Bojack "Boots" McKenzie

OOC Information

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  1.   1.  Appearance
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  Details
  3.   3.  NPCs
  4.   4.  History
    1.   4.1  Summary
    2.   4.2  Thread Archive

Signalment

  • Name: Bojack McKenzie
    • Pronunciation: b-oh-jakk mikk-KEN-zee
    • Nickname: Boots
  • Date of Birth: 16 Feb 2018
    • Birthplace: West Virginia, USA
  • Species: Low-content Coydog (Luperci Ortus) 1
  • Sex: Female
    • Pronouns: She/Her

Community

Portrait

By Despi

OOC Assumptions

Del Cenere Gang members may assume and reference the following without discussion/asking:

  • Seeing Boots...
    • ... having general non-specific conversation - "Hi, how are you" type conversations. (She's a bit of a surly character!)
    • ... tending to DCG's large Communal hoofstock.
    • ... glued to her brother's side.
    • ... assisting folks with their own livestock.

Plot Opportunities

Allow Boots to help with Livestock!

  • She's a rough and tumble sort of gal, always ready to get her hands dirty and take life by the horns.
  • Do you need aid with a Rustling gig? Take Boots and Holly. The dynamic duo can work wonders.
  • Boots knows a lot about handling horses and can aid your character in the following tasks:
    • Branding
    • Gelding
    • Hoof Care
  • For more specific plots and assumptions, please reach out to DCG Leadership.


1.  Appearance

Overview

  • Fur: Thick, plush, double-coated, and distinctly dog. Seemingly impermeable. Possesses full body wave.
    • Optime Hair: Long and very blonde, not that that's super distinctive - she braids it, and then pins it up into an almost rough bun to keep it out of the way.
  • Facial Features: Undeniably dog - boxy muzzled, dark mask, and floppy ears. Usually either serious or snide in expression.
    • Eyes: Pale gold and almond shaped, and usually scrutinizing and judgemental.
  • Build and Size: Broad and muscular. She's got a very square torso as opposed to feminine curves and she is considerably busty.
    • Lupus: xx lbs (xx kg) — xx in (xx cm)
    • Secui: xxx lbs (xx kg) — xx in (xxx cm)
    • Optime: x ft xx in (xx in) (xxx cm) — xxx lbs (xx kg)
  • Humanization: High. Rarely leaves Optime form to best handle livestock, and has rough-hewn hands.

Interaction

  • Speech: Crass, gruff, and opinionated, but even-toned. Her words are concise and she's not one to mince words.
  • Scent: Leather, horses, sweetgrass, dog, Del Cenere Gang
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Chews on long blades of grass and picks her teeth often.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Closed off and unsociable. Keeps her arms crossed and her speech succinct, making her seem largely unapproachable.

Palette

Fur

 Taupe (#423932)

 Matterhorn (#4C3C3D)

 Dorado (#6F5C58)

 Sandstone (#786F68)

 Indian Khaki (#C3A581)

 Sapling (#DDC9A8)

 Silk (#C4B7AE)

 Swiss Coffee (#E1DEDC)

Eyes

 Mongoose (#B5A67F)

Nose and Pawpads

 Zeus (#211C19)


2.  Personality

2.1  Basics

Archetypes

Tropes

Alignment

  • True Neutral
    • Based upon her alignment, Bojack is most likely to:
      • Provide for friends, and expect to be repaid in some manner.
      • Support the law when advantageous to do so.
      • Take risks if the benefits are great.
      • Believe people deserve the treatment they are willing to endure.

Overview

Bojack can easily be described as an acquired taste as far as personalities go. She's aloof, stern, and takes very little guff from others. She sports a know-it-all attitude and staunch independence to which she wields without hesitation to do whatever she wants, whenever she wants. Boots' strong will is bent only slightly to fall in line with Del Cenere's authority, but otherwise, she can come across as crude and disrespectful. She is not overtly generous, and regards most relationships as transactional, which can be construed as her being utterly cut-and-dry with her interpersonal interactions. It's rather difficult to get through the stone walls she puts up to keep others at bay.

Beneath her shrewd surface, Bojack does, surprisingly, enjoy social interaction with close companions, where she can act loud and larger than life. She adores a good, friendly competition, and can manage to swallow her enormous pride when humored.


2.2  Details

► Interests

  • Likes: Horses, cattle, pranks, harmless hassling, personal freedom
  • Dislikes: Oppressive authority, dealing in absolutes, people messing with livestock

► Biases

  • Internalized misogyny: Due to her upbringing, Boots unwittingly expresses misogynistic views and will stubbornly compete with other women to prove her own place and status.
  • Theologically close-minded: Skeptical of beliefs not revolving Abrahamic religions. Will openly regard them as "weird" or "outlandish".
  • Non-Luperci: Looks down on non-luperci, but will overlook their perceived shortcoming if they're able to shepherd effectively or prove useful.

► Motivations and Fears

  • Motivation: Proving herself, self reliance, and personal freedom
  • Fears: Dependence, death, harm coming to her community, Deific reckoning

► Sexuality

  • Asexual
    • Disinterested in sexual encounters
    • Has a mild touch aversion, but it's more apparent with intimate situations
    • Does not like to connect with others without a foundation of trust

► Substances

  • Smokes and Drinks
    • Boots rarely partakes in substances, but will socially imbibe
    • Exclusively smokes tobacco when using recreationally
    • Does not drink to get drunk
    • Has a seemingly non-addictive personality and never "over-does" things

► Spirituality

  • Abandoned Lutheran faith
    • Once held belief in an single Abrahamic God.
    • Regards religion with thorough skepticism.
    • Still experiences a fear of God.


3.  NPCs

Foley

Signalment

By Despi

  • Gender: John
  • Species: Mule
  • Date of Birth: ~2017
  • Onboard?: Yes

Appearance

  • Size:
    • Height: 17.5 hh (70 in, 177.8 cm)
    • Weight: ~1000 lbs (~453.59 kg)
  • Key Features: Large, placcid mule.
  • Coloration: Flaxen chestnut.

Summary

Del Cenere Gang members may assume:

  • Seeing Boots working with other livestock while riding Foley.
  • Foley befriending smaller hoofstock.
  • Foley generally hanging out at the stock yard.
  • More Information »

Skills & Abilities:

  • Both pull-trained and rider-trained.
  • Slow moving but very steady and cautious.
  • Easy rider

Description:

Foley is a large mule with likely Mammoth heritage or heavy draft horse heritage. He's a flaxen chestnut color, and is well-groomed and fed - It's evident that Boots likes to pretty him up to make him as impressive as possible and he's remarkably tolerant of a lot of treatment.

Personality:

Docile and mild-mannered, Foley expresses his affection frequently by lipping at Bojack and severely undercutting her stand-offish tone. She, undeniably, is utterly fond of her soft-hearted mule.

History:

  • 2018: Traded to the McKenzie Family as a work animal.
  • 2019: Gifted to Bojack once shifted.


4.  History

4.1  Summary

Bojack McKenzie and brother, Holland McKenzie, were born in a small, dog-dominant community in Appalachian America. Predominantly settlers, they'd taken up homesteading around a local church and its parish, following the Lutheran faith and rearing livestock. As per his culture's customs, Holly's ears were docked from a young age for the belief that it would make him a better shepherd - to which Bojack immensely envied in her youth. Life was relatively quiet throughout the duo's adolescence, both growing brash and braggadocios as the days went on and ever-testing the boundaries of their Smallsville-esque community, without any true repercussion.

The young duo, however, uncovered corruption at the heart of their collective at the hands of the little Church itself - the man heralded as their preacher had been smuggling illicit substances in the small-scale, but had graduated into seedier trades. When a rash of unshifted youth started going missing, Bojack and Holland had decided to investigate as to where it was they were going, only to discover the preacher's trafficking, to which they were run off into the night. Shaken in their beliefs, the two travelled north, peddling what they could of stolen goods and their animal husbandry skillsets, before meeting Dustin Scarborough and Dillon Harland, whom they stuck with. The quartet of dogs joined Del Cenere Gang at the end of July in 2020.

4.2  Thread Archive

  • If you reference this pNPC in your thread, please adhere to Del Cenere's policies and add your thread to the archive!
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January 2021

  1. Picking up speed (Jan)
    Rafaela overhears a rumor about some wild horses in Cape Acadia and Boots agrees to show her how to scout for them.
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1 95% Dog (Landrace, livestock guardian breeds, shepherds, puli, et al.), 5% Northeastern Coyote

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