POISONOUS \ juniperthorn

  • overview — ☼☽

    JUNIPERKIT / JUNIPERPAW / JUNIPERTHORN

    — 'juniper' for the prickly fur he possessed upon birth / 'thorn' for his sharp tongue and fierceness in battle

    — male / heterosexual heteroromantic

    — sixteen moons / ages realistically on the 24th of every month

    — deputy of traditional skyclan / extremely loyal to skyclan to the point of hypocrisy

    — claws often unsheathed due to paranoia


    relationships — ☼☽

    lavenderstar x butterflydawn

    many siblings, is close to few of them except for suntalon and cherrypaw

    mates with arcticwind \ no children

    mentoring: lavenderpaw, ruddypaw

    mentored: lambpaw (deceased), tawnypaw (now mca)


    physicality — ☼☽

    DARK CINNAMON TABBY WITH OLIVINE EYES

    — juniperthorn is lithe and nimble, a rather handsome looking tom in terms of physique, colours and pelt patterns. his body is fit for climbing trees as a skyclan cat should be- he has good balance and is relatively fast. despite what statistics might suggest he is a much better fighter than a hunter- this is due to mentality, as he is quite the tactician and tends to think too much when hunting.

    — his eyes, often narrowed and simmering with some negative emotion- be it critical analysis or hatred-fuelled paranoia- are a bitter shade of olivine. there are often storms brewing behind the grey-green windows to his soul, paired with the almost permanent scowl darkening his features.

    ✧ INJURIES / ILLNESSES: addiction to poppy seeds, intense paranoia

    — long scar spanning the length of his spine

    — three slash-like scars across the left side of his cheek

    — nicked left ear

    — bite mark on back left thigh


    mentality — ☼☽

    ENTJ, THE COMMANDER

    — juniperthorn is bold and a rather fearless opponent, stopping at nothing to protect a cause he truly cares for. to skyclan he is undyingly loyal, having been born and raised to live and breathe skyclan values. born to lavenderstar, it is fitting he bears the traits of a natural-born leader- he is efficient, a perfectionist, and enjoys leading and commanding others. he is self-confident in his physical abilities and knows his strengths, despite what his mind might tell him about the weaknesses within himself. he is also what some may call a workaholic, tending to work to take his mind off things instead of dwelling too much on his feelings.

    — the tom is also extremely logical, tactical and critical- he is talented at strategy and problem-solving. juniperthorn is a fierce and difficult-to-down warrior, as his love for strategy and battle motivates him to be ready for any move; he will not retreat in battle and will fight until his opponent is as injured as he is.

    — however, he is not without... several unfavourable traits. he is both bark and bite- he spits venom and will not be afraid to poison others without regard to how his words may sting. incredibly easily angered especially when he or those close to him are disrespected, he often speaks before he thinks and does not dwell in regret for whether his scorching words may have left a mark. though he is book-smart, he's not socially clever, and often doesn't think about feelings before he speaks- he enjoys being sarcastic and oftentimes believes he is in the right, which means he often doesn't apologise for his actions unless specifically told to.

    — juniperthorn is bitter and much prefers alone time- he is undeniably a staunch introvert. his oversensitive bitterness is a guard for his fear of being hurt- nightmares have tormented him all of his life, and to avoid being harmed in the real world he uses his tough and prickly front to drive people away.


    interaction — ☼☽

    physically hard / mentally hard

    will start and end fights / will not run away

    mention JUNIPERTHORN if urgently needed / penned by waluigipinball


    other — ☼☽

    smells like juniper, pine trees and hatred

    playlist

    I AM THE GREATEST MOTHERFUCKER

    THAT YOU'RE EVER GONNA MEET

    TRAD SKYCLAN — DEPUTY — TAGS, PENNED BY WALUIGIPINBALL

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  • ☆ JUNIPERTHORN'S TIMELINE ☆


    SKYCLAN KIT  

    ☆ on february 24th 2019, juniperkit was born to lavenderskies and butterflydawn (BREATH OF LIFE [o] kitting). juniperkit wasn't a kit who enjoyed playing games or make-believe; no, he passed the time by closely observing his clanmates and their movements, and also by listening to political conversations, heightening his interest in politics.

    ☆ one day he became restless, and attempted to leave camp only to be caught red-handed by his mother and scolded (OSCILLATE YOURSELF TONIGHT | LAVENDERSKIES).

    ☆ he saw his first dead body at a young age, witnessing dottie giving birth to stillborn kits (you are my sunshine -open, birthing). this planted seeds of doubt about starclan's kindness into his mind.

    ☆ suffering from chronic nightmares, juniperkit passed out into his food from lack of sleep (LIFE ITSELF | OPEN) and later opened up to his mother about said nightmares (DON'T YOU NEED ME, BABY BOY | LAVENDERSKIES).

    ☆ soon after, juniperkit was made an apprentice and given his uncle basilwisp as a mentor (Look at All Those Chickens//APRIL MEETING).

    SKYCLAN APPRENTICE

    ☆ in his early apprenticeship, juniperpaw cemented a friendship with mothpaw, a cat he considers to be his first and best friend (FLASHBULB EYES | MOTHPAW).

    ☆ he was also shunned by some other apprentices, leading him to reflect on some of his actions, and perhaps think more about how he spoke to others (I WANT YOU ALL THE TIME | OPEN).

    ☆ his reckless streak had not faded, however; soon after, at seven moons old, juniperpaw decided it would be a good idea to wind up a riverclanner, who attacked him, giving him a wound that measured the length of his entire spine (COCOA HOOVES | DOGTOOTH).

    ☆ after this happened he returned to camp, having lost a lot of blood and memories of the attack (IT'S RAINING SOMEWHERE | OPEN + INJURED).

    ☆ soon, the boy would remember it was a riverclanner who wronged him, because of how the riverclan scent tended to set something off within him, and his distinct memory of having to cross a river to escape, but did not openly admit this to anyone until an argument he had with his mother (CAN'T LOOK ME IN THE EYE || after the gathering). left with intense paranoia after his attack, juniperpaw sided with bloodclan because he was scared that skyclan would get attacked if they were to drop their alliance.

    ☆ after a long break from his nightmares, juniperpaw had an extremely vivid one, one which scared him so much it pushed him to truly go and get help (GRAPEFRUIT SKY | open + night terror).

    ☆ soon he went to see brookfur, who instructed him to have two doses of poppy seeds a week to help him sleep, something he abided by at first (SHE'S MY COLLAR | brookfur).

    ☆ seeing heronswoop give birth to another litter of dead kits, his faith in starclan dwindled (a new dawn // [o, kitting]).

    ☆ shortly after this, he and mothpaw were humiliated by minnowstar, who claimed they didn't know anything because they were apprentices and should keep their mouths shut (Snakes and Stones Never Broke My Bones||ANNOUNCEMENT). this caused him to develop an intense irritation whenever someone disrespected him.

    ☆ badgers invaded skyclan territory and juniperpaw, alongside mothpaw fought them; juniperpaw left this battle with a chunk taken out of one of his ears and a jagged scar across the bridge of his nose (HEROES || fighting badgers). this was considered the time where mothpaw and juniperpaw proved themselves.

    ☆ soon he was made a warrior alongside mothpaw, hurricanepaw and boapaw; juniperpaw gained his new alias, one which he adored- juniperthorn (I SEE COLOR || [meeting 7/25/19]).

    SKYCLAN WARRIOR

    ☆ on the night of their vigil, mothshine opened up to juniperthorn and told him about the relationship she had with one of riverclan's medicine cats, finchblossom (time ticking on me | p. juniper).

    ☆ soon after this, a cat by the name of arcticwind joined skyclan, and she piqued his interest with her appearance and peculiar backstory (EVERY MOMENT / JOINING, OPEN).

    ☆ his mother left to the moonstone to receive her nine lives, and despite his skepticism about starclan he wished her farewell in a small and rare moment of tenderness (homeward bound | leaving to moonstone).

    ☆ arcticwind soon approached juni, claiming she wanted to know him- this baffled juniperthorn to a ridiculous extent but left him feeling rather flattered afterwards (AUGMENTING ALL MY IMPERFECTIONS \ arcticwind).

    ☆ twolegs then invaded skyclan's camp, destroying their old camp and forcing skyclan to seek refuge with riverclan. ("LET THEM EAT CAKE" SHE SAYS - [twoleg invasion]).

    ☆ after their return, juniperthorn was sparring with an npc and accidentally injured them after a move they performed reminded him of when he'd received his spinal scar (MY BODY IS A CAGE \ open, npc injury)

    ☆ lavenderstar stated she was going to attack bloodclan, something that brought back up juniperthorn's terror of being hurt; he advised against attacking, at first (TRUTH HURTS [meeting 8/19/19]).

    ☆ skyclan and riverclan both boycotted the gathering because of bloodclan's presence there, and held a gathering of their own, in which juniperthorn finally met finchblossom (CAN'T REWIND | riverclan & skyclan gathering).

    ☆ after two apprentices, bluepaw and cloudedpaw, had been harmed by bloodclanners, juniperthorn's mind soon changed- he didn't want nothing to be done about their injuries the same way that nothing had been done about his. he attended skyclan's raid of bloodclan due to this (PERSONAL JESUS [☆] RAID).

    ☆ in the raid, juniperthorn received a scar; three claw marks on one side of his face. he examined this scar in a bout of solemnity after the raid (THE SUMMER SLEEPS IN TIME FOR AUTUMN \ open).

    ☆ he then had a nightmare about arcticwind dying, and ran into the other when he was crying, both of them tearful messes. he felt himself falling for her (DOWN BY THE SHORE \ arcticwind)

    ☆ in september 2019's gathering lavenderstar tried to justify skyclan's action against bloodclan and was met with bitter contempt. this evoked intense rage within juniperthorn and he exploded when they got back to camp from frustration, especially toward lizardstar for publicly severing the alliance and eaglestar for making things worse by fainting, believing she shouldn't have even been attending (MAKE ME YOUR QUEEN \ open, after gathering).

    ☆ as vengeance for the raid, bloodclan slaughtered skyclan's prey in cold blood- juniperthorn discovered this alongside many others (LIKE A RAT OUT OF THE WATER | slaughtered prey

    ☆ in a rush to tell mothshine he believed he was falling in love with arcticwind, juniperthorn approached her, only to notice something was off- he learnt then that she and finchblossom had called things off. he postponed his planned conversation, opting to comfort her instead of being selfish (EARTH IS A PRISON \ mothshine)

    ☆ frustrated and kept up at night by his anger and nightmares, juniperthorn began to develop an addiction to poppy seeds, sneaking them into the warriors den and ingesting them at night to sedate himself (NO SILVER BULLET FOR A MEMORY \ oneshot, development)

    ☆ arcticwind saw right through juniperthorn and confronted him about him possibly having feelings for her. he admitted this and the two began something resembling a relationship (INVISIBLE BONDS / JUNIPERTHORN)

    ☆ is promoted to senior warrior, much to his own surprise. he receives support for this, which further surprises him. (YOU TAKE MY BREATH || MEETING [10/5])

    ☆ juniperthorn out-loud admits that arcticwind confuses him, and that frustrates him (LA BALLADE / OPEN, INJURED)

    ☆ lavenderstar, juniperthorn's mother, dies after her health had been gradually declining. this absolutely destroys juniperthorn, as his mother died whilst pressed up against him (in heavenly skies [☆] death)

    ☆ lavenderstar's burial. in a place filled with poetic speakers, juniperthorn worries whether what he's saying really makes sense. he struggles to remember lavenderstar's last words to him (ashes to ashes - o, lavenderstar's burial)

    ☆ heronswoop leaves for the moonstone. juniperthorn expects to find himself bitter and hateful that she is taking his mother's place. but instead finds himself proud and hopeful despite the grief he feels (she walks in starlight - open, leaving for moonstone)

    ☆ heronswoop becomes heronstar. in her first meeting, she names her deputy, and much to juniperthorn's surprise- and slight horror- she requests him to be her deputy. (stand unshaken - o, meeting [26/10])

    SKYCLAN DEPUTY

    ☆ after dwelling on his argument with arcticwind, juniperthorn goes to apologise to her, and confesses his love for her in the process. their 'sort-of relationship' is over, and from then on they consider eachother mates. (OUR RED STRING OF FATE \ arcticwind)

    ☆ primrosekit is kidnapped and juniperthorn attempts to comfort virgo to little avail (what did I lose? - response to kitnapping)

    ☆ dogs are spotted on the territory- heronstar, juniperthorn, mothshine, kestrelswoop, breezetail and wrenthroat chase them out. (who let the dogs out - o, dogs in the territory [PLOT EVENT])

    ☆ juniperthorn scents the fresh smell of dogs on their territory, but does not spot any. (THE BIRDS WORK FOR THE BOURGEOISIE \ open, dog scent)

    ☆ heronstar loses a life by one of the dogs- juniperthorn blames himself for not having been there to help her. (once bitten, twice shy - o; death, losing a life [PLOT THREAD])

    ☆ his sister cherrypaw is killed- Juni does not feel as if he says enough to her before she goes, and begs for someone to help her even though he knows it is too late. (make your heart beat better | PLOT THREAD | injury/death)

    ☆ juni becomes restless one night looking for poppy seeds- this raises concerns with lavenderkit, mothshine and finchblossom. (MY ACID QUEEN \ open, restless)

    ☆ an attack on the invading dogs is organised and in the name of vengeance juniperthorn offers to attend. (howl at the moon - o, meeting + patrol recruitment [PLOT EVENT])

    I AM THE GREATEST MOTHERFUCKER

    THAT YOU'RE EVER GONNA MEET

    TRAD SKYCLAN — DEPUTY — TAGS, PENNED BY WALUIGIPINBALL

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    I AM THE GREATEST MOTHERFUCKER

    THAT YOU'RE EVER GONNA MEET

    TRAD SKYCLAN — DEPUTY — TAGS, PENNED BY WALUIGIPINBALL

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  • CHOICE AWARD WINS


    SKYCLAN MARCH 2019
    ☆ favourite kit
    ☆ angriest


    SKYCLAN SUMMER 2019

    ☆ worst lifeguard

    ☆ most likely to knock down a sandcastle
    ☆ most likely to complain about the heat

    I AM THE GREATEST MOTHERFUCKER

    THAT YOU'RE EVER GONNA MEET

    TRAD SKYCLAN — DEPUTY — TAGS, PENNED BY WALUIGIPINBALL

  • LYRICS -- ☆


    "they say let go, let go, you must learn to let go / if i hear that fucking phrase again, this baby's gonna blow"

    ☆ grey tickles black pressure, john grant


    "i sit in the car and listen to static / she said i look fat but i look fantastic"

    ☆ life itself, glass animals


    "lay still, restless / losing sleep while i lose my mind"

    ☆ my ordinary life, the living tombstone


    "i am the greatest motherfucker that you're ever gonna meet"

    ☆ gmf, john grant


    "she gave me sleeping powder / i was gone"

    ☆ sleeping powder, gorillaz


    "so go ahead and love me while it's still a crime"

    ☆ gmf, john grant


    "pain pills, nice clothes / if i fall i think i'll fly"

    ☆ my ordinary life, the living tombstone


    "global warming is ruining my fair complexion / augmenting all my imperfections"

    ☆ global warming, john grant


    "pineapples are in my head / i've got nobody 'cos i'm brain dead"

    ☆ pork soda, glass animals



    I AM THE GREATEST MOTHERFUCKER

    THAT YOU'RE EVER GONNA MEET

    TRAD SKYCLAN — DEPUTY — TAGS, PENNED BY WALUIGIPINBALL

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  • ・゚ ✦ ° ARCTICWIND -

    ☆ OUT OF ALL THE DEAD VOLCANOES ON EARTH, YOU JUST HAPPENED TO RETCH AND ROLL THROUGH MINE \ duet

    ☆ SO MAKE ME YOUR QUEEN \ eponymous

    ☆ I SMILE BECAUSE YOU WANT TO \ pools

    ☆ LOOK AT THE STARS, LOOK HOW THEY SHINE FOR YOU \ yellow

    ☆ BABY YOU'RE NOT STRANGE, YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE WHO'S EVER BEEN RIGHT \ is he strange

    ☆ THE CROWN OF LOVE HAS FALLEN FROM ME \ crown of love

    ☆ MAYBE I'M TOO BUSY BEING LOST TO FALL FOR SOMEBODY NEW \ do i wanna know



    ・゚ ✦ ° MOTHSHINE -

    ☆ IN MY DREAMS WE'RE STILL SCREAMING AND RUNNING THROUGH THE YARD \ the suburbs

    ☆ YOU CHANGE ALL THE LEAD SLEEPING IN MY HEAD TO GOLD \ neighbourhood #1 (tunnels)

    ☆ EVERYTHING IS GOING WRONG, BUT WE'RE SO HAPPY \ let's dance to joy division

    ☆ YOU KNOW I GOT NOTHING TO HIDE \ flashbulb eyes

    ☆ YOUR ENERGY IS ADMIRABLE AT THE MOST \ i am everyone else

    ☆ ALL PLANS ARE GOLDEN IN YOUR HANDS \ golden skans

    ☆ MY FAMILY TREE'S LOSING ALL ITS LEAVES \ in the backseat


    I AM THE GREATEST MOTHERFUCKER

    THAT YOU'RE EVER GONNA MEET

    TRAD SKYCLAN — DEPUTY — TAGS, PENNED BY WALUIGIPINBALL

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  • JUNIPERTHORN HUMAN AU NOTES

    ☆ juno thorne

    ☆ 20-24 yrs

    ☆ in a pretty well-paying job as a journalist

    ☆ lives off of coffee and human suffering

    ☆ more fascinated by macabre stories ; is good at detaching himself

    ☆ yells at his coworkers

    ☆ doesn't deserve his gf and is unapologetic about it

    I AM THE GREATEST MOTHERFUCKER

    THAT YOU'RE EVER GONNA MEET

    TRAD SKYCLAN — DEPUTY — TAGS, PENNED BY WALUIGIPINBALL