Is the other character with the emotional manipulation knack Stan Baker? Please tell me that I’m wrong, cuz if not I swear that this is some kind of sick joke. All this time brainwashed as a pet… Did his knack backfire on him? Like, does he believe it so much that he subconsciously manipulates himself? Does that even make sense??
We are pleased to announce that you are indeed wrong!
In Brothers Chosen, borrower Stan was manipulated and abused, but not by his own knack. That would be an extremely sad way for him to get stuck thinking that way, but the good news is a person with emotional manipulation probably wouldn’t be able to manipulate themselves in the way you described.
Stan’s knack is not emotional manipulation, but it is a form of manipulation. So you have half of the answer for this one!
When it comes to knacks that allow borrowers to manipulate others, they rarely work on other borrowers or themselves. Though a few of the borrowers with emotional manipulation are able to affect their own kind, the angel Grace that’s in them gives them a stronger resistance to it compared to humans.
What’s Something Borrowed exactly in the ba multiverse? I mean, it looks like a au of itself but you never mention it when it comes to posting the au’s status… Just wondering:-)
We haven’t added this one to the full AU list because as of this point, no one has guessed the AU name (less important) or the plot of the AU (more important). We tend to keep storylines under wraps unless it gets guessed by one of our readers, after which we’ll give the big reveal (like Brothers Lost just had with the season finale shenanigans that we’re writing).
Right now, Something Borrowed falls under the Unknown AU sneak peek section:
and in the AU breakdown we recently did, it falls under the last bulletpoint:
(If I get anything wrong, please let me know)You said Destiel and Johnlock isn’t canon in the BA universe, so I get that there not gonna be together, but does that necessarily mean that all four of them are heterosexual?(Aside from whether it will actually show in the stories).I know you have quite a few lgbt OCs(Stan, Nathan, Chase, Jacob, did I miss anyone?), are there any other characters from the LGBT society? I love all your characters and your work is amazing! Thank for being so awesome!
Well, you’ve got it half right– two of the four are hetero!
Dean and John stick with strictly hetero relationships in the Brothers Apart multiverse, but Sherlock and Cas are another story.
As an angel of the Lord, Castiel in his angelic form is both agender and asexual. He does take on the attributes of his vessel if he inhabits them for long enough, so when Dean knows him he is a male, while he has also been a female in the distant past. Sherlock, as well, is asexual, married to his work more than any person he could fall in love with.
As far as other characters that appear in the storylines that are on the LGBT spectrum, we do actually have quite a few others…
Celeste, like her younger brother Castiel, was agender and asexual, though in the past she has shown a liking for women, and has currently been inhabiting a vessel for several hundred years, giving her a female way of thinking as she picks up her vessel’s habits.
All aeternum sprites are strictly feminine. There are no males of their race (making Sam quite an odd sight for Nixie!), and they do have relationships with each other. The fire sprites especially, with the burning passion that they feel for all things. Air sprites as well, though those relationships tend to spark quickly and end fast. Water and earth are more subdued, but very committed partners.
The characters Bardolph and Xander (who appear in this short story, and will be appearing later on in Brothers Apart season 3), are a pair of borrowers that will also fit on the spectrum. Barry has no interest in women, and Xander is surprised to find out he’s interested in both men and women. They’re particular faves.
Yep, you got Jacob and Chase right! Jacob Andris is ace/aro, so he’d be less interested in dating and more interested in being your buddy. He’s a very good hugger and listener, so that’s a good combo right there. Chase Lisong is bisexual with no strong preference of any gender over another.
In addition to them, nearly every one of my sprites (including Bowman Leafwing) is biromantic/demisexual.
I also have Elias Dawn, a genderfluid/pansexual trickster that may someday make an appearance in the BA Multiverse!
Could you imagine seeing someone just tapping out a conversation? With no one? Who’s that guy talking to, is this just a nervous habit? Then realizing that someone else might actually be tapping back… There’s more to this guy than meets the eye.
There actually is one other character who knows Morse (without learning it within the story context, which a few likely will!). John Watson knows it from his time serving, and used it a few times on cases during his time with Sherlock. How he puts this skill to use with the tiny bros remains to be seen!
Dean is cursed to be tiny in Brothers Kept, the lucky duck, so it takes place in an admittedly-twisted version of the BA universe.
Meanwhile, Jacob’s size change was due to chaos spellwork when he was a giant, and the person that is responsible for his current ‘little’ issue the story ended on has yet to be revealed, and will be a big part of the sequel (which we currently only have the description written down for).
There are a few storylines that will be in the Brothers Apart multiverse yet have both brothers be full-sized (Brothers United, Brothers Chosen). We know it’s the same multiverse because there is a curse victim in the story (Oscar, Stan Baker).
Dean was actually fully versed in the weapons he used when he was cursed at 14. He’s trained to use a shotgun since he was very young, with the help of Bobby and his father, and he’s kept a knife by his side the entire time, whether it was his silver knife or a regular hunting knife.
Sam could offer, but chances are that they’re pretty even. Dean would be tempted to challenge him to see who’s moves are better, though that’s a difficult contest when Dean could stand on Sam’s knife!
Jacob is the eternal little brother of these two, they’ll both be willing to give him some help perfecting his moves.
Good question! And one that I grappled with a while back.
In essence, removing Sam’s soul from his body won’t cause his body to grow back. If it did, we’d have dead borrowers popping back to normal size all the time!
Essentially, the curse needs to be stripped from the host soul in order for them to return back to their normal size. Otherwise it leaves an imprint on the body it left behind and small they stay. This is something that Celeste, and only Celeste, knows how to do, and she’s certainly not about to just casually go break her own curse. She’s the only one able to tamper with her own archangel Grace that’s been intertwinned with the borrower souls.
Assuming he has someone he knows around to sort of buffer the whole experience, he’d be enchanted! Everything is so bright and vibrant and open out there, and the air moves so much more than in the stuffy walls of the motel. It wouldn’t even smell the same, with all the scents of flowers, trees, mud, and the like.
He doesn’t see many live plants at all normally. Chances are Oscar would be amazed even by a leaf or a blade of grass, gently feeling the texture or watching them move in the breeze. It’d be a charming experience for him, for sure.