I’ll be using AOHshow and AOHheadcannons. <3
no shade @ anyone but i pray to god that i’m not on tumblr.com in my late 20s/early 30s but instead my career is peaking i’m making bank i got a nice house and i got somebody waiting at home for me god damn it
Remember, kids, when you hit 30, you have to give up all of your hobbies. That peaking career and nice house and romantic partner mean you will have zero time to get online and dick around looking at cat gifs.
As a child, Cas had selective mutism, and even now refuses to speak to a lot of people. He just doesn’t always feel safe. Sometimes it’s just a feeling, but many people who won’t speak to are the ones who make ‘friendly ghost’ jokes when they learn his first name. Internally, he’s probably lambasting them (‘Oh, fantastic. Yes. You are the wordsmith. You are really the joker, so hilarious, how do you do it.’), but he can only clam up in person.
So of course he ‘speaks’ sign language.
NICHELLE NICHOLS OF COURSE
Once, River got a ‘B’ in a class and freaked the fuck out over it. Like, badly. A full-on panic episode. She’s cleaning and stacking these papers in her room, and just, refolding this pair of jeans over and over, and saying, explaining, “I mean, maybe I didn’t work hard enough. I could have worked harder, right? I mean I was trying, I thought I was. My GPA has been so awesome and what if they think I’m slacking, and then what if they take away my financial aid? That’s not going to happen, right? OH. Of course— I’ll just re-take the class. I’ll move some things around, take the extra credits this next term. It’ll be fine. I’ll just get an A. I can get an A. I can do it. I can get an A. I can get an A.”
And she’s really worked herself up- badly- and Hadley can’t talk her down, and Nabirye can’t talk her down, and eventually Cora gets involved and it’s only once she’s gotten her claws in that River calms down. It takes hours, but Cora sits right through and talk her through and makes sure she’s recovering.
Nabirye has been in a wheelchair since she was young, having been in a pretty devastating earthquake that caused roof to fall on her. She survived, but became paralyzed from the waist down. At the time, she was with her older brother Sam, who was watching the apartment while their parents (parent?) was out (at work?).
Now, Sam is graduated with an engineering type degree and married, with a young daughter, and focuses his energy on developing mobility devices.
Yeah, that definitely started off as guilt, but now-
now it feels totally right. Also he has the same name as The Falcon and that is just awesome.
Nabirye is focusing on architecture, especially toward safer and stronger structures, and doesn’t think it is at all unreasonable for her to do so.
Oh, man all these FEELINGS.
Ace of Hearts is this idea, right, about young asexuals who are some of them also polyamorous. POLYAMOROUS ASEXUALS. With cis, hetero friends, and ftm transitioning friends, and they aren’t all white, oh my god, I can’t contain my excitement.
(Nuh-BIER-ree) A 24year old woman, wheelchair bound and black. She is slight in appearance with shortish, fabulous natural hair. She has an older brother (Samuel), and she is studying architecture.
A 21year old gal who suffers from busty-ness. Studying chemistry but isn’t sure what to do with it as far as a career is concerned. A total A-type, gets anxious about school frequently. White.
Insists on being called just ‘Cora,’ she is the retiree who owns the renovated student-share which she lives above. She is black with white hair, very naturally kept, 72 or 73ish. Dresses very properly, but has a barbed-wire sense of humor. Inveterate obsessive knitter.
Casper (Cas) Hadley
22, a lit major. Not quite done with undergrad due to setbacks. He has always identified as ace, perhaps even aromantic, but later discovers he may be demi. Wears reading glasses. Slow to warm up to people, quite shy, introduces himself by last name. Eastern European, genetically.
A 25year old, bisexual/biRomantic film student. Very athletic and attractive, a fairly vain. A huge flirt, but kind overall. He comes from a more traditional family, which he hasn’t lived with in a long time. Eastern Indian or Middle Eastern, as prescribed by the actor chosen.
Birth name Rosemary, Chosen name Conrad
A friend of the main cast, Rosemary is an architecture student who gradually realizes that her assigned biological and sociological gender does not line up with her identity. She eventually begins a ftm transition.
26, Japanese. He is far more reserved than his room-mates and a sight more prickly. Much more prickly. He’s just not great at expressing himself. He and Nabirye are in a struggling relationship (more later), though he treats her openly and evenly (as opposed to folk who might treat her like an invalid), it’s just not the same as it was now that Remy has graduated and moved out to another state. Their three-person relationship functioned because of Remy, and without him, they are a bit lost now.