[sticky entry] Sticky: Braxiatel's Inbox

Oct. 7th, 2013 08:16 pm
becauseichooseto: miles richardson holding up a nice cup of tea and smiling cheekily (Default)
 Irving Braxiatel. Terribly sorry, but I am far too busy to answer the phone just now, but please do leave a message. Don't reverse the charges. Thank you.
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appearance & body perception
emotional & mental
daily life

Describe the character's height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy?
Braxiatel is described as thin and tall.

How old is he?
Older than the Doctor is the closest I can get and even that is mostly fanon. Time Lords, eh?

Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well, or does he slouch?
He has perfect posture, practically gliding as he walks. 

How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities?
He's not a body builder by any stretch, but he's typically Time Lord healthy. They're a race of bureaucrats but genetically engineered bureaucrats. 

How does he move? Is he clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid?
Braxiatel is pretty graceful and fluid in his movement. 

How attractive is this character physically? How does he perceive himself in the mirror?
Braxiatel takes great pride in his appearance. He is meticulous in his grooming and comes off as sophisticated and handsome. He has entrancing eyes. 

Describe his complexion: dark, light, clear, scarred?
His skin is naturally lightly tanned. He has no scarring.

Describe his hair: color, texture, style.
Originally dark brown, his hair can go grey. It's well tended to and soft. He keeps it short and occasionally has a moustache or a goatee. 

What color are his eyes?

Does the character have any other noteworthy features?
He's rounded faced and has an ageless kind of face.

What are his chief tension centers?
His shoulders and his head.

What is the character's wardrobe like? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colours, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does he have six of the same suit?
On Gallifrey, he wears Prydonian robes fit for a Chancellor (even when he's a cardinal). Off world, he wears fashionable, well tailored suits, often with a flower and a matching shirt or tie.

Do his clothes fit well? Does he seem comfortable in them?
Yes, they do and Braxiatel always seems comfortable, no matter what he's wearing.

Does he dress the same on the job as he does in his free time? If not, what are the differences?
He dresses to fit the occasion perfectly.

You knew it was coming: what kind of underwear does he wear, if any?
He wears boxers, usually silk.
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What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, hoarse?
Braxiatel's voice is about as polished as the rest of him, clear and built for the Shakespearean stage. 

How does he normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does he talk easily, or does he hesitate?
He speaks with authority and clarity. He adjusts his tone to suit the mood.

Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics?
He speaks in what would be considered a posh, measured tone.

What language(s) does he speak and with how much fluency?
He speaks a lot of languages, each of them fluently, some of them not human.

Does he switch languages or dialects in certain situations?
Only so he can speak them to the natives.

Is he a good impromptu speaker, or does he have to think about his words?
He's a good impromptu speaker.

Is he eloquent or inarticulate? Under what circumstances might this change?
He's extremely eloquent and only changes this under severe stress.
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How intelligent is this character? Is he book-smart or street-smart?
He is extremely intelligent, far more on the book end than the street end, but is not without street smarts.

Does he think on his feet, or does he need time to deliberate?
He can think on his feet but prefers a more deliberate consideration.

Describe the character's thought process. Is he more logical or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical?
He is a logical thinker, though is not above being intuitive. He tries very hard to be practical but idealism comes more instinctively to him.

What kind of education has the character had?
He has graduated from Time Lord Academy with high honours and has taken it upon himself to educate himself on a vast variety of topics.

What are his areas of expertise? What, if anything, is he interested in learning more about?
Braxiatel is a polymath. He has expertise in a wide variety of topics, though he favours the romantics rather than the sciences. He probably feels that he could learn more about this side.

Is he an introvert or an extrovert?
He's an introvert. 

Describe the character's temperament. Is he even-tempered, or does he have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholic? Laid-back or driven?
Braxiatel prides himself on appearing laid back at all times. This is completely practiced as he's very driven to his ends. Apart from using this to inspire people, he tends to keep that side of him under wraps and likes to appear like a calm island in rough seas.

How does he respond to new people or situations? Is he suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic?
He is very watchful around new people, but interested in them. He doesn't trust them but he is certainly willing to give them a chance. As for new situations, he gets as much information as he can get and goes from there.

Is he more likely to act or to react?
He's far more likely to be the actor than the reactor unless he has no choice.

Which is his default: fight or flight?

Describe the character's sense of humour. Does he appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humour? Bathroom humour? Pranks?
He's a punster with a dash of gallows humour. Very dry.

Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If so, how does he deal with them?
Nothing that would qualify as a disorder, no. Tendencies that get him into difficulty, yes. But doesn't everyone?

What moments in this character's life have defined him as a person?
Braxiatel resists defining moments due to his efforts to maintain a face of being unmoved by events and the fact that he is in not a little contact with his future selves. 

What does he fear?

What are his hopes or aspirations?

What is something he doesn't want anyone to find out about him?
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Describe this character's relationship with his parents.

Does the character have any siblings? What is their relationship like?

Are there other blood relatives to whom he is close? Are there ones he can't stand?

Are there other, unrelated people whom he considers part of his family? What are his relationships with them?

Who is the character's best friend? How did they meet?

Does he have other close friends?

Does he make friends easily, or does he have trouble getting along with people?

Which does he consider more important: family or friends?

Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has he been married more than once?

Is he currently in a romantic relationship with someone other than a spouse?

Who was his first crush? Who is his latest?

What does he look for in a romantic partner?

Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If so, how does he relate to them? If not, does he want any?

Does he have any rivals or enemies?

What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does he fall on the Kinsey Scale?

How does he feel about sex? How important is it to him?

What are his turn-ons? Turn-offs? Weird bedroom habits?
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Do you know your character's astrological sign? How well does he fit the type?

Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in his life?

Does this character have a personal code of ethics or morals? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it?

How does he regard beliefs that differ from his? Is he tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent?

What prejudices does he hold? Are they irrational, or does he have a good reason for them?
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What is the character's financial situation? Is he rich, poor, comfortable, in debt?

What is his social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected him?

Where does he live? House, apartment, trailer? Is his home his castle or just a place to crash? What condition is it in? Does he share it with others?

Besides the basic necessities, what does he spend her money on?

What does he do for a living? Is he good at it? Does he enjoy it, or would he rather be doing something else?

What are his interests or hobbies? How does he spend his free time?

What are his eating habits? Does he skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods?
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becauseichooseto: miles richardson holding up a nice cup of tea and smiling cheekily (Default)
Name: Claire
Age: 29
Personal Journal: diabolicalfiend
E-mail: biffingprincess@yahoo.ie
AIM/MSN/etc: [plurk.com profile] ClaireforGally

Name: Irving Braxiatel
Canon: Gallifrey/Bernice Summerfield
Age: Over a thousand/apparently fifties/sixties
Timeline: Bernice Summerfield: In Living Memory
If playing another character from the same canon, how will you deal with this?: n/a

Personality: He's a man who likes control and goes to great lengths to get it. Less by the application of force, however, and more through listening to others and getting them to trust him. He gives off this 'never hurried' energy that people respond to. You come to him because he's capable of clear thought even in the midst of a crisis and his calm nature even makes you feel as if the dire straits were not quite as dire as you first imagined them to be. He has gift for helping people focus that extends beyond the pure acquisition of power, but helps him to teach others. His influence tends to improve people's lives rather than bring them down, though he has been known to destroy people too. Those who fall into the latter category do have to do something to earn his ire and usually are far more ruthless than he.

This is also the reason he's a collector. Where some get into collecting simply because he's a man of greed, competitive nature and means, Irving isn't greedy at all (though he's certainly got the other traits in spades). He collects not out of a desire to have anything but more out of a fear that culture, of any kind, could be lost. He simply doesn't trust others to take the proper care, so takes it upon himself to do it.

This is such a part of his personality that he would consider his friends as part of his collection. In his mind, this means he values those people, though he's aware that people tend to view this as unhealthy possessiveness, not to mention arrogance, when they consider that he never consults people on his over-arching plans. But that doesn't mean he doesn't value people's freedoms. He only really intervenes if he is desperate or feels that someone may hurt or kill others.

That said, he doesn't necessarily play things safe. If he feels the 'prize' is valuable enough, he'll gamble whatever it takes (occasionally including lives) to secure it. His remarkable self control enables him to keep a perfect poker face and his skills with numbers often help him win. This side of him tends to emerge when he has little to no resources and thus little to lose.

He does have his frivolous side, often greeting any given situation with a certain kind of black humour and he delights in his work. He enjoys new experiences and likes nothing better than a glass of fine wine, a good meal and company to tell tall tales to. He knows how to dance, reads pulpy novels when he's in the mood and plays table tennis and other games.

Background: History is a complicated matter for any off-world Time Lord and Irving Braxiatel is not only not the exception, but a remarkable example. In the construction of the Braxiatel Collection and in furtherance of his goals, he has frequently criss-crossed throughout his own Time Line and it is not even clear if these Braxiatels are even from the one universe.

From what we know, he was born on Gallifrey, and it is hinted and generally agreed (albeit never definitively) that he is the Doctor’s brother. Which would make him a Lungbarrow and a Prydonian.

He was a diligent student at the Academy, behaving utterly perfectly to what he viewed as the most perfect Time Lord, as he dreamed of leaving Gallifrey and reasoned that he could only serve as an ‘ambassador’ if he completely fulfilled their expectations of what a representative should be. This, however, alienated him from his fellow students and he earned the nickname of ‘The Icicle.’

It is not clear in which order this happened, but it is implied that he did achieve, at least unofficially, the position of ambassador, and it was under this title that he began to found and form the Collection.

During Romanadvoratrelundar’s tutelage at the Academy, Braxiatel was her tutor and bonding with her, fell in love. Unfortunately, an Ancient Power, Pandora, attempted to seize control of the young Time Lady and Braxiatel was forced to bring in one of his older selves to hypnotise her to forget the incident and, as a result, his relationship with her. She would no longer remember him.

He was devastated and somewhat fearful when the White Guardian whisked Romana out of his reach, but continued to gain power both on and off world.

When Romana returned, he positioned himself as her advisor and encouraged her to become President, his feelings for her had not changed. He worked very hard to be her support, particularly in light of the various crises and the idea of bringing aliens into the Academy, a policy that brought strong opposition from the more conservative element, an element that was tainted by the resurgence of the Pandora creature, determined to resume her attempt to control Romana and, through her, the Presidency.

Pandora and her cohort, Darkel, were unprepared, not only for Romana’s sheer bullheadedness, but also Braxiatel’s machinations. Braxiatel, in what only could be described as sheer martyrdom, took the past and present parts of Pandora in his own mind and then later used that to prompt Darkel’s own ambitions to kill her.

He still had a piece of Pandora in his mind, which meant he couldn’t stay on Gallifrey and, as dramatic as he came, he left.

While he was gone, Gallifrey descended to a plague. Though he could not return to help, he sought answers abroad, eventually finding a cure, of sorts, but that cure came at an awful price: his prized Collection.

And even though he made the deal, he was aware of another drawback: the cure would rob the Time Lords of their ability to regenerate. Romana decided that this was insufficient so Braxiatel took them to the Axis: a intersection of multiple ‘dead-end’ Gallifreys - Gallifreys whose timelines end in disaster and were cut off.

During this search, they came upon a world where the Doctor, rather than leaving Gallifrey and exploring the universe, remained and became Lord Burner - the president’s personal assassin. The target? Irving Braxiatel.

They fought and fell into a portal, lost to Romana and the others, where the Doctor and Braxiatel got separated and Irving Braxiatel met Professor Bernice Summerfield for (his) first time.

Finding himself in a hostile universe where he had to fear not only bounty hunters but their true target: Irving Braxiatel of the Braxiatel Collection who had turned into a unforgiving tyrant.

Realising that the only one who could help him was Professor Summerfield, he got into contact with her and told her to met him, and her son, Peter, on Legion, where, after rescuing Peter from a slave camp, they set up shop as a Bar owner and in Peter’s case, Legion’s sheriff.

When a old enemy from Bernice's (and the other Braxiatel's past), Avril Fenmen, comes back, she, unwisely, removed Pandora from his brain, in order to send it into the Other Braxiatel's mind, to drive the unprepared Braxiatel sufficiently mad to be the psychotic that Benny feared. Doing so, however, released the Braxiatel before her and he was able to kill her and protect Benny and their friends.

Bernice overcame her initial distrust and anger and helped Irving escape from some bounty hunters, only to be captured by the Epoch.

The Epoch, who had had dealings with Bernice before, was less interested in Irving than Benny and wished to take her out of reality, putting them into a constructed reality of their own with their memories wiped.

Another Benny who’d timeline had split from Bernice’s, arrived and helped them overcome the Epoch, giving her own life in doing so.

Irving, Bernice, Ruth, Jack and Peter were left with a magnificent opportunity: to use the Epoch’s base to get all they wanted: including Irving’s desire to return to Gallifrey.

Abilities: Time Lord abilities. For Irving in particular, he seems to be able to keep a similar appearance in his regenerations, he is also capable of hypnosis and has a supreme ability to partition his mind, trapping anyone who might invade.
First Person: [There is a well groomed man with a faint smile on his face. He looks pretty relaxed to the layman, though there are faint lines of strain just barely visible.] Well, good afternoon.

[His voice is rich and smooth, even calming.] It seems I shall be joining you all for the foreseeable. [Even though he'd rather not.] I hope that's not too much trouble. [There's a pause there, quiet and somewhat regretful.

It vanishes with the next line as his smile broadens. Acceptance with an inch of humour.
] I suppose if I'm going to stay you might as well give me the run down. Any of the local hotspots? Points of interest?

Third Person:

Irving Braxiatel sat down on a bench, thoroughly bloody fed up by now. He was known, if he was known at all, for his seemingly endless patience but that patience had its limits, even though he never allowed anyone else to see it. 

A part of him sincerely believed that all that had happened to him. The violence, the heartsbreak, the pain and the suffering was well deserved. Another part believed that it wasn't a matter of deserving or not deserving it happened and that was that and he should just get over himself. He was not the only or the first to suffer from the unforgiving universe, nor the one who suffered the most from it. And most of them didn't deserve so much as a bad cold let alone that. 

'Deserving' was for children struggling to deal with a crushing sense of ennui that would never truly go away, even if they were among those who refused to let it get to them, even on their death bed. 

Braxiatel hadn't been a child for such a long time and couldn't conceivably return to such a state, even if he wished to.

But aside from such pointless struggles with himself, there was another part. The part of him that didn't want to struggle. Who wanted to stop the lies (even the I'm ok lie or perhaps especially the I'm ok lie) and just... not even die, allow the universe to overtake him. 

But of course, that wasn't rare either. And Braxiatel had things to do and people to take care of. His only light really, was taking care of people. The only reason he deserved anything good was being a caring man. 

Just a shame, really that being a caring man stood so in opposition to what the universe really was. He heard the clatter of feet and stood up, doing his very best, and mostly succeeding, not to seem like an old, rickety man as he did so.

"Ah, hello," he greeted, with a warm, twinkling smile.
becauseichooseto: miles richardson holding up a nice cup of tea and smiling cheekily (Default)
A darkened picture of the bottom of Miles Richardson's face behind an old-style radio microphone, with 'Asgard Audio Service' written in front of it.
The Asgard Audio Service (AAS) is situated in the Freyr District in a restored radio station. Its purpose is to entertain, inform and bring the community, Traveller, God and native alike together, with news, music and advertisements for the various other businesses in the area.

The interior is spotless and well-designed despite the fact that underneath there's a few patchwork jobs done. Some of the more active pieces of equipment is only understandable by a unique understanding of physics, despite the fact that its work is no more advanced that what you would find in any other radio station. In fact, it looks slightly older, both out of necessity (given the equipment scrounged up from electronic shops) and aesthetic (because Irving has an appreciation for the hey day of radio).

The Staff

Head of AAS: Irving Braxiatel (calm, easy going and seeming to have ulterior motives, will be keeping a very close eye on proceedings.)
Co-Head of AAS: Romanadvoratrelundar (any mistakes regarding Romana actually being charge is only natural and quickly forgiven.)

News Reporter: River Song
Intern(s): (Up to three) (Will take over if the News Reporter gets sick, will go out and find stories for News Reporter to follow up on, will do 'Vox Pops')

Weather Person: Vislor Turlough

Other: David Sprite - Late Night Show with Music
Ril Sorrin - Music With Vocals
Maglor - Music With Harp
Merlin - Teaching Council Advisory (once a week)
Effie Trinket - TBD.
Puss oƃɐɥʇɹɐɯ - Story Time

(YOU tell ME. Fancy singing/playing/audio acting? Have a comedy show? A chat show? Be a psychic medium and play with cards? Anything to fill up air time!)

Fancy a job? Here's a handy textbox for you!

And fancy having your business advertised? Here's another one!

OOC Notes: So how's this going to work OOC? Well, at first, radios are going to appear in the Welcome Halls to broadcast it, for a start and Irving will have discussed it with the natives so they're likely to have some for sale. Then I will put up a post in [community profile] asgardeventide and that will serve as a masterpost for the other shows on the station. This will repeat as needed. (We don't want to fill up reading pages, so try to keep a balance between overfilling and letting the older posts die.)
becauseichooseto: miles richardson holding up a nice cup of tea and smiling cheekily (Default)
OOC Information:
Name; Claire
Personal Journal; diabolicalfiend
Contact; biffingprincess@yahoo.ie
Other Characters; n/a
Activity proof; n/a

IC Information;
Character Name; Irving Braxiatel
Canon; Doctor Who Expanded Universe
Canon Point; Bernice Summerfield: Legion
Age; Approximately a millennium likely more.

House; Freya
Power: Bardic Influence

Personality; "I never forget for one moment what I am: a collector." - Irving Braxiatel.

Braxiatel comes off an exemplary example of a Time Lord: cold and distant, perpetually amused with the actions of the lesser species but never a part of it. This, while not quite a lie, is not exactly true. As a child in the Time Lord Academy, Brax was given the nickname 'The Icicle', because he was effectively shut off from the high, arguably abusive demands that the Academy placed on him. Rather than join in in the rat race of student life, he simply studied and it paid off, unlike his brother he made it through with several Firsts and graduated with prestige. Like his brother, however, he desperately wanted off and so shaped himself into being The Perfect Time Lord, someone so ideal as a representative of Gallifrey that naturally, they would make him one. And they did, making him Gallifrey's Ambassador.

The fact of the matter is that 'The Icicle', while an extremely useful persona, is also a carefully and deliberately constructed persona. It has, as most of our own personas have, become a part of him, but it is by no means all of him. It comes out when he's defensive or when he disapproves of someone or thing. He does not suffer fools gladly.

But what he considers a fool is not what even his own people might consider a fool. To Brax, a fool is not someone with a low IQ or few book smarts, but someone who doesn't appreciate life or beauty or is utterly selfish or ignorant. To him, people like Gower, Arkadian and (sometimes) Narvin are fools because they have no concept of the lives they are hurting for their own benefit or, worse, don't care. They see their own ambitions, nothing more. Whereas Leela, despite being dismissed by the majority of his race as 'Andred's/Romana's pet savage', is held highly in his regard. Even as Narvin grows to become a man of principal rather than merely the Coordinator of the CIA, Braxiatel's respect for him grows, despite continuing to spat with him.

When with people he doesn't consider fools, he is curious and interested in their lives and willing to put himself out for them, even if he still, for his own safety (and possibly habit), can come off as cool about it.

He will also go to great lengths, putting aside anything resembling self-preservation for others. Most especially the woman with whom he's been in love with since a tutor in the academy: Romanadvoratrelundar. Romana was a bright, gifted student who had been isolated and even given a similar nickname to him: the Ice Maiden and, despite never acting on it, Brax grew to be completely besotted by her.

Whatever chance he might have had with her was crushed by Pandora, an ancient Time Lord, divest of her body, hoping to use the Impermateur that she had implanted in the Dvora line (Romana's ancestry) to claim Romana for herself. Braxiatel, finding this out, used an Elder Self with great powers in hypnotism to make her forget Pandora, and by extension, him, in order to preserve her.

His intention was to maintain a distant eye upon her but that was also interrupted, this time by the Doctor and the White Guardian.

His sacrifice was never even noticed until Pandora reemerged centuries later when Romana had become President of Gallifrey. Feeding on the population's ambition, she consumed it and left them killed. Rather than risk Romana's sense of self, he took Pandora into himself, sealing her away in his mind. As a result, he risked his sanity, his life, lost his title and was exiled from Gallifrey.

Even as all this happened, people, including Romana, didn't have a clue of his plans. They blamed him for his secrecy, his duplicitousness and didn't see he was trying to protect them. And Braxiatel didn't defend himself, merely getting on with his plans, come hell or high water.

He doesn't particularly consider himself a martyr, in fact, he considers such thinking needlessly self-indulgent. He sees that his not getting whatever credit he might deserve as just: he has done horrendous things and he should be called out and fought against. It won't stop him because the horrible things he's done was in service of Gallifrey and Gallifrey is about to be destroyed in the Time War (which he has knowledge of thanks to his future selves).

He's the type of man who puts people in place who'll do what he needs them to do, but they're not pawns to him. He feels directly responsible for all the things he does to them and regrets any pain he causes. If the stakes weren't so high, he'd just as soon not hurt anyone at all. But 'needs must'.

Network Sample; [A tall man with intense blue eyes and a hint of a smirk peeking through his mouth.] Good afternoon. Irving Braxiatel. [It almost seems as if there were something to be said here. But whatever it is, it's gone.] It would seem that I am to be a… guest here. [He smiles again, as if the 'guest' was very funny.] I would appreciate a tour guide, if that's not inconvenient. Nothing like getting the lay of the land from an experienced hand. [He raises his eyebrows.] I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.

Log Sample; Braxiatel was distinctly displeased. His favoured status in this world didn't exactly make up for being ousted from his reasonably comfortable (if admittedly fraught) life on Legion. What was he going to do, set up another pub?

Oh, he's starting to mope now, isn't he? He shook his head. If he is going to end up setting up another pub, then why not? If he's going to start up another Collection then why not? No so-called Higher Order Being is going to bring Irving Braxiatel down.

He needed more information about this place. Why people were turning grey and why his presence along with his fellow guests were somehow effective in reversing this phenomenon. Or even if they are, given that he was assuming he could even trust his kidnappers were telling the truth.
becauseichooseto: miles richardson holding up a nice cup of tea and smiling cheekily (Default)
 Irving Braxiatel. Terribly sorry, but I am far too busy to answer the phone just now, but please do leave a message. Don't reverse the charges. Thank you.


Oct. 26th, 2012 05:42 pm
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