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Character Memes of DOOM - Taddy and Calla


Thaddeus "Taddy" Seiff
Body and Appearance
1. Describe the character's height and build. Is he heavyset, thin, short, rangy?
Thaddeus, or Taddy as he is known, is just a hair over 6’. He was a chubby baby, but he grew into a rather lanky man. His teen years were especially awkward, as he was all arms and legs. He’s never really outgrown his wiry build, but he has managed to put on a little muscle so he doesn’t look as scrawny.
2. How old is he?
Taddy is about 40 years old at present.
3. Describe his posture. Does he carry himself well or does he slouch?
He has excellent posture, because he feels it makes him look more intimidating than his frame makes him appear.
4. How is his health? Is he fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities?
Taddy is in excellent shape, and having a young son keeps him active.
5. How does he move? Is he clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid?
He always looks a bit awkward when he moves because of how lanky he is.
6. How attractive is this character physically? How does he perceive himself in the mirror?
Taddy has very strong features, and he does not find himself as handsome as some of the other people he knows. His nose is too hooked and his mouth is disproportionately large. But when he’s laughing, which he does frequently, you don’t notice the prominence of his features as much.
7. Describe his complexion. Dark, light, clear, scarred?
He has light skin.
8. Describe his hair: color, texture, style.
He has very curly brown hair that he keeps cropped close so it doesn’t look too much like a clown wig.
9. What color are his eyes?
Taddy’s eyes are light blue.
10. Does the character have any other noteworthy features?
His nose and his mouth. He got the former from his mother and grandmother, and the later from his father.
11. What are his chief tension centers?
His head. When he’s stressed, he gets terrible headaches.
12. What is the character's wardrobe like? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colors, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does he have six of the same suit?
Taddy’s a bit of a flashy dresser, even though the colors are muted.
13. Do his clothes fit well? Does he seem comfortable in them?
Because of how lanky he is, he has a very hard time getting clothes to fit right. They always kind of look as though they’re hanging off of him.
14. Does he dress the same on the job as he does in his free time? If not, what are the differences?
He pretty much dresses the same no matter what.
15. You knew it was coming: Boxers, briefs or commando? Commando.



Speech
1. What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, hoarse?
Most people are shocked at how deep his voice is. He likes the contrast between his voice and his build.
2. How does he normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does he talk easily, or does he hesitate?
He has a tendency to talk fast because if he doesn’t, he won’t get a word in.
3. Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics?
Like most of the people in the area, Taddy’s got a hint of a Bostonian accent.
4. What language/s does he speak, and with how much fluency?
English/Simlish, and decent French/SimFrench.
5. Does he switch languages or dialects in certain situations?
No, he pretty much sticks to Simlish, though his knowledge of SimFrench swear words is extensive.
6. Is he a good impromptu speaker, or does he have to think about his words?
Taddy prefers to think about his words, but he does fairly well when he’s speaking off-the-cuff as well.
7. Is he eloquent or inarticulate? Under what circumstances might this change?
Taddy sometimes has trouble finding the right words to express himself.


Mental and Emotional
1. How intelligent is this character? Is he book-smart or street-smart?
Taddy’s clever, but is neither truly book-smart or street-smart.
2. Does he think on his feet, or does he need time to deliberate?
Taddy can think on his feet fairly well.
3. Describe the character's thought process. Is he more logical, or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical?
Taddy’s very much an idealist.
4. What kind of education has the character had?
Taddy has a college education.
5. What are his areas of expertise? What, if anything, is he interested in learning more about?
Well, if finding speakeasies and other illegal drinking establishments counts, Taddy is an expert. Otherwise, he’s not really an expert at anything.
6. Is he an introvert or an extrovert?
Extrovert.
7. Describe the character's temperament. Is he even-tempered or does he have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholy? Laid-back or driven?
Taddy is very cheerful, and laid-back.
8. How does he respond to new people or situations? Is he suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic?
He’s very relaxed in new situations, unless he picks up on signals that suggest he should be otherwise.
9. Is he more likely to act, or to react?
React.
10. Which is his default: fight or flight?
Fight.
11. Describe the character's sense of humor. Does he appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humor? Bathroom humor? Pranks?
Taddy’s sense of humor is very crude and vulgar.
12. Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If yes, how does he deal with them?
No.
13. What moments in this character's life have defined him as a person?
Meeting James and Sterling, who would become his best friends, and like brothers to him. And having to get married because he didn’t want to disappoint his parents by flouting social convention. World War II, but that’s all I’m saying there.
14. What does he fear?
Becoming an old, boring married man.
15. What are his hopes or aspirations?
He hopes that he’ll be able to be as good of a father to his children as his was to him.
16. What is something he doesn't want anyone to find out about him?
That despite all his initial grumblings, he kind of likes being married after all.


Relationships
1. Describe this character's relationship with his parents.
Taddy adores his mother and worships his father.
2. Does the character have any siblings? What is/was their relationship like?
He’s an only child.
3. Are there other blood relatives to whom he is close? Are there ones he can't stand?
He’s best friends with his cousin James. He never got on with his grandparents, as they ignored him because he was the child of their daughter.
4. Are there other, unrelated people whom he considers part of his family? What are his relationships with them?
Sterling is distantly related, and he, like James, is practically a brother to Taddy.
5. Who is/was the character's best friend? How did they meet?
James and Sterling are Taddy’s best friends. Taddy met Sterling at school, and James joined the trio one summer afternoon at Taddy’s house.
6. Does he have other close friends?
Not really. He’d rather spend his time with James and Sterling.
7. Does he make friends easily, or does he have trouble getting along with people?
Taddy makes friends fairly easily.
8. Which does he consider more important: family or friends?
As far as Taddy’s concerned, his friends are part of his family, blood or not.
9. Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has he been married more than once?
Taddy is married, only once.
10. Is he currently in a romantic relationship with someone other than a spouse?
No. Taddy would never dream of cheating on Calla, because she’d kill him.
11. Who was his first crush? Who is his latest?
It sounds sappy, but Calla Menon. He fell for her not long after he became a teen and never looked back.
12. What does he look for in a romantic partner?
Taddy wants someone who’s adventurous, daring, and with a bit of a wild streak.
13. Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If yes, how does he relate to them? If no, does he want any?
Taddy has two children, his daughter Rosalie and his son Gilbert. He cannot relate to his daughter Rosalie at all; she’s too prim and proper for his tastes, even though he knows that it can be a good thing. He gets along quite well with Gilbert, though he sometimes wishes his son would be more interested in sports.
14. Does he have any rivals or enemies?
No.
15. What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does he fall on the Kinsey scale?
Taddy is straight.
16. How does he feel about sex? How important is it to him?
Taddy loves sex, and it’s very important to him. He’s a Romance Sim, after all.
17. What are his turn-ons? Turn-offs? Weird bedroom habits?
Taddy’s turn ons are makeup and full face makeup, and his turn off is brown hair.


Beliefs
1. Do you know your character's astrological (zodiac of choice) sign? How well does he fit type?
Taddy is a Sagittarius, and is pretty typical of the sign.
2. Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in his life?
He’s not really religious or spiritual, but he goes to church every Sunday, as it was in the time period he’s living.
3. Does this character have a personal code of morals or ethics? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it?
Taddy believes in following the law and doing what’s right, except when he thinks it’s a stupid law.
4. How does he regard beliefs that differ from his? Is he tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent?
Taddy doesn’t do so well with people whose beliefs differ radically from his.
5. What prejudices does he hold? Are they irrational or does he have a good reason for them?
Taddy believes that the men should go to work and the women should stay home, because that’s how he was raised. He is willing, however, to let his daughter learn some skills so she can survive on her own if necessary.


Daily Life
1. What is the character's financial situation? Is he rich, poor, comfortable, in debt?
Taddy’s family is very well off, despite the Great Depression. They do not have any debts.
2. What is his social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected him?
Taddy’s family is prominent, and his father once served as mayor.
3. 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?
Taddy lives in a large, confortable house that he shares with his parents and his wife and children.
4. Besides the basic necessities, what does he spend his money on?
Taddy likes to eat out.
5. What does he do for a living? Is he good at it? Does he enjoy it, or would he rather be doing something else?
Well, he’s a Professional Party Guest in game, which I kind of explain as a socialite. He enjoys it very much.
6. What are his interests or hobbies? How does he spend his free time?
Taddy likes baseball, and he spends he free time reliving his “glory days” with James and Sterling.
7. What are his eating habits? Does he skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods?
Taddy eats whatever is put in front of him. He has a weakness for fine brandy.


Associations
Which of the following do you associate with the character, or which is his favorite:

1. Color? White
2. Smell? Brandy
3. Time of day? Late night
4. Season? Spring
5. Book? The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
6. Music? Jazz
7. Place? The beach
8. Substance? Wood
9. Plant? Grass
10. Animal? Cat


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Calla Menon Seiff
Body and Appearance
1. Describe the character's height and build. Is she heavyset, thin, short, rangy?
Calla is 5’3”, and she likes to wear high-healed shoes to give her a bit more height. She is slender with minimal curves, and she works hard to stay that way.
2. How old is she?
Currently in-game and in story, she’s about 38 years old.
3. Describe her posture. Does she carry herself well or does she slouch?
Calla carries herself well, and has excellent posture. Since her husband is so tall, she doesn’t want to disappear when she stands next to him.
4. How is her health? Is she fit or out of shape? Any illnesses or conditions? Any physical disabilities?
Calla has, what some might call, a delicate constitution. She catches colds easily, and is afflicted with terrible allergies in the spring and fall. Physically, she’s not very strong and does not have great endurance.
5. How does she move? Is she clumsy, graceful, tense, fluid?
She moves with grace, albeit slowly.
6. How attractive is this character physically? How does she perceive herself in the mirror?
Calla is one of the beauties of her generation, and she knows it. She takes great care of her looks.
7. Describe her complexion. Dark, light, clear, scarred?
Her skin, despite its golden hue, has a bit too much translucency to be considered truly healthy.
8. Describe her hair: color, texture, style.
She was born a redhead, but since college she has dyed her hair a golden blond, and she styles it into long, soft waves.
9. What color are her eyes?
Calla’s eyes are dark blue.
10. Does the character have any other noteworthy features?
Her features are very classic.
11. What are her chief tension centers?
Her stomach. She cannot eat when she’s stressed.
12. What is the character's wardrobe like? Casual, dressy, utilitarian? Bright colors, pastels, neutrals? Is it varied, or does she have six of the same suit?
If she were a real person, her wardrobe would be extensive and extravagant. She wears colors that make her look less sallow.
13. Do her clothes fit well? Does she seem comfortable in them?
Yes. She believes in the power of tailors.
14. Does she dress the same on the job as she does in her free time? If not, what are the differences?
Calla does not work. So she dresses the same all the time.
15. You knew it was coming: Boxers, briefs or commando?
Commando, or something with lace if she must.


Speech
1. What does this character's voice sound like? High-pitched, deep, hoarse?
Calla’s voice has a breathy quality to it, as if she’s always gasping for air.
2. How does she normally speak? Loud, soft, fast, evenly? Does she talk easily, or does she hesitate?
She speaks slowly and softly, but with ease.
3. Does the character have a distinct accent or dialect? Any individual quirks of pronunciation? Any, like, you know, verbal tics?
Her vocabulary consists of more slang that one would believe.
4. What language/s does she speak, and with how much fluency?
Simlish/English, and SimFrench/French. She can read a bit of Latin as well, though she can barely speak it.
5. Does she switch languages or dialects in certain situations?
She’ll slip a few SimFrench swears into her conversations when she’s frustrated.
6. Is she a good impromptu speaker, or does she have to think about her words?
Calla usually ends up blurting out something she shouldn’t when she doesn’t stop to think about what she’s going to say.
7. Is she eloquent or inarticulate? Under what circumstances might this change?
She’s really neither. Unless she’s just stuck her foot in her mouth, she’s a rather forgettable speaker.


Mental and Emotional
1. How intelligent is this character? Is she book-smart or street-smart?
She’s not as smart as her grades in school would lead you to believe. She’s not very good at taking the book knowledge she has and translating it into practical use.
2. Does she think on her feet, or does she need time to deliberate?
Calla makes horrible decisions when she thinks on her feet. But the decisions she makes when she deliberates aren’t much better either. She’s better off when she let someone else makes her decisions for her.
3. Describe the character's thought process. Is she more logical, or more intuitive? Idealistic or practical?
She doesn’t really have one. Her thoughts are very scattered, and would make little to no sense to anyone other than herself.
4. What kind of education has the character had?
Calla has a college degree.
5. What are her areas of expertise? What, if anything, is she interested in learning more about?
She’s an expert at giving unsolicited advice.
6. Is she an introvert or an extrovert?
Extrovert.
7. Describe the character's temperament. Is she even-tempered or does she have mood swings? Cheerful or melancholy? Laid-back or driven?
She’s rather flighty, and has a tendency to be melodramatic.
8. How does she respond to new people or situations? Is she suspicious, relaxed, timid, enthusiastic?
Calla loves meeting new people.
9. Is she more likely to act, or to react?
She’ll wait to see what everyone else is doing first.
10. Which is her default: fight or flight?
Flight.
11. Describe the character's sense of humor. Does she appreciate jokes? Puns? Gallows humor? Bathroom humor? Pranks?
She’s too literal to get sarcasm and puns. She likes jokes, even if she doesn’t always understand them.
12. Does the character have any diagnosable mental disorders? If yes, how does she deal with them?
No.
13. What moments in this character's life have defined her as a person?
Being forced to get married to meet social expectations. The sudden and premature death of her father. The birth of her daughter and her son. And some upcoming World War II stuff that you’ll learn about soon enough.
14. What does she fear?
That all the minor ailments she suffers are more than they appear to be, and that her weak constitution will keep her from doing the thing she loves.
15. What are her hopes or aspirations?
That she’ll be able to relate to her daughter better, and that her children will grow up well.
16. What is something she doesn't want anyone to find out about her?
She’d be absolutely lost without her husband to support her.


Relationships
1. Describe this character's relationship with her parents.
A bit contentious at times. Calla had a certain disregard for the rules as a teen, and they, especially her father, did not approve of how far her relationship went with Taddy before they were married. That he died before they’d resolved all those issues is one of her greatest regrets.
2. Does the character have any siblings? What is/was their relationship like?
Calla’s an only child.
3. Are there other blood relatives to whom she is close? Are there ones she can't stand?
No.
4. Are there other, unrelated people whom she considers part of her family? What are her relationships with them?
No.
5. Who is/was the character's best friend? How did they meet?
Probably Viola Bradford Alcott, though Viola might not return the sentiment. They met in school.
6. Does she have other close friends?
No.
7. Does she make friends easily, or does she have trouble getting along with people?
She makes acquaintances easily. She has a hard time letting people get close.
8. Which does she consider more important: family or friends?
Family.
9. Is the character single, married, divorced, widowed? Has she been married more than once?
Married once, to Taddy Seiff.
10. Is she currently in a romantic relationship with someone other than a spouse?
No, but she’d consider it under the right circumstances.
11. Who was her first crush? Who is her latest?
Taddy.
12. What does she look for in a romantic partner?
Someone who’s strong, steady, and takes the reins.
13. Does the character have children? Grandchildren? If yes, how does she relate to them? If no, does she want any?
Two children, a daughter Rosalie and son Gilbert. She doesn’t get along with Rosalie very well, as Rosalie disapproves of much of her parents’ romantic activities, and she doesn’t relate well to Gilbert, who would rather spend time with his father.
14. Does she have any rivals or enemies?
No.
15. What is the character's sexual orientation? Where does she fall on the Kinsey scale?
In the time and place she is currently, straight. But in modern times, she’d be bi-curious and open to a little exploration there.
16. How does she feel about sex? How important is it to her?
She enjoys and even craves it, but her ill health often keeps her from enjoying it to the fullest.
17. What are her turn-ons? Turn-offs? Weird bedroom habits?
Her turn ons are hard worker and good at cleaning. Her turn off is mechanical.


Beliefs
1. Do you know your character's astrological (zodiac of choice) sign? How well does she fit type?
Calla is an Aries, and she’s kind of the opposite of one, excepting for her rash nature.
2. Is this character religious, spiritual, both, or neither? How important are these elements in her life?
Of all the characters, she’s probably the most religious and spiritual. Her poor health makes is a major factor there.
3. Does this character have a personal code of morals or ethics? If so, how did that begin? What would it take to compromise it?
She knows what is right and what is wrong, and does her best to live her life that way. But sometimes, she just does what feels good, whether it’s right or wrong.
4. How does she regard beliefs that differ from hers? Is she tolerant, intolerant, curious, indifferent?
She gets very confused at the idea that someone doesn’t see things the way she does.
5. What prejudices does she hold? Are they irrational or does she have a good reason for them?
She believes her way is the right way, and that makes many thing she’s irrational.


Daily Life
1. What is the character's financial situation? Is she rich, poor, comfortable, in debt?
Calla and her family are comfortable, bordering on rich.
2. What is her social status? Has this changed over time, and if so, how has the change affected her?
She’s from a prominent family, and married into one, so it really hasn’t changed over time.
3. Where does she live? House, apartment, trailer? Is her home her castle or just a place to crash? What condition is it in? Does she share it with others?
Her house is large, and she shares it with her in-laws, husband, and children.
4. Besides the basic necessities, what does she spend her money on?
Beauty products, and so-called “miracle cures” meant to improve her health.
5. What does she do for a living? Is she good at it? Does she enjoy it, or would she rather be doing something else?
She does not work for a living, but if she did, she’s want to be a baker.
6. What are her interests or hobbies? How does she spend her free time?
She really doesn’t have any, unless you count reading novels while she’s laid up with her latest aliment.
7. What are her eating habits? Does she skip meals, eat out, drink alcohol, avoid certain foods?
She watches her figure careful, so she’s mindful of what she eats and how much. She tends towards bland foods as they don’t upset her stomach.


Associations
Which of the following do you associate with the character, or which is her favorite:

1. Color? Golden yellow
2. Smell? Peroxide
3. Time of day? Afternoon
4. Season? Winter
5. Book? A trashy novel
6. Music? Jazz
7. Place? Bedroom
8. Substance? Soothing syrup
9. Plant? None. She’s too allergic
10. Animal? Uh...a rabbit.


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