Yooo I’m again replying all in one because I got many! I’m tagging the ones who asked off anon, hope it’s okay!
@guesswhatruru my first oc was one of those things you come up with when you’re 11. A girl with wings. Named Fly. How very original ahahah. Here’s a thing I did last year for a comparison with a super old drawing:
Nonny I’m replying the OC asks here, the inquisitor asks later ;) 1. Already answered.
5. If you could make only one of your OCs popular/known, who would it be? I think I’d pick my Zelda OC, Lotte. I’ve been developing her since 2008 (that’s the reason we almost share names haha I was 13) and she’s the one I know more about. Would take almost no effort to take her out of the whole Legend of Zelda context.
14. Introduce an OC with a tragic backstory
I don’t have any! Unless you consider Gillyflower Cousland, but I didn’t come up with the human noble origin, Bioware did haha. I have one with a tragig story tho! My interpretation of the Queen of the Woodland Realm.
10. Introduce an OC with a complicated design?
Oh, I don’t think I have any, unless outfit designs count! If it does then most of my ocs have a complicated design since I really really like layers of clothes. <:
21. Your most artistic OC
Okay, this one is confused. Does it mean the one I consider most artistic in looks or the one whos most “gifted” artistically? We’ll never know hahah However, I’ll g for the latter. I’d say Amelia. She really likes music. She plays the lute quite well and loves to dance.
31. Pick one OC of yours and explain what their tumblr blog would be like (what they reblog, layout, anything really)
I pick Gilly! Her blog would have one of those minimalistic themes and shed’s pick white and gold thones. She’d mostly blog about food. Bakery of all sorts. Always trying to keep that white/gold color scheme. She’d also write some super angry personal posts about social justice. An aestethic longsword here and there.
1. Already answered!
11. Is there any OC of yours you could describe as a “sunshine”?
Leo. He’s Lotte’s third son. Very quiet, talks only if it’s very necessary, always smiling, always wishing to help. Owns a flower shop when he’s older. Here are some doodles from last year:
26. Have you ever had to change your OC’s design or something else about them against your will?
Nope. Unless you count a few designs for school.
43. Do you have any certain type when you create your OCs? Do you tend to favour some certain traits or looks? It’s time to confess
YEAH. VERY VERY MUCH.
Also I seem to really dig freckles and light colored eyes on dark skin tones.
22. Is there any OC of yours people tend to mischaracterize? If yes, how?
No, I don’t think so. Mostly because I either don’t talk much about an oc or because I talk a lot about them, making them be known pretty well.
40. Any fond memories linked to your characters? Feel free to share! OCs always helped me going through difficult moments of my life. The stories I made up in my mind being a way to escape reality. So I have plenty of fond memories. Especially of the ones I share my cousin @onone-san.
20. Do any of your OCs sing? If they sing, care to share more details (headcanon voice, what kind of songs they like etc)?
Shame on me, I don’t have an answer to this question! Garlan Lavellan (Amelia’s bother) does sing but I haven’t thought of an headcanon voice for him yet!
Lol. Last time you gave me all the hard questions, and this time it’s all the easy ones.
1. What’s their full name? Why was that chosen? Does it mean anything?
Ruben’s old name was Ruben of Knifeblade Ridge, and now he goes by Ruben Taylor. “Ruben” means “Behold, a son,” because his mother had been trying to have a child for a long time and was very proud of him. If she wasn’t so dignified, she probably would have gone around shoving baby Ruben in random people’s faces and saying, “Look. This is my baby. He’s mine. I made him. My baby. You’re not looking.” Knifeblade Ridge is, of course, where he was born. He wasn’t there long enough to earn a title, so his name would seem unfinished to most other Fantails. After he got his transformation spell, he learned that humans use surnames instead of hometowns, and he would look suspicious without a last name. Taylor was a very common name he would notice around town, so he took it for himself to blend in.
Quint’s full name is actually a nonverbal gesture, as the wild sharks in their universe use a sort of full-body sign language to communicate. It consists of a quick chomp of the teeth (which can mean “happy,” indicating their sweet nature), a light headbutt or brush against the listener (essentially an armless hug), and a quick tail swing to the left (a title kind of like “Jr,” as they were named after an older shark in SpotNose’s family). They like to translate their name to English as “HugSmile,” but Ruben has been trying to convince them on something more shark-like, like “LoveBite.” Ruben gave them the nickname “Quint” when they first met. At first he wasn’t as interested in being friends as Quint was, and he also had a fear of sharks so he didn’t want to get close enough for the second part of their name. So, since he didn’t think he would have to interact with them for very long, Ruben figured it was okay to give them a nickname that’s subtly rude (Quint is the name of the shark hunter in Jaws, while mershark Quint would cry if they ever saw that movie), while still making him look like he was being a good friend and giving out cool nicknames. If they ever need to give a full name, Ruben has told them to use “Quint Delmar.” Delmar means “Of the sea” or “From the sea.” (Though it’s also the name of a street near my house. lolselfinsertmarysue)
5. Do they have any siblings? What’s their names? What is their relationship with them? Has their relationship changed since they were kids to adults?
Ruben doesn’t have any siblings that he knows of. However, his parents didn’t have very positive views on monogamy (which is somewhat common among Fantails), so he probably has dozens of half-siblings along his father’s old traveling routes that he’ll never get a chance to meet.
I’ve been thinking of giving Quint a large mershark family too, but they don’t really matter since Quint hasn’t met them either. They do have LittleNibbles though, who is sort of like an adopted shark sister. Quint found her when she was a baby, and she was born too small and weak to survive on her own. Quint, being Quint, couldn’t just leave her to die, so they started catching food for her and protecting her from the bigger sharks. Now Nibbles is about Quint’s size (still pretty small for her age), and they have something like a sibling relationship that fluctuates between protecting each other, teasing and annoying each other, and being each others’ best friend.
24. What is their sleeping pattern like? Do they snore? What do they like to sleep on? A soft or hard mattress?
Ruben is a fairly heavy sleeper, and he does snore but only when he’s sleeping on land. Even though he’s been trying his hardest to fit in among humans, he hates sleeping out of the water and prefers going back to his house in the ocean every night. The snoring and dry air tend to give him sore throat problems. He likes having a soft surface to sleep on. His bed is a large sand pit in the middle of his room, and he usually has to spend a few minutes scratching through the sand with his fingers to fluff it up and pull out any little rocks or crabs that get in. This has become a habit for him, and even with a human bed he’ll spend a few seconds scratching at the sheets before he realizes what he’s doing. He tends to sleep curled up in a tiny ball. The only thing he really likes about his tail is that his long, flowy fins make nice built-in blankets.
Quint doesn’t usually sleep when they’re in shark form. The closest they get to sleeping is when they’ll zone out every once in a while, which usually lasts a few hours and they’ll keep swimming while they’re unconscious. Their movement senses keep them from bumping into things, but they still might not know where they are when they wake up. They can be woken up from this state very easily. In human form Quint still isn’t used to needing to sleep so often. They would be diagnosed with insomnia by ordinary human standards, as it takes them a long time to fall asleep and they’re a very light sleeper when they do. They also tend to toss and turn, stretch out in their sleep, and move around the blankets around if they’re in a human bed. They prefer lightweight blankets too, as their Sun Blood is enough to keep them warm, so heavy covers can be too toasty.
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