I draw the webcomic Manly Guys Doing Manly Things and work on cartoons you might see on TV sometimes.
I did a post about the long dry pseudo-science behind them a while back. The driving motivation was basically to create kind of like… a version of elves. Like something human, but not quite, with questionable ethics and regarded as a distinct society from humans.
As for Chuuch, she’s kind of pampered, but still a nice person. That “Spoiled Sweet” kind of personality where she’s kind of out of touch, but she’s not a pain to deal with. She’s like the girl they sing about in Common People. She’s interested in how other people live their lives and thinks it’s fun to sneak out to be with people like Daggett, but she can come off as kind of condescending, like she’s a taking a lower-class tourist trip.
She really truly wants to be friends with everybody and isn’t good at picking sides, because of this she can come across as kind of wishy-washy. If one group of her friends was being really horrible to another, she’s not the type to step in and stop them, but she would be there to comfort the downtrodden party afterwards. She’s a little wilier than people give her credit for. She knows her community is small and image-obsessed and that there are certain times you have to keep your head down to fly under the radar, so she’s good at sneaking around. She’s friendly and fits with a lot of different cliques, so she gets gossip from all sides and has a good idea of who’s hiding what from whom. It helps her keep her ear to the ground on the small-town-politics front.
She likes the idea of how completely rebellious it is to be involved with a guy like Daggett, but she’s also aware that it’s a huuuge taboo and that she’d be a social pariah in a lot of her circles if their relationship was more than a rumour, so she keeps him mostly hidden and only lets enough slip about what they’re up to when they’re alone together to impress people with her edginess. This makes Daggett worry she’s only stringing him along for the novelty, which is something he’s been burned by more than he’d care to admit in the past. Whatever she and Daggett has is by no means exclusive, so she’s not without other interests. Her roommate is a little bit in love with her, but she’s not interested in romantic relationships with women so he pretends not to notice to avoid the confrontation.
She doesn’t really have a clear ambition for her future, her parents have raised her under the assumption that she’ll take over their little bed and breakfast business someday. In the meantime she’s wasting her time and their money on college classes she isn’t terribly interested in because it seems like what kids her age are supposed to do. She’s got a keen interest in tailoring and makes most of her own clothing, but hasn’t made any effort to monetize the hobby.
sorry if you already answered this, but what race is Dagget’s Girlfriend then?
I actually wrote a big long thing about this a while back that I never ended up posting.
Long story short, they’re an old hybrid race that came about when humans showed up and starting reproducing with a local breed of shapeshifting critters. They’re basically my version elves.
Dry, rambling pseudoscience under the cut;