Taneda Akies | Risa SeikaGender:
Seika talks a lot. She doesn’t really expect people to listen to the entire thing; at least, that’s what she says. In reality, the moment someone shows that they’re not listening, be it through not answering a direct question, or just staying silent for too long, she’ll immediately check up and see if they are indeed tuned out. While she can’t be more than briefly offended, she will immediately act offended, even if it does pass in a minute or two as she babbles on about the next thing.
Tireless and enthusiastic about most things that aren’t to her distaste, Seika is a fiercely independent creature who throws herself on the mercy of others for the sake of it. She enjoys acting dependent without actually being so. In reality, she craves power and influence over others. Both in and out of combat, she plays nice and always keeps the fights looking fair, at least when talking about attacks coming from her side. But she won’t hesitate to take advantage of situations she can play up to be better or worse or just plain different than what they actually are. In her eyes, it’s finding the truth- digging it out and revealing it.
Despite her normally observant nature, there are times when Seika can appear to be dense or naïve. This is mostly a ploy to garner sympathy or affection from others, but sometimes jokes or culture simply fly over her head. Seika’s fondness for food goes a long way in gaining her apparent trust, as she accepts gifts of all sorts but loves it when they show meaning and understanding of her as a person- at least, the part of her that she shows off to the world. For example, giving her a strawberry whipped cream angelfood cake when she remarked a week ago that she adores them would be thoughtful and completely endear her to the gift giver.
There’s just something about fighting that she generally dislikes and tries to avoid. It just seems to not work out for her most of the time- even if she wins a battle, there could be consequences down the line. For this reason, Seika avoids combat. However, if she does end up fighting, she prefers not to be in direct command. Perhaps she could be influencing the orders sent out, from the sidelines, but she would hate to have to take responsibility for anything she does on the battlefield. Even if she would be happy to announce in a straightforward or public fashion her responsibility, it would be for the brownie points mostly- even if she herself thinks it’s genuine.Likes:
⤧ Equipment ⤧ Seika is a big fan of weapons, armor, and other accoutrements used for battle. She finds the craftsmanship admirable and has a devoted interest in fabrics and purveyors of such. It's a simple fact that she would gladly go out of her way to view or purchase a new dagger or pair of arm guards.
⤧ Compliments ⤧ This goes both ways; Seika particularly enjoys giving other people compliments and garnering different reactions, etc. especially when it looks oddly sincere or abrupt and could catch them off guard.
⤧ Stuffed Animals ⤧ They are just so frikking cute. Seika can't help but be charmed by their fluffy fur coats or soft, velvety ears. Not to mention their adorable looks and their perfectly stuffed shape that makes them perfect for being squeezed all day and night long.
⤧ Wind ⤧ There's something about the feeling of the wind on her face and against her body that makes her happy and energized.
⤧ Rainbows ⤧ Their beautiful and wide spectrum of different colors appeals to Seika in a big way. Even if it's not a rainbow in the sky, ones cast across the ground by prisms are also lovely, as are painted rainbows. She only dislikes overly neon and harsh rainbows; the light and delicacy of a flickering rainbow is beautiful though.Dislikes:
⤧ Being Ignored ⤧ It's really her biggest pet peeve if she flat out asks someone a question, they seem to have heard it and are not otherwise occupied visibly, and they simply just don't answer. She doesn't understand how someone can lack that basic courtesy of just responding even if it is to say that they are busy right now and can't reply.
⤧ Liars ⤧ Personally, Seika strives her very best to never say things that she doesn't believe to be true. And if she ends up being wrong about something, she'll apologize for it whenever possible.
⤧ Visibly Holding Grudges ⤧ Let the past remain in the past! To Seika, digging up old dirt or maintaining a dislike of someone or something over an event long in the past is shameful and immature. She understands that not everyone can get along and sometimes due to bad blood existing from previous interactions, but she doesn't approve of pettiness. It's okay to dislike somebody else and be straightforward about it, but don't be a **** essentially is her opinion.
⤧ Prolonged Darkness ⤧ There's plenty of beautiful things to be found at night and in the shadows, but Seika is extremely reliant on visuals and she dislikes being left without them.
⤧ Corn ⤧ Although it's a somewhat healthy food option, Seika refuses to eat corn unless it's the most logical option (read: the only option). She just plain dislikes it.Motivations:
⤧ Popularity ⤧ While Seika is not necessarily looking to become famous or a celebrity, she would like to be well-liked and welcomed to talk to in all of her interactions.
⤧ Photography ⤧ While she's not an avid sightseer, Seika loves taking pictures of just about everything including the scenery, people, food, and essentially... well, everything means everything. As long as it appeals to her, she'll snap a photo. Finding and taking these memories of moments in time keeps Seika moving along and trying new things. Or watching other people try them so she can record it and laugh later.
⤧ Power ⤧ Everything is much better when you're at the top. Or not exactly at the top, but close to the top. Seika isn't looking for direct power as much as she wants to be close to people who have the power, or be able to influence people in a big way. Even if it's inadvertent, she often gravitates towards individuals, organizations, etc. who are powerful in some way or another.
⤧ Enjoyment ⤧ If you're not having fun, what's the point? In Seika's eyes, delayed gratification is a scam. Fun in the moment is more important than working for good things down the line. She needs to be actively enjoying herself or at least having an easy, relaxed or exciting time (depending on her mood), in order to not move onto something else.
⤧ Building a Home ⤧ It's a dream of hers to one day build her own house or set up a flat somewhere, a place that belongs to her and is her very own. Seika is constantly on the look for a perfect location and items to go in her space, even if it's not at the forefront of her mind.Fears:
⤧ Open Water ⤧ There could be anything out there. Especially if one gets stuck in the middle of nowhere, with no help available.
⤧ Forgetting ⤧ Seika is deathly afraid that one day, some of her memories might just slip away slowly. She can't imagine anything worse than forgetting the most important parts of herself, her story, and her relationships.
⤧ Little Spiders ⤧ Giant spiders are okay. But anything smaller than a plate means it's time to skedaddle; even if she has a sword, she can’t really use it on something the size of a dime. The petite variety of arachnids tend to be able to skitter away into small places and can find open cracks in her armor where they could crawl in and get up to nefarious things. Like building webs…
⤧ Unrequited Love ⤧ Seika loves wholly and fiercely. She is straightforward when she likes someone. This applies both platonically, romantically, or anything in between- she's frightened that one day, she might form a deep attachment to somebody while they absolutely don't care for her in return.
⤧ Being Stranded ⤧ It would be a terrible thing for her, to be completely alone and isolated against her will or without her choosing. She would certainly not be able to handle it for long.General AppearanceHeight:
Golden BrownSkin Tone:
Left shoulder, in silver