Character: Fuchsia White

Nonbinary in the "real way"

I wrote eighteen thousand words about my gender. Which, by the way, is literally nearly as much as my Stablehand explanation post (aka WSP) and “autobiography” post combined, which were ~10k words each. (It took me two weeks.)

It’s a lot, but I needed to get it out.

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Hmm, if I’m doing the geek programming thing with Fuchsia White probably the way it works is Pterosaurs had gender before Candora and then subsequent inherits* just left off that part of the interface to create a genderless race, Fuchsia being a relic based on the old model that happened to be an inherit of Candora or one of hers that didn’t have the change

37, 42 and 48 for the. fuchsia, rite? was that the name idr

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37. How is your character’s imagination? Daydreaming a lot? Worried most of the time? Living in memories?

Fuchsia is definitely very imaginative and likes to fantasise about things, whether they’re probable and immediately relevant to the now or not.

42. What does your character want most? What do they need really badly, compulsively? What are they willing to do, to sacrifice, to obtain?

Haha well… Fuchsia is fairly self-sufficient but I know from a song I was working on a bit very recently she REALLY wants to know the unknown. Learning stuff about her ancestor Candora made her just really really want to know what it was like to be Candora and what was going through her mind and sorta, what on earth Candora would have wanted for whoever discovered her “Vox”. She wants to have a dialogue with the past and with her idol she will never be able to have, particularly in an era where nobody else wants anything to do with Candora.

Fuchsia is pretty much giving up the opportunity to form her own dreams and aspirations in order to learn about Candora and do what she wanted but in a way to learn about the unknown is what Fuchsia most wants anyway so it’s both a sacrifice of sorts and a dream come true.

48. How are your character’s gestures? Vigorous? Weak? Controlled? Compulsive? Energetic? Sluggish?

I’d say at first Fuchsia’s gestures are pretty quick and snappy and confident, but then again I see being more controlled, calm, and fluid aligning with her overall character better. She’s probably the latter most of the time but sometimes the former. The way she behaves would probably make Virid nervous and fidgety, but the unnamed “punk” sparklecat would probably find it cool.

Hmm probably Fuchsia’s weapon will simply be “Candora’s Vox”, this sort of microphone/megaphone-like thing that allows her to do interesting effects with her voice and gives her powers, sorta in the same spirit as the Stablehand Soulful archetype

I realised I’d really liked the couple of silly vaguely-metal ‘quietly rasp-scream the lyrics’ things I’d put in the intro song because they were so weird and silly, to the point it might make sense to just go with ‘occasionally just suddenly a bold rocker’ being part of her personality

Your first glimpse of Fuchsia White!This is not her real design stylistically/anatomically, it’s just a doodle I sloppily did in Inkscape to figure out her colours/patterns on because Inkscape is great for making colour splashes whose colour can very quickly be changed. But, it’s something.(In each view I drew her wearing one glove/shoe respectively to show the limb colours. :p)

Your first glimpse of Fuchsia White!

This is not her real design stylistically/anatomically, it’s just a doodle I sloppily did in Inkscape to figure out her colours/patterns on because Inkscape is great for making colour splashes whose colour can very quickly be changed. But, it’s something.

(In each view I drew her wearing one glove/shoe respectively to show the limb colours. :p)

The creative process

Me: Well if it’s useless to think I can make Amy Rose actually awesome I’mma need a new name and species and shit

“: What’s another flower that’s pink…. oh yeah FUCHSIA like the Superpower

“: But Fuchsia isn’t quite a name by itself, I need like a second name like idk Fuchsia White?

“: Haha I kinda like that actually

“: Now I need a new animal like idk what a pterosaur?

“: Fuchsia White the pterosaur

“: perfect

Ok so basically, the idea behind Fuchsia White is kinda like this post I’m sure you’re familiar with:

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The idea is Fuchsia stumbled onto one of the most amazing weapons in the universe, but nobody would ever think of using it or touching it because it was too girly

But Fuchsia happens to be the only person in this universe who isn’t mentally 12 so she just picks it up without even considering what it looks like, having no idea what she has on her bright pink winged hands until much later at which point she’s just like ‘really’

Her major “power”, which isn’t really a power at all, is the ability to do things that might be considered feminine or emotional or otherwise awkward with all the practical frankness of an engineer (she can do practical things with the same practical frankness too, though that doesn’t guarantee she’ll be the best one for the job because hey no one’s good at everything), and to evaluate the aesthetics and merits of things completely outside of the context of gender.

Yep this is the hero I imagine. Says a lot about me, doesn’t it?