traum.

If you could, flick the switch and open your third eye
You'd see that, we should never be afraid to die

a chance encounter

The city is... abandoned.

Tiptoeing around the puddles in bedraggled shoes, a lanky young lad emerges out of a gloomy, bleak alleyway. Hands buried deep into the pockets of his over-sized coat, he approaches you rather slowly; observing you. Appraising you. Deftly, he brought down the hood of his bulky coat; debunking an ashen face of the forgotten and unknown. Tresses of mauve, muted strands of hair fall about his frame in an rumpled fashion, luminous under the moon's dim glow.

Funny place to be wandering about in this time of day...
Are you lost?

...

Ah, I see. Holding your gaze, he pauses for a moment. The frame of his face is more defined now; allowing you to examine his distinct features.

He has unusually dark eyes, you notice. The somber, misty nights easily compare to these orbs. They are pools of dusk, you conclude; pools of dusk yearning for dawn.

Well, you look awfully wet. Come get warm and dry. You don't want to catch a cold.

He beckons you to follow as he strides off through the alleyway, snakes of mist whorl about his feet. After a while of following his through a dizzying maze of side-streets, his pace shrinks as he nears a rather small house; inconspicuous amongst the rubble-strewn street. Tendrils of green wind their way up the forlorn bricks, clumps of moss decorate the roof in a haphazard fashion. With a ghost of a smile, he opens the door and ushers you inside.




introduction

Hello, and welcome to my (hopefully short) application for Traumflocke!

First off, this character idea has been recently fleshed out in my mind and is yet to be developed once I hopefully adopt Traum. Thus, the lack of art and pretty visual/literary things.

As you may know, I'm Evon. I hope you do get to know me more by this application as well as my promised dedication for Traum.

NOTE TO TNT: I was not forced to make a petpage application, just in case you were worried that the Meepits held a ray gun to my head and deprived me of food until I finished.

quintessentially

profile


Name: Traumflocke 'Traum' Lise
Pronounced: Trah-um
Meaning: Silvery One.
Gender: male.
Age: 18.
Height: 5.2 ft.
Weight: 55kg.
Build: skinny.
Voice: velvety, effortless.
Location: the sewer pipes
of Drokna.

With a remarkably mauve complexion, hair the colour of dingy lilac and almost no discernible pupils, it's no wonder most people do a double-take when they see this gaunt boy. A bulky ashen coat embellished and adorned with gold thread, consisting mainly out of various diverse pockets which seem to bulge hangs of his shoulders. Threadbare pants drag on the crummy ground. In one hand he clutches a burnished hurricane lantern, smouldering and searing in the darkness.

This boy has definitely seen better days...

The swollen pockets, as you later find out, are what's responsible for the holding of borrowed items - their makeshift home, until he is able to abide them back into the sewers. On the subject of borrowed items, Traum would be highly vexed if you were to label him a cut purse or a thief. He does not intentionally go out to acquire compelling items; rather, he simply sees some intriguing bauble or item and picks it up from the floor/bench or cupboard to revere it, when it absent-mindedly falls into his pocket.

Besides, who else would miss it? 'Tis a ghost city after all.

plot summary

This will eventually be fleshed out into a story.

The year is 4097.

Traum is 18.

The world as we know it is deceased. A heated debate in 3218 between the worlds leaders about whether to leave the planet and live on a nearby moon quickly escalated into nuclear warfare. By 3289 the world was a desolate wasteland. The city of Drokna where Traum lived was possibly the worst area affected. Only those who were too stubborn to leave, stayed behind. The atmosphere has become toxic. This led to Traum's DNA to mutate. Not everyone was as lucky. The majority of the stubborn die.

The mutated DNA meant that he was now able to breath the toxic air without harm and now when high levels of epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine (noradrenaline) and dopamine, (these are the main three hormones that help to produce the fight-or-flight response in scary/dangerous situations) are present, he mutates into his draconian form. It also damaged his aging process and now ages very slowly.

He lives alone in the huge underground pipes that cover the city like a cobweb. They were once sewers but have now dried up, and rather clean.

Occasionally, he will venture back to his mothers house, now wrecked- decaying and decrepit, though he prefers the pipes, as they are much warmer and less draughty.

Fortunately, the air has just recently become breathable for outsiders, though many will never venture back to this ghostly planet.

Shunned by society, labelled as a freak and a danger by other cities, Traum stays in Drokna in memory of his mother and friends that died in the blast. And because, he has no other choice.

about evon

My name is Evon. I'm 18 years of age, and probably never growing up. I'm a self-proclaimed artist, writer and a page designer. Currently, I'm living the dream of drawing concepts and designing storyboards for various animation/creative companies. I'm probably what you label as a nerd.

I, myself, have been playing neopets for over a whopping 10 years now (wow, how old) and I've been very active lately working on my pets' characters.

Things I like to do on Neo: Constantly stalking the PC for drama boards, restocking with 1337-less abilities, adopting out various pets (or lurking those infamous dream pet giveaway boards), working on my pets' characters.

Things I like to do In real life: Running, listening to "real" music, writing, making graphics, volunteering at animal shelters, being awesome, eating tubs of ice cream, drawing & sketching, television series, fangirling over people/stuff who know nothing of my existence.

Currently, I just came back from a very long hiatus so I'm pretty much adjusting and finishing my pets' characters. Due to the transition happening, TNT seemed to accidentally clear all my petpages for my pets. So I'm currently working on getting them back via ticket. Feel free to browse their lookups though!

why Traum?

I can't say I've ever really wanted to apply for a pet as much as I have wanted to apply for Traum - in fact I rarely apply for pets because it takes a lot for me to really want a pet.

I could go on and on about how he's my dream pet, but, though it is very true, I don't really think that will set me apart from any of your other applicants; I mean, obviously if he's my dream pet there are probably hundreds of other people who feel the same.

Anyway, back to the question of why Traum? Well, for me to have the motivation to put in the effort and have fun, I need inspiration; and Traum is just that- with his color/species combination, his utterly interesting name, my plans and ideas pretty much created themselves. Traum truly inspires me, and it takes something special to do that. And that's really all that needs to be said.

Many factors led straight to Traum. Naturally, I adore the way Robot Pteris look, as well. A bigger reason that I'm really in love with him in specific is the design that I now consider him to be. Why?

Creating a character having to do with everything I love so strongly was only natural, and Traum happened to be in my line of fire, so to speak. Traum's design is a kind of embodiment of things that are very, very important to me-- in all honesty, the design I now associate with him may be one of the largest reasons I'm applying.

Traum's design is what makes him original and special to me, but I must explain typical reasons that I'm applying for him. I dislike this part because it's quite the same in every application I make - not that it's any less true. All in all, Traum would provide a vessel through which to channel one of my greatest interests into art and writing. I do hope you realize that he is more than just a pet to me.

why evon?

This section is very tricky because I have to make assumptions about other applicants. I'll try to do that as little as possible, and only go based on what I know or what I think from my own perspective.

I absolutely adore giving pets personalized and (hopefully) creative character designs, and I really do put an awful lot of work and effort into my applications. My art takes up a lot on its own. Butbutbut. I know that there are people applying who have these qualities and probably even more, people that would love to own/draw/design Traum just as much as I would. What sets me apart from them? Honestly... I don't know. I try to avoid seeing my competition when I can, because I get all skiddish and pretty discouraged sometimes. In my mind I try to pretend that I'm the only one applying; that way, I'm not trying to outdo people, I'm just trying to do my personal best. I know about myself, and I try to communicate that instead of… well… the alternative.

Deciding who, exactly, would make the best home for Traum is entirely up to you. That's the purpose of applications, n'est pas? Based on what's presented in terms of effort, design, chatting, everything put into an application, you're the one to put it all together and pick and choose. I think you have good discretion, and I'm positive you'll chose the best person possible for Traum, even if he ends up being somebody else.

Naturally, being an applicant, I can't say that I wouldn't be the best home (nor can I say that I would be!). But if I didn't believe that I would make a fantastic home for him, it really wouldn't make sense for me to be applying.

But what I think might set me apart is that I honestly put effort into everything I do; from real life to Neo - and that includes my pets and this application. I'll be the first to say Neopets is not my life, but that doesn't mean I won't design my pets the best I can; I could claim all sorts of things about my plans for Traum, but when it comes down to it, the main thing I plan to do is put in a whole ton of effort into my ideas for him, and have fun with it. I mean, what's the point in this game if you don't truly enjoy what you're doing?

conclusion

I hope I've succeeded in showing you how much I care for Traum, and that his design is something that's very important to me. I put a lot of effort in all of these, and I hope that fact gets through.

I know that you're a very thoughtful and discretionate person, and I can tell that you care for your pets and Traum a great deal. I have complete faith that you'll choose the best possible owner for him even if that person doesn't end up being me, and whatever your choice, it'll be a good one.

I've got nothing more to say other than best of luck in making your decision, I hope you don't feel too stressed out because of it, and most of all, I hope you thoroughly enjoyed seeing my ideas and thoughts through this application.

Thank you so, so much for reading.




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