A list of trivia about the group and the dynamic between us (because I wanted to mark our stockaversary with an info journal, and I writing about yourself is hard, so the next profile isn't ready yet
) If and when this gets updated, it's worth checking out again, because I'm pretty sure it will grow when I think of more info
We all have (to varying degrees) a phobia against talking on the phone. (Direct chat is better, but still a little too close for comfort.)
We all love to read, with Lizzie in the lead (due to lifelong enthusiasm and an avid consumption of audio books), Kat a seasoned general who has been reading books since before she started school, and Zuno an eager newcomer who was dragged into the world of books a few years ago by the two others. (On the other hand, Lizzie had to be dragged kicking and screaming into manga, which she was certain she wouldn't like, by the two others.)
Our collective favourite genre is fantasy, with crime a good second for Lizzie and Kat and sci-fi the runner up for Zuno. The same goes for TV shows.
Lizzie and Kat hate spending money (although they both have their weak points that they can't resist buying), while Zuno should be kept under constant supervision to keep her from bankrupting herself entirely.
Lizzie and Zuno's favourite colour is blue, while Kat's is red. This might somehow be connected to the fact that Zuno and Lizzie love water with a passion, while Kat has an eerie fascination with fire
We all have "fursonas" (animal alter egos) in Toyger
. Zunos is ShadowCat kocplz.deviantart.com/art/Shad…
, Lizzie's is Loria kocplz.deviantart.com/art/Lori…
(twin daughters of the alpha couple), and Kat's is Fuega kocplz.deviantart.com/art/Fueg…
(their cousin, and daughter of the beta couple). Lizzie and Zuno have theirs as their avatar, and the three kittens in our avatar represent these three.
Lizzie and Kat nearly didn't become friends because Kat said during their first conversation that she thought Harry would die, and Lizzie did not
want to hear that. (They still can't agree who was right
Lizzie and Kat were declared a perfect friend match nearly six months before they met, by future classmates, and once they started lower secondary, the teachers did their best to ensure they became friends. Lizzie took this as an insult, and (after preliminary attempts at friendship from Kat's side failed miserably) did her best not
to become friends, but relented when she realized that not only did Kat share her passion for reading, they had the same taste in books, and this was golden chance to discuss books she had never had the opportunity to talk about with anyone before.
Zuno and Lizzie are second cousins, but didn't meet until Lizzie was 13 and Zuno was 20.
Due to our devotion to pop (and less pop) culture, shared sense of humor and frequent interactions, we have developed a *lot* of short hands from many different places (some, we don't even know where we found
). Exclamations like "Perkele!" or "Pudding!" will be understood perfectly by the entire group, while other people in the conversation will be left going
, and use of the phrase "Whatever!" *will* be followed by the singing of "And a prince for, whatever" and "She's, like, so whatever, and you could do so much better".
We all love
a band named Kaizer's Orchestra, a local band consisting of former farmers who sing in our local dialect, have obscure lyrics (that still tell a story) and play on empty oil barrels. Despite (or maybe because of) this, they are epically awesome and internationally known (especially in Germany, for some reason or other). They've become even more popular lately, which Lizzie is a little distressed about because she does not like to love "cool" things
We all know at least some jujitsu (which is a Japanese form of hand-to-hand combat). Kat took classes when she was younger, then gave it up for horseback riding. About a year and a half ago, she and her father started again, and Lizzie, intrigued, went with them. Lizzie then convinced Zuno to go with them (it did not take a lot of effort) because she wanted Zuno and Kat to get to know each other better. Kat dropped out after a while because it was too straining, but Lizzie and Zuno stayed on, and since they got a ride to the dojo by Kat's father, and Kat usually came along to watch, this meant spending around seven hours together twice a week. Needless to say, Lizzie's plan worked
We all have our favourite roles that we prefer playing. Lizzie likes being the princess because she loves princessy dresses and outfits, likes trying to look pretty and has a slight case of damsel-in-distress syndrome (which means she's into guys (and people in general) being protective and being saved
). Zuno likes to be the prince/hero because playing a man suits her better, both when it comes to clothing, mannerisms and personality. Zuno is a gay man trapped in a woman's body. Kat likes to play the villainess because she enjoys wearing black, looking haughty and arrogant, and to play the sadist. It's a chance for her to express that part of her personality and play into her dominatrix tendencies.
When shooting, our jobs are generally divided like this: Lizzie makes up a story, we dress up with whatever we have (we share as much as we can, depending on the characters. Some of our frequently used outfits, like the capes, were sown specially by Kat), Kat sets up her camera (we all work together to try to get the angles and zoom right). Then we do the shoot (if we're all in the shot, we use a timer, which sometimes means that we end up with what we call "random poses", where the story is over but the timer isn't, and we just do random, funny stuff which the pictures left
If one of us is not in the shoot, that person usually takes the photos). After that, we transfer the pictures to Lizzie and/or Zuno's computer. Lizzie puts the shoots in folders, based on how pleased we are (worst are uploaded first, best are saved for later). Then, when the time comes, she crops the pictures, uploads them in Stash and types up the description. Then Zuno takes over. She writes the keywords and copy-pastes descriptions, titles and keywords, then publishes all of our super long shoots. And then the process starts all over again
In response to DecadenceChivalry
; The bare feet is something we do becuase we noticed that our watchers responded to it. We don't really share your interest, but we don't mind giving you what you want
The shooting, stabbing, strangling etc., that's because we all share morbid fascination with the macabre and tragic (so long as it's fictional), and playing dead is downright fun
If you look at our first two Witches of Alviaria shoots, before any watchers had come along, they *both* ended with both characters dying (one killing the other, then killing herself). So that's something that's been with us since the start, not only because it's a natural element in the stories Lizzie makes, but because we think they're fun to do
(The fact that our watchers seem to love it is just a huge bonus
Despite being close friends (actually, they're pretty much each others next best friend, after Lizzie), Zuno and Kat hardly have any contact unless Lizzie instigates it. This is largely because they were friends with Lizzie first and she is the glue of the group, but also because she is usually the one who has to suggest hanging out with either of them separately as well
Before starting to make stock together, Lizze and Zuno had a project going where they fandubbed Disney songs in many different languages, most of which they didn't know. The project is still open, even though they have become more perfectonistic, and as such are not happy with current recordings, so they haven't uploaded in a while. Things might pick up soon, though
If you're intrested, here is thewww.youtube.com/dontkillamocki… Do you have any other questions you'd like us to answer? Comment, and we'll see what we can do about that =^_^=