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Name: Nova Badger Mahon
Nickname: Just Nova
Meaning of name: "New"
Origin of name: Latin
Age: 25
Sex: Female
Blood type: O
Nationality: River Kingdom
Socioeconomic level as a child: Upper Class
Socioeconomic level as an adult: Upper Class
Birth date: 12/10
Birth place: River Kingdom
Current residence: Traveling
Describe their dwelling/house: Since her father is the general of the River Kingdom army, he owns a fair amount of land (a handful of acres) and has a modest fortune despite his family not having much notable status before he was promoted. They live in a large two story house on the property surrounded by large trees.
Occupation: Head bodyguard of the Forest Kingdom Ambassador Will
Hobbies/Pastimes: Traveling, fighting
Talents/Skills/Powers: A moderately talented sword fighter
Birth order: Oldest
Family: Tristan-father, Lin-mother, Lir-younger brother

Past History

First Memory: Her father teaching her how to swim
Childhood: She loved her parents very much and is very protective of her brother Lir. Her father taught both her and her brother how to sword fight though her brother was much better at it (and still is). She worried constantly about her mother, who had very weak health. The main reason she's protective of Lir is because she saw some bullies beating him up once and had to leap to his rescue. She feels she's still his protector. Her best friends growing up were Will (son of a very respected Forest Kingdom Diplomat) and Donovan (son of another River Kingdom noble).
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her: Saving her brother from bullies
Other memories/events that still affects him/her: Her mother suffering an attack of some kind at a family outing
Past failures s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about: She's a little embarrassed that her younger brother is a better fighter than she is and her experiences during the Great War (not so much embarrassed but really doesn't like to talk about it)
Favorite parent: Father, but only by a little bit. She's a huge daddy's girl.
Biggest role model: Her father. She even joined the army because of him.

Physical Characteristics

Height: 5 feet and 2 inches
Weight: medium
Posture: tense
Build: stocky
Race/Species: River Kingdom native. Her particular "species" is a catish creature with slightly rounded ears (her design is inspired by the neopet xweetox)
Skin/fur: Brown
Hair: Blue, a common hair color among those of River Kingdom descent
Widow's peak? none
Ears: catish, but slightly rounded
Eyes: blue
Nose: catish
Mouth: medium
Face shape: roundish, but kind of blocky
Expressions: very easy to read; very open expressions, but can fake them fairly well if the situation calls for it
Describe their smile: doesn't smile much, but when she does it's very wide and earnest
Hands: medium and covered in scars
Feet: medium
Tattoos/Scars? Various scars from all the battles she's been in, most notably a large burn scar covering her back and shoulders from when she was tortured
Glasses/Contacts? None
Left/Right handed? left
Virgin? Yes
Distinguishing feature: Unusually bushy tail and uncommonly short
How does s/he dress: a full blue tunic that falls down to her knees, with the sides cut up to her waist to allow freedom of movement and cream cotton pants underneath it. A brown belt is tied around her middle where she keeps a pouch for holding small objects and her short sword. She has a golden medallion with the River Kingdom crest on, awarded to her by King Riordan for bravery in battle and (implied but not officially) for surviving her torture. It allows her free passage throughout all of the Rive Kingdom.
Jewelry: The golden medallion given to her by the king of the River Kingdom
Other accessories: none
Weapons: a short sword given to her by her father. She named it Peace Maker when she was young.
Are they generally balanced or clumsy? Balanced
Mannerisms/Poses/Movement: Stiff and twitchy. Doesn't take well to being startled
Describe their walk: Rushed and jittery
Habits/OCDs/Obsessions: Digs her nails into things when she's stressed
Health: Good
Speech Patterns: Tends to break off in the middle of sentences when agitated and look around wildly
Voice: dark alto
Describe their laugh: Full out, loud laughter
Style (Elegant, shabby, etc): Kind of shabby
Physical Flaws: many scars, short and stocky
Physical Qualities: pretty hair and eyes
Greatest Physical Flaw: The huge burn scar

Intellectual/Mental/Personality Attributes and Attitudes

Intelligence Level: average
Character's long-term goals/desires in life: Recovery and finding a new purpose
Character's short-term goals/desires in life: Protect Will and fight for her country
How self-confident is the character? Has a great deal of self-loathing and when she makes a mistake she's extremely hard on herself
How does Character see him/herself? A broken war veteran
How does Character believe s/he is perceived by others? Frightening, creepy, hard to talk to
How does Character express themselves? Doesn’t really express herself. Keeps her emotions bottled up.
Is this character generally dominant or submissive? Dominant
Patience level: 15%
Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof? Emotion
Most at ease when: She's with friends she can trust, with family, or fighting
Ill at ease when: made helpless and unable to do anything
Describe their sense of humor: Though she doesn't laugh much, she'll smile a lot a something she finds amusing and before the Great War was prone to gentle teasing of her team mates and friends. Her current sense of humor, when it appears, is rather black.
If granted one wish, what would it be? The Great War wouldn't have happened
Why? Because of it, most of her squad was killed in horrible ways and she suffered lifelong psychological scars
Character/Personality/Mental/Social Strengths: Very passionate about protecting those important to her and fighting for her country.  
Character/Personality/Mental/Social Flaws: When suffering from extreme pain or watching something or someone else suffer from extreme pain she will shut down mentally. She also sometimes has flashbacks to her torture and escape from the prison.
If they could be described with one of the seven virtues, which would it be? Diligence
If they could be described with one of the seven sins, which would it be? Pride
Biggest Vulnerability (nonphysical): Seeing or hearing others in great pain
Optimist or Pessimist: Pessimist
Introvert or extrovert: Introvert
Greatest Fear: Pain
Other Fears/Insecurities/Phobias: loneliness, spiders, being helpless, tight places
Peculiarities: She has flashbacks and panic attacks triggered spiders, enclosed spaces, and by being in pain or watching/hearing others being in pain and may even black out
Biggest regret: Allowing Aithne to sacrifice herself to let her and the other escape their confinement and not reaching Donovan in time to prevent his suicide (and for the fight they had about Aithne right before it)
Biggest accomplishment: Helping Aiden and Donovan escape and not giving any information away while she was tortured. And helping Will through his grief after his father died.
Minor accomplishments: Mastering sword play
Musical talents/instruments: None
Secret desires: To have died instead of Aithne

Relationships with others

Relationship Skills: lousy
Loves: Sort of Will (it's complicated)  
Lusts: none
Crushes: none
Lover(s): none
Best Friends: Will, Aiden
Friends: Andrew, Fei Yen, Chen, Lir, Kat, Aislin
Hates: Arielle
Dislikes: Beka
Rivals: Beka
Sexuality: Straight
Describe their first sexual experience (with whom, willingly or otherwise, etc): Hasn't had one
What kind of person would s/he consider to be the perfect mate? Intelligent, kind, patient
Is the character judgmental of others and how so? A bit on first sight
How is s/he perceived by...
Strangers? Intimidating, hard to talk to
Friends? Means well in her well in her own way
Wife/Husband/Lover? ...
What type of people does s/he like or associate with? Kind, eccentric, damaged
What type of people doesn't s/he like or associate with? Bullies
What do family/friends like most about character?  Passionately caring, very loyal
What do family/friends like least about character? Extremely blunt, hard to get along with

Likes/Dislikes

Likes: Pears, milk, weapons
Dislikes: cheesy stories, dust
Favorite:
Color: silver
Clothing: no preference
Place: At home or on the road
Food: pears

Least Favorite:
Color: red
Clothing: skimpy
Place: Fire Kingdom
Food: Green beans

Simple Pleasures: being with family
Greater Pleasures: Traveling and protecting others
Where does this character like to hang out? On the road, home
Where is this character's dream place to live? Back home in the River Kingdom while all the kingdoms are at peace
Mode of transportation: walking or riding
Most prized possession: Her sword
Why? It was a gift from her father

Emotional Characteristics

Describe character's sense of morals: Sticks very firmly to her morals (protecting others and defending her kingdom)
Describe character's etiquette: moderate
How does this character act in public? Stiff, intimidating  
How does this character act at home? Relaxed
How has this character most changed from childhood? When she was nineteen she suffered physical and psychological torture during the Great War between the Fire Kingdom and the River Kingdom that left her with deep mental scars
How have they remained the same? She is still very passionate about protecting others and defending her country.
How does this character deal with or react to:
Anger: Lashes out at others
Sadness: Bottles it up
Conflict/Danger: Fights and protects others involved if they are defenseless
Fear: Runs away or shuts down
Change: Accepting if it’s good
Loss: Badly
Homosexuality: doesn't have an opinion
Pain: despises and fears it
Stress/Pressure: Makes her even less patient and she is more prone to arguments
Guilt: Bottles it up
Being wrong: extremely guilty  
Being criticized: takes it very seriously if it's from someone she looks up to
Praise: quietly happy
Love: Unsure about herself and often tries to push her feelings away, thinking she’ll only be bad for the person she loves. Mostly hypothetical though.
Being hated: usually ignores it
Public Humiliation: bares it
What does this character think/feel about:
Children: Likes them but isn't very good with them
Homosexuality: still no opinion
The opposite sex: Better to look at then the same sex, even though she doesn't separate them much in her mind
Politics: Tries to learn about it, but still hasn't really gotten a good grasp on it
Religion: neutral
Science: confusing, if useful
Killing/Murder: Angry
Love: Good for others if not herself
How does the character view death? If it's natural, accepts it. If it's murder, hates it
How does the character view society? A mixed bag of good people who deserve to be protected and bad people who deserve nothing
How does the character imagine his/her own death? Dying alone in battle, protecting those she loves
What does the character want out of life? Travel with Will, eventually to return home to her family and overcome her PTSD
What would the character like to change in his/her life? For her not to have gone off to the Great War or for it not to have happened at all
What makes this character angry? Pain, suffering
Why? She suffered the same for a long time
Psycho analysis (Describe why they act the way they do): Due to the severe mental and physical torture she suffered, she fears and hates pain for herself or others. When she sees/hears others in great pain or she herself is in great pain, her mind shuts down and she may even pass out or in the worst case scenario she panics and may attack those around her, be they friend or foe. She is often prone to flashbacks of her torture and escape, triggered by pain, spiders, enclosed spaces, or burns (such as hot water being spilled on her or grabbing something very hot) Her protective instincts come from her little brother being bullied a lot as a child and her mother’s poor health. Her father telling her that since she is the oldest child, she has the responsibility to protect others has also influenced this instinct. He also dissuaded her from showing if she was upset or hurting, saying that people wouldn't take her seriously or would look down on her because of her gender.
Does it stem from childhood or an event, or chemical? Events
What is this character all about (if they can be described with one word)? Damaged

Spiritual Characteristics

Superstitions: Disregards them
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Astrological Zodiac: Sagittarius
Element: Wood

Other

If this character were to be characterized by an object, what would it be? A cracked knife
What song best fits this character? “Viva La Gloria (Little Girl)” by Green Day and “Nothing Left to Say" by Imagine Dragons
If you could choose an actor for this character, who would it be? (Younger) Linda Hamilton
If you could choose a voice actor for this character, who would it be? Collen Clinkenbeard
Who/what was your character inspired by? Ezylrib from Guardians of Ga’Hoole, Ripred from The Underland Chronicles, The Ishval War in Fullmetal Alchemist (Riza Hawkeye in particular, especially her relationship with Will), and Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games
Nova Profile
EDIT (9/25/14) Another update, though not as big as the last one. Maybe I'll make it a tradition to come back and update this once a year. Also put up her new image~ One thing about her that I don't think really made it into the Profile is her extreme co-dependence on Will.

EDIT (6/22/13): This really badly needed an update X3 I've tweaked a lot of details since I first wrote this and I thought I should edit this in case anyone happens to stumble across it. Do any of my watchers really care about Nova all that much? Probably not, but she's a very important character to me. Sorry this is the only thing you guys have gotten from me recently :< I haven't had much motivation to draw digitally and I can't scan any of my pencil drawings online because my scanner is broken.


Ha ha, I thought it was about time I put up a profile for Nova, considering she's one of my two "main characters".

So yeah, NO MORE MULTIPULE PERSONALITY SYNDROM. I put a lot of thought in scrapping the idea, and I finally did it. Now Nova just suffers from war trauma : D

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Nova belongs to :iconmoonstruck-badger:
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Nowhere Man by Moonstruck-badger
Nowhere Man
He's a real nowhere man
Sitting in his nowhere land
Making all his nowhere plans for nobody

Doesn't have a point of view
Knows not where he's going to
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Nowhere Man, please listen
You don't know what you're missing
Nowhere Man, the world is at your command!

He's as blind as he can be
Just sees what he wants to see
Nowhere Man can you see me at all?
 


A quick little thing I did in a few hours :3
I was listening to this song a few weeks ago and it really made me think of Equius! I kind of just made up his wing designs on the fly though based on a couple of other designs I had seen around, so apologizes for their roughness V_V

EDIT: Cleaned up his wings because they were really bothering me before, added the blue under his eyes, fiddled with the lineart in some places, and redid his left arm (still not happy with it but w/e I'm tired of working on it) Maybe I'll come back and shade him some other time.
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  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Honey by The Milk Carton Kids
  • Reading: Cloud Atlas
  • Watching: Video Games Awesome!!!
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Eating: P.F. Changs
  • Drinking: Water
So apparently some people are posting up their DA stories today in honor of Deviantart's 14th birthday, so I figured why not! Seems like a nice idea (andalsoIhaven'tpostajournalentryinforeversorry)

Let's see, where to start... Well I joined a whole seven years ago (probably coming up on eight in a few months really) and I was in my first year of middle school (aka the third worst year of my life) and for some reason pretty much everyone in my grade was making deviantart accounts. Looking back on it I'm still not really sure why, since almost none of them were artists or had any interest in art all. I was hooked pretty quick and even after everyone else in seventh grade had lost interest I was still hanging around.

I didn't actually start posting art until like a year later when I actually figured out how to use a scanner though XD And for a long time I mostly posted pokemon, some RP wolf characters, and my neopet characters. Those neopet characters gradually shifted into the OCs I have today. I always think it's funny to go digging through the bowels of my gallery and find old art of Nova when I still had her age set at 17 for some reason X3 Thinking back though I also did a lot of art for the Warriors series and my silly fan made clans. And for a couple years that's all my account was; OCs and talking with the handful of friends I had.

AND THEN. PONIES.

I don't remember when exactly MLP crashed into my life, but I do recall that the seventh episode Dragonshy had just come out so I was in it pretty damn early! Part of what I liked about the show was that I could draw the characters, as silly as that sounds. My few attempts at humans were mediocre at best and thanks to neopets and pokemon most of what I had been drawing was either some kind of animalish thing or an anthro. I liked drawing ponies and I think I was pretty good at them! I also did a lot of work of :iconalexwarlorn: and his POV series, which garnered my art more attention then it had ever had.

MLP was a really big part of my high school experience and was a big comfort during my first tumultuous semester of college, but about halfway through my second year I did kind of find myself drifting away from it. It hasn't really inspired me artistically in quite awhile, though I still enjoy the show.

Homestuck, as probably all of you have noticed, has recently become my newest inspiration and it's really the first time I've ever really drawn human characters (thank you college drawing classes!) But who knows? Maybe I'll end up drifting away from that too in a few years, especially with the threat of the final act looming on the horizon. The very, very, very distant horizon.

And that's my story!
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Honey by The Milk Carton Kids
  • Reading: Cloud Atlas
  • Watching: Video Games Awesome!!!
  • Playing: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
  • Eating: P.F. Changs
  • Drinking: Water
So apparently some people are posting up their DA stories today in honor of Deviantart's 14th birthday, so I figured why not! Seems like a nice idea (andalsoIhaven'tpostajournalentryinforeversorry)

Let's see, where to start... Well I joined a whole seven years ago (probably coming up on eight in a few months really) and I was in my first year of middle school (aka the third worst year of my life) and for some reason pretty much everyone in my grade was making deviantart accounts. Looking back on it I'm still not really sure why, since almost none of them were artists or had any interest in art all. I was hooked pretty quick and even after everyone else in seventh grade had lost interest I was still hanging around.

I didn't actually start posting art until like a year later when I actually figured out how to use a scanner though XD And for a long time I mostly posted pokemon, some RP wolf characters, and my neopet characters. Those neopet characters gradually shifted into the OCs I have today. I always think it's funny to go digging through the bowels of my gallery and find old art of Nova when I still had her age set at 17 for some reason X3 Thinking back though I also did a lot of art for the Warriors series and my silly fan made clans. And for a couple years that's all my account was; OCs and talking with the handful of friends I had.

AND THEN. PONIES.

I don't remember when exactly MLP crashed into my life, but I do recall that the seventh episode Dragonshy had just come out so I was in it pretty damn early! Part of what I liked about the show was that I could draw the characters, as silly as that sounds. My few attempts at humans were mediocre at best and thanks to neopets and pokemon most of what I had been drawing was either some kind of animalish thing or an anthro. I liked drawing ponies and I think I was pretty good at them! I also did a lot of work of :iconalexwarlorn: and his POV series, which garnered my art more attention then it had ever had.

MLP was a really big part of my high school experience and was a big comfort during my first tumultuous semester of college, but about halfway through my second year I did kind of find myself drifting away from it. It hasn't really inspired me artistically in quite awhile, though I still enjoy the show.

Homestuck, as probably all of you have noticed, has recently become my newest inspiration and it's really the first time I've ever really drawn human characters (thank you college drawing classes!) But who knows? Maybe I'll end up drifting away from that too in a few years, especially with the threat of the final act looming on the horizon. The very, very, very distant horizon.

And that's my story!

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Shikigami-chan Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I meant to say this yesterday... Happy Birthday! sorry.
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Moonstruck-badger Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
It's fine! XD Thank you! :D
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Also, thank you for the art you did do for the pony pov series. 
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Moonstruck-badger Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Of course! It was a joy to work on :)
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Moonstruck-badger Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Horroravgn Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
Happy birthday:-)
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Moonstruck-badger Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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MissClassyLady11 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi,your icon is cute X3
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Moonstruck-badger Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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