I was brainstorming with Osaka/Allister this evening in regards to where Robbie gets his beautiful hand-knits. Obviously some of them would be from his mother (since I have some GORGEOUS hand-knits from Mom) but with as much as I will be knitting for him over the years it makes sense for there to be more than one source. There are also stylistic differences in my mother's knitting versus mine so it would cover that as well.
Allister hit upon it by remembering a detail I'd been
brainstorming last time I touched on Robbie's story regarding his
relationships and how Christopher Owen happened. I don't think I
included this detail in my summary though.
Lucas is the name of
the trans boy that Robbie was seriously dating before the accidental
pregnancy. Lucas was entirely pre-transition and closeted. I have a
sculpt in mind for him, and I know he ties in with Lishe!Mom as either a
sibling or a first cousin. I was leaning towards Lucas being the
"other" daughter in their family of mostly boys, possibly even making
them Middlest like I was, with two older brothers, and a younger
brother, and Lishe!Mom as the baby of the family.
I would only
likely have Lucas and Lishe!Mom out of all the kids, and MAYBE some of
the brothers if I can get the type 1 Chiwoo and type 1 El that I would
still like to have. This really hinges on my being able to track down
unmodified type one versions of El, Lishe, Soony, and Chiwoo.
Lucas is sibling to Simon Oliver and Owen Sebastian's red-headed Mommy.
Which means, that Lishe!Mom is Aunt to Christopher Owen (and aware of
this). Lucas confides in her after he has the baby and then runs away to
transition. He didn't really NEED to run away, as his family is
incredibly supportive, but he didn't know that when he did it, and while
things are a bit awkward, the only one he told about the baby was his
sister (making her SWEAR not to tell the family), who helped him to take
care of the baby until he left it on Robbie's doorstep.
and his sister are very close, and I'm trying to decide if I want them
to be identical twins (I'm leaning towards Delf Nihal for Lucas) or
stick with him as the Middlest child, which speaks to my own experience.
I REALLY LIKE TWINS.
Anyway I had to tell you that so I could
tell you this! Lishe!Mom knits, and she makes lots of gorgeous things
for her brothers, and for Robbie, because she adores her Nephew and is
excited that Robbie lets her be in his life. Robbie knew her (and most
of Lucas's family) pretty well because they were dating pretty
seriously. He has chosen not to reach out to the family because in the
note Lucas left, he told Robbie that he'd kept the baby a secret and NOT
to contact the family and make things even harder.
So, many of Robbie's beautiful hand-knits are from Lishe!Mom (and I REALLY need to figure out the names of her and her family).
I learned/figured out a bit more about Soony!Mom. I kind of knew that
she was raised by her Grandma (and Grandfather), and grew up calling
them Mom and Dad. She was the result of a teenage pregnancy if I recall
correctly, but I don't know or remember if I've written that out
anywhere or it's just head-canon. I also determined that Grandma/Mom is
Korean, and Grandfather/Dad is white, so Soony is at least bi-racial.
They married and had their one and only daughter fairly young, so
Grandma/Mom is a young Grandma.
So I stewed on that a bit and
determined that Soony's teenage mother was 14 when she got pregnant,
didn't say anything to anyone, and concerned mother took her to the
doctor when she was about 4 months along because she'd been having
troubling symptoms, and was beginning to show. No one thought she was
pregnant, because while she was hyperactive and social, she hadn't
really shown any interest in dating and she was only 14 so her mother
thought it might be something like cancer, since there was growth and
pain and fatigue, and alarming symptoms.
At the doctor's office
the did blood tests, and general checkup and announced that she was
about four months pregnant and her mother freaked out. She demanded to
know who the boy was, and how this happened, and what in the world was
going on. The daughter mouthed off, said some hateful things (threatened
abortion, that was her first reaction, despite it being past the legal
threshold) and told her mother that should could try and figure out who
the dad was when the baby popped out.
She (teenaged mom) never
came around, and after the baby came she signed her over and her parents
legally adopted her, named her, and raised her. Teenage!Mom (who will
someday get a name, but she's mostly a distant background character) did
finish Highschool and promptly moved away. Soony resembles her, but
looks more asian, like her Grandma/Mom, so they suspect the father was
asian, but they aren't sure exactly which background since their
daughter has refused to ever name the father (he isn't even on the birth
Soony is aware of all this and has no strong
feelings about her mother. She doesn't remember her being around, but
there are family photos of her in the home, and she is talked about
mostly by Grandpa/Dad who misses her dearly. Grandma/Mom never really
had a chance to work things out with her, and they haven't spoken at all
since she moved out with no warning after Highschool.
incredibly well adjusted considering, and had the sex talk very young,
so that she could be well informed and hopefully prevent history from
repeating. In fact it was after several years of her not dating (or
appearing not to be dating) that Grandma/Mom told her that it was
actually okay to date, and she wouldn't chase off boys, she just wanted
Soony to be happy, healthy, and safe. And that is when she politely
corrected that no she was in fact dating, and yes her parents had
actually met the person she was dating, and it was Lishe, whom they had
assumed was just her best friend.
Once her parents got over
their surprise they were very happy for her, and when the girls got
married (and after the BUT WE WANT GRANDBABIES talk) they did the
invitro fertilization so they could have the boys.
with Osaka/Allister, we determined that on one of Lishe's visits to see
her Secret Nephew, she found out just how close Robbie lived to
Christian (his best friend) and with some bold encouragement from Robbie
met up with Christian and Sebastian so that Lorelei could meet her
So that explains the knitting (Robbie never picked it
up, his artistic focus is on graphic design and illustrating) AND quite
how the first interaction between Christian and his sons went, and ties
together a bunch of different elements with a nice neat bow. I just need
to focus on Lucas and figure him out some more.
doll plans for 2015, get a Delf Nihal (Alacarte/Mychoice/whatever) for
Lucas, get Crobidoll Tori for Owen Sebastian, bodies for Crunchy,
Kakashi, and Ro, and if I happen to see them, try to get any of the El,
Lishe, Soony, Chiwoo dream crew. Which brings me back to, I need to find
work, and also sort out whether I'm going to do Spring Semester, or aim
for Summer Semester at TCC.