Hi! It looks like this is still open, so I hope you don't mind me submitting a possible character application. If it isn't, that's fine, too. :)
(Click for original, uncropped version...I edited this out of a more interesting Rick Griffin picture that accompanied a story in which the porcupine is a two-sentence bit character)Player:
New World PorcupineSexual Orientation & Status:
Virginal. She's not just a porcupine, she's a plump, short porcupine. Unfortunately, all the male porcupines she knows are jerks, and all the males of other species...Well, who would look at a porcupine? She knows she could be cuddly, but others might take convincing. As for females, she's too naive to have even considered that possibility.Appearance:
Short, pudgy-curvy, alternately hesitant or daydreamy. Likes big shirts and sweaters that don't bunch up too much on her quills (she keeps most of her body quills plucked, like other modern porcupines do, so she's actually a rather bunny-fluffy individual beneath it all). Nearsighted and wears glasses (genuine coke-bottle thick-lensed numbers) when she isn't using her camera's lens for distance vision instead. Might be considered "cute." Could potentially be gorgeous if someone taught her how.Job:
Stringer (freelance) journalist/photographerRank:
A shy creature who deals best with the world through a telephoto lens, Molly is actually a bright and inquisitive little dreamer hidden behind an unassuming front. While she hasn't ever been physically bullied (because she's a porcupine), she has been shunned by most of her peers all her life (because she's a porcupine). As a result, she's nervous when spoken to, assumes her presence is undesirable to others, and she has no social graces worth mentioning. She believes that the only way she can ever change the world is through her camera and her writing, because she can't imagine anyone ever taking her seriously in person.Alignment:
Good hearing, good sense of smell, poor vision, good climber, good writer and excellent photographer.Ons:
Snuggling, attention, petting...Everything else is a giant
depending on how it's handled.Offs:
Orgasm denial, being alone, being humiliated, being made to feel miserable or smallPlayer O/Os are, of course, somewhat different.
Molly is fresh out of Zootopia University with a shiny new degree in Journalism and a minor in Photography. So far she hasn't managed to sell any articles to the Zootopia Times, but they did pay her scale for a couple of photographs that were used in an article about the city parks. She spends most of her time wandering around town with a camera, snapping pictures of anything that she feels is beautiful or interesting or newsworthy, in hopes that either she'll find a real story worth telling and selling...Or eventually have enough artistic photographs to convince someone with a gallery that they are worth exhibiting.
(Her spines are about four to eight inches in length, not much thicker than a pencil-lead, and tend to be interspersed through the fluffy fur of her back, scalp, sides and tail, but she keeps everything but her tail and head-spines carefully plucked and she's very, very cautious about not letting her tail brush against people.)
I thought she'd be an interesting kind of fit, given Zootopia
's themes of prejudice and the implications that this roleplay will include a fair bit of crossing species boundaries.