Celeste by Aidan Zamiri for CLASH Magazine Issue 117 (2020)
Photography by Aidan Zamiri
Styling by Ella Lucia
Makeup by Porsche Poon
Hair by James Catalano
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⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ brooke davis.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ haley james.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ lucas scott.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ nathan scott.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ jake jagielski.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ jenny jagielski.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ larry sawyer.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ anna sawyer.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ ellie harp.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ derek sommers.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ karen roe.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ mouth mcfadden.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ mia catalano.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ whitey durham.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ rachel gatina.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ mick wolf.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ julian baker.
⎛ 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 ⎠ anna taggaro.
“Invincible”, Season 1 (2021) Review
Somehow both very cool and very fucking stupid :D
Created and written primarily by Robert Kirkman (principle writer for The Walking Dead comic and TV show), this Young Adult cartoon basically synthesizes a number of comic book characters (e.g., Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Hellboy, Wonder Woman, Gambit) and tries to balance their heroism with cynical twists and dark realities. It's an exercise like Brightburn (2019) in that it mirrors existing comic writing all too closely in order to make violent twists. The cool stuff arrives pretty much immediately. You can tell right away that the physics have some level of realism, and it quickly gets serious because of this. The easy comparison would be to The Boys (also by Amazon, also about violent heroes, and also very well-produced). So, if you like The Boys (2019–), you'll probably like Invincible only a little less.
(( Some spoilers but nothing too specific ))
But, the stupid stuff comes from the same error that the Kick-Ass movie (2010) made: it focuses on the wrong person(s). In Kick-Ass, the error was focusing on.. well.. "Kick-Ass", an irredeemable loser and waste of screen time. Invincible makes the same mistake, focusing on.. well.. "Invincible", a (so far) irredeemable loser and waste of screen time. So, despite its virtues, this show cannot escape that it made the decision to go for the Young Adult viewing demographic. It reminds me of Alita: Battle Angel (2019) in that way too: some very cool adult concepts ruined by the dramatic devices of unrepentant teenage stupidity and irrelevance. I didn't even like that stuff when I was a teenager, though Jordan Catalano gets a pass.
Main Cast and Characters
The supporting characters were also very stupid. The most annoying was definitely Amber Bennett (voiced by the otherwise cool Zazie Beetz from Deadpool 2 (2018) and Joker (2019)),
who is supposed to be attractive somehow to Mark Grayson ("Invincible", voiced by Steven Yeun, who played Glenn on The Walking Dead)
despite the fact that she constantly judges him, fails to understand him, often fails to give him any kind of benefit of the doubt, and continues to scowl at him and be hurtful towards him even when she has information that should change her outlook towards him. And because she is part of the love triangle shared between herself, Invincible/Mark, and "Atom Eve"/Samantha (voiced by the awesome Gillian Jacobs from Community (2009–2014)),
audiences simply have to bear with it that Amber's annoying character will be present and wasting time until Mark can realize that Amber is in fact toxic and that Eve actually understands him and can improve him in more positive directions. That love triangle should have been a 20-minute distraction, but I'm guessing that it will eat up a season or two more, especially if the writers become cowardly and fail to change things for fear of messing up a perceived "winning" formula. In my ideal story line, they would skip ahead 10 years, drop the teen drama, the love triangle, and the stupid jokes and have Invincible and Eve paired in defense of Earth, with the main tension being from their worry that the other would be horribly gored in front of them during lethal fights against cosmic enemies ;)
Aside, I am aware of Amber’s motivation for being a bad person, I just think her justification is not based in understanding, empathy, and a regard for the gravity of Invincible’s situation. In a strict political sense, Invincible should not commit a lie of omission by keeping her in the dark about his identity — even if for the “noble lie” reason of protecting her — but in a real sense, he is a fucking teenager who just developed his super powers. For her to pretend that he should reveal his entire identity to her — a potentially transformative and even dangerous decision — after a few months of teenage romance paints an absurd portrait of her mind. It does, however, align her with Omni-Man, because where Omni-Man forces Invincible to become an adult in the fighting sense (pushing with full force early on), Amber forces Invincible to become an emotional adult by getting him to understand that toxic people such as herself need to be given boundaries — and he needs to learn to clearly delineate and communicate his real desires. By knowing that he does not want Amber, people who regiment his free time, or people who do not suit him, for instance, he can realize why Eve was an obvious decision: Eve understands, can make time when they have time, and will let him find his decisions. Part of a coming-of-age story tends to be realizing what one actually wants, and Invincible’s hesitation in telling Amber his identity shows that he does not truly want her. This separates Invincible from, say, Spider-Man, who avoided telling Mary Jane his identity not because he did not want her but because he wanted at all costs to protect her.
The next most annoying character has to be Debbie Grayson (voiced by TV-cancer Sandra Oh and who luckily was not animated to look like the real Sandra Oh and who should have been voiced instead by Bobby Lee due to Lee's successful MadTV parody of Sandra Oh).
Debbie basically fills the role of Skyler in Breaking Bad, except that Debbie's character tends to be slightly more understanding before her inevitable and toxic Skyler-resentment and undermining behavior. Despite having an 8-episode arc of change, Debbie's character flips too quickly and lacks the empathy and Omni-Man motive-justifying that would make her interesting (the comic's development may vary). For instance, if she refused to believe that Omni-Man meant his own words, that would make her empathetic and perhaps virtuous even if misled, but instead she dropped their "20 years" of understanding after viewing Omni-Man in action, which makes her appear shallow, easily manipulated, and unsympathetic. That was a definite "Young Adult" genre move because it shows immaturity by the writers to break apart a bond of 20 years so quickly. Mediocre teens might accept such a fissure because their lives have not yet seen or may not comprehend that level of time, but adults know that even long-standing and problematic relationships (which, beyond the lie, Omni-Man's and Debbie's was not shown to be) take a lot of time to break — even with lies exposed.
The biggest show strength for me was of course Omni-Man, who in a success of casting was voiced by J.K. Simmons in a kind of reprisal of Simmons' role as Fletcher from Whiplash (2014).
The Fletcher/Omni-Man parallel shows through their being incredibly harsh but extremely disciplined and principled, forcing people to become beyond even their own ideal selves (this via Omni-Man's tough-love teaching of Invincible — comically, Omni-Man was actually psychologically easier on Invincible than Fletcher was on Whiplash's Andrew character). Despite the show's attempts to villainize Omni-Man, he, like Fletcher and also like Breaking Bad's Walter White, becomes progressively more awesome, eventually representing a Spartan will, an unconquerable drive, and a realistic and martial understanding of a hero's role.
To the show's credit, while it wrote Omni-Man to be outright genocidal and from a culture of eugenicists (again, Spartan), they could not help but admire him and his "violence" and "naked force" (for a Starship Troopers reference), giving him a path to redemption. That redemption comes in part because — despite the show's attempt to be often realistic and violent — its decision to be directed at young adults via dumb jokes, petty relationship drama, the characters’ reckless lack of anonymity and security in their neighborhood (loudly taking off and landing right at the doorstep), and light indy music also made the portrayed violence far less literal. With a less literal violence, the real statement becomes not that Omni-Man really did kill so many people (though he certainly did kill those people within the show's plot) but that he was symbolically capable of terrible violence but could be reformed for good. That's the shortcoming with putting violence under demographic limitations. If it's a PG-13 Godzilla knocking down cities, the deaths in the many fallen skyscrapers don't matter so much (the audience will even forgive Godzilla for mass death if it happens mostly in removed spectacle), whereas if it's Cormac McCarthy envisioning a very realistic fiction, every death rides the edge of true trauma.
By showing light between the real and the symbolic, it is much easier to identify and agree with Omni-Man. For instance, when Robot (voiced by Zachary Quinto of Heroes and the newer Star Trek movies)
shows too much empathy for the revealed weakness of "Monster Girl" (voiced by Grey Griffin), the audience may have thought, "Pathetic," even before Omni-Man himself said it. And this because Omni-Man knows that true and powerful enemies (including himself) will not hesitate to use ultra-violence against these avenues of weakness. "Invincible" can make his Spider-Man quips while in lethal battles, but he does so while riding the edge of death — something that Omni-Man has to teach Invincible by riding him to the brink of his own.
Other Cast/Characters and Amazon's Hidden Budget
It was impressive how many big-name actors were thrown into this — a true hemorrhage of producer funding. Amazon has so far hidden the budget numbers, perhaps because they don't want people to know that the show (like many of its shows) represents a kind of loss-leader to jump-start its entertainment brand.
Aside from those already mentioned, the show borrows a number of actors from The Walking Dead (WD), including..
• Chad L. Coleman ("Martian Man"; "Tyreese" on WD),
• Khary Payton ("Black Samson"; "Ezekiel" on WD),
• Ross Marquand (several characters; "Aaron" on WD)
• Lauren Cohan ("War Woman"; "Maggie" on WD)
• Michael Cudlitz ("Red Rush"; "Abraham" on WD)
• Lennie James ("Darkwing"; "Morgan" on WD)
• Sonequa Martin-Green ("Green Ghost"; "Sasha" on WD)
There were also connections to Rick and Morty and Community, not just with Gillian Jacobs but also with...
• Justin Roiland ("Doug Cheston"), who voices both Rick and Morty in Rick and Morty,
• Jason Mantzoukas ("Rex"),
• Walton Goggins ("Cecil"),
• Chris Diamantopoulos (several characters),
• Clancy Brown ("Damien Darkblood"),
• Kevin Michael Richardson ("Mauler Twins"), and
• Ryan Ridley (writing)
That's a lot of overlap.
They even had Michael Dorn from Star Trek: TNG (1987–1994) (there he played Worf) and Reginald VelJohnson from Family Matters (1989–1998) and Die Hard (1988), and even Mark Hamill. Pretty much everyone in the voice cast was significant and known. Maybe Amazon got a discount for COVID since the actors could all do voice-work from home? ;)
Bad that it was for the Young Adult target demo but good for the infrequent adult themes and ultra-violence. Very high production value and a good watch for those who like dark superhero stories. I have heard that the comic gets progressively darker, which fits for Robert Kirkman, so it will likely be worth keeping up with this show.
💌 𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐲𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 ⟷ mwf ?
we’ve got some suggestions on our sidebar in the most wanted section as well as our wanted connections, but on top of those i can come up with some more. we’d love to see: sookie st. james, paris geller, & emily gilmore ( gilmore girls ), george fan & bess marvin ( nancy drew ), rachel gatina, karen roe, bevin mirsky, deb scott, millicent huxtable, mia catalano, & alex dupre ( one tree hill ), velma dinkley, dusk, & luna ( scooby doo ) riley marra, zoe vaughn, & gale weathers ( scream ), caroline forbes, josie saltzman, hope mikaelson, hayley marshall, rebekah mikaelson, freya mikaelson, & katherine pierce ( tvdverse ) !
ONE TREE HILL MASTERLIST
➮ Lucas Scott
➮ Nathan Scott
➮ Chase Adams
➮ Clay Evans
➮ Julian Baker
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➮ Alex Dupre
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➮ Mouth McFadden
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Episode 298 - Southern Vangard Radio
BANG! @southernvangard #radio Ep298! YEEEEEE HAW lil’ buddies it’s that time again, another week of treats and beats from the best rap mix show on the planet. Our good friend J FEEZY aka SUGE 57 aka J57 of FIVE SE7EN COLLECTIVE dropped by this week to co-host with DOE and also talk with us about his new project with DEEJAY ELEMENT - “ELEMENT57” - which features the illustrious talents of AUDIBLE DOCTOR, RASHEED CHAPPELL, DAVID MINES and D. CATALANO! We won’t stop ’til the wheels fall off, so hop in and buckle up it’s that #SmithsonianGrade #TwiceAWeek #WeAreTheGard // southernvangard.com // @southernvangard on #applepodcasts #stitcherradio #soundcloud #mixcloud #youtube // #hiphop #rap #undergroundhiphop #boombap #DJ #mixshow #interview #podcast #ATL #WORLDWIDE #RIPCOMBATJACK
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The ten best modernist buildings in North America are "sculptures that you can live in"
Nonprofit organisation USModernist documents, promotes and preserves North America's modernist architecture. Here, director George Smart names his ten favourites including an airport terminal by Eero Saarinen and a beach house by John Lautner.
Based in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, USModernist has been working since 2007 to document modernist buildings, some of which are under threat, across the continent.
Top: A house by Alber Frey in Palm Springs. Above: George Smart is the founder of USModernist
"Just like stock car racing or sushi, modernist architecture is not for everybody," Smart told Dezeen.
"There are some people that just don't like it, and that's fine," he explained. "The important thing is that, because there are so few of them, that we recognise that many of these houses are really sculptures that you can live in".
"We wouldn't take a piece of art and go tear it to pieces. Similarly, we want to try to keep these houses, which are like works of art, from being destroyed."
Smart noticed a particular uptick in threats to modernist buildings in the 2000s, which prompted him to found USModernist. Now the organisation has documented upwards of 8,000 buildings.
"Modernist architecture is very optimistic," he said. "It tends to point us towards a future that's going to be better and happier."
"Most people who don't like modernist houses have never spent the night in one, they just don't get the vibe that is brought about by designing a house differently," he continued.
"I think people who know and love these houses and buy them just adore the feeling that their house gives them."
USModernist also has a huge, free-to-access digital library of 20th-century architecture magazines as educating the wider public about the importance of these buildings is central to USModernist's goals.
"We want to avoid what I call the Priscilla Presley syndrome," said Smart. "Priscilla, wife of Elvis, who took a perfectly wonderful John Lautner modernist house, and turned it into this Italianate villa, when what she should have done is just gone out and bought an Italianate villa."
Read on to discover Smart's favourite 10 modernist buildings in the USA (plus one in Mexico):
Frey II in Palm Springs, California, by Albert Frey
"This last, final home of Albert Frey is the perfect small weekend getaway with one of the best views in California (above and top). It is also an incredibly efficient use of space and was built around a giant rock, which sits in the living room.
"On a more reverent note, there are people, including myself and the architecture curators at the Palm Springs Art Museum, who consider this 1964 house to be the high temple of desert architecture, as it is the epitome of a building integrated into the earth around it."
Catalano House in Raleigh, North Carolina, by Eduardo Catalano
"Argentinian professor Eduardo Catalano created one of the first hyperbolic paraboloid residences in 1954, which instantly became an international sensation.
"The house was tragically destroyed in 2001 after years of neglect. This loss inspired the creation of what became USModernist. Bold, dramatic and fun to live in, it continues to amaze us, even 20 years after its demise."
TWA Flight Centre at JFK Airport by Eero Saarinen
"The recent renovation, restoration and addition to Eero Saarinen's TWA Flight Centre at JFK Airport is one of America's finest restoration projects. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey get huge credit for not tearing the building down in the past 30 years.
"Instead, they kept it in mothballs until the right developer could come along. And the right developer did. The main terminal, plus the two new hotel wings, make for a perfect overnight stay – but the real secret is the 50,000-square-foot underground conference facility designed by Lubrano Ciaverra, which has barely been covered by the media. It's the only major conference facility at the airport."
Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms House in Palm Springs, California, by E Stewart Williams
"In 1947 Frank Sinatra commissioned the first of a couple of Palm Springs houses, this one by E Stewart Williams. It put Williams on the map as an up-and-coming architect.
"It was famous for a rollicking fight that Frank had with his then-wife Ava Gardner; you can still see cracks in the bathroom from when she threw a bottle at him. Where most living rooms had a phonograph and radio console, this one has professional audio recording capability built-in.
"I think it's an urban legend that the pool is shaped like a piano, it's just a coincidence. The house is open for Modernism Week every year, for tours and parties (where you'll find us); the rest of the year, you can rent it."
Holy Comforter Lutheran Church in Belmont, North Carolina, by Odell Associates
"This tiny 1959 church is way off the beaten path, about a half-hour from Charlotte in Belmont. Less known than others on this list, it was designed by Odell Associates but the real genius came from the project architect Charles Lyman Bates.
"His geometric stained-glass panels throughout the interior create a modernist spirituality in a way that still feels entirely original. The feeling I got, walking in, was a spiritual combination of religion and progress; the space is imbued with deeply gorgeous light. It's like God has a really swanky new house."
Via 57 West in New York City by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
"All I want for Christmas is an apartment in this building, which sets the tone for a new era of modernism in New York City. Bjarke Ingels is this century's Frank Lloyd Wright and I'm going on record with that statement.
"It's fun to see the building from the air on Google as well as from the water if you're on an architectural walking or boat tour (often sponsored by AIA New York Chapter); it's a departure from any other building on Manhattan's skyline. On a personal note, please find me if you have a lead on getting in!"
Ralph Atkinson House in Monterrey, California, by Gregory Ain
"The LA architect Gregory Ain was on the FBI's watchlist for decades because he dared to advocate on behalf of integrated housing in 1950's California. He and partner James Homer Garrott, an African American architect, designed this house in Monterrey in 1959 when they had an office in Silver Lake.
"On a tall and steep cliff over the Pacific, it is not an exaggeration to say that this home is one of the most beautiful, spectacularly sited houses in America.
"We often try to track these houses and to learn about their owners; this one was last sold in 2020 to a mysterious buyer, who has stayed anonymous with the help of a lot of lawyers and accountants. But if you're ever in the area, it is everyone's dream Instagram post."
Casa Marbrisas in Acapulco, Mexico, by John Lautner
"Lautner in Mexico. John Lautner is the architect of record, the project architect is Elena Arahuete. Together they designed one of the most amazing residences in Mexico. Or anywhere, for that matter.
"It's an incredible fusion of sky and sea and water, even though it's high up on a cliff overlooking the ocean. Not open to visitors, the house has been featured in several Lautner documentaries."
Desert House 1 in Palm Springs, California, by Jim Jennings
"This is a desert example of complete efficiency, a one-bedroom, one-bath house that perfectly bookends Frey's home of 45 year's earlier.
"Once inside the walls, you are part of completely relaxing, simple, minimal space, at the same moment inside and outside, very private, cloistered. I'd call it monastic."
Victor and Elizabeth Hunt House in Malibu, California, by Craig Elwood
"Designer Craig Elwood had a red Ferrari and was a master of promotion in mid-century Los Angeles. Derided by the architecture profession, of which he was formally not a member, he rose to fame via three homes that were included in the iconic Case Study Houses published by Arts and Architecture magazine.
"The Victor and Elizabeth Hunt House in Malibu was immaculately restored in 2020 by Ellwood-whisperer Barton Jahncke, who specializes in Ellwood restorations, for its loving new owners and noted preservationists, Diane Bald and Michael Budman."
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HELLO TAGS ! i’d really love to do a super fun group verse, based on the drama one tree hill. this will be set in their POST COLLEGE YEARS, so all muses must be at least 23/24. basically, everyone who has left their hometown is drawn back, for whatever reasons you can think of! there will be a discord server for plotting / getting to know each other, and general conversations, and the threads would take place on tumblr. if you’d be interested, please give this a like ! below the cut you’ll find the rules and muses. ( this is an 18+ ONLY group! )
this is an 18+ group only, absolutely no exceptions will be made.
you can use whichever blog you want for threads, you’re not required to make a new blog whatsoever.
you must be inclusive of all members ! don’t exclude anyone from plotting. you must create connections with everyone.
try to be active, there won’t be activity checks or anything, but i’d like to keep the group alive!
this is not first come first serve! if you like this, i’ll message you and ask you a few questions first, basically i’ll be sending you a little mini app.
muse a : alex dupre muse : TAKEN. ( sierra / she/her / 24 / est )
muse b : antwon “skills” taylor muse : OPEN.
muse c : brooke davis muse : OPEN.
muse d : chase adams muse : OPEN.
muse e : chris keller muse : OPEN.
muse f : clay evans muse : OPEN.
muse g : haley james scott muse : TAKEN. ( sierra / she/her / 24 / est )
muse h : jake jagielski muse : TAKEN. ( sierra / she/her / 24 / est )
muse i : julian baker muse : OPEN.
muse j : lauren fletcher muse : OPEN.
muse l : lucas scott muse : OPEN.
muse l : marvin “mouth” mcfadden muse : OPEN.
muse m : mia catalano muse : OPEN.
muse n : millicent “millie” huxtable muse : OPEN.
muse o : nathan scott muse : OPEN.
muse p : peyton sawyer muse : OPEN.
muse q : quinn james muse : OPEN.
i’m kind of in the mood to plot stuff with my original characters ! so hit the ❤ if you want , just have an idea or three of which muses so i can come up with some ideas ! under the cut is their info xo
arland crane - fbi agent with history in the cia , fc : paul wesley
caius walker - hunter , supernatural based . fc : idris elba
dakota fallon - government translator , underground fighter fc : tristin mays
danica evans - thief / con artist . fc : laura vandervoort
ezra caine - psychiatrist with military bases . fc : daniel gillies
dominik kozlov - grishaverse based heartrender . fc : jon bernthal
faye carstairs - biologist , apocalypse based but modern verse available . fc : margot robbie .
giovanni marino - mob enforcer , fc : frank grillo ( alt skeet ulrich )
grayson barrow - army veteran , firefighter . fc : ben barnes
irina kuznetsov - tattoo artist & smuggler . fc : lyndsy fonseca
james kress - arms dealer , nightclub owner fc : ben barnes
james townsend - youtube personality , chef / restaurant owner . fc : francois arnaud
jaslyne wu - vigilante , based on the boys fc : chloe bennett
jericho tamblyn - ceo , philanthropist . fc : chris evans
josiah ‘sy’ catalano - political royalty . fc : ben barnes
keiko sakura - lounge singer / escort . fc : asami zdrenka
lennox hart - bounty hunter , cross universe . fc :zane holtz
lorena flores - gallery owning artist . fc : emeraude toubia
madden coyle - assassin . fc : jack falahee
milo walsh - surgeon . fc : sebastian stan
phoenix rossi - mechanic . fc : jake gyllenhaal
quentin alvarez - undercover cop / double agent . fc : danny pino
sabrina kent - personal assistant or bartender based , fc : samara weaving
serah kraylick - coroner / medical examiner . fc : elizabeth olsen
shay bradley - witch , mainly tvd based . fc : ksenia solo
shiloh matthews - investigative reporter . fc : nico tortorella
sylvia fox - attorney ( defense and prosecution verses available ) . fc : gal gadot
xavier marks - mafia capo fc : marco pigossi
zara serrano - mob princess , assassin ( john wick based ) fc : ester exposito
zooey pitera - special agent , black ops ( nikita or 6underground based ) fc : marie avgeropoulos .
hit the ❤ for a starter from one of my original characters ! highkey brief descriptions for them are under the cut , please specify and i’ll love you forever ! they will be based on memes i’ve come across , song lyrics blah blah probably varying lengths xo also if you would like to plot with any of these bugs , comment uhhhm pineapple ! and i’ll come into your messages , just please know who you would like to plot with !
arland crane . fbi agent . fc : paul wesley
danica evans . thief / con artist fc : laura vandervoort .
faye carstairs . nerdy scientist ( biology ) created for a post apocalyptic verse , but very malleable ! fc : margot robbie .
giovanni marino . gang affiliated , enforcer for the mob . fc : frank grillo .
grayson barrow . army veteran , current firefighter fc : ben barnes .
irina kuznetsov . tattoo artist , former escort . fc : lyndsy fonseca
james kress . nightclub owner / arms dealer . fc : ben barnes .
james townsend . youtube personality / high end chef . fc : francois arnaud .
jaslyne wu . vigilante mute based on the boys fc : chloe bennet .
jericho tamblyn . ceo based . fc : chris evans .
josiah ‘sy’ catalano . politician , created for a post apocalyptic verse , very malleable ! fc : ben barnes .
keiko sakura . escort . fc : asami zdrenka ( iconless replies ! )
lennox hart . parole officer . fc : zane holtz
madden coyle . assassin or special agent ( verse dependent --- sociopath ) fc : jack falahee
milo walsh . surgeon , apocalyptic based , very malleable fc : sebastian stan
quentin carisle . undercover agent ( police / spy / etc ) fc : casey deidrick .
serah kraylick . mob based coroner . fc : elizabeth olsen .
shay bradley . witch ( open verses ! ) fc : ksenia solo
shiloh matthews . investigative reporter fc : nico tortorella .
sylvia fox . criminal defense attorney . fc : gal gadot
zooey pitera . special agent ( nikita based but open ended ) fc : melisa pamuk