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Blood and Chocolate

I guess this is my life now.

Rae Seddon
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(RP Journal for the purpose of play at dizzy_land. User is in no way connected with Robin McKinley, except by ties of longstanding one-sided adoration.)

Rae Seddon, called Sunshine, is 25, medium-tall, messy-haired, bad-tempered, skinny, and overflowing with poorly controlled magical power. She wears hard-wearing, cheap clothes in bright colors and is a preternaturally talented baker.


"What if the wrong person showed up first and said you were expecting them?" I said.

"I told them middling tall, skinny, weird-looking hair because it will have just been let out of being tied up in a scarf for working in a restaurant and you never comb it, wearing a fierce look," said Pat. "I was pretty safe."

"Fierce?" I said. I also thought,
Skinny? but I have my pride. The part about my hair is true.

And that's about all we get from canon. Aside from this, distinguishing features include a couple of scars on her chest - one a broad, shallow knife-wound that looks like it didn't heal cleanly or quickly, and a very fine, thin burn scar that goes all the way around her neck, like a necklace. She doesn't wear a lot of makeup. She appears to make some interesting color choices with her wardrobe.

PB: Maggie Gyllenhaal


Transmutation - changing the shape and composition of small objects.

"What in creation are you?" he said. "That is no small stuff-changer trick. It is not possible. It is not possible. I have been standing in sunlight and I know it is not possible."

It was nice to know I wasn't the only one of us feeling demented.

And, it would seem, of vampires. All of Sunshine's natural gifts are solar-powered, so she can do a lot more in bright sunlight.

Also: seeing in the dark, identifying other magic use (not very well), traveling through a psychic no-man's-land (with no idea where she's going), and killing vampires with table knives or her bare hands. And cooking, of course.

A little tl;dr on powers, life story, and general canon background
"beauty and the beast", apples, baking, best bittersweet chocolate, books, breads, bright colors, cakes, champagne, cinnamon rolls, coffeehouses, cookies, deer, electric cherry pitters, eschatology, fairy tales, fallen angels, feeding people, incubi, industrial ovens, junk sales, keys, libraries, mondays, motorcycles, muffins, old town, other studies, others, part-bloods, pocket knives, poisoned wounds, seeing in the dark, sofs, stainless steel table knives, stories, straight ways, succubi, sunlight, tarts, tea, the darkline, the death of marat, transmutation, trashy old pre-wars novels, trees, vampires, wards, weres, windows, yeast