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Whercandidate Mackenzie

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Whercandidate Mackenzie

Whercandidate Mackenzie

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BASICS

NAME: Mackenzie, nicknamed Mack (he hates this nickname) or Kenzie (he accepts this nickname)
GENDER: Genderqueer, born male
PRONOUNS: he/him/his, they/them/their
ORIENTATION: Panromantic (open to polyamory)

BIRTHDATE: Late Summer 2751
AGE: 21 as of Late Summer 2772
LOCATION: Fort Weyr
OCCUPATION: Apprentice Scribe, Whercandidate
WING: N/A

APPEARANCE
EYES: Bright blue, like a pure pool of water
HAIR: Blonde, trimmed nicely at the back, bangs hanging in the front
HEIGHT AND BUILD: 6' 2", awkward, some muscle
PLAY-BY: N/A, art credits go to picrew.me
FULL APPEARANCE: Mackenzie stands at 6' 2", a normally solid height, with a little musculature. With a high metabolism, he remains more slender than muscular, and moves quite awkwardly as a result. Their blonde hair is kept trimmed neatly, the bangs swept into their eyes more often than not. His eyes are large and round, bright blue and often filled with wonder and curiosity. He wears a set of large round glasses that help him to see clearly, though his sight isn't the absolute worst without them; the world and objects around him appear only mostly blurry when far away from him. Their preferred clothing tends to be sweaters and turtlenecks, even in warm weather, though they ditch the sweaters so they don't sweat like crazy. He tends to wear a dark turtleneck under a light heather-colored sweater, with simple shoes and a pair of beige slacks. Mackenzie is almost always seen carrying around his beloved journal and a writing implement of some kind to take notes about the various things they encounter in their day.

PERSONALITY
PERSONALITY: Mackenzie is a gentle giant. With his 6’ 2" mass, he moves awkwardly and can be quite clumsy, though he never lets that get him down too much. People can't help the way they were born, after all. He loves to cuddle and be physically affectionate with friends and loved ones, but scared he'll accidentally hurt them.

Mackenzie has a fondness for several things in life, including klah, reading, and the study of whers and dragons, whers in particular. Dragons seem to get all the attention, in their opinion. Why not shower whers with love and adoration too? Thus, Mackenzie is often discovered deep in thought on whers, drinking klah under a blanket. For some reason, they feel cold quite often, and are thus fond of fluffy sweaters and blankets. Even Mackenzie can't explain why.

As a side hobby, Mackenzie enjoys cooking and sketching whers, dragons, and people, in that order. After years of this, they are quite good, though they refuse to admit this. Knowing that dragons are an uncommon sight in the Hold, he jumps at the chance to draw them, often hiding away in a corner to sketch in secret while observing the subject of his art. Unlike his written and mental knowledge of dragons and whers, Mackenzie is very shy about showing any of the sketches in his sketchbook (he carries both a journal for his notes and a sketchbook for drawing) to anyone.

No matter who you are, where you come from, or how you identify, Mackenzie will love and accept you. Like a big blonde Great Dane, no matter how harshly you yell at him, Mackenzie will always absorb the words and offer you a hug to make you feel better. He has no temper whatsoever, and will never yell at anyone, unless it's to defend someone's feelings. If you hurt someone's feelings around Mackenzie, you better start running, because Mackenzie's about to school your butt.

However, underneath his easygoing nature, gentle temper, and willingness to listen, Mackenzie is a mess of anxiety and hang-ups. They suffer occasional bouts of depression, and is almost always terribly anxious under his kind smile. Once Mackenzie takes all the hurt he can from himself and others, he crashes. Simply shuts down. They will hide away, refusing visitors, drinking too much klah than what’s healthy, sleeping very little, and contemplating why life can be so cruel.

All in all, Mackenzie is a good person, with a love of books and hugs and soft things. He is sensitive to the feelings of others and won't hesitate to come to their aid, but will also happily let people release their pain by venting to him, no matter how hurtful it may be. Mackenzie has no sign of a mean temper, but will always scold a bully and teach them the error of their ways. With an intense love of whers, they will gladly share their knowledge with those who wish to learn about Mackenzie’s favorite creatures.

HISTORY
FAMILY:
Unknown biological father, died shortly after Mackenzie's birth
Unknown biological mother, died in childbirth
Daemon (foster father, Journeyman Harper, 59)
Lillian (foster mother, Journeyman Scribe, 55)
Raymond (older foster brother, 22)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER: None, but open!
BIRTHPLACE: Southern Boll (currently residing in Fort Hold)
HISTORY: Mackenzie does not know whether he was born out of love or by a passing moment of passion, and feels he should not know. His mother died bearing him into this world, while his father, supposedly a Miner, disappeared shortly after his birth, and is presumed dead. Mackenzie was taken in at infancy by a loving family with a son of their own, and has been raised by them in Southern Boll.

Mackenzie knew he wasn't biologically related to his foster family from the start, as his parents never kept anything from him, not believing in hiding the truth of Mackenzie's previous circumstances. Mackenzie, however, feels no different toward his family. He loves them deeply, with all his heart, body, and soul. He and his older brother Raymond are very close, despite Raymond being three inches taller than Mackenzie and at least 50 pounds heavier in muscle. Mackenzie especially has a soft spot for his mother, the pale and frail woman she is, taking great pains to prepare good foods for her to keep her strength up.

Mackenzie developed an interest for dragons and whers when they were lucky enough to witness a Search occur near their home, at the tender age of 7 Turns. After telling his parents in delight, he immediately began to draw his best rendition of the dragon and rider he saw. Disgusted with the poor quality of the drawing, Mackenzie trashed it and began again. Frustrated time and time again with the sketches, they worked hard until, finally, an accurate and good-looking sketch of the dragon and rider appeared on the page. It had taken them the entirety of a Turn of furious work to accomplish it, but they succeeded in the end, and an artist and a wher/dragon enthusiast was born.

Mackenzie expressed an interest and talent for the Scribecraft and began Apprenticing as soon as he was eligible. In between their Scribe studies, they worked at their sketching, turning into a hobby they were very skilled in. He also came across books on whers and dragons during his years of Apprenticing, happily absorbing the contents and adding the knowledge to his repertoire.

It was only recently, within the last couple of Turns, that Mackenzie felt the need to explore more of himself. So absorbed in their work, they had completely ignored the need and want to learn more about themself. Only a slight push from his mother managed to get Mackenzie out the door and onto the invisible, but ever-present, road of self-discovery. Now, Mackenzie is happily 'in between', as they put it, always glad at the pun regarding the ability of dragons to go between.

Even after he became an adult in the eyes of law, Mackenzie remained with his foster family in Southern Boll, reasonably content enough to stay and aid in the care of his mother, who's been degrading slowly as time wears on. It was only recently that Mackenzie finally made the choice to follow their dreams, thanks to their mother's gentle nudging. Swallowing down any anxieties or fears of rejection, he made the journey to Fort Weyr, bypassing the Hold entirely, except to briefly stop and look around. After all, he'd heard many stories of what had happened over Fort Hold's long history, and wanted to see for himself. Finally, they have arrived at the Weyr, hoping they have what it takes to be a wherhandler.
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IC Information
What type of candidate is your character: Wher

What color/s does your character want?: Mackenzie doesn't classify whers (or dragons) by color, necessarily. All they want is a friend, regardless of color, though a white might be interesting. Eh! :3
Does your character have any personality preferences or concerns?: Mackenzie would enjoy a partner with similar intelligence to himself, with a love of discovering new things as well. If not, just a companion to ramble to floats his boat.
Does your character have any other preferences or concerns?: Mackenzie has no preferences or concerns that have not been already mentioned. :)

OOC Information
If your character is a dual candidate IC, do you have a strong preference on whether they Impress dragon or wher?: N/A

What color(s) are you willing for your character to impress to?: I'm good with all colors.
Do you want your character to be eligible for gold?: Yes, please!
Do you have any personality preferences or concerns?: Same as Mackenzie: hopefully smart and eager to learn, or just a friend to vibe with.
Do you have any other preferences or concerns?: Mackenzie is not a leader, at all. I don't think he'd be a good fit with a wher with a leading personality, as he'd rather follow someone else and work hard than lead.
Why do you think these choice/s would be a good fit?: I can see Mackenzie performing his Thread duty with his partner(s) and then simply going to rub down his friend(s) and pamper them for their work. xD

Do you have any preferences about the conditions of your character’s impression?: If possible, maybe Mackenzie would be hanging toward the back of the group, observing and jotting down notes in a frenzy when some wher shows up. :)
Are you alright with your character getting hurt? What injury level is acceptable/what should be avoided?: Pretty much all levels of injury are acceptable, with the exception of major scarring/limb-loss/death.

Is there anything you will ABSOLUTELY NOT accept?: Nope. Mackenzie is just chill. xD
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