Mandi

Greetings and salutations! My name is Mandi and I welcome you to my little corner of the Wiki. <3 'Souls has been my primary outlet for creative writing since 2014 and it has been a fun and rewarding journey that I am so grateful for. I am currently a Moderator on the board, so please feel free to reach out if you have questions, concerns, or simple curiosities!

As a result of being a professional introvert who is recovering from a lifetime of social anxiety, my chatting skills leave a lot to be desired and I do not show my cat's face in Discord super often. If you see me typing for 30 minutes only to spit out 5 whole words (provided I don't give up lol), it's almost definitely because I'm thinking too hard about what to say and/or how to say it. Overthinking is my super power. :')

That said, 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, please reach out! I would love to hear from you! You can find information specific to my RP preferences and habits here. <3

Mandi

Basics
  • Joined: March 2014
  • Role: Moderator
  • Activity Status: Laggard
  • Aux Slots: 4/7
  • Stats: 1029t | 3542p
  • Location: Minnesota, USA
  • Pronouns: She/Her

Contact

For all personal discussions:

  • PM – Mandi
  • Discord – Mandi#0384

Please be patient for my reply! I work full-time and chatting is not my forte. <3

For Moderator assistance:

You are also welcome to reach out to me individually if you prefer.

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Post Counts
Plastic: 100 Posts Glass: 200 Posts Bronze: 400 Posts Silver: 800 Posts Gold: 1500 Posts Platinum: 2500 Posts
Rhodium: 3500 Posts Palladium: 4500 Posts Mercury: 6000 Posts Uranium: 9001 Posts
Thread Numbers
Earthen: 25 Threads Water: 50 Threads Ice: 100 Threads Flame: 175 Threads Toxin: 250 Threads Spirit: 350 Threads
Shadow: 500 Threads Light: 750 Threads
Membership Longevity
White: 6 Months Grey: 1 Year Dark Grey: 2 Years Black: 4 Years Imploding Supernova: 6 Years Black Hole: 8 Years
Singularity: 10 Years (11 Mar 2024)
Thread Goals
Peridot: Long Thread (50+ Posts) Tanzanite: 25+ AW Threads
Membership Interaction
Sparkling Garnet: Donated to 'Souls Shining Pearl: Current Moderator Amethyst: Contest Won Snow: Secret Santa & X-mas in July Participant Dust: Yearbook Contributor Starfizz: Awarded Community Soul
Ghost: Killed 5 Characters (Marcella, Chetan, Charles, Thyri, ??) Ruby: Adopted 5 Characters (Thyri, Lucian, Diego, Evelyn, ??)
Special Achievements
Sparkling Beryl: Won SoSuWriMo 2015 Sparkling Jade: Won SoSuWriMo 2016 Sparkling Alexandrite: Won SoSuWriMo 2017 Sparkling Chrysoprase: Won SoSuWriMo 2018 Sparkling Laboradite: Won SoSuWriMo 2019 Sparkling Vesuvianite: Won SoSuWriMo 2022
Shifting Gold: Participated in 'Souls 18th Birthday

Active Characters

  Percival Parhelion
High Lord of Dusk (New Caledonia)

Art by Despi
♂ Wolfdog
OPEN for new threads
Stats: 108t | 362p
 

Caledonians may openly assume and reference the following:

  • That Percy recently switched Courts! :O
  • Polite greetings and passive conversation with your character.
  • That he's a skilled fisherman and Diplomat.
  • Seeing him with a scowl and self-important posture.
  Sólveig Dawnrunner
High Lady of Dawn (New Caledonia)

Art by Alaine
♀ Wolf
OPEN for some new threads
Stats: 70t | 225p
 

Caledonians may openly assume and reference the following:

  • She is an apprentice under Bellad Songthorne.
  • Being a skilled Apothecary and Healer in the Circle of Athelas guild.
  • That she's a naive, optimist with her heart on her sleeve.
  • How much she loves bugs! Especially honeybees! :D

Art by Kiri
♀ Coyote
CLOSED for new threads
Stats: 61t | 195p
 

Del Cenerens may openly assume and reference the following:

  • Being a skilled horse handler and trainer.
  • A curt nod or impassive eye contact in acknowledgement of your character.
  • Knowing that she isn't the most friendly among the Ashen.
  • That she probably likes horses more than most Luperci.
  Elkin
Lonely Loner (Loners)

Art by Despi
♂ Wolfdog
OPEN for some new threads
Stats: 5t | 17p
 
  • cNPC: —
  • yNPC: —
  • Minor NPCs:

Anyone may openly assume and reference the following:

  • Catching glimpses or scents of Elkin and brother looking tired and scrawny.


Inactive Characters

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Canine NPCs   [Show]

Non-Canine NPCs   [Show]

  • 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.
  • Spruis, horse NPC of Elle. Departed from Mistfell Vale with her in the spring of 2019.
  • 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 2020.
  • Ginger, horse NPC of Merlin. Succumbed to the blizzard in January 2020.
  • Seraphim, red-tailed hawk NPC of Merlin. Was released into the wilds after Thyri's death in February 2020.


Roleplay Information

Posting and Threads

  • Plotting: I love discussing plot ideas! Have one? Let me hear it!
  • Post Length: My post lengths are generally around 250-350 words, but results may vary.
    • I prefer to receive replies of a similar length, but I largely don't care.
  • Reply Times: I try not to go longer than two weeks to reply to a thread.
    • However, my time to write is limited and I juggle 'Souls with other hobbies & duties.
    • If we have a thread that I should prioritize, please let me know!
  • Requesting Threads: Please refer to my active characters list below for individual thread statuses.
  • Closing Threads: I'm almost never opposed to OOC endings and prefer it for old threads.
  • Reviving Threads: I prefer not to revive archived threads. I would rather start a new one!
  • LASKY: Generally, I will only take canon LASKY threads.
    • LASKY threads are always lowest priority.

Content and Habits

  • Mature Content: I will play mature content to varying degrees.
    • I'm always okay with body horror (blood, gore, torture, etc.).
    • 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.
    • I'll let you know if I'd like something changed.
  • Assumptions: Most passive assumptions are fine if noted in the character's Wiki (speech, scent, etc).
    • Pack mates should refer to my active characters for specifically approved assumptions.
  • Themes & Characters: There are number of motifs I prefer when plotting, writing, and during character creation
    • Common themes are freedom, tragedy, death, courage, escape, opposites, self-sabotage, and failure.
    • I gravitate towards playing strong, confident women and gentle, sensitive men.


Titles and Icons   [Show]

Titles

  • My first title, "still I like the quiet" (hover: "of Duluth in the winter"), is from the lyrics of a song titled "Duluth" by a folk band from my hometown of Duluth, MN: Trampled by Turtles. It may not be the same for everyone, but there's something beautiful about being in a less populated place where the only sounds around you are the quiet, rhythmic sighing of the snow falling all around you at night in the dead of winter. For me, it evokes memories of looking up at the inky sky and being able to see seas of stars or the Northern Lights or meteoroids burning up in the atmosphere. I don't get to see these things as often any more where I live now, and these lyrics make me nostalgic for those earlier days.
  • My second title, "MEMORIA" (hover: "how we gentle our losses into paler ghosts"), comes from two sources. Memoria is the title of an episode from Wolf 359 (this is the same episode, in fact, where the quote in my first title comes from). The quote in the hovertext is from a novel by Peter Heller called The Dog Stars, which follows the tale of a man and his dog trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. My interpretation of this quote, which is preceded by the main character musing how certain moments in the past can start to feel like dreams behind dreams, is this: living and time can soothe the ache of grief into something less vivid, less noticeable, and allow us to better carry the memories of those loved ones who we have lost nearer within us. I read this book for the first time with my heart-dog, Snuggs, nestled next to me. When I re-read it half a year after his death, in part to feel close to him again, this quote spoke volumes to me.

Icons

  • - 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 individually twice: first in August of 2015 and again in January of 2018. In December 2019 and September 2020, Community Soul was shared among the Staff. In February 2022, Community Souls was shared among New Caledonia and Salsola members for the A Tear in the Tapestry plot. <333
  • - Two of my characters have been awarded Spotlight Soul: Milos in February of 2019 and Sólveig Dawnrunner in October 2021. <3
  • - Since joining 'Souls in 2014, I have participated in Souls Super Writing Month (SoSuWriMo) and smashed it every year! Due to increasing RL demands, I took a hiatus from this contest from 2020-2021. I participated (and completed) it again in 2022.
  • - 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. I've explored many different forms over the years, but it seems he may have settled as a Gray Fox. If you'd like a fantastic resource for helping you identify your dæmon, The Dæmon Page is phenomenal!
  • - This is the Black Rabbit of Inlé, a grim reaper-type deity from Richard Adams' novel Watership Down. I first read this book in the late 90s or early 00s and it was one of the first books I can remember genuinely being sad to complete. I didn't want it to end so much that I started looking online for WSD communities and eventually stumbled upon the very first PBP RPG I ever joined: Nepenthes Warren. I credit Watership Down and Nepenthes with my continued interest and enjoyment in writing today, so Inlé-rah is my tribute to that!


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