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They say little girls are all sugar and sunshine;
well I was made of ticket stubs and carnival glass
LET THE STORM WINDS WEEP AND WAIL,
SEA-KING'S DAUGHTER FAIR AND PALE
(oh my darling daughter)
COLD AND SALT AND BITTER FOAM
NAME: Ada Miller
CHARACTER PB: Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey
CANON: Daughter of the Midway, the Mermaid, and the Open, Lonely Sea
OCCUPATION: Carnie: Scout, Barker, Shill, Pickpocket, Unwilling Mermaid-in-Waiting
DESCRIPTION:It confuses the townies when we say we're all family, because we come from so many places, and we look nothing alike. […] I'm fish-belly pale and slim as a slip, with long dark hair that curls like wood shavings and eyes the color of deep water. We're family all the same.
MARITAL STATUS: Single
NAME: Ahdari deCarabas (Ahddie, Ahds, HEY YOUFACE)
AIM: Lyrical Discord
TIME ZONE: CST
Ada Miller is a character from "Daughter of the Midway, the Mermaid, and the Open, Lonely Sea" by the fantastic Seanan McGuire, part of the Carniepunk anthology and the InCryptid universe.
I am not Ada, Seanan, or Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey. This is an RP journal for pretendy-funtimes and not for profit.
Cryptid, noun:Ada is a carnie. The carnival is in her blood, in her bones, and she was born on the midway. She can pick a pocket, fix a ferris wheel, cheat at any game, perform some tricky sleight-of-hand, and talk a mark into buying a ticket for a game they both know is rigged. She's swagger and glitter and top hats and the dust of the road, always looking behind at where she's been and never looking forward.
She's also a vegetarian, takes only showers – no baths – runs a dozen dehumidifiers in her bedroom,and rainy days give her headaches. Oh, and she's a mermaid.
Ada can breathe underwater, swim faster and longer than any human, and see in the deep dark water. However, it comes with a price. Water erases a mermaid's memory. The longer Ada's dry, the better she is, but going under almost destroyed her once.
Each exposure to water also speeds up her own change: her scales cover more of her body and become more obvious, fins will start to form on her legs, and the webbing between her toes and fingers will become more pronounced. Eventually, the bones in her legs will no longer be able to support her, and her lower body will become her tail.
Right now, she just has webbed fingers and toes, shimmery scales just barely bigger than body glitter at the small of her back, upper thighs, folds of her elbows, along the underside of her arm, and all along her collarbone. She usually wears a large amount of glitter to hide them. Larger, harder-to-hide scales the size of your pinky nail are at the nape of her neck.
She's spent her whole life being told she can't trust Townies with the truth, but Fandom is starting to change just how hard she believes that...
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