
Plays the lottery on occasion.
Drives a blue sedan.
Loves the enviroment.
Not a fan of G.W.Bush.
All around good person.
How'd I do?
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on April 17, 2008, 05:15:31 PM
Pretty close, except the last one.  That was WAAAYYY off.  ;)-
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: LeahClifford on April 17, 2008, 05:16:50 PM
Wow, you're mean.  I just said I was kidding.   :'(

Suck it up princess  :wag:
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Lotheus on April 17, 2008, 05:18:15 PM
You didn't notice my blue winky in the last post.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: LeahClifford on April 17, 2008, 05:21:43 PM
Loth, you and Patrick are psychotic genuses! I loved the ads you have. The home cremation kit is my favorite!

Okay, I want to sketch GG.

GG is long and slender, standing at 5'9", with black hair that hits her waist. 5'7" and brown hair, but it used to hit my waist and probably will again...I've been lazy about cutting it and am thinking of letting it grow out
She wears high heels when ever she can, and loves to shop. (When she has $) >:D I only wear high heels when....I don't wear high heelsShe at least likes to window shop with Lege.
She's a cat lover. 
Slightly excentric, she does have conversations with people in her head, she is great fun to be around.
She is looking for that right guy to come along, who looks like her Gabe BTW.either emorexic lead singers (with Gabe like looks) or teddy bear types need apply. 
She loves chocolate coffee ice cream.  ;D
Loves her brother. ;DWe just had lunch and went hiking today!!!
Plays the lottery on occasion.
Drives a blue sedan.Silver SUV
Loves the enviroment.
Not a fan of G.W.Bush.
All around good person.hehe I think Loth's kinda right about that last one  >:D
How'd I do?

Wow.  That's....startlingly close. 
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: sarahjen on April 17, 2008, 05:43:00 PM
So like the silver SUV better. Mine's white.


So now Chelc.

Chelc is 5'4 1/2" and bounces off the walls.
She has short brown hair.
She drives her teachers crazy with hysterical comments, but gets away with them because she's so smart and cute.
She drives her mom's car when ever she can.
Her hobbies, besides writing and QT, are hanging out with friends, especially Bri, and going to the mall.
She likes watching scarry movies and scaring the pee out of her friends.
She is loyal to a fault, and would go the extra mile without thinking about it for someone she loves.
Oh yeah, if the oportunity presented itself, she would indeed make out with Michael Johns!
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: Chelc on April 17, 2008, 06:23:01 PM
So like the silver SUV better. Mine's white.


So now Chelc.

Chelc is 5'4 1/2" and bounces off the walls. 5'7 1/3
She has short brown hair. yup. but dark dark brown. and curly.
She drives her teachers crazy with hysterical comments, but gets away with them because she's so smart and cute.
She drives her mom's car when ever she can. ohhh, yeah  ;D
Her hobbies, besides writing and QT, are hanging out with friends, especially Bri, and going to the mall.
She likes watching scarry movies and scaring the pee out of her friends.
She is loyal to a fault, and would go the extra mile without thinking about it for someone she loves.
Oh yeah, if the oportunity presented itself, she would indeed make out with Michael Johns! yay!!!

haha, you're pretty good!!
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: sarahjen on April 17, 2008, 06:50:54 PM
Dang!  :rant: I almost put 5'7" but I din't because you remind me of a good friend of mine and she's 5' 4 1/2". That's why I went that route. Next time, just instincts!


Who's next? I have pnemonia, so I have all day to sit around and play on QT. Seeing as how I can't breath well enough to do anything else. Well, I guess I could work on my MS.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: joanjunkmail on April 17, 2008, 07:56:36 PM
pneumonia?!  oh, poor thing!  feel better soon!
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: sarahjen on April 17, 2008, 08:34:16 PM
Thanks Joan. I can't spell worth anything, and I'm too lazy to look it up.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: joanjunkmail on April 17, 2008, 08:35:20 PM
Thanks Joan. I can't spell worth anything, and I'm too lazy to look it up.
ha!  i think fluid-filling lungs is a pretty good excuse to spell badly.

<cone> there's spellcheck here </cone>
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: sarahjen on April 17, 2008, 08:57:42 PM
<cone> there's spellcheck here </cone>

but my computer's slow, and it takes like 3 minutes for spellcheck to come up. I can look up all the words by then. See, lazy.
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: joanjunkmail on April 17, 2008, 08:59:32 PM
well, i never use it, myself, which is pretty evident with a very very quick survey of my posts.

shameful, really, since i tutor SAT prep!  luckily, i already took the stupid tests, decades ago, and so now i can misspell and misgrammify as i please...
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: LeahClifford on April 17, 2008, 09:00:45 PM
We're not really sticklers for spelling I don't think.  No mixing business with pleasure!  :wink:
Title: Re: First Victim: Lotheus!
Post by: sarahjen on April 17, 2008, 09:04:05 PM
Good. I do spell correctly in my books, if that counts.