14 + 15: Daniel Weissenborn + Otto Bonsel Picture

© Florian K., since 2014


I haven't had much time in the last weeks to work on characters. That's why I made two characters for this week.
Kai's mother owns a funeral parlor. Here're her employees.
Actually, it was easy to create two characters instead of just one, because the two somehow belong together.

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PS. What retarded porcupine came up with this new tag system?!? Seriously, who's the demented warthog that designed and ordered to program it?!? This is one of the worst tag systems I ever had to experience. Unintuitive, somewhat broken, impossible to copy parts of it conveniently, changes and randomly merges different tags, automatically puts in nonsensical additional tags when I re-edit the page, duplicates tags randomly ... wtf. Do you really expect me to go through all my deviations to correct all the things this new tag system screwed up?





BEWARE: Poor English!
The character description is for hardcore geeks only!



DANIEL WEISSENBORN
pronunciation: daniəl vaisɛnbɔrn

Age: 27
Sex: male
Birthday: 3rd October
Height: 1.82 m
Nationality: German
Profession: mortician's assistant at Bestattungen Ritter
Siblings: one older sister
Eye color: gray-blue
Hair color: black


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Likes:
dogs and wolves · bats · insects · mythology · dark and depressing art · reading writings of Dostojewski · creepy cartoons · foggy weather and snow · scaring people with his presence · the odor of abandoned buildings

Hates:
babies and children · baseball caps · fluffy and pink things · TV commercials · people who talk loudly · summer (hot weather in general) · Christmas · garden gnomes

About him:
He's one of Katja's
assistants and together with Otto he's responsible for the transportation of bodies, the cleaning of morgue and parlor and the preparation and decoration of funeral ceremonies. He's extremely pedantic and has an eye for aesthetics; that's why you can usually find him in ceremonial rooms or the presentation hall, admiring the newest casket models. People might think he belongs to the interior, like a doll standing silently in one corner ‒ maybe he's the reason why people find the parlor creepy in the first place. He has a very special kind of humor most people don't get or find right out disturbing. He and Kai like to scare neighborhood kids (especially on Halloween or when the carolers are around) by decorating the display windows with "requisites" from the morgue. There're rumors about ghosts, zombies and other horrific things that supposedly live in the parlor. To what extent Daniel is responsible for these rumors is unclear.
He has a secondary job at an antiquarian's bookshop, mainly because of his passion for old books.


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USELESS FACTS

Favorite Color: lime
Favorite Music: symphonic metal · drone · movie soundtracks · the sounds vacant buildings make
Favorite Food: black coffee · baked kiwis filled with kiwis · cottage cheese · jello with dark chocolate
Conditions: none


Relationships and affiliations:
assistant of Katja · has secondary job as antiquarian and as salesclerk





OTTO BONSEL
pronunciation: ɔto bɔnzɛl

Age: 43
Sex: male
Birthday: 14th September
Height: 1.52 m
Nationality: German
Profession: mortician's assistant at Bestattungen Ritter
Siblings: none
Eye color: brown
Hair color: brown


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Likes:
the calming view of open fires · stepladders · discussing the right architecture for crypts and the style of tomb stones · barbecues · driving the funeral car (insanely fast)

Hates:
cold and rainy days · pigeons and their dung · roaches and woodlouse · pop music and rap · smug people · impatience

About him:
He's one of Katja's
assistants and together with Daniel he's responsible for the transportation of bodies, the cleaning of morgue and parlor and the preparation and decoration of funeral ceremonies. He's down-to-earth, diligent, relaxed and acts responsibly (most of the time) ‒ but small critters that ravage his garden or that make the freshly cleaned funeral car dirty can make him frantic. He likes to help people, even if they don't want his help, and he tackles problems very directly (he thinks, if something got stuck it has to be torn out and replaced by something new). He makes nothing of philosophical stuff or complicated ideas and likes everything that's simple and practical.


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USELESS FACTS

Favorite Color: brown
Favorite Music: country · folk
· black metal
Favorite Food: meat loaf · grilled ham · roast potatos and fish sticks
Conditions: restricted growth


Relationships and affiliations:
assistant of Katja





MORE CHARACTERS


Students:


Protagonists:

/// Kai
/// Kai (alternative version)
/// Win
/// Cem
/// Maya


Bullies:

/// Kevin
/// Georg
/// Zahir
/// Nea


Supporting:

/// Student Council
/// Pascal
/// Ari
/// Martin
/// Fin

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Teachers:

/// Mr. Kautsky
/// Mr. Hagelkorn
/// Mrs. Sonnenfeld
/// Mrs. Rombach


Supporting:

/// Katja
/// Nathan


Creatures:

/// Husk
/// Wrath
/// Arum

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/// More about the main story
/// Corresponding journal entry





GEEK FACT: NAMES


The first name Daniel comes from the West Semitic and Aramaic name "Daniyyel" and means "God is my judge".
The last name Weißenborn is a combination of the Middle High German word "wiʒ" ("bright, shining, white") and the Middle Low German word "born" ("well, fountain, spring").

The first name Otto is a short form of names that start with the Old High German syllable "ot" ("belongings, property, heritage") such as Otfried and Ottokar.
The last name Bonsel supposedly comes from the manor of Bonsall in Derbyshire.





RANDOM MUSICAL PICK OF THE WEEK

Wumpscut — God Is In The Rain (remix; original song by Suicide Commando)


This week I picked something I don't have much to talk about. Wumpscut (ore more precisely "Rudy" Ratzinger) creates brute, very rhythmic and dark electro-industrial-aggrotech music and likes to provoke people with the sound and content of his music and the artwork that goes along with it.




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