Mandi

Mandi

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Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives [...] on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. -Carl Sagan
Moderator August 2015 & January 2018 Community Soul February 2019 Spotlight Soul (Milos) 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 SoSuWriMo Champ! Sabicus
  • Joined: March 2014
  • Aux Slots: 3/7
  • Stats: 843 threads | 2,888 posts
  • Post Logs: Active | Archive
  • Dæmon: Malayan Civet
  • Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
  • Timezone: Central

Activity Alert – 5/10/20

Due to the pandemic, and my status as an essential employee, I've found that I have very limited mental energy to devote to writing. Additionally, I will be moving in July, which will reduce my free time. Please be patient with me over the next few months as I continue to navigate these challenges. Stay safe, stay well. ♥


Hey there! I'm Mandi and I've been around 'Souls since 2014. Currently, I am a Moderator on the board, so if you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to PM or DM me! c: I am also one-third of the Del Cenere Gang's leadership, serving as its OOC taskwoman, and am happy to help out with any of your coyote needs!

I'm an introvert with social anxiety, so you probably won't see me around 'Souls chat often. But I'm a friendly person and I love brainstorming character plots and ideas! If there's something you'd like my thoughts about, or are interested in plotting something with one of my characters, don't be afraid to reach out! You can find information specific to my RP preferences and habits here. <3

Wiki Links

OOC: Adoptables | Category
Families: Antebellum | Morgan | Parhelion
Areas: Barnes Estate | Eilean Cù | Selmaski | The Shoal | Trillium Hollow

Wanna try your hand at a fun little puzzle? Hit the button to the right!

Activity Status: Slow-Medium


PM – Evelyn Escuella

  • For 'Souls or Mod-related questions:
Please feel free to PM me or
  • For general Del Cenere inquiries:
PM the OOC account

Discord – Mandi#0384

  • Feel free to DM me even if I appear offline

E-mail – ruetoli@yahoo.com

  • Don't have a forum account? E-mail me!

"Purebred" Designer Mutts

A couple of friends and I sometimes have fun at work and come up with crazy combinations of dogs to form one, super ridiculous "purebred" designer mutt. The idea came about after an argument one of us had with someone who was impossibly adamant that their yorkipoo was a purebred dog and not a mixed breed. The "breeds" listed are a collaboration between myself and my friends, but I designed, drew, and colored them. The bullet points to the right of the pictures list what breeds make them up and are intentionally hidden in case you'd like to try your luck and guess what they are. Good luck! Highlight to reveal!

Chirottawuggadoodle

  • Chihuahua
  • Rottweiler
  • Dachshund (wiener dog)
  • Pug
  • Beagle
  • Poodle

German Cockachomaltibullhoundzer

  • German shepherd
  • Cocker spaniel
  • Bichon
  • Maltese
  • French bulldog
  • Bloodhound
  • Schnauzer

Roleplay Information

Posting and Threads

Content and Habits

  • Plotting: I love plots! Have an idea? Let me hear it!
  • Post Length: My post lengths vary, but I tend to write shorter posts (250-350 words) on average.
  • Reply Times: I try not to go longer than two weeks to reply to a thread, but my time to write is limited to just a few hours on weeknights and weekends, and I juggle 'Souls with other responsibilities and hobbies. If we have a thread that I should prioritize, please let me know!
  • Requesting Threads: I'm often open for new threads, but please refer to my active characters list below for individual thread statuses.
  • Closing Threads: I'm almost never opposed to OOC endings, especially for old threads where the main objective has been met.
  • Reviving Threads: I prefer not to revive archived threads. If a thread of ours has died, please check with me first before reviving it.
  • LASKY: With few exceptions, I will only take canon LASKY threads. However, all LASKY threads take lowest priority!
  • Mature Content: I will play mature content to varying degrees. I'm always okay with body horror (blood, gore, torture, etc.). Depending on my thread partner, however, I generally prefer not to play out explicit sex scenes.
  • Powerplay: I'm almost always okay with minor powerplays, especially when to move a thread along. But please understand that I may ask you to change something if I do notice an inappropriate PP.
  • Assumptions: If we have characters in the same pack, I'm fine with most passive assumptions (knowing names, brief greetings, etc.). Please check individual Wiki pages for each character for specifically approved assumptions. For anything else, just ask!
  • Themes & Characters: Common themes I tend to lean towards when plotting, writing, and during character creation are freedom, tragedy, death, courage, escape, opposites, self-sabotage, and failure. I gravitate towards playing strong, confident women and gentle, sensitive men.

Active Characters

Primary

Auxiliaries


Art by Despi
Evelyn Escuella
Del Cenere Gang
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Active NPCs

Evelyn

Percival

Merlin

To see all of my former characters and NPCs, click the button to the right!

Inactive Characters

Future

Decommissioned

Deceased

Statistics

Inara

  • Threads: 27
  • Posts: 112

Elionoira

  • Threads: 5
  • Posts: 18

Marcella

  • Threads: 7
  • Posts: 18

Lucian

  • Threads: 21
  • Posts: 73

Malcolm

  • Threads: 6
  • Posts: 9

Chetan

  • Threads: 3
  • Posts: 10

Diego

  • Threads: 26
  • Posts: 63

Ailie

  • Threads: 66
  • Posts: 211

Elle

  • Threads: 36
  • Posts: 133

Charles

  • Threads: 3
  • Posts: 7

Milos

  • Threads: 268
  • Posts: 1000

Thyri

  • Threads: 210
  • Posts: 728

Reblin

  • Threads: 54
  • Posts: 154

NPCs

Canine

Non-Canine

  • Sidonia, golden eagle NPC of Drachev. Was claimed by Eliza after Drachev's death.
  • Raosar, common loon NPC of Ailie. Vanished in the autumn of 2017 and is presumed dead.
  • Luison, maned wolf NPC of Diego. Relocated to Ceniza Valley in the winter of 2017.
  • Hocico, white-nosed coati NPC of Diego. Returned to Ceniza Valley with him in August 2018.
  • Moo, domestic cat NPC of Milos. Relocated to Old Ironsides Trade Depot in early October 2018.
  • Fiero, common genet NPC of Keabetswe. Killed in the fire that destroyed Fiskebyn in late October 2018.
  • Kaja, Verda, & Kaimana, wild boar NPCs of Milos. Ran from the fire that destroyed Aster's Fields and returned to life in the wilds.
  • Amara & Sela, landrace goat NPCs of Milos. Brought to Old Ironsides in November 2018.
  • Meerclar, domestic cat NPC of Milos. Relocated with him to Old Ironsides in mid-August 2019.
  • Baldr, horse NPC of Thyri. Succumbed to the blizzard in January 2019.
  • Ginger, horse NPC of Merlin. Succumbed to the blizzard in January 2019.

Achievements and Trivia

Catacombs

Post Count Achievements

Plastic
Plastic: 100 Posts
Glass
Glass: 200 Posts
Bronze
Bronze: 400 Posts
Silver
Silver: 800 Posts
Gold
Gold: 1500 Posts
Platinum
Platinum: 2500 Posts
Rhodium
Rhodium: 3500 Posts
Palladium
Palladium: 4500 Posts
Mercury
Mercury: 6000 Posts
Uranium
Uranium: 9001 Posts

Thread Numbers

Earthen
Earthen: 25 Threads
Water
Water: 50 Threads
Ice
Ice: 100 Threads
Flame
Flame: 175 Threads
Toxin
Toxin: 250 Threads
Spirit
Spirit: 350 Threads
Shadow
Shadow: 500 Threads
Light
Light: 750 Threads

Membership Longevity

White
White: 6 Months
11 September 2014
Grey
Grey: 1 Year
11 March 2015
Dark Grey
Dark Grey: 2 Years
11 March 2016
Black
Black: 4 Years
11 March 2018
Imploding Supernova
Imploding Supernova: 6 Years
11 March 2020
Black Hole
Black Hole: 8 Years
11 March 2022
Singularity
Singularity: 10 Years
11 March 2024

Thread Achievements

Peridot
Peridot: Long Thread
50+ Posts, <3 Participants
Tanzanite
Tanzanite: 25+ AW Threads
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Membership Interaction

Sparkling Garnet
Sparkling Garnet: Donator
27 April 2017, $53.
Shining Pearl
Shining Pearl: Staff Recognition
Moderated August 2016–Present.
Amethyst
Amethyst: Contest Won
Won Krokar's contest!
Snow
Snow: Swap Participant
Participated in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 X-mas in July & Secret Santa
Dust
Dust: Yearbook Contributor
Contributed to 2017 yearbook.
Starfizz
Starfizz: Community Soul
Became a Community Soul in August 2015 & January 2017
Ghost
Ghost: 5x Dead Characters
Marcella, Chetan, Charles, Thyri
Ruby
Ruby: 5x Adopted Characters
Thyri, Lucian, Diego, Evelyn

Special

Sparkling Beryl
Sparkling Beryl: SoSuWriMo 2015
Won SoSuWriMo in 2015
Sparkling Jade
Sparkling Jade: SoSuWriMo 2016
Won SoSuWriMo in 2016
Sparkling Alexandrite
Sparkling Alexandrite: SoSuWriMo 2017
Won SoSuWriMo in 2017
Sparkling Chrysoprase
Sparkling Chrysoprase: SoSuWriMo 2018
Won SoSuWriMo in 2018
Sparkling Laboradite
Sparkling Laboradite: SoSuWriMo 2019
Won SoSuWriMo in 2019
Shifting Gold
Shifting Gold: 'Souls 18th Birthday
Participated in one of the Contests

Trivia

OOC

This little golden key is given to 'Souls Moderators to identify them as such. I've been a part of the mod squad since 2016. If there's something you need help with, let me know!
I have been awarded Community Soul twice: first in August of 2015 and again in January of 2018. <333
Since joining 'Souls in 2014, I have participated in Souls Super Writing Month (SoSuWriMo) and smashed it every year! Due to increasing RL demands, however, 2019 was my last year participating.
I helped lead Krokar alongside Myst from December 2015 until its disbandment on October 31st, 2018.
Of all my pixels, this is the most personal of them. Since reading Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy way back in the late 90s, I have been enamored by the idea of Dæmons and have spent a good, long while trying to identify mine. In fact, he had a name -- Sabicus -- long before he had a shape. For the past few years, though, I seemed to have settled on the Malayan civet as my closest match. If you'd like a fantastic resource for helping you identify your dæmon, The Dæmon Page is phenomenal!

Active Characters

Evelyn Escuella

  • Evelyn's three custom titles, which were purchased, read don't look back / don't blink / don't die (hover: be a big girl and don't die). These words were spoken by a particularly badass character, to herself, in my favorite audio drama, Wolf 359 (seriously check it out if you like audio dramas!). Without giving away too much, they reminded me distinctly of Evelyn's own struggle for survival and her tenacity to stay alive, no matter what it took. The titles are colored in DCG's smoky-earthy-sandy tones as a nod to where she is today.
  • Evelyn's little raccoon icon, (hover: little bandit), was originally won in April 2015 when Krokar leadership held an icon hunt and spent a few years on Milos' account. When I picked up Evelyn at the end of 2018, I decided to move this icon onto her account as a testament to her thieving and outlaw-ish ways.
  • The little sock icon, (hover: they stole my dirty socks...:( ), was a prize for successfully participating in the Mysterious Sightings event that the 'SA held in March 2019.
  • The wagon wheel icon, (hover: venerate savagery, die savagely), was purchased to commemorate Evelyn's time in the loner band, the Drygrass Posse, which merged with The Cartel to form the Del Cenere Gang.

Percival Parhelion

  • Percival's custom title, which was purchased, is timshel (hover: his bridge to the stars). It was taken from a Mumford and Sons song by the same name which, in turn, was inspired by the John Steinbeck novel East of Eden. It is a Hebrew word which can be translated to mean "thou mayest," suggesting a choice to overcome obstacles (or, Biblically speaking, sin). The hover text is from a verse in the song ("And you have your choices / And these are what make man great / His ladder to the stars") with the word "ladder" changed to "bridge," in order to tie in a reference to Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy (one of my favorites). The final chapter of the first book in the trilogy is titled "The Bridge to the Stars" and its conclusion is reminiscent of Percival transition into a world without Krokar, which had been his life before its destruction.
  • Percival's first icon, (hover: we were infinite; there was no time in those days), was given to him when Krokar disbanded in October 2018. The hover text comes from a Radical Face song titled "Summer Skeletons" and acts as a snapshot into young Percy's life before his pack was destroyed: he was still only a child then, with little responsibility and few expectations; time felt endless and he felt invincible. Those were happier, simpler, days.
  • The little sock icon, (hover: they stole my dirty socks...:( ), was a prize for successfully participating in the Mysterious Sightings event that the 'SA held in March 2019.

Inactive Characters

Ailie Morgan

  • Ailie's custom title, which was gained by completing SoSuWriMo in 2017, is ceilidh gràdh gràin (hover: love sees no faults). Its Gaelic meaning, "love conceals disgust", is a testament to the compassion and generosity that Ailie shows towards Luperci and various other creatures with disabilities, disorders, or reputations that might drive others to abandon or avoid them.

Diego del Bosque

  • Diego's custom icon, , was given to him when Inferni disbanded in the summer of 2018 -- it was one of a few different disbandment icons current and former members could claim. The flame was chosen as a symbol not only of Inferni, but also as Diego's skills as a fire dancer. The hover text, Vivat Inferni!, means "Long live Inferni!" in Latin.

Milos Parhelion

  • The two custom titles on Milos' profile read the sun still rises / even through the rain (hover: even through the pain). They come from a song by The Head and the Heart titled "Another Story" and were chosen to show how Milos still holds onto hope and optimism despite all the hardships he has endured throughout his life. The color scheme, which starts as a light blue that fades into gold before fading into grey, is meant to symbolize a sunny day being covered by rain clouds.
  • Milos' first custom icon, (hover: but you'd become my candle in the dark), was purchased with the last of the game points I had accumulated during my time in Krokar prior to its disbandment in October 2018. It symbolizes Milos' love and devotion of his pack (identified by the caribou antlers on either side of the heart and the candlestick in Krokar's pack colors), within which he had experienced some of his best years, and how very much like a beacon of hope it had been to him in his time of need (symbolized by the dim candlelight in the darkness).
  • The swirl of chaos, (hover: Madness Manifest: Most Accepting), was a prize icon for winning the Madness Manifest contest, a silly bit of LASKY fun, in 2014. He, along with Lokr Revlis, won in the Most Accepting category after Milos woke up a ghost and Lokr much younger than he actually was.
  • The orange Spotlight Souls star, , lived on Milos' account throughout the month of February in 2019 when he was awarded the honor for that month. <3

Elle Cormier

  • Elle's custom title, which was gained by completing SoSuWriMo in 2018, is these rules are made to break (hover: and these walls are built to fall). The lyrics come from the song "Momentum" by The Hush Sound and are meant to convey Elle's rebellious nature as well as her tendency to test boundaries. The color scheme, a teal fade into blue, is a nod to her birth pack, Krokar.

Thyri Dawnbringer

  • Thyri's first custom title, skjaldmær (hover: Victory or Valhalla!), is an Old Norse word for a shieldmaiden, or a female warrior. A dedicated and fearless fighter, Thyri has spent much of her life training to be a competent warrior in order to have the ability to protect others. The hover text suggests that she is committed to this creed, and will fight to the death if necessary. The color scheme (Goldenrod with a Midnight shadow) is a nod to Cour des Miracles.
  • The second title on Thyri's account, trouble is a friend (hover: I won't let him win but I'm a sucker for his charm), was actually the first one I acquired for her, having won it when I completed SoSuWriMo in 2015. The title and its hover text were both taken from a song by Lenka, "Trouble is a Friend", and was chosen after Thyri's abduction when she was just a puppy. Since then, trouble and misfortune seem to continue to dog her heels.
  • Her final title, holy branches (hover: we ride the breeze to cut patterns in the earth), also comes from a song, "Holy Branches", by Radical Face. It acts as an expression of ancestry, like the branches of a family tree, and also of carrying it on into the future. The color scheme is suggestive of Merlin Knight's eye color because of his marriage to Thyri.
  • Thyri's silver fleur icon, (hover: Final Chambellan of the Court, Forever the Daughter of a King), was given to her when Cour des Miracles disbanded in March 2019. The hover text tells of her identity within the pack: she was a member of the Royal Council, becoming its last Chambellann when the Court disbanded, but, more notably, she was also a daughter of the former King, Silvano Sadira, who ruled the pack for several years before Kalypso Savoy took over leadership.
  • The little icon that looks like a snowflake, (hover: Ægishjálmr: Helm of Awe), is a powerful Norse symbol called the Helm of Awe, or Ægishjálmr in Old Norse. It was said to offer the wearer of this sigil protection during battle and strike fear in the hearts of her enemies, though there are many other interpretations as well. This sigil was chosen as her icon to symbolize not only Thyri's strong belief in Norse mythology, but also her identity as a warrior.
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