Bonelatch, 8, 31 and 41??
8: Bones tends to do whatever she feels like doing in general, making things and following her curiosity with the reckless abandon of someone who’s mostly just trying to have fun and make a living out of it. So in a way her work is an indulgence, making it hard to define what is and isn’t indulgent for her. She doesn’t put a lot of stock into thinking about shouldn’t and mustn’t.
31: She absolutely loves preserved specimens, and her favorite and most prized item is her authentic Saratoan skull.
41: Bones used to have two hobbies, but she turned one of them into a business. She still makes potions and experimental materials in her spare time for her own amusement, despite it now being work too. She also enjoys collecting and keeping magical specimens and studying them. She collects bones and dead creature parts from the surrounding area, as well as trying to keep and raise fairies in captivity.
Did Bones' and Core's mom give Bones the same crap she gave Core?
(by the way I switched the name back to Root, sorry about that, I ended up feeling like the name change didn’t suit her as well as I thought it would - that’ll learn me to try and change something like that years after the fact)
Well, Bones got some similar treatment, but not exactly the same, because Bones personality is quite different. Her mother liked her a lot because of her tendency to be more of a people-pleaser, which meant that while she was still treated poorly, she often got nice treatment and support (that came with a price tag) and was presented to others with pride (up until she moved to another country and stopped doing everything she was told). Root was never appreciated or supported that way because she is so oppositional and aggressive and her mother was trying to punish her for acting like an autonomous entity.