Vortex Storm Sept 27, 2015 1:24:16 GMT -6
Post by vortexstorm on Sept 27, 2015 1:24:16 GMT -6
||| Vortex Storm |||
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#Name; Vortex Storm
#Age Group ; Young Adult
#Gender ; Male
#Cutie Mark ; A tornado with rain falling beside it.
#Occupation ; Weather pony.
#Powers and Abilities ; Vortex can tell when storms are forming from the differences in the atmosphere.
#Physique ; Vortex is shorter than average both height and wingspan wise compared to other pegasi.
#Mane and fur color and style ; Vortex spikes his mane in the front up while keeping it spiked almost in a horizontal position in the back, almost as if wind from a hurricane kept it blown around in that position. His tail is also kept in the spiked blown look to add to his style. His name and tail are a dark brown with his fur being a light green.
#Eye color ; Dark green.
#Other appearance details (optional) ; Vortex wears goggles for both prescription and to keep the heavy winds and rain out of his eyes.
Vortex is very friendly and extremely open-minded to everything. He always tries to return smiles and waves as he passes by and easily befriends whoever wants to be friends. However, he can seem a bit anti-social because he gets a little uncomfortable in some conversations and cannot hold eye contact for long periods of time in those conversations.
He focuses on his studies so much that nothing can distract him when he has become "zeroes in" on the notes in front of him as he tries to connect all the notes together. However, whenever he is going through boredom or small amounts of paperwork his mind wanders easily and he will look around for something else to do, mostly ending with him going for a quick flight.
Vortex is reckless in situations where his emotions take over. When he gets in a very strong emotion he rushes into anything without considering his own safety. Most of the time he crosses into this mindset is when he is chasing storms in the Everfree Forest or defending his friends.
Vortex was born in Fillydelphia. His father was a guard who had to leave home for many nights in a row and his mother was a substitute teacher in the nearby school. Early on in life he had always been curious about how the weather ponies had done their job, when to decide rain should be or when the seasons were to change. His spare time was still filled with many games, including his favorite blue JoyBoy SP. He also had sight problems in class when he finally was sent to the eye pony to find out he was farsighted and was stuck with having to wear goggles to correct his vision.
As he kept getting older he seemed to disregard other studies, focusing on nothing but the weather discussions in class. This led to him failing language at one point with everything being taken from his room, except his books. Vortex kept reading his weather books, which kept him busy as he jotted down notes for himself to learn. It lasted for the whole week he was grounded so that his mother had to go asking around for tutors in the language and history classes to keep him focused on school work.
After graduating from his grade school studies he enrolled in a university for just his studies. Of course at the time he was still experiencing the world and had yet to receive his cutie mark, which landed some snide remarks from his classmates. This didn't discourage him though as he kept focused, but still had the time to enjoy a good party or two in his house with a Neighstation and pizza. He always had a smile despite being tired all the time when he landed at his house after classes to find his parents had made a nice dinner for them to enjoy together. He knew somepoint he had to leave home, but didn't want to quite yet.
It wasn't until after graduating top of his class that he hugged his parents for the last time at his childhood home that he felt how hard it would be to leave home. He was going to fly to Ponyville that day to look for any research and job opportunities seeing as how Fillydelphia was over saturated with weather ponies and he had learned all he could of the local weather patterns. He had cheered up his parents enough to get them to smile before he took off at top speed towards his new future.
He had used the jetstream to increase his speed, following the air patterns to try and locate where he was. It wasn't until he reached the Everfree Forest when he got mixed up. The wind was shifting around and he had the weirdest feeling like a huge storm was brewing. He landed quickly, looking around as the winds picked up and the storm intensified. At its peak, the storm had unleashed a tornado in front of the pegasus filling him with adrenaline. He rushed out to the tornado, chasing it as he took notes, he had never seen anything like it and knew he had to study them more. As the tornado dissipated and his purpose became clear he turned to see that after years of being blank he had finally gotten his cutie mark.
When he arrived at Ponyville he found a position for a weather pony and quickly applied. He currently works on a smaller, newer weather team when he isn't sneaking into the forest to continue his research and hopes to have many theories in the science of the natural weather patterns of Equestria published, but is more realistically hoping to head his own weather team in Ponyville.
He still writes to his parents when he gets the chance.
The Roleplayer's Corner
#Nickname ; Vortex
#Age ; 18, turning 19 in October!
#Gender/Preferred Pronouns ; He/him
#How did you find us? ; I found the site after watching many Bronycon panel videos and saw this site was mentioned in a rp panel.
#Sample RP ;
"Okay... Weather maps, check. Water and food, check. Notebook, where is it?" Vortex asked himself, looking around for the final object in his mental checklist. He was already done with his shift for the day to clear out today's clouds and keep it clear over the town. He finally dug through the pile of junk on his bed to find the blue notepad that was labeled Research Notes under piles of crumpled papers with failed theories he had come up with nearly a week ago.
"There it is! Alright time to go!" he exclaimed, smiling as he looked over the old theories one last time. "What was I thinking, invisible strings from the weather teams? That must have been when I first moved here," he muttered to himself as he chucked the crumpled note into the trash bin, somehow making it in.
Vortex gulped silently as he walked next to a small cottage on the outskirts of the town 'Okay not too much further. If I hurry I can maybe go in without anyone stopping me,' he thought to himself. The last time he had used this route he was stopped by a very polite, yet shy, yellow mare that lived here. 'I might set up a research station inside the forest someday, just to have extended study times. Hey I can create a small business for storm tours. No that is silly, I doubt the mayor would allow trips into the forest for everyone!'
It wasn't much longer after arguing with himself that he had arrived I at the forest entrance. Fixing up his goggles one last time, he ventured in, lifting his wingtips slightly to start feeling how the wind patterns were for that day.