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HPM - Second Character - Ahnka by cherifish HPM - Second Character - Ahnka by cherifish

Second character for HPM, and about damn time, Cher! I’ve been posting a lot of art of her lately because I already absolutely positively one-hundred-percent adore her, and now I can finally post her app! I hope she doesn’t disappoint!

 


 

Ahnka Ingadóttir


" AH-n-KAH "

/ Icelandic / Daughter of Ingi and Una / 

Age:  Nineteen

Gender:  Female

Pokemon:  Clauncher 

Height:  5’2”/ 157.5cm

Bodystyle:  Skinny/ No shape AT ALL 

Birthday:  September Twenty-Two

Home Island: Affection Atoll (lives near the beach)

Personality

 

Ahnka is quite possibly the most spirited and lively girl you might ever have the pleasure in meeting. No matter the weather or circumstance, a large smile is always planted across her face, and she always seems to have endless energy to spare. Being with her may just even bring a spring to your dull step should you be having a particularly foul day. 

Ahnka rarely lets anything get her down. She has learnt from experience that good and bad will happen regardless of what you do, and one should just go with life’s flow. She is constantly seeking out ways to keep herself active and moving about, and may come across as a hard worker who hardly takes a break. Actually, this is indeed true. If there is a task Ahnka fails at, she will stubbornly continue to work at it until she gets it right. She never feels depressed nor defeated, and she certainly does not consider her missing arm a disability. She’ll give you an earful if even the slightest hint of pity is shown. 

She has an undying thirst to learn new things, and her pestering questions may get on others nerves. Affection and trust comes easily with her, but she is a loyal friend for life.

 

History

"The village where I am from is small and surrounded by the ocean. The wind is always strong and everything is always covered in salt, but no one minds. Everyone lives in peace, and everyone knows everyone. All the women stay on land while all the men go to sea. Almost everyone has a Father who is a fisherman, even me. Father is a quiet man, but his laugh can be heard throughout the entire village. He always picks me up and spins me around, and he always smells like fish and seawater. He taught me everything he knew about the Ocean, about the currents and its pulls, the plant life and the sea life, about its calmness and its anger. He said to fear the Ocean as much as you respect it. 


I grew up always watching him in the water, but I was not able to join him. Women were not allowed to fish, it was too dangerous. Instead, I would help Mother in the rice fields every day. There were no other siblings to help her but me.

In our village, there is a scripture which everyone knows.

“Inga”

“In” is the start of all things, and “Ga” is their end. The older villagers often refer to the Ocean as ‘Inga’. It’s the start of all life and when that life ends, Inga takes it away.


Inga was always a constant presence in my life. I felt like it always watched over me, and watched over my Father as he worked. Mother and I would pray to it for his safe return every night. Though one day, a storm came to the village and Inga took him away.

Someone said they had never seen Inga so ferocious before. It was like mountains crashing down and shaking the land. Someone said the Gods in the sky kept throwing spears of light which made the air split in two. Someone said they saw Father going back for his friend. Someone even said they saw me swimming out as well, though I don't remember anything, so I just believe them.

Many Villagers lost many things that night, myself included. Though as “In” says, everyone began to rebuild and restart from the beginning. Though Mother could not forget what had happened. She feared Inga, and she soon came to hate it. In time, we both left the village and went to live in the mountains, far, far away from any water.

She forgot about Inga, but I could not. I knew everything about the Ocean, but the Ocean was all I knew. On my nineteenth birthday, I left the mountains and traveled to a place closer to my heart. I am at my calmest when I am in the water, and it brings me closer to my Father. When I find another village surrounded by it, I am going to swim every day, and then I am going to learn how to fish."

Occupation



Job: Hopeful Fisherman Apprentice.

Small side job /Business: “Sunny Beaches”

Works on her own in cleaning the beaches and rivers of Raccolto from rubbish and other debris washed up. She accepts all recyclable donations found by residents.

Any items still in good condition are cleaned-up and re-used for a different purpose. Her knick-knacks and ‘inventions’ are also available for purchase should anyone take a liking to them.

Dog/Cat Race: Shinx (not yet discovered)

Dog/Cat’s name: (Possible future name : Snorri)
 

Talents // Funfacts:



- Has a surprising amount of strength for her small and thin stature. Can also run and swim exceedingly fast despite her lack of a limb. (perhaps its absence is the reason for her exercised strength.) 

- Doesn’t let her misfortunes count as a handicap in any way, nor does she let it bother her. In fact, she often forgets she is even missing anything.

- She has constant ravenous appetite for fish, however her ridiculously high metabolism ensures she keeps her skinny waist. 

Can whistle incredibly loud.

- She is still learning how to read.


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sangchu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014
ahnka's clothes are the best asdfgh <3
she's such an interesting character, and pretty much the most adorable too i've decided ; u ; you draw her so well too anyone would fall in love with her at first sight lol u v u and i'm pretty sure amelie would love to help teach her to read, she did lots of it being stuck inside her home for so long~ anyways! i love this one too cher, asdfgh ALL your characters kill me ok ;; /flops <33
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cherifish Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Heheh thank you very much! I'm glad you like her! I fell in love with her too, she is so fun to act out.
Im certain Amelie would get along with her, they should meet some time and do girlie stuff!
And yes, please teach her to read, she'd love that!
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Cute-Saki Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
She is so unique and adorable, uuuurgggh!!! :cionimdedplz:
I simply adoreeee characters with some unique roots and making her a girl from a(n Icelandic) tribe is just perfect! Instant love!!! Butttt first things first: The art is great! Your style is sooo pretty and Ahnka's design is lovely and albeit simple, her outfit makes my fashionista heart go doki doki! Changing the app like this is an interesting approach, too, and I love the background you came up with!

As for the written part: It's simply darling! Adorable personality meets great history, I am on cloud nine! SO GO AND RP A LOT WITH HER SO WE WILL BE GRACED WITH MORE ART FROM YOU!!!!
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cherifish Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
OMG SAKIII! Look at all these wonderful comments from you in my inbox, what what?? I totally don't deserve all this love!
thank you so much for taking the time to go through my works and leave me a few words (or a lot of words HA!) You are so kind, seriously, marry me.
AHEM but yes, I'm very pleased you like Ahnka! Her style is a little deceiving actually, she'll pretty much wear anything. Please bring Amara to the rescue, especially on her salt-encased hair. they can totally have a girly night of dressups. Oh, Phoebe is invited too.
And never fear, there will be plenty more art of her!
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Poket-Skitts Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
You already know by now how much I love her, but I'll say it again anyways; she's such a freakin' cutie and I adore her design ;v;
Her bubbly personality seems like loads of fun and the way you told the story is simply amazing! But oh gosh was it sad ;A;
And I like the way you drew the background for the app. It's really create and interesting~
You seem to have a whole list of people who wanna rp with her already so I'll ask when you're free next time <3
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cherifish Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Thank you so much Kitty! I'm super glad when people like you enjoy my characters, it makes me more motivated about it!
And yes, a sad story for a change! (Loosing an arm doesn't happen on happy terms after all, hoho)
I actually am holding off on RPs with her for the moment as I'm having trouble responding to the few ones I have atm, but once I finish some she TOTALLY needs to meet Phoebe, its a must!
And thank you again for the lovely commento!
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Applewaffles Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
You always have such amazing fashion for all of your characters.  It's been a delight seeing you post artwork of her, and now that she's got an official intro it's great to read about her in depth!  I can't wait to see what kinds of crazy adventures she's going to get into.
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cherifish Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Oh wow, what a nice comment *SOBS* Thank you so much!! Muchos crazy adventures to be had fo sho!
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perhapsgingersnaps Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I so love the markings on her skin! And her shape. And everything.
She is so adorable!!! I can't wait to see more of her around HPM! <3

And can I just tell you how much I love that background? I think it's super cute and clever. Great work!
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cherifish Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Me too me too, the markings are my ultimate FAV to draw! And skinny anatomy, 'aint nothing better! 
I'm pretty darn proud of the background actually, horf horf horf! Thank you so much for the kind comment!
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