AGE :: changes at will RACE :: personification of an abstract concept OCCUPATION :: CEO of ChronoCorp :: unaffiliated with the academy
Personality :: Time works wonders :: Time lives and breathes for his company, ChronoCorp, which is responsible for producing and maintaining ineffably critical products, see below. Time himself is capable of many things--for example, Time heals all wounds--but always requires payment for his time.
Time waits for no man :: Time is impatient. He'll give you a job next week, and five minutes later, will demand why it wasn't done by yesterday. He can't stand people who are slow, whether it be slow to act, or slow in the head--time is money, after all.
Times change :: Time can change his apparent age at will, ranging from a baby to a wizened old man with a flowing beard. He also swaps his tie out multiple times a day, which is really the only customizable accessory in his outfit. He's prone to violent mood swings, and to changing his mind in no time at all.
Date and Time :: Anyone who has ever attempted a relationship with Time agrees that he is the absolute worst lover they've ever had. Not only is he a two-timer, often arranging multiple dates in an evening, he also sets dates on weekends in 2000BC and then gets upset when his partner isn't able to show up. For anyone lucky enough to make it to the first date, Time is incredibly easily offended as he takes everything seriously; it's never a good idea to suggest something to kill time before dinner. For anyone who makes it all the way to the bedroom, *mumbles something about hard times getting Time hard*
Likes :: ChronoCorp, investors, profits, tea. Dislikes :: Wonderland, most of the academy staff, slow people, big government, socialism, taxes, anything less than breaking even.
History:: Since time immemorial, before Wonderland Academy was even founded, Time used to meet up with the Hatter, the Hare and the Dormouse for tea. ChronoCorp was just a simple watch shop back then; nothing like the multidimensional corporation it was now.
Things took a turn for the worse when Cade casually mentioned that the tea parties were a lovely way to kill time during the afternoons. Incredibly affronted, Time stormed away from the tea party, never to return--but not before stopping all of Cade's watches and setting them permanently at 6 o' clock.
Since the tea parties were really the only form of social interaction he had, aside from an assortment of failed dates, he poured all of his effort into his company, allowing it to become the successful business it will be last year.
The only time Time ever spoke with Cade since that day was to discuss the installation of a clock tower at the new academy he was founding.
Miscellaneous :: Time flies :: but only when he's having fun. He walks all other times, and wishes his wings wouldn't take up all the space in the elevator.
One time or another :: Time gets his verb tenses confused when speaking. A lot. In fact, he rarely has used the proper verb tense when he will speak to people who had conversed with him; it really will have lead to quite a few misunderstandings.
ChronoCorp :: ChronoCorp is a privately-owned for-profit corporation owned by shareholders, based in Synchroni City. Each share of ChronoCorp is called a "timeshare," and thus all the shareholders also only own their shares for an allotted amount of time in which they may sell or hold onto it.
ChronoCorp is responsible for all regulation of time, including the monitoring of: buying time, spending time, wasting time, investing time, living on borrowed time, marking time, making time, and insuring that nobody who needs more time ever runs out of time.
Time(YY:MM:dd:hh:mm:ss:xxx) is the primary form of currency exchanged by the corporation. For example, a cup of tea tends to cost about 05:00:000 (additionally written as "5 mins"), which is the five minutes it takes to make. A bachelor's degree from a university will often cost 4:00:00:00:00:00:000 ("4 yrs") worth of tuition.
ChronoCorp also has a partnership with the research facility Astro Lab, in which they create and release specialty products such as time machines and clock towers that stop time. Of the latter, two notable ones have been sold in the company's recent history. One was leased to a Mr. P. Pan, the other to a certain academy.
All manual labor at the company is done by people sent to serve time.
Oh my god, Time would be the worst dad ever XD *read what you said to Panda* I really like how informant his information is. But i wish there was more! Not saying you should put more XD just saying that i felt like I didn't get enough of this beautiful jerk of a man |D
Ah, I only ask cause then that'd make him father Time. BUT ANYWAY, I really love him and the way you personified all those sayings in him. xD Great design, pretty and effective, and beautiful art as always. ♥ Watchmonocle is best monocle.
Oh my god, I've been waiting so long for this character (just for Time in general to make an appearance), and holy crap, he's just so freaking wonderful, in honestly every way. The wordplay is genius; I cannot express how awed I am by how you've created a character straight from idioms. I... I just can't express my thoughts and feelings well right now because TIME IS FINALLY HERE, YAY! And I am totally interested in the workings of ChronoCorp, like, holy crap, it must so cool
If you like wordplay, you should do this semester's plot assignment. B)
Haha, I honestly wasn't expecting anyone to, well, expect this character, but I'm glad you approve! Idioms are fun, and I think the idea of wordplay really suits Alice in Wonderland, so I've wanted to do some more puntastic things for the group for a while. :> It's surprisingly easy to base a character off idioms as long as you have enough idioms to work with.
Gosshhhhh, I wish I was better at wordplay. I love how clever everyone else who comes up with that stuff is. oAo
Heh, well, out of the all the characters in the Alice books, I think Time is my favorite concept, if that makes any sense. I've been wanting the Academy to have him for a long time now (and they still technically don't, haha), and, I admit, since I've decided that Kiel's eventually going to have a lot to do with timemumbles something about time lords, I've sort of wanted somewhere for him to start. X3
It's all a matter of taking words and seeing if there are any other meanings it could have. It's a good exercise in vocabulary, if nothing else! XD You should totally do the assignment, though. I'll volunteer Seven or Len to test whatever thingies you come up with. :>
Time wasn't really ever a character in the books, except that the Hatter mentioned how he used to be a part of the tea party but then left, so I wanted to continue in that same vein and have him be more of an "outsider" of sorts. The good news is that now he gets to live in a completely puntastic anachronistic city, yeah!
Well, it's a given I'll be doing the plot assignment anyway, since they make the best writing projects for me. X3 I'll probably do some practice with puns, too, in preparation. And thanks for volunteering them! I have no idea what I'll do yet, but I shall keep them in mind!
Yeah, I think I mostly like adapting original/fan characters out of barely mentioned concepts like Time in there, because there's so much more wiggle-room for depth and the like. "Oh, there's a hedgehog that gets beat around like a croquet ball? Let's slap a hat on him and call him Kiel!" And geez, the anachronism is amazing... I'm playing with the notion of having Kiel ride a dinosaur to the ChronoCorp building now, oh god...
I FEEL SORRY FOR WHOEVER HAS TO CLEAN UP AFTER THEM. DINOSAUR DOO-DOO CANNOT SMELL GOOD. IN FACT, THOSE DINOSAURS PROBABLY DON'T EITHER. TOUGH LUCK IF YOU GET STUCK WITH ONE.
It probably will be a long project, especially with the need to test projects. Oh crap, I'll have to be socially active for that part won't I? orz But I honestly love plot assignments because they're long and involved, so I'll definitely have fun with it! 8D Already, I have ideas pouring in!
AHAHA MONSTER-SIZED DINOSAUR DROPPINGS ALL OVER THE STREETS, WITH CARS SWERVING TO DODGE THEM. BRILLIANT.
And if you can't find other people, I'm sure most of the staff would be willing to be guinea pigs! Otherwise you could find other people and offer to test their products for them in exchange for them testing yours. I think it's a good opportunity for meeting people. ouo/
Yes, all of the word play! Everything about this character I LOVE. I just think it's so incredibly clever, and I laughed at the hard times bit. Fantastic, I hope to see more of him soon <3 And that Time business, ChronoCorp, goodness, you think of everything. Excellent in every way.
Most of the stuff about ChronoCorp was developed while writing up the plot assignment. I have all these business practices based off nerdy puns (for example involving employee time sheets and how one clocks in and out) but I don't really think anyone's interested in the workings of a fictional company so I left it all out of his bio. XD