It’s an immense pleasure to wander around the campus of UC Riverside and capture its beauty. Can’t wait to explore Copenhagen and the rest of Europe and do the same.

(via ucrdetail)

Anonymous asked: 52: How does your OC feel about insects?

((Victor actually finds them to be fascinating critters!

Granted, he wouldn’t be thrilled if, say, his house were suddenly full of insects. But if one or two got inside? He’d probably try to figure out what kind they were and then release them back outside. He’s definitely not afraid of (most of) them and is certainly not grossed out.

This all ties in to UC Riverside’s world-reknowned entomology program. UCR is absolutely one of the places to go if insects are your thing. While Victor himself is not in this program, this important facet of the university, which is a major player in the city, does rub off on the personality of the personification. Victor has, though, taken a couple of entomology electives.

The reason UCR’s entomology program is so strong is a tie back to the citrus industry: one of the big things that happened at the original Citrus Experiment Station was the study of insect pests that damaged the groves.

With this in mind, while Victor thinks insects are fascinating, that doesn’t mean some of them aren’t also evil. He is very adamant that the ones that destroy citrus crops are 100% evil. These used to make him very nervous; they were the only bugs that scared him. Now that citrus is less of his livelihood, he’s less bothered by them, but if he sees a definite citrus pest insect in the wild, he’s going to squish that sucker on the spot.))

How Well Do You Know Your OCs

send me a number 1-60 and i'll answer the questions with one of my OCs

1: What's your OCs favorite color?

2: Where does your OC work?

3: What's your OCs favorite food?

4: Does your OC prefer paper or plastic?

5: How old is your OC?

6: Does your OC have any supernatural powers?

7: Is your OC in a relationship?

8: What are some of your OCs strengths?

9: What are some of your OCs weaknesses?

10: What is your OCs favorite outfit?

11: What is your OCs spirit animal?

12: Is your OC sexually active?

13: What is your OCs earliest memory?

14: Does your OC have a cell phone? If so, what kind?

15: What makes your OC angry?

16: When is your OCs favorite time of year?

17: How long can your OC hold their breath?

18: What kind of underwear does your OC wear?

19: Does your OC prefer plaid or polka dots?

20: What's your OCs favorite kind of pizza?

21: Who is your OCs best friend?

22: Has your OC ever killed someone?

23: Whats your OCs biggest secret?

24: What does your OC smell like?

25: What time of year does your OC prefer?

26: Is your OC a human or an animal? (or something else idk)

27: What languages does your OC speak?

28: Does your OC like anime?

29: Can your OC swim?

30: What does your OC choose to do about the, er, hair down there?

31: Does your OC believe in fairies?

32: Did your OC go to college? What did they major in?

33: Are your OCs parents dead?

34: Is your OC religious?

35: How flexible is your OC?

36: What turns your OC on?

37: What was your OCs first word?

38: Does your OC have any pets?

39: Who is your OCs biggest enemy?

40: What is the craziest thing your OC has done?

41: What is your OCs motto about life?

42: Does your OC drink coffee or tea?

43: Who is your OCs biggest hero?

44: What color eyes does your OC have?

45: Does your OC like reading?

46: Is your OC loyal?

47: Does your OC tolerate violence?

48: What social class is your OC from?

49: What country was your OC born in?

50: Does your OC cry easily?

51: What is your OCs favorite genre of music?

52: How does your OC feel about insects?

53: What is your OCs sexual orientation?

54: Does your OC smoke?

55: What gender is your OC?

56: What kind of clothes does your OC wear?

57: Would you call your OC adventurous?

58: Is your OC introverted or extroverted?

59: What is the first thing that someone would notice about your OC?

60: Does your OC enjoy nature?

kosmonaunt asked: 2, 13, 19

2:What made you choose your muse? 

((This is a really simple one: I was living in Riverside at the time that I came up with Victor, and I’d lived there for a long time already. I’ve always had a strong sense of place, and a habit of personifying things, so personifying Riverside was basically a natural conclusion. The really surprising thing is that I hadn’t personified the place even sooner.))

13:[Canon] Did you make any changes to your muses timeline/background?

((Because Victor is meant to represent a real place with a real history, I try to be very careful to keep the timeline accurate. I have spent probably far more time than is healthy thinking about how Victor himself was involved in/present for/reacted to important events in Riverside history. I love historical asks and memes and things precisely because I get to show how this fictional character fits in with the real timeline.))

19:[OC] Does your character have any canon routes or is their background self created?

((Well, Riverside has state routes 60 and 91, and the 215 is an interstate, and…wait, that’s not what you meant, is it?

I actually am not entirely sure what this question means by “canon routes,” to be honest. is this asking if my OC is tied in with some sort of media canon, or if he’s completely independent? If that’s what it’s asking, Victor’s “canon” is California history and, to a lesser degree, the canon of how personifications work among the group with which I RP. He’s not a Hetalia OC, though, as I say on the front page of his blog, I’m totally fine with RPing him with characters that do fit into the Hetalia canon.))

Munday Ooc Questions

1: Why did you start role playing?

2: What made you choose your muse?

3: Is there anything challenging about writing your muse?

4: Is there anything enjoyable about writing your muse?

5: What has been your favourite thread?

6: Do you have any roleplaying pet peeves?

7: What is your preferred roleplaying style and why? (semi para/para/mirror etc)

8: If you knew your muse in RL would you be friends or enemies?

9: Is there a certain writing style or colloquialisms you have to use for you muse that changes from your own?

10: Have you picked up any of your muses habits

11: [Canon] Is your character major/minor and did this have any influence in your decision to play them?

12: [Canon] Do you feel you stick to canon characteristics of your muse?

13: [Canon] Did you make any changes to your muses timeline/background?

14: [Canon] Was there anything that made this muse difficult to work with ,i.e canon death/canon location?

15: [Canon] Do you play/interact with the canon character differently now that you roleplay them?

16: [OC] What gave you the inspiration for your muse?

17: [OC] What made you choose their faceclaim/appearance?

18: [OC] Was their background decided from the start or developed over time?

19: [OC] Does your character have any canon routes or is their background self created?

20: [OC] How did you choose their name?


First attempt at a puddlegram.


First attempt at a puddlegram.