Hello people !
I am very sorry I haven’t updated this site for a week or two, I guess I was procrastinating a lot. Wow, that is a rubbish excuse. I began to work on my novel for NaNoWriMo but I was about 5k words behind on the third day and decided to abandon it because I had no plot, no character development and no motivation. Ugh, so depressing. I was happy about what I actually did though and I shall try to continue working on it at my own pace.
I have also finished an informative few-paragraphs on the topic of my new characters and their species. You may have already seen these on my deviantart or on scratch but I thought I might as well post a more detailed version here. Enjoy and please do not hesitate to share ideas about names and traits. Thanks !
These creatures live on small islands in PinkFizz Ocean (home to many whales) which all have different climates, varying from tropical conditions to a tundra climate from island to island. They are amiable yet protective creatures which are extremely curious. Most of them feed on fruits, vegetation and insects but some varieties in colder climates tend to survive off smaller animals. Their brightly coloured coats and sometimes intricate markings serve to attract mates as they have few predators and don’t have the need to be camouflaged.
One of the main features of this species are the lanterns that nearly all of the creatures are born with. The male version of the species has a lantern hanging off his tail and the female has a lantern protruding from her head. These creatures use the lantern to guide them through the dark and for celebrating events across the year. Another distinct feature of these creatures are the masks they wear across their faces. The masks grow on them and are made from the same substance as their bones. The straps around them signify rank (depending on the different styles and materials used as the straps) across the tribe they live within.
As you may have noticed, this beautiful species does not have an official name : if you have any ideas about this feel free to comment here and send them to me (you never know, I could use it !).
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