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Harvest Pokemoon App: Shesh Tomkin by inky-Birdy Harvest Pokemoon App: Shesh Tomkin by inky-Birdy


Oh wow, I haven't posted here in awhile! I've been so busy with Tumblr.... =w=; However, I'm working on an application for Harvest Pokemoon, as I have been for a few months now, preparing for their opening!
This is open for editing, of course, but here's one of the more recent drafts for this guy (a ginormous dweeb)
For his Info~
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Name: Shesh Tomkin

Age: 24

Gender: Male

Pokemon: Abomasnow

Height: 5'10, app.

Bodystyle: Athletic

Birthday: May 3rd

Home Island: Mystery Isle

Personality:  Thoughtful (Distracted), Focused, Calm, Amiable 

   The Abomasnow has little luck, but works hard to achieve his goals. He isn't particularly intelligent when it comes to philosophy or fine sciences and the like. In everyday situations, Shesh has the combined grace, poise, and tact as that of the elusive Magikarp. He can seem surprisingly oblivious or even air-headed at first glance, due to a tendency to focus on only a few things at a time (his concentration is incredibly hard to break at times... or hard to capture).  He also tends to be very blunt in certain moments, even unwittingly so. However, Shesh has gathered a range of various cultural knowledge from his travels.

     However many faults he has or how much he lacks in formal education, he's always been very curious and intrigued with many different things at once, and loves to learn - most often through experience, thus his affinity for travel. Additionally, he tries his best to listen and be very polite-- a habit he developed through meeting a variety of peoples. He enjoys using his experiences and gathered know-how to help others, should the need arise.

History:

Shesh was born into a very rural, mountainous, almost arctic-like area in a small village. Because his mother left to find work after the death of her husband while Shesh was a toddler, the young Snover was raised by his Aunt (a Snorunt) and older cousin (a Delibird), with whom he was very close. He was a very quiet child, even rather naive, but nevertheless got along well with the other villagers in the tight-knit community.

Growing up, Shesh's home village was almost completely cut off from the rest of the world by the mountain ranges. It's rural way of life focused on fishing and herding pokemon such as Mamoswines. Such work took quite a lot of effort with little pay, but instilled in him a strong work ethic. By the time he was in his early teens, Shesh was searching for all the work he could to help his aunt who found herself with cheap, unstable jobs and working tirelessly in order to keep up their small home after Shesh's cousin left to pursue his studies in larger cities.

Thus, the Abomasnow never really had time to focus on his studies much-- though he was home-schooled throughout basic education. However, his specialized knowledge gathered throughout his odd jobs around the village made him a fairly skilled handyman, especially when it came to impromptu problem-solving. As he got older, Shesh became pretty useful to have around, specifically with the older workers that had trouble with a few of the more particular tasks their occupations required.

Unfortunately, Shesh's home was a dying one. Every month, it seemed, more and more people were leaving-- not enough money, health too poor to support such heavy work, fish growing more scarce, etc. Most people in the village had left by the time the Abomasnow was around 17 or so, leaving their histories and run-down homes for big cities towards factory and mining work. As much as he was fond of the old place, Shesh realized that an empty mountaintop was a more melancholy than productive place for a person to spend their life. Even then, though, he had barely resources to leave the place without simply hitchhiking, and to add onto that, nowhere to go. 

However, he knew that he would eventually have no choice but to leave-- and if he waited much longer, he would most likely end up dragged into the overcrowded cities in a frantic search for a job that would no doubt require education he didn't possess/couldn't afford. So he decided, while he had the chance, to see a world he knew stretched far beyond their mountain hideaway. A bit cliche, perhaps, but he didn't particularly care. Backpack ready and a pipe in his teeth, Shesh set off to feed his curiosity about the rest of the world just after he turned 18, wandering wherever he could.

From that point on Shesh arrived at countless places around the world, meeting just as many people and learning just as many things. He most often traveled simply by walking or hitchhiking in some way or another, and a good part of the time he earned food and supplies by doing odd jobs for the people he met (washing inn dishes, helping on fishing boats, etc.) or even making trinkets or carving gifts for people who asked-- a skill he learned from his aunt as a child. After every place he would visit and adventure in, he would only have more marvelous stories to tell to whichever group of folks he met next. As much as he had learned in his homeland, the young man gathered even more knowledge about the world and the people residing in it, and his already deep curiosity and love of adventure only grew the longer he wandered.

Recently, on another one of his many escapades, Shesh met an old Beartic who'd arrived only a few days before, and the two became fast friends. The old man revealed he wandered the world for most of the year and had a strange little shop (located in an obscure archipelago) he tended to neglect in favor of travel. Shesh told of his intense curiosity about town life that had only been growing in his more recent travels, many of the places he'd visited having reminded him of his own long lost home, and his questions concerning whether or not a quiet life was even possible after so long and with so many small towns dying off. This delighted the Beartic completely, much to Shesh's surprise, and he asked the young traveler if he'd be interested in looking after the old forgotten store on his behalf. Intrigued by the idea of the strange islands, the Abomasnow agreed and set off for Raccolto soon afterwards after accepting a ferry ticket from his strange friend.

It's been a bit of a culture-shock for Shesh, as he hasn't stayed in one place for more than a few weeks since he'd left the village. However, he's determined to get the run-down shack of a store back in order and learn as much as he can about the islands and the inhabitants now surrounding him. Surely, for him, it's seeming just another kind of adventure.

Job: Business Owner (Really just a shop-keep, but nevertheless...)

Shop Name: Gallimaufry  
Stock Type: Miscellaneous... mostly nick-knacks, trinkets, and stories.
(To start off)

- Tobacco

- Simple woven dream-catchers

- A few strange artifacts such as old necklaces and shrunken heads (mainly sold for the stories that accompany them)

- Additionally, odd-job or general help and any advice he may possess, if someone needs it. (For tips, most often.)

Dog/Cat Race: Espurr

Dog/Cat’s name: Winnie

Talents: (Shesh's talents)

- Storytelling

- Playing the harmonica

- Puzzle solving and general handyman work

Funfacts:

- Shesh picked up the habit of smoking from a few old fishermen he knew in his hometown, and can often be seen with an old carved pipe between his teeth, whether or not it's actually lit.

- As his homeland was filled with many tall tales throughout the years, he picked up a love of storytelling (he's pretty adept at it, too.)

- He's been exposed to many different instruments over his travels, but only very briefly. Therefore he may know a few simple songs or chords to pass the time, though more often than not he'll settle for his old harmonica if only due to lack of experience.
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KayVeeDee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Eek! Ohmigosh he made it innnn!! :squee: 
Congrats! :la: I was crossing my fingers for this guy. This is absolutely amazing and I'm am just squealing for joy right now because I was so hoping this adorkable little Abomasnow would make it in.
We must definitely rp sometime! Permission to send you a note sometime in the next few days? ^^
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much, I'm ecstatic he made it in! >u<
Always, always, always for the rps, please note me anytime and I'm sure we can work something out! :D
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KayVeeDee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're totally welcome! ^^ I'm happy to see he's in! Not that there was a reason to be worried, of course~
Sure thing! I can send you a note about plot and rp styles and things right now, actually (I'll be honest, I didn't think you'd be online at the same time. Today isn't too bad for me xD;; ); I just have a lot of work to do for the new few days so I might be really slow to reply afterwards  ^^; Does that sound alright?
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem at all, I understand slow replies XD We all have things to do, after all~
A note would be awesome so we can chat about an rp further! ^v^
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KayVeeDee Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
xD Haha, thanks for being so cool about that. I'm notoriously slow with rps >.<
No problem! I'll send you a note right away~
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's no trouble XD Huzzah, I can't wait!
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Pandora-box55 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Aaaaah ao cool ~ and amgosh that wall text of history lol. Imma gobble that up when I can get to a computer and not a phone. but be prepared to be hounded for rps. I'm looking ur way o-o
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Bring it! c: I'd be delighted~
(also your character is going to put me in a sugar-coma she's so cute! XD )
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Pandora-box55 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
fljhdfgk kind words~ o//u//o thanks~~<3

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Skype or notes yo~
.....or chat |D


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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My skype is giving me troubles ;w; Always up for notes at any time, though! ^u^
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Skulldilian Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Wow, what a little cutie~
And his personality and history are so interesting!

Congrats on getting in the group, and I can't wait to see more of Shesh soon!
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^u^ I can't wait to develop him even more as time goes on, too~
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Journeri Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014

Welcome to the group, I really like this guy. At first I feel like he'd just be the biggest dweeb, but then he'd also be like a secret genius with all his knowledge he picked up. Overall a very cool character and definitely one I look forward to seeing more of. I especially liked that line comparing him to a magikarp, lovely comparison~


Also, if at all possible I would enjoy getting an rp with him at some point in the future.

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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
>u< I'm so glad you like him, thank you! Believe me, he is the almighty mega-dork. I would absolutely love to rp with you sometime, I'm sure it would be really fun! (your characters are marvelous, too ouo I love their designs~!)
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Journeri Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014

Oh thank you so much, I'm flattered that you like my designs~


Anytime you'd like to rp would be great for me. I normally do Skype or note rps, so shoot me a note and we can discuss if further. ^^

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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing! Same to you, feel free to note me anytime! c: I'm trying to figure out Skype at the moment, so I should be open for RPs there soon if luck holds out ^^
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Journeri Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Sounds good, then I'll just send you a note and whenever you have Skype all figured out just send me over a reply ^^
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Roger that! :D
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YoshiofRedemption Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
He's quite the interesting fellow! Good lucking in the upcoming opening, and maybe we can RP if you get it! :D
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! I would be honored to rp with you~! :3
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YoshiofRedemption Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
you're welcome, and yay! :D
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gabbypie64 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student General Artist
i want to know what you think of mine
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think she's adorable! She sounds like a sweetheart~ ^u^
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KayVeeDee Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, an Abomasnow! I simply adore the Snover family so I'm so happy to see an Abomasnow app here ^^ Shesh seems like quite the interesting character! His design is really cool and he seems like a fun guy to be around. Plus I've been saying 'Gallimaufry' over and over in my head for the past minute or so because gosh that's such a fun word to say >u<
Best of luck! I'd love to rp sometime if we both get in~
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
QuQ Oh my, thank you! I would love to rp with you! (Also your art makes me feel warm and fuzzy, I love your gallery~!)
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KayVeeDee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! He's such a cute character, I'm so hoping he'll make it! (asdfghj thank you! >u< I'm so glad you do! Your style is adorable, btw ^^ So quirky and light and happy)
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
GAH thankyou~!  >///< I really hope he makes it, too, but if not I suppose I'll just try again next opening!
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ElfSama Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there~
Just a friendly mod dropping by to deliver a critique~~

Personality:
This is fairly well done! Pretty rounded, I believe everything is grand here ;V;

History: 
Shesh seems to have a pretty whimsical life~
I enjoyed his history, however I would like to know more of how he earns money for food while he is traveling? Does he simply help at inns with dish washing? Does he sit on the street and sell? 
Does He only walk and hitchhike in all his travels? Does he ever end up acquiring a bike, or small row/sail boat, or anything of the sort? He doesn't have to, I'd just also like to know how he travels ;v;

Other than those tiny little details, this applications seems lovely! ;v;
Tobacco is an interesting thing to sell! 
And so are most of this other items~

Good luck come the opening! And you can always comment back if you need anymore help!
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thank you so much! ;u; This was actually really helpful, I'd completely forgotten to consider putting how he got around/etc. into the app-- I'll definitely add that!

Once again, thank you very very much for the critique, I greatly appreciate it! c:
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quesocake Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww Shesh is SO awesome looking. The art style you did him is amazing.
admires Shesh's precious, precious dreads
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inky-Birdy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, thank you so much! o///o I'm honored!
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quesocake Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your very welcome!
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