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Post by Borzil Blairwood on Jun 16, 2020 17:31:05 GMT
August 22, 2002
Wandering Football Player
Nimbasa City, Unova
Tell us a little about yourself. How would you describe yourself?
As Borzil took his seat, he'd lean back a little; his expression visibly thoughtful at the question given. "How I'd describe myself? Well..." Glancing down at himself, he'd take stock of his own appearance, before chuckling a bit. "I'm a big guy, I suppose! I used to be a quarterback for my team back in Unova, before we made the move here, so I kinda had to be a big guy, to stand up to rival players." He'd begin, flexing an arm with a goofy grin. "People have always called me stuff like gentle giant and whatnot, and I'd often be asked to reach stuff up high for my smaller classmates and cousins; which I'm more than happy to do for them! I love my friends and family!"
After a few more moments of thought though, he'd scratch his cheek a little, admitting "I've had classmates call me a Himbo before, too; though if I'm honest, I don't know what that's supposed to mean." Tilting his head a bit with a quizzical expression, he'd glance to the interviewer, asking "Do you guys happen to know?"
Why are you interested in the class you've chosen?
"A few different reasons," Borzil would admit, upon being asked. "I really love pokemon, for one; I love befriending them, I love playing and roughhousing with them, and I want both pokemon and humans to be safe and happy!" He'd begin, continuing "And it's about time Daisy and I got out of the house and picked up a job, too. Love my Ma and Pa to bits, but I can't rely on them for everything forever, y'know?"
A couple of moments would pass, and it'd seem as though Borzil had said everything there was to say, but... "... With the Ultra Beast scares that I've heard of, too, I... Don't want to be idle, and just sit around doing nothing. I want to help out however I can, while I'm here." He'd frown a bit with this - his expression creased with concern, as he rubbed the back of his neck. Hopefully things wouldn't get too bad; he didn't want to give his parents a scare or anything.
Why are you interested in training in Arciel? Why not another region?
"That's mostly cause of my Pa," Borzil admitted, "He found work here in Birch City, and it pays super well; so we had made the decision to move out here awhile back. It seems pretty different from Nimbasa City; but being able to check out all these different gardens sounds like it'd be fun, too..! Especially for Daisy; she loves flowers. Although, that's not the only part of Arciel that I'm looking forward to..."
Chuckling a little, Borzil would continue "Got a couple of cousins out here, too; and I'd love to surprise them with a visit, once I figure out where they are!"
What do you consider your best attributes? They can be physical, mental, social, or anything else.
"My best attributes?" Borzil would think for a second, unable to help a bit of a shy blush and smile. "Geez, I don't know what I could exactly say about myself without sounding smug or whatever, but... I can't deny that I'm a pretty strong guy. I'm built big, I'm built tough - I used to try and wrassle with Daisy whenever we'd play from time to time, when I was younger and she was smaller. Though, we kinda stopped that when she got bigger, for obvious reasons."
His cheeks flushing a bit brighter, he'd admit "I've had people call me attractive before; it's kinda flustering, whenever someone tells me that I look good! I dunno what the appeal is exactly, but I mean, I can't judge em at all." Laughing a bit nervously, Borzil took the time to rub his cheeks in an attempt to get that nervous energy out and calm down. "I've, uhm, been called sweet before, too! Which, I do try to be a nice guy; we've got enough people being rude n' mean in the world, after all. Y'know what I mean?"
What do you consider your worst attributes? Be honest, now!
Worst attributes, worst attributes.. Borzil would think for a second, scratching at his neck. "... Honestly? I'm not exactly the smartest guy around," He'd admit with a wince. "I'm not completely dumb, I can do stuff like basic math, and I can name the regions in the world, but... More complex subjects, particularly more advanced science or math classes, are honestly my weak point; they're very much beyond me." Not to mention that he was a bit naive; being a hair gullible, and prone to missing the point sometimes.
"I'm also not the most dexterous; I can't do tiny movements or details very easily, honestly." He'd add, pinching his fingers together as if to emphasize his point. "I sort of trust other people with stuff like tweezers more often than not, and my handwriting can be kind of messy as a result."
What was your childhood like? How was school?
Borzil smiled a bit sheepishly at this. "Childhood's been pretty fine; I admit that it hasn't been anything fancy or exciting, though. Born in Nimbasa City, went to school there for most of my life, got alright grades, played football for my highschool team..." He'd shrug a little bit lopsidedly. "My Ma and Pa both worked at the theme parks there - putting together and taking apart the rides as they came and went, and I sometimes picked up the odd part time jobs when I started getting older. Started learning to be a Ranger, too, before we all moved over here to Arciel."
How is your relationship with your family?
At the mention of family, Borzil's eyes lit up, and he smiled brightly. "You kidding me? I love my family! Ma and Pa have always been wonderful to me, and they've always been super supportive of whatever I did. Ma was even who gave me Daisy's egg as a gift, when I was little; though Daisy, at the time, was more a gift for the whole family until I got old enough to properly become her trainer." He'd explain quite animatedly; remembering just how small Daisy was, when she first hatched. "I admit I don't know a lot about Pa's side of the family - I don't think he's on exactly good terms with them - but we all adore Ma's side of the family; back in Unova, I'd visit my aunts, uncles, and cousins all the time!"
And speaking of cousins, well... "My favorite cousins have to be Vert and Agate, though; I'm looking forward to see how they're doing, here in Arciel! I remember when Agate was just a lil squirt, y'know?" Pausing briefly, he'd gesture as though to indicate how small Agate used to be. "Used to give him piggyback rides around the backyard all the time; I think he's always sort of looked up to me, too." Sighing fondly, Borzil would smile gently; remarking with a soft laugh "Hope he hasn't outgrown me already, ahah!"
What do you like to do for fun?
"Back in Unova, I'd play tons of football with my pals, honestly. I can't quite do that here in Arciel, but I still keep in touch with them, and I sometimes practice my throws in the backyard." He'd begin, leaning back a bit and thinking. "Whenever the roads are clear, I love going for rides on Daisy; though we sort of have to be careful, since she's bad at slowing down if something darts in front of us; and if there's debris on the road, she's prone to tripping."
"I also really like watching movies, and well..." Trailing off with a sheepish smile and a light flush, he'd add "Don't tell anyone, but while I do like actiony movies, I'm kind of a sucker for the really cute romantic stuff. No dramas or comedies, just people being sweethearts, y'know? I sometimes read the occasional romance story too, though I admit I tend to lose focus easily when it comes to reading."
What are your feelings on romance?
Upon being asked about romance, Borzil's cheeks flushed brightly, hands briefly coming up to cover his face. "T-this isn't because I mentioned liking romance, r-right...??" He'd question in a near-squeak, eyes peeking out between his fingers at the interviewer. Taking a second to rub his face and calm down, his proper response would be delayed; though when he did speak up... "I... u-uhm... Really like the idea of romance, honestly..."
"The idea of, uhm, b-being able to hold someone in my arms, close and safe... Of being a-able to feel safe around them right back, of being able to s-spend time with someone, is..." Taking a second to take in a breath, he'd nod to himself, twiddling his thumbs. ".. It's n-nice. Though I don't think I've really, well, f-found anyone that sparks that feeling you're supposed to get in your gut, when you find the right person. At l-least not yet..."
What are your goals for the future? Short-term and long-term.
As for his goals... "... Honestly, first thing on the list is probably to find my cousins," Borzil mentioned, hand resting on his chin. "I'd like to see how they're doing, like I mentioned before; and spending time with family is always nice! After that... I'd probably just wander around Arciel a little bit. It's a brand new region for me, after all; and maybe I could hit up a few gyms here and there...?"
"Overall, though... I would like to just, be the best Ranger I can be. I'd really like to make the world a better place - even if only a little bit - one way or another, y'know? Things have been crazy out there, and, well... I want to help keep things going smoothly, somehow."
If you could be a Pokemon, what species or typing would you choose and why?
Being a pokemon? The idea would bring a quizzical hue to Borzil's face for a moment, as he thought the question over. "I mean, my first thought is probably a Tauros or Bouffalant. I've always liked both of them; they're always so big and strong, and they're able to keep going no matter what's in the way, y'know?" He'd begin, smiling brightly. "Although, I'm probably more of a Fighting-Type than a Normal Type, honestly. Would that make me more of a Machamp..?"
After a few moments of thought, his brows would begin to furrow a little as he thought even harder. "... What would a Fighting-Type Tauros or Bouffalant be like...?"
What do Pokemon mean to you?
And then the question of what Pokemon meant to him... "I mean... Pokemon are living creatures, just like us, aren't they?" Borzil asked, leaning back in his seat. "Gotta treat them with respect, and be nice to them, just like anyone else on the street; and just like people, they're pretty varied, aren't they?" With a surprising amount of insight, Borzil would shrug a bit, concluding "You can't really put pokemon under any one category, I'd say. I want to be their friends, but not every pokemon wants to be your friend, either. It's like Pa once said - you gotta be able to respect them both as a person, and as a force of nature."
Anything else you'd like to tell us about before you go?
Before long though, the interview would be over. Borzil, relieved, would let out a heavy sigh; leaning forward and bracing his arms against his knees. "That was a whole lot of thinking for one day, lemme tell ya!" He'd laugh gently, a warm smile to his face as he extended a handshake to the interviewer. "It was nice getting to meet you, though; you really had me thinking about some abstract stuff. I can't really think about anything else to say, though, now that the interview's over, besides hoping that you have a good rest of your day, I suppose!"
6'6" / 198cm
Tall and heavy built
Standing at 6'6'' with a wide-set and strong build, Borzil is quite the large young man; towering over most average folk, and having an impressive set of muscles to match. His skin is slightly tanned with freckles scattered all over, he has short curly orange hair, and he also has round and expressive green eyes.
As far as typical wear goes, Borzil isn't much of a fashionista; favoring t-shirts, jeans, and sporty clothes such as a sports uniform or sports jacket. His favored colors tend to be primarily neutral or natural colors such as whites, blacks, browns, and greens. As far as accessories go, Borzil's ears are pierced, and he typically wears a pair of silver ear cuffs, as well as sometimes a pair of simple metal earrings.
Borzil's aura looks almost like a thick hide of crystals, the facets of the crystals constantly shifting and changing; rippling over his body. It has fiery colors of reds, oranges, and yellows, paired with the occasional flicker of pink. When happy, the crystals seem to glimmer in yellows and pinks; though when angry or otherwise worked up, the crystals become sharp spikes of reds and oranges; concentrating around his fists, and making the facsimile of horns on his head.
Skills, Abilities, & Notoriety
0 - Neutral
Though he has a somewhat strong aura, Borzil doesn't appear to be able to actually use Aura.
Hard Mode A (Bouffalant, Shiny, Huge, Female, Quirky, Sap Sipper, Cotton Guard, Name: Daisy)
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