Holland "Holly" McKenzie

OOC Information

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  1.   1.  Appearance
  2.   2.  Personality
    1.   2.1  Basics
    2.   2.2  Details
  3.   3.  History
    1.   3.1  Summary
    2.   3.2  Thread Archive

Signalment

  • Name: Holland McKenzie
    • Pronunciation: h-AHll-end mikk-KEN-zee
    • Nickname: Holly
  • Date of Birth: 16 Feb 2018
    • Birthplace: West Virginia, USA
  • Species: Low-content Coydog (Luperci Ortus) 1
  • Sex: Male
    • Pronouns: He/Him

Community

Portrait

By Despi

OOC Assumptions

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

  • Seeing Holly...
    • ... having general non-specific conversation - "Hi, how are you" type conversations. (He can be a bit abrasive!)
    • ... tending to DCG's large Communal hoofstock.
    • ... hanging around his sister.
    • ... assisting folks with their own livestock.

Plot Opportunities

Allow Holly to help with Livestock!

  • He's a bit to handle. Brash, rough around the edges, and competitive - he likes to jump into work headfirst.
  • Do you need aid with a Rustling gig? Take Boots and Holly. The dynamic duo can work wonders.
  • Holly knows a lot about handling horses and can aid your character in the following tasks:
    • Branding
    • Gelding
    • Hoof Care
    • Basic Veterinary Care
    • Rearing Livestock
  • For more specific plots and assumptions, please reach out to DCG Leadership.


1.  Appearance

Overview

  • Fur: Thick and horribly dense. The double coat is difficult to penetrate, and makes him appear even larger than he actually is.
    • Optime Hair: Wavy, darker blonde. He tries to keep it a similar length to his Massive Poofy Coat.
  • Facial Features: Dog, through and through. His face is broad and thick, and he's somewhat jowly. He has cropped ears, and the fur makes them look almost rounded, like a bear's.
    • Eyes: Gold and intense. They're keen and somewhat scrutinizing.
  • Build and Size: Very large, and very boxy. He's got a barrel chest and looks utterly imposing due to his sheer size and the added volume of his thick coat. He's got a lil bit of a gut!
    • Lupus: 99 lbs (45 kg) — 29.5 in (75 cm)
    • Secui: 180 lbs (81.65 kg) — 49 in (124.46 cm)
    • Optime: 6 ft 7 in (79 in) (200.66 cm) — 275 lbs (124.74 kg)
  • Humanization: High. Rarely leaves Optime form to best handle livestock, and has rough-hewn hands and scarred knuckles, but when he does shift, it's almost exclusively to Secui.

Interaction

  • Speech: Low and sparse. Keeps his sentences succinct and informative. Typically communicates with grunts or hums of affirmation rather than speaking with people he's unfamiliar with. Has a voice like a marlboro red.
  • Scent: Leather, horses, sweetgrass, dog, lake, Del Cenere Gang
  • Quirks, Gestures, Etc.: Wrings his hands when he's idle, tugging on his fingers more or less and popping his knuckles often. Purses his lips a lot.
  • General Posture and Body Language: Dominating and imposing, despite not being outwardly aggressive. Largely impassive.

Palette

Fur

 Cocoa Brown (#352623)

 Limed Oak (#AC8354)

 Hillary (#AB9D89)

 Mongoose (#BEA37B)

 Akaroa (#D4BBA2)

 Sapling (#DDC9A8)

 Ebb (#ECE7E6)

Eyes

 Driftwood (#A8874F)

Nose and Pawpads

 Cod Gray (#140F11)


2.  Personality

2.1  Basics

Archetypes

Tropes

Alignment

  • True Neutral
    • Based upon his alignment, Holland 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

Holly is just a big a personality as his sister, yet the duo of them jive well together. Compared to Boots, he's more personable, if only slightly - though he seems to have trouble differentiating between what can be considered appropriate or not. He likes to needle others and has a notably dry humor - because of his deadpan nature it's difficult to gauge the authenticity of his words, but he's generally quite harmless. The way he and Bojack riff off of one another is reminiscent to another cut-and-dry duo. (For clarity's sake, Holland regularly fits the bill of April Ludgate.)

He's only subtly more sociable, but prefers quiet social interactions, and is fond of simpler hobbies like fishing or cooking.


2.2  Details

► Interests

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

► Biases

  • 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.
  • Men are Stronger: Male figures are considered providers and protectors, but that's not to say that women are automatically delegated to a nurturing role. Regularly thinks women are smarter than himself.

► Motivations and Fears

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

► Sexuality

  • Bisexual
    • Disinterested in sexual encounters
    • Closeted bisexual - may react poorly to intimate interactions with males
      • Overcompensates his masculinity and female attraction to cover for his attraction to the same sex
    • Does not like to connect with others without a foundation of trust

► Substances

  • Smokes and Drinks
    • Holly rarely partakes in substances, but will socially imbibe
    • Exclusively smokes tobacco when using recreationally
    • Does not drink to get drunk
    • Likes to have a beverage on hand while he works or fishes

► Spirituality

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


3.  History

3.1  Summary

Holland McKenzie and sister, Bojack 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. 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.

3.2  Thread Archive

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