Merana Little (name very subject to change) is a 2015-introduced and all-around character. They are destined to be the next Rusalka from the opera of the same name by Antonín Leopold Dvořák. They are a student at Ever After High.
Growing up with Death's imminent presence at their shoulder, and worse, the knowledge that Death was indeed there, Merana holds a twisted view of themself and their purpose in life. The conviction of their apparent mediocrity, alongside many other things, can be traced to as the origin of their doubt and frustration, often causing a downward spiral in Merana's life and enforcing their original belief. Because of this, Merana is at times hopelessly idealistic with their aspirations and self-standards, and at other times, jaded and distrustful of what the future will bring.
Even though Merana holds worries for each new day, most notably issues with themself, with their identity, with *redacted due to sheer length of list*, they furiously try to supress those thoughts all the while acting like they don't exist. For the time being, they grace themselves with a cover of mirthful light and sharp wit, the dryly jovial yet the academic prodigy, lovely light waves hiding troubled waters. However, as the ocean heaves, rise and fall in tandem with the moon, Merana wishes they were not so certain that they are fulfilling their own prophetic fear of becoming a manifestation of inferiority.
If a nickname at all, they prefer MerMer and usually sparingly. Their Chinese name is tbc
Please don't edit without permission! Major WIP, going through a name change and story change and other meaningless details!
Merely what appears to be yet another Little Mermaid variant in the grand scheme of things, Merana worries for her sense of identity and the pressure of destiny and Co. Amongst dozens of other fated-to-be water-themed , she feels as if the concept of fate and taking on a legacy has caused her to be . Most notably, a substantial fear of failure and desire for improvement that had blossomed from the fact that she
The best way to understand Merana is to know that they don't actually understand themself. It's a struggle for them to put things into perspective and look at themself from an outside angle. It's a struggle for them to comprehend that sometimes their behavior is unjustifiable, and sometimes they really don't have to worry. It's a struggle for them to realize how they feel, or what they really want. If asked to describe themself, they would without a moment's hesitation jokingly self-depreciate themself. And yet, the question stirs up panic within them about how they act and how other see them. If anything, Merana is a whirlpool of passion and creativity, a flood of laughter and wit, a... a hurricane that desperately tries to masquerade its waters as something else. An eye of the storm, calm wrecked by calamity, chaos running rampant, a natural disaster in itself.
Merana appears to be a light-hearted character. The smart one. The ones who's good at art. The one who makes bad puns and jokes that you don't really get. Oh-so-seemingly blasé, handling everything life throws at them with cheek and dramatic flair. And yet, once the sensation of sonder embraces you, once you catch a glimpse of a few idiosyncrasies, you realize that perhaps they're hiding much more than they talk about. how do i write this? please ignore aaa
portion on how they bottle everything up
results, which are: ugh
A frequent thought that enters her mind is that she's just an awful being who poisons and manipulates the world around her, ruining everything in a pernicious way, and that it would be a load off everyone if she could just stop being such as asshole. This usually leads to replaying half-forgotten conversations, and actually considering the possibility that she's the reason why the endangered species list exists and every time someone is sad it's her fault and she caused climate change too. and filling in all the gaps of her memories with ridiculous things that she thinks she did but isn't sure. There was a time when Merana didn't doubt herself but that time has passed.
Any first impression you have of Merana is typically wrong. She's hard to read, and the fact that her behavior can be very quickly and easily influenced doesn't help. As Merana changes moods, and thus, behavior around people, faster than Tumblr takes to memes, she's not the type to contain herself into a cookie cutter introduction for everyone. Rather, to some people she may seem to be pretty chill, to others a meme-loving mermaid, and even "the art kid" in certain circumstances. There are many more possibilities but the usual impression Merana makes is "irritated". However, if you get to know her very well, you may be able to formulate an explanation of a couple aspects of her personality. But even if you do, it is only possible to explore her entire personality through the fourth wall, as Merana seems to be pretty hard to figure out.
Not to give the wrong impression, of course. Like all others, Merana isn't simply an "evil" character, because values simply aren't in black and white(heh get it? get it? art pun). However, just as the same, she isn't necessarily a "good" person either, what with her intentionally selfish tendencies, her mixed feelings about almost everything, and not really being all that chummy to most people. Though Merana does try to be hospital (heck, it's her instinct to do such but she dulls some of that in order to lower expectations), she's more of a middleground, or perhaps not even on the scale at all. She's a swirling cesspool of panic and exhaustion too wrapped up in her own little worries that she doesn't even have time to process her neutrality.
An abridged version of the following paragraphs would describe Merana as passionate, this overwhelming wave of stubbornly persistent and conversations with so much feeling put into it it lasts for hours and the feeling of joy soaring so high it almost makes her angry(but not really) because there's just too much energy and how should she get rid of that? Jocular and comedic, generous and much too eager to help, every word tumbling from her lips tries to edge out a laugh and every action tries to help(no matter how hard her mind fights), because perhaps then she'll feel some sense of self-accomplishment. The long hours she submits to, the absolute blood and tears and sweat she pours into her work, the frequent denial of "oh no, it's okay. i'm fine really" that her friends hear much too often are all what makes Merana herself. The way she snaps and lets loose the reins of her temper once in a while because why me? where does all this pressure and stress come from(and no i did not bring this upon myself)? The way she wants people to shut up and talk to her at the same time, the way she inevitably just gets angry and doesn't even try to control herself because why bother? The way she picks herself up again afterwards and assembles her tired-from-crying ass in a worn-out puzzle she's completed and messed up way too many times(because really, no way would she allow someone else to do that. why carry that burden?) and goes to apologize, perhaps a tad more than she really needed to because who can really be sure they don't hate you now?
Merana, in a way, does the right things for the wrong reasons. Her natural instinct tells her to help, to give, to do as much as possible for others. And she does, frequently. But sometimes, and also by instinct, Merana might catch herself and not help for once. One of the main reasons she does this is because of the constant trope of "cold blunt lone wolf = cool" and other ridiculous ideas were forced upon her during her childhood. She has realized that it's a pretty harmful trope, and is slowly recovering from the concept that "good = boring" and "edgy rebellious evil = unique and totally a good role model". However, there is also another reason that Merana chooses to ignore. She worried about helping people because what if she messes up? Why would anyone trust her with anything? Her own anxiety and feelings of inferiority masked, by self-depreciating jokes, manifests itself into hesitance to go through with things.
She has a natural will to help, an instinct that urges her to do something, to be generous. And she fights it when she catches herself because obviously giving the appearance of being badass is valued more than y'know. not being an asshole?? yeah. Oftentimes, an inside joke she has with herself is that she pretends that she's actually a media character and that she's the "misunderstood protagonist" who acts harshly and doesn't realize they're not cool. That soon delves into more sarcastic internal monolouges of "oh look im a super edgy anime character because not only am i having trouble not acting like shit but now im breaking the fourth wall too!!" and so on.
rewrite this paragraph: Merana loves to work, mainly because it gives her a distraction. Working to her means brushing off all that excess energy that's making her unfocused, so she's always up for something to do. It only depends on the type of work. Building sets? Sure. Gardening? Definitely. But doing testwork(not that she minds it, but there needs to be a certain mood for that) when she's absolutely riled up and can't stand sitting still? She'll be uncomfortable all the way through. But any labor that's fun or just strikes the right note in her, it will most certainly be dutifully worked on.
Merana also tends to overreach for her goals. She has no sense whatsoever of what is an unhealthy amount of work, and also tends to have idelistic images of what she wants to do. Her creative nature might have something to do with this, along with her desire to best everyone else, whilst simutaneously believing that she is already being left behind. Due to her constant spout of ideas, she is constantly adding more and more to what she wants to achieve, and it isn't healthy. Her passion for her interests is enough to overwhelm the good, controlled, and healthy limit of work she should be doing. At this point, Merana is probably overworking herself and not realizing it, simply because she just wants more and more. Greed, insecurities, and the hurricane of want and desire that is Merana combine into a terrifying passion that will not rest until she
Ties into her passion, and love of the things she does.
Jokes around a lot, and likes making people laugh.
Does her best to do as much work as possible in situations where she's working with others, because god forbid she stoops down to their level and take a breather.
Although she vehemently denies it, she's generous with other people, goes out of her way to help, and cannot stand turning down a request, whether the person in question meant to ask her for help or not. Ties into her inferiority complex.
Now that we've reviewed the so-to-speak "good" qualities, or rather just the qualities that are favored heavily because, well, they tend to be easy to deal with and light-hearted, we can explore the stuff that isn't so as easy. Merana can be absolutely unstoppable, if only she didn't have chains marked , , and reasonable physical limitations pulling her down.
Merana seems to be fairly impulsive, as the actions she takes and the words she spews are most likely a resut of her trying to be jocular or literally anything that catches her attention. She tends to like pointing out interesting things in that way, although many of the times, the people around her do not appreciate the remark or are just as awkward and do not know how to respond. As a result of her impulsiveness, Merana will typically regret whatever she does without care and reprimand herself harshly for doing whatever it is she had done. Most likely, she'll also spend plenty of time thinking about the incident and what a huge mistake she made and how absolutely humiliating it had been and that she really shouldn't do that and oh? Nothing bad happened? Maybe it did and she just didn't notice? In any case, Merana's paranoia and anxiety are not good matches with her momentarily reckless decisions.
Not only that, but even her emotions seem to change rather quickly, and at times seem to be too dramatic and unnecessary for the situation taking place. Merana's the type to get hysterical over next to nothing and while she's screaming at herself internally to stop, stop panicking, stop overthinking, stop and analyze the situation like a real person would do, so you can fix it, fix it because people are depending on you even though you're an unresponsible asshat and you have to do something, anything! This course of action never works, of course. She tries and tries and tries to keep her emotions at bay but everytime, she just feels everything crumble around her and no one seems to care, which she assumed just as much but then the fear flits away only to come back twice as strong when everyone forgets and she recalls.
If anything, irrational is one of the ways to describe her emotional process. Something as simple as getting a book from the library will trigger a burst of happiness, even if the cover is worn and the pages are crinkled and she had already read it four times and the rest of her day had gone horribly wrong. Of course her emotions will never stay the same all too long, just like everyone else's, only her's just seem to go overload, as they can quickly be brought down by something seemingly harmless but in actuality will set off a train of paranoid thoughts. If for a moment she couldn't find said book, even if she did retrieve it afterwards, her mind would wander and point out possibilities that just get worse and worse. Losing things in particular makes her dread what will happen without the item, perhaps there's something she's forgetting, perhaps To summarize, her emotions are very easily influenced by the events, no matter how insignificant, that happen to her, and it's a struggle to control them so that they don't get out of hand.
Huge superiority complex. can't stand feeling inferior or being patronised, or having someone worry about her. paranoid all the time about what her success is and what her success should be. constantly pushes herself down in order to bring herself up. Hates being told useless things, or stuff that she already knows, as if she's really that stupid. It's not the speaker's fault but she just gets oh-so frustrated. Also panics when she doesn't know what to do because her paranoia/superiority complex kicks in.
Ties in with wanting to do everything quickly, as if it's a race, Completely inconsistent in her time management, as she would rather while away hours reading and ignoring her problems instead of listening to someone tell her something that would only take a second. free spirit, can't stand staying still, CAN'T STAND STAYING STILL and absolutely hates it when people tell her to do things(at times because hey, inconsistency) because muuuUUUuuuUUUuuuuuUUUUM im a rebel this isnt a phase.
doesn't understand why people actually value her as a friend, doesn't understand that she actually has friends, doesn't understand that she is, in fact a p decent person, doesn't understand that she's not "cool" by brushing away her instinct to help people, and really doesn't understand why anyone would trust her
Things she gets anxious over: everything tbh
Fears: not meeting expectations, humiliation, uncertainty of the future, dying suddenly(not so much dying but just the thought of being hurt by anything nearby makes her paranoid enough that it affects her greatly), losing things, people asking what's wrong, crying in public(yawns a lot to cover it up, internally screaming because what if someone sees her?), talking to people when it's foreboding and planned, rather than spontaneous,
everything under here shall be interpreted.
Her creativity may also simply come from the fact that her mind is able to fabricate and embellish everyday things she sees and turn it into a source of inspiration or something. She's able to color outside of the lines, think outside of the box, and imagine everything differently from what it truly is. Anything and everything is possible for her to tweak. It's possible that her brainstorming for all of her various fandoms has led to her imagining fantasy things in everyday life.
Merana is loyal not only because of her childhood experiences, but because of her beliefs. Although she like to be self-capable and independent in "surviving" high school, she has more than once been helped out by her friends. Because of this, she believes that she should return the favor, therefore sticking up for anyone she thinks deserves it.
A hot temper doesn't just mean the usual getting mad. Merana brings it to a whole new meaning, overreacting to the situation and lashing out disproportionately too. Her temper is just a fuse connected to the world's supply of grenades and atomic bombs. If one spark catches on, it will explode. And it's not very pretty either. Her IED plays into this, making her act in a completely disproportinate way to the actual event. As mentioned before, her parents are also short-tempered, but Merana makes her mothers seem meek as lambs. She's also not very aware of herself hurting other people at times.
That's another reason why she's so dangerous when pissed off.
Usually, her temper can end up with botched friendships and long-lasting grudges. However, Merana is a bit oblivious to this and doesn't care much. It's not very common for her to form a bond with someone unless she explodes at least once. Her temper flares with insults, and sometimes teeny-tiny problems to act dramatic over(this being with her sisters of course). Revenge is best served cold, but MerMer can find multiple ways to contradict that. Revenge is best served with mind slaves, revenge is best served with explosives, revenge is best served with turning the entire school against you and watching you crumble into nothingness little by little
Whenever Merana gets angry, the area around her takes on a dark blue aura. Her vision takes on a blue tint and all she thinks about is retaliating. All morals are thrown aside, her "Fight or Fight Harder" instinct kicks in, and she takes on the anger that will pretty much ruin your life. She is more than dangerous at this stage, both verbally and physically but usually physically. If you see this, you know that you are screwed and better start praying.
Her temper also leads her to be a little insane. Not like those cartoon crossed eyes insane or anything. Insane as in her morals are destroyed, and she will go to any lengths to do what she wants. Nothing can or will stop in her way, because her mind is botched enough.
lol I'm so dramatic She's willing to snap a crude remark for the satisfaction of her rage, no matter how it will affect her life later on. Usually, they could include an undertone of coldness under a layer of sugar-coated insults. Her sarcasm also comes handy in these situations. Honestly, whenever she retorts it's like a scene in one of those old TV shows or those cheesy soap operas where the audience laughs.
She is fairly temperamental even when not angered, and has these sudden little mood swings you don't even see coming. Just the slightest little thing could tip her off, the littlest essence of eau de annoying could irritate her. She could go from postively okay to wallowing in self-pity in a matter of seconds. However, she will usually stay in a negative mood for some time rather than the fickle change in emotions she has when positive.
Okay now her sarcasm is pretty hilarious. It's funny how her witty remarks are timed so that the situation seems just perfection. Literally, she has uttered some of the best comebacks you might ever hear. And then most of the time she gets all grumbly because she has the best comeback but like it's 5 hours too late.
MerMer is also a persistent naturalist. If started on the topic she will rant on and on about anything related to the current events on nature. She insists on buying from farmer's markets and cooking her own food at times. She does protests and and helps with petitions with
da beastie Rosabella, and gladly does all she can to spread the word on recycling. Merana is eager to help Mother Nature in anyway she can, and possibly fix her home. Possibly. Merana will do all that she can to make the world a greener and cleaner place.
Of course, her love of nature also means her interest is captured by animals.
Merana is also a little stubborn. More like, very stubborn. MerMer will not back down from her opinion on anything, and usually she has an opinion. She would usually refuse to change her views unless she is convinced of how it is inferior. Also, she holds an interest for arguing because 1. she's a master at it and 2. you get to be technical and show up the other person.
A factor that comes into play of her stubborness is the fact that once Merana decides on something, it's liable to stay that way. She refuses to change, even when she knows she's on the losing side, and will rarely change her mind.
She does tend to hold grudges, and usually long ones, mind you. It one of her fatal flaws, she can't bear to forgive and forget.
No! Retaliate and Remember! She's irrational to how bad the original provoke has to be in order to be mad. Luckily, she'll spare a few certain people like her closest friends and her family though. However, e it an acccidental step on her toes or a spill-your-lunch-on-your-shirt shove, she probably won't forget it. This doesn't mean she'll turn the whole world against you, but it also doesn't mean you're free to go. It's quite hard to deal with revenge when it comes to MerMer.
MerMer has rather high self-esteem, and isn't very self-conscious. Or other-conscious actually. She doesn't exactly care about popularity. And she's not very aware of other people unless they piss her off, really. In the sense that Merana daydreams a lot, she also ignores most of reality, which is why she isn't aware of others.
And just because she isn't self-conscious doesn't mean she doesn't have insecurities. Though she jokes about loving her isolation, Merana's actually really needy of at least one person to confide in, to rant to and such. Losing her close relationships is one of Merana's worst fears. Just because she likes being by herself doesn't mean she likes being alone. Right.
Merana may come off as a chatterbox, mostly because she has so much to talk about. However, she will stay quiet until she actually has a chance to talk, then it might be hard for her to stop. She is generally polite but distant to everyone(although not chatting as she would with friends), until you do something and trigger an explosion. See above. MerMer can also be found passing notes in class, usually about something to snicker at, or an interesting bit she learned, or even possibly "Got any chocolate chips? I brought a pancake to class with me :3". That last one might pop up when you least expect it.
Everything being said, MerMer is a rather, morally ambiguous character. She's intelligent and creative but temperamental, she loves the arts and her friends, but also the dark and the twisted. Loyal, but stubborn, a dreamer but also a grudge-holder. Spite, no respect at all for others, and a unique but difficult mindset balanced with the smallest sliver of somewhat good intention. Merana wants to help the world but she's not above destroying it either.
please do yourself (and me!) a favor, and don't read this because so much is redundant and not done yet >o< also the writing is embarrassing.
tall chinese siren with nice hair and keratosis pilaris. maybe muscle?? who knows
Now Merana is somewhat attractive but that could be the result of her positive lookout on her features(placebo effect?) or the fact that she has rusalka blood in her(universal beauty cough cough). On her opinion of herself, our mermaid will probably just say, "I'm fabulous!"(Again, positive). She believes that everyone is beautiful, just not in the same way. Also, views on beauty are changing so she has hope. Merana thinks looks are important enough but not overly so.
Merana's figure is thicker than the average female body. She is on the curvier, well-fed side and her body type could be described as a cross between the round body type and slightly the hourglass shape. She reaches a height of 5'6", and is around 135-140 lb. Her BMI is around 22.55, puting her in the normal zone, but she's on the heavier side. MerMer has somewhat low metabolism. She's described as chubby yeah, with thick thighs, a round stomach, and squish everywhere.
Adding more to her physical build, MerMer has broad shoulders, good for swimming and volleyball. She is slightly muscular, but you can't really tell. Merana also has kinda long legs, which are equipped with a lot of speed and stamina due to running. Her arms are toned and tanned darker than the rest of her body. She has long, nimble fingers that she never paints, unless it's unintentionally covering them in paint while working on an art project.
Now there is something Merana has trouble with. Boobs. The Armageddon of all life. Because of her thicker build, she's granted with D's. Whether this is a good thing or not remains to be answered. Currently Merana has two conflicting opinions on this. One, they're not needed, annoying, and slows her down. She would like to get rid of them. But on the other hand she's too lazy to act on this, and so this dilemma remains.
Her pigmentation would be described as a golden medium tan. It has a healthy glow to it, from all that swimming around, and the icy waters during wintertime serves as a sort of an ice bath that helps nourish her. Her skin was a bit light before due to the fact that half of her life was spent underwater, even though she did get to come up onto land frequently. It's still darker now.
Her skin is also always containing some sort of rosiness. This could be from the fact that she's always a bit frustrated or overly excited about something. Or from the fact that physical activity will result in her being pretty rosy. She doesn't blush often(unless I make her do for da crackshipz), though, and when she does it fades pretty quickly.
Her undertone is a mixture of all warm, cool, and olive. Merana's birth was rather weird, so the reason she got her undertone was also weird. The blood that she was born from(literally) was from her Italian mother, which gave her the olive part of the undertone. She recieved the warmer undertone from he Chinese mother, because she was the one that technically made the blood flow. Also, it was her water. Finally, the cooler aspect of her undertone was due to her species. Combine her two moms and you get a half-mermaid/rusalka and a half-rusalka death/spirit. All of them have to do with water, and that immediately gives her a bit of a cooler undertone.
Merana does have a little keratosis pilaris, a condition that causes harmless little bumps to grow here and there on her body. They are barely noticeable because of their similar color to her skin tone. She has a habit of rubbing them and scratching them sub-consciously. They don't itch or anything, just a habit for her.
Her face is rather round and kind of chubby and it has the appearance of still retaining baby fat. When she smiles they only get rounder. It also gives the appearance of her being pretty young, and she is. I mean, at heart she's honestly a child. Her nose is on the broader side, and well, it's a nose. Her lips are perfectly shaped and they are just slightly darker than most people's would be. Merana's eyebrows are just... regular eyebrows. A bit all over the place though.
Above her nose are her eyes, and they are quite extraordinary. The green of her eyes are are unidentifiable, as they appear to contain every shade of green known in the natural world. They are ever-changing ever-shifting green, never staying an exact color. From a harsh, deep emerald to a soft, leafy shade, to vibrant jade and dark muted forest tones. Almost mesmerizing, endlessly beautiful, immeasurably deep, and gorgeously hypnotic. For an unknown reason, they seem to almost glow, making her eyes seem even more inhuman.They are rounder than most eyes, but the ends still taper just so that they could be classified as almond-shaped.. They are surrounded by rather long eyelashes that naturally curve upward. They abandoned the mere thought of using makeup due to laziness and cheapness. MerMer has gorgeous blue hair, the color of a paradise's ocean. It would be described as a bright turquoise with hints of teal. The darker parts are almost jewel-toned. It is quite easy to manage, and Merana has a huge fondness for the color of it. It is completely natural, because crew you mermaid genes are cool, but the fantasy colors make it seem as if she had dyed her hair.
Brash black streaks can be found in MerMer's hair. It's just natural so there really is no explanation for it. But now it makes her hair look cool B) The specific pattern of the coloring are: one large streak on the front of the shaggy side-swept bangs, a choppy steak on the left side of her hair, that begins at the parting of her hair and ends at an angle at the bottom of her hair, close to the front, and smaller streaks peppered throughout the back.
Her current style is a bob with shaggy, windswept bangs parted to her right. As in, her perspective right. Around the back of her head, slightly shaggy hair is layered on top of each other. Near the front of her head, where the bangs are parted to her right, there is an
Austrian ahoge sticking up.
Her hair is straight as a pin
unlike her sexuality, and pretty easy to manage. Although if her hair reflected her personality then it would be all over the place. In addition to it being straight, her hair also has an incredible consistency to it. It feels like running your hands through silk. She loves soft hair. Merana's hair is rather fine although it is perfectly healthy.
Since she spends much of her time in the water, and forgets to buy anti-chlorine shampoo, her hair should be ruined. Getting in and out of saltwater would be torture on a human's hair but MerMer really doesn't get damaged from it because
magic! siren genes and all.
Merana also has fins in her humanoid form. They are spiky and translucent black, growing on her forearms and calves. They do droop a little, however. These fins are hydrodynamic and allow her to glide easily in water. Oh and they look badass. B)
When in siren form, Merana's legs blend into a long tail, the scales catching the light and flashing silver. Most of the scales seem silvery-black, but some spots are dappled with faint traces of emerald. The fins start out as translucent silvery-green and end majestically in translucent silvery-black.
Her skin takes on a slightly silveery-green tint, black darkening her remaining limbs, and her teeth take on a shark-like aspect. MerMer's eyes glow more luminously, and her movements are smoother. Silver green scales can be found here and there, around her arms and neck. She is able to do as she does on land in the water. Except, y'know. Walk. And everything associated with walking.
All in all, Merana is rather pretty although not in the usual standards, as her outlandish looks need some getting used to. She herself has a positive outlook on her appearance, and will defend that everyone holds beauty.
being a fish kid
pretty much it
So many placeholders..
So our siren's personality, at the very least, is... rather difficult. Her irrational way of thinking, arguing, and dealing with things, not to mention the fact that she's easy to get riled up makes her seem like someone who probably wouldn't make a good friend. And you've probably noticed Merana's tendencies to be stubborn and opinionated, her somewhat dark humor that can also be absolutely random at times, and the fact that she just doesn't know to how deal with other people. But how would she behave amongst friends or strangers or by herself? Well, this section here will explain how she behaves.
To any stranger, Merana has a variety of impressions upon them, all depending on a couple of factors. Her mood, the circumstance in which they are meeting, the stranger's impression, and whether or not MerMer acts like an idiot.
First impressions are always contributed to by her mood. This collides horribly with her hot-headedness. Which means if you want to make an impression, you'd have to be there at the exact right time to meet her. If she's in a good mood, she will have a pleasant demeanor, but be slightly more daydreamy and cut off from reality than normal. If angry, well, she would refuse point-blank to interact with people, silently fuming and ranting in her mind. If one would to talk to Merana, ignoring all the warning signs, they would be propelled backward with a stream of lowkey hate, vicious sarcasm, and perhaps anything else that had been bothering her.
Merana usually doesn't talk unless you talk first. She definitely likes to keep to herself. However, if you do try to make conversation whilst she is not in a negative mood, that notion may disappear quickly. After initiating a conversation, if the subject interests her, she might talk for some time. Once she starts talking however, it's hard for Merana to stop. You're either contributing to the conversation here or sitting awkwardly as she rambles.
Other than talk a lot about a subject that engages her, Merana would be polite enough, but terribly distant. If you're talking to her about something that she doesn't exactly find interesting, she'll try to look as if she's actually paying attention. Of course, you can tell she's obviously uncomfortable, because she fidgets and keeps on looking for an exit. She's not that good at hiding her discomfort, so usually these situations end with both Merana and the stranger feeling awkward.
She's pretty absent-minded, and tends to daydream and forget about reality. This is pretty much another tactic to avoid talking, although sometimes Merana doesn't do it on purpose, but rather because it comes naturally to her that way.
After Merana decides that she likes you, and a couple more meetings, she'll probably warm up to you. However, this probably means you won't know her very well, as she tends to form her closest relationships with people she automatically clicks with. By now, she definitely not as distant and makes a lot more jokes and references in your company. You'd be considered an aquaintance.
She's a little more sarcastic and has a smaller chance of taking out her anger on you at this point. However, beware of her talking your ear off. Since she actually knows you now, she's more liable to start the conversation at this point. Small hugs and pastries might be distributed out of her due to her knowing you, so get ready.
Now you two will need a big interaction to move on into the friend stage. Perhaps you get paired up for a class project or for a gym unit. As you bond with her even more, she becomes more comfortable around you. However, MerMer will act more like herself around you now. Which means she'll rant a lot, share some of her completely impractical crazy ideas with you, tackle you in bear hugs, and just be all-around jokey.
That's the friend stage, and usually you will not get farther than that. Most people won't even get past the acquaintance stage, as Merana is obviously a difficult person to get along with. But, there'e also just a tiny chance you might bond with her even more. Here and there, you'll do stuff together, and you really just need the right personality for Merana to like you enough that you'll become one of her closest friends.
Now for best friends, treatment is rather... unusual. It is similar to the the way Merana'll act around you if you were a friend. But then again, she'll give a lot less concern about how you think of her, not that there was any to begin with. She'll give you full best friend package deal: giant bear hugs, extra food, lots of chatter about your interests, biting jokes at any given moment, and basically random fun.
But see, because Merana is so comfortable around you, she expects you to shrug off the banters and sarcastic remarks she now throws at you, because they're all in good nature. Someone she doesn't know will get mad, and MerMer's expectations for a reaction is different. She wants to argue, she wants to throw Shakespearean insults that she doesn't mean and banter jokingly back and forth and get creative with her word use and collapse giggling at how absolutely silly they are.
Merana doesn't get that people will get mad because arguing(however good-natured it might be) is not a regular hobby. And because of that, she'll need someone who knows what she means. She needs someone to ask her exactly what she wants, and keep in mind that as weird as she is, she honestly doesn't mean harm. And perhaps someone to teach her how to be more tolerable around people that don't understand her ways too.
Funnily enough, you can tell Merana's mood with the amount of force she uses in anything she does. For example, when she's happy, she'll absolutely bounce with energy. She'll crash into the "push" doors, slam her hardcover books as loud as possible onto a table, and do pretty much anything using too much force needed. Whenever Merana feels happy, brace yourself for impact because she just can't help herself. She won't hesitate of course, to stop being so forceful(at least around you), if you're uncomfortable with such things.
|Lunch||She's such a middle schooler look at her playing volleyball during recess||Probably plays more volleyball||Dishonor on you! Dishonor on your volleyball!||crave that volleyball||volleyball intensifies|
Merana has compulsory classes like every other student. These classes are Science and Sorcery, Hexonomics, Chemythstry, and Geografairy. She has these classes once a week. The six other classes chosen for her specially are Princessology(being the princess of the lake), Environmental Magic(for all her nature skills), Muse-ic(as sirens do), Grimmnastics(to hone all her fish skills), Magicology(because how else will she become a death spirit?),
?:?? AM- Merana wakes up by herself and decides to take this time to sleep lightly and wait for her alarm.
MerMer always has a stash of items that are essential to life for her. She considers these things precious and valuable, and you will know why once you see what they are. Most consist of things contributing to her daydreaming and art abilities, and some for her culinary skills, and even a few heirlooms. It's a good thing she has a great place to store them in.
The first and foremost things are what's inside her enchanted backpack. The backpack is pretty much this one , and Merana carries it around all the time. This MCR backpack is also bottomless and weightless, carrying whatever Merana needs. In her opinion, at least. And of course, random, non-essential items appear now and then. These items range from larger things like fascinators and an art kit to minuscule things like a candy bar. Small charms and stuffed animals are attached to the zipper, including a flying mint bunny one , a gilbird one, and random Hetalia character ones . She switches them on a daily basis though.
Her sketchbook is one of the things that MerMer keeps in the bag. Of course Merana has a billion more
and they're all shoved into drawers in her designing station but this is her current sketchbook. It's black with the words "SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DOITSU" written in turquoise glitter pen on it. Obviously, she sketches in her sketchbook. However, she also jots down ideas or inspiration in there, creating a physical Mind Palace for all her thoughts. One that is built from mindless doodles, quick sketches, and atrocious handwriting.
Now the next thing she shoved into this easy access bag is her emergency sewing kit. It might seem strange to bring something like that, but Merana like to have her needles on hand for any tailoring emergencies that may come up. It's a teal tackle box that opens with a silver clasp. It carries the thread she needs, in black, white, silver, gold, turquoise, and cobalt. The other compartments hold any random buttons, snaps, or safety pins that she may need. Many of her "special" decorative things are also in this tackle box. Needles and pins on a turquoise donut-shaped pin cushion, a mini black stapler, small precise scissors, and a tape measure are held here too. All of these help with whenever she has a fashion emergency.
How The Story GoesEdit
The full story is here: RUSALKA!
But basically, this hot Rusalka chick falls in love with this prince guy. Her dad is all like "no no you shouldn't" but nope she doesn't listen to dad. Poor dad ;n;. She gets a potion from the witch but she can't talk. Plus, if the prince betrays her, they'll both get sent to hell. Sounds fun, right? Prince guy likes the mermaid chick but he's also infidel. Likes this foreign princess. Foreign princess gets all jelly and curses the couple. Prince guy leaves Rusalka, and poor Rusalka goes back to the lake. The princess wins the prince's affection and now scorns it.
Rusalka asks the witch for a solution to all her woes(lol so drama many sad) and is told if she kills the prince guy, she will be saved. But nope, she rejects it, though it's a perfectly good offer. She becomes a bludička, basically a spirit of death. The nearest translation is a will o'the wisp, only her kiss means death and damnation, which makes her a much cooler will o'the wisp.
The prince finds Rusalka since he's heartbroken by the foreign princess(REVENGE! >:3). And they kiss even though he knows her kiss means death and stuff. Yeah that's about it.
THE END, G'NIGHT KIDS.
How Does Merana Fit Into it?Edit
Viewpoint on DestinyEdit
EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE REDONE IN A BETTER FORMAT SOON
Merana has two moms that will be expanded on later.
Lily Light ()- TBA
Desi - Desi is Merana's absolute best friend, and someone who she could always trust, despite Desi in general. Who knew a mermaid and a demon could be besties? With Desi's fiery spirit, and MerMer's explosive temper, it's impossible to have everything be normal for more than a week. Their relationship is one that trades sarcastic comments, lots and lots of memes, good food, cuddles and bear hugs, and lots of misadventures.
When hanging out with these two, be mindful that they are both rather impulsive, and will jump into messes that they cannot easily get out of. Of course, they both share these experiences, turning each other into their life-or-death adventure partners. Both the demon and the mermaid bond through exhilarating rushes of energy, so prepare for thrilling roller coasters, bantering back and forth while eating cake, drinking eggnog from a coconut shell at 3 AM, jumping onto a bakery's awning, and much much more.
((I shamelessly ship these two together, and they're a lot more traditionally romantic and couple-y than the other ships, still not the epitome of a normal relationship though ;). Of Muffins and Mermaids is a truly beautiful crackship, filled with the utmost unique(still rather terrible) fanfics that are better than my actual ship fanfics. And then again, they are sad. Desi needs someone to keep her stable with loving care, and MerMer needs someone to remind her that she can survive.))
Cop- Cop is pretty much the most rational and in a way, least eccentric one of the trio. Cop's naivete is something that surprises Merana, and xir inventions are a whole different world. They explore romance in the simple, quiet way, comfortable silence and just being with each other. Their relationship trades dangerous inventions, snuggles, absentminded love, and ironic jokes in which one of them do not get(guess who?). In a way, Cop is truly a mother bear for Merana.
Dami - Two dorks that like to hang.
Rosabella Beauty- TBA
Quinn Schauer- REDOING
Lace Carroll - Fashion fanatics amirite?
Urtica Swan- A friendship built on the grounds of overeating. How wonderful.
Calli Latrans- Merana doesn't know the coyote girl that well. Calli loves poking at Merana's hot coals of anger. Surprisingly enough, MerMer doesn't snap often here.
Okay maybe it has to do with Quinny Pig and MerMer not wanting to lose a friend *coughcough notreally* and the fact that she finds Calli's insults a lot more amusing than the usual bunch of sniveling mortal insults they stink by the way. So she puts up with it.
Anaitis Neeru- Ana and Merana aren't really friends or enemies. MerMer sometimes helps the fellow mermaid out with her lying problem but that's pretty much it.
She needs a bunch.
Most of these pets are hypothetical pets, and probably won't last too long.
Mererid- During the Animal Calling lesson, Merana received a magical ship figurehead with transforming powers she named Mererid, because of the pearls in her eyes. Mererid is a magical creature because she is an enchanted piece of sea treasure.
Edelweiss- A husky pup that lived at Merana's home, before she started bringing it to school in her second year.
TBA- One of the "cursed" dragons in Dragon Games. They appear to be a genderless dragon, with bizarre features, both of which are the result of being cursed. Their extra features include: huge disporportionate feathered wings, finned horns, and more.
She has also been known to be very friendly to many animals, most of which have to do with water.
The siren, the sinner, and the soulless~
Merana's sense of style could be described as aesthetically cool and artistic, but with an air of sophisticated chic. All of them are comfortable enough so that she has mobility, but stylish so that she is satisfied. Also none of them are all that conventional, because MerMer finds new ways to use any clothing. Her main goal when dressing is comfort, but looking cool tags along at a close second.
Merana's sense of style is absolutely offensive to fashion itself. As as they love fashion so much, you would think that they actually had a decent sense of it.
Their color scheme mostly revolves around blues of all shades, though usually turquoise, cobalt and teal. They also uses black and white frequently. Greens can appear in small quantites. MerMer can wear both gold and silver, due to her mixed undertone. If not wearing blue, green, black or white, they like bright orange and dark reds. Many things you'll see often in their wardrobe are: black pearls, turquoise stones, and inside jokes.
Staples of her wardrobe include band tees, tunics, leggings, fedoras, all three types of converse, hoodies, studded boots, and fitted blazers/leather jackets.
Merana's everyday outfit varies because unlike the webisode characters she doesn't wear the same thing everyday. So instead of having only one basic outfit, she will have five. In here at least.
MerMer's first basic outfit is one that is deceptively simple and for the days she feels more feminine. It can be worn in the spring, summer, and to an extent, fall.
She wears a bright turquoise flowy T-shirt that reveals her shoulders. The shape of the T-shirt is pretty much this , except the straps are replaced by strings of black pearls and the neckline is higher up. The color of this T-shirt is the same as her hair. Woven here and here into the fabric are silver threads in no specific pattern. The whole build of the tunic is rather flowy. She wears simple, comfortable black leggings that reach to her ankles underneath. Peeking out of her shoes are crazy fun socks that are pulled over her leggings. They reach to just over her ankles. One is bright red with black watermelon seeds and an emerald green trim. The other is pumpkin orange striped with black.
Merana is also wearing turquoise converse low-tops. Instead of wearing a belt, a silver tie is tied around her waist, giving the tunic some shape. Merana is also wearing black fingerless gloves that reach to her wrists. On the back of one glove is a pattern of this spider in white, on the back of the other glove is this "P" , also in white. She has her backpack handy.
She's too lazy to put on makeup
MerMer's second basic outfit is super comfortable, but still looks cool B). It can be worn in the fall and winter.
She wears a large black hoodie with this printed on it in white. The hoodie is a V-neck. Underneath, she wears a bright turquoise fitted T-shirt. The neckline of the T-shirt can be seen and the hem reachers to a couple inches lower than the hoodie. The only Merana also wears black skinny jeans with artfully created paint splatters all over them. The paint splatters are mostly teal and turquoise, but here and there is a little orange.
Her shoes are these boots, only the soles and laces are recolored black. She wears an orange tie tied loosely around her waist, the knot being at her hip. Hanging from the tie are loops of black pearls. One of the loops has items attached to it, including a small round potion bottle with orange liquid and a Lenny face scrawled on it.
The third outfit is pretty comfortable too! Good for wearing in spring and fall.
blah blah band tee leggings flannel shirt over it
A blazer, fedora, mismatched sneakers
HITMAN JONES CAN I GET A WOOT WOOT
Suspenders, leggings, sloppy tie, fingerless gloves, and any T-shirt.
Merana wears one of her mother's human gowns, but with her own twist. It is an off-the-shoulder turquoise dress with a sweetheart bodice. The straps are actually a piece of fishnet that loops around the shoulders, and is pinned to the waist. Her skirt is fairly normal until it reaches to just above her knee, where it separates into many layers of waves and ruffles, ranging from gradients: turquoise-cerulean, turquoise-emerald, turquoise- light blue, etc. creating an ocean illusion at the bottom. The bottom of the dress comes to around her shin and the back tapers behind to drag slightly on the ground.
Her belt is gold and encrusted like a mosaic with all the richest sapphires and turquoises and other blue jewels that fell into sea. She wears a tiara with matching earrings. It is also a heirloom accessory, along with her usual ring. However, the tiara has strings of black pearls that twist into her hair, which is in a fancy hairdo, half-up half-down. She wears a string of black pearls that winds itself around her left shoulder and neck for a necklace. Her shoes are gold high-heel sandals, with strings of pearls that lace up her calves and also drip on the floor. The heels are actually mini-duplicates of Meried in seahorse form. For her cape, it is also ocean-patterned, and its tapered end is trimmed with white frills.
She wears only waterproof mascara but with a small hint of subtle clear lip gloss.
The outfits really depend on whatever season is. These outfits are more of her pajamas rather than a getting ready for a party outfit.
Spring: Merana wears a uniqlo pajama hoodie in white, black and blue plaid. Underneath is a pair of orange shorts.
Summer: A long MCEA concert T-shirt.
Fall: P!ATB concert T-shirt and fluffy turquoise pajama pants.
Winter: A wine-colored cocoon robe over any random T-shirt
Merana's shoes are old beat-up flip-flps that have no heel. Black and white stripes pattern it, with teal straps. She wears a black racing suit that has a pattern akin to splashes of paint on it, colored turquoise and teal. When not in the water, Merana dons a towel around her shoulders to dry off. The towel is a fluffy white with translucent turquoise bubbles patterning it.
Merana's hair is wet and pulled back from her face with water so she can see what she's doing. The shaggy bangs and layers in the back of her head are flattened. White goggles with turquoise tinted lenses are pushed up on her face. She carries a white, beat-up volleyball under her arm. When in siren form the racing suit just molds into her tail.
Hat-tastic Tea PartyEdit
Very APH Monaco-inspired. This design is more... casino-centric rather than Wonderland-centric, but hey. Still looks cool.
Merana wears a black blazer with one silver button engraved with a heart, spade, club, and diamond holding it together. Her fins are not visible. The collar is white, with turquoise detailing that looks like the suites of a card. The motifs go diamonds, hearts, clubs, and spades. The blazer tapers back into two coat-tails, the inside has the same pattern. The lining of the pockets are white, and the buttons on the sleeves are also white. Underneath the blazer is a white top with a sweetheart neckline, with small frills on the neckline. Merana wears a cobalt satin belt encrusted with black pearls on her top, under her blazer. The buckle is a silver casino chip. She also wears an asymmetrical turquoise peplum attached to the belt. The peplum is shaped like this one, except the longer side only reachers to her knee. Small quantities of shimmering silver threads weave in and out of the peplum, to make it look like swirling silver waves are patterned on it. Under the peplum, she wears a very short flouncy skirt with a gradient that goes from black to teal. The design of the skirt is flowy enough that it looks like poured tea. The skirt reaches to just above her mid-thigh. She wears mismatched stockings underneath, they reach to just below her mid-thigh. One is colored black with a white clubs and spades pattern. The other is wine-colored with white diamonds and hearts. Both stockings have black lace at the top. They are attached using black garters.
Her hair is streaked with cobalt slashes. Accessories include ocean-gradient gloves with white lacy ruffles, and her slightly shimmering turquoise stiletto heels are decorated with a bow made out of a card on each toe. However, the bow is colored black, white, and wine instead. Placed on top of the card bow is a silver casino chip. She wears the same bow as a bowtie around her neck, secured by a cobalt choker. She also carries a dramatic fan made of four cards, all aces. Each of them are white with one of the suite types printed on them. Wine for diamonds and hearts, black for clubs and spades. Merana wears on top of her head a classy black fedora with a matching cobalt satin band. A peacock feather recolored wine is attached to the brim, along with two cards with a wine and white pattern. A teabag-shaped tote is slung across her shoulder, the straps silver and the material of the tote is cream and paper-like. Patterning of the suites are done on the tote in wine.
She has dramatic shimmery silver eyeshadow on, with matching silver lip gloss. Her eyelids are dusted with a wine red, but the silver eyeshadow goes beyond that.
There is basically no use for this but whatevs. Another five outfits here I guess.
Military-esque jacket loosely draped over stuff and snazzy boots
This, hopefully, will be coming soon. Ok like nevermind definitely not hopefully because MerMer will be staying in her dorm room stuffing her face with ice-cream and playing computer games. In fluffy pajamas. Boom.
Honestly, the best Thronecoming outfit I could muster for her is very 2p! Romano inspired. A white Gucci suit tailored to perfection, paired with a designer wine-colored T-shirt. Expensive black leather shoes and a matching belt. Also some really cute black gloves. Add a dark crimson scarf, and rose-tinted sunglasses, and voila! We have a snazzy siren.
Ack, redoing af but I shall save this because ayy it's a nice design
Merana wears a Siren's Song(A fandom flower of the sea) inspired outfit. She wears a top that is cyan with a few emerald-colored bubbles and studded with black pearls on the top and bottom. One side has short sleeves, the other is strapless. A spiral of the infamous flowers curls around the bodice. She has a matching cyan bubble peplum/skirt, with a pattern of watercolor on water. She wears on top of the peplum a row of striped, polka-dotted, and crazy ties that . For tights she wears dark blue-greenish blue gradient ones. Merana also wears some cyan mid-calf high strapped sandals. Small sea lilies dot the sandals, almost blooming on her legs.
For accessories, a wreath of Siren's Songs sit on her head, with tendrils of ivy that hang in her newly gold streaked hair. A belt of gold-touched flowers and ivy snarls sit at her waist. A fishnet open sleeve necklace with a draping of black pearls sit on her neck. Two green leaf earrings dangle from her ears. A gold braided ivy bracelet and a flower ring complete the look.
She wears a subtle touch of blush pink lipstick and blue smoky eyeshadow.
Through the WoodsEdit
Merana's attire for Through the Woods is more medium/dark blue-based than her usual turquoise palette. Her hair is put in a side fishtail braid. Small strands of seaweed are braided along in her hair. She wears a turquoise gauze hooded cloak like Cerise's. It is held together with a black pearl clasp. There are emerald seaweed patterns on the cloak, along with cobalt blue gauze on the inside.
Under the cloak is a cobalt three-quarters sleeved fitted top decorated with leaf motifs. This particular motif consists of thin stripes of black going vertically on the top, with emerald leafs sprouting from the sides of the stripes. She also has a pair of black denim shorts with silver studs on the cobalt rolled-up bottoms and the belt loops. Black suspenders go over her shoulders, connected to the shorts. An emerald tie is threaded through the belt loops instead of a belt, tying together one one side. Some shimmery turquoise tights with black swirls and these hiking boots only thigh-high and cobalt-colored with small black pearls instead of the studs and silver laces complete the outfit.
She carries a navy blue lantern and a gold signal flare encrusted with black pearls.
Probably will change this
Merana wears a cerulean and white gingham-patterned bubble dress. Tiny gold starfish are patterned on it. There is a trim of green gauze on the hem and on the waist-line. Her hair is shorter than usual, and comes to halfway above her elbows. They are also curlier than usual. She wears black leather ankle booties with green seaweed laces.
She also has a black pearl headband with three gold starfish. Her picnic basket is shaped like a cobalt-scaled fish with silver lining and the mouth as the opening.
Definitely redoing this nightmare
Fairest On IceEdit
This would be soo cute OWO
Way too WonderlandEdit
SOMETHING LIKE A REALLY IMPRACTICAL BUT COOL-LOOKING PARKOUR OUTFIT.
also, a corset-ish top made of cards OWO
Gahh redoing this horrid line
Ehh *secretly plans a cute crackship date* *or two* *perhaps a polyamorous relationship?* *OK YES*
Royally Ever AfterEdit
Something with this peplum
ALRIGHTTTT! SWIMMING HELL YEAH!
OK LIKE SO THERE ARE PLENTY OF PARKOUR-Y OUTFITS ALREADY.
BUT I'LL MAKE ANOTHER ONE.
It's like impossible to find songs for them.
I Don't Care (Fall Out Boy)- TBA
Girls (Marina and the Diamonds)- TBA
- Merana's orientation lies somewhere along the lines of asexual demiromantic.
- Merana identifies as a demigirl, though they are comfortable with the pronouns "she/her" and "they/them". In any case, they prefer "they" more.
- Their birthday is June 25th, which makes thema Cancer. Fitting, for the oceanic connections and crabby personality.
- Their MBTI type is ENTJ-A, The "Commander", although this might change.
- In fact, Merana can be classified as an ambivert rather than an extrovert.
- Merana has Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), the DSM-IV diagnosis.
- Their favorite food would probably be a dessert.
- MerMer has unnaturally sharp eyesight, 20/10 which just means she can see something sharply from 20 feet, whereas a normal person (20/20 vision) could only see it from 10 feet. They have an odd fear, however, of losing their eyesight, or just not being able to see well in general, although their vision is fine.
- She has an odd habit of daydreaming when in public spaces, mostly because she gets bored pretty easily. And when thinking about anything that tends to make her laugh, Merana might suddenly silently writhe trying not to make a sound.
- A habit they picked up is cursing in other languages, due to one lazy afternoon and a half-dozen dictionaries.
- Merana plays two instruments, the piano and the alto saxophone, although they are branching off into the other saxophone types.
- If Merana were to embody one of the Seven Deadly Sins, it would most likely be Wrath. A runner-up would be Pride, and then probably Greed or Gluttony.
- internally screaming
- Merana shares personality aspects with the creator. She was born out of desperation to understand myself and my emotions a little better, so a lot of the things she struggles with are from experience.
- Her name means "woman of the waters", which pretty much fits into her mermaid life and all.
- Her name is Italian, due to the fact that she was born from sea-foam. The goddess, Aphrodite or Venus was also born from sea foam, and had Roman/Italian roots. Plus she's part Italian too!
Her diary is here
Her mirror blog is here
They're both being renovated at the moment though...
If anyone wants to draw her, feel free to! Just remember her appearance please ^^;