DARP OC Week: Day 1 - Physical
FIRST DAY OF OC WEEK!!! Today is dedicated to your character’s physical self - their health, their appearance, and their attitudes toward those things. If you have anything extra you want to add, go for it!
(questions taken from here!)
1. Is your character physically healthy? Do they have any physical disabilities? Any chronic illnesses (minor or major)? Allergies? How do they deal with them?
mio is very hardy. her body is naturally resilient, especially against illnesses, so she can do things like take a “bracing” dip in a mountain stream and suffer no repercussions. the nature of her job (getting hit hard, and often) guarantees that she experiences joint and muscle pain, which is sometimes exacerbated by wearing armor made for larger frames than hers. please massage your mio on a weekly basis.
2. How do they deal with pain? With illness?
she has a strikingly high pain threshold. she is made up of so much hardened muscle and calloused skin that on occasion she will not even notice she’s been struck until someone else reacts. pain is something that can be adapted to and embraced – her thought process is; if she can survive detailed needlework on the squishy parts of her face over several hours, she can do anything. illness is a different story: because mio doesn’t get sick often, when it does happen it knocks her on her ass.
3. Do they have any scars? Physical flaws or imperfections? How do they feel about them?
most immediately noticeable is a long, deep notch in her left cheek, right below the eye. she wears it with pride, as she does all her scars. and she has many beneath HER armor; countless! aaaall over her body. gashes, bite marks, claw scrapes, burns, etc. each one houses a tale, cautionary or otherwise, and each one marks a hurdle passed. in terms of physical imperfections there are her ears, which she sometimes think make her look gawky. she also has an odd body type for an elf; her thick arms and thighs make her appear more dwarvish than dalish. more on that in the next question.
4. Is your character considered attractive? Do they consider themselves attractive? How do they feel about that?
mio is the picture of humility, so it is with creeping reluctance that she accepts the mantle of “cute”. most often, her appearance is not something she puts a lot of thought into. though she occasionally feels put-off that she is thick where she’s supposed to be lithe, that she steps heavy, and noisily disturbs branches with her ear tips. she might also wish her skin was smoother, not quite as marred, or that her breasts were a little bigger. she does not particularly think herself attractive, especially when compared to elfy standards, but she is proud of her body in that it serves her well. basically she doesn’t really look at herself in terms of sexual attraction, but she is very comfortable in her own skin.
5. What is your character’s diet like? How often do they exercise? How much sleep do they get per night?
they are more than fine with the simplest and blandest foods – it’s what her body is used to. mio will eat berries and vegetation and whatever she can catch and put on a spit. she’s recently enamored with fancy, richer stuff, but it’s hard on her stomach so she can’t eat it often. all in all a basic, fairly healthy diet. she leads an incredibly active lifestyle and trains at least once a day if she isn’t already out in the field. she’s a deep sleeper and gets a decent amount. you can try making noises around her when she sleeps and watch her ears swivel and tilt.
6. What’s the first thing other people notice about them?
most likely their very long, very wide ears! the vallaslin is likewise hard to miss. or perhaps the indomitable politeness.
7. Would they change anything about the way they look?
mio has always been curious about how she’d look with long, flowing hair. but it’s simply not worth the trouble. another foot or two in the height department would be useful, but… truly she’d rather not change much – her body is reliable.
8. How do they smell? What does their voice sound like?
i answered this in another hc meme, but mio smells smokey and earthy. like sweat and rain, and occasionally floral if she’s been prancing in the foliage. her hands smell like crushed elfroot. as for her voice, it’s clean and clear, bright, with that typical dalish welsh-y lilt. there’s power beneath it. this is my go-to voice hc for mio (it’s a beautiful song pls listen!).
9. How do they dress? Any tattoos or piercings? Is fashion important to them?
fashion is ????? mio is drawn to high fashion in the same manner one feels compelled to stare at a particularly colorful bird. she loves the colors, the details, the feel, but couldn’t coordinate an outfit to save her life. if one were to put an outfit together for her, or stick her in a flattering dress, she’d be the happiest elf in the world. otherwise, she’s super content to put comfort and functionality above aesthetics. she is seen most in tunics and furs she’s skinned herself, loose gowns, heavy armor when duty calls.
10. What are their physical strengths and weakness? Are they strong? Fast? Agile? Graceful?
STRENGTH! mio is a tuff little flower child and she will benchpress you as a team building exercise. she’s fairly speedy, but not particularly graceful nor agile. she can actually be quite careful with her hands, although they shake sometimes (especially after battle). she’s kind of a klutz; she just makes it looks graceful ‘cuz honestly frolicking does not require much coordination.