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10 Things: Auber

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1. It isn’t certain how long Auber had existed. But it is sure that there was a time when she was supposedly “destroyed” and left without her own form.

2. During the time she was without a proper form, she tended to stay with various mediums. Often, though, she didn’t stay for long. It was only when she met Ulalume that she stayed and slowly began to regain her own form.

3. As an entity that governs dreams, she rarely interferes in the affairs of humans. Neither is she someone people meet in their sleep. What she does is mainly watch and quietly influence.

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4. Originally, Auber was simply a “shadow” to Ulalume– someone to haunt her. Like a part of her subconscious manifested into a being. But after some plotting with Jen, who owns Reaiah— a death prince– Auber was given a more salient role as one who governed over dreams. To an extent, she is still a part of Ulalume’s subconscious. She knows the things that she represses. But she’s become a character all her own, concerned with watching possibilities unfold.

5. Because of her role, Auber’s design is supposed to never be “ordinary”. She needs to always be in some form of elaborate dress or with a very intimidating accessory. But she also likes “ordinary” outfits that present a great deal of possibility, such as the simple black Victorian Mourning dress I made her once. If she was to pick any kind of garment to wear, she would like to be clothed in layers of silk robes– fluid things that represent a multitude of possibilities.

6. Speaking of her design, Auber’s persona also draws inspiration from the “Green Fairy” associated with the drink, Absinthe. But she’s the very opposite of something associated with liquor. She’s actually a very stoic personality. Green is her preferred color, as it seems to be associated with intoxication, hallucination, and both calm and fear. She also prefers to wear black as the absence of color to her represents a void that must be filled with creations only made possible by the human mind.

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7. Despite her usually passive behavior, Auber can be fiercely protective towards those she cares for. She protects Ulalume from the dark thoughts lingering in her mind, has a very possessive streak over Reaiah, and might show the same kind of protectiveness to those she has her eye on. (*cough*Magnolia*cough*)

8. Speaking of those she cares for, although she doesn’t seem to take much interest in people other than those she’s immediately related to (Ulalume is her host, while Reaiah is her brother), when she finds someone to bond with (such as Maggie and maybe Blair), it’s easy for her to get fiercely attached.

9. If Ulalume has a strong sweet tooth, Auber prefers very bitter things: strong alcohol, coffee, tea… poison.

10. Auber is probably the only one in my crew who I would like a version of in another size (SD, actually)… which probably won’t ever happen unless I win the lottery or something like that.

10 Things: Ichigo

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1. Her full name, Amami Ichigo, is taken from Amami Oshima, an island in Japan known for its unspoiled natural surroundings. It’s also home to the Amami Rabbit, a species that is only found on the island.
2. Originally, I wanted to give her two names: Ichigo and Ichiko, to differentiate between her two forms (rabbit and resin). Simpler is better, so I stuck with Ichigo.
3. The Amami rabbit prefers a habitat that’s between mature and young forests. Ichigo does her best to establish herself as a full-fledged city girl, but her naivete and love for everything romantic is reminiscent of a simple country girl.
4. Among the residents in my side of Dormitorya Tzara, Ichigo has the most number of different hairstyles ranging from long and straight to frizzy mohair to elegant curls. But no matter what the hairstyle, Ichigo’s hair must be pink.
5. Ichigo’s birthday is August 15, which makes her a Leo. Rawr.


Ichigo back in 2006, hanging out with Ara’s Zeki.

6. Ichigo chats with Mistula’s Uno in Japanese every now and then. Due to all the years she spent in the Philippines, Ichigo’s lost most of her hold on the language.
7. Since Ichigo (as a rabbit) lived with me since 2006, she is technically the eldest resident of Dormitorya Tzara. (Her character age is also 16, making her also the eldest character so far.)
8. Despite all her feminine charm, Ichigo knows Judo. It isn’t known where she picked it up, but Ulalume guesses it’s part of her instinct as a magical girl. Ichigo says she’d just like to continue studying Japanese martial arts. After all, you’d never know when it could come in handy.
9. True to her roots as a rabbit, Ichigo is a vegetarian.
10. Despite the courageous front she shows, especially in front of Lobo, Ichigo often is a bit insecure and is intimidated by other girls who she thinks are prettier or more gifted than her.

The Half-A-Tzara Guide to Characters

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Ulalume Picabia
Age: 10
Nationality: Unknown (European descent?)
Birthplace: Unknown (Europe?)
Birthday: October 22 (arrived in the Philippines in 2007)
Hair: Blond (Default – Volks W-117N in 613)
Eyes: Blue-Green (Default – DropRops 18mm in Turquoise Blue Gradation)
Sculpt: MSD F-18 Girl
Parents:
Father – Edgar Picabia (Businessman)
Mother – Annabelle Picabia (Housewife)

Sent off to the Philippines after a tragic fate befell her mother, Ulalume finds herself a little lost. Having never stayed in one place for too long, everything on the tropical island is very new to her. But slowly, she roots herself and learns about many things.

She likes daydreaming, watching clouds and doing arts and crafts.
She dislikes mean people, salty food and being alone.

Amami Ichigo
Age: 16 (human), unknown (rabbit)
Nationality: Japanese
Birthplace: Amami Oshima
Birthday: August 15 (became human in 2009)
Hair: Pink
Eyes: Brown (Default – DropRops 18mm in Camel Brown)
Sculpt: SD13 Elena
Relations:
Unknown

The rabbit girl, Ichigo, lives to love. In fact, she became human only because she wanted to love Mistula’s wild wolf, Lobo. But becoming human made her vulnerable to very human things– like the angst that comes when you’re sixteen: torn between a childish belief in magic and realizing that the world may not have it.

She likes flowers (eating them), salads and city lights.
She dislikes succumbing to her docile rabbit moments.

Auber Absinthe
Age: unknown (immortal?)
Nationality: unknown
Birthplace: unknown
Birthday: unknown (became whole again on March 24, 2012)
Hair: Black (Default – LUTS long one-curl wig)
Eyes: Gray-Green (Default – Makoeyes LE-006)
Sculpt: LUTS KidDelf Summer Event 2010 Girl
Relations:
Younger Brother – Reaiah

The embodiment of Dream: presents all possibilities, rejects none. But outside of her role, she seems very protective over her younger brother. She once shared a body with Ulalume. Although she now possesses one of her own, she still hasn’t given anything away yet.

It isn’t sure if she likes anything.
But she doesn’t want just anyone touching her brother.